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Album Picks: Alvvays, La Roux, Common, White Fence, The Raveonettes

Posted by Billy Gil, July 22, 2014 09:40am | Post a Comment

Alvvays - Alvvays (LP, CD)

Somewhere between the sunny melancholia of Best Coast, earnest alt-rock of The Cranberries and the college rock of bands like Talulah Gosh lie Toronto's Alvvays. Their debut record is a delight of heartfelt naivete spun out in catchy indie-pop nuggets. Molly Rankin's lovably untrained voice pleads irresistibly on the charming "Archie, Marry Me" amid a four-chord, minor-key jangle. "Don't leave ... we can find comfort in debauchery" Rankin sings with the requisite mix of winking irony and legitimate feeling; taken with the songs lovely synth strings and gently rambling nature, it comes off like future nostalgia for a time that's currently being experienced. Youth may be wasted on the young, but Alvvays make young sadness sound pure and sweet on their debut.

 

La Roux - Trouble In Paradise (LP, CD)

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11 Albums to Look For This Summer

Posted by Billy Gil, July 3, 2014 03:10pm | Post a Comment

Here are some of our most anticipated albums of the summer. Preorder to get your hands on them as soon as they come out.

La Roux - Trouble In Paradise (LP, CD)

Out July 22

English synthpop artist La Roux (aka Elly Jackson) broke through in a huge way with her 2009 self-titled album and its accompanying club hits like “Bulletproof.” Trouble in Paradise comes five years later, after Jackson says she was unprepared for fame and lost her voice due to anxiety and producer/collaborator Ben Langmaid left due to artistic differences. Jackson says the new album will be warmer and sexier, inspired by the likes of Grace Jones and Tom Tom Club.

Hear the smooth, downtempo “Let Me Down Gently” below:

 

Joyce Manor - Never Hung Over Again (LP, CD)

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The 12 Days of Coachella: 10 Duos Duet-ing

Posted by Amoebite, April 10, 2010 02:08am | Post a Comment
"One man's attempt to dissect the method to 3 days of madness in the desert"
  - By Scott Butterworth


On the 3rd weekend of April my Coachella will give to me.....
.....
12 DJ's.....11 Angelenos....

....and 10 Duos Duet-ing:  

She & Him
Orbital
La Roux
MGMT
2ManyDJ's
Matt & Kim
The Big Pink
Beach House
The Raveonettes
Girls


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New 12" Electronic Releases at Amoeba Hollywood - 10/09/09

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, October 5, 2009 03:21pm | Post a Comment
 

New Techno/Electro 12"s Coming This Weekend:



Italoboyz
TECHNO TOWER 12"
MSHIP022

These guys fuse organic and electric sounds and make them collide with elements of jazz and folk. "TECHNO TOWER" and "CHINESE" are a testament to these roots and will turn some heads on the dancefloor. This isn't your average tech house or techno.




Roland Appel
COLD BLOODED REMIX 12"
AUS0923

Deep techno starts the record with "COLD BLOODED." HORSE MEAT DISCO fav "SNOW IN THE SPRINGTIME" gets a full single release, old school disco in every way. DFA darlings RUNAWAY turn it in a slow burning house direction that builds the tension.


Batty Ranks DOWNTOWN CLOWN 7" TART100

Beatconductor 
TRICK IN THE WALL EP 12" SPICY008 

Featurecast 
ONE STEP RE-EDIT 7" DP004

Ghetto Battle Weaponz 
ROUND ONE EP 12" GBW101

IAMTHATIAM 
AND ON THE THIRD DAY EP 12" MATH029

Trevor Loveys 
ORGAN GRINDER (NEW) 12" CHEAP013X 

Art Bleek 
FUTURE MEMORY EP 12" VIEW004  

Dinner Jazz 
#8 BELLEVILLE 12" DJAZZ8

La Roux 
I'M NOT YOUR TOY REMIXES 12" 2720745

Lakaband 
I HAVE TO DANCE 12" MEKA001

Metronomy 
NOT MADE FOR LOVE 12" BEC5772573 

Redshape 
THE DANCE PARADOX DLP 80DSRLP

Roland Appel 
COLD BLOODED REMIX 12" AUS0923

Secret Cinema 
JAZZ ME 12" COR12066 

Sweat X 
I'M THAT ALLEY-MIKE SLOTT 12" NITE13 

Tiger Stripes 
EDEN 12" DCR58

Turzi 
BUENOS AIRES 12" REC61


New House/Disco 12"s Coming This Weekend:

Crazy P
HOTBATH RE-EDITS VOL.1 12"
HBEDITS001

These edits are for the floor! Includes a rework of RAW SILK's "DO IT TO THE MUSIC," a juicy edit of QUINCY JONES' "BETCHA WOULDN'T HURT ME," live sounding RAUL MIDON's "STATE OF MIND," and a curveball edit of NO DOUBT's "HELLA GOOD." Watch the crowd go...





