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Big Awesome stream “Wolf” off of upcoming album

South Carolina punks Big Awesome have another preview of their latest album for you to check out ahead of its upcoming release.  You can check out the track “Wolf” below.

Big Awesome’s latest effort is also the band’s debut LP.  Party On will be released on August 7th via Jetsam-Flotsam.  The album is the band’s first release since their 2012 EP, Birdfeeder.



Album Review: Titus Andronicus – ‘The Most Lamentable Tragedy’

Titus Andronicus have always made rock exposition cinematic and theatrical through the most artistic, creative veins of freedom and expression a band could carve out. Their jarring storytelling is one of the key drivers with lyrics that unfold as the most intertwining and testing of chapters. Safe to say, they’re quite an experience. The Most Lamentable Tragedy follows suit and continues to expound on how they see the world. Is it their best to date? No. But it fits perfectly with the enormous catalog of stories they craft time after time, touching on so many threads from existentialism to death to rebirth, which definitely makes them worth appreciating.

As usual, it’s an eclectic mix with varying sounds mashing together. Titus have always been sleekly versatile without never really losing their essence. In doing so, most of their songs per record feel differentiated from each other and it’s this clever assembly/arrangement that reels you in, engrossing you in a band that’s never dwarfed by any influences but are still paying just tribute to what grooms their sound. “Lonely Boy” and “Stranded (On My Own)” are the melodic, raspy, indie-anthems you’d come to expect. Very motivated and focused. Patrick Stickles maintains his frantic, anxious and highly urgent sensibility on the mic to keep the tension painted on the wall, which makes something like “Look Alive” pop even more. Sure, it’s a Hüsker Dü tribute, but as with so many of their music, they totally make it their own.

Some of the tracks are too long. But that’s expected given how they love to flesh things out. It drops at a good time also, with mewithoutYou’s recent record sure to bring in comparisons. Both are worth it, I might add. Titus Andronicus’ however, has more of an emblematic feel and more of a signature, which smartly caps their body of work. Some tracks feel boring but overall, this is another intuitive record that feels like a piece of literature that they constantly peddle at your doorstep. Open the door and let them in. Flawed? Yes. But much more positives at hand.

3.5 / 5 Stars



Introducing: Tender Defender (ex-Latterman), stream new song “Hello Dirt”

New York based punk rock band Tender Defender have released and are streaming a brand new song called “Hello Dirt.” The song was recorded in December 2014 and is slated to appear on a 12″ LP (yet to be named) that will be released via Long Island indie label Dead Broke Rekerds later this year.

Tender Fender is a new band that features Phil Douglas (Iron Chic), Mattie Jo Canino (RVIVR), and Pat Schramm (Bridge & Tunnel/Young Ladies) who were all also once part of a band called Latterman. They will play their very first show in New York on August 16th.

You can give their new song a listen below.



Thirty Helens (punk) stream “Help Me Get the Lid Off” from upcoming EP “Vague Rants”

Stratford based punk rock band Thirty Helens are streaming a brand new track off of their upcoming EP titled Vague Rants. The song is called “Help Me Get the Lid Off” and if fast, politically charged, and melodic punk is what you are in to then be sure to check this first track out. Also, stay tuned for the official EP release date, we’ll keep you updated with details as they become available. You can check the track out below.

Vague Rants will be released via London based label Synicalist Records and will also serve as the band’s debut.



The Attack stream new song “Four of a Kind”

Orlando punks The Attack are streaming a new song titled “Four of a Kind” in anticipation of their summer shows with Face To Face, Less Than Jake, and Voodoo Glow Skulls. You can give the track a listen and find details on the shows below.

“Four of a Kind” is taken from the band’s upcoming album On Condition, which was produced by Bouncing Souls guitarist Pete Steinkopf and is set to release later this year on Paper + Plastick.



Face To Face announce “Triple Crown” shows in Orlando, FL

SoCal punk legends Face To Face have announced another round of shows in their ongoing “Triple Crown” series, during which they play their first 3 full-length albums in their entirety over the course of 3 nights at the same venue.

This time, they band will be heading to sunny Florida for 3 shows at The Social in Orlando on August 6th, 7th, and 8th, which will see them joined by The Attack, Teen Agers, and a few other locals. Check below for more details and ticket links.



Darkbuster announce new album “No Revolution”

After a lengthy period of inactivity, Boston punk veterans Darkbuster are back in full force, and they’re gearing up to release a new full-length album titled No Revolution!

The album will release on CD August 7th and on vinyl September 4th via Pirates Press Records, who say it’s “a record that can be loved and appreciated equally by a fourty-something who knows every single classic Darkbuster tune and has seen them a hundred times, or a fresh-cut teenager who hears them for the first time.”

Check out the full tracklist for No Revolution below, and stay tuned for more details on the follow-up to 2005′s A Weakness For Spirits.



The Atom Age release music video for new song “Wasteoid”

Oakland rockers The Atom Age have released a music video for new song titled “Wasteoid,” starring someone I can only assume is a random Elvis impersonator they picked up off the street. Check it out below.

