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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...

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Video: The Lions "Magnificent Dance"

One of our favorite tracks on Soul Riot by The Lions is "Magnificent Dance," a dub cover version of The Clash's classic "Magnificent Seven." Here's... Read More

In the dungeon: The Lions perform "When It Rains"

The Lions featuring Malik Moore and Black Shakespeare. "When It Rains" is from their album Soul Riot. Video by Ross Harris. Read More

The Lions - Soul Riot

In the store | THE LIONS - SOUL RIOT Double LP with gatefold and download card available now. "This new batch of tunes came straight... Read More

The Lions vs Dub Club - This Generation in Dub

In the store | THE LIONS VS DUB CLUB - THIS GENERATION IN DUB Dub version of The Lions album This Generation, out now on... Read More

Stones Throw Picnic: Los Angeles, July 5

Free summer concert with Peanut Butter Wolf, Dam-FunK, The Lions & plenty of guests. Los Angeles, July 5, 5PM Grand Performances, California Plaza 350 S.... Read More

Stones Throw Podcast 86: The Lions - WLION - Part 2

Download on iTunes | Stones Throw Podcast 86 mixed by The Lions A year ago The Lions brought us a dub mixtape which was one... Read More

Rolling Stone: Dub in This Club – Jamaican Dancehall Rises Again

Writing for Rolling Stone, Andy Beta covers the renaissance in dancehall, citing it's influence in hip-hop and indie music. Several Stones Throw projects are mentioned... Read More

Listen to The Lions set at KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic

The Lions performed live in studio on KCRW's Mornings Become Eclectic yesterday. Here's some photos of the performance by Larry Hirshowitz. The show is now... Read More

Watch: The Lions "Roll It Round"

New video for "Roll it Round" from The Lions album This Generation. Directed/Filmed: Jon Casey, Editorial - Xylophone Films, Editor - A.J. Calomay, Asst. Editor... Read More

Photos: The Lions record release party, Los Angeles

Celebrating the release of their album This Generation, The Lions played live at a record release party last week at the Center for the Arts,... Read More

The Lions - This Generation - 45 Box Set

In the store | The Lions - This Generation (45 Box Set) In the store | The Lions - This Generation (Digital/CD) Today is the... Read More

Challenge: can you roll a spliff on an MP3?

"You can't roll a spliff on no MP3" This is the opening line of The Lions' "This Generation". We tend to agree with their statement. ... Read More

The Lions on NPR's World Cafe

David Dye from World Cafe WXPN put together a piece on The Lions, Stones Throw's 12-man reggae crew, whose album This Generation drops in February.... Read More

Video: The Lions "This Generation"

Title track from the album This Generation coming 2.26.2013. Below is an excerpt of an interview with Lions producer Dan Ubick, published today at reggae-steady-ska.com... Read More

The Lions - This Generation

In the store | The Lions - This Generation (CD/Digital) In the store | The Lions - This Generation (45 Box Set) Inspired by reggae,... Read More

Stones Throw Podcast 77 by The Lions

Download free MP3 via iTunes STONES THROW PODCAST 77: THE LIONS The Stones Throw podcast is free. Subscribe and download via iTunes, or using our... Read More

Photos - Stones Throw stage at the Eagle Rock Music Festival

We had a stage all day at the Eagle Rock Music Festival in Los Angeles this weekend, with nearly the whole label and many friends... Read More

Ticket Giveaway: Peanut Butter Wolf and The Lions at Dub Club

Peanut Butter Wolf and The Lions will play Dub Club in Echo Park, Los Angeles, Wednesday night, July 18.  We're giving away five pair of... Read More

LA Weekly: The Lions Give Roots Reggae New Life

"The Lions Give Roots Reggae New Life" written by Jeff Weiss for LA Weekly June 13, 2012. Jeff Weiss's column, "Bizarre Ride," appears on West... Read More

Stones Throw photography show recap

Stones Throw held a photo show downtown Los Angeles, April 27th, with the Lucie Foundation as a part of expansive showcase of So Cal photography... Read More

The Lions: Venice soundcheck video

There are a few tracks from The Lions in circulation on a promo disc we made - see below - but you won't find it... Read More

Introducing: The Lions

Dub version of the title track from their upcoming Stones Throw album. Download MP3 – The Lions - This Generation (Dub) Download free via iTunes... Read More

Track List: Stones Throw Podcast #70 mixed by J Rocc

As requested: The track list from Stones Throw Podcast #70, J.Rocc's mixtape “Stones Throw 2012” – all new and upcoming ST tracks.  Everything below is... Read More

Stones Throw Podcast 70: J Rocc and the Stones Throw 2012

DOWNLOAD FREE MP3 VIA ITUNES: STONES THROW PODCAST 70: J ROCC MIXES STONES THROW 2012 J.Rocc got his hands on a bunch of reference CDs... Read More

Photos: Stones Throw Celebrates 15 Years

Our 15th anniversary party took place just before Christmas, downtown Los Angeles in a former stock exchange building.  We had two rooms - downstairs with... Read More

Stones Throw Celebrates 15 Years: Los Angeles, Dec. 22

Thursday, December 22 at the Exchange Los Angeles. Presented by Fusicology & KCRW. Upstairs room - DJs: Madlib, Mayer Hawthorne, Peanut Butter Wolf, Dam Funk,... Read More

The Lions

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.