INJURY RESERVE ANNOUNCES DEBUT LP INJURY RESERVE FOR MAY 17TH
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR KORUNA & LIME
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Toronto, ON – April 19, 2019 – Arizona rap trio, Injury Reserve, have announced their debut album, Injury Reserve, for May 17th via Loma Vista Recordings. The group, consisting of MCs Ritchie With a T, Stepa J. Groggs and producer Parker Corey, are the rap game Talking Heads with a Mystery Science Theater-like commentary on art and culture. Pre-order the album here.
Through the depths of the internet, they’ve always been ahead of the curve musically and aesthetically amassing a devout fan base that has only grown with the release of the first two singles/videos for Jawbreaker (featuring Rico Nasty and Proteens) and Jailbreak The Tesla (featuring Amine). Jawbreaker stirred up needed conversation calling out some of fashion’s problematic figureheads. Pitchfork pointed out that “Injury Reserve’s creativity is on display in both the song and video and the collective continuing to push the culture’s hand on an increasingly bold Ian Connor and its blatant disregard of abusers, is an added bonus.” The weekend after Jailbreak The Tesla dropped, someone literally hacked a Tesla Model 3.
Injury Reserve is art scene shit stirrers, and with the release of each new video, we’re witnessing it in real time; just one of the many reasons influential A&R Kyambo “Hip Hop” Joshua signed them to their new label home. The new single and video for Koruna & Lime, directed by IR member Parker Corey, who directs all the group’s videos, might be their most impressive visuals to date. Taken in one shot, the M.C. Escher-esque cinematography explores impressive camera use and angles solidifying Corey’s excellence as a director on top of being an already admired producer.
About Injury Reserve
Injury Reserve, a rap trio from Phoenix who recorded their debut mixtape in a dentist’s office (and titled it Live from the Dentist Office), have had an interesting journey from the suburbs to a coveted “A MINUS” from Robert Christgau, the “Dean of American rock critics,” in his column for Noisey. From playing house shows to being played on Beats 1 Radio by Ebro. How did it all happen? What makes producer Parker Corey and rappers Stepa J. Groggs and Ritchie With a T special?
For Complex, it’s their boundary-pushing, “DIY weirdness.” For Billboard, their fashion sense and fearless honesty. Pigeons and Planes admires their group dynamic, calling them “one of the best new groups in hip-hop,” while Mass Appeal nods to their cinematic vision. Anthony Fantano’s interest in their ability to balance tradition with innovation is well-documented on the Needle Drop, where he published an 8/10 review of Live from the Dentist Office, and last year’s Floss. The latter, a major breakthrough for the group with features from Cakes da Killa and Vic Mensa, is energetic, refined, and in Christgau’s words, “the most unpretentious hip-hop you ever heard.”
They moved their studio from the Phoenix dental office, where Corey’s grandfather practices, to a house in Altadena, California. Following a sold-out world tour, they inked a new deal with legendary A&R Hip-Hop as apart of Loma Vista Recordings, and are prepping their debut studio album, set for release this year.
Pre-order Injury Reserve: found.ee/InjuryReserve
Buy and stream Koruna & Lime: found.ee/IR_KorunaAndLime
Buy and stream Jailbreak The Tesla (featuring Amine): fanlink.to/bxcH