New Releases — April 22, 2014

The Apache Relay – The Apache Relay CD (So Recordings)
“Nashville band The Apache Relay has come a long way since their humble beginnings in vocalist Michael Ford, Jr.’s Belmont dorm room. They impressed on their 2009 debut 1988, but the real momentum picked up with 2011’s American Nomad, which won the band slots opening for Mumford & Sons and appearing at renowned festivals like Newport Folk” – Paste. Vinyl version due May 19.

Augustana – Life Imitating Life CD (Washington Square Music)
From the first song, the melodic, piano-driven “Ash And Ember,” to the beautiful vocals on the album’s closer, “Remember Me,” Life Imitating Life is a shimmering blend of rock, folk, and country, all of which manage to sound both modern and timeless together.

Iggy Azalea – The New Classic CD (Def-Jam)
Debut album by the Australian rapper Iggy Azalea. She would be the first to admit that she’s something of an outsider in the world of rap. As a white girl from rural Australia, raised in the small New South Wales town of Mullumbimby (population: 3,000), how could she not be? It’s appropriate that she’s risen to the status of one of the most promising new MCs in an era when hip-hop has never been more open to artists from a diversity of backgrounds. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe includes bonus tracks. Continue reading

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Top Selling Music, Week of April 14-20, 2014

Special Record Store Day Chart!
1. Afghan Whigs- Do To The Beast
2. Band Of Skulls- Himalayan
3. Johnny Cash- Out Among The Stars
4. Pharrell Williams- G I R L
5. Jason Isbell- Southeastern
6. Green Day- Demolicious
7. Drive-by Truckers- English Oceans
8. War On Drugs- Lost In The Dream
9. Off- Wasted Years
10. Beck- Morning Phase

–12” Vinyl–
1. Grateful Dead- Live At Hampton Coliseum
2. Childish Gambino- Because The Internet
3. Death Cab For Cutie- Live 2012
4. Jimi Hendrix- Live At Monterey
5. Drive-by Truckers- Dragon Pants EP
6. Tame Impala- Live Versionsre
7. Outkast- Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik
8. Civil Wars- Live At Eddie’s Attic
9. Flaming Lips- 7 Skies H3
10. Chvrches- Recover EP

–Vinyl singles/EPs–
1. Nirvana- Pennyroyal Tea
2. Cure/Dinosaur Jr. (side by side series)- Just Like Heaven
3. Mystery Disc (side by side series)
4. Creedence Clearwater Revival- 1969 Singles
5. Joy Division- An Ideal For Living
6. Bruce Springsteen- American Beauty
7. Cage The Elephant- Take It Or Leave It
8. Flaming Lips- Gates Of Steel
9. Conor Oberst- Hundreds Of Ways
10. Soundgarden- Superunknown

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Record Store Day with the Kentucky Headhunters!

RSD2014weblogoTHIS SATURDAY, APRIL 19! Open at 9 a.m.
What’s in store? First and foremost, we will have hundreds of special limited edition releases for all you vinyl collectors. The official list is at this link, and we will have something like 95% of the items on the list. Some of course will be in very limited quantities, so get here early! More info for record collectors below.

“But I don’t collect vinyl!” No problem. All used CDs, CD box sets, DVDs and Blu-ray discs will be 20% off all day. CD Central has the largest selection of quality used CDs in central Kentucky. That’s why we’re called CD Central! Weather permitting, we will also have thousands of clearance CDs on sale in the parking lot for $1 each.

Live Music all afternoon, free and open to everyone! Here’s the full music schedule for the day:
12:30 pm: Shawnthony Calypso
Out of the garage and straight to your eardrums. Weirder than Jovontaes(?) Show up early and see.
1:30 pm: The Kentucky Headhunters
Grammy Award winners. Three-time CMA award winners. Members of the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame. Yep, the Kentucky Headhunters will be playing right here at CD Central, up close and personal, with their trademark blend of country, blues rock and southern rock. The Headhunters have been around since the late 1980s when they were getting national attention for hit songs like “Dumas Walker” and “Oh Lonesome Me”. So put on your coonskin cap and grab a bottle of Ski and check out the show! (This is their only Lexington appearance, but you can catch the band in a full show later that night at the Frankfort Convention Center.)
2:30 pm: Warren Byrom & the Fabled Canelands
One of Lexington’s finest songwriters will simultaneously make your day and break your heart with country, folk, & blues steeped in southern soul.
3:30 pm: Vegan Death
Lo-fi indie pop from the grunge era. Guided by Voices does Nirvana, or the other way around?
4:30 pm: Summer Smoke
Dudes singing sweet harmonies while totally rock out. Come see your new favorite local band…
DJ sets throughout the day by Leroy, keeping it fresh and groovy on the ones and twos. Deep cuts of classic soul and hillbilly bop from a dedicated crate-digger.

