Calvin Johnson In-Store March 8

We’re delighted to announce that legendary musician Calvin Johnson (Beat Happening, Dub Narcotic Sound System, Go Team and more) will perform an acoustic set at CD Central on Wednesday, March 8 at 5 p.m.  Johnson is the founder of influential indie label K Records in Olympia, WA and he’s touring in support of his current project, Selector Dub Narcotic.  He’ll also be playing later that night at Al’s Bar.  More details soon but mark your calendar NOW!

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New Releases — February 24, 2017

All Them Witches – Sleeping Through The War CD/LP+MP3/Cassette (New West)
“Carrying a reputation for following instinct over calculation, All Them Witches lunge into the young year wielding Sleeping Through The War, a record that potently concentrates all that the band pull up from their well of heavy Americana. Depending on which state-of-the-pop-world conversation you jump into, rock is routinely in decline, left for dead, or being resuscitated. All Them Witches don’t seem like the kind of guys to entertain any of those notions. Like Josh Homme’s Kyuss and Queens Of The Stone Age, they dig up diamond hooks from rough desert rock. They can swing between tranquil and torrential in an almost Mogwai-esque manner, as the massive strobe light opener ‘Bulls’ demonstrates. Nashville grounding informs their grooves and affords them the inspired addition of recurring backing vocals by local notables Erin Rae, Caitlin Rose and Tristen. Sleeping Through the War’s persuasive determination to chew up everything in its path make minor idiosyncrasies like Allan Van Cleave’s psychedelic organ punctuations on the pedal-to-the-floor ‘Bruce Lee’ fit in without question. Even through mere speakers, All Them Witches have a physically imposing yet approachable presence” – The Line Of Best Fit. [Vinyl is available in two editions: Limited gatefold and standard sleeve.]

Born Of Osiris – Eternal Reign CD (Sumerian)
In honor of the 10 Year Anniversary of the label and Born Of Osiris re-signing with Sumerian Records, the two have teamed up to produce a re-release of the band’s debut album, The New Reign. Not only is the album a re-release of the initial work that put them on the map, but Born Of Osiris have re-recorded the eight tracks, in addition to adding one new song and titled the new version — The Eternal Reign.

David Bowie – No Plan CDEP (Sony)
The No Plan EP features single “Lazarus” from Blackstar backed with three final, non-album tracks recorded during the Blackstar sessions. [Vinyl edition due April 21.]

Brian Jonestown Massacre – Don’t Get Lost CD/2xLP (A. Recordings)
Don’t Get Lost, the 16th full length release from The Brian Jonestown Massacre, was fully recorded and produced at Anton Newcombe’s new Cobra Studio in Berlin, and features saxophonist Emil Nikolaisen (from the Norwegian band Serena-Maneesh), and vocal performances from Tess Parks and Shaun Rivers. The album mixes a shoegaze and psychedelic sound with more experimental twists on some tracks you might hear from Public Image Limited’s Metalbox (1979), Primal Scream, or even Ornette Coleman. [Limited yellow color vinyl edition also available.] Continue reading

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Top Selling Music, Week of Feb. 13-19, 2017

1. Ryan Adams- Prisoner
2. Stugill Simpson- A Sailor’s Guide To Earth
3. Son Volt- Notes Of Blue
4. Run The Jewels- Run The Jewels 3
5. Daisy Helmuth- Daisy Helmuth (local)
6. Beyonce- Lemonade
7. Hamilton- (original Broadway cast recording)
8. Chuck Prophet- Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins
9. Blackberry Smoke- Like An Arrow
10. Highly Suspect- Mister Asylum

1. Ryan Adams- Prisoner
2. Sturgill Simpson- A Sailor’s Guide To Earth
3. Lupe Fiasco- Food & Liquor
4. Sleep- Clarity
5. Car Seat Headrest- Teens Of Denial
6. Chris Stapleton- Traveller
7. Sleater-Kinney- Live In Paris
8. Jens Lekman- Life Will See You Now
9. WEEKND- Starboy
10. Steeldrivers- Steeldrivers (reissue)

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New Releases — February 17, 2017

Ryan Adams – Prisoner CD/LP (Pax Am/Blue Note)
Ryan Adams mined an unexpected influence – hard rock icons AC/DC – for the sonic design of his 16th LP, Prisoner. “When I run, I listen to [an iPod] Nano that I have,” the singer/songwriter told Entertainment Weekly. “I put all the AC/DC records on from back to front, or I’ll listen to the best of stuff from the ’80s: Springsteen, or Hornsby, and I’ll listen to what is going on there. I was listening to AC/DC’s Fly On The Wall, and that’s when I realized what I had to do for the record.” Last fall, Adams told EW his next album would feature material inspired by Bruce Springsteen’s Darkness On The Edge Of Town and the Smith’s Meat Is Murder. But he’s since added several disparate influences into the mix – including classic rock act Bachman-Turner Overdrive (“Takin’ Care Of Business,” “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet”) and pop hit-makers Electric Light Orchestra, both of whom helped expand his guitar production expertise. “I was like, ‘Wow!’ I understand the multicolored guitar tone moments now,” he said. “You can layer stuff. I really just learned a lot.” “How do I make a real distinct record where anybody listens to it and says, ‘That’s the truth from beginning to end?’” he said. “So it’s like exercise. It sucks in the beginning. But then you get into it.” [Limited red color vinyl pressing also available.]

Big Sean – I Decided CD (Def Jam/G.O.O.D. Music)
Fourth album from the Detroit rapper. Includes guest contributions from Eminem, Jeremih, Jhene Aiko, The Dream, Migos and others.

Molly Burch – Please Be Mine CD/LP+MP3 (Captured Tracks)
Molly Burch was exposed to the arts at an early age. Growing up in L.A. with a writer/producer father and a casting director mother, Burch’s childhood was filled with old Hollywood musicals and the sounds of Patsy Cline, Billie Holiday and Nina Simone. After finding her voice in adolescence, Burch packed up for the UNC in Asheville to study Jazz Vocal Performance. “I was always really interested in singing before songwriting. I didn’t always have the confidence to write,” Molly says, “Initially it was more about finding the right songs to complement my voice.” And that voice is the first thing you’ll notice on Burch’s debut album. Continue reading

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Top Selling Music, Week of Feb. 6-12, 2017

1. Attempt- Personal Fablesattemptcoverart
2. Chuck Prophet- Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins
3. Tinariwen- Elwan
4. Johnny Conqueroo- Washed Up
5. Record Company- Give It Back To You
6. Chris Stapleton- Traveller
7. Judas Priest- Turbo 30
8. Beth Hart- Fire On The Floor
9. Thievery Corporation- Temple Of I & I
10. Sleater Kinney- Live In Paris

1. Attempt- Personal Fables
2. Killers- Hot Fuss
3. Sturgill Simpson- Sailor’s Guide To Eart
4. Rolling Stones- Blue & Lonesome
5. Pink Floyd- Dark Side Of The Moon
6. Menzingers- After The Party
7. Durand Jones & The Indications- Self-titled
8. Flaming Lips- Oczy Mlody
9. Tribe Called Quest- We Got It From Here
10. Black Joe Lewis & Honeybears- Backlash

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