2015 was one of the best years of my life, both personally and professionally. Throughout all of the excitement, including marrying the love of my life (my name is Hopeless Romantic, after all!), there were a number of albums that composed the soundtrack of my year. My newly adopted method of keeping a running list of great albums made writing this article easier in terms of remembering what came out, but not in terms of narrowing down my selections. A handful of albums just missed the cut, but I truly feel like the following 10 albums (and 1 EP) help make 2015 even more memorable. Check out my picks below!
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Friday, December 18, 2015 at 12:15 PM (PST) by Hopeless Romantic
Monday, November 16, 2015 at 1:51 PM (PST) by Lauren Mills
You can check out the tour dates and locations below.
Snuff’s latest album 5-4-3-2-1-Perhaps? was released on January 8th, 2013 through Fat Wreck Chords. The record was their first full-length release in a decade, serving as a follow-up to 2003′s Disposable Income. Bad Cop/Bad Cop’s new album “Not Sorry” was released on June 16th through Fat Wreck Chords. Our review can be read here. Spoilers debut ‘mini-LP’, Stay Afloat is out now via Brassneck Records and Boss Tuneage. Pick up a copy on CD and/or vinyl here or here.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 9:00 AM (PST) by jaystone
Whether you’re a loyal, regular Dying Scene follower or you just check in periodically, it stands to reason that think the upcoming “Fat Wrecked For 25 Years” tour is kind of a big deal. Responses to the tour’s lineup, which includes the likes of NOFX, Strung Out, Lagwagon, Swingin’ Utters, toyGuitar, The Flatliners, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Masked Intruder and more depending on your location, have ranged from “damn, that’s pretty solid” on one end of the spectrum to “oh my god, this should replace the Warped Tour” at the other end.
The ragtag bunch of misfits that comprise your friendly, neighborhood Dying Scene editorial staff agree with the positive vibes about the “Fat Wrecked For 25 Years” tour, and will be out in full force at various different stops on the tour. To get you warmed up, we caught up with a handful of bands that’ll be playing the duration of the tour for a little Q&A session. Check it out below, and check out the full rundown of “Fat Wrecked For 25 Years” tour dates here!
Believe it or not, 2015 is already half over. There’s a lot to look forward to in the coming months with Frank Turner, Spraynard, and more all gearing up to put out new albums, but we at Dying Scene decided to get introspective for a moment and take a look at some of our favorite albums that were released in the last six months.
Anything released between January 1, 2015 and June 30, 2015 was up for consideration, and after several long nights of endless yelling and countless insults (okay… it was really just one long email chain), we were able to narrow it down to 25 releases. Organized by release date, you can find our collective choices for the best punk albums of 2015 so far below.
Monday, June 29, 2015 at 8:35 AM (PST) by Hopeless Romantic
It’s no secret that I love Bad Cop/Bad Cop. Ever since seeing them open for the Gimmes last year, I have been hooked on their infectious 3-part harmony pop punk sound. I have also had the pleasure of becoming friends with these 4 awesome boss ladies and anxiously awaited their debut full length album, Not Sorry. Luckily, I live in LA and have seen them play live more times than I can count; over the last year I heard many of the new songs played live as I waited for the album.
It should be no surprise that I loved Not Sorry and have had it on constant repeat over the last two weeks. It’s, in my opinion, a masterpiece from start to finish. I then had the distinct pleasure of attending their record release show at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach, CA – the first night of their current tour. It’s one thing to hear a band debut new material at a show; it’s another thing to hear them share the new tunes with a crowd of people singing along because they were just as excited to have the new album.
The first act of the night was Decent Criminal, a band from NorCal that is currently out on tour with Bad Cop/Bad Cop, playing shows across the southwest. The band kicked up the energy of the night and set a tone for the rest of the show.
The Bombpops, fresh off their European tour, were up next. I love this band as well and they often play with BC/BC. These four truly know how to put on a show – ripping through their catalogue with a little bit of banter and a whole lot of attitude. They closed out their set with the title track of their latest EP, Can O’ Worms, and it just made you wish they were putting out a new full-length soon!
