Black Friday 2022: HALF PAST TWO “Holiday” LP Picture Disc (Digital Print) / BUMSY & THE MOOCHERS “Diet Violence” LP – Chicago’s Ska Punk Powerhouse Debut

Last year’s fun “Holiday” EP now available as one sided digital print vinyl picture disc! Half Past Two, fresh off the release of their self titled 2021 full-length album, released a new EP titled ‘Holidays’ consisting of upbeat ska covers of the song “Holiday” by Madonna, Green Day, Vampire Weekend and Weezer! As guitarist/vocalist Max Beckman put it “While recording our cover of Madonna’s ‘Holiday’ last year, the idea of centering an entire release around covers of songs specifically titled ‘Holiday’ came up and was just too silly to ignore. Completing the additional three songs took a mad dash effort between releasing our new full-length record and returning to live shows but the songs turned out great! We’re super proud of this release and excited for our fans to get in on the joke”.  Green Day’s Holiday that gets the treatment first adding an injection of life, really dialing up the ska and even descending into a wicked sax solo to offer something fresh in a very familiar track. Vampire Weekend’s Holiday has a nice, mellow beat that fits the tone nicely, and believe it or not Weezer’s Holiday has just a touch more bounce and energy than the original!!! Not to be outdone the finale….Madonna’s much-loved Holiday where the band rock things up, blending heaviness with touches of ska. This unique digital printed on one side / music on the other “picture disc” is limited to 350 copies!

Chicago’s Bumsy and the Moochers don’t disappoint on their new album “Diet Violence”, mixing peppy ska with blistering pop punk. Immediate comparisons to 90s legends Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Dance Hall Crashers, The Muffs, The Donnas, Bikini Kill, The Distillers, and Save Ferris come to mind – one could even go back further and hear influences from The Runaways and of course Operation Ivy! On the surface, the album is ten tracks of catchy, and high energy ska punk that will get you to skank and sing along with the choruses. If you choose to dig deeper into their lyrics, you’ll find that Bumsy and the Moochers have truly important things to say. For example on “Rewind 99” singer Caitlin Edwards reminisces about the good old days of playing outside, zero internet & Super Nintendo. “Jump the Gun,” criticizes the tendency to jump into political discourse when we are often ignorant about the topic at hand, “Time’s Up” is an anthem against bigots, racists, and misogynists in our society, “Not Gonna Have It” focusses on health and body issues and “Living the Nightmare” spotlights life’s unrealized expectations and aspirations. As a Chicago label we are SO PROUD to team up with Sell The Heart Records & Ska Punk International Records to bring you the vinyl edition of this incredible new album. Random color vinyl limited to 500 copies.

Christmas Ska! THE FREECOASTERS “This Christmas” b/w “What Christmas Means To Me” 7 inch

The Jump Up annual holiday tradition continues with a new Christmas 45 from Florida ska/soul/reggae champs THE FREECOASTERS! Two soul jams gone reggae – DONNY HATHAWAY’s “This Christmas” (1970) b/w STEVIE WONDER’s “What Christmas Means To Me” (1967) – limited to 500 copies, half on green and half on red vinyl! DJ friendly big hole 45 rpm single!  **SUBSCRIPTION CLUB SELECTION!**

Black Friday 2022: SUSAN CADOGAN with THE MAGNETICS “My Oh My” b/w “Unforgettable” 7 inch

The Jamaican queen of lovers rock reggae who was top-of-the-pops in 1975 with “Hurts So Good” teams up with top notch Italian act THE MAGNETICS for two sultry reggae groovers. “My Oh My” is a duet with Magnetics singer Olly Riva, the flip an incredible cover of NAT KING COLE’s “Unforgettable”.  Limited edition 500 copies on red vinyl in fold over sleeve. Co-released with Grover Records Germany.  **SUBSCRIPTION CLUB SELECTION!**

Black Friday 2022: COUNT VALENTINE & THE LOVE NOTES “Jumping At The Red Door” b/w “Fifth of You” 7 inch

