Monday, May 28, 2007

New release Tuesday - 5/29/07

Is everyone out there having a wonderful and relaxing Memorial Day? We sure hope so. In addition to doing all those fun things the holiday is often known for (BBQ, drinking, not going to your job, etc.), do make sure to take a moment to remember all the brave and heroic folks who have died serving our fine country in the military.

On a less-sobering and typically-Monday note, as per usual, there is a whole 'nuther batch of new music hitting our shelves tomorrow. Take a glance, if you will, at the list of artists offering up said tunes:

Richard Thompson
Cary Brothers
Acid Mothers Temple
R. Kelly
Satellite Party (Perry Farrell)
Herb Alpert (reissue)
Hatfield & Smith (Juliana Hatfield)
Dinosaur Jr. (live DVD)
Michio Kurihara
Jason Aldean
Gary Moore
Johnette Napolitano
Piano Magic
...and more!

By now, you should surely all know the drill. However, if you're looking for something not listed here, want to place a last-minute pre-order, have a comment/complaint/suggetion or just feel like sounding off about something completely unrelated, leave a note below, drop by the MySpace page, send us an email, call us on the phone or just stop by. See you soon...


Saturday, May 26, 2007

Art Walk photos

Last night, we had our Art Walk party in conjunction with the annual Decatur Arts Festival. For the third year in a row, that meant live music from the Floating Coats and free beer. This year in the brew category, we picked up a few Atlanta Brewing Company varieties. Tasty stuff. As usual, the Coats rocked it, sounding especially tight if we do say so ourselves (and we do, and just did, actually). In fact, we had at least a couple requests for recorded material from the band. Get on it, Coats! For now, though, enjoy these photos...

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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Art Walk party tomorrow night

Looks like we've taken care of your Friday (May 25) night plans for you. You can thank us later for taking your crazy, unorganized life, running it through a blender and creating a nice, tall, refreshing smoothie of clarity. Um, wHaT?!? Better get to the details before this post gets too carried away. Tomorrow night is the annual Decatur Art Walk, and we're one of the many businesses showing love for local creativity. Here's how it goes:

Where: Decatur CD
When: All night, really, but starting at around 7:30pm, The Floating Coats will perform live music.
What: The Floating Coats! Sheesh, you should really read more carefully. Also, a selection of Atlanta Brewing Company's fine adult beverages. Free, of course. Take a look at ABC's beer and tour pages. Good stuff.
Who: You and all your friends.

That's the haps. If you're not going out of town for the holiday weekend, we strongly suggest you join us for a relaxing evening of local business, music and art. Get out there and support the greatness happening in your community before it gets taken away from you. Hope to see you all tomorrow night...

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Monday, May 21, 2007

New release Tuesday - 5/22/07

It's that time again, ladies and gentlemen. What time, you say? Well, the time we tell you what cool stuff you have the opportunity to purchase tomorrow, that's what time. Pretty exciting stuff. Check out the list this week:

The National
Maroon 5
Boris with Michio Kurihara
White Rabbits
Joan Osborne
The Used
Jerry Lee Lewis (live)
Amel Larrieux
Danny Flowers
Judith Owen
Richmond Fontaine
Mulgrew Miller (live)
The Damned (reissue)
Ben Watt
Adrienne Young
Handsome Furs
Beenie Man
George Benson (live)
Frank Black
The Bravery
James Chance (reissues)
Judee Sill
Ozzy Osbourne
Melt Banana

...and many more!


Saturday, May 19, 2007

The Sunday Paper <3's Decatur CD

Each year, Warren vows to alert our fair customers to the various readers polls that occur in different publications all around town. Each year, Warren forgets. But that's OK, because then times like these come as an even more refreshing surprise. You see, kind blog fiends, The Sunday Paper recently named Decatur CD the winner of the Best CD Store category of its Readers' Choice Awards '07. If you have a copy of the May 13-19 issue, our write-up is on page 50. But because this is the Internet and you shouldn't have to wait more than a few seconds for ANYTHING (yay, America! or, something...), we've took the liberty of typing it up for your viewing pleasure. Obviously, we're quite honored, so thanks to anyone who voted for us. Enjoy:


THE LOWDOWN: Inside the bright-blue exterior of this used/new emporium is a wide selection of discs that makes for hours of browsing pleasure. The used stuff is thrown into bins in no order, but the inventory is wildly eclectic, and the back wall boasts arguably the finest selection of music-related DVDs in the city. The store also has an ultra-laid-back vibe, with a few chairs scattered around for those who'd like to sit a spell.