Bad Cop/Bad Cop took the stage next to celebrate Not Sorry and all of the blood, sweat, and tears that they put into it! The band killed their set, playing tracks off Not Sorry like “Nightmare,” “Support,” and “Cheers” in addition to some older favorites like “Cucumber” and “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah.” Alex’s Bar was packed with people dancing, singing, and pumping their fists in the air. If you have not had an opportunity to see Bad Cop/Bad Cop yet, do yourself a favor and check them out on any of their upcoming tours (including the Fat Wreck 25th anniversary tour this summer).
You might have thought that was the end of the night, but you would be wrong! Long Beach was also treated to a set from Guttermouth, who took the stage and immediately tore through their set. Many people in the crowd were sporting Guttermouth merch and you can tell they were excited for the show. I managed to snap a few shots, but needed to get out of that crowd before I had a broken camera on my hands!
Check out our full gallery from the show below!
Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 12:36 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 4:21 PM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
“No, we’re not selling sex, but we will make your eardrums wet. It’s the best you’re gonna get with no reprieve.”
Just look at that lyric there. Really take a moment to let it sink in. Are you done? Okay, good.
Bad Cop/Bad Cop don’t pull their punches. They didn’t on their early EPs, and they certainly don’t on Not Sorry, their debut LP. I mean, just go back and re-read that line (taken from the band’s de facto mission statement, “Like, Seriously?”). They haven’t been around for very long, but these boss ladies use this full length to prove that they’re worthy of every ounce of praise that’s been showered upon them.
In thirteen tracks, Bad Cop/Bad Cop cement themselves in the equally sugary and in-your-face sound that they’ve previously established. Failed relationships, both personal and romantic alike, are big subjects on the album (“Anti Love Song,” “Here’s to You,” “Cheers,” “Sugarcane”), but the band also puts some time aside to have fun (“The ‘Wood”) and to take a stance (the aforementioned “Like, Seriously?” and the call-to-arms anthem, “Support”). These songs are full of three part harmonies that can make Greg Graffin and Brett Gurewitz retroactively jealous, and they’re catchy enough that they could easily fit onto any of the early Fat Music comps (it’s fitting, then, that the band is set to appear on the next installment of the series).
It’s cliche to say that it’s not often for a young band to come off this strong and confident on their first album, but in the case of Bad Cop/Bad Cop and Not Sorry it’s the goddamn truth. You better take that seriously.
4 / 5 – Stream it below.
RIYL: Masked Intruder, The Muffs, Bad Religion
Friday, June 12, 2015 at 3:18 PM (PST) by Johnny X
Female fronted, Los Angeles based pop-punks Bad Cop / Bad Cop don’t release their full-length debut “Not Sorry” on Fat Wreck Chords until June 16th but you don’t have to wait until then to hear it. Give the entire album a spin here!
Not Sorry was produced by Fat Wreck himself and you can pre-order it now.
Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 7:06 AM (PST) by Bobby Pickles
This week on Dying Scene Radio, Bob Noxious and Bobby Pickles play a game of good cop/bad cop with Jennie Cotterill, guitarist/vocals for the Los Angeles-based all-female punk act, Bad Cop / Bad Cop. (Holy forward slashes batman)! The band’s debut LP Not Sorry drops July 16th on Fat Wreck Chords, which, Jennie assures, is a major label that does quite a lot for its young, newly-signed artists. The Bobs also address Ben Weasel’s recent allegations of exploitation involving his guest hosting appearance on last week’s show. Check out the “influencers” episode of Weasel Radio, where Mr. Foster and Owen Wilson (Oops, I meant “Owen Murphy”) hold a prompt discussion about the unoriginality of the “Bob Noxious” moniker. Episode 18’s recurring theme: Creepers in da midst.
Listen to all the infantile punk-latent jabbering below.
