Ska band Reel Big Fish did it again and after six long years they've released out a new record, aptly named Life Sucks...Let's Dance!
The record starts off with the up-tempo title track "Life Sucks...Let's Dance!" accompanied by a powerful brass solo. The song is fueled by relatable lyrics such as "Why can't we all just get along? We're all different notes/but we're in the same song," and "Maybe if we have some fun we won't feel so bad," kicking the album off on a high note.
"You Can't Have All Of Me," slows down the pace for a bit but heavily picks up near the end. As the lead single, it goes into the very real life trials and tribulations of being a working class adult in today's world.
The second single off of the record is "Ska Show," this song has a lot of energy and has the makings of a classic ska track. With the lyrics referencing bringing everyone "downtown to the ska show," it has a very welcoming and inclusive message.
Life Sucks...Let's Dance" is out now with all things considered, the record is 14 tracks of an all around good time.
Reel Big Fish will be touring throughout January and the beginning of February with MEST and Bikini Trill. You can catch them in any of the following cities:
1.11.19: Big Bear Lake, CA - The Cave
1.12.19: Fresno, CA - Strummer's
1.13.19: Sacramento, CA- Ace Of Spades
1.15.19: Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
1.16.19: Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
1.16.19: Jackson Hole, WY - Pink Garter Theatre
1.19.19: Billings, MT - The Pub Station
1.20.19: Missoula, MT - The Wilma
1.22.19: Fargo, ND - Sanctuary Events Center
1.23.19: Des Moines, IA - Wooly's
1.25.19: Bloomington, IL - The Castle Theatre
1.26.19: Columbia, MO - The Blue Note
1.27.19: Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
1.29.19: San Antonio, TX - The Aztec Theatre
1.30.19: Dallas, TX - House Of Blues
1.31.19: Lubbock, TX - Jake's Backroom
2.01.19: Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
2.02.19: Tucson, AZ - The Rock
Let us know what you think of the new record!