‘NOW’ Remains No. 1 As Bright Eyes Debuts High: “Bright Eyes…earns its best sales and charting week as Cassadaga bows at No. 4 with 58,000 units. The Conor Oberst-led group had previous bests with the simultaneous 2005 release of a pair of albums, I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning and Digital Ash in a Digital Urn, which debuted at No. 10 and No. 15 respectively. Wide Awake started with 56,000 and has since moved 394,000 copies.”
Not as strong as recent first-week sales from Arcade Fire (92,000), the Shins (118,000), or Modest Mouse (129,000), but still respectable. Saddle Creek apparently doesn’t quite have the same… um… muscle as Merge, Sub Pop, or Epic… Or something.
MP3s: “Four Winds” and “No One Would Riot for Less” courtesy of Saddle Creek.
Bright Eyes – Four Winds
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