We are wicked excited to check out the brand new single “Best Wishes,Warmest Regards from ska/rocksteady group The Abruptors via Asian Man Records. An ode to the people in their lives that are better left behind, this is the lead single off The Abruptors’ forthcoming album Noticeably Cheerless.
The new single is unrelentingly upbeat in the face of its sore subject matter and its accompanying video by musician and director Chris Graue mirrors that. In between clips of the band performing on stage, you can catch shots of them riding a miniature train, juggling, and getting into hijinks with goats. The black-and-white video radiates a light-hearted, optimistic attitude that is woven throughout the song.
What makes “Best Wishes, Warmest Regards so great is “Best Wishes, Warmest Regards” features a host of horns by their resident saxophone sovereign and lead vocalist, Toni LaMantia, alongside TJ Izzo on the trumpet and valve trombone. The track also features guest artist Dan Potthast on the guitar. The blend of Toni’s and vocalist/guitarist Mike Geraci’s vocals add a rich and unexpected extra layer to the song.
“Best Wishes, Warmest Regards,” is a goodbye song. “It’s a song for someone that you’re happy to see leave,” explained LaMantia. Coming off the heels of big changes in the band’s personal and professional spheres, the single is a final farewell to the last chapter of their lives. “It’s a shame it had to go this way / the petty fights and the child’s play … Best wishes, a fond farewell / we’ll be moving on while you have the same story to tell,” sings Geraci
You can check out the cool video for the song below
The Abruptors are made up of Mike Geraci (lead vocals/guitar), Toni LaMantia (lead vocals, keys, saxophone), TJ Izzo (valve trombone), Alex Schultz (drums), and David “Wolfman” Delvalle (bass). Though they were established in 2015, label owner Mike Park says, “they still feel like a new band,” and is excited for the opportunity to again release ska on Asian Man Records. The Abruptors are excited to be releasing music with their new sound and to be a part of what Park calls another ska “renaissance.”
“Best Wishes, Warmest Regards” is now out on Spotify, Apple Music, and other major streaming platforms.
We were dancing in the office pretty good to this one . You owe it to yourself to check it out !