Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae |OT| Ska Came First

Oct 27, 2017
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I've heard one of their songs, Please Stop Your Lyin', but I haven't heard anything from the album you posted. Just into the first song and I love it. Thanks so much. Love a good soul ska style.
Awesome, I appreciate that you post so many different albums here, but I never get around to listening to them because I do a lot of my listening at work and I don't browse the forum then. Do you have a good recommendation for a spotify playlist that I could follow?
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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Awesome, I appreciate that you post so many different albums here, but I never get around to listening to them because I do a lot of my listening at work and I don't browse the forum then. Do you have a good recommendation for a spotify playlist that I could follow?
Thanks thelongestj. Just hoping some people find some good music to get into. I guess write down some of the artists I post or make a playlist on Spotify with a song from each album at home as a reminder to check it out when you're at work. If you like The Sentiments style of music I think you'll really like some of the stuff I've posted so far in the thread.

As far as Spotify playlists go, I don't really follow any. I have a playlist that I've posted before, so you may have checked that out already. I've been slacking lately, but I usually add a lot of songs from albums I've posted here. A search on Spotify for Ska Punk, Traditional Ska, Ska Jazz, etc should bring up some playlists to check out I would think. Sorry I don't have any specific ones to tell you to listen to.
 
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Really enjoying the abraskadabra album, my favorite kind of ska punk.

So my city announced their 19th annual ska festival this summer.

http://victoriaskafest.ca/

Stoked to see the Bosstones again and really looking forward to checking out Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra, they sound great. I've never heard of the other artists.

If anyone is planning on making the trip up here let me know.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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Really enjoying the abraskadabra album, my favorite kind of ska punk.

So my city announced their 19th annual ska festival this summer.

http://victoriaskafest.ca/

Stoked to see the Bosstones again and really looking forward to checking out Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra, they sound great. I've never heard of the other artists.

If anyone is planning on making the trip up here let me know.
Looks like a great show. I really like Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad and Kingston Rudieska. I also liked the few songs I've heard from The Phonosonics. Would definitely love to see Western Standard Time. From the videos I've seen of them, they look like they would put on an awesome show.
 
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Popes of Chillitown have a new album "Work Hard, Play Hard, See You In The Graveyard" coming out on May 4th. They released one song from the album Get Off/Get On. Sounds great. Be sure to check out their last two albums To the Moon and A Word to the Wise if you haven't yet. Some great high energy ska/punk.

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/46JkCbmJSfSHGgJW96zKup?si=PEdEE8DwRXq-Z_9k1Kq6bw
Bandcamp: https://popesofchillitown.bandcamp.com/album/work-hard-play-hard-see-you-in-the-graveyard
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Call Me Malcolm - There is no "I" in Apocalypse

These guys are coming out with an album april 6th, and if the rest of the album is even close to being as good as this song, it will join The JB Conspiracy - The Storm as some of the best ska-punk to have been released in the last 10 years.

Edit: I should maybe qualify this by saying it's 3rd Wave Ska that I'm talking about.
 
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Oct 27, 2017
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I have to admit, that just isn't my speed in terms of taste. It feels a little vanilla. I prefer the Capdown/Filaments/leftover crack style, though I have completely lost touch with where that sound is at the moment. Can't believe Pound for the Sound came out 17 years ago...

Edit, don't mean to be crappy on taste, it just feels like I've seen and heard better ska punk from local bands over the years

Edit 2 - just seen your edit, production-wise it sounds great. That's where a lot of bands fall apart, the bands I've been in included.
 
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Call Me Malcolm - There is no "I" in Apocalypse
These guys are coming out with an album april 6th, and if the rest of the album is even close to being as good as this song, it will join The JB Conspiracy - The Storm as some of the best ska-punk to have been released in the last 10 years.

