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Hurricanes & Tidal Waves

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It's been way too long coming, but here is one of our newest songs at long last! Hurricanes & Tidal Waves expresses the view that the West Coast isn't all it's cracked up to be, and Midwest weather is preferable. This is one of our most typically 'Ska' songs to date.

For this song, as well as El Queso Grande, which is uploaded elsewhere (myspace.com/themulligans ), we decided to skip the recording studio garbage and do it all ourselves. So this is recorded in our drummer's basement and, painstakingly over the course of a couple of months, edited mixed and mastered by yours truly. I am an amateur, but I think it came out well, and the guys agree. So tell us what you think! Leave a review, write us a message, whatever you like. We only ask that if you are going to shoot the song down, you give us a clear reason or some type of specific criticism. Newgrounds has been a great help thus far in improving our sound because or your reviews, and we want to keep on getting better!


needs a little work, sorry if sound like an azz.

It's okay, it's little off the offbeat (?!) at the beginning and the bass is soooo boring. It's ska punk man! Kick it up!

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HyruleanHyroe responds:

I know I wasn't able to sync up the beginning perfectly, and I'm sorry you don't care for the Bass part . I kinda like it. :'( However, you should know that this isn't Ska Punk. We have never claimed to be, tried to be, or wanted to be Ska Punk. I really don't think it sounds much like Ska Punk. We do like playing some faster stuff, but speed is far from one of the defining factors of Ska. Original Ska was actually some of the slowest, grooviest music around. We usually think of ourselves as two-tone/progressive Ska.


awesome song =)

HyruleanHyroe responds:

Thanks a lot, boom!


this is a really good song i hope you guys make it far

HyruleanHyroe responds:

Thanks, we do too!

Bassist here

What a total tool, that bassist is terrible. No but in all seriousness, good choice on an upload sir, but you need to tell me these things, between this and faceman im hurt. But dave, chris is right, I don't see what is not ska about this... ESPECIALLY this. We aren't your typical carbon copy 90s ska bands, and we don't aim to be, but just because we don't sound like EVERY OTHER stinkin ska band doesn't mean its NOT ska... Inventing a new sound while keeping the roots true to what you want is key to creation of great music. Some of YOUR favorite bands probably took a sound that was common place and injected weird or different sounds into it that made it still the same genre but different from what came before it.... Think of the songs the police did, very obviously reggae songs but still so different. To put it semi-poetically:The roots stay true, but the flower may be a different color... Just sayin

HyruleanHyroe responds:

Psssssssssssssssh, what a fat mustached retard. We suck man. :P

Awesome, definitely ska

I dunno what DaveGuy is trippin on...
This song is so cool, I agree with M1dN1ghtM1st, this reminds me of the good old days of playing Tony Hawk lol. You guys rock, andJake is an amazing drummer, despite being a mongoloid. , keep it up so you can afford to come play the west coast some day.
I like the horns at around 5:03 to 5:12 lol. Very nice. :D

HyruleanHyroe responds:

Jeez, what I would give to be able to play out there with you guys. That's when we know we are teh win. :)

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Credits & Info

4.29 / 5.00

Aug 5, 2009
2:10 PM EDT
File Info
4.6 MB
5 min 2 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.