Mark Wheat is on holiday. I'm his pinch-hitter, Bill DeVille!
Jack White goes from the middle of the pack to numero uno on this week's Chart. Not the first time that's happened in his illustrious career! If you are a fan of the White Stripes, Jack is issuing Live Under the Lights of the Rising Sun, a live double-LP as part of "Vault Package" series on his Third Man Label.
Submit your Chart Show ballot this week for a chance to see Jenny Lewis perform at First Avenue on Sunday, Aug. 3!
Fresh off his stellar performance at Rock the Garden, our pal Jeremy Messersmith is up to number two this week. Jeremy just hit the road for a short swing through Texas. Have you seen his video for "Tourniquet" recorded in Minnesota Public Radio's Forum last March?
alt-J is one of the big climbers this week. Apparently, the band almost called it quits after founding member and silent leader Gwil Sainsbury quit the band. The UK chart-toppers also posted a new single titled "Left Hand Free." Vocalist/guitarist Joe Newman says he "can imagine it appealing to American truckers with 'Good Riddance To Bin Laden' stickers!"
OK Go have have the highest charting debut this week. It's nice to see the band back on the scene with a new single and an album on the way. They play a sold out show Aug. 16 at the Fine Line Music Cafe.
Another band coming to town is First Aid Kit they hold steady at #4 this week. The sisters from Sweden are all set to play the First Avenue mainroom Nov. 20 after playing a sold out show at the Varsity Theater earlier this summer. A little something to look forward to this fall! Be sure to catch audio, video, and photos of their session recorded in our studios last month.
Fellow Swede Lykke Li's track "No Rest for the Wicked" makes its Chart debut this week. Li also has a song featured in Peugeot campaign which was is the most "Shazamed" song heard in and advertisement last week. Apparently people do hear music in commercials.
Trampled By Turtles make the top 20 again this week. The new Wild Animals releases next Tuesday. They'll be performing the new record in full this Thursday, July 10 at the Cedar Cultural Center, and we'll be broadcasting the live show starting at 8 p.m. on The Current airwaves! And don't forget to get your tickets to the inaugural Festival Palomino spearheaded by Trampled By Turtles on Sept. 20 at Canterbury Park.
|TW||LW||Wks||The Current Chart Show|
|2||5||9||Jeremy Messersmith||It's Only Dancing|
|3||11||2||alt-J||Hunger of t he Pine|
|4||3||11||First Aid Kit||My Silver Lining|
|5||9||12||Phantogram||Howling At the Moon|
|6||x||1||OK Go||The Writing's on the Wall|
|7||19||6||Future Islands||Seasons (Waiting on You)|
|9||10||4||Haley Bonar||Kill the Fun|
|10||13||5||Courtney Barnett||History Eraser|
|13||x||1||Lykke Li||No Rest for the Wicked|
|14||x||1||Foster the People||Best Friend|
|15||x||1||Benjamin Booker||Violent Shiver|
|16||16||3||Trampled By Turtles||Are You Behind the Shining Star|
|17||12||3||Spoon||Rent I Pay|
|18||17||4||Lucius||Don't Just Sit There|
|19||18||5||Bob Mould||I Don't Know You Anymore|
|20||15||2||Valerie June||Pushin' Against A Stone|
- 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 10 weeks, we retire it from the poll and it enters the very prestigious Chart Show Hall of Fame.