Rebelution’s Confident New Album ‘Free Rein’ is Tailor-Made for the Warm Summer Months Ahead (New Music Friday)

Rebelution’s Confident New Album ‘Free Rein’ is Tailor-Made for the Warm Summer Months Ahead (New Music Friday)

Santa Barbara’s Rebelution are all about good vibes. Relaxation, tranquility, self-confidence — these are all common subjects covered by the reggae/rock band over the years.

On Friday, the band released its sixth studio album, Free Rein, a collection of songs about some of those same general themes, with vocalist/guitarist Eric Rachmany singing about not giving up, being confident enough to handle whatever comes his way, and so forth.

Musically, these guys exude a style that comes with being one of the biggest bands in the scene, going out on bigger and bigger tours each year. Just as their colleagues in Iration recently released their own new album of varied styles and unwavering confidence,  the same can be said for Rebelution with Free Rein — which is a perfect record to release in the middle of June, really.

Photo: Sam Medina

Stream it below, via Spotify or Apple Music … and be prepared to feel good.

Rebelution’s big summer tour with Stephen Marley, Common Kings, Zion I and DJ Mackle kicks off next week:

June 22nd – Orlando Amphitheater – Orlando, FL
June 23rd – Sunset Cove Amphitheater – Boca Raton, FL
June 24th – St. Augustine Amphitheatre – St. Augustine, FL
June 27th – Pigsah Brewing Co. – Black Mountain, NC
June 28th – Riverfront Park – North Charleston, SC
June 29th – Red Hat Amphitheater – Raleigh, NC
June 30th – Union Bank & Trust Pavilion – Portsmouth, VA
July 1st – MGM National Harbor – Oxon Hill, MD
July 5th – Pier Six Pavilion – Baltimore, MD
July 6th – Stony Pony Summerstage – Asbury Park, NJ
July 7th – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing – Philadelphia, PA
July 11th – Saranac Brewery – Utica, NY
July 12th – Ford Amphitheatre at Coney Island – Brooklyn, NY
July 13th – Bold Point Park – Providence, RI
July 15th – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom – Hampton, NH
August 12th – Las Vegas, NV – The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan
August 15th – Athletic Club of Bend – Bend, OR
August 16th – Britt Pavilion – Jacksonville, OR
August 17th – Cuthbert Amphitheatre – Eugene, OR
August 18th – Gorge Amphitheatre – George, WA
August 19th – KettleHouse Amphitheatre – Bonner, MT
August 23rd – Outlaw Field @ The Idaho Botanical Garden – Boise, ID
August 30th – Woodward Park Amphitheatre – Fresno, CA
August 31st – Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA
September 2nd – Avila Beach Golf Resort – Avila Beach, CA
September 8th – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre – Chula Vista, CA
September 9th – Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA


May 25-27th – California Roots Music Festival – Monterey, CA
June 7th – Bonnaroo – Manchester, TN

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