“Too blessed to be stressed,” is one of many key song lyrics from Rebelution’s new album Count Me In. The California band’s fourth full-length release on its own label 87 music, and partnering for the first time with Easy Star Records, marks its tenth year together. And while surely every band has its share of stress, Rebelution feels they have been “too blessed” to have much time to worry about it.
The seeds of Rebelution germinated in Santa Barbara’s college town of Isla Vista in 2004 when Williams, Rachmany, Finley and Carey stumbled upon each other and became a cornerstone of the budding of Rebelution. All very different but always musical brothers, these tireless pioneers of California Reggae now play 100+ shows a year. Their tours have taken them across the globe, and to perform at major festivals such as Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Lollapalooza, Red Rocks, Santa Barbara Bowl and Austin City Limits.