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Howdy once again!  Let me start this week by telling you how excited I was earlier this week to see THUMPERS again, months after they wowed their way to the very top of my best of SXSW list!  They certainly didn't disappoint here in Philadelphia either, putting on another fantastic show.  I also had the opportunity to bring them into the studio to record a SubModern Session that I'll be sharing here in a couple weeks.  Speaking of, thanks to our pal Mookie for airing our Honeyblood SubModern Session on his Unsigned Sunday show on KXRN/Laguna Beach and TheIndependent.FM.  You can still check that out and all the other sessions we've done right here.

On to the charts and it looks like 5 weeks was it for Spoon's reign of supremacy, but that was quite an impressive feat so congrats to them once again.  Hopefully I'll be seeing them this weekend at the Made In America Festival to congratulate them in person (or at least watch their set).  This week They Want My Soul is at #5.  So that leaves a gaping hole at the top and you've all enthusiastically awarded that spot on both charts to one Ty Segall with his 7th album Manipulator and its single "Susie Thumb."  Not only did Ty take the #1's, but he took 'em by a pretty large margin. Two other big releases that could have been #1 on another week, The New Pornographers' Brill Bruisers and The Rentals' Lost In Alphaville, tie for #2 with the latter also placing single "1000 Seasons" in the Top 10 at #9t.  Read more about The Rentals' long awaited new release in this week's Buzz Band feature.

Another crossover artist this week is (not Ryan) Gossling with the album Harvest of Gold at #6t and the titular single at #4t.  Royal Blood and Rural Alberta Advantage also rank in the Top 10 of both charts with their albums tied at #8 and their singles "Figure It Out" and "On The Rocks" tied at #6.

Merchandise has a #4 album debut with After The End, J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. is at #6t with his latest solo effort Tied To A Star, and the trifecta of Interpol, The Raveonettes, and The Young round out the Top 10 albums with a three-way tie for #10.  Focusing back on singles, a new one from King Tuff, "Eyes of The Muse" (not about Matt Bellamy's peepers), lands at #2, The Vines bump up a spot with "Metal Zone" to #3, and a current favorite of mine Broncho's "Class Historian" debuts at #4t.  Last week's #1 single, James' "Moving On" slides to #6t and the final Top 10 spot (#9t) goes to that suave Swede Sondre Lerche with "Bad Law."

As usual, the full charts are posted at FMQB.com/SubModern.  Now I bid you all adieu until after Labor Day.  Hang in there!  Only a couple days left to get through.  If any of you specialty hosts are playing hooky from your shows, please let me know so I don't hound you for a playlist on Tuesday.  Hope you all have a fun-filled and tune-filled long weekend!

~ Josh Landow
Twitter: @JoshTLandow

The Rentals was originally the solo/side project of ex-Weezer bassist Matt Sharp. Scoring a hit in 1995 with the kitchy "Friends Of P," the Rentals returned in 1999 with the sadly overlooked Seven More Minutes. Sharp brought The Rentals back for 2007's outstanding Last Little Life EP, and in 2009 attempted an ambitious project called Songs About Time: a three-part collection of EPs, photographs and short films that were all compiled as a box set. The Rentals' newest album Lost In Alphaville finds Sharp re-visiting and re-recording a number of tunes that were originally heard on Songs About Time.
                The Rentals' all-star backing band features Patrick Carney of The Black Keys on drums, plus Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of Lucius contributing vocals. (Ryen Slegr of Weezer pals Ozma and longtime Rental Lauren Chipman fill out the lineup.) If you're familiar with the Rentals' previous work, these new players help Sharp keep the template in place: Moog keyboard sounds, mid-tempo indie pop tunes and tons of harmonizing female vocals as a counterpoint to Sharp's voice. The Rentals aren't breaking new ground on Lost In Alphaville, but Sharp created such a winning formula from the start, why mess with it?
                Lost In Alphaville comes in at #2t on the SubModern Album chart this week, while the hooky "1000 Seasons" is at #9 on the singles chart. The Rentals will be out on a short tour next month, playing three California shows and three East Coast gigs. Find out more at therentals.com or polyvinylrecords.com.

