Posts Tagged ‘Ska Punk’
By: Maria Ciezak
The Queen â€œGâ€ and her posse are back with a new smash, and I could not be happier. After all, not many females can do it like Gwen can. It’s been a long time coming, but No Doubt, the multi-platinum selling band that yoked the third-wave ska rebellion of the 1990s to create a marathon run of chart-dominating trinkets, has released its first new music in over a decade this week. Can you believe it’s been that long? I feel like just yesterday we were walking into spider webs.
Named Settle Down, the song is from the band’s much anticipated studio follow-up to 2001′s Rock Steady, titled Push and Shove, which comes out Sept. 25. This is the classification of a limber and sparkling new-wave smash that lasts over six minutes.
Check it out.
By: Maria Ciezak
311; a band that just seems to get better and better with time. I think the reason I respect these guys so much is that their fan base is one of the most solid on the planet. Not only are they dedicated, with each album their fans also support the continual growth and maturity of the band. I have seen them live over ten times, and have yet to get bored with them. In fact, it always leaves me wanting more.
The boys of 311 are back this summer with a world tour and a new single called Sunset in July, taken from their new album, Universal Pulse, due out July 19th. This will be the groupâ€™s 10th studio record — pretty impressive for a band that still manages to rock the mainstream world pretty hard.
Lead singer Nick Hexum recently described the new single in an interview with Spin Magazine stating:
â€œIt’s about how the more fun you have, the faster life flies by. Most nights in July we’re on stage as the sun is setting. You can actually see the crowd losing their inhibitions as the daylight fades away. We get off on watching the crowd at our shows, which inspired the song’s chorus. People in the first few rows look like they’re in another dimension. Maybe they’re high — but we like to think it’s the power of music!”
This is a great mix of old and new 311, and I cannot wait to hear the new album and check out their latest tour. (Oh yeah, and Sublime with Rome is a part of the lineup, which is even more of a reason to check out the boys on the road.)
They remind me of what music is really about — unity!
By: Maria Ciezak
Although all Sublime fans miss Bradley Nowell, I think all Sublime fans can also agree that the band is going in a cool new direction, with Rome. Rome brings a unique style to the group, using his vocally ability to contribute to the sound of the group, without trying to replace the original frontman. Having seen the band live, I can attest that it completes the puzzle. That being said, new crew/new name, Sublime with Rome have dropped their first single, Panic. It’s compacted with killer vocals, great drums, and extremely tight guitar riffs; not to forget the horns that set the track off. At first I thought that the band was going in so many directions, and wondered why they were trying to fix something that wasn’t broken, but once I saw how hard they were pursuing this Sublime with Rome to work, I figured why not give it a shot, and Iâ€™m glad I did.
This track states: â€œMy only motive, do or nothing, weâ€™ve got the reason, if you really wanna show it.â€
The motive is the love of music.
Although nothing will compare to the Sublime of the 90â€™s, Rome comes up strong in second place. Their debut album Yours Truly will be out for release on July 12th. They will be on the road with 311 this summer, so be sure to get a taste of the group for yourself.