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Snow Cone Capone
Jul 30, 2003




Jeff finally hitting the big leagues?

https://twitter.com/jeffrosenstock/status/1308474488321843200?s=19

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lessthankyle
Dec 19, 2002

SKA SUCKS

Soiled Meat

Pretty good rundown of the State of Ska right now: https://www.brooklynvegan.com/ska-is-thriving-right-now-heres-a-look-at-the-diy-scene-thats-keeping-it-alive/

Big focus on Mike and Jeremy, but also a great list of bands with releases in the last year or so.

Also seeing controversy over Mike saying kids need younger bands to relate to, so at least we've got something to argue about again!

Misc
Sep 19, 2008



he's right

lessthankyle
Dec 19, 2002

SKA SUCKS

Soiled Meat

100% agree. A lot of people are taking him out of context like he thinks the Slackers are bad, even though he praises them earlier. But if you want a DIY scene to continue, you need younger bands for the kids to get rowdy with in the basement of an american legion.

WaffleZombie
May 10, 2003

"Identity Crisis" Murderer Wild Guess #333:Prince "Lady Killer Charming "Well, I AM the Adversa"



Yeah, he's right, and I don't understand what's so bad about saying essentially "younger kids are more likely to latch onto a newer, younger ska band as a gateway into ska". Anecdotally, I saw The English Beat when I was somewhere around 19. At that time, Dave Wakeling was about as old as the guys in the Slackers are now. And like Mike said, they were great, and I had a good time, but I was never going to latch onto them the way I did with Less Than Jake or Reel Big Fish who were maybe 8-10 years older than me.

Which, speaking of Mike Park, I'm sure most of you have seen that he teamed up with Mike from Kill Lincoln to put out a new Ska Against Racism comp: https://badtimerecords.bandcamp.com/album/ska-against-racism. It's great, I've been listening to it almost non-stop since it came out.

The other thing that's looping with that comp is the new Devon Kay and the Solutions album: https://devonkayandthesolutions.bandcamp.com/album/limited-joy. It's not exactly ska, but it's got some really strong Hippos vibes, especially the sound of the keyboard and horns. It's like Heads Are Gonna Roll crossed with Defiance Ohio's Midwestern Minutes.

It's kind of in line with that Brooklyn Vegan article, but I really think this has been an amazing year for music so far, somehow in spite of everything else being a disaster. I've used Bandcamp for a couple of years, but the Bandcamp Friday's have really pushed me to use it even more. If anyone else uses it, I'd love to see your profiles to search for more new poo poo. Mine is (huge surprise): https://bandcamp.com/wafflezombie

Warbird
May 23, 2012

Burn the 'dawgs
Kill the Yellowjackets
Purge the Tiger
It is better to die for Bama than to live for yourself


Fun Shoe

I donít care if theyíre younger bands so long as they sound like LTJ

Iím pretty sure Iím kidding about that.

Snow Cone Capone
Jul 30, 2003




That article contained multiple for me including the fact that the Suicide Machines are back together???? and the dudes from Link 80 have a new band????

Warbird
May 23, 2012

Burn the 'dawgs
Kill the Yellowjackets
Purge the Tiger
It is better to die for Bama than to live for yourself


Fun Shoe

Heck Pain is back together under a new name. Weird times I tells ya.

guppy
Sep 21, 2004

sting like a byob

That Brooklyn Vegan article is great, so much music I didn't even realize was being made. It's a bit of a firehose, though, even with their playlist that highlights their top picks. Any real standouts that I should check out?

I didn't discover Kill Lincoln from that article -- that was probably this thread -- but I really like them. I don't only listen to ska-punk, although I think that makes up a lot of the current renaissance of the genre.

WaffleZombie
May 10, 2003

"Identity Crisis" Murderer Wild Guess #333:Prince "Lady Killer Charming "Well, I AM the Adversa"



guppy posted:

That Brooklyn Vegan article is great, so much music I didn't even realize was being made. It's a bit of a firehose, though, even with their playlist that highlights their top picks. Any real standouts that I should check out?

I didn't discover Kill Lincoln from that article -- that was probably this thread -- but I really like them. I don't only listen to ska-punk, although I think that makes up a lot of the current renaissance of the genre.