~ Joey Odorisio

The Rentals
Lost In Alphaville
(Polyvinyl)

updated 8/27/14
# Artist Track Label
1 TY SEGALL SUSIE THUMB DRAG CITY
2 KING TUFF EYES OF THE MUSE SUB POP
3 THE VINES METAL ZONE WICKED NATURE
4t BRONCHO CLASS HISTORIAN DINE ALONE
  GOSSLING HARVEST OF GOLD NETTWERK
6t JAMES MOVING ON BMG
  ROYAL BLOOD FIGURE IT OUT WARNER BROS.
  RURAL ALBERTA ADVANTAGE ON THE ROCKS SADDLE CREEK
9t THE RENTALS 1000 SEASONS POLYVINYL
  SONDRE LERCHE BAD LAW MONA
11t FIANCE  ERA SQE
  JOHNNY MARR EASY MONEY SIRE / ADA
  MERCHANDISE LITTLE KILLER 4AD
14t DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979 TRAINWRECK LAST GANG / WARNER BROS.
  INTERPOL ALL THE RAGE (BACK HOME) MATADOR
  THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS BRILL BRUISERS MATADOR
  THE RAVEONETTES SISTERS BEAT DIES
  SBTRKT F/ EZRA KOENIG NEW DORP NEW YORK XL
19t ARCTIC MONKEYS R U MINE? DOMINO
  DRY THE RIVER EVERLASTING LIGHT TRANSGRESSIVE
  ELECTRIC YOUTH RUNAWAY SECRETLY CANADIAN
  FKA TWIGS TWO WEEKS YOUNG TURKS
  GENERATIONALS BLACK LEMON POLYVINYL
  MIKE DOUGHTY LIGHT WILL KEEP YOUR HEART BEATING IN THE FUTURE SNACK BAR / MEGAFORCE
25 AVI BUFFALO SO WHAT SUB POP
  BEAR HANDS AGORA CANTORA
  BLEACHERS ROLLERCOASTER RCA
  CAGE THE ELEPHANT CIGARETTE DAYDREAMS RCA
  JUNGLE BUSY EARNIN' XL
  PORTUGAL. THE MAN CREEP IN A T-SHIRT ATLANTIC
  SPOON DO YOU LOMA VISTA
  THE YOUNG  METAL FLAKE MATADOR

updated 8/27/14
# Artist Album Label
1 TY SEGALL MANIPULATOR DRAG CITY
2t THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS BRILL BRUISERS MATADOR
  THE RENTALS LOST IN ALPHAVILLE POLYVINYL
4 MERCHANDISE AFTER THE END 4AD
5 SPOON THEY WANT MY SOUL LOMA VISTA
6t GOSSLING HARVEST OF GOLD NETTWERK
  J. MASCIS TIED TO A STAR SUB POP
8t ROYAL BLOOD ROYAL BLOOD WARNER BROS.
  RURAL ALBERTA ADVANTAGE MENDED WITH GOLD SADDLE CREEK
10t INTERPOL EL PINTOR MATADOR
  THE RAVEONETTES PE'AHI BEAT DIES
  THE YOUNG  CHROME CACTUS MATADOR
13 MIREL WAGNER WHEN THE CELLAR CHILDREN SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY SUB POP
14t CASEY JACK CASEY JACK ROUGH BEAST
  DRY THE RIVER ALARMS IN THE HEART PIAS
  THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM GET HURT ISLAND
17t ALVVAYS ALVVAYS POLYVINYL
  JENNY LEWIS THE VOYAGER WARNER BROS.
  SW/MM/NG FEEL NOT BAD OLD FLAME
  TWIN PEAKS WILD ONION GRAND JURY
21t ALLAH-LAS WORSHIP THE SUN INNOVATIVE LEISURE
  BENJAMIN BOOKER BENJAMIN BOOKER ATO
  KASABIAN KASABIAN 48:13 HARVEST
24t CELEBRATION ALBUMIN BELLA UNION
  COLD SPECKS NEUROPLASTICITY MUTE
  COURTNEY BARNETT THE DOUBLE EP: A SEA OF SPLIT PEAS MOM+POP
  CYMBALS EAT GUITARS LOSE BARSUK
  THE MUFFS WHOOP DEE DOO BURGER
  REIGNING SOUND SHATTERED MERGE
  SARAH JAFFE DON'T DISCONNECT KIRTLAND

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Jeff Sottolano
Director of Programming
CBS Radio

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