Rebelution’s Confident New Album ‘Free Rein’ is Tailor-Made for the Warm Summer Months Ahead (New Music Friday)

Rebelution’s Confident New Album ‘Free Rein’ is Tailor-Made for the Warm Summer Months Ahead (New Music Friday)

Santa Barbara’s Rebelution are all about good vibes. Relaxation, tranquility, self-confidence — these are all common subjects covered by the reggae/rock band over the years. On Friday, the band released its sixth studio album, Free Rein, a collection of songs about some of those same general themes, with vocalist/guitarist Eric Rachmany singing about not giving […]

Rebelution Premiere ‘Patience’ Ahead of New Album ‘Free Rein’ Due 6/15

Rebelution Premiere ‘Patience’ Ahead of New Album ‘Free Rein’ Due 6/15

Some of the most engaging music from Rebelution comes when the Santa Barbara reggae/rock/alternative band slows things down, allowing vocalist/guitarist Eric Rachmany to stand at the forefront of a song. The band’s new song, “Patience,” does just that. Premiered on Friday, it’s a slow-burn of a song with keys, a hypnotic beat and Rachmany’s aforementioned […]

Reggae/Alt Rockers Iration Expand Their Approach with New Self-Titled Album (Listen)

Reggae/Alt Rockers Iration Expand Their Approach with New Self-Titled Album (Listen)

In the realm of “reggae rock,” it’s important to stand out somehow. Whether through the use of unconventional song structure, incorporating elements of punk music or creating your own hybrid sound, maintaining a sense of identity goes a long way. Iration, hailing from Santa Brabara, California, have done this very well over the course of […]

Slightly Stoopid’s ‘Everyday Life, Everyday People’ Out 7/13 — Stream the Relaxing ‘If You Want It’ ft. Alborosie

Slightly Stoopid’s ‘Everyday Life, Everyday People’ Out 7/13 — Stream the Relaxing ‘If You Want It’ ft. Alborosie

San Diego reggae/rock band Slightly Stoopid have earned a reputation over the years as one of the hardest-working bands on the scene — and on July 13, the band will release Everyday Life, Everyday People, their ninth full-length album to date. For this record, Stoopid worked with some special guests in the studio, among them […]

Rebelution’s Simple, Warm New Song Sends Some ‘Healing’ Energy to Those Who Need It — All of Us, Basically

Rebelution’s Simple, Warm New Song Sends Some ‘Healing’ Energy to Those Who Need It — All of Us, Basically

On June 15, reggae/rock band Rebelution will release Free Rein, their sixth full-length album, ahead of a big tour with some of their peers. Today, the Santa Barbara-based band premiered a video for a track called “Healing,” and it’s quite simple, really. Vocalist/guitarist Eric Rachmany is seen in various relaxing settings — the beach, a […]

Rebelution To Release ‘Free Rein’ LP on 6/15; Stream the Uplifting First Single ‘Celebrate’

Rebelution To Release ‘Free Rein’ LP on 6/15; Stream the Uplifting First Single ‘Celebrate’

Santa Barbara’s Rebelution have forged an indelible place in the realm of reggae/rock over the past decade. Five studio albums in, they’ve crafted a niche for themselves thanks to their unmistakably original sound and vocalist Eric Rachmany’s lyrics and vocal style. On June 15, they’ll release Free Rein, their sixth full-length to date. Its first […]

Big 40th Anniversary Reissue and ‘Restatement’ of Bob Marley’s ‘Exodus’ Coming, Curated by Ziggy Marley

Big 40th Anniversary Reissue and ‘Restatement’ of Bob Marley’s ‘Exodus’ Coming, Curated by Ziggy Marley

Reggae legend Bob Marley‘s landmark album, Exodus, celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2017, so naturally there’s an elaborate reissue coming to mark the occasion. Curated by Marley’s son, Ziggy Marley, Exodus 40 – The Movement Continues will be available in a variety of formats and feature a dizzying array of material. Due in June, the […]

Florida Ska/Punk Heroes Less Than Jake Teaming Up with Hawaiian Reggae/Rock Stars Pepper for Winter Tour

Florida Ska/Punk Heroes Less Than Jake Teaming Up with Hawaiian Reggae/Rock Stars Pepper for Winter Tour

Two relentlessly active bands will join together for a tour in January 2017 when Gainesville, Florida-based ska/punk outfit Less Than Jake and reggae/rock trio Pepper head out on the road together. Both bands have spent time on the Vans Warped Tour over the years, and both continue to release records and tour nearly nonstop. LTJ’s eighth […]