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Elway announces new album “For The Sake Of The Bit”

Colorado punks Elway have announced that they will be releasing a new album titled “For The Sake Of The Bit” via  Red Scare Industries on April 27th (digitally) and May 4th (physically). Pre-order the album here.

Here’s what the band had to say about the release:

“After three years of one-off shows, threadbare weekend tours, and deliberation about whether or not we should stop playing altogether, we here at Elway decided that it was best if we stay the course and put out an album.  You need us.  This one’s called “For the Sake of the Bit”, and it’s dedicated to those who create, cultivate, and support art without pretense, competition, or self-obsession.  Buy it from us with your money when you see us on tour this spring with Dead To Me, or use the internet for something other than whining and buy it there.”

This will be Elways’ first new release since Better Whenever was released in 2015 also through Red Scare.

Check out the new album’s track list along with the band’s upcoming tour dates with Dead To Me below.

Consumed announce new EP “A Decade of No”

UK Punk act Consumed have announced their upcoming EP, A Decade of No.  This will be the bands’ first release since their 2002 album Pistols at Dawn.  No word has been said yet on a release date, but we’ll be sure to bring you that news and any new songs once they are announced!

Blindspot (skate punk) release video for “The Right Swipe”

Australian skate-punk band Blindspot have released a video for their new single “The Right Swipe.”

You can check it out below.

“The Right Swipe” was released on March 23rd.  It follows the band’s split with The Bob Gordons from December 2016.

Vans Warped Tour to film documentary

As any die hard punk fan knows, this will be the twenty-fifth and final cross continental trek for the beloved festival as founder Kevin Lyman announced last year. Anthem Films and Dolan Media have announced that they will produce a four part series chronicling the rise, fall and future for the Warped Tour.

There’s been no official announcement on when the series will be released. An introduction to the counterculture for so many kids growing up in the 90’s Warped Tour helped spawn the careers of countless band’s over the years. Without a doubt this will be a good watch so keep your eyes peeled for more information on the series and a release date.

Rockfest announces lineup for thirteenth edition

Canada pull out the canned beers and get ready to eat poutine three times a day. Rockfest has announced the lineup for this the thirteenth edition of the festival and it’s pretty stout. Highlighting this years lineup: Rancid, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Weezer, Lagwagon, Streetlight Manifesto and so many more it’d be an exercise in futility to list them all. If your unfamiliar with Rockfest go, now, order tickets. Two-hundred thousand punks and metal heads descend on the small picturesque town of Montebello, Québec. If you’re a fan of punk, ska or just music in general Rockfest offers an amazing experience.

For more information on the festival check out the Rockfest website here.

EP Review: Red City Radio – “SkyTigers”

We all have a crop of bands who have the power to meld their release cycles with our personal calendars. For me, in keeping with my predictable beardo persona, March 9th meant one and one thing only: new Red City Radio. The new EP is SkyTigers and it continues what their last album started— a re-defining of their identity, while scratching fans’ itch for more gruff punk singalongs.

Since The Dangers of Standing Still, Red City Radio have positioned themselves as formidable songwriters with intense instrumental chops. Although they’ve slowed down, embraced and diminished different elements of their sound and lost original co-writer Paul Pendley, Red City Radio has stayed remarkably consistent in the final product, largely thanks to the songwriting chops of Garrett Dale, who’s gruff and soulful voice give heart and body to intensely singable melodies. So much so, that post-Pendley, Red City Radio released their third full-length as a self-titled, codifying themselves as gifted songcrafters with a knack for grooves and guitar solos.

And if there’s anything that SkyTigers brings to the game, it’s definitely the latter. Solos have always been apart of Red City Radio’s core sound, but here they feel somewhat more prominent, longer, and in general, just more awesome. Maybe it’s the bright, almost neon artwork, but coupled with those noodly solos, the EP adopts an almost 80s rock personality, complete with loud chords and lots of strut. The americana, heartland rock center of the band remains, but the emphasis on guitar-centricity makes it all the more rollicking. If there was one thing I’d have to say about SkyTigers, it’s that this is Red City Radio rockin’ out.

The songs are as good as ever. “If You Want Blood (Be My Guest)” is a great jam with a gripping opening line (“Now I’ve got your attention…”). It starts quiet enough to focus in on the vocal melody before bringing in the guitars and vocal harmonies. The boys are back and they sound just as good they ever had. “I’ll Still Be Around,” a reference to their last releases final track, “I’ll Be Around,” begins with a countrified opening and features an incredible solo. Along the way though, there’s a bunch of lyrics to hang onto and enough crunchy chugs to keep the song feeling like punk rock for grown-ups.

