Dub Trio released the cover track, “Them Thing Deh Dub” featuring Benji Webbe of Skindred originally performed by legendary reggae artist, Ini Kamoze. The song is released today via New Damage Records: stream/purchase.
Grammy-nominated bassist Stu Brooks shares, "we're putting this song out for the love of it. We knew we wanted to do a track that paid homage to our fore-fathers of reggae and dub, rhythm section greatness, Sly & Robbie. They have been an endless source of inspiration to us as a band from the beginning. So, as helicopters swarmed over Hollywood during BLM protests, my wife and I felt compelled to finally break quarantine. As we approached Hollywood and Vine to join in solidarity with the protesters, "Them Thing Deh" happened to be the soundtrack in my headphones. Feeling the anger we share with the BLM movement, the lyric “got to keep your cool” really spoke to me as I could feel the tension in the air. That week, we quickly put the rhythm tracks together, recording from 3 different states, with the help of Roger Rivas on organ and keys and hit up our old friend, legend Benji Webbe from the UK band, Skindred. Benji is the ultimate genre-masher, soulfully clashing metal, reggae, punk, dub, dancehall...all the sh*t we love!”
Dub Trio released their 5th full-length album The Shape of Dub to Come on New Damage Records in 2019, with praise from Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Consequence of Sound, Revolver, Noisey, Brooklyn Vegan, New Noise Magazine, Submerge Magazine, and more. The critically-acclaimed album is available to stream and purchase HERE. An homage to titles such as Refused’s The Shape of Punk to Come and Ornette Coleman’s The Shape of Jazz to Come, The Shape of Dub to Come’s groove hinges on slower stoner-inspired sludge riffing. The release was followed by touring across the United States and Europe, including direct support on the Incubus tour. The acclaimed LP was announced with “World of Inconvenience [feat. King Buzzo]” at Rolling Stone, who called it, “Heavy, trippy… a crafty, atmospheric hybrid." "Fought The Line [feat. Troy Sanders]” followed via Consequence of Sound, "The creepy, script-flipping video speaks to the song’s heavy lyrical theme." With “Forget My Name Dub [feat. Meshell Ndegeocello]”, they usher dub into new territory like only they can.
Over nearly two decades together, Brooklyn’s Dub Trio — Stu Brooks [bass], DP Holmes [guitar], and Joe Tomino [drums]—not only delivered a string of albums that forever redefined the term “dub” under cover of metal, punk, alternative, and shoegaze, but also infused its musical prowess into the studio recordings and the shows of genre-bending icons ranging from Mike Patton to Lady Gaga.
Among the band members and many recording projects, most recently, Stu had the honor to track the bass for Danny Elfmans first solo single in 36 years called, "Happy" that was released this October, listen here.
About Dub Trio:
Dub Trio introduced itself on 2004’s “live-dub experiment” Exploring the Dangers Of followed by successors New Heavy (2006), Another Sound Is Dying (2008), and IV (2011). For nearly two decades, the band has conjured up instrumental music hummable enough to sing, summoning praise from the likes of Pitchfork who predicted “Dub Trio are on to something.” The Brooklyn-based triumvirate served as Matisyahu and Peeping Tom’s live band and toured alongside heavy hitters Clutch, Gogol Bordello and Dillinger Escape Plan. All three members are seasoned session players, having recorded with a plethora of hip-hop artists across the board, including 50 Cent, Wiz Khalifa, The Fugees, Tupac, G-Unit, and Mobb Deep.
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