The Ergs! stream singles and rarities album “Hindsight is 20/20, My Friend Vol. 2″ and announce new EP

New Jersey pop punk band The Ergs! are now streaming “Hindsight is 20/20, My Friend Vol. 2″ which is a collection of singles and rarities. You can listen to it below.

In addition they’ve announced a brand new 7 inch EP, which will be out November 2nd titled “Goddamn Death Dedication.” You can find the tracklist below.

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Our Darkest Days sign to Bird Attack Records, announce new album “A Common Agony”

Quebec City melodic skate punk band, Our Darkest Days have announced they have signed with Bird Attack Records. The label will release their new album, “A Common Agony,” on November 18. The band also made a single from the new album available for streaming, which you can listen to below.

Vocalist of Our Darkest Days, Vince Fournier, had this to say about the signing:

Two years ago, when we released our first video, Garrett (from Bird Attack Records) approached us to salute us for our work on this track. Time passes, then we met him at the Pouzza Fest in Montreal. The day after our set, Garrett told us that he was interested in getting our next release on Bird Attack Records. We finally arrived at this moment and for us it’s huge! It’s been over 20 years that we are in different projects, and for us, it’s the culmination of a part of our lives. We are proud and super excited to be a part of the Bird Attack family. It’s a rad label with an amazing band roster and the BA crew is amazing!

This will be the first release from the band since the 2014 split with Set It Back.

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Bright Lights (Punk) stream second track “Raise A Glass” from upcoming album

Bright Lights, a punk act based in Goldau, Switzerland, are currently streaming a second track from their upcoming album, titled “Raise A Glass.” You can listen to it below.

Bright Lights recently announced that their debut full length “When Stories Become Places” will be released on White Russian Records on November 19th, and streamed the track “Odds and Ends.”

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Music Video: Toy Mountains (Scottish Post-Hardcore) – “OLD FRIENDS”

Glasgow based post-hardcore band Toy Mountains have premiered a music video for their song “OLD FRIENDS.” You can watch it below.

The track comes from their upcoming EP titled “I Swore I’d Never Speak of This Again,” which is set to be released on November 25 through Crooked Noise Records.

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Brave Vultures (UK Emo) stream debut EP “I’m Not Coming Back If You’re Not Here”

UK emo band Brave Vultures have made their debut EP, “I’m Not Coming Back If You’re Not Here,” available for streaming through Bandcamp. You can listen below.

“I’m Not Coming Back If You’re Not Here” was released on September 16, and is the band’s first release.

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Music Video: S.M.N. – “JUST MY LIFE”

Japan based punk act S.M.N. have premiered a music video for their new song “JUST MY LIFE,” which comes from their latest album “BAD HOP.” You can watch it below.

“BAD HOP” is the band’s 7th original album, and was released on the 19th of October via ONECIRCLE.

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Music Video: Seaway – “Slam”

Canadian pop-punks Seaway have released a music video for their song “Slam,” and you can check it out below.

The song comes from the band’s latest album, Colour Blind, which came out last October on Pure Noise Records.

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Album Review
Album Review: Ray Toro – “Remember the Laughter”

Ray Toro has had many identities over the course of his career: sci-fi punk, technophile, shred-master, and now, father of both a human child as well as an audio one, the soon-to-be-released “Remember the Laughter.” Dubbed by Ray as a concept album about a middle-aged man finding a memory box in the attic of his childhood home, with each song representing a different memory triggered by the items found inside the box, “Remember the Laughter” is also the primary message that he would like to send to his son once he is gone.

As Ray recorded the album pretty much on his own, with some drumming help from former A Static Lullabye and Matt Skiba and the Sekrets drummer, Jarrod Alexander, and engineering guruism from Doug McKean, David C. Hughes and Gene Grimaldi, the level of syncopation may surprise some, but Toro has promised to provide as organic a feel as possible on the road.

