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The 25 Best Punk Albums of 2014 (Dying Scene Readers Choice)

Posted by Johnny X on Monday, January 5, 2015 at 12:16 PM (PST)

After nearly 1,000 submissions, a crap load of tedious data entry, and a crash course on using pivot tables in excel, the results are officially in for your choices of the 25 best punk albums released in 2014.

Check out the list and discover some great new albums here.

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Crown the Empire will play WestFest 2015

Posted by Gina Skidzzz on Friday, January 2, 2015 at 2:50 PM (PST)

Texas post-hardcore band Crown the Empire will be making their first trip to New Zealand in 2015, to play WestFest in Auckland this March.  The one-day festival will also feature Lagwagon , Soundgarden, Faith No More, All Time Low , and Judas Priest.

Crown the Empire released a short video announcing their presence at this year’s festival, which you can check out below.  You can also go to the festival’s website for tickets and more info.

Crown the Empire most recently released The Resistance:  Rise of the Runaways, which came out last July on Rise Records.

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DS Staff Picks – Best Albums of 2014 (Midwest Punk)

Posted by Midwest Punk on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 12:16 PM (PST)

Hi, I’m Ben (in the hat, not the weird-looking bald guy; that’s Brandon from Well Aren’t You Precious), and below you will find my impossible list. As it always is, picking out just 10 albums from this entire year of music is just too damn hard! I’ve experienced so much amazing music over the past year, through my writing with Dying Scene, my contributing at The Fat Wreck Wiki, working on my label, Coastless Records (shameless plug: new release from Well Aren’t You Precious in the new year!), and going to tons of shows. With all that music, I couldn’t pick just 10 and leave it at that…

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Live video: Lagwagon performs “Obsolete Absolute”

Posted by Midwest Punk on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 7:31 AM (PST)

Lagwagon recently wrapped up a tour in support of their new album, Hang, and Raw Cut Media was at a few Canadian shows. Below, check out the live video they put together from the band performing “Obsolete Absolute” at the shows in Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal.

You can also check out our photo gallery of the Boston show with Swingin’ Utters right here, and our recent interview with Lagwagon frontman Joey Cape here.

Lagwagon’s Hang came out on October 28th on Fat Wreck Chords. The band are headed overseas in the spring for a tour with The Flatliners and Western Addiction. Check out those dates/locations here.

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DS Staff Picks – Best Albums of 2014 (Rob Smittix)

Posted by Rob Smittix on Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 9:48 AM (PST)

Here you have it, a list of my top ten “punk” albums from 2014. Coming up with this list was one of the most difficult things I’ve ever had to do, this week. Unfortunately I probably haven’t listened to every single punk album in its entirety that was released this year, although I tried. The order of these favorites are in the order in which they were released. 2014 proved to be a resurgence for punk rock music.

Click here for my top 10 picks of the year.

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Fat Wreck Chords has just released a “mini-documentary” made by Raw Cut Media about Lagwagon and The Swingin’ Utters. The documentary catches up with the legendary bands over the course of three days while on tour in Canada and captures what life is like on the road for the two band while also giving a glimpse into the making of Lagwagon’s Hang and the Swingin’ Utters’ Fistful Of Hollow. You can check it out below.

Lagwagon have been touring in support of Hang, released October 28th via Fat Wreck Chords. The Utters, meanwhile, have been touring in support of Fistful of Hollow, released November 11th on the same label. Dying Scene was at the Boston show: check out our photos here, and read our recent interview with Lagwagon’s Joey Cape here while you’re at it.

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DS Staff Picks – Top 10 Albums of 2014 (vdubowner)

Posted by vdubowner on Friday, December 19, 2014 at 9:38 AM (PST)

Hey folks, I’m Bruno and I’ve been contributing stories on Dying Scene since last year. Before I joined DS my music repertoire consisted mostly of bands I first heard about 20 years ago. I wasn’t even trying to get to know new bands or stay up to date with the scene. So in my case 2014 was all about catching up and making great discoveries. In fact, I’ve been so impressed by some releases from new and less known bands that I had to give them a spot on my list, I even ended up kicking out some releases by well known veteran acts. Like it or not, here’s my top 10 below.

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New Video: Lagwagon and Swingin’ Utters post tour documentary teaser

Posted by jaystone on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 3:58 PM (PST)

As faithful readers of Dying Scene are no doubt aware, Lagwagon and the Swingin’ Utters are just about to wrap up their recent US/Canadian tour. The kind folks at Raw Cut Media caught up with the legendary bands over the course of three days in the Great White North and filmed what’s sure to be a pretty compelling tour documentary. The official teaser video for that very documentary is now available: check it out below.

Lagwagon are touring in support of Hang, released October 28th on Fat Wreck Chords. The Utters, meanwhile, are touring in support of their latest, Fistful of Hollow, released November 11th on that same label. Dying Scene was at the Boston show: check out our photos here, and read our recent interview with Lagwagon’s Joey Cape here while you’re at it.

