The Chart Show: Turtles Trample All Others to Reach the Top

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Trampled By Turtles
Trampled By Turtles, photographed at the Riverview Theater in Minneapolis. (David McClister)

It might not be surprising that local heroes Trampled By Turtles have sold out two shows at The Palace Theater to start the first tour since they took a hiatus, but they have also sold out Madison, two shows in Chicago and one in Washington DC! Looks like life will be good on the open road, the album title which is out May 4th.

Lake Street Dive's new album, "Free Yourself Up" also drops May 4th and they have a massive American tour planned to go through November, stopping in The Palace May 17th. They're the biggest climber of the week up 8 places to #4.

Florence and the Machine are the highest new entry out of five, with the first single released from 'High As Hope' the new album which is scheduled for June 29th. They were just announced as one of The Rolling Stones opening acts at one of their big summer shows in London.

Alice Merton is no longer a one-hit wonder! After the big break out worldwide hit "No Roots" she's back with her next single coming in at #15. She's opening for Vance Joy this summer including June 1st at Myth in Maplewood.

Frank Turner will also stop by Myth June 22nd and is back on our chart this week at #18. The title of the forthcoming album "Be More Kind" comes from Australian writer and TV host Clive James.

Neko Case's first solo album in 5 years will come out June 1st and the first song from it is at #19. After a big tour with Ray LaMontagne this summer that by-passes us, she's booked Sept 6th at The Palace Theater with Thao, from the Get Down Stay Down opening for her. 'Bad News' was apparently recorded the day after her Vermont home was ravaged by fire.

Gang of Youths are on for the very first time in the basement space. This young band from Sydney Australia are touring in Europe right now and are playing lots of the major summer festivals, Sasquatch and Lollapalooza included. Sean McPherson's new video feature, Music To Watch talks about about how everyone is talking about these guys/

Submit your Chart Show ballot this week for a chance to win a pair of passes to the David Byrne at the Orpheum Theater on May 17, 2018!

TWLWWksThe Current Chart Show
ArtistSong
169Trampled By TurtlesKelly's Bar
218Janelle MonaeMake Me Feel
339Dessa5 out of 6
4123Lake Street DiveGood Kisser
544Leon BridgesBad Bad News
672Nathaniel RateliffA Little Honey
7139jeremy messersmithPurple Hearts
828Sylvan EssoParade With Me
9108Father John MistyMr. Tillman
10145Lord HuronWait By The River
1199Courtney BarnettNameless Faceless
12155Margaret GlaspyBefore We Were Together
13175Low Cut ConnieBeverly
14X1Florence and the MachineSky Full Of Song
15X1Alice MertonLash Out
16183BodegaHow Did This Happen
17192Tune-YardsHeart Attack
18X1Frank TurnerBlackout
19X1Neko CaseBad Luck
20X1Gang Of YouthsThe Heart Is A Muscle

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