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If you were following the UK ska scene in the late 80s and 90s, you knew that The Trojans--purveyors of what their singer/songwriter Gaz Mayall dubbed Gaelic ska (60s JA ska meets Celtic traditional)--were one of the best and most beloved ska bands on the planet (read some Duff Guide to Ska background on Gaz and The Trojans here and here). It's been 14 terribly long years since The Trojans released their last record (1999's Desiderata), but news comes via Do the Dog Music that the new Trojans album titled Smash It! will be coming out this August on Gaz's Rockin Records in the UK and Ska in the World Records in Japan. The Trojans also will be doing a short Japanese tour in October (if you didn't know, Gaz and The Trojans are big in Japan).