So happy to see that they are still making music.
Jordan Miller’s “Get Away” from the new EP Public Consumption dropped 12/12/12. Right now, things are a little unclear about who is involved with this project and if The Movement will ever get back together. Miller has his name on the album, but is going on a mini tour with his buddies Britt Barker, Drew Corontzes under the name The Executives.
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As we have said before, pbandjams has a special place for the Movement and Jordan Miller–so it only appropriate that you hear about Jordan Miller’s new single ASAP. This summer Jordan Miller (the lead singer, and co-founder of the movement) announced that he was taking somewhat of a hiatus from the Movement right after the release of “One More Night” which was arguably their best stuff yet. The other members of the band took to twitter and Facebook and insisted that Jordan was leaving to pursue a solo career. JM vehemently denied these rumors–said he was leaving for other reasons. In many messages to fans both sides told totally different stories.
However, JM is releasing his solo EP “Public Consumption” on 12/12/12. In anticipation for this album he has released a single entitled “Getaway” and it is really great–he isn’t losing his reggae vibe at all. If this is foreshadowing his EP I think it will be pretty fantastic. Enjoy and support. c.
So in light of recent events in WA and CO I figured I should post a song entitled “herbalize the nation.” J and I saw this band “Fear Nuttin'” open for SOJA back in the day–they are a high energy and eclectic band. Rap, reggae and a some rock make up their unique sound. They released a new album on November 6 called “Vibes Love & Revolution” “Herbalize the nation” is a great track on their new CD–I might be bias because I am a huge fan of Jordan Miller, “former” lead singer of The Movement–he adds a great vibe to this tune. It is less rock then the rest of the album. Check these guys out. c.
So early this year The Movement caused an uproar on all social media outlets. The lead singer, front man, co-founder, and all-around charmer, Jordan Miller, announced to his band of brothers that he needed to take some time and “get healthy.” Because he announced this while they were in the midst of touring to promote their new album, One More Night (ironic, no?) fellow band members, and many dedicated fans, took this as a slap in the face. Was he going to start a solo career? Was he going to rehab? The rumors and accusations were few and far between. Whatever the truth may be, albeit there is an inkling of a return, Jordan left the band. The remaining members coerced former co-founder Joshua Swain to return to the band to finished their scheduled gigs. The energy was there but the vibe wasn’t. The band has a special chemistry when all members are together. The Movement will never be The Movement without Jordan Miller.
While Jordan has been taking a break, he hasn’t put down his guitar. In fact, he will be releasing an EP, Public Consumption, sometime in October. It is a little less reggae, but still very much him. Maybe that’s just what his break was for, to find himself. The songs he has posted online, especially “All I Need” remind me of what “When that Feeling Goes Away” started out as caustically and transformed to a hit on One More Night. Maybe we will see The Movement together before we know it. Hey, a girl can hope.
The Movement released their new album “One More Night“–buy it.
We could end the post as a cliffhanger, hopefully leaving you all in suspicion of the album forcing you to push the “purchase” button on iTunes. HOWEVER, we here at pbandjams.com are way too excited for this release not completely indulge you with our opinions of the new tracks. We have a special place in our hearts for these guys (thanks to j).
I could talk about every single track but I am going to limit my comments to two. The first track “I’m Gone” shows us the diversity and depth of the band that we haven’t really seen before. Jordan takes the song on solo and really makes you question why he doesn’t do this more often. His raspy, powerful ballads are nothing less than dynamite.
Track number 8 is a quintessential “on your feet rise to the beat” tune and I can already tell you it is going to be my summer anthem (Jersey shore weekend anyone?). “Area” combines hip-hop, reggae, and a little rock which is the perfect recipe to a dance your pants off song.
Although they have performed many a show without him, I was skeptical of how the album would sound without Josh. Not much of a surprise, Jordan has carried his own and proved his worth as the sole vocalist of the group. Many of the songs have transformed from Jordan’s originals for what we/he thought were to be part of his solo album in 2010. He transformed “The Feeling” from an acoustic ballad to a soft reggae jam with the accompaniment of Jay, Gary, and Jonny. They still have The Movement sound that is unlike any other reggae album. They fuse hip-hop, reggae, and a little bit of soul the create a chill sound that sets the mood for anything from tailgating and driving to beachin’ it.
I’m Gone is truly something special. c’s right in that it’s soft and powerful at the same time as Jordan belts it from his soul. I can’t say enough good things about this album. Reggae is doing some big things this year!
V-Day came early for you music lovebirds. The Movement announced a free download of their new single “Mr. Policeman” and an opportunity to pre-order their new album “One More Night” on 2/14. I’d much rather get this than some flowers that will die in two days and a box of chocolates that will be eaten in two minutes…
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I declare today a happy Monday. My boys from The Movement just released their first offical music video for the single, “Something to Say” off of their album One More Night that drops 3/20. Although this is their third alubm and only their first offical video filmed by one of their favorite venues down south, Margarillas, it couldn’t be more perfect. It’s chill, goofy, happy, real. It’s really The Movement. Listen, watch, and love! -j