Food! The Gastro Gnomes food truck is making waves in the local food truck scene and they’ll be serving up an amazing menu during the afternoon (12-4). We’ll also have snacks and drinks inside the store. Our friends at Donut Days Bakery will also be paying a visit during the morning!

A few notes for “early bird” record buyers:
Most items are in limited quantities. As usual there will be no pre-orders or “holds” in order to be fair to everyone.  Limit of one of each item per customer.
In response to customer requests, for Record Store Day 2014 we are making one big change: Instead of everyone entering the store at once, we will be admitting folks in groups. The biggest source of complaint we’ve had in the past is overcrowding. This will go a long way toward reducing the problem. Most record stores are now using this system and although it can mean that the line will move more slowly, everyone will have a more pleasant shopping experience.
Before we open, we will issue line numbers to everyone waiting. At 9 a.m. we will open and the first (fairly large) group will be admitted. At short intervals, smaller groups will be able to enter. We’ll try to keep the line moving as fast as possible without overcrowding our shop.
Your line number is also an entry form for door prizes! As a thank-you to everyone who braves the line on the morning of RSD, you’ll be entered in a drawing to win some rare and collectible vinyl test pressings. We have three to give away, Johnny Cash’s new album, “Out Among the Stars”, the Green Day “Demolicious” RSD release, and the Jay-Z/Linkin Park “Collision Course”.

It all happens on Saturday, April 19 starting at 9 am. Check Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates. See you then!

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New Releases — April 15, 2014

The Afghan Whigs – Do To The Beast CD/2xLP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
Do To The Beast is the first new album by The Afghan Whigs in over a decade and a half. Founded in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1988, the band has long stood out from its peers, with their savage blend of hard rock, classic soul, and frontman Greg Dulli’s searing angst and obsessions. (Double-vinyl version plays at 45 rpm for maximum fidelity.)

Asylum Street Spankers – The Last Laugh CD (Yellow Dog)
If you’ve read the bio or know any of the members of the Asylum Street Spankers, you probably know that the group was founded in 1994 at a booze-filled party at the Dabbs Hotel along the river in Llano, Texas, and for the next seventeen years left a swath of astounded audiences in its wake. Well, it appears that America’s favorite old-time hell raisers have once again musically triumphed over overindulgence and memory loss. Or have they?

August Alsina – Testimony CD (Def Jam)
Features guest appearances from Jeezy, Pusha T, Fabolous, Yo Gotti, Rick Ross, Trinidad James, B.O.B. and Yo Gotti. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe includes four bonus tracks.

Amps For Christ – Canyons Cars And Crows CD/LP (Shrimper)
New release from this project led by Man Is The Bastard and Bastard Noise veteran and metal/noise pioneer Henry Barnes. Coming seven years after the release of the previous full-length record, Canyons Cars And Crows is a proper resurrection for Amps For Christ. Recorded at Equation Road in the beautiful Pomona Valley, the record upholds the band’s traditions of mixing folk with hardcore and noise with music – known as folkcore and musnik, respectively – and covers familiar sonic territories from ragas and basho folk to dirges and jigs. Continue reading

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Top Selling Music, Week of April 7-13, 2014

nickel-creek-a-dotted-line-4501. Nickel Creek- Dotted Line
2. Chuck Ragan- Till Midnight
3. John Frusciante- Enclosure
4. Band Of Skulls- Himalayan
5. Black Label Society- Catacombs Of The Black Vatican
6. Haim- Days Are Gone
7. Mac Demarco- Salad Days
8. Foster The People- Supermodel
9. War On Drugs- Lost In The Dream
10. St. Vincent- St. Vincent
11. Arctic Monkeys- AM
12. Comeback Kid- Die Knowing
13. Ruben Studdard- Unconditional Love
14. Allman Brothers- Live At The Beacon Theater 1992
15. Lake Street Dive- Bad Self Portraits
16. Talib Kweli- Gravitas
17. Thievery Corporation- Saudade
18. Beck- Morning Phase
19. Pantera- Far Beyond Driven
20. Wax Fang- Astronaut

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