New Preorders: Jim James, Beach Fossils, Veronica Falls and More

Posted by Billy Gil, January 9, 2013 07:17pm | Post a Comment

Read below for preorders recently made available at Amoeba. I've linked to vinyl LP on all of these, but they're all available to preorder on CD as well. See all of the albums up for preorder here.


John Paul White - The Long Goodbye

Out Jan. 22

The Civil Wars man is embarking on a solo release. Check out The Civil Wars' live show at Amoeba here. Download the performance here.


Ra Ra Riot - Beta Love

Out Jan. 22

The latest from the indie-pop band features the melancholy synths and vocoder jam "When I Dream."


Tomahawk - Oddfellows

Out Jan. 29

The latest release from Mike Patton's Tomahawk. Hear "Stone Letter" below.


Jim James - Regions of Light & Sound of God

Out Feb. 5

From the sounds of "Know Til Now," Regions of Light & Sound of God both lets My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James indulge in more of the experimental creative impulses that have appeared on the band's more recent albums as well as touches upon the earlier, more ethereal work by the band.



Dog Bite - Velvet Changes

Out Feb. 5

No, it's not an album featuring this lady — it's an album of dreamy, wistful pop by Phil Jones on Carpark Records. He's played with the likes of Toro y Moi (whose own Anything in Return is also up for presale), to give you an idea.



Veronica Falls - Waiting for Something to Happen

Out Feb. 12

Veronica Falls' first album was such an easygoing delight that news of their second album of C86-loving jangle pop has me pretty jazzed. The first single from the album, "Teenage," doesn't disappoint.


Ulrich Schnauss - A Long Way to Fall

Out Feb. 12

The latest from the German ambient/electronic great.


Beach Fossils - Clash the Truth

Out Feb. 19

The first track to appear from the new Beach Fossils album eschews some of their past guitar interplay to focus on melody and more straightforward songwriting. It's an interesting change that could suit them just fine on Clash the Truth. I was a huge fan of their first album, so I can't wait to hear the rest.


Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away

Out Feb. 19

Your daily dose of NSFW comes in the form of Nick Cave's new album cover. Hear the grammatically frustrating "We No Who U R" below.



Iceage - You're Nothing

Out Feb. 19

Iceage's New Brigade was one of my favorite albums of 2011, so I'm greatly anticipating the Danish noise-rockers new album.


Johnny Marr - The Messenger

Out Feb. 26

One of the greatest guitarists of all time, Johnny Marr (The Smiths, Modest Mouse, Electronic, The The) is releasing his first solo album, after his 2003 album with Johnny Marr & The Healers.



Palma Violets - Palma Violets

Out March 19

This Rough Trade band echoes bits of The Clash, U2 and the sadly departed Exploding Hearts into their pub-friendly, reverb-laden rock. It's like shy music and radio-ready punk rock had a baby.

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