Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Rising Appalachia and Lori McKenna photos

We've already touted the talents of this weekend's performers, but we'll say once more that both sets were a blast. It's always great to have Rising Appalachia in the store, and it was nice to see Lori McKenna make her debut. Enjoy the photos...

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Monday, February 25, 2008

New. Release. Tuesday.

Above: photo by Doug Seymour

What a weekend. If you were here for Rising Appalachia's excellent Saturday performance and/or Lori McKenna's Sunday afternoon set, well, you know. If not, then a wag of the finger is in order, as both were fantastic. We'll have photos up on this here blog sooner rather than later, but first, new releases...

Another nice batch of stuff hitting our shelves this week. There are more than a few great ones coming, but we'd like to point your attention toward Erykah Badu (pictured above) and one particular song from her new album, New Amerykah, PT. 1: 4th World War. The song is called "Honey," and we love it because 1) it's an irresistibly catchy jam and 2) it features an independent record store where Miss Badu sings through album covers from the likes of De La Soul, The Beatles and many more. Have a watch, why don't you (list of new release artists below the video)?

Erykah Badu
Apples in Stereo (reissues)
Cowboy Junkies (reissue)
Dolly Parton
Punch Brothers (acoustic/bluegrass/etc. supergroup featuring Nickel Creek's Chris Thile)
Beach House
Blondie (reissues)
Tift Merritt
Richard Julian
Missy Higgins
Toumani Diabate
Ghostland Observatory
Carl Craig
Kate Bush (reissues)
Son Lux
Janet Jackson
Semi-Pro (soundtrack)
Lizz Wright
...and more!

Hot Chip - Made in the Dark


Monday, February 18, 2008

New. Release. Tuesday.

Considering that tomorrow (Feb. 19) is such a dandy release day, we're going to do things a little bit differently this week. Not only will we do the usual list of artists (including that guy above, Bradford Cox, singer of Deerhunter, who is releasing his solo record this week under the moniker Atlas Sound), but we'll provide a handy key to help you out. Enjoy:

* This denotes a CD you can hear in its entirety, completely free, on one of our listening stations
# This represents a release we've been lucky enough to listen to a bunch over the last few weeks. We recommend you buy it.
$ This sign next to a title means it was created by a rock 'n' roll icon and/or a dude who used to be in a cool band but has since gone solo.
! This denotes a band of which we now stock 10 different titles.
% This symbol sits next to a guy who was recently referenced in the Decatur CD Newsletter.
@ This represents a DVD that is part of a series (which will soon include Atlanta) that you really should check out.

Atlas Sound *#
Ray Davies $
Allison Moorer
The Mountain Goats !
Bon Iver #%
American Music Club
Nick Lowe (reissue) *#$
Bell X1 #
Foxy Brown
Burn to Shine Seattle (DVD) @
The Epochs
The Raveonettes *#
Seven Mary Three
Paul Thorn
Mike Doughty $
Marianne Faithfull
Throw Me the Statue
Gary Louris $
Porcupine Tree
...and more!

Also, new LPs:
Vampire Weekend
Bon Iver
Bob Mould
The Raveonettes
The Mountain Goats
R.E.M. (live)

Phew. Really, we could have gone on all day, creating a new designation for every artist on the list, but it's cluttered enough as is, right? Hope the key helps. Or, at the very least, hope it confuses you to the point of coming in here to get an idea of just what in the world we're talking about. Until then...


Saturday, February 16, 2008

SAVE THE DATE: Record Store Day

You've been warned, people. More coming soon...


Decatur CD's Upcoming Show Guide - Feb.

It seems like we never can get around to making a new post about upcoming shows until half the month has already passed. Luckily, Atlanta's been stepping up its live game of late, offering plenty to see and hear, even if it's only a couple weeks' worth. Take a look at all the stuff below, including the pair of awesome local shows tonight. Our very own Austin will be checking out Janelle Monáe (pictured above) tonight at Lenny's, so if you see him there, do say hello.

TONIGHT - Janelle Mon
áe - Lenny's
TONIGHT - All Night Drug Prowling Wolves, Young Antiques - Star Bar
Feb. 18 - Dead Meadow - The EARL
Feb. 20 - The Coathangers, The Selmanaires, Chopper @ The EARL
Feb. 21 - Shannon Wright @ The EARL
Feb. 21 - Wild Sweet Orange, Judi Chicago, more - Smith's Olde Bar
Feb. 22 - Snowden @ The EARL
Feb. 22 - Modern Skirts, Rising Appalachia, more - Smith's Olde Bar
Feb. 23 - Rising Appalachia - DECATUR CD - 12:30pm - (free and all ages, of course)
Feb. 23 - Caroline Herring CD release - Eddie's Attic (Pre-order the disc from us and get a FREE ticket to this show!)
Feb. 24 - Lori McKenna - 2pm - DECATUR CD
(free and all ages, of course)
Feb. 24 - Lori McKenna - Eddie's Attic
Feb. 25 - Baby Dee @ Eyedrum
Feb. 25 - Dean and Britta, Keren Ann - Eddie's Attic
Feb. 25 - Bill Callahan - Red Light Cafe
Feb. 28 - Carbonas - Star Bar
Feb. 29 - Leap Day Dance Party with Charles Walker and the Dynamites - The EARL


Monday, February 11, 2008

New. Release. Tuesday.

Hey, it's that time of the week again. That means we have new stuff, and those guys above aren't the only ones releasing it:

Michael Jackson (Thriller 25th)
The Breakups (An EP called Eat Your Heart Out. Surely, this is the most appropriate Valentine's week release ever.)
Widespread Panic
BIPPP (French synth compilation)
Dengue Fever
Carrie Newcomer
Japancakes (reissues)
The Puppini Sisters
In Bruges (soundtrack)
The Dirtbombs
...and more!

Let us know what you're looking for. Thanks.


Monday, February 04, 2008

New. Release. Tuesday.

And just like that, February is off to the races. Not one to be outdone by a month that included Cat Power, Drive-By Truckers, Radiohead, The Magnetic Fields and more, the leap-year month is bringing the fire in its very first week. There is an album that has a brand-new 5X5 on our outside wall (you'll have to show up to find out), there is an album made by a group that could be described by the photo above (hey, it's Monday and we're stir crazy), there is an album made by a surfer dude, one from the former frontman of Hüsker Dü and so many more. Really, we could go on, but why don't you just have a look at the list? Great stuff:

Hot Chip
Sheryl Crow
Bob Mould
Jack Johnson
Lenny Kravitz
k.d. lang
Jason Collett
They Might Be Giants (kids)
Josh Ritter (live)
Air Traffic
The Crystal Method
Dead Meadow
Lightspeed Champion
Kelley Stoltz
...and more!