Reel Big Fish was one of the legions of SoCal ska-punk bands to edge into the mainstream following the mid-’90s success of No Doubt and Sublime. Distinguished by their hyperkinetic stage shows, juvenile humor, ironic covers of new wave pop songs, and metallic shards of ska, the group cultivated an underground following that broke into the mainstream when their single “Sell Out” became a modern rock radio and MTV favorite. Perennial Warped Tour favorites, the band continues to tour relentlessly (over 250 shows per year!), both in the US and across the globe. Still fronted by original lead singer and song writer Aaron Barrett, the band is back with their new album, LIFE SUCKS…LET’S DANCE! The disc, the first studio release since 2012, features 14 brand new tracks.

Aaron Barrett: vocals and guitar, John Christianson: trumpet, Matt Appleton: saxophone and vocal harmonies, Derek Gibbs: bass, Billy Kottage: trombone, Ed Smokey Beach: drums