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check out our new releases now for sale online!

Posted by Brad Schelden, February 15, 2011 12:14pm | Post a Comment


There are a couple of exciting changes at Amoeba.com....


You can now use the keyword search in our buy stuff section!

Just type in the artist or title in the search box and a you will get a list
of all the new and used items that we have for sale on amoeba.com. You will find the search box in the upper right corner. We have tons of new cds, lps and dvds added every day...

Also...

we now have the new releases listed in our new release section
available for sale!

NEW RELEASES - MUSIC 

Just check out the music new release section and click on the album title for a link to buy the item...
This is some exciting stuff!

You can now purchase all the new releases listed out today, 2/15, and last week, 2/8! And going forward you will be able to purchase the new releases for each week at special online prices!

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This really is a great week...tons of good stuff out...
You can buy the new P.J. Harvey, Bright Eyes, La Sera, Mogwai, Twilight Singers, or Tim Hecker CDs...all out today...

out now...Blue Songs by Hercules & Love Affair!

Posted by Brad Schelden, February 5, 2011 02:10pm | Post a Comment
The amazing new album by Hercules & Love Affair is out now at Amoeba Hollywood!
You can also buy the new CD & LP at amoeba.com!


Check out their new video for "My House"...



Hercules & Love Affair Blue Songs




buy Blue Songs by Hercules & Love Affair on CD






Hercules & Love Affair Blue Songs




out this week 1/25 & 2/1...the party ain't over by wanda jackson!!!

Posted by Brad Schelden, February 4, 2011 02:32pm | Post a Comment
I have been excited about the new Wanda Jackson ever since I heard she was working with Jack White. I already loved her but I knew she could be even better with the help of Jack White! Jack White is, of course, from the White Stripes, who are now officially broken up. Not that Wanda really needed Jack White -- she was putting out some of the best rockabilly and country albums way before he was even born. She is the Queen of Rockabilly, after all! But I knew that he could be bring that greatness out of her once again. It had been a while. Jack White already helped Loretta Lynn make an amazing album a couple of years back, so we knew he could do it. Both Loretta Lynn and Wanda Jackson are two of my favorites! I obviously don't like anything new that comes out in the world of country but I have always loved the country music of the 50's and 60's. Wanda Jackson got her start back in back in the 50's, back when Rockabilly was very popular but there were not really a whole lot of women putting out rockabilly records. This is why she is known as the first woman of rockabilly. She paved the road for many who followed her. She later moved on to putting out more country albums and eventually gospel albums, but on this new album she is putting out the great rockabilly that made her famous. This is good stuff!

The new album is called The Party Ain't Over and was released last week. The gatefold vinyl version plays music when you open it, like those greeting cards that sing to you when you open them. I think this is amazing! Seriously. It plays music when you open it! I missed her shows she did a couple of weeks ago in Los Angeles but wanda jackson party ain't overI did catch her on Conan last week and she is, of course, amazing (see video below). Jack White performed with her on stage and then they both sat down for a quick interview with Conan. I love the interaction between Jack White and Wanda -- sort of like a mother/son-type relationship. He teased her about her relationship with Elvis when Conan asked her about her early tour with Elvis. She dated Elvis Presley in 1955. Anyway, you really need this album in your life! It is one of my favorites of the year so far, and she even does a fantastic cover of "You Know I'm No Good" by Amy Winehouse. Wanda Jackson was featured briefly in the Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line but I think she really deserves her own movie. She has had an interesting life for sure and has influenced a ton of country and rockabilly artists over the years. Just check out any of the current rockabilly musicians and you can hear the influence. It is great to have Wanda Jackson back on the music scene. I think she didn't need Jack White and could have made a great album on her own, but he just stepped it up a bit. The two of them together is perfect. The album is perfect.

out this week 1/11 & 1/18...the decemberists...puro instinct...pains of being pure at heart...

Posted by Brad Schelden, January 17, 2011 03:05pm | Post a Comment
the decemberistsHappy New Year! The music new releases are finally starting to come out again. We all need some new music in our life! I can't wait. A couple of good albums came out last week: new albums from Broken Records, British Sea Power, Tapes 'N Tapes, & Wire. But it really is all about this week, and from now on the new releases keep on coming all year long. They never stop! There is plenty for everyone to get excited about. The new album from The Decemberists comes out tomorrow. The King is Dead is their sixth album and their third album on Capitol. Their last album was the Hazards of Love from 2009 andThe Crane Wife was before that in 2006. They had 3 albums before that: Castaways & Cutouts, Her Majesty The Decemberists, & Picaresque. These first three are their best and albums that I never get sick of but I will admit I have not given much time to The Decemberists since their last album came out. I have had too many other albums to keep me busy. Still, I always like to revisit the old albums when a new one is about to come out. The Decemberists are one of those bands that I didn't fall in love with until after seeing them live for the first time. I saw them at the Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco many years ago and was hooked for life and I can't wait to see them again touring for this new record. I have not had a chance to hear the entire album yet but I love what I have heard so far. I do like the single "January Man," which came out as a 7" last month. We actually had a special little promotion at Amoeba with the 7". Those who bought the 7" also got a coupon to come back and use towards the new album out tomorrow, January 18th. The album is a bit more country than normal but I am fine with that. I can't wait to take the album home and give it the time it deserves and hopefully fall in love with them all over again.

my top 12 movies of 2010...

Posted by Brad Schelden, January 7, 2011 04:25pm | Post a Comment
I have been trying to get this list together for weeks now, but I had a lot of work to do! Lots of movies to see. I just saw Blue Valentine and The Fighter this week and they both ended up on this list -- I figured they would, but I obviously had to see them first.

Before you get all mad about my list, remember that these are "my" favorite movies of the year. This is not what I believe are your favorite movies of the year. Movies are a very personal thing for me. They can affect us all differently, and some of my favorite people in the world often don't agree with me on what are the best films of the year. Everyone is different. These are the movies that made me cry, the movies that made me think, the movies that I could not get out of my head weeks after seeing them. My favorite place to see a movie is in the theater, and that is where I saw every movie on this list.

There were also movies I like that didn't end up on the list -- for example, I really did like the most recent Harry Potter movie. It was my favorite in the series, but I don't think it necessarily belongs on this list. And I really did like The Social Network -- it's just not something I fell in love with. I have no desire to see it again. When I really love a movie I usually want to watch it again, and I just don't think The Social Network deserves all the attention it is getting. I also really think it was too soon to make a movie about facebook. The King's Speech also missed this list. I love Colin Firth and I did enjoy the movie, but I just don't think it was one of the best of the year. It didn't have a personal effect on me. On the other side of things, Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams were both amazing in Blue Valentine. The movie was tragic and beautiful and I really will never forget it. I can't get it out of my head. Never Let Me Go was similar in that way; Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield and Keira Knightley were all amazing, and it got me all sorts of emotional.

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