There are a crazy number of really promising ska and reggae records dropping in the near future (The Skints, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, Phoenix City All-stars, Bionic Rats, and The Selecter), making my list of albums to review longer and longer (particularly since I have a backlog of releases to review from the Reggay Lords, Hub City Stompers, The Bishops, The Copacetics, The New Limits, and others)!
My "burden" grows heavier with the new double-LP (at 45 RPMs!) from LA ska/reggae supergroup The Lions, who are releasing Soul Riot tomorrow on Stones Throw (check out samples of the album here).
Ska fans will be interested to know that members of The Lions include Deston Berry and Alex Désert of Hepcat, Malik Moore of The Bullets and Ocean 11, and Black Shakespeare (cousin of Robbie Shakespeare of Sly and Robbie).
Can't wait to review this--and all the other releases from bands listed above--in the near future.