The Expanders release new single “Put Those Fools” off upcoming album
THE EXPANDERS RELEASE NEW SINGLE “PUT THOSE FOOLS” OFF UPCOMING ALBUM.
The Expanders have released their second single off the upcoming Vol 2 of their Old Time Something Come Back Again series. This time it’s a cover of The Tidals in the form of “Put Those Fools.”
The Expanders operate from a foundation rooted in deep appreciation for classic Jamaican music. Continually praised by fans and media alike for their true-to-the-genre tones and techniques, it is little wonder the band’s sound has captured listeners’ attentions, building up an impressive fan base and reaching #1 on the Billboard Reggae Charts with their 2015 release, “Hustling Culture”.
The band is now preparing to release the second installment in their cover series with “Old Time Something Come Back Again Volume 2”, due out September 29th, 2017 on tastemaker label Easy Star Records.
The Expanders consist of John Asher (Drums, Vocals), John Butcher (Guitar, Vocals), Roy Fishell (Organs), Chiquis Lozoya (Bass, Vocals), and Devin Morrison (Guitar, Vocals). Pristine three-part harmonies shine throughout the band’s entire catalog, bringing back memories of the nostalgic “golden age” of reggae. As ardent students of the genre, the California-based band seeks influence from places, times, and people that are often overlooked in the echo chamber that can be the American reggae scene.
The band’s exposure to and deep-seeded love for Jamaican music is due in no small part to the renowned record collection of Los Angeles based reggae archivist Roger Steffens. An organic relationship with Mr. Steffens’ son blossomed and allowed the band access to one of the deepest reggae record archives. Access to decades of underappreciated music and classics alike helped the band to internalize the essence and spirit of the music and apply that mentality to a new era. Humbly making large sacrifices in stride, The Expanders have made it their core mission to do right by the soul and feel of yesteryear, and the “Old Time Something Come Back Again” series exemplifies that mission in a keenly literal sense. Production from longtime collaborator Tom Cook assisted in capturing the band’s natural sound, while maintaining continuity in the cover series.