“In the Shadows” might be my favorite off SkyTigers, a spaghetti western tinged stomper with a shredding solo and a killer chorus. It’s dark sounding, dramatic, and a whole lot of fun— somewhere between “Eye of the Tiger,” Ennio Morricone, and latter day Hot Water Music. Complete with a call and response chorus and coupled with an insistent beat, it’s easy to see how “In the Shadows” will slay live.

The performance level of SkyTigers is obvious from the get-go. These are songs meant to be played live, to be experienced in a sweaty club with open hearts and throats. In some ways, Red City Radio reminds me of PUP, who share a similar approach to songwriting. Throughout the album, you can’t help but think about the live show. These are fun songs tailor made for the setlist. That’s where SkyTigers really exceeds, in its ability to bring you into the fold within a couple of lines. Musical escapism, as pure as it comes— music to dance, sing, and rock to.


Take Offense to release new EP “Tensions On High”

Chula Vista, CA hardcore exports Take Offense are to release a new EP. “Tensions On High” is out March 30th via Flatspot Records. Ahead of the release, the band are streaming EP opener “Trust”.

You can have a listen and see the tracklisting below. Pre-orders are up now.

No Fun At All stream second track from upcoming album “Grit”

Swedish skate punk legends No Fun At All  release a new album, “Grit”, on April 13th via Bird Attack Records. Following recent single “Spirit“, the band are streaming another advance track, “Forth”. You can have a listen to it below.

Album pre-order packages are up now.

Frank Turner releases video for “Blackout”

Frank Turner is to release his new album “Be More Kind” on May 4th via Xtra Mile RecordingsPre-orders are up now. Following the recent video he released for the title track of the record, he has released a video for another song from it, “Blackout”.

You can watch it below.

10 Punk Songs to Jumpstart Your Week (Curated by DS Editor Daron)

Ever wonder what the folks who run Dying Scene have been listening to lately?  We’re going to pretend you said “yes” to that question and feature a curated playlist from a different DS editor each week with the intent of exposing you to some new kickass punk bands. This week we go to Minnesota, the land of 10,000 ways to pass off passive/aggressiveness as “being nice,” with Daron.

Discover some great new tunes, and find out what makes him tick by streaming Daron’s personal picks below.

DS Exclusive: Dead Giveaway Premieres New Album, Safety Off

Dutch based pop punks, Dead Giveaway are releasing their sophomore album, Safety Off on March 23rd with the help of White Russian Records and we can’t be more stoked to premiere the LP in it’s entirety! Featuring current and former members of Close Second, Antillectual, Of No Avail and Midnight Menace, this quartet has been around long enough to know what keeps their hearts beating: straight forward, catchy, melodic punk rock with a grungy edge, firmly rooted in the 90’s. No more talk. Check out all twelve terrific tracks, below!

*The band’s first full length, We Come In Pieces was released in 2015.

DS Exclusive: Eat Dirt Premieres Music Video for “Pull Out”

Eat Dirt is about playing a lot of riffs, in the shortest amount of time as possible. No surprise they count pop/hardcore hybrid, PEARS among their influences. The energetic Englanders are on the cusp of releasing what will be the second of three albums being released this year! Impressive! To celebrate the EP’s impending debut, they sent over an exclusive video for the first single “Pull Out” and it’s a rager!  The album, Welcome to Shithouse on Sea is due out on April 27th via Umlaut Records with the third album to follow later in the fall. When asked about their unique sound, they said, We’re not looking to please people, or make money from this band. We just want to enjoy what we’re doing and make music we want to hear.” That’s the spirit, boys! Start streamingbelow!

Down Goes Goodman (skate punk) streams new album “Prestissimo”

Down Goes Goodman is streaming their new album titled “Prestissimo”. The release came February 16 via Oxford Records. To check out the release, click below.

Down Goes Goodman last released “Let Bygones Be Bygones” EP in 2014 via Oxford Records.

Get Dead announce European Tour

Get Dead has recently announced a two week long European tour. The tour begins in Israel on April 19 and wraps up with SBÄM Fest in Austria on May 5. For the full list of dates, click below.

Get Dead’s last release was “Honesty Lives Elsewhere” in 2016 via Fat Wreck Chords.

Jukebox Romantics release video for “Gringo Starr”

New York punk rockers  The Jukebox Romantics have recently premiered a video for their song “Gringo Starr”, the 6th track off their latest release “Sleepwalk Me Home”. You can watch the video below.

The Jukebox Romantics’ last release “Sleepwalk Me Home” came in late 2017 via Paper + Plastick Records.