Southern California’s hottest rising surf/rock/reggae band, THE B FOUNDATION draw influence from reggae rhythms, teen angst, and the salty waves of the Pacific Ocean. With three albums under their belt and a growing nationwide fan base, THE B FOUNDATION stand to gain more ground with the release of their highly anticipated third studio album “Souvenirs Novelties and Party Tricks.”
THE B FOUNDATION are touring machines performing upwards of 200 dates annually. In the fall of 2008, the guys were invited to open for indie giant SLIGHTLY STOOPID playing 1,000 to 2,500 capacity rooms from coast to coast after a nationwide co headlining summer Surf Roots Tour with Ballyhoo!. THE B not only tour the states but are also fostering a growing international following touring in Japan playing a string of 12 sold out shows their last visit and an European touring slated for 2010.
THE B FOUNDATION’S albums are continuing to receive great reception and with the release of The Pier.org’s 4 anticipated release for 2009,“Souvenirs, Novelties and Party Tricks”, the sky is the limit. THE B has not relied on label support to move records but rather their D.I.Y. mentality, a direct connection with their fans, and word of mouth that always accompanies good music. This mentality has seen the band sell over 20,000 units with sales still pouring in from the release of their newest LP.
“Souvenirs Novelties and Party Tricks” is the strongest album to date for the band, and they are starting to reap the rewards for their hard work. After the first day of sales on Itunes THE B FOUNDATION were the 2 downloaded artist in the reggae genre and also the pick of the month. College and commercial radio stations across the country are picking up the album organically. In Los Angeles, KROQ features the single from the LP ‘Too Damn Tough’ weekly on Kat Corbett’s Locals Only show. Indie 103.1 plays ‘Spliffed’ on Native Wayne’s Reggae Smoke-In and KROQ also featured ‘Spliffed’ on their Locals Only CD with 10,000 copies given out on the Vans Warped Tour and other events. THE B have participated in countless on-air interviews and live performances including KROQ, Sync Live, KJEE Santa Barbara, ThePier.org, Flashrock.com, Marijuana Radio, Seacrets Irie radio and a special acoustic performance at the Moboogie Loft.
The music is being featured in all types of multi-media including Bud Light using ‘Rincon’ in their commercial for the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, ‘Dirty Girls’ on Margarita Wrestling/Amp’d Mobile cell phones, ‘Say It in Sin’ on Body Glove’s GPS Japan DVD, compilations such as Sense Boardwear’s ‘Poetry in Motion,’ One Big Family (Japan), Forever Free: A Tribute to Sublime, Resin Music’s Surf Roots 2 Benefit for the USA Surf Team, ‘Be Alright’ music video in the Surf Roots DVD and an previously unreleased track ‘Time’ featured on The Pier Comp One.
The stage is where THE B FOUNDATION truly shine, packed with an insane high-energy show and musicianship to keep all interested. THE B has become known as the go-to band for good time party vibes! For this reason SWAT tapped them to play their El Nino Winter Trip on Dec.21st in Lake Tahoe for over 1,000 high schoolers along with Rebelution & the Dirty Heads. THE B also played SWAT’s college Spring Break in San Felipe, Mexico last March, as well as events such as the KROQ Microbrew Fest at Santa Anita Race Track, the KROQ stage of the N.H.R.A. World Finals at Pomona Raceway, Float the Boat on the Queen Mary with Pepper, Bank of the West Beach Games/US Open of Surfing as well as the Vans Warped Tour. THE B FOUNDATON calls their musical style “kick-ass” and that’s exactly what the band is doing!
THE B FOUNDATION consists off: Patrick Stevenson-lead singer/guitar, Jason Moorehead-bass, Tyler Lewis-lead guitar and Ian McGrath-drums. The band has shared the stage with THE EXPENDABLES, BARRINGTON LEVY, EEK-A-MOUSE, FISHBONE, DIRTY HEADS, IRATION, VOODOO GLOW SKULLS, SLIGHTLY STOOPID, REBELUTION, PEPPER and more. THE B FOUNDATION have release four albums The Deep End 2004, Trouble Standing 2006, The Bee Sides and Outtakes 2007 and the most recent Souvenirs, Novelties and Party Tricks 2009 available through Itunes, CDBABY and other online carriers. THE B would like to thank their sponsors for their continuing support: Jagermeister, SRH Clothing, Konfused Ink, Natures Mistake, Skullcandy, I-Path shows and CD Rollout. And the dedicated hardcore fans of THE B FOUNDATION street team!