Tuesday, July 8, 2014

SOJA Drops New Song (USA Today Premiere) off Upcoming Album (Aug 12, ATO)+ Currently Touring U.S.

SOJA Premieres “Shadow” on USA Today;
Single Quickly Reaches #1 On iTunes Reggae Chart

New Album Amid The Noise And Haste
Out August 12th (ATO Records) -
Pre-Order Available Now

On Soulshine Summer Tour With Michael Franti
And Brett Dennen 

"The transcendental appeal of the Washington, D.C.- based SOJA has as much to do with their simply and traditionally constructed reggae tunes as it does with their universally appealing messages of hope and peace…” Relix

"Reggae, infused with strains of rock, folk and dub, provides a complementary framework for lead singer/songwriter/guitarist Jacob Hemphill's sinewy vocals and poignantly drawn lyrics of social resistance, environmental consciousness and personal reflection…"Billboard 

 DC-natives SOJA have premiered their latest track “Shadow” on USA Today. The song is off the band’s fifth full-length album Amid The Noise And Haste on August 12th, 2014 and the band’s second album for ATO Records.

Lead guitarist and vocalist Trevor Young explains that the idea behind "Shadow" is that “everyone has their own voice and opinion that matters. Everyone has a voice and something to contribute to the situation around you for good. This is an uplifting anthem. ‘I stand up and I stand tall. I don't follow anyone. I'm not a shadow.’"

You can pre-order Amid The Noise And Haste now via the band's website as well asiTunes and instantly download "Shadow" as well as “Your Song” and "I Believe (feat. Michael Franti and Nahko).

Amid The Noise And Haste was produced by multiple GRAMMY award winning Jamaican producer Supa Dups (Bruno Mars, Eminem, Rihanna, John Legend) and is the first full-length album he has chosen to take on in his career. The new album is the follow up to critically acclaimed Strength To Survive which debuted in the Billboard Top 40Amid The Noise And Haste features special guests including Michael Franti, Damian Marley, and Collie Buddz.

The new album cover art was designed by the British artist Steven Wilson and was carved by original wood pieces. 

SOJA originally formed by a group of friends while still in middle school and has built a massive, dedicated fan base around the world since. In the years following, SOJA has sold more than 250,000 albumsheadlined shows in over 20 countries around the world, generated over 3.3 million Facebook fansand 183+ million YouTube views. The band has toured with Dave Matthews Band, Incubus, 311 and appeared at major festivals including Bonnaroo where they attract an almost Grateful Dead-like international fan base along the way, with caravans of diehards following them from city to city.

SOJA's Soulshine summer tour kicked off in California and continues in amphitheaters across the country through August. See below for the full routing with Michael Franti & Spearhead, Brett Dennen and Trevor Hall.

For more information on SOJA and the upcoming tour, visit http://sojamusic.com.  
Stream and post “Shadow” feat. Trevor Young using the following link: https://soundcloud.com/sojamusic/shadow-feat-trevor-young-of-soja 

Stream and post “Your Song” feat. Damian Jr. Gong Marley using the following link:

Stream and post “I Believe” feat. Michael Frant and Nahko using the following link: 
Amid The Noise And Haste Track listing
1.   Tear It Down
2.   Your Song (feat. Damian Jr. Gong Marley)
3.   I Believe (feat. Michael Franti and Nahko)
4.   Easier (feat. Anuhea and J Boog)
5.   Shadow (feat. Trevor Young of SOJA)
6.   Once Upon A Time
7.   Promises And Pills (feat. Alfred The MC)
8.   Signature
9.   She Still Loves Me (feat. Collie Buddz)
10. Wait
11. Better
12. Treading Water
13. Lucid Dreams (feat. Nahko)
SOJA Tour Dates:
%  with Michael Franti & Spearhead, Brett Dennen, Trevor Hall (Soulshine)

July 8                     Kansas City, MO @ The Crossroads %
July 10                   Chicago, IL @ FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island %
July 11                   St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant 
July 12                   Des Moines, IA @ Simon Estes Amphitheater %
July 13                   Indianapolis, IN @ Farm Bureau Lawn at White River State Park %
July 15                   Toronto, ON @ Echo Beach at Molson Canadian Amphitheater %
July 17                   Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony %
July 18                   Boston, MA @ Bank of America Pavilion %
July 19                   Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion %
July 21                   New York, NY @ JBL River Stage at Pier 97 %
July 22                   Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage at Mann Center Performing Arts %
July 25                   Wilmington, NC @ Battleship Park %
July 26                   Portsmouth, VA @ nTelos Wireless Pavilion %
July 27                   Charlotte, NC @ Uptown Amphitheatre %
July 29                   Boca Raton, FL @ Sunset Cove Amphitheater %
July 30                   St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheater %
Aug 1                     Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade %
Aug 2                     Nashville, TN @ Woods Amphitheatre %
Aug 22                  Hilo, HI @ Hilo Tennis Stadium  
Aug 23                  Kauai @ Kilohana Plantation   
Aug 29                  Maui, HI @ Maui Arts and Cultural Center          
Aug 30                  Honolulu, HI @ Waikiki Shell  
Sept 7                   Arrington, VA @ Lockn Festival 
Sep 24                   London, United Kingdom @ Electric Ballroom
Sep 26                   Paris, France @ Le Bataclan
Sep 27                   Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg
Sep 28                   Cologne, Germany @ Live Music Hall
Sep 30                   Luxembourg, Luxembourg @ den Atelier
Oct 2                      Hamburg, Germany @ Mojo Club
Oct 3                      Berlin, Germany @ Yaam
Oct 4                      Warsaw, Poland @ Proxima
Oct 5                      Prague, Czech Republic @ Lucerna Music Bar
Oct 7                      Milan, Italy @ Tunnel Club
Oct 8                      Zurich, Switzerland @ Komplex Klub
Oct 10                   Montpellier, France @ Victoire 2
Oct 11                   Lyon, France @ Transbordeur
Oct 12                   Bordeaux, France @ Rock School Barbey
Oct 14                   Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz
Oct 16                   Lisbon, Portugal @ Meo Arena
Oct 17                   Porto, Portugal @ Coliseu
Oct 18                   Madrid, Spain @ Sala But
Oct 19                   Toulouse France @ Le Bikini
Oct 21                   Dublin, Ireland @ The Academy

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