The Aggrolites present Rugged Road

The Aggrolites present Rugged Road

Los Angeles-based band, The Aggrolites, announce the release of their latest album, Rugged Road. The album will be released as a series of two vinyl singles followed by a full length release in 12″ vinyl, CD and digital formats. Both of the 45 singles “Trial And Error” and “Dreaming On Erie” are available now at and retail outlets, and the full length album will be released February 22 on Young Cub Records.

The recording sessions took place at Young Cub Records’ studio headquarters in Boston, MA with Craig “DubFader” Welsch (Slightly Stoopid, John Brown’s Body) at the controls. Of the sessions, Jeff, bass player of The Aggrolites, says the band wanted to “lay down these new rhythms on reel to reel tape, playing all together in one room to create a vibe that can’t be copied by any of the newest advances in recording technology.”

The Aggrolites are more than a band, they are a movement unto themselves. They carry a banner – one created with their own hands. This banner reads “Dirty Reggae” and represents their signature fusion of reggae, soul, grit and determination. For seven years this dirty reggae bunch has rolled from city to city, across the pond and up main street USA. They rally the kids, the parents, the students, the cops, the bosses and the drifters. The people come, they relish in the Aggrolites, the dirty reggae and the joy that comes with it all. The liberating rhythms and catchy grooves demand a return trip.

The Aggrolites are:
Jess Wagner – Vocals/Lead guitar
Roger Rivas – Organ
Brian Dixon – Rhythm Guitar
Jeff Roffredo – Bass
Alec McKenzie – Drums

They have shared the stage with Social Distortion, Madness, Rancid, Flogging Molly, 311, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Dropkick Murphys, The Vandals, Against Me!, The Aquabats, Hepcat, The Skatalites, Prince Buster and Derrick Morgan, They have graced the stages at such notable events as Coachella, Vans Warped Tour, SXSW, Bumbershoot, CMJ, Sundance Film Festival, L.A. Film Fest, Sunset Junction, Detour Music Fest, KROQ’s Weenie Roast, 94/9 Independence Jam, Ragga Muffins Fest and the Yo Gabba Gabba! TV show.

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Jan 27 – Los Angeles CA – Hollywood Palladium w/ Social Distortion
Jan 27 – Los Angeles CA – Hollywood Palladium
Feb 2 – Santa Barbara CA – Soho’s
Feb 3 – San Francisco CA – Warfield Theatre
Feb 4 – San Francisco CA – Warfield Theatre
Feb 4 – Sacramento CA – Harlow’s
Feb 5 – Arcata, CA – Humboldt Brewery
Feb 7 – Eugene OR – Wow Hall
Feb 8 – Portland OR – Crystal Ballroom
Feb 9 – Portland OR – Crystal Ballroom
Feb 10 – Vancouver, Canada – The Venue w/ Jamie Lidell
Feb 11 – Victoria, Canada – White Eagle Hall
Feb 12 – Seattle WA – The Showbox Sodo
Feb 13 – Seattle WA – The Showbox Sodo
Feb 13 – Bellingham WA – Wild Buffalo House of Music