Edit: I should maybe qualify this by saying it's 3rd Wave Ska that I'm talking about.
I like it. These guys really tightened up their sound, even from that short EP they released a couple years ago. Looking forward to checking it out.
I have to admit, that just isn't my speed in terms of taste. It feels a little vanilla. I prefer the Capdown/Filaments/leftover crack style, though I have completely lost touch with where that sound is at the moment. Can't believe Pound for the Sound came out 17 years ago...
The sound is still out there. Don't keep up with it too much myself, but here's a few bands that might scratch that itch.
Dead Rejects
Escape From The Zoo
the Stupid Stupid Henchmen
Thee Infidels
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Wait. How’d I️ miss this thread. I️ totally loved the one back on gaf. Time for me to catch up on some new recommendations
 
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Wait. How’d I️ miss this thread. I️ totally loved the one back on gaf. Time for me to catch up on some new recommendations
Welcome back to the thread. I think this one gets lost in the Hangouts section. Don't think many people browse that so smaller communities like this one get lost in the shuffle. Might have to ask again to see if I can get the thread moved over EtcetEra to get some more visibility. Here's a few more recommendations

O.C. Ska Kids - Music to Me EP

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1j0qhXa9OWtYPrPd5zY69j?si=NFG3gbl1QO6qmRtqwCuXhw
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DPtWgcs-DM

The Delirians - Looking Back Moving Forward

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5ilcfRiuzjl9WNKwwFYrHA?si=19Fs--lQS9WJ8wWASU5Usg
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_k8VLydH4kcMgTvBqjbmqsto_YCut5k4F4

Skarra Mucci - The One Love Family

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2XskqiPdXvHMnl7X49CrgZ?si=VoWO2IX7Sq2BqTqoEw9s0g
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxTnaEIVFnEAU-F-TADsF7A

The Oldians - We Are Reggae

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2KgFzrHszcT6uK1EOgslnN?si=5uDOptHFROSC802vgiK4Dw
Bandcamp: https://liquidatormusic.bandcamp.com/album/we-are-reggae

Tequila and The Sunrise Gang - Of Pals and Hearts

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4X6U7oLFlcUYWkcSgWjYcM?si=t-nAsRKpQxypsXjFVKnGHA
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLe6f34b3Jc3nbYAKQqMii3fJNnzKH6yec
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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Love the music from Asian Man Records!

I listened to so much stuff from Asian Man records back in the day. That and stuff from Moon Ska. So much good music came from those labels. Jump Up has/had tons of great bands too. Probably going to listen to some Skankin' Pickle today now that you bring them up. Listened to the Green Album and Live more times than I can count.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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Looks like Mad Caddies have a new album coming out. It's a cover album of punk songs that are picked by Fat Mike (NOFX/Fat Wreck Chords).
It's called Punk Rocksteady and comes out on June 15th. They released one song off the album, She from Green Day.
Here's the track list:
1: Sorrow (Bad Religion)
2: Sleep Long (Operation Ivy)
3: She (Green Day)
4: …And We Thought That Nation-States Were a Bad Idea (Propagandhi)
5: She’s Gone (NOFX)
6: AM (Tony Sly)
7: Alien 8 (Lagwagon)
8: 2RAK005 (Bracket)
9: Some Kinda Hate (Misfits)
10: Sink, Florida, Sink (Against Me!)
11: Jean Is Dead (Descendents)
12: Take Me Home (Piss Off) (SNUFF)

The Georgetown Orbits - Solar Flares

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/0SvuNguK4ZOFeFCnQQjjfm?si=hKZkmLDWTzCjozBD18kTEw
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUJDsLB2ulZNPH1HVCNvAaA

South Central Skankers - Once Upon A Time EP

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/0KWBkdZl57m7EJK9AWJcxm?si=VPg149RVRkKzyo2b8fjT6Q
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdZLSf7ZWjPd-XY7gLl1mUw

New Town Kings - Reach Out

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1vUP4bY45q5GNUIlyRzF6q?si=_6vinLQQTMmQOGiCEuu3Jw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfemXYEJ5ZM

Must Build Jacuzzi - Last Place

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/01TvEG2R057sqZQwQ7PSuE?si=JD-lRM2HREibxkdr1DAUGg
Bandcamp: https://mustbuildjacuzzi.bandcamp.com/
 
Oct 25, 2017
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New Interrupters album coming out June 29th. First single's up on streaming services it looks like. Haven't heard it yet, but I love their first two albums.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Followed! I didn’t know about this thread, thanks to linking to it from the Streetlight thread in OT. Found some really interesting bands in here already I’ll need to listen to more tonight after work.

Going to add some songs by one of my favourite bands, Five Iron Frenzy, which I posted in the other thread. Although they have mostly moved away from more traditional 3rd wave ska, they have one song on their most recent album “Engine of a Million Plots” that’s more of a traditional ska/reggae song:

And here is just a great rock with horns song:
 
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Followed! I didn’t know about this thread, thanks to linking to it from the Streetlight thread in OT. Found some really interesting bands in here already I’ll need to listen to more tonight after work.

