"Ironically, while band and label have been keen to point to downtown icons like The Ramones, Talking Heads, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Strokes, Manhattan lands SKATERS closer to another prestigious lineage: not since The Clash, The Police and Bad Brains has a group walked the line between punk and reggae with such inventive flair." - Saby Reyes-Kulkarni for Paste Magazine
In a short span of just two years since their formation in 2012, the four-piece alternative rock band SKATERS have released an EP, debut album, and claimed a spot on the Warner Bros. roster. Their debut album, Manhattan, shows an inside look of what it means to be raised by New York City, with lyrics depicting care-free teenage years through tracks that each seem to tell their own short story. Although they fall into a large realm of the alt-rock genre, their self-classification as “plasma punk” defines their sound to its truest form. Manhattan portrays the style of a surf punk anthem to a new generation of west coast beach bums, but without the cliché. With the album’s effortless use of lyrical relevance catering to the culture of its listeners, it’s no surprise SKATERS have swiftly found their way through the winding path of significance.
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