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Album Review: Goddamnit – “I’ll Never Be Okay, I’ll Never Be the Same”

In a moment of self reflection, I realized I am the horrendous cliche of a beard punk dude. I’m on the bad side of my twenties, my face is half-covered in fur, and I finally gave in and bought a pair of New Balance’s. So, keep in mind, when you’re reading this review, I’m a man with a fair amount of flannel. This is sorta the stuff I go for. So, when Goddamnit’s I’ll Never Be Okay, I’ll Never Be the Same was pitched to me, it tripped over my most valued inner search engine optimizer– FFO: Hot Water Music.

Well, when you invoke the saviors, how can I say no?

Goddamnit is from Philly, and accordingly, they’re not out of place with all of the associations I have with Pennsylvania punk. Ma Jolie, The Menzingers, Captain, We’re Sinking, Restorations– you know the names. They play melodic punk colored with post-hardcore and emo, intricate arrangements that share the spotlight with the songwriting. Goddamnit has a touch more alt rock in their sound than the others, openly owning up to Foo Fighters’ influence in their press release. The result is a pretty solid sounding album, in the sense that some of those 90s emo sounds can be airy and fleeting. The alt rock grounds the album into something more substantial and a bit chunkier. It’s a difficult balance, because a little too much in the other direction could have drained all the punk from Goddamnit’s veins. For the most part, the balance is struck and I’ll Never Be Okay, I’ll Never Be the Same ends up being one of the better albums of 90s worship I’ve heard in a long time without ever sinking too deep into pantomime.

“Fix Dis” begins with a phone call sound byte that is probably supposed to signal desperation, but doesn’t quite nail an emotion for me, as much as it lampshades a musical trope. But then again, I’ve never been a big fan of that sort of thing. Either way, the song is excellent, a bookmark that opens the page to acts like Quicksand and Sunny Day Real Estate and bridges the gap to modern melodic punk. “Letterbox” is one of my favorite songs on the record, with its clackety-clak drumbeats and guitar-heavy attack. When it gets to the loud riffage in the end, it sweeps you up in energy before succumbing to noise.

When it comes to bellowed choruses and post-hardcore hold-and-release, Goddamnit is at their best. The middle of the album is filled with strong, contemplative jams and big hooks. “Third Time’s a Charm” is the closest they get to any outside the box musical decisions with a couple piano chords, which is a shame because, I’d hate to think that the genre that gave us Fugazi, Shellac, and Quicksand can only grow in the one direction that modern punk has decided to drag it– to unabashed accessibility. But, that’s exactly where I’ll Never Be Okay… takes us, ending the album with an acoustic pop punk song. The most interesting part of “The Message” is the programmed, fuzzed out hip hop beat that opens it; otherwise, it feels like a saccharine call back to the worst of the genre, another “Swing Life Away” to be filed away as a reason to lift the needle early.

Goddamnit succeeds more than they misstep, and if you can handle I’ll Never Be Okay, I’ll Never Be the Same’s dalliances with the sillier traits of their influences, there’s a lot to admire in this release. The pop-acoustic finish and megaphone vocals are easy to glance over when you get into the meat of the album. There are a couple opportunities for editing, but as an album, it largely succeeds when it is played loud and driven toward catharsis on the backs of winding riffs.

3.5/5



The White Noise release new video “The Best Songs Are Dead”

The White Noise are to release their debut LP, “AM/PM” , on June 23rd via Fearless Records. (Various pre-order bundles are up to order now.) Ahead of the release, they’ve released a video for “The Best Songs Are Dead”, track 4 from the album. The song is the second to surface, following debut album single “Bite Marks“.

You can check out the video below.



Group of Man (post-hardcore) stream new song “The Earth Is Dead”

Post-Hardcore outfit Group Of Man are streaming their new song ‘The Earth Is Dead,” which comes from the bands’ upcoming 7″ Always Looming.

You can listen to the song below.

Always Looming is set to be released on July 3rd, 2017, and serves as a follow up to their last EP World Peace Champions.



Milked (post-hardcore) announce debut album “Death on Mars” and release video for title track

Chicago based Milked(ex-Geronimo!) have announced their debut album “Death on Mars” will be released June 30 via Exploding In Sound Records. To get fans pumped the band’s released a video for title track from the upcoming album.

You can check out the band’s tour dates and new video below.



