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Modest Mouse Top Charts

The latest from Spin's cover subjects, We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, enters Billboard 200 at No. 1.

SPIN iconBy: SPIN Staff // March 28, 2007

Modest Mouse’s We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, the much-awaited follow up to 2004’s Good News for People Who Love Bad News, has hit the Billboard Top 200’s No. 1 slot. The nautical-themed album, Modest Mouse’s sixth overall long-player to date, has sold 128,565 copies since its release March 20. Since then, We Were Dead has also sat comfortably in the No. 1 position atop the iTunes charts as well as Billboard’s Top Digital and Top Internet Albums charts. Furthermore, the album’s first single, the driving and bombastic yelper “Dashboard” — featuring jagged guitar work by Modest Mouse’s newest member, ex-Smiths axeman Johnny Marr — has sold over 85,000 copies and reigns over rock radio airwaves.

Lucky fans — those able to get their mitts on a ticket, they’re selling at record speeds — can catch Modest Mouse on their tour of North America this spring.

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