The Chart Show: Big week for locals Trampled By Turtles, Doomtree

by Mark Wheat

Trampled By Turtles lock in the #1 spot for the fourth week in a row.
Trampled By Turtles lock in the #1 spot for the fourth week in a row. (Courtesy of the band)

Strong showing for the locals this week. Can we still call Bon Iver local? Justin's song for the movie Wish I Was Here jumps up to #3 and Trampled By Turtles maintain control of the top for the fourth week in a row.

We have Doomtree blazing in at #2 with this week's highest new entry. ".38 Airweight" is the first track from the forthcoming full crew album due out early 2015. Hopefully they'll play more of these new songs at the big
MN Music-on-a-Stick showcase at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand on Saturday, Aug. 30.

Submit your Chart Show ballot this week for a chance to win tickets to the Summer Beer Dabbler at Midway Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 6!

Weezer crash into the chart too at #12 with the first song released from their new album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, which drops Sept. 30. Longtime listeners will know that I like songs that refer to the radio like this one does in a great way: "Let's turn up the radio , let's turn off those stupid singing shows!"

And Ryan Adams is back! Seems like a long time gone, especially for a man who has been known to put out three or four albums a year! According to the most recent issue of the New York Times Sunday magazine, Adams almost quit music completely when he was diagnosed with Meniere's disease, a medical condition that affects your hearing and balance. But now he runs every day, eats clean and adds that, "weed helps a lot".

OK Go go up again on the back of their sold out show at the Fine Line Music Cafe last week. They stopped by The Current studio to record an acoustic set on Sunday. They chatted with Bill DeVille about the band's longtime friendship and why they're playing small venues that regularly sell out this time around.

If you want to learn more about German alt-pop duo Milky Chance and more cool German words, check our their recent photo diary with Red Bull. "Life is geil! If you say that was 'geil' that means that was awesome!" says songwriter Clemens Rehbein.

It was interesting to read of where some of Spoon's songs come from in Pitchfork this week. "'30 GallonTank' might be the weirdest song we'd done to date at the time—and it might still be the weirdest. It's a song that never repeats a section, a landscape of different parts," says frontman Britt Daniel.

Future Islands are inducted into our Chart Show Hall of Fame, ending their 12 week-run at #13. They were also nominated this week for the AIM Independent Music Awards to be awarded in London Sept. 2. Arctic Monkeys are tipped to win the Album of the Year, and wwo other artists we've played, London Grammar and Courtney Barnett, also got nominations.

TW LW Wks The Current Chart Show
Artist Song
1 1 9 Trampled By Turtles Are You Behind The Shining Star?
2 X 1 Doomtree .38 Airweight
3 7 4 Bon Iver Heavenly Father
4 4 5 The Black Keys Gotta Get Away
5 5 9 Spoon Rent I Pay
6 6 8 Alt-J Hunger Of The Pine
7 3 6 Jenny Lewis Just One Of The Guys
8 2 3 First Aid Kit Stay Gold
9 11 7 OK GO The Writing's On The Wall
10 12 3 Andrew Bird Pulaski At Night
11 15 2 Hozier Take Me To Church
12 X 1 Weezer Back To The Shack
13 9 12 Future Islands Seasons (Waiting On You)
14 20 2 Milky Chance Stolen Dance
15 10 6 tUnE-yArDs Wait For A minute
16 8 7 Lykke Li No Rest For The Wicked
17 14 4 PHOX Slow Motion
18 13 3 Sylvan Esso Coffee
19 18 11 Broken Bells Control
20 X 1 Ryan Adams Gimme Something Good

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