The Hip Abduction


Sometimes inspiration strikes from the immersion of living in a far away place. The view of the ocean. The sound of a rainforest at sunrise. The smell of an open-air market. The embrace of the wild human experience. However, maybe the nostalgia for a certain place might be attributed instead to a feeling, or a time, or even a person. Sometimes, inspiration stems from a place that everyone can relate to, but maybe no one’s actually been. This is the music of The Hip Abduction, the vibrant St. Petersburg, FL-based collective that formed over a mutual appreciation for West African and early Jamaican reggae/dub music.

The Hip Abduction (THA) began through informal jam sessions and quickly coalesced into a sound that attracted national attention. For “Gold Under the Glow”, the band’s third full album released on March 11, 2016, THA engage an indie pop acumen alongside a highly emotive and roots driven sound. Recorded in Nashville, Gold Under the Glow was produced by Dabney Morris (Wild Cub) who is credited with incorporating synth-pop teeth into the band’s global foundation and summery vibe. It’s a smart blending of world pop and club aesthetics that appeals to both audiences. The Hip Abduction, featuring David New (lead vocals, guitar), Chris Powers (bass), Dave Johnson (baritone, tenor sax), Cody Moore (keyboards, sax), Matt Poynter (drums, vocals) and Justino Walker (guitar, vocals, sitar) have shared stages with the likes of Grace Potter, Galactic, The Revivalists, Ziggy Marley, Umphrey’s McGee, Thievery Corporation, Matisyahu, 311, Galactic, and Moon Taxi and has performed at Shaky Knees, FloydFest, Wanee Music Festival, Suwannee Hulaween, Deep Roots Mountain Revival, Sunfest, Orange Blossom Jamboree, Tropical Heatwave Music Festival, The BIG What? and more.

Parfois, l’inspiration vient avec l’immersion de vivre dans un endroit éloigné. La vue sur l’océan. Le bruit d’une forêt tropicale au lever du soleil. L’odeur d’un marché en plein air. L’étreinte d’une expérience humaine brute. Cependant, peut-être la nostalgie d’un certain endroit pourrait-elle être attribuée à un sentiment, ou à un temps, ou même à une personne. Parfois, l’inspiration vient d’un endroit auquel tout le monde peut s’identifier, mais peut-être que personne n’y est jamais allé. Il s’agit de la musique de The Hip Abduction, le collectif dynamique basé à Saint-Pétersbourg, en Floride, formé sur une appréciation mutuelle de la musique reggae/dub ouest-africaine et jamaïcaine.