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Bum City Saints (punk) to release new split album with Topnovil (punk)

San Franciscans Bum City Saints are set to release a new split album with Topnovil. The album is due out July 28th via Pirates Press Records and Contra Records.

Pirate Press Records has released a teaser video, you can find below.

For Bum City Saints the split serves as a quick follow up to their self titled album released in June. As for Topnovil, the split will be the latest release since 2015’s “Blast the Stereo”.



Music Video: Bum City Saints – “Our Hearts Beat As One”

San Francisco punks Bum City Saints have released a video for their song “Our Hearts Beat As One.”

You can check it out below.

“Our Heats Beat As One” comes from the bands latest self-titled album, which was released on June 3rd, 2016 via Pirates Press Records.



DS Photo Gallery: Bum City Saints and Skin & Bonez celebrate record release show in Oakland with Resilience 6.17.16

Last Friday I headed across the bridge to the Oakland Metro Operahouse for a record release show featuring local punks Bum City Saints and Skin & Bonez. Resilience and Total Chaos were to follow, however due to prior constraints I had to leave after catching a few songs from the Santa Rosa punks.

Unfortunately I missed opening band The Velisha, but made it in time to see Skin & Bonez. The band is interesting to say the least, and has a pretty good following – celebrating the release of their newest album “The Free EP”. Formed in 2011, the band is currently mixing & mastering their third full length CD and once it’s out, there is plans to begin on a fourth.

Bum City Saints was the main reason as I was there, as the guys and I have become good pals over the year, and it’s been great to see them progress as musicians, as I progress as a photographer. For those who go out and purchase the new album, you’ll notice a photo taken by yours truly ;). The band kicked off their set with the debut track “Count Me In” from the new album – the crashing cymbals setting the tone for the set – relentless energy. A majority of the set featured tracks from the new album, but a lot of old favorites like “Into The Fire”, “Ride The Storm”, and more.

Unfortunately I only stuck around for a bit of Resilience’s set afterwards, and had to miss Total Chaos due to prior engagements.

Have a look at photos from the three band’s sets below and thanks to Brian, Jesper, and Travis, and Sara for watching my gear.



Bum City Saints premiere new track “Shake The Ground” off upcoming self-titled album

Last week, San Francisco punks Bum City Saints premiered the second track from their upcoming new self-titled album entitled “Do You Remember”. You can check that song out here.

Today, in anticipation of the release which drops this Friday, the band has given Dying Scene an exclusive stream of a new track titled “Shake The Ground”, which you can check out below.

Additionally, the band put out a music video for their song “Bullets Not Bailouts,” which you can watch here.

Bum City Saints also just launched a new website which features in-depth information about the band, some music from their catalog, photos, show info, and more. Have a look.

The band’s upcoming self-titled album is set to release on June 3rd through Pirates Press Records. It will serve as follow-up to their 2014 EP Ride The Storm, also released through Pirates Press.

The record release show will take place on June 17th at the Oakland Metro Operahouse, alongside punk legends Total Chaos.



Bum City Saints premiere new track “Do You Remember” off upcoming self-titled album; record release show with Total Chaos

Last week, San Francisco punks Bum City Saints premiered the first material from their upcoming new self-titled album in the form of a music video for their song “Bullets Not Bailouts”.

Today, DyingScene is happy to announce the exclusive stream of a new track from the upcoming work.

The song is entitled “Do You Remember” and you can check it out below.

“Bum City Saints” is set to be released June 3rd through Pirates Press Records and serves as follow-up to the band’s 2014 EP “Ride The Storm”, also released through Pirates Press.

Additionally, the guys have just solidified their record release show party – which is set for June 17th at the Oakland Metro Operahouse, alongside punk legends Total Chaos.

The band will be releasing some other tracks from the new album in the following weeks so be sure to check back as updates develop.



Bum City Saints premiere music video for “Bullets Not Bailouts” off upcoming self-titled album

San Francisco punks Bum City Saints have just premiered the first material from their upcoming new self-titled album which is set to be released next month through Pirates Press Records.

The track is entitled “Bullets Not Bailouts” and you can check out the music video below.

