Passafire – “Start from Scratch”

Reggae rockers Passafire will be releasing their new record, ‘Start from Scratch,’ on September 20 via FlameGuy Records. The band recorded the album in El Paso, TX with producer Paul Leary (guitarist for Butthole Surfers and producer for Sublime and Meat Puppets).

“This album represents a new era of Passafire music in that it digs deeper into what we have only scratched the surface of so far in the studio,” remarked frontman Ted Bowne. “We got to elaborate on our ideas of incorporating electronic and acoustic sounds surrounding the core style we have already established. Fans can expect a few acoustic slow jam ballads as well as a few new up-beat rockers that push the boundaries of Passafire’s hard rock side. The lyrics are playful, insightful, and carefully placed. Once again we have managed to make a record with no profanity which, I think, helps to push it out toward a broader audience. There are songs with stories behind them and songs written like abstract pieces of art. It’s a good variety of slow and fast paced stuff with a good amount of synths and acoustic.”

Check out the title track “Start from Scratch” below, as well as the group’s upcoming tour dates.

Tour Dates:

08/07 – Phoenix, AZ – Ashley Furniture Homestore Pavilion
08/09 – San Diego, CA – Cricket Amphitheatre
08/10 – Carson, CA – Cal State Dominguez Hills
08/11 – Marysville, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheater
08/12 – Nampa, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheatre
08/13 – George, WA – The Gorge Amphitheatre
08/14 – Hillsboro, OR – Washington County Fairgrounds
09/14 – Wilmington, NC – Soapbox
09/15 – Virginia Beach, VA – The Jewish Mother
09/16 – Vienna, VA – Java
09/17 – Vienna, VA – Java
09/18 – Winston-Salem, NC – Ziggy’s Tavern
09/20 – Black Mountain, NC – Pisgah
09/21 – Charlotte, NC – Double Door
09/22 – Charleston, SC – Pourhouse
09/23 – Live Oak, FL – Blackwater Music Festival
09/24 – Jupiter, FL – Guanabanas
09/25 – St. Petersburg, FL – Local 662
09/27 – Columbia, SC – 5 Points
09/28 – Raleigh, NC – Pour House
09/29 – Baltimore, MD – 8X10
09/30 – Philadelphia, PA – Hard Rock
10/02 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East
10/04 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theatre
10/05 – Cleveland, OH – Cambridge
10/06 – Columbus, OH – Basement
10/07 – Pontiac, MI – Pike
10/08 – Chicago, IL – Sub T
10/09 – Ames, IA – IA State
10/11 – Lincoln, NE – Knickerbockers