Bringin’ it Backwards: Interview with Sublime with Rome

We had the opportunity to interview Sublime with Rome at KAABOO Del Mar Festival!

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“Eric and Rome talk about their families growing up and how they got into music. Rome discusses how he connected with Eric which led to the magic of Sublime with Rome. 

Billboard charting ska-punk trio Sublime With Rome recently released their cover of Post Malone’s “Goodbyes”. “We decided to cover Posty’s song “Goodbyes” cuz it’s a damn good song and it’s actually one chord away from being the exact chord progression as ‘Santeria’. It only felt right to drop the solo in,” states Sublime With Rome singer Rome Ramirez. 

The band was inspired to do the “Goodbyes” cover after their recent performance with Post Malone at the Bud Light Dive Bar NYC show. Massive outlets such as The New York Times, New York Post, Billboard, Complex, People, Stereogum, Just Jared, Uproxx, Yahoo!, and Zimbio attended and posted rave reviews of the event. Nylon states, “Seeing Post Malone or Sublime With Rome alone, performing in a dive bar in the heart of New York City, is wild enough, but the pair combining forces to perform such a massive song is peak chaotic good.”

Blessings, Sublime With Rome’s most recent full-length album, debuted at #2 on the Current Alternative Album Chart, #10 on the Current Digital Albums Chart, and #26 on the Billboard Top Albums Chart. Blessings, was produced by Rob Cavallo (Green Day, Paramore, Linkin Park), and “Wicked Heart” was co-produced by Rob Cavallo and Andrew Goldstein (Robert DeLong, Blackbear, Lauv). Listen to “Light On”, “Spiderweb”, “Blackout”, “Wicked Heart”, and most recently “Thank U”, a tribute video to fans who have supported the band throughout the years, off the forthcoming release. The album is available to stream and purchase.”

Sublime With Rome is Rome Ramirez (vocals, guitar), Eric Wilson (bass), and Carlos Verdugo (drums). 

“If you want to get serious, get on the road.”

— Eric Wilson of Sublime with Rome

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