Out Now: ‘In The Moment,’ Another Exercise in Reggae/Rock Inspiration and Uplift from Rebelution (Summer Tour Starts 8/5)

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Over the years, Isla Vista, California-based Rebelution has sailed past many of its peers in terms of audience, routinely packing amphitheaters and sizable outdoor venues of dedicated fans enamored with the group’s signature brand of feel-good reggae/rock music heavy on themes of uplift and feel-good nature.

The vibes are very much back in fashion on In The Moment, the seventh studio album from the band that was released on June 18. As expected, it’s heavy on the positivity, even despite its conception and recording during the trying pandemic of 2020.

The record also features some inspired collaborations — including “All Or Nothing,” featuring Jamaican dancehall icon Busy Signal:

In The Moment was recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic, each band member contributing remotely from his home in Southern California. That the record sounds as cohesive as it does is rather noticeable, given the circumstances, and speaks to the effort put in by all involved.

Per a news release:

Operating with a hub and spoke model centered around touring guitarist Kyle Ahern, who took the lead producing the collection and fleshing out many of its arrangements, the group pieced together tracks one layer at a time, carefully crafting each song from the ground up with a wide variety of electronic and analog sounds. In addition to all their collaborative work, each member of the band teamed up directly with Ahern to quarterback particular tunes throughout the process, putting their personal stamp on the ever-evolving Rebelution sound.

“We all worked together with Kyle to bring our individual visions to life,” said Rachmany. “We wanted to make this the most diverse sounding record we could.” That sonic diversity also gets a boost from the album’s all-star cast of special guests, which includes Jamaican artists Kabaka Pyramid, Keznamdi, and dancehall star Busy Signal, as well as American soul singer Durand Jones. Ultimately, though, the record is pure Rebelution, a powerhouse collection of songs that challenges our perceptions and pushes us to live each day to the fullest; inviting fans to sit back, slow down, and live In The Moment.

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“That Zone” is another collaborative standout on the record, a team-up with Durand Jones:

If you’re in need of some seriously solid vibes and laid-back grooves, check out this new record — it’s sure to be a hit among dedicated Rebelution fans, as well as others who may come across it for the first time.

Catch Rebelution on the Good Vibes Summer Tour later this year:

8/05 – Fresno, CA – Woodward Park Rotary Amphitheater
8/06 – Costa Mesa, CA – Pacific Amphitheatre*
8/07 – Costa Mesa, CA – Pacific Amphitheatre*
8/08 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium – just added!
8/12 – Les Schwab Amphitheater – Bend, OR
8/13 – Berkeley, CA – The Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley
8/14 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
8/15 – Avila Beach, CA – Avila Beach Resort – SOLD OUT
8/18 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
8/19 – Flagstaff, AZ – Pepsi Amphitheater
8/20 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater – just added!
8/21 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – SOLD OUT
8/22 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
8/25 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Pavilion
8/26 – Bonner, MT – KettleHouse Amphitheater
8/27 – Redmond, WA – Marymoor Amphitheater
8/28 – Eugene, OR – Cuthbert Amphitheater
8/29 – Jacksonville, OR – Britt Pavilion
9/02 – Salt Lake City, UT – Sandy Promenade
9/03 – Las Vegas, NV – The Beach at Mandalay Bay Hotel+
9/04 – Las Vegas, NV – The Beach at Mandalay Bay Hotel+
9/05 – Stateline, NV – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – just added!
9/09 – Austin, TX – Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park – just added!
9/10 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
9/11 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
9/15 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
9/16 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
9/17 – St. Petersburg, FL – Vinoy Park
9/18 – Boca Raton, FL – Sunset Cove Amphitheater
9/19 – Key West, FL – Coffee Butler Amphitheater
9/22 – Asheville, NC – Salvage Station
9/23 – Baltimore, MD – MECU Pavilion
9/24 – Philadelphia, PA – Skyline Stage at the Mann
9/25 – Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion
9/26 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage
9/28 – New York, NY – The Rooftop at Pier 17 – just added!
9/29 – Washington, DC – The Anthem – just added!
9/30 – Cary, NC – Koka Booth Amphitheatre
10/01 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
10/02 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
*No Keznamdi
+No Steel Pulse

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