The Expanders Announce ‘Old Time Something Come Back Again, Vol.2’

The Expanders Announce ‘Old Time Something Come Back Again, Vol.2’

Los Angeles’ classic roots group The Expanders are prepared to release a new album on September 29th, 2017. The Expanders will drop Old Time Something Come Back Again, Vol. 2, a collection of “deep cuts” and classic covers, in the 2nd installment of their cover series. Old Time Something Come Back Again, Vol. 2 will release via Easy Star Records.

As true students of classic Jamaican music, The Expanders have developed a soulful, throwback reggae sound that separates themselves from the rest of the American reggae scene. The 5-piece group out of Los Angeles broke out after the release of their acclaimed 2015 album Hustling Culture. The Expanders are formed by John Asher (drums/vocals), John Butcher (guitar/vocals), Roy Fishell (organs), Chiquis Lozoya (bass/vocals), and Devin Morrison (guitar/vocals).

Vol. 2 of the series offers a new slate of songs covering classic artists like Burning Spear, The Ethiopians, The Gladiators and more. Differing from Vol. 1, which consisted of songs The Expanders had already been incorporating into their live set, Vol. 2 features songs the band had never played before. This created a new challenge of picking up and executing each song from the ground up. The band’s aim to capture their natural sound and to maintain continuity in their cover series was nurtured by longtime collaborator and producer Tom Cook. Another goal for The Expanders on the album was to take listeners on a journey through the evolution of reggae music.

Listen: The Expanders Strugglers’ Time (Originally By Ghetto Connection)

The first taste from the upcoming album comes in the form of the song “Strugglers’ Time,” a tune originally recorded by Ghetto Connection. The Expanders are hitting the road hard the whole rest of the summer and into the fall. Posted below are all the tour dates including a December Closer To The Sun trip to Mexico with Slightly Stoopid. You can pre-order the album on iTunes by clicking HERE!

The Expanders – Old Time Something Come Back Again, Vol.2 Track-list:
The-Expanders1.) Walla Walla (Originally recorded by Burning Spear)
2.) Life Is A Funny Thing (Originally recorded by The Ethiopians)
3.) Put Those Fools (Originally recorded by The Tidals)
4.) Brutal (Originally recorded by The Itals)
5.) Try Me One More Time (Originally recorded by Stranger & Gladdy)
4.) Christopher Columbus (Originally recorded by Little Roy and Ian Rock)
7.) We Are Free (Originally recorded by Burning Spear)
8.) Another Moses (Originally recorded by The Ethiopians)
9.) Strugglers’ Time (Originally recorded by Ghetto Connection)
10.) Anti-Christ (Originally recorded by Yabby You & The Prophets)
11.) Freedom Train (Originally recorded by The Gladiators)
12.) Band You Belly (Originally recorded by The Ethiopians)
13.) Love Is All (Originally recorded by Carlton & The Shoes)
14.) I Have A Party (Originally recorded by Kenty Spence & His Stars)

The Expanders Tour Dates

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Article By: Brian Winters