Top-notch NYC Ska/Rocksteady/Reggae (Founded 1991)
The Slackers sound is Jamaican rock n roll. While they have been influenced, and even personally taught by Jamaican ska/reggae originators, like the Skatalites and the Upsetters (Original backing band for the Wailers), the band sees its music through an American lens. This band is equally appreciative of old blues, 60s soul, rock, and Rnb as it is of reggae, rocksteady, dub, and Ska. It is as if the Rolling Stones or the Yardbirds had grown up on Bob Marley as well as Muddy Waters.
The Slackers have established themselves as America's premiere interpreters and innovators of Jamaican music. Releases on the legendary Moon Ska Records as well as Rancid's Hellcat Records quickly propelled the band into the forefront of the US ska scene. They have toured the US many times as well Europe and Japan.
- Self Medication (2008)
- The Boss Harmony Sessions (2007)
- Peculiar (2006)
- An Afternoon in Dub (2005)
- Slackness (2005)
- Close My Eyes (2003)
- The Slackers and Friends (2002)
- Wasted Days (2001)
- The Question (1998)
- Redlight (1997)
- Better Late Than Never (1996)