Nominee – 1996 6th Annual LA Music Awards
Nominee for Independent Music Video of the Year at the 14th annual LA Music Awards
Reggae-Rock band with soul and funk hooks. Upbeat positive songs, inspired by California life and music. Fresh new sound, dynamic live performances. Won Best Reggae Album of the Year-LA Music and South Bay Music Awards, featured on national compilation, Fresh Produce, mid-west tour summer ’09.
**WINNER – Reggae Artist of the Year – 2009 Hollywood Music in Media Awards**
**WINNER – Best Reggae Artist of the Year – 2007 Los Angeles Music Awards**
Formed by childhood friends Danny Primavera (vocals, guitar) and Jeremy Odom (bass), transplants from Atlanta and the DC area, the two added Preston Nelson (drums) son of Juan Nelson, longtime bassist of Ben Harper, when relocating to LA in 2004. This band of basics was expanded upon and perfected by the addition of funky keyboardist, Jamie Bullock, soulful female vocals by Lara Beers and young saxophonist, Brian Landau.
Two years later, the band emerges with an upbeat sound of hip rhythms and unique melodies, built on traditional reggae roots and exploring the limits of harmony and lyrical substance.
The eclectic 13 track album takes the listener on a dynamic musical journey, incorporating positive vibes and inspirational choruses.
Sun-drenched tones in ï¿½Jealousyï¿½ and ï¿½Slow Downï¿½ keep the reggae-rock edge intact, and provide contrast with sweetly charming ï¿½Silly Birdï¿½. Laid back grooves ï¿½Only Questionsï¿½ and ï¿½Open Roadï¿½ lend further depth to this collaboration of instrumental and melodic hooks.
This band represents the best that California has to offer towards a fresh direction of feel-good music.
Influences–Fat Freddy’s Drop, John Browns Body, Slightly Stoopid, The Police, Bob Marley, Jamiroquai and many others.
Reggae Soul Rock
Daniel Primavera- Guitars/Vocals
Jeremy Odom- Bass/Vocals
Jamie Bullock- Keys
Lara Beers- Vocals
Brian Landau- Sax
Lance Keller- Trombone
Los Angeles, CA
International Farmers is a persistent bunch. Anchored by Preston Nelson on drums (son of longtime Ben Harper bassist, Juan Nelson), the band interweaves a highly danceable form of modern reggae. The band was originally formed by childhood friends Daniel Primavera (guitar) and Jeremy Odom (bass). Their deep passion for reggae, hip hop, and punk came together in Atlanta, GA around the summer of 2000. Along the way musicians were added: the powerful and soulful Lara Beers on vocals, the funky and playful Jamie Bullock on keys, and the jazz master Brian Landau on saxophone.
Nine years later, the now six piece International Farmers is preparing the release of their 2nd full length album. Focused, precise, and full of harmonies the album promises to extend the bands’ large and in charge reggae attitude to a global audience.
“The new record is very much to the point. I can’t stop pressing repeat while listening to the early mixes. That’s always a fantastic sign” -Daniel Primavera (singer/songwriter).
The new album boasts 14 essential tracks and clocks in at almost 10 minutes shorter than their 13 song debut. Reggae dominates the vibe as a whole while echoes of soul, rock, funk, jazz, and flashes of punk are heard throughout. Lush vocal melodies will have you singing along after the first chorus. A touch of dub locks you in and doesn’t let go.
Get ready for a fresh reggae sound….
Los Angeles, CA
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Jamie Bullock, Daniel Primavera