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 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!

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!!!

Black Friday 2021: STOP THE PRESSES “ORL VOL 1 & 2” TAPE / AMY WINEHOUSE “Ultimate Ska Collection” TAPE

Two more special CASSETTE TAPE releases for our Black Friday Celebration! The earliest demos of Brooklyn NY traditional ska warriors STOP THE PRESSES are now available on one cassette tape limited to 50 copies. And not to be outdone we have been able to get our hands on more Amy Winehouse tapes! It’s a classic clocking in at almost 90 minutes – and yes it’s all ska and reggae baby! Ask the internet for a track listing!

Black Friday 2021: MEPHISKAPHELES “Never Born Again” One Sided Digital Print LP – shipping beginning of January!

Longtime fans of MEPHISKAPHELES know that JUMP UP has reissued their first three classic full lengths on vinyl over the past decade, plus we’ve distributed their self titled mini-LP from 2015. In 2019 the band released a brand new 4 song EP and since then we’ve been trying to figure out how to make this a cool vinyl release. Then one day we were shown a process where a printer can put a digital print on a blank side of a record – and the idea behind the “NEVER BORN AGAIN” vinyl was born! MEPHISKAPHELES added two never before released demo versions brining the music side to 6 songs total, pressed on clear vinyl and limited to 500 copies. Due to the complex nature of this project this will remain a one time pressing! Originally set to ship out the second week of December, a pressing and printer delay unexpectedly kicked this to the beginning of January.

PAY ATTENTION: TOO HECTIC – CALIFORNIA SKA PUNK CD / Tape – 17 bands from the Golden State!

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).

Last Copies RSD 2017: RUDE GUEST Lost Chicago Ska 1982-1993″ LP vinyl / CD / TAPE

Celebrate RECORD STORE DAY 2017 with JUMP UP, and pick up our limited vinyl edition of the RUDE GUEST anthology! Marble vinyl, limited to 150 copies, comes with a DL code and a button! Not familiar with their story? During the early 80’s a small handful of bands kept the 2-Tone ska flame alive – Chicago’s RUDE GUEST was one of them! They released 4 limited edition cassettes before the US third wave kicked into full gear, and this release compiles all 16 songs from these tapes. Songs songs range from happy-go-lucky uptempo 2-Tone ska with a strong sax lead (think Madness or Bad Manners) to progressive roots reggae with a rock guitar lead and brooding 80’s keyboard. We first issued these tracks for CASSETTE STORE DAY back in October, and received some amazing press from the Chicago Reader – who did a full feature on the release including an interview with founding member Paul Schroeder. Read all about that HERE. Continue reading Last Copies RSD 2017: RUDE GUEST Lost Chicago Ska 1982-1993″ LP vinyl / CD / TAPE

REPRESS: VOID UNION “Return of The Super Vape” LP vinyl / CD / Tape

Void Union has a simple mission statement: preserve the Jamaican music of the 1960’s, collaborate with Ska’s originators, and actively recruit guest players from the ensembles that have proven equal to the task of reinventing the genre. On this brand new album David Hillyard (The Slackers), Steve Jackson (The Pietasters), Alex Desert {Hepcat), Jr Thomas, The Expanders all guest on what surely will become a modern ay classic! Top-shelf collaborations are nothing new, in the past Derrick Morgan, The Skatalites, Lynval Golding (The Specials), King Django, Angelo Moore (Fishbone), Chris Rhodes (The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Spring Heeled Jack),and David Hillyard (The Slackers, Hepcat) all have been featured on Void Union recordings. In November of 2010, Vin Gordon (The Skatalites, Bob Marley and the Wailers) joined the group for a watershed European tour. Thaddeus Merritt (Bass), Rick Smith (Drums), Rich Graiko (Trumpet), Alex Stern (Guitar, Keys), and Anant Pradhan(Tenor Sax), comprise Void Union’s core, but, the band’s philosophy lends itself to a collective atmosphere in which like-minded musicians sit in and assure that no show is the same as the one that preceded it. The audience at a gig is not a mere handful of die-hard Ska enthusiasts; a survey of the crowd yields suits, working stiffs, parents, children, dreadlocks, moptops, and…hipsters? All turn out to bear witness to a versatile ensemble that is as at ease providing the jazz-tinged instrumental foil to a Jamaican legend as it is leading a sing-along at a neighborhood bar. “Return Of The Super Vape available now on CD, limited edition tape, and vinyl limited to 300 copies. Orange vinyl limited to 200.

Cassette Week 2020 Official Releases! Tons of rare bonus material included!

Welcome to the magnificent seven of Cassette Week 2020! This year’s event is a bit different with everything going on these days, not to mention the multiple RSD drops (that just seem to keep coming) and the collapse of the label that ran Cassette Store Day USA for years. This year our friends at Tapehead City were so good to take over the event at the last minute and brand 2020 as CASSSTTE WEEK, which runs Sunday October 11th through Saturday October 17th, which was the original Cassette Store Day. Since shop participation is very spotty this year we recommend you call ahead to see if the store actually ordered the product. Anyway since you are already here at Jump Up HQ maybe you should pick these up from us! Just place the order below – the more you buy the more you save – email selections to jumpuprecords@gmail.com.  For more info on this year’s event visit www.cassetteweek.com or www.tapeheadcity.com 

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