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Happy Record Store Day To All

Today is national record store day! Please support your local store! It is dire and let the local companies continue to thrive in the music business that is now depleting by the second due to the digital era. I’ll tell you what music on vinyl is some of the best music you can hear and today you can find just what you want.
Stores like Newbury Comics and Bullmoose really thrive in entertainment music sales today, the local stores not so much, but if you have one from where you live it is a must to support them by all means! Whether you snag the latest and hottest record or the contemporary classics let Record Store Day be a place in your heart, or a place in your playlist, if you will.
Bands like the Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden still perform music within local music industries. Bands today still recognize their roots and show its appreciation by this, and the fans support them at all costs.

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Happy Easter Go Crank The Tunes

After your Easter Dinners please spend some time with your folks and family, by all means. If you aren’t about that life go watch movies and crank the tunes all day.

What I did, I found that Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” works best for the type of mood today. It sets the tone honestly and holds a sentimental tradition of what Easter should be. Relaxed, and memorable.

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I then gave the ole turn table a spin with The Police, and Neil Young’s “Comes a Time” I realized now that Neil Young is one of those artists that just gets it, not to live anything in his life that is a gimmick and he sings from the heart. He indeed does have a heart of gold, but this album in particular chokes me up,  makes me think of my dad and all of the good times. Comes a time makes me think so much of changing into adulthood and really realizing things that you haven’t before, it’s that step into another part of your life that at some point everyone crosses. Whether it be adulthood or maybe just moments of realizations, there in fact does come a time.

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This does its deed for me for sure. Nick Drake’s “Pink Moon”. So much can be said about this album and how one feels when channeling their life. Nick Drake’s success of course posthumously became unnoticed, and wasn’t seen in the same solidarity the poet and gifted writer wanted during that time period. Nick Drake certainly has the unknown qualities out of any musician with his given amazing talents Undoubtedly my favorite from him.

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Bob Dylan being Bob Dylan, can’t get enough of this album and just what songs lyrically he can master. Blonde on Blonde really captures the classic feel to your Sunday. As it did for me as I was sipping my PBR and twisting my beard. Just kidding folks I don’t have a beard, PBR on the other hand.. Total hipster move. Nonetheless Blonde on Blonde filled the void my ears needed to ear.

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Lastly I decided to jump into some random funkiness and played some Parliament. I have my random flashes of funk, and boy does it do the trick, a jumping blaze of pure originality with head banging worthy bass. So funky, and so right I played “Flash Light” over and over. I made sure to end my music sesh on a solid upbeat note. That is with any other times make sure you end music on a solid note, it’s a major key!

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I chose these three albums because of how easing, unleashing and relaxing they all are. They are the type of albums that if they repeated no one would turn and wonder why no one changed the music. After what was an extensive day of family these seemed to have hit the spot for my hungry ear.

Cheers, Jake

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Hip Hop Revivalist’s In Brooklyn. The Rap Group Whose Doing It Right

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You’ve been hearing the saying for the last decade: The very cringing attitude that Hip Hop is dead. Well if that is the case, it only makes that sooner or later a supreme group of undead glory would fall upon us to resurrect the dying genre and whisk us and our impure desires back into a portal of truth and understanding about the rap industry. Curdled into the society of East Coast New York has been a movement that has been going on for the better half of this decade. With talents such as ASAP MOB, Bodega Bamz, Action Bronzon, Joey Badass, Pro Era, The Underachievers and the late but untamed Capitol Steeze – The motion of unapologetic and roll-a-blunt-to-the-face antics that these artists have been shoving down our throats (whether we like it or not) has been the buzz all around and these boys may be the chosen ones to bring the hip hop crown back too the East. In a self given alias that pens all these artists to a super movement- BEASTCOAST is well and underway and are still making a statement. Deep in roots of New York cultural tropes and overused themes, these groups seem to step out further and beyond to restore and deliver faith back to the world of rap. There however, in this BEASTCOAST movement, is a 3 man army that stick out and deliver a harder punch than the rest. From the streets of Flatbush, Brooklyn is a breed of tomb raidin’ acid dappin’ pyscho-delic team of freaks of nature. Ladies and gentlemen, I am talking about The Flatbush Zombies.

