‘Burning the Midnight Oil’ album review from Arden Park Roots

Award winning reggae-rock band Arden Park Roots released their fourth full length album, titled Burning the Midnight Oil. The predecessors to this album, Pipe Dreams which launched in 2011, debuted at #2 on iTunes and has remained in the top 100 for over two years. Many patient fans waiting eagerly can now pick up APR’s […]

Thrive and Hirie sing the blues in “Broken”

Reggae’s mellow rhythms branch out to encompass all kinds of themes – whether it be for the love of Jah, the love of love, or the love of weed, there’s always a ballad to sway to. Rarely, however, is there a song in the reggae genre that’s slows the tempo down for sorrow. The subject, […]

Piracy Conspiracy album review

Piracy Conspiracy makes their style known within just first few bars of the opening track off their self titled debut: hard-hitting, horn driven, roots music.  The San Diego based group is a merging of Piracy (aka Gloria Melissa Carballo), a versatile MC with a self described “digital ragamuffin style” and the band Conspiracy.  Not only […]

The Steppas ‘To You From We’ album review

Less than two years since their first self titled EP release, the latest and first full length album from the five man Hawaiian crew, The Steppas, dropped last week titled To You From We. Like any other exceptional album review, we put the latest studio album from The Steppas under a sizable microscope and examine […]

Free Spring Sampler 2014 album

The incredibly talented keyboardist and melodica player from Tribal Seeds, E.N Young, is generously giving away a Spring Sampler pack from the various albums on his record label. Formed in 2010 and currently holding an impressive list of musicians like Gonzo, Skanks Roots Project, HIRIE and Inna Vision, the record label Roots Musician Records focuses […]

True Press ‘Anything is Possible’ album review

“Bring people together, rise up, unite and enjoy life!” is the simple, yet compelling message coming from the six piece progressive reggae band straight out of Southern California. True Press has had a rough uprising in their hometown, “borrowing” electricity from their neighbor’s home to power the jam sessions that took place in an abandoned […]

Ease Up self titled album review

Ease Up is hitting the road to promote their self-titled, full-length debut album which hits digital stands on March 4th 2014. Ease Up is a band from both Los Angeles and San Diego, California- originally coming from the Los Angeles area, but also planting roots in San Diego County, and enjoying its scene as indicated […]

“My Journey” new album release by I-Octane

Jamaican native and reggae star I-Octane releases his newest album, fittingly titled My Journey on March 4, 2014.  The full length 16-track album combines mellow, feel good rhythms and beats produced by Andre “DJ Frass” Gordon and smooth flowing vocals by I-Octane, which mesh together in perfect harmony to deliver a lyrically conscious and positive […]

Sono Vero ‘Roses for the Reckless’ album review

With three singles and two EPs already under their belt as of last week, along with an expeditiously growing loyal fan base, the Southern California boys are making another mark in the charts with their latest studio EP release titled Roses for the Reckless, which most fittingly released on Valentines Day. Sono Vero’s first self-titled […]

Krooked Treez ‘Higher Place’ album review

Like what New Orleans is to jazz, or Seattle was to grunge, Southern California as of late has been the absolute hub of reggae rock.  With an abundance of artists originating from SoCal, it is undeniably difficult to break out as a band and differentiate yourself from the rest. Krooked Treez debut album Higher Place […]

Free download of Stick Figure’s Studio Sampler album

UPDATE: The free download has now expired.  You can still purchase this amazing album for $7 at the link provided below. Christmas is over, yet the gifts keep rolling in! Stick Figure today just announced that they will be generously giving away their “Studio Sampler” album for absolutely zero cost to you.  The album, which […]

Get “Wake the Lion” from Indubious free on New Years Day

UPDATE: Free downloads have been extended for one more day! Get your free copy January 1st and 2nd of 2014 Our favorite reggae Oregonians are rocking in the new year by generously giving away their very latest album Wake the Lion, for only twenty four hours. Yes, absolutely free.  If you have been holding out […]

The Dirty Heads ‘Home | Phantoms of the Summer’ album review

The highly anticipated album Home | Phantoms of the Summer from the Southern California boys, The Dirty Heads dropped late October 2013. Following their previous installment Cabin by the Sea, The Dirty Heads valorously released an acoustic album, which to say the least, is very uncommon in the reggae rock sub genre. There is however […]

Dub Side of the Moon 10th anniversary

Easy Star All-Stars has racked up over 300,000 in sales alone Easy Star All-Stars will celebrate it’s 10th anniversary of it’s album Dub Side of the Moon which is their brilliant rendition of Pink Floyd’s legendary album The Dark Side of the Moon. Easy Star All-Stars has taken the task of covering one of the […]

The Dirty Heads set release date for Phantoms of Summer

The highly anticipated acoustic album from The Dirty Heads now has a release date, so mark your calendars for October 29th 2013 . The acoustic album named Phantoms of Summer is said to be mostly new tracks with the exception of “Cabin by the Sea” which is the title track from their 2012 hit album […]