The band’s upcoming album Hot Shame is set to release on August 28th through Asian Man Records. Head over to the label’s webstore to pick it up on your choice of wax or plastic.



Teenage Time Killers streaming “Exploder” featuring Reed Mullin

Punk/metal/alternative/rock supergroup Teenage Time Killers are streaming another new track off their upcoming debut album. Listen to “Exploder” below.

The track is “featuring” Reed Mullin, the drummer for Corrosion of Conformity. I don’t pretend to know how this whole project works, but as I understood it, Mullin was the mastermind of the whole thing, so it seems weird to me that the song is “featuring” him. I’m probably overthinking it…

Teenage Time Killers have a wide range of musical talents contributing to the project, including Corey Taylor, Jello Biafra, Matt Skiba, Brian Baker, and rock bad-ass Dave Grohl.

Their debut album, Teenage Time Killers – Greatest Hits Vol. 1 is due out tomorrow (July 31st) on Rise Records. You can order a copy (of course, with the usual Rise bundle options) right here.



New Music: The Flatliners – “Broken Men”

The Flatliners, as you’re no doubt aware, are releasing a compilation of b-sides and rarities titled Division of Spoils on August 7th through Fat Wreck Chords.

Today, we get areal taste for what’s to come. It’s a new track called “Broken Men,” and it was originally for their 2012 “Dead Language” full-length. Check it out here.

The band’s latest full-length album Dead Languagewas released in September of 2013. They have since put out two 7″s for the songs “Caskets Full” and “Resuscitation of the Year.”



Watch: toyGuitar play three stripped down songs for Punks In Vegas

If you’re like me, you’re super stoked to catch toyGuitar on the upcoming Fat Wrecked at 25 tour. To give you a stripped down taste of what’s to come, the band recently sat down with Punks In Vegas for acoustic renditions of their songs “Until I Find You,” “Is It True?” and “Human Hyenas.” Check out the videos below.

toyGuitar’s album “In This Mess” was released earlier this year on Fat Wreck Chords, and is one of the best albums of the year.



Watch: The Offspring perform “The Kids Aren’t Alright” for Guitar Center Sessions

Dexter and Noodles from The Offspring

The Offspring recently taped an episode of DirecTV’s Guitar Center Sessions, which some of us (me) unfortunately didn’t realize was a thing until right now. The episode is slated to air this coming Friday (July 31st) at 9pm, though check your local listings to confirm that. (I don’t have DirecTV, but I’m assuming those of you who do will know where to find their listings).

The band released video from that Session’s performance of their classic track “The Kids Aren’t Alright” as a way of giving you a taste of what’s to come. Check it out below.

“The Kids Aren’t Alright” appears on The Offspring’s 1998 album “Americana.” Their latest album, “Days Go By,” was released in 2012. We’re told there’s a new one in the works, but you know how that goes…



Run Forever plan self-titled full length, stream new track “Separate Bedrooms”

Pittsburgh-based indie-rock band Run Forever have announced the long-awaited, comma-free self-titled follow up to their 2012 debut, “Settling.”

The eponymous album is due out October 9th via No Sleep Records. Vinyl, digital and CD pre-orders are available here right now.

To whet your appetite, the band have debuted the brand new (is that redundant?) track “Separate Bedrooms.” Check it out here.

Run Forever were still known as Run, Forever when they released their stellar album, “Settling,” back in 2012 on Tiny Engines.



Night Birds announce upcoming full length “Mutiny at Muscle Beach” due Oct. 2nd

New Jersey punks Night Birds have revealed the title of their upcoming album. The record will be called “Mutiny at Muscle Beach,” and is set for release through Fat Wreck Chords on October 2nd of this year.

Singer Brian Gorsegner had to say about the release:

The 2+ years we worked on this album were coincidentally my most sleep deprived / over caffeinated period of life.. While that’s a combination that works like a charm in a pinch, over enough time leaves you feeling anxious, jittery, on edge, and in a general “set-to-destroy” state of being. I feel like those emotions are proudly displayed all over this record.

The group is currently streaming the track “Left In The Middle” off the upcoming album and you can check it out below.



DS Exclusive: “Fat Wrecked for 25 Years Tour” Q+A with Swingin’ Utters, The Flatliners, toyGuitar and Bad Cop / Bad Cop

Whether you’re a loyal, regular Dying Scene follower or you just check in periodically, it stands to reason that think the upcoming “Fat Wrecked For 25 Years” tour is kind of a big deal. Responses to the tour’s lineup, which includes the likes of NOFX, Strung Out, Lagwagon, Swingin’ Utters, toyGuitar, The Flatliners, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Masked Intruder and more depending on your location, have ranged from “damn, that’s pretty solid” on one end of the spectrum to “oh my god, this should replace the Warped Tour” at the other end.

The ragtag bunch of misfits that comprise your friendly, neighborhood Dying Scene editorial staff agree with the positive vibes about the “Fat Wrecked For 25 Years” tour, and will be out in full force at various different stops on the tour. To get you warmed up, we caught up with a handful of bands that’ll be playing the duration of the tour for a little Q&A session. Check it out below, and check out the full rundown of “Fat Wrecked For 25 Years” tour dates here!