Just when you think we’re all tapped out in the blast-from-the-past department, along comes another bulletin that will set your head spinning. Yes, they’re still out there. Yes, they’re still making music. And on Dec. 6, Boston’s badass kings of ska-punk The Mighty Mighty BossTones will return with a brand-new comeback record to show everybody how it’s done.
Ironically titled “The Magic Of Youth,” the set was overseen by noted punk producer Ted Hutt (of Gaslight Anthem/Dropkick Murphys renown) and will be released on the band’s own Big Rig Records.
In their native Boston, the BossTones have been extremely busy, however — they just played two sold-out nights at the city’s Fenway Park with (natch) The Dropkick Murphys, and they’re still holding their annual Hometown Throwdown, Dec. 28–30, at Boston’s House Of Blues. They also just returned from Britain, where they played both the Reading and Leeds festivals.
Maniacal frontman Dicky Barrett rationalized their longevity this way: “If the question is why, at this point in time in 2011, do we need a Mighty Mighty BossTones record? Then the same question should be asked, Why do we need good music? Making damn good music with each other is something we love doing.”
For more information, visit www.bosstonesmusic.com.