After returning from a successful SXSW trip and spring Texas Invasion Tour, Bumpin’ Uglies dropped their first single off their new album Ninjah Reggae Assassins called “Morning After”. The album is set for digital release on May 28, 2013.
Celebrating the release of their new album, the group is taking the summer to tour across the country, making stops on the East Coast, California and the Midwest only to continue to 21 different venues from April through July. They’re titling it Release The Ninjah Summer Tour w/special guests Bruce Givens.
Lead singer Brandon Hardesty is building a reputation as a talented songwriter and singer, while Kennan Leader on drums and Dave Wolfe’s powerful bass round out their unique sound. The trio has developed a polished and strong sound that pulls influences from several genres. They are also known for their tremendous hard work and ability to find humor in the silly reality of life.
Ninjah Reggae Assassins includes twelve tracks and is set to be a soupy compilation of reggae spices with a pinch of rock, blues and funk for flavor. The album aims to get listeners to relax and to not take life too seriously. It also pokes fun at the trend in “white boy reggae” music. Bumpin’ Uglies hopes to stir it up, laugh and make fans smile.
Cover art for the album was created by Skribe at the Speakeasy Studios.
Bumpin’ Uglies: Ninjah Reggae Assassins
1. Epic Fail
2. Pocket of Ones
3. Morning After
4. One Foot
6. Free Taste
7. Food Chain
10. White Boy Reggae
11. I and Eye and Me
12. Happy Birthday Jesus (hidden track)
Upcoming Tour Dates:
May 03 @ Armadillo’s. Annapolis, MD
May 04 @ Stan and Joe’s Saloon. Annapolis, MD
May 19 @ The Phyrst. State College, PA
May 21 @ Beale Street Live. Indianapolis, IN
May 23 @ Marylebone Tavern. Omaha, NE
May 25 @ Quixote’s True Blue. Denver, CO
May 29 @ Nectar Lounge. Seattle, WA
May 30 @ Astro Lounge. Bend, OR
May 31 @ Axe and Fiddle. Cottage Grove, OR
June 01 @ King’s Tavern. Paradise, CA
June 02 @ The Otter’s Den. Marina, CA
June 03 @ Gallagher’s. Huntington Beach, CA
June 06 @ Boars Crossing. Carlsbad, CA
June 07 @ The Griffin. San Diego, CA
June 09 @ The Rogue Bar. Scottsdale, AZ
June 14 @ The Whiskey. Annapolis, MD
June 15 @ Rams Head Shore House. Stevensville, MD
June 29 @ Rams Head Live. Baltimore, MD.
June 30 @ Steppingstone Farm Museum. Havre De Grace, MD
July 06 @ Jam At The Dam. Weatherly, PA
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Article By: Zia Lucia-Miller