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Reel Big Fish announce new album “Life Sucks… Let’s Dance!”, premiere new single “You Can’t Have All Of Me”

Reel Big Fish are back with the surprise release of a new single titled, “You Can’t Have All Of Me,” and have announced plans to release ‘Life Sucks…Let’s Dance!,’ their first LP of brand new material in 6 years, on December 21 via Rock Ridge Music.

The single, a high energy skank-athom that is sure to please both longtime fans and new converts, is one of 14 new tracks that makes up the upcoming album. Check out the music for it below.



DS Exclusive: The Contenders (ska, rocksteady) premiere new song, “Double or Nothing”

It’s a good day for ska fans! Time to shine up your dancing shoes, pick your head up, and give tomorrow another whirl… (Today!) with this fresh new Jamaican beat about mulligans coming at you from Athens, Greece.

The Contenders are a soulful rocksteady band, originally conceived four years ago by two friends in Vathis Square, as a side-project. Since that time, their evolution has evinced itself in each new addition of colorful instrumentalists to the roster, providing eclectic melodies down to the jazzy roots. They’ve been picking up a bit of steam since 2017, when the current band line-up cemented itself into form, playing shows, and working with Vincent Fiorello (Less Than Jake) to release the new EP, “Jes Grew” on Paper + Plastick Records, out October 26 on flexi-disc. Order that phonosheet here.

The band came up blending legacies, the likes of Sam Cooke and Otis Redding with the sounds of the rudies. Decidedly coming into their own around 2017, with the current swinging seven-man line-up complementing each song with sexy trombone solos and saxophone arrangements. The Contenders have received a bit of industry love, of late- not to mention the love of the crowds for their intimate and lively performance- and we’ve got the exclusive first-take of their newest single “Double or Nothing” below… right in time for all the ghoulies and Frankenstein-folk to start skanking and mashing down your neighborhood street. I mean… I do it every Tuesday. Enjoy!



Something To Do (Ska) Release new video for “Good Night For Bad Decisions”

Milwaukee ska-punks Something To Do have released a video for their song “Good Night For Bad Decisions”. The video features some live footage and a tour of the local watering hole. The song itself, as most ska songs tend to do, simply put is pretty kick ass.

Give the new video a gander below.

The latest release for Something To Do is Design For Living, which was released in June of this year. If you’re a fan of The B Sharps or Mustard Plug you will most definitely be in to these guys.



[spunge] release new single “Liar”

UK ska-punks mainstays [spunge] are to release a new single, “Liar”, on Friday 19th October via their own label, Dent’all Records. The single is the band’s first new material since the 2014 LP Hold On. No advance stream is available, but it will be out on all digital platforms then. 

They also play a selection of dates in December – current dates below.



Beat The Smart Kids (Ska) release video for song “Set Sail”

Chicago based ska act Beat The Smart Kids have released a video for their song “Set Sail”. The song also happens to be the title track off the band’s upcoming EP of the same name.

Check out the video below.

The new album, released November 11th will be the first new music from Beat The Smart Kids since 2016’s release of Broke Again. If you’re a fan of The B-Sharps or Less Than Jake these guys are for you.



Hub City Stompers release video for “Night Of The Living”

Hub City Stompers have released a video “Night Of The Living”, which premiered on the YouTube channel Blank TV. The track is taken from their recent album Haters Dozen, which came out back in April.

Have a watch below.



Millie Manders And The Shutup release video for “One That Got Away”

Norwich, UK based ska punks Millie Manders and the Shutup release new EP “Shutup” on September 21st. Ahead of the EP, they have released a video for a track off it, “One That Got Away”. You can watch it below.

The band tour extensively through the UK and Europe for the rest of the year – details of all dates are also below.



Bumsy and the Moochers (Ska/Pop Punk) Signs With Imminence Records, Releases Lead Single From September 21st Label Debut

Chicago ska pop punkers Bumsy and the Moochers have announced that they have signed to Imminence Records to release their new album Spaced Out on September 21st. The next night, the band will play Punk The Burbs Fest 2018. 

