Saturday, March 24, 2012

3/27/12 New Releases

The soundtrack to this blog post is the album pictured above, made by the son of Steve and namesake of Townes. He's maturing into one heck of a songwriter, and we're glad his latest is leading the week's releases. Have a look:

Justin Townes Earle
Amadou & Mariam
La Sera (Vivian Girls side project)
The Mars Volta
Paul Weller
Marisa Monte
Band of Skulls (vinyl)
Macy Gray


Saturday, March 17, 2012

General Orders No. 9 Party at Gallery 515

This Thursday, March 22, Gallery 515 is hosting a party for our buddy Bob Persons' film, General Orders No. 9. Laura's got a great space there, and she promises "an exhibition of limited edition prints, key images from the film, DVDs, books, and original antique maps. The filmmaker and artist will be on hand for discussion. Exhibit will be up through Saturday April 7. The usual libations and nibbles will be served but I think that's assumed and understood." We've also got the DVD in stock now.

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3/20/12 New Releases

How's everybody doing? Feeling a bit mad? Us too. Luckily, there's a lot of great music coming down the pike throughout the month. This week brings the return of that "change your life" band, a couple soundtracks, some Americana, a little rap, a reissue or two, a couple lovely female vocalists—it's a great mix, all around. As usual, let us know what you're looking for, old or new.

The Shins
Carolina Chocolate Drops (vinyl)
Odd Future
The Hunger Games (soundtrack)
Esperanza Spalding
The Punch Brothers (vinyl)
Brad Mehldau Trio
Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth)
Anoushka Shankar
Lost in the Trees
Daniel Rossen (Grizzly Bear/Department of Eagles)
B.B. King (live)
Margot & the Nuclear So and So's
Swans (Burning World reissue)
Robert Pollard
Being Flynn soundtrack (Badly Drawn Boy)
Paul Van Dyk
The Wedding Present


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Record Store Day 2012: Save the Date!

You had a blast last year. Picked up some rare vinyl. Watched Young Eliot's lightning-fast pen hand jot down orders at the speed of light. Chatted with music loving pals. Listened to Warren wax philosophic about the record industry. Drank a cold beer. Witnessed Austin pulling his beard hairs out. It was a great time, right? Well, mark your calendars, fun lovers. Saturday, April 21 is the big RSD this year. There are something like eleventy quillion releases coming, many from artists you know and love (more on that in the coming weeks), and we plan to participate fully. Who knows? We may even have a surprise or two up our sleeve. For now, save the date and stay tuned!


3/13/12 New Releases

This week brings a couple cool live releases, some interesting reissues, one great hard-rock comp, and the much-anticipated sophomore album from one of our favorite local artists. Dig in:

The Decemberists (live)
Gentleman Jesse
feedtime (Sub Pop reissue compilation)
Delta Spirit
Holly Go Lightly
Del tha Funky Homosapien
Shooter Jennings
The Ting Tings
Laura Marling (reissues)
Caetano Veloso (live)
Dave Barnes


Saturday, March 03, 2012

Hey, who wants a free turntable?

On March 14, John Hiatt is coming to town to play the Atlanta Symphony Hall, and we've got a pretty extensive batch of prizes. Ten winners will receive a Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns slip mat for their turntables. One winner will win a pair of tickets to the show (Did we mention Lyle Lovett will be there too? Because he will. Nice, right?) at Symphony Hall. And our grand prize winner gets a fancy Denon DP-300F turntable! This might be the best giveaway we've ever done. Big, big ups to our man Tommy at New West for setting up such load of musical treasures. Stop by soon to get your first name and phone number into the box. We've also got that new Hiatt on the listening station here at the store, by the way.

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3/6/12 New Releases

Hey, where did February go? Anybody seen it? Seems like we were just hanging with it a minute ago, but then it took off. Ah well. In the meantime, we had an awesome in-store (thanks to everyone who came out!), and March is suddenly upon us. Luckily, there are tons of great records coming. Check out this week's haul:

Bruce Springsteen
The Magnetic Fields
Elvis Costello (live)
The Men (Austin thinks you should be apprised that this is an absolutely titanic rock 'n' roll record.)
Todd Snider
Andrew Bird
Thin Lizzy (Nightlife deluxe reissue)
Kaiser Chiefs
Nico (live)
Todd Rundgren (Back to the Bars deluxe reissue)
Public Image Ltd. (DVD)
Good Old War
Yellow Ostrich