Reggae/Alt Rockers Iration Expand Their Approach with New Self-Titled Album (Listen)

Reggae/Alt Rockers Iration Expand Their Approach with New Self-Titled Album (Listen)

In the realm of “reggae rock,” it’s important to stand out somehow. Whether through the use of unconventional song structure, incorporating elements of punk music or creating your own hybrid sound, maintaining a sense of identity goes a long way. Iration, hailing from Santa Brabara, California, have done this very well over the course of their career.

On Friday, the band released their self-titled album, featuring 17 brand new songs and collaborations with peers including Slightly Stoopid, Tyrone’s Jacket and J Boog — and it also features some experimentation.

The reggae elements are definitely there, but so, too, are more rock-oriented styles as well.

Six albums into their career, the members of Iration seem quite comfortable with their sound — and it adds up to a very relaxing, laid-back listen.

“We’ve always been a band with very eclectic influences. We’ve never shied away from exploring different styles or sounds,” shares lead singer and songwriter Micah Pueschel. “We’ve always said that we don’t care what ‘genre’ a song fits into, we just care that we serve the song and let IT dictate where we go. This album was two years in the making and is what we consider the definitive sound of Iration. You’ll hear all of our influences being channeled and it might take you a few listens before you hear them all. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the ride.”

Stream the album below, via Spotify or Apple Music:

And catch Iration on the road this summer with Dirty Heads, the Movement and Pacific Dub:

Fri 5/18 Chula Vista, CA Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
Tue 5/22 Dallas, TX The Bomb Factory
Wed 5/23 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheater
**Fri 5/25 Monterey, CA California Roots Music & Arts Festival
Mon 5/28 Orlando, FL Orlando Amphitheater
Wed 5/30 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Thu 5/31 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater
Sat 6/2 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony Summer Stage
Tue 6/5 Pittsburgh, PA Highmark Stadium
Thu 6/7 Philadelphia, PA Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
Fri 6/8 Baltimore, MD Pier Six Pavilion
Sat 6/9 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Sun 6/10 Utica, NY Saranac Brewery
Tue 6/12 Cleveland, OH Jacobs Pavilion
Thu 6/14 Indianapolis, IN Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park
Fri 6/15 Sterling Heights, MI Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
Sat 6/16 Milwaukee, WI The Eagles Club
Sun 6/17 Minneapolis, MN Cabooze Outdoor Plaza
Mon 6/18 Kansas City, MO Cabooze Outdoor Plaza
Thu 6/21 Salt Lake City, UT The Union
Fri 6/22 Missoula, MT Kettle House Amphitheater
Sat 6/23 Redmond, WA Marymoor Amphitheater
Sun 6/24 Namba, ID Idaho Center Amphitheater
Tue 6/26 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Thu 6/28 Albuquerque, NM Villa Hispana Stage at The Expo
Fri 6/29 Las Vegas, NV Beach Stage at Mandalay Bay Resort
Sat 6/30 Irvine, CA FivePoint Amphitheater
**Sat 7/28 Honolulu, HI The Mayjah Rayjah Festival

**indicates festival appearances

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