Welcome to February, Goodbye to January! We’re now in our 2nd month of 2011 and as of today, February 1st, we’re pleased to announce a few killer albums that are now available for sale! You can pick these albums up on iTunes or wherever most albums are sold! If theres a release that came out today that we forgot about, drop us a comment here or let us know by posting freely in our Pier Forum
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Live Forever
Recorded 30 years ago while Marley was touring in support of his album Uprising, the Live Forever is Bob Marley’s last recorded concert and is out now as Bob Marley & The Wailers – Live Forever: The Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA, September 23, 1980 (out via UMe/Tuff Gong International).
The set is a 2CD/3LP/digital collection that features many of Bob’s most cherished songs such as No Woman No Cry, Jammin’, and Is This Love, among others. The spectacular audio documentary Live Forever, also immortalizes the last song Marley ever performed live in concert: Get Up Stand Up, his rally cry for equality.
Matisyahu – Live At Stubb’s Vol. 2
On a hot August night in Austin, TX, Matisyahu took the stage at the famed music venue Stubb’s with his band, Brooklyn’s The Dub Trio, for an unforgettable live music experience. Showcasing his impressive artistic evolution, Matisyahu unveiled brand new song Open The Gates and performed songs that span his lauded catalogue, including selections from 2004?s Shake Off The Dust…Inviting the intimate crowd to join him in documenting the extraordinary energy in the room that evening, he and his audience created the musical time capsule that is now Live at Stubb’s Vol. II.
[Read The Pier’s official Album Review for this album as reviewed by Amber McDonald, by clicking HERE]
Iration – Fresh Grounds EP
Fresh Grounds, the new EP from Iration, is now available for a special price of just $3.99, on iTunes until Feb 8, after which it will be available online everywhere for $4.95. Buy it directly from the band now digitally HERE, or on CD Here. Iration is stoked to be continuing on through the rest of the nation after a run of the Winter Greens Tour on our Fresh Grounds Tour, starting Feb 8 in Buffalo, NY with special guests: Ballyhoo!, Through the Roots, The Hold Up, and others.
Chris Boomer – I Am Who I Am
Chris Boomer Unchangco was “discovered” so to speak by Jacob Hemphill of SOJA while the band was touring the island. After hearing Boomer play at a bar, Hemphill introduced himself and the two struck up a fast friendship. Together Boomer and Hemphill co-wrote You and Me for Soja’s album Born in Babylon, which ultimately became one of the most downloaded songs of 2009. Afterward, Boomer began production on I Am Who I Am. The album’s breezy riddims and Hemphill’s traditionalist production technique create an ornate backdrop for Chris Boomer’s thick, soulful voice.
[Read The Pier’s official Album Review for this album as reviewed by Chris Castro, by clicking HERE]