Straight out of Slovenia, Red Five Point Star are coming to the "Megalith" side with their 3rd full length release. The band has been getting to know Robert Hingley of The Toasters really well in 2011 by becoming the 9 piece powerhouse "Toasters" backing band! "Buck" has been playing many festival shows and short European tours with Red Five Point Star as The Toasters band. So you know if Buck likes them enough to represent The Toasters, then they've got to be good!
The band combines some of the best modern ska techniques, traditional rock 'n' roll, upbeat high octane punk rock and that full big band sound that can only be accomplished through 14 years of gigging constantly and combining all the musical tastes of each band member. After forming in 1998, the band quickly progressed from a simple punk-rock trio, to a very diverse and energetic touring machine. The band just finished their first U.S. tour in October of 2011, opening up for The Toasters!
In their latest release on Megalith Records, the band tackles politics from many fronts. From the artwork, to the album title and the choice of songs! The band even covers The Toasters long time fan favorite "Social Security". In Slovenia, the "Red Star" is respected as a symbol of resistance against fascism and nazism. Red Five Point Star were also the first rock band that performed in Kosovo after the collapse of Yugoslavia. So if you like your ska, red hot, full of life and with some political charge behind it, this band is for you!