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Victims Of Circumstance release video for Roberto Clemente tribute song “Twenty One”

Florida ska-punks Victims Of Circumstance have released a music video for their song “Twenty One.” Like the track, the video is a tribute to iconic Pittsburgh Pirates player Roberto Clemente.

Check out the video for “Twenty One” below.

Victims Of Circumstance’s latest album No More Heroes was released in 2014 through Financial Records. Rumor has it they’re putting out a new EP sometime soon.



DS Staff Picks – Screeching Bottlerocket’s Top 10 Albums of 2014

I usually write some long, drawn out paragraph about how a lot of good stuff was released in the past year when I make one of these top 10 lists, but I don’t really feel like doing that right now. If you wanna check out my list, you can do so below.



Victims Of Circumstance release music video for ska-punk cover of Frozen’s “Let It Go”

Florida ska-punk veterans Victims Of Circumstance have released an entertaining music video for their unique rendition of “Let It Go” from Disney’s latest ultra-popular children’s movie Frozen. Check it out below.

VOC’s latest full-length No More Heroes was released earlier this year on Financial Records. Head over here to read our review and listen to the album in its entirety.



Victims Of Circumstance (ska-punk) stream new album “No More Heroes”

Florida ska-punk veterans Victims Of Circumstance are streaming their new album No More Heroes in its entirety and you can give it a listen below.

No More Heroes is set to be released this Tuesday, June 17th through Financial Records. Head over here to check out our review of the album.



Album Review: Victims Of Circumstance – “No More Heroes”

Floridian ska-punk veterans Victims Of Circumstance are back with a new release – their fourth full-length album entitled No More Heroes – and my god, is it a beast.

Picking things up right where their last record Acupunkture left off, No More Heroes delivers even more of the catchy, fast-paced, horn-driven punk many have grown to expect from Victims Of Circumstance. And as always, there are a few bouncy ska songs thrown in for good measure.

A few of the album’s numerous stand-out tracks include “Katie”, “Arbitor of Bad Taste”, “First World Problems”, “Strength”, “Lost Boys Syndrome” and “Ska Punk Girl”.

“Katie” sports an infectiously catchy chorus with whoas to boot and a funky bassline reminiscent of ones featured in some of my favorite VoC songs. “Arbitor of Bad Taste” has an awesome, Question The Answers era Mighty Mighty Bosstones-ish feel to it, as do “First World Problems” and “Strength”; all mixing danceable verses with pissed-off choruses.

“Lost Boys Syndrome” is slightly more tame than most of VoC’s extensive catalog but it’s catchy as fuck and really showcases frontman Mike Smyth’s voice. And the latter is a goofy song about, well, a stereotypical “ska punk girl”, reminiscent of NOFX‘s “Nubs”.

That should just about do it for this review! In closing, I’d like to say that I highly recommend Victims Of Circumstance to anyone searching for an awesome new ska-punk band to listen to. And if you’re in the St. Petersburg, Florida area, be sure to catch the band’s record release show at the State Theatre on June 14th! The first 300 people in the door get a free copy of No More Heroes.

5/5 Stars – You can stream the entire record below.



Victims Of Circumstance stream six new songs from upcoming album “No More Heroes”

Florida ska-punk veterans Victims Of Circumstance are streaming half of their upcoming album No More Heroes. You can give all six of the songs a listen below.

No More Heroes is set to be released on June 17th through Financial Records. The band will be playing a CD release show this Saturday, June 14th at State Theatre in St. Pete, FL.



DS Exclusive: Victims Of Circumstance (ska-punk) stream new song “Strength”

Florida ska-punk veterans Victims Of Circumstance are gearing up to release their new highly anticipated new album No More Heroes on June 14th. To get you stoked for the release, we’re exclusively streaming a new track from it!

Give “Strength” a listen and get your skank on below. You can also find details on the band’s CD release show for No More Heroes down there.



