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Beatdown
Beatdown
Stomp Records
Step outside and put up your dukes cuz Montreal's blue-collar road-warriors The Beatdown are set to knock out their debut self titled full-length this summer!

This hardworking four-piece outfit has a deep and unyielding passion for roots reggae, ska and Jamaican music while adding their own elements of 60's soul delivered with a gritty and uncompromising punk rock ethic. Formed out of the ashes of the now legendary trad ska soul band The One Night Band, The Beatdown bring the heavy heavy reggae sound to the masses with their explosive recordings and energetic live shows. Although the band formed less than a year ago they have toured more than 10 countries sharing the stage with Vernon Maytone (The Maytones), The Slackers, The Planet Smashers, Chris Murray, U-Roy, Subb and The Johnstones just to name a few and have enjoyed top billing at the Montreal International Reggae Festival, Montreal Ska Fest and the Ottawa Ska Fest among others.

The self-titled record features twelve hard-hitting tracks of pure summer time goodness. Recorded over several months at Indygene studios by producer Alex Giguere (Planet Smashers, Staylefish, The One Night Band, The Real Deal, RDC, Mighty Stef), The Beatdown brought in some good friends and members of the ska elite to lend their talents to a few tracks. Josh Fuhrman (Planet Smashers , Kingpins) on tenor sax, Larry Love (One Night Band) on organ and Patty Tee (Kman & The 45s) on trombone round out this stellar recording.

UPDATE 2012!

They call it Northern Reggae…A one-hundred proof blend of raspy rocksteady, sizzling soul, surf swagger and punkrock pedigree shaken (not stirred) with a double shot of the roughest roots reggae your ears have ever tasted. Pour it into a highball glass over some ice-cold lyrics and you’ve got The Beatdown’s latest full-length offering “Walkin’ Proud”. Following hot on the heels of their acclaimed 2010 self-titled debut, “Walkin’ Proud” is an apologetic collection of thirteen hard driving, soulful bangers coming straight from the gut. The album was recorded almost entirely live off the floor, capturing the raw live energy, urgency and unmarred production that has made The Beatdown an established underground favorite with fans and newbies alike.

Formed in the mean, cold streets of Montreal, The Beatdown rose from the ashes of the late, great One Night Band after their untimely demise in the winter of 2009. Although only together for 3 short years, this intrepid four-piece gang of hoodlums have played more than 300 shows in 15 countries. They’ve appeared at such renowned festivals as Festival d’Ete (CDN), Victoria Skafest (CDN), Rebellion Fest (UK), Mighty Sounds (CZ), SCENE Fest (CDN), POP Montreal (CDN) and many others. They’ve shared the stage with an eclectic mélange of bands including Walk Off The Earth, Fishbone, Black Crowes, The Skatalites, The Slackers, Madball, UK Subs and The Creepshow just to name a few.

This is the real thing kids. Tough as nails, catchy as hell and good to go; The Beatdown are Walkin’ Proud.

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Tour Dates (view all)
• November 14 2014 | St.Catharines, ON
• November 15 2014 | Collingwood, ON
• December 03 2014 | Hamden, CT
• December 04 2014 | Allston, MA
• December 05 2014 | Brooklyn, NY

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Walkin' Proud
Beatdown
Walkin' Proud
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The Beatdown
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