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Exclusive Nick Cave Ticket + Vinyl Bundle Available at Amoeba Hollywood

Posted by Amoebite, August 14, 2018 07:36pm | Post a Comment

Exclusive Nick Cave Ticket + Vinyl Bundle at Amoeba

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds are coming to Los Angeles and Amoeba Hollywood has an exclusive ticket + vinyl bundle available! Starting Friday, August 17th, fans can purchase a GA floor ticket to see Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds with Cigarettes After Sex at The Forum on Sunday, October 21st, pre-order the limited edition Distant Sky: Live In Copenhagen EP on 12" vinyl, and get a limited edition tour lithograph poster. This exclusive bundle is available for $110 in-store only at Amoeba Hollywood (starting 8/17, while supplies last).

The poster and tickets will be handed out at time of purchase, but you must return to Amoeba Hollywood to pick up the vinyl EP starting September 28th. (No online or phone orders, no shipping.)

Distant Sky: Live In Copenhagen was recorded at Copenhagen’s Royal Arena in October 2017 and captures an extraordinary and triumphant live concert from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.

Nick Cave Distant Sky Live in Copenhagen

Already have your ticket? Pre-order the Distant Sky: Live In Copenhagen EP here. (Online pre-orders do not include a ticket to the Forum or a lithograph poster).

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

Posted by Amoebite, March 29, 2017 12:13pm | Post a Comment

AFI What's In My Bag? Amoeba Music

Many people around the world, including the members of the California rock/punk band AFI, were sad to learn of the passing of Alan Vega, half of the influential New York electropunk duo Suicide. "What a rough past year we had, because we lost Alan," says lead singer Davey Havok as he holds up a vinyl reissue of Suicide's self-titled debut. Havok considers the band "wildly ahead of its time and cutting edge in what they were doing with electronics and soundscapes." Davey, Adam, and Hunter from AFI went shopping at Amoeba Hollywood before their in-store performance in January, and they gave us a glimpse into the work of some of their influences, current interests, and musical peers.

AFI formed in Ukiah, CA while its members were still in high school. They released their full-length debut, Answer That and Stay Fashionable, in 1995. The current lineup of Davey Havok, Adam Carson, Hunter Burgan, and Jade Puget solidified in 1998. AFI has steadily released albums throughout their three decade-spanning career, but it wasn't till their 2000 LP, The Art of Drowning, that they found mainstream success and a slot in the Billboard Top 200.

AFI the Blood Album Amoeba MusicTheir next album, Sing the Sorrow, did even better; the album reached number five on the Top 200 and stayed on the charts for just shy of a year. A string of hits followed, with Decemberunderground (2006), Crash Love (2009) and Burials (2013) all faring well in the Billboard charts. The band released AFI [The Blood Album] in mid-January 2017. AFI will be performing at select festival dates in North America and the United Kingdom this spring/summer.

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New Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds 'Best Of' Collection Out May 5

Posted by Amoebite, March 14, 2017 04:13pm | Post a Comment

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Lovely Creatures

Curating and encapsulating 30 years of work into a single release from a band as prolific as Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds is no easy task, but somebody has to do it. Thankfully those "somebodies" are Nick Cave himself, and founding member Mick Harvey. On May 5, 2017 four different iterations of Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds (1984-2014) will be released, each featuring their greatest hits and personal favorites, as well as rare photos and memorabilia from band members' personal collections, and a series of original essays.

All four versions of Lovely Creatures are available now for pre-order on Amoeba.com and they'll ship free to U.S. addresses.

Lovely Creatures CD

Lovely Creatures [CD]
2-CD

21 tracks across two CDs with a 24-page booklet featuring personal and rare photographs of the band.

Lovely Creatures LP

Lovely Creatures [Vinyl LP]
3-LP

Essential Records: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' Murder Ballads

Posted by Amoebite, July 9, 2015 12:55pm | Post a Comment

Essential Records Nick Cave Murder Ballads

Mute Records just wrapped their recent run of Nick Cave reissues, including the first-ever North American release of eleven classic albums on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl, dating back to 1984’s From Her To Eternity. Remastered by founding member of the Bad Seeds Mick Harvey, the rereleases started coming in December 2014 and continued on into spring 2015.

Nick Cave Vinyl Reissues

When you’ve spent years working in record stores, it’s almost impossible to answer the perennial question, “So, what’s your favorite band?” For a while I had about five bands I would answer this question with, then slowly (probably after finally realizing most people asking this had no idea who I was talking about) I refined my answer to, “I guess Nick Cave.” I “guess” this is because his songwriting is literate, dark, sometimes slyly humorous, and always fiery and unabashed. I “guess” it’s because his aesthetic concerns include haunted Southern Gothic imagery and brutal Revisionist Western stories—basically it’s like someone started writing music, films and books tailored entirely towards my interests. (According to the internet, he also shares my less intense beliefs in the importance of cat art and telling people to “just Google it.”) So in the mid ‘90s when the song “Red Right Hand” gradually lurked its way into my teenage consciousness through repeated exposure via The X-Files movie soundtrack and the approximately two dozen crappy teen horror flicks it was used in (ok, a quick internet search reveals that it was pretty much only Scream), my curiosity was piqued.

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