11 Short Stories of Pain and Glory is set to be released on January 6th, 2017 through Born and Bred Records and will be the first album to be released by the band since 2013′s Signed and Sealed With Blood.
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Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 5:22 PM (PST) by SidJones
Monday, November 7, 2016 at 4:13 PM (PST) by Drew Clapp
After recently announcing plans to release two new albums in the next year, Dropkick Murphys have now unveiled the first of which to be called “11 Short Stories of Pain and Glory”. The album is set to be released on January 6th, 2017 through Born and Bred Records and will be the first album to be released by the band since 2013’s “Signed and Sealed With Blood”.
On top of revealing the new album, the band is also giving us the first taste of what to expect off of the record by releasing the first new single entitled “Blood”, accompanied by a lyric video.
Check out the new song and a full track listing of “11 Short Stories of Pain and Glory” below.
Friday, November 4, 2016 at 9:40 AM (PST) by villagebrown
Celtic punks Dropkick Murphy’s have gone on a rampage of announcements. To start, the band revealed the scheduled release date for their upcoming album, 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory. The band had initially announced one new album coming in the first week of January 2017 and another 6 months later. The group celebrated this announcement by releasing a lyric video for a brand new song off of the record called “Blood”, which you can check out below. The album will touch on various subjects such as, “a look back at childhood life, a snapshot of a clueless Masshole, a stop-you-in-your tracks reflection on a terrorist tragedy”, and it is clear with this new song that they are taking a deeper turn with their music.
On the topic of the new album, bassist Ken Casey said:
To me, the whole journey starts with the fact we actually agreed to go – and then went – to Texas. Because we’ve never left home to make a record. As everyone’s lives have become crazier and busier with kids and families, it’s gotten harder to buckle down at home. We decided to leave Boston, go down to literally the middle of nowhere and lock ourselves in a room.
To tie it all together, the band will be embarking on a tour of US starting February 21st in Bethlehem, PA and ending with a hometown run of shows during St. Patrick’s Day Week (March 15-19). You can view a full list of dates and locations below.
The new albums will be the band’s first since 2013′s Signed and Sealed With Blood, released through their own label Born & Bred Records. Stay tuned for more details on both upcoming records.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 1:00 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Boston celtic punk act Mickey Rickshaw have released a new EP called Wild Atlantic.
You can listen to the whole thing below. If you like what you hear, the band is offering the whole thing as a pay what you want download.
Wild Atlantic was released on October 26th, 2017.
Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 11:59 AM (PST) by darthtyler
“Devil’s Dozen” hit stores on October 28th and is the band’s first studio album since 2013’s “Winners & Boozers”.
Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 6:01 PM (PST) by bob9746
If its been too long since you’ve seen Dropkick Murphys live, or you’ve never seen them live, here’s the next best thing. It’s a high definition audio and vidoe recording of the band’s performance at this year’s Hurricane Festival in Germany. Enjoy it below.
Dropkick Murphys recently revealed that they will be releasing not one, but two new albums in 2017. The new albums will be the band’s first since 2013′s Signed and Sealed With Blood, released through their own label Born & Bred Records.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 2:20 PM (PST) by AnarchoPunk
Listen up, ye lads and lasses! New York Celtic punkers The Narrowbacks have a new album coming out this Fall and they’re giving DS readers an exclusive first listen! Even though the LP, Arrogance & Ignorance won’t be out until October 17th, the fellas just couldn’t wait to give us a taste of things to come, so they sent over “Out On The Avenue” to hold us until the album hits shelves! So pause ‘Feet of Flames’, grab some whiskey and give it a listen below.
Arrogance & Ignorance will be the follow up to the 2013 LP Fire It Up.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 4:26 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
New York Celtic punk band The Narrowbacks are streaming a new song titled “The Banner County Soldier,” which is taken from their upcoming album Arrogance & Ignorance.
You can give the track a listen below.
Arrogance & Ignorance is set to release on October 17th. You can pre-order the album and stream another song from it on The Narrowbacks’ Bandcamp page.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 9:33 PM (PST) by The Grace of Laura Jane
With the announcement of their career-spanning compilation album titled “The Very Best: 25 Years of Irish Punk”; we here at Dying Scene thought we should take some time and tell you what we think.
The album is a collection of the finest from The Mahones throughout their career and with 18 songs to choose from on the album, you’d be crazy not to find one that you like. With songs that have becomes staples in a punk’s playlist, both young and old, the band has summed up their 25 years of experience into one excellent album. Now I know what you are thinking, revisiting and re-recording the classics could change the way they sound after all of these years. Let me assure you, these guys haven’t lost a 4/4 beat; and I will do my best to give you some insight in the short time we have together.
