Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Johnny Cakes and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypso [USA]

Band from St. Petersburg, Florida. They mix different styles. 2008 release has sweet ska punk tracks like Dr. Goonface and Skamageddon. Red Diaper Doper Babies is interesting track too. Steel drum brings something new to the genre.
Later almost all of the members changed and they started playing lighter and slower music. In 2009 they released full-length Rise Of Pink Flamingos which, unfortunately, does not fit this blog (and my taste). But u may check it out)

Members (2008):
Michael (Ostrich) - vocals, steel drum; Tyler Jones - bass; Mikey O.D. - guitar;
Aaron Kummer - guitar; Dane Skelton - sax; JVV - trombone; Tom Hilton - drums.


2008 - E.P. In The Butt [EP]

320 kb/s, 59 mb, 7 tracks

Where to buy:
U can support these guys here.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Skapsom [France]

2003-2007 [RIP]
Skapsom was a crack rock steady ska-core band coming from Angers, in the West of France. In 2004 they recorded Irreversible? and released it on Beer Records in 2005. After that they were planning to release 3 track EP called No Money, No Life, but it didn't happen. However one of those tracks (Hate Yer State CV cover) still went on 2008 Tribute To Chokin Victim by Beer Records.
In 2007 Skal and Befa formed Beng Beng Cocktail.

Skal - guitar, vocals; Befa - bass, vocals; Clax - drums, back vocals.


2005 - Irreversible?
Beer Records

256 kb/s, 43 mb, 8 tracks

No Money, No Life [unreleased EP]
128, 320 kb/s, 14 mb, 3 tracks
1. Hate Yer State (CV cover)
2. No Money No Life
2. Yer Choice

Friday, March 12, 2010

The Riot Gang [Russia]

(post updated on january 12 2011)

This band from Vologda play guitar ska-core/punk rock with social lyrics
in the vein of The Suicide Machines and The Flatliners.
They supported Beans in Russia, toured Ukraine (unfortunately, missed em) and Belarus.
Their music is pretty fast and nice. Vocals could be lil angrier,
and with less accent in english songs.
Before 2006 they played for 3 years fast melodic punk as M'YOD.

Don Python - guitar, vocals; Don Artemon - guitar, vocals;
Don Prickly - bass, vocals; Don Proglot - drums.


2009 - One Life, One Chance [EP]

VBR, 31 mb, 9 tracks

2010 - Liberty City Streets
Sticky Bubble Gum Records

VBR, 43 mb, 12 tracks

Saturday, March 6, 2010

SKA-CORE IS ALIVE! few words about

Let's have a little talk here)
The highest number of albums in my Angry Ska collection
have been released in 2007 - 115 albums
comparing to: 1998-25; 2000-38; 2001 - 48; 2008 - 106; 2009 - 78
(im still looking out for a lot of stuff from 2009)
it's not a scientific research,
but im sure there is no way in 90's or 2000-2004 were more activity
in this type of music in global scale than in 2005-till now.
ska-core is not dead
lots of bands all over the world are playing it, and they are doing good.
maybe, it's not so popular in UK and USA as it was before (as people say).
but i don't care about popularity
and i will always remember all the great bands that rest in piece
now we should prevent the same thing from happening to the bands
that are active right now.
if u are downloading music from this blog
u need to make your best to keep the scene alive
support the artists, visit shows,
tell what u think, be active, be a good man (or woman)!

no fanatism, no idols of course)

unfortunately, im almost out of free time last months
i can't update the blog regularly
but im very glad that this blog became artist friendly
cause otherwise it wouldn't make any sense for me to continue

id like to thank to all the artists mentioned in my blog.
most of those who i ever talked to are really good people
and that's what is important.

and to all those real ska-core fans that are somewhere around: Shawn, Jebril,
thatonewithcap, Powdercake, rancidrufus, Minor Threat, Mark The Shark,
Nando Siol, Smeg, Thiery, Guss, L, Alejandro, Nash, timoteo
and all the rest i had an honour to meet here)

have a good day there, reader!=)