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New "What's in My Bag?" Episode with Car Seat Headrest

Posted by Amoebite, May 24, 2016 02:06pm | Post a Comment

Car Seat Headrest Will Toledo Amoeba Music What's In My Bag?

"My twelve-year old self kinda' took over and I ended up just getting a bunch of colorful, bright albums," says Will Toledo, frontman of the Seattle-based Car Seat Headrest. "I don't even think I like this band, but I like the album cover," he says while holding up the Pet Shop Boys' latest album, Super. Toledo was record shopping at Amoeba Hollywood and we got a chance to sit down with him and check out his picks, not all of which were chosen by the cover.

Originally from Williamsburg, VA the indie band takes its name from Toledo's decision to record vocals in the back of his car for privacy. Self-releasing four albums in 2010, and steadily releasing more over the following years on Bandcamp, Toledo's music gained a cult following on the internet, which resulted in a contract with Matador Records in 2015. That year's Teens Of Style was his first release for the label. Car Seat Headrest's second album with Matador, Teens Of Denial, is out now digitally, with CDs and LPs out July 29. (You may have read about a Cars sample not being approved and delaying the physical release of the album until July.)

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New Dinosaur Jr. Album on Translucent Blue Vinyl Amoeba Exclusive

Posted by Amoebite, May 24, 2016 11:27am | Post a Comment

We're thrilled to announce the pre-order of the new Dinosaur Jr. album, Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not, on translucent blue vinyl available exclusively at Amoeba.com! The blue vinyl is limited to 500 pieces, so pre-order it while you can.

Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not, due out August 5th on Jagjaguwar, is the band's first album of new material since 2012's I Bet on Sky.

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Dinosaur Jr Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not vinyl lp album cover

 

And if you haven't seen our "What's In My Bag?" episode with J Mascis:

 

 

The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Reissues Out June 10

Posted by Amoebite, May 23, 2016 12:31pm | Post a Comment

Beach Boys Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Reissue

Wouldn't it be nice to hear Pet Sounds for the first time again? Well, next month you can experience the next best thing. In commemoration of the monumental album's 50th anniversary The Beach Boys and Capitol Records are re-releasing it in four different editions, some of which include studio outtakes, alternate mixes, and unreleased live versions. What's more Brian Wilson is now on a world tour playing the album in its entirety. Catch him in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Bowl, Jul 10 and in San Francisco at The Masonic, Oct 12-13.

When Pet Sounds was released May 16, 1966 its reception was mixed. The 11th album for the already popular group garnered little critical and commercial success in the States, while in England it was hailed by the music press and hit the number 2 spot on the Top 40 charts. One Mr. Paul McCartney was so impressed with it the album became the main influence on his band's next record, a little thing called Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Beach Boys Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Amoeba MusicWhile it may be a little hard to imagine today, the radical arrangements, un-rock-like orchestrations, and wildly inventive production coupled with subject matter that was less cheery and more introspective than your average pop album of the day, was a lot to take in for some who were just looking for the next fun surf track to dance to down at the beach shack. However Pet Sounds paved the way for the idea that a rock album could be more than a mere collection of singles, but a cohesive piece of art. Brian Wilson's production on the album would open up creative possibilities we take for granted now, would influence all kinds of musical genres, and would bring the concept of production into the mainstream consciousness as an essential part of an album.

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Radiohead 'Burn the Witch' 7" Lottery Winners

Posted by Amoebite, May 17, 2016 12:32pm | Post a Comment

Radiohead Burn the Witch Lottery Winners

The winners of our Radiohead lottery for the band's extremely limited "Burn the Witch / Spectre" 7" have been notified via email. For privacy's sake, we have not disclosed their full names here.

Winners have until the end of the day on Thursday, May 19th to return to Amoeba and purchase their 7" in person. Per rules set by Radiohead and XL Recordings, this 7" can only be sold in-store and cannot be sold online. If the 7"s are not purchased by the deadline, we will pull another winner and contact them directly via email.

Fans who pre-ordered A Moon Shaped Pool in-store at Amoeba for this lottery can pick up their copy of the new album at Amoeba Hollywood, San Francisco or Berkeley starting June 17th. Be sure to bring your receipt and ID with you. Please note, if you pre-ordered the album online at Amoeba.com, it will be shipped to you like usual.

AMOEBA HOLLYWOOD LOTTERY WINNERS:

Chazz H. Jonathan S. Nicole P.
Elaine C. Jose H. Ryan T.
Hillary M. Joseph G. Sarah G.
Howard B. Ken L. Tim D.
Israel A. Michelle P. Thomas H.

 

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New "What's in My Bag?" Episode with Tim Heidecker & Jonathan Rado

Posted by Amoebite, May 16, 2016 06:47pm | Post a Comment

What happens when Tim Heidecker and Foxygen's Jonathan Rado buy records for each other? Turns out they get a lot of the same stuff. Like Bruce Springsteen's Darkness on the Edge of Town. The only difference? Rado opted for the cheaper, used copy with "some wear" on it, while Heidecker picked out a brand new copy for his partner.

Tim Heidecker In Glendale

Actor, writer, director, and musician Tim Heidecker is probably best known as one half of the comedy duo Tim & Eric. Alongside his musical partner Davin Wood, he has written lyrics and sang on songs featured on Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!. The two teamed up as the '70s soft rock inspired duo Heidecker and Wood, releasing the albums Starting From Nowhere (2011) and Some Things Never Stay the Same (2013). Heidecker and his band The Yellow River Boys also released the album Urinal St. Station on Drag City Records in 2013. In 2016, Heidecker announced his latest album, In Glendale (out May 20) would be released through Jonathan Rado's Jagjaguwar imprint, Rado Records.

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