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Five Songs, 8/19/2017

Totally forgot to post yesterday. I'm super flaky this week. Sorry about that! Here's some music for today, at least.

Less Than Jake, "The Troubles"

A few things distinguish Less Than Jake from the many other ska-punk bands that all started up at roughly the same time. The first is that they were more punk than ska, refusing to be tied down to the gimmick. The second is that the quality of their songs was, in general, much stronger than most of their peers. The third is probably the most important, which is that they lasted for forever. I've got eight albums from them, and I don't think I have their entire discography. I think their sweet spot is from Losing Streak through Anthem, personally. This song comes from their most recent album, though.

Gas Huffer, "Matt's Mood"

The return of Seattle's garage/punk Gas Huffer, with a song from what I think is their best album, The Inhuman Ordeal of Secret Agent Gas Huffer. Have I mentioned how

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