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In Stock? New Music From Interpol, Robyn And The Thermals

Robyn, The Thermals and Interpol

Even at great record stores, you can't always find the albums you want. Sometimes the store has a particular specialty, sometimes the local audience doesn't support a genre, sometimes the price of an album doesn't justify the shelf space. Each Tuesday, we call record stores to see if they have three brand new CDs in their store.

This week, we checked on Robyn's second album release in the past 3 months, Body Talk Pt. 2, The Thermals' Personal Life and Interpol, the Brooklyn band's self-titled release. Since we're feeling all back to school about today, we called three stores in the college town of Ann Arbor, Mich.

Underground Sounds

255 East Liberty Street, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Interpol: Yes

Body Talk Pt. 2: No

Personal Life: Yes

"Interpol's been a good seller ever since it came out. I must say it's better than their last one. The Thermals have always sold well too."

-Matt Bradish, owner

Wazoo Records

336 South State Street, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Interpol: Yes

Body Talk Pt. 2: No

Personal Life: No

On Interpol: "They were once such a major band, but their first major label album flopped and this one flopped worse. But we bring in any of Matador's stuff - we work with them directly."

On Robyn & Thermals: "Both are on order. All of our orders for this week are slightly delayed because of the holiday."

-Forest Juziuk, Manager


432 Briarwood Circle, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Interpol: Yes

Body Talk Pt. 2: Yes

Personal Life: No

"We get a little say in what we get, but [our distributor] just sends us what they think is best for our allocation."

On Interpol: "I liked the first album. I remember hearing them on the Girl Skateboards video Yeah Right! and got hooked immediately."

-Ben Sams, senior assistant manager



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