Saturday, February 15 2014
Iration is an alternative/reggae group of musicians formed in Isla Vista, CA. The group is made up of members Joseph Dickens (drums), Joseph King (Engineer), Cayson Peterson (Keyboard/Synth), Micah Pueschel (Guitar/Vox), and Adam Taylor (Bass). All members met while growing up in Hawaii but formed Iration after reconnecting in Santa Barbara, CA. They have since released: two full-length albums, Time Bomb (2010) and No Time for Rest (2007), as well as three EP’s, New Roots (2006), Sample This EP (2008) and Fresh Grounds (2011). Time Bomb, which has sold 36K+ copies, hit #1 on the iTunes reggae album chart and remains within the top 20 on Billboard’s Reggae Album Chart to this day. The album included: “Turn Around” (which spent 11 weeks at #1 on San Diego’s 91X, hit #1 on Riverside’s KCXX and on Santa Barbara’s KJEE, was in rotation at Honolulu’s KUCD and Sacramento’s KKDO, as well as being streamed on LA based KROQ), “Time Bomb”(which reached #1 on Santa Barbara’s KJEE and has sold 57K+ singles), and “Falling” (which has moved 83K+ units since inclusion on both Time Bomb and Sample This EP, was an iTunes Discovery Download, reached #1 on Santa Barbara’s KJEE, and #3 on Honolulu’s KUCD). The Fresh Grounds EP debuted at #1 on the Billboard Heatseeker’s Chart and on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The single “Summer Nights” from their Fresh Grounds EP reached #2 on the iTunes reggae singles chart. In 2012 the band released “Porcupine feat. Lincoln Parish” (guitarist for Cage the Elephant) and spent time in rotation on radio stations in Southern California, Colorado Springs, Montgomery AL, and garnered spins on over several alternative stations across the US including KROQ. Combined, Iration has sold 60K+ albums and EPs, along with over a quarter of a million single downloads to date. The group has been touring nationally since 2008, have performed at festivals such as: Lollapalooza, Wakarusa, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, Sunset Strip Music Festival; and headlined several successful national headline club tours fostering multiple sold out shows throughout the country.