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SOJA Drops New Song (USA Today Premiere) off Upcoming Album (Aug 12, ATO)+ Currently Touring U.S.

SOJA Premieres “Shadow” on USA Today;
Single Quickly Reaches #1 On iTunes Reggae Chart

New Album Amid The Noise And Haste
Out August 12th (ATO Records)
On Soulshine Summer Tour With Michael Franti
And Brett Dennen

“The transcendental appeal of the Washington, D.C.- based SOJA has as much to do with their simply and traditionally constructed reggae tunes as it does with their universally appealing messages of hope and peace…” –Relix

Reggae, infused with strains of rock, folk and dub, provides a complementary framework for lead singer/songwriter/guitarist Jacob Hemphill’s sinewy vocals and poignantly drawn lyrics of social resistance, environmental consciousness and personal reflection…”–Billboard

DC-natives SOJA have premiered their latest track “Shadow” on USA Today. The song is off the band’s fifth full-length album Amid The Noise And Haste on August 12th, 2014 and the band’s second album for ATO Records.

Lead guitarist and vocalist Trevor Young explains that the idea behind “Shadow” is that “everyone has their own voice and opinion that matters. Everyone has a voice and something to contribute to the situation around you for good. This is an uplifting anthem. ‘I stand up and I stand tall. I don’t follow anyone. I’m not a shadow.’”

You can pre-order Amid The Noise And Haste now via the band’s website as well as iTunes and instantly download “Shadow” as well as “Your Song” and “I Believe (feat. Michael Franti and Nahko).

Amid The Noise And Haste was produced by multiple GRAMMY award winning Jamaican producer Supa Dups (Bruno Mars, Eminem, Rihanna, John Legend) and is the first full-length album he has chosen to take on in his career. The new album is the follow up to critically acclaimed Strength To Survive which debuted in the Billboard Top 40. Amid The Noise And Haste features special guests including Michael Franti, Damian Marley, and Collie Buddz.

The new album cover art was designed by the British artist Steven Wilson and was carved by original wood pieces.

SOJA originally formed by a group of friends while still in middle school and has built a massive, dedicated fan base around the world since. In the years following, SOJA has sold more than 250,000 albums, headlined shows in over 20 countries around the world, generated over 3.3 million Facebook fans, and 183+ million YouTube views. The band has toured with Dave Matthews Band, Incubus, 311 and appeared at major festivals including Bonnaroo where they attract an almost Grateful Dead-like international fan base along the way, with caravans of diehards following them from city to city.

SOJA’s Soulshine summer tour kicked off in California and continues in amphitheaters across the country through August. See below for the full routing with Michael Franti & Spearhead, Brett Dennen and Trevor Hall.

Amid The Noise And Haste Track listing
1. Tear It Down
2. Your Song (feat. Damian Jr. Gong Marley)
3. I Believe (feat. Michael Franti and Nahko)
4. Easier (feat. Anuhea and J Boog)
5. Shadow (feat. Trevor Young of SOJA)
6. Once Upon A Time
7. Promises And Pills (feat. Alfred The MC)
8. Signature
9. She Still Loves Me (feat. Collie Buddz)
10. Wait
11. Better
12. Treading Water
13. Lucid Dreams (feat. Nahko)

SOJA Tour Dates:
% with Michael Franti & Spearhead, Brett Dennen, Trevor Hall (Soulshine)

July 8 Kansas City, MO @ The Crossroads %
July 10 Chicago, IL @ FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island %
July 11 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
July 12 Des Moines, IA @ Simon Estes Amphitheater %
July 13 Indianapolis, IN @ Farm Bureau Lawn at White River State Park %
July 15 Toronto, ON @ Echo Beach at Molson Canadian Amphitheater %
July 17 Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony %
July 18 Boston, MA @ Bank of America Pavilion %
July 19 Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion %
July 21 New York, NY @ JBL River Stage at Pier 97 %
July 22 Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage at Mann Center Performing Arts %
July 25 Wilmington, NC @ Battleship Park %
July 26 Portsmouth, VA @ nTelos Wireless Pavilion %
July 27 Charlotte, NC @ Uptown Amphitheatre %
July 29 Boca Raton, FL @ Sunset Cove Amphitheater %
July 30 St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheater %
Aug 1 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade %
Aug 2 Nashville, TN @ Woods Amphitheatre %
Aug 22 Hilo, HI @ Hilo Tennis Stadium
Aug 23 Kauai @ Kilohana Plantation
Aug 29 Maui, HI @ Maui Arts and Cultural Center
Aug 30 Honolulu, HI @ Waikiki Shell
Sept 7 Arrington, VA @ Lockn Festival
Sep 24 London, United Kingdom @ Electric Ballroom
Sep 26 Paris, France @ Le Bataclan
Sep 27 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg
Sep 28 Cologne, Germany @ Live Music Hall
Sep 30 Luxembourg, Luxembourg @ den Atelier
Oct 2 Hamburg, Germany @ Mojo Club
Oct 3 Berlin, Germany @ Yaam
Oct 4 Warsaw, Poland @ Proxima
Oct 5 Prague, Czech Republic @ Lucerna Music Bar
Oct 7 Milan, Italy @ Tunnel Club
Oct 8 Zurich, Switzerland @ Komplex Klub
Oct 10 Montpellier, France @ Victoire 2
Oct 11 Lyon, France @ Transbordeur
Oct 12 Bordeaux, France @ Rock School Barbey
Oct 14 Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz
Oct 16 Lisbon, Portugal @ Meo Arena
Oct 17 Porto, Portugal @ Coliseu
Oct 18 Madrid, Spain @ Sala But
Oct 19 Toulouse France @ Le Bikini
Oct 21 Dublin, Ireland @ The Academy

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