Record Store Day is on Saturday!
See you then! Details from the trusty DCD newsletter:
It all goes down this Saturday, April 18th. What is this "it," you ask? Good question. In case you missed out, last year was a giant success, and we're hoping to follow it up in proper style. The idea being that we love independent retail, you love independent retail, and we'd like to take one day out of the year to share that love. It's Record Store Day, but we're here to celebrate you. You, the discriminating customers that choose to visit us. After all, if you don't get out there and vote with your dollar by buying from local/indie folks, we'll one day wake up to a world ruled by McDonald's and Wal-Mart. Nobody wants that, right?
But hey, don't take our word. Take Jack White's:
"I think it's high time the mentors, big brothers, big sisters, parents, guardians, and neighborhood ne'er do wells, start taking younger people that look up to them to a real record store and show them what an important part of life music really is. I trust no one who hasn't time for music. What a shame to leave a child, or worse, a generation, orphaned from one of life's great beauties. And to the record stores, artists, labels, dj's, and journalists: We're all in this together. Show respect for the tangible music that you've dedicated your careers and lives to, and help it from becoming nothing more than disposable digital data."
Or Paul McCartney's:
"There's nothing as glamorous to me as a record store. When I recently played Amoeba in L.A., I realized what fantastic memories such a collection of music brings back when you see it all in one place. This is why I'm more than happy to support Record Store Day and I hope that these kinds of stores will be there for us all for many years to come. Cheers!"
We could go on all day, but we won't. Instead, stop by on Saturday and have a look around. We'll be here, as usual, from 11 a.m. to however late y'all want to hang around. On that note, here's how we're celebrating this year:
First and foremost, 10% off EVERYTHING. Compact discs, slabs of vinyls, books, box sets, anything that can't be tied down. If you can purchase it at Decatur CD, you can purchase it on Record Store Day for 10% off the usual price.
We'll have some. Probably a lot. You know the drill. Nice stuff, in bottles, on ice, in that good old trusty giant white cooler. We hope you'll drink it and that it'll convince you to hang around and chat with us about music and independent/local business and drinking and Saturdays and good times.
Honestly, there are too many Record Store Day exclusives to list here, but we'll highlight some of the notables. Remember, these can all be found only at indie shops. Best Buy and Target don't get all the deals, y'all! Please note: Some of these will exist in VERY limited quantity. Once they're gone, they're gone. But seriously! Feast your eyes on this list, folks.
Vinyl 7", 10", 12" and CDs from the following:
Sonic Youth/Jay Reatard, Bob Dylan, Guided by Voices, Blitzen Trapper, Tom Waits, Whiskeytown, Leonard Cohen, Flaming Lips, Iron & Wine, Camera Obscura, The Smiths, Brandi Carlile, The Decemberists, Bruce Springsteen, Fat Possum (Thomas Function, Wavves and Crocodiles), The Jesus Lizard, Grizzly Bear, Leonard Cohen, Andrew Bird, Gomez, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Black Kids, Jane's Addiction, Derek Trucks, Cold War Kids, My Morning Jacket, Dave Barnes, Tift Merritt and so many more!
If there's a particular RSD item you're looking for that we didn't list above, reach out via phone/e-mail/MySpace/Twitter/carrier pigeon and ask. We'll let you know.
In addition to these, of course, we carry hundreds of regular titles that are exclusive to independent stores. Those will be here as well, hanging out with their Record Store Day cousins.
Ticket Alternative giveaways!
We've partnered with our friends at Ticket Alternative and they've generously offered up half a dozen shows. We'll have a pair of tickets to each of the following. All you have to do is sign up in the giveaway box on the counter:
Electric Six on April 25th @ Lenny's
Richard Lloyd on April 26th @ The EARL
Tommy Keene/Magnapop on April 27th @ The EARL
The Kills/The Horrors on April 27th @ Lenny's
The Felice Brothers on April 29th @ Smith's Olde Bar
The Dexateens on May 9th @ The EARL
That's about it. It's gonna be a blast. Come visit us on Record Store Day and make a toast to the future!