David Hillyard & The Rocksteady 7: The Frog & Plague Doctor

David Hillyard & The Rocksteady 7 are back with their first release since their 2018 album, The Giver. Their new seven inch single "The Frog” — Hillyard’s reinterpretation of João Donato’s "A Rã” — is the first glimpse at the group’s upcoming album, Plague Doctor, due out this May. The single, like the album it precedes, blends the Rocksteady 7’s signature sound, which combines elements of American jazz and Jamaican influences, with classic Brazilian rhythms and themes. The Rocksteady 7 features some of the best players in the current ska/reggae scene, including members of NYC ska staples The Slackers and percussionist Larry McDonald (Toots & The Maytals, Gil Scott-Heron. Lee “Scratch” Perry). Fittingly, “The Frog” comes on green color vinyl, with the full track split between two sides. Plague Doctor will be available on 12" LP, CD, and digital formats on May 13th. You can also purchase a bundle of both the LP and EP together, preorder the formats of your choice here. "The Frog" orders will begin shipping in early March 2022.


 Plague Doctor Tracklist:
A1 Plague Doctor Theme
A2 Closer To My Heart
A3 Maracatu Atomico
A4 The Frog
A5 Amanha
A6 Chove Chuva
B1 Wide Pacific Ocean
B2 Dedicada
B3 Was I Made For These Times
B4 Plague Doctor
B5 Boogaloo