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Buenos Treehouse (Pop-Punk/Rock, UK) release debut album “Capsized”

Buenos Treehouse, the pop-rock/pop-punk 4 piece Nottingham, UK (featuring members of Gone & Lost It, The Rutherfords, The Atoms and The Sneaks) have released their debut album, “Capsized”. The album is available on CD/download now from the band’s Bandcamp.

You can listen to the album below.



Album Review: Rozwell Kid “Precious Art”

Rozwell Kid takes me back to the mid-nineties and geek rock’s golden age of Weezer, Nada Surf, and Superdrag. Only twenty seconds into the album, the band displays the pitch-perfect falsetto “ooo”s so commonly associated with Weezer. Then the opener “Wendy’s Trash Can” takes off, turning into a driving seventies-style power-punk song, though few would mistake Rozwell Kid for a punk band by the end of the album, for what that’s worth; “Wendy’s Trash Can” is one of three songs out of twelve that might be fast enough to be considered “punk”.

“South By” is a fifty-five-second mostly-instrumental (at least word-less) ethereal interlude, and leads into “UHF On DVD” – a reference to the obscure 1989 Weird Al movie, I’m pretty sure – for which a lyric video has been released. “UHF On DVD” is one of the other “fast” songs on Precious Art, and is singer Jordan Hudkins’s humorous take on anxiety and insecurity. The synthesizer, a staple of geek rock, is featured prominently in this track, as are other charateristics made popular by Rivers Cuomo’s band: the aforementioned falsetto singing, as well as a tight dual guitar solo in “Total Mess”, and just as Weezer famously sang “I can’t help my boogies, they get out of control,” so too does Rozwell Kid have a song called “Booger” that begins “I had a finger deep inside my nose; I was digging through a lonely sea.”

Precious Art is Rozwell Kid’s SideOneDummy debut but amazingly the band’s fourth full-length album, even though I’m just now diving into their catalog. Am I that out of touch? Probably. Either way, free music I may not have heard of otherwise in conjunction with a writing assignment is one of the perks of writing reviews for a publication like Dying Scene. And, sorry Mountaineers, but I just don’t expect a burgeoning rock and roll scene hailing from the hills of West Virginia. What’s next, a prominent punk band from Wyoming?

While comparisons to Weezer abound, and justifiably, it took me a bit longer to pin down whose voice singer Jordan Hundkins reminded me of. Finally I landed on sixties band Lovin’ Spoonful, best known for “Do You Believe in Magic”. Once I drew this comparison, I dare say that at times Rozwell Kid has more in common with the sixties than the nineties, even if I’d already pinned them to the seventies earlier in this review. Clearly this band is not influenced by a single decade. They tour relentlessly, and have released four full-length album in six years, so there will surely be more to come from Rozwell Kid.

3.5/5 Stars



Baggage (Ex-Swellers) drops brand new EP ‘The Good That Never Comes’ as ‘name your price’ download

Michigan based pop punk act Baggage just dropped a brand new EP. ‘The Good That Never Comes’ can be acquired now for a ‘pay what you want’ deal. All proceeds the band raises this month are going directly into getting toiletries for Flint Water Crisis victims. A statement from the band reads:

“This release is a PAY WHAT YOU WANT download and ALL of the money from this month is going directly into getting toiletries for Flint Water Crisis victims. At the end of the month we’ll be taking the money and shopping for the most cost effective way to fill our van with goods and dropping it off to the Bethel United Methodist Church in Flint where they have a donation station for residents. The money won’t be going to some organization that has millions of dollars saved up, this is going directly to a cause where we know it will be taken care of.

Thank you for supporting our band. We hope you enjoy the songs. As always, we hope what we do inspires you to do the same. Together we can make a difference.

Treat people like people again.
-Jonathan / Baggage”

Give ‘The Good That Never Comes’ a spin below.



Circa Survive announce new full length ‘The Amulet’, share new single ‘Lustration’

Fans of Circa Survive are in for a treat. The band announced that its sixth studio album is officially happening. ‘The Amulet’ will come out September 22nd via Hopeless Records and is already available for pre-order right here.

