Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Blair Crimmins Album Release In-Store Performance

Maybe you've heard of Blair Crimmins. After all, the tireless Atlanta songwriter has a good sense of humor and has been heralded by Creative Loafing as creating songs that rattle with a "fiery, haunted energy channeled into a banjo and horns." His live shows are legendary (he's opened for O.A.R. and Mumford & Sons), and his latest in the metropolitan area was a recent two-night stand at The EARL.

Suffice it to say, then, we're excited to announce we'll be hosting an album release in-store performance with him on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. Crimmins is readying his new record, Sing-A-Longs, and we'll have a whole bunch of copies on hand, along with beer from a local brewery, and Crimmins himself, of course, who will be playing some of his tunes and probably hoping you'll, ahem, sing along.

Listen to one of the new tracks, "It's All Over Now," below, and we'll see you on Sept. 10!

New Releases 7/23/13

There ain't a lot of new stuff this week, but there are a few gems. Check 'em out below, and if you don't see anything interesting, save a little cash on what's coming through November.

Guy Clark
Van Dyke Parks
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
Selena Gomez

Monday, July 15, 2013

Pre-Orders (July-November!)

The releases lately have been, well, to be perfectly honest with you, they've been less than great. But fret not, dear reader! There is a metric crankload of great stuff making its way, slowly but surely, to Decatur CD's thirsty shelves. As usual, we'd like to offer you the opportunity to save a little money on this great stuff. It's the least we could do. So! Take a look at the list below, which just goes on for days and days, all the way into November, when surely it won't be so sweaty and rainy around the Atlanta metro area, then stop by, smile sweetly, and sign up, using your first name and phone number. (Commas!) We'll smile back at you, getting to almost-but-not-quite-as-sweet as your grin, and you'll save $2 for every release you pre-order, walking out of the store one happy little music-buying camper. Phew. OK.

July 23rd: Van Dyke Parks, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Bombadil

June 30th: Buddy Guy, T. Hardy (of Dead Confederate), Michael Franti, Vince Gill & Paul Franklin (Buck Owens/Merle Haggard tribute), Backstreet Boys

August 6th: The Civil Wars, KT Tunstall, The Polyphonic Spree, Chick Corea, Hugh Laurie (of House)

August 13th: Glen Campbell, Washed Out, Gogol Bordello, Mickey Hart Band

August 20th: Superchunk, Allen Toussaint, Laura Veirs, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby, Julia Holter, The Greencards, Destruction Unit, Kurt Braunholer (comedy), Crocodiles, Jimmy Buffett, Travis

August 27th: Franz Ferdinand, Black Joe Lewis, King Krule, Disappears, Robbie Fulks

September 3rd: Neko Case, Okkervil River, Nine Inch Nails, Over the Rhine, Califone, Volcano Choir (Bon Iver side project), Ashanti, Smashing Pumpkins, Stereophonics, Chelsea Wolfe

September 10th: Janelle Monae, Mark Knopfler, Arctic Monkeys, Sheryl Crow, Goldfrapp, Earth Wind & Fire, Trombone Shorty, J. Roddy Watson & the Business

September 17th: Elvis Costello & The Roots, The Sadies, Mike Doughty (doing Soul Coughing), Sebadoh, Jack Johnson, Yoko Ono, Tony Joe White

September 24th: Deer Tick, Kings of Leon, Elton John, Gov't Mule, Cher, Sammy Hagar, Sting

October 1st: Justin Timberlake, Blind Boys of Alabama, Deltron 3030

October 8th: Of Montreal, Amos Lee

October 15th: Pearl Jam, The Dismembermen Plan

October 22nd: Anoushka Shankar

October 29th: Arcade Fire, Nick Lowe

November 5th: The Beatles (BBC Archives 62-70)

November 12th: Lady Gaga