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Taj Weekes & Adowa’s 5th Studio Record

Thursday, 4 February 2016 12:40

Taj Weekes & Adowa’s 5th Studio Record

Taj Weekes & Adowa are set to release their 5th studio album on February 12th, 2016. The album, titled Love, Herb & Reggae, serves as a refreshing, reggaefied spin on the vintage phrase “Sex, Drugs & Rock ‘N’ Roll.” The latest installment from Taj Weekes will be released through VPAL, the distribution arm of VP Records.

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Video: Pepper – “Start You Up”

Tuesday, 2 February 2016 01:00

Video: Pepper – “Start You Up”

Filmed in Waialea, otherwise known as 69 beach on the Kohala coast of Hawai’i, here is Pepper’s new music video as directed by Kahena Productions, a new cinematography brand formed by Ali Gollestani and Evan Loney, based out of Hawaii. The song is titled “Start You Up” and is the first single off their upcoming record, titled OHANA. A situation that often takes place in Hawaii, the theme of the video is around the beginning of love happening on the beach. The group tells The Pier that it: “Felt like it fit the song, the initial physical attraction and wanting to connect.”

Here’s what the label, Law Records, shared with The Pier on the video: “We were on a deadline with Pepper and our initial model had to reschedule; this threw us for a loop due to the time crunch. Thanks to social media, I saw that my good friends Keala Naihe (pro surfer / model) and Cristal Soranno (super model), who happen to be dating, were in town. So I called Keala and they were hyped, both big fans of Pepper. So we shot the next day, and our lucky stars were in line. The shoot went super smooth cause the chemistry between the two is on fire and the scenery of Wailea is magical!” Pepper’s new album OHANA will drop sometime this spring via LAW Records. Enjoy the song and video…

How I Discovered 311…

Tuesday, 2 February 2016 12:40

How I Discovered 311…

The Pier recently held a contest asking fans to email their stories of how they first discovered 311. The best two stories received a pair of FREE tickets to 311 Day 2016 on March 11th & 12th in New Orleans, LA. Since so many great stories were told, we decided to share some of the top ones we received from that contest…

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A ‘Unified Highway’ is Under Way

Monday, 1 February 2016 02:19

A ‘Unified Highway’ is Under Way

Arriving from separate directions, Rebelution vocalist/guitarist Eric Rachmany and Amp Live (formally of Zion I) meet on the same road to travel together in their creation of Unified Highway.

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MP3 Leak of the Week: Inner Circle

Sunday, 31 January 2016 12:16

MP3 Leak of the Week: Inner Circle

We LOVE to use this feature as a platform to release new music and we’re especially excited when that comes in the form of a collaboration track. Such is the case with this new one from Inner Circle and the song “I’ve Got The Handle” featuring J Boog

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