Spiritual Rez album cover artwork for Sitting in the West. Photo by: Spiritual Rez
Spiritual Rez album cover artwork for Sitting in the West. Photo by: Spiritual Rez

Dial Into Progressive Reggae with Spiritual Rez

Spiritual Rez, a Boston-based reggae-punk band, recently released Setting in the West on their own record label featuring a talented cast of musicians working behind the scenes.

Setting in the West is a 10-track LP that was produced by AWOLNATION’s Kenny Carkeet, and co-produced by Eve 6’s Max Collins. It features guest appearances by Duddy B of Dirty HeadsHirie, Billy Kottage from the ska/punk group Reel Big Fish, as well as Goldfinger’s John Feldmann helping co-write ‘Red Room.’


The album features music veterans with decades of experience in punk music. The majority of the songs on this album have a strong pop music overtones. It takes their core style of reggae, and mixes it up with different influences.

The track ‘Sober’ is one of my favorite songs on the album. ‘Red Room’ featuring Duddy B of the Dirty Heads, and is another track that showcases the depth of Spiritual Rez by utilizing the power of collaboration.

Preview tracks from Sitting in the West below, and scan over upcoming tour dates. The band is set to perform at Suwannee Hulaween on Sunday, October 30 from 3:15-4:15 on the Spirit Lake Stage. Rebelution is set to perform after Spiritual Rez at Hulaween, and the festival will be stocked with live reggae between the two live acts.

Spiritual Rez on the Road

Tour Dates

Date | Venue | Location

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 | Martin’s Downtown | 413 1st Street Southwest, Roanoke, VA

Thursday, October 20, 2016 | Visulite Theatre | 1615 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte, NC

Friday, October 21, 2016 | The Pour House Music Hall | 224 S Blount St., Raleigh, NC

Saturday, October 22, 2016 | The Whiskey | 1 South Front St, Wilmington, NC

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | The Social | 54 N Orange Ave., Orlando, FL

Thursday, October 27, 2016 | The Funky Biscuit | 303 SE Mizner Blvd, Boca Raton, FL

Friday, October 28, 2016 | The Green Parrot | 601 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL

Saturday, October 29, 2016 | The Green Parrot | 601 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL

Sunday, October 30, 2016 | Suwannee Hulaween @ Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park | 3076 95th Drive, Live Oak, FL

Thursday, November 3, 2016 | St. Lawrence University | 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY

Friday, November 4, 2016 | Putnam Den | Putnam St, Saratoga Springs, NY

Saturday, November 5, 2016 | Flour City Station | 170 East Ave, Rochester, NY

Thursday, November 10, 2016 | The Acoustic | 2926 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06605

Friday, November 11, 2016 | Club Metronome | 188 Main St., Burlington, VT

Saturday, November 12, 2016 | Brighton Music Hall | 158 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA

Sunday, November 13, 2016 | Port City Music Hall | 504 Congress St., Portland, ME

Thursday, November 17, 2016 | American Beauty | 251 W 30th Street, New York, NY 10001

Friday, November 18, 2016 | Funk ‘N Waffles | 307 S Clinton , Syracuse, NY

Saturday, November 19, 2016 | Kings Rook Club | 1921 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16502

Thursday, December 15, 2016 | Gypsy Sally’s | 3401 K Street Northwest, Washington, D.C., DC

Friday, December 16, 2016 | Ardmore Music Hall | 23 East Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, PA

Spiritual Rez | Sober

Spiritual Rez (ft. HIRIE) | Together Always

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Matthew McGuire is the founder and editor of Crescent Vale News. In 2014, he acquired a master's degree in Professional Media and Media Management from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.