To Hugh’s chagrin, it is time for more ska! This time, it’s one of the most solid ska bands that no one seems to have ever heard of. Hailing from that lie of an island (i.e., Rhode Island), they bring an extremely upbeat yet dark-sounding ska, using lots of horns and only occasionally slowing things down. It would be remiss to mark them as ska-punk, though there are definitely punk elements. Ska-swing-punk might be more apt, but the multiple-genre classification seems too ridiculous. I cannot understand half of what comes out of this guy’s mouth, but it is not necessary to enjoy it. Imperative recording!
While I do enjoy their newer release, 401, it just has not been able to come close to the impact For All the Massive has had on me. Such an excellent album all-around, and you can’t complain that every song sounds the same (though someone probably will anyway!).