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Wicked Sounds 2014: The Snails – Songs From The Hydrogen Jukebox

So you are wondering why all around the ska world people start talking about The Snails as the next hot thing? Just listen to “Songs From The Hydrogen Jukebox” and you know why. Yes, their original retro mix of old Jamaican styles, American Rock’n’Roll and Soul Music puts the band from Philadelphia in the USA near The Slackers. But, while clearly being influenced by the big New Yorker brothers, the Snails are bound to go to places very much their own. There is some strength in the songwriting and production that I haven’t heard for quite some time. And this combined with a certain carelessness, from the laid-back guitar licks to the daring harmonies, makes “Songs From The Hydrogen Jukebox” a pleasure you wouldn’t want to miss, do you? Powered by King Django, out on Asbestos Records and Stubborn Records.

released 13 May 2014
The Snails:
Todd Fausnacht- guitar/vocals
Tim Hildebrand- guitar/vocals
Kyle Williams- organ/vocals
Ben Parry- bass/vocals
Josh Parry- drums/vocals

Guest Musicians:
Dave Hillyard- saxophone
Jeff Baker- trombone

Recorded by Kyle Williams in Lititz, PA
Mixed and Edited by Kyle Williams
Mastered by King Django at Version City Studios in New Brunswick, NJ

Calling all wicked REGGAE STEADY SKA bands: Send us links to your new soundcloud, bandcamp, or reverbnation sounds – we will do our best to spread them.

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With his Ska band The Braces (1984-1991, 2000-2006) Joachim Uerschels released three albums for Unicorn, Pork Pie and Mad Butcher Records. He lives in Cologne, Germany as a writer and musician. In 2016, he published his solo debut album "Songbook Vol. II" as Joe ScholesJoe Scholes
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