Stop the Presses is ska/reggae with a retro-pop and new-wave persuasion from Brooklyn, NY.
Stop the Presses is the brain child of husband and wife Ali Culotta and Danny Portilla. Their story begins back in 2010 like most bands at that time..., through a myspace ad. They released their first EP “Does it Still Look Pretty” in 2011. After years of touring all over Florida, releasing their second album “Eskandalo” in 2013, and playing at the Vans Warped Tour (California dates) in 2014, the two Florida natives packed up their van and relocated to Brooklyn, NY.
In 2018, Stop the Presses made their long awaited return at the Van’s Warped Tour in Holmdel, NJ gaining them recognition in the North East ska scene. A year later they released “Money in the Bank” co-produced by Agent Jay of The Slackers, and went on a US national tour with 'reggae-core' legends The Pilfers in 2019.
Stop the Presses is now about to hit the road again for Spring BROKE 2020 East Coast Tour. You can also catch the Presses at Pouzza Fest in Montreal and Supernova 2020 in Virginia Beach. Stop the Presses' sound can be defined as a little bit two-tone, a little bit new wave, and a little bit traditional ska.