Throwing Darts are a new 5-piece punk band from Orange County, California, who just released a new album titled Stone Age through Basement Records. Their music draws heavy influence from iconic bands like Agent Orange, D.I., and The Adolescents. Odds are, if you’re into those bands, Throwing Darts’ new record will be right up your alley. Give it a listen below, and if you like what you hear, head over to Bandcamp and grab a copy.
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 4:58 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Monday, April 18, 2016 at 12:00 PM (PST) by Johnny X
Why these dudes can’t just stay in the same band is beyond me but as long as they keep pumping out tunes like this I don’t really care what they call themselves. Oakland punk act Daydream is the latest band to be formed by former members of Hear The Sirens and The Restless Hearts. Same singer, same song writing structure, same heartfelt lyrics and same speedy pop-punk delivery. In this case no change is a very good thing. Their debut EP “Promise You” is the band’s open letter to the past few years, detailing self realization, change and loss. Stream it below and if you dig it download it for free on bandcamp. ———————-
Friday, April 15, 2016 at 11:18 PM (PST) by Bobby Pickles
This week on Dying Scene Radio, Bobby Pickles goes to the mattresses with Sonny, frontman (and every other instrument) of the Brooklyn-based punk act, Sunny on the Causeway. Chris Fox succumbs to a drunken stupor in Belgium (Berlin). SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW: Pickles drives out to The Moat House in Gainesville, Florida to interview Roger Lima, bassists/vocalist of Florida ska-punk legends, Less Than Jake.
THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST
Rehasher – How to Lose Yourself
Sketchy – Pacemaker (Brandon Carlisle Tribute)
Leftover Crack – Down Under (Men At Work Cover)
Dayglo Abortions – The Dishwasher
Angels and Airwaves – Voyager
Ray Rocket – First Time
Doll Skin – Let’s Be Honest
CardiaC – El Sonido De Una Generación
The Holy Mess – Caught Like This
From Six Till Eight – Shake The Devil’s Hand
Morning Fatty – Laloquezia
Interview w/ Roger Lima
Jenarchy – Boom
Ghost On Tape – Is It A Car Crash We Are Living Now?
Venerea – Going Home
Real Friends – Colder Quicker
Astronautalis – Running Away From God
The Living End – Keep On Running
The Jukebox Romantics – Art of Wrestling with Life
The Maxies – Anne Marie
Hatebreed – A.D.
The Jasons – I Wanna Be An Asshole
Vinnie Caruana – Burn It Down
Sunny on the Causeway – Meets Tony and the Valentines
Check out all the latest music/headlines, along with all the ridiculous blathering below!
Monday, April 11, 2016 at 11:35 AM (PST) by rick delaney
UK newcomers, Captain Trips, have released their debut EP to stream for free via the band’s bandcamp page. The record is four tracks of rapid-riff laden skate punk, as appears to be the tradition from the British Isles these days.
Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 11:34 AM (PST) by mclpunk
Here’s a new band for you fans of melodic skate punk to check out. Brazil’s Backdrop Falls have just released their debut, two-song self-titled EP and I’d say it’s sound falls somewhere between Useless ID and Pennywise. But don’t take my word for it, give both tracks a listen below and judge for yourself.
The band is already working on a new single to be released soon and on a longer EP to be released later this year.
Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 6:15 PM (PST) by Johnny X
Remember Coercion 96? The punk supergroup comprised of members of Good Riddance, Fury 66 and The Lonely Kings? No? Well that’s because they disbanded 20 years ago so don’t beat yourself up. Luckily for us the foursome has reformed and recently hit the studio with legendary producer/engineer Michael Rosen (Rancid, AFI, Testament, Vio-lence) to record a 4-song E.P. tentatively titled “Exit Wounds” (label TBD). Influenced by the metal likings of Black Sabbath, Metallica and Killing Joke as well as punk rock icons TSOL, Agent Orange and Bad Religion, Coercion 96 hopes to release the E.P. in the near future. For the time being check out one of the new songs, “Crime Scene” below.
Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 11:45 AM (PST) by Bobby Pickles
This week on Dying Scene Radio, Bobby Pickles ventures to Fort Pierce, Florida to interview SoCal rockers Unwritten Law about their brand new record, Acoustic (which drops April 1st via El Hefe’s Cyber Tracks), prior to their stop at The Inlet – a kickass venue right on the beach! It’s also a pleasant surprise to find homegrown Floridumb talent in local openers, Church Girls – whose grimey orgy anthems and interesting stage presence, leave this serious-minded music journalist thirsting for another dash of whiskey-spit. Paul Lavesque (last name unpronounceable), bassist/vocalist for Arizona skate punks LightSpeedGo, joins Chris Fox (Vampirates/Voted Best Band) and I (Mr. Pickles) “in-studio” (this past Easter Sunday) to spin the latest punk, exchange war stories, and swear.
Special commentary from Canadian skate punk act Belvedere, Huntington Beach punk rock 3-piece Butcher Hounds, Finnish/Spanish/New Zealand punk band Deposit Man, Toronto melodic punk rockers Last Imprint, Portland, Oregon’s punk ‘n roll act The Devil’s Troubadours, Grand Rapids pop-punk band The Lippies, Brooklyn-based four-piece The So So Glos, Alberta’s Trashed Ambulance (former members of Chimp Change), and Brazilian skate punk act Tripwire.
THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST
LightSpeedGo – Get Away
PEARS – Green Star
The Menzingers – Dirty Old Town
Last Imprint – Constrain Our Choices
Trashed Ambulance – Blurry Thoughts
Church Girls – Highfive
Ray Rocket – Pet Sematary
Despite Everything – Joke’s On Us
Stadium Way – Misplaced Rage (feat. Kevin Bivona)
Hesitation Wounds – New Abuse
The Lippies – Garbage Man
Tender Defender – f.e.f.e.
The Devil’s Troubadours – Filthy Punks
Flogging Molly – The Hand of John L. Sullivan
Iggy Pop – Gardenia
Interview w/ Unwritten Law
Unwritten Law – Belongs to You
The So So Glos – Missionary
Nerf Herder – The Girl Who Listened to Rush
Belvedere – Hairline
Deposit Man – Tyranny
Paul Baribeau – Ten Things
Butcher Hounds – Take A Bite
The Word Alive – Trapped
Tripwire HC – Consequences
Scream Theatre (Nick Ameen) – The Answer Lies Within
Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 2:50 PM (PST) by Johnny X
The punk rock group Noi!se has got to be the Northwest punk scene’s best kept secret. I have yet to hear a bad song put out by these guys and that includes an entire full-length called The Scars We Hide which hasn’t quite been properly released yet but should be soon.
Whilst we’re waiting for that we’ve got the next best thing, an acoustic side project from Noi!se vocalist Matt Henson and Noi!se drummer Kenny Dirkes. It’s called Stadium Way and it appears they’re just about to release their debut album through Pirates Press (US) and Randale (Europe). No release date yet but the fellas are streaming three tracks from the release to give us a taste of what’s to come.
Check out “Misplaced Rage” (featuring organs from Interrupters’ Kevin Bivona), “Lessons Learned” and “Ever Afraid” below.
Friday, March 11, 2016 at 12:03 PM (PST) by Johnny X
If you were as upset I was over the demise of Dying Scene Records band Chimp Change then here’s something that might excite you. Alberta’s Trashed Ambulance is a new band featuring one of the co-vocalists and the old drummer from Chimp Change and on March 25th they’ll be releasing their debut full-length “Blurry Thoughts”. If you dug Chimp Change, or just skate-punk in general, you’re going to dig Trashed Ambulance but don’t take my word for it, stream 4 of the songs off the upcoming album below.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 3:41 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
When I first saw an email in my inbox about a band called No Nipples releasing a new album, I honestly didn’t know what to expect. But a few seconds after clicking play, I knew this 4-piece punk band from Spain was something special. Though I’m only a few tracks in, their new album No Babies Allowed is without a doubt the best thing I’ve heard this year. If you like your punk rock melodic, fast, and with a little español thrown in every few tracks, I highly recommend giving the album a listen below. It’s also free to download on Bandcamp, but if you like what you hear, please support the band by kicking a few bucks their way!
Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 3:52 PM (PST) by Midwest Punk
Iowa pop-punk quartet The Starry Nights (members of Lipstick Homicide, The Blendours) have a new self-titled EP out, and they’re letting you download it for free/name your price. Listen and/or download below.
If you’re looking for a physical copy of the EP, head over here to the band’s Bandcamp page to grab a copy on CD. While there, you can also download their first release, Full Moon Spells, an acoustic album from founding members of The Starry Nights, Trevor Treiber and Kate Kane. It’s also free/name your price, but I’ll kindly suggest you share the “wealth” and toss them a few dollars if you can.
Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 4:09 PM (PST) by Johnny X
I typically don’t like to do band spotlights on bands that I can only hear one song from but in the case of Perth’s Two For Flinching I’m willing to make an exception. The band is getting ready to release their debut EP “So We’ve Got That In Common” and are offering up a free download of the album’s first single “Super”. It’s got some great intro riffage, a fantastically catchy chorus and just the right amount of gang chants and shouts. All in all, enough for me to put this album on my “wishlist” and to share them with you readers. I highly recommend you give the track a listen below.
Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 4:56 PM (PST) by Johnny X
Here’s something I thought was kinda fun and worth sharing with you guys. Couples Fight is a new electro “dance punk” band comprised of Travis James (of punk act Travis James & the Acrimonious Assembly of Arsonists) and Travis’s ex girlfriend Alaynha Gabrielle. The duo of ex-partners sing through cleverly composed relationship arguments, turning them into fun, little danceable electro punk numbers. They just released their debut EP titled “Breaking Up” and if you’ve spent any amount of time in a relationship you will absolutely relate to every song on it. Steam it below.
Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 9:42 AM (PST) by Malamute
Ascend/Descend is a hardcore band out of Boston, MA recently formed under some odd circumstances. By odd circumstances I mean “the place the singer lived in burned down, leaving her homeless.” In the wake of this, it seems she wanted to create some angry music and has achieved that goal. The band is made up of singer Michelle Dugan (her first band) bassist Max Holbrook (Math The Band), guitarist Nicholas Wolf (Phantom Glue and Lunglust) and drummer Alex Garcia-Rivera (American Nightmare, who also recorded the EP).
They just released an EP called “Murdock Street” which you can stream below, or buy for a well-worth-it $5.
Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 10:36 AM (PST) by Malamute
My ska-loving friends have always given me crap for the fact that I think it is at it’s best without horns. Today I present a new band playing that type of ska: Pittsburgh, PA’s No Person. They sound like a lo-fi Against All Authority with maybe a sprinkle of Anti-Flag in there.
If that tickles your fancy, they released their first EP called “America.” last week, which you can stream below. Check it out because it sounds pretty good, and if you like what you hear, you can download it for free on bandcamp.