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Less Than Jake to release “American Idle” 7-inch

Posted by Screeching Bottlerocket on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 1:54 PM (PST)

Gainesville ska-punk staples Less Than Jake have announced they will be releasing their song “American Idle” as a 7-inch single, featuring a previously unreleased b-side titled “Late Night Petroleum.” The single is set to come out on January 20th through Fat Wreck Chords.

“American Idle” originally appeared on the Less Than Jake’s 2013 full-length album See The Light, which was also released through Fat Wreck. The band will be touring the US around the 7-inch single’s release early next year with Reel Big Fish and Authority Zero.

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Reel Big Fish stream festive new EP “Happy Skalidays”

Posted by Screeching Bottlerocket on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 12:51 PM (PST)

California ska veterans Reel Big Fish are streaming their festive new EP Happy Skalidays in its entirety! Grab some hot cocoa and give the 6-song EP a listen below.

In case you haven’t already heard, the band will be touring the US with Less Than Jake and Authority Zero early next year. Their latest full-length album Candy Coated Fury was released in July 2012 through Rock Ridge Music.

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California ska-punk veterans Mad Caddies have announced a short North American west coast tour for January 2015 with dirty reggae band the Aggrolites and the Bunny Gang (featuring Nathen Maxwell of Flogging Molly). Check out the dates below.

Mad Caddies’s latest album, Dirty Rice, was released on May 13th through Fat Wreck Chords.

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High School Football Heroes (ska) stream new EP

Posted by Hopeless Romantic on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 6:37 AM (PST)

Ska fans, here’s some new music to check out! Long Island’s High School Football Heroes are streaming their new EP, which marks their first new music since 2006. The EP is titled 2K14 and you can check it out below! The band lists their influences as Less Than Jake, Sublime, and At The Drive In.

The EP is a long-awaited follow up to 2006′s We’ve Fooled Around Long Enough, which is also available on their bandcamp if you like what you hear!

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Southern California reggae punks The Expendables have recently announced that they’ll be releasing a brand new album titled “Sand In The Sky” on January 13th.  Today the band has premiered, “Anti Social”, one of the album’s new tracks, and it features Keith and Ed from the Mad Caddies in the horn section.  Check it out over at DeliRadio.

“Sand In The Sky” was mixed by Butthole Surfer guitarist and legendary producer Paul Leary (Sublime, Slightly Stoopid, U2, Weezer) and co-produced by The Expendables and Gordon Brislawn.  It marks the follow up to their 2010 full-length album “Prove It” (Stoopid Records).

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Music Video: Left Alone – “Leather Bound Book”

Posted by Kaylee McNeil on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 4:18 PM (PST)

California ska-punks Left Alone have just revealed their music video for their new track “Leather Bound Book”, and you can check it out below.

The song was taken off the band’s new album Harbor Area, which was released in September via Hellcat Records and Smelvis Records. Head over here to stream the record, wish serves as a follow-up to their 2013 EP Hate The Day.

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Less Than Jake play “Good Enough” for Exlaim! TV

Posted by Bizarro Dustin on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 10:16 AM (PST)

Chris Demakes and Roger Lima of Less Than Jake recently appeared on Exclaim! TV to play an acoustic version of “Good Enough”. The track originally appeared on the band’s 2013 album, See the Light, and you can check out a video of the performance below.

Less Than Jake released See the Light on November 12, 2013 through Fat Wreck Chords, who also put out the 7-inch single for “Do The Math” on June 10, 2014.

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Paper + Plastick releases free 100 song sampler

Posted by Bizarro Dustin on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 9:46 AM (PST)

To celebrate the 100th issue of their digital subscription service, the fine folks over at Paper + Plastick Records have released Greetings From Paper + Plastick, a free compilation of songs by every artist ever featured in the subscription series. The compilation collects 100 songs by artists including Less Than JakeHostage CalmJunior BattlesPentimentoRuss RankinAspigaRed City RadioBlacklist Royals and many, many more, adding up to over 5 hours of music!

You can go download the compilation here, and while you’re at it, sign up for the subscription service too.

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Mrs. Skannotto releases free 2014 sampler EP

Posted by Bizarro Dustin on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 9:00 AM (PST)

New York ska act Mrs. Skannotto has released a new sampler EP for free download. The EP contains one song from their 2013 album All These Evolutions,  two tracks from the band’s newest album, Outlier, and an alternate take of another song from Outlier. You can listen to the sampler below, or snag your download right here.

