The Dusk in Us Gives Converge Their Best-Ever First-Week Sales
Because no one really buys albums anymore, it’s rare these days for a band to see an uptick in sales from one release to the next. And it’s extremely rare for a band to garner their best first-week sales almost thirty years into their career.
But such is the case for Converge! Lambgoat reports that the band’s new album, The Dusk in Us, sold approximately 9,600 copies in its first week of release, beating their previous best first-week sales record, for 2009’s Axe to Fall, but more than 2,000 copies (and beating their last record, 2012’s All We Love We Leave Behind, but more than 3,000 copies). Not only do Dusk sales dwarf the band’s previous releases, but they’ve given the band their highest chart positions to date, too:
- Billboard 200 – #60
- Hard Rock Albums – #1
- Independent Albums – #3
- Top Album Sales – #19
The craziest thing about the sales boost is, Converge are actually good. Between this and the recent success of The Black Dahlia Murder’s Nightbringers, I’m almost inclined to think that quality actually matters to paying customers. Is that crazy? That might be crazy.
The Dusk in Us is out now on Epitaph. If for some reason you still haven’t heard it, give it a stream below and see what all the fuss is about!