Monday, July 31, 2006

Want a free Tom Petty shirt?

All you have to do is stop by the store and pick up a copy of his latest, Highway Companion. The sizes run a little big, but right now we have medium, large and extra large. Hurry in to get one while supplies last. Thanks to our friends at the Warner Music Group for these excellent shirts!

UPDATE: All the shirts are gone.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Go see a show!

You don't get out enough. Really. We've watched you sit in far too many times. Those re-runs of "Everybody Loves Raymond" aren't worth it. Get out and see some music, dammit! You want some suggestions for the next week or so?

7/27 - Peaches and Eagles of Death Metal - Variety Playhouse
7/29 - Van Hunt - Smith's Olde Bar
7/29 - Chunklet's Overrated Book Release starring Oneida - The Earl
7/29 and 7/30 - Ryan Adams - Tabernacle
8/1 - Tom Waits - Tabernacle

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Leonard Cohen like whoa

Pictured above is Doug, the winner of the Leonard Cohen giveaway, and his lovely family. Since we pulled his name, Doug took home 16 (!!!) Cohen discs. Just another reason why you should stop by Decatur CD more often. Stay tuned for more contests coming soon...

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Best. MySpace. Comment. Ever.

Our good friend Claire left us the most incredible comment on MySpace today. Needless to say, Decatur CD is awfully excited about Snakes on a Plane. Oh, but what's that, you say? You think you're awfully clever too? Well, why don't you leave us a comment, then? We'd love it if you did:

Decatur CD on MySpace

Steely Dan Vs. Owen Wilson

Has anyone else seen this? Completely hilarious:

Steely Dan is so street.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

New release Tuesday! (7/25/06)

This particular Tuesday marks a pretty awesome release date. So much so, that we actually got our act together and blogged about it early. Check out some of the excellent artists that will have new stuff on our shelves in a couple days:

Tom Petty
Jurassic 5
Todd Snider
Old Crow Medicine Show
New York Dolls
Raul Malo
Vienna Teng
Pharrell Williams
Leonard Cohen
Ali Farka Toure
Archie Bronson Outfit
Randall Bramblett
Dead Prez
Flogging Molly
Rory Gallagher
Adam Green
Will Kimbrough
Delbert McClinton
Paul Weller
Linda Ronstadt

You still have some time to get any pre-orders in, but don't delay. Any questions? Leave 'em in the comments. Otherwise, we'll see you on Tuesday...

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Stop the insanity.

We've gone off our rockers here at Decatur CD, and are currently playing the soundtrack to A Knight's Tale on repeat. Someone better help us, because it's clear we can't help ourselves at this point...

New release Tuesday! (7/18/06)

The releases are a tad light this week, but there are certainly goodies to be had. Check it out:

Golden Smog
Bruce Cockburn
Chip Taylor
French Kicks
Los Lonely Boys
Steve Miller

Stop by the store today and pick one or more of these up!

Monday, July 10, 2006

New release Tuesday! (7/11/06)

Got a pretty decent release day coming up tomorrow, so here's your chance to get any last minute pre-orders in. Some of the hotness coming out tomorrow is as follows:

Sufjan Stevens
Thom Yorke
Chris Stiles
The Living End
Aretha Franklin
Every Move a Picture
King Curtis
Kyle Cease
Greg Graffin
Benevento & Russo
Cut Chemist
James Figurine
Steve Earle
Paul Thorn
Allen Touissaint
Ferry Corsten
...and more!

Let us know if there's anything that you're looking forward to that we missed. It's not too late. Thanks...

Any of you folks like the rock 'n' roll?

Because if so, we've got an opportunity for you. Dominique Miles came in to the store and let us know that she's looking for one more judge for a battle of the bands at The Loft this Saturday, July 15th. Anyone with a love of rock 'n' roll and an unbiased thirst for new music is encouraged to get in contact with her at 678.481.5939. Dominique tells us that this is a show for teens and by teens. Sounds like a fun time. For more information, give her a call or check out the promotions group on MySpace:

GTG Promotions

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Leonard Cohen giveaways!

Decatur CD is proud to announce that, in conjunction with Stomp and Stammer, we are currently giving away passes to the Wednesday, July 12 showing of Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man, a documentary about the legendary singer-songwriter featuring U2, Rufus Wainwright, Nick Cave, Antony, Beth Orton and more.

Sure, that's great by itself, but get this. We're also giving away one set of Cohen's entire Columbia Records catalogue, which, if you haven't noticed, is a pretty substantial collection (to the tune of 16 individual CDs!). So come down to the store, pick up a movie pass, and while you're at it, drop your name into the box for the contest. We will be drawing for the giveaway on Sunday, July 16th, so don't put off entering.

Have a great weekend, everyone...

Thursday, July 06, 2006

More Rising Appalachia photo goodness...

This time, by way of the band's publicist. Great shots, too. Enjoy...

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Rising Appalachia recap

Rising Appalachia played the store on Saturday, and if you weren't there, let it be known that you missed something very special. Of course, we have some photos of the event. Enjoy...