Iration Celebrates Essential Frontline Workers

Article Contributed by Press Here Publicity | Published on Friday, June 12, 2020

Reggae-influenced alternative rock band Iration has released the official music video for their latest single “Right Here Right Now” featuring Eric Rachmany from Rebelution and Stick Figure. The visual for the reggae-leaning anthem for our present lives, which first premiered with JamBase, celebrates the essential frontline workers, first responders, and everyday people helping throughout the COVID-19 pandemic via a wide selection of fan-submitted photos. Iration’s footage was captured in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and Hawaii with Eric’s from Guam and Stick Figure filmed in Los Angeles. PRESS HERE to watch. “Right Here Right Now” is the lead single off the Hawaiian-bred, California-based quintet’s forthcoming studio album Coastin’, set for release July 10th via Iration’s own Three Prong Records. PRESS HERE to download/stream “Right Here Right Now."

Coastin' is available for pre-order now on all digital platforms, vinyl and CD. Each pre-order includes an instant download of “Right Here Right Now” as well as the band’s 2019 single “Chill Out” – PRESS HERE to pre-order. Various album and bundle packages are also available at the official Iration webstore HERE.

"We made this video to honor those who have stepped up and gone above and beyond during the last few months to ensure the health, safety, and prosperity of their communities,” shares the band. “In times of global uncertainty and civil unrest, we all must realize that we are stronger together, and that starts in our own communities. Regardless of your beliefs, everyone eventually needs a helping hand, a shoulder to lean on, a compassionate ear to listen, or a voice of reason to guide us along our way. Thank you to everyone out there who is striving to be part of the solution, Right Here and Right Now."

Iration (Micah Pueschel [lead vocals/guitar], Adam Taylor [bass], Joe Dickens [drums], Cayson Peterson [keyboard/synth], Micah Brown [guitar/vocals]) shines like never before on Coastin’ as they take listeners on a timeless 13-song musical journey, showcasing the band’s distinct hybrid style of music blending rock and reggae with elements of pop and newly incorporated R&B, funk and jazz sounds, set against meaningful and personal lyrics that push positivity, good vibes and good feelings into the world. Coastin’ was produced and co-written by David Manzoor (Lupe Fiasco, Cam, Method Man) and engineered by Will Brierre (Imagine Dragons, Chris Isaak) and features an impressive blend of song and mix engineers including Jimmy Douglass (Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z), Mark Needham (Fleetwood Mac, The Killers, Saint Motel), Niko Marzouca & Rob Marks (Eminem, Usher, Rebelution) and Lars Stalfors (Cold War Kids, Foster The People, Massive Attack), who helped make each song unique and fresh. Lyrically, Coastin’ is inspired by real-life experiences, including the loss of friends, being in a life or job where you’re apart from your loved ones, and even an ode to Pueschel’s newborn daughter. The upcoming collection also features guest appearances from Common Kings and Eli-Mac as well as orchestral strings on multiple songs. Full tracklisting for Coastin’ below.

Each episode features the entire band, and some special guests, chatting about what is going on in the world and how they’re staying entertained and educated as well as discussing their new music, band origins and other topics. The Uplifter is now available as a podcast on all major podcast streaming platforms including Apple Podcasts and Spotify, with new episodes available every Thursday. PRESS HERE to listen/subscribe.

Since their formation over 15 years ago, Iration has racked up more than 1 billion total streams. Their previous albums Hotting Up [2015] and Automatic [2013] both peaked at #1 on Billboard’s Reggae Albums Chart with Iration [2018], Double Up [2016] and Time Bomb [2010] each reaching #2 on the chart. The band’s music has also been featured on alternative rock radio stations across the country, including The World Famous KROQ in Los Angeles. The celebrated five-piece, known for their vivacious live performances and relentless touring, has brought their aloha spirit to festivals nationwide such as Lollapalooza, Hangout, BottleRock, SXSW, Life Is Beautiful and Outside Lands as well as special events for the San Francisco Giants, San Francisco 49ers and Bernie Sanders. In addition to their sold-out headlining shows across the country including last summer’s massive amphitheater outing, Iration has also toured and appeared alongside Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution, Sublime With Rome, UB40, Dirty Heads and many more throughout their impressive and growing career.

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