Planet Smashers 'Mixed Messages' (album stream)
Published Mar 31, 2014Canadian ska icons Planet Smashers are back with another LP, Mixed Messages, and Exclaim! are bringing you a full-length stream of the set now before you can pick it up, pick it up, pick it up in stores.
The record is the band's eighth full-length and first since 2011's Descent into the Valley of the Planet Smashers. The 13-song effort promises more of the Planet Smashers' patented blend of "two-tone ska, new wave, punk rock and pop sensibilities," big on up-ticked guitar strokes, melodic brass melodies and playful arrangements.
Down below, among other numbers, you'll find the group looking towards the future with the nostalgia eschewing, "awoo"-heavy relationship number "Tear It Up," lacing wild sax blasts, a punky pace and more around the beer-pounding "You Guys Are Assholes, Let's Party," and traditional island rhythms on the bittersweet but bouncy "Can't Stay Anymore."
Mixed Messages arrives April 8 through Stomp Records. In support of the record the band have a bunch of Canadian dates lined up, and you can see all those here. Also, you can pre-order Mixed Messages over here.
UPDATE: This stream was available for one week only and is no longer available.