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Charts & Adds: Week of 4/14 – 4/21

And just like that, May is next week. Time has seemed both to drag on forever and to pass by in a rush during this quarantine, but one thing is for sure… in the words of Fiona Apple (one of our lovely adds this week), “I’ve been in here* too long.” Check out Fetch the Bolt Cutters and the rest of this week’s charts and adds below.

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Top 5 Charts:

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1.) Soccer Mommy – color theory

Soccer Mommy’s sophomore album somehow manages to be both brighter and darker than her debut, Cleancolor theory is an exploration in growth, encapsulating the young artist’s rise to indie fame and the struggles that have arisen as a result.

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2.) Kevin Krauter – Full Hand

On his sophomore album, Full Hand, Indiana musician Kevin Krauter tackles complicated emotional states and ideas through elliptical songwriting that is at once poetic and truthful. It’s an album that is a holistic look at a human life in progress–personal flaws mean everything until they suddenly don’t. 

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3.) Real Estate – The Main Thing

Coming three years after their last project, Real Estate dives even further into their hook laden indie rock on The Main Thing. The New Jersey band’s bright guitar lines are set against emotionally nuanced lyrics and complex arrangements.

4.) Down Time – Hurts Being Alive

Listening to Down Time is like dropping in on a friend—someone who’s there to listen or challenge or provide a new perspective. Down Time brings excitement to familiarity. It’s a conversation between three friends that invites the listener to be part of the family.

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5.) Car Seat Headrest – “Can’t Cool Me Down” [Single]

In 2020, Car Seat Headrest is reinventing itself. This first single release from their upcoming album Making a Door Less Open (their first release in four years) marks a shift from their well-established sound within the realm of gritty rock to their new experimentation in electronic music.

Top 30 Charts

RankArtistRecordLabel
1Soccer MommyColor TheoryLoma Vista/Concord
2Kevin KrauterFull HandBayonet
3Real EstateThe Main ThingDomino
4Down TimeHurts Being AliveMutually Detrimental
5Car Seat Headrest“Can’t Cool Me Down” [Single]Matador
6RatboysPrinter’s DevilTopshelf
7Spendtime PalaceRoom With A View [EP]Park the Van
8Boy RomeoPure SoulSelf-released
9Christine and the QueensLa Vita Nuova [EP]Because/Capitol
10Loose ButtonsSomething BetterMoon Crawl
11Franc MoodyDream In ColourJuicebox
12Sour WidowsSour WidowsSelf-released
13DoglegMeleeTriple Crown
14WaxahatcheeSaint CloudMerge
15U.S. GirlsHeavy Light4AD/Beggars Group
16Swim MountainIf [EP]Monday
17ChiiildSynthetic Soul [EP]Avant Garden/Island
18Peach PitYou and Your FriendsColumbia
19OvercoatsThe FightLoma Vista
20Acid TongueBulliesFreakout
21Music BandCelebrationDine Alone
22ThundercatIt Is What It IsBrainfeeder
23Sea WolfThrough a Dark WoodDangerbird
24King KruleMan Alive!True Panther/Matador
25CaribouSuddenlyMerge
26Yves TumorHeaven to a Tortured MindWarp
27The SeshenCyanTru Thoughts
28BonusIIIIMuscle Beach
29Anna BurchIf You’re DreamingPolyvinyl
30addyEclipseTopshelf

Top 3 Adds:

1.) Fiona Apple – Fetch the Bolt Cutters

Recommended if you like: Regina Spektor, Feist, Sharon Van Etten

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2.) Skylar Gudasz – Cinema

Recommended if you like: Laura Marling, Molly Sarlé, Daughter of Swords

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3.) Stay Inside – Viewings

Recommended if you like: La Dispute, Citizen, Basement, You Blew It!

Top 10 Adds

RankArtistRecordLabel
1Fiona AppleFetch The Bolt CuttersEpic
2Skylar GudaszCinemaSuah Sounds
3Stay InsideViewingsNo Sleep
4Elvis DepressedlyDepressedelicaRun For Cover
5Once and Future BandDeleted ScenesCastle Face
6Laura MarlingSong For Our DaughterChrysalis/Partisan
7BugsSelf HelpSelf-released
8Bad IdeaI Just Want To Go Home [EP]Self-released
9Lila BlueLeave Me BeSelf-released
10The Pack a.d.It Was Fun While It LastedSelf-released