Nick Dittmeier In-Store Show, Sunday Oct. 26

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Nick Dittmeier is a singer-songwriter from southern Indiana. He fronted the alt-country band Slithering Beast for five years. In early 2013, he branched out and started performing under his own name and established a new band. His first release was an EP called “Extra Better.” It garnered local and regional attention and radio play, while earning him a nomination for “Songwriter of the Year” at the First Annual Louisville Music Awards. Relentless performances ensued, while writing a new record. The new album, “Light of Day” was released earlier this year.
The Nick Dittmeier Band will play an acoustic set at CD Central this Sunday, Oct. 26 at 3 p.m., prior to a show later that evening at Natasha’s Bistro. Highly recommended for all who appreciate good Americana music. For a preview, check the Nick Dittmeier website.

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New Releases — Oct. 21, 2014

The Aislers Set – How I Learned to Write Backwards [Reissue/2002] CD/LP+MP3 (Slumberland/Suicide Squeeze)
The Aislers Set occupy an enviable place in the pop pantheon. Brimming with drunken romanticism, sharp pop sensibilities, and timeless melodies, The Aislers Set reveled in the history of great pop, spiking their classicist ‘60s-tinged tunes with post-punk energy and originality of bands like the Fire Engines and The June Brides. Every song is a meticulously constructed sound world, where the arrangement and instrumentation sublimely and uncannily bring each tune to completeness. Unfortunately they stopped playing and recording together by 2004 due to life commitments. (Vinyl version pressed on HQ-180gm green wax.)

Allo Darlin’ – We Come From The Same Place CD (Slumberland)
The third full-length recording from the much loved Anglo-Australian four-piece is made up of smart, beautiful pop music, with lyrics that resonate with experience and melodies that chime, echo and soar.

Bear’s Den – Islands CD/LP (Communion)
Andrew Davie (vocals, guitar), Joey Haynes (vocals, banjo) and Kevin Jones (vocals, drums) make up Bear’s Den.  “When one of the first things you hear on an album is the unmistakeable twang of a banjo, is it wrong to assume that it’s bound to be a dreadful listen? A press release name-checking (touring buddies) Mumford And Sons doesn’t exactly help matters (for me at least, it might do wonders for you). Fortunately Bear’s Den pull it out of the back on Islands, delivering a wholly satisfying, multi-layered folk-pop record which exhibits considerable promise.” – Drowned In Sound Continue reading

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Top Selling Music, Week of Oct. 13-19, 2014

u21035x1035-large1. U2- Songs Of Innocence
2. Bear Medicine- The Moon Has Been All My Life
3. Coralee & The Townies- Criminal Pride
4. Lucinda Williams- Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone
5. Flying Lotus- You’re Dead
6. Gary Clark Jr.- Gary Clark Jr. Live
7. Hozier- Hozier
8. Trigger Hippy- Trigger Hippy
9. Ex Hex- Rips
10. Melvins- Hold It In
11. Stevie Nicks- 24 Karat Gold
12. Sturgill Simpson- High Top Mountain
13. Slash/Myles Kennedy- World On Fire
14. Weezer- Everything Will Be Alright
15. Godflesh- World Lit Only By Fire
16. Lloyd Cole- Standards
17. Robert Plant- Lullaby & The Ceaseless Roar
18. Sammy Hagar & Friends- Lite Roast
19. Prince- Art Official Age
20. Steve Gunn- Way Out Weather

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New Releases — Oct. 14, 2014

Acacia Strain – Coma Witch 2xCD/LP (Rise)
The Acacia Strain are pioneers of the deathcore genre, and for the past 13 years they have been a staple in the metalcore community.

The Aislers Set – How I Learned to Write Backwards [Reissue/2002] CD/LP+MP3 (Slumberland/Suicide Squeeze)
The Aislers Set occupy an enviable place in the pop pantheon. Brimming with drunken romanticism, sharp pop sensibilities, and timeless melodies, The Aislers Set reveled in the history of great pop, spiking their classicist ‘60s-tinged tunes with post-punk energy and originality of bands like the Fire Engines and The June Brides. Every song is a meticulously constructed sound world, where the arrangement and instrumentation sublimely and uncannily bring each tune to completeness. Unfortunately they stopped playing and recording together by 2004 due to life commitments. (Vinyl version pressed on HQ-180gm green wax.)

Balmorhea – Balmorhea CD (Western Vinyl)
Balmorhea (pronounced Bal-more-ay) is a six-piece instrumental group from Austin, TX. Founded by Rob Lowe and Michael Muller in 2006, the band has produced five full-length albums, including Stranger, which was released in October 2012. Inceptually influenced by the band’s namesake, a tiny West Texas town of 500 people, Balmorhea’s early work reflected motifs of the American Southwest: the folklore of Texas settlers, the emotive proclamations of the mountainous setting, and intimate studies on solitude, nature, and night.

Baptists – Bloodmines CD/LP (Southern Lord)
Bloodmines is a fast, exhilarating album of rage, oozing with genuine raw emotion and punk rock fury. Shards of feedback make way for fast powerful riffs and savage vocals, whilst explosive drumming pumps blood around the band’s beating heart. Continue reading

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Top Selling Music, Week of Oct. 6-12, 2014

Flying-Lotus-Youre-Deadd1. Flying Lotus- You’re Dead
2. Lucinda Williams- Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone
3. Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn- (self-titled)
4. Caribou- Our Love
5. Weezer- Everything Will Be Alright in The End
6. Aphex Twin- Syro
7. Yob- Clearing The Path To Ascend
8. Ex Hex- Rips
9. Alt-J- This Is All Yours
10. FKA Twigs- LP1
11.  Shakey Graves- And The War Came
12. John Coltrane- Offering
13. Against Me- Transgender Dysphoria Blues
14. Robert Plant- Lullabye & The Ceaseless Roar
15. Black Keys- Turn Blue
16. Jason Isbell- Southeastern
17. Lana Del Rey- Ultraviolence
18. Los Straitjackets- Deke Dickerson Sings The Instrumental Hits
19. Prince- Art Official Age
20. Prince & 3rdeye- Plectrumelectrum

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