Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Glenn Jones/Dust-to-Digital In-Store: Wednesday, 6:30pm

We've got a very special in-store coming up Wednesday at 6:30pm, but don't take our word for it. How about Chad Radford's, which was published in Creative Loafing last week? Here's what he had to say: "With his fourth solo album, The Wanting (Thrill Jockey), Cul de Sac guitarist Glenn Jones continues exploring the outer reaches of acoustic folk, 20th-century composition and Krautrock tendencies, all with distinct elegance. The sonic spaces between each resonating steel string (from banjo and guitar) carry as much weight as his droning notes that expand with a mysterious reverence for both the universe and the lineage of acoustic music innovators that came before him (John Fahey, Charley Patton, et al)."

Phew! Thanks, Chad. We couldn't have said it better ourselves. Our friends at Dust-to-Digital, who will be joining us on this day, set up this little gem of an in-store. Glenn Jones has a new album out on Thrill Jockey and helped the D-t-D folks by editing the book on their new and gorgeous John Fahey box. We've got both of those for sale, of course, and he'll be here that evening to play some songs and talk Fahey. Read more about the legendary Glenn Jones here, and mark your calendar. Guitar fanatics: Do not miss out on this one.

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Monday, October 24, 2011

10/25/11 New Releases

We're listening to the new Tom Waits as we type this, and boy howdy, it's a fun one. There aren't many dudes in their sixties who can bark a catchy chorus like that guy. He's leading the new-release crop this week, but there is all sorts of other crazy stuff, including—gasp!—some Christmas music in October. It's the most wonderful time of the year! Almost, anyway. Take a look at the below and let us know what you're looking for...

Tom Waits
John Prine
She & Him (Christmas)
Deer Tick
Brian Wilson (Disney)
Kelly Clarkson
Anoushka Shankar
Surfer Blood (EP)
El Rego
Metric (remixes)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. (remixes)
Gringo Star
Rodney Crowell (reissue)
The Juan Maclean
Scott Weiland (Christmas)
Toby Keith
...and more!


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Turn DecatuRED Photos

As part of our charitable efforts today, Warren toilet-papered the greenery outside the store.

Mastodon was in the red spirit.

Our main man and Alliance rep, Michael, showed up and brought his lovely children.

Our donation jar runneth over....

...as do our buckets of discount discs.

We all wore red shirts. (Eliot: Red Cross, Warren: Hayes Carll, Austin: Die Slaughterhaus)

Santa wore red too, which is really out of character for him.

There were balloons outside, along with awesome volunteers.

Even Bob Dylan turned red for the cause.

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Turn DecatuRED

As you may have read on the blog a couple weeks back or in our last couple email newsletters, we've joined forces with the finest businesses in Decatur to benefit 50 Cents Period, an organization based out of Avondale Estates that's striving to create healthy futures for girls in developing countries in need of support for sanitary supplies, facilities and reproductive health education. In doing our part, we'll have a ton of ridiculously marked-down CDs (think: 50 cents-$7/piece), 50% off all used CDs and vinyl $8 or higher, a donation bucket up front for those who'd like to give directly, and finally, we'll be donating 50 cents of every new CD sold that day directly to the organization. The store will be decorated appropriately with red balloons and the like. This is a great, locally based organization, and we're proud to help out any way we can. We hope you'll do the same. In fact, here's a word from Warren about the charity...

"As the parent of a teenage girl, one sees firsthand the physical and mental changes that occur with your young loved one. This can be a difficult process for middle-class girls with all the support systems in place. Parental involvement, no lack of financial consideration when it comes to needed products. These episodes are so traumatic for young girls in third-world countries that, for a cost of only 50 cents/month per girl will keep these young ladies from missing school. School, of course, being the best deterrent to breaking the cycle of poverty. We're gonna raise some money for this very worthwhile endeavor. Come see us on the 22nd, and you can help us roll the trees of Decatur as well. Help us turn Decatur red and green on this day."

Here's a challenge, if you have a special lady in your life, whether she's a sister, mother, friend's daughter, aunt, etc.: Throw $5 in the jar, which will furnish a month's worth of supplies for 10 girls. We've fed the jar, and now it's your turn.

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10/18/11 New Releases

Hurry up, these artists are releasing!

Jane's Addicition
My Brightest Diamond
T. Bone (live, ft. Elton, E. Costello, Ralph Stanley, Neko and many more!)
Chris Isaak
The Smiths (box set)
Kitty Daisy & Lewis
Patrick Stumpf (of Fall Out Boy)
Etta James (box set)
Shelby Lynne
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
...and more!


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

New. Release. Tuesday.

