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Playboy Manbaby (funky-punk) streams “Eldfell” EP

Phoenix funksters Playboy Manbaby‘s live set is so outrageously high energy that it’s easy to forget that the Tempe-based space cadet spazz-punks are also quite prolific in the recording studio. In the year and a half between July 2013 and Dec. 2014 as a five-piece (they’ve since added saxophone player Ricky Smash) the group was able to drop four studio releases three of which came out in in 2014 alone.

With the group having released the short E.P. Eldfell on July 5 right on the heels of their full-length Don’t Let It Be back in February it could be an indicator that Robbie Pfeffer, Chris Hudson, TJ Friga, David Cosme, and Chad Dennis, along with Smash intend to spend more time in 2017 in the studio. Which would certainly be a welcome change considering in 2015 and 2016 the group’s only releases were a live album and single “I want to Meet your Parents.”

Eldfell is two vastly different songs but they represent the duality of Playboy Manbaby’s music. The A side “Adult” is the funky side of Playboy Manbaby, with Pfeffer’s lyrics being delivered like nerdcore hip hop over drop beats and a ton of adlibs. The song is a saxophone driven ode to adolescent irresponsibility.

The B-side “Weltschmerz” brings in the more manic, punk driven side of Playboy Manbaby. TJ Friga’s guitar takes center stage on the track right next to Pfeffer’s frenzied vocals. It’s a 2-minute hard driving punk tune made for Playboy’s incorrigible droves of moshing and stage diving fans.

Give both tracks a spin below.



Porn Bloopers stream “Birds” from upcoming album “Blooper Reel”

Seattle garage punk act Porn Bloopers are streaming a track from their upcoming album “Blooper Reel”. You can listen to the track called “Birds” below.

“Blooper Reel” will be released on August 4th and will be the band’s second release on Seattle label Den Tapes.



Album Review: The Orwells – “Terrible Human Beings”

The Orwells. I have to admit I’ve got a soft spot in my heart for these guys. They went to my High School’s rival, York in Elmhurst, Illinois. Well they weren’t much of a rival, we basically whooped up on them, so maybe that’s why I’m pulling for them. Who knew that a small-town Illinois band could channel the Troggs and The Kingsmen bashing out like they’re plugged in next to a Beetle in a 1960s garage? They may not be in orbit, but The Orwells have definitely left the stratosphere. I first caught their act at the Spillover fest in Dallas TX. They made quite an impression. Singer Mario Cuomo strutted onto the stage like a rock and roll diva: blond tresses, poofy shirt straight outta Seinfeld, and 1970s-era 4 inch heels; which to me indicated that these guys did not give a fuck. A point that was driven home when they tore down the 30-foot velvet curtains precipitating an onstage melee. So they had the attitude, they had the swagger; but could they back it up? I have to admit, after that show, I was not convinced. I bought their record “Remember When” anyway and it passed the “What is this” test; which means when it came up on the Ipod, I would say to myself “What is this?” A good sign. I had it on heavy rotation going forward. Let me throw into the mix that these guys are signed on to play Riot Fest this year. And I am anxiously awaiting their set. With all that history, I felt primed to take on their major-label sophomore effort, “Terrible Human Beings.”

When it comes to comparisons, I think most often these guys get lumped in with the Strokes. I’d say that’s fair. They have a garage/surf sound that could also remind you of Black Lips, Thee Oh Sees, or Fidlar. As I drove through the flats of west Oklahoma for work, I had this record on repeat. Was that a bad thing? Definitely not. Was it a great thing? Not really. Given the hype around these guys and the fact that “Remember When” is pretty solid, I figured this album would blow me away. It didn’t. What about the tunes? “They put a body in the bayou” opens the record with a hypnotic jangly riff that pretty much personifies their surf style. Track two, “Fry,” picks up the tempo and provides corroboration for any Strokes comparisons out there. “Creatures” brings a sultry slinky riff into the mix and for some reason the song reminds me of novelty 60s garage tunes like “Flying Purple People Eater.” The one song that redeems this entire album in my opinion is “Vacation” great hook, incendiary lyrics, it’s the whole enchilada. “Turn off your television, your permission kills civilians, no one can feel your vision, they’re on vacation masturbating.” That certainly paints a picture. On “Black Francis” the band attempts some kind of homage to the Pixies. I failed to make the connection. “M.A.D” and “Buddy” display the Orwells’ ability to craft a catchy tune, but like pop rocks candy it quickly dissipates. Of the remaining tunes on the record, “Last Call (Go Home)” is the only one I found worthy of repeat listens.

The quick and dirty: IF you’re a fan of surf rock, you’ll dig this album. It’s a solid representation of the genre. If you are a person just looking for a great record, look elsewhere. Check out The Orwells’ “Remember When” and work your way up from there. I’m still anxious to see these guys at Riot Fest. Maybe they’ll reignite my interest in “Terrible Human Beings.”

2.5/5 Stars



Cheap Whine releases debut self-titled album (and it’s really quite good)

Ottawa’s Cheap Whine released their debut album on Drunken Sailor Records. Fast, fun garage pop punk. The instrumentation has a quick & dirty sound reminiscent of late 70s punk, but sounds just right. You can buy the digital album off bandcamp for £5 (Five GBP, which I assume stands for “Great British Phun-money”), which comes out to around six and a half Trump Bux.

