Welcome to the magnificent seven (plus 1) of Cassette Week 2021! Once again our friends at Tapehead City are continuing the event which runs Sunday October 10th through Saturday October 16th, which technically would have been the original Cassette Store Day. Shop participation is very spotty this year (it is what it is) – guess you just gotta pick these up from us! For more information on the event visit www.tapeheadcity.com or www.cassetteweek.com Title descriptions listed below – the more you buy the more you save – email selections to email@example.com and enjoy the magnetic magic! Continue reading CASSETTE WEEK 2021 releases available NOW! The Slackers / Bim Skala Bim / Mr Kingpin / Man Like Devin & more!
We’ve got a killer bundle deal that’s a perfect gift for every ska fan! It’s been nearly three years since we had our “PRESSURE DRIP” blend in stock, of course inspired by TOOTS HIBBERT who we sadly lost last. In his honor we present this incredible deal that gets you a bag of PRESSURE DRIP coffee from Chicago’s world famous DARK MATTER roasters – plus a new WE DO THE SKA drink koozie and your choice of two CDs from the below list! Of course all orders get a copy of our latest DRINK MORE SKA CD sampler! After purchase send your choices with the subject COFFEE & SKA to firstname.lastname@example.org – only a few deals so act fast! ONLY AVAILABLE FOR USA CUSTOMERS, sorry. Continue reading PRESSURE DRIP COFFEE & SKA BUNDLE is the PERFECT GIFT! Coffee Bag + Drink Koozie + two CDs!
New York’s STOP THE PRESSES have been hard at work becoming one of today’s top traditional ska rocksteady acts, touring across the USA and wowing crowds at Supernova Ska Festival in 2021! This self released debut is a classic was engineered and mixed by Agent Jay and features a guest appearance by Dave Hillard of The Slackers. Includes the live fan favorite cover of OINGO BOINGO’s “DEAD MAN’S PARTY” too! Gold vinyl.
Three more great German reissues from MAD BUTCHER! First off is the debut and second album of bouncy 2-Tone rhythms from SKAOS! These stone cold classic originally were released in 1989 on PORK PIE Germany, but also appeared later on UNICORN UK. From the get go this album gets your feet moving much in the same way as others from the era: MR REVIEW, NO SPORTS, NAPOLEON SOLO immediately come to mind. SKAOS was always compared to MADNESS back in the day, and I can still see that – this album does have a constant “ONE STEP BEYOND” feel to it with it’s hypnotic horns and tight keys. Oh my listening to this once again brings back some memories! Reissued in original German art. Another gem from Germany is BLECHREIZ “Who Napped J.B.?”, a soul influenced 2-Tone gem that originally was released on the short lived RUDE RECORDS in Germany.
We are so pleased to have these must have 80’s classics from THE TOASTERS back in stock! One of my faves to this day is their 1989 classic “THRILL ME UP”, originally released on Skaloid. That was the heyday of singers Sean ‘Cavo‘ Dinsmore and Lionel ‘Nene‘ Bernard, who became so popular from this album that they got signed to a major label as the UNITY 2. “POOL SHARK” was released on Unicorn in 1987 and contains early classics that the band still performs to this day! Continue reading THE TOASTERS “THRILL ME UP” & “POOL SHARK” LP vinyl reissued on MAD BUTCHER Germany! Must have 80’s classics!
After 90’s ska boom had come and gone in the USA, many albums released in the early 2000’s were simply missed by fans worldwide. Hopefully, you realize artists like THE SPECIALS and labels like JUMP UP continued to support ska during “the lean years”….labels ran to release other styles (dare I say emo), and ska bands “changed their sound” to avoid being called ska. Guess what? There were some cool ska albums released at the turn of the millenium, including 2 albums by THE SPECIALS! Both “SKINHEAD GIRL” and “CONQUERING RULER” dig into the TROJAN RECORDS soundbook, and the band’s sound was top notch lead by RODDY RADIATION, NEVILLE STAPLE, HORACE PANTER, and NEOL DAVIES. Well done MAD BUTCHER, releasing these records on vinyl give the albums a new lease on life and will be enjoyed by an entire generation of vinyl fans! Continue reading Restocked! THE SPECIALS “Conquering Ruler” & “Skinhead Girl” LP vinyl in stock now!
PAY ATTENTION RECORDS is a joint venture between SKA PUNK DAILY and JUMP UP, our debut compilation release TOO HECTIC is finally here! This 17 track compilation features unreleased and first time on vinyl selections from our favorite current Californian Ska bands – bringing you that upbeat, catchy AF Ska Punk tracks – all personally selected by SKA PUNK DAILY’s fearless leader PHILLP! And we gotta tell ya he’s got mighty fine taste! Obviously we are a bit biased, but this is an absolute banger of a compilation! Artwork created by Sam Grinberg who works for this little show you may have heard about called The Simpsons. First Vinyl Edition: 300 yellow/gold and 300 purple. Check out the track listing:
DAY LABOR “Next Year” / HALF PAST TWO “Curtain Call” / TUNNEL VISION “Holes In My Shoes” / LEFT ALONE “West End Girl” / SOUTH CENTRAL SKANKERS “Hello Again” / CODENAME:ROCKY “Silos” / THE GHETTO ON PHYRE “Dad Bod” / AT BOTH ENDS “Jump Ship” / THE GOODWIN CLUB “See No Color” / BITE ME BAMBI “Like That” / NOISE COMPLAINT “In The Ground” / THE MEDDLERS “Koolero” / THE STEP DAUGHTERS “We Are One” / MONKEY “Mr Invisible” / OCEANSIDE SOUND SYSTEM “Give Me A Chance” / HOORAY FOR OUR SIDE “This Future” / GABRIELA PENKA “Abajo El Poder”
Our debut release on PAY ATTENTION is also available on CD and cassette – two wonderful formats that flourished in the 90’s when the American ska punk sound was becoming an international force! CDs are in simple full color jackets limited to 300 – buy 2 for hella cheap and hook up a friend! Cassette Tapes on purple shells limited to 60 (there will be a second edition in October for Cassette Week 2021).
We’re celebrating the SUMMER OF SKA and the debut release on our PAY ATTENTON label with a killer vinyl sale! This deal is so good you’ll try some new bands! Feel good about helping a DIY business where buying vinyl won’t break the bank! If you’re new to vinyl records stick with us – we’ll beef up your collection real quick! We release more ska LPs than any other label in the world and promise not to steer you wrong! This brand new deal lets you chose from over 75 titles including color vinyl and import editions – only 20 deals act now! Slipmat added automatically! List of titles below. Please purchase the deal first then send your list of choices to email@example.com – Thanks! Chuck