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Welcome one and all to February, the month of love and Presidents and Black History, and I think there's some football game this weekend… But that's not gonna stop any of you Sunday night specialty show hosts from spinning new tunes, right?

Unsurprisingly the one and only Iggy Pop once again tops the singles chart with "Gardenia," but more unexpected, with another track premiering, Post Pop Depression takes the #1 album spot as well. Also repeating last week's success are The Last Shadow Puppets, with "Bad Habits" back at #2. Former Hooray For Earth frontman Noel Heroux's new band Mass Gothic moves up to #3 with "Every Night You've Got To Save Me" and Aurora also gets bumped up a bit to #4 with "Conqueror." Brand new to the chart this week at #5 is the first single from The Joy Formidable's forthcoming third album, "The Last Thing On My Mind."  That's followed by ties between The Dandy Warhols and The Thermals at #6, and Bob Mould and The Crookes at #8, with Porches bringing up the rear at #10.

The aforementioned Dandy Warhols also take the #2 album spot with their upcoming ninth record Distortland, which isn't even out until April! Then it's a bunch of ties on the remainder of the album chart. Pop Etc.'s Souvenir and Savages' Adore Life vie for #3 while The Crookes' Lucky Ones and Shearwater's Jet Plane and Oxbow are joined by Basement with Promise Everything at #5t. Money's debut matches up with Ty Segall's eighth record at #8t, while Daughter and Night Beats bring up the rear at #10t. Of course you can go even further down the charting rabbit hole and see the top 25 singles and albums at FMQB.com/SubModern.

I will leave you with a list of more new adds to fill your shows, this week's Buzz Band feature on Mainland, and my hopes for {insert team here} to win the Big Game! Yes, that's right, I don't even know what teams are in the Super Bowl, but I hope that Coldplay gets a goal.

~ Josh Landow
Twitter: @JoshTLandow


Last year when Brooklyn (by way of California) four piece Mainland released "Outcast" as a single, I took an immediate liking to it, not even remembering that I had previously enjoyed their 2014 EP, Shiner. While they had very Tokyo Police Club vibe going on back then, they've really developed here, maintaining a certain familiarity, but without sounding like a clone of anything else. Following up the single is an EP of the same name that continues that trend with some extra twists, and is still just a preview of their full length debut, due out sometime later this year.

The EP continues with a bit of a slowdown on the wistful "A Bit of Time" and picks back up with its highlight, the funktastic "Fading Friends," with its groovy bassline and horns. The brief listen wraps up with another ready for the radio single "Not As Cool As Me."

I look forward to what's coming next from Mainland, but in the meantime, they're currently on tour with Marianas Trench and will be opening for The Struts in New York City on March 3rd. Find out more and check out the "Outcast" video at MainlandNYC.com or 300Ent.com.

By Josh T. Landow

Mainland
Outcast EP
(300 Entertainment)

Updated 2/3/16
# Artist Track Label
1 IGGY POP GARDENIA LOMA VISTA / CONCORD
2 THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS BAD HABITS DOMINO
3 MASS GOTHIC EVERY NIGHT YOU'VE GOT TO SAVE ME SUB POP
4 AURORA CONQUEROR GLASSNOTE
5 THE JOY FORMIDABLE THE LAST THING ON MY MIND C'MON LET'S DRIFT / CAROLINE
6t THE DANDY WARHOLS YOU ARE KILLING ME DINE ALONE
  THE THERMALS HEY YOU SADDLE CREEK
8t BOB MOULD VOICES IN MY HEAD MERGE
  THE CROOKES THE WORLD IS WAITING MODERN OUTSIDER
10 PORCHES BE APART DOMINO
11t NADA SURF COLD TO SEE CLEAR BARSUK
  POP ETC. WHAT AM I BECOMING? POP ETC / Q PRIME
  VIOLENT FEMMES MEMORY PIAS
14 MONEY I'M NOT HERE BELLA UNION / PIAS
15t DECLAN MCKENNA BRAZIL COLUMBIA
  TY SEGALL CANDY SAM DRAG CITY
17t BATTLEME SHAKE SHAKE EL CAMINO
  THE HIGH HIGHS HOW COULD YOU KNOW? PIAS
  M. WARD CONFESSION MERGE
  MAINLAND OUTCAST 300 ENT.
  SHEARWATER QUIET AMERICANS SUB POP
  SUNFLOWER BEAN EASIER SAID FAT POSSUM
  UNDERWORLD I EXHALE CAROLINE INTERNATIONAL
  THE YOUNG WILD NOT A ONE FAIRFAX
25t THE HEAVY SINCE YOU BEEN GONE BAD SON / ADA
  THE JEZABELS PLEASURE DRIVE GROOVE MERCHANTS
  ON AN ON ICON LOVE ROLL CALL / INGROOVES
  PLAGUE VENDOR JEZEBEL EPITAPH
  QUILT ROLLER MEXICAN SUMMER
 
Updated 2/3/16
# Artist Album Label
1 IGGY POP POST POP DEPRESSION LOMA VISTA / CONCORD
2 THE DANDY WARHOLS DISTORTLAND DINE ALONE
3t POP ETC. SOUVENIR POP ETC / Q PRIME
  SAVAGES ADORE LIFE MATADOR
5t BASEMENT PROMISE EVERYTHING RUN FOR COVER
  THE CROOKES LUCKY ONES MODERN OUTSIDER
  SHEARWATER JET PLANE AND OXBOW SUB POP
8t MONEY SUICIDE SONGS BELLA UNION / PIAS
  TY SEGALL EMOTIONAL MUGGER DRAG CITY
10t DAUGHTER NOT TO DISAPPEAR GLASSNOTE
  NIGHT BEATS WHO SOLD MY GENERATION HEAVENLY / COOP
12t CAGE THE ELEPHANT TELL ME I'M PRETTY RCA
  DIIV IS THE IS ARE CAPTURED TRACKS
  JOHN CALE M:FANS DOMINO
  TAME IMPALA CURRENTS (TAME IMPALA) INTERSCOPE
16t DAVID BOWIE BLACKSTAR COLUMBIA
  MAINLAND OUTCAST EP 300 ENT.
  RA RA RIOT NEED YOUR LIGHT BARSUK
  SUNFLOWER BEAN HUMAN CEREMONY FAT POSSUM
20t THE DIRTY NIL HIGHER POWER DINE ALONE
  JOHN HEART JACKIE EPISODES POUR LE SPORT
22t EL VY RETURN TO THE MOON 4AD
  VARIOUS ARTISTS A TRIBUTE TO THE THIN WHITE DUKE - THE SONGS OF DAVID BOWIE CLEOPATRA
24t BOB MOSES DAYS GONE BY DOMINO
  THE FUZZY CRYSTALS IT'S OVER SELF-RELEASED
  SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS SVIIB VAGRANT
  WRAY HYPATIA COMMUNICATING VESSELS
 
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Mike “OD” O’Donnell, OM
Entercom
Scranton Wilkes-Barre, PA

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