Master Nate & The Reprobates (MNR) Introduce Collaborators

 Master Nate & The Reprobates are pleased to announce the full list of contributors for their eight record ‘Diem’ series. MNR’s debut album The Dawn is available now, to be followed by seven releases.Each album with a different guest appearance. Listen to MNR’s debut record The Dawn 
 The Diem Series
The Diem eight record series is an artistic mural once all laid together, following concepts reflecting the darkest and brightest emotions on the human compass. The Diem series is in production at The Tragically Hip owned Bathouse Recording Studio in Bath, Ontario, Canada with illustrious engineer Nyles Spencer. The list of contributors on the Diem is as follows: 
 Roger LimaLess Than JakeAlbum: The Dawn 
Less Than Jake is an American ska punk band from Gainesville, Florida. 

The group released its debut album, Pezcore, in 1995, following a series of independent seven-inch single releases. The band’s subsequent two studio albums, Losing Streak (1996) and Hello Rockview (1998), were released on major label, Capitol Records, leading to increased exposure. Borders and Boundaries was released in 2000 on Fat Wreck Chords. The band’s fifth studio album Anthem (2003) was the group’s most commercially successful to date, featuring the singles, “She’s Gonna Break Soon” and “The Science of Selling Yourself Short”.

In 2008 the band founded its own label, Sleep It Off Records, and released its seventh full-length album, GNV FLA. The band has recently stated its preference for EP releases, and independently issued Greetings from Less Than Jake (2011) and its counterpart, Seasons Greetings from Less Than Jake (2012). In late 2012, the band combined the two to create the compilation album, Greetings and Salutations (2012) The band’s eighth studio album, See the Light, was released on November 12, 2013. 

The band entered the studio in 2016 to record their latest EP, titled Sound the Alarm, which was released in February 2017 through Pure Noise Records. Their ninth studio album, Silver Linings, was released on December 11, 2020. Stream:Long Life in a Small Town, Feat. Roger Lima Released: Friday, July 23rd, 2021 
 Dennis JagardTen Foot PoleAlbum; The Day 
Ten Foot Pole was founded in 1983 under the name Scared Straight. 

Scared Straight was a punk band from Simi Valley, California. The band was formed in 1983 by a group of friends and was originally called S.O.F. Original members were Scott Radinsky, Mike Thompson, Gary Gallanes, and Dennis Jagard, who started the band to enter a “Battle of the Bands” competition at a local skate rink. After going through several members and name changes, they began playing with some “Nardcore” bands from nearby Oxnard, California, which helped them gain recognition. All of the Scared Straight records were released by Mystic Records. In the early 1990s, they changed their name to Ten Foot Pole.

One of the reasons for the name change was to move away from the “straight-edge” reputation that followed the band with a name like Scared Straight. In the beginning, Ten Foot Pole had a reputation of being a more aggressive, hardcore punk band that likes to party and have fun. The band released two albums under their new name with the old lineup: Swill and Rev. After the release of Rev and a split EP with Sweden’s Satanic Surfers, Radinsky was forced to leave the band due to his professional baseball commitments and Ten Foot Pole’s desire to be a full-time touring band. From then on Dennis Jagard took over lead vocals for the band. The next albums, Unleashed and Insider, developed a new fan base but lost some old time fans who preferred Scott’s voice.

This included decision makers at Epitaph Records, and the next album, Bad Mother Trucker, was released on Victory Records, followed by Subliminable Messages on Go-Kart Records. The band toured Europe to promote the album, along with Phinius Gage.

Lead singer Dennis is a sound engineer, who has mixed for artists including Prince, Beck, AFI, and Jimmy Eat World. 
Dustin Lanker
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, Mad Caddies
Album: The Dusk
 A pianist since childhood, Lanker joined the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies in early 1997 at age 20, first recording on the supplemental tracks for their compilation album Zoot Suit Riot, including the eponymous single which would later serve as the band’s commercial breakthrough Lanker briefly left the Daddies at the height of their fame in October 1998, being replaced by Johnny Goetchius of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones before returning to the band in February 2000.

Lanker officially left the band in early 2012, though was able to contribute a majority of the keyboard and piano tracks for the Daddies’ 2013 studio album White Teeth, Black Thoughts before his departure.

In 1999, Lanker and Daddies bassist Dan Schmid formed the Eugene-based rock trio The Visible Men with a number of different drummers, where Lanker acted as pianist, lead vocalist and songwriter. During the Daddies’ hiatus in the early 2000s, Lanker and Schmid focused heavily on The Visible Men, recording two albums on the Leisure King Productions label and extensively touring the western half of the United States before going on hiatus themselves in 2007. 

Lanker served as a touring keyboardist for the Northern Californian ska punk band the Mad Caddies for numerous years, as well as an occasional musical collaborator, having lent organ and partial songwriting credit to the Caddies’ 2007 album Keep It Going. In 2013, Lanker was added to the band’s line-up as an official member. In 2009, Lanker joined Caddies frontman Chuck Robertson’s reggae side project Ellwood. In 2011, Ellwood released their debut album Lost in Transition on Fat Wreck Chords, which was followed by brief touring in the UK and US. 
Sean Ryan
Riot, The Mahones, Irish Nails
Album: The Dark
 The founding member, vocalist and guitarist of Montreal’s Celtic punk rock band Irish Nails, Sean Ryan has toured extensively as the bassist for The Mahones over the past decade and more. The Mahones were formed in 1990 by Dublin-born Finny McConnell, as a one-off band for a St. Patrick’s Day party. Encouraged by a positive reception, McConnell decided to pursue the band full-time.[The Mahones have released thirteen albums to date with their most recent, Love, Death, & Redemption, being released in 2018.

