All the Little Pieces In-Store on Jan. 21

CD Central PosterIN-STORE SHOW: ALL THE LITTLE PIECES, SATURDAY JAN. 21 AT 2 PM
Fronted by 16-year-old songwriter Rhyan Sinclair, All the Little Pieces (with Billy P. Thomas on bass and Perry Ritter on guitar) recently released their third album “The Legend of Lavinia Fisher,” which takes the listener on a trip through time, starting with a present day traveler, going back to a traveler in the 1800′s who ends up in the Inn run by Lavinia Fisher and her husband. It then shifts to the chilling perspective of Lavinia. This dark, lush album shows a shift in their style from alternative rock to a more alt-country sound they call Southern Grunge. Joined on the album by Fats Kaplin (Jack White’s band), Carl Verheyen (Supertramp) and Warren Hood (The BoDeans), The Legend of Lavinia Fisher is the sound of All the Little Pieces finding their place in music and Rhyan Sinclair finding her niche as a songwriter. All the Little Pieces was named Lexington Music Awards’ (LEXI) Best Rock Band of 2015. This free in-store event will celebrate the release of their new album on vinyl in addition to the CD which is currently available.

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New Releases — January 20, 2017

AFI – AFI (The Blood Album) CD/LP (Concord)
“Eclectic punk godfathers AFI are the kings of keeping going, progressing over more than twenty-five years from outsiders to insiders to chart-topping legends. At this point, they have little to prove – but AFI are not yet ready to settle back on their laurels and fossilize into a nostalgia act.  AFI – also known as “The Blood Album” – is precision-engineered to satisfy AFI fans old and new. As a whole, it feels like a relay race started off by AFI’s slicker, more commercially oriented side (the pace set by ‘Dark Snow,’ ‘Still A Stranger,’ ‘Aurelia,’ ‘Hidden Knives,’ ‘Get Hurt,’ and ‘Above The Bridge’) and continued with raw, aggressive style that proves AFI haven’t forgotten their roots (‘Dumb Kids,’ ‘Pink Eyes,’ ‘Feed From The Floor,’ ‘White Offerings,’ and ‘She Speaks The Language’) before finally finishing with a self-stretching, end-of-the-line blues dirge (‘The Wind That Carries Me Away’).” – TheMusicalMeltingPot. [Limited color vinyl pressing also available.]

Austra – Future Politics CD/LP+MP3 (Domino)
“The notion of Utopia doesn’t have a lot of currency these days, but that hasn’t stopped Katie Stelmanis. The creative force behind the Canadian electronic outfit Austra, she’s used the project’s new album, Future Politics, to foment a kind of radicalism in an age of doom and gloom: making music that questions, confronts and uplifts without scaremongering or sugarcoating.” – NPR

Bash & Pop – Anything Could Happen CD/LP (Fat Possum)
“Tommy Stinson formed Bash & Pop after the Replacements broke up in the early 1990s, then abandoned the project after one album. Now, B&P is back with the ragged but right rocked-out Anything Could Happen, which captures a measure of the ‘Mats’ offhand grace.” – Philly.com

William Basinski – A Shadow In Time CD/LP+MP3 (Temporary Residence)
World-renowned as one of experimental music’s most vital and impressionistic composers of the past few decades, William Basinski’s tape loop works have been especially influential, particularly on the historic series, The Disintegration Loops, where distorted, orchestral tape samples burrow deep into the listener’s psyche through meditative repetition. On his new album, A Shadow In Time, Basinski plunges deeper than ever for the plaintive, solitary eulogy to David Bowie, aptly titled “For David Robert Jones.” Conversely, the title track, “A Shadow In Time,” is a subtle, celestial escalation of melody and drone. Continue reading

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Top Selling Music, Week of January 9-15, 2017

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1. Run The Jewels- Run The Jewels 3
2. Rolling Stones- Blue & Lonesome
3. Drive-By Truckers- American Band
4. Flaming Lips- Oczy Mlody
5. XX- I See You
6. Childish Gambino- Awaken My Love
7. Daisy Helmuth- Daisy Helmuth (local)
8. Pretty Reckless- Who You Selling For
9. Bruno Mars- 24K Magic
10. Ghost- Popestar

VINYL
1. Run The Jewels- Run The Jewels 3
2. XX- I See You
3. The Killers- Hot Fuss (reissue)
4. John Prine- John Prine (reissue)
5. Chris Stapleton- Traveller
6. Run The Jewels- Run The Jewels 2
7. Beatles- Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
8. Red Hot Chili Peppers- Californication
9. Drake- Take Care
10. Bon Iver- Bon Iver

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New Releases — January 13, 2017

