Huge congrats to Slighty Stoopid as their newest album MEANWHILE… BACK AT THE LAB debuts at No. 3 on The Billboard Independent Albums Chart; No. 3 on Billboard’s Alternative Albums Chart; and No. 4 on Billboards Rock Albums Chart!!!
Today, Slightly Stoopid’s new album, Meanwhile… Back At The Lab, hit the upper reaches of several sales charts, as it debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart, No. 3 onBillboard’s Alternative Albums chart and No. 4 on Billboard’s Rock Albums chart. Additionally, the band released the music video for “The Prophet” – lead single from Meanwhile… Back At The Lab (released June 30 on Stoopid Records).
ntertainment Weekly premiered the video for “The Prophet” exclusively through VEVO’s player today (click here to view). Written by the band’s co-frontman/bassist/guitarist Miles Doughty when he was 16 years old, “The Prophet” started as an early collaboration with the late Bradley Nowell of Sublime, while the group was signed to his Skunk Records. Coming full circle, the video for the song concludes with never-before-seen footage of a living room jam session with Doughty and Nowell (as well as a dedication to him as the band’s friend and mentor). Additionally, the video includes shots of Slightly Stoopid’s influences and friends, including: G-Love, B-Real (Cypress Hill), Sen Dog (Cypress Hill), Don Carlos, Angelo Moore (Fishbone), Marshall Goodman aka “Ras MG” (Sublime, Long Beach Dub Allstars), Michael “Miguel” Happoldt (co-owner of Skunk, Long Beach Dub Allstars), Opie Ortiz (tattooer, artist) and Nate Diaz (MMA athlete).
“It was cool going through the old VHS tapes and finding the original ‘Prophet’ jams from my pad,” said Doughty. “To see the journey the song has gone through to get where it is today… I think Brad would be stoked! We miss him and his music. We owe a lot to Brad and Miguel for believing in us kids from Ocean Beach. His music lives on.” Nowell than recorded an early version of the song called “Ain’t No Prophet” which was released on Sublime’s posthumous Everything Under The Sun rarities box set. The composition was reimagined once again by Slightly Stoopid during their Meanwhile…Back At The Lab studio sessions.
Along with Doughty, Slightly Stoopid is Kyle McDonald (guitar, bass, vocals), Ryan “Rymo” Moran (drums), Oguer “OG” Ocon (percussion), Daniel “Dela” Delacruz (saxophone), Paul Wolstencroft (keyboards), Andy Geib (trumpet, trombone) and “unofficial 8th member” Karl Denson of Greyboy Allstars (currently on the road playing with The Rolling Stones).
The band continued to explore a variety of styles on Meanwhile… Back at the Lab, with help from some of their friends including: Dumpstaphunk’s Ian Neville; Ras MG; Roger Rivas and Jesse Wagner of The Aggrolites; singer/songwriter Angela Hunte; Beardo; Llama Beats; Jamey “Zeb” Dekofsky; Paulo Da Rosa; Courtney Adams; Ethan Tucker and Farnell Newton.
Meanwhile…Back at the Lab’s debut single, “The Prophet,” has been added to the playlists of stations across the nation including KROQ/LA, XTRA/San Diego, WBUZ/Nashville, KCXX/Riverside, KXTE/Las Vegas, KFRR/Fresno, KRZQ/Reno, KJEE/Santa Barbara, KPOI/Hawaii, WBTZ/Burlington VT, KVXX/Chico, WRMR/Wilmington NC, KNOB/Sonoma County, WTGZ/Auburn, WEQX/Albany, KRXF/Bend, KRZQ/Reno, KRXP/Colorado Springs, and more. Additionally, in the week’s leading up to the album’s release, several publications ran exclusive debuts of album tracks – these premieres included Yahoo Music’s “Hear It First” of “Rolling Stone,” Billboard magazine’s debut of “One Bright Day (featuring Angela Hunte), and The Pier’s premiere of “this Version.”
Slightly Stoopid is set to kick off its “Everything Is Awesome” summer 2015 tour today and will hit 40+ cities before concluding on September 19. For this run Slightly Stoopid has enlisted Cali cohorts Dirty Heads, The Expendables (select dates) and Stick Figure (select dates) to join them on the trek which features gigs at such premiere venues as The Greek Theatre in L.A., Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver, JBL’s Pier 97 in NYC and The Santa Barbara Bowl. Slightly Stoopid will also perform at numerous festivals including Outside Lands, the LOCKN’ Festival, Riot Fest (Chicago) and KAABOO. Tickets for these shows and more are on sale now.