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DS Interview: Louise Distras on the eve of her first headline US tour

UK-based folk-punk singer/songwriter, and Dying Scene favorite, Louise Distras is headed out on her first string of headline shows in the US in the very near future…as in, she plays her first such gig today in Los Angeles. We caught up with Distras for an impromptu interview late last night and spun it around for publication this morning in preparation for tonight’s show. Check out our conversation below; never quite done one like this before, but we think it came out pretty entertaining!

Distras is still touring in support of her debut full length album, Dreams From The Factory Floor, which came out in the US via Pirates Press just about a year ago. You can check out her tour dates below as well, just underneath our Q&A!

DS Exclusive: Brogues stream debut full length, “Heart + Song”

Dying Scene is stoked to be premiering a cool new release for you. It’s from Brogues, which started as a solo project for Shawn Gardiner, formerly of Morning Glory. Brogues’ debut album, “Heart + Song,” will be released due out tomorrow (May 20th) through Paper + Plastick Records. Here’s what Gardiner says about the album:

“‘Heart and Song’ has a theme that definitely dictates the order of the songs.  It’s all of the ups and downs emotionally that I’ve dealt with within a span of a year.  This began as a solo/songwriting project with no real genre which is why I coined it ‘Loner’s Rock’ - the collection of unique songs and melodies felt internally when you’re alone that have no barrier or limit on emotion or style.”

Stream “Heart + Song” in its entirety below!

Fat Wreck Chords to release unplugged comp “Mild In The Streets”

This is pretty cool. Fat Wreck Chords are going to be putting out an “unplugged” compilation featuring a bunch of Fat bands (or their front men and women) doing stripped down versions of old classics and a few newbies. Here’s the announcement directly from Fat:

We have a new FAT comp! Mild in the Streets: Fat Music Unplugged will be released on July 1st. This is a collection of songs from punk bands and singers who trade in their blaring amps and distortion pedals for acoustic guitars and minimalist arrangements. Jammed with 16 soulful songs, including 5 previously unreleased, this comp is a great listen front to back, and just what we need to get the day rolling. Capped by a bonus track of a full symphony recording of NOFX’s “The Decline,” this new comp is a unique must-have. And a big thanks to all the Fat Record Store fans who appear on the cover! Find your face and tell your friends, you’re on the cover of a FAT record!

Check out the full track list and place a pre-order right here.

Vinnie Caruana announces West Coast tour

Vinnie Caruana has announced West Coast tour dates in support of his upcoming debut solo full length, “Survivor’s Guilt.” Check out the full rundown, including previously announced East Coast tour dates with fellow Movielifer Brandon Reilly, below.

“Survivor’s Guilt” is due out May 27th on Equal Vision Records. You can check out the first three singles from the album right here.

Mikey Erg announces solo album, The Ergs reuniting on Chris Gethard Show

Mikey Erg has announced he will be releasing a new solo album titled Tentative Decisions on July 24th via Don Giovanni Records. Check out a new track called “Comme Si About Me” below.

Here’s what he had to say about the album, which will be his first solo LP:

“I had been going through writers block since The Ergs! I was talking to my friend Anika who played in that band Chumped, and she challenged me to a songwriting pact where each week we would send each other a song, no matter what it was. It didn’t have to be good. It didn’t have to be anything. It just had to be a song you would send. Once I had this collection together it just felt natural that it was a record.”

In related news, it was recently announced that The Ergs! will be reuniting to perform on this week’s episode of The Chris Gethard Show. It will be the band’s first performance in 6 years.

Vinnie Caruana streams new song “I Don’t Believe You”

Vinnie Caruana is streaming a new song titled “I Don’t Believe You.” The song is the third single off his upcoming solo debut, album, and you can give it a listen here.

Caruana will release Survivor’s Guilt on May 27, 2016 through Equal Vision Records. You can also hear the previously released “Burn It Down” here and “Survivor’s Guilt” here.

PEARS frontman releasing solo album via Joey Cape’s One Week Records

Zach Quinn of New Orleans punk band PEARS has announced he will be releasing a solo album through Lagwagon frontman Joey Cape’s One Week Records.

No details on the album have been revealed, aside from its May 16th release date. We’ll keep you post as more info surfaces, though.

