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For today’s track of the day I was going to choose a track off Stephen Marley’s new album, Revelation Part 1: Root Of Life, but instead I’ve opted to go with this, a song from Ellwood’s recently released Lost In Transition. Here’s why: not only should you already know how good Stephen Marley is, but I just couldn’t choose a single song off such a strong album. So, then, Ellwood.

Ellwood is a new project from Mad Caddies singer Chuck Robertson and before you ask, no, they don’t sound like Mad Caddies. I hated the Mad Caddies but love this album. I love it because of its simplicity: this is traditional, summer-time pop-infused ska. No horns, no gimmicks, just laid back reggae tinged sun soaked riddims. And if you cringed reading that, good, because I cringed writing it, but if even a small part of you cracked a grin, be it out of pity or nostalgia, Ellwood’s worth checking out. For fans of Sublime, the Slackers, etc, etc.

Check out “Sunshine Garden” below.

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Tyler
07.08.11
It‘s quiet in here! Why not leave a response?

DiceMan
07.08.11
this is so bland

DoubtGin
07.08.11
i gave the album a 2

Acanthus
07.09.11
Nope, sorry not for me.

psykonaut
07.10.11
i like it

Tyler
07.10.11
yeah it's obviously not for everyone but i figured it was better to post stuff people don't really know about or haven't heard yet for tracks of the day rather than super obvious stuff

Willie
07.11.11
Reminds me of 40oz to Freedom style Sublime, but a little more polished. Definitely summertime music. Good stuff.

Sanders
07.11.11
You're right about posting stuff people haven't heard yet. I used to love listening to Sublime in summer, and this is right up my alley for chilled summer times. Cheers!

Bandido
07.12.11
This kinda does sound like Mad Caddies. Which to me, isn't really that bad of a thing; their last album "Keep it Going" was actually pretty decent.

Oddly enough, I find this a little bland

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