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Pre-order from Amoeba Upcoming Vinyl LP Releases by: Deerhunter, HOMESHAKE, Sophie, Trixie Mattel, Robyn [Video Version]

Posted by Billyjam, December 4, 2018 03:53pm | Post a Comment


Here are just five of the anticipated upcoming vinyl LP pressings that can be pre-ordered now from Amoeba Music by simply clicking on the linked highlighted blue titles of each album referenced, beginning with Trixie Mattel. This upcoming Friday, December 7th, the artist born Brian Michael Firkus but best known as, multi-talented drag star that came to fame via RuPaul's Drag Race, Trixie Mattel’s two-album compilation set will be released on clear and pink colored vinyl Two Birds, One Stone LP by ATO Records.

A week later on December 14th the label will release the CD version of the two album compilation set, that combines last year’s Two Birds album and March 2018’s album One Stone - both indie self-released titles. Below is the music video for Trixie Mattel album song "Mama Don't Make Me Put On The Dress Again."
 
December 14th is the date that Scottish electronic producer Sophie’s debut studio album (initially unveiled six months ago) will be available on vinyl: Oil Of Every Pearl's Un-Insides LP.  The record label Future Classics will also release the CD Oil Of Every Pearl's Un-Insides that same date. The 40 minute, 9 song album includes the singles "It's Okay to Cry,” "Faceshopping" and "Ponyboy" (see video for latter below). 

Longtime fans of Atlanta indie rockers Deerhunter have been excited since the announcement by the band a month ago about the upcoming release of their eight studio album (first full-length since 2015’s Fading Frontier) that will arrive in Amoeba on January 18th, 2019 via the 4AD label:  Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared? [Grey Vinyl] LP  (also on CD that same date). Scroll down to see the music video for new Deerhunter album track “Death in Midsummer.”
The Sinderlyn record label will be releasing Peter Sagar’s recording project HOMESHAKE’s forthcoming fourth studio album Helium, featuring the lead single “Like Mariah” (scroll down to check out). The upcoming February 15th, 2019 release date will include two types of vinyl pressings, Helium regular vinyl LP and Helium aqua vinyl LP (plus Helium CD

Beloved Scandinavian dance pop diva Robyn will follow up the recent of her album Honey CD release of with the vinyl version of Honey LP via Interscope on December 14th. The  9 song, 40 minute album was reviewed in part by Amoeba as, "addictive as ever, the beats as electric — yet there’s a darker, more vulnerable intensity than was present on much of her earlier defiantly cool output.... One of Robyn’s strongest works, Honey packs a unique one-two punch; it’s equally appropriate for sophisticated danceterias and intimate bedroom listening.”

New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Ethan Hawke

Posted by Amoebite, December 4, 2018 03:20pm | Post a Comment

Ethan Hawke - What's In My Bag?

We had the pleasure of sitting down with actor, writer, and director Ethan Hawke at Amoeba Hollywood recently to discuss some of the albums and movies that had a particular place in his heart, including the outlaw country documentary Heartworn Highways. "I'm really grateful for this opportunity you've given me to talk about this movie," he told us. "It slices like a razor blade through your body and you open up, in a good way. There's something about it that really moves me." Hawke had much to say about all of his picks, both heartfelt and entertaining, making for a genuine and educational What's In My Bag? episode.

Blaze movie

Ethan Hawke has been nominated for four Oscars and a Tony. In 1989, Hawke had his breakthrough performance in the role of Todd Anderson in Dead Poets Society. His star continued to rise with the release of slacker comedy Reality Bites (1994), Before Sunrise (1995), Gattaca (1997), and Great Expectations (1998). Hawke accrued critical accolades thanks to his work in Waking Life (2001) and Training Day (2001). Along with co-writers Julie Delpy and Richard Linklater, Hawke received his first Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for his work on Before Sunset (2004), the sequel to Before Sunrise. The third film in The Before Trilogy, Before Midnight (2013), garnered the trio another Best Adapted Screenplay nomination. Another collaboration with Linklater, 2014's Boyhood, was nominated for five Golden Globes (winning three), five BAFTA awards (winning one), and six Academy Awards (winning one). 

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12:01:18 Hip-Hop Top 5 (Video Version): Kodie Shane, Earl Sweatshirt, Trippie Redd, Tory Lanez, Lil Baby x Gunna

Posted by Billyjam, December 1, 2018 09:28pm | Post a Comment
Top 5 Hip-Hop 12:01:18 [Video Version] 


1: Kodie Shane Young HeartThrob  (Epic)

Young HeartThrob is the debut album from young Atlanta rapper/singer Kodie Shane who rose rapidly to fame down with Lil Yachty and the Sailing Team via touring and recording including the popular tracks "Sad" with Lil Yachty and ”Love & Drugz II" with Trippie Redd. The latter track appears on her new debut  album that will be supported by a tour that begins in February in Stockholm, Sweden and includes such US dates as Feb 26, 2019 at Cafe Du Nord in San Francisco as part of Noise Pop Festival 2019. For more background on the artist check out the mini-documentary on Kodie Shane below.



Kodie Shane: Remember the Name mini-documentary on artist and album Young HeartThrob 




2: Earl Sweatshirt Some Rap Songs (Columbia/Legacy)

Samson the Supreme & Delilah the Delightful

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, November 30, 2018 06:31pm | Post a Comment

Delilah

By Kai Wada Roath
Ambassador of Confusion Hill and host of the Super Shangri-La Show

"Delilah got in action, Delilah did her kootch
She gave him satisfaction and he fell 'neath her spell,
With the aid of love and hootch"
~ "Sam and Delilah" (1931) by Duke Ellington

There have been many songs and movies about the Nazarite stud-muffin and that saucy, seductive gal from Sorek. Popular groups whose music makes my ears cringe like...uggg...Queen, Grateful Dead, and The Cranberries have all sung about the famous story of romance and betrayal. Me, I'd rather put a quarter in the jukebox for Nat King Cole's "Song of Delilah" or Tom Jones' 1967 hit, "Delilah" (which has stabbing murder lyrics like a Johnny Cash song).



On the tropical isle of Jamaica, Eric "Monty" Morris and other early ska musicians recorded songs in the '60s about the Biblical dysfunctional duo too.

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New Green Room Session with Hatchie

Posted by Amoebite, November 30, 2018 04:30pm | Post a Comment

Hatchie - Amoeba Green Room Session

Austrailian dream-pop artist Hatchie (aka Harriette Pilbeam) and her band filled the Amoeba Hollywood green room with their shimmery, pillowy brand of shoegaze-y rock. The band played four of the five tracks off Hatchie's debut EP Sugar & Spice, which is out now on Double Double Whammy.

Hatchie Sugar & Spice

Starting with the title track, they fell into a mid-tempo groove, full of atmospheric tones. Continuing with "Sure," the band took a more sentimental approach with its inquisitive lyrics concerning a rekindled relationship. With its watery-shimmery guitar and intricate vocal melodies "Bad Guy" invoked the spirit of bands like Cocteau Twins, while the set closer "Try" porved to be an anthem full of longing. 

Hatchie returns to the States in Spring 2019 to tour with Girlpool. You can catch them in Los Angeles April 6th at the Regent and in San Francisco April 9th at the Independent.

Watch the whole set below:

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