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The Bennies will release “Wisdom Machine” on Paper + Plastick Records

Aussie ska-punk band  The Bennies has announced that their latest album, Wisdom Machine: A Journey Into The Mind Of…The Bennies, will be released in North America and the U.K. by perennial punk label Paper + Plastick Records.  You can preview the track listing below.

Paper + Plastick will also be a co-sponsor of The Bennies’ tour of the U.K., which kicks off in May.  You’ll also find the poster for that below.

The Hempsteadys release new video for “Teen Wolf 2012″

Connecticut reggae-punk act The Hempsteadys have released a fun new video for their song “Teen Wolf 2012,” and you can check it out below.  The song can also be found on the band’s most recent album, El Amor de los Muertos, which was released via Telegraph Recording Company last November.

You can pick up the album here, and catch The Hempsteadys live as they open up for The Slackers on February 19th at The Space in Hamden, CT.

Big Brother (skacore) release lyric video for song “Corexit”

Toronto ‘Orwellian’ ska-core group Big Brother have released a lyric video for their song “Corexit”. This track was released as a single in December of 2014 and made an appearance on their EP They’re Watchingwhich was released in May 2015. You can check the video out below.

Big Brother’s last release included their 7″ split Core Principals, which was released in May 2015. They are currently working on a new LP, we will keep you updated as details come to light on that.

Voodoo Glow Skulls announce tour of North America

Southern California Ska-core act Voodoo Glow Skulls will be heading out on a North American tour this spring. Check out the dates and locations below.

Voodoo Glow Skulls last released Break the Spell in 2012 through Smelvis Records. They began recording a new LP in late 2014, but no further information has been revealed.

The Pomps announce new EP, stream new song, and announce tour dates

Boston’s ska-revivalist group The Pomps, (featuring members of Have Nots, Void Union, and more) have announced that they will be releasing a new EP, titled Indie Rock is Dying, via Rare Breed Recording company in early 2016.

To give you a taste of what to expect, the band is streaming a new song off the EP called “All My Guns.”  You can check that out along with the bands upcoming tour dates below.

The Pomps last released Pomps Save the Queen in 2013.

Paper + Plastick help The Slackers release new album; release tracklisting

The Slackers successfully crowd-funded their upcoming self-titled effort. Now to help with the release is Paper + Plastick Records in the US and Rare Breed Recording in Europe. You can find a track-list for the new album below.

The Slackers’ last album was “The Radio” in 2011.

Music Video: THE TiPS – “Wasting Time”

Düsseldorf reggae/punk band THE TiPS have just released a new video for their song “Wasting Time.”

Feast your eyes on the video below.

“Wasting Time” comes from the bands upcoming album Twists’N'Turns, which is set to be released on February 19th via Long Beach Records.

DS Photo Gallery: Mustard Plug, Dan P & The Bricks, Monkey at Thee Parkside SF (1.23.16)

Last weekend was a crazy busy concert weekend in San Francisco, and it actually involved picking and choosing which bands to see, and which to reluctantly shelf for next time. When I saw that Mustard Plug, Dan P & The Bricks, and Monkey were sharing the same bill though, there was at least one easy decision. ‘Twas to be a night of ska and horns, skanking and slipping, and a visit to one of my favorite venues in the city, Thee Parkside.

San Jose-based Monkey took to the stage first and played to a still-warming-up crowd. The band brings classic ska with a voice that reververates through the whole dance hall. I say that because the band has this old-school classiness supported by powerful organs, driving horns, and that traditional ska stroke we all love (and of course Curtis’ voice). The guys most recently released “Bananarchy” last April through Asian Man Records and it has become a major staple of their set. With tracks like “Blind Faith”, “Bicycle”, and “Bad Neighbor” (to name a few), the band has once again proven why they have remained a cemented force in Bay Area ska.

Next up was local supergroup of sorts Dan P & The Bricks, featuring members of Slow Gherkin and of course frontman Dan Potthast from MU330. Dan is legitimately one of the consistently nicest and genuinely positive, upbeat individuals I have ever had the pleasure of meeting, and that positivism resonates through his music, which always gets the crowd bouncing. The way the ska is sped up, slowed down, and can maintain and energy to delight the crowd is a great moment of which to be a part. Besides the actual set of course, is the obligatory opening freak-out session to get all the jitters out (so says Dan). With “Mess It Up” and “Watch Where You Walk” topping the list, there’s no wonder why I always leave a Dan P show with cheeks hurting from smiling and legs weak from dancing.

The set from headliners Mustard Plug was definitely a pleasant surprise and left me wondering why these guys have fallen off my radar. I remember seeing them last year or so and thinking that the set lacked something – some energy, or je ne sais quoi. This night was more of the Mustard Plug that I remember loving as a teenager, and indeed the band sampled from all of their albums, but played my favorites including “You”, “Lolita”, and “The Beer Song” to name a few. It had the energy almost of like a Voodoo Glow Skulls or old school Blue Meanies set and it was an amazing way to spend a Saturday night. Not a frown in the house.

