Jah Gumby ‘Humility: The Vibes of Jah G’ album review

Progressive dub reggae artist and producer Jah Gumby has recently released his brand new installment entitled Humility: The Vibes of Jah G. It’s a great listen with tons of diversity. The album opens up directly with an infectious mood and excellent complexity on “Thirsters Trodding”. The album’s overwhelming instrumental density is revealed with full force […]

LAW ‘There and Back Again’ album review

Hailing from Los Angeles County, LAW is making their own unique mark in the rock world with their forthcoming album, There and Back Again. Drawing from the same bloodline as late Sublime lead singer, Bradley Nowell, Jakob Nowell has created a new sound with his band using their musical influences stemming from Incubus, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, […]

Taj Weekes & Adowa ‘To All My Relations’ album review

Internationally acclaimed roots reggae group, Taj Weekes and Adowa released their 6th album, To All My Relations (TAMR) on October 12th. Recorded and produced by Steel Pulse musician/producer Sidney Mills, TAMR is a vibrant expression of the socio-political climate of America through the eyes of the bandmates. Filling our eardrums with 15 fresh new tracks, […]

Proof of Life ‘Free Your Mind’ EP review

Coming straight off of E.N Young’s record label, Roots Musician Records, the Corpus Christi, Texas band Proof of Life has released their first EP Free Your Mind. Taking elements of reggae and dub, Proof of Life is an excellent example of a modern meets traditional reggae band. They have provided us with an album that […]

Highest Intention to release title track off forthcoming LP

Cali reggae band Highest Intention, quickly gaining a following for their smooth rhythms and feel good vibes, is back in action with the premiere single off their upcoming full-length album, Universal Light. The 16-track debut album follows the band's first EP and features the likes of Raleigh Neil (of Michael Franti), Paul Wolstencraft (of Slightly […]

The Temple Rockers reveal ‘Festival of Lights’ holiday album

Judaism and Rastafarianism – an unlikely pair one might think – yet, musically and historically, they are a complementary one made for a holy musical matrimony. Reggae bassist, David Gould (formerly of John Brown’s Body), with his Ithaca-based band The Temple Rockers, along the likes of Jamaican singers Linval Thompson, Wayne Jarrett and Ansel Meditation, explore […]

Nesbeth announces debut album and supporting tour

After captivating the scene four years ago with an EP titled Victory, as well as being named one of the “11 Jamaican Reggae Artists That Is Keeping Roots Reggae Alive” by MTV Iggy in 2015, Kingston, Jamaica’s own reggae artist Nesbeth will be presenting his first full-length album entitled A.M.E.N named after his beloved late wife […]

A view of The Elovaters & forthcoming ‘Defy Gravity’ album review

Let me preface with how this think piece originally began in January 2018, while Jackson Wetherbee (vocals, guitar), Johnny “Blaze” Alves (guitar), Nick Asta (drums), Derrick Cabral (percussion), Greg Nectow (keys) and newest oddity to this seamless collection, Matt Link (bass), were down at White Star Sound in Virginia. If this spot sounds familiar, that is normal. It's the […]

Dry Reef ‘Daychange’ album review

The name of this east coast band, Dry Reef, rolls off the tongue in much the same sweet-sounding fashion as the group so often plays. The indie-surf rockers rose to prominence and managed to secure a nice following in a very short amount of time. The four band members are clearly overachievers because their new […]

Black Uhuru releases new album after 15 years

Black Uhuru has been progressing from their distinct sound since the early 70’s and, for the first time in 15 years, the legendary artists have returned to release a new album titled As The World Turns with some of their most vivid, electric tracks yet. Clean production and an analog recording gives their offering an […]

Collective Thought debuts with ‘Rise’ album

Socially-conscious and forward-thinking band Collective Thought of Austin, Texas has released their inaugural album since their formation in 2016! Concert-goers that have caught Collective Thought live around the southwest are fully aware that they not only entertain, but enlighten as they do, and now, the band has pressed music to prove it. Rise, a 10-track […]

¡Mayday! ‘South Of 5th’ album review

Life in Miami isn’t just all beaches and bar-hopping. Reggae-hip hop stunners ¡Mayday! know the city all too well, growing up on the less desirable streets south of 5th – where watching your back isn’t a precaution, it’s a necessity. Signing to Strange Music in 2009, the band has pumped out album after album, escalating […]

KBong ‘Easy To Love You’ album review & artist commentary

If you’ve ever been to a Stick Figure show, one of the main things that stands out (other than the dog onstage) is their energetic, always-smiling keyboard player. KBong’s stage presence truly makes Stick Figure shows come to life. He can usually be seen doing some kind of cool kick from the keys, jumping up […]

Thrive ‘Be Love’ album review

It’s been a few years since Thrive’s last full-length release, but the band is back filling the airwaves with their positive and uplifting vibes. On July 27th, Thrive released their new LP, Be Love, off Roots Musician Records. The band has put out several full-length albums, EPs and a handful of singles, so this Northern […]

Groundation returns with a new album and band

Four years since their last studio release Groundation returns with an album that is truly groundbreaking in both its musical composition and social content. Taking the sound back to its foundation the group has been rebuilt by lead vocalist Harrison Stafford and features a dynamic set of musicians from both Jamaica and California. Stafford was […]