Natural Incense
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Natural Incense

| Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Established on Jan, 2014
Band Rock Reggae


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"Sound and Fury"

Formed from the ashes of the progressive punk rock-reggae band Isle 3, Natural Incense debut disc is a five song ride the doesn't fail to satisfy. From the opening track "And I Dream", to the closing tune, "Meant to Be", Natural Incense offers a reggae-rock fusion that easily induces a medatative and philosophical state of being in the best tradition of socially concious reggae. Aside from the Burning Spear and Steel Pulse influences, a bit of Chili Peppers' funky spirit and Slightly Stoopid's genre mixing game keep these dub tunes flowing nicely. The band has just been signed to an independent Canadian label, I in Eye Records, so we can no doubt expect some more irie tunes soon. - Santa Barbara Independent Vol. 21 - No. 089 9/27-10/4/07 pg.49

"Natural Incense TV Performance"

-Natural Incense selected to perform on **Mallet's Place** **TV Show**. **Mallet's Place TV** is a television show supporting the mission of "Keeping real music alive" - broadcast from **Staten Island, NY** and reaches up to **60,000** **Viewers**. The show is taped once a month, and the program **Repeats** at lease **Three Times** on CTV's local access **Channels 34-35** located in Staten Island, NY. Look for Natural Incense in August of 2009. - Mallet's Place TV

"Natural Incense"

Cover: Avenged Sevenfold

Pg. 74

"Formed in 2006 from the ashes of a progressive punk rock reggae band, Natural Incense has grown into a force of nature almost as mighty and free-flowing as California's Pacific Ocean currents.

Their self titled debut ep on the I in Eye Records label is quickly becoming a top seller on With their peace and love lyrics, Rock-Infused Reggae, and stellar three-hour long concerts, vocalist/guitarist Eric Singer says the band is all about being a "family, and about the ocean and the sun, living for the day and making the world a better place."

Natural Incense is nearing the milestone of 200 shows before the bands second anniversary, a feet Singer says they will soon eclipse [most of 2008 is already booked]. More than fame or money, Singer wants people to know about "the positive message in our lyrics... friendship and equality, strength, heart, giving and honor" Check out the funky Reggae-Rock sound of Natural Incense at

**Skope Magazine**. Skope puts over **30,000 prints** to press per issue on a bi -monthly basis. Skope Magazine is **sold at over 1500 locations** **Internationally** including Barnes & Noble, Hastings, B Dalton, Newbury Comics, Borders, etc! Past covers have featured Linkin Park, Maroon 5, Thrice, Jurrasic 5, and many more. Special thanks to Mike Friedman for his interest in N.I. - [Mar/April '08 cover is Avenged Sevenfold] - Skope Magazine - Mar/Apr '08 Issue

"Indie 103.1 fm Selects Natural Incense"

Natural Incense selected by **Indie 103.1 Fm** and **Resin Music** to open for **OPM** on Aug. 12, 2007 at The Malibu Inn. Show also sponsored by SRH, Suburban Noize Records, and more. OPM gearing up to tour Japan. Resin Music also gearing up for Reggae by the Bay @ Queen Mary Park with Barrington Levy, Junior Reid, Common Sense, Iration, OPM, and more... - Indie 103.1 fm

"Featured Artist"

May 13, 2008

Natural Incense is everything you could want in a contemporary reggae-rock band, and, quite frankly, more than anything you could have expected if you aren't normally a listener of this style of music. Imagine if RX Bandits decided to focus solely on writing reggae tunes (take NI's "Another World" for example). NI is the perfect band to chill out to or throw in for a drive. Whether playing a stripped down, acoustic tune or rocking with a full band, Natural Incense's songs are easy to enjoy and provide a unique escape to a genre you may have never thought to give a chance. -


May 26, 2008

Santa Barbara's Natural Incense has just released its first full-length album, Step Inside. Like the band's previous self-titled EP, the album features a reggae rock sound with inspiring melodies. Vocalist/guitarist Eric Singer is here to give the latest lowdown on this growing SoCal band.

The Pier: So tell us how did Natural Incense get together to begin with?

Eric: We were all in another band called Isle 3. Will (Henderson) played percussion, Eagle played keys, and I was singing, playing guitar and keys as well. We three had a different determination in us then other guys that made up the six-piece we were then. Will jumped to bass, Eagle to drums, and I kept doing the same thing.

The name Natural Incense is from an old Isle 3 song. So Eagle suggested we name the new band, Natural Incense. I was pulling for The Extension Chords... just playing (haha).

The Pier: When did you learn and start playing guitar/singing?

