Formed in 2008, Bumpin Uglies have had a productive recording output since their inception. With two albums and two EPs to their credit, the Annapolis natives' fusion of reggae, alt rock and ska has made them a favorite in their hometown and beyond. The band's DIY ethic has helped them spread their gospel, with a relentless tour schedule allowing them to reach fans far beyond the Mid-Atlantic. We're premiering the group's new EP, Better. Faster. Stronger. today, which is a continuation of what they've put forward. It has three reworked versions of existing songs, and will have their fans debating which version they like better.
“This EP is our second chance at three of our most popular songs," singer Brandon Hardesty says. "Bumpin Uglies is my first band and the whole journey has been a learning experience, studio work included. When we recorded “Addictive Personality”, “Morning After”, and “White Boy Reggae” we were learning as we went and I've never been entirely happy with the recordings.
"In the last few years the band has gotten a lot tighter and we've learned a lot about production so I thought they deserved a mulligan. In addition to that we have a studio version of our song DIY (previously recorded on a live album) and two new acoustic songs that I'm very proud of. I'm very excited about this release and about seeing how our fans react to it.”
Bumpin Uglies' Better. Faster. Stronger. is out today. You can buy it here.