Saturday, June 21, 2014

SOJA Announces New Album

"Passionate and well-crafted songs… one can easily see, after spinning through the tracks on this superb and timely release, why these reggae road warriors—with more than a touch of hard-earned soul—have attracted a dedicated following”–RELIX

"Reggae, infused with strains of rock, folk and dub, provides a complementary framework for lead singer/songwriter/guitarist Jacob Hemphill's sinewy vocals and poignantly drawn lyrics of social resistance, environmental consciousness and personal reflection…" –BILLBOARD

Washington DC-natives SOJA have premiered “Your Song” featuring Damian Jr. Gong Marley on Complex. The song is off the band’s second album for ATO Records, Amid The Noise And Haste (out August 12th 2014). You can pre-order the record now via the band's website as well as iTunes and receive a free download of “Your Song” and "I Believe (feat. Michael Franti and Nahko).  

Amid The Noise And Haste was produced by multiple GRAMMY award winning Jamaican producer Supa Dups (Bruno Mars, Eminem, Rihanna, John Legend) and is the first full-length album he has chosen to take on in his career. The new album is the follow up to critically acclaimed Strength To Survive which debuted in the Billboard Top 40. The album cover art was designed by the British artist Steven Wilson and was carved by original wood pieces. SOJA's Soulshine summer tour launches this week in California and continues in amphitheaters across the country through August. See below for the full routing with Michael Franti & Spearhead, Brett Dennen and Trevor Hall. 

“I want to speak for people who don’t have microphones,” Jacob Hemphill says. “Our goal as a band is to stick up for the human race. We see the world and we try to make it better in the limited time we have here.” This is the philosophy behind SOJA’s music, a simple statement that has driven the D.C. area band, who blend reggae, go-go, D.C. hardcore, Latin, rock and hip-hop. Originally formed by a group of friends while still in middle school and has built a massive, dedicated fan base around the world since. 

In the years following, SOJA has sold more than 250,000 albums, headlined shows in over 20 countries around the world, generated over 3.3 million Facebook fans, and 183+ million YouTube views. The band has toured with Dave Matthews Band, Incubus, 311 and appeared at major festivals including Bonnaroo, Wakarusa and Hangout where they attract an almost Grateful Dead-like international fan base along the way, with caravans of diehards following them from city to city. Stream and post “Your Song” feat. Damian Jr. Gong Marley using the following link:

 Stream and post “I Believe” feat. Michael Franti and Nahko using the following link: 
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