Seattle folk-rock band Fleet Foxes has scored the first gold-certified record for U.K. indie Bella Union in recognition of 100,000 shipments.

The band's harmony-heavy, self-titled debut was voted the best album of 2008 by Billboard critics. It was released by Sub Pop in the U.S. and via Bella Union in the U.K and Europe.

The June release was also the first for Bella Union in the U.K. under a new arrangement with Co-Op Music, the international marketing network taken over by Universal Music in 2007 as part of its acquisition of V2.

Bella Union and Co-Op Music has worked together in Continental Europe for four years. Universal Music has also recently taken over the Bella Union distribution from Pinnacle, which went into administration (roughly equivalent to Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection) on Dec. 3.

The label says worldwide sales for "Fleet Foxes" are 300,000. As well as Billboard, it has been voted No. 1 album of 2008 critics on publications in Germany, Sweden, Norway, Holland, Italy, Belgium and the U.K.