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15 Punk Songs to Help You Through Your Week (curated by DS editor Lauren Mills)

Ever wonder what the folks who run Dying Scene have been listening to lately? We’re going to pretend you said “yes” to that question and feature a curated playlist from a different DS editor each week with the intent of exposing you to some new kickass punk bands. This week’s playlist is brought to you by Dying Scene editor Lauren Mills. I decided to use a photo of my cat Ozzy because I don’t really like pictures of myself.

These are some songs I’ve been into lately. This week I’m bringing you songs that have helped me through my days of unemployment, boredom and anxiety.  I apologize in advance that this list of songs is negative, but weirdly they help me through ruts as much as the uplifting tunes.

Enjoy the tunes below!

Hunter Burgan reveals AFI is on hiatus (again)

Although it was revealed earlier this year that a new album was in the works, AFI bassist Hunter Burgan revealed that the band has been on hiatus (again), due to members focusing on other projects, but promises they will return soon. He explains:

“”When’s AFI coming to ______?” “When’s the next AFI record?” “You guys need to stop doing other things and do some AFI!” — Patience, my friends. AFI is an important part of our lives, but we’re all just human beings. We’ve got things to do and people to see. Sometime you have to stop and smell the roses to remember that you live in a neighborhood with a rosebush on the corner. We’ll be back soon, I promise.”

AFI have gone on hiatus before, most notably back in 2011 when fans believed that they were actually breaking up, which proved untrue. The band ended their hiatus in 2013, and released Burials, their first album in four years, that October.

Davey Havok’s mom talks about raising a “rock star”

AFI frontman Davey Havok is lucky enough to have a mom who loves him.  Unlike the rest of us, who might have to endure their moms telling their friends embarrassing stories about that time they threw up all over the rest of their family on a camping trip (oh wait, was that just me?!), Davey Havok has to endure the stories told in a public forum.

Havok’s mom, Penny Marchand, recently talked to The AVA, an online news site based in Mendocino, all about raising a punk rocker.  You can read the full piece here.

AFI last released Burials, their first album in four years, on October 22, 2013 through Republic Records.  Rumor has it that a new album is in the works, and we’ll keep you posted on that as details emerge.

New AFI album in the works

AFI guitarist Jade Puget recently told OC Register that another album is in the works. He did not reveal any information about the record, but stated the following:

“I love writing music and I do it every day. I’m driven to do it and if a day goes by and I don’t write music, I feel weird. I just don’t take breaks so, believe me, I have a lot of output.”

We’ll keep you posted as more details on the next AFI record come to light. The band last released Burials, their first album in four years, on October 22, 2013 through Republic Records.

Stream an acoustic cover of AFI’s “Days Of The Phoenix”

Some dude named Chris Hahn did an acoustic cover of AFI‘s “Days Of The Phoenix” that came out pretty cool.  Check it out below.

“Days Of The Phoenix” originally appeared on AFI’s 200o album “The Art Of Drowning“.

Jade Puget on the next AFI record

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.

Davey Havok (AFI) starring in/co-producing new film

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.

Check out the fundraiser video below, and click here for more info.

Music Video: AFI – “A Deep Slow Panic”

AFI have released a music video for their song “A Deep Slow Panic”. The track comes off of their ninth studio album, Burials. You can check it out below.

Burials was released on October 22, 2013 through Republic Records

“EAST BAY: By the Punx, For the Punx, About the Punx” documentary in the works

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.

AFI to play four U.S. shows in October

On the eve of the first anniversary of their latest album Burials, AFI will be playing four U.S. shows in October. The dates and locations are below.

Burials was released on October 22nd, 2013 through Republic Records. It was their first album since 2009′s Crash Love.

It’s official: Nitro is back!

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 AFIJughead’s RevengeThe VandalsThe DamnedTSOL 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.

AFI’s Davey Havok talks about “Burials”

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.

AFI streaming full Coachella set

AFI are streaming video of their entire set from Coachella. Give it a watch below.

The band last released Burials in October 2013 via Republic Records.

AFI announce 100 Words Tour, will be performing “Sing The Sorrow” live in full

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.

AFI members form straight edge hardcore band, stream debut EP

Davey Havok and Jade Puget of AFI have formed a new straight edge hardcore band called XTRMST. You can stream their self-titled debut EP below.

No further details on the band have been revealed but we’ll keep you posted as/if shows are announced and all that good stuff.