Saturday, May 28, 2011

100! (plus band of the day)

I just wanted to thank all you for helping me reach one hundred followers! You're all skanktastic!
And speaking of skanktastic I'm commemorating today by featuring my favorite ska band from Long Island, the now broken up Arrogant Sons of Bitches. The Arrogant Sons of Bitches (ASOB) was formed in 1995 by Joe Werfelman and Jeff Rosenstock. More members gradually joined their band, and in 1998 they recorded their first album, Released on Breaking the Law Records and titled Built to Fail. Following Built to Fail, the band experienced some success and played with bands such as Edna's Goldfish, Catch 22, and The Toasters. In 2000 they released their second album, Pornocracy.  At this point, many ASOB members quit the band to attend college. Eventually, a new lineup formed in 2001, and recorded All the Little Ones Are Rotting in 2002. In 2003 the band decided to follow the Warped Tour, playing outside of the venues. After a while they were invited into the tour. In 2004 the band completed recording most of the album Three Cheers For Disappointment. At this point the band was starting to break up, and Jeff started a new band, Bomb the Music Industry!  The album was finally released in 2006, and the band broke up officially.                                                            The Arrogant Sons of Bitches
After the band broke up some of the members went on to form Bomb the Music Industry! another major name in LI ska
                                                               Bomb the Music Industry!
                                                             
Key boardist and back up vocalist Jay Tea (aka JT Turret) went on to record a solo record called "I threw away your demo"  in 2005. Honoring the title track, the CD was actually packaged in other artist's discarded demo CD cases that he accumulated during his time as a Talent Buyer, Radio DJ, and Major Label Intern.This was followed by a full-length genre-bending album of Ani DiFranco covers entitled "Loaded Cannon", released for free online in 2007. A CD called "Demo(n)", including 20 songs with Jay Tea playing every instrument, was sold on tour in 2008-09. Jay Tea is currently the lead singer for the Brooklyn, NY band HELLO NURSE and keyboardist for Long Island ska-punk supergroup NIX86.
                                                         Jay Tea - I threw away your Demo
                                                                
Other band members went on to play in Let Me Crazy, and the Rocky Sullivans

You can find ASOB's, Bomb the Music Industry!'s, and Let Me Crazy's albums free to download on Jeff Rosenstock's record label's site. They're the first ever run solely on donation record label!

http://quoteunquoterecords.com/

The Nix 86's tour dates can be found on their site and they are playing a benefit for Japan this friday in New York City so make it if you can!

http://thenix86.com/

Jay Tea's free to download cover album Loaded Canon can be found here

http://snevesneve.com/jaytea/Loaded%20Cannon/

Hello Nurse's site has both tour dates and free downloads of the bands albums

http://hellonurse.com/

Enjoy all the awesome free music, you guys deserve it!  =D

34 comments:

  1. going to have to check them out. I love bands from that area. congratulations on getting 100 followers.

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  2. Congratulations, that's excellent!
    Quality tracks as always.

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  3. Congrats man! I've seen BTMI several times in concert and they have been one of my favorites for years.

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  4. Never heard of ASOB, will check them out, tnx.

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  5. Not many ska bands can rock it in 6/8. ASOB does a good job. It's a mix of sea shanty and ska.

    Love it, and grats on the 100.

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  6. The Arrogant Sons of a Bitches. They sound lovely.xD

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  7. Nice songs, thanks for sharing.

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  8. I'll take a listen during my study break

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  9. Congrats...but skanktastic?....interesting word

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  10. @Sean: Used to refer to really good danceable ska music. Comes from the words skank meaning ska dancing, and fantastic, which is self explanatory.
    ex: Dude, that ska band was totally skanktastic!

    I personally also use it as a compliment =P

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  11. congrats! Hopefully I'll be there soon!

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  12. Nice post, and congrats on 100 followers. I loved the music too.

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  13. music kool i liked it overall but i dont know if it is my favorite

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  14. Congrats on two things first and foremost winning my follower of the week on my blog of the week! And also congrats on the 100 followers keep up the good work!

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  15. congrats on your achievement :) these bands are quite new to me but I like them +followed

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  16. Nice!! You have a good blog, so in no time you'll have a lot more followers!

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  17. im growing a liking for ska music :3 keep it up bro!

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  18. Hello nurse are amazing! and that coming from a nurse ahah!

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  19. Sounds pretty good. Thanks.

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  20. Interesting post. Keep em coming.

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  21. ASOB is one of my favorite bands period. But I can't get into BTMI

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  22. Dirty rotten imbeciles went ska

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  23. Nix 86 is so cool, kind of that old school skank...love it.

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