Victims Of Circumstance announce new album “No More Heroes,” stream clips of three new songs

Florida ska-punk veterans Victims Of Circumstance have revealed their new album will be titled No More Heroes. To give you a little taste of what’s in store they’re streaming clips of three new songs, which you can check out below.

The band will be playing an album release show at the State Theatre in St. Pete, FL on June 14th with UNRB, Lying With Lions, and Saganaki Bomb Squad. Oh yeah, the first 300 people in the door get a free CD copy of No More Heroes!

Victims Of Circumstance last released an EP of cover songs entitled Decades in 2012 on Financial Records, who also put out their third full-length album Acupunkture.



Victims Of Circumstance “halfway done” with recording of upcoming album

According to a recent post on their Facebook page, Florida ska-punk veterans Victims Of Circumstance have finished tracking guitar for their upcoming album and are about halfway through the recording process! Here’s what they had to say:

“Forgot to mention that we finished tracking guitar on Sunday, and will start tracking horns this coming Sunday. We’re about halfway done recording this new album! Would any of you be interested in hearing some song clips in the near future?”

The band released a new track called “Twenty One” a few months back. If you didn’t hear it the first time around, you can give it a listen below.

We’ll keep you posted as more details on the VOC’s upcoming album come to light. They last released an EP of cover songs entitled “Decades” in 2012 on Financial Records.



Victims Of Circumstance finish writing upcoming album

Florida ska-punk veterans Victims of Circumstance have finished recording their highly-anticipated upcoming album, which was originally planned to be an EP! Here’s the announcement they posted on Facebook:

And that’s a wrap! Songs for our next album are done, onto recording! Stay tuned for updates as we get this thing going. Who’s stoked?

The band released a new track called “Twenty One,” which will be appearing on the album, a few months back. If you didn’t hear it the first time around, you can give it a listen below.

We’ll keep you posted as more details on the VOC’s upcoming album come to light. They last released an EP of cover songs entitled “Decades” in 2012 on Financial Records.



Victims Of Circumstance stream new song “Twenty One” from upcoming EP

Florida ska-punks Victims of Circumstance are streaming a new song called “Twenty One,” which will be appearing on their (currently untitled) upcoming EP. Here’s what the band had to say about the track:

“Twenty One” is a reference to Roberto Clemente, the Pittsburgh Pirate legend who was an incredible ball player and an even greater human being.

Check out the track below.

The band’s upcoming EP is set to be released sometime this fall on Financial Records. They last released an EP of cover songs entitled “Decades” in 2012.



Victims of Circumstance writing new album

Clearwater, Florida ska-punks Victims of Circumstance have announced that they are writing a new studio album:

Today we began writing material for what will be our fourth studio album.

The band released their last EP “Decades” in 2012.



Victims of Circumstance release new EP “Decades”

Clearwater, Florida ska-punks Victims of Circumstance have released a new EP aptly titled “Decades.” The release includes six chart-topping songs from the last six decades including:

Rave On – Buddy Holly (1950s)
Runaway – Del Shannon (1960s)
My Life – Billy Joel (1970s)
You Might Think – The Cars (1980s)
Buddy Holly – Weezer (1990s)
What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction (2000s)

Following the release, Victims of Circumstance will be in the studio starting work on their fourth studio album to be released in the Summer/Fall of 2013.

The album will be available at shows, on their website, as well as on iTunes.



Album Review: Victims Of Circumstance – “Acupunkture”

Extremely catchy ska/punk songs set to a blazingly fast beat, tunes you can sing-along to, and awesome covers of familiar songs are things that come to mind when someone mentions Victims Of Circumstance; a great group of guys that have been making a name for themselves as one of the most hard-working bands in the Florida ska/punk scene since 2007. Releasing three full-length studio albums, a live album entitled “Live In Japan,” and playing countless shows all over the damn place, the band shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.