THE BASICS: 356 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, 30030, 404-371-9090

We really appreciate it. If any of you see an opportunity to vote for us in any future polls, that sure would make us smile. Recently, the AJC talked us up a bit (with a couple photos) as well. We're just doing our best and we really believe in this place, so it's nice to see some other people noticing it as well. Until next time...


Thursday, May 17, 2007

Wilco photos

On Tuesday, as many of you know, we had a little Wilco shindig. Well, we're happy to announce that it went above and beyond our own admittedly-large expectations. It was pretty funny, actually. The party started at 6pm, and literally up until about 5:58pm or so, everything was normal. There were several people in the store perusing away and we'd started playing Sky Blue Sky a little early just for funsies. Then the clock clicked over into the new hour, and just like magic, there was a line out the door. Unbelievable. It was pretty real there for a while, and the beer and pizza kept running out, but in the end, all was well. Thanks to everyone who came! Hopefully we can do something like this again very soon. In the midst of all the craziness, we didn't find time to give away all the great stuff we promised in the email. Don't worry, though, as that will happen soon. Winners will be announced on the blog and in the email. We'll also call, so watch that phone! And now, some photos. Enjoy...

You'd think Jeff Tweedy and Co. were actually in the store, judging from how packed it was for a while.

Decatur CD legend, Wilco fan and soon-to-be poet legend, Melissa, expressed some serious love for the vinyl edition of the album. So did a few other folks, as we sold out by the end of the evening.
The parking lot got a little ridiculous. Not pictured here is the back of the store, where the dumpster had two three cars layered in front of it. Silly people...

Nothing like having a little crowd out in front of the store to attract more party goers. As we think it's particularly purty, this one will be going up on the MySpace.

By night's end, Kerry and Eliot were sick and tired of the word "Wilco." It's cool, though: We let them rest and now they're OK with those five letters again.

Meanwhile, Austin spent a lot of time looking concerned and/or angry. Rest assured, though, he was having a great time.

Michael Bublé was our bouncer for the evening, throwing out all riff raff, trouble makers and ne'er-do-wells as they tried to infiltrate our gathering. Unfortunately, as we're a truly ungrateful lot, we mocked him with a sign. Nothing personal, Bublé, ol' chum!

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Monday, May 14, 2007

Wilco release Tuesday!

Pardon us as we forsake our usual Monday night blog post title, but tomorrow's a very special new release Tuesday. Firstly, the new Wilco album, Sky Blue Sky, will finally be hitting DCD's shelves. In honor of this occasion, we're having the aforementioned listening party complete with free beer and pizza (click link for info, natch), and we hope to see you all here for the event. It's going to be heaps and piles and mounds and, um, lots of fun. However, several other awesome artists are also releasing new music tomorrow, so have a look and start making a mental shopping list:

Wilco (after 6pm, you get a t-shirt with purchase while supplies last!)
The Avett Brothers (after 6pm, you get an autographed poster with puchase while supplies last!)
Rufus Wainwright
Guided By Voices (live two-disc)
Linkin Park
Ian Hunter
Mogwai (soundtrack)
Dolores O'Riordan
Pink Martini
Bruce Robison
Shrek the Third (soundtrack)
Joe Strummer
Townes Van Zandt (four classic reissues)
Gretchen Wilson
The Exies
Beach Boys (best of)

See you tomorrow!

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Saturday, May 12, 2007

Hot, uncensored listening station action!

(Above: Not our listening station.)

