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New "What's in My Bag?" Episode with The Arcs

Posted by Amoebite, August 29, 2016 06:18pm | Post a Comment

The Arcs What's In My Bag? Amoeba Music

"For some reason it was difficult to get twelve people from Thailand to open for us for nothing," says The Arcs' singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach about Khun Narin Electric Phin Band. Apparently Auerbach was hoping to get the Thai psychedelic ensemble, who makes their own instruments, on board as an opening act to no avail. You may already know Auerbach from his other band The Black Keys, or from his 2009 solo record, Keep It Hid. Along with fellow Arcs members Leon Michels (Menahan Street Band), Nick Movshon (Menahan Street Band), Homer Steinweiss (Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings), and Richard Swift (The Shins), he's had a very busy year touring in support of their debut album, Yours, Dreamily. Avid record collectors themselves, The Arcs recently mined Amoeba Hollywood's varied genre sections and came out with an impressive and healthy score.

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Buy Nick Cave's "Skeleton Tree" at Film Screenings in Hollywood & Berkeley on 9/8

Posted by Amoebite, August 28, 2016 06:33pm | Post a Comment

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds' 16th studio album, Skeleton Tree, will be released globally on Friday, Nick Cave, Skeleton TreeSeptember 9th, but the first opportunity anyone will have to hear songs from the album will be while watching One More Time With Feeling, a film directed by Andrew Dominik (Chopper, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Killing Them Softly), on Thursday, September 8th.

Amoeba Music will be at two screenings of One More Time With Feeling on September 8th selling the album early! Attendees can purchase Skeleton Tree after the film lets out. Catch One More Time With Feeling and get Skeleton Tree on September 8th in Berkeley at Rialto Cinemas® Elmwood (2966 College Avenue) and in Hollywood with director Q&A to follow at The Egyptian Theater (sold out).

One More Time With Feeling evolved from a performance-based concept into something more complex as Dominik delved into the background of the writing and recording of Skeleton Tree. Interwoven throughout the Bad Seeds’ filmed performance of the new album are interviews and footage shot by Dominik, accompanied by Cave’s intermittent narration and improvised rumination. The result is stark, fragile, and raw, and a true testament to an artist searching for his way through the darkness.
 

5 New Disney Soundtrack Picture Disc LPs Just Released

Posted by Amoebite, August 26, 2016 07:23pm | Post a Comment

Disney Soundtrack Picture Discs

A wave of limited edition Disney picture discs just hit our shelves, all of which feature gorgeous artwork, resealable plastic display sleeves, and 180-gram vinyl. While the soundtracks to the earlier films were available on vinyl on their initial release, for many fans this will be the first chance to cop a crisp, new vinyl copy. This is especially great news for fans of the '90s films, which received European or Japanese vinyl pressings but weren't released on vinyl in the U.S. Until this recent reissue campaign, Disney connoisseurs had to choose between low-quality bootlegs or ultra rare, collector-priced LPs.

Here's what makes each release special:

Aladdin

Songs from Aladdin

Originally released in 1992, for many years the music from Aladdin was a rarity on vinyl. The picture disc features "A Whole New World," the only Disney song to win a GRAMMY for Song of the Year. The original soundtrack album was one of the best-selling animated film soundtracks of all time.

The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

Watch the New Green Room Session with Eliot Sumner

Posted by Amoebite, August 26, 2016 07:04pm | Post a Comment

Eliot Sumner Amoeba Green Room Session

London-born singer and multi-instrumentalist Eliot Sumner dropped by Amoeba Hollywood to play a few tracks off her excellent new album, Information. The band was in top form as they performed a mixture of driving post-punk and atmospheric dream-pop with taught electricity. There are echoes of her father, rock legend Sting, in Sumner's vocals and bass playing, but she undoubtedly has a voice of her own, and a great band playing with her.

With the mysterious, simmering intro on the first song, "After Dark," Sumner's vocals take command, leading the band into the ethereal groove of the chorus. Second is "Firewood" with its electronic backbone up front and center. The anthemic "Come Friday" is next up, a driving song that'll make you want to hop in your car and take a night drive. The band closes with the dirty, riff-y "Halfway to Hell," melding Black Sabbath sludge with '80s synths.

Eliot Sumner will be playing selected dates in the U.S. this Fall, including a set at Austin City Limits Music Festival on September 30. Alas, she doesn't have an LA date scheduled as of now, so this performance will have to tide you over for a while.

Eliot Sumner - Amoeba Green Room Session
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Oasis Reissues 5 Albums, Including 'Be Here Now'

Posted by Amoebite, August 26, 2016 11:52am | Post a Comment

Oasis Reissues

This summer a wave of new Oasis reissues arrived to surprise and delight fans of parkas, brotherly rivalries, and all things Britpop. Don't Believe the Truth and Standing on the Shoulder of Giants appeared in July, with The Masterplan and Heathen Chemistry following a month later. This October, the band's own Big Brother Recordings has something even more special up its rumpled sleeve, however -- a killer new version of Be Here Now jam-packed with all kinds of impressive extras.

Here's what makes each CD and vinyl reissue special. 

Be Here Now

Be Here Now (1997)
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