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Jeff Rosenstock streams new song “Beers Again Alone”

Former-Bomb The Music Industry! frontman Jeff Rosenstock is streaming a new song called “Beers Again Alone”. The track comes off of Rosenstock’s upcoming solo LP, We Cool? and you can check it out here.

Rosenstock will release We Cool? on March 3, 2015 through Side One Dummy Records. Jeff will be hitting the road with Andrew Jackson Jihad, The Smith Street Band and Chumped for a full U.S. tour this spring.



Shinobu offering new album “10 Thermidor” for “name your price” download

San Jose’s Shinobu are offering their new album “10 Thermidor” for “name your price” download.

You can give it a listen below. If you like what you hear, you can download it for “name your price” here.

The album was released on January 2, 2015 through Quote Unquote Records.



Chewing on Tinfoil working on new album

Dublin punk act Chewing On Tinfoil are working on a new album:

“Slowly getting the new material down! Should be recording within a month!”

The band last released “Marrowbone Lane” as a free download on August 2, 2014.

 



New Music: Shinobu – “The Void”

Brand new music from San Jose’s Shinobu today. The new track is called “The Void,” and you can check it out here.

“The Void” appears on Shinobu’s upcoming album, 10 Thermidor. The 11 track album will be co-released by Really Records and Lauren Records.

Rather than going the tradition route of release, both labels are doing a fundraising pre-order for 10 Thermidor, with new tracks being released for every $1000 raised. At $3000 the entire album will be available to download for free via Quote Unquote Records. You can get your pre-orders / donations in here and here.



Shinobu announces ’10 Thermidor’; streams new single “Culture, Inc.”

Other than playing shows here and there, San Jose’s Shinobu has been relatively quiet since the release of 2009’s Strange Spring Air (most likely in no small part due to guitarist Mike Huguenor’s involvement with his other bands such as Hard Girls, Classics of Love, and, most recently, The Bruce Lee Band), but now the band is gearing up to release a new full length album. Titled 10 Thermidor, the 11 track album will be co-released by Really Records and Lauren Records.

To give you a taste of what’s to come, the band has released the album’s first single “Culture, Inc.”, which you can check out here.

Rather than going the tradition route of release, both labels are doing a fundraising pre-order for 10 Thermidor: aother new song will be released at $1000, a third song will be released once they raise $2000, and at $3000 the entire album will be available to download for free via Quote Unquote Records. You can get your pre-orders / donations in here and here.



Album Review: Tiny Empires – “Weird Headspace”

Right now, on the basis of Weird Headspace, Tiny Empires is my favorite band. In a bitchy-reviewer sea of musical malaise, hearing something I love is like a blowjob, a beer, and a burrito on a rainy day. Its a taste of perfect in a sea of grey that I’m struggling to not oversell.

Tiny Empires is made up of members of a bunch of other groups, most noticeably New Bruises and O Pioneers!!! The band itself sounds like the type of gritty emo Title Fight makes these days with a dose of Fugazi, indie rock, and giant melodies. Most importantly, coupled into its DNA is a sense of dynamic musicianship that laces up every punch with a mercury filled glove. It kicks hard, but never loses its meditative perspective. Weird Headspace is their debut album, although its track listing reads closer to that of an EP, the six songs on it are sublime either way.

The album opens with the deep rumbling chords of “Wide Open Places.” The chords are soon accompanied by crooned vocals singing the massive hook of “move closer, to the places that you wanna be. Stop making, making excuses.” The song then ratchets up the intensity into a frisson inducing refrain with loud guitars and bellowed gang vocals. What I love about Tiny Empires is that they can bring you a sense of immediacy with their music that’s hard to ignore. There’s no ignoring them, when they get going, you’re there with them, feeling every syllable.

“What’s The Plan, Phil” has shades of Fucked Up style progressive hardcore, which oddly doesn’t feel at all out of place. In a lot of ways it feels like a natural extension of their sound. Tiny Empires has a lot of great musicianship throughout it, the bouncy, driving riff from “Could You Imagine” being a specific luminary. It can’t be overstated; its the combination of stellar songwriting and musical intrigue that gives Weird Headspace a sense of vitality so lacking in many of their contemporaries.

My favorite song from the album, “Air Conditioning, Full Blast” opens like a lost Fugazi track with a lot of bass and sparse, trebly guitars. But it swells into screams and power chords as it desires, sending shivers up the spine while giving its words a bayonet. Its alternately soft and intense, a balance Tiny Empires pulls off well. The final song, the nine minute and thirty-seven second “Blurry Photos, Dead Leaves, Decomposed,” is a lot like a grand encapsulation of all that makes Tiny Empires, and by extension Weird Headspace great. Distorted chords give way to funky basslines, and lethargia gives way to pure energy. And then when you think it all subsides and there’s only distant percussive strums, it erupts into a loud and messy attack. The song moves through enough tones and ideas to make it exhilarating all the way through, as if the band set out to write a song that deserved every second of its runtime.

I love the way Tiny Empires makes me feel. I’m hanging on every word, thrilled by every crescendo like a seventeen year old hooked on Against Me! When I’m listening to it, work and responsibility are the furthest things from my mind and I’m the same kid that got chills from the chorus of “Walking Is Still Honest. The screams reverberate through my body, and while I don’t know every word, I feel like I need to, because anything that can make you feel that good deserves to be understood.

5/5 Stars



Full Album Stream: Tiny Empires – ‘Weird Headspace’

A little over a month ago, Tiny Empires (a band made up of former members of both O Pioneers!!! and New Bruises) released their debut album, Weird Headspace. Since it’s been out for awhile now, you’ve probably already heard it but in the off-chance that you’ve yet to hear it you can now give it a listen below!

