SLACKERS, THE: Don’t Let the Sunlight Fool Ya: LP

Jul 20, 2022

These famous NYC ska stalwarts formed over three decades ago. Best known as one of the premiere bands of the 1990s ska revival, this is their first full-length in a whopping seven years. I’m not an expert in these subgenres, but this album seems to favor traditional reggae more so than the related ska and rocksteady that the Slackers are renowned for. It’s extraordinarily well recorded and demonstrates what thirty years as a band can lead to. In related news, make sure to check out Razorcake’s Ska Phase and When Horns Are Okay, two different podcast approaches to horn-infused music that might change your mind if you think you’re not a proponent. –Art Ettinger (Pirates Press, piratespressrecords.com)

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