Tag: Ska Punk

April 11, 2019

October Light Release "Till The End"

I just have to say it straight off the bat, this is one of the best ska/punk/rock albums I’ve heard in the past few years. There have been a lot of great ones but there is just something entirely unique that makes October Light deserving of such praise. They make tight, rhythmic ska music with stellar production and with clear, upfront vocals as a featured element. I want to thank the band for sending me the song files and you can all find the same release on digital networks now.… Continued →

February 5, 2019

Freeto Boat Are Back!!!

Well, not really, but this late 90's Ska/Melodic/Skate/Punk band have just made their entire catalog available for a name your price on bandcamp. These gents will appeal to fans of Must Build Jacuzzi, Five Iron Frenzy, May Weather, Face Value, Shop 11 Phoenix, and MxPx.

November 20, 2018

April 27, 2018

Must Build Jacuzzi "Last Place" Now Available Via IVM

Today is release day for an album I am really excited to share. This ska-pop-punk-core (whatever you want to call them because they defy all definitions) from the state of Illinois called Must Build Jacuzzi have put together an insane collection of songs assembled in an album known as “Last Place”. Today is release day for this album that all of us are truly proud of thrilled to put in front of all you avid underground music fans. Their music, their style, their presentation, should appeal to fans all across the music spectrum not just those that lean toward “skacore”.… Continued →

April 26, 2018

Ethan Luck Launches New Campaign for Ska / Reggae Album

Ethan Luck is a veteran. This seasoned musician and songwriter has been playing on albums for more pretty much all of his entire adult life. He has worked with nearly everyone from Pax (before the ‘217’), Project 86, The Dingees, Value Pac, OC Supertones, Demon Hunter, Relient K, recently as touring musician with Kings of Leon and of course his solo work. This new album will continue some of the more “punk” aspects of his last few solo releases and aim the focus directly at Ska and Reggae sounds, incorporating them in his punk rock aesthetic.… Continued →

April 24, 2018

Must Build Jacuzzi - 3rd Out Of 3 Ain't Bad (Official Lyric Video)

If you haven’t seen the awesome new lyric video from Must Build Jacuzzi for their song “3rd Out of 3 Ain’t Bad” then click here and check it out. The site Already Heard also has a track by track breakdown of every song on the new album “Last Place” that will release this Friday through IVM. Stay tuned for news on a full album stream coming to great punk rock site later this week. Pre-order the album on CD/Tape right here. Album will be available via every major digital store and streaming site this Friday.… Continued →

April 20, 2018

Five Iron Frenzy Electric Boogaloo 2 Gets the Vinyl Treatment

SMLXL Vinyl is back with another awesome pressing. This time it is the well loved (well at least by me anyway) Five Iron Frenzy album “Electric Boogaloo 2” and it is currently available in 2 color options (Black and Yellow Splatter limited to 300). Check out the store here and while you’re browsing look at the 7″ Box Set by Relient K, Switchfoot “Vice Verses” and “Hello Hurricane”, Chasing Victory, Maylene & The Sons of Disaster, House Of Heroes, and loads more.… Continued →

April 19, 2018

April 8, 2018

No Lost Cause - Slow It Down (Song Stream)

I am so thrilled to announce the new song “Slow It Down” from New Jersey based punk-ska band, No Lost Cause. This song is quite a ride and packs a powerful punch. The song was recently mastered by the talented Sef at Simpul Studio and the song features Dango of Amber Pacific on drums. If you’ve been missing quality punk rock with a “ska” touch then look no further than No Lost Cause. The song will be made available on all Digital networks this Friday through Indie Vision Music.… Continued →

March 14, 2018

December 12, 2017

November 25, 2017

Light The Way & Must Build Jacuzzi Singles Now On Digital Networks

Awesome news courtesy of Indie Vision Music (sorry, self promotion here). Both singles by Must Build Jacuzzi and Light The Way (2 Songs) are now available for streaming/purchase via all Digital Networks. Head on over to your favorites like iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, and so many more to give these songs a spin. Please consider writing a little review on iTunes with your thoughts. Every little bit helps with promotion, good or bad. So go give “Swing Set Summer”, “Snapping Necks & Cashing Checks, and “Lost The Handle” a listen and make sure to add to all your playlists.… Continued →

