John Brown’s Body is an eight piece “modern reggae” band that has been playing its way around the country for the last 10 years, during which time they also released six studio albums. In that time, they endured more hardships than most bands should have to face in a lifetime, including the death of a bassist, departure of several original band members and throat surgery for the lead singer for vocal polyps. Perhaps all this real life strife and the revolving door of musical influence in the group is what spawned their unique style. Although their original sound was fairly true to traditional reggae stylings, as the band evolved their sound became more futuristic.
Check out their sound for yourself on their MySpace page. If you’re really ahead of the game you may have already gotten their newest album Re-Amplify (Easy Star Records), which debuted exclusively on iTunes on March 3rd (full release coming on March 17th). Like what you hear? Make your own remix of the song “Zion Triad” using the Remix Wizard on their Myspace page or in the MixMatchMusic Remix Wizard gallery).