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Dead Rejects release new track “Jealousy” off upcoming album “Could Be Worse”

New Jersey skacore act Dead Rejects have just released their latest track “Jealousy.” Check it out below.

“Jealousy” is off the band’s upcoming album “Could Be Worse” which will be released August 30th 2015. Dead Rejects previously released “This Is Killing Me” in 2014.

Abraskadabra premiere video for “You Want”

Brazilian ska-core act Abraskadabra have just released a music video for an acoustic version of the song “You Want” and you can check it out below.

The song is off their latest EP titled Fun As In Fungus. The EP is the band’s first release since 2012′s Grandma Nancy’s Old School Garden.

Kemuri (ska-punk) release music video for “O-Zora”

Japanese ska-punk act Kemuri have released a music video for their song “「O-zora」”. The song appears on the DVD that is bundled with the band’s recently released “best of” album, Ska Bravo, and you can watch the video below.

Kemuri released Ska Bravo earlier this year. 

DS Photo Gallery: Spring Heeled Jack, Mephiskapheles, Party Bois and The Hulls (Toad’s Place, New Haven, CT)

Spring Heeled Jack

Last Saturday at the legendary Toad’s Place in New Haven, Connecticut, was one for the local, old-school ska punk family as Spring Heeled Jack made their triumphant return to their hometown stage. The band have played only a handful of shows since effectively reuniting a few years ago after a decade-long absence, making for a special evening when they do dust off the dancing shoes and fire up the old tunes. The lineup has changed several-fold over the last few years as original members have either passed on (drummer Dave Karcich sadly died of a cerebral aneurysm in 2010) or moved on to comparatively greener pastures (Chris Rhodes to the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, (Re)Pete Wasilewski to Less Than Jake) but the core singer-guitarist combo of Ron Ragona and Mike Pellegrino remains in tact, and trumpeteer/lovable wild card Tyler Green continues to remain the humorous, slightly-off-the-rails lynchpin of the horn section.

Spring Heeled Jack, long considered (by me anyway) to be one of the more underrated bands of a genre that flamed out too quickly, drew the bulk of their headlining set on this particular night from their two studio full-lengths, 1996′s criminally-underrated Static World View and 1998′s Songs from Suburbia. Any ska-punk band worth their salt in the genre’s late-1990s heyday had a live show that consisted of a ball of frenetic energy, and Spring Heeled Jack were certainly no exception to that rule “back in the day.” Despite being on the other side of seventeen years without a new album (which my god makes this particular writer feel ancient) and with a handful of new members (Corky Evans on drums, Peet Golan on bass, Nick Bacon and his sunglasses-at-night on keys, Tom Quartulli and Mike DeMatteo and the latter’s kick-ass white sport coat on saxophone), the band seemed arguably as tight and impassioned as ever, though perhaps it helps playing to a hometown crowd consisting largely of friends, family, and longtime fans.


The Hulls

Party Bois

Support on this night came from a veritable variety show of acts. Local one-named comedian Beecher provided between set banter, though a few showgoers in the otherwise generally tame crowd started to turn on him rather vociferously by the end of his last set. Direct support came from legendary NY ska punk vets Mephiskapheles who, though packed like sardines (or perhaps like tuna?) into the front of the crowded stage, played with an energy that belied their having eclipsed the quarter-century mark as a band. Boston-based four-piece Party Bois preceded the satanic ska-punk octet and were, well, a mystery wrapped inside a cocaine-and-power-suit-fueled 1980s wedding party of an enigma. Trying to sum up the experience that is Party Bois in a scant few sentences is a near impossible task. The band was started somewhat on a lark by Spring Heeled Jack frontman Ron Ragona and friends (though Ragona no longer performs with Party Bois; he’s more of a Party Bois Emeritus), the project took on a life of its own. It’s synth-pop that takes itself incredibly seriously and, somehow, not seriously at all, making for an experience that’s either incredibly surreal or, more probably, incredibly awesome. Seriously…just watch this and see if you can figure it out. Local openers The Hulls are a straight-forward street punk band from New Haven who evoke bands more ‘classic’ New England punk bands like Darkbuster (and even covered a Darkbuster track) and along with newer bands like The Scandals or The Darlings, all of whom are near and dear to my own personal heart.

Check out our photo gallery from the fun, varied night below!

The Brass Action premiere new song “Nothing To See Here” off upcoming album, “No Soundcheck”

Vancouver ska-punks The Brass Action have premiered another song off of their upcoming album, No Soundcheck. Check out “Nothing To See Here” below!

The band have launched an Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign to fund the release of the new album. They’ve currently raised most of their modest $1,500 goal, and there’s still a little time to go before fundraising ends. You can head over here if you’d like to donate to the campaign. Some of the perks for donors include stickers, digital/CD/vinyl copies of the album, and more.