November 17, 2017

Must Build Jacuzzi - Swing Set Summer (New Song Premiere)

We have two great song premieres to offer today and the first is by Illinois based ska pop-punk band, Must Build Jacuzzi. Check out the song “Swing Set Summer” below. The song will appear on the band’s forthcoming album “Last Place” due out in early 2018 on Indie Vision Music. Recommended for fans of: We Are The Union, Four Year Strong, Suburban Legends, Streetlight Manifesto, Five Iron Frenzy, and Less Than Jake. Song will be live on all digital networks within the next week.… Continued →

November 14, 2017

October 2, 2017

Must Build Jacuzzi Sign To Indie Vision Music For Release of New Full Length

Indie Vision Music is proud to announce the signing of Peoria, IL. based ska-pop-punk band, Must Build Jacuzzi to their growing roster of energetic, punk rock focused bands. Must Build Jacuzzi to Release “Last Place” on Indie Vision Music February 2018. Album to Be Available on CD/Tape/Digital and available through IVM Here (pre-orders launching November) Must Build Jacuzzi have been playing together for several years and released an ep late last year titled “Chugz and Nugz” (listen below). Formed in a whirlpool of musical influences in central Illinois cornfields, Must Build Jacuzzi runs rampant with a wild live show and a unique take on the ska/punk genre.… Continued →

August 31, 2017

OC Supertones Launch LIVE Album 2 and Final Show Video

It truly is bittersweet news I report to you today. The much cherished Christian ska-punk band O.C. Supertones have launched their (Final) LIVE 2 Album + Last Show on Video. You can order it right here in two different versions (Audio or Audio + Video). The audio tracks come with both the final show, acoustic night, and a rare new unreleased track called “The Fallout” (which pretty much rules). This is very well done and if you are a tricky PC user you can even load the MP4 video and “cast to device”, select your smart TV and watch from the room of your choice (if you have a smart tv of course 😉 I tested it tonight and it worked!… Continued →

August 9, 2017

April 18, 2017

Punk Never Dies Vol. 3 Coming in September

Finally after years and years off (4 years) I feel it is time to do another “Punk Never Dies” Compilation via Indie Vision Music. I am currently seeking faith based punk bands of various shapes and sizes (and sub genres) to contribute to this insanely awesome new compilation, “Punk Never Dies 3”. If you know any independent bands looking for exposure or even signed bands who want to their tracks noticed, please send them my way. You can email me a brief introduction to your band, along with a link to your song (please don’t email me wav files unless they are on dropbox) brandon.jones[at]indievisionmusic.com… Continued →

March 17, 2017

OC Supertones "Supertones Strike Back" 20th Anniversary Tickets On Sale

The day is here. That’s right tickets for OC Supertones final show and 20th anniversary celebration of the landmark Christian ska album, “Supertones Strike Back” are on sale now right here. Check out the little promo video and make sure you attend this once in a lifetime celebration. The weather will be beautiful out here and you can’t beat gorgeous sights of the San Clemente beach town in South OC, California. Plus you get a sweet reunion with Pax 217! Continued →

December 21, 2016

May Weather "Spring Forward" New Album Now Available

Maryland based Ska-Punk band May Weather have just released their brand new full length effort titled “Spring Forward” which you can download for “name your price” on bandcamp here. For fans of Five Iron Frenzy, Streetlight Manifesto, We Are The Union, and Reel Big Fish. Listen to this awesome new album below. Continued →

December 2, 2016

November 26, 2016

November 23, 2016

Five Iron Frenzy "Upbeats and Beatdowns" Get the Vinyl Treatment

The festivities of Five Iron Frenzy day (yesterday) has brought us news of the band’s now classic album “Upbeats and Beatdowns” getting the vinyl treatment. “Upbeats and Beatdowns” was this band’s eclectic debut record, released 20 years ago on 5 Minute Walk Records. This awesome vinyl pressing will be handled by SMLXL Vinyl and shipped out in March 2017. Pre-order now right here. I’m holding out hope for the rest of their discography on vinyl and can’t wait to own it all! This album will be mastered for vinyl.… Continued →