IN AUGUST, '12 Outpost released a new LP, "Year Of Refinement," the third full length album for the Portland, OR based reggae rock crew. In 15 original songs, Outpost weaves reggae grooves and bass laden tracks with lyrics of hope and transition in a true refinement of their North West style.
Chris Couch, Brian "tmpIll" Merz and Philip "P.Hill" Hunker's words and harmonies emanate across deep bass, rock, electronic, and acoustic tracks set up by bassist Steve Lennartz and new comers Mike Apodaca on drums and Nate York on guitar. "Year of Refinement" comes off as their most polished and focused effort yet.
Tracks like "Vibes," "Twisted Madrone,"and "iRecharge" showcase Outpost's ability to set the grove and keep the vibrations high. Tracks like "1 Armed Robbery" and "Potential" are prime examples of how the band is evolving to include the ever expanding electronic horizons. This versatility has allowed the band to expand their sound and fan base while keeping true to their conscious music roots.
Six years deep in the North West music community, Outpost has been carving their own niche out the West Coast reggae rock scene. With appearances in support of Groundation, Tribal Seeds, Anthony B and slots in festivals up and down the West Coast, Outpost is poised and ready to spread their music to an ever expanding fan base.
The message is simple...
Love and Light. Peace and Positivity. Consciousness and Responsibility. Good Vibrations.
Chris Couch - Vocals, Guitar
Brian "tmpIll" Merz - Vocals, keytar
Philip "P.Hill" Hunker - Vocals
Steve Lennartz - Bass
Nate York - Guitar
Mike Apodace - Drums
Outpost - Year of Refinement (LP '12)
Outpost - The Wreckoning (LP '11)
Outpost - Dosage (ep '10)
Outpost - Crack the Pavement (LP '08)
All albums available at the following sites:
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- Dosage is played on KBOO FM Portland, OR
- Crack the Pavement is played on KMUD FM Eureka, CA
Raise You Up
Grow Your Own
RuffKuts Band of the Week 9.22.08
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Representing the PBR drinking of Portland, OR, Outpost know how to throw a party. With their music r...Representing the PBR drinking of Portland, OR, Outpost know how to throw a party. With their music ringing through the air, you're guaranteed not to leave without taking some of the positive and uplifting vibes with you. Catchy hooks and solid rhythms command immediate attention while their lyrics off good food for though. They fuse reggae and hip hop in a style that is truly NorthWest. Catch their music around the West Coast and be sure not to miss Outpost's Block Party next summer.
Outpost has 36 original songs. We can play up to a three hour show. We can arrange sets to fit any situation. Our song list includes the following songs:
Grow Your Own
Road to Zion
On the Horn
Time Passes By
I and I
Lay Down Your Arms
You Know Howie
Bounce With Me
There are no upcoming dates at this time.