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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.

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.

>> Get a taste of Spin’s April cover story on Modest Mouse here.

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