Billboard recently wrote an article on Say Anything's new music video for "Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too," which premieres on TRL this Monday; the article also offers a little glimpse into the band's new record, In Defense of the Genre.
Congratulations to The Shins for selling 117,991 copies of their new album Wincing The Night Away and opening at No. 2 (with No. 1 being Pretty Ricky). They are No. 1 on Top Independent Albums, Top Digital Albums, Top Internet Albums and the Top Tastemakers chart, and their first single "Phantom Limb" is top 20 on Billboard's Modern Rock chart. Sub Pop Records had never opened higher than No. 79 before.
AFI moved over 200,000 units and debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts. Moreover, they received the first ever MySpace Award, which is given to a band who receives 500,000 plays in one day. For more information check out the article here.
This past week, three Victory releases landed in the Billboard 200: Hawthorne Heights' If Only You Were Lonely came in at #3 with 114,000 copies sold, The Silence In Black and White (its 62nd straight week on the charts) came in at #144 with 7,721 sold (788,190 overall), and Bayside's new acoustic CD/DVD landed the #200 spot.