Monday, April 30, 2007

New release Tuesday (5/1/07)!

Each week, we attempt to say something interesting about the new releases. Sometimes we succeed (sort of), other days, not so much. Today is one of the latter. Basically, this chicken has way too many things to take care of on this Monday evening, so let's just make with the list, shall we? Check it out:

Dave Alvin (live)
Tori Amos
Shelley Berman (live)
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Michael Buble
Elizabeth Cook
Dinosaur Jr
Frog Eyes
Robbie Fulks
Gov't Mule (live)
Fred Hersch
Ari Hest
High School Musical (soundtrack)
Angelique Kidjo
Chantal Kreviazuk
Spider-Man 3 (soundtrack)
Patrick Wolf
Warren Zevon (reissues)

See you tomorrow!


Thursday, April 26, 2007

The Album Leaf giveaway!

Thanks to our good friends at OK Productions, we have a lovely gift pack for The Album Leaf that we'd like to give away to you, our loyal customers. Here's how it works: Come in to the store and give us your name and phone number and you'll be signed up for an CD autographed by Album Leaf sole proprietor, Jimmy LaValle, and two tickets to the band's May 9 show at The EARL. It's as simple as that. So, what're you waiting for? Come on, down...

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Respect the indie store.

We'd like to think that we take good care of you. We remember names (some of them, anyway...but really, we try), we special order, we care about what you want. You can't get that kind of service at the big box retailers, and we hope you come back because of this. Reading this story made us a little sad, but also a little happy because we truly feel like we're doing everything we can every day to be YOUR store. Check it out:

Minding the Store: Is there a future for music retail?

Please, let us know if there's anything more we can do to make Decatur CD your music destination. We plan to be in this for the long haul, for better or for worse. And thanks, as usual, for your business...


Monday, April 23, 2007

New release Tuesday (4/24/07)!

Tomorrow is another great release day, with all sorts of interesting new discs from a vast variety of genres. Just check out this spread of artists:

Arctic Monkeys
Avey Tare and Kria Brekkan
The Band (best of)
The Blow
Future Clouds and Radar
Charlotte Gainsbourg
Bebel Gilberto
Golden Smog
Mando Diao
Joni Mitchell (v/a tribute)
The Nightwatchman
OOIOO (remix EP)
John Prine and Mac Wiseman
Sly & the Family Stone (reissues)
Patti Smith (covers)
Spank Rock (DJ mix)
Mavis Staples
Stomp the Yard (soundtrack)
...and more!

Pre-order? Question? Unusual request? What time is it? Cheeseburger? Just say the word below...


Saturday, April 21, 2007

Bloc Party, John Butler Trio, Todd Rundgren, etc.

Hear ye, hear ye, our hallowed art director just spent all her energy designing a fancy giveaway box for a bunch of tickets we have for you from our friends at The Roxy (incidentally, that's where each of the gigs are located). Check out this big, nasty list o' shows, wouldya? We have two pairs of tickets to giveaway to each:

April 25th - Kenny Wayne Shepherd
April 28th - Stephen Stills
May 3rd - Todd Rundgren
May 4th - John Butler Trio
May 5th - Zach Galifianakis
May 31st - Bloc Party w/ The Noisettes

Stop by soon and get your first name, phone number and preferred show in the box. We'll give you a call if you're one of the lucky winners.


Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Atlanta Film Festival after party on Saturday

Our friends at Paste magazine asked us to send this out to everyone we know, so here goes...
You’re invited to the official Atlanta Film Festival after party, hosted by Paste.

Saturday April 21st, 9pm – 1am
Paste Headquarters, 619 E College Ave, Decatur, GA 30030
Free music provided by Ari Hest and Tin Cup Prophette

RSVP required for entry! Go here to sign up.
It's going to be a blast, so don't miss out on this one. There will be free beer and wine while it lasts, then a cash bar and food (both provided by Corner Pub). Of course, there will also be free music and loads of people. Enjoy!

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Monday, April 16, 2007

New release Tuesday (4/17/07)!