Here’s what Pirates Press had to say about the upcoming work,

As raw and powerful as it is, the lyrics and sentiment that Bum City Saints throw at you are as genuine, intelligent, and passionate as it gets…These 25 minutes of fury are unquestionably their best songs to date, and will undoubtedly leave a mark on lots of new fans; really sealing the deal for those who’ve watched them take off since the start.

“Bum City Saints” is set to be released June 3rd through Pirates Press and serves as follow-up to the band’s 2014 EP “Ride The Storm”, also released through Pirates Press.

The band will be releasing some other tracks from the new album in the following weeks so be sure to check back as updates develop.



DS Photo Gallery: Bum City Saints, United Defiance, The Lonely Revolts, The Rinds at SUB Mission SF

A couple weeks ago I spent a Saturday with the boys of Bum City Saints. The band is getting ready to release their newest album in the coming months and invited me to their practice space to check out the development. As the sun set, we cleaned up in preparation for the night’s performances. It was to be a night of local Bay Area street punk at the ol SUB Mission in San Francisco, with Bum City Saints as the headliner.

First to the stage was The Rinds. The Oakland -based trio is currently recording their third album, and plays a classic sound of the streets, with a tinge of surf and sun. Despite the crowd’s lack of energy, the band really rocked it and has great stage presence and crisp, quality lines. I had never seen the band before, but they surely made a fan out of me right away. You can listen to their latest album, “Kick It In” below, and fall in love for yourself.

Next up to wow the crowd was The Lonely Revolts from Monterey. The guys just released their second full-length album, “Broken Bones Burning Hearts”, and they hit the stage with explosive energy ready to unleash their sound to the masses. With jumps, kicks, bridges, and ripping gang vocals, The Lonely Revolts was really a pleasure to see.

With the theme of street punk firmly cemented in the air, Concord, CA’s United Defiance took to the stage and tore it up. Gritty, edgy, and fast is balanced with melodic whoah’s and thrashable riffs. Talk about a photographer’s dream, guitarist Rich Brown’s jumps are impeccable and add such a delight to live music. By this time the crowd was finally warming up, with a little movement on the dance floor eventually gaining some momentum for the final act.

I have never been to a bad Bum City Saints show, and this time was no exception. From the first chord to the last cymbal crash, the band kicks ass. There are no slow songs, no down time or moment to catch your breath – you know the moment they come on stage that you better hold on tight for the ride. The band will be releasing their newest album in the next few months so stay tuned for more updates as they become available.

Have a look at all of the night’s photos below.



Music Video: Bum City Saints – “Crush All”

San Francisco punks Bum City Saints have just released the music video for their track “Crush All”. You can check it out below.

“Crush All” is taken from the group’s latest EP Ride The Storm, which was released in June via Pirates Press RecordsRide The Storm serves as follow-up to the group’s 2013 EP New Beginnings, also launched on Pirates Press.



DS Photo Gallery: Pirates Press 10th Anniversary ‘Rock The Ship’ with Cock Sparrer, Bouncing Souls, Street Dogs, Bum City Saints, and more

If you build it, they will come. Such was the overwhelming mantra as I approached 17th and Wisconsin on an (relatively) early Saturday morning for Pirates Press’ 10th Anniversary ‘Rock The Ship’ party. The day had finally arrived, and I was about to see Cock Sparrer, Bouncing Souls, Street Dogs (and Lenny Lashley’s Gang of One!), Bum City Saints, Suede Razors, Bishops Green, and more sharing the same stage in the city I love and live. Leaving the venue the night before, it was difficult yet anxious to imagine what the block would be transformed into in less than six hours. As I walked to the grounds still feeling a bit haggard from a little Argy Bargy from the night, I heard Cock Sparrer’s sound check to “Riot Squad” and I thought to myself that there could hardly be a better start to a day.

At this point I could go into an in-depth show review of each of the eight bands (minus Smalltown which I missed and will forever hate myself for it), or I could just briefly talk about the day overall, and let the photos tell the story. As I turned the corner onto 16th St where the main entrance was, I was greeted by at least 100 people waiting in line to begin their Saturday in the sun. You really couldn’t ask for better weather and walking in, the block definitely had the air of a proper festival. I grabbed my breakfast beer as I took in the relative calm, anticipating the amazing day ahead.

