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Record Store Day is Coming...And We've Been Saving Some Juicy Stuff for April 20

Posted by Amoebite, April 13, 2013 12:45pm | Post a Comment

 April 20 is almost here and you know what that means... RECORD STORE DAY!!! Our favorite holiday, celebrating the glorious musical community of independent record stores! Real record stores are where music lives and thrives, and anyone who works or shops at a neighborhood record store deserves their very own day of glory.

For Amoeba it's one of our best days of the year, when we throw open our doors and welcome one of the biggest communities of music lovers ever assembled under one roof. YOU ARE Record Store Day!

Of course there are hundreds of exclusive RSD releases, and folks line up hours in advance to grab the rarest of the rare. This year features the biggest lineup of exclusive releases yet, featuring records by everyone from The Cure to the Grateful Dead to Notorious B.I.G.. As always, line up early to snag those exquisite jams! The Coffee Bean is providing coffee for the early birds at Amoeba Hollywood, so they'll keep you nice and caffeinated that morning.

But it's more than just the RSD releases. We've been saving up treats and collections and goodies and rare stuff for months, and it's all hitting the floor on April 20th. It'll be a bonanza you won't want to miss! Our pricers and our warehouse staff have been prepping tons of rare records, posters, DVDs, books, 45s, toys and collectables, and piling it high in the warehouse in preparation for the big day. We're putting out bins and bins of fresh CDs in every department. Boxes and boxes of fresh 45s. It's like a whole holiday shopping season in one day and you're a part of it!

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Record Store Day Countdown: Dazed and Confused Soundtrack Vinyl

Posted by Amoebite, April 12, 2013 05:20pm | Post a Comment

Another gotta-have-it exclusive vinyl release for Record Store Day 2013! It's the 20th anniversary of everyone's favorite summertime stoner movie, Richard Linklater's mighty Dazed and Confused. Celebrate with the proper release of the soundtrack on green vinyl (of course)! Fourteen spliff-sparking classics from Black Sabbath, ZZ Top, Alice Cooper, Kiss and more. You'll get a contact high just putting it on your turntable. Available ONLY at independent record stores on April 20. Hope to see you at Amoeba!

Download our menu (.pdf) of exclusive Record Store Day titles available on April 20, 2013.

See our list of events and happenings at all three stores on RSD.

dazed confused rsd

Record Store Day Countdown: Notorious B.I.G. Double LP Vinyl

Posted by Amoebite, April 11, 2013 04:18pm | Post a Comment

Record Store Day is almost here and we're previewing some of the hot exclusive releases. The classic Notorious B.I.G. album, Ready To Die, will be available on double white vinyl. A legendary record, in a numbered edition with rarely seen alternate cover art, it's just too fresh for words. At independent record stores April 20 -- see you there!

Download our menu (.pdf) of exclusive Record Store Day titles available on April 20, 2013.

See our list of events and happenings at all three stores on RSD.

 

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Record Store Day Countdown: Phoenix 7"

Posted by Amoebite, April 10, 2013 07:36pm | Post a Comment

Another Record Store Day exclusive! Brand new anthemic stomp from beloved French synth-poppers Phoenix, their new single "Entertainment" on grey swirl wax with an exclusive b-side. This tune busts out with one of the biggest hooks in recent memory, with a full choir and the band pounding away frenetically. Pure pop ice cream that will have dancefloors and festivals shakin'. See you at Amoeba for this and other limited RSD delights available only at indie record stores on Saturday, April 20!

Download our menu (.pdf) of exclusive Record Store Day titles available on April 20, 2013.

See our list of events and happenings at all three stores on RSD.

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20 Essential Records You Need on Vinyl

Posted by Billy Gil, April 10, 2013 09:21am | Post a Comment

In honor of the upcoming Record Store Day 2013, I decided to make a list of 20 records I think everyone should own on vinyl. Take this Record Store Day to build a nice foundation for your record collection. I picked this list based on pretty arbitrary criteria, including what critics generally think are great, what I think is great, what I think particularly sounds good on analog-warm vinyl, and what you won’t have to pay $100 for or scour for (e.g. no hard-to-find ’90s vinyl or things out of print). I also left it to one album per artist. These aren't in any particular order. Send any omissions to this list to idontcare@makeyourownlist.com. Or just leave a comment!

 

The BeatlesRevolver

The Beatles RevolverIn my mind, The White Album is the greatest Beatles album, but you can’t beat the utterly perfect one-disc punch of Revolver. It should go without saying that every Beatles album is essential and is worth owning on vinyl yadda yadda, but if you have to start somewhere, do it here. Their catalog was recently reissued on vinyl in stereo mix, so you should have no trouble finding them if you’re just starting out — and you should have no trouble finding quality replacements, if your old Beatles LPs are worn out.

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