The album starts off strong with a re-release their track “A Great Night on the Lash”, a song all about drinking, making noise, and having a good time. The raw emotion from the first rendition has easily carried over to the new recording, letting you share in the pandemonium of a long night/early morning out with the band. It kicks just as much ass as the first version and is a great way to get you in the mindset for a nice thick beer. Overall, this song was already a classic for me, but the revisited version is just as good and will put your mind in a barstool next to a slumping irishman.
The next few tracks on the album give you a strong taste of authentic Irish sound. Heavy fiddle, flute, and accordion give that almost folky vibe to the punk chugs and chanting that they accompany. The straight-fowardness of the drums mixed with the multiple layers of instruments and countermelodies give you something to bop your head to and something to smile about.
One song I particularly liked on the album was “Streets of New York”. It brings that slow side to punk that makes the speed hit so heavy. The song brings the feel of that waltzy ¾ time traditional of Irish folktales. The song was good when it was first released on their album “Paint the Town Red”, but since then you can tell the band has really embraced the song because the version on the new album has a passion and soul in it that you can only get from living the Irish punk scene.
Their song “Past the Pint of No Return” was probably my favorite on the new album. The original version has a upbeat, rushed feeling which, for some older bands, can be tough to keep going after all these years. I thought The Mahones did an excellent job keeping that feel in this song while putting a little bit more wisdom and soul into how it is performed. It seems that the band grew with the song and it shows in the music. Also, it’s always awesome to hear someone rip out a fiddle solo mid-song!
Overall thoughts: The album as a whole is one of those ones you listen to straight through. When I sat down to write this piece, I wanted to get a taste of the new sound and to hear some songs I haven’t heard before. I started the album at the top and I didn’t touch the skip button once before it was over. It is easily listenable and doesn’t beat you over the head with the irish or the punk; the nice mix of both give the album a spice, but the garnish doesn’t overpower the flavor of the music or of the messages. They have a genre, and they do it well, but they frequently pull from other genres to give variance to what, for some, can be a slightly repetitious sound.
The album contains a passion that you can only get from performing for 25 years, and it shows up in force for this ‘greatest hits’ album. Overall, I rate it a 4.5. It is definitely worth the attention, if not for the true professionalism of a timeless Irish punk group, then for the awesome music that this group puts out.
Monday, September 19, 2016 at 8:17 PM (PST) by Chris Ramone
In a recent interview, Dropkick Murphys bassist/vocalist Ken Kasey revealed that the band has finished two new records to be released next year, the first to be released in the first in the first week of January and the second to be released six months later.
You can listen to the rest of the interview here.
The new albums will be the band’s first since 2013’s Signed and Sealed With Blood, released through their own label Born & Bred Records.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 1:00 PM (PST) by jaystone
We’re beyond stoked to bring you the exclusive premier of the soon-to-be-released greatest hits compilation from none other than Canada-based Irish punk rockers The Mahones!
Entitled “The Very Best: 25 Years of Irish Punk,” the release chronicles the band’s roots and their evolving sound over the last quarter-century. It’s due out this coming Friday (August 26th) via Whiskey Devil Records in Canada, Sailor’s Grave Records in the States, and various outlets throughout Europe…buuuuut you can stream the entire thing today! Check it out below!
You can catch The Mahones on tour in Canada and Europe later this year in support of “The Very Best: 25 Years of Irish Punk.” Details are below as well!
Friday, July 29, 2016 at 4:11 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
The 2016 edition of UK punk festival WTFest is set to take place from October 14th-16 in Southampton, and the initial lineup has been announced. A few notable bands playing the fest include The Mahones, Muncie Girls, Sorority Noise, Ducking Punches, and Turnover.
The full list of bands currently on the lineup can be seen below.
WTFest will also be hosting an exclusive screening of the Fat Wreck Chords documentary A Fat Wreck. The film will be shown at The Joiners (the main festival venue) on Sunday, October 16th.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 3:20 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Celtic punk veterans The Mahones have announced they will be releasing a career-spanning compilation album titled The Very Best: 25 Years of Irish Punk on August 26th through Sailors Grave Records. The LP will feature newly recorded versions of the band’s best songs.
You can check out a new recording of their track “A Great Night on the Lash” a find more info on the album below. Details on the band’s upcoming 25th anniversary shows are also down there.
The Mahones last released a 2-part LP titled The Hunger and the Fight in 2014 and 2015 through Whiskey Devil Records.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 12:40 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
New York Celtic Punk act The Narrowbacks have released a music video for their song “Shannon.”
Check it out below.
“Shannon” is the bands latest single, which will likely be included on their upcoming album scheduled to be released in October. The Narrowbacks last released The After Hours EP in 2015.
Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 9:51 AM (PST) by The Dead Sparrows
Ontario’s The Barefoot Sailors (the once solo project of The Dead Sparrow’s DanO turned full band) have released their debut EP Davy Jones’ Locker, and you can stream this fun little Celtic punk gem below.