The Chart Show: Jack White to release rare White Stripes' recordings, soars to #1


jack white press photo for lazaretto
Jack White jumps to #1 on this week's Chart with the second single off his latest Lazaretto. (Mary Ellen Matthews/Courtesy of the artist)
The Chart Show for July 9, 2014
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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.

TWLWWksThe Current Chart Show

188Jack WhiteLazaretto
259Jeremy MessersmithIt's Only Dancing
3112alt-JHunger of t he Pine
4311First Aid KitMy Silver Lining
5912PhantogramHowling At the Moon
6x1OK Go The Writing's on the Wall
7196Future IslandsSeasons (Waiting on You)
873AtmosphereKanye West
9104Haley Bonar Kill the Fun
10135Courtney BarnettHistory Eraser
1266Broken BellsControl
13x1Lykke LiNo Rest for the Wicked
14x1Foster the PeopleBest Friend
15x1Benjamin BookerViolent Shiver
16163Trampled By TurtlesAre You Behind the Shining Star
17123SpoonRent I Pay
18174LuciusDon't Just Sit There
19185Bob MouldI Don't Know You Anymore
20152Valerie JunePushin' Against A Stone

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