Aviator (post-hardcore) announce new album, release track “Nasonov Pheromone”

Boston rockers Aviator have just announced that they’re releasing a new album this summer entitled Loneliness Leaves The Light On For Me, which will be out on June 23rd via No Sleep Records. The band also released the filthy good track “Nasonov Pheromone,” which got me all riled up about this album. I think that’s what pheromones do. Don’t ask me, I’m not a scientist.

Loneliness is the band’s follow-up to their 2014 debut Head In The Clouds, Hands In The Dirt.

You can pre-order Loneliness here , and check out “Nasonov Pheromone” below.



Least Of These (post-hardcore) stream new track “Cadence”

Texas post-hardcore act Least Of These are currently streaming their brand new track “Cadence.” You can listen to it below.

“Cadence” is the third track to be released from their upcoming EP “Wolves” which will be available May 19th. You can pre-order the EP here.



At The Drive In streaming new album

Post-hardcore veterans At The Drive In have made their new album in•ter a•li•a available to stream. You can give the record a listen below.

The album was released today, May 5th, through Rise Records. It is the band’s first full-length release since 2000’s Relationship of Command.



New Music: At the Drive-In – “Pendulum in a Peasant Dress”

Post-hardcore veterans At the Drive-In are streaming another brand new track called “Pendulum in a Peasant Dress”, and you can give it a listen below.

“Pendulum in a Peasant Dress” is taken from At the Drive-In’s upcoming album in•ter a•li•a, which will be released tomorrow (May 5th) via Rise Records, and is the band’s first album in 17 years.



Music Video: SHADOWS – “Into The Line”

Japanese post-hardcore band SHADOWS have premiered a music video for their new track “Into The Line.” You can check it out below.

“Into The Line” is taken from the band’s recently released debut album “Illuminate,” which was released today on April 26 via Maximum-10 Records. The band is set to tour across Japan in support of their debut album, beginning on May 11, you can find tour dates and locations below the video.



Petrol Girls (punk, UK) stream video for “Touch Me Again”

The UK’s Petrol Girls are streaming a video for their track “Touch Me Again”. The tune appears on the band’s latest album, Talk Of Violence, released in November, 2017. 

You can check out the video below. Enjoy.



Isis release “Live VII 02​.​25​.​10”

The now defunct Bostonian noise merchants Isis have released “Live VII 02​.​25​.​10”. The 9 track, full-live-set album was recorded on the band’s last Australian Tour in 2010. The full length is out now on Ipecac Recordings.

You can have a listen below.



No Omega stream new album “Culture”

Swedish hardcore exports No Omega are streaming new album “Culture” ahead of the release on May 5th. The 12 song affair is out on Dog Knights Productions and Evil Greed, with vinyl and CD versions up for pre-order now on Bandcamp.

You can listen to the album below.



Everyday Sidekicks release music video for “Bury Your Friends”

UK post-hardcore band Everyday Sidekicks have released a music video for “Bury Your Friends”, which appears on their new EP Hope. Check it out below.

Hope came out on March 31st. The 5-song EP is available to stream on Bandcamp.



DS Exclusive: Technicians Premiere “Funk/Spring” Off of Upcoming Debut LP “Now That We’re Home”

Forming near the end of the Bush era, Washington, DC’s politically charged melodic hardcore act Technicians have never been afraid of voicing their anger towards the administration with their passionate anti-war stance often a theme in their writing. Now, it seems they have a new target in our Nation’s Capitol to direct their frustrations at and their debut LP, Now That We’re Home (due out April 14th) is the culmination of that ire. Fully recorded in 2015, the quartet was  unhappy with the result and decided to start from scratch, re-recorded it themselves. In addition to the incredible cover art, the album features well written, topical songs, shredding guitars and unique, gut rumbling bass riffs. Stream it, exclusively here at Dying Scene, below!

FFO: Tool; Fugazi; At The Drive-In



Valley (post-hardcore) streams new album “Dark Tears // Bright Smiles”

For fans of earthly tones and dimensional hardcore ambience, the release of “Dark Tears// Bright Smiles” from Brussels, Belgium’s own, Valley brings a new twist to atmospheric riffs and wonderfully tormented vocals that are remarkably transportational. The 8 song EP speaks to a level of emotionality through not only vocals but also the riffs, drum lines, and bass tracks which combine in each song to travel in a world away from any other; focusing on a stream of consciousness-like consistency to bring the listener to their own state of being.

Stream “Dark Tears// Bright Smiles” below!