It seems like "going on hiatus" has been the chic thing to do for bands in recent years when they just can't commit to either carrying on with being a band or, simply, breaking up. Coming home for lunch, today, I was going through a playlist I made about 18 months ago that centered around ska and reggae. On that list I found a favorite song I've forgotten about, "Check Your Time" by Westbound Train, a band who decided to go on hiatus right around one year ago.
I was fortunate to have seen them live twice; once with Voodoo Glowskulls and once with the Nekromantix, years back. I was checking out their merch when their lead singer approached me and mentioned to simply buy their album as opposed to the t-shirt I was interested in. Thankfully, I took his suggestion, and have been a "loose" fan ever since. Their soulful, relaxing ska meets oldies doesn't typically fit the bill when I think of ska(Operation Ivy) and is sure to please most who listen to them.
Westbound Train - Check Your Time by hellcatrecords