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

Looking Up [Belgium]

1994-2000 [RIP]
The band was formed in Brussels. Six piece ska punk/ska-core with saxophone. They shared the stage with Voodoo glow Skulls and Falling Sickness.

1998 - Got Another Answer?

256kb/s, 71 mb, 16 tracks

2000 - Looking Up

256kb/s, 61 mb, 12 tracks

This album is pretty good.

Gandhi’s Cookbook [United Arab Emirates]

[post updated on November 13th 2012]

Gandhi’s Cookbook is politically active, antiracist, antisexist, DIY band from Dubai. 4 guys. All expats. Europeans and one indian. In the beginning of 2008 they self-released 8 track EP "In the Cesspool of Culture". Ska-core sound in the way of crack rock steady. And some reggae tunes too. No horns.


2008 - 3 Songs from the Cesspool

320 kb/s, 14 mb, 3 tracks
This is a promo version of their EP.

2008 - Egotistical Game + War

320 kb/s, 11 mb, 2 tracks

Random Hand [UK]

4 piece band from Keighley, West Yorkshire. Ska/punk/metal/reggae with trombone. In 2005 they self-released EP and in 2007 first LP was released on Riot Music label. A lot activity in 2009 made them one of the most famous british ska-core bands nowadays.

2005 - On The March [EP]

320 kb/s, 42 mb, 6 tracks

2007 - Change Of Plan

VBR, 62 mb, 10 tracks

2009 - Inhale/Exhale

VBR (v0), 82 mb, 12 tracks

2009 - Anger Management [CDM]

VBR, 28 mb, 5 tracks (1 new and 4 remixes)

2009 - In Session At Maida Vaile [Live]

320 kb/s, 41 mb, 6 tracks

Mojiganga [Colombia]

Mojiganga, as a band, was born in Meddelin, Colombia in 1995 . Since then they have released 6 albums and became one of the most famous colombian punk bands. And of course the most famous local ska-core band. Now the band consists of 7 people. 6 guys and one girl=) Almost all the songs in spanish. Horn section consists of 2 saxophones and trumpet. I liked the last self-titled release.

1999 - Senalados

128kb/s, 25 mb

2002 - No Estamos Solos

128kb/s, 21 mb

2007 - Mojiganga [2 cd]

128kb/s(1cd), 320 kb/s(2cd), 64 mb, 12+6tracks


Leek And The Bouncing Uptones [South Africa]

(post updated on April 25th 2011)

1994-2002/2003 [RIP]
5 guys from Pretoria, the capital of South Africa. At first the name of the band was Leek and they played skate punk. Later they added trumpet and trombone, soon the name was changed to LATBU. They started playing ska punk, ska-core. The band influences for that time were: Capdown, Link 80 and Voodoo Glow Skulls.
They've toured UK and were planning a US tour in 2003, but something went wrong.

Andrew Wright - guitar, vocals; Jaco Pretorius - bass; Mpho Mahura - trumpet and etc.;
William Bishop - trombone; Pieter Strydom - drums.

They've released 3 albums and were working on 4th. I still couldn't find first two: It Was Just An Idea (1996) and Punks Golfing Again (1997). But i suppose all those tracks went into compilation album Kicking Back The Years which u can download. Latest album (Roll The Dice) was released on british label 20 Deck Records in July 2001. Also in "other tracks" u can find two tracks recorded live on a show later and great song Trapped from the unreleased album.

Great horns, sweet bass lines. No Consent is awesome

1996-1999 - Kicking Back The Years

128kb/s, 45 mb, 21 track

2001 - Roll The Dice
20 Deck Records

256kb/s, 53 mb, 13 tracks

other tracks
128kb/s, 9 mb, 4 tracks

(lots of thanks to SMEG)