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12 Albums to Watch for this Summer

Posted by Amoebite, July 14, 2016 01:39pm | Post a Comment

12 Albums to Watch For This Summer

Summer is in full swing, and the weather is hot -- but these albums might be even hotter! Check out our twelve albums to watch for this summer to create the perfect soundtrack for pool parties, road trips, and lazy days at the beach.

Hole - Live Through This

Hole - Live Through This

Out July 29

Hole's second album is finally getting a vinyl reissue! Never before available on wax in the US, the LP features some of the band's most-loved songs, "Miss World," "Doll Parts" and "Violet." Check out Courtney Love & co's classic video for "Doll Parts" below.

Cheena - Spend the Night With...

Cheena - Spend the Night with...

Album Picks: Kirin J Callinan, Zomby, After Dark 2

Posted by Billy Gil, July 2, 2013 08:33am | Post a Comment

Kirin J Callinan - Embracism

CD $12.98

LP $18.98 [out 7/16]

Download $9.98

Kirin J. Callinan’s music defies easy explanation. It’s hard and corrosive, full of distorted guitars and grinding beats, while his serrated voice consistently sounds on the verge of collapse, on songs like the title track, with lyrics that fuck with gender, sexuality and social norms (“"A man can meet another man in a bar/On the sportsfield/At his place of work/Or in his own apartment/Or on the Internet right now!” he explains in a hilarious verse). It’s also full of towering beauty, as his voice reins in the terror but none of the drama for the glorious “Victoria M.” The Australian native is the rare, charismatic singer/songwriter who can keep us enthralled whether he glowering or swooning, like his Aussie forefather, Nick Cave. While his attempts at more global social commentary don’t always work — “Come On USA’s” jabs are a little hokey, despite the music’s fury, and “Way II War” is effective more for its extremely creepy atmospherics — his personal freakouts are always compelling, as “Love Delay’s” sexual outcry and hairpin turn halfway through will attest. The freewheeling Embracism loudly announces the arrival of a new, singular talent to watch — with any luck, Kirin J. Callinan is just getting fired up.

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out this week 7/5 & 7/12...memory tapes...sons & daughters...washed out...

Posted by Brad Schelden, July 14, 2011 02:08pm | Post a Comment
I first heard Seek Magic by Memory Tapes at the end of 2009. I was immediately hooked. I suddenly couldn't imagine how I had lived my life without Memory Tapes. The album was that good. At least I thought so. Combining all my favorite elements of dream pop and shoegaze and electronica. This guy knew the way to my heart. Memory Tapes created some amazingly catchy pop songs for this album. He captured an early 90s sound but somehow made it refreshing and like nothing I had ever heard. I was in love with Memory Tapes. All you need to do is listen to the song "Bicycle." You will immediately fall in love with this song. There seriously must be something wrong with you if you don't like this song. Memory Tapes is Dayve Hawke of New Jersey. He had also released music as Memory Cassette and Weird Tapes. He decided to combine the two into Memory Tapes. His new album is called Player Piano. The second album is always risky undertaking. Especially when you really like the first album. When that first album plays a big part of your life and is listened to over and over again. It is sort of scary to first check out that second album. I worry that I will not like it. I really want to like it. I respect the artist and want to like where they are going with the second album. But it doesn't always work out. Sometimes you are just never going to have that same experience with a second album. The new Memory Tapes album does not disappoint. Another one of my favorites from the last couple of years is Washed Out. I really loved that first album. But the jury is still out on the new album released this week. I like it. But not sure if I am ready to fall in love. But I am not giving up on it yet. I fell in love with the new Memory Tapes album immediately. This new is worth your valuable time. 

You should of course start with Seek Magic if you are new to Memory Tapes. However sometimes it works better the opposite way. I know I have said this before. But sometimes it is good to start with that second album. If you end up liking the new album then you are guaranteed to love the first one. Sort of like reading a book before you see the movie. If the book is really good, then you may not end up liking the movie. Rarely can a movie be as good as a book. But if you love the movie first. You can often end up going back and loving the book second. But it is a great feeling to read a book for the first time. To be learning everything for the first time as you turn the pages. "Wait in the Dark" is one of my favorite tracks from the new album. It is the first real song on the album following a short instrumental introduction. My favorite track on the album is probably "Trance Sisters." The album flows together perfectly. It is all very dream like and could easily put you under its spell.

