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Davey Dynamite (DS Records, folk-punk) offers free download of acoustic version of “Holy Shit”

If you somehow missed it, Chicago folk-punk artist Davey Dynamite digitally released “Holy Shit”, one of the best punk albums of 2016, in December – stream it or download it for free here if you don’t believe me. Now, four months after its release, Davey is offering a free download of an acoustic version of the entire album. You can stream it below and if you dig it you can snag it for free on bandcamp.

You can order “Holy Shit” on tape through No Time Records and pick yourself up a vinyl copy through Don’t Panic Records & Distro.

If you’re new to Davey Dynamite he is as political as he is emotional and one might say he is the folk-gone-electric lineage of O Pioneers! and Against Me! born anew in the vein of Chicago punk rock. “Holy Shit” is his first fully-plugged in album and it was released digitally through our very own Dying Scene Records on December 20th.



Davey Dynamite (DS Records) releases “Holy Shit” on cassette, announces record release shows

If you somehow missed it a few months ago, Chicago folk-punk artist Davey Dynamite digitally released “Holy Shit”, one of the best punk albums of 2016, in December – stream it or download it for free below if you don’t believe me. Now its time for you physical release collectors to get yours in the form of cassette or vinyl.

You can order “Holy Shit” on tape through No Time Records and pick yourself up a vinyl copy through Don’t Panic Records & Distro.

As if that wasn’t exciting enough, Davey has just announced two vinyl release shows in the Chicago area:

Friday March 17th, at The House Cafe in DeKalb, IL
Saturday March 25th, at Suplex City (house show) in Chicago, IL

If you’re new to Davey Dynamite he is as political as he is emotional and one might say he is the folk-gone-electric lineage of O Pioneers! and Against Me! born anew in the vein of Chicago punk rock. “Holy Shit” is his first fully-plugged in album and it was released digitally through our very own Dying Scene Records on December 20th.



Davey Dynamite (Dying Scene Records) talks new album, new sound and new plans

There’s a moment in a short school project film about the Chicago folk punk scene where Davey Dynamite stands, legs apart, a battered guitar around his neck, locking eyes with a bearded man less than a meter away as he sings his heart out for all he’s worth. The man bellows the lyrics back with the same amount of intensity and gusto, as if the lyrics mean as much to him as to the young man who wrote them. Rather surprisingly, that bearded man turns out to be a professor of Anthropology which seems to be a fitting summary of Davey Dynamite the artist. He is a singer with that rare ability to connect with his audience on their level no matter who they are or where they come from. He has that uncanny ability to frame instantly relatable lyrics around passionate and powerful punk songs.

Davey grew up in and around Chicago and has been playing as “Davey Dynamite” since 2010 when he discovered the city’s thriving and nurturing punk scene. After a number of solo acoustic albums sprinkled with a handful of “plugged-in” tunes, his new album “Holy Shit” finds him supported by a full band on every track. It is without doubt one of the most inspiring, raw and dynamic releases of the last 12 months. 11 taut, anthemic punk songs replete with irresistible hooks and seismic choruses that sit somewhere between Frank Turner and Against Me! Just like those artists he has an exceptional ability to write lyrics that describe the human condition in new and interesting ways. Below, Davey tells us more about the recording of “Holy Shit”, his influences and what inspires him to write songs that rally against injustice and intolerance in contemporary society.



Album Review: Davey Dynamite and Friends – “Holy Shit”

Holy Shit

It works in italics, and it works in quotations. Davey Dynamite did half the work for me when he named his latest album. We get a lot of emails at Dying Scene; small-time bands, big-time bands, and everything in between. It’s a privilege to have so many voices from across the world send you their art, it means the world to us, but it also means we get saturated sometimes. But, when we get something like Holy Shit, it makes it more than just a part of the punk-press machine. We get sent a lot of record. We get sent a lot of records we like. But Holy Shit is the kind of record we love.

Davey Dynamite has crafted an absolutely explosive record. More than anything, it feels punk rock in a time when punk rock has come to mean so many things it can be hard to put your finger on. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying this is ‘77 throwback stuff, but it does have an unmistakable edge, an unbridled scrappiness that makes me think, in 2016: this is punk rock. The lyrics on Holy Shit are centered around politics and social commentary, and the things he does really well that makes these common themes transcend is frame them in anecdotes as it suits him, like in “Mowing At Grandma’s.” Other times, he’s content to scream proclamations in rousing crescendos, such as in “Rock and Roll,” where he boils down the DIY spirit in five words: “Let’s make this fucking matter!”

The sound on Holy Shit is the progeny of old folk punk gone electric bands like Against Me! as well as the throat-shredding punk rock of O Pioneers! If you listen closely, you can hear the folk punk skeletons, but they’ve been layered with electric muscle and tak-tak-tak drum beats that make these protest songs sound down right muscular. It’s the sheer energy of the musicianship that elevates the lyricism into something screamable, something that isn’t just a bought and sold commodity to listen to on a bus ride, but something you can believe in.

