Big D And The Kids Table
: This Boston ensemble brought on their fast-paced style of ska-punk upon their debut in 1995. But like most ska bands, a revolving lineup frequented for the next three years as the Allston-based crew self-released their debut 1997 split and a Live EP. They have consistently adhered to a fast paced tour schedule culminating with several Warped Tours. After years of relentless touring and releasing material, they were ready to make a "chilled out" album of dub songs until they were contacted by SideOneDummy Records, who were drawn to the band's uncommon combination of strict DIY work ethic, their dynamic take on ska music and the fervent cult following they have amassed over a decade-long career. "SideOne called us up and said, 'You need to do a ska record. You need to do the record that ska needs,' " they explain. "So we decided to do it, and it's awesome." And they are back!