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DS Staff Picks – Bizarro Dustin’s Top Albums of 2016

In a lot of ways, 2016 kinda sucked. You can probably figure out what I’m talking about when I say that, and I hope that you would agree. Yet, somehow it was also a really good year. On a personal level, I moved into a new apartment with my girlfriend, left an emotionally abusive and draining job of three years, and started not one, but two jobs, one of which could very well become a career (the only downside to working two jobs is that it gives me less time to devote to Dying Scene). And then there was the music.

Oh yes, the music. Maybe 2016 wasn’t a great year for most things, but the music was terrific. I started narrowing down my list at the beginning of December, and after a day and a half I decided that, much like last year, I wasn’t going to limit myself to ten records. I know that’s against the rules, but breaking all the rules is punk rock.

You can find my list below.

I guess I’ll also throw this out there: I enjoyed Tacocat’s Lost Time, Chris Farren’s Can’t Die, Jeff Rosenstock’s WORRY., Doe’s Some Things Last Longer Than You, and Petrol Girls’ Talk of Violence this year, but not to the point where I felt like they were essential listening in the same way that the following albums were.

 



Red Scare artists list their “Best Of 2016”

You know what they say; “Best Of… lists are like a box of chocolates”. When Red Scare Industries co-founder Tobias Jeg asked if we wanted to publish some Top 10 lists from Red Scare artists on Dying Scene I said “Hell, yeah!” but I definitely had no idea what I was going to get.

What follows is a schizophrenic compilation of the “Best ‘Whatevers’ of 2016” according to some of the lovable characters from your favorite Red Scare bands. Enjoy!



Album Review: The Lippies – ‘The Lippies’

Let’s make this clear: The Lippies’ debut LP, simply titled The Lippies, is pop punk done right. It’s more than just catchy chorus after catchy chorus. It’s aggressive, it’s in-your-face, it’s feminist, AND it’s full of catchy choruses. It’s the kind of album that will make you want to get up and smash something, all while shouting along. The band takes everything that they did on their 2014 debut EP (also titled The Lippies) and doubles down on everything, from the hooks to the important social issues that plague our society, while also expanding and tightening the band’s sound.

Musically, the band takes a lot of cues from first and second generation punk bands, with rhythmic guitars and a steady beat, and a bass that drives the songs by doing more than just following the root note. It’s a small thing, and there are plenty of bands in general that do this, but  when it comes to pop punk, it often feels like the bass track is barely distinguishable and is just kind of there because it should be, and The Lippies bring back its importance.

The band doesn’t back down from calling anyone out on their shit: those who condemn sex workers while simultaneously consuming the product (“Fuck the Customer”), men who demonize women for not returning romantic feelings, as well as thinking that they’re owed a sexual relationship simply for being nice (“Friend Zone”), men who abuse the public spaces of others (“Garbage Man”). In short: The Lippies are an MRA’s nightmare, and they’ve made a fantastic soundtrack to go along with those bad dreams.

On the softer side of things, vocalist Tonia Broucek shows off their singer-songwriter sensibilities on the ukulele-led “Basic Boy” and “It Boils.” It might sound a bit gimmicky for a pop punk band to include two songs played solely on a ukulele, but the themes of the tunes and Broucek’s voice carry the same weight as the rest of the album, and it’s less of a gimmick and more another side of the band’s already strong repertoire.

With an incredibly high replay value, The Lippies set the bar high for both themselves, and for modern punk music in general. It may have come out in early March, but the album is already a top contender for the best pop punk album of the year. Perhaps even the best punk album of the year.

5 / 5

RIYL: RVIVR, Tilt, War on Women



The Lippies call it quits

Grand Rapids pop-punk band The Lippies have called it quits.

You can read a statement from the band below.

The Lippies released their self-titled album on March 4th through Red Scare Industries.



The Lippies (pop-punk) premiere “Garbage Man” off upcoming self-titled album

Grand Rapids pop-punk band The Lippies will be releasing their self-titled album on March 4th through the good folks at Red Scare Industries and if you haven’t put this band on your radar yet we’re here to rectify that by premiering a brand new track from the female fronted foursome. “Garbage Man” is one the best f’ing punk songs I’ve heard this year and you can make yourself a believer too by streaming it below.

The Lippies self-titled full-length is a foll0w-up to The Lippies self-titled EP from 2014.



The Lippies stream new song “Walking on Fences”

Grand Rapids based pop-punk band The Lippies have released a stream of a new song titled “Walking on Fences.” The song, originally posted by AbsolutePunk, will appear on the band’s upcoming self-titled album and you can give it a listen below.

