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Stream Songs From Record Store Day Releases Before They Come Out

Posted by Billy Gil, April 17, 2014 09:27am | Post a Comment

Record Store Day is this Saturday, April 19. You can see all of the records that will be available here, and be sure to check out my 10 to watch blog. To whet your appetite further, check out these songs that will be released on Record Store Day but that you can stream now. And be sure to come to Amoeba stores on April 19—read about what we’ll have going on in-store here.

Ex-Cult – “Ties You Up”

ex-cultWhile this track will be on the upcoming Midnight Passenger album, this version (not found on the album) is produced by garage-rock wunderkind Ty Segall, giving it that extra oomph.

 

Lust for Youth – “Illume”

lust for youth sacred bonesWe’ve been fans of Sacred Bones signees Lust for Youth for some time now, but they seem to really be coming into their own with the cleaned-up and poppy “Illume.” It’ll appear on their new album International (out June 10), but before that, you can pick it up on Sacred Bones’ compilation Todo Muere Vol. 4, with other gothy goodies from Zola Jesus, Marissa Nadler, David Lynch and more.

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Artists Pick Their Favorite Albums of 2013

Posted by Billy Gil, December 30, 2013 02:33pm | Post a Comment

We've been compiling our own Best of 2013 lists for a while now, so why don't we ask some of our favorite local artists what they were spinning this year?

gabe fulvimar gap dream amoebaGabe Fulvimar of Gap Dream

“I really, really really did like [Daft Punk’s] Random Access Memories. I’ve seen it make it on the lists this year, but it seems like it’s not really getting too high up there. People are being kind of shitty to that record. It’s like a Rocky soundtrack or something. When that record came out this year, I was so stoked, I didn’t even know a new Daft Punk record was coming out. I know the one that came out before this last one didn’t do too well, and I knew they were kind of moving into soundtrack territory. That’s usually a clue that they’ve found their way into the golden land of making cinema scores. I was like, good for them, they’re geniuses. But I was blown away. It’s such a great blending of like modern pop music, which isn’t really that great, with classic pop music. Overall it’s just a really good pop record.”

Gap Dream's latest album is Shine Your Light.

Read my interview with Fulvimar here.

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Parquet Courts' Andrew Savage Talks Hype, EPs and 2014

Posted by Billy Gil, December 19, 2013 11:33am | Post a Comment

parquet courts amoebaParquet Courts had a very good 2013. Their debut album, Light Up Gold, was re-released on What’s Your Rupture? to rapturous acclaim, and their live shows have become somewhat legendary. Live and on record, the band flaunts a defiantly youthful energy that resuscitates classic indie rock tropes and perfectly captured mid-20s bohemia. Late in the year, they released the great Tally All the Things That You Broke EP (which I called one of the best EPs of 2013), finding the band honing its sound and growing wilder, even funkier as Andrew Savage’s vocals are more confident and strident, sing-talking and even sort of rapping, while the band tosses out knotty, catchy riffs with apparent ease. “The more you use it, the more it works!” Savage cries on one of Tally’s songs, as if echoing his own band’s tour-and-release-heavy year, which has clearly paid off.

The subject matter of the band’s songs is another matter. On its most famous song, Light Up Gold’s “Stoned and Starving,” the title says it all as Savage details a muchies-fueled trip through Ridgewood, Queens. But don’t call Parquet Courts “stoner rock” or “slacker rock” to Savage’s face.

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The 10 Best EPs of 2013

Posted by Billy Gil, December 19, 2013 10:33am | Post a Comment

Oft lost in the great “best albums of the year” rush are EPs, those unimposing 18-minute-or-so releases that artists release between albums, to try stuff out or to unload extra songs. While you don’t get the whole enchilada of a full-album statement, EPs are like a great appetizer that leave you wanting more, and 2013 was full of delicious bloomin’ onions. Here are 10 that I liked, in no particular order.

BurialTruant / Rough Sleeper

burial truant rough sleeper amoebaWilliam Emmanuel Bevan makes the kind of music Thom Yorke dreams about, dark, brooding electronic music that blends subgenres like dubstep (the good kind) while sounding like its own thing, future-seeking yet emotional and grimy. He hasn’t had a full-length album since 2007’s great Untrue, but he released several EPs this year, including the recent Rival Dealer 12” and, earlier this year, this release of two 10-plus-minute tracks, the first entrancing and inviting, the second morose and restless. 