Friday, June 5, 2015 at 11:16 AM (PST) by Johnny X
I don’t know about anybody else but ever since Kim Shattuck of The Muffs sang on NOFX’s “Lori Myers” I have become a little obsessed with finding female fronted punk acts that combined Kim’s snotty vocal stylings with that Fat Wreck style of punk we’ve all come to know and love. Thanks to this obsession I find myself unbelievably stoked today to premiere a song for you guys from Los Angeles punk act Bad Cop/Bad Cop.
Fat Mike himself produced the band’s upcoming debut full-length Not Sorry and that might explain why I can’t seem to get enough of it. I implore you to give the track “Sugarcane” a listen below and join me in my new found love for this band.
Catch Bad Cop/Bad Cop tonight in SF with Good Riddance or on any of their other upcoming West Coast release show dates. And of course, you’ll also be able to catch them on the upcoming Fat Wreck Tour.
Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 9:30 AM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
Bad Cop / Bad Cop have announced a tour to celebrate the release of their upcoming debut album, Not Sorry. Support will be provided by Decent Criminal. You can check out the dates and locations below.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 9:42 AM (PST) by Johnny X
Monday, April 27, 2015 at 8:37 AM (PST) by Hopeless Romantic
As many of you are aware, Good Riddance just released their first album in 9 years, titled Peace In Our Time. Over the next couple of months, the band has a string of record release shows on the West Coast and I was fortunate enough to catch the Los Angeles date at the Troubadour.
Seeing Good Riddance at their record release show already makes for an exciting evening, but add amazing opening acts to the bill and you have an unforgettable night. For this first set of record release shows, A Wilhelm Scream and Bad Cop/Bad Cop opened the show, along with Spanish Love Songs on the LA date.
I arrived right as Spanish Love Songs finished up their set, but I liked what I heard. The excitement was palpable as the sold out crowd started to fill up the venue. Up next was one of my new favorite bands, Bad Cop/Bad Cop. They ripped through their set, showcasing some of the new songs off their upcoming debut full length, Not Sorry (out June 16th on Fat Wreck – mark your calendars!). If these songs are any indication, I can already guarantee you that Not Sorry will be on my “best of 2015” list at the end of the year.
Next up was A Wilhelm Scream. I felt like this was a “full circle” moment – I first saw them play my college over 10 years ago, and now I was seeing them on stage at the Troubadour. This band knows how to put on a live show. They brought tons of energy to the stage and the crowd went wild. I was lucky enough to snap a few photos before ducking out of the front of the crowd as people pumped their fists in the air and cheered.
Finally, it was time for the main event. Good Riddance took the stage to power through a 20+ song set, including crowd favorites (such as “United Cigar,” “Weight Of The World,” and “Fertile Fields”) and new tracks off of Peace In Our Time. This new album, out on Fat Wreck, is also a contender for my “best of 2015” list. Even though it’s been 9 years since the last album, some things never change – the band is still as political, powerful, and engaging as always. The sold out crowd was grinning from ear to ear as they sang along with every word. Good Riddance is an amazing band to see live; each song is played with such precision and passion and they inject an energy into the audience. If you have a chance to catch one of their upcoming shows, make sure to get your tickets early and get there to check out the opening acts. As far as the music, here’s to hoping we don’t have to wait until 9 years for the next GR album!
Check out the full gallery from the show below.
Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 1:10 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Los Angeles pop-punks Bad Cop / Bad Cop have revealed the cover art and tracklist for their debut album Not Sorry, which is set to be released on June 16th through Fat Wreck Chords. The cover can be seen above, and the tracklist can be found below.
Not Sorry was produced by Fat Wreck owner/NOFX frontman Fat Mike, and it will serve as a follow-up to band’s 2014 Boss Lady 7-inch. Those of you on the west coast can catch Bad Cop / Bad Cop on tour with Good Riddance right now.
Los Angeles pop-punk act Bad Cop/Bad Cop have announced that their debut album will be titled Not Sorry, and will be released on June 16, 2015 via Fat Wreck Chords. You can hear some acoustic versions of new songs here.
The band last released the Boss Lady 7-inch on April 8, 2014.