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Face to Face announce upcoming acoustic record

Punk veterans Face to Face recently announced that they will be releasing a brand new acoustic record. The band announced on Facebook that they would be joining Lucero and Frank Turner’s World tour for one date on August 3rd at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre in Colorado for a special acoustic set in support of the record.

Tickets are currently on sale for the show here, with more details regarding the album coming soon. You can see the band’s statement here.

Face to Face released their latest album, Protection, in May 2016 on Fat Wreck Chords. It’s the band’s ninth studio album.

 



Dead To Me premiere brand new song ‘Fear is the New Bliss’

The mighty Dead To Me have blessed us with a new tune. ‘Fear is the New Bliss’ is the first sneak peak from the band’s up and coming fourth album, for which they are currently in the studio now with Chris Dugan (Green Day, Iggy Pop).

If you’re lucky enough to live on the West Coast, you can also catch Dead To Me on one of the dates listed below. Now, less talking, more listening!



El Topo Goes Loco (Belgium) announces full line-up

Belgium ska/punk festival El Topo Goes Loco has announced its full line-up. As every year the tiny town of Mol, Belgium gets to enjoy some of the finest horned and non-horned acts out there. Including, but not limited to, The Bombpops, Mark Foggo’s Skasters, Not Available, Darko and Lotus. Pre-sales are available here with no extra service costs.

Head down below for the full line-up.



Good Riddance announce west coast shows

Santa Cruz punk veterans Good Riddance just added some more west coast shows to their 2018 tour schedule. This run will feature support from The Last Gang and Success.

All of the band’s upcoming tour dates can be seen below.

Good Riddance last released Peace in Our Time in 2015 through Fat Wreck Chords.



The Last Gang release music video for “Sing for Your Supper”

Los Angeles punks The Last Gang have released a music video for “Sing for Your Supper”, off their upcoming album Keep Them Counting. Check it out below.

Keep Them Counting, the band’s debut album, releases on March 2nd through Fat Wreck Chords.



Mean Jeans announce “Jingles Collection”

Most concept albums are serious, but Portland pop-punks Mean Jeans aren’t the most serious bunch. Their version of a concept album features 23 jingles for iconic brands such as Mountain Dew, Hot Pockets, and Totino’s.

That’s what Jingles Collection will deliver when it’s released on February 18th through Fat Wreck Chords. You can listen to some of the tracks below, and pre-order the album here.



The Last Gang releasing debut album “Keep Them Counting” on Fat Wreck

Los Angeles’ The Last Gang have announced their debut album Keep Them Counting will be released on March 2nd through Fat Wreck Chords. You can listen to the first track “Sing for Your Supper” below, and pre-order the record here.

The band last released “Sing for Your Supper” as a 7″ single in December.



Stacey Dee (Bad Cop/Bad Cop) is in the hospital and could use our help!

Well this is a bummer or rather sizable proportions.

The lovely and talented Stacey Dee, better known as one of the guitar-wielding co-frontwomen in Bad Cop/Bad Cop was just about to head out on the road for her first slew of solo acoustic dates alongside Off With Their Heads and One Week Records recording artist Seth Anderson for a jaunt that kicks off tomorrow (January 12th) in Asbury Park. If you follow Dee on social media, you’ll know that she’s been under the weather lately but had pledged to plow through in typical bad ass fashion and hit the road anyway. Unfortunately, according to a post from OWTH’s Ryan Young, Dee was suffering from an abscess of some sort that turned into sepsis and she’s now stuck in a hospital bed. Needless to say, she won’t be on the tour, and as such she’ll be without a source of income for the foreseeable future.

Being the awesome dude that is, Ryan has put all of Stacey’s tour shirts up on his Anxious and Angry webstore and is giving all the money to Dee as a way to help out. Head here to pick one – or all three – up (they’re pretty awesome!), and head here to see where you can show some love to OWTH and Seth Anderson on the road!



Alkaline Trio announce limited-edition “Past Live” release

Make a little extra space in your coffins, Alkaline Trio fans; there’s a pretty awesome limited edition release coming your way!

If you rewind the tape to 2014, you may recall, the Trio performed a series of shows in select cities around the country in which they took over a location and ran through their eight studio albums over the course of four separate nights. It was a pretty cool concept, especially since they played the albums in a different order depending on the city, so each show had its own unique qualities.

As it turns out, the band teamed up Audiotree during their four nights at the Metro in Chicago and captured the occasion in audio and video formats. At long last, those recordings are now going to be commercially available for the first time — BUT you’ve got to act quickly!

The collection consists of just about 100 songs spread across four nights and is known, rather obviously, as Past Live, and it exists in a variety of options. You’ll not only have the option to purchase the eight studio albums individually on vinyl format, but they’re available as a vinyl box set as well. Also available are a set of four Blu-Rays, exclusive printed posters and tote bags and T-shirts and more. The vinyl box bundle options are ONLY available — we repeat, THE VINYL BOX BUNDLE OPTIONS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE in a limited run pre-order that extends until February 9th. That gives you four weeks to scrape your pennies together, kids. Get your grubby paws on all available options right here!



DS Staff Picks- Gunnar’s Top Ten of 2017

Hey all you punks, here are my top ten albums from this past year. I’m new on the block here at Dying Scene and I’m sure this list is going to make you flustered, and wonder where [insert band name here] is on my list. Regardless, here is some great music that helped me through some tough transitions out of college, the loss of a close friend, and into my new life: you can find it below.



Album Review: No Use For A Name “Rarities Vol. I: The Covers”

A couple of years ago I concluded my review of No Use For A Name’s All The Best Songs (reissue) with the plea for a NUFAN b-sides and rarities compilation to be released sometime in the future. This past summer I got my wish with Rarities Vol. I: The Covers. Note the best part of the title: Vol. I – there will be more!!!

The album kicks off with The Vapors’ “Turning Japanese” which was recorded for the classic Vagrant Records compilation Before You Were Punk (how great were the nineties for punk compilations?). In fact, die-hard No Use fans will recognize many of these songs already. I had thought I was die-hard, and am ashamed for not knowing more of these tracks ahead of time.

Fat Wreck Chords promoted the album in part by releasing “Hybrid Moments” in the weeks leading up to the release date. No Use’s version was met with mild criticism for having slightly different lyrics than the original. This reviewer doesn’t care. Tony’s imitation of The Misfits’ lead singer Glenn Danzig is fantastic, complete with the exaggerated vibrato which was probably intentional, but maybe not.

One of the joys of recording cover songs for a band has to be the opportunity to do things you don’t usually get to do. “I’ve Heard” (Dag Nasty) is a throwback for No Use; even in 1997, when it was recorded, No Use hadn’t been a hardcore band in several years. And how about that cheesy synthesizer sound in Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy the Silence”?

While punk bands generally relegate cover songs to compilations or ep releases, No Use For A Name didn’t shy away from including cover songs on their proper albums. Leche Con Carne, Making Friends, More Betterness, and Hard Rock Bottom contained one unoriginal song each. These four tracks were not included on this Rarities compilation, although a different and earlier version of “Fairytale of New York” is unearthed here.

These thirteen tracks were all recorded by Ryan Greene – who produced most of No Use’s best-known material – between 1996 and 2005. “Dream Police” has that over-produced quality found on Keep Them Confused, recorded the same year, but overall the recordings have a pure stripped-down punk rock sound to them, even taking into account the aforementioned synthesizer.

Still, some songs were previously unreleased. For example, No Use was going to release “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” on something until Me First and the Gimme Gimmes put it on their show tunes album, so the No Use version just sat on the shelf until now. Also, “The Munsters’ Theme” and their early version of “Fairytale of New York” were unreleased until now (I think).

One of the true highlights is “Badfish”, recorded for the Sublime tribute album back in 2006. “Badfish” is a great song, NUFAN’s arrangement is excellent, and it features some of Tony’s finest singing. Years after it was released, this track has an eerie aura to it. Bradley Nowell of Sublime had been the poster boy for punk/ska geniuses gone too soon; now Tony Sly stands by his side.

