Attention, fans of rock/reggae bands along the lines of 311, Incubus, Slightly Stoopid, The Expendables, Pepper, Iration, Sublime, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers - you might want to pick up Wait For Green's new self-titled album, which they are releasing this week.
If they sound familiar, it might be because we here at BtH have already posted about the dudes in WFG, highlighting a show they put on at the Roxy back in February of this year.
Well, they've recently finished working on their new album, which is filled with some excellent new songs like Elevate and Nobody Listening and some re-worked older jams such as How Far I've Come, Next Wave, and Day One.
The end result is an album that should hopefully help Wait For Green rise to the top of the class of the current reggae-rock scene.
What helps them stand apart from their peers is their willingness to branch out creatively. Bassist AJ Larson channels the funk energy of 311's Aaron "P-Nut" Wills, often serving as much more than just a source of the songs' rhythm. Vocalist/guitarist Drew Dockerill, who alternates between normal singing and talk-singing throughout the record, is a solid front man, as well. His vocals and guitar work match up well with Larson's bass play and Will Hopkins' steady drums, and the new record demonstrates how they have improved upon the sounds explored on their previous EPs.
With their new album, Wait for Green should strengthen their case to be considered among the more talented bands of this genre, and you can catch them tomorrow night at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach. They're hitting the stage around ten o'clock, so why not spend your Thanksgiving Eve with their funky, reggae-tinged rock music at one of the coolest bars/venues in the extended LA area?
If you're interested, you can currently listen to the entire new record over at The Roxy's blog, so give it a shot if you want to inject some WFG into your Tuesday afternoon listening.
Click here to snag some tickets for tomorrow night. See you there!