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Nothing Ever Changes (new release!)
The followup to their self-titled EP, this progressively-driven album still stays true to the members’ ska roots. And for all the skeptical Detonate fans, don’t you worry. The guys still know how to play punk, as is shown later on in the album. This album is being co-released with our buds at Community Records. So make sure to head over there and see what they’ve got for ya.
The Saddest EP (new release!)
A while back, I told Matt that if he tried, he could probably write the saddest album I’ve ever heard. While writing this, he stopped temporarily, and decided he didn’t want to release it. But we got him to come around. Love this album.
|The Best Of The Worst
Quarter Life Crisis
Released in physical form a little over a year ago, this is a fantastic ska-punk album, taking elements of punk, ska, hardcore, super troupers, mixed-meter times, and lead singer Jason Selvaggio being really pissed off. Great music, great message, best dudes, intense debut full-length. Download it here, but also buy the cd when you see them.
Season Finale (new release!)
Matt writes a lot of music, but this time, instead of just releasing a full-length, he wanted to release two EPs. In The Saddest EP, all songs are just Matt with an acoustic guitar. But in Season Finale, Matt wrote six fully-orchestrated reggae songs. This zip file includes liner notes, but you can also check Matt’s myspace page for other cool stuff.
|The Positive Downside
Ska. In my opinion, The Positive Downside is/was the best ska band in the north east. They’ve been inactive for a while, but this album came out last year, and is still in heavy rotation in my car stereo. Great solos, fun covers, straight up good ska. Dig it. For fans of The Slackers, The Toasters, and other really talented, chill ska bands.
|Babylon Party Machine
God Hates Babylon Party Machine
With Wixson’s typical harsh sarcasm and biting honesty well in tact, this album represents the hardships faced by homosexual individuals in America, as seen through the eyes of one particular musician. GHBPM goes from discussing how Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church is a disgusting and evil individual, to covering Leftover Crack’s “Gay Rude Boys Unite.” Being a Babylon Party Machine release, it is fully-orchestrated via the magic of computer programming. Awesome!
Yes. Matt Wixson has four releases today, totaling to roughly half of the albums we have released since we started this label last year. This album is very mixed topically, going from “Makin Ska” a ska song about ska bands in the scene who don’t want to be labeled as such, to “C.R.E.A.M.” which is not a Wu Tang cover, to “Incompatible” one of the saddest acoustic Matt Wixson songs I’ve ever heard. This and God Hates… were both released on Caffeine Tambourine previously, but Matt asked us to host them also, and we were more than happy to!
|The Cutoff Frequency
The Frequency Of Love
Last, but certainly not least, this is the predecessor to TCF’s “Back To The Underpass.” I love this album, as it is fun and nostalgic for me. They didn’t ask me to post this, I asked them. For fans of power-pop, 90’s pop-punk, and anything with fun synth lines. Enjoy. ❤
Thank you all for being interested in this. I hope you find something you can connect with and enjoy in all of this awesomeness.
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