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Keys and Chords Review: Indubious “From Zero” (translated)

17 Aug
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“Indubious is already on their fourth album. The brothers, ‘Skipwicked’ Spencer and ‘Evton B’ Evan Burton have furthered their musical composition skills and solidified their own reggae path. One might ask, how can two brothers with cystic fibrosis still deliver such high-quality sound? But, Indubious proves that one can also accomplish beautiful things regardless of a difficult background.
If you listen to ‘See Sharp,’ you will only hear the pure sounds. You will not hear irritated lungs, on the contrary,  you will hear pure music and vocals. Yes, this album can be labeled as reggae, but it’s more than just a Jamaican rhythm. It is beautiful in how it applies several modern layers to a classic reggae rhythm.
Indubious gets help from singers Sizzla Kalonji on ‘Golden Ones’ and Vaughn Benjamin in an immersive ‘Do not Lose Sleep’. Or Zahira’s contribution to the ingenious ‘Root Down’. These American gentlemen have played West Coast Reggae and various other festivals. With some good listening you will be able to immerse yourself in the music psychedelically and spiritually. With Indubious’ reggae-layers, one can see ‘From Zero’ as a starting point in a renewed genre.”

To purchase or previous “From Zero,” please visit: http://smarturl.it/fromzero

For more information about FROM ZERO or upcoming tour dates, please visit the INDUBIOUS website and social media pages via http://www.indubiousmusic.com/

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Eventireggae.it Review: Indubious “From Zero” (translated)

9 Aug

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“From America comes a new album from Indubious, a US collective born from the idea of ​​the brothers Evton and Skip, who have been active for several years now. It is called “From Zero” and is an important step for the Oregon group. In addition to being their fourth album, which comes a few years after “Wake The Lion,” is also the first entirely self-produced album.

A record that also recounts the particular story of these two men, born of a serious illness to whom they had little hopes of life, but miraculously led them to be one of the most important bands on the northwestern coast of the USA.

The album begins with “He Who Has Ears,” a passage from biblical texts and with a slow sound that crosses EDM and caresses the reggae, certainly more audible in “Rocketship,” a second-in-one piece dedicated to life and the vital importance it has for each of us. “Golden Ones” is the first featuring track in “From Zero” that sees the combination with Sizzla Kalonji, in a song that mixes steppes sound to electronic ones, similar to those contained in “Free Up,” inviting them to free themselves from the chains of the system.

“Do not Lose Sleep” and “Root Down” are accompanied by Vaugh Bejamin, frontman of the Akae Beka and Zahira, characterized by hypnotic choruses which give the two melodies a strong mysticism. The tones are lenses with “See Sharp,” “If You Follow” and “Perfect,” lovers tune that reflect the more soulful souls of the band while “We Got Vibes” and “Sky High” praise the carefree, always seasoned with a combination of reggae and psychedelic sounds.

From Zero is an album with a lot of different sounds, making it possible to rip the nose to the lovers of the classic roots reggae, but best representing the artistic ability and versatility of the US band.”

Track List – From Zero

01. He Who Has Ears
02. Rocketship
03. Golden Ones feat. Sizzla Kalonji
04. Free Up
05. Do not Lose Sleep feat. Vaughn Benjamin
06. See Sharp
07. If You Follow
08. Sheep of Conformity
09. Wednesday
10. Perfect
11. School Again
12. Root Down feat. Zahira
13. We Got Vibes
14. Sky High

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To purchase or previous “From Zero,” please visit: http://smarturl.it/fromzero

For more information about FROM ZERO or upcoming tour dates, please visit the INDUBIOUS website and social media pages via http://www.indubiousmusic.com/

For Booking inquiries please email booking@indubiousmusic.com

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Sights And Sounds Of Note Review: Indubious “From Zero”

7 Aug

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“The duo have emerged as a powerful force and voices for change as they carve out a strong following with their conscious music.”

“From the somewhere out of left field category comes Indubious (www.indubiousmusic.com) who return with their much anticipated From Zero album. Drop the figurative needle on the grooves and what emerges is a form of traditional island reggae – but surprise – the duo are Caucasians from Ashland, Oregon. Even more surprising is the pair of brothers Evton and Skip Burton were both born with Cystic Fibrosis and presented with a grim diagnoses of a life expectancy that wouldn’t exceed 18 years. However, they have persevered – and, now 30 and 32 respectively – when they sing about mercy and spiritual matters you know it’s coming from an authentic place. In these hard times the duo have emerged as a powerful force and voices for change as they carve out a strong following with their conscious music. Together with their base of loyal fans, affectionately called “Indubians”, they have achieved worldwide acclaim as the originators and ambassadors of the Rootstronica genre (a high energy blend of Reggae, Rock and EDM). The album opens with a memorable one-two punch of “He Who Has Ears” and “Rocketship” that is sure to gain Indubious many more listeners as they soar to new heights that are set to take them – as the album closer says with horns and a sultry groove – “Sky High”.

