For end 20 years, the genre defying sounds of Slightly Stoopid have actually satisfied the West Coast and also the world’s need for psychedelic, bluesy, soulful, rock through a heavy hint that island reggae. The bands newest album, Meanwhile… ago at the Lab finds its way to eclectic listener at the end of June simply days in development of their summer tour, everything is Awesome. Slightly Stoopid will take ~ above the roadway and more than 40 cities with The Dirty Heads, The Expendables (select dates), and also Stick figure (select dates). Meanwhile… back at the lab is currently available for preorder on itunes here.

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It has actually been practically 3 years since the relax of Top of The World the featured collaborations v various well-known artists. Meanwhile…Back in ~ the Lab is the 8th studio album and features artists such together Beardo on a heavy hitting punk rock track and Angela Hunte in a difference folksy song steeped in island Americana.

The album begins on a really funky note with the top track, “Dabbington”. The steering rhythm, and groovy base line space staples the team has used because its creation. The rifts the brass and also sax players are assigned for this track space no go in the park and also the winds unapologetically lay IT under on this one.


The following tracks prove just how flexible slightly Stoopid has become in their two years of genre exploration. “This Version”, slowing under the tempo into a nice chill Dub, followed by the basic listening, embellished individual of “The Prophet”. Created by mile Doughty at the young period of 16 in a participation with the late Bradley Nowell, this track is a fresh brother to Sublimes release of “Ain’t No Prophet” on the Everything Under The Sun rarities crate set.

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It isn’t until a few tracks right into the album on, “Hold the Down”, and “Fades Away” that the tape dives into the layout of reggae they’ve come to be so famed for. The punk absent track discussed earlier, “Fuck You” (feat. Beardo) is distinctive in that it is the only punk absent track top top the album however in no method stands out. The dirty funk that “Time i will not ~ Wait” and also the grungy blues that “Rolling Stone” do the quick pasted, distortion riddled rifts of the culture defying punk, fit best in. (How conformist of me come say, right?)

One of the more remarkable capability of slightly Stoopid is their capability to adjust and use their vocal methods on a whim. Ns like exactly how it’s often not the native that are the focal distance point. Rather the syllables that make up the words, producing a rhythmic masterpiece that no various other instrument, person or not, have the right to recreate. “Guns in Paradise” and “Come Around” are wonderful examples of the percussive instruments the human being voice can be.


I uncovered myself singing lines indigenous “Some contact Me Crazy”. It’s a an extremely well created love tune that belonging on her ‘sure looks an excellent to me’ playlist. That isn’t till a few lines of the hook the Angela Hunte starts singing the verse on “One glowing Day”, composed by Kyle McDonald, and also again shows how utilitarian the human being voice is. McDonald has described the song inception and also Hunte’s joining as:

"One glowing Day to be a track us were just having fun playing the ukulele in our friend Jerry Wonder"s studio (Platinum Studios NYC). We pressed ‘record’ and ended up tracking it. Our friend Angela Hunte, who is a very talented artist v an remarkable voice, was in the studio hangin" through us and also liked the song. (She) blessed it up v her beautiful voice and also it to be a wrap…. Great times hanging with an excellent friends."

Meanwhile…Back at the Lab brings points to a close on the last 2 tracks. “Life roll On” functions the brass again, this time v a wholesome, sweet melody the sweeps friend right into “Whatever her Friends Say”, the closeup of the door track. This brand-new album from contempt Stoopid is terrific addition to your existing library the music. Be certain to examine them out on your Summer 2015 tour, every little thing is Awesome, in ~ a venue near you!