Tropical indie septet The Hip Abduction shares new song “Before We Lose Our Mind” — listen

The band's forthcoming sophomore album could only come from the Sunshine State

    Photo by​ Dylan Melcher

    It’s always nice when a band goes out of its way to incorporate regional influences into its sound. Take Florida septet The Hip Abduction, for example, whose members concoct a tropical indie stew that incorporates everything from dub-reggae bass lines to funky afro-beat percussion. Judging by their latest single “Before We Lose Our Mind”, the band’s upcoming sophomore full-length will also throw some electronica and world music into the mix.

    That full-length, entitled Gold Under the Glow, is set to introduce The Hip Abduction to the mainstream, where they’ve probably belonged all along. “Before We Lose Our Mind” has all the makings of a commercial radio smash, with infectious synth melodies and a singalong chorus that recalls an equatorial version of Iceland’s Of Monsters and Men. Take a listen below.

    In anticipation of the March 11th release of Gold Under the Glow from ILS Group/Caroline/Universal, The Hip Abduction will hit the road in early 2016 with The Expendables and Zach Deputy Band. Check out the tour dates below.


    The Hip Abduction 2016 Tour Dates:
    01/27 — Gainesville, FL @ High Dive *
    01/28 — Fort Lauderdale, FL @ The Culture Room *
    01/30 — Orlando, FL @ House of Blues Orlando *
    01/31 — Jacksonville, FL @ Mavericks Live *
    02/03 — Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade *
    02/04 — Charleston, SC @ Music Farm *
    02/05 — Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues Myrtle Beach *
    02/06 — Norfolk, VA @ The Norva *
    03/04 — Brooklyn, NY @ The Hall @ MP
    03/05 — Rehoboth Beach, DE @ Dogfish Head Brewery Company
    03/06 — Washington, DC @ The Hamilton
    03/09 — Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle
    03/10 — Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover
    03/11 — Charleston, SC @ The Pourhouse
    03/12 — Charlotte, NC @ National Whitewater Center Green River Revival
    03/13 — Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
    03/14 — Santa Rosa Beach, FL @ The Hub
    03/16 — Gainesville, FL @ High Dive
    03/17 — Stuart, FL @ Terra Fermata
    03/18 — St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
    03/19 — Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
    03/20 — Fernandina Beach, FL @ Slide Into Spring Festival

    * = w/ The Expendables, Zach Deputy Band