Like the last series, there will be three 7-inches on black vinyl and three 7-inches on color vinyl (last year, it was white), and they’ll ship in three monthly installments of two 7-inches each, starting in July. Pre-orders start at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Friday, May 25 via the Ska Is Dead store.
And now, your hints as to who will be in this series, with my guesses after:
that STUBBORN guy
more international bands
solo stuff from several members of the Slackers
a band who made a SHIT-TON of money via Kickstarter.
two of the bands from the UnderComm/Asbestos Kickstarter series
Reunion bands: Could be Madness, English Beat, or the Specials, but that’s pretty unlikely. Maybe Suicide Machines, since Asbestos released that double LP last year.
Stubborn guy: King Django, who runs Stubborn Records and fronts the Stubborn All-Stars.
International bands: Could be any band currently on the scene. El Bosso & Die Ping Pongs, El Gran Miercoles, Rubén López & The Diatones … who knows?
Slackers solo members: Agent Jay and Dave Hillyard, most likely.
Band that made a shit-ton on Kickstarter: Five Iron Frenzy. Duh — $207,980 pledged for a $30,000 goal? Goal met in less than an hour (to say nothing of $80,000 in one day).
Two UnderCom/Asbestos Kickstarter bands: Pietasters, Pilfers, Edna’s Goldfish, and/or Spring Heeled Jack.