The Key Studio Sessions: Aspiga

If you didn’t already know, South Jersey is a hotbed of pop-punk talent. Today’s Key Studio Session guests, Aspiga, just released their second full-length, Every Last Piece, via Florida label Paper and Plastick Records, and spent the last month on tour, playing DIY shows in basements along the east coast (as well as proper shows at more formalized venues) in support of it. The band has a sound that’s at once melodic and accessible like 90s favorites NoFX, but also jagged and aggressive, a la Hot Water Music. In other words, if you spent any amount of time going to see suburban VFW hall shows with lineups of a half-dozen bands selling pins and 7″s, Aspiga is right up your alley. The band is playing its belated album release show for Every Last Piece at Studio Luloo in Oaklyn, NJ on December 22; more information on the show can be found here. Below, dig into the five live recordings Aspiga made in our studio – one song from each of their releases.

Support for The Key Studio Sessions, from Dogfish Head

South Jersey pop-punks Aspiga sign to Paper + Plastik Records; new full length out Nov. 10, tour kicks off Friday at Studio Luloo

Big congrats to South Jersey pop punkers Aspiga, who yesterday announced they would be releasing their next record, Every Last Piece, through Paper + Plastick Records, the Gainesville, Florida-based label run by Vinnie Fiorello, drummer for 90s ska favorites Less than Jake. The album comes out on November 10, but the band will keep busy in the meantime with a U.S. tour that kicks off this Friday, September 7, at Studio Luloo in Oaklyn, N.J., and wraps up in Bethlehem on September 21 at Secret Art Space. More information at the label’s website. Below, listen to the title track to their 2010 album Tense.