not long after the success of their recent album mid-atlantic dubthe rising reggae rock outfit Bumpin’ Uglys ]Announced the release of.Underdog: Acoustic Sessionthe intuitive 16-track collection arrives via Controlled Substance Sound Labs/The Orchard on September 8th (Little fool, Rebel, Pepper).
The new project boasts a searing strip raw take on the classic from the fan-favorite release, Buzz (“Locust Avenue”, “Self-loathing”, “This Is Ours”), let’s keep it together (“Load In/Load Out”, “Keep Moving”) Beast from the East (“City by the Bay”), Please pack your suitcase. (Shades of Grey, Suburbia) and 2022 mid-atlantic dub (“Wild Girls”), with 7 new songs to spice up the day.
Acoustics can be urgent. It’s because of the language. The lyrics are a marvel to impress you. The message is one that resonates long after the beat has died down.
The band’s co-founder and vocalist appears on the band’s first career-spanning milepost Brandon Hardesty Revisiting some of the band’s most awe-inspiring streets, from Suburbia and Locust Avenue to Self-loathing and City by the Bay, in shades of grey, they keep the plates spinning and catch-and-release moving.it’s vitality, pure essence Bumpin’ Uglys. Full of passion and honesty, these are the anthems of the thinking human society. free country. Home of the brave, this is the day we commemorate when the fire in our bellies flares and we seek change. this is ours. Don’t ignore the weak.
“This is a hymn to authenticity. It is for all artists who choose to embrace passion as a form of art rather than a medium of trade. It is a celebration of the imperfections that make us beautiful.” ‘ suggested Hardesty.
From the emotional resentment of the lead singleweak(Released on June 16), a light blue-collar confessionthe work“The bouncy, perky self-awareness of”spinning plate‘, with a tense and weary momentum, ‘Loneliness of Abuto a pandemic-fueled melancholy.live stream and vaccination“And when the album came around,”Jerry’s songBrandon wrote a heartbreaking and moving tribute to his late father in 2021, but the new track finds Hardesty digging deeper into himself, rescuing himself from a new crossroads while still embracing a new trajectory. I can see that you are giving guidance to those who are in pain.
The forthcoming full-length is an extension of the band’s two productions.Live at Sugar Shack SessionsThe latest of the acoustic EPs featured sparse, passionate performances. Jason Isbell‘s “Cover Me Up”, the former drive-by truck driver defended it by commenting on social media, “Great job!” Americana Highways endorsed that sentiment by professing “youthful and disarmed vocals a bit like Passenger-like indie-folkstars”.
Bumpin’ Uglys – Underdog: Acoustic Session
1. Locust Avenue (from Buzz)
2. City by the Bay (from beast from the east)
4. Wild Girls (from mid-atlantic dub)
5. Load-in/load-out (from let’s keep it together)
6. Catch and Release
7. Livestreams and Vaccines
8. Rotating plate
9. Self-loathing (more Buzz)
11. Shades of Gray (from Please pack your suitcase.)
12. Suburbia (from Please pack your suitcase.)
13. Keep Moving (From let’s keep it together)
14. Abdominal Loneliness
15. This Is Ours (from Buzz)
16. Jerry’s Song
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It was a nice ride. For over a decade, the Maryland-based band has: Dave “Wolfie” Wolf (bass, vocals), TJ Haslett (drum), Ethan Lichtenberg (key) and Will Lopez (tenor sax), rock, hip-hop, dub, reggae and punk blended into a refreshing explosion of space-time funk. Starting with local open mics and backyard parties, the esteemed road warriors have continued to tour the country to ever-growing audiences, festival slots and sold-out shows.
This fall, they join reggae rock icons the expendablesperforming as support on select dates from September 13th to November 12th, while also performing at a number of festivals including: Lake Tahoe Reggae Fest (July 22), Everwild Music Fest (August 3), Montana Hempfest (September 8) and reggae rise up vegas (October 8).
