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Starter Jackets (Copyrights, Hospital Job) debut 7″ “Preferred Stock” ready for preorder, listening now

Listen. Stop typing up your super clever rebuttal to your racist uncle’s facebook post about super rich athletes and their hot takes on kneeling. Your racist uncle isn’t going anywhere. But Starter Jackets are going somewhere. And I don’t mean my parents’ closet where my late 90s Minnesota Wild Starter parka is collecting dust. I’m talking about the fine gentlemen that make up the mysterious and stealthily pop-friendly Starter Jackets.

If you’re an awesome specimen of a human being, you may remember that I covered them a few months ago in my Hidden Gems of Bandcamp article

Since then, the band has done some more recording, and it is absofuckinglutely fantastic. Starter Jackets fill a pop-punk new wave void that gives me more joy than three McDonalds breakfast burritos and a bottle of PowerAid after a whiskey hangover. Check out the only break you need below: 



Star Fucking Hipsters releasing split 7-inch, stream new song “Leave In Pieces”

Crust punks Star Fucking Hipsters have just announced that they will “soon” be releasing a split 7-inch with Jesus Fucking Christ on Inimicil Records.  They were also nice enough to release a song from the 7-inch called “Leave In Pieces which features Diana Mayora of Skelptaris.  You can stream that right here.

SFH also mentioned that they are currently planning a summer European tour which will start at the Rebellion festival in Blackpoole, England, wind it’s way through main-land Europe & end back in the U.K. at the Reading & Leeds festivals.  Shows are still being confirmed through hidden talent booking, U.K.

The band’s last album, “From the Dumpster to the Grave” dropped back in October on Fat Wreck Chords. Check out our interview with Stza here.



Mikey Erg releases EP “Fucifier”

The multi-talented Mikey Erg (The Ergs, Star Fucking Hipsters) released a new EP, “Fucifier.” He plays every instrument on the 7-inch and experiments with screaming angry thrash.

You can check out the five song EP on his Bandcamp page or order the flexi 7-inch from John Wilkes Booth Records.



DS Staff Picks – Best Albums of 2011 (Liza)

What up, kids. Liza here. I can’t believe it’s time to write another one of these lists. Time flies. When I wrote last year’s best of, I had been on the Dying Scene staff for about 30 seconds (or maybe about a week), but now I’m older, absolutely no wiser, and pleased to present my favorite albums of 2011. Check it out here.

Happy New Year, punks.



Star Fucking Hipsters release video for “9/11 ‘Til Infinity”

Star Fucking Hipsters just put out a new video for the track “9/11 ‘Til Infinity” off their recent album, “From the Dumpster to the Grave.” The song incorporates some hip-hop by featuring a verse by Boots Riley. Check out the video here.

“From the Dumpster to the Grave” dropped back in October on Fat Wreck Chords. Check out our interview with Stza here.



Interview: Stza (SFH, LOC) talks about police, new album; download “Death is Never Out of Fashion”

A couple of weeks ago, our esteemed editor Liza did an interview with the infamous Stza (of Choking Victim, Leftover Crack, and more recently Star Fucking Hipsters fame) which you can read here.

Today, we have for you a little interview the folks over at AMP did with Stza, where he talks about his numerous incidences with police and sentiments about the punk scene among other topics.

Read the entire interview here.

In addition, Fat Wreck Chords is offering up a Star Fucking Hipster’s track for free download.

Check out “Death is Never Out of Fashion” of the band’s latest album, “From The Dumpster To The Grave” here.



Cover Art of the Month (Misfits, Tony Sly, Close Your Eyes, Star Fucking Hipsters…VOTE NOW!!)

October is over, sadly. Halloween has come and gone, and so has all of our Halloween candy (except the raisins…Seriously? Raisins for Halloween?). Anyway, it’s time to pit last month’s Cover Art of the Week winners against each other for the honorable title of “Cover Art of the MONTH!”  Review all the weekly winners from October right here and vote for which one you think deserves to move on to battle for Cover Art of the F’ING YEAR.

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DS Exclusive Interview: Stza Crack (Star Fucking Hipsters, Leftover Crack) on recording, line-up changes, Occupy Wall Street

Star Fucking Hipsters just released their third album, “From the Dumpster to the Grave,” earlier this month, debuting several of the songs live in New York the same day the record dropped. Shortly after, we sent some questions over to frontman Scott Sturgeon, a.k.a. Stza Crack, who we last talked to back in April.

We got some info from Sturgeon on  recording the new album, the line-up changes the band went through this year — drummer Mikey Erg replacing P-Nut and co-vocalist Kelsey taking over for Nico — and the band’s future. We also got his thoughts on the Occupy protests that are happening all over the country.

Check out the interview here. “From the Dumpster to the Grave” is out now on Fat Wreck Chords.



Cover Art of the Week Winner: Star Fucking Hipsters – “From The Dumpster To The Grave”

The votes are in!  Congrats to last week’s Cover Art of the Week winner, Star Fucking Hipsters for their simple black & white artwork featured on their latest release, “From The Dumpster To The Grave.”  They will now move on to the “Cover Art of the MONTH” battle for October, which will kick off first week of November.

The polls are now open for this week’s “Best Cover Art of the Week Battle.”  Go cast your vote here.

Also, don’t forget to vote for the September’s Cover Art of the Month battle, which is still raging right here (winner announced first week of November).



