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.