Zoo Brazil
ROCK THE HOUSE REWORK 12"
GH01EX

ZOO BRAZIL takes on the BEATMASTERS classic "ROK DA HOUSE" from 1987, the start of the hip house movement. Super limited pressing of a semi cheeky remix that will rock the pants off the dancefloor. Includes a club edit as well
.    


Biboulakis THE LUCKY TWO-JAMES CURD 12" GKM029

Colleen & Webb 
DOWNSIDE UP 12" GAMM053

Fontan 
WINTERHWILA LP INF008

Sorcerer 
SURFING AT MIDNIGHT 12" TIRK019

Various 
MUSIC FROM MATHEMATICS VOL. 1 MATH030

Abacus-Superbad 
PERSPECTIVES 1 SMPLR 12" VIEWED001SPL

Andre Lodemann 
VEHEMENCE OF SILENCE 12" VIEW005

Anthea & Celler 
DOWN WITH GOD RMXS 12" TSPORK051

Basement Soul 
EDITS VOL. 2 EP 12" KAT008

Bok Bok & L-Vis 1990 
NIGHT SLUGS 12"+ CD DTS012

Brown Legend 
PULL OVER THAT THING 12" BROWN1

Club Silencio 
CLUB SILENCIO EP 12" TINAE022 Cottam/COTTAM 1 12" COTTAM1

Culoe De Song 
THE FALLEN SIREN 12" MULE041

Danny Clark & Jay Benham 
CONQUEROR 12" SGR001

Eurhythmics 
I WANT YOU UNKNOWN RMX 12" IWY

JDeep 
DEEPER EDITS VOL 3 EP 12" DSE003

Jagged 
LANGENTHAL EP REMIX 12" QUINTESSE09

Kanye West 
ADDICTION KENNY DOPE RMX 12" DW073

Lily Allen 
NOT FAIR (STYLE OF EYE) 12" LASTYLE1

Mr Raoul K 
MOMENT PSYCHEDELIK 12" BBS0901

Newworldaquarium 
THE FORCE-AME RMXS 10" APE03

Petter & Dairmount 
SUBAKUATIK BLUES 12" VIEW002

Sidwho 
VOTE BOWIE FOR PRESIDENT 12" EARS3006

St Etienne 
ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART REMIXES 12" HVN212RX

Super Value 
SPECIAL EDITS 06 12" SV06

Sygaire 
MONO:POLY EP 12" VIEW003

Teddy Douglas 
LIGHTS OUT 12" SAV001

Various 
SOUND OF SOW VOL.3 12" SOW527

Zoo Brazil 
ROCK THE HOUSE REWORK 12" GH01EX


New Dubstep/Jungle 12"s Coming This Weekend:

Matt U

JUMP! 12"
WHEELYDEALY003

With drum & bass releases on MOVING SHADOW, TIMELESS, & CYLON, he now turns his attentions to dubstep production with this techy, breakbeat heavy cut. "CLOSER" is a similar sound with a slightly revved up take on things.




Scuba
SPEAK 10" NL004

The London-Berlin axis is in full effect here with a dubstep-meets-techno track that is so deep you could immerse yourself in it. "NEGATIVE" ups the tempo, adds some additional layers of noise & FX, and the occasional dreamy female vocal drifting in and out to nice effect.  
 

Bachelors of Science SONG FOR LOVERS 12" HZNSGL001R

New 12" Electronic Releases at Amoeba Hollywood - 07/10/09

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, June 29, 2009 02:33pm | Post a Comment



New Electro/Techno 12"s Coming this Weekend: 

Boys Noize
STARTER 12"
BNR034

The single is a double A salute featuring "STARTER," a classic BOYS NOIZE electro house banger in OI style, and "JEFFER," an all time fresh summer disco hammer to fall in love with.



Siskid
WOLVES EP 12"
MEANT004

SISKID is back on MEANT records, receiving full support from DAMIAN LAZARUS, LAURENT GARNIER, AGORIA, and more. Three brand new peak time tech tracks, plus a fantastic remix by CHLOE. Tight production ready to work out the floor.    

