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Welcome to another exciting edition of The SubModern Report everybody. This week's edition is brought to you by memories, specifically my memories as yesterday marked the ten year anniversary of the end of my beloved Y100 here in Philadelphia where I spent my most formative years. It's been a lot of fun reminiscing about those old days with friends near and far on the social media, and before I get into this week's charts I'm going to share this classic picture from back around 2002, one of the most complete photos of the Y100 staff that I'm aware of.




Alright then, thanks for indulging my nostalgia. Now as we get into the charts, I am super pumped to see my buddies The Districts right up there with their record A Flourish and A Spoil tied for #1 with none other than Will Butler of The Arcade Fire with his solo debut Policy. Strangely enough those two are also tied on the singles chart with "4th and Roebling" and "Anna" both coming in at #6.

None of our top 5 singles, however, are showing up at all on the albums chart this week. Courtney Barnett three-peats with "Pedestrian At Best" once again being #1, followed at a safe distance by Twin Shadow's new single "I'm Ready" debuting at #2. Django Django's "First Light" and Passion Pit's "Lifted Up (1985) tie for #3, and Turbo Fruits take #5 with "The Way I Want You."

Back on the album chart, last week's co-#1, I Love You, Honeybear from Father John Misty is now co-#3 with We Are Undone from Two Gallants. And sharing the #5 spot are debuts from The Juliana Hatfield Three with Whatever, My Love and Summer Cannibals with Show Us Your Mind.

I'll let you go with that info. You are free to explore the Top 10 charts below or see more at FMQB.com/SubModern. Keep reading for new tunes going for adds this week and a Buzz Band feature on Canadian band The Elwins. Catch you next week and I think we can officially begin the countdown to SXSW, only three weeks away!

~ Josh T Landow
Twitter: @JoshTLandow
Today we're going up north to Ontario, Canada to check out indie pop band The Elwins who release their sophomore album this week, Play For Keeps. You wouldn't necessarily guess it from the polished synth pop sound of this record, but this is a band born over a love of The Flaming Lips back when guitarist and singer Matthew Sweeney and drummer Travis Stoki first became friends in high school. After releasing few EPs and their full length debut And I Thank You on their own, The Elwins recently signed with Hidden Pony Records for the follow up.

Play For Keeps kicks off with "Bubble," aptly titled for its bubbliness, although that feeling carries over into pretty much the entire album. This is a feel good record for sure, and is just what we need during the bitter cold that this winter has brought. With songs like "It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over," "You Have Me," and "Off The Wall" this will be a great carryover into spring time temperatures as well.

All of The Elwins tour plans seem to be in Canada and Europe for the moment and they're even going to China in May! But hopefully they'll make it down to the states this summer. Find out more and check out the cool lyric video for "So Down Low" at TheElwins.com.

By Josh T. Landow

The Elwins
Play For Keeps

(Hidden Pony)

Updated 2/25/15
# Artist Track Label
1 COURTNEY BARNETT PEDESTRIAN AT BEST MOM + POP
2 TWIN SHADOW I'M READY WARNER BROS.
3t DJANGO DJANGO FIRST LIGHT RIBBON
  PASSION PIT LIFTED UP (1985) COLUMBIA
5 TURBO FRUITS THE WAY I WANT YOU THIRTY TIGERS
6t THE DISTRICTS 4TH AND ROEBLING FAT POSSUM
  WILL BUTLER ANNA MERGE
8t CONTROLLER SEPARATOR SELF-RELEASED
  LOWER DENS TO DIE IN L.A. DOMINO
  TORO Y MOI EMPTY NESTERS CARPARK
11t DIAMOND RUGS VOODOO DOLL THIRTY TIGERS
  LIEUTENANT BELLE EPOQUE DINE ALONE
13t ALABAMA SHAKES DON'T WANNA FIGHT ATO
  CHEERLEADER THE SUNSHINE OF YOUR YOUTH BRIGHT ANTENNA
  EL EL 40 WATT MOM + POP
  KUROMA 20+ CENTURIES VOTIV
  PANIC IS PERFECT GO GO GO STRANGE LOOP
  THE SINGULARITY WETTER SELF-RELEASED
  TWO GALLANTS INCIDENTAL ATO
20t BLUR GO OUT PARLOPHONE
  DAN DEACON FEEL THE LIGHTNING DOMINO
  SUMMER CANNIBALS SOMETHING NEW NEW MOSS
23 HIPPO CAMPUS SUICIDE SATURDAY GRAND JURY
24t THE DREAMING STILL BELIEVE METROPOLIS
  FATHER JOHN MISTY CHATEAU LOBBY #4 (IN C FOR TWO VIRGINS) SUB POP
  HANNI EL KHATIB MELT ME INNOVATIVE LEISURE
  JACK WHITE THE BLACK BAT LICORICE THIRD MAN / COLUMBIA
  JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD BLACK CHERRY PIE WARNER BROS.
  MODEST MOUSE THE GROUND WALKS, WITH TIME IN A BOX EPIC
  MONOGEM WAIT AND SEE SELF-RELEASED
  PARQUET COURTS BLACK AND WHITE (LIVE) THIRD MAN
  THEM BRUINS WALK A LINE GAGA DIGITAL
  WAXAHATCHEE UNDER A ROCK MERGE
  THE WOMBATS GREEK TRAGEDY BRIGHT ANTENNA / ADA
  ZOLA JESUS HUNGER MUTE

Updated 2/25/15
# Artist Album Label
1t THE DISTRICTS A FLOURISH AND A SPOIL FAT POSSUM
  WILL BUTLER POLICY MERGE
3t FATHER JOHN MISTY I LOVE YOU, HONEYBEAR SUB POP
  TWO GALLANTS WE ARE UNDONE ATO RECORDS
5t THE JULIANA HATFIELD THREE WHATEVER, MY LOVE AMERICAN LAUNDROMAT
  SUMMER CANNIBALS SHOW US YOUR MIND NEW MOSS
7t PARQUET COURTS LIVE AT THIRD MAN RECORDS THIRD MAN
  SLEATER-KINNEY NO CITIES TO LOVE SUB POP
9 DIAMOND RUGS COSMETICS THIRTY TIGERS
10t COLLEEN GREEN I WANT TO GROW UP HARDLY ART
  MODEST MOUSE STRANGERS TO OURSELVES EPIC
12 DAN DEACON GLISS RIFFER DOMINO
13t JEFF ROSENSTOCK WE COOL? SIDEONEDUMMY
  JOSE GONZALEZ VESTIGES & CLAWS MUTE
15t BJORK VULNICURA ONE LITTLE INDIAN
  CAFEINE NEW LOVE INDICA
  THE DODOS INDIVID POLYVINYL
  HIPPO CAMPUS BASHFUL CREATURES EP GRAND JURY
19t THE DREAMING RISE AGAIN METROPOLIS
  THE ELWINS PLAY FOR KEEPS HIDDEN PONY
  JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD WASTED ON THE DREAM WARNER BROS.
  MONOGEM MONOGEM EP SELF-RELEASED
  THEM BRUINS THEM BRUINS GAGA DIGITAL
  UNTIL THE RIBBON BREAKS A LESSON UNLEARNT 1405
  WAXAHATCHEE IVY TRIPP MERGE
  ZOLA JESUS TAIGA MUTE

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Rob Roberts
OM/Cumulus Atlanta

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