PEARS just released a new LP titled Green Star on April 1st via Fat Wreck Chords. If you haven’t already heard it, I highly recommend giving it a listen here.

Against Me! add Tim Barry to upcoming North American tour

Former Avail frontman-turned-solo artist Tim Barry has been announced as a support act for Against Me!‘s North American tour with Texan punk band Fea. You can find more info on when and where they’ll be playing below below.

Barry’s latest album Lost & Rootless was released in 2014 through Chunksaah Records. Against Me! released a live album titled 23 Live Sex Acts last year on Total Treble Records, and according to a press release we recently received, details on their follow-up to Transgender Dysphoria Blues are coming soon.

Brogues (Shawn Gardiner, ex-Morning Glory) releases “Heartbeat RPM” from upcoming debut album, “Heart + Song”

Cool new release coming down the ‘pike, kiddos. It’s from Brogues, which started as a solo project for Shawn Gardiner, formerly of Morning Glory. Brogues’ debut album, “Heart + Song,” will be released on May 20th through Paper + Plastick Records. It’s not yet available for pre-order, but stay tuned.

In the meantime, Brogues are streaming the new track “Heartbeat RPM” on Paper + Plastick’s bandcamp page right here; in addition to appearing on “Heart + Song,” the track appears on P+P’s 2016 Spring Summer Sampler, which is available for free download right here.

Jeff Rosenstock working on new material

According to a social media post this weekend Jeff Rosenstock‘s new record is “gonna make u freak out maaaaaaaan”. You can view a short drum video of his ideas on his Instagram account. Unfortunately there are no concrete details to report as of yet.

Vinnie Caruana streams new song “Survivor’s Guilt”

Vinnie Caruana is set to release his debut solo album Survivor’s Guilt on May 27th, is streaming the album’s title track.  You can check it out below. The new album will be released by Equal Vision Records.  You can also check out the song “Burn It Down” and find Vinnie’s June tour dates here.

Louise Distras announce first date of upcoming US tour

UK-based folk-punk singer/songwriter Louise Distras is headed back to the US next month!

Distras had already been confirmed for an appearance at the Las Vegas edition of Punk Rock Bowling, and we’re now learning that that date won’t be the only thing on her US itinerary. She’ll be kicking of a string of tour dates on May 21st at the Redwood Bar in Los Angeles. We’ll have the rundown on a bunch more Distras tour dates in the very near future, as well as maybe some other exclusive goodies here on the pages of Dying Scene. Stay tuned!

Louise Distras’ debut full length, Dreams From The Factory Floor, came out in the US via Pirates Press just about a year ago.


Yotam announces EU/Russia tour dates

Useless ID frontman Yotam Ben Horin, who’s taken to going simply by Yotam professionally, has announced a series of tour dates that’ll find him traversing eastern Europe and Russia in late May and early June. If you’ve got your passport ready, check out the tour rundown below.

Yotam remains touring in support of his latest album, California Sounds, released back in October of 2015 on Hardline Entertainment.

Vinnie Caruana (The Movielife, I Am the Avalanche) streams new song, “Burn it Down”

In addition to serving as the frontman of The Movelife and I Am the AvalancheVinnie Caruana has embarked on a fierce new solo effort.  You can now stream one of the new songs, “Burn it Down,” and you can stream it below.

“Burn it Down” will be the first track on the new album, Survivor’s Guilt, which comes out on May 27th via Equal Vision Records.  He will also be heading out on tour this June, and you can also find those dates below.

Ray Rocket debuts music video – “First Time”

Ray Rocket (from Teenage Bottlerocket) just released a new music video for the song, “First Time,” and you can give it a look below.

The track comes from Ray’s debut solo record, Do You Wanna Go To Tijuana?, which is due out tomorrow (April 1st) on Rise Records. You can pick up a copy of the album right here.

You might recognize the song, as it’s a version of a song of the same name from Teenage Bottlerocket’s previous album, Tales From Wyoming. Also, the video might make you tear up a bit, because it features a lot of old home video of Ray and his twin brother Brandon, who passed away late last year.

Ray Rocket is headed out on tour in May with The Copyrights and The Lippies, as well as The Penske File on the shows in Canada (sick lineup!). Check out the dates/locations here.