Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Citizens [USA]

(post updated on december 23th 2009)

1996-2002 [RIP]
Super awesome ska-core with screaming vocals and great horns.
The band was born in 1996 in Pittsburgh, PA.
They released these 2 albums and disbanded.

Members: Jon McCune - guitar, vocals; Chris McCune - drums, vocals; Jake Huffmeyer - saxophone; Dan Rosa - bass, vocals; Greg Hill - trumpet; Kevin Corcoran - trombone.

Additional Members: Chris Bowser - guitar, bass, vocals; Mike Webber - trombone; Scott Rutledge - bass, vocals; Chad Neville - tenor saxophone, vocals; Chris "Duke" Newcome - Guitar, vocals.

2001 - How To Start A Riot
128 kb/s, 17 mb, 9 tracks

2002 - So, Anyway [EP]

192 kb/s, 10 mb, 4 tracks

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

United Skates [Japan]

(post updated on november 13th 2009)

6-piece japanese thrashcore/ska-core/ska punk band with sax and trombone.
Fast and short songs.
Members: OSAWA17 - vocals; RED - guitar; DiexSK8x - bass; YUTAKA - trombone;
MASAKI - saxophone; 5x6x0 - drums.


I thought it would be nice to share their earlier releases: Skate Rude Boy and self-titled,
which are extra rare. Almost a year ago i got em from Skazzini from VGS, big thx to him)
Sorry for no cover art fo s-t and few titles of the songs are missing, it's really hard to find info on that album. Also enjoy their newer EP!

Unfortunately not too active last years. Some of them are playing in other bands (The Sensations, Donkey Vegetable Voxxx!!!).

2005 - Skate Rude Boy
self-released cdr

160 kb/s, 17 mb, 13 tracks

2006 - United Skates
160 kb/s, 45 mb, 21 tracks

2006 - Shits Of Ska -The Stage Is Not All-
Diwphalanx Records

320 kb/s, 44 mb, 18 tracks

2007 - More Cheap, More Fun [EP]
I Hate Smoke Records

320 kb/s, 15 mb, 7 tracks

Saturday, December 13, 2008

O.F.C. [USA]

(post updated on december 30th 2010)

These good guys are from Turners Falls, western Massachusetts
and they play crack rock steady in the veins of The SSH.
Currently signed to awesome Riot Ska Records .

Nicky P - vocals; Midget - guitar, vocals; Porkchop - bass, vocals;
Jefé - guitar, vocals; Kit - drums.


2007 - Big Time
Used Records

128 kb/s, 26 mb, 15 tracks

2007 - There's No Stupid Solution For The Zombie Operation
[split w Atrocity Solution, Nino Zombi, The SSH]

Used Records

320 kb/s, 15 mb, 3 tracks

2009 - O.F.C. / The Vaudevillains Split [Split with The Vaudevillains]
Riot Ska Records

320 kbps, 35 mb, 5 tracks

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Box Tactic [England]

[post updated on August 10th 2011]

~2005-2007 [RIP]
One of my favourite bands and great guys. They were from Bristol.
Very energetic mix of hardcore and punk with a little of ska. Guitar ska-core at its best!
Awesome vocals and guitars. No horns.
Miss em so much(


2005 - Why The Truth Lies

320 kb/s, 43 mb, 5 tracks
This EP is totally super mega awesome!
listening to it with pleasure for a long long time

2007 - Don't Listen

320 kb/s, 43 mb, 5 tracks (fixed the track names)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Switchstance [Bulgaria]

Ska-core band from the capital of Bulgaria. Formed in 2000. 8 guys: 2 main vocals and 3 back, trombone and trumpet. Sing in english.

I think that's all they have ever recorded.

2005 - Switchstance 2000-2003

320, 192 kb/s, 72 mb, 13 tracks

2007 - Sofia Streets [from 3 way split]

128 kb/s, 13 mb, 5 tracks

Friday, November 21, 2008

Made Of Koncentrate [Canada]

[post updated on September 25th, 2011]

Great ska/punk/hardcore band with some metal influences.
Strong horn section and good vox. Songs in english.

I couldn't find a lot of information about them.
But i know they were from the capital of Quebec province - Quebec City.
I think that's the most beautiful city in Northern America. Loved it.
In early 2009 they told me they are getting back together and promised new album in half a year or so, but no luck(

2004 - Made Of Koncentrate
New Horizon Records

192kb/s, 42 mb, 9 tracks

U can buy it on !

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Best Of The Worst [USA]

[post updated on November 9th 2012]

Sorry for such a long break, working a lot last weeks.
I have a lot of rare stuff in my collection, but first my own rip...

