The punk, reggae, folk concoction known as The Bastard Suns are in the midst of a 4 disc compilation release and a continual crosscountry promotional tour entitled “A Band For All Seasons”. Each EP features influences that set the tone of the season, with their latest edition showcasing ska inspired tracks that will have you on your feet and skanking. Songs like “Rudy Went Crazy” and “Lobrow Hijinks” capture the band’s infectiously fun spirit.“Onward and Upward” and “I’m Failing” declare their passion and dedication to music, an underlying theme conveyed in all of their previous albums. All four EPs include a cover fitted for the season’s sound. Spring’s energetic twist on Rod Stewart’s “Maggie May” is a clever addition infusing punk and ska into its traditional melody. With commanding vocals, brazen guitar solos, saavy bass, and rowdy drums that kickstart your night, this group insists you grab a pint and join the party.
- Kris Melton, Rock Fist Reviews