MP3: The Movement – “Rescue”
The Philly via South Carolina Group Makes Their Rootfire Records Debut With Feel-Good Reggae Track, “Rescue”
Feel good vibes and uplifting lyrics are at the core of reggae-rock group The Movement‘s latest single,“Rescue.” Hailing from Columbia, South Carolina, the band fuses the sounds of Slightly Stoopid, Stick Figure, and others alike. “Rescue” is the group’s debut on Rootfire Records, and their first release since last year’s Beneath the Palms album. Joshua Swain is the group’s vocalist, while Gary Jackson plays drums and Jason Schmidt handles the bass. The song was produced by Danny Kalb, whose credits include Ben Harper, Karen O, Spirit Animal, and more. Rootfire pushes progressive reggae, blending genres while pursuing the classic reggae sound, mixing influences from bands like Sublime and Pixies.
The Movement was formed in 2004, launching their alternative reggae debut album, On Your Feet. In 2008, the group recorded Set Sail at Philadelphia producer Chris DiBeneditto’s Philadelphonic Studios, selling over 10,000 copies to date. The Movement expanded with the addition of Gary Jackson on drums and Jason “Smiles” Schmidt on bass. In 2012, Miller left the group, and the trio, now fronted by Swain, released their fourth album, Side By Side, debuting at #2 on the Billboard Reggae Chart. In 2014, the group released Beneath The Palms, a surprise acoustic album as a free gift to their fans, and have a new full length album for 2015 in the works. Check out “Rescue” below.
Listen to “Rescue”: https://soundcloud.com/rootfire/the-movement-rescue
Check out the Rootfire premiere: http://rootfire.net/rootfire_events/rescue/
Buy “Rescue” on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/rescue-single/id984627266
The Movement Background:
Hailing from Columbia, South Carolina, the reggae-rock group The Movement was formed in 2004 by a trio of Sublime and Pixies fans. Joshua Swain, Jordan Miller, and John Ruff, aka DJ Riggles, launched The Movement with their “alternative reggae” debut album, “On Your Feet.” In 2008, the group met Chris DiBeneditto, a Philadelphia-based producer who had worked with like-minded acts such as Slightly Stoopid and G. Love & Special Sauce. Relocating to Philadelphia, they recorded 2008’s “Set Sail” at DiBeneditto’s Philadelphonic Studios. The album has sold over 10,000 copies to date. The Movement expanded with the addition of Gary Jackson on drums and Jason “Smiles” Schmidt on bass. In 2012, Miller left the group, and the trio, now fronted by Swain, released their fourth album “Side By Side,” debuting at #2 on the Billboard Reggae Chart. In 2014 The Movement released “Beneath The Palms,” a surprise acoustic album as a free gift to their fans, and announced plans to record a new full length album in 2015.
Side By Side: https://soundcloud.com/themovementvibe/sets/side-by-side
Ineffable Music Group: http://www.audibletreats.com/ineffable-music-group