Monday, February 13, 2012

Jimmy Cliff Posts Video Detailing Progress On New Album With Tim Armstrong

Jimmy Cliff posted a short video today (titled Re.Birth Summer 2012-- could that be a hint at an album title?) that shows him at work in the studio with Tim Armstrong of Rancid on the new ska/reggae album that they have been collaborating on together. The pair released the 5-track EP 'Sacred Fire' late last year to critical acclaim and they are booked to perform a number of high profile shows this summer including Coachella, (with Madness!) that should help put Cliff and his new songs back in the musical spotlight.

Given the pedigree and bon fides of both Cliff and Armstrong and their mutual love of ska and reggae, this is one of the albums I am most looking forward to hearing. It is already my personal front runner for one of the best ska and reggae albums of the year!

Thanks to Jason Lawless for the tip!


Anonymous said...

That last song sounds amazing!

Anonymous said...

Love that Tim put together an ace rhythm section to back Jimmy: J. Bonner, Scott Abels (Aggrolites, Hepcat) and Dan Boer (Sandollars, Dynamic Pressure). Can't wait to see him play live with these guys.