When The Decemberists
take the stage for their third consecutive sold out show at the Beacon Theater tonight, the vibe should be a bit more festive than it was for the first two. Official word comes this morning that the band has scored its first-ever number one album, with the excellent The King is Dead
selling 93,567 copies in its first week. Number one is number one, of course, but it must be noted that last week's number on album was Showroom of Compassion
by Cake, who, go figure, still exist. So yeah, it's not exactly a huge time for record sales, but still... go indie rock!