VOODOO GLOW SKULLS
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA STREET MUSIC
Sixteen years and counting, the California sextet Voodoo Glow Skulls still sound as impassioned as they did from their start on SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA STREET MUSIC. The latest 12-track jaunt by the brothers Casillas and company finds the band's blending of ska, Latin, punk, and metal to be as on point and fierce as ever, complete with political overtones on tracks like "When the World Stops Turning" and "Morning Air Raid Sirens". Armed with a plethora of weighty rhythms and adorned with the usual triple threat of horns that helped define the group's sound, tracks like "While My City Sleeps" and the rousing "Fire in the Dancehall" soundly debukes the myth that ska and heavy shouldn't mix. Whether you like to skank, dance, or mosh, this veteran troupe has you covered on their latest crossover affair.