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The Hip Hop Trio consists of Meechy Darko AKA Count Rakula AKA The Baby of Rosemary’s baby AKA I AM NOT THE FATHA, possibly the unlabeled front man whose unmistakable voice and grimy cutthroat poetry drips through the speakers like venom or acid usual sets the town for these stellar tracks or he often wraps it up with banging hooks that are so catchy your ears might bleed and spew out coach roaches. The next in the show  is Zombie Jewice AKA ISAAC BLAZE. The Hippy Hardcore HypeMAN of the crew who will attack you with a burst of deathly energy but will also give you chills with a laidback highlight reel of pussy and weed. Jewice is a concoction of Easy E, whose influence is well used and treated appropriately, and a mix of a whole new breed completely. That is what i love about these guys. They sound like no other. Last in the group, BUT NEVER least. The man who creates the atmosphere, who brings life to their undead lyrics.. Eric Elliott AKA The Architect. The man who is often behind the scenes engineering the impeccable and one of a kind beats also puts his two cents on with often riveting and conspiracy ridden political barz. His intellect and social justice is monumental to this groups attitude.
In 2013 The released their project Better Off Dead. Hands down on of the best Hip Hop records and easily one of the most underrated in a long time. I am happy that they are not mainstream and selling out to corporations. These guys have been running their own merch and music page since they began. They are self made and nobody can stop them. Better Of Dead included nosebleeding headbutting hatred filled anthems such BIISS or LIVE FROM HELL and MRAZ . It share melodic masterpieces such as Palm Trees and G Tearz. The project even included catchy and energizing solos from each member (Jewice with MINEPHUCK.  Meech with GOD BLESS THE DEAD. ANd Arc with the impressive 222) 20+ tracks on this album and every single track is raw, well executed and purely genius.
After 3 long years with only a few singles from a scrapped EP entitled Day Of The Dead and a side project with NY friends and artists Underacheivers under the alias CLOCKWORK INDIGO it is safe to say that FBZ is back with their DEBUT album that will be released on Amazon, Itunes and there website The Glorious Dead. The new project 3001: A LACED ODYSSEY have already released a single called BOUNCE and that track alone will have all Flatbush fans and newcomers alike begging for more. In stores March 11 2016. I am more than happy to say they are back and are better than ever desired. I will be seeing them live in Spokane WA and yes there will be a blog and update on that. SO go check out these guys, if you are a fan of Hip Hop, you owe it to yourself.

THIS ARTICAL was written by Dillon Adair. The West coast Correspondent of IndieBall.

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Tribe Society’s Lucid Dreams a Must Check Album

Underrated is one of many words that come to mind when listening to the band Tribe Society, an alternative rock  band with a reinvented sound. The band’s album Lucid Dreams released on June 22nd, 2015 holds a packed punch. When talking to lead singer Gavin Merlot a few days ago, I asked if there were a lot of similarities and differences with Tribe Society compared to his former band Gentlemen Hall. “Sonically not really.” “This one is more rock, with a different era of production.”

Tribe Society’s band consists of

Gavin Merlot (vocalist and lead guitarist), Rory Given (bass guitarist), Brad Alderman, keyboard synthesizers Phil Boucher, on the drums and Seth Hachen on the flute, piccolo and synthesizers.

 

The album definitely holds something deep, and stoic that is creative and inspiring in which it fulfills a message of spiritually. Songs like “Kings”, “Outlaws” and “Ego” omit a feeling as it gives off the subtle nuance of “being done”, emotionally and emphatically, but rising up all at the same time. The songs that are off this album crack the code within, and give off the same theme throughout the entire album, and the sound grows and changes consistently.

The band has a nice platform to start out with that is for sure and it is exciting to see it all unravel. I am definitely inspired to hear more from this exciting band -Jake

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Upcoming 2016 Albums to Look Forward to

2015 is coming to an end, and we have a list of albums to check out in the coming months for 2016.

Jan 8th. David Bowie’s Blackstar coming on his 69th birthday. What a bang to begin.

