While at this point in 2012, it would seem that most people under 30 probably know Bad Brains as a trendy t-shirt more than as the dreadlocked, DC based punk/hardcore band that incorporated reggae with loud, thrashing rock, influencing a generation and solidifying themselves as the most important band of their genre. Their path has been a bumpy road, lead singer HR’s eccentric and sometimes destructive ways have been said to have sabotaged major record deals and the chance to go from biggest underground group ever to…well, we can only imagine.
The good news is they’re back with their ninth studio album, Into The Future. The record has 13 tracks and is a tribute to their friend and longtime fan, Adam Yauch aka MCA of the Beastie Boys who passed away earlier this year. The album’s artwork artwork is done by another longtime fan, Shepard Fairey.