Siriux XM Alt 18 Countdown of alternative music, Oct. 31, 2020 | The Backseat Lovers and Holly Humberstone debut; Sir Sly and Bastille eyeing No. 1

Hey there, Missio.

Belated post this week thanks to Halloween and the elections. Apologies. I’m not sure anyone heard the Countdown on Saturday with XMU playing their annual all-covers day, but if they did, it’s a strong list. Not much change, but Holly Humberstone and The Backseat Lovers joined the party — not a big surprise if you listen to AltNation. “Kilby Girl” is already in heavy rotation, and Madison loves Humberstone. Caamp’s departs, and while they’ve come back before, it seems like the end of the road for By and By. The Robert DeLong/Ashe tune, “Better in College,” leaves after just a week. Glass Animals roll along at No. 1 with “Tangerine.”

Madison this week mused if the ‘Kilby Girl’ debut at No. 8 on the Alt18 was the highest ever. Actually, “Tangerine” also debuted at No. 8 on Sept. 19 of this year.

Finally, so happy for Abhi the Nomad’s success with “Me No Evil” jumping up 10 spots. Great song from a true indie artist breaking through. The song is right in the mix to supplant Glass Animals at No. 1, though my money is on Bastille next week. Cheers!

This week’s Spotify playlist

Alt18 Countdown – Oct. 31, 2020

18. Holly Humberstone @HolHumberstoneFalling Asleep at the WheelCloser Artists – (New)

17. Phoenix @wearephoenix – Identical – Indie – Video (-1) | Pitchfork | Video

16. Gus Dapperton @GusDapperton – Post Humorous – AWAL (-6) | Video | Spin | Wiki

15. Beabadoobee @beabad00bee – CareDirty Hit (-4) | Variety | Wiki

14. I Don’t Know How But They Found Me @iDKHowLeave Me AloneFearless Records (same) | Video

13. Of Monsters and Men @monstersandmenVisitorRepublic Records (same) | Video

12. Royal Blood @royalbloodukTrouble’s Coming – Warner Brother (same) | Official audio

11. AJR @AJRBrothers – Bummerland – Indie (-4) | Video | Signature hot sauce | Reddit

10. Tame Impala @tameimpalaIs It True – Interscope Records (-1) | Genius | Video

9. Missio @MissionMusicCan You Feel the Sun – RCA Records – (New) | Wiki

8. The Backseat Lovers @backseat_luvKilby Girl Mick – (New)

7. Abhi the Nomad @abhi_thenomadMe No Evil – Indie – (+10) | Texas Monthly | Abhi vs The Universe

6. The Killers @thekillers – My Own Soul’s Warning – Video – Island Records (-4) | Video | Rolling Stone

5.  Royal and the Serpent @royalandtheserp – Overwhelmed –  Atlantic Records (+1) – Video | Insta | Idolator

4. Cannons @Cannonstheband – Fire For You – AntiFragile Music (-1) | Live | The Digital Fix

3. Bastillesurvivin’ Republic Records (+1) | Video | Wiki | Simon Pegg

2. Sir Sly @SirSlyMaterial BoyInterscope Records (+3) | Lyrics | Wiki | Landon Jacobs

1. Glass Animals @GlassAnimalsTangerineRepublic Records – (same) | James Corden