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New Stereolab Reissues Coming Soon

Posted by Amoebite, September 18, 2018 02:23pm | Post a Comment

Stereolab reissues

Thoroughly entrancing English/French electronic band Stereolab's career lasted almost two decades and yet it still seems like they left us too soon. Fusing elements of '60s French pop, lounge, and krautrock music, the band won over a legion of fans through their avant-pop take on swinging sounds and propulsive Motorik beats with the vocals of Lætitia Sadier and the late Mary Hansen weaving a gorgeous, spellbinding sense of atmosphere. The band went on hiatus in 2009 but their influence on such disparate genres as post-rock, electronic, indie, and hip-hop can still be felt today. Luckily for fans, Duophonic is releasing a series of reissues on September 28th. You can pre-order them now on Amoeba.com or visit our stores on 9/28 to snag them in person.

Here's what to watch for in each.

Switched On

Switched On [Clear Vinyl] (1992)

The first of three remastered clear vinyl LPs, this early career compilation includes the group's first three releases. The name is a nod to Switched-On Bach and other synth-heavy '70s era easy listening comps.

Get an Appetite for Appetite for Destruction with These 4 New GNR Reissues

Posted by Amoebite, May 28, 2018 02:01pm | Post a Comment

Guns n Roses Appetite for Destruction 30th anniversary

Do you have an appetite for...Appetite for Destruction? If you're a fan of the classic Guns N' Roses album, the hard rockers have cooked up a veritable smorgasbord of reissue options you might want to take a look at. Originally released in 1987, the band's debut album would go on to set the hearts of generations of rockers alight -- and end up on top of the Billboard 200. Now, this massive commercial smash is getting dusted off and spiffed up for its 30th anniversary, in four formats to suit your headbanging needs, all of which are out June 29th. You can pre-order them now on Amoeba.com and they'll ship free to the U.S.!

Here's what'll make you want to turn each release up to ten.


Guns n Roses Appetite for Destruction

Appetite For Destruction [Remastered] (CD)

Just the classics, ma'am. This is the newly remastered version of the original '87 LP, featuring twelve memorable tracks. Kicking things off with "Welcome to the Jungle" and featuring legendary songs "Paradise City" and "Sweet Child O' Mine," this one's all killer, no filler.

Three Essential Wire Albums Getting Remastered and Reissued

Posted by Amoebite, May 1, 2018 05:58pm | Post a Comment

Wire Reissues

It's impossible to overstate the influence of English four-piece Wire on both the nascent punk and post-punk scenes. Steadfastly underground, the band has been churning out reliably innovative, under-the-radar releases for several decades since the release of their legendary debut, 1977's Pink Flag. Over the course of their first three albums, the band rapidly evolved from propulsive hardcore punk to moodier, dark post-punk, and into even more experimental art rock territory. Each album is a gem in its own right and in honor of the 40th anniversary of Pink Flag last year, the band is remastering and reissuing their early catalog with a handful of excellent extras. 

On the reissue docket are standard vinyl and CD releases, plus a special deluxe edition CD version of each album that will include an 80-page book with rarely seen pictures from photographer Annette Green, lyric sheets, and text by music historian Jon Savage and English writer Graham Duff. Of course, there's bonus material aplenty, including singles, b-sides, never-before-released demos and alternate takes. The deluxe CD editions will be released on May 25, 2018 and the standard CD and LP versions are out June 22, 2018. All are available now for pre-order on Amoeba.com.

Here's why each one is a must-have for fans of atmospheric, intense rock 'n' roll.

Pink Flag

Pink Flag

Reissue Alert: Two Early LPs from Boy Harsher Coming Soon

Posted by Amoebite, April 14, 2018 06:01pm | Post a Comment

Boy Harsher Reissues

Dark electronic duo Boy Harsher formed in 2013 and has since rapidly emerged from the depths of the post-punk/industrial scene to regularly sell out shows both on their own and on tour with fellow travelers The Soft Moon. Drinking at the same deep well as spiritual progenitors Suicide, Chris & Cosey, and HTRK, producer Augustus Muller and vocalist Jae Matthews are known for their powerful live shows, darkly seductive studio LPs, and compelling remixes.

Originally strictly an underground affair, the band's first couple of releases have been difficult to find in stores. Now the band is making these highly sought-after albums available to new fans through their own Nude Club label. Pre-orders are up now or you can find them in-store at Amoeba on April 27th.

Boy Harsher Lesser Man

Lesser Man [Extended Version]

New Vinyl Reissues from No Doubt, Bob Dylan, Metallica & More

Posted by Amoebite, November 10, 2017 04:47pm | Post a Comment

Vinyl Reissues

Some of the biggest and most beloved names in rock music dropped reissues this week. Expect remastered and expanded releases, plus one that's in a whole new audiophile format: Dolby Atmos. It's the first time this high-quality sound format will be commercially available, so it's definitely intriguing. Rediscover some old favorites, delve into the classics, and immerse yourself in deluxe versions of genre-defining albums.

Here's what's hitting our shelves.

Slow Train Coming

Bob Dylan - Slow Train Coming

Originally released in 1979, Dylan's nineteenth studio album has been repressed onto 150-gram vinyl. Heavily influenced by his recent interest in Christianity, the album includes the Top 30 hit "Gotta Serve Somebody."

Shot of Love

Bob Dylan - Shot of Love

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