This may sound crazy, but it’s been nearly three years since Skaters dropped their debut album Manhattan. The New York band with Boston ties have been a mainstay in our work-hours playlists for forever now (tracks like “Miss Teen Massachusetts” and “Deadbolt” sound as fresh as ever), so we’re noticeably stoked to hear we’ll be getting a whole lot more from the crew in the coming months.
This morning, Skaters announced their sophomore album Rock And Roll Bye Bye, due out March 24 via the newly-minted Yonks Records, and unveiled the LP’s first single and video in “In Your Head”, which premiered on Noisey. Watch the clip below.
“The ethos brought to this new project is similar to that of the ‘DIY’ ethos,” says guitarist Josh Hubbarb, “but its more inclusive, so we’ve coined it DIWOP2, which his short for Do It With Other People Also. We reached out on the internet to people and people got back. Conversations where had, relationships forged and collaborations were born… This here video is the out come from one of those ‘on line’ convestions started on the internet. Hull transplant and very talented DP Josh Moore teamed up with us and took a walk down ‘Whitefriargate’ the UK city of Hull. Culture’s newly paved high street, real life, in a real city with real people… you can win them all.”
Skaters have reportedly parted ways with Warner Bros. Records, so this seems like a fresh start full of independent spirit and inspiration.