The Hungarian ska rockers are back with their third full length on Megalith Records. More Eastern European dance riddims, Jamaican heavy toasting, an array of musical styling and even some female guest vocals to boot! If you've liked the first two releases, you are going to love this one. The band is definitely evolving and producing new and exciting music. These are one of the few bands that I find myself humming the tunes out of the blue as I walk through my days. The band has really found that pocket of creating solid beats that thump your brain, while incorporating enough variety in each song to keep your feet thinking of what to do next. But they definitely don't have a short attention span like some bands tend to do when blending world styles together. PASO know when to ride a riddim and how long to take you with them on that ride. They seamlessly move from deep bass reggae tunes to quick horn chop ska beats even into the Eastern European polka-tinged traditional sounds of their home country!
Like past PASO releases, they constantly are bringing new weapons to the ska game. Fiddle is back and so are more female vocals, along with be one of the few ska bands that sing songs in their native language right along side singing and toasting in English! But no matter the dialect, PASO are going to get you moving even if you don't understand what they are singing about! That is of course, unless they are singing about "Vampires" (pronounced "wam-pire"). We all know that story, or do we? PASO are one of that acts that seem to continue to push the envelope and not settling for re-hashing their last album, but growing with each release and setting the bar way high for all the other acts out there. If you like bands like Dr. Ring Ding and The Senior All-stars, Open Season, Fast Food Orchestra, Babylove And The Van Dangos, or Rotterdam Ska-Jazz Foundation, then you're going to like this. There's just something about European ska bands, there's a "tone" to their music that is just nothing like what American bands are producing...PASO are part of the new generation of ska that is more complex and rich with culture and history, life and politics all wrapped up in some of the best danceable riddims since the early days in Jamaica!