Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Hey kids, I'm just gonna jump right into things head first this week because our chart crossover rate has reached critical mass. We have 8 artists appearing in the Top 10's of both the albums and singles charts. Let's see if we can make sense of it all. We begin with last week's double #1, Afghan Whigs still topping both charts with Do To The Beast as the sole #1 album and "The Lottery" sharing the top single spot with Pixies' "Greens and Blues." Pixies also have the #2 album in the new full length Indie Cindy. Our #3 album is Maximo Park's Too Much Information, which begets a #7 tied single "Brain Cells." Temples are at #4t with Sun Structures and also have their single "Shelter Song" tied for #7. tUnE-yArDs debuts on the album chart at #7t with Nikki Nack and single "Water Fountain" is at #4. Also tied for #7 album is Warpaint's self-titled with the single "Keep It Healthy" tied for #5. Ted Leo and Aimee Mann's new collaborative project The Both debuts its self-titled album at #10t with single "Milwaukee" at #7t. (Check out the hilarious video for that song, filmed at some of my stomping grounds in Philly.) Finally, also debuting at #10t is Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser's first solo album Black Hours, with single "Alexandra" at #5t.

That doesn't leave us with much else to cover. Rounding out the album chart at #4t is Cloud Nothings' Here And Nowhere Else, A Psych Tribute To The Doors at #6, and Mac DeMarco's Salad Days at #7t. Over on the singles side, Jack White is up at #3 with the instrumental "High Ball Stepper," and figuring into a 5-way tie at 7 are Future Islands' "Seasons (Waiting On You)" and So So Glos' "Diss Town."

That's it for now, except to say that lots of shows haven't been submitting their playlists these last few weeks so please make sure you all get back on the ball with that. Thanks!


~ Josh Landow
Twitter: @JoshTLandow

Sheffield's The Crookes are back with their third album Soapbox, but didn't they just release an album last year? Not quite. Hold Fast may have seemed new to us here in the states, but it was released in 2012 back in the U.K. Both albums come to us here via Modern Outsider Records, who signed The Crookes after seeing them at last year's SXSW! Many of us got to see them at this year's SXSW, where they were definitely a highlight for me. I saw them pretty late at night, but even though I was dead tired, I was so captivated by their incredible charisma and intensity, that I wanted them to play for hours!

Soapbox is a great fix of fairly straightforward Brit-pop, starting strong with lead and second singles "Play Dumb" and "Don't Put Your Faith In Me." Other highlights include the title track, "Marcy," and "Echolalia."

Perhaps some of the album's imagery was the byproduct of the band's retreat to isolation in the mountains of Italy, where they recorded Soapbox in a church. You can watch their mini making-of documentary in 4 parts on The Crookes' YouTube channel.

At this time, The Crookes don't have any stateside tour dates announced, but hopefully they'll be back soon. Keep an eye out and find out more at TheCrookes.co.uk or ModernOutsider.com.

By Josh T. Landow

The Crookes Soapbox (Modern Outsider)
updated 4/16/14
# Artist Track Label
1t AFGHAN WHIGS THE LOTTERY SUB POP
  PIXIES GREENS AND BLUES PIAS
3 JACK WHITE HIGH BALL STEPPER COLUMBIA / THIRD MAN
4 TUNE-YARDS WATER FOUNTAIN 4AD
5t HAMILTON LEITHAUSER ALEXANDRA RIBBON
  WARPAINT KEEP IT HEALTHY ROUGH TRADE
7t THE BOTH  MILWAUKEE SUPEREGO
  FUTURE ISLANDS SEASONS (WAITING ON YOU) 4AD
  MAXIMO PARK BRAIN CELLS PIAS
  SO SO GLOS DISS TOWN SHEA STADIUM / VOTIV
  TEMPLES SHELTER SONG FAT POSSUM
12t BLOOD RED SHOES LIGHT IT UP PIAS
  CHROMEO JEALOUS ATLANTIC
  CLOUD NOTHINGS I'M NOT PART OF ME CARPARK / MOM + POP
  DAMON ALBARN MR. TEMBO WARNER BROS. / PARLOPHONE
  WILD ONES GOLDEN TWIN TOPSHELF RECORDS
17t THE BLACK ANGELS DIAMOND EYES BLUE HORIZON
  FEAR OF MEN WATERFALL KANINE
  JOHNOSSI WHAT'S THE POINT UNIVERSAL SWEDEN / CAROLINE
20t JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD I WANNA LOVE YOU ATO
  MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA TOP NOTCH LOMA VISTA / REPUBLIC
  THE ORWELLS WHO NEEDS YOU CANVASBACK / ATLANTIC
23t ENO • HYDE DADDY'S CAR WARP
  HOLY GHOST! BRIDGE & TUNNEL DFA
  MAC DEMARCO SALAD DAYS CAPTURED TRACKS
  QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE SMOOTH SAILING MATADOR
  THE RAVEONETTES THE END CLEOPATRA
  SPANISH GOLD OUT ON THE STREET BMG
  THUMPERS UNKINDER (A TOUGHER LOVE) SUB POP
  THE WHIGS HIT ME NEW WEST

