Summer Jamz: Westbound Train – “Check Your Time”

Enough with Bob Marley. I’ve said it once, I’ll say it for the rest of eternity: Bob Marley is fucked out. Playing Legends on repeat at your beach house is the laziest act of any rich yuppie. But white people love reggae. It makes them feel cool and as if they’re in the Caribbean sipping an umbrella drink. FINE. At least listen to some decent grooves by some more relevant bands.

Boston, MA outfit Westbound Train are a breath of fresh air on the ska/reggae scene. Very smooth, old school vibes. Love the vocalist’s tone and I’m a sucker for any track with an organ. “Check Your Time” is a laid-back head nodder with a more serious message if you choose to listen closely. Not all reggae has to be about weed, jamming and standing up for your rights to smoke weed and jam.


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