Greetings and Love, Idren!
We hope you’ve all had nuff fun in the sun this summer. The weather has been strange here in the Northeast, but we’ve been blessed with some great times in Philly and at the Jersey shore once again this year, and we apprecilove all of you who have come out to support us and the upful message of reggae music. From an unforgettable show at the Blockley with Toots & the Maytals, to the lovely security guard dancing in front of the stage at Bally’s Beach Bar on 8/21, this summer has left us with a wealth of memories and laughs to last a lifetime.
But there’s really no need to post a typical, sentimental, end-of-the-season blog post here today. We have a couple of announcements to keep the good vibes rolling into the autumn (which, here in PA, is a beautiful season)…
Got any Labor Day Weekend plans? Well, you do now! Come to Mebane, NC on Saturday, 9/3 to see us at The Getdown Music Festival and Campout, with a great line-up of bands from all over the eastern US. Or make a whole weekend out of it and camp out from Thursday to Monday. We’ve heard of a lot of these bands through the Home Grown Music Network, so we’re looking forward to a variety of sounds and a really good time. For more information, go to thegetdown.org.
Many of you have been patiently waiting for (but frequently asking about) the new album, Against the Current. Well, it is coming along very nicely, to say the least. Johnny has given us all some rough, rough mixes to listen to, and I can’t stop listening to it. Mark has come up with some killer album art, too. It’s so close we can almost taste it, and we definitely smell it. But you know we want to give you a solid album once again, so we’re not rushing it. There’s no official release date yet, but I will say this: you’ll definitely have it in time to gift-wrap several copies and put them under the tree for your family and friends; you’ll hopefully have it in time to give thanks for it with a side of cranberry sauce; and you may even find yourself dancing to it in your Snookie costume.
Stay tuned for more info on Against the Current and our CD release parties. In the meantime, you can read some of the lyrics from both albums on our Lyrics page.
B. Hold, James, Johnny, and Mark