#HipHopReport - new from Homeboy Sandman & Edan, Roc Marciano, Apollo Brown & Joell Ortiz etc. + Ready Red's DJ Legacy Celebrated

Posted by Billyjam, October 26, 2018 09:56pm | Post a Comment
                                   Homeboy Sandman & Edan Humble Pi LP (Stones Throw)

Emcee Homeboy Sandman has joined forces with producer/DJ/MC Edan to form a hip-hop power duo and record the new Humble Pi LP  that's just one of the many exciting new hip-hop releases to arrive into Amoeba this week including such others as Apollo Brown & Joell Ortiz's Mona Lisa (pictured left) and others listed down below. More of an EP than a full-length album, the seven track vinyl release from Edan and Homeboy Sandman via Stones Throw Records may only clock in at 23 minutes but those are all killer and no filler 23 minutes of satisfying hip-hop; just as one would expect from this super-gifted pairing.

Humble Pi LP is the first release from Queens NY emcee Homeboy Sandman this year, following both last year's solo Veins and his latest Aesop Rock collaboration in their Lice series; Tripe Fat Lice via Rhymesayers and Stones Throw.  Included in the brand new seven song track list are such bangers as "Rock & Roll Indian Dance," "Grim Seasons,"  "#NeverUseTheInternet  and "The Gut." See the just published accompanying music video below for "The Gut" on which Homeboy Sandman is joined on vocals by Edan blesses the mic for a short segment. Mail-order Humble Pi LP with free shipping in USA.

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Pre-Order Sharon Van Etten's Upcoming Jan 18th Amoeba Exclusive Translucent Violet Vinyl LP "Remind Me Tomorrow" (Jagjaguwar)

Posted by Billyjam, October 25, 2018 10:36am | Post a Comment

Sharon Van Etten "Comeback Kid" - Remind Me Tomorrow Amoeba-exclusive translucent-violet vinyl LP

Sharon Van Etten and Jagjaguwar Records will team up with Amoeba for a special limited edition vinyl pressing of her January 18th album; Remind Me Tomorrow Amoeba-exclusive translucent-violet vinyl LP. The Amoeba exclusive translucent violet vinyl version (2 per customer limit + can be pre-ordered now) gets released the same day as the three other versions of the anticipated forthcoming album by the prolific rock singer/songwriter:  CD, black vinyl, and blue vinyl. The 41 minute 2019 album by artist (and sometime actress) Sharon Van Etten, includes such exciting tracks as "Memorial Day," "Seventeen," "Malibu" and the advance single "Comeback Kid" that's featured above. Remind follows a series of releases over the past decade by the prolific artist, many of which are still in print and/or currently available from Amoeba such as Epic (Epic LP), Tramp LP, Because I Was In Love, I Don't Want To Let You Down EP, & "Taking Chances" 7" single.

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New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains

Posted by Amoebite, October 24, 2018 12:44pm | Post a Comment

Jerry Cantrell - What's in My Bag? - Amoeba Music

Alice In Chains songwriter, vocalist, and guitar player Jerry Cantrell went shopping at Amoeba Hollywood recently and shared some of the records that shaped his musical tastes for our latest What's In My Bag? episode. Cantrell found a healthy stack of vinyl reissues of some of his favorite records and illuminated what made each one special in his life. "I love everything that Elton John does," he told us, "but Madman Across The Water, there's something really magical about this record to me." Cantrell went on to say the British legend was "the artist that kinda made me want to be a musician."

Jerry Cantrell is best known for his work with Alice In Chains. Cantrell and drummer Sean Kinney founded the grunge/heavy metal band in 1987, taking the Alice In Chains - Rainier Fogname from lead vocalist Layne Staley's previous project, the glam metal band Alice N' Chains. Cantrell has been designated a "Riff Lord" by the UK's Metal Hammer magazine and ranked #38 on Guitar World's "100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists of All Time" list. 

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Hip-Hop Report Oct 22 2018: DJ Skillz @ DMC World, B+ Bay Exhibit, New Vinyl: KYLE, Illingsworth, Hobo Johnson, deM atlaS + more

Posted by Billyjam, October 22, 2018 07:13pm | Post a Comment

Freaks of The Industry: Bay Area Hip Hop Shot by B+ is the descriptively titled new photo exhibit by photographer Brian Cross (aka B+) at San Francisco’s Family Affair in the Lower Haight. The Bay-centric visual display includes photos of such NorCal hip-hoppers as The Coup and members of the Hieroglyphics and Solesides (later Quannum) crews including DJ Shadow (whose Entroducing...album cover art he's credited for) who was among those at the opening party a few night ago. Billed as “a visual mixtape of various artists repping the Bay outside the mainstream,”  the large scale image display will run through November 17th when B+ will be back in the house.

The Irish born, LA based photographer was also there on opening night last Thursday. Among those in attendance was veteran Bay Area hip-hop photographer Timi D… who praised the exhibit calling it, “a very tight but bold presentation of images that gives a very personable feel to the viewer.” Timi, who took the accompanying photos above and left for the Amoeblog,  added that the exhibit’s, “big prints from film scans offer a classic look and feel.” B+ exhibit at Family Affair at 683 Haight Street thru Nov 17th. More info.

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Ladytron To Mark 20 Year Anniversary with Self-Titled Sixth Album Release in February 2019

Posted by Billyjam, October 18, 2018 02:15pm | Post a Comment

Ladytron recently announced a February 15th, 2019 release date for their first album of new music since 2011’s Gravity the Seducer after which they were on hiatus for seven years. The forthcoming eponymous release, to be released on Ladytron Music via !K7, will be the UK electronic pop rock quartet’s sixth album since forming in 1999 in Liverpool, England. The anticipated self-titled album will feature the two acclaimed advance singles (“The Island” and “The Animals”) that were released over the past six months plus eleven other new tracks that will include "Until The Fire," "Paper Highways," "Run" and "Horrorscope." 

Stylistically Ladytron pick up where they left off before their extended hiatus, albeit a little more serious and reflective. Intact are the infectiously catchy hooks and driving rhythms that Ladytron is known for but the lyrical content, described by the group as exploring the disquiet of our times, is a little darker. “For us, it’s like getting together with an old friend. You’ve both changed, but still have that common ground. Familiarity crossed with excitement,” said lead vocalist/synth player  Helen Marnie of the new album in a prepared statement with vocalist/guitarist/synth-player Daniel Hunt adding that, “It’s a lot heavier than Gravity, which was an intentionally more sedate, ethereal record. The atmospheres are there, but there’s more urgency underneath.”

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