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The Big Takeover – “Children of the Rhythm”


Record Label: Self Released
Genre: Ska/Reggae/Dancehall
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Featuring a full ensemble of horns, keys and rhythm section, The Big Takeover are looking to take over the ska and reggae community with their third full length release titled “Children of the Rhythm”.
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Riot Club – “A Day in the Vice”


Record Label: VLE Records
Genre: Ska Punk
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Riot Club is a ska/punk act that hail from way up north in the land of wonder that is Toronto, Canada. “A Day in the Vice” is their debut album and their first foray into the wide world of musical criticisms and critiques. Will it suck or will it rock?
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Banner Pilot – “Souvenir”


Record Label: Fat Wreck Chords
Genre: Punk
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Having such a diverse background of punk influences ranging from Hot Water Music, Jawbreaker, The Gaslight Anthem and Screeching Weasel it was interesting to hear where “Souvenir”, Banner Pilot’s fourth full-length would land on that chart.
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Boids – “We Stalk Each Other Like Animals”


Record Label: Stomp Records
Genre: Punk
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The Boids aren’t what you would think of when talking about Stomp Records bands. They have an old school melodic hardcore sound mixed with some thrash and other various genres of punk. One could say that they are a punk rock smorgasbord.
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The Planet Smashers – “Mixed Messages”


Record Label: Stomp Records
Genre: Ska
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“Mixed Messages” is the eighth studio album from the skankin’ Canuckleheads from up north. With some old school charm and plenty of Planet Smashers wit, this album is far from mixed messages. One message is clear and that is that “Mixed Messages” is one fun record.
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Survay Says! – “Observations of the Human Condition”


Record Label: Asbestos Records
Genre: Ska/Ska Punk/Pop Punk

Survay Says! takes third wave ska and New Found Glory-esque pop punk, throws it in a blender, says fuck you to both genres and spits out something very unique and unheard of.
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LumberJerks – “First 3 EP”


Record Label: Treehouse Records
Genre: Hardcore/Punk

The LumberJerks have a sound that reminds me of what would happen if Screeching Weasel, the Angry Samoans and the Dead Kennedys had a bastard love child out of wedlock.
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The Offenders – “Generation Nowhere”


Record Label: Destiny Records
Genre: Ska Punk
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“Generation Nowhere” is the second solid release in a row that I’ve managed to get my hands on and it doesn’t disappoint.
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Bloodsucking Zombies From Outer Space – “Toxic Terror Trax”


Record Label: Broken Science Records
Genre: Horror Punk/Rockabilly
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With one of the longest band names in existence, the Bloodsucking Zombies From Outer Space or BZFOS for short, hail from Austria and play a mix of horror punk and rockabilly aptly titled horrorbilly.
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The Mighty Fine – “Brothers and Smugglers”


Record Label: Creator-Destructor Records
Genre: Melodic Punk
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Hailing from the Left Coast, San Luis Obispo, California to be exact, this melodic punk band brings back shades of the 90s punk revival (?).
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The Pressure – “The Pressure”


Record Label: Self-Released
Genre: Ska/Reggae/Rocksteady

The Pressure are a full-on eight-piece traditional ska/reggae/rocksteady band hailing from a small town in Pennsylvania called Pittsburgh (you may have heard of it) just a few miles west of my location.
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Black Suit Youth – “Room Without A View”


Record Label: Self-Released
Genre: Alternative/Hard Rock

Black Suit Youth are a four-piece alternative hard rock band based out of Long Island, NY. “Room Without A View” is the bands junior album under the Black Suit Youth moniker.
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