updated 4/9/14
# Artist Album Label
1 AFGHAN WHIGS DO TO THE BEAST SUB POP
2 PIXIES INDIE CINDY PIAS
3 MAXIMO PARK TOO MUCH INFORMATION PIAS
4t CLOUD NOTHINGS HERE AND NOWHERE ELSE CARPARK / MOM + POP
  TEMPLES SUN STRUCTURES FAT POSSUM
6 VARIOUS ARTISTS A PSYCH TRIBUTE TO THE DOORS CLEOPATRA
7t MAC DEMARCO SALAD DAYS CAPTURED TRACKS
  TUNE-YARDS NIKKI NACK 4AD
  WARPAINT WARPAINT ROUGH TRADE
10t THE BOTH  THE BOTH SUPEREGO
  HAMILTON LEITHAUSER BLACK HOURS RIBBON MUSIC
12 FEAR OF MEN LOOM KANINE
13t OFF! WASTED YEARS VICE
14t BAND OF SKULLS HIMALAYAN 180
  THE BLACK ANGELS CLEAR LAKE FOREST EP BLUE HORIZON
  JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD MAKE MY HEAD SING ATO
17t BLACK PISTOL FIRE HUSH OR HOWL MODERN OUTSIDER
  BROKEN BELLS AFTER THE DISCO COLUMBIA
  FOSTER THE PEOPLE SUPERMODEL COLUMBIA
  HOLY GHOST! DYNAMICS DFA
  KAISER CHIEFS EDUCATION, EDUCATION, EDUCATION & WAR ATO
  THE ORWELLS DISGRACELAND CANVASBACK / ATLANTIC
  QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE ...LIKE CLOCKWORK MATADOR
  ST. VINCENT ST. VINCENT REPUBLIC
  THE STRYPES SNAPSHOT PHOTO FINISH / ISLAND
  THUMPERS GALORE SUB POP
  THE WAR ON DRUGS LOST IN THE DREAM SECRETLY CANADIAN
  WYE OAK SHRIEK MERGE

LW TW

DAILY TOP 20 SUB MODERN ALBUM SALES - TUESDAY 4/15/14

%
** 1 AFGHAN WHIGS DO TO THE BEAST SUB POP **
** 2 CULT LEADER NOTHING FOR US HERE DEATHWISH **
** 3 CROWELL,RODNEY TARPAPER SKY NEW WEST **
** 4 MICHAELSON,INGRID LIGHTS OUT CABIN 24 **
** 5 BOTH,THE THE BOTH SUPER EGO **
** 6 TRIPTYKON MELANA CHASMATA CENTURY MEDIA **
** 7 SEVENDUST TIME TRAVELERS & BONFIRES 7BROS **
** 8 WILSON,DAN LOVE WITHOUT FEAR BALLROOM MUSIC **
** 9 RONSTADT,LINDA DUETS PID -58.8
3 10 ANDERSON,IAN HOMO ERRACTICUS KSCOPE **
** 11 EMMURE ETERNAL ENEMIES VICTORY **
** 12 THEE OH SEES DROP CASTLE FACE **
** 13 BARNETT,COURTNEY DOUBLE EP: A SEA OF SPLIT PEAS MOM & POP **
** 14 VARIOUS ARTISTS LOOKING INTO YOU: A TRIBUTE TO MUSIC ROAD 2.3
6 15 ARCTIC MONKEYS AM DOMINO -4.8
7 16 MARLEY,ZIGGY FLY RASTA TUFF GONG WORLD **
** 17 OFF! WASTED YEARS VICE -89.7
1 18 BLACK LABEL SOCIETY CATACOMBS OF THE BLACK VATICAN E1 MUSIC -81.3
2 19 BREATHE CAROLINA SAVAGES FEARLESS **
** 20 MONCH,PHAROAHE P.T.S.D.-POST TRA W.A.R. MEDIA LL **
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