On Sept 30th, Rochester, NY’s Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad will release their new album Steady via Easy Star Records. This will be a 13 track album and we’re giving away their titled track, “Steady”, for FREE, this week only! Read more about the album here…
You can download the new Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad track, “Steady”, for FREE on our home page, under the MP3 Leak of the Week section on the right hand column! This Download will only be available until Saturday Sept 13th, 2014.
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad – “Steady”
1.) Whatever Cost
3.) Wolf At The Door
5.) Take Your Place (feat. Ranking Joe)
6.) Mr. Cop
7.) Hurt Up Your Brother
10.) Nice Feeling
12.) Not The Fool
13.) Favorite Song
This is Giant Panda’s fourth studio album & first since 2012. It will also be their first release with Easy Star Records, a label with a roster that already includes The Green, Rebelution, John Brown’s Body, Cas Haley, The Black Seeds, and Easy Star All-Stars.
“This is without a doubt the best sounding record we’ve ever made,” says singer-bassist James Searl. “But it’s also the most consistently solid set of songwriting we’ve done to date.”
According to the band, the bulk of the songs from the new album were recorded in 2013 with Craig Welsch of 10 Ft. Ganja Plant co-producing. Other producers on the album include Danny Kalb (The Green, Ben Harper) & Matt Saccuccimorano (John Brown’s Body).
Steady will be followed in early 2015 by a sequel to Country called Bright Days, which will take the band’s Americana acoustic persona even further. This is also due to come out on Easy Star Records, along with a vinyl version of Steady.
You can Pre-Order the new album, Steady, on Giant Panda’s website by clicking HERE!
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad Background:
James Searl: Bass, Vocals
Chris O’Brian: Drums, Vocals
Dylan Savage: Guitar, Vocals
Dan Keller: Guitar, Vocals
Tony Gallicchio: Keys
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad (GPGDS) formed in 2001 in Rochester, New York & they’re best known for folding the aesthetics of the jam-band scene into the structures of reggae. In the live setting, the band performs extended jams, while their previous studio albums have blended roots reggae with psychedelia (In These Times, 2012) or diverged from the genre completely, journeying into straight Americana (Country, 2012).
Leading up to their first release in 2 years with Steady, Giant Panda will be on tour with their new label-mates, Easy Star All-Stars, playing direct support with Tatanka opening up. Check the remaining tour dates below & mark your calendar for the Sept 30th release of Steady. We recommend picking it up on Vinyl!
Huge thanks again to Giant Panda for allowing us to share new song “Steady” to post up for FREE download. Free music is a privilege that we’re grateful for and we appreciate the work these artists do! Please feel free to download this song for free and spread the awareness to your friends!
Enjoy the FREE track on the homepage!
Article By: Mike Patti
Photo By: Dave Jones
Watch: Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad – “Steady” (Lyrical Video)