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out this week 2/8 & 2/15...PJ Harvey!!!...Bright Eyes...Mogwai...Twilight Singers...

Posted by Brad Schelden, February 23, 2011 06:55pm | Post a Comment
PJ Harvey
PJ Harvey
is back! I love this lady like no other. I really get so excited every time she has a new album. She never stops impressing me and all her albums are so different but they are all uniquely PJ and they are all uniquely brilliant. This new album again switches things up and you might not like it at first but you can never go into a new PJ Harvey album expecting it to sound like any of her older albums. Dry and Rid Of Me remain two of my two favorite albums of all time and I would love to have those albums come out all over again but she has already done that. She doesn't need to go back and recreate the same style or energy she was working with back then. If you want those albums again then just go back and listen to them again! Her new album is called Let England Shake. It deals with some dark stuff, but remember, this is still PJ Harvey. The album deals mostly with war and fighting but not just in England, and it is a beautiful album at the same time. The album is what you make it. I am so happy she continues to impress me and make one great album one after the other.pj harvey dry

PJ Harvey got her start way back in 1992 with her brilliant debut Dry. It came out in the beginning of summer, just weeks after I graduated from high school. As soon as one of my best friends played me the cassette in her car...I was in love. I think we all needed this album in our lives. It came at the perfect time for me. "Oh My Lover," "Dress," Sheela-Na-Gig," "Plants & Rags," "O Stella," & "Hair" are all on this album. I actually love every single song. It is one of those records that stands up almost 20 years later! I can't really even believe it has been that long. The album was dark and weird, powerful and full of this crazy energy. She seemed to just come out of nowhere. Other than Siouxsie, I really didn't love a whole lot of female musicians at the time. I pj harvey rid of meneeded some more in my life for sure. Little Earthquakes by Tori Amos had come out earlier that year. Debut by Bjork was right around the corner. Rid of Me came out the following year, in May of 1993. I was so excited to check out her second album -- I really had probably listened to Dry hundreds of times already at that point. Rid Of Me was perfect. It was even louder and more aggressive than Dry. I am sure it was not exactly the album that her label wanted her to make but it was another brilliant album and I couldn't get enough. The album featured "50ft Queenie," "Man Size," "Rid of Me," "Legs," & "Yuri-G." I actually didn't get around to seeing her live until her third album. I regret to this day that I didn't see those first two tours!

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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...

Primavera Sound 2011 Lineup Announced

Posted by Billyjam, February 2, 2011 07:44pm | Post a Comment

  "La Truita" by Barcelona's Aias, who will perform at this year's Primavera Sound

Sure, it's all the way over in Spain, but Primavera Sound is well worth the trip! The mind-blowing lineup for their upcoming 11th annual music festival in Barcelona the last weekend in May was announced today. I have yet to attend but have many friends from WFMU who have over the past two years to broadcast from various stages and also hang out. They say that it Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffitiis one of the best festivals ever, with an excellent mix of acts from all over (including lots from the US), and in the perfect location.

Barcelona is an incredible city to visit and of course if you travel that far you probably would plan extra days/weeks to travel round other parts of Spain, nearby France, and/or other European destinations. But more importantly, the music festival itself is excellent because the Primavera Sound bookers have impeccable taste and a knack for booking headliners that are both rising new talents and established (but still cool) performers.

Additionally, as WFMU's Jason Sigal, who also works on the FMA (Free Music Archive) noted, they have a great ear towards the music scene in Spain, like the hometown female trio Aias who sing in Catalán and, according to Sigal, "were inspired to form a band after seeing the Vivian Girls at Primavera Sound a couple years back." Their latest video from a couple of months ago is above.

PJ Harvey Announces Exclusive SF Show

Posted by Miss Ess, January 26, 2011 03:17pm | Post a Comment

I can still feel the thrum in my chest from the heavy hitting vibe of the PJ Harvey show I saw at the Great American Music Hall years back. Good news for fans in San Francisco -- not only is PJ releasing a new album, Let England Shake, on Feb 15, she's also just announced a very exclusive date here in our fair city, April 14 at the Warfield! (It's then just a hop, skip and a jump down our lovely state to her next stop at Coachella -- her only other show in the US!)

Tickets for the April 14 show go on sale this Sunday and are sure to sell out in a virtual snap. Catch 'er while you can!

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SOUNDTRACK SERIES #3

Posted by Job O Brother, February 28, 2010 12:35pm | Post a Comment
Directions: Imagine Mr. Brother living another day, as always, with music playing. Whether it’s one of his trusty iPods, or his home stereo, or working the soundtracks section of Amoeba Music Hollywood, Mr. Brother is eating, sonically, with the mouths of his ears.

To simulate this experience, as you read the below story of a day lived, you will be given certain music clips to play. These are inserted to provide you with the same tunes Job was hearing as he was doing what you’ll be reading.

For example, while he was writing the above directions, he was listening to this:

The other day, while I was counting my number collection, I was interrupted by a knock on my front door. As is customary in my country, I went to see who it was. Imagine my surprise when it turned out to be none other than myself.

“Oh!” I said with a start, “How did you get out there?”

“You mean,” I said with a sly grin, “How did you get out here.”

“That’s exactly what I said,” I retorted.

“But not what you meant,” I corrected.

I slammed the door in my face and went back to my numbers. I don’t have to take that kind of snarkiness, you know – not even from myself.


Hours later I was eating some broccoli that the Lord My God made, when a second knock came – this time at the back door. Worried that I was up to my own tricks and hoping to avoid another awkward confrontation with myself, I peaked out the kitchen window to see who it was.

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