Hop aboard the drunk train. Is this a HIMYM episode? Turns out Cypress Ueno & Roberto Yoshino know all too well what it’s like on the drunk train that they have created this AMAZING track “Ready to Drunk” that blends hip hop, rap, and reggae into a full steam ahead train ride.
The guy in the background that sounds like the lead singer of MADNESS also helps vault this song into Outerspace Fantastic territory. God, I want to go drinking right now!
Maybe I should look into the Music Expres$ first. It drops on 3.7.2012. Preorder from Yesasia or CDJapan.
Get sloshed over at Cypress Ueno and Roberto Yoshino’s official website. I need a drunk. drink. blech.
Back Drop Bomb get their Mighty Mighty Bosstones on with a ska rock banger in “Progress.”
It’s a growly ska track that is almost hip hop infused. Find it on BDB’s newest album The Ocracy that drops 2.22.2012.
Preorder from Yesasia or CDJapan.
Blow it up over at Back Drop Bomb’s official website.
Play it again, Sam. SHOW-SKA get smooth jazz on us in this totally slick single “Playback.” There is nothing fancy about the PV, but the love comes in the form of some excellent horn musicianship. Oh yeah, the sexy keyboard also brings it home. Wait, there is a sultry electric guitar too. Heck, SHOW-SKA is killing it in this song.
You better like this. You better be jumping on a Royal Straight Flush (the name of their latest album) released 11.2.2011. Score it at Yesasia or CDJapan.
Get to know the band at SHOW-SKA’s official website.
C’mon everybody! It’s more ska goodness from Skull Candy. You are SUPPOSED TO DANCE TO THIS. So toot that horn and shake that butt. While the PV is merely a performance video, the song is quite infectious and should get your through your ho-hum day.
Look for Skull Candy’s new album Candy Wonder Land released 10.5.2011. Get it at CDJapan.
Visit Skull Candy’s new and improved official website for more!
Splash uses a wacka wacka guitar to break up an otherwise very ska punk driven track in “Timer” and it works great! Splash are on stage to rock out and they put on a good show.
Find this single on Splash’s new album Prime Time Star out 10.5.2011 at Yesasia or CDJapan.
Make a Splash at their official website.
The wheels on the bus go round and round in Skull Candy’s PV for “ワンダーホイール.” This ska band have a pretty awesome song this time around and I want to hop on the bus. I mean physically sit on the hood of the bus, with the rest of the band.
Seriously, the song is good, which is very un-ska-like and more of a full sound from a full band. The video is down right pretty, shot mostly at sunset. The water is at their side as they look out the bus window. It’s just cool.
Find this single on Skull Candy’s new album Candy Wonder Land out 10.5.2011. Preorder from CDJapan.
Visit Skull Candy’s official website for more!
There is a ska band called Beast, not to be confused with the Korean boy group that’s trying to permeate Japan. No, this ska Beast group is indeed beastly and they quickly countdown to their new album Samurai yo out 9.21.2011. Preorder from Yesasia or CDJapan.
Beast resides at their official website.
Food band Squash Cherish invade the candy aisle of your local convenient store in the ska song “チョコレーション.” Rock out all you want, just be careful with that orange slice guitar!
Taste the album Brilliant Magic over at CDJapan or Yesasia out 10.12.2011.
Cherish the memories of vegetables over at Squash Cherish’s official website.
My Shoes My Cap. Punk Ska lives with the single “My Friend My Circle” off the album of the same name out 8.10.2011. It’s a short little ditty and you get to see the band goof around on stage and off stage in the video above. It’s harmless fun, unless you accidentally get punched in the head moshing around.
Preorder from Yesasia or CDJapan and run around bare chested.
Get orange at My Shoes My Cap’s official website.
Crazy Hitman have la la’s in their eyes in their PV for “Toy Box,” a half punk-half ska track off their latest album Riddim Jamboree. It’s kind of fun and kind of silly, but that’s youth for you. I dig the circus-style musical ending and the old-timey centerfolds in the video.
Like what you hear? Grab the new album out 8.3.2011 from Yesasia or CDJapan.
Get crazy over at Crazy Hitman’s official website and follow them on twitter!