There have already been a ton of great albums this year. It is really turning out to be a great year for music. I hope you feel the same way. Maybe it is just me. But I feel like all of my favorite bands are putting out great albums this year. The year got off to a great start with awesome new albums from Wanda Jackson, Puro Instinct, and Adele. I am still loving the new albums from PJ Harvey, The Kills, Raveonettes, Explosions in the Sky, Okkervil River, Gang Gang Dance,  Black Lips, Zombi and TV on the Radio. Many of these albums will be competing in my top ten at the end of the year. Craft Spells, Holy Ghost, Cold Cave, Kurt Vile, Det Vackra Livet,  Acid House Kings, Bon Iver, and John Maus are all close to the top. The albums keep coming out too. The new Sons & Daughters album is awesome. I still think they are a very under-appreciated band. I really like that last album but this new one is really working for me. Mirror Mirror is out this week on Domino. Domestic versions of Tame Impala and Hercules and Love Affair are finally being released in the next couple of months. I am also liking the new albums by Zomby and SBTRKT. They are both new electronica albums released in the last couple of weeks. The new Crystal Antlers album is out next week on July 19th. And I don't like them just because they are from Long Beach. This new album is fantastic. And they just filmed an episode of What's In My Bag. So be on the lookout for that! New albums by The Horrors and Little Dragon are out July 26th. New Dom album 8/9. New Active Child & Stephen Malkmus albums out 8/23. New Beirut and CSS album out 8/30. New album by The Rapture out 9/6. New St. Vincent, Wooden Shjips, Teen Daze, and Wild Flag out 9/13. New Dum Dum Girls and Bjork out 9/27. There will be something for everyone. New M83 and Girls albums are also out this year! But what I am most looking forward to are those new albums that I don't even know about. They are just lurking around the corner waiting for us to discover. I can't wait...



Watch the video for "Bicycle" by Memory Tapes from the album Seek Magic...



Listen to Wait in the Dark by Memory Tapes from the new album Player Piano...




also out 7/5...






Rainforest
by Clams Casino











I Love You Dude
by Digitalism











Drums Between the Bells
by Brian Eno











Gardens & Villa
by Gardens & Villa











Player Piano
by Memory Tapes











Pleasure
by Pure X











Devil's Music
by The Teddybears






also out 7/12...






I Want That You
by Middle East











Mirror Mirror
by Sons & Daughters











Within & Without
by Washed Out











Dedication
by Zomby



New 12" Electronic Releases at Amoeba Hollywood - 09/04/09

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, August 31, 2009 03:58pm | Post a Comment
 

New Electro/Techno 12"s Coming This Weekend:


Julien Chaptal

COLLIDER-LAUHAUS RMX 12"
VIS184 

This must-see on the live techno circuit in Holland makes his debut on 2020 VISION, with a LAUHAUS remix on the flip. Also includes the song "JOEL STARR." This should be big, following his TOKENS album released this year on key Dutch label REMOTE AREA.




erol alkan waves & death suite
Erol Alkan
WAVES & DEATH SUITE 12"
BNR036

EROL ALKAN & BOYS NOIZE team up for these two tracks, & deliver an electro disco storm alongside an abstract, cut 'n paste techno/acid rollercoaster. First designed to be battle weapons, but the response was so huge they decided to release them!
 
 

Aura REMIXES D12" ZZZUS120034
Bahama Soul Club SERIOUS SOUL 7" BU004VL
Black Dog TUNNELS OV SET-AUTECHRE RX 12" SOMA267

Bliss 
NO ONE BUILT THIS MOMENT #1 12" ZZZUS120037A

Dusty AN EXOTIC BREED 12" JM009

Flashtraxx JACK OF ALL TRADE 12" BFP016

Pitch & Scratch HAMBURG HUSTLE LP+CD LEGO015LP

Rebel Crew LAST TANGO IN TEXAS EP 12" STRX004

Various 
JAZZ & MILK BREAKS 3 12" EP JM0010  

Delphic 
THIS MOMENTARY 12" KITSUNE101

Drummatic Twins 
DEEP THROAT EP 12" FLR098

Gilles Peterson BRAZILIKA #4 DLP FARO142LP   

Prodigy 
TAKE ME TO THE HOSPITAL RMX 12" HOSPT05     



New House/Disco 12"s Coming This Weekend:

ray mang

Mudd
54B RAY MANG REMIX 12"
LENG001

The RONG classic "54B" by MUDD gets a stellar 9 minute long remix from RAY MANG on the debut 12" from new label LENG (a CLAREMONT 56 spin-off). Slick and stylish nu disco. B/w the "ACID REFLUX" mix and "BONUS BEATS." Tough beats aimed at the dancefloor. Support from DAN IDJUT & BILL BREWSTER.
    




