Bumpin Uglies recently announced plans to drop their newest EP Better.Faster.Stronger. on May 13th, 2016. The Maryland-based trio has also decided to debut the lead track from Better.Faster.Stronger, “White Boy Reggae”, exclusively through The Pier! It’s a self-deprecating reggae rock ballad, capped off by a killer guitar solo.
Better.Faster.Stronger. promises to live up to its name by highlighting the strides Bumpin Uglies have made since they first burst on the scene in 2008. In addition to some brand new material, the EP contains fresh takes on a handful of Bumpin Uglies hits like the aforementioned “White Boy Reggae,” “Addictive Personality,” and “Morning After.”
Better.Faster.Stronger., which was tracked, mixed, and mastered by Ryan Cullen at Annapolis Audio Lab, will serve as an appetizer for the band’s upcoming full-length, which is expected later this fall on Right Coast Records.
Bumpin Uglies are known for their brash yet relatable lyrics and for their mishmash style of reggae, ska, and punk. The band was formed back in 2008 under the leadership of singer and guitarist Brandon Hardesty. Hardesty possesses a story-telling knack like Mike Pinto and a vocal style reminiscent of Ballyhoo!’s Howi Spangler. In fact, it was Howi that designed the cover of Better.Faster.Stronger.
Of “White Boy Reggae”, Hardesty tells The Pier: “It’ll be our 3rd time releasing (the song). Acoustic release in 2012, full band in 2013.” Hardesty continues on by acknowledging that “‘Addictive Personality’ and ‘Morning After’ are both new recordings of old songs as well. That’s the idea behind the (EP) name ‘Better. Faster. Stronger.’”
Joining alongside Hardesty are Dave Wolf (bass/vocals) and TJ Haslett (drums). Beginning April 29th, 2016 fans will be able to pre-order Better.Faster.Stronger.
Due to their unmistakable sound and relentless tour schedule, the trio out of Annapolis, MD has steadily amassed fans from both the reggae and punk scenes. Bumpin Uglies have already pumped out 2 full-length LPs, a live show LP, and 2 EPs to date, with lots more coming on the horizon.
To support their upcoming EP, Bumpin Uglies is returning to the road starting May 17th, 2016. They kick off their summer tour in Indianapolis and then snake around the country for the entire summer, hitting 15 different states through 25 tour dates. Be sure to check the entire list of tour dates below!
Bumpin Uglies – Better.Faster.Stronger EP Tracklist:
1.) White Boy Reggae
2.) Addictive Personality
3.) Morning After
5.) Live Your Life
6.) Get Back (demo)
Listen: Bumpin Uglies – “White Boy Reggae”
Article By: Brian Winters
Watch: Bumpin Uglies – “Morning After”
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