Out Today by The Orchard: Slightly Stoopid, Jim Gaffigan & More


Hi music lovers! Although Friday the 13th may not be the luckiest day of the year, we still have new releases that’ll definitely bring good energy your way. So, sit by the pool, soak up the sun, and be prepared to have a good laugh. Read on to find some great new tracks and jokes by a few of your favorites, all out today.

Reggae band Slightly Stoopid is back with their 9th album, Everyday Life, Everyday People via Stoopid Records. Their eclectic vibe makes you want to sink your feet into the sand as it draws inspiration from their hometown, Ocean Beach, CA. This bass-heavy album features special guests Ali Campbell (UB40), Alborosie, G. Love, Chali 2na (Jurassic 5), Don Carlos, Yellowman, Sly Dunbar (Sly and Robbie) and more. The band worked hard and collaborated with many producers to develop their ideal sound. Their first single, ‘If You Want It’ brings heat and an incredible bass line. Alborosie tellsThe Pier that working with Slightly Stoopid was an amazing experience and it was easy to find a melody and lyrics that fit the track. Be sure to grab your tickets to their Summer 2018 tour as they are selling out fast and check out Everyday Life, Everyday People, out now.

Need a good laugh? Comedian Jim Gaffigan delivers his sixth stand up special, Noble Apesharing a more personal side of his life. In his special, Gaffigan talks about how his family handled a medical crisis when his wife and writing partner, Jeannie, was treated for a brain tumor. He reflects on the frightening thought of almost having to give up his career and retire. He later goes on to tell a story of traveling with his kids in Asia and that one time he casually opened for Pope Francis in Philadelphia during the Pope’s 2015 U.S. tour. Gaffigan tells USA Today that he wanted to “steal away from id-focused kind of things” and share more stories. Using his well known self-deprecating humor, Gaffigan will have you in stitches throughout the whole 70 minute set, out now courtesy of Comedy Dynamics.

Positivity beams through on Canadian singer-songwriter AHI’s (pronounced “eye”) sophomore album, In Our Time via 22nd Sentry/Thirty Tigers. His unique voice blends together folk, indie-pop, soul, and rock to deliver a storytelling piece about struggle and perseverance. His unapologetic lyrics and blissful melodies keep you running back for more. AHI tells Billboard that he wanted to “make a better more consistent album” following his first album, which he had completed in only 10 days. Take a listen and expect to be captivated by his raw sound as it narrates his perspective on the ways of the world.

That’s all for now. Hope you enjoyed these releases and be sure to check back next week for more!

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