1. JER is the solo/original song writing project for internet superstar SKATUNE NETWORK. Their music is exactly what the global ska scene needs.
2. THE BRUCE LEE BAND keeps getting better and better with each release.
3. JEFF ROSENSTOCK released his album “No Dream” at the beginning of 2021 and then 4 months later released an all ska version of the same album that was way better called Ska Dream and that is what this track is from
4. CATBITE’s album last year was very highly anticipated and it did not disappoint, I feel like this is kind of the sleeper hit from that album
5. WE ARE THE UNION released the queer ska soundtrack last year that I keep going back to! It’s so good!
6. SYNERGY CORP is a newer new wave band that released an EP last year that is very good. I hope to hear more (and potentially release something) from this group in the future!
7. MAN-CAT released an EP last year on Related Records and it rules. First release in over 7 years, please get yourself a copy.
.8. CARTEL MADRAS is making the best trap music right now; I don’t care if I might be wrong.
9. SHELBY SWAIN released a Christmas album last year that has put all other holiday music to shame. Honestly this is the only holiday music I ever want to hear ever again.
10. My friend Robbie from PLAYBOY MANBABY released a 7” of short internet songs last year that pretty great, this track is one of my favorites.
11. JAY SHINGLE is a comedian that is mostly known for his Ordinary People Meme’s Instagram or his hard times articles, but what I like most about this guy, is his whisper-vocal, lo-fi, bedroom pop recordings. So I put out a tape for him last year!
12. CHER STRAUBERRY who is a dear friend and inspiration to me, released a record last year of solo bedroom recordings and its easily in my top 5 favorite releases from last year.
13. DIMITRIAM is the one of the many solo projects of Dimitri from GOLDEN BOOTS and he wrote and recorded a tape of great songs last year while his bandmate was on vacation.
14. THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS released a visually brilliant album last year called BOOK and honestly, I haven’t listened to it very thoroughly yet but, this track stands out to me upon 1-2 listens.
15. DINOSAUR LOVE released a mini comic/zine/digital album last year about the oil industry called “Extinction Stinks” and it rules. Only a handful are left so pick one up when you can.
16. YARD ACT released one of my most played EP’s of all time last year; I love everything I have heard from this band so far.
17. AMYL & THE SNIFFERS released a great album last year; this track is very fun and fast. Makes me wish I could see them live.
18. SLEAFORD MODS released a great album last year called “Spare Ribs” I think it’s one of their best works.
19. THE LIPSCHITZ have a very early 2000’s no wave sound that I miss and adore, the LP from last year is really great!
20. I love that since the pandemic SOFT SHOULDER has become JAMES FELLA writing and recording the best/most unhinged music in the bands career.
21. 80HD is a Queer - New York based hardcore/thrash punk band that rules. They released a tape last year that I love.
22. AJ CORTES & THE BURGLARS is one of the many solo projects of an 11 year old punk from Miami, Florida. Everything this kid puts out is good! This LUMPY & THE DUMPERS cover seemed like a great way to end the mix