Going to add some songs by one of my favourite bands, Five Iron Frenzy, which I posted in the other thread. Although they have mostly moved away from more traditional 3rd wave ska, they have one song on their most recent album “Engine of a Million Plots” that’s more of a traditional ska/reggae song:

And here is just a great rock with horns song:
Welcome polyphoria! Even though they moved away from ska, I still really liked their last album. Reese has such a great voice. Our Newest Album Ever! was definitely the one I've listened to the most. That one was in constant rotation back in the day.

Also, looks like a ton of my images are now broken :( Guess the forum updated broke them or something? Could be that Post Image site I used before imgur had their https stuff worked out also.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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The Holophonics new album Phantom Arrival came out today. Some might know them from a lot of their cover albums. This one is all original material, and while I haven't gotten a chance to listen to it real close yet, what I've heard is pretty damn fantastic.


Bandcamp: https://theholophonics.bandcamp.com/

Edit: Yeah, little over halfway through this album on a second listen and it's really damn good. The horns are on point and the band just rocks the fuck out. Can't wait to get a chance to blast this album real loud.

Shanti Powa - 'Til Insanity

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7yXefNk81XnzzfZbXDdCem?si=knzDyZ29RoGwkkvhPX6W8w
Bandcamp: https://shantipowa.bandcamp.com/album/til-insanity
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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Let's not forget that there is a RBF and Hepcat re-issue coming out around that time as well!
Ah yes, I do keep forgetting about that one for some reason. Any release date mentioned yet? I also feel like I'm forgetting about another album or two coming out soon.

I did not hear about the Hepcat re-issue though. That's great to hear. Looking it up, I'd love to hear those dub versions of the albums. I wonder if they ever plan on making a new album. I know they've been playing shows here and there for a while. Would love to get something new from them.
 
Oct 30, 2017
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Ah yes, I do keep forgetting about that one for some reason. Any release date mentioned yet? I also feel like I'm forgetting about another album or two coming out soon.

I did not hear about the Hepcat re-issue though. That's great to hear. Looking it up, I'd love to hear those dub versions of the albums. I wonder if they ever plan on making a new album. I know they've been playing shows here and there for a while. Would love to get something new from them.
I think Hepcat is in June and RBF is in July. The Hepcat record is Out of Nowhere. They already released Right on Time last year. Hopefully they will release the other two soon. As far as a new Hepcat record? Man, I don't know. I'd love to see it but I've heard nothing.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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I think Hepcat is in June and RBF is in July. The Hepcat record is Out of Nowhere. They already released Right on Time last year. Hopefully they will release the other two soon. As far as a new Hepcat record? Man, I don't know. I'd love to see it but I've heard nothing.
Maybe The Lions will release a new album. They're mostly reggae so it's not really like Hepcat, but Deston Berry and Alex Désert are both in the band so that's something.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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What did you think of the remastered Aquabats! record?
Saw it was up on Spotify, but haven't listened to much of it. I saw there was a 1 or 2 songs added though. I'll give it a listen today. Fury is a such a great album. I did see that Baron Von Tito came back to play a few songs with them for the anniversary show. Damn I would have loved to be there for that.
 
Oct 30, 2017
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Saw it was up on Spotify, but haven't to listened to much of it. I saw there was a 1 or 2 songs added though. I'll give it a listen today. Fury is a such a great album. I did see that Baron Von Tito came back to play a few songs with them for the anniversary show. Damn I would have loved to be there for that.
Rumor has it that both the reunion show and the Back to the Beach festival were recorded for later use.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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My meager ska collection...
Very nice start. Some great stuff in there. Sometimes I really want to start a vinyl collection, but I know I'd end up spending way too much money on one.

I definitely need to check out that Brooklyn Attractors album you've got there. I've only listened to the Live in NYC album which I really like.
 
Oct 30, 2017
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Very nice start. Some great stuff in there. Sometimes I really want to start a vinyl collection, but I know I'd end up spending way too much money on one.

I definitely need to check out that Brooklyn Attractors album you've got there. I've only listened to the Live in NYC album which I really like.
JumpUp! Records and Asian Man Records are two places I go to regularly for music. Both Brooklyn Attractor records were purchased via JumpUp! And yes, you'll spend money! Two of those Hepcat records are original pressings, and about a third of my collection is now out of print.
 
