Alternative News Rock 

Brand New Hit Top Spot On Billboard 200

It’s one thing to successfully release an independent album after some time away from the scene. It’s another impressive feat entirely to achieve financial success and break records. Brand New have never been underachievers, though! The group released their latest record, Science Fiction, out of nowhere accompanied with a tour announcement. In its first week of release, Science Fiction has achieved the significant milestone of reaching number one on the Billboard 200 chart. Check out all of the details in a tweet from Billboard after the jump! For more Brand New, you can purchase…

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Alternative News Rock 

AFI’s ‘Blood Album’ Charts High on Billboard 200

After they had been away from the spotlight for a while, AFI came back with their latest album, AFI (The Blood Album). Fans were happy to see the group back, and it showed in their first week numbers. The group placed at an impressive number 5 on the Billboard 200 chart, an accomplished feat for their first record since 2013. Check out the exciting news in a tweet from Billboard after the jump! For more AFI, you can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here! Please follow and like…

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News Pop Punk 

Blink-182’s ‘California’ Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard

One of the most anticipated albums of the year, bar none, was Blink-182‘s California. In an age where physical CDs are not often very common or part of sales, the album still managed to have a record performance in its first week. The album climbed to the No. 1 spot on Billboard‘s 200 Chart. It also claimed overseas success with a No. 1 in the U.K. . Around 186,000 units were sold. Congratulations, Blink! Check out a congratulatory tweet from Billboard after the jump! For more Blink-182, you can purchase a…

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Metal News 

Of Mice And Men “Restoring Force” Debuts At No. 4

Of Mice And Men’s newest album, Restoring Force, earned a very respectable spot on the Billboard 200 chart in it’s first week, taking the number 4 spot and selling 51,000 copies. For a quick comparison, the bands last release peaked at number 28. According to band member Austin Carlile, this new album is much more personal and much more connected to the fans. The band is extremely proud of the new record and hopes the fans can learn more about them from it. To listen to Restoring Force, you can purchase a CD here….

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Daft Punk And The National Huge First Week Sales

 Electronic/dance duo Daft Punk have claimed their first number one debut on the Billboard 200 for their new album Random Access Memories. The album moved 339k units during the first week of sales. The National also came in at number three on the charts for their new album Trouble Will Find Me, moving 75k copies of the album. Daft Punk has currently not released any tour information for this year, and The National recently played this Sunday at the Boston Calling music festival. You buy concert tickets for The National’s upcoming tour here,…

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