Monday, January 28, 2008

New. Release. Tuesday.

Although the line-up is not quite as gargantuan as last week (we get tired just thinking of it), there is many-a gem this week to behold in the new release category. We've got the debut album from local adrenaline-rock dudes (pictured above) StoneRider, a contribution from a member of Death Cab for Cutie, an in-store play favorite of late (Vampire Weekend) and many more. Won't you have a look?:

Chris Walla (Death Cab for Cutie)
Joe Jackson
Vampire Weekend
The Blind Boys of Alabama
Beck (deluxe Odelay reissue - free calendar to the first five customers!)
Willie Nelson
The Mars Volta
Shelby Lynne
Van Morrison (reissues)
Louis XIV
Sarah Brightman
The Wrights
Dispatch (live)
Xiu Xiu
The Helio Sequence
...and more!


Saturday, January 26, 2008

FREE Mute Math/Matchbox 20/Alanis tickets!

We've got a cool, last-minute deal for y'all. This Monday (that's just a couple days from now, so act fast!), Matchbox 20, Alanis Morissette and Mute Math will play at Philips Arena. Our friends at Warner Bros. and Atlantic Records have generously offered up two tickets as well as meet 'n' greet privileges. This means that the first person to read this and either call, e-mail or send a carrier pigeon to the store gets the pair of tickets and the opportunity to meet Matchbox 20 at 4:45pm the day of show. Now, this is very limited availability, so if you're interested, be sure to get to us before noon on Monday. Thanks, everyone...

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Monday, January 21, 2008

New. Release. Tuesday.

Now that's what we're talking about. The music year has officially arrived (or will, anyway, tomorrow) with some monster releases (one of which takes its name from the image above). For that matter, it's a huge day for Georgia music as well. The Selmanaires, Anna Kramer, The Whigs, Drive-By Truckers and Dead Confederate lead the pack for Ga. Have a look at all the great stuff that will be on our shelves on Tuesday. We're psyched, and you should be too. Here are just a few of the highlights:

The Selmanaires
Cat Power
Drive-By Truckers
Anna Kramer and The Lost Cause
The Whigs
Be Kind Rewind (soundtrack)
North Mississippi Allstars
Dead Confederate
Times New Viking
Super Furry Animals
Liam Finn
Black Mountain
The Feelies (Crazy Rhythms reissue!) (Actually, looks like this got bumped to 2/5.)
Lisa Loeb
...and many more!


Saturday, January 19, 2008


Click the photo above to make the flakes even BIGGER.

Twice in a week? Surely you jest! Indeed, there are big, white flakes floating down outside again, and it's just beautiful. We figured most of you would be watching it all from indoors, but many of you have stopped by today, said hello and then taken home piles of music. Good for you, and thanks! Just letting you know that through rain, sleet, snow and other forms of inclement weather, Decatur CD is here for you. Hope to see you soon...


Monday, January 14, 2008

New. Release. Tuesday.

How's everyone holding up? We've got an itsy bitsy (but no less annoying) case of the Mondays. Blech! Luckily, Tuesday is almost here, and it comes packing heat. Not only will we have the above album (On a parenthetical aside, who knew Stephin Merritt had a Psychocandy in him? It's awesome!) on our shelves in the morning, but there are a few other choice choices. Have a look, and we'll see you soon:

Magnetic Fields
Disco Not Disco (awesome post-punk compilation)
Ringo Starr
eels (two releases - best of and b-sides)
Doo Wop Love Songs (box set)
Tommy Bolin (box set)
Persepolis (soundtrack)
...and more!


Saturday, January 12, 2008

Decatur CD's Upcoming Show Guide

2008 is already half over*, folks! Time to get out and see a show before it's too late! You don't want to have to tell your grandchildren about the "Great Live Music Drought of '08" or some junk, do you? We thought not. As such, below is a list of shows this month that we think you should go to (and which we will likely be going to as well). There is a quality show almost every day until the end of the month. Beginning tonight, there are a pair of local talents performing at The EARL and Star Bar respectively, and the legendary Yo La Tengo (pictured above) will be stopping by Variety. Now that we've compiled this list, we don't expect you to be staying in many nights. Get out there and support live music, y'all:

TONIGHT: Yo La Tengo @ Variety Playhouse
TONIGHT: Attractive Eighties Women CD-release @ The EARL
TONIGHT: The Coathangers @ Star Bar
Jan. 18: Yeasayer, MGMT @ The EARL
Jan. 19: Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings @ Variety
Jan. 19: The Carbonas @ Star Bar
Jan. 21: Six Organs of Admittance @ The EARL
Jan. 21: Emily Saliers (Indigo Girls) and Friends @ Eddie's Attic
Jan. 22: Black Lips @ The Library Plaza on GSU's campus (FREE @ Noon!)
Jan. 25: The Whigs CD-release @ The EARL
Jan. 26: The Selmanaires and Anna Kramer dual CD-release @ The EARL
Jan. 30: High on Fire @ The EARL
Jan. 30: Super Furry Animials @ Variety
Jan. 31: Zoroaster @ Drunken Unicorn

* This isn't even remotely close to being true. Not even for the sake of exagerration. Not at all. Please rest assured that the appopriate DCD fact-checker has been sacked. For that matter, the HR guy who hired the delinquent anti-defender of truth has also been sacked. Our apologies.


Monday, January 07, 2008

New. Release. Tuesday.

Happy 2008 again, folks. We're getting close to the point where the record industry will once again bestow quality albums upon our shelves on a regular basis. This particular Tuesday isn't a massive one, but there are definitely more than a few gems in store. Have a look, and we'll see you soon:

Juno (soundtrack)
Johnny Cash (live)
Medeski, Martin & Wood
The Wire (soundtrack)
Reverend Horton Heat
Cassandra's Dream (soundtrack)
John Anderson (reissues)
Silver Apples (reissues)
Wynton Marsalis (reissues)
...and more!


Thursday, January 03, 2008


We're a little late announcing this, but if you'd like to own a physical copy of late last year's "pay what you want" download sensation, Radiohead's In Rainbows, why, feel free to waltz (or shimmy, shake, skip, whathaveyou) on in to Ye Olde Decatur CD and purchase a copy. We've got piles of them located all over the store, including the hallowed featured sale spot just across from our nifty 33 1/3 book stand (ask Eliot about that!) on the counter. It's great! You need it! Hurry!