you can't actually believe people like this more than taylor swift can you? were talking about the biggest artists in the world not doing this, and for me to actually believe this isn't staged or a breakdown in the system is just crazy.
i can and do. you do realize the band's first record went double platinum, right? they quietly increased sales pretty much every week on the charts for two years. if you'd paid attention to the story, this would be no surprise to you. brilliant campaign on Glassnote's part, and great restraint on the band and their management's part to underplay for the last few years. built demand, built hype, and they got a great payoff.