Tim Armstrong (Rancid)
A Poet's Life (RSD18)
seamlessly flowing together the journey travels from ambient rock to a land of electronica.
Tim Armstrong, guitarist and frontman of Rancid, took a different path on his 2007 solo debut, with able backing from L.A. reggae revivalists the Aggrolites, Armstrong crafted a grooving, fun-filled modern reggae album, influenced by ska, rock steady, roots reggae, and dancehall and filtered through a modern pop-punk attitude. The sound of the record (nimble, jumped-up, and retro but fully modern) impresses instantly, but as the record goes on, Armstrong voice emerges as the star. His raspy croon, staccato toasting, and ragged shout fit the reggae sound surprisingly well. A Poet’s Life will be released on LP for the first time for RSD 2018, pressed on white vinyl. - Tim Armstrong’s solo debut album reissued on vinyl for the first time. - Pressed on White Vinyl exclusively for Record Store Day - Limited to 1000 units for Europe