Sleigh Bells Have Sold 12,000 Copies of Treats So Far
Picture 11,999 more people like that guy in the front row there. Photo by Rebecca Smeyne
No idea how to read the number, but there it is: in the midst of the worst sales week in SoundScan history and an unlikely bow by the National at #3 overall, local demolition duo Sleigh Bells sold more than 12,000 copies of their (digital-only, pending a June 1 physical release) debut, Treats. It was the third most downloaded record in the country, and #39 on the Billboard Hot 200. Whether that certifies them as a solely provincial, internet-based phenomenon, or the complete opposite, we're not really sure, but there you have it. [Pop & Hiss/LAT]
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