Friday, June 27, 2008

Spin Cycle - 6/27/08

Speaking of Creative Loafing, everyone's favorite alt-weekly has re-taken up the practice of broadcasting best-seller lists from local record stores in a weekly Spin Cycle post on the Loaf's Crib Notes blog. We thought it was a good idea when they were doing it back when, and we're glad they brought it back. You can check out the latest one, which, of course, features yours truly, right here:

Spin Cycle: Top 10 album sales from Atlanta's independent record shops

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Vote for Decatur CD in Creative Loafing's Best of Atlanta 2008 poll!

It's that time of the year again, folks. You were good to us last year, and we sure appreciated it. But your duty as responsible, local-business-loving folks requires you to once again thrown down in the Creative Loafing Best of Atlanta annual poll. There are a couple categories (CD store and used CD store, natch) that best apply to us, but if you want to write us in under "bikini wax" or "beer selection" (just kidding on the latter: you had better vote Brick Store!), that's fine too. We're pretty flexible.

Now, we know there are a TON (seriously, 299 in total) of voting categories, but you only have to vote in 10 to be counted. And hey, after you vote for us in the two CD categories (hint, hint, nudge, nudge...again), you only have eight more! But you should vote for a ton. We know you love stuff around this great city, so let your voice be heard! Vote here:

Best of Creative Loafing Atlanta

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

New. Release. Wednesday.

Yesterday, we got new music. Tons of it! From these people:

Alejandro Escovedo
Sigur Ros
The Watson Twins
Jay Reatard (singles comp)
Ry Cooder
Luke Doucet
RZA (as Bobby Digital)
Townes Van Zandt (live)
Motley Crue
Be Your Own Pet (EP)
Anthony David
Amos Lee
Camper Van Beethoven
Three 6 Mafia
Liz Phair (reissue)
Hercules and Love Affair
Saul Williams
G Love
Gerald Albright
Roxy Music (reissues)
Edwin McCain
...and more!

Not bad, right? We heartily recommend Alejandro's new record, as well as Jay Reatard and Hercules and Love Affair. But those are just a few we've been playing around the store lately. Clearly, the list speaks for itself with boundless quality. Let us know if you need anything and we'll see you soon.


Hey, wha' happened?

Phew. We had to invoke a fine movie in hopes of earning back your respect on Ye Olde DCD Blog. Apologies, but things have been more than a little hectic. But all that changes tonight. We've got a new release post coming, some photos from Friday's book event and much more. Stay tuned, folks. We're back in blog!


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

New. Release. Tuesday.

It's one of those days. One of those weeks, even. Time's flying by and we're just trying to stay on top of it. You know, and report the new releases to you. New releases from artists like these:

Coldplay (pictured above)
Wolf Parade
Teddy Thompson
My Brightest Diamond
Silver Jews
The Notwist
Dennis Wilson (reissue)
Tilly and the Wall
King Khan and The Shrines
The War on Drugs
...and more!

Stop by and let us know what you're looking for, people. We'll see you then.


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

New. Release. Tuesday.

This will be quick because there is a DCD Newsletter to write, but just look at that list! June continues its beastly ways, dropping all sorts of great stuff. Pictured above are the rock 'n' roll madmen of My Morning Jacket, who have a brand new one today. Get a load of Paste's forthcoming cover story on the band for more information. And if you'd like to know more about any of the following, well, just say the word:

My Morning Jacket
Emmylou Harris
Lil Wayne
James Hunter
Martha Wainwright
Solomon Burke
Joan as Police Woman
Beach Boys (singles box)
Alanis Morissette
The Homemade Jamz Blues Band (Have you heard these kids? Billing themselves "the youngest blues band in America," they will simply blow your mind. Ask us to play it. Seriously.)
Good Shoes
Jakob Dylan
Priscilla Ahn
The Fratellis
John Coltrane (reissues)
Cassandra Wilson
Sergio Mendes
Walter Becker
The Byrds (live)
Chip Taylor (EP)
Madness (reissue)
Railroad Earth
Ben Sollee
Wooden Shjips
Little Brother
Infamous Stringdusters
...and more!


Saturday, June 07, 2008

Honky Tonk Angel book event update

Hot on the heels of our last book event, we're happy to remind you that on June 20th Ellis Nassour will be here to read from his new biography, Honky Tonk Angel: The Intimate Story of Patsy Cline. Nassour is a music-industry veteran, and has garnered piles of heavy praise for the book. We'll be providing delicious refreshments, but that's not all...

Caroline & the Ramblers, an Atlanta rockabilly/country act, will also perform. Starting at 7pm, the band will come on and play a couple songs (they'll be mixing Patsy Cline covers and originals in that same vein), then Ellis will talk about his book, then the band will play some more. It'll be a blast, no doubt.

You've got a couple weeks to get ready, and we suggest you start by reading some excerpts from the book and checking out the music of Caroline & the Ramblers. Think of it as the most fun homework assignment ever, then we'll see you on June 20th.

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Thursday, June 05, 2008

Emmylou Harris autographed guitar giveaway!

Above: The prize.

Check it out! Pardon the exclamation, but you can see above why we're excited! Our good friends at WEA recently dropped off a gorgeous Epiphone acoustic complete with Emmylou Harris' signature on it. We're gonna give that sucker away to some lucky Decatur CD customer, so stop by soon to drop your name and phone number into the official giveaway box. We're the only place in all of Georgia where you can win this awesome instrument, so don't miss out!

Above: The artistic shot.

Emmylou has a brand-spanking-new record out on Tuesday (June 10th) as well. It's called All I Intended to Be, and it's completely and fully approved by your good friends at Ye Olde DCD. Seriously, we think it's great, but you don't have to take our word for it. It's on one our listening stations right now, and you can listen to the entire record. That's how much we believe in it.

Above: The Eliot.

Meanwhile, the country-music legend is on tour right now, and making her way to Chastain on June 27 with support from Sam Bush, Jimmy Gaudreau and Moondi Klein. So, if an autographed guitar giveaway and a new album aren't enough to get your Emmylou fix, you can see her live at "Atlanta's favorite outdoor music experience." And if THAT is not enough for you, well, you have a problem. But we understand. After all, it's Emmylou!

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Monday, June 02, 2008

Robert Hicks photos

By all accounts, our first book event was a pretty rousing success. Robert Hicks and his new tome, A Guitar and a Pen, brought in a nice crowd filled with people who were ready to drop coin on books and music. That's what we like to see, of course. The brew was a-flowin', as were Hicks tales, one in particular about eating a deceased relative! (That's one in the book, which you should still pick up here at Ye Olde DCD.) Fun times all around. Check out the photos...

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New. Release. Tuesday.

We're bent and determined to get the blog back on track after a week of laziness/busyness, and you know what that means? NEW RELEASES! June is a seriously stacked month, so without further introduction, here is the first week's worth, which will be on our shelves promptly in the morrow:

Aimee Mann
Fleet Foxes
Manu Chao (EP)
Radiohead (best)
The Cool Kids (EP)
The Funk Brothers (live)
Harvey Milk
Sam Phillips
The Futureheads
Ed Harcourt
Pimp C (best)
The Ting Tings
Minus the Bear (reissue)
Gavin Rossdale
...and more!