Reason to Rebel
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Reason to Rebel

San Diego, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2005

San Diego, California, United States
Established on Jan, 2005
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"Reason to Rebel's 'This Gun Is Human' Is A Call To Arms"

Sounding a bit like the missing link between At The Drive In and Rage Against The Machine, Southern California based Reason to Rebel peppers their songs with calls to arms and scathing social commentary. Their latest record This Gun Is Human seems like an attempt to live up to their name and literally list the varied reasons to rebel. Over 11 blistering tracks that take post-hardcore riffs and meld them with hip-hop and the occasional proggy diversion, the band delivers a plea for listeners to rebel against injustice and oppression.
Despite opening with a pessimistic declaration that “the end is certain” in “The End,” the band won't let it come without a fight. The straightforwardly titled “Protest Song” traces the money and power structures that underline so many of the problems at the heart of American society, before they go for broke in the album highlight “Civil Obedience.” With industrial nods, frontman Luke Chandler stretches his vocal chords to their limits to push for “full fledged anarchy.” The record ends with a fists-in-the-air generational anthem in “Millenials.” It's a song about refusing to settle for the messes we've been handed, and a plea for generational unity to overthrow oppressive power structures. “We got short changed,” Chandler intones before the shout-along chorus kicks in. The end may be certain, but how and when it comes is up to us. - AFROPUNK

"Reason to Rebel Delivers Greatness With "This Gun Is Human""

California based musicians Reason to Rebel have dropped their 6th studio album entitled This Gun Is Human, and it isn’t one to overlook. Now, Reason to Rebel aren’t like a lot of other bands – they don’t make music to simply attempt to live the glamorized rock-n-roll lifestyle. Luke, Evan, and Sam are using their musical prowess to bring light to social injustices and to being people together to stand up for what’s right.

Reason to Rebel successfully displays their energy, personality, and of course, talent in the cohesive audible treat that is This Gun Is Human. With the opening track “The End”, the band brings you into their musical world and once you’re in, you won’t want to leave. From beginning to end, this project delivers sonic goodness and shows that Reason to Rebel is a one of a kind band that can’t be touched.

I genuinely feel that this album has at least one track that will draw in listeners, no matter the genre of music that they typically listen to. Being around for 10+ years and still being able to put out quality material just shows that Reason to Rebel not only has the gift of longevity, but the ability to fine tune their sound and grow as artists over time.

A few tracks that I just couldn’t get enough of throughout my listening experience were “The End”, “Florida”, and “Like Hollywood (Watch Yourself)”, which have just about taken over my life. All in all, Reason to Rebel has gained a new supporter and I’ll definitely be keeping up with everything that they do from here on out. - Vain Culture

"Muen Magazine CD Review"

Reason To Rebels’ latest album “Imaginary Foe” is one hell of a ride! Catchy, meaningful and downright amazing! ‘Imaginary Foe’ is their third album released via AboveGround Records, they’re currently on tour throughout the US on a self proclaimed movement to raise awareness on the legalization of marijuana. Which should make for an interesting turn out all around.

10 songs and each one has a different yet unique sound. Some are slightly more rhythm driven then others, some are heavier sounding but ultimately they all come together nicely to create and showcase true rock.

Granted this is Reason To Rebels’ third album and it definitely shows growth from the first one. I definitely recommend you get a hold of “Imaginary Foe” and blast it on your radio! Tell your friends about it and then head on over to check them out live. Full tour dates can be found on their MySpace page. - Nadia Guardado


Still working on that hot first release.



Reason to Rebel has been on a mission for 10 years to make music that unites & ignites the masses. What started as an idea has grown into a full blown movement, with no end in sight The release of the band's 6th studio album (4th LP) in 2015 promises brutal honesty with the awareness of undeniable melody. 

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