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Hola e'erbody! Hot damn, there's been a ton of great new tunage coming through the tubes since last week's report and lots from personal favorites of mine. We got new singles from CHVRCHES, Ben Folds, and The Dears, as well as a whole SURPRISE FREE ALBUM from Wilco! I was actually very surprised to see only one song from Star Wars played at specialty this week. They gave you an entire free album, people... and it's called Star Wars! Anyway, which of those new jamz was #1 this week? Find out... right now.

It was CHVRCHES, with the first single "Leave A Trace" from their upcoming sophomore record Every Open Eye, coming in September. The Glaswegian trio fairly well trounced their closest competitor on the singles chart, "Where You At" from The Bohicas. Where you at, indeed? Last week's #1 single, "Sparks" from Beach House, tied for #3 with "Make Me Wanna Die" from newcomers White Reaper. It's a three way tie at #5 between the aforementioned Wilco's "Random Name Generator," The Libertines' "Gunga Din," and DMA'S "Laced."

Over on the albums chart, our #1 can't scream to the rafters in the traditional sense, because they're an instrumental band. Ratatat's Magnifigue takes the top spot, while one of its singles "Nightclub Amnesia" shows up in a tie for #9. Previously referenced Louisville kids White Reaper debut at #2 with their blistering White Reaper Does It Again, which I'm looking forward to spending more time with. DMA'S are at #3 with their self-titled EP and there's a tie for #4 between Failure's The Heart Is A Monster and Brick + Mortar's Dropped EP (which spawns #8 single "Train"). Surprisingly Tame Impala's super hyped third album Currents didn't show up until #6, but maybe the new Friday release schedule threw people off and it'll jump up next week. The Bird and The Bee, Chemical Brothers, and On An On all tie for #7, with On An On's single "It's Not Over" also tying for #9 on the other chart.

You can see the rest of what charted this week at FMQB.com/SubModern, as well as new add dates. Running late this week so no time for a Buzz Band, but that will return next week. I'll type to you then and leave you for now with a great photo from our friend Chris Stowers of Hard Boiled who got to hang backstage with the one and only Sleater-Kinney at the Pitchfork Festival this past weekend. How I envy you...



~ Josh T Landow
Twitter: @JoshTLandow

If you're a fan of recent albums from Screaming Females, Bully, or Speedy Ortiz, then Worriers' Imaginary Life should be at the top of your listen pile this week. Produced by Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace, Imaginary Life, as you might imagine, tackles a lot of gender (and race) issues, but can also be appreciated for the catchy, in your face punk that it is on the surface.

While this is Worriers second major release (the first being 2013's 8-track mega-EP / mini-album Cruel Optimist), this is the first full body of work written entirely by frontperson Lauren Denitzio, formerly of The Measure (SA). After the brief and low key intro "Jinx," Imaginary Life kicks in with its highlight "Plans" and then doesn't really let up over the course of 12 songs in a brief 28 minutes. Also deserving of airplay are "Glutton For Distance," "Parts," "Unwritten," "Good Luck," "Yes All Cops," "They/Them/Theirs," and "Most Space." I realize that I just listed practically the whole album, and I could have easily mentioned every song, because they are all worthy.

Worriers are also quite a force to be reckoned with live. I just saw them at the tail end of their recent tour with Caves (with whom they share members). When you have the chance I highly recommend checking them out, though right now they only have an album release show scheduled on their home turf at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn. Imaginary Life is actually not released until August 7th, but is available for airplay now. Find out more at WorriersMusic.Tumblr.com or DonGiovanniRecords.com.