JOHN BUNKLEY of GANGSTER FUN & ATOMIC FIREBALLS fame returns with a new ska-infused rhythm & jump blues single – two original tracks that will get the cats jumpin’ and skankin’ on the dancefloor. All star studio band put together by guitarist Ryan Reeves of THE EXCEPTIONS / BOSS RIOT / MR KINGPIN. Limited edition of 500 on white and gold vinyl!  **SUBSCRIPTION CLUB SELECTION!**

Black Friday 2022: RUDE GIRL REVUE presents RUDE GIRLS TO THE FRONT CD

Unapologetically female. More than just a song lyric, it’s become a mantra for Rude Girl Revue, the all-female ska supergroup that made their triumphant debut at the 2021 Supernova Ska Festival. Sixteen women took the stage featuring members of the hottest ska bands from across the USA, compiled here on this exciting new collection.  Unlike other all-girl bands, Rude Girl Revue was formed by women, for women. All of the members share a desire to work together to make music that speaks to their shared female experience. The band plays big, original tunes, ska versions of popular feminist anthems, and curated, uplifting ska covers. They present themselves as real women, with a beauty that isn’t merely skin deep. Rude Girl Revue is on a mission: to inspire women not just to move to the front of the crowd but to see themselves on stage in front of that crowd, and to make those dreams of performing a reality.  **SUBSCRIPTION CLUB SELECTION!**

Tracklisting:

1. Hub City Stompers – Limbo  2. The Scotch Bonnets – Que Sera Mio  3. Stop The Presses – Make The Best Of IT
4. Dunia and Aram – After The Rain  5. The Skluttz – Rapunzel  6. The Pandemics – Bodega Cat  7. Jade Tremba feat. Rude Girl Revue – Love The Way You Dub  8. Catbite – Not Your Baby  9. Soul Radics – Think Twice
10. Half Past Two – Mean Green  11. Bowcat – Soul Catcher  12. Rude Boy George – Tainted Love  13. Some Ska Band – Suburban Jungle  14. Lady Hatchet – Tik Tok  15. Thirteen Towers – Lighthouse

CASSETTE WEEK 2022 – We’ve Got 10 tapes!

It’s that time of the year again! Celebrate the tape! Magnetic Magic! Jump Up has celebrated the yearly event since 2014 – that year we rejoined the cassette game with a limited release of our PRESSURE DROP label sampler! This year the tradition continues with our “ON THE BEACH” sampler on blue shell cassette limited to 75 copies. We’re also dropping the Rude Girl Revue curated mixtape “RUDE GIRLS TO THE FRONT” which features all the bands that created the all-female ska sensation! Brand new albums from THE FUSS, STOP THE PRESSES, SMOKE & MIRRORS SOUND SYSTEM (all covers!), and THE BAKESYS (synth pop 80’s wave) are now on cassette, plus we reissue recent titles by ROGER RIVAS, MEPHISKAPHELES, and THE STEP DAUGHTERS. And the cherry on top is THE SLACKERS “Self Medication” on cassette for the first time ever – now with bonus tracks! Buy 5 or 10 tapes and save big bucks! To qualify for free shipping minimum order is 2 tapes.  After purchase below send your list of tape selections to jumpuprecords@gmail.com

THE SLACKERS “Self Medication”
VARIOUS “On The Beach” (Jump Up Label Sampler)
VARIOUS “Rude Girls To The Front” (Rude Girl Revue Mixtape)
THE BAKESYS “Thursday Night On My Television”
THE FUSS “In Person”
STOP THE PRESSES “Got It”
SMOKE & MIRRORS SOUND SYSTEM “Undercover”
STEP DAUGHTERS “The Right Sound”
MEPHISKAPHELES “The Two EPs”
ROGER RIVAS “Live With Love”

