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Chaser premiere “Silencer”, an aggressive no-nonsense skate-punk gem off upcoming release

Buckle up, punk fans, Southern California skate-punk act Chaser have premiered another new track off their upcoming Dying Scene Records release. “Silencer” is one of the more aggressive, fast paced gems on an album chock full of stand-out tracks. But don’t take my word for it, head over to Melodic Punk Style to hear it for yourself.

“Silencer” will appear on the band’s upcoming album “Sound The Sirens” due out digitally through Dying Scene Records (pre-order) and physically through Effervescence Records (pre-order) on July 20th.

Stream a few more songs from the upcoming release on bandcamp.



Chaser (skate-punk) premiere “Nightmares” off upcoming Dying Scene Records release

Southern California skate-punk act Chaser have premiered a lyric video for a brand new track off their upcoming release on Dying Scene Records. “Nightmares” has got it all; gang vocals, killer lead guitar, catchy chorus, and don’t forget the “whoa-ohs”! It’s an absolute gem of a punk rock song and you can see what I mean by checking it out over at Punktastic.

“Nightmares” will appear on the band’s upcoming album “Sound The Sirens” due out digitally through Dying Scene Records (pre-order) and physically through Effervescence Records (pre-order) on July 20th.

Stream a few more songs from the upcoming release on bandcamp.



Chaser (Dying Scene Records) streams the best new punk song you’ll hear this month

Southern California skate-punk act Chaser have premiered a lyric video for a brand new track off their upcoming release on Dying Scene Records. “Let It Die” is the first Chaser track to feature dueling lead vocals between singer Mike LeDonne and bassist Jesse Stopnitzky, and man does it work! Head over to NewNoiseMagazine to hear the track.

“Let It Die” will appear on the band’s upcoming album “Sound The Sirens” due out digitally through Dying Scene Records (pre-order) and physically through Effervescence Records (pre-order) on July 20th.



Chaser (DS Records) premiere lyric video for “The Show” off upcoming album “Sound The Sirens”

Southern California skate-punk act Chaser have premiered a lyric video for a brand new track off their upcoming release on Dying Scene Records. “The Show” is their homage to the annual tradition of punk rock festival pilgrimage. Doesn’t matter if your festival of choice is PRB, Fest, Punk In Drublic, or Punk Rock Holiday, you’re going to relate to this song. The band had this to say about the inspiration behind the tune:

“The Show” pays tribute to some of our favorite moments growing up. The sun is shining, the music is blasting and we’re shoulder to shoulder with thousands of people singing along. Warped Tour started it all for us, and luckily, the rise of these modern day festivals has filled the void. We’re all grown up now, and expected to take it easy, but you can’t take the punk rock out of the boy. So you’ll still find us crowd surfing, pitting, stage diving, and singing every word. “And we will stay forever this way!”

Sing along to “The Show” over at punknews.

The track will appear on Chaser’s upcoming album “Sound The Sirens” due out digitally through Dying Scene Records (pre-order) and physically through Effervescence Records (pre-order) on July 20th.



Chaser (skate-punk) signs to Dying Scene Records for release of new album “Sound The Sirens”, stream first single

Southern California punk act Chaser were one of the bands that inspired me to start Dying Scene eight years ago. I couldn’t understand why they weren’t on Fat, or being written about on Punknews, so I launched a site to get deserving bands like them more exposure. But that’s not why I’ve signed them today to Dying Scene Records. Personal relationships or past releases, no matter how good they are, aren’t enough get on DS Records. It’s simpler than that. I have to hear an album before I’ll agree to release it, and I have to legitimately love the album – like top 5 releases of the year love them. By the second listen of “Sound The Sirens” I was sold. 

On July 20th Dying Scene Records will be digitally releasing the band’s 4th full-length album, “Sound The Sirens,” while the folks at Effervescence Records are handling vinyl. To get you appropriately stoked check out the album’s first single “Bonfire” below.

