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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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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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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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