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Monday, March 27, 2017 at 8:04 AM (PST) by rick delaney
Philadelphia folk punk outfit Cottontail are allowing fans to stream their first single off forthcoming album Secret Hiding Place. You can listen to “Steal Everything You Can” below while you wait for the album’s full release on April 28, 2017. The band are also accepting pre-orders for the record now over at their bandcamp page.
Friday, March 24, 2017 at 4:57 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Houston’s Days N Daze have made their new album Crustfall available to stream. The 16-song release features guest appearances from Leftover Crack‘s Scott Sturgeon, Joey Steele of All Torn Up, and others.
This is the follow-up to 2013’s Rogue Taxidermy.
Monday, March 20, 2017 at 1:22 PM (PST) by rick delaney
Condition Oakland are streaming their entire third record for free via their bandcamp page. Burial Grounds features twelve tracks of amped up folk music that should excite fans of early Gaslight Anthem and Against Me!
If you’d like to give the record a listen, check it out below. Alternatively, buy a copy from the band and support great DIY music.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 9:27 PM (PST) by jaystone
Well here’s a fun and weird little story. Derek Zanetti, who’s better known as the one-man show that is The Homeless Gospel Choir has uncovered what he reports is a hard drive containing thousands of off little songs and snippets that he’s determined equate to about six hours of usable, listenable material. He’s going to release them in a series of limited cassette tape releases, and the first of them, called “Misunderstood and Sweaty,” is now available. You can pick up yours here, but they’re limited to 200, so maybe act fast?
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 9:16 PM (PST) by Chase Vegas
Melbourn based folk/pop-punkers Luke Seymoup have released a video for their new single. The video is for the track “Doing Dishes” and will appear on the band’s upcoming debut album, due for release sometime in 2017 via Whisk and Key Records.
Check out the video and stream both songs from the single below.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 3:12 PM (PST) by NobodyLikesGreg
I’d usually say, anything Dave Hause touches is pure gold, but that would seriously sell Cory Branan short on this one. The Richmond, Virginia-based singer/songwriter extraordinaire took on social injustice and police brutality beautifully in his new song ‘Another Nightmare In America‘ whilst The Loved Ones frontman came in more to give the track some extra layers.
‘Another Nightmare In America’ is one of the singles from Branan’s upcoming album ‘ADIOS’. You can give it a spin here.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 2:52 PM (PST) by NobodyLikesGreg
Ashland, PA’s Condition Oakland has announced its third full length. ‘Burial Grounds’ is set to be released on March 18th via No Less Records. You can head over to the label’s website here to stream new song ‘Welcome To Hell (3498)‘.
The band released its last EP ‘Nervous Ghost’ in 2015.
Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 12:04 PM (PST) by Johnny X
If you somehow missed it a few months ago, Chicago folk-punk artist Davey Dynamite digitally released “Holy Shit”, one of the best punk albums of 2016, in December – stream it or download it for free below if you don’t believe me. Now its time for you physical release collectors to get yours in the form of cassette or vinyl.
As if that wasn’t exciting enough, Davey has just announced two vinyl release shows in the Chicago area:
If you’re new to Davey Dynamite he is as political as he is emotional and one might say he is the folk-gone-electric lineage of O Pioneers! and Against Me! born anew in the vein of Chicago punk rock. “Holy Shit” is his first fully-plugged in album and it was released digitally through our very own Dying Scene Records on December 20th.
Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 12:24 PM (PST) by NobodyLikesGreg
Check out the video below.
Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 11:54 AM (PST) by Johnny X
I must admit I hadn’t heard of Chicago bred, “intrepid songwriter and lightning-fingered banjoist/guitarist” Al Scorch until a press release for his new music video hit the DS inbox. Dutifully clicking play despite the off-putting press photo that accompanied the announcement, I stumbled on to what I’m sure will be my favorite folk-punk song discovery of the entire year.
