Putting Paper Chase In Neat; Manageable; Piles

MP3 über-sleuth Dan turned me onto this track a year ago and I didn’t get it. I get it now. Some music is like that. Honestly I didn’t like spinach when I was little, and now I love it. So it is with some music. Not everything makes sense right away. And not all music fits into neat manageable piles. This is dark, complex and delicious. Like spinach.

The Paper Chase
“Neat; Manageable; Piles” (download mp3)
from “Young Bodies Heal Quickly, You Know”
(Beatville Records)
“Neat; Manageable; Piles” (play)
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The Paper Chase – “When (And If) The Big One Hits, I’ll Just Meet You There” (mp3)

The Paper Chase – “When (And If) The Big One Hits, I’ll Just Meet You There” (play)

If you have ever lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, you probably already know this deal. When the faults decide to wiggle the map, and all the phones and networks go down, we’ve already got a meeting spot worked out with the ones we love. And we don’t worry much, living as we do in one of the most beautiful and culturally rich places on earth. The Paper Chase captures that Sword of Damocles lifestyle perfectly in this bold and novel piece. Gorgeously arranged analog keyboards and creatively processed drums set the stage for an existential vocal meltdown. A most entertaining 9 minute catastrophe. Enjoy.

The Paper Chase
“When (And If) The Big One Hits… I’ll Just Meet You There” (mp3)
from “Young Bodies Heal Quickly, You Know”
(Beatville Records)
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The Paper Chase’ Big Plans for the Big One

If you have ever lived in the San Francisco bay area, you probably already know this deal. When the faults decide to wiggle the map, and all the phones and networks go down, we’ve already got a meeting spot worked out with the ones we love. And we don’t worry much, living as we do in one of the most beautiful and culturally rich places on earth. The Paper Chase captures that Sword of Damocles lifestyle perfectly in this bold and novel piece. Gorgeously arranged analog keyboards and creatively processed drums set the stage for an existential vocal meltdown. A most entertaining 9 minute catastrophe. Enjoy.

The Paper Chase
“When (And If) The Big One Hits… I’ll Just Meet You There” (download mp3)
from “Young Bodies Heal Quickly, You Know”
(Beatville Records)
When and If The Big One Hits Ill Just Meet You There (play)

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Kid Chaos makes Punk Rock Catnip

A punk rock song about a kitteh? A cool dark feline, creepin’ thru the night? A sleek slinky tom on the scene? Well, yeah. Kid Chaos is all about fun, and they don’t like preaching with their punk rock – all of which you can gather from this ridiculous and entertaining tale of adventure and mayhem. Essence o’ 3rd wave “ska” horns, growling guitars and a breakneck Rancid-esque tempo, provide the purrfect romping ground for our rogue hero, “Lee Vee The Cat.” Superfan is all smitten like a kitten.

Kid Chaos
“Lee Vee The Cat” (download mp3)
from “Love In The Time Of Scurvy”
(Beatville Records)
Lee Vee The Cat (play)

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Forty Marshas – “Sold Me Out” mp3

Forty Marshas – “Sold Me Out” mp3

Funny, funny, funny. I admit, I was skeptical when I heard the first line of this, the yowling, snarling singer, yelping away like Johnny Rotten as a pissed off 14 year-old Rancid fan in the most boring suburb of America. But by the second line, I was hooked! And yes, I want to hear more so I’ll dig deeper into the jagged punk pop of Forty Marshas. Forty Marshas. Forty Marshas Brady? My goodness, that would be a thing. Or is it another Marsha? Must know, must know.. This is a Kinks cover that these Marshas hauled over the punk rock mountains.

Forty Marshas
“Sold Me Out” (mp3)
from “Forty Marshas”
(Beatville Records)

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Freetown – “Skaffic Jam” mp3

Freetown – “Skaffic Jam” mp3

Busting a riddim in the style of the Skatalites, with a dab of the Specials, and heaping helpings of ska love, UK’s Freetown delivers everything you would want from a track entitled “Skaffic Jam.” One-chord hypnotic upbeat patrol? Check! Wikkid and wiley horn solos with smokin’ jazz chops? Check! Toasting vocals chiming in with all the “shika-shikas” and “get-em-ups?” But yes! Why, it’s enough to make a SuperFan skank up the walls. Best selection for drive time today!

Freetown
“Skaffic Jam” (mp3)
from “Painless”
(Beatville Records)

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“Skaffic Jam” inna Freetown

Freetown – “Skaffic Jam”

Busting a riddim in the style of the Skatalites, with a dab of the Specials, and heaping helpings of ska love, UK’s Freetown delivers everything you would want from a track entitled “Skaffic Jam.” One-chord hypnotic upbeat patrol? Check! Wikkid and wiley horn solos with smokin’ jazz chops? Check! Toasting vocals chiming in with all the “shika-shikas” and “get-em-ups?” But yes! Why, it’s enough to make a SuperFan skank up the walls. Best selection for drive time today!

Freetown
“Skaffic Jam” (mp3)
from “Painless”
(Beatville Records)

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Bim Skala Bim Skala Bim-@h!

Bim Skala Bim – “Hardest Of The Parts”

Ska from Boston? Boston, MA? Why yes, Dorothy. Stranger things have happened. Bim Skala Bim was in fact, part of a small wave of dedicated American ska bands that formed in the early 80’s, shortly after the two-tone era ended. Along with The Toasters, The Uptones, Fishbone, the Untouchables and a few other notables, Bim brought ska to another generation and opened the road for bands like Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish. This one’s for the rude boys and girls. Keep on skankin’. Yeah, you know Superfan is modded up, I may even visit the Ska Shrine one day.

Bim Skala Bim
“Hardest Of The Parts” (mp3)
from “Krinkle”
(Beatville Records)

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Doing the Ska on Eastern Standard Time

Eastern Standard Time – “Tick Tock”

Shwweeeet up-tempo instrumental ska from E.S.T. baybee. Man, these guys can REALLY play! Ska music has become a very wide genre umbrella, ranging from punky 3rd wave stuff all the way to jazzy ska like this outstanding track.

Eastern Standard Time
“Tick Tock” (mp3)
from “Second Hand”
(Beatville Records)

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Selling Out the Forty Marshas

Forty Marshas – “Sold Me Out”

Funny, funny, funny. I admit, I was skeptical when I heard the first line of this, the yowling, snarling singer, yelping away like Johnny Rotten as a pissed off 14 year-old Rancid fan in the most boring suburb of America. But by the second line, I was hooked! And yes, I want to hear more so I’ll dig deeper into the jagged punk pop of Forty Marshas. Forty Marshas. Forty Marshas Brady? My goodness, that would be a thing. Or is it another Marsha? Must know, must know.. This is a Kinks cover that these Marshas hauled over the punk rock mountains.

Forty Marshas
“Sold Me Out” (mp3)
from “Forty Marshas”
(Beatville Records)

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