New Releases — Oct. 28, 2014

Afghan Whigs – Gentleman [Reissue/1993] 2xCD/LP (Rhino)
If there is one album fully deserving of a coming of age celebration, it is The Afghan Whigs’ Gentlemen. Originally released in October 1993, the album and the band – was seen as the bastard stepchild of the alt-rock era and, as the Los Angeles Times noted, is an “overlooked masterpiece.” The double-disc CD set features the original album newly remastered along with a bonus disc of seventeen demos, B-sides, and live performances, the great majority of which are previously unreleased.

Anaal Nathrakh – Desideratum CD (Metal Blade)
“Anaal Nathrakh is their own special breed of terrifying, mixing up grindcore speediness with giant choruses and riffs that are the audible equivalent of otal nuclear annihilation. So it’s not surprise their new track “Idol” rips so hard I’m almost shocked I’m still alive after listening to it with headphones. Get yourself ready…” – Metal Injection

At The Gates – At War With Reality CD/LP (Century Media)
At The Gates, godfathers of the ‘Gothenburg style’ melodic death metal sound, return almost 20 years to set the story straight on who wears the extreme metal crown. At War With Reality is the follow-up to 1995′s Slaughter Of The Soul, with the lineup intact from that landmark
album. CD is available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe includes bonus tracks.

Black Veil Brides – Black Veil Brides CD (Republic)
New album from the emo rockers. Black Veil Brides was produced by studio legend Bob Rock, known for producing some of rock’s most successful albums including ones from Metallica and Mötley Crüe. Continue reading

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Top Selling Music, Week of Oct. 20-26, 2014

Primus-And-The-Chocolate-Factory1. Primus- Primus & The Chocolate Factory
2. Gary Clark Jr.- Gary Clark Jr. Live
3. Lucinda Williams- Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone
4. Slipknot- .5: The Gray Chapter
5. Run The Jewels- Run The Jewels 2
6. Kenny Baron & Dave Holland- The Art Of Conversation
7. Annie Lennox- Nostalgia
8. U2- Songs Of Innocence
9. Chuck Prophet- Night Surfer
10. Earls Of Leicester- Earls Of Leicester
11. Jerry Garcia- Garcialive 5: Keystone Berkeley
12. Godflesh- A World Lit Only By Fire
13. Billy Idol- Kings & Queens Of The Underground
14. Sammy Hagar & Vic Johnson- Lite Roast
15. Bear Medicine- Moon Has Been All My Life
16. Jukebox The Ghost- Jukebox The Ghost
17. Scott Walker & Sunn O)))- Soused
18. Los Straitjackets- Deke Dickerson Sings Instrumental Hits
19. Prince- Art Official Age
20. Field Report- Marigolden

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Nick Dittmeier In-Store Show, Sunday Oct. 26

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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