Following in the footsteps of bands like Less Than Jake, The Suicide Machines, and We Are The Union, Washington DC’s Kill Lincoln churns out no-bullshit, addictive ska-punk anthems with the energy of a basement hardcore show. Spending more time in the air than on the stage, they blend recklessly fun high speed ska punk with technical horn powered prowess, sounding like the bastard son of Kid Dynamite and Streetlight Manifesto. If you’re not circle-pitting or stage diving with the HypeMan then you’re probably screaming along, and humming the horn lines while you’re nursing your hangover the next day. Mixing in elements of hardcore, skate punk, and pop punk, there’s something for everyone…as long as everyone likes it fast and fun.
In 2015 Kill Lincoln put out “Good Riddance To Good Advice” on Jump Start Records, their third release with the label. The EP is the band’s most refined work, though not lacking any edge through the 6 blistering tracks – ranging from the infectious sing-along anthem of the title track, to the 1:30 hardcore assault of “Firestarter”. The album was the product of a year of trail and error: recording and re-recording demos and eventually master tracks, with bass player Martin MacAlister at the recording/mixing helm.
Though founding members Mike Sosinski and Hank Hotez have geographically parted ways with the band and a “hiatus” was announced in March 2015, the band has committed to playing and touring whenever possible – starting with their third Fest appearance at Fest 14 in Gainesville FL.
For your health, punch and pie, Knibb High football rules, Kill Lincoln.