San Francisco's Thao & the Get Down Stay Down is the vehicle for the thoughtful indie folk-rock lyricism of singer-songwriter Thao Nguyen. Over the course of five albums and multiple singles (plus celebrated collaborations like her 2011 LP with indie-pop artist Mirah), she's developed a stripped-down, cerebral but deeply relatable voice that's earned her a sizable and devoted following.
<em>Afraid of Heights</em>, Wavves' recently-released fourth album, is the band's most lyrically mature and sonically eclectic release to date.
Alt-J are inducted into our Chart Hall of Fame this week after setting a record of 8 weeks at #1.
That will be very hard to beat and is maybe a little hard on our own Cloud Cult who've spent now
3 weeks at #2, with only one more chance to make it to the top!
A record-setting seventh straight week at the top for Alt-J, who also cemented their reputation with a storming set at SXSW for our friends at NPR.
The two women behind the band Boy have only released one full album to date, 2011's <em>Mutual Friends</em>, but it's made a pretty big splash. In town for sold-out gigs at Bryant Lake Bowl and the Cedar Cultural Center, the band stopped by The Current studios to chat with Mark Wheat and play a few of their songs.
From Iceland to right here in the Great Midwest, this week's Chart Show is counting down the hits from around the globe!
I love this band. I love this album. I love the fact that they had the audacity to call it: "Love." Simple word, deepest concept.
Philly rocker Kurt Vile has been a psych-rock and folk-influenced racket for the better part of a decade now, both as a founding member of the indie-rock band The War on Drugs (which he left in 2008) and also as a solo artist.
Despite the warm temps outside, the support for the Top 3 refuses to melt away on this week's Chart Show!
Last week's massive Hall of Fame induction made room for a record breaking five new entries on this week's Chart Show.
A surprise surge takes Metric to the top and two songs get sent to the Chart Show Hall of Fame.
Yo La Tengo's 13th album is centered on the relationship of Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley, who've been married for the band's nearly 30-year history.
Last week's CD of the Week artists seem to have caught our audiences imagination, Alt-J's "Breezeblocks" is the highest new entry, while this week's CDotW helps get Muse back into the lower reaches.
Did a new year mean a new #1 song? Find out on this week's Chart Show!
The last chart of the year sees a big re-shuffle at the top and 3 new entries.