June 2013 Album Releases

June 2013 Album Releases

June not only marks the official start of Summer, but this month is full of great new releases by a line of excellent artists! No Pier pressure, but be sure to check out these nine new album releases dropping this month!

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Check out the Album Releases from prior months:

  • January 2013 Album Releases
  • February 2013 Album Releases
  • March 2013 Album Releases
  • April 2013 Album Releases
  • May 2013 Album Releases

    June 2013 Album Releases

    Mystic Roots – Camp Fire Vol. 1
    Release Date: June 4th
    Chico, CA natives, Mystic Roots Band is an infusion of dub, hip-hop, dancehall, and peace. After a three year journey touring as Pato Banton’s supporting band and the success of their last studio album Cali-HI they are back with their third studio album Camp Fire.

    Working with Mykal Rose,Tippa Irie, and C-Money from Slighly Stoopid, this album is the first part of the outfit’s plan for a double album, with Camp Fire Vol. 2 set to be re-released entirely as a remix album on September 3rd, along with a box set.

    You can pick up Camp Fire Vol. 1 on iTunes now, by clicking HERE!

    Read our review of the album HERE!

    Read more about the album HERE!

    Morgan Heritage – Here Come The Kings
    Release Date: June 11th
    The Royal Family has released their highly anticipated album, Here Come The Kings on June 11th via VP Records. Together again, the reggae children of famed artist Denroy Morgan have buckled down to produce their first album in nearly six years. Reflecting on the process of creating the new album, lead singer Peetah Morgan says it will, “stimulate the minds of the people and let them know what we’ve created, it’s real”. Peetah also assures fans that, “We’re a lot more confident and mature than what you heard 5 years ago…the musicality of this project is attractive to the young generation while maintaining the uplifting content that we’re known for,”

    While they have pushed for a more modern sound, the value of love and respects is still the same. Gramps Morgan assures fans that they are all just, “delivering the message to a new generation”.

    You can pick up Here Come The Kings on iTunes now, by clicking HERE!

    Read our album review HERE!

    Read more about the album HERE!

    Reeform – The Road Less Traveled EP
    Release Date: June 11th
    On June 11th, San Diego’s own Reeform released a 4 track EP titled The Road Less Traveled. Recorded at 17th Street Recording Studios with producer Lew Richards, the EP features guest appearances by singer/guitarist Casey Sullivan & drummer Shay Pino of the band Seedless.

    Reeform guitarist/vocalist, Nick Colon had this to say about the upcoming release, “Within these four songs we sing about life’s struggle, trippy experiences, women, and spreading love through music…We realized how much hard work really goes in to recording, and we quickly realized that we took a different route to complete these songs”.

    You can pick up The Road Less Traveled EP on iTunes now, by clicking HERE!

    Read more about the EP HERE!

    Sublime – Live @ The Palace DVD (10/21/95)
    Release Date: June 18th
    On June 18th, 2013, you will officially be able to own a copy of history with Sublime’s 3-Ring Circus: Live at The Palace. This legendary performance was filmed in Hollywood, California back on October 21st, 1995. The 3-Ring Circus tour featured the late Wesley Willis and his Fiasco Band as well as Lordz of Brooklyn, and Incubus, who was then just known as a young group from the valley.

    The DVD, also known as “The Bootleg Series,” will be the first release of live Sublime footage featuring all original members, including Lou Dog, in 7 years! With 27 songs fully performed by the LBC legends, the DVD comes in at over 70minutes.

    The classic footage is available for purchase in 3 different formats. The deluxe package with DVD and CD includes a bonus disc of the band’s show at the Las Palmas Theater with a commemorative laminated backstage pass and an exclusive poster. Picking up the DVD by itself will include the full performance, plus bonus features. Lastly, you can purchase just the CD audio that has been fully mixed and mastered.

    You can pick up a copy now, by clicking HERE!

    Read more about the DVD set HERE!

    Bushwood – Tidal Wave
    Release Date: June 22nd
    Hailing from Southern Florida, Bushwood is ready to spread their tropical vibe to the rest of the nation with their upcoming sophomore album “Tidal Wave”. The album is scheduled for release on June 22nd! Bushwood included ten new tracks on the album that they think are the perfect way for anyone to enjoy the 2013 summer. They were able to fund the project by using the program KickStarter. Of the new album, Bushwood shares, “After the positive response from fans and critics for our debut album, we are glad to finally reveal our new material to the fans who have waited so patiently. A huge thank you to everyone involved in helping us realize this vision.”

    The album was recorded and mixed by Lucio Rubino at his Fish Tank Studio in Saint Augustine, Florida. Rubino can also be heard on the album providing vocals for “Let It Flow” and “Top of the Line” for added sound. After the recording process, Maria Rice of Peerless Mastering in Boston, mastered the content for the final touches.