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I’m not too proud to admit that when news broke a few months ago that Lagwagon and Swingin’ Utters were not only putting out new albums around the same time but teaming up for a tour surrounding those release, I had more than a momentary lapse into “16-year-old fanboy excitement mode.” You see, I’ve got a bit of a confession to make. It may result in the permanent revocation of my punk card, but whatever; I’m 35 years old, it’s been a good run. Though Lagwagon and the Utters have been firmly entrenched on my short list of favorite punk bands, it somehow happened that prior to December 2014, I had never seen either band in concert. (Actually, that’s not necessarily 100% true: I was at Warped Tour 1997, but I’m pretty sure Lagwagon were playing opposite Suicide Machines or something, since I have absolutely no recollection of their set.) 

Anyway, it should probably go without saying that I had December 3rd circled on my calendar from the moment the tour was announced, as that was the day the two bands, alongside opener This Legend, wound their way to Boston’s Brighton Music Hall. As the day approached, however, I became a little tentative about the show. Not about going to it, but about how well it would be received. See, Boston is a bit of a finicky place to play sometimes, particularly for some of the stalwarts of the 1990s punk explosion crowd. So an all ages show on a Wednesday night in December didn’t necessarily give yours truly a case of the warm fuzzies.

It is more than worth mentioning that any trepidation on my part was wildly inappropriate, as the venue was at or near capacity, resulting in a sweaty, raucous show, particularly during Lagwagon’s headlining set. (In the interest of full disclosure, yours truly arrived from suburbia just as This Legend were finishing their set. Early shows make for many a show-opener missed.) Though the show was admittedly not without its technical difficulties, the general consensus is that the issues plagued the bands more than they did the crowd. No names are necessary, but I think we all know that there are numerous bands well in to their second or third (or fourth…) decades that continue to phone in performances night after night, essentially serving as almost unrecognizable shells of their former selves. It should be stated for the record that both the Utters and Lagwagon remain at-or-near the top of their live performance game, and both have put out some of the more highly-touted releases of their respective careers in the very recent past. The current wave of popular punk bands…if there is such a wave…should take notes (and with two-thirds of up-and-coming Boston punk band The Barroom Heroes in attendance, it seems that’s exactly what was happening).

Check out our photo set below. 

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Music Video: Lagwagon – “Made Of Broken Parts”

Posted by Kaylee McNeil on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 3:12 PM (PST)

California punk veterans Lagwagon have just released their music video for their track “Made Of Broken Parts” and you can check it out below.

The track was taken off the group’s most recent release, Hang, launched in October via Fat Wreck Chords as the band’s first full-length album in nearly a decade, serving as a follow-up to 2005′s Resolve.

The band recently announced a full string of European tour dates featuring support from The Flatliners and Western Addiction. You can check out the full list of dates below as well.

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California punk veterans Lagwagon have just announced a full string of European tour dates featuring support from The Flatliners and Western Addiction. Check out the full list of dates below.

Lagwagon released Hang on October 28th through Fat Wreck Chords. It was the band’s first full-length album in nearly a decade, serving as a follow-up to 2005′s Resolve.

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Wow, 2015′s Groezrock 2015 is shaping up to be pretty kickass.  The Meerhout, Belgium festival (May 1-2) has just announced the lineup for next year and its looking pretty epic.  Social Distortion, Refused, Lagwagon, Millencolin, Against Me! and a hell of a lot more.  Check out the lineup in the image tweeted by Groezrock above.

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Thought this was kinda cool.  Display, a melodic hardcore group from Brazil, performed a unique acoustic rendition of Lagwagon’s “May 16″ in the Nossa Toca studios recently and you can check a video of it out below.

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Lagwagon payed tribute to the late Tony Sly by playing “One More Song,” which you may know as one of the more emotional songs on their new album Hang, at the record’s release party in San Fransisco earlier this week.

Footage of the performance has made its way online, and you can check it out below.

Hang was released this past Tuesday, October 28th through Fat Wreck Chords. We recently spoke with frontman Joey Cape about a myriad of things including the album, Mr. Sly, and becoming a bitter old man.

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Stream Lagwagon covering “Exit” by No Use For A Name

Posted by Hopeless Romantic on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 6:40 AM (PST)

As you probably know by now, California punk veterans Lagwagon are streaming their new album Hang in its entirety right here. The band recorded a couple extra tracks while making the album, including a cover of “Exit” by No Use For A Name. The song originally appeared on NUFAN’s 1995 album Leche Con Carne. You can check it out below!

Hang is set to be released on October 28th through Fat Wreck Chords. It will be the band’s first full-length album in nearly a decade, serving as a follow-up to 2005′s Resolve.

Dying Scene was recently able to sit down with Joey Cape to talk all things Lagwagon (and more) and you can check that out here.

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