And here we are with the second to last SubModern Report of 2023. We have an undisputed #1 debut on the singles chart from Real Estate. It's "Water Underground" from their forthcoming record Daniel. On the album chart though, the #1 spot is disputed between Pleasure Beasts, the just-released second album from Australian dance act Haiku Hands , and Where's My Utopia?, the forthcoming sophomore record from Yard Act out of the U.K. Both of those artists have tracks featured in the top ten singles, as you will see shortly.
Things remain water related with the #2 single, "Agua," the first new song in over twenty-five years from Perry Farrell's "other band" Porno For Pyros. Next we find Sleaford Mods' version of "West End Girls" tied at #3 with the aforementioned Yard Act's new tune "Petroleum." Bjork and Rosalia are up at #5 with "Oral," preceding a four-way tie between "The Fight" by Future Islands, "Cool For You" by Haiku Hands, "jamcod" by The Jesus and Mary Chain, and "Lunar Eclipse" by The Vaccines, all at #6. The final entry in this week's top ten is from STRFKR, celebrating one of the coolest Radio Shack toys of the 80's with "Armatron."
Following the tie at the top of the album chart, there's another tie at #3 between two artists that also appeared in the top ten singles. They are People Who Aren't There Anymore from Future Islands and last week's #1 album Pick-Up Full of Pink Carnations from The Vaccines. MGMT takes the #5 spot with their upcoming Loss of Life, followed by a tie for #6 between Everything Everything's Mountainhead and Theatre of The Absurd Presents C'est La Vie from Madness. It's Elvis Presley meets The Smiths at #8 in the form of Brigitte Calls Me Baby with their debut EP This House Is Made of Corners. Finally the top ten closes with a three-way tie at #9 featuring Chelsea Wolfe with She Reaches Out To She Reaches Out To She, Glitterer with Rationale, and The Mountain Goats with Jenny From Thebes.
For more than that, click on the full charts, where you'll find the top twenty-five plus of each chart. You'll also find the last batch of tunes coming your way this year on the Available For Airplay list. Yup, next week is gonna be it for this year of SubModern. I'll be back on Wednesday as usual with the final regular weekly charts of 2023 and then again on Friday, December 15th with the year-end charts. Have a great week and a Happy Hannukah if you celebrate.
Recorded at Cambridge Sound Studios
Rabbit Rabbit is available now on Wax Nine Records.