The Feel Good Moment of the Album comes at the end. “Beth” shouldn’t be new to NUFAN fans as it was the secret track on Making Friends, but on Rarities it is that much more effective. As the Kiss cover song comes to an end on this posthumous No Use For A Name release, the band refuses to stop and instead breaks into the main guitar riff of NUFAN’s greatest song “Soulmate” (if this doesn’t give you chills, you’re dead inside) before the ensemble disintegrates, giving way to a final rendition of “Gene and Paul I Hate You Most of All”.

NUFAN fans rejoice – the title implies that there will be at least a second volume. There is also talk of a boxed set, a video documentary, and even a No Use and Friends tour. I want all of this to happen and I want it to happen NOW! But I’ll wait, even if I can’t wait.

4 / 5 Stars



DS Exclusive: 2017 – The Year In Pictures (Jay Stone)

I’m not entirely sure how it’s been a full calendar year since I last put one of these compilation posts together, but here we are. I remember pulling last year’s year-end photo gallery together and thinking “damn…that was a busy year.” Fast forward 365 days, and somehow 2017 was actually busier, featuring nearly three dozen shows in five different states and countless memories that have left me not only crossing items off my bucket list but pinching myself as to how surreal this little hobby has become. I shot shows that varied in scale from catching one of my favorite songwriters (Bryan McPherson) at a little bar (The Thirsty Turtle) in the town I grew up in (Nashua, NH) to catching probably the area’s biggest punk band of the last two decades (Dropkick Murphys) at a 7000 seat hockey arena. I shot two separate Warped Tour stops, one of which (Mansfield, MA) took place in a driving rainstorm that parted for just enough time to allow personal favorites Bad Cop/Bad Cop to play a kick-ass set.

I finally shot longtime faves like The Menzingers and Hot Water Music and The Adolescents and Smoking Popes and Bouncing Souls each for the first time, then shot the Souls twice more. I got to see some old pals like Dave Hause and Jared Hart test the waters in some new projects, and some bands I’ve been friendly with for years, like The Interrupters and Bundles and most importantly my dudes in Rebuilder play on bigger and more prominent stages (that are still somehow smaller than they deserve to be playing). I shot one of my favorite all-time bands (Lucero) on a boat on a picture perfect night in Boston Harbor. But more than anything, I got to share an awful lot of awesome experiences with an awful lot of awesome people, some of whom I’m lucky enough to call friends. I still make a lot of this photography stuff up as I go along, but I try to capture the moments that make performances, no matter how big or small, unique and special – eyes, hands, faces, fists, smiles, scowls, exhaustion, celebration, chaos.

Mike McColgan, Street Dogs

What follows below are some of my favorite moments of the year that I was lucky enough to capture in a way that I’m proud of. If you were at some of these events, hopefully this helps you relive some special moments; if you weren’t able to get out to a show, hopefully we helped bring the experience to you. I’ve got some cool stuff cooked up for 2018; thanks for coming along for the ride!

 



Fat Mike working on “Cokie the Clown” album with Travis Barker

Fat Mike has revealed he and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker are working on a “Cokie the Clown” album. The NOFX frontman made the announcement on Instagram, noting that Barker is “the one drummer that I’ve really wanted to collaborate with”.

This is the first we’ve heard of this album, so that’s pretty much all we know about it. Stay tuned as more details are divulged.



Good Riddance add US and Canada West coast 2018 tour dates

Santa Cruz punk legends Good Riddance have announced some more tour dates for 2018. The run includes 3 new dates from Las Vegas, NV to Denver, CO followed by 3 more dates in Alberta where they will be supported by A Vulture Wake.

You can check out a full list of dates and locations below.

Good Riddance released Peace in Our Time, their first album in 9 years, in April 2015 through Fat Wreck Chords.



Dead To Me announce SW US tour with Western Settings, DFMK

Dead To Me are gonna be roaming the West Coast this February, bringing pals Western Settings and DFMK along for your listening pleasure.

The tour will include a stop at the Awesome Fest in San Diego, along with club dates.

Dead To Me’s last release was their 2016 EP “I Want To Die In Los Angeles”, and the band plans to record a new album titled “American Son of Cholo” this February. Such busy little bees! Go check em out, have a good time and make some questionable decisions.