You can check it out below.
“Toaster In The Bathtub” comes from Tony Sly’s 2010 solo record 12 Song Program.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 1:00 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
You can check it out below.
“Toaster In The Bathtub” comes from Tony Sly’s 2010 solo record 12 Song Program.
Friday, February 10, 2017 at 11:34 AM (PST) by villagebrown
Toronto punks The Flatliners have some good news for all of us. The band will release a brand new full-length album on April 7th called Inviting Light. This will be their first record with Rise Records, produced by Peter Pablo and Derek Hoffman.
On the topic of the new album, frontman Chris Cresswell explains:
Inviting Light is about trying to keep up with life around you but also wading through the potential bullshit of people thinking that a digital landscape is more important than their friends. It’s inevitable that you’re fighting for people’s attention now, whether you’re a band or an individual, and there’s not as much value placed on face-to-face human interaction as there is in elevating the profile.
He adds, It’s exciting for a band to be 15 years into their existence and have this. It’s a refreshing thing.
In light of this announcement, the group is streaming a brand new song called “Human Party Trick”, which you can listen to below while you check out the sweet looking cover art and track list. There is currently a pre-order happening for the album – you can check that out here and reserve your copy now.
Inviting Light will serve as a follow-up to the band’s recent 2-song EP, Nerves (debut Dine Alone Records release), as well as their 2013 album, Dead Language.
Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 2:42 PM (PST) by jaystone
Didn’t see this one coming, that’s for sure!
Canadian punk rock trio The Dirty Nil have announced plans for a new release, “Minimum R&B.” It’s comprised of eleven tracks from the band’s back catalog, including one song that’s heretofore never been released. In a cool twist, the album is being released by the mighty Fat Wreck Chords in the States, with The Dirty Nil’s label, Dine Alone Records, taking care of the worldwide release. It’s due out April 28th; pre-orders will be available soon, so stay tuned.
Head below to check out the tracklisting for “Minimum R&B,” plus the full rundown of The Dirty Nil’s upcoming Canadian and European tour dates, alongside bands like The Menzingers, The Flatliners, and Billy Talent.
The Dirty Nil released their debut full length, “Higher Power,” through Dine Alone last year, and released a 7-inch (“Cinnamon”/”Guided By Vices”) on Fat back in 2014!
Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 10:15 AM (PST) by Gina Skidz
Celtic punks The Real McKenzies recently announced plans for their upcoming record, Two Devils Will Talk, and they have just released a new video for “Due West,” which will be featured on the new album. You can watch it below.
Two Devils Will Talk will be released on March 3rd via Fat Wreck Chords. This will be their first release since 2015’s Rats in the Burlap.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 8:12 PM (PST) by jaystone
Get your best Hawaiian shirts ready, boys and girls; Me First And The Gimme Gimmes have got a busy 2017 in the works!
As you probably already know, the band were added to the lineup at this coming May’s Punk Rock Bowling festival in Las Vegas. Today brings with it not only a slew of new international tour dates, but a brand-new release as well!
First things first. The new album is called “Rake It In: The Greatest Hits,” and features seventeen of the band’s favorite tracks from their seven full length releases. Check out the tracklist below. “Rake It In” is due out April 7th on Fat Wreck Chords (obviously); stay tuned for pre-order details.
Next up, as mentioned above, is a whole crap ton of tour dates that will find the five-some playing in Europe and the States a bunch between now and July 1st. A bunch of the European and American dates will feature main support from Masked Intruder, and PEARS and Together Pangea will also be making appearances. Scott Shiflett (Face To Face) will be filling in for his brother on guitar, while the almighty Jay Bentley will be filling in for Fat Mike on bass. Check out the rundown below as well!
Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 4:19 PM (PST) by matmoksik
I’m trying to keep emotion out of this. I saw on the Fat Wreck Chords website that NOFX was releasing a brand new 7″ called Hepatitis Bathtub featuring similar artwork to that of their book of the same name. The item description on the Fat Wreck Chords website gave no information other than the track listing, but since this was less than two months following the release of their best full-length studio album at least since 2006 I assumed that this new record consisted of First Ditch Effort rejects. Of course I’d recognized the title “Nothing But A Nightmare”, a Rudimentary Peni cover song that was performed on NOFX’s 1995 live album, but I’d thought the band must have re-recorded it, as they had laudably re-recorded “Hold It Back”, another 1980s track, a few years ago. Songs “Young Drunk and Stupid” and “Death of a Friend”, judged by their titles, seemed spot on with other First Ditch Effort song topics, as well as prominent themes in their collective autobiography.
But no, this record does not consist of new songs, or even of new recordings of old songs. Rather, these songs were recorded in 1987 “in a basement in Omaha”, before NOFX signed with Epitaph Records and long before El Hefe was a member of the band. To be fair, I did find a press release on the Fat Wreck Chords website from a few weeks prior to the release date that described the Hepatitis Bathtub EP as consisting of a “recently unearthed, crazy old NOFX recording to go along with the crazy old stories in the book.” So, while this information wasn’t, and still isn’t, in the item description on the Fat website, had I done a little more research I wouldn’t have felt as let down the first time I gave it a listen after receiving my pre-order in the mail.
