Top Selling Music, Week of April 3-9, 2017

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1. Father John Misty- Pure Comedy
2. Aimee Mann- Mental Illness
3. Mastodon- Emperor Of Sand
4. Warbringer- Woe To The Vanquished
5. Goldfrapp- Silver Eye
6. Cold War Kids- LA Divine
7. All Them Witches- Sleeping Through The War
8. Shins- Heartworms
9. Brandy Clark- Big Day In A Small Town
10. Van Morrison- Keep Me Singing

Vinyl
1. Father John Misty- Pure Comedy
2. White Reaper- World’s Best American Band
3. Future Islands- Far Field
4. Alcest- Kodama
5. Joey Bada$$- All Amerikkkan Bada$$
6. Power Trip- Nightmare Logic
7. Pharmakon- Contact
8. This Heat- Deceit
9. Charles Bradley- Changes
10. Hurray For The Riff Raff- Navigator

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Record Store Day 2017

17799159_10154270124191891_5464126644930241177_nThe 10th annual Record Store Day is almost here! We’ll be bringing in hundreds of special limited edition vinyl releases; you can start planning your shopping list by checking the link here: http://www.recordstoreday.com/
Doors will open at 9 a.m. and we’ll be open till 8 in the evening.  We expect that there will be a line so come early for best selection!

Be one of the first 300 customers on Record Store Day and you’ll get one of our CD Central canvas totes as our gift with purchase. Random bags will also include free CDs, records and goodies!

Of course, we always like to make it a party on RSD and we’ll have food, special sales and giveaways, and of course music. The Gastro Gnomes Food Truck and Mobile Catering will be here between noon and 4 p.m. Free donuts in the morning courtesy of Donut Days Bakery. Our traditional parking lot sale will be happening too.

It wouldn’t be RSD at CD Central without some great live music, and here’s our schedule for the day:
Noon: Grayson Jenkins
1 pm: Test Passenger
2 pm: DeBraun Thomas Trio
3 pm: Nine Pound Hammer
Shows will be in the parking lot behind the building and inside if it’s rainy.  Come hang out with us!

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New Releases — April 7, 2017

Joey Bada$$ – All-AmeriKKKan Bada$$ CD/LP+MP3 (Cinematic Music Group)
The sophomore album from the Brooklyn emcee features guest appearances by ScHoolboy Q, J. Cole, Styles P, Meechy Darko Flatbush Zombies and members the Pro Era crew. A mix of indie and street, rapper Joey Bada$$ rose to fame by releasing mixtapes and joining the hip-hop collective Pro Era with fellow MC Capital Steez. Born in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn, Joey began performing under the name JayOhVee, but changed it to Joey Bada$$ before the Pro Era crew signed to the Cinematic Music label in 2012. “With his sophomore album, a new sound and a clearer outlook on the problems of the world around him, Joey Bada$$ is ready for the next level. All-AmeriKKKan Bada$$ addresses social conflict with an astuteness that recalls J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar, two rappers who also broke through half a decade ago.” – Billboard

Michelle Branch – Hopeless Romantic CD (Verve)
Produced by Patrick Carney (The Black Keys) and Gus Seyffert (Beck, Norah Jones, SIA), Hopeless Romantic weaves a tale of love-lost and found. [Vinyl edition due May 5.]

The Chainsmokers – Memories…Do Not Open CD (Sony)
Memories…Do Not Open is the debut full-length album from Grammy Award winning artist/producer duo The Chainsmokers. Comprised of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, The Chainsmokers have evolved into a dominating musical force with a diverse repertoire of songs that have led them to become today’s hottest young artist/producer duo. With a signature sound that deftly reaches across indie, progressive and pop realms, their original tracks and remixes have topped the charts throughout the world. [Vinyl edition due May 26.]

Cold War Kids – LA Divine CD/LP (Capitol)
On their sixth album LA Divine, Cold War Kids pay tribute to Los Angeles and all its strange glory. The follow-up to 2014′s Hold My Home, Cold War Kids’ latest is slightly tongue-in-cheek in its title. “In many ways LA is the least divine city, the most hedonistic and irreverent and disconnected from history,” says Cold War Kids singer/guitarist/pianist Nathan Willett. Still, LA Divine embodies the Long Beach-bred band’s endless fascination with their adopted hometown. “LA’s so massive, I feel like I’m always finding something new in it,” says bassist Matt Maust. “It’s an incredibly weird place, and I’m happy to have made a record that totally honors that weirdness.” With its sonic palette inspired by everything from Frank Ocean’s Blonde to Florence & The Machine to Alabama Shakes, LA Divine merges artful, hook-minded production with Cold War Kids’ classic post-punk grit. [Limited purple color vinyl pressing also available.] Continue reading

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Ziemba In-Store Show on Friday, April 7

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Brooklyn-based musician/performance artist Ziemba will be visiting CD Central for a free, all-ages show on Friday, April 7 at 5 p.m.  She describes her music as “refracted art-folk pop” and if you like dreamy, hypnotic music you’ll want to check out her videos at http://www.theziemba.com/ and definitely plan to be here!

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Top Selling Music, Week of March 27-April 2, 2017

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1. Mastodon- Emperor Of Sand
2. Tedeschi Trucks Band- Live From The Fox Oakland
3. Spoon- Hot Thoughts
4. Goldfrapp- Silver Eye
5. Ryan Adams- Prisoner
6. Warren Byrom- Heavy Makes You Happy
7. Obituary- Obituary
8. Pallbearer- Heartless
9. Temples- Volcano
10. Run The Jewels- Run The Jewels 3

VINYL
1. Foo Fighters- Songs From The Laundromat
2. Drake- Views
3. Sturgill Simpson- Sailor’s Guide To The Universe
4. Mastodon- Emperor Of Sand
5. Chris Stapleton- Traveller
6. Counting Crows- August & Everything (reissue)
7. Gary Clark Jr.- Live North America 2016
8. Bob Dylan- Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert
9. Agalloch- Ashes Against The Grain (reissue)
10. Counting Crows- Recovering The Satellites (reissue)

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