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Tuesday Forecast: 07.29.14

This week all hip hop eyes should probably land on the new Shabazz Palaces, Kev Brown, and Planet Asia. For those that don’t know Shabazz Palaces is in part comprised of Ishmael aka Butterfly from Digable Planets (now based in Seattle). Kev Brown has been doing his blue collar work ethic thing for awhile. And Planet Asia, while I still think his first ep is by far the best, is still dropping gems when teamed up with the right producer.

In the non hip hop world I think Land Observation’s The Grand Tour takes the cake. This is a travel record, guitar orchestrated beautiful instrumentals for zoning out or zoning in. Then there’s the zany-ness of Wastoid, psych-rock of Wildest Dream, and some crooning from Nicola Conte.

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Record Store Day This Saturday- Support!

Mp3′s and Amazon.com and iTunes etc., etc. are all fine and good BUT today is special. Get out from behind your computer and go support your local brick & mortar record store. Keep them alive. A little human to human contact isn’t always so bad.

Find your local participating store, RecordStoreDay.com.

Some special releases only available at stores—

Afrika Bambaata & MC5, Animal Collective, Atmosphere and The Uncluded (Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson), Childish Gambino, Deerhoof, JEFF the Brotherhood, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Mastodon/Feist, Shabazz Palaces, Sigur Ros, The Flaming Lips, The Pharcyde, Xiu Xiu/Dirty Beaches, DJ Food, ESG, Gorillaz, Peter Tosh, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed.