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How're y'all doin' this week? Hopefully Rocktober is treating you all as well as it has been me. In the past seven days since I last wrote here, I've gotten to see Julian Casablancas+The Voidz, Phantogram, and Courtney Barnett. Here's me and Ms. Barnett hanging backstage where she recorded a guest DJ segment for Y-Not Radio.




I'm astounded by the continuing #1 streak for TV On The Radio's "Happy Idiot." This is its 4th week atop the singles chart and I kind want to see it go til the album is out in mid-November!  And they're #2 again on the album chart as well with just one other song from Seeds being out there in the ethos.

Our #1 album this week though has been more of gradual build up to the top of the chart, but King Tuff's Black Moon Spell is finally there after spending the last month in the Top 5. Johnny Marr continues to do well with Playland at #3 and Stars is at #4 on both charts with No One Is Lost and its title track. Mariachi El Bronx also debuts on both charts this week with their third album III in a tie for #7 and single "Wildfires" tied at #6 with the mighty Foo Fighters' new tune "Something From Nothing." Other notable single debuts are at #2 and #3 from Hookworms and Carl Barāt and The Jackals, respectively.

Keep reading for this week's Buzz Band feature on The Bots, as well as the full charts and latest add dates. For more, head to FMQB.com/Submodern. Have a great week everyone, and if you're at CMJ, well maybe I'll see you on Saturday, when I might be headed there.

~ Josh Landow
Twitter: @JoshTLandow
I saw The Bots a few weeks ago and I didn't realize that there were only two of them or that they were pretty much children! As young as brothers Mikaiah (21) and Anaiah Lei (17) are, they already have three self-released full length albums to their name, and have toured with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Bad Brains, and Damon Albarn! A ride on Damon's train (yes, he owns a train) led to the Leis approaching YYY's Nick Zinner about playing guitar on a song for Pink Palms, which in turn led to Zinner handling some of the production on the album.

As I mentioned, I was surprised to find that The Bots were only a duo, based on the myriad of sounds on their recordings. Guitar and drums may be the backbone, but there's a lot more going on here. By now you've probably gotten sucked in to the hooks of single "All I Really Want," which stands apart due to its spoken word verses, but there are plenty of others to get into on Pink Palms. There's the funky "Blinded," the straight ahead rocking of "Won" or "Ethiopia," and even the album's bleepiest track "Wet Blanket."

Depending on where you are, you might get to see The Bots before the year is up. Check out their tour dates and find out more at TheBotsBand.com or from Fader Label.

By Josh Landow

THE BOTS
Pink Palms

(Fader)

updated 10/22/14
# Artist Track Label
1 TV ON THE RADIO HAPPY IDIOT HARVEST
2 HOOKWORMS ON LEAVING WEIRD WORLD / DOMINO
3 CARL BARAT AND THE JACKALS GLORY DAYS GRAND JURY
4 STARS NO ONE IS LOST ATO
5 DREAMERS WOLVES SELF-RELEASED
6t FOO FIGHTERS SOMETHING FROM NOTHING RCA
  MARIACHI EL BRONX WILDFIRES ATO
8t FRANCISCO THE MAN BIG IDEAS FAT POSSUM
  NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS IN THE HEAT OF THE MOMENT SOUR MASH
  SCREAMING FEMALES WISHING WELL DON GIOVANNI
11t A. SINCLAIR HOW MANY WAYS DANGERBIRD
  ALT-J EVERY OTHER FRECKLE CANVASBACK / ATLANTIC
  THE BOHICAS XXX DOMINO
14 DAVID BOWIE SUE (OR IN A SEASON OF CRIME) COLUMBIA / LEGACY
15t FOXYGEN HOW CAN YOU REALLY JAGJAGUWAR
  THE FRAIL BACK TO ME BEEN HAD
  KING TUFF EYES OF THE MUSE SUB POP
  NEW PORNOGRAPHERS DANCEHALL DOMINE MATADOR
19t THE DRUMS KISS ME AGAIN MINOR
  NIGHT DRIVE YOUNG RIVALS SOUND CONTROL
  NUDE BEACH CAN'T DON GIOVANNI
  RESTORATIONS SEPARATE SIDEONEDUMMY
23t THE ACID BASIC INSTINCT MUTE
  CHET FAKER GOLD DOWNTOWN
  DIRTY HEADS SOUND OF CHANGE FIVE SEVEN
  GLASS ANIMALS GOOEY HARVEST
  GREYLAG YOURS TO SHAKE DEAD OCEANS
  GRIZFOLK HYMNALS VIRGIN
  JAWS THINK TOO MUCH, FEEL TOO LITTLE SIDEONEDUMMY
  JOHNNY MARR BACK IN THE BOX SIRE / ADA
  JULIAN CASABLANCAS+THE VOIDZ WHERE NO EAGLES FLY CULT
  KING TUFF BLACK MOON SPELL SUB POP
  THE MARCH DIVIDE I TOLD YOU SO SELF-RELEASED
  OLIVIA JEAN MISTAKES THIRD MAN RECORDS
  THE PRESETS NO FUN SELF-RELEASED
  TAYMIR AAAAAH KILLING MOON

updated 10/22/14
# Artist Album Label
1 KING TUFF BLACK MOON SPELL SUB POP
2 TV ON THE RADIO SEEDS HARVEST
3 JOHNNY MARR PLAYLAND SIRE / ADA
4 STARS NO ONE IS LOST ATO
5t ALT-J THIS IS ALL YOURS CANVASBACK / ATLANTIC
  FOXYGEN ...AND STAR POWER JAGJAGUWAR
7t THE BOHICAS THE BOHICAS EP DOMINO
  CARIBOU OUR LOVE MERGE
  MARIACHI EL BRONX MARIACHI EL BRONX III ATO
10 EX HEX RIPS MERGE
11t THE FRAIL LOVE DEATH LEGEND BEEN HAD
  NEW PORNOGRAPHERS BRILL BRUISERS MATADOR
  OLIVIA JEAN BATHTUB LOVE KILLINGS THIRD MAN
  PRIMUS PRIMUS & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY ATO
15t NUDE BEACH 77 DON GIOVANNI
  RANCID ...HONOR IS ALL WE KNOW EPITAPH
  RESTORATIONS LP3 SIDEONEDUMMY
  TY SEGALL MANIPULATOR DRAG CITY
19t BASS DRUM OF DEATH RIP THIS INNOVATIVE LEISURE
  THE DRUMS ENCYCLOPEDIA MINOR
  JULIAN CASABLANCAS+THE VOIDZ TYRANNY CULT
  SBTRKT WONDER WHERE WE LAND XL
  SPOON THEY WANT MY SOUL LOMA VISTA
24t THE BOTS PINK PALMS FADER
  JAMIE T CARRY ON THE GRUDGE EPITAPH
  KELE TRICK LILAC
  TAYMIR PHOSPHENE KILLING MOON
  WE WERE PROMISED JETPACKS UNRAVELLING FATCAT

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Christopher K
APD/MD, KDND & KUDL
Sacramento

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