February 19th. The always innovative Animal Collective is coming out with another banger. Painting With

February 26th. The 1975-

I LIKE IT WHEN YOU SLEEP FOR YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL YET SO UNAWARE OF IT

They seem to have something in store for a big sound this upcoming year. I already enjoy the change of pace sound they are experimenting with, and it sounds like another breakthrough album.

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Radiohead is in the works of writing a new album for next year also.

No official word on any new songs but it will be making way for their first album since 2011 with King of Limbs.

Other noatable bands with uncertain dates are

  • Gorillaz, who will reportedly collaborate with David Bowie.
  • Deftones
  • Incubus
  • Band of Horses
  • M83
  • Pearl Jam
  • Modest Mouse
  • The XX

 

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IndieBall’s Favorite Sleeper Albums

I’ve always had the desire to write about underrated albums. The albums that was in my opinion of course, I wanted to finally. Of course it goes without saying bands such as the Beatles, Led Zeppelin can be already assumed onto this list, but of course here are the “un-assumable”.

Low- David Bowie

I always enjoyed the sounds of David Bowie, and gave potential to all of his albums, but then finding his Hunky Dory, and Low albums I grew to like him even more with his artistic ability. Low brings something so different that I can’t quite put my finger on.

Dear Catastrophe Waitress- Belle and Sebastian

Sing a song about Mike Piazza and you’ve got a hit. No pun intended, yeah really though this album is something and good relaxing symphonic sounds.

Funeral- Arcade Fire

Over ten years ago this album didn’t feel as appreciated until years after, thank you movie Where The Wild Things Are. I mean that sarcastically and also seriously, after the release of that movie it seems that Wake Up has blossomed once again for an encore. Neon Bible I found good but not as enjoyable. The latest albums have been a hit I feel. But looking Back to Funeral, I feel that banked a ton of their success.

Ga-Ga-Ga-Ga- Spoon

I still am a huge fan of this album. This album broke me into Spoon, and took me by surprise. The Underdog put in the catchy and fun loving feeling of my then 8th grader self. The album altogether clashes so brilliantly, it felt like there was some attitude and newly found spunk while making this. Also with original sounds and clashes.

Swing Lo Magellan- Dirty Projectors

Such an abstract, and peaceful album. I listen to this to really just unwind, but thanks to the song no trigger it broke me into their perspective and sound. With the song’s album title Swing Lo Magellan has a dare I say “Kink’s sound” to it and is rhythmically brilliant.

Here- Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

I found after their Up From Below album in 2009 with their hit song “Home” I drew immediate interest, but I also found the following album to be greater success in my ears. I just love the nostalgic sound, and while altogether the folk inspirations are there with an almost tunneling sound to “One Love To Another”. My favorite off the album is Dear Believer, as well as Child. You hear so much about “Up From Below” That you can’t realize that “Here” equally rivals it.

Midnite Vultures- Beck

This album seems to have gotten so much bad hype from the time of it’s release. With not taken seriously lyrics and such phony taste in music. I completely and entirely disagree this album is genious and just another level of talent to mark for Beck. While I will admit I recently listened to the full album for the first time ever this past month. Beforehand all I knew was “Sexx Laws”, it’s funky, groovy, and really fun. Hard to believe this album was just before his at the time most serious album in Sea Change. I love it.

Circuital- My Morning Jacket

This got me into My Morning Jacket, no question about it. Before I liked the song Gold, and Holiday but the whole album just incredible.

Doolittle- Pixies

Debasser! Here Comes Your Man! The song Hey is my favorite. So much mmph to this group. This broke me into the Pixies, memorable in every way.

Klaxons- Golden Skans

Listening to this album time and time again has made me question why their undicovered talents by many are so under viewed. This album is a nice surprise, and this song Of course.

Meddle- Pink Floyd

I love, love, love Meddle. Short but sweet. Beautious sounds, it’s the bridge album to get to Dark Side. It helped craft their Physchodelic days. Pillow of Winds is so beautiful, and as well as Fearless. It is so uplifing and has all the right messages. Ahhh.

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