A Week In Punk: This Week’s Biggest Stories Recapped (3/23/14)

THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES

Here’s what you missed, what you ignored and what you’re sick of reading about. 

1. We rounded up some trivia on the late, great Joey Ramone.

2. AFI I guess are trying to rediscover their roots and have formed a straight edge hardcore band. This is some circle of life stuff, man.

3. Duane Peters is missing. Again. Somebody needs to put a bell on that guy.

4. Fat Wreck Chords have begun pre-orders for the new Me First and the Gimme Gimmes album.

5. Some of your DS writers talked about who their favorite former punk bands are.

6. Here’s a video of NOFX playing 924 Gilman St.

7. Gogol Bordello are going on a six month-long world tour.

8. Punk rock super group, Only Crime have a new video out.

9. Black Flag announced their first tour with Mike Vallely on vocals.

10. The Aquabats published the dates for their 20th anniversary tour. We’re getting old, you guys.

DYING SCENE EXCLUSIVE STREAMS

Arrows and Stones – “Inside Your Head.”

Oregon emo act Arrows and Stones are gearing up to release their new EP “The Things We’ve Called Home” on May 3rd. Head over here to pre-order a physical or digital copy of the 6-song EP.

For fans of Saves The Day, Transit and Man Overboard.

The Bare Minimum – “Sheets in the Wind”

Toronto punk act The Bare Minimum are gearing up to self-release their debut album, Hit After Hit next week digitally and on CD through their Bandcamp page.

For fans of Dropkick Murphys, NOFX and Street Dogs.

ALBUM REVIEWS

Album Review: Chuck Ragan – Till Midnight

“It’s the perfect, communal-led outro to a nearly flawless album that could easily go on for well longer than it does. It shows that, while love might be all we need, we can truly build something beautiful if we all pull in the same direction before it’s too late.”

Nai Harvest – Hold Open My Head

“For Nai Harvest a formula has been constructed and rarely deviated from; be deliberate, and mournful.”

Taking Back Sunday – Happiness Is

“The album is a brave attempt to touch on every aspect of what made them TBS while also scraping new elements and playing off older influences from each album. It’s not close to their debut two oldies and it pans out more like New Again, but that doesn’t take away from its quality. It’s poetry in motion. It’s a mature diary indeed. One that’s grasping your hand, clasping it tightly and then tugging at your heartstrings. It’s their most honest, lay-it-bare, passionate and raw output to date. And this is one record where toning back the punk worked pretty well. ”

Good Graces – Volume II

“Good Graces pens music that is best heard in a beer-soaked basement somewhere. It is impossible to pin down a single influence on their music, or pigeonhole them into a specific sub-genre, but maybe it is better off that way. Volume II is an EP that will slowly slip its way into your daily rotation.”

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