Win a Signed Joni Mitchell Art Print

10968459_10152531492786891_4418461977628329334_nWe’ve given away some amazing stuff before but how about this: a signed and numbered artist’s proof print by the legendary Joni Mitchell! Framed and ready to display! To enter the drawing, just register at our front counter. And check out Joni’s new box set while you’re at it. We’ll draw a winner at the end of February.  This giveaway is part of CD Central’s 20th anniversary celebration!

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New Releases — Feb. 24, 2015

The Airborne Toxic Event – Dope Machines CD/LP (Epic)
“The Airborne Toxic Event has its roots grounded in sunny Los Angeles, California but their sound reminds me of a band out of London, England. The edgy guitar riffs and the melancholy voice of Mikel Jollett give The Airborne Toxic Event a sound that is similar to a hybrid of The Smiths and Muse. After their massive success with All At Once that featured the amazing track, ‘All I Ever Wanted’ and their less notable release, Such Hot Blood, The Airborne Toxic Event is looking to make some noise in the alternative music space with Dope Machines. ‘Chains’ is a track that brings The Airborne Toxic Event back to the sound from All At Once with the use of crescendos, decrescendos and varying levels of energy within the song.” – New Alt Sounds

Alien Ant Farm – Always & Forever CD (Executive Music)
“Always And Forever is a good old-fashioned hook-a-thon that proves Alien Ant Farm
are – and continue to be – about more than just the one song.” – Rock Sound Magazine

All That Remains – The Order Of Things CD/2xLP+MP3 (Razor & Tie)
Working for the first time with producer Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Gojira) All That Remains pushed themselves creatively, continuing to evolve while remaining true to the principals that etched their place as purveyors of hard rock. The diversity on the album ranges from total brutality to a ballad, resulting in a cohesive journey from beginning to end.

BADBADNOTGOOD/Ghostface Killah – Sour Soul CD/LP (Lex)
“Everything about the formula for Sour Soul screams instant classic. Toronto trio BADBADNOTGOOD made a name for themselves over the last couple of years via a retro fusion of jazz and instrumental hip-hop. Part of that notoriety came from whip-smart covers of tracks by the likes of Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka Flame, but also from imaginative, expressive originals — the keys/bass/drums trio acting as a younger generation of The Bad Plus, choosing their covers from the hip-hop and electronic canon rather than pop and rock. Pairing the Canadians with Ghostface Killah, a rap legend who excels over soulful, spacy throwback production, would seem to be beyond a no-brainer” – Consequence Of Sound. (Limited copies pressed on gold vinyl.) Continue reading

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Top Selling CDs, Week of Feb.16-22, 2015

Fjm-iloveyouhoneybear1. Father John Misty- I Love You, Honeybear
2. Bob Marley & The Wailers- Easy Skanking In Boston ’78
3. Aphex Twin- Computer Controlled
4. D’Angelo & The Vanguard- Black Messiah
5. Steve Earle & The Dukes- Terraplane
6. Sleater-Kinney- No Cities To Love
7. Bob Dylan & The Band- Basement Tapes Raw
8. Annie Lennox- Nostalgia
9. Bonnie Prince Billy- Singers Grave A Sea Of Tongues
10. Rhiannon Giddens- Tomorrow Is My Turn
11. Led Zeppelin- Houses Of The Holy
12. Trigger Hippy- Trigger Hippy
13. Decemberists- What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World
14. Royal Blood- Royal Blood
15. Little Dragon- Nabuma Rubberband
16. Imagine Dragons- Smoke & Mirrors
17. Sturgill Simpson- Metamodern Sounds In Country Music
18. Punch Brothers- Phosphorescent Blues
19. Fall Out Boy- American Beauty / American Psycho
20. Robert Earl Keen- Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions

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Snow!

snow021715Records are the perfect cure for cabin fever.  So we’re open today (Tuesday, Feb. 17) 10 am – 6 pm, but you might want to call us at 233-3472 before you come in just to make sure.  We plan to be back to our normal hours on Wednesday.

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Top Selling CDs, Week of Feb. 9-15, 2015

honeybear1. Father John Misty- I Love You, Honeybear
2. Decemberists- What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World
3. Sturgill Simpson- Metamodern Sounds In Country Music
4. Bob Dylan- Shadows In The Night
5. Rhiannon Giddens- Tomorrow Is My Turn
6. JD McPherson- Let The Good Times Roll
7. J. Cole- 2014 Forest Hills Dr.
8. Vijay Iyer- Break Stuff
9. Chris Sullivan- Western Movies
10. Bear Medicine- Moon Has Been All My Life
11. Wilco- Alpha Mike Foxtrot
12. Beck- Morning Phase
13. Taylor Swift- 1989
14. Church- Further / Deeper
15. Lone Bellow- Then Came The Morning
16. Punch Brothers- Phosphorescent Blues
18. Mark Ronson- Uptown Special
19. Robert Earl Keen- Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions
20. Houndmouth- From The Hills Below

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New Releases — Feb. 17, 2015

Due to shipping delays caused by the snowy weather, some new releases might not be available on Feb. 17.  Please call ahead!

36 Crazyfists – Time And Trauma CD (Spinefarm)
Seventh album from the Alaskan metalcore band.

Sir Richard Bishop – Tangier Sessions CD/LP/Cassette (Drag City)
New album from the singer/guitarist best known for his work with the Sun City Girls. Tangier Sessions tells the oft-told tale: while traveling abroad, nobleman meets guitar. Guitar is too expensive for nobleman and outraged, he departs. Nobleman quietly returns several days later for guitar but still can’t bring himself to pay the price. Yet nobleman can’t get guitar out of mind (he’s never heard anything like it) — so nobleman buys guitar, then travels the world with it, enchanted, and makes this album while in Tangier.

Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth – Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth CD/LP (Neurot)
With a long-held reputation for some of the heaviest music from the Pacific Northwest, Seattle’s legendary Tad Doyle (formerly of Tad, Hog Molly) returns with a new band, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth. This powerful trio of musicians — Tad on guitar/vocals, veteran bass player Peggy Doyle and drummer Dave French (The Annunaki) — bring together their collective and extensive musical histories in punk, hard rock and metal. (CD version features two extra tracks.)

Damon & Naomi – Fortune CD (20/20/20)
New album from the duo best known for their work as two-thirds of Galaxie 500. Fortune is an LP released in tandem with Naomi Yang’s video piece of the same name. She refers to the work as a silent movie, though the visuals are so bound up in the music (and vice versa) that it’s more of a long-form music video, a visual poem set to the metronome of a textural score. The eleven new songs don’t require visual accompaniment — Damon & Naomi have constructed the sequence to communicate through sound alone. Vinyl version due March 17. Continue reading

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