NORTHWEST TOP 20

BESTSELLERS AT LOCAL INDEPENDENT RECORD STORES for the week of April 15

1. Modest Mouse Good News for People Who Love Bad News (Epic)

2. United State of Electronica United State of Electronica (self-released)

3. The Postal Service Give Up (Sub Pop)

4. Modest Mouse Baron Von Bullshit Rides Again (Epic)

5. The Shins Chutes Too Narrow (Sub Pop)

6. Alien Crime Syndicate Forever is Rock 'N' Roll (The Control Group)

7. Aveo Battery (Barsuk)

8. Death Cab For Cutie Transatlanticism (Barsuk)

9. Zeke 'Til the Livin' End (Relapse)

10. Destroyer Your Blues (Merge)

11. The Fire Theft The Fire Theft (Rykodisc)

12. Idiot Pilot Strange We Should Meet Here (Clickpop)

13. David Bazan/Casey Foubert Bedside Recordings Vol. 1.1 (Bedside)

14. 50 Foot Wave 50 Foot Wave (Throwing Music)

15. The Decemberists The Tain (Acuarela)

16. Graig Markel Tall Tales on Tape (Sonic Boom)

17. Modest Mouse Building Nothing Out of Something (Up)

18. The Turn-Ons East (Childstar)

19. The Fall-Outs Summertime (Estrus)

20. Kinski Airs Above Your Station (Sub Pop)

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

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