Have a look at all of the photos from the night’s sets below.

Thank you to Curtis, Jordan, and Audra for a great horn-filled, skarrific night at Thee Parkside.

Faintest Idea (ska, UK) announce release date and supporting tour for new record “Increasing The Minimum Rage”

UK ska-core outfit Faintest Idea have announced April 1st, 2016 as the release date for their much anticipated album “Increasing The Minimum Rage” out on TNS Records. To help support the release the band have also planned a short stint of tour dates around the UK. Details of the tour can be viewed below.

I managed to have a brief listen to a pre-release copy of the record whilst writing this news feature up and it’s everything you’d expect from Faintest Idea. It’s raw, powerful, laden with great brass hooks and super-polictically charged anthems which will likely excite fans of crack-rock bands such as Leftover Crack as much as it will more traditional ska bands and even UK street-punk listeners. It’s a great release from one of the biggest purveyors of ska-core that the UK currently has to offer and features guest performances from the likes of Vic Ruggiero (The Slackers) and Sean Howe (Random Hand).

Speaking about the new release the band had the following to say:

“The new record sounds heavier both musically and lyrically than our previous releases. With free market capitalism still rampant things don’t look too great for the younger generation. The album is a reflection of the time we find ourselves in, it is the sound of people trying to keep hope in a seemingly bleak future.”

A teaser track “Circling The Drain” can be listened to below.

One Eyed God (ska, UK) release “The First And Last Freedom”

The United Kingdom’s One Eyed God have released a new full length LP entitled “The First And Last Freedom”. This saxaphone driven ska-punk stomp-along has strong echoes of UK favourites Radical Dance Faction and Culture Shock and will certainly delight fans of either band. Mixed and mastered at the UK’s infamous Made of Ale studios, the record has been released on Manchester’s Pumpkin Records home to the likes of Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man and Fair Dos.

You can enjoy “The First And Last Freedom” below or support the release through the band’s website.

Jaya the Cat release video for “Fake Carreras”

Jaya the Cat have announced released a video for their new single “Fake Carreras,” which you can watch below.

“Fake Carreras” appears on the band’s 2012 album The New International Sound of Hedonism. The band most recently re-released their 2007 album More Late Night Transmissions With… on May 16, 2014 via Bomber Music.

Free Download: Lead Shot Hazard release new, ‘War & Pieces’

London ska-punk act Lead Shot Hazard have released a new, free EP (or a “Free-P,” if you will) titled War & Pieces. You can stream the three track release below, and if you like it you can buy it at your own price right here.

War & Pieces was released on January , 2016. It is the follow up to Lead Shot Hazard’s last EP, Artillery, which was released on February 20, 2014.

The Bennies (Australian ska-punk) announce new album, “Wisdom Machine”

Everyone’s favorite Melbourne, Australia-based ska-punk four-piece The Bennies have announced plans for a brand-new full length. It’s called “Wisdom Machine: A Journey Into The Mind Of…The Bennies,” and it features guest appearances from the likes of Jay Whalley (Frenzal Rhomb) and Ezra Kire (Morning Glory, ex-Leftover Crack).

To mark the release of “Wisdom Machine,” the band will embark on a two-week tour of their home country alongside the one and only Off With Their Heads. Check out tour dates below, and stay tuned for release/pre-order info in the coming weeks.

The Slackers stream three songs and b-side from upcoming self-titled album, announce US tour

The Slackers, NYC’s purveyors of Ska, Reggae, Soul, and Rock N Roll, are streaming three new songs, “By the Time I Get to Sleep,” Truth Comes Knocking,” and “Spin I’m In” that will appear on the band’s coming self-titled album. The album will be released on on February 19, 2016 through Special Potato / Rare Breed Records, and will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the bands existence. Additionally the band have released a stream of an album b-side, “The Boss.” You can hear the four new songs below.

The Slackers have also announced a lengthy US tour to support the album. You can find the confirmed dates and locations (as of now) right here.

The Slackers last released a crowd-funded EP titled My Bed Is A Boat in 2013. Their latest full-length album The Great Rocksteady Swindle came out in 2010 on Hellcat Records.

Lonely Atom Records launches Indiegogo to fund Radical Chemicals 7-inch series

Lonely Atom Records, a new artist run/artist motivated record label, has launched an Indiegogo campaign to kick off their inaugural series of 7″ records, Radical Chemicals.

The series aims to highlight some of the best up and coming bands from the NYC/Tristate area, while keeping the costs for listeners low by using a network of DIY visual artists/craftspeople, and upfront costs for bands participating to $0 out of pocket for this project from tracking through pressing (which is the whole point!).

The bands signed for this project so far include The Pandemics, InCircles, American Pinup and Karikatura with more to come as the project continues.

You can find more about the label and their Indiegogo campaign, as well as help out with costs, right here.