Rochester, NY alternative ska/rock outfit Mrs. Skannotto is a band that's hard to classify. Their distinct sound reflects the eclectic musical backgrounds and styles of each band member.
Vocalist Joe Harmon explains, "We spend a lot of time trying to explore the boundaries of what genres like ska, reggae, rock and punk can do, mixing in elements of jazz, funk, and classic and progressive rock. We all have a wide range of tastes and influences, and bring those influences in to the writing process and our performances.”
Originally formed in 1998, the current lineup has been together for 4 years. The band's commitment to touring has kept them on the road for much of that time, and it's paying off. Harmon says, "We've learned a lot about playing and writing with one another since this lineup first came together. We keep getting tighter as time goes on."
Mrs. Skannotto is currently holed up in the studio at Hope Alive Media in Farmington NY, where they are reuniting with audio engineer Matt Goodwin and sound mixer Matthew Saccuccimorano, who they worked with on last year's 'Outlier' LP.
When pressed for hints as to what fans can expect from the new record, bassist Dan Carter says, "I'd say the focus will be on tight compositions, and further developing new ground explored on the last album. The music itself is different. We keep evolving musically."