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Chris DeMakes releasing split 7″ with Steve and the Neurotics, proceeds going to charity

Less Than Jake frontman Chris DeMakes and San Antonio’s Steve and the Neurotics will be releasing a split 7″ next January 17th. All proceeds from the split will be donated to the Tidewell Hospice Center of Port Charlotte, Florida, and The Cancer Research Institute of New York.

DeMakes will contribute one song to the 7″, an emotional tribute to his late grandmother, who was cared for by the people at Tidewell Hospice for six months before passing in 2015. Steve’s side will feature two songs he wrote after his own mother’s passing from cancer.

Pre-orders for the split titled We Miss You will be available here starting in mid-December. If you would like to donate to the Tidewell Hospice Center or the Cancer Research Institute right now, you can do so here and here, respectively.

You can listen to Chris DeMakes’ song “I’ll Be Your Eyes” below.

Mikey Erg premieres first ever music video for “Faulty Metaphor”

Mikey Erg of influential pop punk act The Ergs! (not to mention stints of House Boat, For Science, Worriers, The Dopamines, Psyched to Die, The Copyrights, Now People, Dirt Bike Annie, Pale Angels, The Measure[SA], Short Attention, The Slow Death, Star Fucking Hipsters, and Chris Gethard’s house band, The LLC to name a few) has just premiered his first music video ever for a track called “Faulty Metaphor” off his recent solo album Tentative Decisions.

Check it out below.

Tentative Decisions was released on June 24, 2016 through Don Giovanni Records.

Jeff Rosenstock releases music video for “Blast Damage Days”

Jeff Rosenstock has just released a music video for his new song “Blast Damage Days” off his newly released album “Worry” and you can check it out below.

WORRY was released October 14th through SideOneDummy Records. It  marks Rosenstock’s 3rd solo album, following 2015′s We Cool?.

Greg Graffin streams cover of Norman Blake’s “Lincoln’s Funeral Train”

Bad Religion frontman Greg Graffin has released a cover of Norman Blake’s song “Lincoln’s Funeral Train.” The track features instrumental work by Social Distortion members  Jonny “Two Bags” Wickersham, Brent Harding, and David Hidalgo. You can give the song a listen below.

Graffin teased plans to release a solo album in an interview last year. However, he has not specified whether this cover will be appearing on the album. We’ll keep you in the loop.

Album Review: Ray Toro – “Remember the Laughter”

Ray Toro has had many identities over the course of his career: sci-fi punk, technophile, shred-master, and now, father of both a human child as well as an audio one, the soon-to-be-released “Remember the Laughter.” Dubbed by Ray as a concept album about a middle-aged man finding a memory box in the attic of his childhood home, with each song representing a different memory triggered by the items found inside the box, “Remember the Laughter” is also the primary message that he would like to send to his son once he is gone.

As Ray recorded the album pretty much on his own, with some drumming help from former A Static Lullabye and Matt Skiba and the Sekrets drummer, Jarrod Alexander, and engineering guruism from Doug McKean, David C. Hughes and Gene Grimaldi, the level of syncopation may surprise some, but Toro has promised to provide as organic a feel as possible on the road.

Those who have been following Ray’s whereabouts these past few years will recognize “Isn’t That Something,” which Ray wrote to encourage himself to face the next chapter of life sans long-time band, My Chemical Romance, and “Hope For The World,” which Ray posted over the summer, and which interlude, “Eruption,” contains a 911 call and newscast regarding Ferguson. As one moves through the album, perhaps along with the visual provided by Ray’s website here, a dreamy, slightly melancholy, mood settles over them during “Walking In Circles.”

The listener is then jarred a bit by Ray’s whispered chant to “Wake up!” during “Wedding Day.” “We Save” is sort of a marcher, “Ascent” is an interlude, and Ray’s pretty strumming returns in “The Great Beyond.” For my money, it’s this and “Take the World” which are the standout – super catchy, hella optimistic. “Father’s Day” is another cool little interlude, and “The Lucky Ones” has an awesome vibe. Think daydreaming on the train ride home here – with an amazing little violin vignette right at the end. “Requiem” is a sorrowful toe-tapper with a very appealing tribal chant at the end.

My Chemical Romance fans might resonate with lyrics like these, from “Look At Your Now:” “You stood up for yourself – I can’t count how long. You lived through it all. Look at you now. Look at you now.” The title and final track is preceded by the interlude “Waiting Room,” featuring mobile sounds. Regarding this, Ray has said that he hopes to encourage the listener to hold onto positive memories in the wake of the sorrow of loss.

For those who are unfamiliar with Ray’s singing style, think modern-day Stevie Winwood.

“Remember the Laughter” drops on November 18. Grab a copy here:

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Interview: Ray Toro (My Chemical Romance) talks solo career and new album “Remember The Laughter”

All has been quiet on the Ray Toro front since the demise of his long-term band, My Chemical Romance, with the odd exception here and there: The 2013 release of the single “Isn’t That Something?” (track one of the soon-to-be-released “Remember the Laughter,”) 2015’s “For the Lost and the Brave,” written during the Arizona immigration unrest, but released after the suicide of seventeen year old Leelah Alcorn, and left as a stand-alone tribute to her,) 2016’s “Hope for the World” (track thirteen of the new album,) and “Into the Cave We Wander,” a collaboration with former bandmember, Gerard Way, to celebrate the release of Way’s and Jon Rivera’s new comic series, “Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye.”

