All right, so we can always use new music and isn’t it better when its free? We at The Ska Mission agree which is why, once a week, we’d like to provide you with linkage to free music! Keep in mind, some of these albums may have a “name your price,” setup, so we’d encourage you to at least throw a few bucks at em, but regardless, come one, come all and download some free tunes!
PACIFIC SOUND SYSTEM: VOLUME ONE
This compilation of tracks came out in 2014 and features bands mostly from the Pacific Northwest/British Columbia, as it was put together by members of The Brass Action, a punk rockabilly sounding ska group from Vancouver. You definitely don’t get cheated as it features 26 of the most notable groups from the region, including Los Furios, Easy Big Fella, The Georgetown Orbits, Dope Soda, The Longshots, Wet City Rockers and more!
A few of my personal faves include:
Great, catchy singalong organ driven song from three of the members of Los Furios. Very full sound and great lyrical content!
The Godfathers of Seattle Ska and Moon Ska Vets, Easy Big Fella, added this awesome unreleased track.
Finally, one of the earliest recordings from Simple Minded Symphony, and while a bit raw, it definitely shows the awesome arrangements and songwriting they’ve continued to build on as well as the potential for where they are taking their music.
So, check out this great free comp available HERE (web site: pacificsoundsystem.bandcamp.com/album/pacific-sound-system) and stay tuned for next week’s edition.
Also, if you have free or name your price Ska related music that you would like considered for this feature, please email a link to your tunes to email@example.com with “FREEBIE” in the subject line. ENJOY!