The Mahones’ music has appeared in several major films. They co-wrote and recorded the title track for the 1996 film Celtic Pride. Their song “100 Bucks” was featured in the 1998 film Dog Park. Their song “Paint The Town Red 2010” was featured in the climactic final fight scene of the 2010 film The Fighter. Their song “A Little Bit of Love” is in the 2011 film Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy.

The Mahones have shared stages and toured with bands such as Dropkick Murphys, Stiff Little Fingers, Shane MacGowan and The Popes, Billy Bragg, Chuck Ragan, UK Subs, Sick of It All, The Defects, Agnostic Front, The Buzzcocks, D.O.A., Against Me, The Tragically Hip, Crash Vegas, The Damned, Suicidal Tendencies, The Prodigy, Gwar, Skunk Anansie, Blue Rodeo, Steve Earle, The Alarm, Sinéad O’Connor, Roger Miret and the Disasters, Dylan Walshe, Flogging Molly, Spirit of the west, The Dubliners, Christy Moore, The Band and Van Morrison. The band’s cited influences included The Clash, The Pogues, Greenland Whalefishers, The Who, and Hüsker Dü. 
Don Norman
The Esquires
Album: The Next Day
 The Esquires were a Canadian band, based in Ottawa, active from 1962 to 1967.

The band is notable as the recipient of the first Juno Award in Canada, as well as being one of Canada’s earlier pop music recording acts. The first Canadian music video ever made is said to be that of an Esquires song.

The band is also notable as having had Bruce Cockburn as a later member, and also for one of its hit songs, “It’s a Dirty Shame”, having been written by William Hawkins. The Esquires were signed to Capitol Records in 1963, and are considered to have been the first Canadian pop band to be signed to a major label. In 1964, they received the RPM Award, a predecessor to the Juno Awards, as Best Vocal and Instrumental Group.

They became the opening act for some of the major performers of the day, including The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, The Dave Clark Five and Roy Orbison 
Keith Douglas
Mad Caddies, Mariachi El Bronx
Album: The Overmorrow
 Keith has been playing trumpet professionally for over two decades.

He got his start with the international touring ensemble, Mad Caddies. He then went on to round out the indescribable, San Francisco-based sextet, King City and in 2011 he joined the highly acclaimed, Mariachi el Bronx. The latter went on to become somewhat of a staple on late-night television and remains his primary focus to this day.

Douglas has guested with many highly renowned live acts, from NOFX to Manu Chao. He, individually, as well as with el Bronx, has lent his talents on a number of studio sessions for artists such as Madness and TV themes and performances for programs like Showtime’s Weeds (and even Yo Gabba Gabba!).

The Mad Caddies (or the Caddies) are a ska punk band from Solvang, California, United States. The band formed in 1995 and has released seven full-length albums, one live album, and two EPs. To date, Mad Caddies have sold over 500,000 albums worldwide. 
Josh Hewson
The Glorious Sons
Album: In-Between The Hours
 The Glorious Sons are a Canadian rock band from Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Formed in 2011, the band signed with Black Box in 2013. Since then, The Glorious Sons have released one EP, Shapeless Art, and three full-length albums; The Union, which was released on September 14, 2014, and their second album Young Beauties and Fools, which was released on October 13, 2017, and finally A War On Everything released September 13, 2019.

The band have eight consecutive top-10 rock radio hits in Canada including their first #1 modern rock single “Everything Is Alright”.

 The band has received the following accolades: :
2015 Juno Awards – Rock Album of the Year (Nominee)
2015 SiriusXM Indie Awards – Group of the Year (Winner)
2015 SiriusXM Indie Awards – Artist of the Year (Winner)
2018 Juno Awards – Rock Album of the Year (Winner)
2020 Juno Awards – Rock Album of the Year (Winner). 
Scott Radinsky
Pulley
Album: In-Between The Days
 Scott Radinsky is an American left-handed former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball, who had an 11-year career from 1990–1993 and 1995–2001.

Radinsky is also the lead singer of the punk rock band Pulley, former lead singer of the bands Scared Straight and Ten Foot Pole and co-owner of the skate park which houses the Skateboarding Hall of Fame. Pulley was formed in 1994. The band is known for straightforward, hard-edged melodic punk rock.  
MNR and the Diem
 Download codes for the full albums are available on request once released. The eight record Diem series will also feature the artwork of Gus Kosmopolous. The final series of vinyl record cover art will join to form one single portrait. Master Nate & The Reprobates (MNR) is a new project, taking off from 20 years of Sofa King Addicted. While the project stays true to the ska punk fundamentals laid down by SKA, MNR delves in to more aspects in repertoire.

For publicity inquiries and interviews, contact:

Danny Addicted
Bare Bones Records / The Northern Underground
soldierhawk@gmail.com 

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