These days it seems that scores of well-established musical acts have taken to reuniting and touring, most often in a nostalgic, ‘remember when’ effort to re-establish relevance or appeal to an aging fan base. But let’s face it – times have changed, and what was once cutting-edge music now falls into kitschy, dated moments from yesteryear.
There’s one musical legend that refuses to fall into such a category. U.K. ska/two-tone band, The Selecter, is back on the saddle with a brand new album, Subculture, which is set for a U.S. release in October. The band originally formed in Coventry, England in 1979, when lead singer Pauline Black first met Gaps Hendrickson, whose Caribbean background infused the band’s music with the early ska/reggae style that came out of Jamaica. Since then, The Selecter has been on the forefront of uniting people from all walks of life with their poignant views on disparity, multiculturalism, and senseless violence. With Subculture, the messages are timelier than ever.
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