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The Aggrolites announce first album in 7 years

California reggae rockers The Aggrolites have announced in a special interview that they will be releasing their first album in 7 years in the near future. In the interview, the band says that they are producing the new record all on their own and recording in their own studio. They also mentioned that fans can expect a sound closer to their earlier releases – a style they diverted from later on in their career.

The band is just about half way finished recording the release, so stay tuned for more details as they come to light. In the meantime, check out the full interview below.

The album will serve as a follow-up to the band’s 2011 album, Rugged Road. 



The Upfux (Ska Punk, New Jersey) Stream EP “Great America”

New Jersey-based ska punk unit The Upfux are streaming their latest EP. It’s titled Great America and features four tracks with a crack rock-steady feel from the four-piece. The release is being handled by No Time Records.

You can check out Great America below.



DS Exclusive: Millie Manders streams new EP “Upside Down”

Millie Manders has been touring the UK for the last few years relentlessly, with her band (Millie Manders and the Shutup), amassing ska punk fans wherever she’s toured. The band released EP “Obsession Transgression” back in the spring last year, a four track offering that is available for free/download via Bandcamp. Now, Millie is releasing a stripped down EP, “Upside Down”, on March 23rd, showcasing tracks she performs at her solo, ukelele sets.

The EP deals with issues such as “addressing depression, loss, heartbreak, homelessness and anxiety” and Millie describes it as a “heartfelt and aggressive expression of innermost anguish, observations and pain”. Dying Scene is proud to exclusively stream the release ahead of its street date, exclusively. Ska fans the world over won’t regret having a listen. Check it out below – along with full 2018 tour dates so far…



Hub City Stompers’ Reverend T. Sinister reflects on what got him into ska, punk, and how they influenced his life

Hub City Stompers‘ vocalist Reverend T. Sinister has written up a brief reflection on his introduction to ska, punk, and underground music in general, and how he got into the NJ/NY scene. Check out the full write-up below!



Abraskadabra (Ska Punk, Brazil) stream new album “Welcome”

Brazilian ska punks Abraskadabra are streaming their new album Welcome in its entirety.

You can give it a listen below.

Welcome was released on February 20th.



“Punks in Pubs” episode 7: Liam visits the Icelandic Punk Museum, drinks a beer

In this episode, Liam meets with Svarti, curator of the Icelandic Punk Museum in Reykjavik. Svarti gives him a crash course in Icelandic punk and talks about meeting Johnny Rotten/John Lydon, Svarti’s times spent homeless, and how the museum found its home in a public toilet.

The episode is finished off with a track from Abraskadabra‘s upcoming album.

You can check out the new episode below, and get caught up at the podcast’s soundcloud.



The TiPS (punk) streaming new album “Come Closer”

German punks The TiPS are streaming their latest creation “Come Closer”. The album which came out February 2nd features a pleasant mix of ska, punk and melodic.

You can check out the album below.

This will be the fourth release for the eclectic German’s. Their most recent release “Twists ‘N’ Turns” was released in 2016. 



Hub City Stompers (ska) announce new album

New Jersey ska vets Hub City Stompers have announced a new album. “Haters Dozen” will be released April 20th via Altercation Records.

This is the first new album from Hub City Stompers since the January 2015 release of “Life After Death”.

Check out the track “Hey Ed” from “Life After Death” below.



Goldfinger release “Tijuana Sunrise” video

California ska-punk veterans Goldfinger have released a new music video for “Tijuana Sunrise”, off their latest album The Knife. Check it out below.

The Knife came out in 2017 through Rise Records. It’s their first album since 2008’s Hello Destiny.



The Planet Smashers and Mustard Plug to tour Quebec and Ontario

It’s Tuesday that means a little maple syrup for your morning eh? The Planet Smashers, Mustard Plug and K-Man & The 45’s have announced a short run of shows through Quebec and Ontario.

In case you were unaware Mustard Plug and The Planet Smashers have been running mates for a long time on the ska scene so these promise to be entertaining shows.



Behind The Album: Big D and the Kids Table – “How It Goes 2004”

Words by Big D And The Kids Table front man David McWane

It was now 2004 and Big D was a writing machine. Dissimilar to many other bands we were not writing our new songs to impress gatekeepers outside of the our unit in the woeful hope to make it into punk royalty. Instead, we were stirred by everyone in the band’s different inspirations, thus having How It Goes become an eclectic album of musical genres and topical emotions. Every musician was encouraged to write and every idea was worked on with encouragement. Receptivity.

From L.A.X to Safe Haven, Girls Against Drunk Bitches to Burn Something, you can pickup that Big D wasn’t, isn’t and will never be easy to identify. After a colleague of mine implored that the album must start with L.A.X, because of his music business reasoning, I intentionally put The Sounds Of Allston Village before said track to set those who play by his rule book to judge and dismiss the album. Big D does not want to live by any hyperactive music business rules.

