Amoeba's Google+ page is being taken over by a handful of artists this week leading up to Record Store Day! We're hosting a series of live chats Thursday, April 17 and Friday, April 18 where you can submit your questions and vote up the ones you want answered. If you can't tune in live, you can watch them on our YouTube channel after the events.
Thursday, April 17 - Dan Croll
12pm PT / 3pm ET
English singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Dan Croll will chat with fans and take your questions live on Thursday, April 17 at noon PT. On Record Store Day, Croll will be releasing a limited 10" with two new songs.
As a teenager Croll learned to play guitar, bass, piano, the drums, and trumpet and studied at Liverpool's Institute for Performing Arts. But over time his music has become increasingly electronic and now incorporates both acoustic and electronic elements. His debut album, Sweet Disarray (Capitol), was just released in the States on April 1.
Two new songs - "Hello My Baby" & "Every At Your Side" - recorded in South Africa with Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
Thursday, April 17 - Sky Ferreira
1:30pm PT / 4:30pm ET
Singer, songwriter, model and actress Sky Ferreira will chat with fans and take your questions live on Thursday, April 17 at 1:30pm PT. She is releasing a picture disc version of her latest album, Night Time, My Time on April 19 for Record Store Day.
2014 has been a pretty good year so far for Sky Ferreira. Her debut full-length album, Night Time, My Time, was released in the US in January 2014. Four years in the making, it debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at number 45. She performed to a packed house at Amoeba Hollywood on February 19, has been touring with Miley Cyrus, performed on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and appeared in British Vogue, Vogue Australia and numerous other magazines.
A picture disc version of Sky Ferreira's Night Time, My Time album will be released on April 19 for RSD14.
Friday, April 18 - Steve Garvey, Sal Maida & Phil King [CANCELED]
UPDATE APRIL 17 AT 1PM: Unfortunately this Hangout on Air has been canceled.
Steve Garvey (The Buzzcocks), Sal Maida (Milk N' Cookies, Sparks, Roxy Music, The Runaways, Venus and the Razorblades), and Phil King (Lush, Felt, The Servants, Primal Scream, Jesus and Mary Chain) will take your questions live on Friday, April 18 at 7:30am PT. Each artist has a limited edition Record Store Day release coming out on Captured Tracks April 19.
In the early 1970s a Long Island power pop group known as Milk’n'Cookies signed to Island records and seemed poised for greatness. The foursome, comprised of Sal Maida, Justin Strauss, Ian North and Mike Ruiz, were continually met with obstacles and never quite made it. This RSD14 7″, featuring exclusive versions of the tracks “Not Enough Girls” and “Nots” gives fans a taste of M’n'C and previews what is coming later this year.
In 1981 future-Jesus and Mary Chain member Philip King and his then girlfriend Roxanne New collaborated on a track commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Festival of Britain titled "Skylon." This RSD14 7″ features both the original, produced by Adrian Borland of The Sound, and an acoustic version of that track, which has never before been released on vinyl.
The joint project of Steve Garvey (Buzzcocks) and Karl Burns (The Fall) as The Tear Drops dissolved in 1980, and in its ashes Bok Bok was born. Picking up singer Dave Price, they recorded the tracks “Come Back to Me” and “Misfit” and released their only 7″. This RSD14 release celebrates the too-short lived collaboration between Garvey and Burns.
Friday, April 18 - Pro Era Crew
11:30am PT / 2:30pm ET
Joey Bada$$ founded the Brooklyn-based hip-hop collective, Pro Era Crew, featuring musicians, photographers, directors, producers, and designers. In addition to three mixtapes released so far as Pro Era, including the most recent - The Secc$ Tap.e 2 - its members have also released their own individual albums and a clothing line.