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Can you feel that surge of energy?  That's a SubModern Chart at 98% reporting capacity with only one specialty show that didn't air this week.  It's good to be back in full force after the holiday last week.  Maybe someday we'll experience the full burn of 100% of shows airing and reporting. 

Congratulations to new #1's on both charts this week!  Alt-J hits #1 with their 2nd album This Is All Yours, still over 2 months from release, based on 2 strong singles, particularly "Left Hand Free" which debuts at #2.  We also see the return of Interpol with their first new music since 2010, the #1 single this week, "All The Rage (Back Home)."

Since most of the remaining Top 10 overlap on both charts, let's go straight down the rest of our album chart and see how things worked out.  Last week's Buzz Band French Style Furs' Is Exotic Bait album ties with this week's Buzz Band Jungle and their self-titled debut.  Their respective singles both chart as well with "All The Way Down" at #6 and "Busy Earnin'" at #4t.  Tied for #4 albums are Braid's No Coast and Spoon's They Want My Soul, both of which also have charting singles with "East End Hollows" at #4t and "Do You" at #8t.  White Lung's Deep Fantasy falls to #6, while its single "Face Down" is down to #8t.  Reigning Sound debut at #7 with Shattered.  Jenny Lewis is back on the album chart at #8 as the title track from The Voyager gets a spin, but it's "Just One of The Guys" that charts at #8t.  Closing out our Top 10 albums are How To Dress Well at #9 with What Is This Heart? and Colony House at #10 with When I Was Younger.

Having already covered most of our top charting singles above, just a couple remain unaccounted for.  Delta Spirit moves way up the chart with "From Now On" hitting #3 and Passion Pit's former keyboard player brings us his new garage punk and Team Spirit with "Teenage Hearts" debuting at #7.

Keep reading to find out more about the mysterious Jungle and check the full charts at FMQB.com/SubModern.  If you're heading to the Pitchfork Festival this weekend, enjoy!  If you're not, have a great weekend regardless.


~ Josh Landow
Twitter: @JoshTLandow

British electro-soul outfit Jungle have been something of a mystery since emerging on the scene last year.  Going only by the names J and T, they've had people trying to figure out exactly who they are.  Could they be these guys, these guys, or maybe all these people.  Actually they're none of the above.  We do know is that the two are friends since childhood who shared a love of many kinds of music from Marvin Gaye to The Beach Boys to Joy Division.  The cultural diversity of the West London neighborhood in which they grew up had as much to do with the sound of Jungle as did their desire to find ways to record music inexpensively in J's bedroom, where much of their debut album was recorded. 

With singles like "Busy Earnin'," "The Heat," "Time," and "Platoon" amongst its dozen tracks, you'd be hard pressed to find a song doesn't get your groove on.  And by all accounts you most certainly will if you attend a live Jungle performance where J and T are joined by an additional 5-piece band.  You may have missed their short pre-album release U.S. tour, but Jungle will be back to appear at Lollapalooza in August with more North American dates in September and October.  Find out more at JungleJungleJungle.com and XLRecordings.com, but not too much more because the mystery is half the fun…

By Josh T. Landow

Jungle
Jungle
(XL Recordings)