To top things off, the band also premiered its brand new track ‘Lustration’. Check that one out, with accompanying video, below.



Mannequin Pussy embark on North American tour

Philly punks Mannequin Pussy have announced some upcoming tour dates in support of their latest release “Romantic”. The new album released in October is the second release for the band, the first since 2014’s “Gypsy Pervert”.

You can catch Mannequin Pussy on tour throughout the US beginning July 26th. Check out below for a full list of tour dates.



The Violent Hearts stream new track “Hex On Me” from upcoming EP

UK post-punk band The Violent Hearts are currently streaming a new track titled “Hex On Me.” You can listen to it below.

The track is taken from the band’s upcoming EP titled Porcelain / Hex On Me. The EP is set to be released on July 28th via Roosevelt records. Porcelain / Hex On Me comes as the band’s first release since their debut EP The Penalty in 2014.



Decent Criminal perform “Loner” and “Cold” on Live From The Rock Room

Northern California’s Decent Criminal recently stopped by The Rock Room to perform their songs “Loner” and “Cold.”  You can check out the video below.



Ratboys stream upcoming album “GN”

Chicago-based post-country/indie-rock (?!?) duo Ratboys, are streaming their new album, GN, on their website a day before release. The album will be released by Topshelf Records tomorrow.

Listen to “GN” here!

 



The Vansaders stream new track “Sunrise” from upcoming EP

Asbury Park rockers The Vansaders have released new track at bandcamp. “Sunrise” is their first release since their August 2016 EP “This Time Around.”

This is the first I’ve heard from them, and they definitely have my attention. Looking forward to their new EP.

You can stream “Sunrise” below, and if you’re feeling generous, you can throw The Vansaders a buck for the song.



Rozwell Kid stream new album “Precious Art”

Rozwell Kid are currently streaming their new album Precious Art via their Bandcamp page. You can check it out below.

Precious Art was released on June 23 via SideOneDummy, and follows their 2015 release Good Graphics.



Super Whatevr release video for “Bloomfield”

Costa Mesa’s Super Whatevr have released a new single and corresponding video, “Bloomfield.” About a failed relationship, vocalist Skyler McKee says “the lyrics are about arguing back and forth with your better judgment and the turmoil that comes out of that state of being. ‘We’ve got a lot in common, nothing in common at all, but if you like being alone then come and find me’ is rationalizing the obvious fact that the relationship was a train wreck but loneliness sometimes feels heavier than dissonance.”

The band was last heard on their Good Luck EP. Check out the video for “Bloomfield” below.



Decent Criminal (punk) premiere new track “Deviant”

Northern California’s Decent Criminal have released a new track for streaming, “Deviant” which is off of their upcoming album Bloom. The band was last heard on their self-titled full-length which they released last year.

This track rules. Check out “Deviant” here.



The dollyrots debut lyric video for ‘Other Trucker’

LA based pop punk duo The Dollyrots premiered a brand new lyric video for its single ‘Other Trucker’. The track can be found on the band’s latest full length release Whiplash Splash, which came out in March earlier this year.

The Dollyrots are also set to play a couple of California dates with legendary UK punks the Buzzcocks. Full tour dates and the video for ‘Other Trucker’ can be found below.



Rozwell Kid release 10 hour long video for new track ‘Wendy’s Trash Can’

Got a couple of hours to spare? The amazing Rozwell Kid just premiered a 10 hour long(!) music video for its new track ‘Wendy’s Trash Can’. The latest single to be taken from the band’s upcoming full length ‘Precious Art’, out June 23 via SideOneDummy. You can pre-order ‘Precious Art’ right here.

Head down below for 10 hours of viewing pleasure.



Music Video: Hollow Suns – “Out Of Touch”

Tokyo, Japan based punk-rockers Hollow Suns have premiered a music video for their new track “Out Of Touch.” You can watch it below.

“Out Of Touch” is taken from the band’s latest EP, titled Hollow Suns II, which was released today, June 7, in Japan. The album follows their self-titled debut release.