Eric: About 12 years ago, I was 19 at the time. I knew then I would spend my life trying to make it in a band.

The Pier: What is the music scene like in Santa Barbara and was it hard or easy to get established there?

Eric: The music scene is amazing these days in Santa Barbara. Bands like Rebelution, Iration, Ihizzi, Wrong Again and many more are working hard. Reggae Tuesday always goes off thanks to the cool ruler of 92.9, and of course you have the one and only Isla Vista, CA, where all the USCB students dwell.

(Eric Singer - Natural Incense vocalist/guitarist)

The Pier: Your song And I Dream is one of the band's more popular songs to date. Why do you think that is?

Eric: A few lines in it really stand out to people, "When you get lost you can always follow your dreams," and "If your feeling all alone I promise it goes away, when you stop looking for the end that's when you escape." Also it is the first song on the EP with the most catchy melody of all the songs, we all love a good melody.

The Pier: Tell us about your new album Step Inside? How was the recording process for this your first full-length?

Eric: The album is a real accomplishment for us for many reasons; we were on tour and recording on our days off at the time. I think we played close to 50 shows between day one of the recording to the last day. Also I was a bit under the weather through out the process - it was tough.

The album is filled with great messages and features Eric Rachmany from Rebelution singing and playing guitar on a number of tracks. We worked with Dave Escobar again and it was a great time, he really cares about what he is doing. The album is 13 tracks, 60 minutes and it's a step up from the last. We learned a lot too, so we can make our next full-length even better. We will record another album in April 2009. I can't wait!

The Pier: Do you have any interesting stories about the origins of any of the songs on it?

Eric: Every song on Step Inside has an interesting story, you will have to read the book I write in a few years... The song 580 Cypress came from many real life moments from different friends, it's cool to sing for someone else sometimes.

The Pier: What is some of your main inspirations for your song-writing?

Eric: Band-wise there is Pink Floyd, Rebelution, Slightly Stoopid, Nine Inch Nails, Tool and Sublime.

The Pier: Besides the release of the new album what else have you got coming up? Any tours?

Eric: We will be playing 6 cities in California in May, then we are headed cross country from June 1st to August 20th. Halloween night at Mongos in Grover Beach will be off the hook!

The Pier: What is your favorite summer hang out destination?

Eric: Simple, Isla Vista, California. My true home sweet home...

Thanks to Eric for taking his time to answer these questions and look for Step Inside on and iTunes very shortly. -

"Feb. 2008 Issue"

-Natural Incense selected for coverage in **Performer Magazine** February 2008 issue. Circulation runs apx. **35,000 copies**. Performer is distributed everywhere musicians are - instrument retailers, rehearsal spaces, active music venues, and recording studios. - Performer Magazine


January 1, 2010 - Freedom [lp]

April 25, 2008 - Step Inside [lp]

August 7, 2007 - Canadian release of Natural Incense - includes two bonus tracks

April 20, 2007- Self Titled Debut EP

Also Available on, iTunes, and more.



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**The Natural Incense Chronicle** - Isla Vista, CA - last update 1-11-12

-Natural Incense returned to the stage after a year off at Mongo's in Pismo Beach, CA on 12-31-11 for an epic reggae show.

-Natural Incense will not be performing live in 2011 to practice with the 2 new band members and write new songs.

-Natural Incense opens for reggae-rock legends **Rebelution** at a near sold out Arlington Theater in Santa Barbara, CA on May 6, 2010. The Arlington is 2025 capacity

-Natural Incense opens for **Shwayze**, **Iration**, and more at the Summer Meltdown Festival at the Golden Valley Amphitheater in Santa Clarita, CA on May 8, 2010. The event went to benefit the 'Yes I Can' Foundation for Autism.

-Natural Incense finishes the 2009/10 season as its 3rd in residency at **The Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort**. This season included roughly a dozen shows at the resort spread over five months. Mammoth has an average number of weekend skiers ranging from 10,000-22,000 per day.

--NI gets 5 songs selected to the **TV show** **'Island Hoppers'** - a travel show dedicated to Islands & concentrates on surfing, music, culture & lifestyle from each island. Currently the show is on Planet X TV in San Diego CA, Sun Sports.

-Natural Incense has performed on the following
**College Campuses**:
University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara City College
University of California Berkeley - Sigma Nu
Arizona State University
California State University East Bay [Hayward, Ca]
Georgian College [Barrie, ON. Canada]
St. Mary's College [Moraga, Ca]

-Natural Incense is pleased to be sponsored by **Esteem Surf Co.** - Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara, Ca.