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#1 LuvBunz

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:09 AM

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“Like Daniel, I would step into The Lions' den for this sound! Yes they are fierce - the kings of the jungle” – Jeremy Sole, KCRW

Inspired by reggae, sound system culture and the myriad of musical styles influenced by Jamaican music old and new, The Lions’ sound is firmly placed in soul music.

"All the guys in The Lions grew up on classic Jamaican records so since we began we have wanted to give our records that same edge and roughness that we grew up hearing on LPs by The Upsetters, Soul Syndicate, The Rockers Band and Roots Radics. The rhythm section was all recorded to tape, the Hammond buzzed a little, fuses blew and good mistakes were left in. We basically made the dusty reggae soul LP WE have been wanting to hear for years." – Dan Ubick (producer)

The band draws together a dozen or so of LA’s elite reggae and soul forerunners who loosely coalesced as The Lions in 2007. Members of the legendary ska band Hepcat, Deston Berry and Alex Désert, form half of the vocal team, and the latter also has a successful career on screen, including roles in the films Swingers and High Fidelity. The other half is the sweet falsetto of Malik Moore and DJ stylings of Black Shakespeare, the charismatic cousin of Robbie Shakespeare (of Sly & Robbie fame) and co-runner of the i&i Sound System, a customised ice cream van bringing bass to the streets of the west coast and featured on the cover of both Saul Williams’ self-titled album and an issue of XLR8R Magazine.

Other members include guitarist Dan Ubick, formerly of Breakestra, Macy Gray co-writer and collaborator Dave Wilder on bass, plus musicians who have played with the likes of De La Soul, Barrington Levy, Beck, Raphael Saadiq, Big Daddy Kane and Black Eyed Peas.

www.stonesthrow.com/lions


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Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:44 AM

This album will be the soundtrack to my summer......fo sho

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:38 AM

smoke some weed with this shit with a straw hat

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:23 AM

when is this coming out?

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:57 AM

A five track Lions sampler was posted on drip.fm yesterday.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 05:33 AM

Summer is sliding along quickly!
Would love some news on this record!


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Posted 24 August 2012 - 07:27 AM

View Postquikfit, on 24 August 2012 - 05:33 AM, said:

Summer is sliding along quickly!
Would love some news on this record!

yeesssss

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 05:21 AM

New backing band for Snoop Lion?


Think about it.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 05:26 AM

View Postmangoes cash, on 25 August 2012 - 05:21 AM, said:

New backing band for Snoop Lion?


Think about it.

It'd be a hell of a lot better than Diplo beats.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 03:05 PM

Album coming out in 2 forms, 1 box of 45's in November, then on CD early 2013.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 03:19 PM

View Postquikfit, on 05 September 2012 - 03:05 PM, said:

1 box of 45's in November
I need this. Hopefully it doesn't cost too much $$$.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:04 AM

Ok, The Lions Facebook page & Twitter have a release date. Fat Beats has a pre-order up.
When will ST make the "official" announcement?

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:15 AM

View Postquikfit, on 14 January 2013 - 07:04 AM, said:

Ok, The Lions Facebook page & Twitter have a release date. Fat Beats has a pre-order up.
When will ST make the "official" announcement?
We announced the album back in November along with a video -- check it out.
http://stonesthrow.c...this-generation

We haven't announced a solid date for the 45 box set, because there is no solid date. It will not be in January, that's for sure. Meanwhile, we have another Lions track coming this week - possibly today.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 12:33 PM

View PostST Bot, on 14 January 2013 - 09:15 AM, said:

We announced the album back in November along with a video -- check it out.
http://stonesthrow.c...this-generation

We haven't announced a solid date for the 45 box set, because there is no solid date. It will not be in January, that's for sure. Meanwhile, we have another Lions track coming this week - possibly today.

Thanks for the reply ST Bot.
I did know about the album announcement & video.
I was just referencing the fact that the band posted a release date for the 45s (Jan 28), so it was strange there was no update here.
Now it's strange the band thinks their album is coming out this month, but the label says it's not.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:40 PM

Just saw this on FB:


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:43 PM

oh shit, Picture on the Wall! I love that Phyllis Dillon track.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:12 PM

We've just announced details for the Lions 45 box set + a new track "Padre Ichiro (Dub Version)"

http://stonesthrow.c...tion-45-box-set

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:07 AM

NICE! Been waiting a long time for this.

Those 45 labels are dope:
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