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It seems that all things must come to an end. That thing of which I speak right now is TV On The Radio's #1 streak on the SubModern singles chart. But, alas, "Happy Idiot" is still hanging in the Top 10 at #6t and the yet to be released Seeds album is at #3. So just who is filling that #1 void they've left behind? Apparently just one single isn't big enough to fill their shoes as we have a tie for #1 this week (that seems perfectly timed for Halloween) between Smashing Pumpkins' "Being Beige" (PUMPKINS) and Sleater-Kinney's "Bury Our Friends" (BURY). Yes friends, the dream of the 90's is alive at SubModern!

Continuing both our themes of Halloween and 90's domination, Primus takes the #1 spot on the album chart this week with their Willy Wonka tribute album Primus & The Chocolate Factory, which also had 3 songs place on the singles chart! And then another 90's staple, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, also debuted on both charts this week with his new solo album The Best Day at #2 and its title track/single at #3.

It wasn't just the old folks doing well this week though. Look out for some fresh blood from the likes of St. Tropez, Hookworms, Flagship, Olivia Jean, Mariachi El Bronx, and Restorations, all placing highly on the charts below. Keep reading to find out where they all show up, as well as for this week's Buzz Band feature on Afternoons and the latest add dates. For even more, head to FMQB.com/Submodern. Have a great week and a Happy Halloween!


~ Josh Landow
Twitter: @JoshTLandow

There's a bit of a convoluted back story to Afternoons involving a Silverlake, CA band called Irving, which split to form Sea Wolf and Afternoons, who then became Shadow Shadow Shade. The former you've probably heard of and the latter, not so much. Well, Shadow Shadow Shade doesn't exist anymore, but its members reformed again as Afternoons which brings us to now and the new album Say Yes, which was actually made and never released way back when the band originally began. I feel like I may have oversimplified some of the details here, but it's still coming off as confusing so let's leave it at that.

Along with a complicated backstory, Afternoons has a complicated sound. With six members, there's a lot of instrumentation, both analog and digital, and at times a chorus of vocals. Title track "Say Yes," which has been kicking around and even got some radio airplay back in 2008, is a great place to begin, along with single "Gloria," but there's a lot more to enjoy here. I immediately found myself bopping along to first track "Graffiti Artist" (which could be an ode to notable album art designer Shepard Fairey) and other standouts like the horn-tastic "Bored Teenagers" and "Love Is A Western World." Say Yes maintains a peppiness the entire way through that I really appreciate at this time of year, when the view out my window has been getting progressively gloomier.

Unfortunately Afternoons do not appear to be touring at this time, but hopefully they'll be getting out there sooner or later. In the meantime, you can check out some videos and get more at AfternoonsMusic.com or from Eenie Meenie Records.


By Josh Landow

AFTERNOONS
Say Yes
(Eenie Meenie)

updated 10/29/14
# Artist Track Label
1t SLEATER-KINNEY BURY OUR FRIENDS SUB POP
  SMASHING PUMPKINS BEING BEIGE MARTHA'S MUSIC / BMG RIGHTS
3 THURSTON MOORE THE BEST DAY MATADOR
4 HOOKWORMS ON LEAVING WEIRD WORLD / DOMINO
5 CARL BARAT AND THE JACKALS GLORY DAYS GRAND JURY
6t FLAGSHIP LIFE UNDERWATER BRIGHT ANTENNA / ADA
  FRANCISCO THE MAN BIG IDEAS FAT POSSUM
  MARIACHI EL BRONX WILDFIRES ATO
  RESTORATIONS SEPARATE SONGS SIDEONEDUMMY
  TV ON THE RADIO HAPPY IDIOT HARVEST
11 ST. TROPEZ LET GO SELF-RELEASED
12t BORN CAGES ROLLING DOWN THE HILL WASHINGTON SQUARE / RAZOR & TIE
  PANDA BEAR MR NOAH DOMINO
  PRIMUS CANDY MAN PRAWN SONG / ATO
15t THE BOHICAS XXX DOMINO
  DREAMERS WOLVES SELF-RELEASED
  NUDE BEACH I CAN'T KEEP THE TEARS FROM FALLING DON GIOVANNI
  SCREAMING FEMALES WISHING WELL DON GIOVANNI
19t A. SINCLAIR HOW MANY WAYS DANGERBIRD
  THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT WRONG EPIC
  BASS DRUM OF DEATH FOR BLOOD INNOVATIVE LEISURE
  CHET FAKER GOLD DOWNTOWN
  FLIGHT FACILITIES TWO BODIES GLASSNOTE
  GREYLAG YOURS TO SHAKE DEAD OCEANS
  JAWS THINK TOO MUCH, FEEL TOO LITTLE SIDEONEDUMMY
  JOHNNY MARR BACK IN THE BOX SIRE / ADA
  KING TUFF EYES OF THE MUSE SUB POP
  NIGHT RIOTS CONTAGIOUS SUMERIAN
  PRIMUS GOLDEN TICKET PRAWN SONG / ATO
  PRIMUS PURE IMAGINATION PRAWN SONG / ATO

updated 10/29/14
# Artist Album Label
1 PRIMUS PRIMUS & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY PRAWN SONG / ATO
2 THURSTON MOORE THE BEST DAY MATADOR
3 ST. TROPEZ ST. TROPEZ SELF-RELEASED
4 TV ON THE RADIO SEEDS HARVEST
5t JOHNNY MARR PLAYLAND SIRE / ADA
  KING TUFF BLACK MOON SPELL SUB POP
7 HOZIER HOZIER COLUMBIA
8t OLIVIA JEAN BATHTUB LOVE KILLINGS THIRD MAN
  WEEZER EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT IN THE END REPUBLIC
10t THE BOHICAS THE BOHICAS EP DOMINO
  THE BOTS PINK PALMS FADER
  EX HEX RIPS MERGE
  FOXYGEN ...AND STAR POWER JAGJAGUWAR
  IN-FLIGHT SAFETY CONVERSATIONALIST OOH LA LA
  NUDE BEACH 77 DON GIOVANNI
  PANDA BEAR MR NOAH EP DOMINO
17t DREAMERS DREAMERS EP SELF-RELEASED
  NEW PORNOGRAPHERS BRILL BRUISERS MATADOR
19t ANDREW MCMAHON ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS VANGUARD
  BASS DRUM OF DEATH RIP THIS INNOVATIVE LEISURE
  FLIGHT FACILITIES DOWN TO EARTH GLASSNOTE
  GREYLAG GREYLAG DEAD OCEANS
  STARS NO ONE IS LOST ATO
24t ALT-J THIS IS ALL YOURS CANVASBACK / ATLANTIC
  COURTNEY BARNETT THE DOUBLE EP: A SEA OF SPLIT PEAS MOM+POP
  IMMIGRANT UNION ANYWAY MUSEBOX
  INTERGALACTIX IWSOM SELF-RELEASED
  THE MARCH DIVIDE BILLIONS SELF-RELEASED

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Christopher K
APD/MD, KDND & KUDL
Sacramento

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