Florida-Based Reggae Rock Band BUSHWOOD Set To Release Sophomore Album "Tidal Wave"
Bushwood is back with ten signature tracks of funky reggae just in time for the Summer of 2013! Following the band’s well received self-titled debut album, their new release showcases an expanded six piece line-up and was funded through a KickStarter campaign where fans helped subsidize the recording of the album and in turn became a vital part of its creation. Due to their proclivity for playing live, they have grown tremendously since their debut offering, resulting in an album that shines brighter than the Florida sun, and puts their music on par with the popular modern reggae acts of today. Give a listen and judge for yourself.
Of the new album, Bushwood shares, "After the positive response from fans and critics for our debut album, we are glad to finally reveal our new material to the fans who have waited so patiently. We've played many of the new songs live, but the recorded versions will have that 'studio magic' from all the time and love we've put into them. A huge thank you to everyone involved in helping us realize this vision.”
Bushwood’s music is directly influenced by the beaches and atmosphere of living in tropical south Florida and is a potent mix of the roots reggae and positive lyrics of Bob Marley & The Wailers, the upbeat party vibe of bands like Sublime, Rebelution, & Slightly Stoopid, mixed with the passion and songwriting prowess of Zac Brown, all with the underlying funk of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The flowing guitar parts are resolutely melodic, prolonging themselves into ornately-layered solos that play delightfully off of the raw intensity of Steven Ross Voronkov’s much improved vocals. Adam Moskowitz’s bass lines undulate hypnotically, driving forward, buttressing the foundation laid down by Jon Cross’ extremely solid drums and Claudio Napoles’ magical keys. The additional layers of saxophone by Carl Dykes and percussion by Eric Schechter put the final touches on the vivid soundscapes that are evocative of the ocean, and of good times with coveted friends; A respite from the worry and the tediousness of the mundane day-to-day grind. Positivity and living life to the fullest; that’s what Bushwood is all about, and this new album reflects their ethos perfectly.
The album was recorded and mixed by Lucio Rubino at his pristine award winning Fish Tank Studio in Saint Augustine, Florida, and then mastered by Maria Rice of Peerless Mastering in Boston, Massachusetts, who has worked with established reggae acts such as John Brown’s Body and Easy Star All Stars. Besides co-producing the album, Lucio also provided soaring vocals on opening track “Let It Flow” as well as “Top Of The Line,” adding a dynamic that inspires repeated listening.
To celebrate the release, Bushwood is throwing an album release party at ArtsPark Amphitheater in Hollywood, Florida on June 22 starting at 8pm! For more information on the upcoming album and tour dates, please visit Bushwood’s website at BushwoodBand.com
or contact BushwoodBand@gmail.com.
Official Site: BushwoodBand.com
released June 22, 2013
Produced by: BUSHWOOD
Co-Produced, Recorded, and Mixed by: Lucio Rubino at The Fish Tank Recording studio in St. Augustine, FL. TheFishtankRecordings.com
Recording Engineers: Eric ‘Dirty’ Kaufman & Claudio Napoles
Mastered by: Maria Rice at Peerless Mastering in Boston, Massachusetts
Executive Producers: Steven Ross Voronkov & Adam Moskowitz
Steven Ross Voronkov on Guitar & Vocals
Adam Moskowitz on Bass & Vocals
Jon Cross on Drums & Percussion
Claudio Napoles on Keyboards
Carl Dykes on Saxophone
& Eric Schechter on Percussion
Artwork by Adam Forero KreepyTikiTattoos.com/Adam-Forero/
Trumpet provided by David Zeidel (Courtesy of Fourth Dimension) on “I Don’t Want My MTV,” “I Don’t Mind” and “Live Up” 4thdimension.org
Vocals provided by Lucio Rubino on “Let It Flow” and “Top Of The Line”
Guitar provided by Eric Kaufman on “I Can Only Wonder”
Special thanks to everyone who contributed to the KickStarter campaign to help us fund the recording of this album, especially Alex Trier! We could not do this without you and for that we are forever grateful.