New Releases — April 29, 2016

Aesop Rock – The Impossible Kid CD/2xLP+MP3 (Rhymesayers)
On his first new album since 2012’s Skelethon, Aesop continues finding new ways to improve on the skills that have made him one of the kings of indie hip-hop. His creative process now includes a newfound willingness to open up about his personal life, going deep on topics like depression, his sometimes rocky relationship with his family, and the turbulent handful of years that culminated in Aesop leaving his adopted home of San Francisco to live in a barn out in the woods, where he recorded the foundations of The Impossible Kid. There’s also moments of levity though, as he taps into the funny side of his persona that he suppressed during the period where being taken as a serious lyricist was more of a priority. [Limited pink/green neon vinyl in custom die cut jacket also available.]

American Hi-Fi – American Hi-Fi Acoustic CD (Rude)
Acoustic version of the Boston-based pop punk band’s self-titled debut. Vinyl edition due June 10.

Bad Company – Live In Concert 1977 & 1979 2xCD (Atlantic)
This archive collection includes more than two-and-half hours of unreleased music taken from 24-track tapes in Bad Company’s vault. The music heard on this live collection features absolutely no enhancements or overdubs — nothing but the band as they performed live on the night of the concert.

The Bo-Keys – Heartaches By The Number CD/LP (Omnivore/Electraphonic)
The Bo-Keys, a contemporary soul music group that signifies both tradition and innovation, releases their third studio album, Heartaches By The Numbers. The set is an exploration of the intersection of country, folk and soul, combining stunning originals with inspired interpretations of jukebox classics from Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Bob Dylan, Swamp Dogg, Charlie Rich, and Ray Price. “You need to invent a new genre to put this stuff in. Country soul comes close. It’s head-bending music, funky and soul-saturated, but country as a pair of battered cowboy boots. The Bo-Keys don’t just replicate the sound, they inhabit it. This is hoo-haa music that makes you wanna weep, holler, dance, drink, and bust up somethin’ all at the same time. You may get in trouble with what you do while you’re listening, but you’ll have the time of your life.” – No Depression Continue reading

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Top Selling Music, Week of April 18-24, 2016

asailorsguidetoearthCDs
1. Sturgill Simpson- A Sailor’s Guide To Earth
2. Deftones- Gore
3. Metallica- Live At Le Bataclan (RSD)
4. Chris Stapleton- Traveller
5. Prince- Purple Rain
6. Leon Bridges- Coming Home
7. Nathaniel Rateliff- Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
8. Dream Theater- Astonishing
9. Bill Hicks- Rant In E-Minor
10. Ihsahn- Arktis

VINYL
1. Sturgill Simpson- A Sailor’s Guide To Earth
2. Tom Petty & Heartbreakers- Kiss My Amps 2 (RSD)
3. Alt-J- Live At Red Rocks (RSD)
4. Madonna- Like A Virgin & Other Hits (RSD)
5. Chicago Underground- Boca Negra (RSD)
6. MeWithoutYou- Ten Stories (RSD)
7. Grateful Dead- Capitol Theatre Passaic, NJ ’77 (RSD)
8. Sonics- Live At Easy Street (RSD)
9. Prince-  Purple Rain
10. Parquet Courts- Human Performance

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Milk People In-Store Show on April 30

milkpeopleNashville indie pop band Milk People will be gracing the CD Central stage on Saturday, April 30 at 1 p.m. for a free in-store performance.  They’ll be playing a few tracks from their new album Hullabaloo and who knows what other surprises.  Read and hear more about the band at their web site: http://www.milkppl.com/

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New Releases — April 22, 2016

The 69 Eyes – Universal Monsters CD (Nuclear Blast)
12th album from the Helsinki, Finland-based death/goth rock band.

A$AP Ferg – Always Strive And Prosper CD (RCA)
New album from the member of the A$AP Mob (along with A$AP Rocky and A$AP Yams). Always Strive And Prosper is the follow-up to 2013′s Trap Lord, and features collaborations with $cHoolboy Q, Future, Big $ean, Chri$ Brown & Ty Dolla $ign, Rick Ro$$, Chuck D & Mama Ferg, Future, $krillex, and more.

Blue Man Group – 3 CD (Rhino)
Third studio album from the acclaimed performance artists, comprised of 14 new percussive, instrumental tracks.

Blue October – Home CD/LP (Up/Down)
Blue October is the San Marcos, TX-based band known for their shimmering melodies and heart-string pulling lyrics, and boasts one of the more emotionally charged and magnetic frontmen in music today in Justin Furstenfeld.  “Sonically, Home was inspired by drives Furstenfeld made through the desert from west Texas to California while making radio promotion visits for Sway. He refers to the sound as ‘desert rock’ — although not to be confused with something as heavy as, say, Kyuss. ‘The desert was very inspiring,’ Furstenfeld says. ‘I wanted to make the album more about the beat and the bass and the atmosphere and the hook of the vocal than a rock power chord album.’” – Billboard Continue reading

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Top Selling Music, Week of April 11-17, 2016

asailorsguidetoearthCDs
1. Sturgill Simpson- Sailor’s Guide To Earth
2. Metallica- Live At Le Bataclan (RSD)
3. Santana- Santana IV
4. Sturgill Simpson- Metamodern Sounds In Country Music
5. Andrew Bird- Are You Serious
6. Flaming Lips- Lightning Strikes The Postman (RSD)
7. Pet Shop Boys- Super
8. Ray LaMontagne- Ouroboros
9. Johnny Conqueroo (local)
10. Parker Millsap- Very Last Day

VINYL
1. Sturgill Simpson- Sailor’s Guide To Earth
2. White Stripes- Complete John Peel Sessions (RSD)
3. Mac Demarco- Another One Demos (RSD)
4. Sex Pistols- Never Mind The Bollocks (RSD)
5. Deftones- B-Sides & Rarities (RSD)
6. Jay Reatard- Blood Visions 10th Anniv. Reissue (RSD)
7. Grateful Dead- Capitol Theatre Passaic, NJ ’77 (RSD)
8. Walk The Moon- You Are Not Alone (Live at the Greek; RSD)
9. Phish- Hoist (RSD)
10. Regina Spektor- Soviet Kitsch (RSD)

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