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EP Review: Oh My Snare! – “Hoyeste Gang”

Posted by Drea on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 3:54 PM (PST)

I’m not sure where to exactly begin with this review. Oh My Snare!‘s Hoyeste Gang EP came as a total surprise. Screw what you’re advised to do in grade school, I always judge an album by its cover, and from appearances, I was expecting a docile folk-punk group. That is not what Hoyeste Gang delivers, which is apparent from the openings chords of “Unforetold Hands and Voices” being strummed on a distorted electric guitar.

Oh My Snare! manages to incorporate growling vocals, catchy singalongs and even synthesizers (!!) into their unique brand of punk rock, resulting in an EP that sounds unlike anything that will most likely be released this year. “Hearken Unto My Behest, Biatch, For Thou Hast Boobies” begins with vocalist Lily proclaiming that “It’s not easy to be a woman these days” in a fun and innocent enough sounding hook.

By the time “Krillin Came Back From The Dead Like Three Times, I Think We Can Do It Once” rolls around, it is apparent that Oh My Snare! has a penchant for song titles that are a bit on the longer side. What is also noticeable though, is the influence early AFI has on their music, especially in vocal techniques. Most of the track is comprised of group vocals proudly complaining “I’m not afraid to die,” which is a stark contrast to the clean, heavily reverbed guitar and breathy vocals of “All Sauron Needed Was A Little Love.” It takes the role of the ballad of the album, while still maintaining the raw quality that the rest of the record has.

Once you hear the AFI influence, it is difficult to not think of “The Days of the Phoenix” when listening to “If You Smell Flowers, Look Around For A Coffin”. But that in no way means they are Havok wannabes. Each track is entirely its own, and there is an eerie carnival-esque breakdown halfway through that catches the listener off-guard without sounding completely out of place in the song.

The title track of the EP closes out the record, a more melodic and poppy track that ties everything together. Oh My Snare! does something different with punk music, and obvious influences aside, Hoyeste Gang sounds like nothing else I’ve heard recently.

4/5

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Frenzal Rhomb announce European tour dates

Posted by Screeching Bottlerocket on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 12:03 PM (PST)

Frenzal Rhomb have just announced they will be playing a short run of European shows in late April/early May. The band will be joined by Mike TV on most dates, with other bands like Off With Their Heads appearing on a select few. Check out the full tour itinerary below.

Frenzal Rhomb’s latest album Smoko At The Pet Food Factory was released in August, 2011 through Fat Wreck Chords. They began writing new music in early 2013 but haven’t said anything about it since.

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Dexter Holland speaks to Loudwire about new Offspring album

Posted by ChrisDude on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 3:52 PM (PST)

In an interview with Loudwire, The Offspring frontman Dexter Holland offered some updates on the band’s anticipated new album, which will be their first since 2012′s Days Go By. Asked if the band was still working on the record, Holland replied:

“We’re not that clever [laughs], we’re just lazy. Every other time we’ve done a record, we hunker down and go into the studio for a year or however long it takes. We just decided not to do it that way this time. We thought let’s just do a couple of songs, work on them when we feel inspired and when we have it done, we thought, why wait? Let’s just go ahead and put it out.”

Holland was also asked about The Offspring’s upcoming plans and a possible release date for the new album, and his response was, “We’ve been recording the album at a real relaxed pace, like I said. Just when we feel inspired and go in and eventually we’ll get it together and go in and really finish it — knock it out. In the meantime we’ve got a bunch of touring lined up for the summer. We’re going to be doing a lot of stuff in the U.S. and going to Europe towards the end of the summer for festivals. What do they say in Spinal Tap? The world and elsewhere.”

Last month, The Offspring released a new single “Coming for You“, which will likely be included on the new album. The band last released the Summer Nationals EP in August 2014, which featured covers of songs originally by Bad Religion and Pennywise.

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Bad Korea streams new EP, “II”

Posted by Gina Skidz on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 2:57 PM (PST)

Virginia Beach punks Bad Korea are streaming their new 4-track EP, II, and you can check it out below.

If you like what you hear, you can pre-order the album here and get 4 tracks for immediate download.  The official release date is March 31st via Death To False Hope Records, and you can see them live this May at Montreal’s Pouzza Fest.

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Pale Angels premieres track from new album and adds tour dates

Posted by Gina Skidz on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 2:25 PM (PST)

Pale Angels have a new album out on April 6th, and you can preview a track called “If Only You’re Gone” here.  The 10-song album will be released on Specialist Subject, but you can pre-order it here.

Pale Angels last released Primal Play last year on Kiss of Death Records, as well as a 4-track live EP, aptly called Four Live Songs.  If you want to catch Pale Angels live, check out their upcoming tour dates below.

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Johnny Hawkins covers Pulley’s “Insects Destroy”

Posted by Gina Skidz on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 1:20 PM (PST)

Chances are, you’ve heard of Southern California punk act Pulley, but you probably haven’t heard of Johnny Hawkins.  He just posted a pretty sick instrumental cover of Pulley’s “Insects Destroy,” and you can check it out below.

I wish we had more info on the guy, but we’ll keep you posted.

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This week on Dying Scene Radio, Bob speaks solo with WRATHS/Pennywise/Black Pacific frontman Jim Lindberg; and Bob and Bobby make an international call to Athens, Greece to speak with BAND SPOTLIGHT: Fold The Nuts.

Bob reveals his narcissistic nature by humbly letting everybody know his day of birth, the two Bobs notice striking similarities amongst long tenured bands performing classic albums in their entirety (i.e. Face To Face’s “Triple Crown” series and Bad Religion’s “Battle of the Centuries”) and Bob invites all of the listeners to make a Wikipedia page for DyingScene.com and the DS radio show, respectively.

