Walshy Fire & The Expanders presents ‘Give Thanks For Life’ riddim album

Los Angeles-based reggae-rock band The Expanders have become known for their rootsy, rocksteady sound throughout the trajectory of their musical career. Standing as a perfect riddim band, The Expanders previously pumped out an album earlier this year alongside renowned EDM artist Walshy Fire (of Major Lazer) entitled Top Shelf Riddim, featuring the likes of Queen Omega, […]

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 […]

Dankrupt releases new track “All My Of Love”

Southern California’s own Dankrupt will be releasing their poignant new single entitled “All Of My Love” on Friday, August 24th, which will debut simultaneously with the track’s official music video. Dankrupt aims big here with this new release, juggling genres in ways that we’ve seen in the past. Dankrupt aims big here with this new […]

Kings and Comrades ‘On My Way’ album review

After much anticipation, Philadelphia’s Kings and Comrades have just released their third full-length studio album on August 3rd titled On My Way. Led by guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Jeff McCaughey, the band has come a long way since they began over a decade ago. Starting with only two members, Kings and Comrades are now equipped […]

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 […]

For Peace Band ‘Always Love’ album review

Guam musicians, For Peace Band, have been making quite a big splash in the reggae scene not only in Guam, but also throughout North America – making them one of the only bands from Guam to do so! After the release of their first album in 2014, the band has been hard at work touring […]

Zander ‘Sunshine State Of Mind’ EP review

On June 22nd, Miami Beach, Florida-based reggae/pop/rock musician Zander has released a new EP called Sunshine State of Mind. The new album vibrates with colors of reggae, pop, funk and rock, and takes his fans to the ocean’s edge. It’s like experiencing of an endless summer. Zander is all about living in the moment and loving everything […]

Slightly Stoopid ‘Everyday Life, Everyday People’ album review

Reggae rock is what it is today from the direct influence of few bands – Sublime being the breadwinning bellwether. But, Sublime made its mark on music in many ways, a primary one being when frontman Bradley Nowell unknowingly left his legacy in the hands of two adolescent Ocean Beach boys after signing them to […]

Rebelution ‘Free Rein’ album review

Over the last decade, Rebelution have dominated mainstream American reggae radio waves and wowed some of the biggest festival audiences around the world with their melodic reggae anthems. And although they’ve had an astounding impact on their home country, Rebelution’s journey is one that has played out on a global scale, with all the sweet, guitar […]

The Nextmen vs Gentleman’s Dub Club

British dub band, Gentleman’s Dub Club, and UK songwriting/DJ duo, The Nextmen, have joined forces to create an incredible 12-track album titled Pound for Pound. Gentleman’s Dub Club began building a reputation for themselves by playing live, high-energy shows from places like Goa to Glastonbury to France to Poland and more. The Nextmen had similar […]

Free Radicals ‘No State Solution’ album review

The Free Radicals’s No State Solution is the album you definitely want on road trips where you hop in the car and simply enjoy the drive, letting the road wind with every new song. The album makes you take the scenic route home to see where the music goes next. Throughout the album, you’ll find […]

Katchafire ‘LEGACY’ album review

Refreshed and refueled for a new reggae reckoning, the New Zealand platinum album-selling band Katchafire released their 12-track album this week titled LEGACY with support from top Jamaican names. The album taps the brakes and turns on the cruise control, unafraid to check the rearview mirror for trusty old tricks which, thankfully, means no unfamiliar […]