Iration is a reggae group from Santa Barbara, CA. All members originally hail from Hawaii. They play a mix of reggae, dub, rock and are known for playing a lot of sunshine reggae.
On October 3, 2008, Iration released their second EP, Sample This, which debuted as the No. 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 early 2013, after extensive U.S. touring Iration announced they had finished recording a new full length album titled Automatic The album was released in July 2013, sold more than 8,000 copies in its first week of release, and topped the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart.Cage The Elephant guitarist Lincoln Parish is featured on numerous songs, as well as helping produce the upcoming album.
On April 5, 2013, Iration announced that vocalist Kai Rediske had quit the band, leaving Micah Pueschel as the only vocalist/guitarist left in the group. While Iration’s official announcement of this via their own website stated Kai left to “pursue other interests”, many fans have speculated that the departure was the result of tension within the group due to having two lead vocalists. People that have knowledge of the group dynamic have also stated that Kai’s upcoming marriage, and unwillingness to be a part of extensive future touring as a result also played a factor. On April 8, 2013 ThePier.org reported Iration has maintained that the upcoming Automatic album and all future shows would not be affected by Kai’s departure.