Tag Archives: Ska
Easterfest 2014 is coming to Toowoomba, Australia April 18-20th 2014. A lot of great artists are playing it including The OC Supertones, Aaron Gillespie, Jars of Clay, Hawk Nelson, Saving Grace, The Almost, Shonlock, Young and Free, Jimmy Needham, and Whiteheart, among others. Any of you readers going to this festival next year?
Five Iron Frenzy returns after ten years “in the grave,” but is this the comeback album fans are hoping for? Read on to find out.
10 Years ago today they broke up, 2 years ago on this day they reunited, and today we get to listen to their new album Engine of a Million Plots on Spotify! Click here to stream this most anticipated comeback release. Take a listen to the album and let us know your first thoughts below.
Five Iron Frenzy will release their new (comeback) album “Engine of a Million Plots” on November 26th 2013. This release is the first new music from the band in over 10 years! Album is available on CD and Vinyl right here from the band’s webstore. You can also pre-order via iTunes here.
Check out this great interview with Maryland based Ska/Rock/Punk band May Weather right here at Ska Lives. You may have caught their song on our latest Ska Lives Vol. 3 free compilation and their full length “Your Life on Optimism” dropped last December.
You can now officially pre-order the new Five Iron Frenzy album “Engine of a Million Plots” right here. We hear that there is a free song download for those of you that pre-order the album. Check out a special video from the band, below.
Relevant Magazine has listed their 10 songs from the 90′s that they think still hold up after all these years. Check it out here and comment on whether or not you agree.
Check out the first new song “Into Your Veins” from the upcoming Five Iron Frenzy album, “Engine of a Million Plots”, due out November 26th. Pre-sales go live on October 29th. You can buy this single on iTunes / Amazon.
Five Iron Frenzy have added a few dates to their November run of shows. Click here to see where and when. The band’s first new album in 10 years, “Engine of a Million Plots” will release on November 26th.
Five Iron Frenzy are making it official, “Engine of a Million Plots” their new album will release on November 26th. The album features 11 new tracks and a remixed/remastered version of “It Was a Dark and Stormy Night”. View the album artwork right here at the official FIF site. They have also teased that their back catalog will get the vinyl treatment as well. Catch the band on a run of dates with Reel Big Fish in November.…
I will be interviewing some members of Five Iron Frenzy soon through email and I need your questions. Please post them below and and touch on any subject you would like. The new album “Engine of a Million Plots” is out November 26th. It’s an album worthy of a listen and sure to win over even the most skeptical of fans. It’s not what you would expect. A wiser, more mature, and ticked off rock band with horns. Darker content…
Five Iron Frenzy have posted some tour dates for the upcoming Reel Big Fish Tour along with a spot date in Oklahoma on November 23rd. View full dates here. Check out the tour poster, below. Five Iron Frenzy’s new album, “The Engine of a Million Plots” will release on November 26th.
According to this interview, the title of Five Iron Frenzy’s new album will be “The Engine of a Million Plots”. The album will release on November 26th. This very informative interview with Jeff the Girl (Leanor) details a lot about the band’s past, present, and future. Where they’ve been and where they plan to go with this new album. You can catch the band in Houston, Texas tomorrow night and Pomona, CA. at The Glasshouse on October…
All you Texas/South West fans take note, legendary ska/punk/rock band Five Iron Frenzy, will be heading your way on September 20th and 21st. Details/Locations below. Also in case you missed it, the new album from Five Iron Frenzy will be released on November 26th. Prepare!
Ska Lives and Indie Vision Music presents… “Ska Lives Vol. 3″! Our latest compilation featuring some of the greatest indie Ska artists from around the globe! Download below.
No Lost Cause announces the official release of their debut album “NLC” on Thumper Punk Records. From Toms River, New Jersey, No Lost Cause plays high energy punk and ska, with the goal to share the source of their hope, letting the listener know that nothing can separate them from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus. No Lost Cause features Rob Jensen on guitar and vocals, Rob Marino on bass, and Dan…
Five Iron Frenzy have finished recording their new album and now it’s off to mastering. The band plans to release it later this year but release date has not been announced yet. Soon, friends.
[Update: You can now purchase on iTunes here] IVM Presents: No Lost Cause “Ep” Stream. This is the final mixed/mastered version. NO LOST CAUSE is a New Jersey based independent punk-ska band, who will release their debut self titled ep in June. More info coming soon. You can check out the ep stream below. [Facebook] [Twitter] [Purchase on iTunes]
Five Iron Frenzy have added a few dates for a West Coast run in August. August 9th in Portland at Wonder Ballroom and August 10th in Seattle at Showbox. Any of our readers going to a show or two of Five Iron Frenzy this summer?
