9 Songs, 33 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Iration mash up reggae and alt-rock, and the combination is delightfully askew. On opener "Reelin," the rhythm section falls into a heavy dub groove while a distorted guitar solos between verses. One song later, "Stay Awake" flips the script, laying down strummed ska upstrokes while the drums shuffle out a crisp, sturdy breakbeat. The friction gives this otherwise easygoing music an unexpected edge, and singer Micah Pueschel threads any loose ends with a gentle coo that makes electro experiments like "867" sound natural.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Iration mash up reggae and alt-rock, and the combination is delightfully askew. On opener "Reelin," the rhythm section falls into a heavy dub groove while a distorted guitar solos between verses. One song later, "Stay Awake" flips the script, laying down strummed ska upstrokes while the drums shuffle out a crisp, sturdy breakbeat. The friction gives this otherwise easygoing music an unexpected edge, and singer Micah Pueschel threads any loose ends with a gentle coo that makes electro experiments like "867" sound natural.

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5

164 Ratings

164 Ratings

Been Hotting Up since 2004!

SocialSoundSystem

Yeah boys! Stoked on the new album and the new sounds! It’s been a long time coming since those backyard parties in Isla Vista. Looking forward to what the future holds for you all!

Five stars without even listening to the whole album

Long shlongAndre

I'm too stoked!

This band.....

joebert04

I sampled reeling on their webpage a couple weeks back and this band keeps coming up with great music. I was also able to listen to hotting up which is a nice sound with clever lyrics. I hope the other songs on here give that good island/Cali vibe!!!

About Iration

Although all members originally hail from Hawaii, the reggae-rock group Iration launched their career in Isla Vista, California, a college town near Santa Barbara. With their laid-back sound and pop melodies, the band was an instant hit on the California college circuit. In 2006, their growing fan base got a chance to bring a little Iration back to the dorm when the band released its New Roots EP. The next year saw them release their debut album, No Time for Rest, which featured a guest shot from reggae legend Mikey Dread. A tour with Pepper followed in 2008 along with the EP Sample This. Touring kept the band busy until 2010 when the album Time Bomb arrived. They revisited the EP format a year later with Fresh Grounds, while their 2015 release Hotting Up topped Billboard's Reggae Albums chart. A year later, they topped Billboard's Reggae Albums chart again with Double Up, an acoustic album featuring reworkings of past hits. The single "Fly with Me" appeared in 2017. ~ David Jeffries

  • ORIGIN
    Isla Vista, CA
  • GENRE
    Reggae
  • FORMED
    2004

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