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the Tritonics / Press

“The Tritonics Again With The Boom Boom Five tunes -- three originals and a pair of righteous covers recalling the innocent glory of Jamaican ska in the days before the music evolved into reggae. Milwaukee’s Tritonics’ ep Again With the Boom Boom sets the stage for Jeff Stehr’s easy skank, with fantastic musicianship across the board. Covering Alton Ellis’ “Rock Steady” nails their pedigree as Dave Bolyard’s drums get topped by a tidy melodica solo. The comparatively frenetic pace of “Desmond Franham Hustis House” turns the heat up a notch. “Treat People Well” may be the Tritonic call to arms, with trombone and guitar trading solos.”

“If you stood outside a Riverwest bar and heard The Tritonics playing, you might be lulled into a wind and grind with your date right out there on the sidewalk, so languid, so flowing is the quartet's brand of Jamaican rock steady. Go inside and you might be surprised to see four veteran Milwaukee musicians recreating the slow, soulful bridge that linked ska to reggae in Jamaica in the latter part of the 1960s. Those guys are keyboardist and singer Jeff Stehr, drummer Dave Bolyard, guitarist and singer Tom Plutshack and saxophonist Karl Landwehr.”