Celebrating twenty-five years of making music, the ground breaking and frenetic pioneers of Southern California’s original Punk / Ska / Funk movement Fishbone are proud to announce the release of their newest musical adventure, a five track EP, Intrinsically Intertwined (Controlled Substance Sound Labs / Zojak Worldwide) available for digital download April 22.
The release comes on the heels of two main stage performances at 2014’s Coachella Music Festival including this past Sunday, where the influential L.A. ensemble were included in Rolling Stone’s “Best Live and Backstage Photos.”
Fishbone has been trailblazing their way through the history of American Ska, Funk, Punk, Rock Fusion and (so-called) “Black Rock” since starting their professional career in Los Angeles’ burgeoning, Alternative Rock music scene of the mid-1980s. Their sound has often been imitated, but never duplicated. They have toured worldwide with such bands as the Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Roots, Les Claypool / Primus, Fela Kuti, George Clinton, The Dead Kennedys and many more. Angelo Moore’s ability to combine thought-provoking, humorous social commentary with Fishbone’s frenzied, up-tempo music and frantic, euphorically entertaining stage show has cultivated their undisputed reputation as one of the best live acts in music history.
In 2011, the band released an independent full-length feature documentary, “Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone” (Pale Griot Films), which was featured in theaters and film festivals across the US, garnering a significant dose of critical acclaim. Narrated by actor Laurence Fishburne, the film earned LA Weekly’s Critic’s Choice Award at the Los Angeles Film Fest in 2010, has been called “effortlessly entertaining” (Variety), “Brilliant and groundbreaking” (Pop Matters), and hailed as “more than a documentary about rock ‘n’ roll. It’s a documentary about the American spirit and one that shows the life of one of its most influential creative forces.” (Encore Magazine). The film not only highlights the bands substantial legacy in contemporary music of all forms, but also the struggles, adversity, and inner turmoil that has surrounded the bands career.
To date, Fishbone still continues to tour all over the world, turning heads at some of the most noteworthy festivals around the globe such as Coachella Music Festival (2014), Afropunk Festival (2014), Gathering of the Vibes (2013), Outside Lands Music Festival (2013), Ottawa Blues Fest (2012), Montreal Jazz Festival (2012), Bumbershoot in Seattle, WA (2012), Riot Fest in Chicago, IL (2012), Voodoo Festival in New Orleans, LA (2014, 2011), Fuji Rock Festival in Tokyo, Japan (2010), and more.
In 2012, the band performed on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and Angelo Moore sat in with The Roots on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.”
Finally, Fishbone are in the process of starting a crowdsourcing campaign to raise funds for their highly anticipated video sequel series to their 2011 documentary “Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone”. Additionally, the campaign will support the groups on-going legal costs associated with the default judgment levied against them last year, as a result of a stage diving lawsuit the band continues to fight.
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