To celebrate the announcement, the band is streaming the first single “The Truth”, which you can check out below

Bumsy and the Moochers last released Easily Distracted in June 2016.



Luke Seymoup streams new EP “Burnett Street”

Melbourne based folk/pop-punk/ska act Luke Seymoup is streaming his new EP, Burnett Street, which was released on September 2nd 2018.

You can give it a listen below.

Luke Seymoup last released Uke Seymoup in May 2018.



People Corrupting People (Ska) Releases New EP “Red Herring”

Denver based ska troupe People Corrupting People is back with the latest installment of their Animal Farm Chronicles series. The newest six track EP, entitled Red Herring is the the sixth in the series and keeps the anti-capitalist, anti-establishment theme alive! When we talked to the band about the recording process, they told us: “We had originally planned to book  time at our old studio, Ocean Tides Audio, but life got in the way in a hurry and we had to go a different route. Enter: (guitarist/vocals) Nate Nepsky – new producer/sound engineer/pretty much everything on this record. It was his virgin voyage, only ever having recorded years ago using a shitty laptop and Garage Band. Things have changed. Now, he has a shitty PC console and Ableton live. Literally everything you hear was recorded, mixed and mastered in Nate’s bedroom, and he doesn’t have fuck all knowledge of what he’s doing.” Well, if that doesn’t personify the punk rock, DIY work ethic, we don’t know what does! Check out the debut track “He Dwells Within” (featuring members of The Bourbon Brawlers), below!



Thirteen Towers (Ska) stream new EP “Two-Banana Habit”

Fairfax, VA Ska act Thirteen Towers are streaming their new EP, Two-Banana Habit, which was released on August 25th, 2018.

You can give it a listen below.

Thirteen Towers last released In Hindsight in April 2017.



Reel Big Fish announce “Tickle My Tiki TOURch” dates with Ballyhoo!, We Are The Union

If you didn’t get your fix of Reel Big Fish on the 24th and final Vans Warped Tour this summer, you’re in luck. The ska-punk stalwarts a slew of headlining dates on what they’re dubbing the Tickle My Tiki TOURch tour. The run kicks off October 4th in Santa Cruz, CA, and winds up in Athens, GA on November 29th. Support on the bulk of those dates comes from Ballyhoo! and We Are The Union. RBF will also be featured on a couple dates of the upcoming Scallywag Fest in Washington and Idaho. Check out full tour details below

Reel Big Fish’s latest album Candy Coated Fury came out in 2012 through Rock Ridge Music.



Abraskadabra (Ska, Brazil) Stream EP “Welcome to the B-Side”

Brazilian ska punk ensemble Abraskadabra are allowing fans to stream their latest EP. The two-track effort is titled Welcome to the B-Side and was recorded “at a house on the top of the hills” – sounds pleasant indeed! 

Welcome to the B-Side is the latest music from Abraskadabra since their album Welcome earlier this year. You can listen to the whole EP below.



Hub City Stompers Jenny Whiskey spills on her life as a 20 year veteran of the ska-punk skinhead scene

Jenny Whiskey has been playing the saxophone and singing in Ska/Punk bands for over 20 years and has garnered a reputation as one of the most accomplished and sought after sax players in the scene today. Here we were able catch up with her a little and hear about her beginnings, and what got her into her local ska/punk and skinhead scene.

Read her story below.



Cranking and Skanking Fest primer

Today’s the day! The Cranking and Skanking Fest in Worcester, MA kicks off in just a few hours. Headlined by The Mighty Mighty BossTones and featuring Toots and the Maytals, The Bouncing Souls, Fishbone, The Pietasters, and The Planet Smashers. It’s an impressive list of ska punk legends.

I am hoping to give you a glimpse at some of the New England locals that should have you getting to the festival a little early and potentially sneaking off to the indoor stage. Included in this list are Michael Kane and the Morning Afters, The Hempsteadys, Sweet Babylon, Color Killer, Senior Discount, and The Doped Up Dollies. Many of who have released new albums which could be showing up on some year end lists.

Check out some highlights from these bands below.