Rebelution will release Dub Collection on July 17, and today they have launched the first single “Attention Span Dub.”CLICK HERE to listen now.The original version appeared on the band’s debut album Courage To Grow. The dub album, a joint venture between the band’s 87 Music and Easy Star Records, features 15 dub versions of fan favorites and five songs will be released on consecutive Fridays through June 26 with each track representing a different album from throughout their effervescent career.The band’s lead touring guitarist, Kyle Ahern, was given the reins to mix these tracks, and he has delivered a release that will have Rebelution fans grooving in their homes and reminiscing about past shows, all while looking forward to what’s to come. The collection is available to pre-order now, and the full track listing can be found below.
Dub is a unique form of reggae that remixes existing tracks, focusing heavily on dropping instrumentation and vocals in and out, while layering them with effects like reverb and delay. “We thought about putting out a dub version of our last album, and then realized this would be a better idea,” says Eric Rachmany. “There’s so many of our old songs that deserve a dub version. We know our fans love the early Rebelution material, so this seemed appropriate.” Kyle Ahern’s approach, while steeped in the history of the genre, is more modern than some dub purists. “He was the perfect candidate to produce the album, because he understands both the Rebelution sound and dub music,” says Eric. “We’re so excited for people to hear it, because it’s a celebration of six albums and the Rebelution community being behind us for over 15 years.”