Thursday, November 29, 2007

Jeffrey Foucault and Caroline Herring photos

We're behind as usual getting photos up on this here blog thang, so please excuse us. But here is a great set of shots from what was a great set of music. Word is that the pair packed Eddie's Attic pretty tight the night of this performance. Congrats to Jeffrey and Caroline. Hopefully we'll see them playing here together again soon.

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Monday, November 26, 2007

New. Release. Tuesday?

The above photographed set of footwear belongs to our very own Young Eliot. And you know what? Tattered though his hi-top Chucks may be, they're in better shape than this week's new release line-up. Sigh. YOU HEAR THAT, RECORD INDUSTRY?!? TRY HARDER! Oh, but we kid. We kid because we love. But honestly, there isn't much today. However, that does not mean you have an excuse not to pay a visit to Decatur CD. Rather, it means you have more time to peruse our vast catalog selection, DVDs, vinyl, listening stations, friendly smiles, box sets, television programming and so much more. Stop by, would you? We'll gladly talk your ear off. We just won't talk about this week's releases.


Saturday, November 17, 2007

New. Release. Tuesday.

This week's new release report is hitting the interwebs just a tad early because Austin, our blogmaster general, is hopping on a plane and ever-so-irresponsibly flying to the wilds of Illinois (or, as Warren likes to call it, Canada) for the holiday. Something about "vacation" and "spending time with friends and family." Sounds crazy to us.

ANYWAY, just like any other week, there is some new music coming out on Tuesday. Led by the phenomenal Brit Box (featuring, amongst others, The Smiths, My Bloody Valentine, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Stone Roses, etc.), there are several other artists of note putting out new stuff. Have a look at the list and have a great Thanksgiving, everyone:

The Brit Box (box set)
Gorillaz (rarities)
Led Zeppelin (reissue)
Six Organs of Admittance
U2 (Joshua Tree deluxe reissue)
Wild Style (soundtrack)
Ed Harcourt (best of)
The Kite Runner (soundtrack)
Major Stars
Bob Marley (reissue)
Cass McCombs
...and more!


Silver Lakes birthday photos

Rounding out our massive, four-day birthday extravaganza on Sunday afternoon were the fellas of Silver Lakes. Led by former Seely frontman and current Watershed sous chef Steven Satterfield, the band played several songs from Decatur CD fave, The Great Pretenders, and even debuted a couple of truly excellent new songs despite amplifier difficulty. It was a fitting end to a fun and sale/beer/live music-filled weekend. Thanks to all the performers who played and all the customers who came out. We had a blast. Here's to four(teen?) more years...

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We sell guitars now.

Don't let the title of this blog post confuse you, because it's slightly disingenuous. While we aren't selling guitars proper, we do have a couple artsy axes (one electric, one acoustic) hanging up in the store from local artist Todd Reece. The instrument pictured above is a Hofner electric guitar called Bhakti that costs $325. The one below is called Chakra Dancer, and it's a Martin dreadnought acoustic guitar that costs $650. He has others available as well, so stop by and have a look. We'd be happy to sell you one or put you in contact with the artist himself.

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Romantica birthday photos

Things are crazy, we're really busy here in the store, insert usual excuse here. However, we're finally getting around to posting some more birthday shots. These are from last Saturday afternoon when Romantica played the store. Enjoy...

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Caroline Herring and Jeffrey Foucault live @ Decatur CD this Saturday

This Saturday (Nov. 17th) at 1pm, we're proud to have the musical talents of Jeffrey Foucault (pictured above) and Caroline Herring (pictured below) here at Decatur CD for a free, all-ages in-store performance. We know more than a few of you are familiar with them, but if you're not, check our their MySpace pages for song samples (above) and read a little about them (below).

Caroline Herring comes to us via some sleepy, no-name town called Decatur, Ga. However, it wasn't always that way, as Herring has also called Oxford, Miss. and Austin, Texas home. The latter is where she really starting earning acclaim, the Austin-American-Statesmen naming her the Best New Artist in the famously music-centric city in 2001 and No Depression joining in on the buzz. Dar Williams calls her the real thing, and we're happy to have her in the store.

