These days, who doesn’t love free stuff? Well, one of Orange County’s favorite reggae rocker groups has just released their new single free of charge for your listening pleasure. Six-piece band 80 Proof has come out with “Turn Up the Sound”, off of their new album set to release August 6th.
Although the band has been cultivating their music talent since 2004, the group took a few years off to pursue education and other personal endeavors. But, the boys are back together and working harder than ever. So far, they have a debut E.P., “A Life of Fire” and another single “Runnin” under their belt. In addition to releases, the band has also gained a fun stage reputation with invitations from Tribal Seeds, Pato Banton, Through the Roots, Seedless, Fortunate Youth and more.
The band’s unique blend of reggae, rock, pop, blues and soul can be heard on the new single, which fans have been raving about on social media. 80 Proof posted the free single download on their Facebook page, which has received hundreds of likes and comments such as, “Love it! Keep it up. Can’t wait for the rest of the album!”
Fans are anticipating the release of the rest of the band’s upcoming album, which is produced by Lewis Richards at 17th Street Recording Studio, in Costa Mesa, CA. Richards is a big name in the reggae-rock realm having worked with names as big as The Dirty Heads, Sublime, Slightly Stoopid, and The Police.
The band gave a personal shout out to Lewis on their Facebook page, “We couldnt have done this without all of your support or without Lew over at 17th Street Recording Studio. YAAA!!!!”
The single can be found for download by clicking HERE
June 2 @ Schooner at Sunset, Sunset Beach, CA
June 11 @ Tiki Bar, Costa Mesa, CA
July 6 @ Seaport Marina Hotel, Long Beach, CA
80 Proof Links:
80 Proof MP3 Massive
80 Proof Website
80 Proof Facebook
Article By: Erin Walsh
Listen: 80 Proof – “Turn Up the Sound”
Watch: 80 Proof – “Runnin'” Official Music Video