The Chart Show: Broken Bells ring in at #1 ahead of big State Theatre gig

by Mark Wheat

Broken Bells -- James Mercer (left) and Brian Burton (a.k.a. Danger Mouse) -- are back with a new album. 'After The Disco' is due out in January.
Broken Bells -- James Mercer (left) and Brian Burton (a.k.a. Danger Mouse) -- are back with a new album. 'After The Disco' is due out in January. (James Minchin / Courtesy the Artist)
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Broken Bells bounce back right to the top this week as many of you tried to win tickets to their Aug. 3 show at the State Theatre. This is their second stop here this year in support of After the Disco; their tour kicked off back in Feb. with a sold out show at First Avenue.

Submit your Chart Show ballot this week for a chance to win a pair of 3-day passes and camping permit to Summer Set Music and Camping Festival Aug. 15, 16 and 17 at the Somerset Amphitheater!

Minnesota's own Trampled By Turtles step up to #2 after their latest Wild Animals came out last week. We celebrated the release by broadcasting their full
Cedar Cultural Center show live, which you can now stream on-demand! If you enjoy the new record, pick up tickets to their inaugural Festival Palomino in Shakopee Sept. 20 featuring Trampled By Turtles and fellow headliners the Head and the Heart and Low.

Jack White is in Chicago this week, as close as he comes to us with his tour so far. Though he's playing hits from his whole career, White keeps adding some interesting covers to his sets. Here he segues from Jay Z's "99 Problems" into the White Stripes' "Icky Thump!"

Jenny Lewis took five years to put together her new album, The Voyager, apparently born out of a bout of insomnia. She even admits that her serious songs are taking over from her funny songs! You can stream the album in full this week and read the rest of her interview, care of our friends at NPR.

tUnE-yArDs' Merrill Garbus stopped by to record an in-studio for us last week. Here's a video of her in-studio version of "Water Fountain" which has already been inducted into our Chart Show Hall of Fame.

Sharon van Etten also stopped by our studios last week. She made national news when she was joined on stage by Justin Vernon of Bon Iver at her recent First Avenue gig.

The Black Keys should be glad as they are back on the chart again this week, but are they happy together?! This Telegraph review of their headlining set at the big Latitude Festival last weekend suggests that they never looked at each other during the set?

Big new entry for John Mark Nelson this week. You can check out a really nice video of the making of his album in the Twin Cities on his website. His recent Local Show in-studio and new Daytrotter session in Rock Island, IL are both archived, too.

TW LW Wks The Current Chart Show
Artist Song
1 R 7 Broken Bells Control
2 6 5 Trampled By Turtles Are You Behind The Shining Star?
3 4 11 Jeremy Messersmith It's Only Dancing
4 2 10 Jack White Lazeretto
5 7 4 Alt-J Hunger Of The Pine
6 X 1 John Mark Nelson Boy
7 12 6 Haley Bonar Kill The Fun
8 16 5 Atmosphere Kanye West
9 14 3 OK GO The Writing's On The Wall
10 19 3 Lykke Li No Rest For The Wicked
11 15 8 Future Islands Seasons (Waiting On You)
12 10 5 Spoon Rent I Pay
13 1 2 Jenny Lewis Just One Of The Guys
14 11 2 tUnE-yArDs Wait For A Minute
15 17 7 Lucius Don't Just Sit There
16 8 2 Old 97's Longer Than You've Been Alive
17 9 7 Courtney Barnett History Eraser
18 X 1 The Black Keys Gotta Get Away
19 17 4 Lana Del Rey West Coast
20 R 4 Sharon Van Etten Taking Chances

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