Those who have been following Ray’s whereabouts these past few years will recognize “Isn’t That Something,” which Ray wrote to encourage himself to face the next chapter of life sans long-time band, My Chemical Romance, and “Hope For The World,” which Ray posted over the summer, and which interlude, “Eruption,” contains a 911 call and newscast regarding Ferguson. As one moves through the album, perhaps along with the visual provided by Ray’s website here, a dreamy, slightly melancholy, mood settles over them during “Walking In Circles.”

The listener is then jarred a bit by Ray’s whispered chant to “Wake up!” during “Wedding Day.” “We Save” is sort of a marcher, “Ascent” is an interlude, and Ray’s pretty strumming returns in “The Great Beyond.” For my money, it’s this and “Take the World” which are the standout – super catchy, hella optimistic. “Father’s Day” is another cool little interlude, and “The Lucky Ones” has an awesome vibe. Think daydreaming on the train ride home here – with an amazing little violin vignette right at the end. “Requiem” is a sorrowful toe-tapper with a very appealing tribal chant at the end.

My Chemical Romance fans might resonate with lyrics like these, from “Look At Your Now:” “You stood up for yourself – I can’t count how long. You lived through it all. Look at you now. Look at you now.” The title and final track is preceded by the interlude “Waiting Room,” featuring mobile sounds. Regarding this, Ray has said that he hopes to encourage the listener to hold onto positive memories in the wake of the sorrow of loss.

For those who are unfamiliar with Ray’s singing style, think modern-day Stevie Winwood.

“Remember the Laughter” drops on November 18. Grab a copy here:

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Interview: Ray Toro (My Chemical Romance) talks solo career and new album “Remember The Laughter”

All has been quiet on the Ray Toro front since the demise of his long-term band, My Chemical Romance, with the odd exception here and there: The 2013 release of the single “Isn’t That Something?” (track one of the soon-to-be-released “Remember the Laughter,”) 2015’s “For the Lost and the Brave,” written during the Arizona immigration unrest, but released after the suicide of seventeen year old Leelah Alcorn, and left as a stand-alone tribute to her,) 2016’s “Hope for the World” (track thirteen of the new album,) and “Into the Cave We Wander,” a collaboration with former bandmember, Gerard Way, to celebrate the release of Way’s and Jon Rivera’s new comic series, “Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye.”

Since that time, Toro became a parent for the first time, and perfected his first ever almost completely solo project (former My Chem and A Static Lullaby drummer, Jarrod Alexander, provided some drum tracks, while Doug McKean, David C. Hughes and Gene Grimaldi assisted on the engineering side of things.) Ray was kind enough to provide Dying Scene with his first interview as a solo artist since 2015 (and few interviews are more fascinating than the first few days of a new career path and first release – when the artist is super excited and candid, and the information is fresh.)

Check out the interview below. I hope you enjoy reading Ray’s purest of thoughts as much as I enjoyed hearing them.

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Free download of Road to Fest Sampler from Gainesville’s Paper + Plastick Records

In preparation for for the 15th annual Fest in Gainesville Florida, Paper + Plastick Records has compiled a 15 track sampler called “Road to Fest 15″.

Check out the track list and download the free sampler below.





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Video: All and Descendents Karaoke from Filmage After Party

Ron of Felony Records has captured nearly 2 hours of live footage from the Filmage After Party, shot at Los Globos Hollywood on 9/24/14.

The night features two full ALL sets with both Scott Reynolds and Chad Price on lead vocals. The boys chug on and perform “Descendents Karaoke” with some big names stepping up to sing their favorite songs.

Watch the full video below.

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New Video: Descendents – “Feel This”

California punk legends Descendents have a premiered another new music video for your viewing pleasure. It’s for the track “Feel This,” and you can check it out below.

“Feel This” is the opening track from the band’s latest album, Hypercaffium Spazzinate, which they released July 29th via Epitaph Records.

The album is the first full-length from the Descendents since 2004′s Cool To Be You.

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