“It’s 2012!! And it’s time to look back over the past year, and listen to your favorite tunes of the past year, as well as the tunes you may not have heard yet. This whole episode is drawn from the albums, EPs and singles from my Top Ten Ska and Reggae Albums of 2011. On the show, you’ll hear your favorite artists like Hepcat, Vic Ruggiero and The Aggrolites and new upstarts like The Forthrights, The Snails and The Simmertones. This episode is available from KDHX.org for the next two weeks. I want to thank all of my listeners for such an amazing year, and for keeping this music alive! The Snails / One Way Ticket / From Kingston To Memphis The Snails / Rocksteady and Roll / From Kingston To Memphis The Snails / No More / From Kingston To Memphis ”
“Every year, KDHX asks the djs to compile a Top Ten of the past twelve months. I love this exercise! Not only does it give me a chance to spread the word about the best Ska and Reggae currently out there, but I also get to rediscover and reconnect with some of the music that might have fallen through the cracks otherwise. Best of Ska and Reggae in 2011: 10. The Snails – Kingston to Memphis – Self The Snails’ sound can best be summed up by two of their tunes, the title track, From Memphis to Kingston and the opening track, Rocksteady and Roll. The record truly is equal parts garage rock and organ heavy ska/reggae, creating a sound that comes off as more unique than your standard ska/punk fair. But don’t take my word for it, King Django has recently endorsed the group by choosing them as his backing group on an upcoming tour.”
"It must be “reggae release” season! Philadelphia reggae-soul band The Snails have just released their latest full-length album From Kingston To Memphis. The album was mastered at Version City Studios by King Django. The album is packed with gritty soul-infused reggae and rocksteady tunes."