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To purchase or previous “From Zero,” please visit: http://smarturl.it/fromzero

For more information about FROM ZERO or upcoming tour dates, please visit the INDUBIOUS website and social media pages via http://www.indubiousmusic.com/

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Check Out Indubious’ Interview with Anne Pick from Source Weekly

1 Aug

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“Indubious releases its 4th album, “From Zero,” focusing on gratitude; not expectation.

Usually for these interviews, I call a musician and we chat on the phone. I hear bits and pieces of where they are and what they’re doing, be it in a crowded van cruising down the highway or in the peaceful recluse of their own homes. But what I really love is talking to musicians in person—which I did recently with Evton Burton from the rock-reggae band Indubious. I got to see his extroverted personality and his hand gestures, before we got sidetracked talking about Bend neighborhoods and growth.

The day after, he sent me an email with exciting news: Indubious’ new album, “From Zero,” had landed at number six on the Billboard reggae charts, ranking it among the likes of Ziggy Marley, The Expendables and Major Lazer. That’s big news.

“The whole philosophy around it is, it’s coming from this ‘from zero’ mentality,” Burton says of the album’s themes. “It’s that we all came from nothing, we were popped into this planet out of nothing and we’re entitled to nothing. When you’re entitled to nothing, essentially everything that you receive is a blessing. It’s centering in the heart of gratitude and not expectation.”

Burton, who calls Bend home, started Indubious with his brother, Skip Burton, who currently lives in Portland. In order to understand their “from zero” mentality, it may be helpful to note that both brothers were born with Cystic Fibrosis. The brothers came into this world with a grim life expectancy of 18 years. Now, in their early 30s, they persevere. Evton received a double lung transplant in 2011, making a full recovery.

“It’s really shaped who we are because it’s caused us to drop more into our purpose as opposed to living how most people live, which is caught in the drama of society of money and petty things,” Burton says. “It’s when you’re faced with your own mortality, you go, ok, what’s real here? What are we doing? What are we here to do? So from a very young age, we started on that mentality.”

For “From Zero,” the brothers blend rock, reggae and EDM to create what they call “Rootstronica.” But genre doesn’t mean much. The brothers try to transcend genre and create what feels good. With no pretense, the album dips into poppy realms and R&B, simply because that’s where they feel comfortable.

“I think genres are interesting, tricky things; they aren’t really my favorite thing,” Burton says. “I think music is a representation of our spirit and our spirit is vast.”

Indubious releases “From Zero” at the Domino Room Saturday. The brothers love performing live; Burton speaks of the energy exchange that happens between the band and the audience. Performing live allows the floodgates to open, so to speak, pouring everything out, conveying their message.

“There’s a certain magic that happens sometimes while performing, where you’re well practiced enough that you can put your intellect to the back of your mind and allow the feeling to come through,” Burton says. “You can channel things. Things come through. It’s like this peak mystical experience where everyone is involved in this thing as it’s happening. The energy plays back and forth off everyone in the room — it’s a spiritual thing.””

Interview by Anne Pick

To purchase or previous “From Zero,” please visit: http://smarturl.it/fromzero

For more information about FROM ZERO or upcoming tour dates, please visit the INDUBIOUS website and social media pages via http://www.indubiousmusic.com/

For Booking inquiries please email booking@indubiousmusic.com

For Press and Interview inquiries please contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR:  (828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com 

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Rootstime.be Review: Indubious “From Zero” (translated)

27 Jul

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“A music genre that is not often discussed here at ‘Rootstime’ is reggae music, but luckily there are sporadic exceptions to that rule. Like now, with the latest “From Zero” CD of the American Dubrock, Roots Rock and Reggae Formation ‘Indubious’ from Ashland, Oregon.

The four core members of this band are singer, guitarist and bassist Spencer Burton (‘Skipwicked’), singer and keyboardist Evan Burton (‘Evton B’), guitarist Teddy Presber and drummer Corey Foster. The Burton brothers are responsible for the creation of “Indubious” and also for all production of the fourteen tracks on “From Zero,” the fourth album of this quartet and the successor to their previous success album “Wake The Lion”.

The debut of “Indubious” dates back to 2008 with the album “Fresh Leaves” and was complemented with a second CD “Cosmic Seed” in the following year. Of course, reggae icon Bob Marley is one of the heroes to influence this band, but the addition of dubstep to the genre also makes for their own emphasis on their songs.

For three songs on “From Zero” guest vocalists were invited: “Golden Ones” features Jamaican reggae singer Sizzla Kalonji, “Do not Lose Sleep” carries Vaughn Benjamin from “Midnite” for the lead vocals and Canadian soul- And reggae singer Zahira sing along with Spencer Burton on the song “Root Down”.