Mrs. Skannotto released Outlier on April 1, 2014.

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Manchester Punk Festival reveals more bands

Posted by Shawn-Ray Dalinsky on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 3:51 PM (PST)

TNSrecords, Moving North and Anarchistic Undertones have announced several more bands that are part of this year’s Manchester Punk Festival line-up. These include Stand Out Riot, the Stupids, Vanilla Pod, Roughneck Riot, Bear Trade, Tosserlad, the Domestics, Acid Drop, 2 Sick Monkeys, Jenkem, Sombulance, and Dead Neck.

These bands will be joined by the previously announced bands: the Restarts, Wonk Unit, Crazy Arm, Almeida, Fair Do’s, Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man, Great Cynics, Throwing Stuff, and Wadeye.

On January 2nd, 2015, the headliner to this expected 40+ band line-up will be revealed.

The festival will be held on April 17-18, 2015 in Manchester, England, across two stages on Saturday at Sound Control, and supporting gigs at various smaller venues. For more information, check out the festival’s website.

Check out a flyer for the event below.

Tickets will be available from the start of December for £13 at from TNSrecords webstore, individually or in different bundles.

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Introducing new Ska and Reggae label Rare Breed Recording Company

Posted by JerryLowLife on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 9:58 AM (PST)

Less Than Jake‘s Vinnie Fiorello has started yet another record label, this time with Westbound Train‘s Obi Fernandez.  The new label is called Rare Breed Recording Company and will be solely focused on releasing music from Ska, Reggae, and Soul acts.

The first product the label will be releasing is a flexi disk subscription in which you will receive a new flexi every other month, totaling six releases over the year.  You can see more information about that here.  Also, you can check out a teaser video for the new label below.

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Music Video: The JB Conspiracy – “Say Goodbye”

Posted by Kaylee McNeil on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 3:50 PM (PST)

UK ska act The JB Conspiracy just released the music video for their track “Say Goodbye” and you can check it out below. The song was taken from their album The Storm, which was launched in November 2013 via Banquet Records.

The band is currently touring through the UK, so if you like what you hear and want to try to catch the group while they’re out and about, you can check out the dates and locations for their upcoming gigs below.

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With the holidays approaching, the people at Black Iris Booking have finally announced the lineup for the annual Black Christmas event. The show is scheduled to take place on December 26th at the Majestic complex in Detroit, Michigan. This year’s killer lineup features The Suicide Machines, Negative Approach, Mustard Plug, The Meatmen, Telegraph, Hellmouth, PEARS, The Creepshow, Koffin Kats, Walls of Jericho, Mrs. Skannotto, Fireworks, Wilson, Fordirelifesake, The Dewtons, Poison Tongues, Tharsis They, Cbj, St. Thomas Boys Academy, and Destroy This Place. In addition to these live performances, there will also be art shows from Signature Tattoos and Big Top Tattoo.

If you are interested in going, you can learn more about the event at this location.

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As the headline should probably indicate to you, the lineup has been announced for Black Christmas, a kick-ass post-Christmas extravaganza at Detroit’s Majestic – Magic Stick Theater complex on December 26th. The lineup includes Suicide Machines, Negative Approach, Mustard Plug, Wilson, Meatmen, PEARS, Koffin Kats, and a bunch more. Click here for full event information.

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Interview / show review: Askultura (Miami 10 piece rumba, ska, worldly punk)

Posted by vivalalexy on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 11:10 AM (PST)

I have had the good fortune of seeing Miami group Askultura twice now, and the only thing I’m left wanting after they play is to move to Miami and join the band. With 10 members performing their own unique rumba, ska, worldly, blend of punk (think Gogol Bordello), the energy is absolutely incredible.

During the last song they brought me up onto the already crowded stage to take Captain’s position playing washboard, so he could cover a bucket in lighter fluid to use as a flaming drum. They went on to invite the whole rest of the crowd onto the stage and for a moment we were all members of Askultura.

That is the essence of the entire band; it is a no bullshit, full energy party, where anyone and everyone is welcome.

I had my photographer friend, Jimmy Gorevski, document the performance, and I asked the band a few questions after the show. I wanted to gain some insight about what it’s like to travel on a converted school bus and what’s in the making for this group in the upcoming years.

Please give their music a listen here, and check out the interview and photos from the show below.

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