 

 

Best CoastFade Away

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Concert Tickets for Sale at Amoeba Hollywood in November

Posted by Amoebite, November 4, 2013 12:29pm | Post a Comment

Tickets at AmoebaAmoeba Hollywood regularly sells tickets to local shows, with the added bonus of charging low service fees (if you're into saving money and who isn't really?).

All tickets can be purchased at the registers (while supplies last) for a $2 service fee. We take cash and credit cards for all ticket sales. Store credit and coupons cannot be applied to ticket sales. Limit 4 tickets per person.

Please note that on the day of the show, we will stop selling tickets for that show at 5pm.

If you have a question about whether we've sold out of a specific show, please call the store at 323-245-6400.

JUST ADDED SHOWS:

Washed Out El Rey

Washed Out
El Rey Theatre
January 27

St Lucia El Rey

St. Lucia
El Rey Theatre
February 11

 

Here is a full list of tickets we currently have for sale at Amoeba Hollywood:

Show Name Venue Show Date Ticket Price
(fee not included)
12th Planet Fonda Theatre 12/01/2013 $20.00
The Aquabats Fonda Theatre 12/07/2013 $19.50
Bangles Fonda Theatre 12/06/2013 $40.00
Ryan Beatty El Rey 11/29/2013 $22.00
Brand X El Rey 12/19/2013 $17.00
Cat Power El Rey 12/02/2013 $30.00
Sharon Corr El Rey 02/26/2014 $37.00
Crystal Method El Rey 01/16/2014 $25.00
Dale Earnhart Jr. Jr. El Rey 02/28/2014 $20.00
Darkside Fonda Theatre 01/25/2014 $25.00
Robert DeLong El Rey 01/31/2014 $17.00
Delorean
(Show postponed to Feb 7, 2014.
All tix for 11/15 will be honored.)
El Rey 02/07/2014 $20.00
The Dismemberment Plan Fonda Theatre 12/12/2013 $27.50
Finch Fonda Theatre 12/14/2013 $27.50
Dillon Francis Fonda Theatre 12/27 & 12/28 $27.50
Galactic El Rey 03/30/2014 $32.00
Groundation El Rey 12/01/2013 $22.00
Gungor El Rey 01/18/2014 $22.00
High on Fire & Kvelertak El Rey 12/12/2013 $20.00
Jagwar Ma El Rey 12/13/2013 $17.00
John Butler Trio Fonda Theatre 02/21/2014 $35.00
Paul Kalkbrenner Fonda Theatre 12/13/2013 $25.00
King Krule Fonda Theatre 12/18/2013 $22.50
Kodaline El Rey 02/27/2014 $20.00
Less Than Jake Fonda Theatre 11/30/2013 $25.00
Lissie Fonda Theatre 12/09/2013 $24.50
London Grammar El Rey 03/25/2014 $22.00
Lord Huron Fonda Theatre 03/01/2014 $22.50
Lucent Dossier Fonda Theatre 12/21/2013 $30.00
Mad Caddies El Rey 02/04/2014 $17.00
The Maine & Anberlin
(Show postponed from 10/8 to 12/11.
All tix for 10/8 show will be honored.)
Fonda Theatre 12/11/2013 $25.00
Colin Meloy Fonda Theatre 01/16/2014 $28.50
Mikal Cronin / Redd Kross El Rey 12/03/2013 $20.00
Morbid Angel (SOLD OUT) Fonda Theatre 11/29/2013 $22.50
Mowglis El Rey 12/11/2013 $17.00
John Newman El Rey 01/15/2014 $17.00
Parquet Courts & White Fence Fonda Theatre 01/17/2014 $17.50
Pinback El Rey 01/17/2014 $22.00
Problem El Rey 12/04/2013 $20.00
Skinny Puppy The Mayan 03/05/2014 $35.00
St. Lucia El Rey 02/11/204 $18.50
Dave Stewart El Rey 01/30/2014 $25.00
Suicidal Tendencies Fonda Theatre 12/20/2013 $32.50
El Ten Eleven El Rey 12/14/2013 $17.00
Tosca
(Show postponed from 12/9 to 3/3.
All tix for 12/9 show will be honored.)
El Rey 03/03/2014 $30.00
Trombone Shorty El Rey 01/25/2014 $27.50
Volcano Choir Fonda Theatre 01/18/2014 $26.00
Washed Out El Rey 01/27/2014 $29.00
Wax El Rey 12/30/2013 $18.50

 

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