Iration is a reggae/pop group from Santa Barbara, California. All members originally hail from Hawaii. They play a mix of reggae, dub, pop and rock. The group is one of the leading bands in the genre of sunshine reggae.
Iration began in Isla Vista, an unincorporated community connected to UC Santa Barbara, playing reggae covers in college towns such as Cal Poly SLO, Chico State, and UC Davis. They recorded an EP, New Roots, in 2006, and built a reputation for their live performance, according to the Santa Barbara Independent: "There's something to be said for any band that can capture the undivided attention of a crowd full of drunken Isla Vistans, especially when there are kegs to be tapped and cops to avoid. But roots reggae rockers Iration manage to 'do it' on a regular basis."
In 2007, they recorded and released their first full-length album, No Time for Rest, which topped the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart, and a single, "Cookie Jar", reached number one in Hawaii on 93.9 DaBeat and was featured on Fuel TV’s Triple Crown of Surfing recap.
In 2008, Iration embarked on their first national tour, opening for Pepper.
On October 3, 2008, Iration released their second EP, Sample This, which debuted as the #3 top-selling reggae album world-wide on iTunes.
They released their second album, Time Bomb, in March 2010, which also topped the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart and sold over 36,000 copies.
In the week of February 19, 2011, Iration's third EP, Fresh Grounds hit #147 on the "Billboard" magazine's Albums list. They were featured as #1 on the magazine's Heatseekers albums list for the week of February 19, 2011
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