Top Selling Music, Week of Sept. 8-14, 2014

10402049_10152686393090439_3415025968112156765_n1. Coralee & The Townies- Criminal Pride
2. Ryan Adams- Ryan Adams
3. Interpol- El Pintor
4. Robert Plant- Lullabye & The Ceaseless Roar
5. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers- Hypnotic Eye
6. Spoon- They Want My Soul
7. Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer- Bass & Mandolin
8. Death From Above 1979- Physical World
9. Justin Townes Earle- Single Mothers
10. Earth- Primitive & Deadly
11. Jenny Lewis- Voyager
12. Delta Spirit- Into The Wide
13. Shovels & Rope- Swimmin Time
14. New Pornographers- Brill Bruisers
15. Karen O- Crush Songs
16. Jack White- Lazaretto
17. Old Crow Medicine Show- Remedy
18. Emarosa- Versus
19. Sturgill Simpson- Metamodern Sounds In Country Music
20. Crosby Stills Nash Young- CSNY 1974

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New Releases — Sept. 9, 2014

Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams CD/LP+MP3 (Blue Note/Pax Am)
Ryan Adams’ new album is a self-titled affair and the first to be released on the combined Pax Am/Blue Note imprint. Produced by Adams’ himself at his own Pax Am Studios in Los Angeles, the new record is the NC-born singer/songwriter’s first full length since 2011′s Ashes & Fire. The first single “Gimme Something Good” has already elicited wide praise, with Stereogum exclaiming “he doesn’t seem to have lost a songwriting step. This thing is a total knockout.”

Avi Buffalo – At Best Cuckold CD/LP (Sub Pop)
Avi Buffalo’s sophomore album is a quirky yet comforting set of songs driven by refined pop songcraft and sneaky moments of grandeur that stick in the brain. At Best Cuckold was recorded at Tiny Telephone, the analog-friendly San Francisco studio run by John Vanderslice (whose Bowie tribute Avi contributed to), engineered by Jay Pellicci (The Dodos, Deerhoof, Sleater-Kinney) and Nicolas Vernhes at Rare Book Room studio in Brooklyn.

Banks – Goddess CD/2xLP (Harvest)
The Los Angeles native and self-taught pianist, vocalist, and songwriter releases her debut album. Effortlessly balancing her gift for honest, poetic perspectives on love and humanity with a voice that gained her overnight attention from the music industry’s most important curators – Banks is poised for massive things. Drawing from inspirations like Fiona Apple and Miss Lauryn Hill, Banks focuses on the duality of soulful earthly emotion and ethereal atmospheric sounds.

Better Than Ezra – All Together Now CD/LP (The End)
Better Than Ezra, known for their hits “Good,” “Desperately Wanting,” “Juicy,” release their eighth studio album. “Based on a preliminary listen of several tracks, singer/guitarist Kevin Griffin, bassist Tom Drummond and drummer have clearly freshened up their collective sound. Producer Tony Hoffer, who has previously worked with Fitz & The Tantrums, Silversun Pickups and Beck, gave the band an electro-pop sonic makeover. Electronic drums and loops abound.” – Continue reading

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Top Selling Music, Week of Sept. 1-7, 2014

countingcrows1. Counting Crows- Somewhere Under Wonderland
2. Otis- Tough Times
3. Johnny Winter- Step Back
4. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers- Hypnotic Eye
5. Sturgill Simpson- Metamodern Sounds In Country Music
6. St. Paul & The Broken Bones
7. Opeth- Pale Communion
8. Houndmouth- From The Hills Below The City
9. New Pornographers- Brill Bruisers
10. Jeezy- Seen It All
11. Soja- Amid The Noise & Haste
12. Earth- Primitive & Deadly
13. Royal Blood- Royal Blood
14. Rentals- Lost In Alphaville
15. Game Theory- Blaze Of Glory
16. Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young- CSNY 1974
17. Leela James- Fall For You
18. Blackberry Smoke- Leave A Scar
19. Jack White- Lazaretto
20. Old Crow Medicine Show- Remedy

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September 9 (Tuesday) at 7 pm sharp

Everyone’s favorite honky-tonk soul band is finally releasing their long-awaited new album, Criminal Pride. We’ve heard it and it was worth the wait! After a record release show at Cosmic Charlies on Sept. 6, they’ll be heading over to CD Central on Tuesday, Sept. 9 for a free, all-ages show and we couldn’t be more excited. We’ll have plenty of copies of the new CD available, so please join us for what will be a memorable performance.
Coralee and the Townies are a Lexington, Kentucky based band of a genre they’ve self-defined as HONKY TONK SOUL. And it’s a fitting description, as the sextet whoops and weeps with traditional authenticity and contemporary energy, with Coralee’s husky vocals front and center and the Townies providing a righteous, raucous rootenanny soundtrack around her. (CityBeat Magazine)
A little preview is here:

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New Releases — Sept. 2, 2014

Big Star – #1 Record [Reissue/1972] CD (Stax)
Big Star – Radio City [Reissue/1974] CD (Stax)
Digitally remastered reissues now available. Packaging includes new liner notes penned by R.E.M.’s Mike Mills, who cites Big Star as one of his biggest influences.

Blonde Redhead – Barragán CD/LP+MP3 (Kobalt)
Blonde Redhead’s ninth album. Tracks like “Dripping,” “The One I Love,” and “Defeatist Anthem (Harry And I)” have all the emotional punches of previous high water marks in the band’s repertoire – the just feel slightly less calculated, more serendipitous. Formed in 1993, Blonde Redhead have never made records for fame, or for money, or to ape their teenage heroes, or to indulge any of the dumb, ephemeral impulses that clog up the blogosphere with dumb, ephemeral music.

The Call – A Tribute To Michael Been CD/CD+DVD/2xLP+MP3 (Lightyear)
Robert Levon Been of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club pays tribute to his late father’s music with an unforgettable live performance leading his father, Michael Been’s, legendary band The Call. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds a full length DVD of the concert film with special behind the scenes bonus footage.

Code Orange – I Am King CD/LP (Deathwish)
Unpredictability is the law as Code Orange navigates through their distorted world. Title track “I Am King” shifts from ‘heavy’ to ‘hard to define’ through the use of unorthodox guitar work/percussion and chaotic structure. For fans of: Neurosis, Converge, Cursed, Circle Takes The Square.

Counting Crows – Somewhere Under Wonderland CD/LP (Capitol)
Counting Crows’ seventh album and first since 2008. CD version is available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds two bonus tracks. Continue reading

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