March 9, 2009
This track is not from a mod or ska band per se, it's from Dogs Die in Hot Cars but it has such a cool ska vibe that I wanted to throw in here and get you all aquainted with them. DDIHC are another band to break out of Scotland, having done so along with Franz Ferdinand back in 2004 with the release of their album Please Describe Yourself which included this track, "I Love You Cause I have to." You can't miss the ska thing going on, and overall it's a pretty catchy piece of post-punk pop, though decidedly not pop-punk. Apparently they've had some troubles finishing their second album, leading to their asking fans to remix some of the unfinished tracks for them. Sounds lazy, and like a recipe for disaster, but you just never know. Anyhow, enjoy this one.
Dogs Die in Hot Cars-- I Love You 'Cause I Have To