Monday, March 31, 2008

New. Release. Tuesday.

First Tuesday of April! What does it hold in store for you? Why, all SORTS of things. Some from big, legendary artists that you've undoubtedly heard of already (see above, for instance). Others you may not have heard of but are pretty darn great if we do say so ourselves. But oh! How we do ramble. Peruse this here list, fine music lover:

R.E.M. (Guess what? It's good!)
Van Morrison
Sun Kil Moon
The Black Keys
Muse (live)
Colour Revolt
James Brown (live)
Los Campesinos
Matthew Ryan
The Wood Brothers
Bushspeak, Vol. 2
My Blueberry Nights (sounddtrack)
...and more!


Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Lazyeye album release at DCD this Saturday

Guess what, folks? It's in-store performance time again at Decatur CD. This Saturday, starting at around 8pm, we'll have the musical stylings of local rockers Lazyeye here in the building. Not only will the band set up for an acoustic performance, but the event will actually serve as Lazyeye's CD release party for their new acoustic album, Lights in the Attic. And yes, in case that title brings a certain venue to mind, the majority of the album was recorded right down the street from DCD at Eddie's Attic.

Lazyeye has performed live as Ludacris' backing band for a song on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and also in front of a crowd of 7,000 people at the Georgia Tech Coliseum. Pretty big time, eh? Have a listen to some songs on their MySpace page to get an idea of what they're like, particularly "Nuclear Winter," which is a good idea of the kind of material they'll be playing during the in-store.

As we like to do with these sorts of things, refreshments will be provided. The generous Deborah, who is actually the mother of one of the band members, is providing a pony keg of Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA. If you haven't had a Dogfish 60, well, you probably haven't been to a DCD in-store performance in the past, as its a favorite of ours. It's a delicious brew, and goes particularly well with live music.

Again, the guys are coming on right around 8pm this Saturday (March 29th), and we hope to see you then. It's going to be fun!

Update: Deborah just e-mailed us the cover graphic for Lights in the Attic. Have a look:

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Monday, March 24, 2008

New. Release. Tuesday.

The final Tuesday of March is nearly upon us, and that means another batch of CDs before April gets here. Not only are we proud to have the above-pictured album from a group of Athenians a few of you have probably heard about (Bonus: See the 5X5 board on our outside wall!), but there is a just-announced surprise album from The Raconteurs and many more. Have a look:

The B-52s
Counting Crows
The Raconteurs
Lindsey Buckingham (live CD and DVD)
The Waybacks
Panic at the Disco
De Novo Dahl
Elf Power
The Lemonheads (reissue)
Plants and Animals
Silver Mt. Zion
Morrissey (best)
The Jesus and Mary Chain (reissues...again)
Guilty Simpson
Brad Mehldau (live)
...and more!

Let us know what you're looking for, and we'll see you soon...


Thursday, March 20, 2008

Gnarls Barkley is in the house.

Who's house? DECATUR CD'S HOUSE!

Just in case you hadn't heard already, in an attempt to squash the effect of an Internet leak, Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo of Gnarls Barkley have rushed their latest album, The Odd Couple, to store shelves a few weeks ahead of schedule. As such, we're proud to announce that several copies of that puppy have landed on DCD's shelves today. Get 'em while they're hot!


Monday, March 17, 2008

New. Release. Tuesday.

Woo hoo! It's almost Tuesday again, our favorite day of the week! Have a look at everything you see below and let us know if you'd like us to hold anything for you. Nice little batch it is, one that features M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel (pictured above), of She & Him fame. They've crafted a lovely little record that we can't seem to stop listening to. Enjoy:

She & Him
Adam Green
Daniel Lanois
The Kills
Fuck Buttons
Mogwai (remixes)
Be Your Own Pet
Mission of Burma (reissues)
Pete Francis
The Mooney Suzuki (live)
Neon Neon
Body of War (soundtrack)
Big Dipper (reissues)
The Kills
Fairport Convention (live)
Tyrannosaurus Rex (reissue)
The Hush Sound
John Zorn
21 (soundtrack)
Less Than Jake
Sera Cahoone
...and more!

Sly & The Family Stone (reissues)


Monday, March 10, 2008

New. Release. Tuesday.

Not the strongest week in the last couple months, but as usual, there is some great stuff to be had, including the latest from that ATL native above. Have a look at the list below and let us know if you're looking for anything in particular. Our boy Austin will be in, well, Austin, for SXSW this week, so don't expect too many other bloggity updates until he returns. For now though, new stuff:

Shawn Mullins
Funky Nassau (awesome comp featuring Talking Heads, Grace Jones and more)
Del the Funky Homosapien
Kaki King
Alkaline Trio (reissue)
Kelis (best)
Mike Patton
Dropkick Murphys (expanded edition)
Rick Ross
Junior Boys (DJ mix)
Snoop Dogg
The Presidents of the United States of America
Greg Laswell (EP)
Fat Joe
...and more!


Thursday, March 06, 2008

Record Store Day is getting closer...

As we previously mentioned, the curious beast known as Record Store Day grows nearer by the day. Honestly, we couldn't be more excited. When you run an indie-retail music store, no one is going to make a holiday in honor of you, so you have to make it yourself. That's what the folks behind Record Store Day did, and there starting to get a little attention for it. Paste recently wrote a news piece on the upcoming day, and countless musical artists, from Adam Duritz to Ziggy Marley, have written testimonials to the importance of brick and mortar hometown shops.

