REPRESS on RED vinyl : THE SKUNKS “Chaos In Skaville” LP – an early 90’s classic!

The Skunks were a third wave ska band formed in 1988 by a group of high school friends from suburban Maryland. They recorded three albums, performed extensively in the Washington, DC/Baltimore, Maryland area, and toured across the United States. “Chaos in Skaville” was the band’s first album,  issues as a limited self-released cassette in 1991. The success of this release saw the band’s schedule become much more active, and during the summer of 1992 the band toured with The Toasters including legendary gigs at he Masquerade in Atlanta, Wilmington NC, Madison & Milwaukee WI and at Cabaret Metro in Chicago. The tour culminated, on February 27, 1993, with Moon Ska’s Skalapalooza at The Ritz in New York City, where The Skunks appeared with The Toasters, Bad Manners, The Skatalites, The Scofflaws, and Ruder Than You. After the tour, the Skunks signed with Moon Ska and shortly thereafter, “Chaos in Skaville” appeared in Moon’s catalog, where it was listed as MR034. Continue reading REPRESS on RED vinyl : THE SKUNKS “Chaos In Skaville” LP – an early 90’s classic!

FLYING VIPERS “Green & Copper: The First Two Tapes” LP vinyl – two color variations!

Flying Vipers’ sound is of another time and place! For the first time on vinyl, the original cassette releases from the Flying Vipers are together on one heavyweight record. Recorded and mixed on a Tascam cassette 8-track, the music is a loving tribute dank 70s dub reggae, deeply in debt to the original Jamaican engineers of the ’70s who turned their mixing consoles into the lead instrument à la Lee “Scratch” Perry and King Tubby. Twelve dubwise instrumentals drenched in spring reverb, cosmic tape delay and mystic vibes. The Vipers lay down steady drum & bass driven rhythms with jazz tinged melodies and post-punk attitude,  the songs are manipulated with twists and turns of the console, saturated tape delays and exaggerated EQ until the track becomes something new. Available on Emerald Green clear vinyl and Volcanic Copper metallic vinyl each limited to 250 copies.

Note:  this is NOT part of the 2022 subscription clubs b/c we have so many releases coming out this year!

REPRESS: FLYING VIPERS “Cuttings” LP vinyl on weedy green vinyl

Flying Vipers’ sound is of another time and place. Deeply in debt to the original Jamaican engineers of the ’70s who turned their mixing consoles into the lead instrument, the Vipers lay down steady drum & bass driven rhythms with jazz tinged melodies and post-punk attitude. Recorded and mixed on a vintage cassette 8-track in a dank basement in Waltham Massachusetts, the songs are manipulated with twists and turns of the console, saturated tape delays and exaggerated EQ until the track becomes something new.  Cuttings is the Vipers first full length album, building on the foundation of The Green & Copper Tape EPs while adding more horns, vintage synths, and eccentric effects. The band may have been begrudgingly prophetic when they released the first single “Two Twenties Clash” in February 2020, as shortly after the world turned upside down dealing with the Covid-19 crisis and America struggles with reconciling its racist foundations. Within its 12 instrumental tracks, Cuttings is a sonic search for meditation amidst the madness.  Limited edition cassette tape 100 copies (SOLD OUT).  We are so pleased to welcome the Vipers to the Jump Up Records roster!

REPRESS: THE LOVING PAUPERS “Lines” LP vinyl / CD – Broken Hearted Reggae from D.C.

Washington DC’s Loving Paupers formed in 2015, featuring a talented cast of established and diverse regional musicians, including current and former members of third wave ska legends The Pietasters and The Smooths. Make no mistake, The Loving Paupers are a reggae/dub outfit, but their music is heavily influenced by the likes of The Beatles, Kinks, Zombies, The Supremes, to the late Gregory Issacs, Sugar Minott, and Dennis Brown. Featuring powerhouse lead vocalist Kelly Di Filippo, whose emotive style brings immediate comparisons to Chan Marshall (Cat Power), Jane Birkin, Kate Bush and even Joni Mitchell, in modern reggae circles the band is likened to recent output by Hollie Cook, The Frightnrs, and The Skints. The Loving Paupers recorded their debut EP in 2016, working alongside Grammy Award winning Brazilian producer Victor Rice, and since have received rave reviews for performances at various festivals, to venues such as DC’s 9:30 Club. “Lines” is the band’s debut full length album – ten melancholic songs that touch upon heartbreak and emotional dissidence, moody melodies enhanced once again by Victor Rice’s loving touch. Broken hearted roots reggae. Dreamy Lovers Rock vibes. CD version includes a bonus album of dubs by Victor Rice.

 

Grover Restocks: THE TENNORS “Reggae Girl” LP / “Another Scorcher” LP restocked! 180g pressings with free CD!

The Tennors were a Jamaican rocksteady and reggae vocal group in the 1960s and ’70s. “Reggae Girl” simply put is a killer Boss Reggae album originally released in 1968, featuring The Tennors, The Harmonians, Roman Stewart, Jonny Moore & Karl Bryan, Eric Monty Morris,  Tommy McCook, Charlie Organaire, Kingstonians, and more. This limited reissue is on 180g features 4 extra bonus tracks just on the vinyl version.  Continue reading Grover Restocks: THE TENNORS “Reggae Girl” LP / “Another Scorcher” LP restocked! 180g pressings with free CD!

