September 6, 2013 |
Another day, another cryptic rune of Arcade Fire album release news. The Canadian rock band has been ever-so-slowly releasing morsels related to its much-anticipated new album "Reflektor. " What do we know for sure? It's out Oct. 29 on Merge Records, and James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem helped on production duties. The title-track single will make rounds Monday at 9 p.m., with a video directed by Anton Corbijn. But a minor storm of new details popped up Thursday. As Pitchfork noted , an image of what looks like a new 12-inch single from the band has been circulating in indie-music-store circles, accompanied by a map of record stores on a site thereflektors.com (though it's not officially confirmed the band's behind it)
January 15, 2006 |
Each Sunday, Fast Tracks will keep Calendar readers up to date with recent news from the pop music world on artists, their recordings and careers. HEARD of Amoeba Records? No, not the ginormous 40,000-square-foot indie music emporium in Hollywood. We're talking about Amoeba, the record company. Coinciding with this month's closing of the Rhino retail store in Westwood, the Berkeley-based Amoeba mini-chain is launching its own label.
December 19, 2002 |
Henry Rollins flexes at the edge of the tiny stage as his Rollins Band attacks a 20-year-old Black Flag tune. "We're tired of your abuse!" "Try to stop us, it's no use!" Rollins is glaring, sweating, crouching leonine before the bombastic sound, and as a fan jumps on stage to share the mic, punk's hardest softie flicks him back into the mosh pit like a gnat. Hundreds of heads bounce in unison, some sporting crimson mohawks; others, in contrast, are close-cropped and gray.
January 25, 2007 |
OF the many contrasts on display at Amoeba Music's first foray into live classical music, none was more vivid than the image of three punk rockers -- two with Mohawk haircuts -- strolling down the store's main aisle as world-renowned violinist Hilary Hahn played the cadenza from Paganini's D-major Concerto.
November 17, 2005 |
No industry has been as thoroughly eviscerated by new technologies and changing cultural norms as the music business. The record companies are consolidating, laying people off, wondering whither their audience has fled. Record chains like Tower Records and Wherehouse Music have spent long stretches under bankruptcy protection. Makers of portable devices and purveyors of online music are all searching for the right formula to serve a mass market. Through all this upheaval, Amoeba Music survives.
June 6, 2002 |
* The hip-hop soul singer has a new homemade record, "Sugahill," available exclusively at Amoeba Records in Hollywood. She also sang on Black Eyed Peas' "Behind the Front" and "Bridging the Gap." Vintage Hangout: I like Fais Do-Do because they are down on West Adams Boulevard, and both the owner and the booker are great and you've got to love the doorman, who always wears a red carnation and a black suit. You just can't find that anywhere else. He is definitely vintage.