People will tell you, “music is a business”. Those people have lost what music is. Sure music takes work; Sure music is more than simply singing a song. Love takes work, being in a relationship takes work, but neither is a business. Music is your heart. Music is your soul. Music is the fire inside you. Music is comfort. Music is a friend. Music is you sharing time with the one you love most. Consider never saying “music is a business” or better, go ahead and say it, but stay away from me. Like I often say, love and music are the last two things you can hold onto after you become an adult and I’m not looking to taint either. Music is a business to business men. Music is life to musicians.

Sophomaniacs told us to start How It Goes with L.A.X, sophomaniacs told us to have 10 songs and not 20, sophomaniacs told us not to do that cover, because logos and art were in, sophomaniacs go on and on and on and on. But in Big D fashion we just did what we collectively wanted to do and we are very proud of How It Goes. You’re Me Now is so weird.

Big D saved up the money needed to record with Jim Siegel at The Outpost by playing shows. Up to this point and beyond Big D members never got paid for playing music or selling albums/t-shirts, we always saved the money to record, buy a van, print shirts, pin, patches or to pay bills (rehearsal space rent, van/trailer insurance, copies of our albums, etc.). And Big D wouldn’t get paid for many years to come. “That’s just how it goes”…we would always say. Being an orphan to the scene, “Well…that’s just how it goes”, was often said to make sense of the always punctual struggles of life.

The cover photo was taken outside 76 Franklin St. (Trash House) in Allston Massachusetts where I lived with Todd (lyrics from Breaking The Bottle) & Johnny Trouble (lyrics from Shining On). The rest of the guys lived walking distance, down the streets of lower Allston. If you can, it’s best to live walking distance from your band mates. Brotherhood. All the lyrics are in that book between my feet. The L.A.X video was shot at this location as well by Dan Dobi. Thanks Dan! Let’s do another video again someday.

Some of my favorite songs from How It Goes are You’re Me Now, Flashlight, Burn Something, Girls Against Drunk Bitches, L.A.X & My Girlfriends On Drugs. People often ask who sang on My Girl Friends On Drugs & Girls Against Drunk Bitches. MGFOD is my good friend Hillary, who is a wonderful light inside an often times dark humanity and she has a wicked fun laugh. GADB is my friend Marz or Mariam (prob not spelled how she prefers). We went to college together; She sang in the sludge-core band Mancain. She would have taken over the world, if the world had been something she wanted.

The tours that followed How It Goes were some of Big D’s favorites. The lot of us still didn’t feel like we were in a real band, more, we felt like a bunch of guys that were somehow allowed to play on the bill and get free beer. We had a beautiful time being too SKA for the punk bands and too punk for the SKA bands. Not many, maybe none, of the successful bands ever chose to make friends with us. But you know, that’s just how it goes and it was always fine by us. Being ugly is underrated.

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Tune in next week for another Big D “Behind The Album” piece. They’ll continue weekly until all 34+ Big D albums have been covered!



The Suicide Machines working on new music

Detroit ska-punk legends The Suicide Machines announced on their Instagram page that they are working on new songs. The band likened their new sounds to fellow punk legends, Refused, which should be interesting for most fans of the band.

The Suicide Machines’ last album was 2005’s War Profiteering Is Killing Us All, which was released on Side One Dummy. We’ll try to keep you updated on the new music.



Introducing Jacob Horn Trio (Chicago IL, Ska-punk)

The best part of writing for this site is discovering interesting new artists, and today grants me that exact opportunity. Meet Jacob Horn Trio, from Chicago, Illinois!

The 6 piece ska-punk trio has made 2 tracks available for streaming from a forthcoming LP due later this year. I was immediately surprised by the depth of the sound in the two tracks. The band’s bio notes they draw inspiration from ska and soul, and there is a hint of Motown in their lush combination of horns and guitars; complimenting Horn’s distinctive and emotive vocals.

Check out the tracks “Because” and “Catastrophic” below, and let us know what you think!



Abraskadabra (Ska Punk, Brazil) release video for “The Dream”

Brazilian ska punks Abraskadabra have released a video for new track “The Dream”. The track features on new album “Welcome”, released next month, although you can also download it for free on Bandcamp.

You can watch the video below – and see details of the band’s US tour, which is taking place in April and May.



Random Hand announce “Change of Plan” 10th anniversary vinyl reissue

UK ska-punks Random Hand have announced they will be collaborating with TNS Records to reissue their debut album Change of Plan on vinyl, in celebration of its 10th birthday. The release is limited to 300 copies on translucent red wax, and you can pick it up here.

The band has been mostly inactive in recent years, but they have a few shows lined up for the coming months. Check out their tour dates below to see if they’re playing near you.