New Album by First Aid Kit Due Out Jan 24

Posted by Amoebite, January 17, 2012 07:13pm | Post a Comment
first aid kitSwedish sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg are releasing their sophomore full-length album as First Aid Kit, The Lion's Roar (Wichita Recordings), next week. Aside from being beautiful, they're also young, talented, and strongly influenced by American country music.

First Aid Kit gained attention in 2008 on YouTube with their cover of a Fleet Foxes song (looking very, very young) and they released their debut full-length album, The Big Black and The Blue (Wichita Recordings, 2009), at the tender ages of 17 and 19. We were fortunate enough to have First Aid Kit do a Green Room Session at Amoeba Hollywood when they were supporting The Big Black and The Blue.

First Aid Kit Green Room Session

Their new album, The Lion's Roar, was recorded in Omaha, Nebraska with Mike Mogis (of Bright Eyes) and again capitalizes on the beauty of their harmonies. Like many of their songs, the title track begins quietly with a single voice and builds to their harmonies on the chorus. "The Lion's Roar" is a strong opener for the album, with a passionate chorus:

"...and I'm a goddman coward but then again so are you. And the lions roar, the lions roar." 

First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar by Wichita Recordings

On "Emmylou," they pay tribute to Emmylou Harris, June Carter, Gram Parsons and Johnny Cash, and the joy of singing with someone you love:

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Congratulations to the Winner of the Gibson Flying V Guitar

Posted by Amoebite, January 16, 2012 01:14pm | Post a Comment
Gibson Guitar Winner
Congratulations to Brandon, the lucky winner of our Gibson Guitar contest! Brandon won a limited edition Gibson Silverburst Flying V guitar with a case and a $50 Amoeba gift certificate.

Thanks to our friends at TrueTone Music and Gibson for the guitar!

And thanks to Brandon's family (Karen, Cisco, Sophia and Alex) for their patience listening to him wail out on his brand new axe.

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gibson guitar winner with family

Sidewalk Sale at Amoeba Hollywood on Jan 21

Posted by Amoebite, January 16, 2012 11:46am | Post a Comment
UPDATE 1/20: Unfortunately we have to postpone our sidewalk sale due to a 100% rain forecast for Saturday. Hard to argue with a 100% forecast, right? We'll post updates on the blog for the next one.


Amoeba Hollywood is breaking out the balloons, the crates, and the deals for a sidewalk sale on Saturday, January 21 from noon-5pm. There will be plenty of bargains on CDs, vinyl, DVDs, box sets, toys and more! See you there!

All sidewalk sales are final. Store credit cannot be used to purchase items from the sidewalk sale.

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Amoeba Presents Ruthie Foster at The GRAMMY Museum in LA: 1/31

Posted by Amoebite, January 10, 2012 03:35pm | Post a Comment
The GRAMMY Museum welcomes soulful singer Ruthie Foster to the Clive Davis Theater to celebrateRuthie Foster, Grammy Museum the release of her new album Let It Burna combustible blend of soul, blues, rock, folk, and gospel featuring an eclectic collection of cover songs ranging from Adele to Los Lobos and the Black Keys to Johnny Cash.

Foster will perform a selection of songs, take questions from the audience, and discuss (alongside Vice President of The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Scott Goldman) how the new album is her most personal journey yet. Showtime is 8pm.

Read more about this exciting event HERE!

Ruthie Foster

Ruthie Foster
Let It Burn
Blue Corn Music

First Fridays at LA's Natural History Museum: 2/3

Posted by Amoebite, January 9, 2012 04:08pm | Post a Comment
Once a month, Los Angeles's Natural History Museum stays openlate and features live music, excitingFirst Fridays, NHM, Natural History Museum, Los Angeles, LA scientific discussion, and behind-the-scenes curatorial tours as part of the First Friday program. Amoeba is excited to sponsor this fabulous series of live music, discussion, concessions, tours, DJs and more.

Join us on February 3rd from 5-10pm for a live performance from The Soft Moon and Light AsylumKCRW DJs Anthony Valadez and Mario Cotto, and a guest lectures from Dr. John Harris ("A Brief Sprint Through Human Evolution") and biological anthropologist Amy Parish  (“The New Science of Darwinian Feminism: Evolutionary Insights from Bonobo Social and Sexual Interactions”).

Find out more HERE!

The Soft Moon

Light Asylum

Dark Allies - Light Asylum from Grant Worth on Vimeo.

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