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Happy post-Easter (if you celebrated over the weekend) and post-Earth Day (which hopefully you celebrate every day)! Once again we have almost everything in the top 10 crossing over on the album and singles charts.  You guys just can’t get enough Pixies, can you?  Their newly released full length Indie Cindy is high atop the chart, almost lapping its next highest competitor, and single "Greens and Blues" is tied for #2 with Warpaint’s "Keep It Healthy." They in turn have their self-titled album tied for #3 with Courtney Barnett's The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas. She bounces back over to the singles chart with a new entry, "History Eraser," tied for #8 with "The Lottery" from Afghan Whigs' new album Do To The Beast, which happens to be on the album chart at #7. While that was a confusing way to track the chart, we're not done because Temples has the #5 album this week, Sun Structures, and "Shelter Song" is tied on the singles chart at #6 with "Seasons (Waiting On You)" by Future Islands, who also have the #8 album, Singles. Thank goodness The Pains of Being Pure At Heart aren't tied with anyone on either chart! Their latest single "Until The Sun Explodes" is at #4 and their forthcoming album Days Of Abandon makes an early debut all the way up at #2.

All that remains on the album chart is the new one from eels, The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett at #6 and Jack White's Lazaretto making an early debut at #9, tied with The Both. On the singles side, we have a brand new #1 from Twin Shadow - "To The Top." tUnE-yArDs is at #5 with "Water Fountain." Then down at #8 we have a 4-way tie between Hamilton Leithauser's "Alexandra," "Coastline" from Aussie duo Wunder Wunder, and a couple others already mentioned.

Probably easier to just read the charts, right? Anyway, those are below as always, along with this week's Buzz Band, and retail sales info. Next week I'll have our latest SubModern Session with Roman Remains. 'Til then…


~ Josh Landow
Twitter: @JoshTLandow

If you're like me, you might have seen the name Jimi Goodwin floating around out there without a clue of who it was. Perhaps you will be as intrigued as I was upon finding out that Jimi was (is) the frontman of UK band Doves, who you probably remember at least for some of their singles like "Catch The Sun," "Caught By The River," or "Black and White Town." We haven't heard from Doves since 2009's Kingdom of Rust and a best-of album the following year, but it turns out that they aren't broken up, according to Goodwin, simply taking a much need break to work on other things, such as his own debut album as a solo artist.

While Odludek (the Polish word for loner or misanthrope) is not a Doves record, it's hard not to think of it as such due to Goodwin's unmistakable voice. Where it certainly differs is in the range of sounds and styles represented over the course of its 10 songs. You have some straight up guitar & piano rock ("Terracotta Warrior," "Oh Whiskey," and Lonely At The Drop"), some stripped down numbers ("Keep My Soul In Song," "Hope," and "Panic Tree"), some more electronic and beat driven songs ("Live Like A River" and "Ghost Of The Empties") and the unclassifiable, all over the map mid-album highlight "Man V Dingo." It's not surprising to learn that Goodwin a) wrote and recorded these songs over several years, b) played nearly every instrument on the album, and c) originally envisioned an album with a mixtape feel to it.

Now it'll be interesting to see how these songs will translate to the live stage with Jimi and a new band he's assembled to support Elbow this month in the UK, followed by a headlining tour in May and several European festival dates over the summer. Keep an eye on JimiGoodwin.com to see if he'll be making his way to our shores anytime soon.

By Josh T. Landow
Jimi Goodwin
Odludek
(PIAS)
updated 4/23/14
# Artist Track Label
1 TWIN SHADOW TO THE TOP 4AD
2t PIXIES GREENS AND BLUES PIAS
  WARPAINT KEEP IT HEALTHY ROUGH TRADE
4 PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART UNTIL THE SUN EXPLODES YEBO
5 TUNE-YARDS WATER-FOUNTAIN 4AD
6t FUTURE ISLANDS SEASONS (WAITING ON YOU) 4AD
  TEMPLES SHELTER SONG FAT POSSUM
8t AFGHAN WHIGS THE LOTTERY SUB POP
  COURTNEY BARNETT HISTORY ERASER MOM+POP
  HAMILTON LEITHAUSER ALEXANDRA RIBBON MUSIC
  WUNDER WUNDER COASTLINE DOVECOTE
12t THE BURNING OF ROME GOD OF SMALL THINGS SURFDOG
  CHROMEO JEALOUS (I AIN'T WITH IT) ATLANTIC
  JACK WHITE HIGH BALL STEPPER THIRD MAN / COLUMBIA
  THE SO SO GLOS DISS TOWN SHEA STADIUM / VOTIV
  THE BOTH  MILWAUKEE SUPEREGO
  THUMPERS UNKINDER (A TOUGHER LOVE) SUB POP
18t 7HORSE A FRIEND IN WEED SELF-RELEASED
  DAMON ALBARN MR. TEMBO PARLOPHONE
  JOHNOSSI WHAT'S THE POINT UNIVERSAL SWEDEN / CAROLINE
  NO  LEAVE THE DOOR WIDE OPEN ARTS & CRAFTS
  VAMPIRE WEEKEND STEP XL RECORDINGS
23t THE BLACK ANGELS DIAMOND EYES BLUE HORIZON
  BROKEN BELLS CONTROL COLUMBIA
  EELS MISTAKES OF MY YOUTH PIAS
  FEAR OF MEN WATERFALL KANINE 
  QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE SMOOTH SAILING MATADOR
  SAMUEL L COOL J SLIP AND SLIDE TOTAL RECLUSE
  WILD ONES GOLDEN TWIN TOPSHELF

