West Coast label Stones Throw have added multi-musician reggae outfit The Lions to their increasingly eclectic roster. With over a dozen members the group, all from the Los Angeles area, their producer had this to say about them and their sound:

"All the guys in The Lions grew up on classic Jamaican records so since we began we have wanted to give our records that same edge and roughness that we grew up hearing on LPs by The Upsetters, Soul Syndicate, The Rockers Band and Roots Radics. The rhythm section was all recorded to tape, the Hammond buzzed a little, fuses blew and good mistakes were left in."

We'll have to wait until later in the year until we can hear a full length album but for now have a listen to this dub mix of their latest track, 'This Generation':