TBOTW is one of the local NJ bands, from North Brunswick. Ska-core/ska punk, quite chaotic and catchy sound. Screaming and sweet vocals. Choruses are great. Sometimes a lil poppy, but i like em anyway.
And they are great live.


2008 - Quarter Life Crisis
320kb/s, 57 mb

2009 - Calling From The Grave [EP]

192kb/s, 35 mb

Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Dumpers [Australia]

[post updated on November 9th 2012]

The band was born somewhere in Queensland in Australia around 2001.
The Dumpers started as a three-piece, in 2003 they released Business As Usual,
that happened to be their only release.
Later appeared that they have some unreleased albums too))
Right now it looks like the band is dead.


Describing the music, that's a great ska punk in a crack rock steady way with riot lyrics and no horns.
Unreleased tracks are quite different. More experimental, less political, less crs, something happened to vox))
Both albums sound quite interesting and fresh for me.

2003 - Business As Usual

192kb/s, 36 mb, 10 tracks

2007 - unreleased 4 track album
128kb/s, 13 mb, 4 tracks

unreleased tracks
128kb/s, 4 mb, 2 tracks

u can buy Business As Usual online if u really like it
lots of stores still have it...

Broken Nose [UK, Wales]

[post updated on November 9th 2012]

~2005-2012 [ON HIATUS]
Broken Nose is from Bridgend, South Wales. Ska-core/ska punk with reggae, dub and hip-hop.
Pretty unique and catchy sound. I love vocals. Horn section consist of trumpet and sax. They are super awesome!

In February 2012 Dave left the band so they took a break.
Dai and Dasher started JamtownRecordingStudio in Bridgent.

Members: Phil - vocals; Mini - bass, vocals; Aaron - guitar; Dave - drums;
Dai - sax, vocals; Dasher - trumpet, vocals.


2005 - Payback [EP]

128 kbps, 17 mb, 6 tracks

2007 - No Blood [EP]

VBR, 32 mb, 5 tracks

2010 - No Compromise
Frontline Records

VBR, 32 mb, 10 tracks

Fatter Than Albert [USA]

[post updated on November 10th 2012]

Fatter Than Albert was a band from New Orleans, Louisiana.
I can describe their music as pretty chaotic and intense ska punk with mostly screaming vocals and with some jazz elements.
They experiment a lot, that's why the sound is really unique.


By the way, two of them are also running a sweet DIY label Community Records!!
You can find some good stuff on their website, check it out!

2005 - Most Poets Do

320kb/s, 39 mb, 7 tracks

2006 - Erin's Runaway Imagination

320kb/s, 70 mb, 13 tracks

2008 - Live At Voodoo Experience [Live]
192kb/s, 44 mb, 11 tracks

2008 - The Last Minute

320kb/s, 67 mb, 9 tracks

The Agency [Canada]

[post updated on November 10th 2012]

The Agency was a six-peace band from Barrie, Ontario.
Ska/punk/hardcore with trumpet and trombone
for fans of canadian and british ska-core.
They ambushed a freakin warped tour in 2006 =))

Members: Andy - vocals; Murray - guitar; Fred - bass;
McBride - trombone; Earl - trumpet; Shawn - drums.


2005 - Will Skank For Food

128kb/s, 35 mb, 14 tracks

Battling Seizure Robots [USA]

Six-piece band from Burlington, Vermont, USA was formed in 2001.
Their music was a mix of ska, punk and some hardcore.
Horn section include sax and trumpet.
The band is dead, but their drummer Jed wants to restart it in California.

2002 - In The Army

320kb/s, 95 mb

u can buy it on interpunk as i did

Poisoners [New Zealand]

[post updated on August 28th 2011]


Being formed by the ex-members of the prominent bands on the New Zealand punk scene,
Poisoners bring us politically charged angry ska punk straight from Auckland!
Keyboards, chorusses, great lyrics and some local accent.
This s/t came out very strong! Crack rock steady lovers should like it;)
Best NZ band ever!

2006 - Poisoners

192kb/s, 38 mb, 12 tracks

Plus Dots [Greece]

Band was formed in 2000 in Athens.
Right now they play a mix of ska, punk, hardcore and reggae, before they played hardcore.

To this moment they have released only this EP. Strong horn section with 2 saxophones and trumpet, english lyrics. I like it)

2007 - Give Me One Kickstart Beat For Breakfast [EP]
VBR, 31 mb

Infamous Jake & The Pinstripe Mafia [USA]

Punk, ska, hardcore with awesome horns. It was a band from Amherst, Massachusetts.
They played lots of shows together with The Flaming Tsunamis and gained prominence in the CT scene.

2001 - Life Is Good [EP]
320kb/s, 36 mb, 5 tracks

2003 - The Beginning Of The End

192kb/s, 31 mb, 7 tracks