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The Planet Smashers and Mustard Plug to tour Quebec and Ontario

It’s Tuesday that means a little maple syrup for your morning eh? The Planet Smashers, Mustard Plug and K-Man & The 45’s have announced a short run of shows through Quebec and Ontario.

In case you were unaware Mustard Plug and The Planet Smashers have been running mates for a long time on the ska scene so these promise to be entertaining shows.



Music Video: The Planet Smashers – “Tear It Up”

Montreal ska veterans The Planet Smashers have released a music video for their song “Tear It Up” and you can check it out below.

The track appears on the band’s new album “Mixed Messages,” which was released on April 8th through Stomp Records.



Full Album Stream: The Planet Smashers – ‘Mixed Messages’

Montreal Ska outfit The Planet Smashers are currently streaming their upcoming album, Mixed Messages, in its entirety, and you can give it a listen below.

Mixed Messages is set to be released on April 8th through Stomp Records. It is The Planet Smashers’ first album since 2011′s Descent Into the Valley of the Planet Smashers.



The Planet Smashers announce release date for upcoming album “Mixed Messages”

Montreal ska veterans The Planet Smashers have officially announced their long-awaited new album “Mixed Messages” will be released on April 8th through Stomp Records.

That’s all we’ve got right now but we’ll be sure to keep you posted as more details on the record come to light.

“Mixed Messages” will be The Planet Smashers’ first album since 2011’s “Descent Into the Valley of the Planet Smashers.”



The Planet Smashers finish recording upcoming album

According to a recent post on their Facebook page, Montreal ska veterans The Planet Smashers have wrapped up the recording of their long-awaited upcoming album:

“Tracking is done on our new album, woo! One month and a day after our first jam this sucker is wrapped. Big thanks to Renedlamuerte from the The Brains, he kept us on course!!!”

We will keep you updated as more details surface. The Planet Smashers’ latest album “Descent Into the Valley of the Planet Smashers” was released in 2011 via Stomp Records.



The Planet Smashers announce Canadian tour

Montreal ska band The Planet Smashers have recently announced a short run of shows across Canada in February/March.

You can check all the dates out below.

The Planet Smashers’ latest album, “Descent Into the Valley of the Planet Smashers” was released in 2011 via Stomp Records.



Video: The Planet Smashers cover The Specials’ “Dawning of a New Era” live @ Amnesia Rockfest

If you missed Canadian ska staples The Planet Smashers‘ set at last weekend’s Amnesia Rockfest, you’re in luck! A video of the band covering The Specials‘ classic “Dawning of a New Era” has made its way onto the internets.

You can check it out right here.

The band’s last release was “Descent Into The Valley Of…,” which came out released back in 2011 through Stomp Records.



Mad Caddies, The Planet Smashers, The Resignators & more to play Victoria Ska Fest

The Victoria BC Ska Society have announced the lineup for the 14th annual Victoria Ska Fest, which features the likes of Mad Caddies, The Planet Smashers, The Resignators, Suburban Legends, and many other awesome bands.

The festival will take place from July 9th through the 10th at Ship Point in Victoria, BC. You can check out the full lineup here, and pick up your tickets here (no ska-related pun intended).



The Planet Smashers post music video for “Death Threats”

Montreal ska outfit, The Planet Smashers, have posted the music video for their song “Death Threats.”

The video was shot by Music 4 Cancer and you can watch it here.

The song appears on their latest album, “Descent Into The Valley,” which was released last July on Stomp Records.



DS Photo Gallery: Kingston Stompers, The Funaddicts, The Resignators, The Planet Smashers @ The Jubilee Hotel, Brisbane, Australia (27/10/11)

Not that long ago Brisbane got together for the very first show Montreal’s Planet Smashers would ever play in Australia and it was a party that didn’t stop until well after Ska Nation.  Joining the “Smashers” on this particular evening were Brisbane locals Kingston Stompers, the recently reformed Funaddicts and Australian staples, The Resignators.

Each band stepped up on the evening in question, giving everyone something to remember them by, which was in many cases, a good time.  However it was the Planet Smashers with their vast experience, professionalism, smiling faces and dancing hippopotamus who took the “best in show award” of the evening.  Honorary DS Editor, Stephen Goodwin battled poor lighting and a skanking crowd to take some amazing photo’s of the evening for us.  Check them out here.



