Monday, November 27, 2006

New release....Tuesday?

Please pardon the lack of blog action lately, as some of us have been on vacation while others have been very busy. It was a nice weekend at Decatur CD, but we're sad to say there's not a lot coming out tomorrow that we're excited about. Well, except for the Clipse album (which Pitchfork wrote up nicely today) and some new stuff from one of our favorite local labels, Dust-to-Digital, including a box set that will be known as the "first ever anthology of the string bass," How Low Can You Go? If you were one of the many who got the gospel box set or the Fonotone box set, you know how awesome that will be.

OK, so maybe tomorrow isn't as bad as we're making it out to be, but it's easily one of the lightest release dates of the year. Still, we'd love to see you. And if you like great hip hop or string bass box sets, well, we've got you covered. Of course, we have all sorts of other amazing stuff that came out before tomorrow, so don't be afraid to say hello in the comments and let us know what you're looking for. We'll get it for you. Until then...

Monday, November 20, 2006

New release Tuesday! (11/21/06)

There is literally* going to be tons of new releases on our shelves tomorrow. Stop by and pick something up by any/all of the below artists:

Tom Waits (rarities box)
Sufjan Stevens (Christmas box)
Beatles (re-released and reworked)
Swan Lake
Mirah (remixes)
Plague Songs (featuring Stephin Merritt, Brian Eno, Rufus Wainwright and more!)
Guy Clark
John Fahey (tribute)
The Fountain (soundtrack)
Simon Joyner
Dark Meat
Brett Dennen
The Shins (single)
Yes (reissue)
New York Dolls (reissue)
U2 (best of)
Oasis (best of)

Let us know what you need, and see you tomorrow...

* Not really. A ton is like 2,000 pounds, silly.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Do it for the kids.

As you can see from the smiling alien above, we just recently started carrying an interesting disc called Decatur Kids Sing Folks Songs, a full album's worth of children's music written in part by very young people around the Decatur area. Say the liner notes: "Eric Litwin taught the students to write their own lyrics as they learned about imagery, meter and rhyme. As students rehearsed their songs, they learned about tone, tempo and timing."

Quite an interesting project this is, one that benefits the Decatur Youth Fund, which provides all sorts of support (including after-school care, academics, summer camp and more) to the children of Decatur, GA. As such, we're donating all proceeds from the disc to the fund. Stop by and show your support...

Saturday, November 18, 2006

The Selmanaires in-store photos

Last night, Decatur CD was thoroughly rocked by The Selmanaires. The band played several tracks from Here Come the Selmanaires, but also did a number of new tracks, which were quite excellent. We're looking forward to the next record...and the next time these guys play the store. Thanks to all who attended.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Birthday Update

The third birthday celebration of Decatur CD is nearly upon us. With that, there is much excitement and much to announce. Tomorrow night, as you should already know, The Selmanaires (visit their MySpace page to listen to songs if you're not familiar - such a great band!) will perform a free set of electrified rock 'n' roll at 7pm. But we do have a couple other tricks up our sleeve...

As the logo above might indicate, we've purchased a rather sizeable keg of Rye Pale Ale from our pals at Terrapin to use as a part of our Friday night festivities. We will crack that sucker open right around the time the band starts its set, and anyone who is 21 years of age or older can help themselves to some delicious free beer until it's gone.

Additionally, beginning at 5pm, everything in the store will go on sale for 20% off the regular price. Box sets, used and new discs of all genres and basically anything else that's not tied down will be a full 1/5 off. The sale will continue until closing on Sunday night, so don't miss out on the hot deals.

That's pretty much it. Our birthday. A great rock band. Free beer. Cheap tunes. What more can you ask for? We'll see you there. Bring some cake...

Monday, November 13, 2006

New release Tuesday! (11/14/06)

You! Us! Tomorrow! New music! These artists!:

Damien Rice
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
Joanna Newsom
Mark Knopfler/Emmylou Harris (live)
Yusuf (Cat Stevens)
Army of Anyone
Neil Young and Crazy Horse (live)
Johnny Cash
Dixie Chicks
Disco Biscuits
The Clash
Nanci Griffith
Joan Osborne
Tahiti 80
Tenacious D
The Game
...and more!

See you tomorrow.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Our birthday celebration commences soon.