The Lippies is due to be released on March 4, 2016 via Red Scare Industries.



The Lippies premiere new track “Fuck the Customer”

Grand Rapids based pop-punk band The Lippies have just premiered their brand new track “Fuck the Customer”. The track, originally posted on the AV Club, is short but sweet, filled with a sugary burst of manic energy and you can check it out below. Talking to the AV Club about the song, the band’s frontwoman, Tonia Broucek, had this to say;

“Fuck The Customer” is my response to people who lack respect for sex workers. It’s my response to people who work at jobs they hate and are treated poorly at, go home to consume porn, and then explain how they have no respect for those women because they allow themselves to be degraded. Yet they fail to recognize that many of these people actually love and believe in what they’re doing. They fail to recognize how valuable their product is and how much power these people have. Meanwhile, these motherfuckers can’t even stand up for themselves at their crappy jobs without risking termination. So, like… really what’s more degrading?

“Fuck the Customer” comes off the band’s upcoming self-titled EP, due to be released via Red Scare Industries on March 4, 2016.



The Lippies release video for new single “As We Fall”

Grand Rapids based pop-punk band The Lippies have released a music video for their new single, “As We Fall.” The track is the first song to be released off their self-titled debut LP, and you can watch the video below.

The Lippies will release The Lippies on March 4, 2016 through Red Scare Industries. You can pre-order the record here. The band will be heading out on tour with Chicago punk group The Falcon in April (dates here), and with The Copyrights and Ray Rocket in May (dates here).



The Copyrights announce tour of North America with Ray Rocket (Teenage Bottlerocket) and The Lippies

The Copyrights will be heading out on a tour around North America with opening acts Ray Rocket (Ray Carlisle of Teenage Bottlerocket fame, playing solo) and The Lippies, with The Penske File joining on all dates in Canada. The tour will hit both Pouzza Fest and Bled Fest, and you can check out the dates and locations below.

The Copyrights released their latest album, Report, in August 2014 through Red Scare Industries. The Lippies will release their self-titled debut this year, also on Red Scare. 



The Lippies release track list for upcoming album, announce US tour dates

Grand Rapids based pop-punk band The Lippies have revealed their track list for the upcoming self-titled album.

The album is their debut full length and it serves as a follow up to their 2014 self-titled EP.

You can see the track list and some upcoming tour dates with Chicago punk group The Falcon (ft. members from Alkaline Trio, The Lawrence Arms, and The Loved Onesbelow



The Lippies sign to Red Scare, finishing LP

Grand Rapids, MI based pop-punk band The Lippies have signed to Red Scare. They’re currently finishing their debut LP.

The band released their self-titled EP in 2014.

They’ve got some upcoming shows with The Lawrence Arms and Masked Intruder.



The Lippies stream new song “Give Him To The Squirrel”, announce tour dates

Grand Rapids, MI based female fronted feminist pop-punk band The Lippies are streaming a song off of their new 7″ coming out April 18. The record is coming out on upstart GR punk label, Independent Fries, and the first 100 copies are limited color vinyl. Listen to the song “Give Him the Squirrel” below.

The band is also gearing up for a tour across the states to meet up with The Lillingtons, Squirtgun, and Dan Vapid in Las Vegas NV at Backstage Bar on May 19 and then working their way through the west coast and winding back through the central US over the course of 12 days.



The Lippies to release Record Store Day 7″ “World Happiness Dance,” announce West Coast tour dates

Grand Rapids MI feminist pop punkers The Lippies will be releasing a 7″ just in time for Record Store Day 2015 titled “World Happiness Dance”. The record will include the songs “302” and Beat It Into Me” from their recently released EP and a new tune called “Give Him the Squirrel”. New upstart punk label Independent Fries will be releasing the 7″ and pre-orders will go up within a week.

They will also be heading out to the West Coast May 19-26, starting with a show in Las Vegas opening for The Lillingtons May 19th at Beauty Bar with Mercy Music and Grim Deeds and working their way around Arizona, California, and the surrounding areas before ending back in Las Vegas. More details, including the full list of tour dates will be coming soon.

You can check out a clip of the new song “Give Him the Squirrel” and see the band doing their best “Subterranean Homesick Blues” below.



Introducing Female Fronted Pop-Punk Act: The Lippies (Full EP Stream)

The Lippies are a female fronted pop-punk band from Grand Rapids, Michigan. I’d love to give you a unique description of their sound but after 4 consecutive listens to their newly released self-titled EP all I can tell you is they’re catchy as hell and definitely worth checking out. “302” might be my favorite pop-song discovery of the month. Stream the whole EP here.