Omnigone, the brand new East Bay ska-punk outfit started by Adam Davis of Link 80 and featuring members of We Are The Union, Rx Bandits, Ogikubo Station, and Skatune Network, just dropped their long-anticipated debut album No Faith via Bad Time Records. The thirteen-track release is an evolutionary chart of all of the best parts of ska music we’ve seen grow and change over the past four decades that really showcases Davis’ skill as a musician and songwriter as well as his unflinching love for the genre. No Faith is written from the perspective of someone who has been making and playing punk music for more than twenty years, so there are a lot of complicated emotions tied up in these songs, but at the end of the day Omnigone’s central themes are rooted in positivity and gratitude. Is it the ska record we deserve in 2019? Maybe not, but it’s the one we need right now.
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Friday, September 13, 2019 at 11:00 AM (PST) by Will Malkus
Sunday, September 1, 2019 at 6:51 PM (PST) by Goldfinger
Ska upstarts Omnigone have released a video for their song “Rewrite History”. The song comes off the band’s upcoming album No Faith, which will hit the air waves September 13th and be released through Bad Time Records. The more I hear from Omnigone the more excited I get for this release, so it should be no surprise that I thoroughly enjoy the new tune and video.
Check out the new video below.
No Faith will be the début album for Omnigone. If you’re a fan of Link 80 you will probably enjoy these guys (yeah, I know the dudes from Link 80!).
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 2:45 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
“Rather Be Alone” comes from the bands’ upcoming debut album, No Faith, which is set to be released on September 13th via Bad Time Records.
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 1:15 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Orange County ska legends The Aquabats have announced some November tour dates.
You can check out all the dates and locations below.
The Aquabats recently released Aquabats! Super Show! Soundtrack Vol. 1 on June 7th.
Monday, August 26, 2019 at 7:37 AM (PST) by rick delaney
Texas-based ska-punk-six-piece The Holophonics have just put out a massive collection of popular covers. Titled MaSKArades Vol. 13: Yeah, But Also Check Out Our Original Music, listeners can expect horn-driven renditions of tunes originally by Avril Lavigne, Linkin Park, Rage Against The Machine, Sum 41, and a load more, spanning various musical genres.
Check out MaSKArades Vol. 13: Yeah, But Also Check Out Our Original Music below. The previous example of some of The Holophonics’ original music was the 2018 full-length, Phantom Arrival.
Monday, August 19, 2019 at 7:18 AM (PST) by Mike Scott
Omnigone, the new band formed by Adam Davis of Link 80, has released a lyric video for “Horizontal Aggression”, ahead of their debut album. No Faith is out on September 13th via Bad Time Records. Pre-orders are up now.
Have a listen to the track below.
Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 8:17 AM (PST) by Rachael Clifford
Taken from For The Record‘s new EP, The Mess They Call My 20s, the band shows their fun side in this all-new video . Formed in Visalia, California, For the Recod is a 6-piece ska/punk band, that has an engaging, energetic, and horn-fueled sound – and they’re always up for a party.
Check out their new video below.
Jersey ska legends Catch 22 have announced they will be joining Big D and the Kids Table for a show on October 26th. This will be the first show Catch 22 has played since their short run of anniversary shows back in 2016. The band also teased that they may have a few more surprises in store for us. An album? A Tour? A reunion with a fellow ska heavyweight? Who knows?! But if Catch 22 is up to things, that just so happens to be great news for ska fans everywhere.
Catch 22 last released Permanent Revolution way back in 2006. Their timeless classic Keasbey Nights is a staple in any ska lovers collection. I was lucky to have the pleasure of seeing Catch 22 on their short run of shows back in 2016, as well as Bid D and the Kids Table a few times, don’t sleep on this show, Big D and Catch 22 will bring the house down.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 6:20 AM (PST) by Mike Scott
Tour support is The Expendables and Tropidelic. The band also act as Post Malone’s backing band for a date in August. That may interest you a little less.
Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 11:13 PM (PST) by Goldfinger
Canadian ska veterans The Planet Smashers have released a video for their song “Break My Neck (A Love Song)”. The song comes off the band’s most recent release Too Much Information. The video features a bowling tournament with label-mates Morgan, The Gutter Demons and Lost Love. I won’t spoil the video so you’ll have to watch to find out who’s the “legend of the lanes”. They also have a small run of shows later this summer/fall.
Check out the tournament below.
As mentioned above The Planet Smashers most recent release Too Much Information came out earlier this summer on their longtime home Stomp Records.
Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 11:27 AM (PST) by Johnny X
Brighton ska-punk outfit The Bar Stool Preachers have announced more US summer tour dates in support of their upcoming full-length release Grazie Governo. Check out the dates in the poster above and then dive below for a peek at a music video for their new tune “High Horse.”
Grazie Governo is due out on August 3rd via Pirates Press Records.
Monday, July 29, 2019 at 5:39 AM (PST) by rick delaney
Lafayette-based Dissonance & Dissent have just released their first album. It’s called World Stage Crescendo and features 12 skank-ready tracks from the ska punk ensemble.
On Dissonance & Dissent’s bandcamp page, the group explain the origins of some of the tunes featured:
“Some songs on this album date from the present day to the early 2000’s; sadly enough, it’s hard to make a distinction between the times they were written, because so little has changed over the last decade. We are still seeing young unarmed people of color being gunned down in the streets by a militarized police force, and women’s rights slowly being chipped away; while full equality is still a distant dream, people in the LGBTQIA+ community are fighting for the rights to merely love and exist, and the ever increasing approach to war seems to be just around the corner every time we watch the news or read the paper.”
You can check out World Stage Crescendo below.
It’s the first release from the band since their 2017 single “Recruit”.
Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 12:00 PM (PST) by Dolly Llama
Thirsty Guys are a brilliant young ska/punk band from New Brunswick, New Jersey featuring members The Best of The Worst, and Hub City Stompers. They’ve got a new album on the way which promises to take you “on a wild ride through the mind of vocalist / keyboard player Joe Scala, as he belts out 10 tracks about quarter life crises, scene drama, depression, and other fun topics not usually synonymous with our favorite Hawaiian shirt stained genre. The songs sway back and forth between the dance-able ska that you’d no doubt be sweating to in a New Brunswick basement, and speedy punk with traces of technical hardcore… a small tip-off that you’re listening to the same guys who’ve been pushing the boundaries of ska-core for over a decade.”
Parched hits digital shelves with vinyl ready to ship on or around August 16 courtesy of Bad Time Records, (featuring “coke bottle green”, and “oxblood in milky white” variants) as well as Choke Artist Records. (Featuring red with black splatter) Pre-orders are available here, and on Thirsty Guys Bandcamp page.
Dying Scene is happy to give these guys (and gal: guest vocalist Liz Fackleman) the premiere treatment today with their brand new happy/sad, dance-y personal crisis song “Bad Chemistry”. It’s a “beacon of our wrecklessness”, Scala sings along a surf-y skank rhythm made all-the-better by an adventure-game-esque synth-laden bridge and Fackleman’s contributions. Stream “Bad Chemistry” below.
Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 2:45 PM (PST) by Dolly Llama
Here’s a new one for all you happy dancers out there, filled with quirky tunes, and timeless scenarios, replete with an energy not uncommon to the genre (Third Wave) and stuffed to the brim with gooey brass goodness like a crispy cheese stick ready to burst hot lava all over the roof of your totally expecting but super impatient palate. It’s time to shake off those skankin’ boots and hit the dance floor with a little one-two one-two, and if you get knocked down, just skank on up again. That’s just the mess they call “life”.
Here’s a new dish from central Cali ska-punkers, For The Record, all about those coming-of-age years that I like to call “second puberty”. It can be a confusing time for a young rudey, with so many falling victim to the pizza plague third-wave ska resurgence of the 90’s. (Which of course led to the oft-not discussed pepperoni shortage of the early-’00s.) For The Record are a new era sextet of true believer practitioners attempting to keep the sounds fresh going into the 2020’s… and yeah, you’re seeing this clearly. That’s 3x the 20’s.
The Mess They Call My 20’s is due out tomorrow (7/19/19) on Manic Kat Records, but the band wanted to reach out and give all you Dying Scene homies a nod and a shake before then so you can go and tell all your friends about this super-cool, awesome-dope jam that you were in on a day early because you’re a super-cool-awesome spaz-matic uber-music-dweeb. (Like me.) The Mess They Call My 20’s is the band’s second EP in as many years and showcases “a melting pot of expression and enthusiasm developed over eight years and three promising records.” Fondu-bitably… I know, I know. I’m so cheezy.
Stream The Mess They Call My 20’s below.
Ska legends Reel Big Fish, who are best known as one of the bands to come of the third wave of ska, is touring the UK this autumn, playing a string of dates with Lightyear and [spunge]. You can see the tour dates below.