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The Transplants mixing new record

Though he’s too ill to tour with his day job (Blink-182) this month, Travis Barker is well enough to take to Twitter to fill us in on the new Transplants album:

Got a chance to hear 1st mixes of our new Transplant$ album today…..DAMN!

The Transplants’ last album was 2005’s “Haunted Cities.”



Beastie Boys’ MCA dead at 47

We’ve got to pay our respects here. Adam Yauch, a.k.a. MCA, of the Beastie Boys has died at age 47.

The group started out as a hardcore band in 1981, before transitioning to hip-hop, and released their classic debut, “License to Ill” in 1986. They went on to release several more excellent records, becoming one of the most influential rap groups around.

Yauch was diagnosed with cancer in his parotid (salivary) gland in 2009, which forced them to cancel several tour dates and push back the release of “Hot Sauce Committee, Part 2.” The band was recently inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. Yauch has also worked as a director, both on his own projects and on Beastie Boys’ videos under the name Nathaniel Hornblower.

As a tribute, watch a few of the group’s videos here. R.I.P. MCA.



Kid Dynamite Fans check this out! Free Album Download: Tightrope – “Self Titled”

Here’s a new band for you guys to check out! Montreal, Canada’s melodic hardcore act Tightrope are offering a free download of their new self-titled 6 song EP.

You can snag it here. (Highly Recommended)

The EP dropped last March and is recommended for fans of Kid Dynamite, None More Black, No Trigger and Strike Anywhere.



Tyler, the Creator responds to Steve Albini’s rant

Tyler, the Creator from OFWGKTA has responded to the legendary Steve Albini’s rant about how unpleasant they are (you can read the original here). Rather than writing a well-thought piece Tyler chose instead to tell his side of the story through a series of Twitter posts, referring to Albini as “Albino” and “Old Ass”. Tyler also asks “What’s good with Rapeman?”, a reference to Albini’s old band who have been defunct for over twenty years. You can have a look at the Twitter posts in full here.



Music video: Travis Barker ft. Transplants- “Saturday Night”

Click here to view the brand new music video by Travis Barker and Transplants for their song “Saturday Night,” off of Barker’s solo album “Give The Drummer Some,” released earlier this year on Interscope Records.



Rafael Vigilantics streams new EP “The Lonely Life Of A Single Song”

Hip-hop is typically not my thing, but 2 summers ago I made an exception for Rafael Vigilantics.  It was at a punk rock house show in Portland, Oregon for a Horns Up Records showcase where 5 minutes after my arrival the band playing in the basement managed to blow out the power for what seemed like the entire block.  While the organizers ran around collecting money for a gas powered generator Vigilantics and another dude with an acoustic guitar entertained punk rockers and pit bulls alike from the stoop of the dilapidated house.  It was awesome.  And most definitely “punk rock” enough to earn him a home on Dying Scene.

But I digress.  The point of this post is to let you know that punk rock/hip-hop artist, Rafael Vigilantics, is streaming and offering a pay-what-you-want download of his latest 5 song EP, “The Lonely Life Of A Single Song.”  You can stream/download it here.



Music Video: Travis Barker- “Misfits (ft. Steve Aoki)”

Click here to watch Travis Barker’s new video “Misfits (ft. Steve Aoki)” from his recent solo album “Give The Drummer Some.”



Music Videos: Transplants post music videos for entire self-titled album

Perhaps in an effort to rally support for purported new material on the way, perhaps because someone was bored, perhaps, perhaps, perhaps. I’m not too interested in the why, but Transplants‘ entire first album has just been uploaded onto YouTube in the form of music videos. Check them all out right here.

There is said to be a new, third album in the works by the LA supergroup. Keep posted to Dying Scene for updates as they become available.



Album Review: Travis Barker – “Give The Drummer Some”

I’m going to start this review off with a bit of a warning, Travis Barker‘s “Give The Drummer Some” is much closer to a RAP cd than a PUNK one. Sure, there are definitely punk rock influences and guest stars from the worlds of both punk (Tim Armstrong of Rancid) and metal (Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour, Slash of GNR) and even a touch of techno thrown in, but overall “Give The Drummer Some” is a hip hop record. That being said, I really enjoyed this disc, but I’m sure a lot of you will not.

As I said, this is a rap album, but the drums and production were done by a man famous for his work in punk rock so you would expect some speed and aggression in the music and it’s there, but not on all of the tracks. Some of these songs have a more laid back flow to them. I’m not sure how “Give The Drummer Some” was conceived but it feels to me like these beats were custom made for the mc’s that appear on them.

