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Beware

by 880 South

THIS IS GOOD TIMES MUSIC Reggae Rock. Dub Rock. Reggae Soul and Rock N' Roll. If Marvin Gaye's ice cream melted on Bob Marley's cone and dripped down Steely Dan's hand that was holding a Sublime CD. You'd have 880 South.
Genre: Rock: Funk Rock
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1. Effect of Sunshine
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2. Drinks Are On Me
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3. C20H25N3o
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4. Extra Mile
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5. Move It
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6. Tomorrow
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7. Naughty Things
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8. Girl Looks Good
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9. Thief
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10. Baja '06
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11. Appreciation
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12. Fast Lane '06
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13. Down in the Rubble
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
880 SOUTH 2008

In 2004, former members of the popular funk-driven quartet, The Floppy Rods, rejoined and exploded on the Bay Area alternative dub rock scene in the form of 880 South. Their combined love of reggae, soul and good ‘ol classic rock ‘n roll was inspired in part by bands such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Steely Dan and Bob Marley. Since 880 South began touring in 2005, they have been showcased with some of today’s most inspiring performers: Slightly Stoopid, Fishbone, and the Expendables, just to name a few. With the release of 2008’s sophomore effort, "Youth Bus Sessions”, in the wake, the band is poised to bring their distinctive flavor to hungry crowds worldwide.

The name 880 South originates from the California Interstate Highway that inspired frontman Luigi "Weege" Casaretto to write about his hometown follies and youthful adventures. Weege, guitarist Steve Shyshka and bassist Greg “G” Medeiros have been writing music together for over a decade. Their reputation was solidified by keg parties, wild women and energized funk rock. The early years they combined the elements of soul, jazz and rock. Thus allowing 880 South to rapidly develop a stellar rhythm section that has provided the backdrop for Steve’s scorching guitar work and Weege’s hip grinding-inspiring vocals.

The 3 musicians collaborated in 2004 with Kasey Cox (drums) to record a 4-song demo. The 4 tracks were featured on MySpace.com and – along with their popularity on Sublimearchive.com – led to establishing 880 South as a band to be reckoned with. The following year, the band worked tirelessly to crank out their debut LP, “Beware”. The album, engineered by former Rods drummer Aaron Liebelt, contains 13 blistering tracks of classic dub and rock ‘n roll. Recorded at Street Noise Studios in Northern California, the album was a significant stepping-stone for the band. The solid pocket grooves of the rhythm section, layered with Steve’s jazz and rock-fused guitar tones, provide the perfect canvas for Weege’s playful and soulful lyrics. The new music was warmly embraced at the band’s sold-out CD release party shortly after and their fan base has continued to rise with each live show.

With the arrival of "Youth Bus Sessions" in the spring of 2008, 880 South have not only altered the preconceived notions of dub rock music for themselves, but for their loyal fans as well. The new record, containing 14 original tracks, will feature a remake of their classic live track "City Ditty," now titled "City Gone Mad," which features special guest MCs. The more reggae rock-orientated songs, such as "Apartment 28," "You Can Feel It Huh?" and "Baby Has Gotta Eat,” are sure to keep everyone smitten and swaying at the shows, especially the ladies. With the addition of Nick Fishman on drums, professional management and guidance (Clev Stiles at Left Coast Boardwear), and a growing fan base, 880 South is gearing up for a national and international tour throughout the year and beyond.

Throughout the last 10 years, 880 South has matured into a songwriting mechanism that is focused heavily on lyrical content, compassion and inspiration. A positive message is layered vulnerably underneath the emotion and sarcasm that pours forth on their records and during live shows. Priding themselves on their sense of humor, clever wit and the occasional love song, 880 South is dedicated to cranking their amps up to eleven and rocking crowds everywhere. To get a taste of what the band is cooking up, check out their music at http://www.880south.com

AVAILABILITY

880 South “Beware” is available at CD Baby www.cdbaby.com/cd/880south
You can also find their music on iTunes, Rhapsody, iSound.com, Groupie Tunes & many more online retailers. CD is also available worldwide @ all Super D One Stop Distribution affiliate stores. http://www.sdcd.com

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JohnnyBoyMedia

Johnny says just get it and you won't regret it
I'll just keep it simple. These guys rock. There's rockin' tunes, there's jammin' tunes, there's mellow tunes, these guys have managed to put it all together at the same time. Get this CD now because when this band breaks out any day now, you will want one of the first copies of their CD. And if you can even find any of their Floppyrods stuff, hang on to that too!
Give it a listen and you'll know what I mean. Johnny says this is a DEFINITE must-have. 2007 is 880South's year!
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Tristan

Oh Baby
Fucking Great Cd fucking Great band, and some realfucking great music, Keep it coming.
Much Love
Stay Irie
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gem

get on it boys and girls!
if you downloaded a couple tracks off sublime archive a while ago, and u liked what u heard, then you will def enjoy, Beware!
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Donkey

Awesome
This album is so awesome. My favorite song is Appreciation, but every song is really great. The tracking is put together well too, there is no need to skip around. I enjoy every song on this cd. Go out and buy it! It's the bomb! Sweeter than a corn dog! =)
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Dan

880 South rocks the house to the MAX
880 South puts on an awesome show.There lyrics are original with a mix of Reggae,Rock,and Soul.I have their CD and I there is not much more to say but "WOW!!! Reggae on steroids".You have to get this CD.You will instantly move to their beat!!!
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Big Rich

a cure for the winter blues
It's 85 degrees on a gorgeous California day in June. You're chillin' at your friend's backyard barbecue party, sipping on whatever beer came out of the keg. The smell of carne asada grilling mixes with the hint of sun tan lotion. The sand caked on your feet make it obvious to everyone that you just got back from the beach. Someone next to you passes you a jay, and you notice a new, freshly tanned face - a definite hottie - walk into the party. And then the music kicks in...

This is the vibe that embodies 880 South's debut album, Beware. Camparisons to the Long Beach Dub Allstars are inevitable. There is plenty of ear candy provided by drummer/producer Aaron Liebelt to accent his solid drum beats, Greg's grooving, funky bass lines, Steve's layered guitars, and Weege's smooth croon. Highlights are "Extra Mile," "Tomorrow," "C20H25N3o," and "Naughty Things," which features trumpet lines from long-time 880 South amigo Ken Justice.

It may be cloudy and rainy outside, but this CD is guaranteed to bring the summer vibe.
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CALiFORNiA

THESE GUYS RIP IT
I have see these guys several times and they never dissapoint, I have been waiting for this CD to come out and finally it is here, great hooks, melodies, and giutar licks...880 south is a tru-music band that will put the south bay on the map....
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Kristin

Best CD Ever!
The best CD Ever! I mean it! Every song is worth listening to. My favorites are "Down In The Rubble" and Effect of Sunshine."
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Kristina


From Floppyrods to 880 South..You guys have come far! All I have to say is that you need to see them live, just to see how great they are..Nothing beats a local band who loves their fans! Love you guys
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Lee

Album of the year
I ordered this CD last week and am expecting to tear it open this afternoon... These guys are the real deal. I just hope they remember all the little people in they're speech for the Mtv music awards.
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