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.
Originally formed in 2010 by Ali Culotta and Danny Portilla, Stop The Presses has come a long way since their early days in Miami. The band deliver an incredible mix of traditional ska & reggae with pop hooks – new wave style and punk rock attitude with a splash of British 2-Tone. In 2019, they released “Money in the Bank”, produced by Agent Jay and featuring Dave Hillyard of The Slackers. This album quickly put the band on the international map with it’s a retro 80s sensibility and modern edge that won over ska fans of all types! Lockdown 2020 brought multiple high profile live streams, collaborative videos, and their “Dub in the Bank” 7 inch release. In 2021, Stop the Presses hit the ground running with an east coast tour, a stand out performance at Supernova Ska Festival and the contribution of their single “Make the Best of It” for the Jump Up / Supernova Alpha Boys School benefit double album “SKA CARES”. In 2022 the band recorded their second full length “Got It” right before heading out on an extensive US tour including an official SXSW showcase and a return performance at Supernova. This new album was entirely recorded in Brooklyn, mixed once again by AGENT JAY at STABBY ROAD. Eight tracks that prove how exciting and diverse a modern traditional ska band can be! Includes a fantastic cover of Bikini Kill’s “Rebel Girl”! As Agent Jay describes them: “A live natural feel, but a big sound with detailed arrangements.” Available on blue vinyl, compact disc, and cassette tape!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Continue reading CASSETTE WEEK 2022 release still available!
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!