Decatur CD is turning three years old soon, and to celebrate, we're planning a little fun. Kicking off the birthday weekend will be a performance by one of our favorite local bands, The Selmanaires. They'll play the store at 7pm on Friday night, in all their rock 'n' roll glory. We'll have free beer for the adults and probably another surprise or two up our collective sleeve, so don't miss out on this event. And if for some reason you haven't heard the band's excellent debut album, Here Come The Selmanaires, by all means, stop by before Friday and we'll play it for you. Then you'll realize we're so excited about this in-store performance. See you Friday!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Wow! Jandek comes to Atlanta!

Calling all record collector/music history dorks. Thanks to our good friends at OK Productions, the legendary songwriter recluse Jandek is coming to Atlanta on February 17th. He will play the Academy of Medicine (huh?) to a no-doubt sold out show, so be sure to get your tickets (they go on sell November 17th) instantly if you want to go. Best of luck, ya'll.

Not familiar with the mystery known as Jandek? Here are a few links to prime your interest:
All Music Guide entry
Guide to Jandek
Jandek on Wikipedia
Jandek on Corwood (an excellent documentary film)

Monday, November 06, 2006

New release Tuesday! (11/7/06)

There is all kinds of stuff hitting our shelves tomorrow. Stop by to pick up a new release for one or more of the following artists:

Pavement (deluxe reissue)
Eric Clapton/JJ Cale
Josh Groban
James Blunt (expanded)
Frank Zappa
Shortbus (soundtrack)
Isobel Campbell
Gnarls Barkley (expanded)
Foo Fighters
Nirvana (DVD)
Harry Smith (DVD)
Waylon Jennings (DVD)
Dave Matthews Band (best of)
OK Go (expanded)
John Fogerty (live)
Matt & Kim
The Residents
Stranger Than Fiction (soundtrack)
PJ Harvey (Peel sessions)
Keith Urban
Bowling for Soup

See? All kinds of crazy stuff....

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Decatur CD Wall: The New Batch

In the ongoing effort to thoroughly cover our easternmost wall with gigantic 5X5 album covers, we have once again added some new awesomeness. Bob Dylan, The Decemberists, TV on the Radio and Mark Knopfler/Emmylou Harris have joined the others. Stop by and take a gander.

Last time on Decatur CD:
Decatur CD Wall: The Legend Continues
New release Tuesday! (9/19/06)

Friday, November 03, 2006

Free poster with the new Willie Nelson

Stop by the store and pick up the new Willie Nelson album, Songbird, a record which was produced by Ryan Adams and includes Adams' backing band as well, and we'll be happy to hand over a copy of the above poster. Supplies are limited, though, so make like a fast one, ya hear?

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Decatur CD has free tickets for YOU!

Above: Sorry, we don't have these tickets.

The kind folks at Live Nation recently bestowed an awesome batch of concert tickets upon us, and we're here to pass the goodies along to our lovely customers. A few of these concerts are happening quite soon, so here's the deal. For these shows...

11/3 - Taj Mahal @ the Roxy (four tickets)
11/4 - Matt Nathanson @ the Roxy (four tickets)
11/4 - Gov't Mule @ the Tabernacle (six tickets)

...just come in and buy a CD by one of the artists in question, and we'll gladly hand over a pair of tickets to that artist's show (while supplies last, naturally). Easy as pie, right? But hurry, because these shows happen in the next couple days.

And for these shows...

11/12 - My Morning Jacket @ the Tabernacle (six tickets)
11/13 - Bob Weir & Ratdog @ the Tabernacle (six tickets)
11/17 - Umphrey's McGee @ the Tabernacle (10 tickets)
11/18 - Keller Williams @ the Tabernacle (six tickets)
11/24 - Drivin N Cryin @ the Roxy (four tickets)
12/12 - Zappa Plays Zappa @ the Tabernacle (four tickets)

...come in to the store and drop your name, phone number and preferred show into the giveaway box we've placed handily next to the cash register. We'll draw winners the day before each respective gig, so don't delay! See you soon.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006


In case you haven't met her, here's Decatur CD's latest employee, Kerry. For Halloween, Kerry was a piece of shrapnel or a spoon or a baked potato or a tin (wo)man, depending on her mood. Basically, she had the most versatile costume ever, and we thought it was worthy of bloggage. Stop by and say hello to Kerry sometime...