Mad Caddies New Covers Album Puts Reggae-Ska Spin on Punk Favorites

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Third wave ska-punks Mad Caddies have teamed up with Fat Mike (NOFX) for a new album called Punk Rocksteady that showcases reggae, ska and dancehall covers of punk favorites. On the docket are tracks like Misfits’ “Some Kind of Hate,” Descendents’ “Jean Is Dead,” Against Me’s “Sink, Florida, Sink,” Bad Religion’s “Sorrow,” and Green Day’s “She,” which you can hear now below.

Mad Caddies vocalist Chuck Robertson said, “We had a grand vision that we needed to have four-to-six sounds on here. We needed to have traditional ska, super horn-heavy dancehall songs, reggae, SoCal stuff, and we needed to have something new and weird that we could make our own.”

“This has been one of [Fat Mike’s] dream projects for a long time,” added guitarist Sascha Lazor.

Mad Caddies are hitting the road with NOFX’s Punk In Drublic tour along with Bad Religion and others. They have upcoming headlining dates as well—all dates and the tracklist are below.

Pre-order the album here.


Tracklist (original artist in parentheses):
1. Sorrow (Bad Religion)
2. Sleep Long (Operation Ivy)
3. She (Green Day)
4. And We Thought That Nation-States Were a Bad Idea (Propagandhi)
5. She’s Gone (NOFX)
6. AM (It turns out this was really hard to Google. Who knows?)
7. Alien 8 (Lagwagon)
8. 2RAK005 (Bracket)
9.  Some Kinda Hate (Misfits)
10. Sink, Florida, Sink (Against Me!)
11.  Jean Is Dead (Descendents)
12. Take Me Home (Piss Off) (Snuff)

Mad Caddies — 2018 Tour Dates
05/05/18    Austin, TX at Austin American-Statesman Punk In Drublic Craft Beer and Music Fest
05/06/18    Ft. Worth, TX at Panther Island Pavilion Punk In Drublic Craft Beer and Music Fest
05/08/18    Toronto, ON Canada at Mod Club Theatre
05/09/18    Montreal, QC Canada at Corona Theatre
05/10/18    Quebec City, QC Canada at Imperial Bell
05/11/18    Lancaster, PA at Chameleon Club
05/12/18    Richmond, VA at Bon Secours Redskins Training Center Punk In Drublic Craft Beer and Music Fest
05/13/18    Philadelphia, PA at Festival Pier (at Penn’s Landing) Punk In Drublic Craft Beer and Music Fest
05/15/18    Stanhope, NJ at Stanhope House
05/16/18    New York, NY at The Gramercy Theatre
05/17/18    Washington, DC at Black Cat
05/18/18    Asbury Park, NJ at House Of Independents
05/19/18    Brockton, MA at Campanelli Stadium Punk In Drublic Craft Beer and Music Fest
05/20/18    Pittsburgh, PA at High Mark Stadium Punk In Drublic Craft Beer and Music Fest
06/01/18    Chicago, IL at Bottom Lounge
06/02/18    Thornville, OH at Legend Valley Camp Punk In Drublic
06/14/18    Nickelsdorf, Austria at Nova Rock Festival June 14th – 16th
06/16/18    Munich, Germany at Backstage
06/17/18    Gelsenkirchen, Germany at Event-Area an der Veltins-Arena Punk In Drublic Fest w/ NOFX
06/19/18    Regensburg, Germany at Alte Malzerei
06/20/18    Linz, Austria at Gasthaus Auerhahn
06/21/18    Ljubljana, Slovenia at Kino Å iÅ¡ka Open Air Punk In Drublic Fest w/ NOFX
06/22/18    Dessau-Rosslau, Germany at This Is Ska Festival 21.6 – 23.6
06/23/18    Wiesbaden, Germany at Kulturpark Schlachthof Open Air Punk In Drublic Fest w/ NOFX
06/24/18    Izel, Belgium at Fete De La Musique Izel (FREE SHOW)
06/26/18    Zurich, Switzerland at Dynamo w/ Bad Cop/Bad Cop
06/27/18    Selestat , France at Bar Le Tigre
06/28/18    Milano-Segrate, Italy at Circolo Magnolia Punk In Drublic Fest w/ NOFX
06/29/18    Dornbirn, Austria at Messe Dornbirn Punk In Drublic Fest
06/30/18    Giebelstadt, Germany at Mission Ready Festival
07/26/18    Bausendorf , Germany at Riez Open Air July 26 – 28th
07/27/18    Megesheim , Germany at Der Krater Bebt Festival July 27 – July 29
07/27/18    Isle Of Bute , UK at Bute Fest July 27 – July 29
07/31/18    Newcastle, UK at O2 Academy Newcastle *
08/01/18    Birmingham, UK at O2 Academy 3 Birmingham *
08/02/18    Blackpool, UK at Rebellion Festival Aug. 2nd – Aug. 5th
08/03/18    Duffel , Belgium at Brakrock Ecofest w/ The Lillingtons, The Lawrence Arms, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, The Bombpops
08/04/18    Horb Am Neckar , Germany at Mini Rock Festival August 2 – 4
08/06/18    Tolmin, Slovenia at Punk Rock Holiday August 6 – 10 – SOLD OUT
08/08/18    Eschwege , Germany at Open Flair Festival Aug. 8 – 12
08/08/18    Prague, Czech Republic at Futurum *
08/09/18    Püttlingen , Germany at Rocco Del Schlacko
08/12/18    Bellaria-Igea Marina, Italy at Bay Fest Aug. 12th – 14th