While there's No Doubt (pun intended) mainstream ska-punk introduced the word ska to a new generation, the weeding-out process that ensued once the opportunists faded left the Toasters -- and Moon Ska Records -- feeling cheated. And when the '90s came to an end, so did the label.
For Hingley, it was time for a fresh start. So Hingley formed Megalith Records from the ashes of Moon Ska, returning to the grassroots approach that Moon Ska employed in its early years. "We want to get kids excited on the street level," Hingley says. There's plenty to be excited about too, as the Toasters plan to release a new album later this year, proving that, like its 1996 album suggests, the Toasters are a Hard Band for Dead.
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