Lenny Lashley for opener was a brilliant call, as he had just the right amount of grit and energy to enliven the wakening crowd. It’s always great to see the Boston-native belting out heartfelt lyrics as he does best. Often times when I’m behind the camera, the rest of the world is shut out which makes some of my show reviews shite, so I shall let the photos do the talking.

You can check out all photos from the day’s event below (except Cock Sparrer as they will be getting their own gallery).



DS Photo Gallery: Bum City Saints, A Tom Collins, Real McKenzies at Thee Parskide SF

Earlier last month I was able to get a precious day off of work to see one of my favorite local SF bands, Bum City Saints, perform at one of my favorite venues, Thee Parkside. As a spectator, the venue is so small and cozy that the shows there truly are an intimate affair. As a photographer, the lighting is extremely low and tricky which makes for some difficult composition, but I love Thee Parkside nonetheless.

Bum City Saints released their newest material this summer, in the form of their six-song LP “Ride The Storm”, and has been incessantly touring around the US promoting the new work. If you have yet to get your hands on a copy, head here to check it out! Additionally, BCS will be performing alongside Street Dogs, Cock Sparrer, and Bouncing Souls (among many more) at the Pirates Press Records 10th Anniversary Party later in October. Anyway, back to the show. The Saints played quite a bit of material from the new LP, while still reminding fans of some favorites from “New Beginnings”. As openers, the energy this band exudes sometimes is not reflected in the fans, as people are still arriving, imbibing, and getting the blood flowing for the rest of the night. It’s a shame, and I can’t wait for the day I see BCS headline an awaiting, packed crowd. For now, I must take my photos as quickly as possible and set the camera down, so I can get some dancing in. Next to the stage was a unknown-as-of-then band called A. Tom Collins.

The Colorado-based jazzy, funky quintet is fronted by pianist/lead vocalist Aaron Thomas Collins, who brings “Randy Newman-esque appeal…saturated with gang vocals, R&B hooks, wild horns and tribal-jazz rhythms.” It was an interesting mix to follow BCS, and a bit more interesting that Real McKenzies were up next. The band was on point, and the horns definitely added a little swanky vibe in the lowlit Parkside. You can check out A Tom Collins’ 2011 album “Oh No” on their Bandcamp page.

One of my fondest memories of seeing The Real McKenzies came a couple of years ago as they graced the stage at the Pool Party at Punk Rock Bowling. There is hardly a better start to a day than with a punken drool party, and in the Vegas sun, the limits are always raised. When I learned that my mates in BCS were to be sharing the stage with Real McKenzies, I knew it was going to be one hell of a night. Anyone who knows me knows that I am a sucker for some Celtic punk, and the McKenzies are a thrill to see live. At this point the drinks were flowing as freely as the bodies moving, the sauna of Thee Parkside at critical mass. A great night with great friends.

Check out the complete gallery of shots from all three bands’ performances below.



Bum City Saints streaming new EP “Ride The Storm”; prepare for West Coast tour

Today marks the release of San Francisco punks Bum City Saints‘ newest EP “Ride The Storm” through Pirates Press Records.

PPR has just made all six songs available to stream. Check them out below.

The band will begin their ‘record release tour’ this Friday in Concord, CA before stopping in Texas and Nevada for a handful of shows. The tour will wrap up in the band’s ‘hometown’ of San Francisco on the 5th of July. Full dates and locations can be found here.

“Ride The Storm” serves as follow-up to Bum City Saints well-received 2013 EP “New Beginnings,” also released on Pirates Press. Head over here to have a look at a studio video documenting the recording process.



Bum City Saints head out on West Coast tour to promote new “Ride The Storm” EP; preorders available

San Francisco punks Bum City Saints are getting ready head out on a little West Coast tour next week. The group is all set to release their newest EP “Ride The Storm” on the 17th through Pirates Press Records, and will kick off their tour on the 20th in Concord, CA.

The band will travel around the Golden State before stopping in Texas and Nevada for a handful of shows. The tour will wrap up in the band’s ‘hometown’ of San Francisco on the 5th of July. Full dates and locations can be found below.

