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August 28, 2016
Pre-orders have launched for 'Keep It Together,' the upcoming LP from Annapolis, MD's Bumpin Uglies'. All iTunes pre-orders receive an instant download of the lead single "Stop The Fall."
A music video for the track premiered earlier on Idobi Radio and is also now streaming on the band's Youtube channel.
The band's third full-length (and first for Right Coast Records, the label owned and operated by members of Ballyhoo!) will be released on September 9.
Front man Brandon Hardesty tells Idobi, "We shot this video at a public part outside of Baltimore on the hottest day of July. It was our first time doing a music video with a plot and a director so we didn't know exactly what to expect, but the guys with Stage 20 Media did a great job making us feel comfortable. I'm really excited for how it turned up and I think it should do a great job setting the tone for our upcoming album."
"The new record Is the culmination of the last 8 years of my life. It’s a collection of stories about touring as an independent band, but told in a way that is applicable to every day life. There are songs about long drives, financial uncertainty, lost friendships, relationships, and panic attacks," adds Hardesty. "It’s a mixture of ska/punk, reggae/rock, and dub, but with a darkness to it that isn’t usually found in the genre."
Bumpin Uglies will be supporting Ballyhoo! on their east coast tour dates this fall.
Cover Art by Slogan Design
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Aug 26 The Red Parrot (w/ The Cornerstone)- Hull, MA
Sep 07 Pirates Cove Myrtle Beach, SC
Sep 08 West End Trading Company Sanford, FL
Sep 09 Vinyl Music Hall Pensacola, FL
Sep 10 Zydeco Birmingham, AL
Sep 11 Terminal West Atlanta, GA
Sep 12 Visualite Theatre Charlotte, NC
Sep 14 Culture Room Fort Lauderdale, FL
Sep 15 The Social Orlando, FL
Sep 16 High Dive Gainesville, FL
Sep 17 Jannus Live Saint Petersburg, FL
Sep 18 Ponte Vedra Music Hall Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Sep 20 Music Farm Charleston Charleston, SC
Sep 21 Shakas Live Virginia Beach, VA
Sep 22 Knitting Factory Brooklyn, NY
Sep 23 Port City Music Hall Portland, ME
Sep 24 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
Sep 25 World Cafe Live Philadelphia, PA
Sep 27 Rex Theatre Pittsburgh, PA
Sep 28 The Agora Cleveland, OH
Sep 29 Reggies Chicago, IL
Sep 30 The Woodlands Columbus, OH
About Bumpin' Uglies:
Bumpin’ Uglies was formed by lead singer/guitarist/songwriter Brandon Hardesty in 2008, when he set out to create a sound and an approach that was unique and immediately identifiable. It’s the same thing every artist says that they want when they form their band, but Bumpin’ Uglies are the rare act that does stand out in every way, making them utterly memorable to everyone the come across. They incorporate many styles into their music, with a major emphasis on ska, reggae and punk. But they don’t really care what bucket you want to put them in, either you love ‘em or you don’t—it’s your choice to join the party or sit outside instead; and It’s always more fun in the party.
With two full-length LP’s, a live show LP and two EP’s under their belt, Bumpin’ Uglies prolific studio work is the product of continuous song writing and a desire to keep putting out fresh material for their ever-growing fan base. They achieved national recognition with the release of their 2011 LP “Free Candy”, and they have continued to gain momentum with each subsequent release, including “Load in-Load Out” (live show LP), Ninjah Reggae Assassins (LP released in 2013 which reached #1 on iTunes Reggae chart), and EP’s “Freak Out Hell Bus” and “Sublime with No One”, both released in 2015.
Bumpin’ Uglies match their output in the studio with a road-warrior approach to touring that makes it seem as though they rarely come off the road. To date, they have completed 8 national tours, and dozens of regional tours. They have toured as direct support for Ballyhoo! and co-headlined a tour with Bastard Suns, moving effortlessly between punk and reggae crowds who flock to Bumpin’ Uglies in equal measures. Their touring dossier is topped off with some major festival experience, including California Roots in 2014, the Rombello Cruise in 2013 and Warped Tour in 2012.
Bumpin’ Uglies have proven every existing maxim about hard work paying off in the last several years. Their DIY ethic coupled with their grassroots approach for building a major national fan base makes them the epitome of punk rock, but that description sorely sells their music short. Bold, a bit brash perhaps at times, but Bumpin’ Uglies name, their songs and their work ethic get a definite point across: they make music their way, enjoying a freedom that is easy to aspire to, but most difficult to achieve together with success. In this day and age of political correctness and people growing more uptight and offended by the minute, it doesn’t take long to realize that Brandon and Bumpin’ Uglies “Eff you/can do” attitude makes them stand separate and apart as a band. And their fans love them for it.