The upcoming album from L.A.-based “dirty reggae” band The Aggrolites is a departure from the mix of soul, rock and reggae that dominated their first four albums. “Rugged Road” — out on vinyl and bytes next week, CD in March — is packed with laid back, dub-influenced instrumentals that simmer and burble like a pot of funky, fragrant Jamaican stew.
Here’s a cut from “Rugged Road” called “Complicated Girl,” plus a reminder that The Aggrolites will headline the Bend WinterFest on Friday night in the Old Mill District. Be sure to pick up Friday’s edition of The Bulletin and find GO! Magzine; it’ll have all the details you need on this band, the album, and WinterFest in general.
I don’t love reggae, but I love this band.