No Soundcheck is set to be released on August 26th, serving as a follow-up to 2013′s Making Waves.

Music Video: Safewerd – “Chinese Finger Cuffs”

Ska punk act Safewerd have premiered a music video for their song ”Chinese Finger Cuffs”. You can watch the video below.

“Chinese Finger Cuffs” is taken from Safewerd’s latest album Fuckin’ Flawless, which was released last January.

Music Video: Sublime With Rome – “Wherever You Go”

Sublime With Rome have premiered a music video for their song ”Wherever You Go”. You can watch the video below.

“Wherever You Go” is taken from Sublime With Rome’s new album Sirens, which was released last week (July 17th), and serves as the follow-up to their 2011 debut album Yours Truly.

“A Fat Comp : A Fan-Made Tribute to Fat Wreck Chords” released for free download

The fine folks over at [open-ended] films in association with Dang! Records have released a free digital version of A Fat Comp : A Fan-Made Tribute to Fat Wreck Chords, and it’s available for download below.

It features covers by Big D & The Kids Table, Armchair Martian (Jon Snodgrass, Chad Price), Much The Same, Mike Erge and Scotty Sandwich, The Shell Corporation, Sic Waiting, The Sheds, DC Fallout, Karbomb, and many more!

A 12″ Double Disc Vinyl of the comp is available only as a perk for contributing to the A Fat Wreck Indiegogo which ends on July 31st 2015, it will not be available for public sale.

Thee Infidels (German ska/punk) stream 3 new songs off upcoming album “All We Got”

German ska-punk act, Thee Infidels, are streaming three songs called Reality Is Relative, Hate! and Suicide Flashmoboff upcoming album All We Got.

You can give them a listen below.

“All We Got” will be released on September 15, 2015 through Riot Ska Records.






DS Exclusive: Stream Georgia ska-punk band Crabhammer’s new EP

Canton, Georgia’s Crabhammer isn’t your typical ska-punk band. Their music takes ska-punk to another level, fusing it with elements of metal, electronica, and a variety of other genres to create an end product that’s just as awesome as it is unique.

If that description piques your interest, you’re in luck because we’re exclusively streaming the band’s new album in entirety! Give Peer Pressure At a High School Party a listen below.

Full album stream: The Holophonics – “Don’t Mess With The Holophonics”

Texas ska band The Holophonics recently released their album Don’t Mess With The Holophonics and you can stream it in its entirety below.

The band’s last release was “Volume 8″ of their MaSKArades series, called “The Nutcracker Skank”, which followed up their “MaSKArades Vol. 7: SKAlloween”.

Mrs. Skannotto announce new tour dates

New York ska group Mrs. Skannotto have announced more tour dates through August. Check out all the dates/locations below.

First, the band will wrap up their Ska Revival Tour in the Northeast and Midwest. Following that, they’ve got a handful of dates lined up across the west coast with Philadelphia’s Among Criminals. As previously announced, Mrs. Skannotto will also be playing the first night of Less Than Jake‘s Wake & Bake Festival in September.

Mrs. Skannotto are currently finishing up their so far yet-to-be-named album. It will serve as the followup to their 2014 album, Outlier.

Dead Rejects stream two new songs from upcoming album “Could Be Worse”

New Jersey skacore act Dead Rejects have made two new songs from their upcoming album Could Be Worse available for streaming. Give “Join the Dead” and “Spill Your Guts” a listen below.

Could Be Worse is set to release in late August, and it will serve as a follow-up to the band’s 2014 full-length This Is Killing Me.

The Brass Action crowd-funding new album “No Soundcheck”

Vancouver ska-punks The Brass Action have launched an Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign to fund the release of their new album No Soundcheck. They’ve currently raised 60% of their modest $1,500 goal, and there’s still over a month to go before fundraising ends.

Check out the band’s Indiegogo pitch video below, and head over here if you’d like to donate to the campaign. Some of the perks on offer for donors include stickers, digital/CD/vinyl copies of the album, and more.

No Soundcheck is set to be released on August 26th, serving as a follow-up to 2013′s Making Waves. The Brass Action most recently released a single titled “Moonlite,” which is free to download on their Bandcamp page.

Crabhammer (Ska) stream two songs off upcoming album “Peer Pressure At A High School Party”

Blending the guitars and trumpets we know and love, with touches of electronica, and even Deathcore, Crabhammer is the latest group to emerge from Georgia with their sights aimed at the Ska scene, and they’ve just released two songs off their upcoming album “Peer Pressure At A High School Party.” The tracks are both pretty substantial, each experiment with multiple styles over the course of a fairly impressive song-length. The full album will be released via Bandcamp on July 26th.

I think “The Future Is Now” is pretty damn fantastic, but you can check the two tracks out below and decide for yourself.