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"Sept 27 2007"

There’s something to be said for any band that can capture the undivided attention of a crowd full of drunken Isla Vistans, especially when there are kegs to be tapped and cops to avoid. But roots reggae rockers Iration manage to do it on a regular basis.

Iration’s seven members all hail from Hawai‘i, but have since settled in equally sunny Santa Barbara. Their music bears the influence of both beachy locales, with infectious beats, flowing harmonies, and track titles like “Walk of Shame” and “Downtown.” Their lyrics are simple but effective, as they weave narratives that are as entertaining for their content as for their rhythmic delivery.

A close listening to their recently released No Time for Rest reveals influences that range from dub to classic rock, blues to drum and bass. Iration may call its style “new roots,” but it can best be described as the kind of music that begs to be danced to. Transitioning seamlessly from a bass-heavy rock sound to drum-driven reggae rhythms, Iration proves its catchy beats and creative compositions defy easy characterization.

Perhaps the best indicator of Iration’s range is the impressive list of artists with whom it has shared the stage: Pepper, Steel Pulse, Don Carlos, The Expendables, Yellowman, Mikey Dread, Natural Vibrations, and Ooklah the Moc, just to name a few. The band is currently touring the California coast to support its new album. And with an October 10 show at the Elephant Bar in Goleta and upcoming appearances at Velvet Jones and the Santa Barbara Beach Music Festival scheduled, Santa Barbarans looking to experience Santa Barbara’s very own brand of reggae done right have plenty to look forward to. Visit - Santa Barbara Independent

"On The Rise"

Iration has received over 25,000 fan votes on MTV2's On The Rise, putting them at a top level band. More info at - MTV2


EP: New Roots 2006
LP: No Time for Rest 2007

New Roots as been featured numerous times on MTV's 'Maui Fever' and 'Living Lahaina' and "Cookie Jar" from Not Time for Rest is currently the #3 song on 93.9fm Hawaii (1/08)). Music can be bought through itunes and

Iration also has over 25,000 fan votes on MTV2's On the Rise.



With influences stretching through multiple genres, Iration's style defies categorization. They have called their sound 'New Roots', taking roots reggae and giving it a modern twist. Elements of dub stand at the forefront of Iration's sound. Joe and Adam's rhythmic drum and bass are mixed with Micah and Catlin's rocking guitars and Cayson's distinctive keyboard/synth. The music is dubbed by King to create Iration's signature sound. Three lead vocalists in Catlin, Kai and Micah give each song its own unique feeling.

The band looks forward to spreading its sound as far out as possible and will continue to make original music. Iration's first full length release No Time for Rest was recorded at Castaway 7 studios with engineer/co-producer JP Hesser and was mastered at the legendary Lion and Fox Studios by Mike Caplan (Groundation, SOJA). The album includes guest appearances by Mikey Dread and Dub Nasty from the Pepper Posse.

Iration has performed with acts such as Pepper, Slightly Stoopid, Steel Pulse, Don Carlos, The Expendables, The English Beat, Yellowman, Mikey Dread, Katchafire, Natural Vibrations and Ooklah the Moc.