Midwest-based rockers Sweet Ray Laurel have been around for nearly a decade, honing their craft with live shows and recording sessions in the studio. The band’s explosive and innovative sound incorporates elements of post-punk, reggae and psychedelic rock. Near constant touring has earned SRL a dedicated fan-base across the country. Recently the band made an appearance at the Chubbstock Festival in Friendship, Indiana. Sweet Ray Laurel also recently put out an EP entitled Release the Lion and they’ve been garnering radio and podcast airplay nationally and internationally. We like this raw footage of Sweet Ray Laurel playing “The Shepherd” live on their 2011 Spaced Out Tour.