Just caught wind of some new reggae for the new year; the latest from The Lions is looking like the first, most promising reggae release of 2013. It's obvious when you hear "This Generation," the title cut from The Lions' forthcoming album due out on Stones Throw Records on February 26th, that these cats are really getting their act together. And sounding classic without trying to be too vintage.
"All the guys in The Lions grew up on classic Jamaican records so since we began we have wanted to give our records that same edge and roughness that we grew up hearing on LPs by The Upsetters, Soul Syndicate, The Rockers Band and Roots Radics. The rhythm section was all recorded to tape, the Hammond buzzed a little, fuses blew and good mistakes were left in. We basically made the dusty reggae soul LP WE have been wanting to hear for years." – Dan Ubick (producer)
Not only that, but vinyl heads will have something to chomp at as the label is planning to release a special vinyl box set of 45's for the release. Dope!
Download : Padre Ichiro (DJ Prophesy Dub Version)