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Signed Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross & Gustavo Santaolalla LP Coming to Amoeba Hollywood This Earth Day

Posted by Amoebite, April 20, 2017 12:19pm | Post a Comment

Before the Flood signed soundtrack LP

UPDATE: Due to overwhelming demand, we will now be auctioning off this item to the highest bidder at Amoeba Hollywood Saturday, 4/22 at 4pm. 

In addition to Saturday, April 22nd being Record Store Day, it's also Earth Day! At Amoeba Hollywood, we're making the most out of the day with a very special fundraising event benefiting TerraPass, a San Francisco-based organization founded to offset carbon emissions and foster climate change awareness. They do a lot of really cool stuff -- wind power initiatives,  turning garbage into electricity through landfill gas captures, and producing energy from farm animal waste -- in local communities across the country. So, we're pretty excited to have acquired a vinyl version of the soundtrack to the 2016 documentary Before The Flood signed by Academy Award-winning composers Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross & Gustavo Santaolalla; we will auction off our one copy this Saturday at 4pm from the stage with all proceeds going directly to TerraPass.

Released in 2016, Before the Flood was produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, Fisher Stevens, and friends to shine a light on the devastating impacts of climate change. Over the course of three years, the team traveled to locales around the world where residents are dealing with global warming and all its ills. In the documentary, DiCaprio et al. also take a look at some of the organizations working today to fight climate change, such as TerraPass.

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Celebrate Bookstore Day and Tabletop Day at Amoeba Hollywood

Posted by Amoebite, April 13, 2017 03:45pm | Post a Comment

Bookstore Day and Tabletop Day at Amoeba Hollywood

When it comes to celebrating unique entertainment and indie retailers, Record Store Day isn't the only game in town this month! On Saturday, April 29th, Amoeba Hollywood is excited to take part in Independent Bookstore Day and International Tabletop Day, two extra special events dedicated to the joys of books and tabletop games. To celebrate, we're offering 15% off books and tabletop games. (Discount valid in-store only. Excludes video games and Damon Krukowski's The New Analog book.)

The New Analog

Join us at 3pm for a special book signing with Damon Krukowski of Damon & Naomi! The author and musician's new book, The New Analog: Listening and Reconnecting in a Digital World, is a lively guide to the transition from analog to digital culture. Purchase The New Analog in-store only at Amoeba Hollywood on 4/29 to meet Damon and get your copy signed. We'll also have copies of the new vinyl reissue of Damon & Naomi's beloved album, Within These Walls, available for signing at the event.

We're getting in two very cool limited edition game titles: Lucha Jefe and GAME - Most Popular Game in all Mother Russia: Not Really. Limited to 500 copies worldwide, Lucha Jefe is a microgame in which players become luchador managers, outmaneuvering one another to recruit new wrestlers and ultimately triumph in the ring. GAME is a simple, even more limited edition microgame that lets players create house rules to enhance the playing experience of other games.

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New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with White Lung

Posted by Amoebite, April 11, 2017 11:01am | Post a Comment

White Lung What's In My Bag? Amoeba Music

Mish Way and Anne-Marie Vassiliou of Canadian punk band White Lung were recently at Amoeba Hollywood showing us some of the killer records they picked up, including a Van Morrison LP box set of his 1967 New York sessions. "Van Morrison's my favorite musician of all time," says Way. "This is not my fault, it's my dad's fault," she continues, stating that she was forced to listen to Morrison throughout her childhood. "But I truly do love Van." In addition to the Morrison collection, Way also picked up Bo Diddley's Big Bad Bo album, which features a cover of Van Morrison's "I've Been Working." "Bo Diddley singing a Van Morrison song would make me very happy."

White Lung Paradise White Lung consists of Mish Way-Barber, Kenneth Williams, and Anne-Marie Vassiliou. Formed in 2006, it wasn't till four years later that the band would release their first studio LP, It's the Evil. In 2011, White Lung took home the Punk/Hardcore Artist/Group of the Year award at the Canadian Music Week Indie Awards. They began attracting even more attention with the release of their sophomore LP, 2012's Sorry.

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New Green Room Session with Gemma Ray

Posted by Amoebite, April 7, 2017 07:08pm | Post a Comment

Gemma Ray Amoeba Green Room Session

We recently had the pleasure of listening to British singer/songwriter Gemma Ray perform in our Green Room with drummer Andy Zammit. Between Ray's Twin Peaks-esque guitar tone and effects pedals and Zammit's ambidextrous drumming and keyboard skills, the duo were able to create a rich atmosphere of twangy, dark folk/pop, mixed with menacing psychedelia. Ray performed three songs, two of which are off her latest LP, The Exodus Suite.

Gemma Ray The Exodus Suite Amoeba MusicGemma Ray starts off her set with the slow burning journey of a tune, "Ifs & Buts," which starts as a dark slow dance but builds to a layered, sonic space jam. Be on the lookout for Gemma's kitchen knife strumming skills in this track!! Next is "How Long" a blues-y ballad with a subtle, midnight train rhythm. The session ends with "The Switch," a vibrato-y, shimmering gothic folk tune that shifts into a melancholic march of tinkling guitars. 

Ray will be touring Australia and New Zealand later this month.

Watch Gemma Ray's Green Room Session below:

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New 'What's In My Bag?' Episode with Gonjasufi

Posted by Amoebite, April 4, 2017 03:00pm | Post a Comment

Gonjasufi What's In My Bag? Amoeba Music

San Diego hip hop artist Gonjasufi was at Amoeba Hollywood recently diggin' through all kinds of records, and clued us into some of the things he looks for while shopping. "I don't know anything about this dude, what really got me was the price: 25 cents," he says pulling out a spoken word record by Low German writer Rudolf Kinau. Many of his picks were chosen by their cover, like Al Sigmund's Guitar Magic, which features the German guitarist playing his axe on a row boat in a lake. "In the water, playing electric, that takes some balls," he comments.

Gonjasufi Mandela Effect Amoeba MusicGonjasufi (né Sumach Ecks) began his musical career with San Diego hip-hop crew Masters of the Universe in the early '90s. A decade later, Ecks had connected with Flying Lotus and the Gaslamp Killer while visiting Los Angeles; his work began attracting attention after a 2008 guest turn on Flying Lotus' Los Angeles LP. Two years afterward, Gonjasufi released his debut album, A Sufi and a Killer, via Warp Records.

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