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IRATION New Album ‘Automatic’ Out Now; #1 on iTunes Reggae Albums Chart‏

Reggae, pop, rock heavyweights IRATION are back with the release of their third full-length album AUTOMATIC, out now on their own 3 Prong Records with distribution through MRI/RED. The 16-track collection is climbing iTunes album charts, currently at #1 on Reggae albums chart and #7 overall albums chart. Focus track “Back Around” is currently receiving radio airplay nationally with adds at 91X in San Diego, CA, 92.9 KJEE in Santa Barbara, CA, 98.7 WRMR in Wilmington, NC, 102.7 WJSE in Atlantic City, NJ, 107.3 KURQ in San Luis Obispo, CA, 101.9 KUCD in Honolulu, HI and more.

With AUTOMATIC, IRATIONMicah Pueschel (Guitar/Vocals), Joe Dickens (Drums), Adam Taylor (Bass) and Cayson Peterson (Keyboards)–is further pushing their musical boundaries while staying true to the sound they helped bring to the mainstream. The band collaborated with Cage The Elephant guitarist Lincoln Parish who is featured on several tracks and helped co-produce select songs on the album along with long term studio partner JP Hesser of Castaway 7 Studios in Ventura, CA.

Automatic is an album that most completely describes our music,” Micah shares. “It is eclectic in its songs and covers the full range of styles that we pride ourselves in being able to play. Love in all its forms, is and has always fueled our music: love of life and its mysteries, love for your home, love of nature, and of course love between people. Automatic is no different. The title track ‘Automatic’ is a tribute to our fans. We owe them everything.”

A video for title track “Automatic,” featuring personal footage shot by the band while on the road, can be seen here: http://youtu.be/dQsQtuEM7Oo. The group recently shot a new music video for “Back Around” in their hometown of Santa Barbara which will be unveiled in the coming weeks. IRATION is also offering fans the opportunity to check out all the new songs via their YouTube page at http://www.youtube.com/user/Irationlive/videos.

IRATION’s last full-length album Time Bomb was released in March 2010 and quickly hit #1 on the iTunes Reggae Albums chart, #40 on iTunes’ overall music chart, #2 on Billboard’s Reggae Albums chart and #30 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart. “Falling,” the massive hit single from Time Bomb and first released on their 2008 EP titled Sample This, has gone on to sell over 83,000 copies, received over 4.8 million Myspace plays and over 3.4 million combined YouTube plays, not to mention the countless cover videos posted. The band’s last release, 2011’s Fresh Grounds EP, also debuted impressively on multiple charts, coming in at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart and breaking into the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart.

The Hawaiian-bred, Santa Barbara, CA-based band will embark on a coast-to-coast national headlining tour dubbed the “Automatic Tour” featuring special guests Through the Roots, Fortunate Youth and Micah Brown. The run will officially kick off August 5 in Portland before making its way east, stopping in Salt Lake City, Omaha, St. Louis, Detroit, Chicago and Boston. The 30-date tour will then hit New York City Thursday, August 22 for a show at Highline Ballroom before heading to Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Myrtle Beach, Jacksonville, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Atlanta. As they travel back west, IRATION will make numerous stops throughout Texas in Houston, Corpus Christi, Austin and Dallas and visit Tulsa, Albuquerque, Tempe, Sacramento and San Francisco before wrapping in Los Angeles Saturday, September 21 at The Wiltern.

IRATION has also set a few high profile shows before the “Automatic Tour,” including a July 13 show alongside reggae legends Steel Pulse at the OC Fair in Orange County, CA and a August 2 headlining show at the Del Mar Racetrack’s annual Summer Concert Series in San Diego, CA. See below for full list of dates and venues.

The full track listing for AUTOMATIC is:

  1. Automatic
  2. Show Me (featuring Lincoln Parish)
  3. One Way Track
  4. Back Around
  5. Go That Road
  6. Burn
  7. This Old Song
  8. Home (featuring Lincoln Parish)
  9. Mr. Operator
  10. Runaway
  11. Uptown
  12. Splintered Heart
  13. High Flying
  14. Milk and Honey (featuring Lincoln Parish)
  15. Undertow
  16. No Time


DATE                          CITY                                       VENUE

w/ Steel Pulse Sat       7/13                 Costa Mesa, CA                     Pacific Amphitheatre (OC Fair)

Headlining Show: Fri        8/2                   Del Mar, CA                            Del Mar Summer Concert Series

X-Fest w/ Puddle Of Mudd and others Sat       8/3                   Modesto, CA                           Downtown Modesto

Automatic Tour w/ special guests Through the Roots and Micah Brown: Mon     8/5                   Portland, OR                           Star Theater

w/ Sublime With Rome Tue      8/6                   Redmond, WA                                    Marymoor Park Wed     8/7                   Garden City, ID                       Revolution Concert House and Event Center

Automatic Tour w/ special guests Through the Roots and Micah Brown: Fri        8/9                   Salt Lake City, UT                  The Grand Theatre @ The Complex

w/ Sublime With Rome Sat       8/10                 Casper, WY                            Casper Events Center Sun      8/11                 Morrison, CO                          Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Automatic Tour w/ special guests Through the Roots, Fortunate Youth and Micah Brown: Tue      8/13                 Omaha, NE                             The Waiting Room Lounge Wed     8/14                 St. Louis, MO                          The Firebird Thu      8/15                 Detroit, MI                               Small’s Fri        8/16                 Chicago, IL                              Bottom Lounge Tue      8/20                 Buffalo, NY                             The Waiting Room Wed     8/21                 Allston, MA                              Brighton Music Hall Thu      8/22                 New York, NY                         Highline Ballroom Fri        8/23                 Philadelphia, PA                      Theatre of the Living Arts Sat       8/24                 Washington, DC                      U Street Music Hall Mon     8/26                 Ocean City, MD                      Seacrets Wed     8/28                 Norfolk, VA                             The Norva Thu      8/29                 Myrtle Beach, SC                   House of Blues Fri        8/30                 Jacksonville, FL                      Freebird Live Sat       8/31                 Fort Lauderdale, FL                Culture Room Sun      9/1                   Orlando, FL                             Beacham Theatre Mon     9/2                   Atlanta, GA                             Masquerade Wed     9/4                   Houston, TX                            House of Blues – Bronze Peacock Thu      9/5                   Corpus Christi, TX                  House of Rock Fri        9/6                   Austin, TX                               Antone’s Night Club Sat       9/7                   Dallas, TX                               Trees Tue      9/10                 Tulsa, OK                                The Vanguard Thu      9/12                 Albuquerque, NM                    Sunshine Theatre Fri        9/13                 Flagstaff, AZ                           Orpheum Theater Sat       9/14                 Tempe, AZ                              Marquee Theatre Wed     9/18                 Arcata, CA                              Humboldt State University Thu      9/19                 Sacramento, CA                     Ace Of Spades Fri        9/20                 San Francisco, CA                 The Fillmore *Sat     9/21                 Los Angeles, CA                     The Wiltern

*Also featuring Seedless

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