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If you like the emotionally driven punk/post-hardcore in the vein of Small Brown Bike, Hot Water Music and Jawbreaker you may want to check out Vancouver's Things Change recently released their debut three song EP "The Power of the Ocean" and you can stream two of the tracks on the band's bandcamp - the song "Modern Explorers" is a real gem!
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Today marks the first anniversary of the day AFI released their latest album Burials, which was their first album in four years. In a recent interview, AFI guitarist Jade Puget was asked if the band has started working on their next album yet, he replied:
“Yeah, a little bit. We’re actually in the process of doing a new Blaqk Audio record right now. We’re pretty far along with that so once that’s done, we’ll move back to AFI.”
Puget’s new project XTRMST (which features his AFI bandmate Davey Havok) will be releasing their self-titled debut album on November 18, 2014 through Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records.Add to My Radar
Davey Havok of AFI is slated to co-produce, as well as star in, a new movie that is currently raising money through crowd-funding. The movie is called “The Violent,” and this is the synopsis on its Indiegogo page:
“Set in the mid 90s amongst a tight-knit group of punks and skins, “The Violent” follows a teenager in his final year of high school as he is drawn down a path of crime, and must ultimately reconcile his own violent nature, or be consumed by it. ”Add to My Radar
Green Day is currently directing and producing a documentary about the punk scene in East Bay between the years of 1980 and 1994.
“In the mid 1980s, on the eastern shores of the San Francisco Bay, a fuse was lit. As the shadows of the 1960s counterculture gave way to the Reagan 80s, disillusioned kids growing up in Berkeley and its surrounding suburbs discovered punk rock… and each other. Together, with amplifiers, copy machines and hearts blazing, they fought to carve out a movement of their own, and changed music, art and literature forever.
EAST BAY: By the Punx, For the Punx, About the Punx is the story of how the East Bay’s unique and thoughtful style of punk rock arose, sending out ripples from the incredibly diverse community of misfits that banded together around Berkeley’s 924 Gilman. Today, the world at large knows about some of the bands who emerged from this scene like Green Day, Rancid & AFI, but their success is just the tip of the iceberg; the roots of this inspiring story go deep into the underground.”
The people working on the project are looking for video footage, flyers, and photos from the time to feature in the documentary. You can find more details on the project and how to submit material here.Add to My Radar
After years of speculation regarding their current status, Nitro Records (an indie label owned by The Offspring‘s Dexter Holland) is officially returning in the form of vinyl reissues. However, there have been no announcements whether the label will sign new acts.
It was announced last July that The Bicycle Music Company now has the rights to all recordings released on Nitro. Bands that have released recordings on the label include many notable punk bands such as AFI, Jughead’s Revenge, The Vandals, The Damned, TSOL and Guttermouth. Nitro also released the reissue of The Offspring’s 1989 self-titled debut album on CD for the first time in 1995 and again in 2001.Add to My Radar
Last weekend, AFI frontman Davey Havok talked to Fuse’s Jack Osbourne about the making of their latest album Burials, which was released last October, and how he channels its themes of panic and anxiety on stage. Havok states:
“I encounter [those feelings] on the regular basis as a human. At the time of the creation of our record Burials, those themes and emotions were very present in my life, unfortunately. Before going on stage, it’s more of a calm and a focus. A lot of those emotions are what we’re creating on stage. Though it may be a bleak sentiment, the unification of people expressing that catharsis has a positive result at times.”
You can watch the interview here.Add to My Radar
AFI has announced the 100 Words Tour where they will be performing “Sing The Sorrow” in its entirety. The tour is limited to dates in four US cities, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Petaluma. Get the full info on the tour dates and times below, or check out the news on the official website here.Add to My Radar
Earlier today, Thirty Seconds to Mars, AFI, and Linkin Park jointly announced that they will be preparing to head out on the Carnivores Tour this summer, featuring all three acts.
The tour will begin early August in Florida, and wraps up mid-September in California, traveling throughout the US and Canada.
You can view a complete list of tour dates and locations below.Add to My Radar
AFI recently swung through the Beacham Theater in Orlando on the current leg of their Burials tour. You can check out the band’s performance of the track “I Hope You Suffer” below, as captured by the folks at Punkworldviews.Add to My Radar
Cover songs are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. We here at Dying Scene love hearing punk bands do their own take on other band’s songs. Sometimes they pull off amazing interpretations of old classics, sometimes they’re not much more than humble tributes to a fellow artist, and other times they’re just downright laughable renditions of otherwise great songs. Good or bad. Intriguing or mundane. We’ll let you be the judge.
Today’s cover comes from punk-turned-goth-turned-industrial pop (/whatever) group, AFI covering “Today’s Lesson” written by East Bay hardcore originators Filth. The original version of the song appeared Filth’s 1990 EP Live the Chaos before being compiled as a part of the 2008 pressing of The Shit Split (co-released with Blatz). AFI’s cover was released in 1997 on their third album, Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes.
You can listen to both the original and the cover below.Add to My Radar
Much like the 2013 edition of the festival, it looks like punk fans will have a few bands to look forward to seeing at this year’s Coachella in Indio, California. The 2014 lineup has been revealed, and on it includes acts such as AFI, Anti-Flag, The Replacements, Frank Turner, and Title Fight.
Of course, many non-punk acts will also be playing, such as Neutral Milk Hotel, Superchunk, Kid Cudi,the reformed OutKast, Muse, and the Arcade Fire (the last three of whom are headlining) so decide wisely before making a decision to attend the two-weekend spanning festival.
Coachella runs from April 11-13 and April 18-20. You can get more info and checkout the full lineup here.Add to My Radar