With reverence and
respect for classic ska, rocksteady and reggae sounds, The Screw-Ups inject
their own style and soul, proving that they are ready to be passed the torch. In a time of scattered music scenes and a
plague of dying venues, the foursome came into their own playing tirelessly in
Rhode Island basements, Boston harbor cruises, New Haven dives and assorted
other venues from Vermont down to New York City. They have shared the stage with established
acts The Slackers, The English Beat, Westbound Train, Mephiskapheles, Bim Skala
Bim, and King Django.
The material on their debut
CD, No Time to Waste, developed during hundreds of trips between CT and Boston
as the band stuck together without a true home base. Comprising ten original ska, reggae, and
rocksteady tracks, the album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by King Django
at Version City Studio. With The Screw-Ups' grit and perseverance and King
Django's guidance and expertise, songs that grew and evolved in front of live
audiences were finally captured in the New Jersey studio. No Time to Waste is a hand outstretched to
the fans which keep East Coast ska and reggae alive.