New School Dropouts | Bring Back Shaka

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Bring Back Shaka

by New School Dropouts

A five-piece crew from Florida's east coast blends Reggae, Rock, Dub, Surf, Funk and Dancehall that's sure to make your head bounce. Wailing trombone and flares of light hip-hop showcase the New School Dropouts' ability to break the rock-genre barrier.
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1. Bring Back Shaka
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2. Tragic Dub
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3. Ras DJ
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4. Revelation
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5. United
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6. Divided Dub
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7. Old Friend
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8. Witness
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9. One More Time
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10. Highway 101
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11. Monster Hole
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12. Dangerous
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13. Prodigy
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14. Suddenly Smilin
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15. Indian
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16. Tragic Dub (emprov remix)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The New School Dropouts infuse reggae overtones with a new-rock movement searching for deeper, head-bouncing bass grooves and soulful, conscious lyricism. Wailing, in-your-face trombone licks add a standout dimension to their sound, and flares of light hip-hop showcase the New School Dropouts’ ability to break out of the rock-genre barrier. Fans of Sublime appreciate the New School Dropouts’ rock-steady and dancehall rhythms. Their harmonious lyrical exchange and chomping guitar distortion are compared to the likes of 311, and the New School Dropouts’ seamless transition to roots reggae draws inspiration from many reggae legends such as Bob Marley.

Formed in 2003, this “rock-a-dub” crew from Florida’s east coast sparks with high energy and good vibes in the midst of their laidback, beachside lifestyle. When hurricanes destroyed 3 member’s houses in 2004, the New School Dropouts never put down their instruments. Their music provided an escape from the reality of loss and fueled their drive to rock more house parties and venues throughout Florida. In 2005, the New School Dropouts performed on some of the most respected stages in Central Florida, including opening for Damian Marley at Universal Studios. In September of 2005, they received airplay on Orlando’s rock station 105.9FM and were named O-Rock’s Band of the Week.

The New School Dropouts’ debut album Bring Back Shaka was released in 2006 and features 16 original tracks. The word “shaka”, a Hawaiian term often used by surfers, means “everything’s cool”. The songs express this attitude in moving storylines about relationships with girlfriends; money and alcohol; and worldly topics of unity and spirituality. Armed with an energetic live show, Bring Back Shaka should prove to be a powerful weapon as the New School Dropouts mobilize and prepare to bring their music to the people…so tune in and dropout!


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Chris

Buy this CD
This CD is great every song is awsome and the way it it put together everything really flows well. Everyone I know who has listened to this CD wants one. It is a great deal on CDbaby too.

Hafedig

Must buy for anyone who likes music, you wont be disappointed!
This album makes you feel. Incredible conscious lyrics that are sure to take an element of your life and paint a picture. The harmonies are addictive and very nicely produced. The instrumentation and song structure is pro. It is an incredible production for any band, let alone an unsigned band....

Greg

Bring Back Shaka is soooo good
Bring Back Shaka is all that I have listened to in the past week, since my cd came in the mail. I'm spreading the word fast...New School Dropouts rock.

Julie Baker

Bring Back Shaka
Fabulous! Sending you love from Mobile!

Travis 1st

Best of BC!
I've seen these guys live a couple times in Brevard County. Mostly Satelitte Beach and Cocoa Beach, and I grabbed their Demo at one show. I couldn't stop listening to it. When I heard they put out a full length CD I had to have it. I'm deployed to Iraq right now so I'm glad CDbaby had it. Now I can feel like I'm back on the beach drinking with my friends listening to the great music scene in Central Florida. And NSD is one of the best in BC!

John Russell

Every song is awesome!
This CD will be a collector's item after these guys hit the bigtime. I can't stop listening to it.

Aaron

New School Dropouts are on tops on my list.
I recieved my cd from CD Baby in a timely fashion and I'm loving it. New School Dropouts is an awesome cd. I'v been cranking it since I got it. I was in Florida for the first time and found out they were a local band. Evertime I play it they remind me of the fun I had surfing in Cocoa Beach. Yeah-aaahhhh!

Nickole

It is a great CD!
I really enjoyed the mixture of music types and how it sounded all togther good work!

Bruno Lobo

Great Album!!!
Hello i´m from Portugal! I was suprise when i heard the entire album, it´s funtastic. Congratulations to the artist´s and the producer.

Michael

this is going to become an alltime fav
this CD is the perfect blend for vibing to go surf.
with luck, NSD will have more to come and all of them (hopefully) as great as this CD is !
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