Who: Bumpin Uglies
Where: Annapolis, Maryland
What: SKA, punk, reggae
When: formed 2008, first EP released 2011
Sounds Like: Dirty Heads and Sublime blend
After following one of my favorite bands "Ballyhoo!" on our Undiscovered Artists Twitter, I managed to find Right Coast Records- the label that Ballyhoo, Resinated, and Bumpin Uglies are signed to. All these bands have their own unique contribution to the punk music world, but I have recently been addicted to Bumpin Uglies' vibes. I was driving the other night, extremely happy that I'm able to listen to my playlists with my new radio adapter, feeling at peace and a little homesick when their song "Bad Decisions" came on. Although I'm still in Texas and there's no possible way I can teleport to California while driving in my town, this song is the closest to I've felt to home in a long time. This band has a true talent if they can make me feel like California in dry heat and flat roads. There are very little songs that hold a special place in my Californian heart and this is one of them. So listen to this song, and just imagine yourself in your happy place.