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H.R. has a new album finished—-Hey Wella comes out in September, and a handful of the tracks are streaming on his MySpace page. Respect is due and all that, but my attempt to do some quick math on the album’s reggae-to-punk track ratio led me to “You Got a Girlfriend,” a mess of loping beats and ka-chunk-ka-chunk guitars that almost made me miss Sublime. So, figure half and half, but stick with Rock for Light anyhow. Best to remember Bad Brains this way:

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZur5v3uLJI]

Or perhaps this way:

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqQtoMyi2xQ]

Still, if you want more, he headlines Velvet Lounge Friday, July 11.