Star Fucking Hipsters offer track by track breakdown of “From The Dumpster To The Grave”

Scott Sturgeon from New York’s Star Fucking Hipsters recently offered up the meaning behind each and every song on the band’s latest album, “From The Dumpster To The Grave”.  Check it out right over here.

Among the insightful revelations, Sturgeon mentions that “if everybody was forced to answer for the sins of their ancestors, the whole world would be guilty of horrific crimes,” while explaining the song “The Broken Branches”, about “the more macabre side of what a family tree symbolizes”.

“From The Dumpster To The Grave” was released October 11th on Fat Wreck Chords and is the band’s third full length album.



Cover Art Battle (October 18th): Patrick Stump, Alesana, Plow United…VOTE!

Whether bizarre, beautiful, thought provoking, or hilarious, each Tuesday we will present the most interesting album covers from the albums released that week and let you readers vote on which one you think should win “Best Cover Art of the Week!”

This week (October 18th), we’ve got a handful of entries to pick from:  Check out the entries here and cast your vote.

Also, don’t forget to vote for September’s Cover Art of the Month battle, which is still raging right here (winner announced first week of November).



Interview: Star Fucking Hipsters Scott Sturgeon (aka Stza Crack) talks 9/11, Fat Mike and more

Scott Sturgeon (aka Stza Crack) of Star Fucking Hipsters/Leftover Crack/etc did a pretty interesting interview in which he answers a bunch of random yet intriguing questions such as:

“What did you do on 9/11?”

I tried to organize a Karaoke party, but that turned into a room full of drunk naked people singing & dancing to Purple Rain.

and “What did you know about Fat Mike before you met him? Was he what you expected in person?”

I knew that he was in NOFX & they wrote all of those songs that sounded like NOFX. The first time I met him, he was extremely condescending. I could tell that he really didn’t like crusties. He eventually came around & although I suspect he still doesn’t like crusties, I’ve become one of the few that he deals with. He’s generous with the little free time that he has & he seems to like atheist Jews & I am one of those.

It’s a good read and you can check out the whole interview here.



Album Review: Star Fucking Hipsters – “From The Dumpster To The Grave”

One thing Star Fucking Hipsters do incredibly well is seamlessly blend several different genres and sub-genres together on a single album — or even on one song. They did just that on their first two records — “Until We’re Dead” and “Never Rest in Peace” — and they pushed the trend even further on volume 3, “From the Dumpster to the Grave.”

The group has, in the past, combined elements of punk, ska and a touch of metal the most strongly. They amp it up a little more on this record — one of the tracks has a decidedly poppy feel and another brings in some hip-hop. Plus they added lines of Spanish and covered They Might Be Giants.

The album opens (and closes) with stripped-down versions of “Death is Never Out of Fashion.” Sandwiched between those two short tracks are about 28 minutes of SFH’s signature politically-driven, lyrically aggressive punk. They take on American excess and dumpster diving (“Dumpster to the Grave”), police brutality (“Honey I Shrunk the Cops!”) and religion (“Rapture, Rinse, Repeat”), among other topics.

Both “Dumpster to the Grave” and “Death is Never Out of Fashion” start off loud and pounding, flying out of the gate into fast and screaming songs. “War Widows Vietnam” has a surprisingly poppy feel to it, slowed down a little and with a distinctive bounce. “The Broken Branches” harkens back to SFH’s previous two albums — opening with a soft female voice and exploding into a barrage of guitars.

On the second half of the album things get interesting — that is to say, you get “9/11 ’til Infinity,” a hip-hop-infused track which features a verse from Boots Riley and a little bit of Stza rapping. That sounds like it should be ridiculous, but he’s actually pretty good at it. Really. They also cover the They Might Be Giants track “Ana Ng.” Again, that sounds like it shouldn’t work as well as it does. They infuse the verses with a jumpy ska and manage to really own the song, making it vastly different from the original.

The album goes multilingual, too, which is pretty exciting to listen to. “¡Otra Vez!” is a mixture of Spanish and English lyrics, which is both jarring to hear and really fun if you happen to be a big nerd who loves hearing songs in other languages. Especially when one of those lines is “chingan se los federales,” which they didn’t teach me in high school or college but I’m pretty sure roughly translates to “fuck the police.”

The band went through some line-up transitions, and this album lists three different female vocalists — Nico De Gallo, Kill-C and Yula Beeri — which can be a little overwhelming and confusing, because it’s hard to tell exactly who you’re listening to at any given time. It keeps things interesting, though, and whatever else you might want to say about this album, you certainly can’t call it boring.

“From the Dumpster to the Grave” is officially out tomorrow, October 11, on Fat Wreck Chords. SFH will play a record release show at Europa in Brooklyn, NY tomorrow night.



Album Stream: Star Fucking Hipsters – “From the Dumpster to the Grave”

Star Fucking Hipsters‘ third album comes out next week, and now you can hear the whole thing. “From the Dumpster to the Grave” is available for streaming over here.

The album officially releases on Tuesday, October 11 via Fat Wreck Chords. Their last album, “Never Rest In Peace,” was released in 2009 via Alternative Tentacles.



Star Fucking Hipsters stream new song “Death Is Never Out Of Fashion”

Star Fucking Hipsters are streaming their new song “Death Is Never Out Of Fashion” off their upcoming album “From the Dumpster to the Grave.” You can listen to the whole song here.

“From the Dumpster to the Grave” is set to be released on October 11th of this year on Fat Wreck Chords. Their last album, “Never Rest In Peace,” was released in 2009 via Alternative Tentacles.