We kick off this week’s new releases with a new album by dance/electronica kings Hot Chip. Entitled In Our Heads, it is the group’s fifth album and follows on from 2010′s One Life Stand. Hot Chip, scrobbled close to 30,000,000 times, enjoyed great success on Last.fm with One Life Stand with the album being scrobbled 4,839,670 times. Released just as the festival season is well and truly under way, In Our Heads will no doubt be soundtracking stages at festivals such as the Pitchfork Music Festival and Bestival this Summer. First single “Night and Day” is already making a serious impression on the band’s charts, with the track being the most popular last week with 3,674 listeners.
Next up is There’s No Leaving Now by The Tallest Man On Earth. The widely acclaimed singer-songwriter from Sweden will be baring ten new tracks in his usual organic and heartfelt manner – looking to grow his impressive total scrobble count of 16,117,582. There’s No Leaving Now features the track “1904″ and it is one that has been received with a great deal of enthusiasm from Last.fm listeners. Listened to by 6,395 listeners last week it gained almost2,000 more listeners than second placed track “The Gardener” from 2008′s debut Shallow Grave - a strong indication of the potential success of the new record.
Lastly we look at the most scrobbled of the three acts chosen (boasting 42,792,031 of them) - Metric (pictured). The indie rock New Yorkers release the beautifully-named Synthetica amidst a sprawling back catalog that includes, most emphatically, 2009′s Fantasies. Scrobbled 11,674,446 times it is the band’s most popular (and most recent) album and features tracks such as “Help I’m Alive” – scrobbled a whopping 2,403,285 times alone. Just like with The Tallest Man On Earth and Hot Chip lead singles from the album have shot right up the band’s charts, with “Youth Without Youth” being listened to by 4,626 listeners last week (beaten only by “Help I’m Alive”)
Make sure to check back next week for the latest in new music.
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