We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Bumpin Uglies’ lyric video for their song “Hard Liquor” (watch it below). The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming album Beast From The East, which is scheduled to be released on April 6, 2018 through Space Duck Records.
Pre-orders for Beast From The East will launch on March 16th.
Frontman Brandon Hardesty says, “I’m very excited about this record! Howi Spangler (Ballyhoo!) ran point on the production for these sessions and the result is our biggest sound to date. This was a very fun record to make and I think it will be a fun record for the fans to listen to as well.”
Space Duck Records founder Daniel Servi adds, “I have been a fan of Bumpin Uglies for quite a while now and have worked with them in the past in other capacities. I think Brandon and the guys have something very special with this record and I am thrilled that Space Duck Records can be a part of it.”
FEB 15 – Morgantown, WV – 123 Pleasant Street
FEB 16 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live ( w/ George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
FEB 16-18 Baltimore, MD – Frozen Harbor Music Festival 2018/POWER PLANT LIVE!
MAR 10 – Stanhope NJ – Stanhope House – Main Stage
MAR 25 – Sebastian, FL – Captain Hirams Sand Bar (w/ Badfish: a Tribute to Sublime)
MAR 26 – Gainesville, FL – High Dive (w/ Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime)
MAR 30 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues Dallas (w/ Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime)
MAR 31 – Houston, TX – House of Blues (w/ Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime)
APR 19 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl (w/ Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime)
APR 21 – Patchogue, NY – Stereo Garden LI (w/ Badfish, Bumpin Uglies, and Oogee Wawa)
APR 25 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground (w/ Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime)
APR 26 – Portland, ME – Aura (w/ Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime)
APR 28 – Syracuse, NY – The Westcott Theater (w/ Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime)
About Bumpin Uglies:
Bumpin Uglies was formed by lead singer/guitarist/songwriter Brandon Hardesty in 2008, when he set out to create a sound and an approach that was unique and immediately identifiable. It’s the same thing every artist says that they want when they form their band, but Bumpin Uglies are the rare act that does stand out in every way, making them utterly memorable to everyone the come across. They incorporate many styles into their music, with a major emphasis on ska, reggae and punk. But they don’t really care what bucket you want to put them in, either you love ‘em or you don’t – it’s your choice to join the party or sit outside instead; and it’s always more fun in the party.
With three full-length LPs, a live show LP and two EPs under their belt, Bumpin Uglies prolific studio work is the product of continuous song writing and a desire to keep putting out fresh material for their ever-growing fan base. They achieved national recognition with the release of their 2011 LP Free Candy, and they have continued to gain momentum with each subsequent release, including Load in-Load Out (live show LP), Ninjah Reggae Assassins (LP released in 2013, which reached #1 on iTunes Reggae chart), and EPs Freak Out Hell Bus and Sublime with No One, both released in 2015.
Bumpin Uglies match their output in the studio with a road-warrior approach to touring that makes it seem as though they rarely come off the road. To date, they have completed 8 national tours, and dozens of regional tours. They have toured as direct support for Ballyhoo! and co-headlined a tour with Bastard Suns, moving effortlessly between punk and reggae crowds who flock to Bumpin Uglies in equal measures. Their touring dossier is topped off with some major festival experience, including California Roots in 2014, the Rombello Cruise in 2013 and Warped Tour in 2012.
Bumpin Uglies have proven every existing maxim about hard work paying off in the last several years. Their DIY ethic coupled with their grassroots approach for building a major national fan base makes them the epitome of punk rock, but that description sorely sells their music short. Bold, a bit brash perhaps at times, but Bumpin Uglies name, their songs and their work ethic get a definite point across: they make music their way, enjoying a freedom that is easy to aspire to, but most difficult to achieve together with success. In this day and age of political correctness and people growing more uptight and offended by the minute, it doesn’t take long to realize that Brandon and Bumpin Uglies “Eff you/can do” attitude makes them stand separate and apart as a band. And their fans love them for it.