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Dying Scene Session: Louise Distras – “Aileen”

We know it’s been a while since we last brought you a Dying Scene Session, but believe us when we say it’s been worth the wait!

Today, we’re stoked to bring you another excellent installment, this time featuring none other than British folk/punk singer-songwriter (and personal favorite) Louise Distras. At the end of last week, she released a brand new single, “Aileen.” Head below to check out her exclusive acoustic performance of that very track, filmed on Distras’ recent stop in California.

In case you were unaware, “Aileen” was written as a reaction to a documentary that focused on the case of Aileen Wuornos, the first American female serial killer (also dramatized in the Charlize Theron movie, Monster). You can head here to order the single in physical and digital formats. Distras’ full-length solo debut, Dreams From The Factory Floor, was released back in 2015 on Pirates Press Records in the US.



Jeff Rosenstock releases music video for new song “Planet Luxury”

Jeff Rosenstock has released a music video for a new song from his upcoming solo album WORRY. Check out the video for “Planet Luxury” below.

WORRY. is set to release on October 14th through SideOneDummy Records. It will be Rosenstock’s 3rd solo album, following 2015′s We Cool?.



Brian Fallon and the Crowes announce UK/Euro Tour W/ Chris Farren and Dead Swords

The story heading really says it all…

Brian Fallon and The Crowes will be heading to the UK and The European Union with Chris Farren and Dead Swords.

Check out the full list list of tour dates and the tour flyer below.

16/11 London UK-O2 Forum
17/11 Norwich UK-UEA
18/11 Cardiff UK-Uni Great Hall
19/11 Leeds UK-O2 Academy
20/11 Liverpool UK-O2 Academy
22/11 Glasgow UK-O2 Academy
23/11 Dublin, Ireland-Olympia Theatre
24/11 Oxford UK-O2 Academy
25/11 Newcastle UK-O2 Academy
26/11 Wolverhampton UK-Wulfrun Hall
27/11 Portsmouth UK-Pyramids Centre
29/11 Saarbrüken, DE-Garage
30/11 Stuttgart, DE-Longhorn
01/12 Frankfurt, DE-Batschkapp
02/12 Dortmund, DE-Visions Party
03/12 Bremen, DE-Schlachthof
04/12 Kiel, DE-Max
06/12 Oslo, Nor-Rockefeller
07/12 Gamla Stan, SE-Debaser
08/12 Goteborg, SE-Pusterviik
09/12 Malmö, SE-KB
10/12 Copenhagen, DK-Pumpehuset



Allison Weiss releases music video for “Back To Me” ahead of headlining tour

Pop-punk singer/songwriter Allison Weiss just put out a new music video for her song “Back To Me.” Check it out below.

The track comes from her album, New Love, which came out in October 2015 on SideOneDummy Records. About the song, Weiss says, “I love/hate that pop music makes you feel like everything is going to be okay… In my song, the narrator is ready to give up hope when suddenly a song comes on the radio that makes them believe again.”

The new video comes out just as Weiss hits the road for a string of shows with Josiah And The Bonnevilles and Thin Lips. You can see those dates/locations, along with the full tour poster, below the video.



Mikey Erg/Anika Pyle release split 7-inch

Mikey Erg (The Ergs!) and Anika Pyle (Chumped) have put out a split 7-inch on Anchorless Records. You can stream it below.

Both artists are slated to play the Fest, with Mikey also having an Ergs! reunion (and let’s face it, probably ten other bands as well) while Anika plays solo and as part of Katie Ellen.



Video: Mikey Erg does acoustic versions of “An Abundance Of Julies” and “1001 Smashed Motel Rooms”

A couple weeks ago Mikey Erg (Worriers, The Copyrights, The Unlovables, The Ergs) did a Punks in Vegas Stripped Down Session and we figured better late than never when it came time posting about it. Erg plays two songs acoustic from his new, Don Giovanni Records released solo album ‘Tentative Decisions’ – “An Abundance Of Julies” and “1001 Smashed Motel Rooms.”

Check out the videos below along with his upcoming tour dates with The Falcon and Arms Aloft.



Mikey Erg and Anika Pyle stream 2 songs from upcoming split EP

Mikey Erg and Anika Pyle (formerly of Chumped) have made 2 songs from their upcoming split EP available to stream. You can give both tracks a listen below.

The 7″ is set to release on September 9th through Anchorless Records. Head over to the label’s webstore to grab a copy.



Jeff Rosenstock announces new album “WORRY.” & releases video for single

Jeff Rosenstock has announced he will be releasing a new album titled WORRY. on October 14th through SideOneDummy Records. You can check out the cover art and tracklist, as well as the music video for a new song titled “Wave Goodnight to Me,” below.

WORRY. will be Rosenstock’s 3rd full-length album, serving as a follow-up to 2015′s We Cool?. Listen to another song from the record here, and head over to SideOneDummy’s webstore to get your pre-orders in.



Album Review: Chris Farren – ‘Can’t Die’

Yes baby, yes yes baby. Chris Farren’s full length debut album, baby come on!

It’s true: the inevitable has happened. After a few years of releasing solo splits and EPs (and a Christmas album), and becoming an innovative fashion designer (did you see Will Smith receive a “The Smiths” shirt on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon?) as well as being one half of the perfect friendship/power-pop duo Antarctigo Vespucci, dear friend and punk celebrity Chris Farren has finally released Can’t Die, his proper full length solo album. Allegedly influenced by the realization that death isn’t just something that happens to other people, and he will, in fact, one day die, Can’t Die is the most fun funeral soundtrack you’ll ever hear.

Anyone who has been keeping up with Farren’s music over the last few years won’t be surprised by the pop-heavy direction he takes on Can’t Die. Since the last Fake Problems album, Farren has become somewhat of a master pop songwriter (and even back then he was writing songs like “Soulless,” a prototype of the mega anthemic hits he churns out today) and the songs that make up Can’t Die are no exception. It finds a balance between everything that Farren has done over the past several years- some tracks are more Vespuccian than others (“Human Being,” “Everything’s My Fault”), while others feel like secular gifts from God (or whatever) (“Brighter,” “Flowers”) but all the way through the album screams “Chris Farren.”  There are even a few tracks that mostly serve as transitional pieces between songs much like “IV” or “Chris Farren’s Disney’s Frozen” have done on previous releases.

Can’t Die is light and breezy, particularly for an album rooted in the fear of death. The result is a rather optimistic listen; one that can, and should be, enjoyed several times over to fully take in everything. With his main project having fallen into some kind of limbo (Strange Emotions was great but where’s the follow-up?), we should only be so lucky that Farren has continued to make music. It’s almost like one could say that he’s turned his lack of a band into some kind of a non-problem.

4 / 5

RIYL: Jeff Rosenstock, Allison Weiss, MouseRat



Chris Farren streams new album “Can’t Die”

Chris Farren (Fake ProblemsAntarctigo Vespucci, etc.) has made his new album Can’t Die available to stream, and you can give it a listen below.

Can’t Die is set to release on September 2nd through SideOneDummy Records. It will be Farren’s first full-length solo album.



Divided Heaven Announce California Tour Dates With Matze Rossi

LA based singer-songwriter Divided Heaven announced he is heading out on tour across the western US. Check out the dates and locations below.

He’ll be joined on the road by German singer-songwriter Matze Rossi.

Divided Heaven, the project of Jeff Berman, is finishing up the recording of a new album with Charlie Stavish. Matze Rossi released album “Ich Fange Feuer” via End Hits Records earlier this year.



Matt Kerekes (Citizen) streams new album “Luna and the Wild Blue Everything”

Citizen frontman Mat Kerekes is streaming his new album “Luna & the Wild Blue Everything”.

The album is set to fully drop tomorrow, but if you just can’t wait that long you can pre-order a hard copy here. You can stream the album, get some upcoming tour dates, and watch the music video for his song “The Clubs / The People’s Attention” below.

Mat will be hitting the road this fall as direct support for Anthony Green; click here to get your tickets.

Mat Kerekes’ last solo release was his self-titled EP released in August 2014.



Louise Distras announces new serial-killer themed single “Aileen”

British folk/punk singer-songwriter Louise Distras has just announced a new single set to be released on September 30 titled “Aileen”. Perhaps the most notable fact of this song, is that it is inspired by Aileen Wuornos, America’s first female serial killer. In explaining the subject matter, Distras had this to say:

“One night after a show I watched the Nick Broomfield documentary ‘Selling of a Serial Killer’, which is about ‘America’s first female serial killer’, Aileen Wuornos. As someone who has also experienced homelessness and sexual assault, Aileen’s story hit me pretty hard but left me feeling inspired to share it through my music. The film also left me with my own questions about rape culture and the idea of nature VS nurture, so I decided to make my own DIY film that explores the lyrical content of the single. It’s called ‘Real Outlaw – A Commentary on Rape Culture and the Riot Grrrl Movement’ and it’s available via scanning a QR code that’s printed on the back of the CD and also on tour posters across the UK and mainland Europe.”

Both the single, and a corresponding music video are set to be released on September 30, and will mark her first release since her debut album “Dreams on the Factory Floor”.



Stadium Way releases new self-titled 7″

Acoustic duo Stadium Way have finally released a self-titled 7″ via Pirates Press Records.

“Stadium Way” showcases four heartfelt and honest tracks, highlighted by excellent guitarwork and a brief cameo by Kevin Bivona of The Interrupters on organ. The wax will be available on plain black, white and silver and can be purchased here.

Stadium Way is comprised of Matt Henson and Kenny Dirkes of the Tacoma, WA streetpunk collective NOi!SE.



Mikey Erg and Anika Pyle (Chumped) announce split EP

Mikey Erg and Anika Pyle (ex-Chumped) have announced a split EP that will be released on September 9, 2016 through Anchorless Records. The split is the result of a song-writing pact made by the two artists to continue making art when both were at a point in life where they weren’t sure what they wanted to do anymore. It will feature two songs by each artist written after the agreement was made, in raw demo form.

You can check out the track list and pre-order the 7-inch here.

Mikey Erg released his solo debut album Tentative Decisions, on June 24, 2016 through Don Giovanni Records. Pyle, performing under the name Katie Ellen, released the Wild <3 demo in January 2016.