The Screw-Ups Migrate to Boston and Release Self-Titled EP

the screw ups ep cover artFor all the negative things that have put Newtown, CT in the news, it will always be a musical hub in my mind. I grew up a few towns over and the Newtown Teen Center had a somewhat mythical status. I’m not sure I could name all of the bands I saw in high school that came out of Newtown. Connecticut-based punk/ska record label Asbestos Records credits the town with being the catalyst for the label’s creation.

It’s only fitting that a great ska/reggae act, still new to Boston, originated there. The Screw-Ups cite The Slackers, Toots and the Maytals, and Sublime as some of their influences. Personally, I’m hearing much some very two-tone sounds off of their April 2013 EP release, and I’m totally┬ádigging their danceable rhythms and the sound of the single sax. This six track EP is available on bandcamp on a pay-what-you-can basis; give a listen below. A few more tunes can be found on soundcloud.

I’m excited to both welcome some fellow CT ex-pats as well as more traditional ska to the current Boston ska mix! They don’t have any gigs scheduled at the moment due to a thumb injury (ouch), but they’re booking for late july onward.

The Screw-Ups – Holes in My Pockets

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