Sunday, October 29, 2006

National Grain in-store performance photos

Decatur CD's house band, National Grain, performed in the store on Saturday afternoon to help us do a little early birthday celebrating. Apparently, it could be one of the group's final performances, which makes us quite sad. (On a parenthetical note, we're hoping for a super reunion show sometime in 2007. Don't let us down, guys.) The band turned in another excellent performance, mixing covers of The Replacements (two songs!), Gram Parsons and George Jones into a set of original material.

We also had a fancy 20% off everything sale, so if you missed out on the great, live tunes and discounted music (did we mention the free beer as well?), shame on you. Here are a few photos. Click on any to enlarge:

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

More cool stuff for you and yours...

Because Decatur CD is always happy to give you a deal, here are a few new ones:

* Pre-order the new Tenacious D album and receive a free t-shirt and two masks depicting the band's members, Jack Black and Kyle Gass. Quite fun. Just stop by the store to sign up.

* Pre-order the deluxe reissue edition of Pavement's Wowee Zowee and receive a downloadable live show, a poster and a rare 7" record. Much like the Yo La Tengo deal, this promises to be a big one, so get us your email addresses soon if you want these awesome, free goodies from Matador Records.

* We're still giving away a guitar autographed by Paul Westerberg. Hurry and sign up before this giveaway ends.

Thanks, ya'll!

Monday, October 23, 2006

New release Tuesday! (10/24/06)

New releases! Real quicklike! You know the drill!:

Jeff Tweedy (DVD)
Flaming Lips (reissue)
John Legend
George Benson & Al Jarreau
Andrew Dice Clay
Lucinda Williams (reissue)
Gucci Mane
Moby (best of)
The Curtains
Ben Folds
Bright Eyes (b-sides)
My Chemical Romance
Aimee Mann (Christmas)
The Walkmen (covers)

There, now that wasn't so hard, was it? Hit us up in the comments with whatever you need.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Stephin Merritt gets awkward on Fox 5

Just recently, Stephin Merritt (of Magnetic Fields) was in town promoting music from the Lemony Snicket audio books that his other band, the Gothic Archies, performed. While in Atlanta, he stopped by Fox 5 Atlanta for one of the most uncomfortable interviews ever. Enjoy the smarmy anchorman and the ever-sarcastic Merritt below:

Good Day Music Guest: The Gothic Archies

Friday, October 20, 2006

The Great Decatur CD Alternative Beer Festival

As you may or may not know, tomorrow, October 21st, marks the Great Decatur Beer Tasting Festival 2006. Well, since this Security Chicken and Mr. Decatur CD himself, Warren Hudson, will be stuck in the store all day long, we've decided to organize our own little fest. Starting at 5pm, we'll be serving nice (think: not Bud Light), free adult beverages to those of 21 years of age and above. Stop by, say hello, get a buzz and buy some discs. See you then!

Monday, October 16, 2006

New release Tuesday! (10/17/06)

There's not a ton of stuff coming out tomorrow, but there are at least a few goodies for each and everyone one of you to behold. Something like that, anyway. Check out the list:

Badly Drawn Boy
Jeremy Enigk
Dierks Bentley
Gomez (singles collection)
Everly Brothers (36 unreleased recordings)
KT Tunstall (acoustic)
Vince Gill (box set)
Sarah McLachlan (Christmas)
Twisted Sister (, seriously)
Rhonda Vincent
The Slits (EP of new material)

Anything else you're looking for? Need a last minute pre-order? Let us know in the comments, please...

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Jimmy wins Mastodon!

Just yesterday, we drew for the autographed Mastodon litograph. Lo and behold, the name pulled was that of Jimmy, the biggest Mastodon fan we know. Pictured above is the man of the hour with his winnings. There isn't a more deserving customer out there. Congratulations, Jimmy!

And for the rest of you, we still have several fun giveaways going on. Stop by the store to sign up for a Monk/Coltrane poster (autographed by producer Orrin Keepnews), some Hank Williams III autographed vinyl and a guitar autographed by Paul Westerberg! Awesome stuff, all around...

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Lose your glasses?

Lately, we've had a small Lost & Found section accumulating around Decatur CD. So far, it consists solely of various eyewear. If you've left a pair of glasses at the store recently (the above pictured ones or otherwise) stop by and claim them so we can stop wearing them during down time. Thanks...

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

See a show on Decatur CD.

