After 19 years of their last release, Long Beach Dub Allstars will realise a self-titled album on May 29. The reggae-rockers fans will get to hear a 10-track record described by the band members as an improved version of the party-loving band formed in 1997 out of the destruction of Sublime after the demise of the band's powerful frontman Bradley Nowell.
The band immediately resumed off as they got from the last known stopping point, playing a blend of rock-reggae tunes with a punk mentality and brazen pride and love for their city that scratched them into the melodic texture of Long Beach.
After recording two collections, "Directly Back," in 1999 and "Marvels of the World," in 2001, the band separated in 2002 however rejoined in 2012 (short Wilson and Gaugh) and proceeded to rep Long Beach on the live stage while one part even proceeded to turn into a regarded municipal pioneer.
The Southern California News Group talked with lead vocalist Ortiz and Goodman about the new collection, Nowell's proceeded with effect on the band and how a reggae rocker wound up running a city.
Goodman revealed that it took 18 months to complete this record and organic reggae record was the target. Ortiz said that the tone was about positivity. Goodman promised economic development and said that they are potentially going to have a $700 million to a billion-dollar development in the city.