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This will end my now trio of Captain Black Heart posts here at MUSIC-SURVIVAL-GUIDE. Just one final bump for their record, Budgie that comes out this Friday 10/06/17.

Budgie is an incredible heartfelt and vintage sounding contribution from a really talented duo from CA. It’s one of those records you can feel. Please take the plunge and grab this record. Im sure you’ll be pleased.

Congrats to those guys and best of luck with this rad record!



Brooklyn’s own SHINOBI NINJA are just about to drop their best album to date. So, you should be aware that this Friday “Bless Up” will arrive a powerhouse of sound and songwriting. Few bands in NYC are at the level the Ninja’s are at. And I don’t say that due to the fact that over the past four years we have become good friends and have shared art, music, respect and bounced ideas off of each other, that is just a bonus. This would be a band I would migrate toward regardless. Watching artists grow and really corner what they want to represent is really a beautiful thing. And “Bless Up” is just that “thing”. Every song on this record could be a single, it’s like everybody in the band within their vast many roles have spit-shined what they do best and brought it to the table like it was the last supper. It’s Rock (Subcon), It’s Pop (Programmable Animal), Alternative (Funday), Trippy (Bending Spoons)…it’s a wonderful melting pot of everything you’d want in those styles. The songwriting is so fine-tuned that it’s hard to find a hole in the album to pick apart because it is that good. You can hear components of classic Incubus, Faith No More and 311 weaved through some of the compositions but saying that doesn’t take away from the freshness and originality that SHINOBI NINJA possess. The turntables are sickening, the rhythm section is tight and thunderous, the guitars are chunky, nimble and fun and the dual vocal strikes from Duke Sims and Baby G have never sounded better.

This is the kind of record you’ll spin a few times in a row and roll down those windows burnin’ up the highway. It’s a good time and it’s meaningful. Through clever marketing with videos, merch and a powerful live show these Ninja’s prove that as a unit of like minded people with drive and a multitude of talents that anything is possible. It’s hard not to get caught in this vortex, if you don’t know you will. “This is the right direction, the right direction…”  Minus the two fun little interludes you’ve got nine rock solid songs that are begging to be accepted by a multitude of formats. It’s a great record, no BS.


Nope, I did not forget!

Posted: September 2, 2015 by Soda in General, Music, Soda, Top 100
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The title above…is in relation to a post I dropped back on April 1st of this year entitled “Favorite Recordings”. It was to be a bit of a pet project for me (and still is mind you) in which I would put together a list of my favorite records. I figured a top 50 list would suffice but, as I ran over my vast collection of music I soon realized that I was at over 100 albums that I’d scribbled down onto some paper. Even 100 would prove to be difficult as I love so many albums, truly. I was able to put the list into a spread sheet and have been mowing over it to really whittle it down to this infamous 100. (As seen here, an ominous glowing screen boasting some 100 plus of my fave records, oooooo… <place scary ghost sound here>).

The progress

The list…in progress

Of recent I have finally been able to get back to this project, it’s definitely been on my mind. However, since I posted that back in April I have Toured the Country, started working on a new record, been in an art show…all as my band continues to conquer the Tri-State area. So, I have been busy with really great stuff to say the least. I also absolutely love this Blog here and feel like I have a really great collection of awesome content so far in which I will continue to build on as time allows. With that said I’m going to try to have this final list on here soon with a short special write up for each record in my top 5. Anyway, that’s it for this go round. Just wanted to check in and give the MUSIC-SURVIVAL-GUIDE some love! Rock on!