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The Mighty Mighty Bosstones released a song from their upcoming album that comes out June 15th. Song is called Wonderful Day for the Race.

Probably should have mentioned this weeks ago, but Melbourne Ska Orchestra has been putting a song out every week for the year. It's all cover songs and they seem to have a theme change every 3 months. First three months was classic ska songs and this block is TV/Movie theme songs such as Star Wars, Dr. Who, Game of Thrones, Family Guy and more.
They also have a Spotify playlist that they update every week. Check it out.
https://open.spotify.com/user/nickybomba7/playlist/4MDrAGMwC8dUex4EpNUFN8?si=QpzElfdATnOXOSEdpCoKqg

Le Birrette - Gal Songs Only

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4lsVJPttKUV0REVYw5p57i?si=Xq9urGL0RkGgx0AHHmoVKg
Bandcamp: https://lebirrette.bandcamp.com/album/gal-songs-only-2

Hub City Stompers - Hater's Dozen

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1CKPrNjDWyKw5lZhTNzPss?si=0_L0YssMQY-Wt9NEXb9aCg
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9qggtJr_fs5M0eeJqwM3D-1DEkYXIRcZ

Also, figured I'd link to the old GAF ska thread. If you're looking for more stuff to check out have a look. I'll throw a link in the OP as well.
https://www.neogaf.com/threads/lets-listen-to-ska.461405/
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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Sorrow was such a weird choice for Mad Caddies to cover, but I dig it.

Bosstones were awesome in concert (as were Caddies and the Interrupters) a couple weeks ago at Camp Punk in Drublic.

Even got to hear Rancid dig into "And Out Come the Wolves" for some classic ska/punk.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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FYI, new album "Fight the Good Fight" from The Interrupters is out today. Some real good stuff there. Out on Spotify. Even has a new collab with Rancid on it.
 
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FYI, new album "Fight the Good Fight" from The Interrupters is out today. Some real good stuff there. Out on Spotify. Even has a new collab with Rancid on it.
Was just about to post it too. Just got to the last song I'm loving it. They continue to be one of my favorite bands out there.

The Interrupters - Fight the Good Fight

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6AoWkAFBSNlX63z1fJVNIL?si=GX7NAueGQsmozUZZW1RgHA

The Kinky Coo Coo's - Face to Face

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3WGm50dB1LXVwlRvNOhO6D?si=cbZP3ZlQS3mBe8MazNVPHQ

Soothsayers - Tradition

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5fGXwXoAQNZ8KnjfqZ1e6k?si=gDRgwBNTRV-i27q8SVrIiA
Bandcamp: https://soothsayers.bandcamp.com/album/tradition
 
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Been a while since my last post. Here's a few good albums to check out.

Hugo Lobo - Neighborhood Rules
This album includes a great track featuring Hepcat! Need a new album from those guys someday.

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2JyFsrq6OkrfH0mBRRYAiu?si=naOqCY4WSSSy6b69_-kCLg

Janet Jumah - Yellow Flower
Former lead singer of the band The Delegators releases her debut solo album. If you were a fan of The Delegators, be sure to give this one a listen.

Bandcamp: https://janetkumah.bandcamp.com/album/yellow-flower

The Fuss - Ourselves

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/51a6uOVcBM0XnIogrwcd3Q?si=x-kHCCG9TqWmve0M5DQjDA
Bandcamp: https://thefussdc.bandcamp.com/album/ourselves

The Nextmen VS Gentleman's Dub Club - Pound for Pound

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3mjlJ159XBN0GfVVR2iN8f?si=_gF3qzBORceI8bKjkSM2Qg

Alboroise Meets The Wailers United - Unbreakable

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4eFdvQIDjnznzogC16OehX?si=HnNc2EUOQ4GNEhfHZeLjow
 
Oct 27, 2017
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She's Kerosene is a great song and it's nice to see The interrupters doing well.

I know they don't play ska anymore, but The Aquabats have a kickstarter for a new album and new episodes for their TV show that some people might be interested in checking out.
 
Oct 30, 2017
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She's Kerosene is a great song and it's nice to see The interrupters doing well.

I know they don't play ska anymore, but The Aquabats have a kickstarter for a new album and new episodes for their TV show that some people might be interested in checking out.
They still play ska, though it is fair to say that they don't make new ska.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Kill Lincoln just put out a re-release of their Good Riddance to Good Advice record on vinyl with a completely new b-side. It's really, really good.