Frank Booker
PAPER CUTS 12"
UT009

"PAPER CUTS" is kaleidoscopic sun-dappled house music, with production worthy of a METRO AREA record. "GET ON" is a heavy hitting 3am disco cut with a drop that it...total finesse. Strictly limited and pressed on 180 vinyl!
 
  

Sumo MYSTIC DRUM 12" LMNKV39

Watch TV & Allstars Wild Safari 12" LMNKV36

Bjak 
REALDEEP EP EGC4012

Claude Vonstroke GREASY BEAT-BOOTSY 12" DBIRD027

Defected In The House AMSTERDAM #1 12" ITH30EP1

Defected In The House AMSTERDAM #2 12" ITH30EP2

Horace Andy WHEN THE RAIN RMXS LTD. 10" BITCH015

Ian Carey Project 
GET SHAKY-REMIXES 12" 3BLUE022

Io 
CABARET EP 12" DIYNAMIC029

M.in 
FRAUEN UND BLUMEN-DJ SNEAK RMX 12" IF14

Manuscript 
ANTIDEEPRESSANT 1 12" MANU001

Mr. Raoul K 
WIND OF GOREE 12" MULE040

Shimmy Sham Sham 
SHIMMY SHAM SHAM 12" SSS001

Subway 
SUBWAY II DLP SJRLP202

Various 
THOUGHTS FROM CHICAGO VOL 2 12" EGC4010



New Dubstep/Jungle 12"s coming This Weekend:

Jakes
JUSTICE 12"
SINS002

Disgusting bass, sinister vibes as cold as ice, and pounding beats combine for a monster of a track. On the flip is "PUMP ACTION" by CHIMPO, with a menacing dancefloor slayer with its instantly recognizable sample of "pump, pump, pump"!

Example
WATCH THE SUN...(JOKER RMX) 12"
DATA221P3 

One-sided limited deal with the synthed-out dubstep wonderkid, JOKER. This is slinky as hell, with fuzzy synths, crisp percussion, and the vocal gets cleverly chopped.
 
 

Data DOORS OF PERCEPTION 12" TEMPA044

Distinction FLY EYES 12" ARG026

Giant 
DRUMSTICK 12" HENCH010

I.D. & Skinnz 
THE BLUES 12" EAR011

Noah D 
KILLING TIME 12" BASSHEAD003

Pinch 
SPACED INVADER 12" DDEMON002

Rufige Kru 
MEMOIRS OF AN AFTERLIPE DLP METH011LP

Sub Focus 
ROCK IT 12" RAMM78

Tempa T 
THE NEXT HYPE (REMIXES) 12" NHNH007

Turboweekend 
SOMETHING (2000F REMIX) 12" KRKN009

Various 
BERWICK STREET SAMPLER 12" BSR029

Zomby 
DIGITAL FLORA 10" MATH02    
 

New 12" Electronic Releases at Amoeba Hollywood - 5/25/09

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, May 25, 2009 03:12pm | Post a Comment

New Electro/Techno 12"s Coming this Weekend:

Diskokaine

BIKININI DJ FUNK RMX 12"
GOMMADT002

DISKOKAINE (produced by SALLY SHAPIRO) rips out this club- focused, high energy electro tech record chock full of ear piercing synths & big room fuzz. Includes a ghetto-tech remix by DJ FUNK and two other storming remixes from TELONIUS and CHRISTOPHER JUST.

Beatfanatic
-
BERLIN NIGHTS & P.O.D. 12" SCR017


Nick
Thayer - PARTY PEOPLE-VS.W.STYLES 12" BOMB015T

Ursula 1000 - ZOMBIES EP 12" ESL149
 
Alex Metric - HEAD STRAIGHT 12" MAPA050
 
Free Blood - ROYAL FAMILY 12" RONGDFA03
 
Dealers - DOWN ON LAFAYETTE EP 12" ARI053
 
Depeche Mode - WRONG-DJ REMIX EP WHITE 12" 12BONG40DJ
 
Impellers - HOW AM I? 7" FSR7056
 
James Kumo - SPACE DANCER EP-D.CURTIN 12" MET024
 
Little Boots - NEW IN TOWN REMIXES 12" 679L166T
 
Mr Clean - WHAT'S GOING ON (SERATO) 7" JSERATO001
 
Quadrillion - JUMP OUT KIDGUSTO REMIX 7" TG008
 
Roctakon & DJ Eli - MONEY LOTION #7 12" MS042
 
Serge Santiago - GENIALISSIMO 12" LAX113


New House/Disco 12"s Coming this Weekend:

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