Have Nots sign with Paper + Plastik

Today, Paper + Plastick Records is proud to announce that Boston’s ska/punkers THE HAVE NOTS have joined the label’s growing roster. In celebration of the signing, Paper + Plastick Records is giving away the band’s latest album, SERF CITY USA, for FREE, and will be releasing the album on vinyl later this year. Fans can download the album here:


Formed from the ashes of two of Boston’s punk mainstays Stray Bullets and Chicago Typewriter, 2009 saw the quartet playing over 150 shows, which included gigs with two of Boston’s most prominent punk bands, The Dropkick Murphys and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Subjects from the band’s twelve-track album range broadly from the plights of the true HaveNots in our society (migrant workers, disabled veterans, prisoners held with neither charge nor evidence, can collectors scraping by off 5 cent deposits) to examinations of interpersonal relations. The band’s upbeat blend of ska and punk is being hailed as "A sound that’s likely to make most would-be ska bands nervously upchuck their breakfasts...sonically charged ska-punk brilliancy...as strong as a heroine kick. Have Nots actually do the genre some justice and come out sounding fresh and new,” according to Punknews.org, and left the band’s hometown paper The Boston Phoenix to claim Serf City USA is “a rock solid mix of gruff alleyway punk that hasn't been done this well since Rancid reinvented it on Let's Go.”