Whether it’s live at the Sugar Shack, beachfront, ballroom or fancy microbrew, main stage anchor or our own “Weekend at Wolfie’s” in rural Pennsylvania, this thoughtful The male party band continues to bump their way from the Ocean City to Sector 9. .
Bumpin’ Uglys Tour Dates:
6/8-11 – Bedford, Pennsylvania – Wolfie’s Weekend
6/14 – New York, NY – Produced in Brooklyn with Mike Pinto
6/15 – New Hampton, Hampton – Mike Pinto and Barney’s Beach Bar
6/16 – Albany, NY – Lark Hall w/ Mike Pinto
6/17 – Fairfield, CT – The Lot @ FTC with Mike Pinto
7/05 – Ocean City, MD – Grilled Lincolns and Secret Nightclub
7/14 – Youngstown, Ohio – West Side Bowl with C-Levels and Joint Operations
7/15 – Covington, Kentucky – Paradise Music & Beer Festival
7/22 – Olympic Valley, California – Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival
7/28 – Matunak, Rhode Island – Ocean Mist with Van Gordon Martin 7/29 – Portland, Maine – Bayside Bowl
7/30 – Pembroke, MA – Soundcheck Studios
8/3-5 – Thornville, Ohio – Everwild Fest with Pepper, Tropidelic, Bone Thugs and Harmony
8/10 – Virginia Beach, Virginia – New Realm Brewing Co.
8/11 – Kill Devil Hills, NC – Outer Banks Brewery
8/12 – Roanoke, Virginia – Black Dog Salvage with Lazy Man Dub Band
8/13 – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina – Boathouse
8/25 – Bethlehem, PA – Levitt SteelStacks
9/07 – Billings, Montana – The Pub Station with John Wayne & The Pain Trio
9/08 – Rollo Hot Springs, Montana – Hempfest, Montana
9/09 – Spokane, WA – Lucky You Lounge with John Wayne & The Pain
9/12 – Bend, Oregon – Volcanic Theater Pub
9/13 – Arcata, CA – Humboldt Brews (supporting The Expendables)
9/14 – Portland, Oregon – Wonder Ballroom (supporting The Expendables)
9/15 – Tacoma, WA – Spanish Ballroom (supporting The Expendables)
9/16 – Bellingham, WA – Wild Buffalo House of Music (supporting The Expendables)
9/18 – Talent, Oregon – Talent Club
9/20 – Boise, Idaho – Knit Factory (supports The Expendables)
9/21 – Salt Lake City, Utah – The Complex (supporting The Expendables)
9/22 – Reno, NV – Virginia Street Brewhouse (supporting The Expendables)
9/23 – Chico, CA – Sierra Nevada Brewing Company (supporting The Expendables)
10/8 – Las Vegas, Nevada – Reggae Rise Up Vegas
10/16 – Tulsa, Oklahoma – The Vanguard (supporting The Expendables)
10/23 – New Orleans, Louisiana – House of Blues (Parish) [supporting The Expendables]
10/24 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
10/28 – Fort Myers, FL – Ranch Concert Hall (supports The Expendables)
11/08 – Chicago, IL – Martyrs (supporting The Expendables)
11/09 – Omaha, Nebraska – Waiting Room Lounge (Supports The Expendables)
11/10 – Fort Collins, Colorado – Aggie Theater (supporting The Expendables)
11/11 – Denver, Colorado – Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom (supporting The Expendables)
11/12 – Grand Junction, Colorado – Mesa Theater (supporting The Expendables)
11/14 – Kansas City, Missouri – RecordBar with The Bastard Sons
11/15 – Minneapolis, Minnesota – 7th St Entry with The Bastard Sons
11/16 – Madison, Wisconsin – High Noon Saloon with Bastard Sands
11/17 – Peoria, IL – Kenny’s Westside Pub with The Bastard Sons
11/18 – Indianapolis, IN – HI FI Indy w/ Bastard Sons
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