My best friend likes a lot of this stuff too, but usually only hears about newer stuff from me. He read the article and basically said the same thing - it is a little too long and he got annoyed at it. It probably could have used some editing. But here are a couple of the standouts in my personal opinion, with the caveat that I'm assuming in addition to Kill Lincoln, you know We Are the Union since they've been around a while in relation to most of the bands in the article and that you'e heard the newer Bruce Lee Band stuff because both Jeff Rosenstock and Mike Park are the best.

Sorry Sweetheart - Not in the article, but in their Spotify playlist. But I'll start with them because I really like these guys - imagine Kill Lincoln, but a little bit more metal screaming. I don't even like metal, but it works. They've only got 2 EPs, but they're both great. My favorite song is probably the first track off this one: https://sorrysweetheart.bandcamp.com/album/86d-from-everything

Call Me Malcolm - I need to check out most of the UK bands they listed, but these guys are really good. The album they just put out this year is good, but the one they put out 2 years ago is great.
Easily the best album closer I've heard in a while, with some truly epic "whoooa"s at the end.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIGXf8-bArM

Omnigone - The aforementioned new band from a couple of Link 80 guys with help from a lot of other great people. The album is all over the place stylistically, from ska-punk to more hardcore, but it's all really good.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiFI4InRTYQ

No Such Noise - They only got a name check in the article, but they're local to me, and I like 'em. They were kind of inactive for a while, before contributing a song to The Shape of Ska Punk to Come, and it seemed like they were gearing up to do more, but pandemic.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gec6cZbRYEU

Half Past Two - They're from Orange County, and I'm not trying to be snarky here because I mean this in the best way, but their sound fits right in with what that would lead you to expect. A lot of positive factors for me: female led, keyboard, great covers, and my three year old loves both of these so I have an excuse to listen to them regularly:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuyIQc-Oarg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wHTXWuqnp8

Hey Smith - From Japan, and the article nails that they do that thing that I seem to hear in a lot of Japanese bands where songs just completely change their sounds in a beat. Just listen to this first track and get psyched: https://asianmanrecords.bandcamp.com/album/life-in-the-sun

Catbite - If you haven't heard them yet, I don't really know how to easily describe them, other than "they're in a similar vein to the Pomps" (side recommendation, check out the Pomps https://thepomps.bandcamp.com/album/top-of-the-pomps). Which might not help, but they go with "power-pop ska", I think. They're a four piece - guitar, bass, keyboards, drums. The guitar player is from the Snails and the drummer is from Last Martyrs of a Lost Cause (look, I live near Philly so this is relevant information to me, at least). The lead singer and the guitar player are married, and when quarantine hit, they put together a bunch of acoustic covers, including one from Kill Lincoln (https://www.facebook.com/164468024245095/videos/748479765683376) which manages the neat trick of being both a good acoustic cover and a version that also makes me appreciate the original even more.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htv6gyQEpLM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9xC-jupoug

Alright, I told myself when I started that I'd stop at 5 and I hosed that up, so I'll shut up now. Hope you enjoy some of that.

Deathlove
Feb 20, 2003



Pillbug

WaffleZombie posted:

Half Past Two - They're from Orange County, and I'm not trying to be snarky here because I mean this in the best way, but their sound fits right in with what that would lead you to expect. A lot of positive factors for me: female led, keyboard, great covers, and my three year old loves both of these so I have an excuse to listen to them regularly:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuyIQc-Oarg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wHTXWuqnp8

quote:

Alright, I told myself when I started that I'd stop at 5 and I hosed that up, so I'll shut up now. Hope you enjoy some of that.

never apologize for effort, you have shown me Half Past Two and I am Glad for this.

guppy
Sep 21, 2004

sting like a byob

WaffleZombie posted:

My best friend likes a lot of this stuff too, but usually only hears about newer stuff from me. He read the article and basically said the same thing - it is a little too long and he got annoyed at it. It probably could have used some editing. But here are a couple of the standouts in my personal opinion, with the caveat that I'm assuming in addition to Kill Lincoln, you know We Are the Union since they've been around a while in relation to most of the bands in the article and that you'e heard the newer Bruce Lee Band stuff because both Jeff Rosenstock and Mike Park are the best.

Thanks for this. Yes, I know Bruce Lee Band and We Are The Union already.

It's probably because I grew up on 90s ska, but Half Past Two does scratch the itch even if it's very much like the stuff I already know. Hey Smith was cool too.

I don't know what it is about Catbite but I just cannot get into them. Vocal style maybe.


