Catbite Covers “White Riot” For New Split, Out Now
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Catbite and Omnigone Announce Covers Split
California independent label, Bad Time Records, released a unique split 7-inch at the start of June. The release pairs Philadelphia’s soul-ska outfit, Catbite with East Bay’s newest ska-punk trio Omnigone – featuring members of the beloved 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 stream Catbite’s take on “White Riot” right now at The Key. “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.” – Tim Hildebrand (Catbite)
Catbite is Brittany, Tim, Ben & Chris. To the uninitiated: they are your new favorite band, you just don’t know it yet. 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 on 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.