“Everybody Out” is a cut from Scorch’s most recent album “Circle Round The Signs” released last May on Bloodshot Records, and I have no idea what is going on in its freakishly bizarre music video but I don’t care. The song is f’ing awesome and I just bought the entire album sight unseen because of it.
Scorch says this about the video:
“Coming from a community of punks, queers, puppeteers, and activists, I’ve never felt totally comfortable in the folk/country/Americana realm. Folks have been really welcoming, though, and while some of the audiences — and other musicians for that matter — might have more traditional views and lifestyles, I’ve met a lot of people who are willing to consider and question and have conversations. As artists, we can’t be afraid to challenge people right now; it’s more important than ever.”
Check out the music video for “Everybody Out” below. When its done I suggest just listening to the song one more time without the video. If you don’t fall in love with it, you’re not a fan of any banjo infused folk-punk.
Friday, February 24, 2017 at 10:22 AM (PST) by villagebrown
London rockers Skinny Lister have premiered a new music video for their song, “Injuries.” The song is one off of the group’s most recent album, The Devil, The Heart & The Fight. Along with the video comes the announcement of a US tour. The band will support Flogging Molly on their upcoming spring tour from March 21st – April 1st, with headlining dates in New York City and Washington DC as well. You can check the video and the full list of dates and locations for the tour out below.
The Devil, The Heart & The Fight was released in 2016 through Xtra Mile Recordings and served as a follow-up to their 2015 album, Down On Deptford Broadway.
Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 10:04 AM (PST) by Gina Skidz
Charlotte based folk-punks Dollar Signs have a new video out for the song “Punk on the Weekend,” which tells the all-too-familiar tale of balancing the drudgery of a day job with the punk rock life. You can watch it below.
The song will appear on the band’s upcoming EP, Life is Ruff, which is due out on March 28 via their own label Possum Heart Records.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 12:01 PM (PST) by jaystone
Frank Turner wound down the North American touring run in support of his 2015 full-length, Positive Songs For Negative People, in a big, big way; by headlining the Agganis Arena in his adopted American hometown of Boston, Massachusetts. Turner has played the greater Boston area an awful lot over the last decade, and this particular night, Turners 2031st show as a solo artist, marked his biggest headlining show in the Western Hemisphere to date. It doesn’t exactly reek of journalistic credibility to insert yourself and your outlet into a story, but, well, this is 2017 America. Here at Dying Scene, we’ve covered Frank Turner perhaps more extensively than most other artists over the last half-dozen years, and in some ways Dying Scene’s increase in readership has mirrored Turner’s own increase in listenership on this side of “the pond.” It’s not a 1-to-1 causal relationship, mind you, just a reflection on our similar paths; we’ve caught up with him at record store performances and small club shows and large club shows to opening for bands like Dropkick Murphys and manning afternoon sets at larger festivals. So it was with great pleasure (and perhaps more than a little pride) that we got the chance to take in the events of the evening as Turner and his high-powered backing band, The Sleeping Souls, did their best to blow the roof off the not-quite-capacity 7200-seat arena located on the campus of Boston University.
Okay, back to the regularly scheduled, full-journalistic-integrity portion of the recap. Turner took the stage promptly at 9:20pm accompanied by only an acoustic guitar and started in alone on the first few verses of his newest track, “The Sand In The Gears,” before being joined by the remainder of the Sleeping Souls (Ben Lloyd on guitar, Nigel Powell on drums, Tarrant Anderson on bass and Felix Hagan, filling in for new father Matt Nasir on keys/mandolin/tambourine/etc) for the song’s group singalong outro. From there, as you might imagine the bulk of the set’s remaining twenty songs drew from Turner’s three most recent — and most popular — albums; Positive Songs…, 2013’s Tape Deck Heart, and of course, 2011’s breakthrough, England Keep My Bones, though even half-dozen older tracks turned in to rousing, full-audience singalongs as well. Frank Turner fans are notably passionate and rowdy, and the increased scope of the venue didn’t seem to invite very many casual fans; yours truly did several laps around the floor and the seating areas and found nary an ass in their proverbial seat for the bulk of the evening.
