The Aggrolites are more than a band. They are a movement unto themselves. They carry a banner - one created with their own hands. The banner reads "Dirty Reggae" and represents their unique signature fusion of reggae, soul, grit and determination. For seven years this motley bunch has rolled from city to city, across the pond and up main street USA. They rally the kids, the parents, the students, the cops, the bosses and the drifters. The people come, they relish in the sound that is The Aggrolites, the dirty reggae and the joy that comes with it all. The liberating rhythms and catchy grooves always demand a return trip.
They've shared the stage with Social Distortion, Madness, Rancid, Flogging Molly, 311, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Dropkick Murphys, The Vandals, Against Me!, The Aquabats, Hepcat, The Skatalites, Prince Buster and Derrick Morgan. They have graced the stages at such notable events as Coachella, Vans Warped Tour, SXSW, Bumbershoot, CMJ, Sundance Film Festival, L.A. Film Fest, Sunset Junction, Detour Music Fest, KROQ's Weenie Roast and most recently as guests on the hit kid's TV show Yo Gabba Gabba!
Now the heavy Aggrolites beat is back and in full-effect with “Rugged Road”. The recording sessions took place at Young Cub studio headquarters in Boston, with Craig "DubFader" Welsch (Slightly Stoopid, John Brown’s Body) at the controls. Jeff Roffredo (bass) sums it up nicely; “We wanted to lay down these new rhythms on reel to reel tape, playing all together in one room to create a vibe that can’t be copied by any of the newest advances in recording technology." Comprised of old-school instrumentals laden with simmering keys and driving rhythms, topped off with the Aggro’s signature soulful dirty reggae vocal tracks, Rugged Road is set to cause a ruckus on the scene.
SOME FUN POINTS OF INTEREST
-Sold-out Canadian dates in 2010 including a massive performance at the Montreal Jazz Fest.
-Backed up Tim Armstrong (Rancid) on his solo album & tour.
-The New Yorker has even immortalized the band in one of their infamous caricatures.
-Music featured in MTV’s Nitro Circus and The Hills, National Lampoon’s Endless Bummer, NBC’s Friday Night Lights among others.
- A Stomp Records 2011 priority release.
- Canadian national tour in the works
Josh Brinkman and Ryan Owens - Monterey International
Fabien Houget - Oh Lord Productions