Five Iron Frenzy will be playing a special event this August in Denver, Colorado catered especially to fans of the group called “FrenzyCon”. Similar to ComicCon except with Five Iron Frenzy nerds ;) I say that sarcastically and no insult to FIF fans, I’m one myself. So check out FrenzyCon right here and get the party started this August in Denver.
Hippos of Doom breach surface; team up with Thumper Punk Records and Veritas Vinyl Free download of “Road Trip” EP through Indie Vision Music. The Masked Hippo and Old Hippo have combined their wonder twin powers to breach the surface and answer the questions of our generation – Star Wars versus Star Trek? Would Punky Brewster survive a circle-pit? Can someone with fingers the size of sausages successfully impersonate Matt Freeman’s bass riffs? The Hippos of Doom also wax eloquent regarding other mind-melding and mind-numbing questions over a variety of musical styles including ska, melodic, old school and three-chord punk. Get ready for a double slab of fun. The first serving will be a FREE five song EP called “Road Trip,” which will be available for download exclusively through Indie Vision Music on April 23, 2013. [Facebook] [Twitter]
All you SKA fans are going to be stoked to learn that the new album from UK Ska Band, Sounds of Salvation titled “SOS IV: Rise of the Ska Machine” is now up for sale on their bandcamp page. Listen/Download below.
You can now officially pre-order this incredible new SKA album from UK band, Sounds of Salvation, via bandcamp below. The band is currently offering their new song “Right to the End” for free download, below. The album will officially be released on April 2nd at Bandcamp. I have heard this entire 13 track album and I believe you’re in for a real treat once you listen. The quality is there, the passion is there, and the undeniable talent is present. You couldn’t ask for a better new “ska” album from a Christian group then what is found here. I love the clarity and production value of the Horn section, it really amplifies the sounds found within. Check this album out when it goes on sale April 2nd.
It’s been just over a year since Sounds of Salvation put out their last record, and since then a whole bunch of behind the scenes scheming, writing, recording, mixing, trialing, re-writing, arranging, drawing, and designing has occurred. Finally, the end is in sight! The fruits of all this labour will be with you guys on the 2nd April 2013! SoS IV: Rise of the Ska Machine will be available via all the usual digital outlets around the world…
Five Iron Frenzy announces new round of dates for 2013. They’ll be stopping in cities in states like Georgia, Florida, Ohio, New York City, and Pennsylvania. For dates and to see the new FIF website, click here.
Indie Vision Music and Ska Lives are bringing you Ska Lives Vol. 3 this summer as a free download right here at IVM. We are seeking a large number of talented SKA bands (and various sub-genres) to submit their songs to us. If you would like to be considered for this compilation here is what we need: (see below)
Check out this pretty cool article on Five Iron Frenzy over at Relevant Magazine. “Among those speculating was Leanor Ortega—known to Five Iron fans as “Jeff the Girl,” the band’s lone female and saxophonist. When she was at alternative Christian music shindig Cornerstone, she was approached by fans who asked if there was any truth to the rumors. “She thought she was talking off-the-record,” Roper says. “She was like, ‘Yeah, we talk about it quite a bit. We’re thinking about it, maybe.’ And it got printed on some guy’s blog that we were getting back together.” Hmm, I wonder who’s “blog” that happened to be? Speaking of Five Iron Frenzy, they recently played a few NEW songs live at their NYE show, two of which you can check out below. Thoughts?
Check out the music of ska-punk/pop band, May Weather. They have just released their new full length “Your Life in Optimism” that you can listen to/download, below. If you’re into bands like Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake, We Are the Union, Five Iron Frenzy, or Suburban Legends, then you’ll probably find something to like about this band. [Thanks Ian DeVaney for the suggestion]
You can now stream the entire new album “For the Glory” from The O.C. Supertones on YouTube, below. Make sure to pick this album up on either iTunes or Amazon. It is also available on CD from a number of stores including Amazon’s Store.
Five Iron Frenzy are going to play a show on New Years Eve at Casselman’s in Denver, CO. Other bands playing the gig include Project 86, Showbread, and Eleventyseven. Are any of you going to this? Tickets/Info here.
Check out the song “Sinner’s Songbook” from The Insyderz off their new album “The Sinner’s Songbook” available now. This song features Reese Roper (Five Iron Frenzy) and Matt “Mojo” Morginsky (OC Supertones). Buy the album here.
The OC Supertones “For the Glory” review. Disagree with the score all you want, it’s not going to change the fact that I absolutely LOVE this album and will listen to it for years to come…..