Support Blues Like Sandpaper | Rocksteady Like Dirt
New record from Irie Idea.

IRie Idea

A Punky-Reggae duo originally formed in Philadelphia Profile

A record full of huge tunes and styles of Rocksteady, Blues, Ska, Punk, Blue Beat, and Reggae.




This album was recorded in a marathon session this past March at the Steady Rock Easy-Groove Factory in LA with the brilliant production and musical assistance of Joe Quinones and Sammy Kay. Essentially we just camped out in the studio, chilled with Sammy & The Delirians, and worked really hard to make a good record in 10 days.

It rules.

It's an album full of huge tunes and styles of Rocksteady, Blues, Ska, Punk, Blue Beat, and Reggae amongst a few others. Anthony Medina of The Delirians sprinkles magic on at least half a dozen tunes with ferocious organ playing. Joe plays half a dozen instruments on the album including bass, trumpet, trombone, sax, and laid down tons of epic harmonies. We even got our new friend Esteban Flores Valenzuela to play piano on a tune. Oh and Sammy's credits are bottle playing, drunk girl, and getting fired dozens of times (but not really, it's just a joke, we love Sammy). It's set to be mastered by King Django very soon.

We're raising funds to press it on Vinyl and CD via our friends at BiGTUNES. It's only $10 to pre-order the Digital Album. There are 9 other absurdly awesome rewards such as test pressings, latte lessons, brewery tours, hang out sessions, us playing your birthday party, and as big as Morgan getting your name tattooed on him! Oh and it's not listed but each and every purchase also comes with our unwavering and undying gratitude. Check it out and please support!

Thanks -Curtis & Morgan

1. Soul Vending
2. Who
3. Portrait of a Lady
4. St John's Alley
5. Machines (There's a 50% Chance I'll Die 1st)
6. Oregon Blues

7. Han Shoots First
8. Good On Paper
9. There Goes The Neighborhood
10. What's a Matter
11. Smoke Signals
12. Hours


Production Notes

Curtis Irie: Guitars, Vocals, Bass, Harmonica

Morgan Smith: Drums, Vocals

Joe Quinones: Bass, Vocals, Trumpet, Trombone, Sax, Percussion, Production

Sammy Kay: Vocals, Bottles, Drunk Girl, Most Blue Angels, Production

Anthony Medina: Organ

Junior Esteban: Piano

John A. Garcia: Gang Vocals, Party Guy

About IRie Idea

Curtis and Morgan grew up playing music in separate bands around the PA/NY/NJ scene. It's no surprise that when they met while living in Philadelphia they shared the same musical goal: to create and perform songs of rebellion. Songs you can dance to, songs about the world as they see it, but most importantly, fun tunes. Honing in on their trade and building a unique wall of sound, they created a surrounding of incredible friends and fans while sharing the stage with such acts as The Slackers, Chris Murray, The Forthrights, The Menzingers, & Bomb The Music Industry. Coinciding with the release of their debut full length (Here's... more >
Visit profile page >
Loading...
You must be a project supporter to comment.
Loading...
Loading...

How Big Tunes works.

Big Tunes is a crowd funding platform for artists and their recording projects.
  • Your pre-orders raise money for the artist.
  • The funds help the artist finish their record.
  • If a campaign is funded, the campaign owner begins production of their record, and all the rewards.
  • If a campaign fails, we refund your payment immediately for all related purchases.
Thanks to

52

Supporters

0

Days Left
  • $3430

    $3200 was our goal.
    Success!

Choose your rewards

Delivered after the campaign if the goal is reached.
  • $10 - Digital Download

    Hi quality MP3 download of the new record.
  • $15 - CD + Sticker + Tile

    Get the album on CD, plus an Irie Idea sticker and spoke card. Includes music download.
  • $20 - Vinyl + Sticker + Tile

    Get the album on Vinyl, plus an Irie Idea sticker and spoke card. Includes music download.
  • $40 - Vinyl + CD + Sticker + Tile + Koozie

    Get the album on Vinyl & CD, and a beer Koozie, plus an Irie Idea sticker and spoke card. Includes music download.
  • $65 - Test Press + Vinyl + CD + Sticker + Tile + Koozie

    Get the album on Vinyl & CD, and a beer Koozie, plus an Irie Idea sticker and spoke card. AND a limited test pressing! Includes music download.
  • $125 - PDX ONLY: Latte Lesson W/ Morgan, Plus CD & Vinyl

    Learn from Latte master Morgan in Portland, and get some tunes too. Includes music download.
  • $150 - PDX ONLY: Private Brewery Tour, Plus CD & Vinyl

    Take a private tour of one of Portland's coolest breweries, and get some tunes too. Includes music download.
  • $200 - PDX ONLY: Everything + Hang With Irie Idea And Their Ghetto Blaster + Case Of Beer

    Hang with the band, drink beer, listen to tunes. Plus, get all the stuff. Includes music download.
  • $500 - PDX OR TOUR ONLY: Everything + We'll Play Your Event For You.

    We'll play your birthday party or other private event. Plus, get all the stuff. Includes music download.
  • $1,000 - Everything + Morgan Will Get Your Name Tattooed On Him!

    The eternal reward. Get all the stuff, plus Morgan will immortalize you with a tattoo. Includes music download.