BAND SPOTLIGHT: FOLD THE NUTS
Bob manages to offend Greek punk rockers – Fold The Nuts – not once, but twice during their brief conversation, then he attempts to win back their favor by revealing that he sometimes gasses up his car in Tarpon Springs, FL – which has the highest percentage of Greek Americans of any city in the US. The two Bobs use their sloothy nature to figure out the true meaning behind the band’s name, then Bobby requests that Bob be more zany.

Bob makes an ill attempt to correct Bobby on his pronunciation of Bayside frontman Anthony Raneri’s last name, while the guys use character voices to describe Raneri’s statement regarding Bayside’s recently released lyric video for their new single, “Dancing Like An Idiot”.

Bob speaks with Jim Lindberg and then debuts a new track from WRATHS. After admitting that he didn’t actually read Jim’s best-selling book, “Punk Rock Dad”, Bob practices “radical honesty” to clear his name and throws out a quick disclaimer that he has actually purchased the book online after reading the 30 page teaser on his Kindle. Noxious and Lindberg discover that they are “kindred spirits” when they compare their long list of obvious parallels – specifically, their knack for keeping a healthy band-life balance while each having three daughters.

Checkout the FULL INTERVIEW with Pennywise frontman Jim Lindberg on the DSR YouTube page.

This week’s episode is sponsored by FAT ENZO.

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Here is the playlist from Episode 6:

Strung Out – The Animal and the Machine
The Real McKenzies – Who’d A Thought
Teenage Bottlerocket – Haunted House
Fold The Nuts – Milk
Coliseum – We Are The Water
Get It Together – Hole In The Head
WRATHS – I’m A Target
Chaos Delivery Machine – Where The Sidewalk Ends
The Lucky Ones – Get Up
Uniforms – Three Two
WRATHS – In Control
Darwin and the Dinosaur – Theories
Make Do And Mend – Don’t Be Long

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Music Video: Burning Heads – “Pop a Pill”

Posted by bob9746 on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 8:48 AM (PST)

French punk band Burning Heads have released a music video for their song “Pop a Pill”. The song comes off of the band’s double album, Choose Your Trap, and you can watch the video below.

Burning Heads released Choose Your Trap on November 13, 2014. You can stream or purchase the record through the group’s Bandcamp page.

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Music Video: Day After Rules – “My Innocence”

Posted by ChrisDude on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 7:02 PM (PST)

Italian female-fronted punk act Day After Rules have premiered a music video for their song ”My Innocence”. You can watch the video below.

“My Innocence” is taken from Day After Rules’ latest album Innocence, which was released last year on Ghost Label Record.

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Laura Palmer announce Australian tour dates with Nowhere

Posted by Lauren Mills on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 2:57 PM (PST)

Australian punk act Laura Palmer will be touring their homeland with Germany’s Nowhere this April. Dates and locations can be found below.

Laura Palmer released their self-titled EP last year. Nowhere are supporting their recently released debut full-length Cancer.

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Santa Cruz punk veterans Good Riddance have announced they will be supporting the release of their long-awaited new album Peace In Our Time by playing a handful of record release shows in California this April/June. Dates and locations can be found below.

Peace In Our Time is set to be released on April 21st through Fat Wreck Chords. It will be the band’s first full-length album in nine long years, serving as a follow-up to 2006′s My Republic.

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Free EP Download: Civil War Rust – ‘Extra Virgin Olive Oi!’

Posted by Bizarro Dustin on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 11:45 AM (PST)

Bay Area natives Civil War Rust have released a surprise EP titled Extra Virgin Olive Oi!. The EP features two cover songs, “Take ‘em All” (originally by Cock Sparrer) and “St. Mary” (originally by Rancid) and it is available as a name-your-price download via Civil War Rust’s Bandcamp page.

You can stream the songs below, or download them here.

Civil War Rust is currently working on their second full length album, aiming for a late 2015 release. The band last released The Fun and the Lonely on All for Hope Records in 2012.

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Wire announce self-titled album, stream new song

Posted by Bizarro Dustin on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 11:15 AM (PST)

We’re a little late on this… but better late than never! British post-punk act Wire have announced that they will be releasing a brand new album (their thirteenth overall!) this year, simply titled Wire. The album will be out on April 21, 2015 released through the band’s own label, Pinkflag Records.

The band has also released a stream of a track from the album. You can listen to the Wire‘s first single, “Joust and Jostle” below.

The band’s last released Change Becomes Us on March 23, 2013.

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Free Download: Partial Traces (Banner Pilot side project) – demo

Posted by Bizarro Dustin on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 11:00 AM (PST)

Nate Gangelhoff of Banner Pilot sure is a busy guy! Today he’s revealed his new project, Partial Traces, and their first demo. The sound is a bit closer to Gangelhoff’s work with The Gateway District than it is to Banner Pilot, but it’s still pretty enjoyable. You can stream the demo below, and if you like it it’s available as a name-your-price download here.

There’s no word on what will come of this project, but if it takes off we’ll keep you in the loop. Banner Pilot, meanwhile, recently announced that they are already working on a follow up to their fourth full-length album, Souvenir, which was released on April 15, 2014 through Fat Wreck Chords.

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The Hotelier announce physical versions of debut album

Posted by Bizarro Dustin on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 10:30 AM (PST)

Massachusetts-based band The Hotelier have announced that they will be re-releasing their debut album, It Never Goes Out. Although the band has always had it available digitally, the band will finally be pressing the album on vinyl and CD.  The physical release will be handled by the band’s new label, Tiny Engines. You can pre-order (and stream) the record right here.

The band released their sophomore album, Home, Like No Place Is There, on February 25, 2015 via Tiny Engines.

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