Meet The Interrupters (Again!)


The_Interrupters_CoverThe Interrupters debut album was released this past Tuesday (August 5). I excitedly downloaded the Deluxe Edition early that morning, and, have been spinning it all week between other recent punk releases from The Porcelain Doll Collection and The Objex [post coming soon!]. The Interrupters are a ska/punk band from Los Angeles, CA, fronted by Aimee Interrupter (aka Aimee Allen) on vocals, with brothers Kevin Bivona on guitar, Justin Bivona on bass, and Jesse Bivona on drums. The band’s self-titled debut was produced by Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong for his HellCat Records. Armstrong also co-wrote all of the songs with The Interrupters, some of whom have played, previously, with his side project Time Timebomb and Friends. Kevin Bivona got to know Tim Armstrong when he toured, as the keyboard player, with Armstrong‘s other side project Transplants [with Travis Barker of Blink-182] in 2005. Hellcat Records press kit says: “Bound by their rebel spirit and deep love for 2 Tone, The Interrupters make super-high-energy ska-punk that’s equal parts catchy and confrontational.” With Allen‘s gravelly voice and Armstrong‘s undeniable influence, they sound like Brody Dalle [Armstrong‘s ex] fronting Rancid on punkier songs like my favorites “Take Back the Power” and “Liberty”, or Dalle fronting The Specials on the more 2 Tone-esque tracks like, well, every other track on this excellent album. Other favorites include “A Friend Like Me”, “Can’t Be Trusted”, “Easy On You” and “This Is the New Sound”. The latter track sounds like The Clash circa Sandinista! (1980). I embedded the official videos for “A Friend Like Me” and “Family” (featuring Tim Armstrong), and the audio-only video for “Take Back the Power” in my other post, so listen to “Liberty” here …

And, just for the hell of it, let’s listen to my all-time favorite Rancid song …

That song is so insanely addictive!


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