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March 2014 Album Releases

March is here, delivering not only warmer weather, but a highly anticipated new 311 record! That’s not all as this month also features a great mix of new music, several records from excellent underground Reggae-Rock acts, as well as two Jam-Rock acts. Be sure to check out these 8 new releases dropping this month.

If there are any albums we missed, drop them in the comments below or on our Facebook or Twitter.

Check out the Album Releases from prior months:

  • January 2014 Album Releases
  • February 2014 Album Releases

  • March 2014 Album Releases

    I Octane – My Journey
    Release Date: March 4th
    My Journey

    Jamaica’s I-Octane released his new album My Journey this month on Tad’s Record, available in stores and online. The reggae performer has been carving his way into the music scene for over five years and this album reflects all that he’s worked for with a soulful sound, backed by high energy. The 16-track album features songs that were written and produced by both I-Octane and producer Andre “DJ Frass” Gordon.

    “He is a youthful and refreshing sound in reggae, and his ability to transcend that without controversy into dancehall is deserving of high accolades,” said Tad Dawkins, President of Tad’s Record. “Like his name suggests, I-Octane is a high flame in the reggae/dancehall industry and we are privileged to be working with him and DJ Frass on this great project.”

    Read more about the album by clicking HERE!

    You can pick up My Journey on iTunes now, by clicking HERE!

    Ease Up – Self-Titled
    Release Date: March 4th

    After years of putting in work, Ease Up has finally released their debut full-length album. With the 2010 release of their first EP, it is safe to say that this album has been at least 4 years in the making. Ease Up has gone through many changes during that time, but one thing has always stayed the same; their hard work ethic. The guys from Southern California have made a name for themselves by playing show after show, up and down the Cali coast.

    The band originally announced plans to release their first full-length in the early months of last year. Since then, they have released multiple singles while pushing back the album’s release date. According to lead singer, Rico Estrada, “We wanted to create an album for our fans that they could play back-to-back, on repeat, and be stoked on. We’re all diggin’ how the album turned out, and we’re even more excited to share it with our fans and the world!”

    Read more about the album by clicking HERE!

    You can pick up Ease Up on iTunes now, by clicking HERE!

    Rick Haze – Daily Observations
    Release Date: March 4th
    Daily Observations

    Following his 2012 debut album, Rick Haze has dropped his new album, “Daily Observations.” According to Rick, the 12 tracks of the record were done “old school style” in the Mellowave Recording Studio. By this, he meant it was strictly created on an Akai MPC while using vintage dub effects. Rick explains, “The album took nearly a whole year to complete as I decided it was time to take the whole project on 100% by myself, whereas before I would have an engineer mix and master everything like most artists do. I had spent all my time learning everything there is to know about engineering and producing, all while getting my lyrical skills up and writing.”

    Read more about the album by clicking HERE!

    You can pick up Daily Observations on iTunes now, by clicking HERE!

    Kung Fu – Tsar Bomba
    Release Date: March 4th
    Tsar Bomba

    Kung Fu has released their highly anticipated sophomore album, Tsar Bomba, featuring 12 original songs including live-fan favorites “Do The Right Thing,” “Hollywood Kisses,” and “Snaggle”. During their latest studio effort the band took their time, recording it slowly over 18 months at Gold Coast Studios. The result is an excellent example of Kung Fu’s unique sonic contribution to the music scene. Blurring the lines between Electro-Jazz-fusion and ‘70s-style funk, Tsar Bomba captures the band’s musical prowess showcasing heavy-hitting guitar solos, mixed with skilled saxophone interplay, mind melting electro-fused keyboards, a funky bass line and driving drums.

    You can pick up Tsar Bomba on iTunes now, by clicking HERE!

    Jimkata – Feel In Light
    Release Date: March 4th
    Feel In Light

    Ithaca, NY’s Jimkata has just released their new EP Feel In Light, featuring four new tracks including the singles “Beat the Curse” and “Feel In Light.” This EP is the band’s first studio follow up to 2012’s Die Digital, both of which were produced by Jacko Randall (John Brown’s Body). The EP’s summertime vibe reflects Jimkata’s refined electro-rock sound, one of a band that has found its voice after years of experimentation. It’s more indie rock than jam, and more electro-pop than EDM, yet the music of the four-piece appeals to a multitude of audiences.

    You can pick up Feel In Light now, by clicking HERE!

    311 – STER3OL1TH1C
    Release Date: March 11th

    Last summer, during their annual Unity Tour, 311 announced New Orleans would be the location of their 311 Day concert, along with news that the release of their 11th studio album would coincide with the celebration appropriately set for March 11, 2014 (3/11/14). After much anticipation, 311 ushered in their new record on 311 Day with a 66 song performance; an epic CD release show of sorts.

    The band’s first independently released album since their initial releases in the ’90’s, the 15-track STER3OL1TH1C is 311’s 11th studio album and the first record to be released under the band’s own 311 Records. The record also features production by Scotch Ralston, the first record in five 311 records to be produced by Ralston, producer of iconic 311 records Transistor and Soundsystem. The record released with raving reviews from the group’s fan-base, as 311 was able to successfully captured their signature sound while injecting new influences and experimentation.

    Read more about the album by clicking HERE!

    You can pick up Stereolithic on iTunes now, by clicking HERE!

    True Press – Anything Is Possible
    Release Date: March 11th
    Anything Is Possible

    Following their Sweet Reggae EP, released in the spring of 2011, True Press has released their debut full-length album, Anything Is Possible!

    Originally aimed for a November 2013 release, True Press decided to push back the date so they could release a few other songs they were excited about. The band sought out three different recording studios throughout the creation of Anything Is Possible. Most of the songs were recorded when the band traveled down to San Diego for a chance to work with E.N Young at Imperial Sound Studios. A few tracks were also done in Costa Mesa with Lewis Richards at 17th Street Recording Studio before venturing to Pasadena to work on the track, “Soul Rebel,” with Darian Cowgill at Den Recording Studio.

    Read more about the album by clicking HERE!

    You can pick up Anything Is Possible on iTunes now, by clicking HERE!

    Captain Bud – Mixed Bag
    Release Date: March 11th
    Captain Bud Cover

    British Reggae/Punk band, Captain Bud, who was active for 6 years from 2004-2010, has returned with a new album titled “Mixed Bag…The Very Best & Worst of Captain Bud” via Pipeline Records. With their new album, the group has included 18 total tracks that feature unreleased demos, songs from all three of their previous releases and live recordings from past shows in both England and California. It’s described as an eclectic mix spanning the bands career from early punk tracks to their later reggae grooves.

    Read more about the album by clicking HERE!

    You can pick up Mixed Bag on iTunes now, by clicking HERE!

    Article By: Aaron Solomon

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