Artist of the day: Victims of Circumstance
Clearwater-based Victims of Circumstance have performed with a slew of ska-punk heavyweights, from the Pietasters to the Mighty Mighty Bosstones ‚Äî which is no surprise, considering their debut LP, Do It Yourself, was produced by Bosstone Tim "Johnny Vegas" Burton.
Singer-guitarist Michael Smyth and drummer Glenn Stewart form the core of the band, with bassist Alan Garcia, trombonist Aaron Zylman and saxman Jason Atheney rounding out the jam-packed sound. Their second album, due this summer, was produced by Steve Foote of Big D and the Kids Table.
"This new album is punk and ska again, but horns I think on every single song," Stewart said this spring. "We stepped up the ska angle, and are super-excited about it."
Click here to listen to an mp3 of Victims of Circumstance's Me and Alex P. Keaton.