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'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 & Morgan1. Soul Vending
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
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
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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 >