The Chart Show: Doomtree see big boost ahead of MN Music-on-a-Stick grandstand gig

by Mark Wheat

First Aid Kit performing live in The Current studio.
First Aid Kit performing live in The Current studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
  1. Listen The Chart Show for August 27, 2014

    Aug 27, 2014 The Chart Show

First Aid Kit take the top spot for the first time in Chart Show history. This week they're touring in Europe and recorded a laid-back in-studio for Cardinal Sessions, a German Daytrotter-like website, performing acoustic versions of their song "Wolf" and a cover of Paul Simon's "Kathy's Song." Dig deeper in their archives to find one by Minnesota's own Trampled By Turtles, who First Aid Kit displaced from the #1 spot this week.

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Jenny Lewis shot back up to #2! I'd like to think it's because she covered Rod Stewart's "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?" with Beck on stage in Redmond, Wash.! Funnily enough, I just finished reading Ian McClagen's autobiography. He was the piano player for Faces but when he later toured with Rod he refused to play that song!

Doomtree solidify their spot in the top 5 and celebrate the release of their mammoth 500-page photo book this week! P.O.S. will be joining Mary at the MPR booth on the corner of Judson and Nelson this Thursday at 4:30 p.m., then the whole crew will be part of our mammoth MN Music-on-a-Stick show at the Grandstand on Saturday, Aug. 30.

The highest new entry, Glass Animals, are a four-piece from Oxford, England who've known each other since they were age 14 but only just started making music together. Their debut, Zaba, just released and they play one of the first US gigs at the Cedar Cultural Center on Tuesday, Sept. 9.

On Monday, Sept. 29 at the reinvigorated Turf Club, you can catch last week's Album of the Week artist Benjamin Booker. He just did a nice long interview with
Noisey, where he explained why he studied journalism in college: "I only did music stuff. It was so bad. I wasn't focused on the articles at all. I just used it as an excuse to talk to bands I liked!"

OK Go, who recorded a session in our studios recently, have another gig in town on Friday, Nov. 14 as part of the new season of Wits with comedian Hari Kondabolu. The first show of the season kicks off at the Guthrie Theater on Sunday, Sept. 28 featuring Father John Misty!

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

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