EDIT: I finally watched that Jeff clip from Seth Meyers. I am not into everything he does but gently caress if that didn't hit me just right and show me why everyone loves Jeff. Buying the album now.

Edit again: I thought I wanted a more polished sound like Half Past Two but now i want more angry yelling. Jeff has radicalized my music preferences

guppy fucked around with this message at 09:49 on Sep 30, 2020

Big Bad Voodoo Lou
Jan 1, 2006


lessthankyle posted:

Pretty good rundown of the State of Ska right now: https://www.brooklynvegan.com/ska-is-thriving-right-now-heres-a-look-at-the-diy-scene-thats-keeping-it-alive/

Big focus on Mike and Jeremy, but also a great list of bands with releases in the last year or so.

Also seeing controversy over Mike saying kids need younger bands to relate to, so at least we've got something to argue about again!

Thanks for posting this article. I haven't been "into" ska in almost 20 years, but I played in a ska-punk band in Gainesville FL back in the late '90s, during the height of the third wave, saw almost all the third wave bands, and have nothing but nostalgia and love for the sound and the scene. Ska might be "uncool," but I never felt cooler than when I was away from home for the first time in college and playing fun music with my new friends.

I didn't even realize a fourth wave was happening, so this warmed my heart and introduced me to some cool new groups. I've always been a sucker for female-fronted bands, so I already dig the Interrupters and Bite Me Bambi.

Warbird
May 23, 2012

Burn the 'dawgs
Kill the Yellowjackets
Purge the Tiger
It is better to die for Bama than to live for yourself


Fun Shoe

Poindexter is a thing, they dropped a debut EP earlier this year. Theyíre not to my personal taste, but itís worth a listen to support the scene. I want to say the have a stupidity large horn section, but I may be thinking of Catbite.

https://poindexterska.bandcamp.com/album/poindexter-ep

lessthankyle
Dec 19, 2002

SKA SUCKS

Soiled Meat

Scott Klopfenstein dropped a new version of Average Man a few days ago and the video for it is finally up:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRpu0Gg24wI

Pyronic
Oct 1, 2008

ROYAL RAINWHARRGARBL


In case you haven't fallen down this particular Internet Rabbit Hole yet, Engish VTuber Amelia Watson has talked about being a big ska fan and going to shows in the early 2000's and has been doing some cute covers of Streetlight Manifesto songs on karaoke streams.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5qeV9hFees

Warbird
May 23, 2012

Burn the 'dawgs
Kill the Yellowjackets
Purge the Tiger
It is better to die for Bama than to live for yourself


Fun Shoe

Yíall. Gwenís back.

Guitar upstroke, horns. It counts.

nerve
Jan 2, 2011

SKA SUCKS


Pyronic posted:

In case you haven't fallen down this particular Internet Rabbit Hole yet, Engish VTuber Amelia Watson has talked about being a big ska fan and going to shows in the early 2000's and has been doing some cute covers of Streetlight Manifesto songs on karaoke streams.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5qeV9hFees

Snow Cone Capone
Jul 30, 2003




https://twitter.com/LessThanJake/status/1337428009175937024?s=20

before listening, what's the over/under on how many songs are about wanting to leave this town/loving this stupid town

WaffleZombie
May 10, 2003

"Identity Crisis" Murderer Wild Guess #333:Prince "Lady Killer Charming "Well, I AM the Adversa"



Snow Cone Capone posted:

https://twitter.com/LessThanJake/status/1337428009175937024?s=20

before listening, what's the over/under on how many songs are about wanting to leave this town/loving this stupid town

Vinnie's not writing anymore, so...1.5?

Red Red Blue
Feb 11, 2007





I was watching that video they put out a couple months ago and was like "huh Vinnie looks different now" it never even occurred to me that he could have left the band

Snow Cone Capone
Jul 30, 2003




oh yeah I didn't even know he quit

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010



this band is releasing their first album friday, been a minute since i've bothered with any ska but i really dig the four tracks so far

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GKkEtx6hA8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZFrkdhE5a0

lessthankyle
Dec 19, 2002

SKA SUCKS

Soiled Meat

I've been super excited about Bad Operation. The singer is a great new sound and they've got a lot of Fatter Than Albert energy (and alumni).

Dumper Humper
Jul 15, 2020

by Fluffdaddy


lessthankyle posted:

I've been super excited about Bad Operation. The singer is a great new sound and they've got a lot of Fatter Than Albert energy (and alumni).