Rappers like Lil’ Wayne and Cypress Hill, who have both released full rock influenced albums, RZA, who is no stranger to aggressive beats and Game, who has worked with Travis in the past handle the vocal duties on the harder, punkier tracks.  Others, like Paul Wall, Kurupt, Snoop Dogg and Beanie Sigel handle the more mellow, throw back sounding beats and on “Cool Head”, Kid Cudi rhymes over a beat that sounds like it could have appeared on his latest album. To put it in simple terms, this album has a lot more depth than I was expecting it to have.

My favorite songs on this disc are,

“Raw Shit” featuring Tech N9ne & Bun B. This one contains a bouncy beat that works with each mc’s signature style.

“Can A Drummer Get Some” featuring Lil’ Wayne, Rick Ross, Swizz Beats & Game. This is one of the more rock influenced songs with a guitar, a cool drum beat and probably the best production on the whole album. Usually I’m not a fan of Lil’ Wayne but he’s actually funny on this one and his voice works with the music.

“If You Want To” featuring Pharrell & Lupe Fiasco. This one has a quick beat but it feels more funk than punk influenced. Lupe Fiasco is one of my favorites of the new crew of rappers and he sounds good on this track, it’s not his best work but it’s still better than most.

“Devils Got A Hold” featuring Slaughterhouse. This one is great because the mc’s (Royce Da 5’9″, Crooked I, Joe Budden & Joell Ortiz) tell a dark story rather than just spitting verses that have nothing to do with what the others are saying.

“Carry It” featuring RZA, Raekwon & Tom Morello. I like this one for two reasons. RZA, although he’s not a great lyricist, fits perfectly on this track and Tom Morello’s guitar playing is awesome.

There are several other hip hop songs on the disc that I really enjoyed but I wanted to leave room to cover some of the non-rap aspects of the disc. Like I said at the beginning of this review, punk and metal have definitely influenced this recording but to my surprise there is a straight up rock song on here. It’s called “On My Own” and it is sung by Corey Taylor, the song is more radio rock than metal but it’s actually a good song. There’s also a techno/screaming mess of a song called “Misfits” with Steve Aoki that I just can’t stand, but the big let down for me is the song “Saturday Night” featuring The Transplants. This song is not horrible but it is quite boring. I was hoping for something similar to the stuff that they released on their self titled cd but no… This is another slow song that makes me a bit concerned for the next Transplants album, it’s rumored that it will be released sometime this year.

One more thing before I go, Some of the songs that are mentioned in this review are only available on the deluxe version of the cd.



Rafael Vigilantics streaming new EP “A Snake With Shaky Hands”

Punky hip-hop artist, Rafael Vigilantics, has released a new 5 song digital EP titled “A Snake With Shaky Hands.”  You can stream the entire thing and purchase it on the group’s bandcamp page.

Vigilantic’s debut LP, Bury Me Standing, came out last May on Horns Up Records.



Rafael Vigilantics releasing new album “Orgasm Of A Ghost”, streaming new track

Punky hip-hop artist, Rafael Vigilantics, is streaming a new song on his MySpace page.  It’s titled “Vigilantics” and it will apparently be the intro track on a new album titled “Orgasm Of A Ghost.”  No other info has been released regarding the coming album but we’ll keep you posted.

Vigilantic’s debut LP, Bury Me Standing, came out last May on Horns Up Records.



New Song: Rafael Vigilantics – “Quarrel”

Punky hip-hop artist, Rafael Vigilantics, is streaming a new song on his MySpace page.  It’s titled Quarrel and I’m not sure if it’s going to appear on a new album but we’ll keep you posted.

Vigilantic’s latest LP, Bury Me Standing, came out last May on Horns Up Records.



Free download: Rafael Vigilantics’ acoustic versions of songs “Roll The Dice” and “Shot You Down”

Portland hip-hop punker, Rafael Vigilantics, has recorded a couple of acoustic tunes and offered them as a free download.  Hit up his site at SoundCloud to download Roll The Dice along with Shot You Down.

RV’s latest LP, Bury Me Standing, came out last May on Horns Up Records.



Travis Barker confirms new Transplants material is in the works

transplantsIn January Transplants drummer Travis Barker tweeted “Get ready for new TRAN$PLANT$ music” causing rumors to swirl around a potential new album.  Looks like there may be something to it because Barker tweeted again today the following:

“Recording drums for a new Transplant$ record.”

Transplants released their last album, Haunted Cities, in 2005.



Beng Beng Cocktail working on new album, streaming new track “Two Towers Fall Down”

beng-beng-cocktailFrench ska/punk/hip-hoppers (or crystalcore as they call it) Beng Beng Cocktail have uploaded a new track to their MySpace page titled Two Towers Fall Down.  The info in the player suggests the song will appear on a new album that is “coming soon.” Definitely give these guys a listen if you enjoy broadening your musical horizons.

Beng Beng Cocktail’s From The Swallow To The Bottle was released last July on Beer Records.