By Josh T. Landow

Worriers
Imaginary Life

(Don Giovanni)

Updated 7/22/15
# Artist Track Label
1 CHVRCHES LEAVE A TRACE GLASSNOTE
2 THE BOHICAS WHERE YOU AT DOMINO
3t BEACH HOUSE SPARKS SUB POP
  WHITE REAPER MAKE ME WANNA DIE POLYVINYL
5t DMA'S LACED MOM + POP
  THE LIBERTINES GUNGA DIN HARVEST
  WILCO RANDOM NAME GENERATOR dBPM / ANTI-
8 BRICK + MORTAR TRAIN MEROVEE
9t THE ARCS OUTTA MY MIND NONESUCH
  ON AN ON IT'S NOT OVER ROLL CALL / INGROOVES
  RATATAT NIGHTCLUB AMNESIA XL
12t FAILURE HOT TRAVELER INRESIDENCE / FAILURE
  PAINT THE MUSE FREE PEOPLE HARBOUR
  ROBERT SMITH THERE'S A GIRL IN THE CORNER FATCAT
15t FRONT BOTTOMS COUGH IT OUT FUELED BY RAMEN
  SURFER BLOOD HEY YA AMAZON
  TITUS ANDRONICUS FATAL FLAW MERGE
  WILD ONES DIM THE LIGHTS TOPSHELF
19t CONTROLLER FLAME SELF-RELEASED
  DOROTHY WICKED ONES ROC NATION
  EZRA FURMAN RESTLESS YEAR BELLA UNION
  OBERHOFER MEMORY REMAINS GLASSNOTE
  YO LA TENGO FRIDAY I'M IN LOVE MATADOR
24t THE BIRD AND THE BEE WILL YOU DANCE? ROSTRUM
  COASTS OCEANS CAPITOL
  FOALS WHAT WENT DOWN WARNER BROS.
  THE FRATELLIS BABY DON'T YOU LIE TO ME! COOKING VINYL
  MEW WITNESS PIAS
  RATATAT CREAM ON CHROME XL
  SEOUL STAY WITH US GRAND JURY
  VERUCA SALT LAUGHING IN THE SUGAR BOWL EL CAMINO
  WHITE LABEL ANALOG TURN TO DUST SELF-RELEASED

Updated 7/22/15
# Artist Album Label
1 RATATAT MAGNIFIQUE XL
2 WHITE REAPER WHITE REAPER DOES IT AGAIN POLYVINYL
3 DMA'S DMA'S MOM + POP
4t BRICK + MORTAR DROPPED MEROVEE
  FAILURE THE HEART IS A MONSTER INRESIDENCE / FAILURE
6 TAME IMPALA CURRENTS (TAME IMPALA) INTERSCOPE
7t THE BIRD AND THE BEE RECREATIONAL LOVE ROSTRUM
  CHEMICAL BROTHERS BORN IN THE ECHOES ASTRALWERKS
  ON AN ON AND THE WAVE HAS TWO SIDES ROLL CALL
10t FOALS WHAT WENT DOWN WARNER BROS.
  JOYWAVE HOW DO YOU FEEL NOW? CULTCO / HOLLYWOOD
  OBERHOFER CHRONOVISION GLASSNOTE
13t EZRA FURMAN PERPETUAL MOTION PEOPLE BELLA UNION
  SEOUL I BECOME A SHADE GRAND JURY
  TITUS ANDRONICUS THE MOST LAMENTABLE TRAGEDY MERGE
  URBAN CONE POLAROID MEMORIES ASTRALWERKS
17t DUCKTAILS ST. CATHERINE DOMINO
  MS MR HOW DOES IT FEEL COLUMBIA
  VERUCA SALT GHOST NOTES EL CAMINO
20t ALOKE ALIVE EP THE END
  OSCAR BEAUTIFUL WORDS EP WICHITA
22t BOXED IN BOXED IN NETTWERK
  CAVERNS TONCHE EP SELF-RELEASED
  FIDLAR TOO MOM + POP
  FLO MORRISSEY TOMORROW WILL BE BEAUTIFUL GLASSNOTE
  THE HELIO SEQUENCE THE HELIO SEQUENCE SUB POP
  MUSE DRONES WARNER BROS.
  THE NEW DIVISION GEMINI DIVISION 87
  STICKY FINGERS LAND OF PLEASURE SURESHAKER
  THE VELVET TEEN ALL IS ILLUSORY TOPSHELF

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Jonathan Shuford, PD
WRVW/Nashville

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