New Album Will Help Fund Nowell Family Foundation
Opioid Recovery Facility Bradley’s House!
Out Now with Law Records
Los Angeles, CA — LAW Records, in conjunction with The Nowell Family Foundation, release, The House That Bradley Built, out now, which debuted at #8 on Billboard Compilation Albums Chart and #7 on Billboard Reggae Chart!
The new compilation features never-before-released acoustic covers from the catalog of Bradley Nowell’s band, Sublime, performed by 20+ bands. Profits from the record will go to The Nowell Family Foundation to build Bradley’s House, a rehab center in Southern California named after the late Sublime frontman Bradley James Nowell.
“Bradley James Nowell died of a heroin overdose on May 25, 1996. It was a devastating loss for his family, friends, and fans,” comments Jim Nowell, Bradley’s father. “From this pain, came a burning desire to help others who battle with opioid addiction to overcome the disease before it takes their lives. That’s why we started the Nowell Family Foundation,” he states.
The Nowell Family Foundation has a mission to build and sustain Bradley’s House, a 6-bed opioid recovery center for economically disadvantaged and struggling musicians, and to offer free services while musicians recover. Jim “Papa” Nowell reflects, “The vision for Bradley’s House is to create a place of hope and healing for people in the music industry. A place where creativity can be an outlet for transformation. A place where passion can be a motivation for change. A place where music can be a source of strength.” With the new compilation, The House That Bradley Built, musicians donated their time and music to take a stand against opioid addiction and to help support those battling addiction.
A true celebration of the prolific songwriter’s life, the compilation highlights the Cali-reggae rock scene Bradley Nowell helped establish through his mainstream success. In the wake of his untimely death, Bradley along with his band Sublime influenced a generation of musicians who continue to sonically blend mixtures of punk rock, ska, and reggae. Some of these inspired artists featured on the compilation include G. Love, Pepper, HIRIE, The Expanders, Common Kings, The Skints, and Trevor Young (SOJA).
The forthcoming release comprises reimagined versions of songs connected with Bradley and Sublime. Punk rock notables Descendents contributed a ukulele rendition of their song “Hope,” a song Bradley covered on 40 Oz. to Freedom. Reggae legend Half Pint performs his song, “Lovin’,” which was the original sample for “What I Got” (Sublime). Additionally, Jim Lindberg of Pennywise donated a cover of “Boss D.J.” (Robbin’ the Hood).
Reflecting back Papa Nowell says, “This compilation album is a tremendous gift from our friends at LAW Records. Their tireless effort and generosity are astounding. And the response from the music community has been overwhelming. We are so grateful to LAW Records for bringing together these talented artists to pay tribute to Bradley and help open the doors of Bradley’s House.”
He continues, “Bradley’s music lives on in the hearts and minds of his fans and fellow musicians. Through the combined effort of everyone who has been touched by his music, Bradley’s House will happen. People will be transformed. Lives will be saved. And it will truly be the house that Bradley built. Thank you all for helping to keep my son’s music alive.”
The new record is out now and available digitally everywhere you stream music and also for the audiophile collector as a 180-gram collector’s edition record.
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- Common Kings – “Garden Grove”
- Descendents – “Hope”
- Long Beach Dub Allstars – “Little District”
- Half Pint – “Lovin’”
- G. Love – “April 29th, 1992”
- Pepper – “Work That We Do”
- Johnny Cosmic – “40 Oz. to Freedom”
- Trevor Young of SOJA – “Santeria”
- HIRIE – “Saw Red” (feat. Jason J.)
- Mad Caddies – “New Song”
- The Skints – “Get Ready”
- Cydeways – “Let’s Go Get Stoned”
- The Movement – “Get Out”
- Leilani Wolfgramm – “New Realization”
- Ballyhoo! – “S.T.P.”
- O.A.R. – “Badfish”
- Vana Liya – “The Ballad of Johnny Butt”
- The Expanders – “Scarlet Begonias”
- Jim Lindberg of Pennywise – “Boss D.J.”
- RAS 1 – “Right Back”
- Tunnel Vision – “Pool Shark”
- Nice Mike – “Don’t Push”
- Bert Susanka of The Ziggens – “Big Salty Tears”
- Jim and Jake Nowell – “Rivers of Babylon”
About Nowell Family Foundation
Inspired by late Sublime frontman Bradley Nowell, the Nowell Family Foundation provides addiction recovery services to the music community through the combined strength of the industry and those who have been touched by the power of music.
The Nowell Family Foundation is raising funds to open Bradley’s House, a six-bed recovery facility that will provide treatment for people in the music industry with opiate addiction, regardless of their financial situation. The goal is to offer a top-level of clinical care, including medical detox and the ability to treat the most acute cases, through nationwide partnerships.
The Nowell Family Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation.
Nowell Family Foundation