NORTHWEST TOP 20

BESTSELLERS AT LOCAL INDEPENDENT RECORD STORES for the week of February 26

1. Death Cab For Cutie Transatlanticism (Barsuk)

2. The Shins Chutes Too Narrow (Sub Pop)

3. The Postal Service Give Up (Sub Pop)

4. The Minus 5 In Rock (Book)

5. Heather Duby Come Across the River (Sonic Boom)

6. Shawn Smith Shield of Thorns (self-released)

7. Eddie Spaghetti Sauce (Mid-Fi)

8. Xiu Xiu Fabulous Muscles (5RC)

9. 50 Foot Wave 50 Foot Wave (Throwing Music)

10. The Fall-Outs Summertime (Estrus)

11. Preston School of Industry Monsoon (Matador)

12. New Pornographers Electric Version (Matador)

13. The Microphones Live in Japan (K)

14. The More The More (self-released)

15. The Fire Theft The Fire Theft (Rykodisc)

16. The Turn-Ons East (Childstar)

17. Braden Blake A Year in Pajamas (Embryo)

18. Pretty Girls Make Graves The New Romance (Matador)

19. New Pornographers Mass Romantic (Matador)

20. The Pale Gravity Gets Things Done (Sidecho)

Compiled from figures at Easy Street Records (West Seattle and Queen Anne), and Sonic Boom (Capitol Hill, Ballard, and Fremont).

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