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Chris Farren performs “Still Beating” on Live From The Rock Room

Chris Farren (Fake ProblemsAntarctigo Vespucci, etc.) recently performed “Still Beating” on Live From The Rock Room, and you can check out the video below.

“Still Beating” comes from Chris Farren’s latest album Can’t Die, which was released on September 2nd through SideOneDummy Records.



Kevin Devine hits the US roads with Chris Farren and Adult Mom

NY based singer/songwriter Kevin Devine is heading out on a lengthy acoustic tour through the US. Joining him are the amazing Chris Farren (west coast) and Adult Mom (east coast). Head down below for the full tour calendar.

Kevin Devine will be touring in support of his fantastic 9th studio album Instigator, which was released in October 2016.



Brian Fallon and the Crowes announce UK/Euro Tour W/ Chris Farren and Dead Swords

The story heading really says it all…

Brian Fallon and The Crowes will be heading to the UK and The European Union with Chris Farren and Dead Swords.

Check out the full list list of tour dates and the tour flyer below.

16/11 London UK-O2 Forum
17/11 Norwich UK-UEA
18/11 Cardiff UK-Uni Great Hall
19/11 Leeds UK-O2 Academy
20/11 Liverpool UK-O2 Academy
22/11 Glasgow UK-O2 Academy
23/11 Dublin, Ireland-Olympia Theatre
24/11 Oxford UK-O2 Academy
25/11 Newcastle UK-O2 Academy
26/11 Wolverhampton UK-Wulfrun Hall
27/11 Portsmouth UK-Pyramids Centre
29/11 Saarbrüken, DE-Garage
30/11 Stuttgart, DE-Longhorn
01/12 Frankfurt, DE-Batschkapp
02/12 Dortmund, DE-Visions Party
03/12 Bremen, DE-Schlachthof
04/12 Kiel, DE-Max
06/12 Oslo, Nor-Rockefeller
07/12 Gamla Stan, SE-Debaser
08/12 Goteborg, SE-Pusterviik
09/12 Malmö, SE-KB
10/12 Copenhagen, DK-Pumpehuset



Album Review: Chris Farren – ‘Can’t Die’

Yes baby, yes yes baby. Chris Farren’s full length debut album, baby come on!

It’s true: the inevitable has happened. After a few years of releasing solo splits and EPs (and a Christmas album), and becoming an innovative fashion designer (did you see Will Smith receive a “The Smiths” shirt on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon?) as well as being one half of the perfect friendship/power-pop duo Antarctigo Vespucci, dear friend and punk celebrity Chris Farren has finally released Can’t Die, his proper full length solo album. Allegedly influenced by the realization that death isn’t just something that happens to other people, and he will, in fact, one day die, Can’t Die is the most fun funeral soundtrack you’ll ever hear.

Anyone who has been keeping up with Farren’s music over the last few years won’t be surprised by the pop-heavy direction he takes on Can’t Die. Since the last Fake Problems album, Farren has become somewhat of a master pop songwriter (and even back then he was writing songs like “Soulless,” a prototype of the mega anthemic hits he churns out today) and the songs that make up Can’t Die are no exception. It finds a balance between everything that Farren has done over the past several years- some tracks are more Vespuccian than others (“Human Being,” “Everything’s My Fault”), while others feel like secular gifts from God (or whatever) (“Brighter,” “Flowers”) but all the way through the album screams “Chris Farren.”  There are even a few tracks that mostly serve as transitional pieces between songs much like “IV” or “Chris Farren’s Disney’s Frozen” have done on previous releases.

Can’t Die is light and breezy, particularly for an album rooted in the fear of death. The result is a rather optimistic listen; one that can, and should be, enjoyed several times over to fully take in everything. With his main project having fallen into some kind of limbo (Strange Emotions was great but where’s the follow-up?), we should only be so lucky that Farren has continued to make music. It’s almost like one could say that he’s turned his lack of a band into some kind of a non-problem.

4 / 5

RIYL: Jeff Rosenstock, Allison Weiss, MouseRat



Chris Farren streams new album “Can’t Die”

Chris Farren (Fake ProblemsAntarctigo Vespucci, etc.) has made his new album Can’t Die available to stream, and you can give it a listen below.

Can’t Die is set to release on September 2nd through SideOneDummy Records. It will be Farren’s first full-length solo album.



Chris Farren streams new song “Human Being” from upcoming album “Can’t Die”

Chris Farren (Fake ProblemsAntarctigo Vespucci, etc.) is streaming another new track from his upcoming album Can’t Die. Check out “Human Being” below.

