Big D And The Kids Table are back with a new album called “Fluent In Stroll” and this time around these Boston natives pulled up some extra chairs for the backing vocal group Doped Up Dollies. These ladies immediately get the necessary introduction in opening track “Doped Up Dollies On A One Way Ticket To Blood” and then further enhance songs like “A Kiss A Week”, the title track and “We Can Live Anywhere!”.
Thanks to producer Joe Gittleman (Mighty Mighty Bosstones) the horns shine and the vocals ring crystal clear and with the band sure of its talent to write entertaining songs, “Fluent In Stroll” became one highly enjoyable album filled with highlights. There’s hardly any punk left to pick up on in Big D’s sound but all the more ska, double-dutch, swing and reggae making “Fluent In Stroll” the band’s most laidback album so far. Full of songs about girls and drinking, it’s a breezy affair that’s the perfect soundtrack for a summer day.
“Fluent In Stroll” shows how a skapunk band can properly evolve and improve rather than releasing dubious and completely unnecessary cover albums and live DVDs. Yes Reel Big Fish, I’m looking at you.