We’re back, on 4/20, to bring you something special from 9 Mile Roots

Pre-Orders Start for ‘ReEvolve’; New Album From 9 Mile Roots Out May 19

All Pre-Orders Receive Immediate Download of Lead Single “Drifting”
Pre-sale link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/reevolve/id1225562610

9MiRoots-250

“(9 Mile Roots) is definitely an Irie Magazine favorite.”

9 Mile Roots - Full Band Photo1

Pre-orders are now available for 9 Mile Roots’ new album, ReEvolve, which is set for release on Friday, May 19. All pre-orders will immediately receive a download of “Drifing”, the lead single from the album. In addition to the start album pre-orders, 9 Mile Roots are giving another taste of their new material via a remix in the spirit of 4/20:

“ReEvolve iTunes Pre-Sale Link https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/reevolve/id1225562610

The video for “Drifting” which recently premiered on ThePier.org, can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdOdy225NZE. Irie Mag also featured a new track from the forthcoming album, including “On The Floor” in their April playlist, saying “This Suburban Roots Reggae band founded in 2009 and based out of the Baltimore / DC metro is definitely an Irie Magazine favorite.” Listen here: http://www.iriemag.com/irie-magazine/world-reggae/04-04/. And look out for the June, 2017 issue of Irie Mag, which will feature 9 Mile Roots on the cover.

9 Mile Roots’ is a dynamic eight-member band that serves up their music with equal doses of bouncy hip-hop flow and definitive rock edge centered around their reggae vibes. Never content to write and record the same types of sounds and songs, the band focused on the evolution of their sound on this release. For those that appreciate cerebral, poetically driven lyrics paired with rich layers of guitars and horns, 9 Mile Roots delivers strongly with their unique blend of music, which they dub Suburban Roots Reggae.

ReEvolve was a long time in the making, because as bassist Josh Behun puts it, “We are always evolving, reinventing ourselves, both as a band and as people. We don’t rush anything when it comes to making music, we only set out to make the songs that we really feel shine the light on who we are at a given time. We feel that ReEvolve is a really good reflection of who we are right now.”

ReEvolve Track Listing
1. Feel
2. Drifting
3. Bad Blood
4. On The Floor
5. The Battle
6. On The Wire
7 Premonition
8. Paper
9. Sun
10. Stand
11. Hands Back Up
12. Volcano

Links
Website http://www.9mileroots.com
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/9mileroots
Twitter https://twitter.com/9MileRoots
YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVjZ7FptmvuSModAHJW2oqA
SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/9-mile-roots

Hari Vasan Premieres Lyric Video for “Silence Comes Easy”

Hari Vasan is a new artist that we just started working with. This song does well to showcase his sincerity, energy and the rocking side of his song writing. And that voice. Hari was meant to sing, that is obvious. More details about his upcoming self-titled EP coming soon, for now dig the lyric video: (please click through to Facebook, we’re having technical difficulties with the video embed feature.

Silence Comes Easy Lyric Video

It's here!! Here's the premiere of the first track of my self-titled EP! It's a lyric video for an original song called "Silence Comes Easy." Please listen and share! Details on how to hear the rest of the music will be announced later this week!! Also, make sure to watch in full screen and HD!!

Posted by Hari Vasan Music on Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Bumpin’ Uglies new EP has best title ever: Sublime With No One

BU-SublimewNoOneYeah, they went there with that title. Aren’t you glad they did? I am, because they just set the reggae/punk/rock scene back closer to a state of normalcy than it’s been in a loooong time.

If you listen to Bumpin’ Uglies enough, several things will hit you, perhaps unexpectedly to the uninitiated. First will likely be but that name! You may ask yourself, do they take themselves seriously? Is it a gimmick? What type of characters make up this band? Second will be the direct and from-the-gut lyrics lead singer, guitarist and songwriter Brandon Hardesty throws down. Third will be the characteristic humor and charm you find in him and his band, realizing that they make grooves that are immediately recognizable, memorable and loveable. Which I suspect is exactly how Brandon wants it.

Stream Sublime With No One  on Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/album/0r8mVEt4LpixMYsrI5Ml8X

That’s not saying that Brandon doesn’t take his music seriously; he certainly does, however he holds nothing back in poking fun at himself and life in general, but it comes out right when it’s the true words boiling out. It’s just Brandon and Bumpin’ Uglies. See the final track title and lyrics for what I mean.

So it came as no surprise when Brandon contacted me to ask my thoughts about naming the next Bumpin’ Uglies release Sublime with No One. In my opinion there is no other band out there that could do something like this and have it make complete sense other than Bumpin’ Uglies. There will never be another Brad Nowell, we will never have Sublime again, especially the brutally honest and at times gut wrenching lyrics. It is something Brandon shares with the late legend, and it’s something that I applaud. Be who you are, be true, and own it. Brandon has never tried to be anything he’s not, nor has his music ever veered into places that were of questionable intent. In an age where everyone is becoming hypersensitive to words and speech they deem un-PC, Brandon flips them all the proverbial bird. And for that I am grateful.

Irreverence? Check. Humor? Check. Honesty? Check. Integrity? Check. Five new tracks of punky-reggae-dirty-rock-ska goodness from Bumpin’ Uglies? Yes please. These guys are slowly yet steadily developing legend status, mark these words: They are never going away. Sublime With No One just proves that they’ll never change, and obviously they’ll never sell out and try to be something other than Bumpin’ Uglies. Not many bands can say that…hell, not a lot of people can even say that.

Brandon and Bumpin’ Uglies approach is decidedly old school in a new school world. No pretense, no made up facade, no over-inflated sense of self-importance from them, ever. There was only one Sublime, and it should be said that there is only one Bumpin’ Uglies.

Sublime With No One track list:

  1. Warning
  2. Social Ladders
  3. Nostalgia
  4. Maturity
  5. Fuck It

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/bumpinugliesmusic

http://bumpinugliesmusic.com/