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June 20, 2012 3:32 PM Subscribe
What are the best new ska/ska-punk bands out there now?
posted by General Malaise to media & arts (12 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
So I decided to relive my high school years and make this year my own "Summer of Ska." So, in the past few weeks, I've caught shows by Less Than Jake, Big D and the Kids Table, and seeing a blockbuster line-up on Tuesday of Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger, Big D (again), and Suburban Legends (! I haven't seen them in more than a decade!). But I want more. I want to add new songs to playlists. I want to scout Spotify. I want to buy DIY records.
I'm not one to ask MusicFilter questions, because, well, I've never had trouble finding music before. But. Pandora isn't helping (giving me all bands from the 90s I already know about), Spotify is marginally helpful (it's given me The Waffle Stompers, who are great, and nothing else), and, well, since it's been over a decade since anybody cared about ska, nobody's covering it.
Therefore, I ask all of you: Do you know any awesome new-ish ska or skacore/punk-ska bands that are just killing it? Hopefully that I haven't heard yet?
 When I coined "Summer of Ska," I had no idea that would be the name of the huge RBF tour this summer. However, I think we can share it.