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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New Releases — February 10, 2017

Elvin Bishop – Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio CD (Alligator)
Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio is an exciting new project from one of the most recognized and beloved roots music figures in the world. The music is rootsy, spirited and soulful, performed by serious musicians hell-bent on having a good time.

David Bowie – Diamond Dogs [Reissue/1974] CD/LP (Rhino/Parlophone)
David Bowie – Young Americans [Reissue/1975] CD/LP (Rhino/Parlophone)
David Bowie – Station To Station [Reissue/1976] CD/LP (Rhino/Parlophone)
Albums included in the Who Can I Be Now? 1974-1976 boxset are now available individually. These are the 2016 remastered editions.

David Bowie – David Live (2005 Mix) 2xCD/3xLP (Rhino/Parlophone)
David Bowie – Live At Nassau Coliseum ‘76 2xCD/2xLP (Rhino/Parlophone)
David Live is David Bowie’s first official live album, originally released by RCA Records in 1974. The set was recorded over five days in July of that year, on the initial leg of Bowie’s US Diamond Dogs Tour, at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, PA (a suburb of Philadelphia). The album catches Bowie in transition from the Ziggy Stardust/Aladdin Sane glam-rock era of his career to the ‘plastic soul’ of Young Americans. Live At Nassau Coliseum was originally released as part of the 2010 Special Edition reissue of Station To Station, and was recorded in Uniondale, NY, March 23, 1976 during his Isolar Tour in support of Station To Station. (These albums were also included in the Who Can I Be Now? 1974-1976 boxset and are now available individually.)

Cynic – Uroboric Forms – The Complete Demo Recordings CD/LP+7”+CD (Century Media)
Legendary demo recordings of Florida’s most influential progressive death metal band. All material was recorded prior to the band’s 1993 milestone Focus and shows their development from a thrash band to progressive death metal in astonishing fashion. Features impressive artwork by Manuel Tinnemans (The Devil’s Blood, Bölzer) as well as rare photos, flyers and detailed liner notes. [Limited assorted color vinyl pressings are also available, each including a bonus 7” and a copy of the CD.] Continue reading

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Top Selling Music, Week of Jan. 30-Feb. 5, 2017

1. Run The Jewels- Run The Jewels 3
2. Tycho- Epoch
3. Drake- Views
4. Angel Olsen- My Woman
5. Direct Hit- Wasted Mind
6. Ralph Towner- My Foolish Heart
7. Michael Kiwanuka- Love & Hate
8. John Prine- John Prime
9. Code Orange- Forever
10. Delbert McClinton- Prick Of The Litter

1. Avalanches- Since I Left You
2. Killers- Hot Fuss
3. Sturgill Simpson- Sailor’s Guide To Earth
4. Jim James- Eternally Even
5. Run The Jewels- Run The Jewels 3
6. Fleet Foxes- Fleet Foxes
7. Fall Out Boy- From Under The Cork Tree
8. Lana Del Rey- Born To Die
9. Delicate Steve- This Is Steve
10. American Football- American Football

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ATTEMPT In-Store Show on February 8


CD Central is psyched to bring you a free in-store show by Lexington’s ATTEMPT on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. sharp, celebrating the release of their new vinyl album Personal Fables (Desperate Spirits Records).
About the band:
“ATTEMPT is the songwriting project of Trevor Tremaine. It’s unlikely, but you may know him as the drummer for noise band Hair Police, as the proprietor of the now-defunct micro-edition cassette label Rampart Tapes, as a co-founder of the surrealist Resonant Hole collective, as the conductor of avant-folk combo Eyes & Arms of Smoke, as a sideman with a strange and diverse resume (Burning Star Core, Warmer Milks, Matt Duncan, Death Unit, Silverware, and Thurston Moore’s Aktion Unit, if you can believe it), or as me, the author of this brief biography of him.”
About the album:
“For its inaugural release and your pleasure, we proudly present the challenging offerings of ATTEMPT, a humble and ongoing concern exploring the vocabulary of such master musicians as Zappa or Becker & Fagen mixed with the accessibility of Rundgren. ATTEMPT strives to win your heart, not break it. It demands your neural networks fire on all cylinders, but have a good time doing so. The singular vision of iconoclastic sound architect Trevor Tremaine, the album is a reflection of the provocative and exploratory spirit emblematic of the band’s live performances.  A tour of the continuous United States is imminent, with exclusive engagements in high profile urban areas for top-tier market penetration. Target demographics include closet alcoholics, the newly unemployed, and libertines. This is music escaping easy and convenient categorization. It is twisted blue-eyed soul for the hyperaware manic within all of us. It is music that finds the beauty in the marriage between dissonance and resolve; all the while giving you permission to shake a tail feather.”

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