19 may. 2018

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Preview New Album With 'Wonderful Day for the Race'

Fresh off their performance at last month's Back to the Beach Festival, a SoCal throwdown featuring many of their '90s ska peers, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones have announced the June 15 release of While We're At It, their first new album since 2011. Billboard has the exclusive premiere of the leadoff single, "Wonderful Day for the Race," below.

The new song is classic Bosstones: a rush of big-hearted brass and frantic guitars inviting you to dance your face off while contemplating larger issues. The multi-racial Boston nine-piece has always broadcast messages of tolerance - the "it" in the title of their 1997 blockbuster Let's Face It refers to bigotry of all kinds -and "Wonderful Day at the Race" hints at those same ideas. The "race" in the lyrics ain't the Kentucky Derby - it's the human one, a noun people always seem to forget is singular.

18 may. 2018

Reggae Label Trojan Records Details 50th Anniversary Releases

Label helped introduce Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Lee "Scratch" Perry to mainstream audiences

The seminal reggae label Trojan Records will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year with a slew of musical releases, a new documentary and a handful of live events.

Founded in 1968 by Lee Gopthal and Chris Blackwell, two Jamaican ex-pats living in London, Trojan helped introduce an array of reggae artists to mainstream audiences. The label's catalog includes music from Lee "Scratch" Perry, Desmond Dekker, Jimmy Cliff, the Pioneers and the Maytalls, while its Upsetter imprint was responsible for releasing much of Bob Marley and the Wailers' music in the U.K.

11 may. 2018

Slightly Stoopid Announces New Album 'Everyday Life, Everyday People' & Shares Lead Single 'If You Want It' Feat. Alborosie

Reggae-rockers Slightly Stoopid will issue a new studio album entitled Everyday Life, Everyday People on July 13. Today, the Southern California natives unveiled the LP's lead single, "If You Want It."

Slightly Stoopid recorded the album with a variety of producers at studios around the world. James M. Wisner, George Spits (LlamaBeats), Michael "Miguel" Happoldt, Jerry Wonda and Colin "Bulby" York each contributed production work to Everyday Life, Everyday People. The band recruited a number of guests to add to the LP including UB40's Ali Campbell, reggae star Alborosie, blues-rocker G. Love, rapper Chali 2na, Sly Dunbar of Sly & Robbie fame, vocalist Don Carlos and Yellowman. Alborosie is featured on "If You Want It."

2 may. 2018

The Interrupters announce new album "Fight The Good Fight", stream first single "She's Kerosene"

Los Angeles ska-punk band The Interrupters will release their third studio album Fight the Good Fight on June 29th via Hellcat Records. Fight the Good Fight was produced by longtime collaborator, Rancid frontman, and Grammy Award-winning producer Tim Armstrong with the band at Ship-Rec Recorders in Los Angeles. The album was mixed by Grammy-award winning mixer Tom Lord-Alge (Blink-182, Fall Out Boy, Weezer).

The first single shared is "She's Kerosene" an intense but triumphant track featuring The Interrupters' quintessential upbeat sound. In the track, frontwoman Aimee reflects on breaking free from narcissistic abuse ("I really hope when people listen to that song, it helps them feel empowered to leave a toxic relationship," Aimee says).