You know what time of the week it is once again. MONDAY!!! However, that's not what we're typing about in this post. What we're typing about is how tomorrow, Tuesday, April 17, 2007, we're going to have a whole slew of new stuff. What's that, you ask? You'd like to see a list of musical acts from which we will cull such material? Well, here goes:

Joseph Arthur
Breaking Benjamin
Guy Clark (live)
Cowboy Junkies
Dead Meadow
Hot Fuzz (soundtrack)
Avril Lavigne
Page McConnell
Medeski Martin and Wood
Nine Inch Nails
Michael Penn
Matthew Ryan
Ryan Shaw
Soft Machine
...and more!

Holler at us if you want something held for you. Thanks, as always, for stopping by.


Thursday, April 12, 2007

Kurt Vonnegut - RIP

We lost a good one. Now, remember him fondly via this hilarious and fascinating interview from Playboy in 1992. Vonnegut and Joseph Heller talk about war, writing blurbs, sex and much more. Great stuff:

KURT VONNEGUT: Interview along with Joseph Heller

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Monday, April 09, 2007

New release Tuesday (4/10/07)!

Don't worry, we haven't sold out (whatever that even means anymore) or anything. For that matter, starting tomorrow, we won't be sold out of the artists below either. Rather, they'll all have new releases on our shelves. Have a looksee, wouldya? There are certainly some good ones coming:

Bright Eyes
Blonde Redhead
Aqua Teen Hunger Force (soundtrack)
The Rosebuds
Sly & The Family Stone (box set)
Laura Veirs
Junior Boys (EP)
Xiu Xiu (remixes and covers double disc)
Menomena (EP)
Danielson (DVD)
Cloud Cult
Friday Night Lights (TV soundtrack)
The Exies
Love of Diagrams
Army of Me
VNV Nation
The Book of Knots
Shearwater (expanded)
Nostalgia 77
DJ Mark Farina
Wax Poetic
Guster (EP)
Brother Ali

...and more, of course! You know the drill by now; hit us up for your needs.


Saturday, April 07, 2007

Modern Skirts photos

The Modern Skirts played in the store today, and they were fantastic. They stripped back and played an acoustic set, and the songs translated really well. Those boys have a gift for vocal melodies, and we love it. If you haven't listened to this excellent Athens pop band, check out the MySpace page (linked above, natch), or stop by the store and spend a few moments on our local band listening station, which has the sole album by the group.

Also, just in case you're not on our hallowed email list, we're having a 20% off EVERYTHING sale in honor of the in-store performance. That's right, you have two and a half hours to get in here and claim your cheap music. This is our first-ever one day sale, and it's been going quite well so far, but it will end soon. Make with the quickness!

For now, though, enjoy these photos...

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Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Decatur CD <3's David Lynch.

Although we're normally babbling on about music around these parts, we all know that films rule too. Specifically when they're made by that brilliant, bizarre madman David Lynch. Just today, we came across this awesome clip, and decided it would be just rude of us to not share it with you all. Now, there is some language here, so if you're offended by that sort of thing or are at work or a place where you can't play sound on your computer, you might want to avoid this clip. For the rest of you, enjoy! Lynch is truly an independent voice in a world too oftentimes filled with mainstream schlock:

David Lynch loves product placement


New release...Wednesday?!?

Yeah. Sorry about the lack of posts lately and the particular lateness on this one. Just in case you haven't made it in to the store to peruse the latest batch of new releases, here's a handy dandy list of just a few of the notable artists who presented us with new stuff yesterday:

Cabaret Voltaire
Brandi Carlile
Jarvis Cocker
Hilary Duff
Fountains of Wayne
Matthew Herbert
Kings of Leon
Alison Krauss (best)
Yoko Ono
Corinne Bailey Rae (live)
Martin Sexton
Todd Snider
...and many more!

Let us know what you're looking for. As usual, if we have it, we'd be happy to hold a copy for you, and if we don't have it, we can usually get it in 24 hours. We'll get back on the blog train soon, but come in and say hello in the meantime.