It feels like each new Song of the Week poll ends in a way that’s never happened before. Whether it be a runaway with a metric butt-ton of votes, a spirited and razor-thin battle for the crown, or an elimination that takes out not just one player, but two.

That’s what happened last week, as indie617 promo wiz Chrissy McKeon and Saturday on-air host Pelvis Costello finished dead-locked in last place, meaning both got the boot for this week’s SOTW. Enter midday and Kick Out The Jams host Julie Kramer in for Pelvis, and indie617 sales king Johnny Lavasseur in for McKeon.

Now that’s some shake-up!

Kramer’s back in the poll and going with Stephen Malkmus’ new one “Xian Man,” off his new record Traditional Techniques. That arrives March 6 via Matador, before he plays Royale on April 15. Johnny L makes his grand debut by nominating The Wombats’ new-old one “Mosquito on the Wall,” pulled from their new b-sides, demos, and rarities compilation, B-Z Sides (2003-2017) [In Rough Chronological Order].

Defending champ and afternoon host Tommy O’Connor, who won last week with Fever Dolls’ “The Distance,” holds tight to his crown with Chloe Moriondo’s “Kindergarden,” a song we’ll all no doubt hear when the songwriter opens for girl in red this spring. And Morning Glory host Michael Marotta taps into rock and roll royalty, selecting Inhaler’s new tune “We Have To Move On.” Inhaler’s singer is Elijah Hewson, the son of U2’s Bono, and they play ONCE in Somerville on April 29.

Should be a wild one.