Iration: Drops New Single “Move Forward”

Seventh Full-Length Album Coastin’ 
Out July 10th
Pre-Order Available Now
New Episode of The Uplifter Podcast Available Now
Photo credit: Dane Hodgson
Nobody said that it would be easy
No one said that life would be fair
Took a long time to find my own way
Weathered the storm and I’m not going anywhere
I wanna see the colors of the morning sky
Ocean breeze has got me feeling so high
I can hear the rain falling down on my roof
Look in the mirror and I know what to do
Move forward
Back on your feet again
Let’s take a walk outside
Move forward
Feel the sun on your skin my friend
Let’s leave the grey clouds behind
-Lyrics from “Move Forward”
Los Angeles, CA – June 18, 2020 – Fresh off the release of their music video for “Right Here Right Now” celebrating essential frontline workers and first responders, reggae-influenced alternative rock band Iration has dropped their optimistic new single “Move Forward” from their forthcoming seventh full-length studio album Coastin’, due out July 10th via the band’s own Three Prong Records. PRESS HERE to listen to “Move Forward.” Coastin’ is available for pre-order now on all digital platforms, vinyl and CD. Each pre-order includes instant downloads of “More Forward” and summer anthem “Right Here Right Now” featuring Eric Rachmany from Rebelution and Stick Figure 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.
“‘Move Forward’ is a song about growing up,” shares lead vocalist/guitarist Micah Pueschel. “It’s about overcoming struggles in life and coming out on the other side more complete and more in touch with yourself and your surroundings.”
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 inspired by real life experiences. Produced and co-written by David Manzoor (Lupe Fiasco, Cam, Method Man) and engineered by Will Brierre (Imagine Dragons, Chris Isaak), along with an impressive roster of song and mix engineers, Coastin’ showcases the Hawaiian-bred, California-based 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. The upcoming collection also features guest appearances from Common Kings and Eli-Mac.
Since the beginning of April, Iration has been hosting a weekly chat called “The Uplifter” to bring good vibes and humor to fans. Initially started as a livestream, The Uplifter, which features the entire band and some special guests discussing current events, Coastin’band origins and more, is now exclusively a podcast available on all major streaming platforms including Apple Podcasts and Spotify with new episodes available every Thursday. Today’s new episode is focused on “Move Forward” along with discussing the band member’s struggles as musicians as well as their “worst concert ever” moments – PRESS HERE to listen/subscribe.
Iration’s impressive and growing career continues to make waves since their formation over 15 years. 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, which has racked up more than 1 billion collective streams, 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.
PRESS HERE to watch the official music video for “Right Here Right Now” featuring Eric Rachmany and Stick Figure celebrating the essential frontline workers, first responders, and everyday people helping throughout the COVID-19 pandemic via a wide selection of fan-submitted photos.
“…captivating reggae-tinged vibes…” – Billboard
“…reggae rock royalty…” – All Access Music
“The energy and musical ease of California/Hawaii reggae but with a crisp songcraft that recalls powerhouse adult alternative acts like UB40 at their peak.” – Hits Daily Double
“While still bearing plenty of reggae and dub traces, Iration continue to up the pop and rock quotient.” – All Music
“…one of those bands whose music instantaneously lifts your spirits.” – The Pop Break
“…lucidly emotive both in instrumentation and in lyricism…[Iration] have successfully managed to achieve a unique and intriguing relevancy.” – Atwood Magazine
“…this summer’s hottest jam…this piece, as a whole, is art, any angle you approach it…’Right Here Right Now’ truly does reflect what we all need at this time on a global scale – a positive mental outlook.” – Top Shelf Music
Coastin’ album cover art
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