A couple weeks ago, Iration released their self-titled album. I was on vacation at the time, so I had to wait until I got home to really get a good listen. When I did, I was astounded. These guys just keep getting better. This new album truly defines the Iration sound. In their own words, they aren’t really concerned with which genre a certain song fits in, they just want the song to be good. Well, you get 16 tracks of way more than good with their latest release.

Hailing from California, this reggae/rock band has an impressive library of great songs. Lead singer Micah Pueschel, aka Poosh Daddy, has a soothing voice that will allow you to slip comfortably into relaxation mode. They create a perfect blend of a nice reggae vibe with straight rock-n-roll. And by all means, you want to catch their live show. Full of energy, pristine sound, and simply just a fun band to see and hear. I caught them in Cincinnati a few years back on their Hotting Up tour. It was Halloween, they took the stage in full costumes. Yeah, these guys are fun. I was even gifted with an amazing version of Tom Petty’s Mary Jane’s Last Dance that night.

A few tracks really stand out to me on this latest album. Broken Promises, featuring Slightly Stoopid, may be my favorite song. Let’s face it, anything featuring Slightly Stoopid is going to be good. Broken Promises is no exception. Danger is another collaboration, this time with J Boog and Tyrone’s Jacket. An excellent song that puts on display a few different vocal stylings. The album closes out with All For You, an acoustic masterpiece that brings the album full circle.

So, if you haven’t heard these guys yet, get on board. You won’t be disappointed. Turn it up, roll the windows down, and enjoy this perfect complement to your summer. Raise the Shaka.

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