Amidst the changing temperatures and the craziness of fall and the eventful month of releases that was September, we were barely paying attention to the sweet albums coming along in October. And you know what? This week is pretty sweet. So is next week! And the week after! October is a month of awesome releases, as it turns out. Have a look at the below and get psyched for another exciting 30 days of new music.

Ryan Adams
Marketa Irglova
Electric Six
James Brown (singles)
Black Francis
Dale Watson (live)
Joe Henry
ZZ Top tribute (ft. Mastodon, Wyclef, Grace Potter and many more)
Scott H. Biram
The B-52s (live)
Cymbals Eat Guitars
John Wesley Harding
Mayer Hawthorne
Martina McBride
Rachel Yamagata
...and more!


Saturday, October 08, 2011

Decatur CD's Upcoming Show Guide - Nov. 2011

Pretty sure we've never been this ahead on anything in the history of DCD. So instead of wondering what it all means or dwelling on it too long, let's just bask in the glory of these shows coming to Atlanta in October. Cool? Cool.

November 1: Ray Davies @ Center Stage
November 1: Scratch Acid @ Variety Playhouse
November 1: Memoryhouse @ 529
November 1: Boris @ Masquerade
November 2: MEN (ft. J.D. Samson of Le Tigre) @ 529
November 3: Jessica Lea Mayfield @ The EARL
November 3: Crystal Antlers, GG King @ 529
November 4: Caroline Herring @ Eddie's Attic
November 5: Melt Banana @ The EARL
November 5: Lalah Hathaway @ Variety Playhouse (early show)
November 5: Katie Herzig, Butterfly Boucher @ Variety Playhouse (later show)
November 6: West End Motel (ft. Brent Hinds of Mastodon) @ The EARL
November 6: Feist @ The Tabernacle
November 7: Fletcher C. Johnson, Turf War @ 529
November 7: Foo Fighters @ Gwinnett Arena
November 8: Russian Circles @ The EARL
November 8: Cloud Nothings, Gold-Bears @ 529
November 10: Mister Heavenly @ The EARL
November 10: Medeski Martin and Wood @ Variety Playhouse
November 10: Warren Haynes Band @ The Tabernacle
November 10: Lucero @ Masquerade
November 11: Thee Oh Sees @ The EARL
November 11: Trey Anastasio Band @ The Tabernacle
November 11: Iron & Wine, Marketa Irglova @ The Buckhead Theatre
November 11: Peter Case @ Variety Playhouse
November 11: Bell X1 @ Smith's Olde Bar
November 12: Torche, Part Chimp, The Men @ The EARL
November 12: Chris Robinson Brotherhood @ Center Stage
November 12: Jackie Greene @ Smith's Olde Bar
November 12: Tinariwen @ Variety Playhouse
November 12: Architecture in Helsinki @ Masquerade
November 13: The Raconteurs @ The Tabernacle
November 13: Curren$y, Method Man, Big KRIT @ Masquerade
November 13: Ken Will Morton record release @ Eddie's Attic
November 14: The Felice Brothers @ The EARL
November 14: Shelby Lynne @ Eddie's Attic
November 16: A.A. Bondy @ The EARL
November 16: Numero Group DJ set/record sale (!!!!!) @ 529
November 17: Tandoori Knights (ft. King Khan) @ The EARL
November 18: Correatown, Richard Parsons @ Drunken Unicorn
November 18: Josh Ritter, Sarah Harmer @ Variety Playhouse
November 18-19: Stomp & Stammer's 15th Anniversary (ft. Those Darlins, Lucy Dreams, The Biters, Missing Monuments and more!) @ The EARL
November 20: Lykke Li, First Aid Kit @ The Buckhead Theatre
November 24: Cheap Time, Mannequin Men @ The EARL
November 25: The Whigs @ Variety Playhouse
November 26: Future Islands @ The EARL
November 26: Shawn Mullins @ Variety Playhouse
November 28: Mark Sultan (AKA: BBQ) @ The EARL
November 29: Tori Amos @ Cobb Energy Centre


Thursday, October 06, 2011

Save the Date: October 22nd

On Saturday, Oct. 22, we will be joining Decatur's finest businesses in helping 50 Cents. Period. create healthy futures for girls all over the world. We'll be offering all sorts of special deals that day and donating a portion of our sales to the organization. For now, click on the link above to check out their Facebook page to learn more. Also, save the date! More info coming soon...

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New. Releases.

Another week, another excellent and varied batch of new releases on the shelves. Take a look at the list below, and let us know how we can help you:

Indigo Girls
DJ Shadow
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Paul McCartney (orchestral score)
Merle Haggard
The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams (ft. Bob Dylan, Norah Jones, Jack White, Levon Helm, Lucinda Williams, many more!)
...and more!