Man, writing for DyingScene just ruins my wallet. Two songs into this album, and I bought it. Check out the stream below!



The Heck (Dutch Garage Punk) stream single “Waiting In Line”

Dutch Garage Punk act The Heck are streaming their upcoming single “Waiting In Line”, b/w “Why?”

You can give it a listen below.

“Waiting In Line” is set to be released on July 21st via Dirty Water Records.



DS Exclusive: Copneconic Premieres New Single From Upcoming LP Generation Parasite

Named after a YMCA summer camp in their hometown of Fenton, Michigan, Copneconic plays a unique brand of garage punk which teeters on the line of mainstream grunge (if that’s still a thing). Their newest album, Generation Parasite (due out digitally on July 28th via Save Your Generation Records) doubles down on this signature slacker rock/power-pop sound with slicker production and well placed, whale sized hooks. Nick Diener of The Swellers (and proprietor of Oneder Studios where the LP was recorded) lent his ear and years of experience to help carve out this head hobbing, stoner approved rock record. So, roll a doobie, head down to your bedroom in your parent’s basement and stream the debut single “Trash” exclusively here at Dying Scene, below!

FFO: The Dirty Nil, Rozwell Kid, FIDLAR



DS Exclusive: Grievances Premieres “I Want To Die” From Upcoming Debut LP

We typically like to do all of the wordsmithing around these parts but every so often, there’s a band bio that sums up the act way better than we could. This is one of those bio’s: “Four formerly angst ridden twenty somethings from London, ON, Canada. Quickly approaching their thirties and hurling their anxieties at the well fished sea of pop punk to see what sort of monsters will rise. We were trying to be the Menzingers but are commonly compared to Superchunk.” If that awe inspiring write up doesn’t grab ya, you’ll definitely be hooked after you give them a listen! Today we’re pleased to premiere the track “I Want To Die” from the quartet’s first LP, Late Bloomers due out later this fall via Chisel Records. Until it drops though, we recommend streaming the debut single incessantly. Hop to it, below!



Drunken Sailor Records streams new self-titled record from Kuken (German garage-punk)

U.K. punk label Drunken Sailor Records is currently streaming German garage-punks Kuken’s brand new self-titled album. You can listen to it below.

“Kuken” is the follow up to the band’s previous self-titled release which you can find at their Bandcamp.



The Establishment (Garage Punk, NL) release debut video “Vicious Rumours”

Garage punks The Establishment, a new band from the Netherlands, featuring members of Antidote, Brat Pack, Citizens Patrol. Reaching Forward and Born from Pain, have release their debut video. “Vicious Rumours” is from an expected debut full length that the band are going into the studio to record in June.

You can watch the video below.



The Hip Priests (garage punk, UK) stream album “Those Fuckin’ Boys: Decade of Disdain”

Garage punk ‘n’ rollers The Hip Priests are letting fans listen to their entire new full-length record for free. To be honest, full length doesn’t really do Those Fuckin’ Boys: Decade of Disdain justice. It’s got a massive twenty-seven tracks of down and dirty, swinging, guitar driven honky-tonk, comprising of all the band’s singles, and various other special tracks.

The best part is, you can stream the whole thing, via Self Destructo Records, below.



Artificial Dissemination (garage punk) stream new EP “Big Brother and The Dick Heads”

Ontario garage-rockers Artificial Dissemination are currently streaming their new EP “Big Brother and The Dick Heads.” You can listen to it below.

The EP is available as a 7″ record and is available for purchase here.



Chuck Norris Experiment stream new song “Habit to Support” off upcoming album “Chuck Me!”

Swedish punk ‘n’ roll group Chuck Norris Experiment are streaming their brand new song ‘Habit to Support’ off their upcoming album “Chuck Me!” Check it out below.

“Chuck Me!” is the full-length follow-up to the band’s “Ghost Highway” EP released earlier this month.



Rough Surf and Broken Nose Mall Santa stream new split EP

Newfoundland sad punk band Rough Surf and Winnipeg punk rockers Broken Nose Mall Santa are streaming their new split EP over on the Rough Surf Bandcamp page. The 6-track release is an even split with each band contributing 3 songs to the EP. You can stream it below.

This split will serve as a follow-up to Rough Surf’s 2016 album, Please Clap, and Broken Nose Mall Santa’s 2016 EP, Ditch Picnic. 



Rough Surf (Garage Punk) release video for “Almost Older” off upcoming split

Garage punk act Rough Surf from St. Johns, Newfoundland released a new video for “Almost Older” off their upcoming split with Broken Nose Mall Santa of Winnipeg, Manitoba. The split will be out and available in a couple of weeks.

The video is kind of a parody of The Blair Witch Project and you can check it out below.



Music Video: Capital Youth – “Where You Are”

Swiss garage punk act Capital Youth have premiered a music video for their song “Where You Are”, and you can check it out below.

“Where You Are” appears on Capital Youth’s latest EP Lemonade, which was released last month via Roosevelt Records.