For those yet to delve into the first chapter or two of NOFX’s career, be aware that Fat Mike and Company weren’t very good in the 1980s. Liberal Animation (1988), the band’s debut LP, may be hard to listen to but compared to the earlier stuff it’s pristine. The recording quality on Hepatitis is poor, but if we can look the other way for Operation Ivy, then we can forgive NOFX, too; it’s the songs that matter most. But severely lacking in NOFX’s early work are melodies. The band was stylistically more hardcore-punk back then, but on the occasion Fat Mike attempted a melody he too often paralleled the guitar riffs and bass lines, rather than having a distinct vocal melody with instrumental accompaniment. This is evident at times on each Hepatitis song, particularly “Too Mixed Up” and “Nothing But A Nightmare”, the latter of which is longer than I’d previously known it to be (I admit I’m not familiar with the original version); the band must not have thought the song was worth playing in full on I Heard They Suck Live (1995).
Now, I feel like I know kind of a lot about NOFX . Still, Maximum Rocknroll, a compilation of pre-Epitaph NOFX recordings, is one NOFX record I’ve had trouble spending much time with. In fact, I’m so unfamiliar with the compilation that upon seeing the track listing for Hepatitis Bathtub I didn’t recognize the titles “No Problems” and “Too Mixed Up” from Maximum Rocknroll. The versions are slightly different, but that would have gone unnoticed, too, had I not looked it up out of sheer curiosity. This “new” EP’s bright spot is “Young Drunk and Stupid”. It’s impossible to make out the lyrics, but the overall composition has by far the most depth, and would most benefit from a re-recording a la “Hold it Back”. All in all, this new release of old material is a disappointment.
Also released sporadically throughout the fall, and on various colored vinyl, was the Oxy Moronic 7” single, dubbed “Original Demos #3” by Fat Wreck Chords. With the album version on side A and a demo version of the same song on side B this record struck me as a cop-out money-grabbing gimmick, but I overpaid for it on eBay anyway.
And I’m glad I did! “Oxy Moronic” is one of the stronger songs on an album filled with strong songs, but to see where it came from is fascinating. The demo version bears the same title and the occasional lyric – although “Oxy Moron” is uttered repeatedly, not “Oxy Moronic” – but otherwise it sounds like a completely different song. While faster, the demo is simply not as clever melodically or lyrically as the final product, and, for what it’s worth, the production quality of a demo is never as good as the studio version, though this track still blows the Hepatitis Bathtub EP out of the water. If only someone could provide a detailed step-by-step description of how the First Ditch Effort version came to be. Maybe for their next book.
In summary: NOFX still good, Hepatitis Bathtub EP bad, Oxy Moronic 7” interesting.
Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 4:26 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 12:50 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
New Orleans punk act PEARS recently made a record store day 7″ available as a digital release. Check out “The Real Sisters in Christ Theme Song” below.
PEARS’ sophomore full-length Green Star was released on April 1st through Fat Wreck Chords.
Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 4:40 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes are the latest band to join the lineup for the 2017 edition of Punk Rock Bowling. The Las Vegas punk festival’s current lineup also includes Bad Religion, Pennywise, The Bouncing Souls, Choking Victim, and many others.
For more info, head over to PRB’s website.
The Gimmes last released Are We Not Men? We Are Diva! in 2014 through Fat Wreck Chords.
You can watch the session below.
Monday, January 23, 2017 at 10:52 AM (PST) by rick delaney
You can enjoy the full compilation below.
Monday, January 23, 2017 at 9:57 AM (PST) by rick delaney
NOFX are streaming a video for their previously released track “California Uber Alice (Is It Too Late To Secede?)”. The song was originally featured as part of the band’s 7 Inch Of The Month Club in 2005. You can watch the video below.
Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 4:53 AM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Celtic punk veterans The Real McKenzies have premiered a new song from their upcoming album Two Devils Will Talk.
The track is titled “Due West,” and you can give it a listen below.
Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 11:43 AM (PST) by Gina Skidz
San Diego pop-punks The Bombpops signed to Fat Wreck Chords back in November, and they are now debuting a new song off of their upcoming album, Fear of Missing Out. Check out “Jerk” below to get a feel for the band’s pop-grunge sound.
The album is due out February 10, 2017, and it is the band’s first full-length. The Bombpops have so far released three EPs, the most recent being their 2015 release, Can Of Worms.
Monday, January 16, 2017 at 8:22 AM (PST) by rick delaney
Morning Glory have responded to requests to provide a track for a tribute to a late fan. Tommy Smith of No Time Records contacted the band after he had the idea to put out a compilation of bands that meant something to his friend who passed away following a freak accident. The track that Morning Glory have provided is previously unreleased and can be enjoyed along with the rest of the release below.
This is a really sweet gesture from No Time Records so definitely show some support and pick a copy up of “Long Live Revolution Rock: A Tribute to Cole Michael Plummer”, if you like what you hear.
Checking my email is one of my least favorite parts of my daily routine. Half of my inbox is spam and the other half is spam about boner pills. Sifting through the Dying Scene inbox, on the other hand, is awesome. Sure, we get a lot of junk sent our way, but there always seems to be a diamond in the rough. Cook Bag is one of those diamonds. They sent us a link to their new single "June 4th", and a few seconds into my first listen I knew this melodic punk band from Boston was something special. There's something so familiar about their sound, but I can't put my finger on it. I highly recommend checking out the track on bandcamp (it's free to download as well).