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Save Face announce tour dates with Secret Stuff

New Jersey’s indie-punk duo Save Face has just announced a run of tour dates with Secret Stuff while they’re on their way to and from The Fest in Gainseville, FL.

The duo has also just released their EP Folly with Take This to Heart Records.

According to Tyler Povanda, “Folly is meant to personify the way in which we derive our self-worth from anything but one’s self. These songs are an examination of a breakdown in communication, both internally and externally.”  

Check out the dates below.



Counterparts stream new track “Haunt Me”, announce North America tour dates

Canadian hardcore outfit Counterparts are now streaming their new track, “Haunt Me.” The track is straight off of their new album You’re Not You Anymore which is due out on September 22 via Pure Noise Records.

The four piece have also announced that they’ll be touring with Architects and Stick to Your Guns through February and March of 2018.

Scope out what these guys have been up to as of late below!



Sleeping with Sirens release video for “Legends” with fan submissions

Sleeping with Sirens have just made the debut of their new fan submitted video for “Legends,” featuring personal stories, videos, and art from their followers.

According to the band, “This video is a thank you to our fans for supporting us! We love all of you and your contributions to the video.” 

In addition, to being the single off of their new album Gossips the song is the official anthem of the USA 2018 Olympics team.

Check it out below!



Album Review: AJJ – ‘Back in the Jazz Coffin’

AJJ’s Back in the Jazz Coffin was a nice little mid-summer surprise. There was no announcement about its release, and what little promotion there was for the mini-album has already taken a backseat to the band’s current tour celebrating the tenth anniversary of People Who Can Eat People Are the Luckiest People in the World. Which is okay, because even though Back in the Jazz Coffin is a fine listen it’s not exactly essential.

Back in the Jazz Coffin is mostly notable for scaling things back. The band has stripped away most of the instrumentation and members that they’ve added over the year, leaving the duo of Sean Bonnette and Ben Gallaty, best known as the band’s “classic lineup.” This lends a slight “back to basics” feeling on this album, so if your major complaints about Christmas Island and The Bible 2 were more about the oddball production and stylistic choices rather than the lyrical content, then this collection is for you. However, keep in mind that this is still the same band that did record the aforementioned albums, so even though they’ve scaled back here it’s still slicker than the bathroom recording quality of Plant Your Roots.

“American Body Rentals” is the band’s best intro track since “The Michael Jordan of Drunk Driving” off Knife Man, which is to say, rather than being a full fledged song, it’s a quick ditty that’s over in a flash but still manages to conjure up lyrically absurd images. Unfortunately, it’s mostly middle-of-the-road stuff from there. “Blood, Hatred, Money & Rage 2” and “Border Patrol (Yuma)” have some redeeming qualities: the former has some fun with words in the chorus (“blood, hatred, money and rage / that’s the food I eat / that’s the juicebox I crave”) and the latter would slide in easily somewhere between “Backpack” and “Linda Ronstadt.” The same can’t really be said for “My Crooked Leg,” which is just kind of there.

The highlight of this collection is the final track, “Fuckboi.” In true AJJ fashion, the song tells an uncomfortable tale with coming to terms about being a terrible human in the past, and having to live with that in the present. “I don’t deserve the chance to say I’m sorry but I must because I have to live with me. I have to live inside of me,” the narrator sings to a pregnant woman that he previously mistreated. It’s not easy to come to terms with realizing the awful things you’ve said or done in the past- and it’s even harder when you realize that no matter how badly you feel about it, you’ll never feel as badly as you made them feel and saying “sorry” isn’t going to be enough to heal every wound. As uncomfortable as it can make the listener feel, “Fuckboi” is AJJ at the top of their game.

Back in the Jazz Coffin will be fun to revisit occasionally, but first and final tracks aside, it doesn’t make a very big splash in AJJ’s discography. Completists and fanatics will gobble it up, but the casual listener is best off waiting for the next LP that gets the full promotional treatment instead of a single Facebook post.

3 / 5 Stars

You can stream Back in the Jazz Coffin below.

