John Brown's Body

John Brown's Body

reggae, roots reggae, roots, seen live, ska

John Brown’s Body’s “Future Roots” uses reggae as a foundation, but incorporates dub, drum and bass, dancehall, hip hop and other musical experiments and exploration to create a sound both timeless and forward. However it’s defined, it’s got people buzzing about this progressive band from Boston and Ithaca, NY. The New York Daily News called them “reverent and revolutionary.” Their latest album, Amplify, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Reggae Chart.

Amplify [2008]
  • 1. Amplify (5:18)
  • 2. Give Yourself Over (4:45)
  • 3. The Gold (4:40)
  • 4. Speak of the Devil (6:53)
  • 5. Push Some Air (4:38)
  • 6. Shake The Dice (3:58)
  • 7. Sky Juice (4:47)
  • 8. Make Your Move (4:34)
  • 9. Ghost Notes (5:16)
  • 10. So Aware (4:27)
  • 11. Zion Triad (4:24)
  • 12. Be At Peace (5:26)
  • 13. 3 Stupendous Vanities (5:51)
  • 14. Dub Yourself Over (Ticklah mix) (4:15)

For over a decade, the American band John Brown's Body has continued to refine and improve upon their authentic roots reggae sound with each of their previous five releases. Their new CD 'Amplify' contains diverse music that continues to direct this positive vibe in a fresh and exciting direction. The 12 tracks on this release incorporate a myriad of influences ranging from toasting and psychadelia to dancehall, hip-hop and electronica. The instantly recognizable skank of reggae is still prominent throughout most of the tracks Read more on Last.fm.