We're still in the planning stages as to what, exactly, we have in store for the big day, but we can say this...There Will Be Beer. We can't make any promises just yet, but hopefully Daniel Day-Lewis will be free to work the cash register, Warren and Austin will be willing to wear fedoras, and Paul Thomas Anderson doesn't mind handling special orders and stocking shelves. But trust us on this one: There Will Be Beer.

That's all we can say for now, but know we'll have tons of giveaways and all kinds of special nonsense. Save the date! April 19 is going to be heaps and piles and loads of fun.


Monday, March 03, 2008

New. Release. Tuesday.

Guess what, y'all? Tomorrow is officially the best New Release Tuesday of March 2008* so far! There is comedy, goth rock elder statesmen, peppy indie rock, hip-hop, roots rock, country, old-school pub rock, tattooed Irish guys, folk groups, bearded guys originally from Atlanta, a guy that lives in Athens, a lady from Decatur, a legend going acoustic for the second time and so much more. Truly a varied mix, which means there is something for each and every one of you. One of our favorites (really, there are many highlights) is that lady pictured above, Kathleen Edwards. But just look at all the great company she's keeping this week:

Stephen Malkmus
Todd Barry (comedy)
Jim White
Kathleen Edwards
Bauhaus (final album)
Flogging Molly
Caroline Herring
Black Crowes
Alan Jackson
Cadence Weapon
Waco Brothers (live)
Whiskeytown (reissue)
Photon Band
Rhys Chatham
Elvis Costello (reissue)
The Felice Brothers
Jackson Browne (acoustic)
The Gutter Twins
...and more!

* Yeah, yeah, yeah...we know, it's the first Tuesday of March as well, which means it hasn't had any competition whatsoever. Shush.


Saturday, March 01, 2008

Decatur CD's Upcoming Show Guide - March

We hope you've all nursed your post-Leap-Day hangovers sufficiently. For once, we're posting the monthly show schedule on time, so that's swell. Have a look at all the great music coming to town soon. Austin will be at Jonathan Richman (pictured above) at The EARL tomorrow night, so if you see him, be sure to rub on his beard a little bit.

TONIGHT: Joe Lally (of Fugazi) @ Drunken Unicorn
TONIGHT: Beach House @ The EARL
March 2: Jonathan Richman, Vic Chesnutt @ The EARL
March 2: Jose Gonzalez @ Variety Playhouse
March 3: The Long Shadows @ The EARL
March 4: Anna Kramer @ The EARL
March 4: Les Claypool @ Variety Playhouse
March 4: The Bowmans @ Eddie's Attic
March 5: Sarah Borges @ The EARL
March 5: Blue Cheer @ Star Bar
March 5: Gentleman Jesse and His Men @ Drunken Unicorn
March 5: Warm in the Wake, Hoots & Hellmouth, Giant Bear @ Eddie's Attic
March 6: Gringo Starr @ The EARL
March 6: Blood Vessels (Brent from Mastodon) @ Lenny's
March 7: The Hiss @ Drunken Unicorn
March 7: The Selmanaires, Dark Meat @ Star Bar
March 8: Born Ruffians, Cadence Weapon @ The EARL
March 8: Bobby Bare Jr. @ Star Bar
March 10: Sia @ Variety Playhouse
March 10: Pigeon John @ Drunken Unicorn
March 11: Torche, Harvey Milk @ Drunken Unicorn
March 12: Built to Spill @ Variety Playhouse
March 12: Pelican, Black Cobra @ Drunken Unicorn
March 14: The Everybodyfields @ The EARL
March 15: St. Patricks Day with Zoroaster @ The EARL
March 15: Pierce Pettis @ Eddie's Attic
March 15: They Might Be Giants @ Variety Playhouse
March 16: Tilly & the Wall @ Drunken Unicorn
March 17: The Most Serene Republic, Miracle Fortress @ The Five Spot
March 18: Bob Mould @ Variety Playhouse
March 19: Simian Mobile Disco DJ set @ MJQ
March 20: Acid Mothers Temple @ The EARL
March 20: Times New Viking @ Eyedrum
March 20: Jason Isbell @ Eddie's Attic
March 20: Blitzen Trapper, Fleet Foxes @ Drunken Unicorn
March 21: Blind Boys of Alabama @ Variety Playhouse
March 21: Howlies @ Lenny's
March 21: Robinella @ Eddie's Attic
March 21: Th' Legendary Shack Shakers @ The EARL
March 22: Black Lips @ The EARL
March 23: K's Choice acoustic reunion show @ Eddie's Attic
March 25: Pere Ubu @ The Plaza Theatre
March 26: Stephen Malkmus, John Vanderslice @ Variety Playhouse
March 26: Rising Appalachia @ Eddie's Attic
March 29: Mike Doughty @ Variety Playhouse
March 29: WREK 40th Anniversary with No River City, The Subliminator, Judi Chicago, more @ Drunken Unicorn
March 30: Delta Spirit @ Drunken Unicorn
March 31: Gaye Blades, Coffin Bound @ Drunken Unicorn

Remember, we sell tickets to all Ticket Alternative venues, which include The EARL, Drunken Unicorn, The Loft, Andrews Upstairs and more. Let us know if you'd like to pick up some tickets.