Music Video: Sentiments UK – “Welcome to the Family”

Posted by ChrisDude on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 6:56 PM (PST)

Welsh melodic hardcore act Sentiments UK have premiered a music video for their song ”Welcome to the Family”. You can watch the video below.

“Welcome to the Family” is taken from Sentiments UK’s latest record 9/4, which was released last May and you can stream it on their Bandcamp page.

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Before Hüsker Dü paved the way for alternative rock, they were a hardcore punk band.


California punk veterans Strung Out have announced they will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut full-length Another Day In Paradise by playing the album in its entirety for the first time ever!

The show will take place on December 13th at Brick By Brick in San Diego, CA, and the band will be joined by H2O, Skipjack, and Somatic. Head over here to grab your tickets.

Strung Out’s currently working on their new album Transmission Alpha Delta, which will be released sometime in the coming months through Fat Wreck Chords. The band’s latest full-length was 2009′s Agents of the Underground.

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The Smith Street Band are streaming a new track titled “I Don’t Wanna Die Anymore,” taken from their highly-anticipated upcoming album Throw Me In The River. You can give the song a listen below.

Throw Me In The River is set to be released on October 28th through SideOneDummy (US), October 31st on Uncle M Music (Europe) and Poison City Records (Australia), and November 3rd via Banquet Records (UK).

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The Queers and The Dwarves announce November shows

Posted by Screeching Bottlerocket on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 5:51 PM (PST)

The Queers and The Dwarves have announced a short string of shows they will be playing surrounding their joint appearance at the Riot Fest 10th anniversary celebration in Chicago. All the dates and locations can be found below.

The Queers just released a remixed/remastered version of 1994′s Beat Off through Asian Man Records, and they also have plans to re-record and reissue Beyond The Valley… and Punk Rock Confidential. The Dwarves will be releasing a new 7-inch titled Gentleman Blag on November 25th through Fat Wreck Chords.

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Free EP Download: Carapils (melodic punk) – “Better Than Nothing”

Posted by Johnny X on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 4:54 PM (PST)

Belarus melodic punk act Carapils recently released a new EP titled “Better Than Nothing” and you can stream it below.  If you like it you can download the release for free on bandcamp.

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EP Review: Wolves at Bay – “When I’m Dead”

Posted by Seaniam on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 4:34 PM (PST)

Wolves at Bay recently released three brand new songs in the form of a limited cassette release through Up All Night Records titled When I’m Dead. The opening song, “Tried to Fix”, makes use of some clean cut and tuned vocals and harmonies, there’s some big melodic chord progressions and the usual stuff here… but there’s no urgency or passion and it all comes off pretty uninspired.

“Nothing Will Work” is equally yawn worthy. The repeated vocal “you could never get your…/ you could never get your…/ you could never get your” just drags on. The song lacks any build up or pay off, the band has no surprises up their sleeves. The final track, “Sincerely, Your Ex-Lover”, is almost 7 minutes long and feels like a lost opportunity to explore or branch out but instead it is just a 7 minute song. It’s slower, longer and just as ambiguous as the previous two songs. An attempt at post-rock with screaming and weird swooshy noises just comes across as generic and half baked.

There’s nothing particularly wrong with what Wolves at Bay have made here, everything is recorded and mixed well enough and there’s an equal balance between instruments and performances. Occasional use of acoustic guitar, ambient lead tones and effects add a bit of colour and the song writing is reminiscent of Emery/Make Do and Mend/Thrice etc but lacks the power and impact of those bands. Wolves at Bay sound too much like a lot of other bands and this lack of uniqueness makes it all the more forgettable.

Skip this one unless you’re curious or already a fan.

1 / 5 Stars

When I’m Dead is available for free download via the Animal Style Records Bandcamp page, which you can find right here.

Random Cover Song: The Draft – “Little Mascara” (The Replacements)

Posted by Bizarro Dustin on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 4:15 PM (PST)

Cover songs are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. We here at Dying Scene love hearing punk bands do their own take on other band’s songs. Sometimes they pull off amazing interpretations of old classics, sometimes they’re not much more than humble tributes to a fellow artist, and other times they’re just downright laughable renditions of otherwise great songs. Good or bad. Intriguing or mundane. We’ll let you be the judge.

Tonight’s cover comes from the post-Hot Water Music project, The Draft, and their cover of The Replacements tune “Little Mascara”. The original version appeared on The Replacements 1984 album Tim, while The Draft recorded their cover for the 2006 compilation album We’ll Inherit the Earth: A Tribute to the Replacements.

You can listen to both versions of “Little Mascara” below.

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Music Video: Dangercat (gritty pop-punk) – “Bummer Summer”

Posted by Johnny X on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 4:00 PM (PST)

Winnipeg gritty pop-punk act Dangercat have premiered a music video for their track “Bummer Summer” and you can check it out below.

The song appears on the band’s newest album, “To The Moon,” which was released last September and is streaming here.

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Introducting New Nerd Punk Act: Thundering Asteroids! (free EP download)

Posted by Johnny X on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 3:43 PM (PST)

I’m stealing this from the band’s own Facebook, but I thought it did a great job of describing Thundering Asteroids‘ overall aesthetic:  “This female-fronted cadre of melodic cacophony remembers when punk was punk, games were 8-bit, and skateboarding wasn’t considered a sport.”  Fun, nerdy and definitely punk rock, the band’s debut EP “The Nerd Punk Guide To The Galaxy” is 100% worth listening to below.  And if you dig it you can download it for free on bandcamp.

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Music Video: Strength In Blunders – “Eat Me (Alive)”

Posted by bob9746 on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 3:24 PM (PST)

UK post-ska-punk outfit Strength In Blunders have released a music video for their song “Eat Me (Alive)” and you can check it out below.

The song appears on the band’s “Life At Midnight” album, which was released last October.

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Veara and Bad Luck announce holiday shows

Posted by Screeching Bottlerocket on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 3:03 PM (PST)

Georgia pop-punk act Veara and Daytona Beach’s Bad Luck will be ringing in the holiday season with a short run of shows on the east coast in early December. Details on when and where you’ll be able to catch ‘em can be found below.

Veara last released Growing Up Is Killing Me in 2013 through Epitaph Records. Bad Luck re-released their album debut album Cold Bones on July 15th through Tragic Hero Records.

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Capsize release music video for “Linger”

Posted by Screeching Bottlerocket on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 2:45 PM (PST)

San Diego melodic hardcore outfit Capsize have released a music video for their song “Linger,” which appears on their debut full-length The Angst In My Veins. You can check the video out below.

The Angst In My Veins was released on September 30th through Equal Vision Records. They will be embarking on a European tour in support of the album later this month.

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