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Slap Of Reality

Tampa, FL | Established. Jan 01, 1987 | INDIE

Tampa, FL | INDIE
Established on Jan, 1987
Band Rock Post-punk

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Jul
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Slap Of Reality @ The Bends

Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States

Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States

Jun
21
Slap Of Reality @ Brass Mug Tampa

Tampa, Florida, United States

Tampa, Florida, United States

May
11
Slap Of Reality @ The Bends

Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States

Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States

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A Jam Records has signed Florida melodic punk pioneers Slap of Reality.

Coming out of Tampa, FL , Slap of Reality came together in 1987. In the span of 3 to 4 years they released a demo, three 7" records, two full lengths, and toured in the US and internationally. Their sound ranged from California HC and Northeast HC in the beginning but gradually grew into the melodic punk sound we know today. Think along the lines of Dag Nasty, Samiam, and 7 Seconds.

Slap of Reality's second EP "Time Alone" was released on Kevin Seconds (7 Seconds) label Pazzafist Records in 1990 which also got them onto Cargo Records later. Slap of Reality consists of Frank Lacatena, Joe Kiser, David Peralta, Rob Sexton, Gregg Moore. - Punk Rock Theory


Formed way back in the late-'80s, I don't see Tampa, FL's Slap of Reality mentioned all that often. I've only brought 'em up on the site once before, but they're actually still kickin', and recently announced having signed to A Jam Records for a new full-length due out later this year. Having started out performing a highly melodic and emo-tinged form of hardcore/punk, their approach developed more and more toward a sound that's sort of a dead ringer for prime Samiam with a smidge more grit—a comparison that's still very much evident in each of their most recent singles.

"Never Far" debuted back in December (and got the video treatment earlier this month), while "A Part Of" hit Bandcamp three weeks ago. The more somber of the two, there's something about the surging chorus of this piece that just hits the spot for me—and not without roving basslines and hard-panned guitar textures aplenty, so there's still that undercurrent of semi-pop-punk meets post-hardcore happening. It seems safe to assume based on these two cuts that the forthcoming album will definitely be a keeper!

The band's two full-lengths from 1991 and 1996 are sorely underrated efforts packed with great tunes, too, so check 'em out. You can actually find both on Discogs for super reasonable prices… - Aversionline


Tampa based melodic Punk band, Slap of Reality, have released a music video for their incredibly catchy song "Never Far." Slap of Reality has been a name in the Punk scene since the late 80's, with their most recent reunion happening in 2010. It's awesome to see these guys back together playing shows and releasing music!
Check out the video for "Never Far" below!

Follow Slap of Reality on their Facebook to catch a show, and check out their music on Spotify! - Havic Underground


Coming out of Tampa, FL , Slap Of Reality came together in 1987. In the span of 3 to 4 years they had released a demo, three 7" records, two full lengths, and toured in the US and internationally. Their sound ranged from California HC and Northeast HC in the beginning but grew to the melodic punk sound we know today in the process, along the lines of Dag Nasty, Samiam, and 7 Seconds.

Slap of Reality's second EP "Time Alone" was released on Kevin Seconds (7 Seconds) label Pazzafist Records in 1990 which also got them onto Cargo Records later. Slap of Reality consists of Frank Lacatena, Joe Kiser, David Peralta, Rob Sexton, Gregg Moore.

The band has released a music video for the song "Never Far". - Skatepunkers.net


Closing out with a significant change of pace, the debut full-length from—yet again—Tampa, FL's Slap of Reality was recorded at Morrisound with Judd Packer. While it features another misleadingly weak album cover, it's an excellent dose of melodic hardcore/punk reminiscent of contemporaries such as Big Drill Car. I've encountered Three Lefts Make a Right on a handful of blogs over the years—enough to pique my interest—but it's only now that I'm realizing just how strong an album it really is. (Slap of Reality later reunited with an altered lineup for a second, more Samiam-ish album in 1996.) - Andrew Aversionline


Melodic punk/hardcore band from Brandon, FL. This was their first 7" and contained more of an edge than their later releases, which veered in a far more pop direction. I picked up this copy of the 7" from Planet Retro in St. Pete, which Rob Sexton, the drummer of Slap of Reality, now runs.

Their most recent show was June 20th, 2014 in Lakeland. Other than that, they haven't played around much very often. I tried getting in contact with a few of the members to let them know I was posting this and get any more information on the release and the band, but haven't heard back from them yet.

The record wasn't in the most perfect condition and I didn't do any editing other than ripping the songs from vinyl to mp3 (thanks Matt D.), so expect some pops and imperfections. Scans of the insert included in the download. - Exact Change


Florida melodic punks Slap Of Reality have signed on with A Jam Records. To celebrate the new union Slap Of Reality has released a video for their song “Never Far”. Having been around the “scene” for the better part of thirty years Slap Of Reality is a band you may not have heard of, but if you enjoy punk, do yourself a favor and go look these guys up. A Jam Records is hoping to see two new releases from the punk vets this year.

Check out the video for “Never Far” below.

The last release for Slap Of Reality was 1996’s “Monkeydust”. If you’re a fan of punk in general, just do yourself a favor and look these guys up! - Dying Scene


Discography

  • 1989 - Slap of Reality - Stuck Inside EP (Vinyl Communications)
  • 1990 - Slap of Reality - Time Alone EP (Pazzafist)
  • 1991 - Slap of Reality - Fletch EP (Snoop)
  • 1991 - Slap of Reality - 3 Lefts Make a Right LP (Headhunter/Cargo)
  • 1995 - Slap of Reality - Drowned Out EP (Skene!)
  • 1995 - Slap of Reality - Monkeydust LP (Runt)
  • 2018 - Slap of Reality - Never Far Single
  • 2019 - Slap of Reality - A Part Of Single

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Coming
out of Tampa, Florida, Slap of Reality came together in 1987. Between 1988 -
1996 they released a demo, four 7" records, two full length LP’s, and
toured in the US and internationally. Their sound ranged from California HC and
Northeast HC in the beginning but gradually grew into the melodic punk sound we
know today. Think along the lines of Dag Nasty, Samiam, Seaweed, 7 Seconds and
you will know the sound. Slap of Reality's second EP "Time Alone" was
released on Kevin Seconds (7 Seconds) label Pazzafist Records in 1990, which helped springboard
their signing to Cargo/Headhunter Records to release their first LP “3 Lefts
Make A Right”. Later, Elektra Records came calling, and the band signed a major
label deal via a partnership with the Minneapolis based Skene! Records (Green
Day, Jawbreaker, Shades Apart etc.) This LP titled “Monkeydust” never saw the
light of day in the US and was only released on the European (Italy)
imprint Runt Records, due to a collapse of the Elektra/Skene partnership. The
band has recently signed with Florida’s “A Jam” Records which is co-owned by
Joe Koontz from the legendary band Against All Authority. A 3 song EP titled
“Gaslight” is due out Spring 2019 with a follow up full length due late
summer/early fall 2019.

Slap of Reality is: Frank Lacatena – vocals Joe Kiser –
guitar Dave Peralta – guitar Rob Sexton – drums Gregg Moore - bass