This was one of the many ska
bands to come out of Southern California
in the mid 90s... They have been around since at least 1997; unfortunately they recently announced that they are breaking up
. They were one of the better indie ska bands of that genre
. Their original
CD was called 'Feeling Sorry for the Hearts we've Broken
' and was a very small-scale, limited
release cd. It had some good stuff on it; my favorite was 'I must be Stupid
'. Their second album, Nothing To Prove
, was even better. My favorites from that CD were 'rolled
' and 'nothing to prove
'. They later released a joint CD with Slow Gherkin
. By this time, their large band was losing members. After this CD, they created a few more songs and came out with a 'best of' album, but not much new stuff came out.
Their sound was much like many of the ska bands of their time, with a bit of self-described 'rockabilly'; a lot less punk influence than most of the ska bands of the time; and even a half-rap song at the end of 'nothing to prove'. Like many ska bands, this band had something like 9 members and was dominated by horns. This was one of the last bands to stay pure ska and stay together; it is too bad that they are breaking up now.