Since that time, Toro became a parent for the first time, and perfected his first ever almost completely solo project (former My Chem and A Static Lullaby drummer, Jarrod Alexander, provided some drum tracks, while Doug McKean, David C. Hughes and Gene Grimaldi assisted on the engineering side of things.) Ray was kind enough to provide Dying Scene with his first interview as a solo artist since 2015 (and few interviews are more fascinating than the first few days of a new career path and first release – when the artist is super excited and candid, and the information is fresh.)

Check out the interview below. I hope you enjoy reading Ray’s purest of thoughts as much as I enjoyed hearing them.

Yotam releases music video for “Days of Living”; footage from recent European tour

Useless ID frontman Yotam Ben Horin, who’s taken to going simply by Yotam professionally, has just released a new music video for his song “Days of Living” which features footage of his recent tour around parts of Europe.

Check it out below.

Here’s what Yotam had to say about the video and the experience,

This past summer I did a 3 week European tour with Useless ID supporting Lagwagon, I booked my ticket earlier on so that I stay in Europe for 2 more weeks, no plans but life decided that I team up with Joe Mcmahon (Smoke or Fire) and Mike Noegraf and hit the road for 2 more weeks along with my brother Nadav helping out on merch and Antony “Weddy” Gallien as Driver, we crammed up in a little rental car and hit many parts of Germany, Italy and Czech republic, The crowds were amazing everywhere we played and “Weddy” was filming the whole time and made this video for my song Days of living” showing us having some good times in Europe together.

Yotam remains touring in support of his latest album, “California Sounds”, which was released back in October of 2015 on Hardline Entertainment.

Free music: Dan Cribb releases first song from Simpsons tribute album

Dan Cribb (Dan Cribb & The Isolated, former frontman of The Decline) is kicking off a new project for you fans of The Simpsons. He just released the first song in a monthly tribute series to the iconic animated show. Listen to and/or download “Flaming Moe’s” below.

As part of the eventual LP, Worst Tribute Ever, Cribb plans to release a new track each month for the next year, enlisting the help of a guest vocalist for each song. For this debut track, it was fellow Australian singer/songwriter Alex Lahey.

Other prominent artists are already lined up to contribute to punk rock versions of “Monorail,” “Who Needs The Kwik-E Mart,” and more. Each song will be released on Cribb’s Bandcamp page, which you can find right here.

Apparently he’s a big fan of TV comedies, as the latest music from his band, Dan Cribb & The Isolated includes a cover of “5,000 Candles In The Wind,” from Parks & Recreation band Mouse Rat (RIP Li’l Sebastian).

Joe McMahon (Smoke or Fire) announces North American tour dates

Smoke Or Fire frontman Joe McMahon has announced North American tour dates.

You can check out the dates and locations below.

Another Life was released September 2nd though Smartpunk in the US, while Gunner Records handled its European release. Orders are available here and here, respectively.

Divided Heaven announce fall tour dates

LA based singer-songwriter Divided Heaven announced some upcoming fall tour dates that will take him briefly to the east coast for a show in Atlanta and at The Fest before heading back to the west coast for some November shows.

You can check out all the dates and locations below.

Divided Heaven, the project of Jeff Berman, is finishing up the recording of a new album with Charlie Stavish.

Jeff Rosenstock streams new album “Worry”

Jeff Rosenstock hasjust released a full stream of his brand new album Worry, meaning you can listen to, and even download, the whole she-bang right here.

WORRY was released October 14th through SideOneDummy Records. It  marks Rosenstock’s 3rd solo album, following 2015′s We Cool?.

Alcoa (New Hampshire, acoustic) announces new split EP with Choir Vandals and premieres new song

Defeater frontman Derek Archaumbault’s side project Alcoa have announced their latest EP, a split with indie rockers Choir Vandals, will be released on November 4th, 2016. Along with this news, Alcoa have allowed fans to sample their latest material on track “What a Fool”.

You can enjoy their newest offering below while you wait for the split EP to be released.

Jeff Rosenstock releases ‘making of’ video for new album “WORRY.”

Jeff Rosenstock has released a ‘making of’ video for his new album WORRY. The 22-minute video gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the recording of the LP. Check it out below.

WORRY. is set to release on October 14th through SideOneDummy Records. It will be Rosenstock’s 3rd solo album, following 2015’s We Cool?.

Sparrow Sleeps premiering new song “Sharing Is Cool” off upcoming album “Sparrow and Friends Start a Band”

Here’s something for all you punk parents out there! Sparrow Sleeps, a project created by a husband and wife duo, have worked on recreating classic tunes by pop punk and emo bands into sweet lullabies for their newborn’s listening pleasure, and now they’re sharing these songs with the world. They have six full albums of lullaby covers so far.

The duo has been focusing their efforts on original tunes, and today they have premiered a new song entitled “Sharing Is Cool”, which features Joe Taylor of Knuckle Puck and Dan Lambton of Real Friends.

Have a listen here.

“Sharing Is Cool” will appear on the band’s forthcoming album, “Sparrow and Friends Start a Band”, which is set to be released on October 21st. You can have a gander at the track list below.

River Oaks (Shane Told from Silverstein) announces tour dates

River Oaks (Silverstein‘s Shane Told) has just announced a series of tour dates that will see him travelling across the East Coast, supported by Mark Rose (from emo-pop group Spitalfield). Check out the tour dates below.