The Taj Motel Trio – “4 Songs, 7 Inches”

Album Reviews | By on Jan 16th, 2015

Record Label: Metal Skunk Records
Genre: Ska/Punk

Being that it’s been quite a long time since the TMT last released an album…that being 2007’s awesomely awesome “Part of the Problem” full length, it’s great to see that the band is still making music and making it well.

“4 Songs, 7 Inches” pretty much sums up this digital/vinyl release. There are three original songs and a cover of NOFX’s ska diddy “All Outta Angst”. The original songs pick up right where “Part of the Problem” left off.

The first track “Burn It Down!” is a horn driven ska punk song that is fast paced and makes a great opener for the EP. Song #2 is titled “Up the Punx (in A440) is a very danceable/moshable classic sounding TMT song that seamlessly switches up the punk and ska throughout. The third song “Here We Go Again” is my favorite track on the EP and has the most third-wave ska influences complete with catchy horns, a sing-a-long chorus and a strong ska rhythm section…as well as some great lyrics about the hardships of touring in a band. Last but certainly not least is a ska cover of a NOFX ska song. It’s a spot on cover but with a much faster pace. It’s always good to spread the gospel of Fat Mike.

I know that this is only an EP, but it has me wanting…no needing more of the Taj Motel Trio. I’m hoping that this is a taste of things to come for the band. It’s definitely a great start to hold fans over until the next full length release.

Bottom Line: A very solid EP to hold fans over until a full length…or more EPs!
Notable Tracks: All four songs are great. No complaints here.
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