Best of NYC #30: Skaters are pop schemers

Though Skaters (#30 in our latest year end Best of NYC Emerging Artists Poll) may be the new kids in town they’re hardly giving off the newbie-vibe. In fact, members of Skaters have already been around the block a few times, just in different bands. Their debut EP "Schemers" is a lot of fun -- good old-fashioned leather jacket sporting, skinny jean wearing, punk-tinged garage pop-rock. Punchy, power chord-laden romps with sing-along choruses are elevated to anthems with generous reverb. If you weren’t already drinking a 40-ounce, you will be once you give them a listen. - AL