Chequers GET UP DIFFERENTLY 12" DCLAS15

Detboi Y'ALL WANT MO EP 12" CHEAP009X

Feature Cast ARTIST SERIES 1 12" GG06

Jazzy Jens AFRICA 12" GAMM049

Rephrase SINCE 1939 & MINK 12" REPHRASE002

Various SOUL ALL-TIMERS VOL 4 12" DCLAS16

Analog People ROSE ROUGE REMIXES 12" HYS1697

Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band P.I.M.P. 7" 451016

Bright Eyes DANGER MOUSE REMIX EP 7" DM01 

Depeche Mode WRONG-DJ REMIX EP WHITE 12" 12BONG40DJ

Douglass Greed NEW INNERSTATE...12" IF2017

Enola WORDS IN A BOTTLE 12" INITIAL028

Frankie Goes Hollywood MEMBERS ONLY 12" MO14

Frederic De Carvalho ROCK STAR EP 12" BOXON09

Jessica 6 FUN GIRL 7" MSSS01

Killers SPACEMAN REMIXES 12" SPACEMAN001

La Roux BULLETPROOF (1-SIDED, SQUARE) 7" 2705728

La Roux BULLETPROOF (ZINC RMX) 12" ROUX9

La Roux IN FOR THE KILL (CUT N RUN) 12" CAR036

Lefto vs Fela HOOLIGAN (LEFTO EDIT) 7" HOOL1

Luciano VERSUS-G.GERBER, L.VAN DOWSKI 12" CADENZA36

Moby VERY BEST OF MOBY - REMIXED 12" MORX001

Orbital LUSH HERVE REMIX 12" 2564688320

Peaches LOSE YOU REMIXES 12" XLT434

Peter Kruder CHORDAL & LAW OF RETURN 12" MACROM12 

Vincenzo THIZZ IZZZ THE LAB 12" PFR104

Who Made Who KEEP ME IN MY PLANE #1 12" GOMMA128

Who Made Who KEEP ME IN MY PLANE #2 12" GOMMA130

Wigald Boning KOBRA DANCE REMIXES 12" COMP331

Echospace 
INTRUSION REFLECTION LP ECHO7    


New House/Disco 12"s Coming this Weekend:     

Jimpster
SLEEPER 12"
FR123

JIMPSTER comes out of hibernation with some lush grooving deepness to warm up the dancefloor, complete with newcomer FRANC SPANGLER's own chugger of a remix. Also includes "JUST THE KIND OF GIRL," with a slowmo vocal on the break. House heads...get on this.    


Dirty Funker
FLAT BEAT (BANKSY HELICOPTER ARTWORK) 12"
DF08

Massive new 12" from DIRTY FUNKER based around MR OIZO's dance classic "FLAT BEAT."
 

Chalkhill CHALKHILL EDITS VOL. 1 CHALKHILL001

Curtis Vodka HOOK N SLING EP 12" OTB008

Llorca UNRELEASED REMIXES 12" AOT001

Silicone Soul DUST BALLAD II 12" SOMA265

Toby Tobias SPACE SHUFFLE REMIXES 12" REKIDS039

Trinidadian Deep THE OFFERING EP 12" FVR013

3 Na Massa 3 NA MASSA EP 12" NUB12016

Baaz PASS IT ON EP 12" QUINTESSE07

Ben Watt GUINEA PIG REMIXES 12" 043BUZZ

C-Rock RAWSEN-NIC FANCIULLI REMIX 12" STIR1536

Chris Coco SUMMERTIME REMIXES 12" DUMB012DJC01

Dorothy's Fortress DJANGO STRIKES..12" BASTARD002

Eclier ALPHA RIVER 12" BOXON10

Greymatte BELIEVE IN SOMETHING RMX 12" NYSOUL013

H.O.S.H. BETTER & SWEET 12" DIYNAMIC027

Horse Meat Disco EP #2 12" HMD002

Hot City HOT CITY BASS 12" RAMP020

John Daly SPACE WALK 12" MULE039

Nicky Siano THE GALLERY 3LP SJRLP100

Pepe Bradock PATH OF MOST RESISTANCE 12" ATA011

Rick Wade INTELLIGENCE 12" LAID01

Season & Sygaire INNER NAVIGATION 12" R008

Sharod SCHOOLIN 12" SUPRAA005

Soulphiction IN THE LIMELIGHT-TRUSME 12" PHP039

Stereo Heroes NOISOME & POUNDSCAKE 12" BSR003

Twocker STITCH 12" VR011

Wax Poetic BRASIL-MCDE REMIX 12" NUB12015

Larry Levan WEST END REMIXES FROM THE GARAGE LP WES2001-1

Pheek & Stefny JAPAN EXCURSION JOINT 12” ARCHPL017

Euterke 
FRAGMENTS ORNIMENTS 12” MMU001    


New Dubstep/Jungle 12"s Coming this Weekend:    

Ragga Twins 
SPLIFFHEAD (RAMADANMAN) 12"
SJR19712

Seminal rave/jungle anthem gets a serious dubstep remix from RAMADANIMAN and KUTZ! Fully cut up, reworked, and dissected by these modern wizards, who have recorded with BENGA and SKREAM.    


Southside Steppas
WHEN SHE MOVES 12"
SJR21612 

Twisted UK dancehall / dubstep bullet, as KINGSTON MC's meet the sounds of South London inna soundclash stylee! Heavyweight beats with killer MC skilz of 2-ICE and JUNIOR LAWLESS, grimey juggling and dark, very Jamaican stepping riddims. Highly recommended!

Temper D vs Balkansky CLOCKWISE 12" ROCST24

Varoslav I LOVE US (FT.DOP)-DAVID K 12" DIRT034

Von D 
COQUINE 12" ACRE011