4 Indie Rock Acts With Strong 1st Week Album Sales

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Excellent debuts for 4 indie acts this week: Andrew Bird’s Noble Beast came in at #12 among the Top Current Albums with 26k units scanned, Animal Collective’s Merriweather Post Pavilion wasn’t far behind at #13 with 25k, and Bon Iver’s Blood Bank EP came in at #16 with 23k – while Matt & Kim’s awesome record Grand debuted at #12 on the New Artist Charts with 2k units scanned.

Here’s some tunes (and tour dates) by Andrew Bird, Bon Iver and Matt & Kim (this blog almost became an Animal Collective fan page last week – 1 2 3 4 – so apologies for not posting more of their music).

Andrew Bird “Oh No” from the album Noble Beast

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Noble Beast tracklisting:

  1. Oh No
  2. Masterswarm
  3. Fitz and the Dizzyspells
  4. Effigy
  5. Tenuousness
  6. Nomenclature
  7. ouo
  8. Not a Robot, But a Ghost
  9. Unfolding Fans
  10. Anonanimal
  11. Natural Disaster
  12. The Privateers
  13. Souverian
  14. On Ho

Buy through Amazon.

Andrew Bird Tour Dates:

  • Jan 28 2009 Carnegie Hall New York, New York
  • Jan 30 2009 Orpheum Theatre Boston, Massachusetts
  • Feb 2 2009 The National Richmond, Virginia
  • Feb 3 2009 Nightclub 9:30 Washington, District of Columbia
  • Feb 4 2009 Variety Playhouse Atlanta, Georgia
  • Feb 6 2009 The Plaza Theatre Orlando, Florida
  • Feb 7 2009 House of Blues New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Feb 12 2009 The Paramount Theatre Austin, Texas
  • Feb 13 2009 The El Rey Theater Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Feb 14 2009 The Rialto Theatre Tucson, Arizona
  • Feb 15 2009 SOMA San Diego, California
  • Feb 18 2009 The Orpheum Theatre Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 19 2009 The Fillmore San Francisco, California
  • Feb 20 2009 The Fillmore San Francisco, California
  • Feb 21 2009 Roseland Theater Portland, Oregon
  • Feb 23 2009 The Moore Theatre Seattle, Washington
  • Feb 24 2009 Knitting Factory Boise, Idaho
  • Feb 25 2009 Murray Theater Murray, Utah
  • Feb 26 2009 The Ogden Theater Denver, Colorado
  • Feb 27 2009 Slowdown Omaha, Nebraska
  • Feb 28 2009 Hoyt Sherman Place Des Moines, Iowa
  • Mar 15 2009 The Pageant St. Louis, Missouri
  • Mar 16 2009 Liberty Hall Lawrence, Kansas
  • Mar 17 2009 Cain’s Ballroom Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Mar 21 2009 House of Blues Houston, Texas
  • Mar 22 2009 Granada Theater Dallas, Texas
  • Mar 23 2009 The Lyric Oxford Oxford, Mississippi
  • Apr 2 2009 Allen Theatre – Playhouse Square Cleveland, Ohio
  • Apr 3 2009 Queen Elizabeth Theatre Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 4 2009 Le National Montreal, Quebec
  • Apr 5 2009 Higher Ground South Burlington, Vermont
  • Apr 7 2009 Carnegie Music Hall Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 8 2009 Michigan Theater Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Apr 10 2009 Civic Opera House Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 11 2009 The State Theater Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Apr 27 2009 La Cigale Paris, No State
Bon Iver “Blood Bank” from the Blood Bank EP
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Blood Bank EP tracklisting:

  1. Blood Bank
  2. Beach Baby
  3. Babys
  4. Woods

Buy through Amazon.

Matt & Kim “Good Old Fashioned Nightmare” from the album Grand
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Grand tracklisting:

  1. Daylight
  2. Cutdown
  3. Good Ol’ Fashion Nightmare
  4. Spare Change
  5. I Wanna
  6. Lessons Learned
  7. Don’t Slow Down
  8. Turn This Boat Around
  9. Cinders
  10. I’ll Take Us Home
  11. Daylight Outro (Remix)

Buy through Amazon.

Matt & Kim are in the midst of a comprehensive North American tour and you should really take an evening to enjoy their show when they come to town:

  • Jan 28 2009 Biltmore Cabaret – record release tour Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jan 29 2009 Chop Suey – record release tour/matt’s bday Seattle, Washington
  • Jan 30 2009 Backspace Portland, Oregon
  • Jan 31 2009 Agate Hall – JUST ADDED Eugene, Oregon
  • Feb 1 2009 The Fungarden – record release tour Sacramento, California
  • Feb 2 2009 Cafe du nord – record release tour San Francisco, California
  • Feb 4 2009 Troubadour – record release tour Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 7 2009 The Loft – record release tour La Jolla, California
  • Feb 26 2009 Ottobar Baltimore, Maryland
  • Feb 27 2009 Skulley’s Columbus, Ohio
  • Feb 28 2009 Skull Alley Louisville, Kentucky
  • Mar 1 2009 Pilot Light knoxville, Tennessee
  • Mar 3 2009 Bottletree Birmingham, Alabama
  • Mar 4 2009 Spanish Moon Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Mar 6 2009 Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater w/ cut copy Austin, Texas
  • Mar 7 2009 Granada Theater w/ cut copy Dallas, Texas
  • Mar 9 2009 The Glass House w/ cut copy Pomona, California
  • Mar 10 2009 Henry Fonda Theater w/ cut copy Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 11 2009 Henry Fonda Theater w/ cut copy Los Angeles
  • Mar 12 2009 The Fillmore Auditorium w/ cut copy San Francisco, California
  • Mar 13 2009 House of Blues w/ cut copy Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Mar 15 2009 Bluebird Theater w/ cut copy Denver, Colorado
  • Mar 17 2009 Gargoyle Club w/ cut copy St. Louis, Missouri
  • Mar 18 2009 Vic Theatre w/ cut copy chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 20 2009 Circa Nightclub w/ cut copy Toronto, Ontario
  • Mar 21 2009 Terminal 5 w/ cut copy New York, New York
  • Mar 22 2009 House of Blues w/ cut copy Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mar 23 2009 9:30 Club w/ cut copy Washington DC, Washington DC
  • Mar 24 2009 Cats Cradle w/cut copy Carrboro
  • Mar 26 2009 Masquerade (Heaven Room) w/ cut copy Atlanta, Georgia
  • Mar 27 2009 Club Firestone w/cut copy Orlando, Florida
  • Mar 28 2009 churchill’s pub Miami, Florida
  • Mar 29 2009 Tampa Tampa, Florida
  • Mar 30 2009 Club Downunder Tallahassee, Florida
  • Mar 31 2009 common ground Gainesville, Florida
  • Apr 1 2009 40 Watt Club Athens, Georgia
  • Apr 2 2009 Emerald Lounge Asheville, North Carolina
  • Apr 3 2009 The Canal Club Richmond, Virginia

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