“War Machine” is this week’s Leak and it’s off Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad’s new album Bright Days. The song is far from reggae with a country Americana roots feel to it, speaking out against War. The track is available for FREE this week only. Read more about this unique release by Giant Panda…
You can download Giant Panda’s NEW single “War Machine” for FREE, on our home page under the MP3 Leak of the Week on the right hand column! This Download will only be available until Saturday May 30th, 2015.
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad – “War Machine”
Bright Days Background:
As mentioned inside our 2015 Most Anticipated Albums, Rochester, NY’s big ol’ Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad has released Bright Days via Easy Star Records on May 18th, 2015.
The 9-track Americana album includes a guest feature by G. Love who contributed some Harp on the track “Humboldt County Gold,” a long with Eric Robertson who performs Mandolin on a few tracks with “Atabey,” “Good To You,” and “War Machine,” while Milt Reder, the studio owner, plays guitar on ALL the tracks.
These are “Major perks for a Panda Record” vocalist-bassist James Searl tells The Pier. “When Milt plugged in his guitar and began to play, we realized that the session was serious and special.”
The album was recorded at Rear Window Studio in Brookline, MA with Craig Welsch (one of the key players in 10 Ft. Ganja Plant). After the band recorded their 2014 Pier Award Nominated album STEADY, Craig said “Ok, I’m pressing record on the tape machine. GO!” A day or two later and Bright Days was recorded.
James Searl continued to tell The Pier that new songs “War Machine” and “Humboldt County Gold” are 2 fantastic tunes that he’s excited about, among the others. This album is said to follow the January 2012 release of Country, a lyrically-driven roots Americana Album.
Here’s what James Searl had to say back in December when describing the mindset that perfectly accompanies this album: “You know those lucid moments that come at 5 AM when you have been up all night and the Christmas lights are on and it seems like you have all the time in the world to reflect on life and give thanks for the wonder that is existence? This album is that.”
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 and Steady, 2014) or diverged from the genre completely, journeying into straight Americana (Country, 2012 and Bright Days, 2015).
Huge thanks again to Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad for allowing us to share their new song “War Machine” 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!
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Article By: Mike Patti
Photo By: Josue Rivas
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