It's been a battle between the robots and triangles on The Chart Show as of late. Alt-J (also known as Δ) beat out last week's #1 track, "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk." This makes it Alt-J's third appearance on top in total with "Dissolve Me."
Three new entries this week. Vets Iron & Wine solidifying the status of their new album, and Bombino, who was in town last week, makes his chart debut. He got rave reviews from Cedar Cultural Center patrons and HERE at our in-studio session--what a sweet person and beautifully silky guitar player. John Grant also makes his first appearance with a classic slow burn song that catches people's attention gradually.
Eels had another good week. More people have quoted their lyrics to me than anything recently. CHVRCHES had a storming week, too! Like Bombino, we also got good live reports and stopped by to play in The Current studios. The Glasgow group also contributed to making it a good week for songs and bands that are in ALL CAPITALS!
Fitz and The Tantrums had a good week on the back of the sold out pair of shows. They managed to do a Theft of the Dial with us during their Twin Cities stay. AND they brought pizza!
Sigur Ros' album came out this week. Jonsi and company announced more show dates making this their biggest world tour ever. (Still no Twin Cities date, though.)
Janelle Monae seems to be getting the big push with a cover on Billboard magazine touting her as the NEXT BIG THING!
Our own next big thing, Dessa, is also featured in Billboard. She's doing a special performance for us next week after her sold out Fitzgerald Theater show this weekend, with a handful of record store performances to follow the release of her sophomore effort Parts of Speech.
Listen for chances to win tickets to the Dessa Deconstructed event! If you aren't one of our lucky winners, you can still hear her break down new songs word-by-word and beat-by-beat on the live broadcast.
|TW||LW||Wks||The Current Chart Show|
|2||1||8||Daft Punk||Get Lucky|
|3||4||6||The National||Don't Swallow The Cap|
|5||10||4||Eels||You're My Friend|
|7||11||7||Jake Bugg||Two Fingers|
|8||13||7||Fitz and the Tantrums||Out Of My League|
|11||9||10||Cloud Cult||Good Friend|
|13||X||1||Iron and Wine||Grace For Saints and Ramblers|
|15||17||2||Janelle Monae||Q.U.E.E.N. feat Erykah Badu|
|17||15||3||Queens of the Stone Age||My God Is The Sun|
|18||18||9||Har Mar Superstar||Lady, You Shot Me|
|19||14||9||Thao and the Get Down Stay Down||We The Common|
|20||X||1||John Grant||GMF (Greatest Living Creature)|
- Rising Scottish trio CHVRCHES performs in The Current studios Glasgow group CHVRCHES is making well-deserved waves amongst electro-pop music buffs. Last March they crossed the Atlantic for their first US performance at the massive South by Southwest festival in Austin, TX. They've been compared to Purity Ring, which isn't a surprise considering their synth-heavy sound and leading lady Lauren Mayberry's melodious, ethereal vocals.
- Bombino performs in The Current studios When Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys invites you to his Nashville studio Easy Eye Sound, you know you've got talent. The Grammy Award winner met with Niger-native Omar Moctar to speak the language of rock and roll, eventually producing Moctar's third studio album, which landed at #1 on the Billboard World Music chart in its debut week.
- Daft Punk: Lucky streak continues - The Chart Show, June 13, 2013 Daft finish on top again as we head towards the summer Solstice -- will "Get Lucky" by the unrivaled song of the summer?!