Annapolis, MD’s Bumpin Uglies are celebrating their first #1 album this week, after debuting atop the Billboard Reggae chart with their 4th LP, ‘Beast From The East.’ The record also debuted at #1 in Reggae on Itunes, Amazon and Google Play and landed at #24 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart.
‘Beast From The East’ is the debut release from newly launched Chicago indie label Space Duck Records.
Propelled by a devoted fanbase, a fierce DIY work ethic, relentless touring and a knack for pairing laid-back tunes with thoughtful and intensely personal songwriting courtesy of frontman Brandon Hardesty, Bumpin Uglies’ sunny concoction of ska, reggae and punk has clearly connected with audiences.
“This is a first for us and we’re so excited! Blown away by the energy our fans put in to making this happen,” says Hardesty. “Our band is a grassroots operation and as such it totally relies on the support that we get from our fans. They showed up huge for us on this. Thank you Uglies Nation!”
Catch Bumpin Uglies on tour! See dates below.
APR 19 Brooklyn, NY- Brooklyn Bowl (w/ Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime)
APR 20 Baltimore, MD- Rams Head Live (w/ Badfish: A Tribute To Sublime)
APR 21 Patchogue, NY- Stereo Garden LI (w/ Badfish, Bumpin Uglies, and Oogee Wawa)
APR 22 Stroudsburg, PA- Sherman Theatre (w/ Badfish: A Tribute To Sublime)
APR 23 Harrisburg, PA- Abbey Bar (w/ Badfish: A Tribute To Sublime)
APR 25 South Burlington, VT- Higher Ground (w/ Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime)
APR 26 Portland, ME- Aura (w/ Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime)
APR 27 New Haven, CT- Toad’s (w/ Badfish: A Tribute To Sublime)
APR 28 Syracuse, NY- The Westcott Theater (w/ Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime)
MAY 04 Rehoboth Beach, DE- Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats
MAY 11 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club (w/ Mad Caddies)
MAY 12 Annapolis, MD- Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge
MAY 24 New Bedford, MA- Greasy Luck Brewpub
MAY 25 Greenfield, MA- Strangecreek Campout
MAY 26 Rockville, MD- Hometown Holidays Music Festival
JUN 1 Sheperdstown, WV- Opera House Live –
JUN 2 Richmond, VA- The Camel
JUN 8 Garrettsville, OH- Spring Badfish
JUN 16 Russell, MA- Ziontific Festival
JUN 23 Starks, ME- Harry’s Hoe Down
What others are saying about ‘Beast From The East’:
“An enigma of sorts, the Bumpin Uglies boys are celebrating a decade of playing music and their punk-rock ethos with their fourth full-length album, Beast From The East. And, yes, this beast of an album is far from tamed.”- Top Shelf Reggae
“This album has something for everyone, from hip-hop to harder rock, with stripped-down ballads in between. The range on this album is a testament to the talent of this group….not one to overlook. Play it in your car, and play it loud.”- The Pier
““Beast From The East” finds the band shattering genre concepts with some reggae, ska and hip-hop taking center stage this time around.”- ReadJunk
“…a feel good collection of melodic sing along songs…”- Rock N Load Magazine
“…punk rock flair and good vibes…”- ReadBuzz
“Beyond the A+ plus lyrical content, Beast from the East also showcases wonderful song structure, thoughtful musicianship and tasteful songwriting. Bumpin Uglies beautifully melds key elements of reggae, funk, rock, punk, ska and pop while paying homage to the original inspiration.”- NYS Music