Arcade Fire Tops Charts–Topples Eminem

THE SUBURBS–the new album from ARCADE FIRE, the Montreal-based, indie-rock sensation–has landed at #1 on Billboard’s Album Chart, beating out Eminem’s “Recovery” and Lady Gaga’s “The Fame.” Total copies sold in the first week? 156,000!

As we posted earlier this week, Merge Records is the phenomenal indie label that has recorded all three of Arcade Fire’s albums. You can catch tons of cool stories (and see tons of rare photos) about Arcade Fire and other Merge bands–including faves Spoon, Magnetic Fields, Superchunk, and Lambchop–in Our Noise: The Story of Merge Records, the Indie Label That Got Big and Stayed Small.

If you’re a music fan, you NEED this book. Seriously.

Want to try to score a free copy? Check out our Facebook page and our Twitter stream, where we’ll be giving away a few copies in the near future.


11 Comments On This Post:

August 16, 2010
10:12 am
tread says...

Keep up the great work Algonquin Books!

August 16, 2010
10:14 am
Rachel E. says...

Please, please, please enter me!!!! 🙂

August 16, 2010
11:37 am
cindy barriga says...

Lovely, count me in!

August 16, 2010
1:17 pm
Ben says...

great book, great label, great blog. win win win.

August 16, 2010
1:19 pm
Gabe says...

Yes please and thank you very much.

August 16, 2010
1:24 pm
Heather says...

Awesome! Count me in.

August 16, 2010
1:41 pm
Brooke says...

Congrats Merge!

August 16, 2010
1:55 pm
Tom says...

This is good news for everyone that REALLY loves music. I hope I win!

August 16, 2010
2:07 pm
Stephen says...

Yes, please. Way to go, Merge.

August 16, 2010
3:21 pm
Jennifer Johnson says...

O hai!

August 16, 2010
10:41 pm
Michael says...

Thanks to all who submitted! Check out our Facebook page for the 3 winners. An stay tuned: we’ll be doing more giveaways each week.

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