For those who didn’t know, ska is not as dead as you might think. After all in the last year or so, Five Iron Frenzy managed to raise close to a billion dollars for their reunion album on Kickstarter and websites like Indie Vision Music have manage to put together a couple of compilation albums featuring a number of current ska bands. Thumper Punk records has now released the debut album from the New Jersey ska band No Lost Cause.
Formed in 2010 in Tom’s River, New Jersey, No Lost Cause was created according to the band’s Facebook page “to bring hope to the listeners while putting out some music you might be able to tap your foot or nod your head to.” Ska certainly has the potential to do just that, and NLC is certainly filled with catchy hooks. For those who only know ska through the O.C. Supertones and similar bands, you will find similar song structure and sounds that are familiar, but with one difference in that No Lost Cause is a three-piece band without a horn section. Continue reading »