As interest in Reggae-flavored Punk rose
exponentially in the mid-’90s, Sublime’s Brad Nowell went out on a
sturdy limb and founded Skunk Records in order to find and nurture bands
that mined a similarly groovy vein. One of Nowell’s signings was Slightly
Family in general and brothers in
particular can screw up a band like walnuts in lime Jell-O. The Kinks.
The Black Crowes. Oasis. The Blasters could qualify in that spotty
sweepstakes, at least to a certain extent.
After issuing a trio of EPs since 2012 —
originally on old school cassettes — and a live album back in January,
the current incarnation of Cincinnati’s Old City concluded it was time
for a proper full-length release.