Saturday, August 08, 2009

Rebelution Dominates I-Tunes Charts with 'Bright Side of Life'

Santa Barbara-based reggae band Rebelution dominated the iTunes charts with the release of their highly anticipated sophomore album, “Bright Side of Life” on August 4, 2009. The band’s new release currently holds the #1 spot on iTunes in the reggae music genre, and the #3 spot for top albums downloaded in the United States in all genres of music. The album joins the likes of top artists such as Modest Mouse, Colbie Caillat, Whitney Houston, Black Eyed Peas, Zac Brown Band, and Kings of Leon. In response to their success on the charts, Rebelution shares, “We are excited to see the continuation of the pathway being built by independent artists.” Leading up to the release, the pre-sales of the album had Rebelution with two albums in the Top 10, their not yet released “Bright Side of Life” at #2 and their 2007 release “Courage to Grow” at #6, where it still stands today.” The title track off the album “Bright Side Of Life” held onto the #3 spot in the Top Songs in the Reggae genre, alongside top Reggae artists such as Sean Paul, Bob Marley, Shaggy, Eddy Grant, Serani, and UB40. In addition to their success on the iTunes charts in the United States, Rebelution also stands at the #5 spot on the top 10 Reggae albums in France. The release of “Bright Side of Life” marks the first release under Rebelution’s newly founded record label, 87 Music in association with Controlled Substance Sound Labs and Silverback Music, the California-based music collective, which is also home to artists Slightly Stoopid and Pepper, and their respective artist imprints. In addition to the album release, Rebelution kicked off a 25+ city tour across the United States on August 2, 2009 starting in Solana Beach, California and will end September 5, 2009 in Dallas, Texas. Previous national efforts included sold out shows at venues such as The House of Blues San Diego, Anaheim and Los Angeles as well as The Fillmore in San Francisco and more in Florida, Colorado, Texas and South Carolina. They have already shared the stage with notable artists such as The Offspring, 311, Slightly Stoopid, Willie Nelson, Damian Marley, Bob Dylan and Ludacris. For more information on “Bright Side of Life” and tour dates, please visit Rebelution’s website at or Myspace at For media inquiries with Rebelution, please contact Jordyn Borczon at MLC PR at or 818-706-8080.