Florida-based outfit the Hip Abduction make a sun-drenched amalgam of reggae, Western African, and effusive indie pop. Shaped in St. Petersburg this year 2010, the six-piece ensemble attained its vibrant audio because of its people’ collective fascination with fusing the music from the world’s sun-drenched climes with a solid, melodic pop feeling. They released this fusion on 2011’s One Much less Audio, a debut that grew from the band’s preliminary jam periods and sported a relatively looser experience than their self-titled 2013 follow-up. Augmenting their global-minded audio with shiny synth pop components, people David New (business lead vocals, electric guitar), Chris Forces (bass), Dave Johnson (baritone and tenor sax), Sean Fote (keyboards), Matt Poynter (drums, vocals), and John Holt III (kamale ngoni, electric guitar, vocals) going to Nashville to record their third record with manufacturer Dabney Morris. Released in 2016, Yellow metal Beneath the Glow got an expansive experience highlighting the band’s roots-based features while introducing a far more modern pop audio.