Band Releases First Single, â€œSky is the Limitâ€, For Download Today
On January 10, 2012, Santa Barbara, CA based Rebelution will release their 3rd studio album,Peace Of Mind, through their own label 87 Music. The label, in partnership with Controlled Substance Sound Labs, will simultaneously release two additional versions of the entire record as a multi-length triple album. Peace of Mind: Acoustic will feature all twelve original album tracks stripped down acoustic as well as Peace of Mind: Dub remixed by Easy Starâ€™s Michael Goldwasser (Dub Side of The Moon, Radiodread, Sgt. Pepperâ€™s Lonely Hearts Dub Band). The albums will be available via digital download, CD and will be available for preorder. Beginning today,fans can get a free download of all three versions of Peace of Mindâ€™s first single, the upbeat â€œSky is the Limitâ€ by heading to www.rebelutionmusic.com.
â€œIt;s been two and a half years since our last album and we are very excit ed to release new material. The triple-album is definitely a progression musically and genre wise from our past albums, while still grounded in reggae,â€ says the band.
Expanding beyond their usual self-production, Rebelution collaborated with five different producers including Goldwasser (Easy Star All-Stars), Amplive (Zion-I), Yeti Beats (Kool Keith, George Clinton), Keith Armstrong and Errol Brown (Stephen, Ziggy, Damian, and Bob Marley), building upon their signature style and venturing into different musical landscapes. From the opening horns on â€œSky is the Limitâ€ to the lush strings incorporated into the gentle â€œRoute Aroundâ€ to the driving guitar and synths throughout â€œLady In Whiteâ€, the band has built upon their sound spanning a number of genres while remaining true to their reggae roots.
Peace of Mind follows Rebelutionâ€™s wildly successful previous album, Bright Side of Life, which debuted at the #1 position on the iTunes Reggae Charts, #3 for the top iTunes albums downloaded in the United States in all genres of music and reached No. 1 on the BillboardÂ Top Reggae Albumschart. The band continuously tours across the country, ventured to South America and Europe, and has previously performed at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits among others.
Hailing from Santa Barbara, California, Rebelution has developed into a front-runner for grassroots, independent and tour driven music groups representing California Reggae. Originally formed in 2004, members Eric Rachmany (vocals / guitar), Rory Carey (keyboards), Wesley Finley (drums), and Marley D. Williams (bass) met in college, while residing in Isla Vista, a popular beachside community in Santa Barbara. It was there that the seeds to Rebelutionâ€™s future were planted creating inspiring and engaging music that would leave their listeners with the sense that they have the power to make this world a better place.