updated 7/16/14
# Artist Track Label
1 INTERPOL ALL THE RAGE (BACK HOME) MATADOR
2 ALT-J LEFT HAND FREE CANVASBACK / ATLANTIC
3 DELTA SPIRIT FROM NOW ON DUALTONE
4t BRAID EAST END HOLLOWS TOPSHELF
  JUNGLE BUSY EARNIN' XL
6 FRENCH STYLE FURS ALL THE WAY DOWN FRENCHKISS
7 TEAM SPIRIT TEENAGE HEARTS VICE / WARNER BROS.
8t JENNY LEWIS JUST ONE OF THE GUYS WARNER BROS.
  SPOON DO YOU LOMA VISTA
  WHITE LUNG FACE DOWN DOMINO
11t THE KOOKS BAD HABIT ASTRALWERKS
  WILD SMILES FOOL FOR YOU SUNDAY BEST
13t J. MASCIS EVERY MORNING SUB POP
  SELF  RUNAWAY EL CAMINO
15 COLONY HOUSE SILHOUETTES DESCENDANT
16t DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979 TRAINWRECK 1979 LAST GANG / WARNER BROS.
  HOW TO DRESS WELL REPEAT PLEASURE WEIRD WORLD
  THE POLYPHONIC SPREE HOLD YOURSELF UP GOOD / KIRTLAND
19t THE EERIES  COOL KID INTERSCOPE
  THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM GET HURT ISLAND
  GRIMES GO 4AD
  PANAMA WEDDING ALL OF THE PEOPLE GLASSNOTE
  TWIN PEAKS FLAVOR GRAND JURY
  VACATIONER THE WILD LIFE DOWNTOWN
25t ARCHIE BRONSON OUTFIT TWO DOVES ON A LAKE DOMINO
  BASTILLE FLAWS VIRGIN
  BIG DEAL TALK MUTE
  THE CROOKES DON'T PUT YOUR FAITH IN ME MODERN OUTSIDER
  EL MAY I PLAYED A ROLE ROSE QUARTZ
  THE GRISWOLDS BEWARE THE DOG WIND UP
  OK GO THE WRITING'S ON THE WALL PARACADUTE
  PIXIES RING THE BELL PIAS
  SPIDER BAGS BACK WITH YOU AGAIN IN THE WORLD MERGE
  THE WEEKS BUTTONS SERPENTS AND SNAKES

updated 7/16/14
# Artist Album Label
1 ALT-J THIS IS ALL YOURS CANVASBACK / ATLANTIC
2t FRENCH STYLE FURS IS EXOTIC BAIT FRENCHKISS
  JUNGLE JUNGLE XL
4t BRAID NO COAST TOPSHELF
  SPOON THEY WANT MY SOUL LOMA VISTA
6 WHITE LUNG DEEP FANTASY DOMINO
7 REIGNING SOUND SHATTERED MERGE
8 JENNY LEWIS THE VOYAGER WARNER BROS.
9 HOW TO DRESS WELL WHAT IS THIS HEART? WEIRD WORLD
10 COLONY HOUSE WHEN I WAS YOUNGER DESCENDANT
11t ARCHIE BRONSON OUTFIT WILD CRUSH DOMINO
  SINGLES LOOK HOW FAST A HEART CAN BREAK SOUND ARTIFACTS
13t THE CROOKES SOAPBOX MODERN OUTSIDER
  THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM GET HURT ISLAND
15t BIG DEAL SAKURA EP MUTE
  PIXIES INDIE CINDY PIAS
17t THE ACID  LIMINAL MUTE
  BLEACHERS STRANGE DESIRE RCA
  DRENGE DRENGE INFECTIOUS / ADA
  FINK HARDBELIEVER R'COUP'D
  FUTURE ISLANDS SINGLES 4AD
  JACK WHITE LAZARETTO THIRD MAN / COLUMBIA
  LULUC  PASSERBY SUB POP
24t BOB MOULD BEAUTY & RUIN MERGE
  GLASS TOWERS HALCYON DAYS DINE ALONE / CAROLINE
  THE HUNDRED DAYS HOT STUFF EP SELF-RELEASED
  ISLANDER VIOLENCE & DESTRUCTION VICTORY
  MICHAEL FLYNN FACE IN THE CLOUD HEARTS & PLUGS
  ST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES HALF THE CITY SINGLE LOCK/THIRTY TIGERS
  TIGERS JAW CHARMER RUN FOR COVER
  TINY VICTORIES HAUNTS SLEEPOVER PARTY
  VARIOUS ARTISTS WISH I WAS HERE SOUNDTRACK COLUMBIA

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