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my top 50 albums of 2010...

Posted by Brad Schelden, December 24, 2010 05:53pm | Post a Comment

ariel pink's haunted graffiti before today
#1 Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti-
Before Today
(4AD)
The first time I heard this album I knew it would be at the top of my list this year. It was really just a competition the rest of the year with these other albums to see if anything could overtake it but nothing could do it. I somehow resisted the temptation of Ariel Pink the last couple of years. Before Today was clearly the album for me and a perfect introduction to this band. I just didn't know how much I would be falling in love with the band and obsessed with this album. It is like a shoegaze soft rock mash up of all the songs that you have ever loved. You simply need this album in your collection. It is simply amazing!

listen to "fright night" by ariel pink...



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avi buffalo
#2 Avi Buffalo-Avi Buffalo (Sub Pop)
Oh, Avi Buffalo. I am so glad to have you in my life. Another album that I didn't really know I would love until I first listened to it. These guys are crazy young and ridiculously talented. The album is one of the perfect little pop gems of the year and I really couldn't stop listening to it for months. Seeing them open up for My Morning Jacket at the Greek was one of my favorite shows of the year. I was first drawn to them because they were from my hometown of Long Beach, but I fell in love with the album as soon as I heard it. It is addictive. This album will stay with me forever and forever connect me to my great year that was 2010.

Arcade Fire's New Spike Jonze-Directed Video

Posted by Amoebite, November 19, 2010 11:13am | Post a Comment
This morning, all anybody's gabbing about here on the internets is the new Arcade Fire video directed by the illustrious Spike Jonze for "The Suburbs," the title track from their latest album. Word is that it was filmed in Texas this past April. With no further delay, here it is now for your viewing pleasure!

Arcade Fire's New Interactive Film, The Wilderness Downtown

Posted by Amoebite, August 31, 2010 12:41pm | Post a Comment
wilderness downtown

Arcade Fire has partnered with Chris Milk to create an interactive film called The Wilderness Downtown, featuring "We Used to Wait" from their new album The Suburbs, which has been selling like hotcakes here at Amoeba!

The film takes you on a personalized journey based on your childhood address. Pretty cool stuff, and we'd expect nothing less from a band as clearly nostalgia-driven as Arcade Fire! Click here to try it for yourself.

ade fire the suburbs

out this week 7/27 & 8/3...best coast...arcade fire...max headroom...tv carnage...

Posted by Brad Schelden, August 13, 2010 04:05pm | Post a Comment
klee irwin
I have been a TV addict for most of my life. It is not really something that I am embarrassed or ashamed about -- it is just the way things are. I try to balance out my life with other activities, and I make sure that I still devote some good time to outdoor activities like hiking and exploring. I also make sure I actually read a real book every couple months or so. But TV is really something that I love very much and I proudly admit it! I can't really imagine my life without it! These days I actually spend most of my TV hours watching movies on TV or TV on DVD but I did spend many hours in the 80's and early 90's watching a lot of actual television. I didn't have cable growing up so I spent most of my time watching the regular network shows and I was also fascinated by infomercials and weird talk shows. These were often the only things on late at night. I could easily watch an hour of a weird religious televangelist show. I had no problem watching an hour-long show about a food dehydrator or steam cleaner. I also loved watjan crouch pink hair televangelistching public access shows that you could only get locally, and then there were always some amazing moments on local news stations -- those moments that you could not believe just happened. I always worried these moments would be forgotten forever. How could I ever catch these amazing bits of late night talk shows and public access shows again? Luckily the amazingly brilliant Pinky Carnage has put these moments on some great DVD collections. He has answered my prayers! TV Carnage has been putting out DVDs for a couple of years now. This is one of those times where I feel like something was put out on DVD just for me! I really could not have wished for anything better. I have collected them all and really could not wait to get a hold of this newest collection. Volume 6 has just been released and it is devoted to work out videos. It is called "Let's Work It Owhen television attacksut!!!

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Arcade Fire Announces West Coast Tour Dates!

Posted by Amoebite, August 13, 2010 10:26am | Post a Comment
arcade fire

The Suburbs is #1 on the charts and Arcade Fire is bound to tour the heck outta it! They've announced new tour dates that include something special -- check out that 10.5 date in Big Sur! That's gonna be the ticket to get for all us West Coasters!arcade fire the suburbs

8/14 Toronto, ON – Olympic Island
8/27 Leeds, UK – Leeds Festival
8/28 Reading, UK – Reading Festival
8/29 Saint Cloud, France – Rock En Seine
9/2 Bologna, Italy – I-Day Festival
9/22   St. Paul, MN   Roy Wilkins Arena
9/23   Winnipeg, MB   MTS Centre
9/25   Saskatoon, SK   Credit Union Centre
9/26   Calgary, AB   Stampede Corral
9/28   Vancouver, BC   Pacific Coliseum
9/29   Seattle, WA   Key Arena
9/30   Portland, OR   Memorial Coliseum
10/2   Berkeley, CA   Greek Theatre
10/5   Big Sur, CA   Henry Miller Library
10/7   Los Angeles, CA   Shrine Auditorium
10/8  Los Angeles, CA   Shrine Auditorium
10/10   Mexico City (MX)   Palacio de los Deportes
10/12   Monterrey (MX)   Banamex Theater
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