Jeremy Messersmith consolidates his position at the top for the 5th week in total. It was a very tight race with only a hand full of votes separating the top 4. A nice jump for St. Vincent this week, perhaps because of her stellar show at State Theatre; Nate Ryan took amazing photos of the performance. Her self-titled album our CD of the Week and she did a Theft of the Dial with me when she was in town and you can hear that this Thursday, April 10 at 7 p.m.
Submit your Chart Show ballot this week for a chance to see Queens of the Stone Age perform at Roy Wilkins Auditorium on May 6!
Biggest move up was for Temples who'll be in First Avenue April 24th. On the record label's page they sight The Byrds rather than the Beatles as a major influence, interestingly noting, "They're hazier and more interesting," reasons Tom. "The Beatles give too much away; the Byrds make you work hard. It's that quest to learn more and discover more."
Asgeir, new artist from Iceland whose album In the Silence has out sold even Bjork and Sigur Ros in his homeland, is the highest new entry this week. He got a helping hand from American musician John Grant who's on tour with Elbow right now. He helped translate the original Icelandic lyrics during his stay in Iceland.
Ray LaMontagne is the other new entry this week, back after an extended hiatus when he even considered not making another album after the success of his 2004 album Trouble. But hooking up with Black Key Dan Auerbach in his Nashville studio for three weeks re-energized him and he "just let the songs happen."
|TW||LW||Wks||The Current Chart Show|
|2||2||6||Broken Bells||After The Disco|
|3||8||5||St. Vincent||Digital Witness|
|5||5||12||Courtney Barnett||Avant Gardener|
|8||11||6||Dr. Dog||Distant Light|
|9||15||4||J. Roddy Walston||Take It As It Comes|
|10||9||3||Jake Bugg||Me and You|
|12||6||5||Haley Bonar||Last War|
|13||18||2||The Strypes||Blue Collar Jane|
|14||X||1||Asgeir||King and Cross|
|16||14||2||Blitzen Trapper||Thirsty Man|
|17||20||2||The Hold Steady||I Hope This Whole Thing Doesn't Frighten You|
|18||16||2||Cage The Elephant||Take It Or Leave It|
- The Chart Show Ballot Mark Wheat hosts this weekly countdown of your favorite songs currently in rotation on The Current. Vote every week for your top five tracks (and enter our weekly ticket giveaway while you're at it), then tune in Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. to see if your favorites make the Chart!
- The Chart Show Hall of Fame When a song stays on The Chart Show's chart for more than 12 weeks, we retire it from the poll and it enters the very prestigious Chart Show Hall of Fame.