There’s a moment on “Man Enough*,” where Davey Dynamite attacks homophobia and bro-culture without ever denying his own involvement in propagating it in subtle ways, he brings it down with just chords and says, “I’ve been coward, but I can sing. Every time a kid uses a synonym of gay, a barrel of a gun gets closer to a brain.” It’s a call to arms for personal action, of looking at the way our words matter, of looking outside our own personal perspective. It’s a chilling moment, delivered earnestly.

Ultimately, what separates Holy Shit from the pack is its youthfulness. It’s packed with all the convictions we have when we’re young, and they’re held so tight to the chest, a big middle finger to the world and a “fuck off” on the lips. It’s us, before we made compromises.

5/5 Stars

Stream the entire album below and download it for free on bandcamp.



Free Album Download: Davey Dynamite (DS Records / Folk-Punk) – “Holy Shit”

Christmas comes early, punk fans! Chicago folk-punk artist Davey Dynamite has just released his first fully plugged-in album “Holy Shit” on Dying Scene Records and I’ve officially certified it as the 3rd best punk release of 2016. Think old-school Against Me meets Frank Turner or better yet, stream that sucker in its entirety below. If you dig it, guess what? You can download it for free!

Giddyup!

 

The folks at Don’t Panic Records & Distro are handling vinyl so if you’re a wax collector pre-order “Holy Shit” on vinyl here.



Dying Scene Founder Dave Buck’s Top 10 Punk Albums of 2016

Sup punk fans. I’m Dave and I founded this here website 6 or 7 years ago. Some of you might recognize me by my pen name Johnny X. I won’t waste your time telling you about the trials and tribulations of 2016 or how much the punk scene means to me. That’s not why you’re here. You’re here because you’re curious what an a-hole like me might have selected for his Top 10 Releases of 2016. You want to know if any of my selections overlap with your own or if you’ll discover an unknown gem or two. Well, find my list below, and I encourage you to stream tracks as you go.



Folk-punk artist Davey Dynamite (Dying Scene Records) premieres “380 Times” off upcoming album “Holy Shit”

Chicago folk-punk artist Davey Dynamite has just premiered what might be the most aggressively charged anthem off his upcoming album “Holy Shit”. It’s about the fact that the average American CEO makes 380 times more than the average American blue collar worker called and it’s aptly titled “380 Times”. Its being streamed by good pals ForTheLoveOfPunk.com and you can give it a listen here!

If you’re new to Davey Dynamite he is as political as he is emotional and one might say he is the folk-gone-electric lineage of O Pioneers! and Against Me! born anew in the vein of Chicago punk rock. “Holy Shit” is his first fully-plugged in album and it will be released digitally through our very own Dying Scene Records on December 20th while the folks at Don’t Panic Records & Distro are handling vinyl (pre-order here).

If you missed it earlier, you can also stream the album’s title track and single “Rock And Roll” over on the Dying Scene Records bandcamp.



Folk-punk artist Davey Dynamite (Dying Scene Records) premieres “Rock And Roll” off upcoming album “Holy Shit”

On December 20th Chicago folk-punk artist Davey Dynamite will release his first fully-plugged in album “Holy Shit” through our very own Dying Scene Records. I’m unbelievably proud to be putting this album out partly because as a human and as an artist Davey represents everything I love about punk rock, but mostly because I just think this album so damn good. To see what I mean you can stream “Rock And Roll”, one of the album’s catchiest tunes, right now on Punknews.

If you’re new to Davey Dynamite he is as political as he is emotional and you might say he is the folk-gone-electric lineage of O Pioneers! and Against Me! born anew in the vein of Chicago punk rock.

While Dying Scene Records is handling digital distribution, the folks at Don’t Panic Records & Distro are handling vinyl, which you can pre-order here.

If you missed it earlier, you can also stream the album’s title track over on the Dying Scene Records bandcamp.



Dying Scene Records to release first plugged-in album “Holy Shit” from Chicago acoustic punk act Davey Dynamite

I must admit, when a promo from some Chicago based artist named “Davey Dynamite” hit my inbox a couple weeks ago I did not think I was about to discover the next Dying Scene Records band or what would become one of my top 3 favorite albums of 2016 – I mean, the cover art and the band name didn’t exactly conjure up a mental image of the angst ridden punk rock I typically like to put out on the label. Regardless, I jacked in the headphones, spun up the first track and found myself intrigued 30 seconds in. It appeared to be a catchy yet slower tune but there were hints of a build and by the 1:55 mark, HOLY SHIT!, things just exploded into the saliva spraying, vein popping, voice losing fury that embodies everything I love about punk rock. Turns out this first track was but just a taste of what the rest of the album would hold and by the time I reached the last song I knew I had discovered something extraordinary special. Something I had to share with all of you, starting with the album’s title track, “Holy Shit” which you can check out right here.

On December 20th Dying Scene Records will be releasing “Holy Shit”, the first fully plugged-in album from Chicago acoustic-punk act Davey Dynamite.

If you’re new to Davey Dynamite he is as political as he is emotional and you might say he is the folk-gone-electric lineage of O Pioneers! and Against Me! born anew in the vein of Chicago punk rock.

While Dying Scene Records is handling digital distribution, the folks at Don’t Panic Records & Distro are handling vinyl, which you can pre-order here.

Half of proceeds collected for this album will be donated to the water protectors fighting against the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock.