martes, 14 de agosto de 2018

Mad Caddies' Punk Rocksteady

Rockabye Baby is a music label that creates cover albums in the style of lullabies; taking famous songs by Iron Maiden or Green Day and turning them into gentle instrumental tracks. This exists so that parents can listen to music they love and recognize, while soothing their child.

In a lot of ways, Mad Caddies' Punk Rocksteady feels like Rockabye Baby for Adults. Taking twelve classic punk songs and giving them a reggae makeover; transforming these famous songs of fire and fury into easily listenable tracks that can be played around the house on a Sunday afternoon.

The tracklisting is solid; twelve classic punk songs ranging from The Misfits to Against Me!, with a healthy serving of tracks from fellow Fat Wreck Chords labelmates. The song choice alone puts the record off to a great start, picking tracks that showcase punk's secret penchant for melody.

sábado, 28 de julio de 2018

The Interrupters Give Explosive Performances of 'She's Kerosene' & 'Take Back The Power' on Jimmy Kimmel Live

California ska punks, The Interrupters brought their explosive energy to Jimmy Kimmel Live! for a performance of "She's Kerosene," and "Take Back the Power," on Thursday night (July 26, 2018).

Revitalizing the third wave ska sound of the '90s and early 2000s, the group combines reggae rhythms and the blistering speed and attitude of skate punk for a fresh take on the genre. Comprised of the three Bivona brothers and lead vocalist Aimee Interrupter, they hit the stage in sharp suits and in the singer's case, a leather jacket. With their name projected repeatedly in big white letters behind them, Interrupter got her face right into the crowd as she screamed rebellious lyrics including, "I've been burned for the last time" from "She's Kerosene," and "Whatcha gonna do/ When they show up in black suits/ On your street in army boots," from "Take Back The Power."  

sábado, 19 de mayo de 2018

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Preview New Album With 'Wonderful Day for the Race'

Fresh off their performance at last month's Back to the Beach Festival, a SoCal throwdown featuring many of their '90s ska peers, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones have announced the June 15 release of While We're At It, their first new album since 2011. Billboard has the exclusive premiere of the leadoff single, "Wonderful Day for the Race," below.

The new song is classic Bosstones: a rush of big-hearted brass and frantic guitars inviting you to dance your face off while contemplating larger issues. The multi-racial Boston nine-piece has always broadcast messages of tolerance - the "it" in the title of their 1997 blockbuster Let's Face It refers to bigotry of all kinds -and "Wonderful Day at the Race" hints at those same ideas. The "race" in the lyrics ain't the Kentucky Derby - it's the human one, a noun people always seem to forget is singular.