RIYL: Ramshackle Glory, Mischief Brew, Mountains Goats (circa 2002)



Group Of Man announces EU/UK dates

Post-Hardcore outfit Group Of Man has announced a nice batch of tour dates. Their november and december run will see them hitting a fair amount of venues all over the UK and EU. Head down below for full dates.

Group Of Man’s last EP Always Looming came out on July 3rd earlier this year.



Seth Anderson (One Week Records) heads out on US tour

AB folk rocker Seth Anderson has announced a lengthy tour throughout the States. The One Week Records artist will be on the road most of October, leading up to FEST. Anderson joined Joey Cape’s love baby in June last year.

Head down below to check out all of Seth Anderson’s tour dates.



The Lillingtons debut new track ‘Zodiac’

Holy shredders Batman, The Lillingtons just dropped a brand new track! ‘Zodiac’ is the second single of the band’s up and coming Fat Wreck Chords debut ‘Stella Sapiente’. That one won’t be out until the 13th of October, but all you impatient punks can head over here for a pre-order.

Check out ‘Zodiac’ below.



Kevin Devine announces stripped down album ‘We Are Who We’ve Always Been’

New York singer/songwriter Kevin Devine has announced the release of ‘We Are Who We’ve Always Been’, a stripped down reimagining of his 2016 release Instigator. The album will be out on October 20th via Procrastinate! Music Traitors and Triple Crown Records. Head down below to check out first single ‘I Was Alive Back Then’ (feat. Half Waif).

Kevin Devine recently joined Brand New as a touring member. 



DS Exclusive: Fare Game (Skate Punk) Premieres Debut EP

When it comes to punk rock, the talent pool in Los Angeles is one of the deepest in the country. Every neighborhood from the docks of San Pedro to the sleepy desert towns of The Antelope Valley, boasts its own small, locally grown act that in other cities, would be headliners. Fare Game is a perfect example of such a band. In the few months that they’ve been a tangible band, they’ve played a ton of local shows (as well as two festivals) and quickly become favorites in the local scene. Featuring former members of LightSpeedGo and Kill Radio (among others), this quartet seeps talent and experience from their pores, and with a blue collar work ethic, they are already well on their way to becoming one of LA’s premium punk acts. Today, we’re pleased to premiere this emerging young act’s debut EP, Breakin’ Rules in it’s entirety! The six and a half track album (ya don’t get full credit for “30 Sec Song”, sorry guys!) is the perfect introduction! Check it out, exclusively here at Dying Scene, below!



OC45 announces fall tour dates

Boston punk band OC45 is fresh off of some dates opening for Teenage Bottlerocket, and they are hitting the road again this fall with shows across the South and West.

You can find all of the dates and check out their latest album, Happy Accidentsbelow.



Video Premiere: Wicked Bears (SLC Pop Punk) “2049”

Dying Scene is proud to premiere the brand new lyric video for “2049,” the first single from Wicked Bears‘ forthcoming album Tuning Out. It features flying cars, satellites, and lots of words (because it’s a lyric video).

Fans of Masked Intruder, Teenage Bottlerocket and the like will eat this up. Take a look below! Tuning Out is slated to be released October 13th via Hidden Home Records.



Lost Love and Empty Lungs touring UK and EU in November

Canada’s Lost Love and Northern Ireland’s Empty Lungs will be touring through the UK and EU together throughout November and into the wee early days of December. You can find the tour dates for the pair of indie-punks below.



Emmer Effer streaming songs off their upcoming album

LA’s Emmer Effer is streaming four tracks from their upcoming album, “From the Bottom Down.” The LA hardcore band will be releasing the album on October 6th on Felony Records. If you’re in the mood for some hardcore, check out the stream below!



Mannequin Pussy premiere video for “Emotional High”

Philadelphia’s Mannequin Pussy have premiered a new video for “Emotional High.” The song is off their album “Romantic,” released in 2016 on Tiny Engines.

If you’re a fan of folks having a good time (and who isn’t? What are you, some kind of fucking monster?), check out the video below!



Backtrack premiere new video “Sanity” announce new album “Bad To My World”

More new music from Long Island this fall as Backtrack announce their next album, “Bad To My World” will be released on November 17 via Bridge Nine Records.

You can check out the video for “Sanity” and upcoming tour dates at Alternative Press.