Wednesday Alternative Add Board Recap

January 24th, 2024

Happy Wednesday! Another superstar add week. Cage The Elephant is this week’s #1 Most Added on the Mediabase Alternative Add Board. 

Big ratings news, KJEE/Santa Barbara soars 3.7-6.0 in the Nielsen December ‘23 PPM 12+ Ratings. Also, WGBJ (ALT 102.3)/Ft. Wayne is up 0.9-1.4 and KMAX (94.3 The X)/Ft. Collins, CO increases 0.7-1.0. 

This week’s Alternative New Artist Discovery Of The Week is Tarric. His current single “I Had It Wrong” is now chart bound and Tarric says he is CEO of two multi-million dollar companies. The ALT Video Spotlight Of The Week is ALEXSUCKS “What’re We Doing Here.” Have you seen this fun Lego video? The Killers announce a Hot Fuss Las Vegas Residency this summer. Sublime has a new management deal. Orbital will reissue “The Green Album” from 1991 before weekend #2 of Coachella. I have all the details in Music Info. Lollapalooza announces partnership with Re: wild. Get the skinny in The Latest Alternative News. New Alternative Downloads available today for Fall Out Boy and SMITH. Let’s unpack this week’s Add Board. Let’s unpack this week’s Add Board.

Cage The Elephant #1 Most Added 

Congrats to RCA’s Gary Gorman, Giancarlo Cordasco & team on a massive launch week on Cage The Elephant “Neon Pill” with 61 out of the box adds on the new single that arrived last Friday 1/19. It’s already inside the Top 20 on the Alternative chart. The single will be on the band’s upcoming sixth album. This is the first new music from Cage The Elephant since 2021. The band has logged 10 #1 singles and is set to play at Bonnaroo and Hangout Festival.

Green Day check in at #2 Most Added with Warner’s Rob Goldklang, David Ravikoff & team picking up 29 adds on “Dilemma.” It’s the follow up to the #1 single “The American Dream Is Killing Me” from the band’s just released 14th album, Saviors.

Mumford & Sons x Pharrell Williams “Good People” claim #3 Most Added with Glassnote’s Michael Starr, Alex Whiley & team posting up 26 more adds on the board and marching inside the Top 25 on the Alternative chart. The collaboration debuted live at Pharrell’s Louis Vuitton Paris Fashion Week Show on January 16th. This is the first new music from Mumford & Sons in five years. 

#4 Most Added belongs to The Black Keys “Beautiful People (Stay High) with the Warner team picking up 7 more adds after 60 adds last week. The song was written with Dan “The Automator” and Beck. It’s one of several collaborations on the band’s forthcoming 12th album, Ohio Players, which drops on April 5th.

Rounding out the Top 5 Most Added is ALEXSUCKS “What’re We Doing Here” as Hallwood Media’s Chris Moradi & team get 4 adds, including KROQ on the follow up single to “6 Pack & Cigarettes” from the band’s forthcoming album produced by Brendan O’Brien set to drop in May. ALEXSUCKS is on tour now with EKKSTACY and will be playing at BottleRock Festival in May.

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