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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.

Eight Classic Siouxsie & the Banshees LPs Getting Reissued Soon

Posted by Amoebite, July 27, 2018 06:58pm | Post a Comment

Siouxsie & The Banshees vinyl reissues

Be still, my dark heart. Eight classic (and impossible-to-find-on-vinyl) Siouxsie & the Banshees reissues are descending upon the aisles of Amoeba soon. Remastered from the original ¼” tapes and cut at half-speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studio, each album will arrive on sturdy 180-gram vinyl for your listening pleasure. The artwork and audio on these eight ultra-influential punk/post-punk/goth LPs have been approved by Siouxsie Sioux and Steve Severin. The first wave hits August 17 with the next batch to follow September 14, but you can pre-order them now on Amoeba.com.

Here's what makes each album essential listening:

The Scream

The Scream (1978)

Lyrically inspired by the works of J. G. Ballard and William Burroughs, the band's studio debut was an instant critical darling. Features Siouxsie & the Banshees' first hit, "Hong Kong Garden," and their ominous cover of "Helter Skelter." Coming 9/14.

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]

Three Classic Releases from Throbbing Gristle Coming Soon

Posted by Amoebite, November 2, 2017 11:27am | Post a Comment

Throbbing Gristle Reissues

The fearless and fierce sound of seminal English group Throbbing Gristle has been a defining influence on subsequent practitioners of envelope-pushing electronic, post-punk, experimental, and industrial artists. In honor of the 40th anniversary of the band's abrasive, antagonistic debut LP The Second Annual Report, longtime home label Mute Records is releasing three of TG's most important albums this month. The reissues will be available in two formats: on CD (due out Nov. 17th) and special edition colored vinyl (due the following week, Nov. 24th), both available for pre-order on Amoeba.com now. Fans of the band will be intrigued to hear this is just the beginning of Mute's reissue campaign; the label plans to release a whole slew of TG classics in the coming year.

Here's what you need to know about this first-round of releases:

Second Annual Report

The Second Annual Report

Originally released on November 4, 1977, Throbbing Gristle's debut album introduced the world to their socially and politically confrontational stance and their uniquely intense experimental sound. Available for pre-order on limited edition white vinyl or double CD.

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