Grover Vinyl Classics: THE TALKS – British modern 2-Tone gems!

British 2-Tone ska punk band THE TALKS formed in 2006 and had the distinct honor of opening for The Specials on their 30th anniversary tour way back in 2009. Their albums are a smorgasbord of catchy tunes, well crafted engaging songs that fit extraordinarily well within the confines of ska’s structural boundaries. We have stocked both of their classic albums from 2014 and 2015 released on Grover Records in Germany, a must for fans of Buster Shuffle, classic 2-Tone. and modern American third wave ska. “Hulligans” features a song with Neville Staples too!

REPRESS: THE TOASTERS “SKABOOM” LP – hear where American Third Wave Ska began 30 years ago!

The Toasters originally released their debut US album SKABOOM back in 1987, on the Celluloid label. The album is often stated as being the origin of modern, or “third-wave” ska in the United States. It followed the RECRIMINATIONS and EAST SIDE BEAT EPs that were released both in the USA and UK, introducing the world to a fresh new wave-y ska sound that was uniquely American yet linked to 2-TONE through secret producer JOE JACKSON. Two years later, THE TOASTERS’ official “debut” album POOLSHARK arrived via the UK label Unicorn, yet six tracks from that set were culled for inclusion on the legendary debut American full-length named SKABOOM. That set was brasher, brighter, and more emphatically ska driven than their earlier material, albeit with eclectic backdrops that ranged from the surf-side to the juke joint. Now boasting a brass section, and two new vocalists, THE TOASTERS’ sound was significantly shifting while the lineup continued expanding. By the time they came to record SKABOOM, the group had ballooned into an 11-piece aggregate. The resulting high adrenaline album found the band in top form, their playing extremely tight, and the arrangements increasingly intricate and innovative. Continue reading REPRESS: THE TOASTERS “SKABOOM” LP – hear where American Third Wave Ska began 30 years ago!

LOLLYPOP LORRY “Goes Dub” LP vinyl (USA pressing) – now on clear green wax!

LOLLYPOP LORRY is a beloved ska & reggae act from Russia, between August 2018 and October 2019 the band returned to Octopus Studios to record this new album “Goes Dub”! As its name suggests,  this is a pure Dub album, influenced by traditional Jazz. A resolutely musical inspired opus with beautiful solos, guitars, brass, percussion… Jamaican sounds played live, with a superb mix produced by Victor Rice in his studio in São Paulo, Brazil.  “Goes Dub” features nine re-interpretations of standards played by legends such as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Paul Desmond, Aswad, Henry Mancini , Thelonious Monk, Dexter Gordon and Kenny Garrett! In 2020 there was a Russian pressed edition limited to 100 copies (which we distributed in private sales!)  –  we loved this album so much that we offered to press more in the USA to distribute worldwide! Now available on clear green vinyl in addition to black vinyl. Total press 350 copies.  Add the LOLLYPOP LORRY Christmas 45 for only $5 more!

NOTE:  This NOT part of our 2022 subscription club as many club members got the Russian import!

ROGER RIVAS “Live With Love” (+DUBS) LP vinyl / CD / Tape / 8 Track Tape!

We’ve got a brand new album from THE AGGROLITES organist ROGER RIVAS! This will be the fourth album we’ve released for Roger, following up on the critically acclaimed “Autumn Breeze”, “Last Goodbye”, and “Organ Versions Vol 1 & 2” – plus we’ve done three Christmas 7 inch singles as well! Another brilliant instrumental reggae rock steady gem created at his very own RIVAS studios in Los Angeles, 5 warm organ drenched pearls plus full dub versions on the second side. To keep it interesting we are releasing the album on four different formats – including super-collectible 8 track cassette tape! Color vinyl will be shipping the first week of December, and we expect to have all the product available on most of the upcoming December gigs with THE AGGROLITES. Pick one up on the tour and get it signed by the man himself!!!

DETROIT RIDDIM CREW meets CRAZY BALDHEAD (Dubs) “Instru-Mental” LP vinyl

BRAND NEW 2022! Our partnership with ABBEY PRODUCTIONS continues with the second album from his all star ska/reggae band based in Detroit! Written by Eric Abbey and mixed at Castle Hooligan in Detroit, and dubbed in New York City, “INSTRU-MENTAL” features 5 instrumental cuts on the A side with the dub versions by Crazy Baldhead (aka AGENT JAY of THE SLACKERS) on the B side. Musicians playing on the record include members of Detroit mainstays THE TRAITORS, 1592, DIRTY NOTION alongside guests from across the country  including Michael Bitz (Mephiskapheles) – Bass,  Dave Hahn (Dub is a Weapon)– Guitar,  Brian Lockrem (Monkey)– Trumpet,  Eddie Ocampo (Full Watts Band, Uzimon, etc) – Drums, Nathan Ranking – Guitar, Bass, Vic Rosario (Pilfers) – Guitar,  and Jon Roy (Unsteady, Smoke & Mirrors Soundsystem) – Baritone Sax. First pressing is limited to 300 copies on classic black vinyl – don’t miss it!  We also have stock on their last split 7 inch single with THE SKAPONES (UK) on import RED vinyl and their 2019 “With Friends” Christmas LP – add one and get a deal!  Check out the great review of this album at DUFF GUIDE TO SKA! Note: Instru-mental will be part of the LP subscription club and shipping out soon