Can’t Die is set to release on September 2nd through SideOneDummy Records. You can listen to two other songs – “Say U Want Me” and “Still Beating” – here and here, respectively.



Chris Farren streams new song “Still Beating”

Chris Farren (Fake ProblemsAntarctigo Vespucci, etc.) is streaming another new song from his upcoming album Can’t Die. You can give “Still Beating” a listen below.

Can’t Die is set to release on September 2nd through SideOneDummy Records. If you missed the album’s first single, you can check that out here.



Chris Farren announces new solo album “Can’t Die,” releases music video for single

Chris Farren (Fake ProblemsAntarctigo Vespucci, etc.) has announced he will be releasing a new solo album titled Can’t Die on September 2nd through SideOneDummy Records. Additionally, he has released a music video for the LP’s first single “Say U Want Me.”

You can check out the music video alongside the album’s tracklist and cover art below. Once you’ve done that, head over here to pre-order Can’t Die.

Farren last released a 7″ titled Where U Are in April of 2015.



DS Staff Picks – Ben’s Top Ten Albums of 2015

I write reviews and features for Dying Scene when I’m able to (which isn’t often). I put a Christmas album on my top 10. I won’t apologize for it.

You can find my list below.



Chris Farren covers The Supremes’ “You Can’t Hurry Love”

Chris Farren of Fake Problems, Antarctigo Vespucci, and various other bands is streaming a cover of The Supremes’ 1966 classic “You Can’t Hurry Love.” Give the track a listen below.

This cover will be appearing on the Artistic Integrity Records compilation Not the Same Old Songs: A Tribute to Motown, which releases in early 2016. Pre-orders are available here.



Music Video: Chris Farren – “Chris Farren’s Disney’s Frozen”

World-renowned punk rock celebrity Chris Farren (Fake Problems/Antarctigo Vespucci) has just released a spectacular new video for his song “Chris Farren’s Disney’s Frozen.”

Check it out below.

“Chris Farren’s Disney’s Frozen” comes from  Farren’s solo Christmas album, Like A Gift From Got Or Whatever, which was released on December 2nd, 2014.  His last release was Least Embarrassing Demos: 2008 -2014 in July.



Chris Farren streams “Cold Front” featuring Evan Weiss (Into It. Over It.)

World-renowned punk rock celebrity Chris Farren (Fake Problems/Antarctigo Vespucci) is streaming a new track that features the inimitable Evan Weiss of Into It. Over It. fame. It’s called “Cold Front,” and you can check it out below.

“Cold Front” appears on the vinyl reissue of Farren’s solo Christmas album, “Like A Gift From Got Or Whatever.” The reissue, featuring the aforementioned bonus track, is being put out by Soft Speak Records on November 13th; you babies can get your hands on your very own copy by pre-ordering here. The pressing benefits the National Alliance on Mental Illness, so make sure you buy this one!



Chris Farren streaming ‘Least Embarrassing Demos’

Florida singer/songwriter and Fake Problems frontman Chris Farren has released a stream of his recent demo collection, Least Embarrassing Demos: 2008-2014. Farren has also made it available to download for however much you want to pay. You can listen to it below, or you can purchase it here.

Least Embarrassing Demos: 2008 -2014 was originally released in July 2015 on cassette through Business Casual. Farren released a solo EP, Where U Are on April 7, 2015, as well as Leavin’ La Vida Loca with Jeff Rosenstock (as Antarctigo Vespucci) on July 24, 2015, and the Strange Emotions 7-inch (with Fake Problems) on August 7, 2015.



DS Interview: Chris Farren (Fake Problems/ Antarctigo Vespucci) on new Fake Problems material, DIY recording, and being a punk celeb

Chris Farren is….well where to begin? The Fake Problems frontman has stepped out from behind the full band setting, such as many punk musicians have before him, and created quite a name for himself as a solo-artist by doing so. Farren’s latest EP “Where U Are” is a dreamy, synth-pop masterpiece that pulls from his more punk background. I had the chance to chat with him about a new Fake Problems record, DIY recording, and the hardships of being a punk rock celebrity at the Philadelphia stop of his tour alongside Dave Hause and Rocky Votolato. You can read the full interview below.



Chris Farren announces demo collection

Florida singer/songwriter and Fake Problems frontman Chris Farren has announced the release of an upcoming demos collection. Titled Least Embarrassing Demos: 2008-2014, the limited pressing (only 200), cassette only collection will be available in July through Business Casual. You can order your copy here.

Farren released a solo EP, Where U Are on April 7, 2015.