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count me in

Rebelution’s new album, Count Me In, is yours for the taking.  Tracks include featured artists such as Collie Buddz and Don Carlos.  It sounds like Reb and it feels like summer.

They pick up their Count Me In tour next month on the West Coast.  Their performance in June at the Stone Pony with Iration and the Green was as good as it gets.  Check ’em out:

08/6 Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheater
08/7 San Diego, CA @ Open Air Theater
08/8 San Diego, CA @ Open Air Theater
08/9 Costa Mesa, CA @ Pacific Amphitheater
08/10 Costa Mesa, CA @ Pacific Amphitheater
08/13 Tahoe Vista, CA @ North Lake Tahoe Regional Park
08/14 Las Vegas, NV @ The Cosmo- Boulevard Pool
08/15 Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
08/16 Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theater
08/17 Eugene, OR @ Cuthbert Amphitheatre
08/19 Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Amphitheater
08/21 Missoula, MT @ Big Sky Brewing Company
08/22 Magna, UT @ The Great Saltair
08/23 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater

-j

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This girl is heartbroken.

Kai Redeski, vocalist for Iration, announced on Friday, April 5th, that he will no longer be part of the band.  The Hawaii-based band wished him nothing but the best as he pursues other interests.  Read more here.

It’s funny because I’ve been wondering lately why all the other members of the band have been putting themselves out there on all forms of social media and Kai has refrained.  (Big ups to him on that, actually!)  In the latest video I posted of their Trolley Show, Kai’s attitude seemed kind of lack-luster.  Maybe that’s just the way he is: calm, cool, and simple minded.

It’s such a bummer to see the make up of Iration change, especially after seeing how much The Movement changed when Jordan Miller left the band and the rest of the band members continued to make music.  Seeing as how this was clearly a well thought out decision by all members of Iration, hopefully they will avoid mediocrity and find the courage to grow by following in the footsteps of Rebelution when they experienced a similar situation.

-j

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trifecta

Rebelution’s third studio alubm, “Peace of Mind” dropped on the 10th with two bonuses: a dub and an acoustic album.  Their last remixed EP for Winter Greens was just as good as the original, so I’m stoked to hear what Easy Star’s Michael Goldwasser does with the twelve original tracks.  The Santa Barbara crew has grown into their reggae roots by adding sweet strings and heavy synth to their already signature sound.  It’s only fitting that “Meant to Be” features SOJA’s Jacob Hemphill, as the two bands share the same goal of spreading good change to the world through music.  (And I thought “Suffering” was good!) Good vibes. -j

PS- FREE 6 track download from rebelutionmusic.com.

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