|“…captivating reggae-tinged vibes…” – Billboard
“…reggae rock royalty…” – All Access Music
“The energy and musical ease of California/Hawaii reggae but with a crisp songcraft that recalls powerhouse adult alternative acts like UB40 at their peak.” – Hits Daily Double
“While still bearing plenty of reggae and dub traces, Iration continue to up the pop and rock quotient.”
– All Music
“…one of those bands whose music instantaneously lifts your spirits.” – The Pop Break
“…lucidly emotive both in instrumentation and in lyricism…[Iration] have successfully managed to achieve a unique and intriguing relevancy.” – Atwood Magazine
Los Angeles, CA – May 1, 2020 – Reggae-influenced alternative rock band Iration has announced the details for their new studio album Coastin’ and released new single “Right Here Right Now” featuring Eric Rachmany from Rebelution and Stick Figure. Set for release Friday, July 10th via the band’s own Three Prong Records, Coastin’ is the seventh full-length studio album from the Hawaiian-bred, California-based quintet. The release of “Right Here Right Now,“ a reggae-leaning anthem for our present lives, marks the first recorded original collaboration from the three acclaimed acts.PRESS HERE to download/stream. Coastin’ is available for pre-order now at all DSPs and each pre-order will include an instant download of“Right Here Right Now” as well as the band’s 2019 single “Chill Out” – PRESS HERE. Album and bundle packages will also be available at the official Iration webstore HERE.
“‘Right Here, Right Now’ is a song that celebrates living in the moment,” shares Iration. “We wanted to give everybody an anthem, and who better to enlist than our friends Eric Rachmany from Rebelution and Stick Figure? Our new album Coastin’ is a record about being thankful for the moments that we have and this song really focuses on that. It’s such a timely message, so let’s all celebrate self-reflection and live in the present.”
Iration (Micah Pueschel [lead vocals/guitar], Adam Taylor [bass], Joe Dickens [drums], Cayson Peterson [keyboard/synth], Micah Brown [guitar/vocals]) shines like never before on Coastin’ as they take listeners on a timeless 13-song musical journey, showcasing the band’s distinct hybrid style of music blending rock and reggae with elements of pop and newly incorporated R&B, funk and jazz sounds, set against meaningful and personal lyrics that push positivity, good vibes and good feelings into the world. There’s a story to be told from the beginning to the end of the album.
“When we think about the vibe of this record, one of the images that kept coming up was driving down PCH in a Cadillac convertible, top down, on a crispy, sunny day, and you just put the album on and drive,” describes Pueschel. “That’s the kind of feel that we want to bring – that feeling like there’s no worries, you’re not stressing about anything, you’re just putting on the music and going down the coast, enjoying the ride.”
Coastin’, recorded at Santa Barbara Sound Design and East West Studios, was produced and co-written by David Manzoor (Lupe Fiasco, Cam, Method Man) and engineered by Will Brierre (Imagine Dragons, Chris Isaak), who were both behind the boards for the band’s previous albums Iration and Hotting Up, and features an impressive blend of song and mix engineers including Jimmy Douglass (Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z), Mark Needham (Fleetwood Mac, The Killers, Saint Motel), Niko Marzouca & Rob Marks (Eminem, Usher, Rebelution) and Lars Stalfors (Cold War Kids, Foster The People, Massive Attack). The album, which combines modern music techniques with the energy of live music and the vibe of a band playing together, opens up with the title track “Coastin’,” a song about being present and opening your mind, eyes and ears to your surroundings, and moves into “Contact High,“ a love song that leans more in the alternative rock lane with lush drums and a catchy hook. Lyrically, Coastin’ is inspired by real life experiences, including the loss of friends, being in a life or job where you’re apart from your loved ones, and even an ode to Pueschel’s newborn daughter. The forthcoming collection also features guest appearances from Common Kings on the R&B-tinged track “If You Only Knew” and Hawaiian-based female reggae vocalist Eli-Mac on “Guava Lane” as well as orchestral strings on multiple songs. Full track listing for Coastin’ below.
Since their formation over 15 years ago, Iration has racked up more than 1 billion total streams. Their previous albums Hotting Up  and Automatic  both peaked at #1 on Billboard‘s Reggae Albums Chart with Iration , Double Up  and Time Bomb  each reaching #2 on the chart. The band’s music has also been featured on alternative rock radio stations across the country, including The World Famous KROQ in Los Angeles. The celebrated five-piece, known for their vivacious live performances and relentless touring, has also sold out headlining shows across the country including last summer’s massive amphitheater outing, performed at festivals nationwide such as Lollapalooza, Hangout, BottleRock, SXSW, Life Is Beautiful and Outside Lands as well as special events for the San Francisco Giants, San Francisco 49ers and Bernie Sanders, and has toured and appeared alongside Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution, Sublime With Rome, UB40, Dirty Heads and many more throughout their impressive and growing career. The band is hopeful they’ll be able to get out on the road soon to support Coastin’ and bring their aloha spirit to audiences worldwide; stay tuned to their social channels and website www.irationmusic.com for updates on tour dates.
COASTIN’ TRACK LISTING
2. Contact High
3. Guava Lane ft. Eli-Mac
4. Daylight Saving
5. Zen Island
6. Right Here Right Now ft. Eric Rachmany and Stick Figure
7. Home Tonight
9. If You Only Knew ft. Common Kings
10. Chill Out
12. Move Forward
13. Learn From Me
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