Irie Idea: Soul Vending
Irie Idea from Portland Oregon are releasing their second full length album Blues Like Sandpaper | Rocksteady Like Dirt in May.
The full sound of Irie Idea comes from only two members, Curtis Irie and Morgan Smith. Keeping up traditional blues and rocksteady values while adding in the best of ska, punk and funk would be a feat for a traditional four-piece band. Somehow, Irie and Smith bring a bright brass section, bouncing bass and vocal harmonization without sacrificing intricacy or intensity. [via Green Light Go Publicity]