Christmas Ska: DETROIT RIDDIM CREW and FRIENDS LP vinyl (red / white) and TAPE

We’re proud to team up with Abbey Productions for the debut full length from DETROIT RIDDIM CREW – featuring tracks from THE TELLWAYS and a holiday classic from J. NAVARRO &THE TRAITORS featuring Rachael Stokes. Detroit Riddim Crew is a collective of musicians spearheaded by Eric Abbey (J. Navarro & The Traitors / Tellways / Superdot / 1592) who record at Castle Hooligan in the heart of Detroit. Previous vinyl 45s featured Dave Hillyard on sax over the “Castle Riddim” dubbed by Agent J on the flip – the second 45 release was “Oh Shepard” featuring Jah Ques on vocals with the riddim on flip. This debut album contains music recorded in Detroit & Kingston, JA – side A features Christmas & holiday tunes in a rocksteady & ska style, side B features a collection of riddims showcasing up-and-coming deejays Jah Ques, Esne da Goddess, and Eddie Riott, concluding with a dub version mixed by Fatta. The Kingston session was engineered by Delory ‘Fatta’ Pottinger, who worked with Sly and Robbie and many others, and was performed by Steve Golding on guitar, Keith Bennet on drums and Glen Browne on bass. Limited edition of 400 copies with 150 each on white and red vinyl for the holidays!

LOLLYPOP LORRY “Magic Moments” b/w “Skankin’ Around The Christmas Tree” 7 INCH (OUT OF PRINT)

OUT OF PRINT, SORRY. LOLLIPOP LORRY formed in 2008, and from their earliest shows the band  gained a reputation of being one of the most promising ska/reggae bands in Russia, if not the world! Their repertoire is based on their own original songs and tunes as well as the traditional Caribbean music standards — ska, reggae, dub, calypso. During the last 12 years the band performed at the largest Russian festivals, played with The Wailers, BeNuts, Markscheider Kunst, St. Petersburg Ska-Jazz Review and toured all across Mexico, where they enjoy a massive fanbase. Lollypop Lorry have fans all around the world, lead by powerful yet soulful female lead vocals, and their music can be heard on many international compilations and podcasts. Visually, the band dress sharp and excite a crowd – they are also the only ska/reggae band in Russia whose videos have more than 4 million viewers from different countries. Inspired by American jazz and The Skatalites,  the band can also drop roots reggae grooves for cool late night sessions, as witness on their recent “Goes Dub” album. “Live At Octopus’ sessions were so popular on  YouTube that Russian label Magnetic Loft released it on vinyl in 2019! New for 2020 is the band’s first 7 inch vinyl single – and a Christmas ska double header at that! “Magic Moments” made famous by Perry Como in 1954 backed with “Skankin’ Around The Christmas Tree” on the flip. Red and green vinyl each limited to 200 copies.

Christmas 45: ROGER RIVAS “Christmas Time Is Here” b/w “Linus & Lucy” 7 inch / THE UPPERTONES “Shake Hands With Santa Claus” b/w “Rudy The Red Noised Reindeer” 7 inch

In the past we have brought holiday cheer through 45 rpm records with the Pepper Pots, Brooklyn Attractors, Roger Rivas, Leo & The Line Up, Napoleon Solo, and Dr Ring Ding! Every year since 2014 we have released Christmas 45s and this is now our third with The Aggrolites legendary organist ROGER RIVAS! There’s nothing more memorable than gathering the whole family around the TV to watch “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, with the classic soundtrack created by American pianist Vince Guaraldi. On this 45 two of the most beloved songs are turned into early reggae gems, Roger’s versions will definitely bring a smile to fans worldwide! White vinyl repress for 2021 now available!  In 2019 we turned to our longtime friend MR T BONE and his latest project THE UPPTERTONES – a three piece that plays the music of Jamaica that pre-dated ska – a West Indies inspired version of Rhythm & Blues with a touch of mento and Latin styles.  This holiday single puts a Jamaican rhythm & blues spin on Louis Prima’s classic “Shake Hands With Santa Claus” – the flip “Rudolf The Red Noised Reindeer” in mento style!! Limited to 350 copies, red vinyl remains!

THE SKAPONES (UK) & SCOTCH BONNETS Christmas split 7 inch – limited White Vinyl Repress!

The Jump Up holiday tradition continues! Every year since 2010 we have released a new Christmas single, we are especially pleased with this year’s being original music from two bands tearing up the international ska scene – Britian’s THE SKAPONES and the SCOTCH BONNETS from Baltimore/DC. Both songs are full of sleigh bells, chimes, and lots of holiday cheer! THE SKAPONES “Ring The Bells” and SCOTCH BONNETS “Winter Reggae Party” will be new holiday traditions for sure!