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DS Exclusive: The Hempsteadys (Punk/Reggae) Premiere First Single From Upcoming LP, Seance! Seance

The P-Funk of Street Punk is back! New London, Connecticut’s premiere ska/funk act, The Hempsteadys are about to release their sophomore LP Seance! Seance! and they want your help! In true DIY fashion, the eleven man troupe (if we’re counting drummer, Matt Covey as a man) has started a Kickstarter campaign to get the album released to the masses on good ole vinyl. We’re considering taking out a loan for a house in Southeastern Connecticut just so we can pledge $100 to have Chef Jon Logan come cook us some ramen! If you can’t afford a mortgage, or the $100 for that matter, head over and check out the other less ridiculous options they have for donating to the cause. These are extremely hardworking guys, making incredibly important music and you’re lucky enough to have a chance to be a part of it! You won’t regret it. Trust us, this one has Album of the Year contender written all over it. To prove our point, we’re premiering the smooth af, debut single “Classic Cars”. Check it out below!

The Hempstedays last released the 2015 fantastic rock ska-pera El Amor de los Muertos.

The Hempsteadys launch Kickstarter campaign for new LP “Seance! Seance!”

Connecticut ska exports The Hempsteadys have set up a Kickstarter campaign to fund the pressing of new album “Seance! Seance!”. The album is the follow up to 2015’s “El Amor De Los Muertos” and they will be using the money raised to finish the record up and then press it on vinyl.

You can get more details, pledge, see a video about the campaign and view the album artwork over on the Kickstarter page.



Dying Scene Radio Relaunches With Brand New Format & Hosts

Remember when we had a semi-regular podcast that featured new music from emerging acts, news and stories from around the Scene and band/artist interviews? Yea…those were simpler times… But fret not, faithful readers/listeners, we jumped on the reboot bandwagon and returned with a new and improved version of Dying Scene Radio! That’s right gang, we’ve done a complete overhaul! With two, all new hosts, a slick, new streamlined format for more cohesion, and far, far less vitriolic politics, we know you’re going to dig DSR 2.0! For our debut episode, we sent one of our new hosts, AnarchoPunk to Studio City to meet up with Kevin Besignano and Derik Envy from Los Angeles’ premiere punk rock act True Rivals. Not only did he get the skinny on their new EP, but AP also recorded an incredible acoustic set with ’em! So, without further adieu we present you with the new Dying Scene Radio! Links for streaming (along with this episode’s playlist) below!


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The Hempsteadys announce Northeast US tour dates

Connecticut reggae-punk act The Hempsteadys have announced a short run of northeast US tour dates starting in just a few days.

You can check out all the dates and locations below.

The Hempsteadys last released their Live EP Live at Cafe Nine in February 2017.

The Hempsteadys stream new song, “Charlie Dynamite”

You know what goes great with music?  Beer!  Connecticut reggae-punk act The Hempsteadys know that, too.  Their new single, “Charlie Dynamite,” was released in collaboration with Outer Light Brewing Company’s new Hopsteady Red Rye Pale Ale, which was named after the band.  You can check out the song below.

To further the connection between great tunes and great beer, The Hempsteadys will also join Outer Light for the Tap Takeover Tour, which will include a tasting of Hopsteady and other beers from the brewery, and a performance by The Hempsteadys.  You can also find those dates below.

The Hempsteadys release new video for “Teen Wolf 2012”

Connecticut reggae-punk act The Hempsteadys have released a fun new video for their song “Teen Wolf 2012,” and you can check it out below.  The song can also be found on the band’s most recent album, El Amor de los Muertos, which was released via Telegraph Recording Company last November.

You can pick up the album here, and catch The Hempsteadys live as they open up for The Slackers on February 19th at The Space in Hamden, CT.

Exclusive Video Premiere: The Hempsteadys – “Bela Lugosi’s Ghost”

New London reggae-punk act The Hempsteadys have just released a new video for their song “Bela Lugosi’s Ghost.”  The song is taken from the bands latest release El Amor De Los Muertos, and the video sticks to the albums’ theme of all things ghoulish and creepy.

Check out our exclusive premiere of the video below!

El Amor De Los Muertos was released on November 3rd.

October’s Hidden Gems of Bandcamp


Zombina and the Skeletones

Well gang, we’ve survived another month so it’s time to celebrate by wading back into the depths of Bandcamp once again to find the best punk offerings for your listening pleasure. Since it’s Halloween and we’re a bunch of unoriginal bastards, we’ve decided to do a Halloween-themed list this month. If it was spooky, macabre, morbid, grisly, ghastly or in anyway related to death or the undead we listened to it and exhumed only the most terrifying bands and the most spine chilling albums that we’re betting you haven’t heard of and we know will have you shaking in your shit kickers. We couldn’t manage more than six on our list this time as some of staffers were a little too pusillanimous (17 pts in Scrabble!) to endure much more. Check out the this month’s  list by entering the horrendously heinous Hall of Horrors below……. if you dare.

The Hempsteadys (reggae-punk) announce new album “El Amor De Los Muertos”, premiere new track

Born of punk rock, fused with the sounds of the surf, the sands and the streets, New London’s (that’s in Connecticut, by the way) The Hempsteadys are self described as “the beat that moves Hempstead Street” and after listening to a few of their tunes I can’t dispute it. The eleven piece reggae-punk act will be releasing their debut full-length El Amor De Los Muertos on November 3rd and today we’re stoked to bring you a premiere of one of the new tracks.

Stream Teen Wolf 2012 below and if you dig what you hear you can pick up some pre-order bundles of El Amor De Los Muertos here.

Elena and Bobby talk genres, germany and kangaroo va-jay-jays with Nathan Gray of boysetsfire on this week’s episode of Dying Scene Radio

This week on Dying Scene RadioElena Venetia reports from the field, travelling by Chinatown Bus from NYC to Delaware to interview Nathan Gray, frontman of the post-hardcore/punk band, boysetsfireBobby Pickles joins the conversation from the comfort of his studio, where he is safe to interrogate the singer from afar. Then Masked Intruder bumps the pair before their concert at NYC’s Webster Hall. Apparently, a hapless sound technician spilled his beer on the soundboard just prior to soundcheck, killing all hope of podcasting with the criminal quartet. How punk rock is that! But, Bobby vows to get the scoop next week during FEST 14, or go to jail trying. Episode 32’s recurring theme: Kangaroos and their multitude of va-jay-jays.

Hear all the incessant blathering and latest new music and headlines, below.

7 Hidden Gems From Bandcamp You Need To Check Out

Never Draw Back
Photo by David Corrochano

We here at Dying Scene have heard our reader’s collective voice loud and clear and after getting such wonderful feedback from the first Buried Gems from Bandcamp feature, we’ve decided to make it a (hopefully) regularly occurring list. Once again, we have explored the depths of the punk treasure trove and this time, we have surfaced with seven stunning jewels that we’re betting you haven’t heard before because we sure as hell hadn’t! So, give them all a listen below and if you like what you hear, head over to Da‘Camp and drop some wampum!