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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.”

Treasure Island Music Festival, October 15-16

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, September 25, 2016 07:50pm | Post a Comment

Treasure Island 2016

Treasure Island Music Festival returns to the Bay to celebrate its 10th anniversary on Saturday, October 15th - Sunday, October 16th Treasure Island 2016with performances from Ice Cube, Sigur Ros, James Blake, Purity Ring, Mac Demarco, Glass Animals, Tycho, Hinds, and many more. With Bay Area cuisine, no overlapping sets, and the gorgeous, panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay serving as the festival’s backdrop, Treasure Island Music Festival is like no other festival experience in the U.S.

Two-Day, Single Day, and VIP tickets are available HERE!

Additionally, Treasure Island presents their Night Shows, happening at venues around San Francisco. It all starts on October 13th with Dan Deacon at Treasure Island's pre-party at NightLife at California Academy of Sciences. Then you can hang with Pantha Du Prince at The Independent on October 14th, followed by Deerhunter at Mezzanine on October 15th, and Kero Kero Bonito capping things off at the Swedish American Hall on October 16th. 
 

Album Picks: Neon Indian, Deerhunter, Beach House, The Mantles, Gun Outfit

Posted by Billy Gil, October 16, 2015 01:08pm | Post a Comment

Neon Indian - Vega Intl. Night School

neon indian vega intl. night school lpRight at the turn of the aughts, the nebulous genre known as “chillwave” was all the rage, and Neon Indian’s Alan Palomo was its poster boy. On the excellent Psychic Chasms, he took chintzy beats and funky lo-fi synths to psychedelically chilled out heights, while the underrated follow-up, Era Extrana, looked further into the underbelly of ’80s pop for a nighttime pop album worthy of Donnie Darko. Now years later, Palomo has his work cut out for him as EDM rules the summer fest circuit. Somehow, Vega Intl. Night School manages to remind you of the bets bits of chillwave while successfully moving forward. For those in the know, “Annie” was the banger of the summer, flowing new agey flutes into a digi reggae bounce that sounds like a reconfigured synth-funk memory. The old school hip hop vibe of “Street Level” and synth R&B smear “Smut!” seem to drip acid, coming at you and receding simultaneously. “Slumlord” and “Techno Clique” really let Palomo venture into his classic house fetish, naturally extending the sound he’s cultivated thus far into a rewarding new direction. By far his longest and most complete album, Vega ends on a few lightly tossed off tracks—“C’est La Vie” is an italo disco-inspired splatter of color, “61 Cygni Ave” sounds like two Men at Work and Cameo tapes were left in the sun and melted together, and “News From the Sun” ends things on a straight up Prince homage. Detractors might still find fuel since Palomo primarily mines well-worn ’80s pop influences. However, his ability to render those inspirations as alien forms makes him as relevant as ever, bleeding tracks into one another in a perfectly packaged, post-Internet free-for-all that sets your pleasure sensors on overdrive. 

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20 Albums to Look for This Fall

Posted by Billy Gil, September 16, 2015 04:35pm | Post a Comment

20 albums to look for this fall

 

ChvrchesEvery Open Eye

chvrches every open eye lp

Out Sept. 25

The Scottish trio made electro-pop gems splattered with emotion on their beguiling debut. For album No. 2, they’re just getting craftier on songs like the anthemic “Never Ending Circles.”

 

The Dead Weather Dodge & Burn

the dead weather dodge & burn lpOut Sept. 25

Alison Mosshart’s vocals tear down the heavens on the Zeppelin-esque new single “I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)” by The Dead Weather, the supergroup featuring Jack White on drums.

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The 20 Best Shoegaze Albums

Posted by Billy Gil, March 7, 2014 06:21pm | Post a Comment

Islowdivenspired by the reunion of shoegaze greats Slowdive, Amoeblogger Brad Schelden and I have compiled our list of favorite shoegaze albums.

For any who don’t know, shoegaze is a style of music rooted in the noise pop of The Jesus & Mary Chain and dream pop of Cocteau Twins from the early ’80s. In the late ’80s and early ’90s, bands took elements put forth by those bands—loud, distorted guitars, heavily reverbed vocals and emphasis on atmosphere over discernable lyrics—and came up with a new sound, first truly realized by My Bloody Valentine on their classic 1988 album, Isn’t Anything. Shoegaze (or shoegazing) was a term NME and Melody Maker in the U.K. used to describe the visual representation of the sound from bands who rose in My Bloody Valentine’s wake, depicting bands’ apparent lack of movement onstage and propensity to stare down at their numerous effects pedals. The genre hit its heyday in the early ’90s but persists today, with bands like My Bloody Valentine and Swervedriver reuniting and artists like M83 and Diiv using elements of their sound (so-called nu-gaze, but I’ll avoid that terrible term). So with that lengthy explanation, here we go.

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