The honesty means that we can say that we can not find anything bane-breaking on this album, but in the reggae genre it’s an album that will hit many fans. Therefore, we prefer the final judgment on “From Zero” of “Indubious” to the connoisseurs of the genre. We have played the entire CD without any slipping of any track, and we could really enjoy what we were told. In particular, the songs “See Sharp”, “If You Follow”, the catchy “Perfect” and the “We Got Vibes” look like something like Jimmy Cliff will surely follow us.”

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To purchase or previous “From Zero,” please visit: http://smarturl.it/fromzero

For more information about FROM ZERO or upcoming tour dates, please visit the INDUBIOUS website and social media pages via http://www.indubiousmusic.com/

For Booking inquiries please email booking@indubiousmusic.com

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RockTimes Review: Indubious “From Zero” (Translated)

24 Jul

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“Two brothers, Skip and Evton of Indubious, are now presenting their fourth album “From Zero.” This album is not to be taken for granted, because both were born with cystic fibrosis and had received rather gloomy predictions from their doctors on their longevity since early childhood. People affected by this disease have to be connected to oxygen during the day, in the car and at night, but through brave resilience, it is all the more pleasing that the two musicians are able to sing.

If the band Indubious , which originated in Portland, Oregon, simply defines their music as Reggae, it would certainly not be wrong. The special underlying rhythm is anchored in Jamaican musical style. However, I would like to describe the style of Indubious as a modern one. Modern in the way that the otherwise purist interpretation is used in conjunction with other musical elements that come into play.

This variant of the reggae seems to be successful and it is fitting for the band who describes themself as the ambassador of “West Coast Reggae.” The laziness, which is attached to the Reggae, is transported beautifully by Indubious and as I listen, in my head I picture the band more on the beach in California than in Jamaica. But the sound is just not on a California beach, because Indubious tours throughout the world. When you see what festivals they are already on the billing for, it might serve as a reference to see their true skill and talent: Wakarusa, Gathering Of The Vibes, Reggae On The River , Sulafest in India, Sierra Nevada Word Music Festival, Earthdance, Gaia Festival, Beloved, Britt festivals, just to mention a few.

Dancehall and Raggamuffin is beside the Roots Reggae main genre of the music of Indubious on “From Zero”. The guest musicians, Sizzla and Vaughn Benjamin, whose authenticity absolutely lies in their voices, are an important part of this album. Sizzla is justified in the title “Dancehall Icon” and Vaughn Benjamin is certainly heard in Midnite and Akae Beka. Gloriously, Sizzla’s vocal outbreaks are showcased on “Golden Ones.” Also, the appearance of Zahira Soul in “Root Down” brings a special feel to the music.

Many tracks also have a kind of psychedelica. By virtuosic synths, Indubious creates something like psychedelic dancehall. Reduced tempos, cellar-bass-bangles and singing down to voice-ling give the works a special flair. In addition, there are very harmonious tracks, Such as “Rocketship.” There are also pieces à la “See Sharp” in which the offbeat phrasing is lifted and the flirting keyboard sequences are intercepted. All this makes the music special.

You can feel that the album is performed with heart and skill. The fact that Evton and Skip are Americans cannot be felt at any moment. Another professional component is to be seen in the producer’s name of their previous album, because Daniele Gaudi is “legendary” in this genre. The messages of the band are in a positive context. Evan confirmed this positive attitude in 2011 after a complete recovery from a double lung transplant.

The ability of the band may also be recognized by whom they shared the stages over the years. In addition to Western artists such as Matisyahu, Michael Franti, Rebelution and Blondie , Black Uhuru , Stephen Marley , Junior Reid and Paton Banton are also members of reggae’s country of origin.

For the next few months, another album is planned, which can now be looked forward to, Indubious should remain faithful to this style.”

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To purchase or previous “From Zero,” please visit: http://smarturl.it/fromzero

For more information about FROM ZERO or upcoming tour dates, please visit the INDUBIOUS website and social media pages via http://www.indubiousmusic.com/

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INDUBIOUS International Airplay

11 Jul

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“See Sharp,” a new song from Indubious’ well-received and spectacular new album, From Zero, has been featured on David Rodigan’s BBC1 Show! For over 35 years David Rodigan has been the top dog in the ganja-scented, bass heavy-atmosphere of Britain’s reggae dance-halls. He plays his unique collection of customised dub plates and classic recordings extensively across Europe, especially in Italy and Germany, and in North America and the West Indies, to loyal reggae fans worldwide.

To purchase or previous “From Zero,” please visit: http://smarturl.it/fromzero

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For more information about FROM ZERO or upcoming tour dates, please visit the INDUBIOUS website and social media pages via http://www.indubiousmusic.com/

For Booking inquiries please email booking@indubiousmusic.com

For Press and Interview inquiries please contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR:  (828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com 

For Reggae Marketing or Radio please contact King I-Vier at Independent Distribution Collective: kingivier@gmail.com

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