Friday, March 29, 2013

Record Store Day Releases!

Believe it or not, the countdown to the right is accurate. We're only three weeks from Record Store Day. As such, we've started to get a lot of questions about the exclusive releases. A full list can be found here. We'll be getting the overwhelming majority of the titles on that list, so, carve out some time to browse and get excited! We certainly are.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

New Releases 3/26/13

We here at Decatur CD were so thrilled that Lil' Wayne made it out of the hospital in time for the release of his latest album, I Am Not a Human Being II, that we put in a request for an interview with the New Orleans-born rapper. As Weezy is a busy man, all he had time for was one brief quote, "I'm just so excited to share a release date with Kvelertak and the Milk Carton Kids. I've always been a big fan of Kvelertak's unique brand of Norwegian black metal, while the Milk Carton Kids provide a fresh, melodic take on indie folk." Thanks, Weezy, couldn't have said it better ourselves! Even if you don't share Lil' Wayne's eclectic tastes, there's sure to be something here for you:

The Strokes
Lil' Wayne
Joe Bonamassa
Milk Carton Kids
Stephen Stills (box set)
Blake Shelton
Depeche Mode
Gene Clark (Demos)

Monday, March 18, 2013

New Releases 3/19/13

We're playing the new Phosphorescent right now as we type this very sentence. It's a great record. You should purchase it and then listen to it. Lucky for you, it's out this week! Along with a batch of other interesting things. Lucky for you again, all of those things are listed below. Please enjoy:

Billy Bragg
Marnie Stern
Justin Timberlake
John Denver tribute (MMJ, DMB, Edward Sharpe, Lucinda, Ritter, OCMS, Brandi Carlile, etc.)
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Depeche Mode
Brian McKnight
The Ocean Blue
Black Crowes (live)
Josh Rouse
Anthrax (covers EP)
William Tyler (Lambchop)

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Altan Ticket Giveaway!

Fans of Celtic music: One of the best traditional Celtic acts going, Altan, will be performing on Tuesday March 19th at Variety Playhouse. The folks at Variey have been kind enough to hook us up with two pairs of tickets to give away for the show. You guys know the drill: stop by the store, enter, (hopefully) win. See you soon!

Monday, March 11, 2013

We work for Jack White.

As you know if you frequent this here blog, Record Store Day is coming up fast. On April 20th (40 days and counting!), we will have all sorts of crazy stuff for you to peruse, discuss, purchase and play. We'll get you a more specific list as the day grows nearer, but in the meantime, enjoy a few words from Record Store Day Ambassador, Jack White:

"We know better. We should at least. We need to re-educate ourselves about human interaction and the difference between downloading a track on a computer and talking to other people in person and getting turned onto music that you can hold in your hands and share with others—the size, shape, smell, texture and sound of a vinyl record."

New Releases 3/12/13

This week brings with it a nice mix of new stuff from great artists both old and new. We'll drink to that! (What, you're not drinking?)

David Bowie
Tegan & Sara
Death Cab for Cutie (Barsuk vinyl compilation)
Eric Clapton
Devendra Banhart
Sound City (Dave Grohl soundtrack: Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Trent Reznor, many more)
Shooter Jennings
The Woggles
Larry Coryell
Bon Jovi

Monday, March 04, 2013

Delicious Decatur

Boy howdy, are we a spoiled lot, food-wise. Step out our front door, throw a rock in any direction, and you're bound to hit a delicious meal. If you're familiar with the area, chances are you know great spots like Farmburger, Taqueria del Sol, Brick Store Pub, Leon's, 246, Twain's, and so on. But have you tried any of the new places yet? Because you should. Let's review...

Native - A Local Food Joint
What: "A Local Joint - Delicious, Classic Seasonal, Regional, American Comfort Food"
Where: 340 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. (AKA: Right next door!)

Chai Pani
What: Indian street food that "brings the rest of India to the table: the colorful, vibrant & exquisite flavor profiles, the innovative regional diversity, the fun, excitement & bright flavors of street food and the simple refinement & comfort of home cooking."
Where: 406 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. (AKA: the old Watershed space!)

What: Tasty sandwiches, spicy ramen "served cold like revenge," craft beer, ping pong, etc.
Where: 340 Church St. (AKA: right next to Sapori di Napoli!)

Kimball House
What: "We hope to add to the culinary landscape and cook with the seasons while taking full advantage of our local southern bounty."
Where: 303 E. Howard Ave. (AKA: the old Freight Room/Depeaux/Rail Kitchen & Bar/Farmstead 303/etc. space!)
Menu (Patience, grasshopper! This place is coming soon.)

New Releases 3/5/13 and 2/26/13

There are lots of folks releasing music with their other bands this week. Fine by us. Frankly, if every talented music maker wants to go ahead and have three or four sweet projects going at all times, we say the more, the merrier! Catching up on new releases today, we've got everything from 3/5 and 2/26 below. Not a bad couple batches, either! Let us know what you're looking for, old or new.

Chelsea Light Moving (Thurston Moore's other band)
They Might Be Giants
Josh Ritter
Madeleine Peyroux
Robyn Hitchcock
Son Volt
Youth Lagoon
The Cave Singers
How to Destroy Angels (Trent Reznor's other band)
Kate Nash
Boz Scaggs
Caitlin Rose
Olof Arnalds
Icona Pop (EP)

Feb. 26 releases:
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
Atoms for Peace (Thom Yorke's other band)
Johnny Marr
Mounth Moriah
Joan Armatrading
Shout Out Louds
Wayne Hancock