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Formed in 1997, FOLLY puts a wildly eclectic spin on your garden variety ska, punk, metal, and hardcore sounds. Never ones to paint within the lines, FOLLY proudly challenges listeners to join them in their genre-bending songs and their chaotic live shows. Stagedives, singalongs, and skankin’ to the rhythm, it all happens here…and it’s a beautiful thing. Based out of Sussex County, New Jersey, FOLLY released several demos, 2 EP’s, and two full length albums on Triple Crown Records. Insanity Later (2004) was met with its share of fanfare and confusion. As they say, if you know…you know. The band toured the U.S. consistently and released Resist Convenience (2006), its namesake a nod to the band’s chosen path: Doing things your own way, even if it’s the hard way. They lived in a van for months at a time, playing every VFW hall, basement bar, or house show they could. They lived out the punk rock dream to its logical conclusion. The band ended things in 2008. After a few years, they decided on a less fatalistic approach to their activity having risen from their musical grave for a variety of festival dates and special appearances. 2019 saw the 15 year anniversary of FOLLY’s debut album. The band celebrated this milestone with a vinyl reissue of Insanity Later, adding a reimagined artwork and layout, put out by old friends at Triple Crown Records. The band re-emerged in 2022 with a heightened level of activity, with lives dates and new releases planned.
KILL LINCOLN blends no-bullshit ska-punk with addictive rock anthems, throwing in the energy of a basement hardcore show for good measure. Their recklessly fun punk ethics collide with quality musicianship, sounding like the bastard son of Kid Dynamite and Streetlight Manifesto.
If you're not circle-pitting then you're probably screaming along, and humming the horn lines while you're nursing your hangover the next day. Mixing in elements of hardcore, skate punk, and pop-punk, there's something for everyone…as long as everyone likes it fast and fun.
Catbite is a neo-two tone ska band from Philadelphia formed in May of 2018. Influenced by the jolting energy of The Specials, The Selector’s edged lyrics, and Elvis Costello‘s love of melody, the group cranks out short, catchy tunes that usually have a deeper meaning… and sometimes don’t. The band’s debut self-titled lp was released in 2019 on Bad Time Records and has sold out of the first 2 pressings with the 3rd pressing available now. The highly anticipated sophomore album, “Nice One” , also released on Bad Time Records, was released on August 6, 2022 and was accompanied with a sold out hometown show, and followed by extensive touring. Nice One includes hits like “Call Your Bluff”, “Excuse Me Miss”, and the soulful rocksteady tune, “Bad Influence”. You can catch Catbite bringing their energetic live show all over the United States, Canada, and Austrailia this year.