Ska Nation 2011: The Verdict

If you aren’t up to speed on the Visa Application series that has been running over the past few weeks, check out all applications here.  I can also confirm that with an overwhelming 87% of the readers vote, The Resignators have also been approved for entry into the Nation.  Congratulations!

Over the past few weeks we’ve harassed the bands, run them over the hot coals and broken through bureaucratic red tape to ensure that all bands have the necessary documentation required to enter our borders.   It is our pleasure to give Dying Scene’s highest seal of approval to Ska Nation for 2011 and the many good times that will be had over the course of this weekend.

For all the details on Ska Nation head here and be sure not to miss it!  You might never get this chance again!



DS Exclusive Interview: Matt Collyer (The Planet Smashers)

Things either work or they don’t.  It’s really as simple as that when you get down to it.  After touring heavily off “Unstoppable” Montreal ska outfit, The Planet Smashers set out to record the follow-up and it just didn’t work.  The band took some much need time out and have come back stronger than ever with their follow-up album “Descent Into The Valley Of The Planet Smashers.”

There is a video in the works, new material for the Ska’s Dead series but most importantly their first ever Australian tour kicks off tomorrow night.  We recently spoke to one of the Smashers masterminds, Matt Collyer about the band, the pending Australian tour, the new album and keeping up with a changing music industry.  Read the full interview here.



Dying Scene Presents: Ska Nation 2011 – All ages show announced

Don’t you hate being too young to go to gigs?  I don’t, I’m old and jaded but if you are one of those cool kids who love Ska but are under 18 years of age you must!  Don’t worry though, Ska Nation has your back!  An all ages show has been added so you can join in on the fun and be amazed by the likes of The Planet Smashers! Also on the line-up for the afternoon are Area-7, The Resignators, The Bennies, The Kujo Kings, Loonee Tunes & The Funnaddicts.  Lucky!  Details below and you can check out the poster for the event in the picture to the story.  Gaze at the full size here.

Saturday October 29th – 1pm – Fairbank Cafe (70 Faibank Rd, Clayton Sth, VIC)

Tickets are available from usual outlets and you can check out all the details about Ska Nation – Skalloween Spectactular  here.  If you don’t live in Victoria don’t sweat it!  The Planet Smashers will be taking in the East Coast of Australia and you can get all the info you need right here.



Music Video: The Planet Smashers – “The Hippopotamus”

Montreal’s ska group The Planet Smashers have posted the music video for their song “The Hippopotamus.”

Check out the video here.

The song appears on their latest album “Descent Into The Valley” which was released last July on Stomp Records.



DS Exclusive Interview: Jay Epinat (Music 4 Cancer founder) talks about the foundation, punk rock and dealing with the disease

Music 4 Cancer started as a result of the diagnosis of a loved one and hasn’t slowed down since.  When founder, Jay Epinat’s mother was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer he decided to do something.  That something was collecting money for cancer research, a cause which the punk rock community has jumped behind.   With support for the foundation coming from around the globe it has gone from strength-to-strength since it’s inception collecting donations through the release of an amazing compilation album, shows, the soon to be release Music 4 Cancer DVD and in the works is a Music 4 Cancer Festival in the Montreal area.  All the funds raised by the Music 4 Cancer project are donated straight to the Canadian Cancer Society to further their research for a cure.

Through Jay’s love of punk the community has thrown their support to the project donating tracks, including unreleased material, their time at Music 4 Cancer shows amongst other things.  Tony Sly is the American Ambassador of the project while Matt Collyer from The Planet Smashers takes care of Ambassador duties on the foundations home ground, Canada.  In addition to this bands including Nofx, Strung Out and Millencolin to name a few who endorse the foundation.  DS spoke to Jay Epinat who founded the organisation and continues to run it with the help of many who volunteer their time and talent to help build awareness of the Music 4 Cancer project.  We discuss how Music 4 Cancer came about, the work that’s been done and the foundations plans for the future along with how punk rock can inspire people to do better things.  The foundation is always looking for help and if you want to get involved check out the details of how to get in touch with Jay in the interview.  Read the full interview here.