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EP Review: Chris Farren – “Where U Are”

Posted by writeofpassage on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 8:25 PM (PST)

Chris Farren‘s quite a cult figure. From Fake Problems to Antarctigo Vespucci, Farren’s always been quite a storyteller. His solo work is even more personal and spliced with emotional tones that accentuate just how chill a dude he really is. This earnesty and honesty is what makes his music register so much and Where U Are is no exception.

It’s just three songs but still three of his best gems. The title track and “Evaporate” are quite telling and in the realm of slow tempo/acoustic/indie, Farren winds things down quite smartly. It’s this stripped down format that I appreciate his music the most. He lays it all on the line singing about life, loss and love. Without spoiling too much, “Permanent For Me” is the track I’d elaborate on the most. Its piano keys really blend into a heartbreaking story about being grounded in love and whether moving on (physically and mentally) is the right step.

Farren should have put more on this EP, I’ll admit that much. There’s a lot of warmth amid his torment and hopefully, he expands on this ASAP. I can’t wait to hear more of his vulnerability.

4/5 Stars

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New Music: Chris Farren – “All The World” from RSD split with Tim Kasher

Posted by jaystone on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 5:34 PM (PST)

Florida singer/songwriter, Fake Problems frontman and all-around punk celebrity Chris Farren is streaming the track “All The World” for your Hump Day listening pleasure. Check it out here.

“All The World” appears on “You Be Me For A While,” Farren’s upcoming split 7-inch with Tim Kasher. Like most everything else, it’s due out this coming Saturday, better known as Record Store Day 2015.

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Anthony Raneri to release solo album in June

Posted by jaystone on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 5:07 PM (PST)

While I’ve never met or otherwise talked to the man, I feel safe saying that Anthony Raneri seems like one of those guys who can’t sit still very long. A couple weeks ago, we told you about the Bayside frontman’s new ska/reggae outfit, The Young Ones. Today brings word of another Raneri-related project. This time? A solo album.

In an interview with a New Jersey radio station, Raneri disclosed that he wrapped up the recording process on a new solo album just prior to Bayside’s recent tour. The as-yet-untitled album is due out in June, and it will be followed by Raneri embarking on a solo tour. Fret not, Bayside fans; that tour will be followed by Bayside writing a new album this fall. Stay tuned for more info on all accounts!

Raneri’s upcoming solo album will serve as a follow-up to 2012′s “New Cathedrals.”

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Joe Sib announces new standup comedy EP “Don’t Call Me Dude, Bro”

Posted by jaystone on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 4:39 PM (PST)

Cool news from SideOneDummy Records co-founder Joe Sib. As you may or may not be aware, Sib has also taken to the stand-up comedy circuit over the last handful of years. Today, he announced plans for a brand-new EP of spoken-word material. It’s called “Don’t Call Me Dude, Bro,” and you can see the Nicolas Guenzler-designed cover art up above.

“Don’t Call Me Dude, Bro” is a follow-up to 2012′s “True Stories and Bad Ideas.” Stay tuned for more release information, though we here it’s due out next month.

San Fransisco songstress Karina Deniké, who is best known as being one of the vocalists of ska-punk legends Dance Hall Crashers, as well as one of the voices on Fat Mike’s Home Street Home musical, has released her debut solo album today. The album is a big departure of her ska/punk days, venturing into indie/jazz/pop noir to the point of being comparable to Eurythmics, Neko Case, and Tom Waits. The 12-track album, Under Glass, is currently streaming in its entirety on her Bandcamp page, but can also be streamed below.

Deniké will also be performing three record release shows this week – details are below as well.

Under Glass, which was successfully funded through Kickstarter, was self-released today, April 14, and can be purchased here

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Koji announces new EP “Fury”

Posted by Shawn-Ray Dalinsky on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 3:37 PM (PST)

Indie singer-songwriter Koji has announced that he will release a new, four song EP titled Fury on June 16th through No Sleep Records. It will be his first release for the label. You can check out the tracklisting, as well as stream the title track (if you haven’t heard it yet) below.

Koji last released his debut full-length album, Crooked In My Mind, in April 2013 via Run For Cover Records. Pre-order Fury here.

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I started my weekend off early last Thursday with the record release show for Darius Koski‘s brand new, debut solo full-length album entitled “Sisu”. Many may be familiar with Koski as longtime guitarist for famed punk band Swingin’ Utters, but what many may not know is that Koski’s musical influences are vast, and that some of the tracks from “Sisu” come from over a decade of songwriting.

Keyan Keihani was first to the stage, and gently prepared the crowd for a night of acoustic and folk. Keihani plays a soft, heartfelt mix of country, folk, and rock and it was a fitting opening act. His 2013 debut release “Eastbound” can be streamed here.

Kemo Sabe was next to warm the crowd – of which they made a quick affair. Stand up bass and ripping strings are the name of the game for this whiskey-filled trio. Fast folk-punk mixed with an energetic performance made for a stark contrast to the opener, and a bit unexpected…in a good way. There’s not much info out there on the band, but believe me I am hard at work scraping the bowels of the internet to get some more details.

I had never heard of Ryan Davidson before, but he’s friends with my friend Eric (of Camputee Press), so he was good in my book. While born and raised in Northern California, his songs definitely have a pronounced Irish/working class feel to them. I truly love the power that one voice and one acoustic guitar can have. Davidson’s emotions ooze out through his chords and his heart can be seen in his bellowing vocals. But it’s not all slow and reflective…just like classic pub-rock, there’s great hooks and tempo changes that propel you off your barstool. You can have a listen to some of Davidson’s tracks here.

The man of the hour, Darius Koski, was in rare form Thursday night. It was true delight to see Koski take the spotlight and shine. This is clearly not ‘punk’, and I’m not sure you can pin just one genre on “Sisu”. While many punk-turned-acoustic musicians may sometimes tend to get locked into the same style, Koski touches on Americana, roots, folk, country, rock, a touch of bluegrass, and more. His performance on Thursday was one man/one guitar, so many of the songs were a little more stripped-down, which was nice to see. “The Sound of Waves” was incredible to see live, to look at the passion in Koski’s eyes, and the awe of fans. But it was not all slow; “Howls from the Gale” and “Show Me The Way” kept the energy level up right til the end.

We are still streaming “Sisu” in its entirety, which you can listen to here.

Have a look at the complete photo gallery of the night’s performances below.

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Jeff Rosenstock releases music video for “You, In Weird Cities”

Posted by Johnny X on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 11:54 AM (PST)

On Sunday March 8 former-Bomb The Music Industry! frontman Jeff Rosenstock  performed five record release shows in one day – one show in each of the five boroughs of New York City. Hundreds of fans flocked to the DIY art spaces, record stores and venues that played host to Jeff’s ALL CITY! ALL AGES! extravaganza. While photos can give us a hint of the madness that went down that day, it was truly one of those “you had to be there” moments in time… until now!

Watch as Jeff and his band trek through Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Manhattan in the brand new video for “You, In Weird Cities” below.

“You, In Weird Cities” appears on Rosenstock’s new LP, We Cool?, which was released March 3, 2015 through Side One Dummy Records.

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Tim Barry (Avail) releases lyric video for “No News From North”

Posted by kimofhearts on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 3:23 PM (PST)

Former Avail frontman and current folk-rocker Tim Barry has just released a lyric video for the song “No News From North”. The track appears on his latest album, Lost & Rootless, which was released last November through Chunksaah Records.

Check out the video as well as his upcoming tour dates (including those with Northcote and Allison Weiss) below.

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Tom DeLonge streams new song “Circle-Jerk-Pit”

Posted by ChrisDude on Monday, April 6, 2015 at 6:15 PM (PST)

Former Blink-182 frontman Tom DeLonge is streaming another new song called “Circle-Jerk-Pit”, which is a tribute to his punk years. You can stream it below.

“Circle-Jerk-Pit” is taken from DeLonge’s upcoming solo album To the Stars… Demos, Odds, and Ends on April 20th. You can pre-order the album right here.

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Back in January, we reported that Jake McElfresh (of the one-man act Front Porch Step) had been accused of sexual harassment of underage girls.  In the wake of the allegations, McElfresh suspended all tour dates.  Now, he has released a lengthy statement telling his side of the story.

Check out the full statement below.

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Brendan Kelly and Sam Russo announce Midwest shows

Posted by redscaretoby on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 12:29 PM (PST)

Brendan Kelly of The Lawrence Arms will be playing a handful of Midwest shows with UK singer/songwriter Sam Russo later this spring. Check out the dates and locations below.

As you may recall, Kelly and Russo released a split 7″ titled Split The Tip on May 13th, 2014 through Red Scare Industries.

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Uke-Hunt announces North American tour

Posted by Bizarro Dustin on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 11:00 AM (PST)

Spike Slawson will be taking his ukulele-based project, Uke-Hunt, out on tour around the US and Canada at the end of May and through July. You can check out the list of dates and locations below.

Uke-Hunt released their self-titled album on June 10, 2014 through Fat Wreck Chords.

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Music Video: Tom DeLonge – “New World”

Posted by Bizarro Dustin on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 10:45 AM (PST)

Former Blink-182 frontman Tom DeLonge has released a music video for his previously released single, “New World.” The track will appear on Delonge’s upcoming solo release, To the Stars… Demos, Odds, and Ends, and you can check out the video below.

Delonge will release To the Stars on April 20, 2015. He is still set to release one more track off the album on April 6. You can pre-order the album right here.

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It’s been far too long since we brought you a new installment of the Dying Scene Sessions, but we’re back in a big way today!

You may recall that Boston punk icons Street Dogs played a rather noteworthy St. Patrick’s Day show at the House of Blues in Anaheim a couple weeks back. A couple noodle-brains who fancied themselves neo-Nazis tried disrupting the show and were met with equal amounts of willpower and resolve by the band, the security and fellow concertgoers. Guitar player (and solo artist and until now former Darkbuster frontman) Lenny Lashley took a chair in the eyebrow in the process.

Earlier that very day, Dying Scene editor emeritus Tommy Landaverde had the privilege of catching up with Lashley to record a couple acoustic tracks. First up is “Live Like Lions,” a new Lashley solo number that served as the title track to a recent 7-inch released through Contra Records to mark his recent European tour.

The second is a brand-spanking-new Darkbuster track. You read that right, boys and girls…it’s called “Believe In Packer,” and it marks the first brand new Darkbuster tune to see the light of day since the band’s 2005 album A Weakness for Spirits! The band called it quits not long thereafter, and have only resurfaced in various formats a few times in the years since, most recently for an appearance at the Mighty Mighty Bosstones‘ Hometown Throwdown in 2009Check out both tracks below…and stay tuned for a gigantic Darkbuster announcement next week!

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