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Is it really Wednesday again already? It must be or I wouldn't be writing this. Here we are on the edge of fall, though it's been feeling like it already around here, and tons of new music is raining down on us. I've been trying to keep up with it all the last couple weeks, but for every album I listen to, there seem to be two more to take its place (like Hydra). But some highlights of what I have been able to absorb have been the new records from Interpol, The New Pornographers, The Kooks, The Rentals, The Drums (who I saw a few nights ago), Philly band Cayetana, and this week's Buzz Band Broncho. And I'm itching to pop on the Alt-J record that just showed up in my inbox! 

But you've probably all been checking out most of those same albums, and I feel like I should be turning you on to some new sounds that I haven't seen show up on our SubModern charts yet. So, here is my first ever TRACK THAT NO ONE HAS PLAYED YET, BUT YOU SHOULD. It comes from an NYC by way of Seattle three piece called Dreamers. Check out the song "Wolves" here. It just occurred to me that song is in serious need of a clean radio edit, but hopefully you'll like it enough to make one yourself if need be.

Now let's turn our attention to what you did in fact play this week. Once again Interpol has the #1 album with El Pintor, but we have a new #1 single - TV On The Radio's "Happy Idiot." Only a couple of artists overlap in the Top 10 this week, those being The Drums, whose single "Kiss Me Again" ties at #2 and whose forthcoming album Encyclopedia debuts at #3t, and Avi Buffalo, who are also tied for #3 with At Best Cuckold and they have the #6 single "So What."

Also on the albums side of things, Death From Above 1979 rises to #2 with The Physical World and King Tuff's Black Moon Spell debuts at #5. Blonde Redhead, the aforementioned Buzz Band Broncho, Afternoons, and Ty Segall round out the Top 10 albums.

As far as singles go, last week's #1 "Easy Money" from Johnny Marr is tied at #2 this time, while Julian Casablancas + The Voidz debut at #4 with "Where No Eagles Fly." Bass Drum of Death sticks around with "For Blood" at #5 and another debut at #7 from Walk The Moon with "Shut Up And Dance." The Top 10 singles (actually 11) finish up with a four way tie at #8 between Bush (really folks?), Mike Doughty, My Brightest Diamond, and White Arrows.

Gotta cut myself off for this week. Check out the full charts at FMQB.com/SubModern and keep the new tunes spinning until next time.

~ Josh Landow
Twitter: @JoshTLandow

Over the last month or so, one of the most pervasive earworms to be rattling around in my brain has been the "doot doot da da da da da da doot doot doot," etc… that kicks off and repeats throughout the first single "Class Historian" from Broncho's new release Just Enough Hip To Be Woman. That alone makes it hard for the rest of the Oklahoma threesome's sophomore album to measure up, but while there's nothing quite as catchy, the rest does come close.

The fall of the band's former label could have led to the songs that would become Just Enough Hip… languishing in purgatory, but as luck would have it, Girls creator/star Lena Dunham latched on to a demo version of the song "It's On" and included it in an episode of the show. As hip tastemaker TV shows have done in the past, and will continue to do in the future, this made a lot of viewers sit up and take notice of (or sit up and Shazam) Broncho, ultimately aiding in their ability to finish and release their album.

Obviously the two songs I've mentioned are keystones on the record, but there's definitely more to check out that'd sound pretty terrific on the radio (or on an episode of some other young adult dramedy). Try "Deena" or album opener "What" and how about "Stay Loose" for good measure as well.

I'm pretty bummed that I am unable to catch Broncho on my home turf this weekend, but hopefully you can catch them as they cruise down the east coast, through the south, and out west for the next month and a half. Get all their tour dates and find out more at BronchoBand.com or DineAloneRecords.com. And see their video for "Class Historian" in all of its Cars-esque, VHS low resolution glory here.


