“The Time Is Now” appears on the band’s most recent album Chapter IV, which was released last year via Burning Heart Records..
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Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 11:19 AM (PST) by Chris Ramone
Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 11:04 AM (PST) by Chris Ramone
Paris Mountain will be released on April 27th via A-F Records.
The band writes:
“After having an amazingly great experience with our L7 reunion tour in 2015 as well the release of a documentary on our band, “L7: Pretend We’re Dead”, the band felt inspired to do some songwriting and return to the studio once again. The end results were recording the tracks “Dispatch From Mar-a-Lago” and “I Came Back to Bitch”. Our first new tunes in 18 years!
We’ve had such a blast hanging out, writing, and recording with each other again that we decided to keep the ball rolling. More song ideas have been flowing out of us every time we get together and play, so we’ve decided to make a full length album which we will record this year.”
Even though the new record won’t be released until next year, you can pre-order it now via PledgeMusic.
L7 called it quits back in 2001, but reunited 14 years later. Their last full-length record Slap Happy was released in 1999.
Friday, April 13, 2018 at 9:56 AM (PST) by villagebrown
Oregon punk band Abolitionist have released another track from their upcoming album, The Instant. The track is called “Trouble” and is just as political and dark as you would think it is. The 97 second ripper packs a lot of themes in to one, tied together by modern struggles. If anything is a good indicator of the rest of the album, this is it.
You can check the song out here.
Abolitionist’s last release was “The Pinnacle” EP in 2017.
The song follows the band’s last single, Mission Statement, which was released in 2016.
Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 12:01 PM (PST) by nkernell
Offspring and 311 are heading out on a nationwide US tour featuring Gym Class Heroes. The Never Ending Summer Tour begins in Mountain View, CA on July 25th and wraps up over a month later in Wichita, KS on September 9th. You can check out the full list of tour dates below.
The Offspring have not had a new release since 2012’s “Days Go By”. 311 last released “Mosaic” in 2017.
Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 11:26 AM (PST) by nkernell
Dutch melodic punks Antillectual have recently released a 5-part video series for their song “Change the Standard” off 2017’s ‘Engage!’.
The band is known for their environmental and social awareness, and the video continues their reputation. The five short documentaries show five different entrepreneurs and how they are “changing the standard” in their field of work. The videos feature the Nevel Artisan Ales Brewery, Bietenrood farm, Fairtrademerch clothing and screenprinting, Just Like Your Mom tour support & catering and Velocity bike logistics.
You can check out the five mini-documentaries below.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 4:16 PM (PST) by liathdavis
The boys were most recently hopping around in Australia, and also made an appearance at Download Festival.
Check the dates out below.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 2:48 PM (PST) by liathdavis
Wayne Kramer of the classic proto-punk band MC5 is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the veteran act by announcing a “Kick Out the Jams” tour with members of Soundgarden, and Fugazi to make the new supergroup MC50.
The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, the MC5, and My Life of Impossibilities, which is set for publishing August 14 by Da Capo Press.
Check out the tour dates below!
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 12:39 PM (PST) by Carson Winter
The Penske File don’t play folk punk, so much that they play punk for, well, folks.
You know, the riff-raff, people like you and me who work shitty jobs, earn what they can, and live their life under-the-radar. Blue collar, working class, salt-of-the-earth. Their new album Salvation is a refreshing reminder of what the genre can do with earnest earthiness. This is punk rock, electric and loud, made from a working class perspective that drops the cosplay and goes for the gut. There’s no posturing here, Salvation is authentic folk punk, whatever you want that to mean.
“Kamikaze Kids” opens the album with a catchy guitar line and an even more arresting opening lyric, “It’s nice to be here, and it’s cool to meet you, shaking off the dirt, that’s just something we do.” It underlines the resilience and pride inherent in their perspective while giving the kids something to shout along to. Some might take that as a throwaway compliment, but I think the song’s singability, as well as its accessibility, is actually a virtue destined to be taken for granted. It’s loud and proud and meant for the people, a piece of art composed to glue a group together with words that’ll feel good slipping from their lips. For me, that’s what a lot of this kind of music misses. The Penske File get that the roots of rootsy music is community.
And the songwriting is strong enough to cement a community. Sticky melodies, dramatic drum builds, and tasty fretwork pop up all across Salvation. The Penske File are a talented band with excellent command over every stage of songwriting, from composition to arrangement to performance. “Lakeshore” shows some country influence, but it comes from an old well, one not often drank from. The big countrified harmonies evoke, but also transcend, Appalachian townships; hidden away from the modern world, not to be lionized, but real all the same. When the Penske File indulge in some of these more obvious folk affectations (the harmonica on “American Basements” deserves mention as well), they risk pushing themselves into a corner—or worse, an inevitable downward spiral that ends in a“Wagon Wheel” cover. Fortunately, the Penske File keep their music rooted in catchy punk rock, and the stylistic additions don’t feel like Salvation playing dress-up, but rather as a gap being bridged between two genres of commoner art.
Fans of the Penske File no doubt already know the band as formidable songwriters in a genre with an eternal hunger for songcraft. Salvation shines a spotlight on the common ground that is music, what we share between urban and rural. For the Penske File, rock ‘n roll is the new folk, and they treat punk rock as a springboard for communion, and from the path of communion, the Penske File bring salvation.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 7:39 PM (PST) by Goldfinger
Edmonton, Alberta pop-punks The Nielsens are streaming their new track “Casserole”. No word on whether this will be a part of the album they are teasing us with later this summer or just a nibble to get us excited, but if this is a nibble, I want the whole BeaverTail.
Check out the new song below.
This is the first new music from The Nielsens since the 2016 release of their self titled album. If you’re a fan of The Riptides or The Queers you will thoroughly enjoy this song. You can catch these guys opening for 88 Fingers Louie this Friday night at the Starlite in Edmonton.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 7:13 PM (PST) by Goldfinger
Irish punks The Wood Burning Savages have released a video for their song “Purple Heart”. The video tackles the tough subject of PTSD.
You can give the video a watch below.
The song is the first single off the band’s upcoming release Stability which is due out April 27th. Front-man Paul Connoly had this to say about the upcoming album: “A collection of songs about a working class furious at years of empty promises”.If you’re a fan of the Swingin’ Utters these guys will be right up your alley.
Fest has been announced, and with that, so have Crusades’ last shows. Here at Dying Scene, we love Crusades and wanted to give them a proper send-off. Read below for a career retrospective and click here for more information regarding Crusades and Fest. And if you’re local to them, expect a hometown goodbye at Ottawa Explosion Weekend Festival in June!
Following in the footsteps of Refused, Fugazi, Jawbreaker, and a thousand other greats, Ontario punk act Crusades have decided to join the long list of good ones in the sky. That’s right, after eight years of activity, Crusades is fucking dead. The split comes amicably; and realistically, is inevitable. It’s the difference between opening act and classic, between living and (fucking) dead.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 2:30 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 1:00 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Canadian punk act Territories are streaming two new songs from their upcoming debut album.
You can listen to “There and Gone” and “Heart That Breaks” below.
Territories’ debut self-titled album is set to be released this summer via Pirates Press Records.