In case you hadn’t already heard, Modest Mouse have officially taken the #1 spot on the Billboard charts, selling just under 130,000 copies. That’s around 50,000 more than the last major indie release, Neon Bible. However, don’t think those two figures mean indie has finally permeated the mainstream. Two other big hitters, LCD Soundsystem and Ted Leo, slid into the 46th and 109th positions, respectively. I haven’t been able to find the figures for Person Pitch, but I’m sure they won’t make me smile. Things like these are the reasons we need to support the artists we like. I know most of us say ‘x band won’t miss my fifteen bucks’; the truth is, they probably won’t, but they will miss your support. Not all of us can spare the cash to buy every record that comes along, but if you really love an album, the purchase is worth it. A nicely packaged CD is so much more satisfying than So, while you try to fix that, enjoy the (strangefully enough) fittingly-titled King Rat, a vinyl only b-side from We Were Dead. Thanks goes once again to I Guess I’m Floating for digging up this gem.