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Three Essential Beck LPs Get the Reissue Treatment

Posted by Amoebite, December 1, 2016 02:35pm | Post a Comment

Beck Vinyl Reissues

The inimitable Beck has announced he's reissuing his entire Interscope/Geffen/DGC catalog on vinyl, with the first round of releases out on December 2nd. This is great news for fans, as many of Beck's most beloved releases hit stores in the era when CDs were king, which means finding a vinyl copy of your favorite LP can get pretty expensive. That's all about to change this Friday, however, when the first three reissue albums arrive in our stores. Here's what's on the way.

Odelay

Odelay

Beck's second LP is perhaps his most famous, with classic tracks like "Where It's At," "Devils Haircut," and "The New Pollution." Not surprisingly, Odelay is Beck's top-selling album of all time and consistently ranks in roundups of the best albums of the '90s. Odelay took home the Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album in 1997, and Beck received nods for Album of the Year and Best Male Rock Vocal Performance.

Sea Change

Sea Change

New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Peter Bjorn and John

Posted by Amoebite, November 28, 2016 06:22pm | Post a Comment

Peter Bjorn and John What's In My Bag? Amoeba Music

What do soul performer/producer Anderson .Paak and indie rockers Whitney have in common? Well, for starters they both feature singing drummers and, secondly, they're both bands that Peter Moren of Peter Bjorn and John happened to see in concert on the same day. While the styles of music were quite different from each other he was struck by the unusual similarity in their vocal drummers, as well as the quality of each show. Peter picked up both of their latest LPs here at Amoeba Hollywood during the band's recent visit to the store.

Peter Bjorn and John Breakin' Point Amoeba MusicSwedish indie pop trio Peter Bjorn and John was founded in 1999 by Peter Moren, Bjorn Yttling, and John Eriksson. In their early years as a band, they released the Forbidden Chords EP, a self-titled debut full-length, and a sophomore LP, Falling Out. However, it wasn't until the release of their 2006 LP Writer's Block that Peter Bjorn and John began to achieve international recognition. The LP's lead single, "Young Folks," featured Victoria Bergsman of The Concretes, which led to appearances on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

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Jackie's 2016 Favorites on Blu-ray

Posted by Amoebite, November 23, 2016 04:45pm | Post a Comment

Hi. This is Jackie G, Movie Buyer for Amoeba Hollywood. Here's a list of 2016 Blu-ray titles I really liked.



HELL OR HIGH WATER

Modern day western noir directed by David Mackenzie (Starred Up, Young Adam) from a screenplay by Taylor Sheridan (Sicario). Chris Pine earns his dramatic chops, Ben Foster delivers as always. Jeff Bridges and Gil Birmingham are a treat to watch as two Texas Rangers. There’s also an unforgettable scene with a feisty steakhouse waitress. My favorite film of the year so far.
Buy it!


GREEN ROOM

Jeremy Saulnier (Blue Ruin) wrote & directed this taut siege thriller. Stars the late, great Anton Yelchin as a member of a punk band who gets caught up against a villainous Patrick Stewart and his group of criminal skinheads.
Buy it!

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New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Grouplove

Posted by Amoebite, November 21, 2016 06:04pm | Post a Comment

Grouplove What's In My Bag? Ameoba Music

"I lived in New York for 10 years... Every time I was having, like, a cool moment; cut my bangs, I got a leather jacket, Spoon came on," says Grouplove's Hannah Hooper during their recent What's In My Bag? interview. She's talking about Spoon's beloved fourth album Kill The Moonlight, which features the now classic "The Way We Get By." The vocalist/keyboardist wryly continues, "we're parents now so we need...a lot of leather jackets in our life."

Grouplove Big Mess Amoeba MusicLos Angeles indie rockers Grouplove formed in 2009 after the members met at the Ikarus artist commune in Crete. The band released a self-titled EP in 2010, heading out on tour as the support act for Florence and the Machine and The Joy Formidable that same year. Grouplove signed to Canvasback/Atlantic Records, who reissued the band's breakthrough EP in January 2011. Soon afterward, Grouplove embarked on a co-headlining tour with Foster the People and played Lollapalooza and Glastonbury.

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New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Speedy Ortiz

Posted by Amoebite, November 19, 2016 11:53am | Post a Comment

Speedy Ortiz What's In My Bag? Amoeba Music

"After I buy this today I'll have every vinyl release that Brainiac put out." Sadie Dupuis, singer/guitarist for indie-rock band Speedy Ortiz, is talking about Brainiac's EP Electro-Shock For President. "This one's a little less, like, rock than their previous stuff. It's a lot more like noisy keyboard stuff and weird vocals... this EP, specifically, was a big influence on Nine Inch Nails." Sadie and the rest of the band picked a bunch of cool records when they stopped by Amoeba Hollywood, ranging in artists from Nick Drake to Madvillain.

Speedy Ortiz Foil DeerSpeedy Ortiz formed in Northampton, MA in 2011. The group was originally founded as the solo project of vocalist/guitarist Sadie Dupuis, who was teaching songwriting classes at a local summer camp and recording tracks on her laptop, before it expanded into a full band including Mike Falcone, Darl Ferm, and Devin McKnight. In 2013, Carpark Records released the band's Major Arcana LP, which quickly netted a "Best New Music" nod from Pitchfork.

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