 

While you listen here’s a fun tidbit from the band about the recording of the acoustic intro to the track:

“So while our engineer/producer, Ian Petersen, was editing one of our songs, we were standing in the parking lot jamming “Bonfire” on acoustic guitar and singing the chorus together as a band. Ian came outside and said, “That sounds awesome. What are you guys playing?” So he pulled us into the studio, and we tracked the intro to “Bonfire” with all 4 band members singing the chorus, and Bill playing guitar at the same time. We recorded it as one take, and it sounded so good and natural that we kept it!”

Pre-orders are up and running for this album. Snag a digital copy here and vinyl/CD/Bundles here.



Chaser (skate-punk) release teaser video for upcoming album “Sound The Sirens”

Southern California punk act Chaser are one of the bands that inspired me to start the shitty website you’re reading this story on, which is why I’m especially excited to announce that they’re gearing up to release a new album titled “Sound The Sirens” this summer.

To prove it the band have released a bit of a teaser video that features the fellas discussing the recording process among other odds and ends, but most interestingly, it features a snippet of one of the new tunes. It’s rad and you can check it out for yourself below.

“Sound The Sirens” will be the band’s first new album since 2011’s “Action” EP released via Felony Records.



CHASER announce official comeback with album and shows in the works

I don’t know about you, but I could use some good news. Oh shit, I have some! SoCal’s CHASER has officially announced a comeback. Mike tells us that they’ll be writing a new album and playing shows very soon. He went on to say,

Fans can expect upcoming shows and new material, returning to our original style of playing fast and energetic melodic punk rock. Stay tuned and please share and spread the word!!”

If you’re not familiar with their work or need a refresher, head on over to their bandcamp page and check out their material. Nothing is more than five bucks. I’m such a swell gentleman that I’m gonna drop the stream for their pay-what-you-want “Garage Years: Unreleased and Out of Print Songs” below!



Chaser reunite, working on new album, stream new track “Line Of Sight”

Best news of the week, right here! LA based skate punk act Chaser are back together and working on a album! Here’s a quote from the band on what we can expect from it:

Our new album will have a more classic and stripped down version of our sound. Moving away from layers of lead guitars and riffs, we are focusing heavily on the fundamentals, what made us all fall for this genre to begin with. Catchy vocals, anthemic hooks and thought provoking lyrics, coupled with heavy guitars and an energetic drum beat that takes you back to a more familiar time.

If you missed it earlier, the Felony Records comp released right before Punk Rock Bowling included a brand new track from the band called “Line Of Sight” and you can stream that bad boy below.

The new album will be the band’s first new release since 2011’s “Action” EP released via Felony Records.



Felony Records stream “Punk Rock Bowling Vol. 1” compilation (unreleased Chaser, Lowbrow, etc)

I love Felony Records. Over the years they’ve accumulated a fantastic roster of melodic and skate punk acts and it seems they’ve really picked up steam lately. Case in point, they’re one of the sponsors of Punk Rock Bowling this year and to commemorate the occasion they’re putting out a “Felony Records presents Punk Rock Bowling Vol. 1” compilation. It features 35 tracks from past albums, rare tracks, and unreleased songs from future albums and if you’re new to the label, this is a great introduction.

Personally I’m most excited about the unreleased tracks from Chaser, Hilltop Rats, Lowbrow, and Raised By Apes. Get better acquainted with one of the punk scene’s greatest labels by streaming the entire comp below.



Video: Chaser performs “Set It Off” at reunion show

L.A.’s Chaser recently played their first reunion show since ending their 12-year run 2 years ago. Our friends at Felony Records were there to capture the set and you can check out the live footage for the song “Set It Off” right here!

For more Chaser, check out their acoustic Dying Scene Session here and listen to some of their past releases on Bandcamp.



Chaser (L.A. punk) announces reunion show

L.A.’s Chaser ended their 12-year run 2 years ago, but they are reuniting this summer.  Their first show will be September 25th at the Observatory in Orange County with Authority Zero.

