Wilco Schmilco Listening Party on September 6

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Hear the new Wilco album Schmilco for the first time ever on Tuesday, September 6 at CD Central, and take home the vinyl, too (three days before its wide release on Sept. 9).
There will be exclusives to win, including white label Schmilco vinyl, slipmats featuring Joan Cornellà artwork + some shocking surprises.
We’ll get the album rolling at 6 p.m.  More details to come!

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New Releases — August 26, 2016

The Album Leaf – Between Waves CD/LP (Relapse)
Nearly twenty years into a career that has seen Jimmy LaValle exercising his creativity across the realms of film scoring, sound collage, and electronic/rock music, via instrumental and vocal-driven compositions alike, LaValle and The Album Leaf deliver yet another sonic triumph with Between Waves. Born out of a thorough reinvention of LaValle’s creative process and approach, Between Waves is The Album Leaf’s first proper full-length record in over six years and the first to be recorded and produced as a complete band, and was written with greater emphasis on the group dynamic. From the moody evolution of “Glimmering Lights” to the wistful trip-hop stylings of “New Soul” and beyond, Between Waves is a gorgeous collection of euphoric melodies and emotionally charged multi-instrumental soundscapes.

The Bad Plus – It’s Hard CD (Masterworks)
The Bad Plus’ eleventh studio recording sees the leaderless trio of bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson, and drummer David King returning to the distinctive deconstruction of pop forms that first drew them international attention almost two decades ago. Recorded this past April at NYC’s Brooklyn Recording with longtime engineer Pete Rende (Joshua Redman, Bill McHenry), It’s Hard spans both era and inspiration as The Bad Plus offer new perspectives on this collection of covers (Crowded House, Kraftwerk, Prince, Johnny Cash, Cindi Lauper, Peter Gabriel, Barry Manilow, Maroon 5, etc.). [Vinyl edition due October 7.]

Banks & Steelz – Anything But Words CD/2xLP (WB)
“Interpol’s music … it’s like if RZA had been born in the rock world”—RZA. Banks & Steelz is the ongoing collaboration between Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA and Interpol’s Paul Banks. “While the cross-pollination of hip-hop luminary RZA and Banks, an artist known for moody early-2000s indie rock, suggests experiment for experiment’s sake, their chemistry on record is palpable, blending Interpol’s icy remove with RZA’s disjointed flow. ‘We’re both hard workers in the studio,’ explains RZA, who was first tipped off to Banks’ work when his manager suggested they duet. They clocked more than 200 sessions and crafted ideas for around 40 songs, meticulously landscaping the sonic terrain. ‘If I was to say I met someone who works as hard as me in the studio, it would be this young man right here,’ RZA continues. ‘He’ll do it over 30 times. To me, that’s cool, because that’s how some of the best records are made, some of the best films are made that way. I respect him as an entity.’ Antyhing But Words features guest appearances from Kool Keith, Florence Welch, Method Man, Masta Killa and Ghostface Killah, the latter of whom appears on lead single ‘Love + War.’” — SPIN Continue reading

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Top Selling Music, Week of August 15-21, 2016

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1. Warren Byrom- Heavy Makes You Happy
2. Blood Orange- Freetown Sound
3. Suicide Squad: The Album (original soundtrack)
4. Eric Clapton & Guests- Crossroads Revisited
5. Lydia Loveless- Real
6. Flume- Skin
7. Blink 182- California
8. Gov’t Mule- Tel-Star Sessions
9. Atmosphere- Fishing Blues
10. Dinosaur Jr.- Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not

VINYL
1. Car Seat Headrest- Teens Of Denial
2. Thee Oh Sees- A Weird Exits
3. Tame Impala- Currents
4. Blood Orange- Freetown Sound
5. Dinosaur Jr.- Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not
6. Glass Animals- Zaba
7. Anderson Paak- Malibu
8. Lydia Loveless- Real
9. Gov’t Mule- Tel-Star Sessions
10. Jeff The Brotherhood- Zone

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New Releases — August 19, 2016

AJJ – The Bible 2 CD/LP+MP3 (Side One Dummy)
New album from AJJ, the Phoenix, AZ band formerly known as Andrew Jackson Jihad. “1.) We are not Muslims, and as such, it is disrespectful and irresponsible for us to use the word jihad in our band’s name. 2.) We no longer wish to be a living reminder of President Andrew Jackson. Interesting historical figure as he was, he was an odious person and our fascination with him has grown stale.” [Limited color vinyl edition also available.]

Blood Orange – Freetown Sound CD/2xLP+MP3 (Domino)
Freetown Sound is the third full-length album from Devonté (Dev) Hynes aka Blood Orange. Written and produced by Hynes, Freetown Sound is a tour de force, a pastiche of Hynes’ past, present, and future that melds his influences with his own established musical voice. For well over a decade, Dev has proven himself a virtuoso of versatility, experimenting with almost every conceivable musical genre and working with a wide variety of artists as a writer and producer. On his solo work he has created a singular style of urgent, delicate pop music by carefully stitching a sound palette that gently recalls elastic funk, slinky R&B, and pure pop. Thematically, the album is profoundly personal and unapologetically political, touching on issues of race, religion, sex, and sexism over 17 shimmering songs.

Carl Broemel – 4th Of July CD/LP (Stocks In Asia)
4th Of July is the second solo album by My Morning Jacket guitarist Carl Broemel. He put together the album in Nashville between MMJ studio sessions and tour cycles. “This album is just me trying to compete with my own abilities — it was a challenge to do it on my own,” Broemel said in a statement. For the effort, Broemel collaborated with My Morning Jacket bandmates Bo Koster and Tom Blankenship, with both appearing on the LP and Koster co-writing a few tracks. Guest appearances also include Neko Case, Laura Veirs, Russ Pollard, Shelly Colvin, Richard Medek and Jordan Caress. Continue reading

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Top Selling Music, Week of August 8-14, 2016

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1. Dinosaur Jr.- Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not
2. Descendents- Hypercaffium Spazzinate
3. Government Mule- Tel-Star Sessions
4. Chris Robinson- Anyway You Love We Know How You Feel
5. Gojira- Magma
6. Hamilton (Broadway cast recording)
7. Jeff Beck- Loud Hailer
8. Dawes- All Your Favorite Bands
9. Warren Byrom- Heavy Makes You Happy
10. Grimes- Art Angels

VINYL
1. Dinosaur Jr.- Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not
2. Dave Matthews Band- Crash (Anniversary Edition)
3. Descendents- Hypercaffium Spazzinate
4. Father John Misty- I Love You Honeybear
5. Nirvana- Nirvana
6. Madonna- Madonna
7. Death Grips- Bottomless Pit
8. Neil Young / Promise Of The Real- Earth
9. Radiohead- Kid A
10. White Stripes- Complete John Peel Sessions

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