“Ride The Storm” serves as follow-up to Bum City Saints well-received 2013 EP “New Beginnings,” also released on Pirates Press. Head over here for pre-orders and check out a studio video documenting the recording process right here.



Bum City Saints unveil “Ride The Storm” pre-orders

San Francisco punks Bum City Saints have teamed up with Pirates Press Records to unveil pre-order options for their upcoming EP, “Ride The Storm.” Check here for details.

As you may recall, Dying Scene was present in the studio with Bum City Saints back in February for the recording of “Ride The Storm.” Check out our write-up and photo gallery here.

“Ride The Storm” serves as follow-up to Bum City Saints well-received last EP, “New Beginnings,” last year also via Pirates Press.



Bum City Saints details upcoming EP “Ride The Storm”; releases ‘behind-the-scenes’ teaser video

 

Back in February we reported on a little recording session for San Francisco punks Bum City Saints, where Dying Scene joined the band at Shark Bite Studios in Oakland to observe them (and contribute to) laying down vocals for their upcoming album, “Ride The Storm”.

This week, the band has released details surrounding the new material as well as a ‘behind-the-scenes’ video from the studio which features little previews of three new songs.

“Ride The Storm” is set to be released through Pirates Press Records on June 17th. You can view album artwork, and have a look at the track list below.

Alessandro Pulisci (singer of At Our Heels and owner of Ugly Owl Films) recorded and produced the ‘in-the-studio’ video, which can be viewed below.



A Day In The Studio with Bum City Saints

We bring this die-hard flame wherever we may go.
– 
excerpt from upcoming track

This past Saturday, as all you lovebugs were waking up after a hopefully successful Valentine’s Day, I headed out across the bridge for a day in the studio with Bum City Saints. A couple weeks beforehand, the guys had laid down tracks for the guitars and drums, and today was to be a day of vocals. Hot tea, honey, and whiskey flowed freely as the boys prepared for the day ahead.

Before vocals could start, the guys tweeked some of the bass lines and drum hits, which sounded awesome. Fast, energetic, with great breaks and some killer riff lines. The attention to detail that was taken was really exciting to see, and those tiny little changes really make the difference.

Guitarist /vocalist Jesper Klinghed was first to the mic, belting out pure grit with a little tinge of his (Northern) Swedish accent (don’t say Southern, whatever you do). During one especially difficult part of a song, Klinghed reminded himself that you gotta try and “be a little more Whitney Houston with it.” Now we know who he looks to for guidance.

After spending the first couple hours making tiny lyrical changes, bassist / vocalist Travis Burns was next to lay down some lines. Travis is a perfectionist and he will re-do a part over and over if he isn’t happy with it. This is an amazingly patient and tedious task; add to it the opinions of the other members of the band, and you have quite the lively session.

After a little vegan lunch break we were back at it – this time recording gang and guest vocals. The band had invited a couple of fellow band friends to aide in the endeavor including Brian Lucchesi (singer of Bloodshot and Dilated) and Alessandro Pulisci (singer of At Our Heels and owner of Ugly Owl Films). In addition to shooting video of the recording process, Pulisci also contributed individual guest vocals for a few songs.

The three of us non-band members then got together with BCS to all scream some gang vocals, which we performed with flying colors! The session began simply, with only a few ideas but as the band saw the quality of stock they were working with, they quickly expanded to gang vocals on every song, including the band’s cover of “Eye of The Tiger”. That shit was roaring, booming through the entire studio.

The band was happy, the engineer was happy, everyone was well satiated. A successful day at the studio.

Recording took place at Shark Bite Studios in Oakland, CA, with mixing duties headed by Zack Ohren. The studio is owned by Ryan Massey of American Steel and has recorded acts including Heartsounds, Civil War Rust, Hounds and Harlots, Old Firm Casuals, and more.

This upcoming work is set to be released through Pirates Press Records in the next couple months, so be sure to stay tuned for more updates surrounding album name/artwork, specific release date, and track list as they become available.

You can view the complete photo gallery of studio shots below.

Bum City Saints last released their “New Beginnings” EP last year through Pirates Press Records.