Friday, December 21, 2012

"When is Decatur CD open this weekend?"

Good question! Saturday is just like normal, but we're tacking on a few hours to Sunday and Monday. Hope to see you over the next few days, folks!

Saturday: 11-9
Sunday: 12-8
Monday: 11-8ish

Saturday, December 15, 2012

We're having a

It's true! We haven't over-dramatically botched any auditions lately, but we are marking down used vinyl for the next week. We figure, what with time running out on 2012, and what with the success of our used-CD sale recently, we might as well do another half-off event. 'Tis the season! All our used vinyl is 50% off until Dec. 21. And much like the last sale, there's a lot of great stuff in the boxes; you just gotta dig for it. We encourage to take a few minutes and keep your eyes open for gems.

DCD Holiday Gift Guide 2012

We put together a few personal gift guides for you and yours. Chances are, you've gotten to know our tastes from hanging out and chatting with us on the regular, and each of the top fives below come enthusastically recommended from each individual DCD staffer. If you'd like to know more about any of the below, just ask the list's author for more information the next time you're in!

Oxford American's Louisiana Music Issue
Mark Knopfler's Privateering (2CD import)
My Darling Clementine's How Do You Plead?
Bob Mould's Silver Age
Caroline & the Ramblers' Red Hot Mama

Time to Go: The Southern Psychedelic Moment 1981-86 (New Zealand rock compilation)
King Tuff's King Tuff
The Mountain Goats' Transcendental Youth
Buttons: From Champaign to Chicago (Illinois power pop compilation)
The Spits' The Spits

The Men's Open Your Heart
Fiona Apple's The Idler Wheel...
Killer Mike's R.A.P. Music
Gentleman Jesse's Leaving Atlanta
Father John Misty's Fear Fun

Saturday, December 08, 2012

January/February Pre-Orders

Yes, we realize the holidays aren't even here yet, but there's a whole year of new releases already ramping up. Might as well get started now by pre-ordering and saving $2/title. Here's what you can look forward to in the first couple months:

January 8th: The Living Sisters, Broadcast (Berberian Sound Studio soundtrack), A$AP Rocky, Can (Landed reissue), Dropkick Murphys, Solange

January 15th: Christopher Owens (Girls singer gone solo), Free Energy, West of Memphis soundtrack (Eddie Vedder, Lucinda Williams, Patti Smith, etc.), Erin McKeown, Pantha du Prince

January 22nd: Ra Ra Riot, Searching for Sugar Man DVD, Carrie Rodriguez, Camper Van Beethoven, Petra Haden, Bad Religion, Aaron Neville (covers), Darius Rucker, Mumford & Sons (deluxe Babel)

January 29th: Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Tegan and Sara, Miles Davis (Live in Europe 1969), Ducktails, Eric Burdon, Dale Watson, Fleetwood Mac (Rumours reissue), Ashanti, Adam Green, Local Natives, Ulrich Schnauss

February 5th: Jim James, Richard Thompson, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Frightened Rabbit, Wayne Shorter (first new album in 43 years!), Chris Stamey, The Steeldrivers, Ron Sexsmith, Matt Pond, Eels, Lisa Loeb, Josh Groban

February 12th: Bryan Ferry Orchestra, Veronica Falls, Lisa Germano, Foals Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison

February 19th: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Death Cab for Cutie (Barsuk Years vinyl compilation), Jamie Lidell, Samantha Crain

February 26th: Atoms for Peace (Thom Yorke's other band), Johnny Marr, Joan Armatrading, Shout Out Louds

Some Holiday Music for Your Holiday-Season Holiday Listening Habits Holiday

It's the most wonderful time of the year! And if you'd like a little seasonally-specific music to go with your egg nog and evergreen, well, we've got some suggestions.

Holidays Rule
Check out that crazy lineup above!

Cee-Lo Green — Cee-Lo Green's Magic Moment
Come for "What Christmas Means to Me," stay for the Muppets!

Where Will You Be Christmas Day?
This is our all-time best-selling holiday album. Dust-to-Digital rules.

James Brown — Funky Christmas
The Godfather of Soul signed off on this hilarious cover for some reason. The least you could do is buy a copy.

A Christmas Gift for You From Phil Spector
The Ronettes, The Crystals, Darlene Love, oh my!

Jimmy Smith — Christmas '64
It's Chatham County Line approved!

Sufjan Stevens — Silver & Gold
Dude's probably gonna release another Christmas box set every five years or so until he's dead, whether you like it or not.

Ella Fitzgerald — Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas
We like our Christmas swinging, and there ain't a better swingin' hostess than Ella.

Bob Dylan — Christmas in the Heart
Because where else would you keep it?

She & Him — A Very She & Him Christmas
It's just like that one scene in Elf, except M. Ward is playing guitar!