Slightly Stoopid Closer To The Sun on 2LP
Led by co-founders and multi-instrumentalists Kyle McDonald and Miles Doughty, along with drummer Ryan "Rymo" Moran; percussionist Oguer "OG" Ocon; saxophonist Daniel "Dela" Delacruz; keyboardist Paul Wolstencroft; and trumpet/trombone player Andy Geib, feel-good Ocean Beach, CA-based group Slightly Stupid has become increasingly more well known for their fusion of folk, rock, reggae and blues with hip-hop, metal, punk, funk and D.I.Y. work ethic with each new genre-bending release.
Slightly Stoopid's fourth album, 2005's Closer To The Sun, is getting a vinyl reissue in May 2016 courtesy of the band's own label Stoopid Records. The good natured album finds the group in their musical wheelhouse incorporating a vast array of influences with an overall folk-reggae-pop sensibility, singing songs about marijuana, and inviting friends like Barrington Levy, Mr. Mutton, and Billy & Prof Most to join the party. Featuring the standouts "Somebody," "Bandelero," "Closer to the Sun," and "Zeplike."