General News
D.O.A. guitarist Brad Kent passes away

Vancouver punk rock pioneer Brad Kent has passed away from complications after a bout of pneumonia, according to several sources.

Kent started playing in the punk band Victorian Pork in the 80s, and later played with DOA and the Avengers.  You can watch a short video of Kent below, and read more about him here.

We at Dying Scene send our condolences to Brad Kent’s bandmates, friends, and family.

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Talk Show Host releases “Disunion Tour” EP

Toronto based punk band Talk Show Host has released their debut EP, Disunion Tour, and you can check it out below.

Citing Against Me! and Bob Mould as influences, the band formed in 2015 and includes members of Toronto skate-punk act Hey Mister.

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Sink Alaska announce upcoming release of “Battle Lines from Better Times” EP

Scottish punks Sink Alaska have a new EP coming out on March 1st, and you can preview one of the songs below.  ”Overkill is Underrated” is the first song of the 4-track EP to be released.

The new EP is called Battle Lines from Better Times, and it will be the band’s first release since 2014′s Double A-Side 7″. 

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Silver Snakes release new album, “Saboteur”

Los Angeles post-hardcore band Silver Snakes has a new album out today.  Saboteur was released on Evil Ink Records, which  is owned by Coheed & Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez.  If you  missed our stream of the album earlier this week, you can still check it out here.

Silver Snakes most recently released  Year of the Snake, which came out in March of 2014 viaBridge Nine Records.

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Self Defense Family announces upcoming 4-song EP

New York post-hardcore band Self Defense Family have announced that they will be releasing a new 4-song EP on February 19th.  The EP, which will be called Superior, can be pre-ordered here.  You can find the track listing below.

Self Defense Family most recently released a 2-track EP called When The Barn Caves In, which served as the follow-up to the band’s latest full length, Heaven Is Earth, which was released this past summer on Deathwish Inc.

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Totally Gnarly stream punk/thrash/party EP

Totally Gnarly is a 5-piece thrash/punk band from the Albany area, and they want you to party with them.  You can stream their debut 5-track EP, Totally Gnarly’s Bogus Journey! below, and take a trip with them through some classic punk riffs, mixed with hardcore and thrash, and delving into the all-out weird with the track “Poop in  My Pants.”  The band self-describes their sound as “drunk rock,” and they do sound like they’re having a hell of a lot of fun while not taking themselves too seriously.

Totally Gnarly can often be found playing in and around Albany, and their next show is the 6th annual Jamzilla festival, which is a benefit for Alzheimer’s research.

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The Loved Ones announce more “Keep Your Heart” 10 year anniversary shows

Late last year, we told you The Loved Ones would be playing a handful of shows celebrating the 10 year anniversary of their beloved debut album Keep Your Heart. Since then, they’ve added a bunch of dates to the tour but we’ve unfortunately failed to notify you.

The Loved Ones hit the road tonight in Santa Barbara, CA, so check out the dates below to see if they’ll be playing Keep Your Heart in its entirety near you.

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Modern Baseball headed on tour with PUP and Three Man Cannon

Philadelphia four-piece Modern Baseball are going on a short romp through the UK and Germany (with a stop in Netherlands) with PUP and Three Man Cannon. Check out the April tour dates and locations, along with the lovely tour poster below.

Modern Baseball last released an EP, MOBO Presents: The Perfect Cast EP featuring Modern Baseball in October. They plan to release their third LP, Holy Ghost, sometime this year. PUP last released their self-titled debut back in 2013 (Canada) / 2014 (worldwide).

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Free Music: Bruised Willies (punk) – ‘None of Us Can Skate’

Singaporean punks Bruised Willies have made their most recent release available for free/name your price download. Listen to and/or grab a copy of None Of Us Can Skate below.

The band released the EP last month (January), as a follow up to their previous EP, Sometimes It’s A Hard World For Small Things, which is also available for free/name your price right here.

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PEARS announce European tour with Dag Nasty

New Orleans punks PEARS are taking their act on the road again, this time across the pond to Europe. They’ll be joined for a handful of shows by Dag Nasty, before playing some festivals and other shows across the continent in April and May. See the full list of dates/locations below.

The tour comes almost immediately after the band’s month-long tour of Australia and New Zealand with Fat Wreck Chords label mates, Strung Out.

PEARS released their debut album, Go To Prison, in 2014. Their sophomore album, Green Star, is due out April 1st on Fat Wreck Chords.

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For I Am (pop punk) sign to Bearded Punk Records

Belgian pop-punk group For I Am are the newest band to join the fine folks over at Bearded Punk Records, who announced the signing this week.

The band’s first release on the label will be a re-release of their debut EP, 15 Minutes Late. For I Am self-released the EP in June, and have since sold out their physical copies. You can listen to the EP below, and if you’d like to pre-order a copy of the re-release, you can do so right here.

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General News
Jon Bunch (Further Seems Forever, Sense Field, Lucky Scars) passes away

Former vocalist for Further Seems Forever, Sense Field, and most recently for Lucky Scars, Jon Bunch passed away this week at the age of 46. So far there’s no word on how Bunch died, but it’s apparent from all the social media posts just how much he will be missed.

Further Seems Forever posted on their Facebook page:

We are in total shock, today we found out that Jon Bunch departed this world. Jon was an inspiration to us in so many ways. He had the uncanny ability to light up a room when he stepped into it. He left a huge imprint in the music scene from “Reason to Believe” to “Sense Field”, and we were lucky enough to make a beautiful record with him. It is a legacy of hope and one that will never fade. We truly lost a special person.

Some of Jon’s friends started a GoFundMe to set up a college fund for Jon’s son, as well as to help Jon’s family with funeral expenses, and to donate to a children’s charity. Head over here if you’d like to give.

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