Weird Headspace was released on April 15, 2014. Physical and digital copies can be ordered through the Tiny Empires Bandcamp page, and is also available digitally here through QuoteUnquote Records.



Free Music: Jeff Rosenstock – “Summer” with bonus tracks

Jeff Rosenstock, formerly of Bomb the Music Industry! and The Arrogant Sons of Bitches, has put up a free download of his Summer EP that includes a bunch of bonus material not included on the initial release. Amongst the bonus tracks are covers of songs by Throwing Muses, Neil Young and Fiona Apple.

You can download the full Summer package right here.

Rosenstock began releasing material under his own name during October 2012, with the album I Look Like Shit. You can download that for free  as well, on the Quote Unquote Records page right here.



Random Cover Song: Jeff Rosenstock – “Neon Gray” (Night Birds)

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.

Today’s cover comes from former Bomb the Music Industry! and The Arrogant Sons of Bitches front-man, Jeff Rosenstock, covering “Neon Gray” originally by Night Birds. The original version of the song appeared on Night Birds’ 2011 debut album, The Other Side of Darkness, while Rosenstock’s cover seem to be, like most Rosenstock covers, done just for fun by himself.

You can listen to Rosenstock’s cover here, while the original can be found below



Free EP Download: Jeff Rosenstock (ex-Bomb the Music Industry!) – “Summer”

Jeff Rosenstock, formerly of Bomb the Music Industry! and The Arrogant Sons of Bitches, has put up a free download of his Summer 7″.

You can download Summer right here.

Rosenstock began releasing material under his own name starting last October, with the album I Look Like Shit. You can download that for free  as well, on the Quote Unquote Records page right here.



Chewing On Tinfoil stream two songs from upcoming album

Dublin punk act Chewing On Tinfoil are streaming two brand new songs titled “Fuck Team Sports” and “Just Like Me (ft. Stza Crack).”

Click here to check ’em out.

Both tracks will appear on the band’s upcoming album Marrowbone Lane due out August 2nd.



Chewing On Tinfoil announce release date for new album

Dublin punk act Chewing On Tinfoil have just announced that they will be releasing their next (as of yet untitled) album on August 2nd. The band will be announcing more details in the next few months, as well as dates for a UK tour.

In the meantime, you can stream 2 new songs “One Good Shirt” and “Holy Communion” right here.



EP Review: Jimmy Doyle & The Engineers (Self-titled)

Jimmy Doyle, previously of New York punk bands The Fad and The Forthrights, has now released a self-titled debut with his new project Jimmy Doyle And The Engineers, available now on Quote/Unquote Records. As with all of the label’s material, you can pay what you want for it here.

While this EP contains definite elements both of pop punk and prog punk, it doesn’t push too hard in either direction, making it stick out bit more than a good deal of releases from either subgenre that I’ve heard in the last few months. Perhaps what stood out to me most about this album was how strikingly well tones of desperation and frustration, while not overdone, were able to match and mold the lyrics and music together. This is an aspect of songwriting I have always admired in bands like Bomb The Music Industry! or Andrew Jackson Jihad, and Jimmy Doyle pulls it off with an energetic and ernest style.

Instrumental variety, however, is not a strong suit here. An all-too-familiar problem for punk bands, the guitar and drum parts of these songs can become almost indistinguishable from track to track. Future releases will tell if this band can break the spell of never-ending eighth notes.

All in all, at 3.5/5 stars, this was a record I really enjoyed listening to 2-3 times, but is definitely in need of a little change of pace here and there. Fans of Cheap Girls, The Menzingers, or Fake Problems will enjoy this release.



Free Album Download: Cheap Girls – “My Roaring 20’s” (acoustic version)

Michigan rockers, Cheap Girls, have released the acoustic version of their album “My Roaring 20’s” today via Quote Unquote Records.  You can stream and/0r download that bad bay for free (or pay what you want) right here.

The band also recently announced that they’ve begun working on a new full-length album.

Cheap Girls released their last album “Giant Orange” in February of 2012.



Cheap Girls working on new full-length, releasing acoustic version of “My Roaring 20’s”

Via a lengthy update on their blog Michigan rockers, Cheap Girls, have announced that they are finally releasing the acoustic version of their album “My Roaring 20’s” on January 14th via Quote Unquote Records.  Regarding the acoustic album the band writes:

“We recorded this a couple years back and have been trying to figure out a decent time to get it out. It is exactly what it seems like – an acoustic version of our second record. Not simply a boring guitar/vocal record, but with plenty of additional fun things that we thought were a good idea throughout recording. I’m listening to it right now and I’ve gotta say that it certainly retains a fair amount of “charm.” The recording was done in early 2010, when we were doing a fair amount of shows around Small Brown Bike’s reunion and becoming good friends with them. Dan and Mike were actually the ones with the idea for doing this. We recorded it in Dan’s basement and Mike acted as producer/idea man. If I remember correctly the weird guitar on “Sunnyside” was done by him, along with some vocals. A real hodge-podge record. Maybe the hodgiest podgiest of any prior release.”

In addition, the band also stated the following relating to a new full-length:

“For the moment, we’re deep into work on songs for what will be our next record. It’s still in the early stages, but it’s coming along nicely and we’re enjoying ourselves as much as ever. It’s a bit premature to really go into too much detail, but we’ll be sure to let you know as things shape up.”

Cheap Girls released their last album “Giant Orange” in February of 2012.