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Amoeba and Moheak's Song of the Week: Rachael Cantu's 'Trailer Trash'

Posted by Billy Gil, April 8, 2013 09:00am | Post a Comment

moheakAmoeba has entered into a partnership with L.A.’s Moheak Radio to provide the Amoeba Song of the Week every week for a recorded segment to air on Moheak’s online radio station.

This week it’s Rachael Cantu’s entrancing cover of Modest Mouse’s “Trailer Trash,” from her new album, the aptly titled Covers. Read more about that release here, which is available at Amoeba.com. Despite being acoustic, Cantu’s version doesn’t soften Modest Mouse’s spare, biting original, putting lyrics like “eating snow flakes with plastic forks” front and center and making them feel like hard truths. “Trailer Trash” originally appeared on Modest Mouse’s excellent 1997 album, The Lonesome Crowded West.

Rachael Cantu Covers AmoebaA bit about Amoeba’s Song of the Week: Every week we’ll provide a song hand-selected by our own staff to Moheak Radio for a recorded segment that will run four times a day (at around 8 a.m., 1 p.m., 5:45 p.m. and once overnight). Besides hearing what our expert staff is into, you’ll get the chance to win prizes from Amoeba Music. The giveaways will happen once a week with announcements at least once every four hours leading up to the giveaway, which will take place on Moheak’s Facebook page. Check it out, support local/online radio and win some prizes along the way.

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Redd Kross Added to Amoeba Exclusive Downloads

Posted by Billy Gil, December 6, 2012 04:33pm | Post a Comment

Redd kross amoebaL.A. original punks Redd Kross performed a blistering set earlier this year in support of their excellent 2012 album Researching the Blues, and now Amoeba.com has an exclusive download of the title track from that performance! You know it’s legit because Redd Kross bassist Steve McDonald did the mixing himself. Buy it now on MP3, M4A or WAV file.

See photos of the performance here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget about Amoeba’s other exclusives:

 

2001 alex northMusic for 2001: A Space Odyssey (The Original Score by Alex North) — Alex North’s famously rejected score for Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey is available now, for the first time ever, as an Amoeba.com digital download exclusive.

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Allison Weiss and Rachael Cantu West Coast Tour Hits Amoeba Berkeley on 3/8

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, February 20, 2012 04:09pm | Post a Comment
Amoeba Music is delighted to announce that we’re sponsoring the Allison Weiss and Rachael Cantu West Coast tour in March! Catch them at Amoeba Berkeley for their only show in the Bay Area on March 8th at 6:00pm! If you're not in the Bay Area, never fear...look for their other dates starting in San Diego on March 6th and heading up the coast for a finish in Seattle on March 11th.

Rachael Cantu
Amoeba has been a big fan of LA-based singer/songwriter Rachael Cantu for a while now and Amoeba Records released a recording of an acoustic set performed in the Amoeba Hollywood Green Room! Check out  Green Room Sessions and download a free track from this exclusive session HERE.

Best known for her evocative blend of indie folk rock delicately infused with distinctly powerful vocals, gentle melodies and heartfelt lyrics, Rachael Cantu has the whole package. It's no wonder she's been aptly described as "something of a mix of The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde, PJ Harvey, Sarah McLachlan, and Norah Jones." She's toured all throughout the US and Canada opening for B.B. King, Pat Benatar, Tegan & Sara, Ben Lee, Joan As Police Woman, and more. Her music has been featured on TV shows such as Private Practice, Pretty Little Liars, Royal Pains, and Degrassi just to name a few.

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