Featuring 13 songs on its extensive tracklisting, the band’s third album, “Acupunkture,” has been said to be their strongest work yet. I can vouch for this, considering I own all of the band’s albums, and have seen a great progression in each subsequent release.

The album kicks things off right with a fast-ass, horn-infused punk rock jam about boozing your problems away, entitled “Pint Of Black,” which is quickly followed up by “A Libido the Size of Toledo.” This track kicks major ass and features one of my favorite lines on the record; “At least I know when I reach the gates, I’ll be in good company. See you in hell.”

Next up is “Riddled,” which is a tune about being labeled the “underdog” rising up to show people that just because society’s casts someone out, it doesn’t mean that person is inferior. I’ve seen this song played many times before and consider it to be one of the best in the band’s entire catalog.

The fourth track on “Acupunkture” is another mid-tempo ska song, entitled “The Straw.” This song has more of a melancholy feel to it than any other song on the record, covering the subject-matter of being betrayed by a girlfriend you once trusted oh-so-much. To bring us back up, the band used their strategic reasoning to place “Five Points” (a song which has become a staple of their live show) in the next spot on the record’s tracklisting. This tune tells the tale of Irish Bowery gangs beating the shit out of each-other in 1857(?).

The album continues with a more romantic (some might say “mushy”), slightly more-than-mid-tempo song, known as “Watching The Fives Go By,” which is about reveling in memories of the good old days with your sweetheart. In the spirit of arranging the tracks on “Acupunkture” so that they completely vary from each-other, the band now breaks out a punk rock jam disguised as a slow reggae song near its beginning. The title of the aforementioned song happens to be “My Tereza,” and this track just makes you want to get your lazy ass up from the computer chair and start a circle pit in the middle of your bedroom.

To introduce an element of bitterness to this record, the band threw in a comical little number that quickly became a crowd favorite at shows, entitled”Girlfriend.” This one’s about telling that off that clingy, weird chick you went on a date with one time; yeah, you know the one.

Next up on the album is “So It Goes,” which is an extremely short song with blazing power-chord-heavy guitar riffs and triumphant horn parts that will be enjoyed by Less Than Jake fans near and far. This one’s about taking control of your life and doing things your way; at least, that’s what I get from the line, “If you’re sitting on the sideline, then there’s no way you can win.” Quickly following is “Mexico,” which is a slightly more-than-mid-tempo song about venturing off to Mexico with a girl named Maria, in order to escape from their identities.

Beginning to wrap up “Acupunkture” is an extremely catchy ska tune titled “Everything New Is Old Again.” This track is about taking a trip to the past with all of your old friends. It starts off with the following line, which is probably my favorite on the entire record – “Whatever happened to the Homecoming Queen? She’s dancing down on Bourbon Street.”

Continuing to bring the record to an end is “Long After I’m Gone” – an upbeat, skankalicious, punk rock anthem about your significant other breaking up with you and leaving town. And to finish wrapping this amazing album up, the band does a good job of taking the older punx on a nostalgia trip back to the late 70’s with a cover of Cheap Trick’s classic song, “I Want You To Want Me.”

I can honestly say that “Acupunkture” is one of my top three favorite punk/ska records of all time. For me, it’s right up there with Less Than Jake’s “Hello Rockview” and The Suicide Machines’ “Destruction By Definition.” I give it five out of five stars without a doubt in my mind.

If you haven’t heard this album, you’re missing out. Go listen to that shit and pick up a copy of it on vinyl or CD from the band’s webstore!



Song Premiere: Victims Of Circumstance – “What Makes You Beautiful” (One Direction)

In celebration of Halloween, Florida ska/punk favorites Victims Of Circumstance have released a kick-ass cover of “What Makes You Beautiful” from everyone’s favorite crust punk band, One Direction! We’re very proud to be bringing you a stream of the song.

Check that shit out and have a very happy Halloween, punx.

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The band is currently recording a new EP, and have announced plans to release a new full-length sometime next year. They last released “Acupunkture” in 2011 on Financial Records.