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10 New Music Releases on Amoeba.com, 5/22/20

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, May 22, 2020 06:20pm | Post a Comment

While the physical Amoeba stores are closed temporarily for the safety and health of our employees and customers, Amoeba.com is open 24/7, and music and movies ship free to the U.S.! 

Here's 10 of our favorites from this week's new releases, available on Amoeba.com!

See all the new releases HERE.

Airborne Toxic Event: Hollywood Park (CD & Vinyl)

In conjunction with frontman Mikel Jollett's memoir of the same name, The Airborne Toxic Event releases this concept record drawing from themes in the book. Incorporates real audio from his family, gospel singers, and orchestral flourishes from violins to timpani to horns. Illustrates dashed dreams and difficult times of childhood, as well as the confusion of an adult life spent nursing the wounds. An ultimate redemption story on finding self-acceptance and love of family.

my top 50 Alternative songs of 1990...the fountain of youth

Posted by Brad Schelden, May 22, 2020 11:00am | Post a Comment






This quarantine has got me reminiscing about the early '90s. Although honestly I am always thinking about this musical period in my life. The '90s were my decade and have defined my musical tastes. It all began in 1990. I have been obsessed with music since I can remember. From the first time I heard my parents playing Fleetwood Mac & the Eagles I was hooked. I wanted to listen to music whenever I could.

I remember when I first got a radio in my room. I would tape songs off the radio on my tape deck and create my own mix tapes. My brother and I would even create our own radio shows and put in samples and songs from the radio. I probably listened to Power 106 the most in the '80s. I was super into pop music but soon discovered there was something else out there. I remember when a friend in elementary school first told me about the cool radio station KROQ and I went home and put it on and never looked back. I got obsessed with The Cure, Depeche Mode, Oingo Boingo, Love & Rockets, New OrderPet Shop BoysErasure. KROQ was my everything. I was obsessed with all the DJs and learned about all my new favorites bands in the late '80s and early '90s. I was now officially an alternative modern rock kid.

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Amoeba Hollywood: A Photo History (Part 4)

Posted by Amoebite, May 20, 2020 01:42pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba Hollywood

We are looking back at the amazing history we have seen over the last 19 years in Los Angeles. So much has happened since we opened at 6400 Sunset Blvd in 2001 that it's impossible to do it justice in one piece! View Part One, Part Two, and Part Three of our photo history series celebrating and commemorating our rich history. 

Part Four starts in 2012 and a magical performance by Lana Del Rey. Lana performed to a packed house of adoring fans on February 7, 2012. On top of that, it was her first ever in-store performance and her first fan signing event! She performed at Amoeba SF two days later and stayed so late signing autographs for fans that she missed her flight and had to take a car service back home to Los Angeles. She wanted to meet every fan!

Lana Del Rey at Amoeba Hollywood 2012 Lana Del Rey at Amoeba Hollywood 2012
Lana Del Rey fans at amoeba Hollywood 2012 Lana Del Rey at Amoeba Hollywood 2012
Lana Del Rey at Amoeba Hollywood 2012

Dogs are an important part of our culture at Amoeba. We're a very dog friendly store, with dog treats at the info counter and staff happily available to give belly rubs to our furry visitors. Over the years we've also hosted several pet adoption events with local rescue organizations. On February 12, 2012, we hosted a special Valentine's Day adoption event with The Pepper Foundation and later that year, on October 7, 2012 we hosted a dog adoption event for the Beagle Freedom Project.

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10 New Music Releases on Amoeba.com, 5/15/20

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, May 15, 2020 04:52pm | Post a Comment

While the physical Amoeba stores are closed temporarily for the safety and health of our employees and customers, Amoeba.com is OPEN for business 24/7, and music and movies ship free to the U.S.! 

Here's 10 of our favorites from this week's new releases, available on Amoeba.com!

See all the new releases HERE.

Perfume Genius

Perfume Genius: Set My Heart On Fire Immediately (CD & Vinyl)

Amoeba Hollywood: A Photo History (Part 3)

Posted by Amoebite, May 15, 2020 01:25pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba Hollywood

We are looking back at the amazing history we have seen over the last 19 years in Los Angeles. Although we are not able to give the building the sendoff it deserves, it's our hope that you'll find some joy, some memories, and some solace in these images. So much as happened at Amoeba since we opened at 6400 Sunset Blvd that it's impossible to do it justice in one piece! View Part One and Part Two of our photo history series celebrating and commemorating our rich history. 

Part Three focuses on 2010-2011 and starts with a party: our annual Fat Tueday parade inside the aisles of Amoeba and out onto the streets!! Our love for New Orleans goes waaaay back and has been cemented through our charity auctions and other fundraising efforts to support Tipitina's and the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic throughout the years. If you haven't been to a Mardi Gras celebration at Amoeba, you don't know what you're missing! Both our staff and customers get involved with the fun, whether it's bringing a horn and playing "When The Saints Go Marching In" or catching beads from our makeshift balcony by the DJ booth or marching around the block, much to the surprise of passing cars.

Fat Tuesday at Amoeba Hollywood 2010 Fat Tuesday at Amoeba Hollywood 2010
Fat Tuesday at Amoeba Hollywood 2010 Fat Tuesday at Amoeba Hollywood 2010

The third annual Record Store Day took place on April 17, 2010 and featured special guests Gary Calamar, Slash, Spinderella, and a special performance by Smashing Pumpkins across the street at Space 15Twenty. 

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