SLACKERS: Blue: 7”

Jan 26, 2021

My favorite dub is heavy dub, the spacious King Tubby tracks with python bass ripples, booming drums, mysterious echoes and big band horns that blare from out of nowhere. Long-running scholars of ska The Slackers have studiously recreated that sound on this voting-themed single. “Blue” seems more like a love song than a political one, calling out a different color in every verse, but it comes with a Vote Blue sticker and a dubbed-out remix on the B-Side. Meet these rockers uptown. –Chris Terry (Pirates Press)