16 Releases To Look For On Record Store Day

Posted by Amoebite, March 26, 2019 06:39pm | Post a Comment

16 Releases To Look For on Record Store Day 2019

Another fabulous Record Store Day is nearly upon us! This year's exclusive list offers plenty of color vinyl, soundtracks, limited edition and out-of-print goodies, all of which will be available in-store at Amoeba on Saturday, April 13, 2019. From first-time vinyl pressings and special editions of landmark favorites to alternate takes and rarities and gatefold packaging with stickers and patches, there is no shortage of exciting releases this year. Below are just a few of the limited edition Record Store Day releases we're looking forward to. Be sure to check out the full list (.pdf) of Record Store Day releases.

As always, these titles will be first come, first served and available for purchase in-store only on 4/13. No holds or phone orders. Limit one copy per title per customer. Remaining RSD19 titles will be posted for sale on the following day, April 14 after 5AM.

We're also super excited about this limited edition RSD3 Mini Turntable. It might just be the cutest, tiniest turntable you've ever seen!

Check out all of the fun-filled happenings, sales, and special events taking place at all three Amoeba stores on April 13th in honor of the indie record store industry's biggest day.

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New Green Room Session with YOB

Posted by Amoebite, March 21, 2019 04:39pm | Post a Comment

Yob Amoeba Green Room Session

When YOB recorded a live performance at Amoeba Hollywood, they were not only the loudest band we've filmed for a Green Room Session, but they were also one of the most rawly heartfelt. After overcoming a near-death experience in 2017, which involved a six-hour surgery for acute diverticulitis, frontman Mike Scheidt's perspective on life shifted, which can be heard in the group's newest LP, Our Raw Heart. The Eugene, Oregon doom metal group's album is filled with a melancholic exuberance that brings a positivity to the tension-filled mashing of strings and drum heads, and their performance here was no different.

YOB begin their set with 2009's "The Lie That Is Sin," a tense, throbbing, start-stop, often surreal metal journey full of cathartic, full throttle riffs, searing vocal melodies, and brutal, guttural screams. The group's performance of the title track from their latest album, Our Raw Heart, begins with eerie, delicate guitar chords before giving way to a fuzzed out, heavy iteration of the intro. Powerful, road worn vocals, soar over the grinding ascension of chords, culminating in a guitar solo that is as close to the sound of heaven as some of us might ever get. 

Be sure to catch YOB on tour this spring with Voivod and Amenra. All dates and tickets available at

March 26 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
March 27 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
March 28 - Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups [SOLD OUT]
March 29 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
March 30 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix
March 31 - Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
April 2 - Portland, ME @ Geno’s [SOLD OUT]
April 3 - Boston, MA @ Royale
April 4 - Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
April 5 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
April 6 - Richmond, VA @ Broadberry
April 7 - Raleigh, NC @ Kings
April 9 - Knoxville, TN @ Concourse
April 10 - Atlanta GA, @ Masquerade
April 11 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack’s
April 12 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse
April 13 - Austin, TX @ Barracuda
April 14 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
April 16 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
April 18 - Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red *
April 19 - San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick * [SOLD OUT]
* - not with Voivod or Amenra

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New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Mitski

Posted by Amoebite, March 19, 2019 05:10pm | Post a Comment

Mitski - What's In My Bag?

Indie rock singer/songwriter Mitski did a little shopping at Amoeba Hollywood recently and gave us a peek into her musical and cinematic tastes for our latest What's In My Bag? episode. Fresh off a long tour, Mitski was longing to see two movies by acclaimed anime director Hayao Miyazaki, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind and The Wind Rises. "I just grew up with his films. Princess Mononoke was the first film I remember seeing and being affected by," she recalled. "I feel like they just give me the answers on how to live. They're so kind and hopeful."

Mitski Miyawaki is a Japanese-American singer-songwriter who performs as Mitski. As a child, she Mitski - What's In My Bag? lived in over a dozen countries, including Turkey, China, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Malaysia before settling in New York City. While studying at Purchase College's Conservatory of Music, Mitski recorded and self-released her first two albums, Lush (2012) and Retired from Sad, New Career in Business (2013). By her third album, 2014's Bury Me at Makeout Creek, Mitski had moved away from her earlier piano-based compositions towards a punkier guitar sound. 

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Mdou Moctar: Desert Blues in Oakland, April 18

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, March 17, 2019 06:38pm | Post a Comment

Akounak: Purple Rain, Mdou Moctar

MATATU's Nomadic Cinema series continues with Mdou Moctar: Purple Rain on Thursday, April 18th at 7pmAkounak: Purple Rain, Mdou Moctar at Oakland's Red Bay Coffee, the largest Black specialty coffee roaster in the nation. Nigerien musician Mdou Moctar and his band perform following a screening of his film Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai, also known as the Tuareg Purple Rain! This is his third appearance with MATATU, after two consecutive sold-out years. Get your tickets now!

The robust rock tradition among the Tuareg people — a Berber group with origins around the southern Sahara — has long been represented internationally by artists like Bombino and Tinariwen. Moctar, a singer-songwriter, offers a subtler, more intimate variation on their desert blues with his most recent albums Sousoume Tamachek and Blue Stage Sessions.

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Miles Davis Top Ten Vinyl Picks @ Amoeba + Miles Davis House @ SXSW

Posted by Billyjam, March 15, 2019 12:12pm | Post a Comment

Miles Davis Vinyl @ Amoeba Top Ten {March 2019]

#1 Miles Davis
The Best of Miles Davis  3LP red vinyl that (Not Now Music)

#2  Miles Davis Ascenseur pour l'échafaud [OST] [Deluxe Edition] (3LP 10" vinyl set) (Verve)

#3 Miles Davis Kind Of Blue blue-colored vinyl/LP  (Sony)

#4 Miles Davis
Miles Davis Greatest Hits LP/vinyl  (Sony)

#5 Miles Davis The Original Quintet (First Recording) vinyl/LP (Doxy)

#6 Miles Davis & John Coltrane The Final Tour: Copenhagen, March 24, 1960 vinyl/LP  (Sony Legacy)

#7 Miles Davis & Jimmy Forrest Live At The Barrel LP/vinyl (Down At Dawn)

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