The Mighty Mighty Bosstones (informally referred to as The Bosstones) are an band from , formed in 1983. Since the band's inception, lead vocalist , bassist , tenor saxophonist and dancer ("Bosstones") Ben Carr have remained constant members. The line-up also includes drummer , saxophonist Kevin Linear, guitarist Lawrence Katz and trombonist . If you haven’t realized it yet, there are truly only three constants in any ska-punker’s life: death, taxes and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. The Boston-bred ska-core octet have been in business for nearly 25 years—but just because they’re eligible for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame doesn’t’t mean they have nothing left to say. “If the question is why at this point in time, in 2011, do we need a Mighty Mighty Bosstones record, then the same question should be asked: Why do we need good music?” says front man Dicky Barrett. “We make really good records, and this one that we are currently making is no exception—it’s damn good. On top of that making damn good music with each other is something we love doing” . The Magic of Youth is an eleven song album that has everything a Bosstones fan could ever want. Ripping sing along choruses, classic ska core beats, vibrant horn lines and of course the raspy heartfelt voice and lyrics of Dicky Barrett. The writing of the album started shortly after the release of Pin Points and Gin Joints in 2009 and will also be released on the bands own Big Rig Records. Produced by Ted Hutt (the Gaslight Anthem, Dropkick Murphy’s), The Magic of Youth arrives just in time for the band’s annual Hometown Throw down which will take place Dec 28-30 at the House of Blues in Boston. The Bosstones recently played two sold out nights at Boston’s Fenway Park with Dropkick Murphy’s and did a string of shows in Europe including the Redding and Leeds festivals.
1. The Daylights
2. Like A Shotgun
4. Sunday Afternoons on Wisdom Ave.
5. They Will Need Music
6. The Package Store Petition
7. The Horseshoe and the Rabbit’s Foot
8. The Magic Of Youth
9. The Upper Hand
10. The Ballad Of Candlepin Paul
11. Open and Honest