We've got simply way too many concert tickets to give away at the moment. Currently, we have two pairs of tickets for Will Hoge at the Roxy on Friday (Oct. 13th), Sister Hazel at the Roxy on Saturday (Oct. 14th) and the Refugee All Stars at the Roxy the Saturday after (Oct. 21st). Additionally, we've got one pair of tickets for Shawn Colvin and Brandi Carlile at the Variety Playhouse on Saturday (Oct. 13th). Did you get all that? Hope so. All of the above are first-come-first-serve, straight-up giveaway goodness, so call, email, leave a comment below or stop by the store immediately to claim these before they're gone. Good luck, everyone...

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Paul Westerberg autographed guitar giveaway!

Decatur CD loves The Replacements. We might as well get that out there. When the excellent, recently-released retrospective, Don't You Know Who I Think I Was? arrived at the store, we probably played it once a day for a month or so. Great, great rock band.

So it's no small honor, then, that we can say we've got a guitar autographed by Paul Westerberg hanging in the store at this very moment. Indeed, he's busy promoting the songs he wrote for the soundtrack to animated flick Open Season, and you, the lucky customers of Decatur CD get the benefit. Stop by today and put your name and phone number in the box for your chance to win!

Monday, October 09, 2006

New release Tuesday! (10/10/06)

Another Tuesday, another batch of goodies on our shelves in the morning. Stop by the store to get something by one of the following artists:

Blood Brothers
Cold War Kids
Chavez (reissue)
Dead Can Dance
Robert Pollard
Austin Lounge Lizards
Oxford Collapse
Micah P. Hinson
These Arms are Snakes
Robert Randolph & the Family Band
The Be Good Tanyas
Mindy Smith
Damien Jurado
Lloyd Banks
Shooter Jennings (live)

Last minute pre-order? Leave it in the comments. Thanks...

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Decatur CD Wall: The Legend Continues

The Indigo Girls have made friends with another band on Decatur CD's wall, as you can see above. Indeed, a beautiful 5X5 has been hung in honor of the Black Keys excellent new album, Magic Potion. Stop by sometime and check it out, because the wall is really starting to look great. We'll keep you posted as more are added.

Last time:
New release Tuesday! (9/19/06)

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Recent Best Sellers

For the heck of it, and despite the fact that we do a weekly update on our MySpace page (add us as a friend!), here are our best selling CDs over the last week or so:

1. Charlie Sexton/Shannon McNally - Soutside Sessions EP
2. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
3. Indigo Girls - Despite Our Differences
4. TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain
5. The Killers - Sam's Town
6. Yo La Tengo - I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass
7. Black Keys - Magic Potion
8. DJ Shadow - The Outsider
9. Rising Appalachia - s/t
10. Beck - The Information

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Charlie Sexton/Shannon McNally photos

Last night was an absolute blast. A hearty thank you goes out to everyone who attended (and there were quite a few of you), as well as our good friends at Capitol Records for helping us set up such a fun event. Thanks also to Charlie and Shannon for putting on an incredible performance.

And for those of you who didn't make it out to hear Shannon's jaw-dropping voice and Charlie's fantastic guitar skills, much shame. However, here are a few photos (click on any individual one for a larger version):

Above: If you look really hard, past the mass of humans, you might just spot two excellent songwriters.

Oh, and if you were there, do us a favor and leave your thoughts in the comments...

Monday, October 02, 2006

Charlie Sexton/Shannon McNally TOMORROW

In case you missed our last post about the excellent in-store performance (which you can find right here, or by scrolling down just a bit), Charlie Sexton and Shannon McNally will be performing at Decatur CD at 7pm TOMORROW. Do not miss this exclusive event!

Also, while you listen to the sounds of Charlie and Shannon, you can peruse new releases that come out tomorrow by all of the following artists:

The Decemberists
The Hold Steady
Amos Lee
Pernice Brothers (live album)
Lindsey Buckingham
The Killers
The Dears
Sean Lennon
Dead Prez
Pretenders (reissue of first two albums)
Neko Case (DVD)
Los Straitjackets
What It Is (funk/r&b rarities box set)
Robyn Hitchcock
David Grisman
Bruce Springsteen (expanded edition of the Pete Seeger sessions)
The Radiators
Pixies (DVD)
...and more!

Now is your last chance to get any pre-orders in on the above releases. We'll see you tomorrow night at 7pm for the performance!