Happy Friday, comrades!!
We’ve been sitting on a little news for a bit, and now we get to help spread it to the masses. Ladies and gentlemen, meet The Kilograms! They’re a brand-new ska project from Joe Gittleman (yes, THAT Joe Gittleman!) and Sammy Kay (yes, THAT Sammy Kay!) and we couldn’t be more excited.
The duo connected recently and talked about writing music for an upcoming compilation to benefit longtime East Coast scene vet Michelle Ska, who has more recently been a resident of Lahaina on the island of Maui, which you probably know was recently completely devastated by wildfires. The very first fruits of their labors is a laid-back groove of a track called “Who Am I.” Check it out!
The compilation itself is called Black Sand Relief: A Benefit For Michelle Ska and the People of Maui, and in addition to the Kilograms track, it features music from Bite Me Bambi and Westbound Train and The Pilfers and The Slackers and more. While we obviously wish there wasn’t a need for a benefit like this, it’s at least comforting to know that, once again, the scene can rally together and produce something inspiring. The compilation is available in a variety of different options which are available now. Check out some sweet music and contribute to a great cause!