Massachusetts’ rising reggae rock group The Cornerstone has officially changed names to The Elovaters. To celebrate a fresh start, the South Shore 7-piece has released a new music video for the track “Sunshine.” The Elovaters also recently announced a huge slate of winter tour dates, including a performance with John Brown’s Body at Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA on January 28th, 2017.
The new video for “Sunshine,” a track off the band’s debut album, was shot in The Elovaters hometown of Marshfield, MA. The film location holds extra special meaning to the band and their community. The Elovaters were filmed performing in front of the Zwoods Sea Wall, which is a mural that pays tribute to Zac Woods, a beloved community member who passed away in a boating accident in 2011. The video was directed and edited by Colin McElaney of Red Eye Media.
Watch: The Elovaters – “Sunshine”
Beginning in January, The Elovaters will be heading out on their most expansive tour to date. The band is scheduled to play 27 shows between January and April, including a handful of shows as far south as Florida.
“This is our first major tour, down the east coast, all the way down to Florida and back. The farthest south we’ve been so far is Virginia,” says drummer Nick Asta.
The Elovaters will be joined by good company for a few dates as well, opening for East Coast staples like John Brown’s Body, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, and Roots of Creation.
The Massachusetts natives have been making big waves in the rapidly growing Boston reggae scene. Last year The Elovaters played alongside some of the genre’s top artists, including Ziggy Marley, Stick Figure, The Movement, New Kingston, and Bumpin Uglies. The band plays across the spectrum of reggae, adding elements of funk with Frontman Jackson Wetherbee’s undeniably smooth voice.
The Elovaters debut album The Cornerstone was recorded at Lion & Fox Studios in Washington D.C. in October 2016. Mike Caplan (SOJA, Rebelution, Groundation) engineered the project. As part part of the process of changing their name, The Elovaters will be re-releasing that album some time this year (they will keep the original title The Cornerstone).
Be on the look out for the re-release of their debut album and if you’re on the East Coast, have a look at the tour dates to see if The Elovaters are coming to your city this winter.
Watch: The Elovaters – “Wind On My Back”