MP3 Leak of the Week: Darenots

There’s a new 4-piece group based out of Toronto, Canada called the Darenots who are releasing a new EP, titled The Now Is Truth, on May 27th. They’re releasing the EP under the flag of Law Records and are giving away track 2, “Focus to Faded” for FREE exclusively to The Pier…

Vybz Kartel is BACK with ‘King of the Dancehall’

Dancehall mastermind Vybz Kartel drops his new album, King of the Dancehall, on June 10th, 2016. The apropos title serves as a reminder that the controversial artist, commonly referred to as the “World Boss,” is still the authority when it comes to dancehall music. King of the Dancehall contains 14 unreleased tracks, each recorded before […]

Ocean Alley’s Debut Record ‘Lost Tropics’

Australian psych-reggae outfit Ocean Alley have slated May 13th, 2016 as the release date for their debut album, Lost Tropics. The band’s first full-length rides on the heels of two successful, jam-packed EPs Yellow Mellow (2013) and In Purple (2015).

2016 Reggae SumFest in Montego Bay, Jamaica

This summer, the hottest names in reggae and dancehall will gather once again in Montego Bay, Jamaica for Reggae SumFest. 23 years running, 2016’s Reggae SumFest will takes place July 17-23. Though the official lineup has yet to be announced, the festival’s alumni list includes top tier recording artists from Jamaica and beyond.

Video: The Olés – “Sunshine” (Cover)

Out of Isla Vista, CA come The Olés who dropped a new 14 track album, Strictly Speaking on January 19th. Included on that record is “Sunshine” a song originally recorded by hip-hop duo ATMOSPHERE. The Olés cover of the song is track 6 on Strictly Speaking that you can pick up on iTunes by clicking […]

Dirty Heads & Sublime with Rome Summer Tour 2016

Dirty Heads and Sublime with Rome will be joining forces this summer on a 29-show tour across the U.S. The tour officially kicks off with Sublime with Rome and Tribal Seeds next month on June 25th; Dirty Heads will join the tour starting July 1st in Florida along with others on various dates including 311, […]

MP3 Leak of the Week: Perfect By Tomorrow

This week we direct our focus to the Pacific Northwest where Seattle, WA’s Perfect By Tomorrow put out a single this past March titled “Shelter” featuring Casey Sullivan, formerly of Seedless. Thanks to the band, the song is available for FREE download as we unfold the back-story to the track…

Closer To The Sun: Mexico Vacation Destination 2016

Your favorite four-night fiesta, Closer to the Sun, announces its anticipated return to Puerto Morelos, Mexico! Hosted by Slightly Stoopid, the guys have invited some of the hottest reggae bands to accompany them on the Closer to the Sun beach stage.