California independent label, Bad Time Records, will be releasing a split 7” at the beginning of June. The release pairs Philadelphia’s soul-ska outfit, Catbite with East Bay’s newest ska-punk trio Omnigone – featuring members of the late 90’s ska-core band Link 80. Catbite and Omnigone released their debut albums on Bad Time Records last year and quickly developed a fond appreciation of each others music.
To celebrate their new found e-friendship, both bands decided to cover one another and put their personal touch on it. Additionally, Catbite recorded a cover of the classic Clash tune White Riot while Omnigone did an updated version of Link 80’s Nothing New. You can listen to Catbite’s take on White Riot via YouTube below.
“We had just learned a bunch of two-tone ska songs and a couple clash songs for a local London Calling Anniversary show. So I said, fuck it let’s record the punkest, least ska song we know right now for this. Thus White Riot.” said Tim Hildebrand of Catbite.
Pre-orders for the split 7” are live at Bad Time Records. You can grab it on digital or vinyl and it will be out on June 5th.
More on Catbite? Catbite is Brittany, Tim, Ben & Chris. Blending ska with 50’s rock, soul & punk, their sound is simultaneously classic & forward-thinking. It’s music for the next generation of punks, you could put it on and dance with your grandmother to it. Their debut self-titled release via Bad Time Records has been well received by the music community, often sited as being a definitive example of how ska can be done right.