Rep Your Hood: Zia Records Is Now Taking Submissions for Local Compilation CD You Heard Us Back When

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Ah, Record Store Day. Not only is it a time for audiophiles around the world to celebrate the music pushed by countless independently-owned record shops around the world, but it's also a time of special vinyl and CD releases.

This year, Zia Records will be commemorating the occasion with the release of the sixth volume in their running series of You Heard Us Back When, a local music compilation.

It might seem a little premature to be talking about the April 21 event -- who are we kidding? It's never too soon to talk about RSD -- but Zia is now taking submissions from local acts for consideration on the compilation record.

The album offers a glimpse into the local music scene of the chain's three communities; Phoenix, Tucson and Las Vegas.

Musicians have until Friday, March 9, to submit their tracks to any Zia Record Exchange location. You can also email in your MP3 tracks along with a submission form you can find on the store's website.

This year's sales proceeds will benefit The Beer For Brains Foundation, a non-profit organization, "committed to raising public awareness about brain cancer, engendering compassion for its victims and helping fund groundbreaking research leading to a cure."

Have your say in repping your hood and start spreading the sound.

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