2012 Indie Hype Sales Fails!

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Ok so just how many copies did Azealia Banks' 1991 EP sell?   What about Bat For Lashes?   What about other trumped up indie publicity hypes of 2012.  Well, you're in luck because BitCandy's special guest video blogger, Professor Von Puppet is hear to give you the scoop. 

Get all the juicy details in the super snarky video (all sales figures are U.S. based unless other wise noted).  

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One of my favorite lines in the video: 

"Don't be tricked into believing an album is BRILLIANT by a more brilliant publicist."   Yes that's right...that big publicist, and big meda ad spend, etc will get that new hipster indie buzz band written up and in front of everyone.  It doesn't mean it's brilliant.  Or excuse me from disturbing you from listening to Fiona Apple's "The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do"

What do you think?  Are there other Indie Poser Hypes we missed?

Which artists official sales numbers do you want to see?

Do sales even matter?  

Or did these albums deserve to sell so low?