By Josh Landow

BRONCHO
Just Enough Hip To Be Woman

(Dine Alone)

updated 9/17/14
# Artist Track Label
1 TV ON THE RADIO HAPPY IDIOT HARVEST
2t THE DRUMS KISS ME AGAIN MINOR
  JOHNNY MARR EASY MONEY SIRE / ADA
4 JULIAN CASABLANCAS + THE VOIDZ WHERE NO EAGLES FLY CULT
5 BASS DRUM OF DEATH FOR BLOOD INNOVATIVE LEISURE
6 AVI BUFFALO SO WHAT SUB POP
7 WALK THE MOON SHUT UP AND DANCE RCA
8t BUSH  THE ONLY WAY OUT ZUMA ROCK / RAL / SONY
  MIKE DOUGHTY LIGHT WILL KEEP YOUR HEART BEATING IN THE FUTURE SNACK BAR / MEGAFORCE
  MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND PRESSURE ASTHMATIC KITTY
  WHITE ARROWS WE CAN'T EVER DIE VOTIV
12t BANKS  BEGGIN FOR THREAD HARVEST
  BLONDE REDHEAD DRIPPING KOBALT
  KING TUFF EYES OF THE MUSE SUB POP
  U2 THE MIRACLE (OF JOEY RAMONE) INTERSCOPE
16t THE BOTS ALL I REALLY WANT FADER
  BRONCHO CLASS HISTORIAN DINE ALONE
  KASABIAN EEZ-EH HARVEST
  TY SEGALL SUSIE THUMB DRAG CITY
19t AFTERNOONS  SAY YES EEENIE MEENIE
  INTERPOL ANYWHERE MATADOR
  SOFT SWELLS FLOODLIGHTS MODERN OUTSIDER
  THE VINES METAL ZONE SELF-RELEASED
  WOLF GANG LAY DOWN YOUR LOVE CHERRY TREE / INTERSCOPE
24t AFTERNOONS  GLORIA EEENIE MEENIE
  ALIEN ANT FARM HOMAGE EXECUTIVE
  BROODS MOTHER & FATHER CAPITOL
  FALL OUT BOY CENTURIES ISLAND
  FIANCE  ERA SQE
  GRACE WEBER PERFECT STRANGER SELF-RELEASED
  HIGH ENDS INTOXICATED DINE ALONE
  INTERPOL EVERYTHING IS WRONG MATADOR
  JACK WHITE WOULD YOU FIGHT FOR MY LOVE? THIRD MAN / COLUMBIA
  KING TUFF BLACK MOON SPELL SUB POP
  SNEAKOUT THE ART OF HANGING ON SELF-RELEASED
  TENNIS I'M CALLIN COMMUNION MUSIC

updated 9/17/14
# Artist Album Label
1 INTERPOL EL PINTOR MATADOR
2 DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979 THE PHYSICAL WORLD LAST GANG / WARNER BROS.
3t AVI BUFFALO AT BEST CUCKOLD SUB POP
  THE DRUMS ENCYCLOPEDIA MINOR
5 KING TUFF BLACK MOON SPELL SUB POP
6t BLONDE REDHEAD BARRAGAN KOBALT
  BRONCHO JUST ENOUGH HIP TO BE WOMAN DINE ALONE
8t AFTERNOONS  SAY YES EEENIE MEENIE
  TY SEGALL MANIPULATOR DRAG CITY
12t MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND THIS IS MY HAND ASTHMATIC KITTY
  THE VINES WICKED NATURE SELF-RELEASED
  WHITE ARROWS IN BARDO VOTIV
13t MIKE DOUGHTY STELLAR MOTEL SNACK BAR / MEGAFORCE
  U2 SONGS OF INNOCENCE INTERSCOPE
15 BANKS  GODDESS HARVEST
16t KAREN O CRUSH SONGS CULT
  SPOON THEY WANT MY SOUL LOMA VISTA
18t FIANCE  EP1 SQE
  GOAT  COMMUNE SUB POP
  GOSSLING HARVEST OF GOLD NETTWERK
  JAMES LA PETITE MORT BMG RIGHTS
  THE RENTALS LOST IN ALPHAVILLE POLYVINYL
  ROYAL BLOOD ROYAL BLOOD WARNER BROS.
24t THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM GET HURT ISLAND
  HIGH ENDS SUPER CLASS DINE ALONE
  THE JANE SHERMANS THE JANE SHERMANS GOGOLOVE
  PIXIES INDIE CINDY PIAS

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Marissa Lanchak
APD/MD
WFLY/Albany

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