In case you need a refresher on their sound, check out their acoustic Dying Scene Session here and listen to some of their past releases on Bandcamp.



Full Album Stream: Chaser – “Garage Years: Unreleased and Out of Print Songs”

Today marks the release of SoCal melodic punk band Chaser‘s ‘compilation’ album entitled “Garage Years: Unreleased and Out of Print Songs” through Felony Records.

The mammoth, 26-track set features (you guessed it) a bunch of rare tracks from the band’s earlier work, as well as a few tracks that have never seen the light of day.

Listen to the entire album below.



Chaser announce new release: “Garage Years: Unreleased and Out Of Print Songs”

Good news for Chaser fans!

The SoCal melodic punk band may have called it quits back in February 2012, but we thankfully have yet to hear the last from the fellas. They’ve announced a new compilation called “Garage Years: Unreleased and Out Of Print Songs” that is set for release on November 26th. The mammoth, 26-track set features (you guessed it) a bunch of rare tracks from the band’s earlier work, as well as a few tracks that have never seen the light of day.

Here’s what the band had to say about “Garage Years”:

It consists of 3 releases. Our very first Self-Titled full-length album (Tracks 1-14), which was recorded in 2000 while we were still in High School, but it was never officially released. We only burned a handful of copies for our friends and passed them out at parties and shows. Our second full-length album, entitled “In Control” (Tracks15-23), which was officially released in 2003, but went out of print soon thereafter since we only pressed 1000 copies. And lastly, the unreleased “No Hope” demo (Tracks 24-26), which consisted of 3 songs recorded in 2005. We’re really excited about this release because the vast majority of our fanbase have never heard these songs, since they were either unreleased, or went out of print long, long ago.

Chaser teamed up with Felony Records for this release, which will be available right here. Their last release was the Dying Scene Acoustic session they did for us back in August 2011.



Chaser calls it quits, re-releasing all out of print releases

Well this is a bummer.  Southern California’s melodic punk act, Chaser, has decided to call it a day.  Over the band’s 12 year career they put out 4 full-length albums, a couple EPs and did one Acoustic Dying Scene Session with us, which you can download for free here.  The band will be re-releasing its original self-titled full-length along with their “No Hope” EP and second full-length “In Control” (all out of print) in one compilation album.  Details still to come on that.  In the meantime, you can read Chaser’s official statement right here.

Editors’s Note: Chaser was one of the few bands that inspired me to start Dying Scene.  Before I launched the website I introduced myself to singer Mike LeDonne after a show in Redondo Beach and told him that while I didn’t quite have a punk news site yet, I intended to feature them on it when I did.  I must have looked like a delusional, overzealous fan but he could not have been a cooler dude and he humored the hell out of me.  A few months later I followed through on my goal to launch DyingScene.com and Chaser was the first Band Spotlight we ever featured.  On their next album (“The Big Picture”) Chaser became the first band to thank Dying Scene in the album’s liner notes and for being a kid who grew up making it a point to read who bands thanked on their albums that could not have been a higher reward for the work put into running this site.  I wish Mike and the rest of Chaser the best of luck in whatever they do next and thank them for their inspiration, genuine kindness and most of all for the music they gave us.



Free EP Download: Chaser – “Dying Scene Acoustic Sessions”

SoCal’s melodic punk band Chaser is one of the reason’s I started Dying Scene, which is why I was so stoked to record a Dying Scene Acoustic Session with them last Summer. Our friends at PunkVideosRock.com shot and recorded the session at lead singer Mike LeDonne’s home in Orange County and we absolutely love the way it came out.  Today, we’re pleased to offer a free download of all 4 tracks in the form of a digital EP, “Dying Scene Acoustic Sessions vol. 2: Chaser”.  Snag it here!

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You can check out the videos for the entire Chaser acoustic session right here.