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Albums Out Dec. 11: Jawbreaker, Green Day, Bruno Mars and More

Posted by Billy Gil, December 10, 2012 07:03pm | Post a Comment

Jawbreaker – Bivouac [20th Anniversary Edition]

Jawbreaker BivouacCD $12.98

LP $18.98

Unlike some of its alt-rock contemporaries (call it emo or whatever, Bivouac is firmly 1991 in sound), Jawbreaker’s Bivouac is ripe for reissue because A) it can’t be found in your average record store, B) it was overlooked during its time and C) it has aged better than your average album of the era. Beginning with the roaring “Shield Your Eyes,” the album still hits hard, thanks to Blake Schwarzenbach razor vocals and the band’s scrappy attack. “Chesterfield King” echoes the boozy swagger of their elders in The Replacements, while “Sleep’s” sheet of guitars and hushed melodies place them as both Husker Du’s heir and as a band making music akin to their shoegazing brethren across the pond. For new listeners, especially those interested in some of the roots of emo, the brutal “Parabola” and the title track, which balances delicate passages with high-octane chunks of ferocious noise for 10 breathtaking minutes, should be elucidating in and of themselves. If only emo had stayed as good as Bivouac, we’d all be better off! The LP has four fewer tracks than the CD (as it did in the original pressing); the Chesterfield King EP also is reissued, including those four tracks (“Tour Song,” “Face Down,” “You Don’t Know…” and “Pack it Up”).

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Grinderman & Interpol Listening Party

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, September 1, 2010 10:46am | Post a Comment
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Amoeba, East Bay Express, Anti & Matador Records have joined forces to bring you a Listening Party and Pop-Up Shopping event this Friday! Get a special sneak-listen of Grinderman's Grinderman 2 (in stores Sept 14) as well as Interpol's new self-titled album (in stores Sept 7)!

The Party takes place Friday, Sept. 3 from 6-9 pm at the Uptown in Oakland. Listen to the new records, shop indie vendors, indulge in drink specials and win prizes from Amoeba! We will also be raffling off a pair of tickets to see Interpol at the Fox Theater on Oct 18! See you there!

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Get Tickets to Interpol's Free Show 9.7 @ Amoeba

Posted by Amoebite, September 1, 2010 09:57am | Post a Comment
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On September 7, the release date of their brand new self titled album, Interpol will play an exclusive show across the street from Amoeba Hollywood at Space 15Twenty! To gain access to the show, you can get a free ticket by purchasing the album that day at Amoeba Hollywood! We will have a limited number of wrist bands, so get here early to snag yours!

At Amoeba we will be selling the special indie edition Interpol CD that includes an o-card and poster, and also the special edition 120 gram vinyl with a large 45 rpm sized hole in the middle and a fabulous Interpol adapter to play it!

Come nab your copy and wrist band here at Amoeba the morning of September 7 and then come back at 6pm, when doors open at Space 15Twenty, to stake out your spot. The exclusive show begins at 7! Mark your calendars -- it all happens just one week from today!

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PREORDER the New INTERPOL Album NOW!...New Album Out 9/7!

Posted by Brad Schelden, August 20, 2010 01:51pm | Post a Comment
PREORDER THE NEW INTERPOL ALBUM AT AMOEBA.COM

INTERPOL IS BACK ON MATADOR RECORDS WITH THEIR AMAZING 4TH ALBUM
INTERPOL!


THE ALBUM COMES OUT ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH!

AMOEBA WILL HAVE THE INDIE EXCLUSIVE VERSION W/ LIMITED EDITION O-CARD AND POSTER

AVAILABLE ONLINE AND INSTORE 9/7!





PREORDER IT NOW
TO HAVE IT SHIPPED
TO YOUR DOOR!

Coachella 2009 30/30 Initiative: White Lies

Posted by Amoebite, April 3, 2009 08:02pm | Post a Comment
127 Bands, 5 Stages, 3 Days and 1 Mean Sunburn.

"Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival - April 17-19th, 2009 or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Find 30 Reasons To Love a Weekend in the Desert."

- By Scott Butterworth


Coachella Lineup   White Lies

Day #18 - Artist #18 - White Lies:
White Lies
One part Joy Division, one part Muse, one part Interpol, served in a tall glass to a West Londoner sitting in a downtown New York bar. The White Lies released their debut album, To Lose My Life..., less than a year from the date of the trio’s first gig and entered the UK Charts at number one in January, but the album wasn't released in the US until a few weeks ago in March. These lads (sorry...I've just always wanted to use that word) from Ealing, West London, England, have been the talk of the town, playing packed shows throughout the UK since last summer.  White Lies

Strangely, as they were selling out shows in the UK, they could hardly give away a show here in the US, as was evidenced when their free show at The Roxy here in Los Angeles drew a crowd of maybe 100 back in October of 2008. I know...I was there. My roommate and I had a tough decision that night between attending the White Lies show or the Secret Machines playing just next door at the Key Club. But we went with the free show and it was priceless (literally and figuratively)! It seemed like something special...more than the usual local club gig, but there was not much of an audience to receive it. With the American press just starting to catch on and a standout performance at the South By Southwest festival in Austin a couple weeks ago, I think America is finally ready for the White Lies.

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