No doubt because of his increased popularity in Europe, but Turner didn’t seem overwhelmed by the size of the venue; appreciative and in awe, maybe, but not overwhelmed. While Turner’s roots remain very firmly planted in his love of punk and hardcore and metal, the energy that Turner and his band have always played with are perfectly suited to play to the very back of even the largest venue, performing as though it’s their duty to keep even those in the cheap seats out of their…well…seats. Before the night was over, the set would feature a full-venue “wall of hugs” (think a metal show’s ‘wall of death,’ only with much less death), opener Will Varley circling the venue and selfie-ing with the people in the top of the back row before taking a celebratory Jameson shot with Turner, and the frontman himself crowd-surfing for the bulk of show-closer “Four Simple Words.” As Turner himself pointed out, some of these efforts might seem like (and were, in fact) typical arena rock frontman hijinks, but they have an effect of engaging everybody in the process. Rock shows are, by definition, communal, celebratory events, and Turner and his mates have perfected the art of taking their responsibility to the audience seriously while conversely not taking themselves too seriously at all.
New Jersey punk veterans The Bouncing Souls served as direct support for this particular night, their only night on the Frank Turner tour, and their first Boston show since the release of their 2016 full-length, Simplicity. The Souls have conquered stages across the globe for more than a quarter-century, so they certainly seemed right at home on the Agganis’ large stage. The band ripped through eighteen songs in their forty-ish minute set, kicking things off with “That Song,” from 2001’s How I Spent My Summer Vacation. From a strictly sonic perspective, straight-forward one-guitar punk rock doesn’t necessarily translate well to a large hockey arena, as the sound tends to come across as loud and muddy. That seemed to be the case for the first half of the Souls’ set on this night, although things certainly improved from there. And the four-piece certainly had more than their fair share of amped up fans in attendance, with traditional favorites like “Sing Along Forever,” “Anchors Aweigh,” “Lean On, Sheena” and, of course, “True Believers,” inspiring gang chantalongs from all points (the latter featuring an unannounced, stealth-style on stage appearance from Boston punk legend Mike McColgan on guest vocals).
Arkells had been touring alongside Turner on the bulk of this run, and while they weren’t direct support on this particular evening, they certainly could have been. The Hamilton, Ontario-based five-piece hit the ground running from the first notes of set-opener “A Little Rain (A Song For Pete).” This is the first time that Arkells have graced the pages of Dying Scene, and their power-pop sound is outside the traditional scope of Dying Scene’s coverage spectrum, but their high energy, politically-charged set filled with positivity and unity was perfect for the evening’s overall theme. Arkells frontman Max Kerman rivals Turner’s own energy, and he had propelled himself onto the railing and into the crowd before the first chorus of the set’s aforementioned first song. If you’re a fan of Turner’s brand of arena folk-rock (and we are) and have a penchant for modern rock radio bands like Twenty One Pilots and Catfish and the Bottlemen, give them a Google.
With apologies to show-opener and frequent Turner tour mate Will Varley, the scope of the setting and the check-in procedure contained therein meant that yours truly missed the photo op portion of his set, though the latter half of his set that we did catch (especially “Talking Cat Blues”) were especially well-received be the vocal crowd. We’ll catch you next time, Will; promise.
Check out our full photo gallery below.
Friday, February 17, 2017 at 1:07 PM (PST) by Midwest Punk
The song comes from the band’s new full-length album, More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me. That’s due out April 7th on Pool House/Remote Control Records (Aus), SideOneDummy Records (North America), Specialist Subject Records (UK), and Uncle M (EU). It’s up for pre-order now right here.
The album, produced by Jeff Rosenstock, is the band’s first full-length since their 2014 release, Throw Me In The River.