“Bin Waitin” – The Slackers
When is the last time you heard Ska? Probably not recently enough.
Listening to this song is like drinking a glass of lemonade on a hot day. It’s like a really good high five after accomplishing something sweet while wearing board shorts somewhere warm. It’s downright perfect for my current situation, drinking beers and cocktails with 76% of the onesongtoday crew and a bunch of other misfits, and I know you’ll feel the same way!
Bin waiting, a cut off of The Slackers sixth of thirteen albums, “Close my Eyes”, is not your typical flail-your-arms-and-legs Ska. It’s got more groove than that. If the Mighty Mighty Bosstones and The Toots and the Maytals had a baby, it would be this song by this group; sitting comfortably between popping piping horns and a kick back furrow that you can nestle right into.
The New York City band, formed in Brooklyn in 1991, has a sound described as a mix of ska, rocksteady, reggae, dub, soul, garage rock, and jazz. If you listen close and loud, you’ll see elements of all of the above in this track.
If you’ve been waitin’ for a new state of mind, relax and, for that time has come.