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Long Live the Vortex

by Destroy Babylon

DB's 4th studio full-length features 10 songs firmly rooted in reggae and dub, but still retain their unique musical twists and turns, produced by the inimitable Craig Welsch (10 ft. Ganja Plant) & features players from John Brown's Body & Morphine.
Genre: Reggae: Dub
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  Song Share Time Download
1. DB Inc.
2:59 $0.99
2. Bad Draw
3:32 $0.99
3. Echo Chamber
4:13 $0.99
4. #1 Killer
3:29 $0.99
5. Mr. Money Bags
4:04 $0.99
6. Free the King
3:57 $0.99
7. Blast
4:28 $0.99
8. Something Very Wrong
5:06 $0.99
9. Freeze
3:40 $0.99
10. Daze of No Future Passed
3:32 $0.99
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Album Notes
"...Just as suitable for a dance party as for a street fight... Long Live the Vortex by Destroy Babylon is a radical DIY masterpiece for the Occupy generation."
-New Hampshire Magazine

"The core trio of Rob Carmichael and twin brothers Marc and John Beaudette, have certainly developed a grasp for Jamaican music's minutiae, but have also acquitted themselves as near-professional listeners of the entire popular spectrum... Few other bands in town can wield their individual genre with this ease and fewer have as much to lose. Reggae is a gamble, because bad reggae is the worst (as demonstrated by many commercials for Caribbean tourism). But DB's risk is the listener's reward. The group's latest full-length Long Live the Vortex is a perfect concoction, two parts authenticity and one part innovation. They may lack the Trench Town pedigree (their formative years were spent in Hudson, NH), but they have become one of Boston's best."
-Noise Magazine

"Long Live the Vortex is a magnificent and accomplished album whose compelling imagery and brilliantly dread music will haunt, captivate, and reward you for many days to come. This is easily one of the top five ska/reggae releases of 2011."
-Duff Guide to Ska

Produced by DB & Craig “Dubfader” Welsch
Engineered and mixed by Dubfader
Recorded at Kissy Pig, Allston MA
Mixed at Rear Window, Brookline MA
Mastered by Kevin Metcalfe at Abbey Road, London UK
Artwork by KTRON

John Beaudette - vocals, rhythm guitar, trumpet, bass
Marc Beaudette - drums, percussion
Rob Carmichael - vocals, lead guitar
Jon Mercer - keyboards
Chris Moran - bass

Andy Bergman - baritone sax
Jason Buhl - tenor sax, flute
Dana Colley - baritone, tenor, alto sax (track 7)
Steve Digregorio - organ, clavinet, keyboards, piano
Scott Flynn - trombone
Casey Gruttadauria - orgran (track 8)
Jamie Lynn Hart - vocals (tracks 1, 8, 9)
Scott Johnson - tabla (track 10)
Tyler Randall - sitar (track 10)
Craig Welsch - percussion

All songs written by Destroy Babylon
© & ℗ 2011 Music ADD (ASCAP)
Rhythm in “Freeze” inspired by Roots Radics / Revolutionaries
Lyrics in “BLAST” inspired by Wyndham Lewis & Jessie Dismorr
“Bad Draw” dedicated to JJD
“Free The King” dedicated to Arnie King (



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