    Pick up Bushwood’s entire self-titled album inside our MP3 Massive section for FREE, by clicking HERE!

    You can download a few songs from the new Tidal Wave album in our MP3 Massive, by clicking HERE!

    Ballyhoo! – Pineapple Grenade
    Release Date: June 25th
    On June 25th, Aberdeen, MD’s reggae/rock band Ballyhoo!, a midst their Summer tour with Authority Zero, will drop their new 14 track album, titled Pineapple Grenade. Mixed by the great, Paul Leary, Pineapple Grenade is the bands first full length album since the fall 2011 release of Daydreams, which was also nominated for Album of the Year in The Pier’s 2011 Pier Awards.

    Singer/Guitarist, Howi Spangler shared this about the forthcoming release, “Pineapple Grenade! is more chill than Daydreams, but the songs still hit pretty hard in other ways. We got to play around with guitar tones and different sounds – I love that we try new things with each release.”.

    The group is excited to announce that the album will be released independently via the groups newly launched record label, Right Coast Records. All the songs were written and produced by Ballyhoo! with the exception of the song “No Good”, that was produced by Rome Ramirez of Sublime with Rome.

    You can pick up a copy now, by clicking HERE!

    Read more about the album HERE!

    Bob Marley & The Wailers – Legend Remixed
    Release Date: June 25th
    For the first time, Bob Marley And The Wailers’ iconic 1984 album, Legend, is re-imagined for Legend Remixed, an inspired new spin on the reggae classic to be released June 25, 2013 as a way to celebrate the summer in North America on CD, LP and digitally by Island/Tuff Gong/UME. Legend’s 16 tracks have been remixed by top DJs/producers. Included in this cohesive new set are tracks by ten time Grammy winner Stephen Marley, Pretty Lights, Thievery Corporation, Jason Bentley, Z-Trip with Lee “Scratch” Perry, Photek, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Roni Size, RAC, Beats Antique, Nickodemus & Zeb, as well as a new rendition remix of “Redemption Song” by five-time Grammy® Award winning reggae artist, Ziggy Marley.

    Bob Marley remains one of the 20th century’s most important and influential entertainment icons. Marley’s lifestyle and music continue to inspire new generations as his legacy lives on through his music. In the digital era, he has the second-highest social media following of any posthumous celebrity, with the official Bob Marley Facebook page drawing more than 42 million fans, ranking it among the Top 25 of all Facebook pages and Top 10 among celebrity pages. Since 1992, Marley’s music catalog has sold more than 77 million albums worldwide and his accolades include inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1994) and ASCAP Songwriters Hall of Fame (2010), a GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award (2001), multiple entries in the Grammy® Hall Of Fame, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (2001).

    You can pick up a copy now, by clicking HERE!

    Fat Freddy’s Drop – Blackbird
    Release Date: June 25th
    The boys from New Zealand are back and set to drop their third studio album Blackbird on June 28th. Since their first live album Live at the Matterhorn in 2001, Fat Freddy’s Drop has seen worldwide success and recognition and have played over 800 shows to date.

    Featuring nine tracks, Blackbird was written and recorded at Bays, the bands own studio. Situated in Wellington’s beach suburb of Lyall Bay, the building was one of the last vinyl pressing plants in NZ before being converted to an Apostolic church in the ’70s.

    Saxaphonist Chopper Reedz shares, “Blackbird is truer to FFD’s musical philosophy than anything else we’ve done. The song forms are unruly – just like our live shows – and we’ve really tried to craft arrangements that showcase Joe Dukie’svoice. It’s an unholy mix of disco, rootsy dub, blues, soul and electronic funk -but it’s what we love to do.”

    You can pick up a copy now by clicking HERE!

    Read more about the record, HERE!

    Jimmy Cliff – The KCRW Session
    Release Date: June 25th
    Last June, reggae legend Jimmy Cliff visited Los Angeles’ KCRW for a live acoustic performance of nine songs on the public radio station’s acclaimed program, “Morning Becomes Eclectic,” hosted by KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley. The recording of the live broadcast, titled The KCRW Session, will be released on June 25 by Universal Music Enterprises.

    The KCRW Session features selected songs from Cliff’s acclaimed, GRAMMY®-winning (Best Reggae Album) 2012 album, REBIRTH, as well as classics from the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s catalog. All of the session’s songs were performed by Jimmy Cliff on guitar and vocal.

    “This session is one of my fondest memories from the KCRW studios,” says Bentley. “Jimmy Cliff sat right down with his guitar and gave 110% on every song, and then proved himself a gentleman in thoughtful conversation. We all felt graced by a living legend that day, and we witnessed a truly special performance that I’m proud to say lives on through this recording.”

    Jimmy Cliff’s entire “Morning Becomes Eclectic” performance is available for video streaming on KCRW.com

    You can pick up a copy now, by clicking HERE!

    Article By: Aaron Solomon