Jeffrey Foucault is from Wisconsin, and he brings along some heavy praise of his own. The New York Times calls Foucault "a young man with an old soul...contemporary and timeless." Meanwhile, the Washington Post praises Foucault, saying that his "baritone has been roughed up by the grit of creation, revealing layers of wisdom and wonder." Fans of Chris Smither, early Bruce Springsteen and Townes Van Zandt will love this guy.

Sounds like a good time, right? We'll see you Saturday afternoon, then. And while you're here, be sure to sign up to win tickets to the pair's show at Eddie's Attic that night.

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Monday, November 12, 2007

New. Release. Tuesday.

We're still reeling from the busiest birthday weekend EVER (more photos to come), but then we remembered that new music comes out tomorrow. New music that includes that fella above, James "LCD Soundsystem" Murphy, whose Nike-commissioned 45:33 finally finds proper CD release this week. Oh, but there's more. Check out the list:

LCD Soundsystem
Alicia Keys
Led Zeppelin (reissues)
Os Mutantes (live)
The Killers (b-sides/covers/rarities)
Robyn Hitchcock (reissues + box set)
Goo Goo Dolls (best)
The Hives
Vashti Bunyan (reissue)
Dane Cook
Danzig (reissues)
Duran Duran
Richard Cheese
Dillinger Escape Plan
...and more!

Holler at us if you're lookin' for something in particular.


Saturday, November 10, 2007

Richard Parsons/Georgia Fireflies photos

Our birthday celebration has begun. On Thursday night, Richard Parsons made his triumphant return to the DCD stage. And last night, Georgia Fireflies performed for a semi-rowdy Friday night crowd. Great times all around, and we've got the pictures to prove it. Don't forget that we have Romantica today at 2pm and Silver Lakes tomorrow at 4pm. And the sale and refreshments continue all weekend as well. Hope to see you soon...

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Thursday, November 08, 2007

We accept cash, check, credit or CAKE.

Happy birthday to us. Today kicks off Decatur CD's 4th Birthday Extravaganza. To celebrate our first four years as your independent music retailer, we're hosting four days of live musical entertainment, refreshments and big savings.

Tonight, Richard Parsons plays at 7pm. Tomorrow, the Georgia Fireflies play at 7:30pm. Saturday, Romantica plays at 2pm. Sunday, Silver Lakes play at 4pm. These are all fantastic acts with differing sounds, so if you're unfamiliar, click on their links (which head straight to each of their respective MySpace pages, each with song samples) and have a listen. We're psyched to have so much talent in the store this weekend.

Additionally, we'll have our usual free refreshments, which will be varied and delicious. Oh, and we're having this thing where we mark down all the CDs and vinyl and DVDs in the store to ridiculous levels. A sale, they apparently call it? Yeah, that's it. EVERYTHING in the store is 20% off as of 6pm today. You can also get any of the first five Led Zeppelin albums for $10/piece, thanks to our pals at the Warner Music Group. AND, if you choose extra wisely, you may just end up with a free CD. But you'll have to ask us about that at the counter if you don't already know the details.

That's pretty much it. There is still a lot to do, so we're going to get to it, but we trust we'll see you soon. Until then...

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Monday, November 05, 2007

New. Release. Tuesday.

Tuesday, Tuesday, Tuesday! New stuff from all these folks!:

Art of Field Recording Volume I (the latest amazing box set from Dust-to-Digital)
Gaye Blades/Saba Lou 7-inch (from Rob's House)
Beatles (Help! DVD)
Flight of the Conchords (season 1 DVD)
American Gangster (soundtrack)
Jay-Z (also called American Gangster...inspired by the film, though)
David Byrne
Gram Parsons/Flying Burrito Brothers (archives)
Neko Case (reissues)
Barenaked Ladies (live)
Bright Eyes (live)
Sigur Ros
Grizzly Bear (EP)
Daniel Johnston (reissue)
Southland Tales (soundtrack)
White Williams
...and more, believe it or not!

Yup, a pretty great day, all things considered. Stay tuned for the official bloggy announcement of our impending 4th anniversary festivities. Hint: Keep your weekend clear, folks. We've got a lot planned.