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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.



Aaron West & the Roaring Twenties announce US tour

Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties the solo project of The Wonder Years‘ frontman Dan Campbell, will be heading out on a US tour this June. The tour will be in support of his recently announced EP, Bittersweet., and he will be joined on the road by Allison Weiss, Can’t Swim, and Cold Collective.

You can check out the dates below.

Bittersweet will be released on May 20, 2016 via Hopeless Records.  You can pre-order the EP here, and in the meantime, you can check out a lyric video for the new single “67, Cherry Red” here.



Yotam (Useless ID) releases music video for “California Sounds”

Useless ID frontman Yotam Ben Horin has released a video for his song “California Sounds,” and you can watch it below.

The song comes off of his album, California Sounds, which was released October 2015 via Hardline Entertainment. This is his second solo album, and if you want to give it a listen you can click here to stream it.



Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties will release new EP on Hopeless Records

Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties have announced some new details about their upcoming EP, Bittersweet.  The band, which is the solo project of The Wonder Years‘ frontman Dan Campbell, will release the 3-track EP on May 20th on Hopeless Records.  You can pre-order the EP here.

In the meantime, you can check out a lyric video for the new single “67, Cherry Red” below.

According to Campbell, Bittersweet furthers the narrative crafted on the band’s 2014 debut, We Don’t Have Each Other, which followed Aaron West through a tumultuous winter bouncing around the American South in the wake of a series of personal tragedies. Elaborating on this, Campbell says, “This EP serves as a bridge to future full lengths. The songs place a period at the end of We Don’t Have Each Other and open up a new chapter for Aaron to start rebuilding.”



Sammy Kay announces US/Canadian tour dates

Jersey rocker Sammy Kay (perhaps still best known for his time in The Slackers and The Skatalites) has announced a bunch of tour dates that include appearances at the upcoming Pouzza Fest in Montreal in May. The dates kick off in Lancaster, PA, on April 6th, and run, with some interruptions, through June 4th in Clinton, CT. Check out the full rundown below.

Kay is touring in support of his debut full length, “Fourth Street Singers,” which was released through Panic State Records.



YOTAM releases video for “Tony Sly” off of recent album “California Sounds”

Useless ID frontman YOTAM has released a video for his song “Tony Sly”; check it out below.

The song comes off of his album “California Sounds” which was released last October via Hardline Entertainment. This is his second solo album, and if you want to give it a listen you can click here to stream it.

In case you were wondering, Tony Sly was the frontman of No Use For A Name, and the two have some history together. This is what YOTAM had to say about his idol:

“I learned a lot from Tony Sly over the years when my band Useless ID toured with No Use For A Name and when I worked with Tony on songs so this song is my thank you to Tony who shaped me musically from the first time I heard No Use so many years ago.” 



DS Photo Gallery/Show Review: Brian Fallon and the Crowes, Boston, MA (3/11/16)

(All words by Gina Skidz; all photos by Jay Stone.)

I can’t start a review of anything related to Brian Fallon without the caveat that I am a huge fan of everything he’s done, from Gaslight Anthem to the Horrible Crowes, to his new music, which he plays under the name Brian Fallon and the Crowes.  I came into the show with great expectations (yeah, that pun was intended), and left feeling like Fallon has hit his mark, blending soulful Springteen-esque melodies with the Americana imagery that grabbed me in the early Gaslight days.

The show kicked off with opener Jared Hart, who made his name as frontman of New Jersey punk band The Scandals.  I’ve seen him play locally a bunch of times, so it was at once gratifying and terrifying to see someone I like so much up on the big stage at Boston’s Royale.  Jared did not disappoint, focusing on his new solo album, Past Lives & Pass Lines, and belting out a series of amazing songs.  Although he is based in Jersey, he’s a staple of the Boston punk scene, and part of the way through his set, he called out his friends in Boston’s Burning Streets, and some off-the-cuff banter broke up his otherwise focused set.  This was the first of two times we’d see Jared that night, as he now backs up Brian Fallon in the Crowes, playing guitar and creating some sweet vocal harmonies.  He stood out on his own on stage, but did a hell of a job supporting Fallon as well.

The second opener was Minneapolis indie/folk singer Austin Plaine.  Backed by a full band, he brought a country twang to the punk party as he performed songs off of his self-titled debut album.  If you want to get a feel for his sound, I think the best song I heard was “Houston,” a narrative-driven, upbeat song in the vein of  Kasey Anderson.

The crowd was pretty huge throughout the show, and both openers enjoyed a big crowd up front during their sets, but it seemed like the capacity quadrupled by the time Brian Fallon took the stage.  The floor was jammed front to back, and the upper balconies of this former theatre were packed, too.

Fallon kicked off his set on a sad and slow note, with “Last Rites,” an older song that was the intro to his debut album with the Horrible Crowes from back in 2011.  I developed a hard music crush on Fallon years ago, thanks in part to his engaging, humble attitude on stage, and this night was no different, as he launched into a story of the real origination of “Elsie,” which actually came from a British comedian’s routine, and joked that this wasn’t the sort of thing he’d ever bother telling Rolling Stone.  From there, the set heated up, with the new track “Nobody Wins,” followed by “Go Tell Everybody,” and “Painkillers.”  Three songs was about as far as Fallon could go without another story, as he joked about stopping at Newbury Comics and Boston-based t-shirt label Johnny Cupcakes earlier in the day, and being surprised to find neither records nor cupcakes.  ”Who makes cds these days?  Apparently I do,” he bantered, as The Crowes’ Painkillers had just been released that day.

Before playing the creepy/sexy “Sugar,” he confirmed that the song is about being a pervert.  Ah, well, still a great song.  The set finished up with the new tracks “Honey Magnolia”  and “Steve McQueen,” and then Fallon let slip the cryptic and tantalizing fact that they always leave one good song off of each record (so, that means there should be 5 or 6 never-released gems out there at this point, right?!).  They then played “Hearts and Daggers,” which he plans to release on Record Store Day.

My only complaint was that Fallon’s set seemed to be rushed, and there was no encore.  This was no fault of theirs, however.  The venue unfortunately makes most of its money catering to the world of college girls and Eurotrash better known as electronica/EDM nights.  So the set ended and the crowd was rushed out, with bouncers even yelling at people who were still in line to buy merch. It’s lame, but that’s how it goes.

Brian Fallon, Jared Hart, and Austin Plaine are still on tour, and you can find the remaining schedule here, and check out the photo gallery below!



Video: Brian Fallon (Gaslight Anthem) does a cover of NOFX’s “Linoleum”

Well this is fun. At a show in Minneapolis yesterday Brian Fallon performed an acoustic cover of the classic NOFX tune “Linoleum”. Check out a video of it below.

Fallon is currently touring in support of his recent solo album “Painkillers,” out now through Island Records. Read our review of the album here.



New Band Alert: Stadium Way (acoustic side project from Matt and Kenny of Noi!se)

The punk rock group Noi!se has got to be the Northwest punk scene’s best kept secret. I have yet to hear a bad song put out by these guys and that includes an entire full-length called The Scars We Hide which hasn’t quite been properly released yet but should be soon.

Whilst we’re waiting for that we’ve got the next best thing, an acoustic side project from Noi!se vocalist Matt Henson and Noi!se drummer Kenny Dirkes. It’s called Stadium Way and it appears they’re just about to release their debut album through Pirates Press (US) and Randale (Europe). No release date yet but the fellas are streaming three tracks from the release to give us a taste of what’s to come.

Check out “Misplaced Rage” (featuring organs from Interrupters’ Kevin Bivona), “Lessons Learned” and “Ever Afraid” below.