Yeah, so maybe we have been bludgeoning you all over the head a little bit about our new listening stations, but our enthusiasm is warranted. After all, they give each and every one of you the opportunity to listen to over 30 albums in their ENTIRETY and at your complete LEISURE. Indeed, it's an all-caps kind of awesome, and we're happy to provide it for you. However, some of you surely haven't had a chance with the listening stations just yet, so here's a handy-dandy list of what's on each of them:

The "rock/indie/whatever" station:
Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
Wilco - Sky Blue Sky (Don't forget about the upcoming party!)
Spoon - GaGaGaGaGa
Bright Eyes - Cassadaga
The Shins - Wincing the Night Away
Dinosaur Jr. - Beyond
Kings of Leon - Because of the Times
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - Living With the Living
LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
Panda Bear - Person Pitch
Neil Young - Live at Massey Hall 1971

The "adult alternative/laid back" station:
Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
Rodrigo y Gabriela - s/t
Michael Buble - Call Me Irresponsible
Regina Spektor - Begin to Hope
Mavis Staples - We'll Never Turn Back
Lily Allen - Alright, Still
Lucinda Williams - West
Fountains of Wayne - Traffic and Weather
Corinne Bailey Rae - s/t
Brandi Carlile - The Story
Patti Smith - Twelve
v/a - A Tribute to Joni Mitchell (Bjork, Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, k.d. lang, Annie Lennox, Sarah McLachlan, Brad Mehldau, Prince, Sufjan Stevens, James Taylor, Caetano Veloso, Cassandra Wilson)

The "local/regional/Georgia" station:
v/a - How Low Can You Go? Anthology of the String Bass (1925-1941)
v/a - Desperate Man Blues (soundtrack)
v/a - Art of Field Recording
v/a - I Belong to this Band: Eighty-Five Years of Sacred Harp Recordings
(The above four are brought to you by our pals at excellent local label, Dust-to-Digital.)
National Grain - s/t
Sodajerk - Sodajerk 2
Silver Lakes - The Great Pretenders
Nicole Chillemi - Mention of You
Blake Guthrie and Getaway Car - Til I Reach the Light
Rising Appalachia - Scale Down
Modern Skirts - Catalogue of Generous Men

Whoa, buddy. Now that's a lot of music. You can thank us later for taking care of your plans for the whole weekend. You could literally spend an entire day working your way through all this stuff, though we suggest that you tackle it in smaller, repeated visits. That said, we'll see you soon...


Monday, May 07, 2007

New release Tuesday (5/8/07)!

Phew. It was quite a weekend for shows. Did anyone go check out Blonde Redhead at the Variety Playhouse on Friday? They were excellent. How about the ever-hilarious Zach Galifianakis, who performed some incredible stand-up comedy at The Roxy on Saturday? Or Man Man and Modest Mouse, who played at Masquerade Music Park on Saturday as well? And, and, and...what about Spoon at Park Tavern? What a weekend! Luckily, there are some great new releases hitting our shelves tomorrow. Take a look at which artists are responsible for the fresh material:

Keren Ann
Bad Plus
Paris Bennett
The Boggs
Jimmy Buffett
The Clientele
Deerhunter (EP)
Sage Francis
Great Lake Swimmers
Ron Kavana
The Kay-Gees (best of)
Lavender Diamond
Maximo Park
Mystery Jets
Rhett Miller (live)
Of Montreal (EP)
Ike Reilly Assassination
The Sea and Cake
Elliott Smith (two-disc)
Mary Timony
The View
Shannon Wright
...and more!


Saturday, May 05, 2007

Wilco listening party on May 15th!

Check out that above picture, folks. That's our beautiful 5X5 on the outside wall. More than that, it's the beautiful cover of the new Wilco album, Sky Blue Sky, which comes out on May 15th. In celebration of this occasion (and around these parts, a new Wilco album certainly is an occasion), our good friends at WEA/Nonesuch are fronting the bill for a post-work listening party complete with pizza and beer! That's right, starting at 6pm, we'll put on Sky Blue Sky, bust out a huge batch of interesting, high-gravity beer (for the 21 and up crowd, natch) and offer up a pile of pies from Little Azio next door. It's going to be a blast, and we'll keep it going as long as people are hanging out, so make sure to stop by and get your share of the goodies. The album is great (check it out on one of our listening stations if you haven't already), and the pizza and beer will be of the highest order as well. Also, if you've got a pre-order, make sure you stop by after 6pm to claim it. We'll see you then...

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