updated 4/23/14
# Artist Album Label
1 PIXIES INDIE CINDY PIAS
2 PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART DAYS OF ABANDON YEBO
3t COURTNEY BARNETT THE DOUBLE EP: A SEA OF SPLIT PEAS MOM + POP
  WARPAINT WARPAINT ROUGH TRADE
5 TEMPLES SUN STRUCTURES FAT POSSUM
6 EELS THE CAUTIONARY TALES OF MARK OLIVER EVERETT PIAS
7 AFGHAN WHIGS DO TO THE BEAST SUB POP
8 FUTURE ISLANDS SINGLES 4AD
9t JACK WHITE LAZARETTO THIRD MAN / COLUMBIA
  THE BOTH  THE BOTH SUPEREGO
11t DUM DUM GIRLS TOO TRUE SUB POP
  THUMPERS GALORE SUB POP
13t CLOUD NOTHINGS HERE AND NOWHERE ELSE CARPARK / MOM + POP
  FEAR OF MEN LOOM KANINE
  THE SO SO GLOS BLOWOUT SHEA STADIUM / VOTIV
16t DAMON ALBARN EVERYDAY ROBOTS PARLOPHONE
  FOSTER THE PEOPLE SUPERMODEL COLUMBIA
  NO  EL PRADO ARTS & CRAFTS
19t BROKEN BELLS AFTER THE DISCO COLUMBIA
  MAC DEMARCO SALAD DAYS CAPTURED TRACKS
  PINK MOUNTAINTOPS GET BACK JAGJAGUWAR
  QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE ...LIKE CLOCKWORK MATADOR
23t BAND OF SKULLS HIMALAYAN (+180)
  JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD MAKE MY HEAD SING ATO
  THE MENZINGERS RENTED WORLD EPITAPH
  THE NOTWIST CLOSE TO THE GLASS SUB POP
  SKATERS MANHATTAN WARNER BROS.
  WYE OAK SHRIEK MERGE

LW TW

DAILY TOP 20 SUB MODERN ALBUM SALES - TUESDAY 4/22/14

%
** 1 EELS CAUTIONARY TALES OF MARK OLIVE PIAS AMERICA **
** 2 ARMY OF THE PHAROAHS IN DEATH REBORN ENEMY SOIL **
** 3 KEB MO BLUESAMERICANA RELATIVITY **
14 4 VARIOUS ARTISTS LOOKING INTO YOU: A TRIBUTE TO MUSIC ROAD 8.5
** 5 J. STALIN S.I.D.-SHINING I TOWN THIZNESS **
15 6 ARCTIC MONKEYS AM DOMINO -20.5
** 7 AUGUSTANA LIFE IMITATING LIFE WASHINGTON SQUARE **
** 8 KELIS FOOD NINJA TUNE **
4 9 MICHAELSON,INGRID LIGHTS OUT CABIN 24 -77.4
** 10 FUTURE ISLANDS SINGLES 4AD **
1 11 AFGHAN WHIGS DO TO THE BEAST SUB POP -89.2
11 12 THEE OH SEES DROP CASTLE FACE -68.4
** 13 WAR ON DRUGS LOST IN THE DREAM SECRETLY CANADIAN **
3 14 CROWELL,RODNEY TARPAPER SKY NEW WEST/ADA -87.5
** 15 TEMPLES SUN STRUCTURES FAT POSSUM 0
** 16 BELL,DRAKE READY STEADY GO SURFDOG **
** 17 SPACE PROJECT SPACE PROJECT FAT POSSUM **
** 18 LAKE STREET DIVE BAD SELF PORTRAITS SIGNATURE SOUND **
** 19 BLACK ANGELS CLEAR LAKE FOREST BLUE HORIZON **
** 20 INGLISH,CHUCK CONVERTIBLES (FEATURING CHANCE FEDERAL PRISM **
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