The Nowell Family Foundation and LAW Records have released an expanded, deluxe edition of The House That Bradley Built, a record of Sublime covers in honor of the late frontman.
The deluxe edition sees 30 never-before-released acoustic covers added to the compilation, which now contains over 50 covers performed by over 50 bands. According to a press release, “profits from the album will go to the Nowell Family Foundation to help build Bradley’s House, an opioid abuse treatment facility in Southern California named in honor of late Sublime front man 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,” said Jim “Papa” Nowell, Bradley’s father, via press release. “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 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,” Nowell continued. “A place where passion can be a motivation for change. A place where music can be a source of strength.”
Some artists featured on the record include Iration, Pepper, The Expendables, KBong (Stick Figure), Bumpin Uglies, Jason DeVore (Authority Zero), Tropidelic, The Elovaters, Passafire and more.
“Bradley’s music lives on in the hearts and minds of his fans and fellow musicians,” Nowell concluded. “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 record is now available on all major streaming platforms. To pre-order a collector’s edition vinyl set, click here.