Sometimes inspiration strikes from the immersion of living in a far away place. 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 and features David New (lead vocals, guitar), Chris Powers (bass), Dave Johnson (baritone, tenor sax), Cody Moore (keyboards, sax), Matt Poynter (drums, vocals) and Justino Lee Walker (guitar, vocals, sitar).
Since the release of the 2011 debut One Less Sound, The Hip Abduction carefully built a launchpad for what the band calls a “journey.” Throughout the past decade, they unveiled a string of fan-favorite albums, including The Hip Abduction  and Gold Under The Glow . The latter tallied 3 million cumulative streams and yielded “All I Need”—which clocked in excess of 1.1 million streams on Spotify alone where they also average over 77K monthly listeners.
Along the way, the group performed seismic sets alongside everyone from Trey Anastasio, The Revivalists, Dirty Heads, Moon Taxi, Grace Potter, Ziggy Marley, Stick Figure, Rebelution, Umphrey’s McGee, Matisyahu, Thievery Corporation and 311, in addition to M3F Fest (AZ) Jam Cruise (FL), Sweetwater 420 Fest (GA), Summercamp (IL), Electric Forest (MI), Cali Roots Fest (CA), FloydFest (VA), Deep Roots Mountain Revival (WV), Peach Fest (PA), multiple Red Rocks shows, and beyond. In 2019, the group dove into making what would become To the Ends of the Earth, the band’s fourth full-length album (released August 9, 2019).