I miss Fatter Than Albert. I saw them on their last tour, with the new singer, and my friend kept begging them to play Erin's Runaway Imagination and finally the new guy was like "look I dont know it." My friend goes, "thats fine, we do" and D-Ray's like gently caress it throw the mic to them i guess.

So they did, and it was awesome.

One of my favorite ska show memories.

Ferrule
Feb 23, 2007

Yo!

Snow Cone Capone posted:

oh yeah I didn't even know he quit

He quit to start a record label so he could screw over a ton of bands.

Misc
Sep 19, 2008



bands signed to fueled by ramen shocked when first advance payment of maruchan packets are delivered

Snow Cone Capone
Jul 30, 2003




Ferrule posted:

He quit to start a record label so he could screw over a ton of bands.

e: oh I thought you meant like, recently

Ferrule
Feb 23, 2007

Yo!

Misc posted:

bands signed to fueled by ramen shocked when first advance payment of maruchan packets are delivered

Bands signed to P+P shocked when first advance payment is never delivered.

Snow Cone Capone
Jul 30, 2003




@StreetlightManifesto

Victory records: a discussion... (1/34)

CodfishCartographer
Feb 23, 2010

Gadus Maprocephalus


Pillbug

Snow Cone Capone posted:

@StreetlightManifesto

Victory records: a discussion... (1/34)

Out of curiosity, I decided to check out their website to see what they've been up to, since it's been over seven years since they announced they'll be cutting back touring in order to release new music. Almost exactly a year ago (Dec 6 2019) they announced...they'd be cutting back touring in order to release new music lmao

I guess to be fair, they likely didn't have very much touring happening this past year!

Spaced God
Feb 8, 2014

All torment, trouble, wonder and amazement
Inhabits here: some heavenly power guide us
Out of this fearful country!





I dunno if EatinCake is around here anymore, but I'm on a road trip and Gallant Ghosts came up for the first time in a while. Their first album dropped when I was moving for the first time, so it reminds me of the old times.

I don't really have a point, but I'm glad goons make good music even if it was a half decade ago

superbelch
Dec 8, 2003
Making baby jesus cry since 1984.

Spaced God posted:

I dunno if EatinCake is around here anymore, but I'm on a road trip and Gallant Ghosts came up for the first time in a while. Their first album dropped when I was moving for the first time, so it reminds me of the old times.

I don't really have a point, but I'm glad goons make good music even if it was a half decade ago

I love that album and am sad they donít seem to be making music together anymore

Spaced God
Feb 8, 2014

All torment, trouble, wonder and amazement
Inhabits here: some heavenly power guide us
Out of this fearful country!





superbelch posted:

I love that album and am sad they don’t seem to be making music together anymore

I shot them a message on bandcamp when I first moved to Texas and they introduced me to Not Half Bad and the texas punk scene and that helped me make so many friends

Teemu Pokemon
Jun 19, 2004

To sign them is my real test

With full no movement clause


CodfishCartographer posted:

Out of curiosity, I decided to check out their website to see what they've been up to, since it's been over seven years since they announced they'll be cutting back touring in order to release new music. Almost exactly a year ago (Dec 6 2019) they announced...they'd be cutting back touring in order to release new music lmao

I guess to be fair, they likely didn't have very much touring happening this past year!

streetlight is never making another album again and the sooner you come to terms with it the better off you'll be

CodfishCartographer
Feb 23, 2010

Gadus Maprocephalus


Pillbug

Teemu Pokemon posted:

streetlight is never making another album again and the sooner you come to terms with it the better off you'll be

Oh I know, it's just fun to laugh at how they keep insisting "No, it's still happening!!"

Teemu Pokemon
Jun 19, 2004

To sign them is my real test

With full no movement clause


https://twitter.com/capturingclouds/status/1345184400263135233?s=19

esperantinc
May 5, 2003

JERRY! HELLO!



Fool me once, shame on you, fool me (checks records), an innumerable number of times, shame on me.

guppy
Sep 21, 2004

sting like a byob

The new Five Iron Frenzy album has gone out to early KS backers, so general release is probably around the corner.

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Warbird
May 23, 2012

Burn the 'dawgs
Kill the Yellowjackets
Purge the Tiger
It is better to die for Bama than to live for yourself


Fun Shoe

How is it?

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