Steppin’ to the Aggrolite’s unruly Stampede. This one from the old mp34u vaults brought to this ska doggie’s attention by a certain dubstep fan at SFMusicSluts.com. Buster out.
“The Stampede“ (play/download mp3)
Listen and buy the rest of the Aggrolites’ album Dirty Reggae.
UK ska band The Talks rock a blend of old school Jamaica ska infused with Two-Tone sensibilities and a refreshing lack of 3rd wave spaz. “Can Stand The Rain” is a single following up their album “Live Now Pay Later.” The combo playing is excellent. This manages to be an uplifting number, while dealing with some of the dismal realities of these times. A classic ska thing to do. The B-Side, “Why Did You Bring It Up?” is hot too. Two paws up!
Radio Noise’s kick ass punky ska number, “Save All Your Sadness For Me” has more valuable relationship advice stuffed into a few hot minutes than you might spend thousands of dollars and hours on in a fancy therapy office. Quality post-modern neurosis with a catchy chorus and some really funny lines.
Two paws up.
“Save All Your Sadness For Me” (play/download mp3)
Buy the album here.
Band website here.
They’re back, The Gangsters, who originally formed in ’91, broke up a few years later, only to be convinced by the likes of Beatville Records to reunite in ’97. Straight out of Dublin, the Gangsters were Influenced by the era of 2-tone ska by bands like: The Specials, Bad Manners, Madness, and The English Beat, they were the only ska band in Dublin for years. “Family” is a classic 2-tone ska track.
“The Family“ (play/download mp3)
Rude bwoi ska from Toronto? Yep. It’s a funny little ting called Ska Tissue that binds our bodies and the universe together.
“Ska Tissue” (download mp3)
from “Unify On The Hi-Fi”
“Ska Tissue” (play)