What a bear of an episode! Ten songs crammed into only twenty-three minutes! And it’s kicking off with a brand new song from Catbite? Woah! Can you go wrong? No sir or ma’am, you cannot. To be honest, this is a crazy one… mostly because the ska in some of these songs is either a little hidden or only comes in for short bits. So yeah, these aren’t all ska songs, but they all have ska bits somewhere in them. Some of these songs are some of my favorite songs! I understand if you get a bit put off by this episode, ska/punk isn’t everyone’s bag. But this episode, I like this episode and I hope that you do, too.
Catbite – Come on Baby ( Catbite ’19)
02:26 – the Army – Trendy (Shuffle Shuffle / Trendy ’80)
04:28 – the Interrupters – Rumors and Gossip ( Fight the Good Fight ’18)
07:07 – No Such Noise – Repeat Offender ( For Closure ’13)
09:15 – the Holophonics – Meteoric Rise To Mediocrity ( Don’t Mess with the Holophonics ’15)
11:22 – Codename: Rocky – Extreme Close Up ( Reboot ’16)
13:28 – the Hempsteadys – the Moon Laughs Knowingly ( Séance! Séance! ’18)
15:22 – King Apparatus – Aesthetics ( Marbles ’93)
17:12 – Hot Stove Jimmy – Down Sides Ahead (Theme for a Major Hit ’99)
20:00 – Telethon – the Paranoid Blur ( the Grand Spontanean ’17)
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Here’s another week of great ska and ska/punk music for all ya’ll! As always I hope you enjoy it! It’s been a rough week for me, and I’m just glad that this episode of great songs from great artists came together so simply and easily so that I could keep this podcast on time! The title for this one, it means nothing. Sorry about that. The episode is a winner, but this description is not. Wait… I can feel it, I can feel the cosmos!
Mustard Plug – What Does She Know ( Can’t Complain ’14)
Dave Hillyard & Friends – Guilty ( California ’13)
the Branlarians – Wanty & Getty ( the 1st and Maybe the Only! ’13)
Bim Skala Bim – At Wo’s ( Bones ’92)
No Such Noise – Ready ( For Closure ’13)
Counting Coins – What Gives You the Right ( What Gives You the Right ’13)
Survay Says! – Denial (version 2) ( Things I Need to Say ’13)
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Don’t Read That, Read This
LA Weekly has a great write up about the Delirians and the resurgence of ska in Los Angeles.
New / Cheap Music
Sonic Boom Six’s new single “Keep On Believing” is now available if you’re in the UK.
Jump Up Records has a sale going on where you can get 7 LPs for only $35 while supplies last.
Tomorrow is Download Day at Community Records feat. Stuck Lucky and other bands.
The Amphetameanies put out a new video for their song Nothings OK.
Last year No Such Noise released their EP on vinyl, get it while you can!
Ska/punk band After the Fact is offering the deluxe version of their “Super Scary Senarioes” EP at a cost of what ever the heck you wanna pay them for it.
Hit up the Pragmatics, they just shared a few new songs on their ReverbNation page.
Spend the rest of this month tracking down Kill Lincoln as they cross the snow to rock you.
Sonic Boom Six look to be all over the UK & Ireland for the rest of the month.
Dave Wakeling’s version of the (English) Beat are still running around America for the next three months.
March looks like a busy month in the Midwest for the Pinstripes.
Five Iron Frenzy just announced some tour dates starting in late March.
Big D just dropped a handful of North East & Canadian tour dates in March & April.
The Resignators are running all around their native Australia in April.
Relevant Kickstarter/BigTunes Campaigns
Sammy K & the East Los Three are even closer to their goal, this album is going to be a ripper, check it out.
Blame Sydney is so close to their goal, check it out, will you?
Urban Pirate Records wants to get out a 5 piece 7″ set w/ a whole mess of great ska bands, it’s at 50%, let’s push it over the line.
Looks like We are Union are going on hiatus. Well, suck…
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There aren’t too many traditions on 23min of Ska, in fact some are very secret, but this is a well known one, around this time of year I make an episode comprised on of music made this year. This isn’t a “best of” this isn’t a “you may’ve missed” it is just 23 minutes of ska music that was released in the year twenty twelve. If you’re saying that good ska isn’t being made anymore, then listen to this, you may just be wrong!
No Such Noise! – Cold Side (Life Goes On ’12)
Dan P. & the Bricks – Mess it Up (Watch Where You Walk ’12)
Maddie Ruthless feat. the Forthrights – They Didn’t Build This World for You (Maddie Ruthless and Friends ’12)
the Pinstripes – I’ll be Waiting (I ’12)
Show Me Island – Like Love (MV:MMXII ’12)
the Delirians – the Turn Around (the Delirians ’12)
Less Than Jake – Done and Dusted (Seasons Greetings from Less Than Jake ’12)
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