The Band Of Heathens – Duende CD/LP (BOH)
“Duende is The Band Of Heathens’ fifth studio album and adds some new sounds to their palette, including the pop-driven number ‘All I’m Asking.’ Don’t be fooled into thinking Duende is all pop, though; this album shows the greatest degree of musical exploration centered around their Americana core. You’re going to hear some rockers, country twang, honky-tonk blues, New Orleans R&B, and boogie-woogie.  Meanwhile, Duende explores some potent themes throughout the album, including consumer culture, the lonely side of technology and social media, a feeling of connection with those to be hardest hit by Donald Trump’s policies, and the loss of love.” – Pop Matters

Bonobo – Migration CD/2xLP+MP3 (Ninja Tune)
Simon Green aka Bonobo returns with his sixth album, the masterful, magisterial Migration — a record which cements his place in the very highest echelons of electronic music and beyond. By turns lush, manic, beautiful, melancholy, joyful, and packed with both emotion and technical skill, this is perhaps his most ambitious attempt yet to capture the very textures of human existence in his work, as Green says of the broad dynamics on the album, “Life has highs, lows, loud and quiet moments, beautiful ones and ugly ones. Music is a reflection of life.”  Opener and title track “Migration” sets the tone for the record — a shifting, gradually building combination of complex electronic programming (Green programmed a special algorithm to create the drum sequencing) and live piano playing, the sense of movement in the music is palpable.

Tom Chaplin – The Wave CD/2xLP (Arts & Crafts)
The Wave is the debut solo album from the former Keane frontman Tom Chaplin. Chaplin has called the process of recording a solo album a “daunting prospect for someone who knows nothing else.” Following the band’s split, Chaplin began using drugs due to anxiety over the album and “thought [he] was going to die” in early 2015: “When I finally liberated myself from years of spiraling addiction, a place of inspiration and creativity became available to me. I set about writing an album that documents my transition from the darkest recesses of human experience to a place of resolution, fulfillment and happiness. At long last I am comfortable in my own skin and have achieved that elusive dream of writing a set of songs I can truly call my own.” Continue reading

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CD Central’s Best-Sellers of 2016

Here, with no further ado, are CD Central’s top-selling CDs and records of 2016!

CDs
1. Sturgill Simpson- Sailor’s Guide To Earth
2. David Bowie- Blackstar
3. Rolling Stones- Blue & Lonesome
4. Chris Stapleton- Traveller
5. Johnny Conqueroo- Washed Up
6. Radiohead- A Moon Shaped Pool
7. Sturgill Simpson- Metamodern Sounds In Country Music
8. Leonard Cohen- You Want It Darker
9. Drive-By Truckers- American Band
10. Metallica- Hardwired To Self Destruct
11. John Prine- For Better Or Worse
12. Hamilton- Original Broadway Cast Recording
13. A Tribe Called Quest- We Got It From Here
14. Red Hot Chili Peppers- Getaway
15. Adele- 25
16. Wilco- Schmilco
17. Johnny Conqueroo- Johnny Conqueroo
18. Lucinda Williams- Ghosts On Highway 20
19. Lake Street Dive- Side Pony
20. Sturgill Simpson- High Top Mountain
21. St. Paul & The Broken Bones- Sea Of Noise
22. Warren Byrom- Heavy Makes You Happy
23. Avett Brothers- True Sadness
24. Metallica- Live At Le Bataclan Paris ’03
25. Tedeschi Trucks Band- Let Me Get By

VINYL
1. Sturgill Simpson- Sailor’s Guide To Earth
2. Chris Stapleton- Traveller
3. Tame Impala- Currents
4. Bon Iver- 22 A Million
5. Kendrick Lamar- To Pimp A Butterfly
6. Twenty One Pilots- Blurryface
7. Sturgill Simpson- Metamodern Sounds In Country Music
8. Leon Bridges- Coming Home
9. Lana Del Rey- Born To Die
10. Kanye West- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
11. Fleetwood Mac- Rumours
12. David Bowie- Rise & Fall Of Ziggy Stardust
13. Fleetwood Mac- Greatest Hits
14. David Bowie- Blackstar
15. Bon Iver- For Emma Forever Ago
16. Cage The Elephant- Melophobia
17. Radiohead- A Moon Shaped Pool
18. Stranger Things- Stranger Things Soundtrack
19. Alabama Shakes- Sound & Color
20. Twenty One Pilots- Vessel
21. Jimi Hendrix- Are You Experienced
22. Cage The Elephant- Tell Me I’m Pretty
23. Wilco- Schmilco
24. Bon Iver- Bon Iver
25. Arctic Monkeys- AM

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