Friday, March 29th
Australian sextet The Cat Empire have revealed the title, album artwork and release date of their sixth album. "Steal the Light" will be released on May the 17th worldwide. The announcement, and album art by children's author Graeme Base, can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151588602904359&set=a.43051537435 8.217528.7388999358&type=1
Wednesday, July 18th
The new Matisyahu album “Spark Seeker” was released yesterday to seemingly little fanfare. With a new clean shaven look Matisyahu releases his Fifth LP. It was produced by Kool Kojak and is said to feature “reggae, hip-hop and electronica layered over Middle Eastern instruments and rhythms”. It is available for purchase at Amazon or on iTunes or you can hit up the link below for the stream.
Source link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/16/matisyahu_n_1675606.html
Wednesday, March 16th
English reggae singer Smiley Culture has died after reportedly stabbing himself in the heart following his arrest at his home in Surrey. He was 48.
Police delivered an arrest warrant to the singer - real name David Emmanuel - on Wednesday morning.
The arresting officers accepted his offer of a cup of tea before being taken into custody, during which time Emmanual is said to have stabbed himself in the heart with a carving knife. He had been due to sit trial next week on charges of conspiracy to supply cocaine.
Emmanuel's biggest hit was 1984's cult classic 'Police Officer,' which reached number 12 in the UK charts.
Wednesday, January 12th
Bedouin Soundclash frontman Jay Malinowski has announced a new project. Recorded with Coeur de Pirate and El Bronx, a 5 song EP under the name Armistice will be released on February 15 through Pirates Blend and Dare to Care Records. First single "Mission Bells" is streaming online now.
Monday, October 25th
Reggae musician Gregory Isaacs has died at the age of 59.
The Jamaican singer passed away in London on Monday morning (October 25) following a year-long battle with lung cancer.
The prolific artist released over 500 albums in his lifetime, the most notable of which was the 1982 release Night Nurse.
"Gregory was well-loved by everyone, his fans and his family," said his wife Linda. "He worked really hard to make sure he delivered the music they loved and enjoyed."
Tuesday, March 16th
Reggae-rock group the Dirty Heads have posted their new single, 'I Got No Time,' for free download via their Bandcamp profile.
Tuesday, August 18th
Matisyahu's new album Light, which is scheduled for release on August 25, is now streaming in its entirety on his MySpace.
Sunday, January 25th
Bedouin Soundclash drummer Pat Pengelly leaves to presumably work on other projects. The band released a statement on the departure http://www.punknews.org/article/31856 stating the members were still on good terms and thankful for each others friendship, etc, etc. This is the second precussionist to exit Bedouin since their debut in 2001.
Friday, January 25th
25th January 2008 will forever go down as a glorious day in musical history, as a day that saw the end of one of the most tragic, saddening cases of mass idiocy in human endeavor.
UB40, for those of you who don't know, are a glorified covers band who have been terrorizing pub jukeboxes, VH1 specials, and any locale where pointless and harmless 'ambient' pop music is deemed acceptable for the best part of 30 years. In that period, their one good original song - "One in Ten" - has become a distant memory as their lazy, exploitative versions of Neil Diamond's "Red Red Wine", Elvis Presley's "(I Can't Help) Falling in Love With You", Eric Donaldson's "Cherry Oh Baby", "Homely Girl" by The Chi-Lites, and Lord Creator's "Kingston Town" have made them - terrifyingly - the second most successful reggae act in history in terms of record sales. Honestly, who buys this crap?
Their singer Ali Campbell - whose solo career has ...more
Saturday, October 20th
South African reggae singer Lucky Dube has been shot dead in Johannesburg.
Authorities say he was killed in an apparent car-jacking which happened in front of his son and daughter.
The well known 43-year-old was the biggest-selling reggae singer in South Africa and won local and international awards for his songs about oppression under apartheid.
Dube's first album "Rasta Never Die" was banned from radio airplay by the then all-white government.
Sunday, July 29th
Stephen Marley has posted a remix of 'Traffic Jam' featuring a Jamaicafied guest spot from rapper Snoop Dogg on MySpace. The original features Marley's brother Damian.
Monday, July 23rd
Slightly Stoopid, the reggae rock acoustic blues fusion band (Signed by late Bradley Nowell), release their 5th official studio album August 7, 2007, titled, "Chronchitis"
Produced by Mario Caldato Jr, Paul Leary, and Miguel and Chris Desjardins.
1. Anywhere I Go
2. The Otherside
3. Hold On To The One
5. Blood of My Blood
6. Nobody Knows
7. Above The Clouds
9. Round the World
10. Baby I Like It
13. Breakbeat (feat. DJ Hellnaw)
14. Mind on Your Music
15. Ever Really Wanted
16 .Girl U So Fine/Girl U So Fine Pt 2
17. Reward for Me
One song is available on Myspace, as well as their artwork.
Wednesday, July 18th
Matisyahu is currently writing new material for his third album. It will be his follow-up to last year's highly acclaimed Youth and is expected to surface sometime in early 2008. No further more details regarding his new album have been made.
Matisyahu has been touring non-stop since the release of Youth and is currently playing shows all across the country with 311 on their Summer Unity Tour 2007. The tour began last month and ends late August.
Tour dates are below:
07/20 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte - Charlotte, NC
07/25 - PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ
07/26 - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater - Wantagh, NY
07/29 - Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts - Mansfield, MA
07/30 - Saratoga Performing Arts Center - Saratoga Springs, NY
08/02 - Lifestyle Communities Pavilion (formerly PromoWest Pavilion) - Columbus, OH
08/06 - The Lawn At White River State Park - Indianapolis, IN
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