Photo by Johnny Corona Jr
Whenever I write about ska punk, I always expect to get some sort of backlash, but I never do. As reviled as the genre is in some circles, it could be because most current up and coming ska punk bands have this great DIY feel. They're certainly not doing it because it's the hip trend, but because they love the music. Our latest discovery is Codename: Rocky. The Southern California based band (because of course they are) has released a new single, "Silos." This new song has all of the horns and fun that you need in a ska song, but Codename: Rocky have a little bit of an edge to them that you might not expect. This is while still having a strong classic pop punk and emo sound. "Silos" could have this great juxtaposition because of the socially relevant subject matter embedded in a fun sounding song. If you want your ska punk to have a little bit of grit along with the bounce and shine and would love emo if it wasn't traditionally mopey, Codename: Rocky might just be the band for you.
Justin Picon of CodeName: Rocky says of his band's new song:
"Silos is a song about inclusivity & acceptance inspired by the social unrest of the BLM movement."
You can watch the video for "Silos" below. Blueprint is out now via Wiretap Records. For more on Codename: Rocky, check out the band's website.