X’s last album containing new material, Hey Zeus!, was released in 1993 on Big Life Records. The band recently announced that they will put out a new album in the future.
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Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 9:16 AM (PST) by PerthRocker
The new album is slated for a release in the latter half of next year and follows up on the band’s former three EPs and a 4-way split 7”. The first singles were recorded at Electric City Studios with the award-winning Adam Round (POND, Voyager, The Floors, Timothy Nelson and The Infidels, The Growl and Tame Impala).
Keep an eye out for Australian national tours to be announced soon.
Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 8:31 AM (PST) by Johnny X
Dark Days is slated for a September 5th release via Make That A Take Records. The album will serve as a follow-up to PMX’s The Ballad of Tony Montana, which was released in May 2013.
Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 8:02 AM (PST) by Minna
Against Me! played an explosive set at the legendary Tavastia Club in Helsinki on August 11, 2015; the band’s fourth visit to Finland. Before the show I got to ask Laura Jane Grace some questions around the upcoming live album, “23 Live Sex Acts”, her Emmy nomination being a trans musician parent and more.
Check out the interview below.
Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 1:00 PM (PST) by Johnny X
If you were to cross “Pennybridge Pioneers” era Millencolin with “Straight Ahead” era Pennywise what you’d end up with would be something very akin to Seattle’s Regional Faction. If, like me, your musical proclivities are heavily skewed toward the 90′s skate punk scene this band will absolutely hit home for you. Their new self-titled EP is six songs of chunky, riff heavy, melodic yet aggressive punk rock nostalgia that I highly recommend you stream below.
Friday, August 28, 2015 at 5:20 PM (PST) by jaystone
While the unofficial end of summer might be just a week-or-so away, you haven’t heard the end of the Dying Scene Sessions just yet! We’re stoked to bring you the latest installment, just in time for the weekend.
Dying Scene recently had the privilege of catching up with Jason Tankerley for the second time. Perhaps best known from his role in Boston-area punk band Energy, Tankerley released a six-song solo EP, The Infection, earlier this year. In our newest Dying Scene Session, Tankerley performed a bare-bones version of the track “They.” Check out the video below!
Energy’s last album, A Tribute To The Misfits, was released for free download on February 18, 2014. The band are next slated to appear at Boston’s Burning 3 in mid-September alongside acts like The Warning Shots, Lenny Lashley’s Gang of One, Jared Hart (The Scandals), The Blue Bloods, Duck & Cover and more; check out details here. Like what you hear from this DS Session? Stream The Infection in it’s entirety right here.
Friday, August 28, 2015 at 2:57 PM (PST) by Gina Skidz
H2O also announced a string of tour dates to support the new album. You can find all the dates and places below.
Use Your Voice will be H2O’s first album in 7 years, since 2008′s Nothing to Prove.
Friday, August 28, 2015 at 2:35 PM (PST) by Gina Skidz
You probably know Bill Stevenson from his time as the drummer for Descendents and ALL, and now you can hear him talking about (and singing!) Propagandhi‘s “Without You.” He also talks about working with Propagandhi and who he thinks is “the best band in the world.”
You can watch the full clip below.
The Kenneths’ vocalist and guitar player Josh Weller had this to say about the video:
“We wanted to have a house party and film it for the video. As a joke I said, ‘And at the end of the party The Kenneths turn into vampires and kill everyone!’ So that’s what we did! I actually sliced my finger open while I was covered in fake blood. I thought a meat cleaver was a prop. It wasn’t. I had to superglue my finger shut on the set. I didn’t faint, which kind of makes me an awesome vampire, right?”
The song can also be found on the band’s new EP, E, which came out earlier this summer.
Scottish punk legends The Exploited have announced a five-date Australian tour, which will take place in December. Tickets go on sale this Monday (August 31st), and you can get them right here. The dates and locations are below.
The Exploited are set to release a new album later this year or next year on Nuclear Blast Records. It will be their first studio album since Fuck the System, which was released way back in 2003.
Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 6:47 PM (PST) by milhouse
This past weekend, Fat Wreck Chords reached the climax of their string of 25th anniversary shows. The party began earlier this month in Ontario, and loads of Fat bands toured around the East Coast and Midwest celebrating all things Fat, before the big ’2 Day Blow-Out’ at Thee Parkside in San Francisco (the tour ended in LA the following day, but living in SF I’m supposed to hate LA or something). A whole city block was shut down to play host to over 20 bands over the weekend, and early Saturday morning I headed over to see what was in store.
toyGuitar was probably the best band to start the weekend, with their pearly chords, surf rock style, and catchy riffs. Even though Miles, Jack, Paul, and Rosie were first to take the stage, the local favorites drew a huge crowd to get the day properly underway.
Okay, ears ready? Heart pumping? You awake yet? If not, Night Birds will take care of that no problem. The stage presence of frontman Brian Gorsegner is something I implore every punk fan to witness. In your face, emotional, but most importantly on point – he brings an added element to the set that was much appreciated by fans.
Western Addiction kept the high-energy flowing as the sun hit it’s high point of the day. Well hydrated with liquid courage, the crowd really began to move to another gritty set.
Bracket is a band I have never seen before, and probably will never see again (unless I get to see guitarist Angelo Celli as he expands his solo work). That being said, I have been rocking to “2Rak005″ since I first heard it on the “Fat Music For Fat People” compilation, and when that track graced my eardrums I was both transplanted back to my youth, as well as sentimental to where I was and what this was all about.
Miles and Jack were back on stage, joining Johnny Peebucks, Darius Koski, and new drummer Luke Ray….otherwise known as Swingin’ Utters. I love these guys, and Johnny’s on-stage antics are great to be a part of. Think it’s all psycho faces and face punches? Take a look at Darius and you’ll think you’re in a blues club with his cool, suave strumming. Have a gander at Miles and you may just get stricken by those dimples and then nothing else matters. And Jack, well he just has a style all his own.
The night’s list of bands looked like my childhood playlist as Strung Out prepared to perform to a now-packed house. I always get blinders when I shoot, and sometimes the music takes backseat to the shots, however I had to put the camera down for “Exumation of Virginia Madison” and just rock out. One of my old-time favorites.
Here’s where the progression of bands lost me. I understand Fat Mike needs a break from playing both Me First & The Gimme Gimmes and NOFX in one night, but I thought they might’ve been better placed after Swingin’ Utters or maybe even on the following day, switching with Dead To Me or something. It seemed a little bizarre to transition from the light-hearted Me First to a much more rugged Sick Of It All. Maybe that was the organizers’ intention – anyway, I don’t call the shots, I just critique them. What’s to say about Me First? Their shows are total fun, party-oriented, and often include a little improv comedy from the musicians. I suppose it was a nice break before Sick Of It All.
New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All blast to the stage like a blitzkrieg and barely give you time to catch your breath. The band is intense, in your face, and you can always count on guitarist Pete Koller to drive the energy with his jumps, kicks, and overall exuberant performance. I love seeing these guys.
As the sun was beginning to slip beyond the horizon, headliners NOFX filled what little space was left on Wisconsin Street. The band played for about an hour, the majority of which I spent shooting or side stage looking on with delight. One of my highlights was their performance of “Linoleum”, always a favorite and it gets the crowd going nuts. It’s awesome to see the longevity of all these bands and musicians – both in popularity and capability. Chalk it up to a fuzzy memory but I believe a cover of Rancid’s “Radio” was played as well, which I’ve loved since the two did a split back in 2002. All-day music festivals are always a test of endurance and sun/food/liquid management but when the night starts coming to an end I’m always left wanting more. Thankfully, this party had a Day Two, coming soon…
Have a look at photos from all of the day’s performance below, and stay tuned for Day Two in the following days.
***Big thanks to Vanessa, Jason, Amanda, Audrey, all the staff at Thee Parkside, and everyone else that made this weekend an incredible celebration of being wrecked for 25 years!***
Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 2:17 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Swingin’ Utters released their latest album Fistful of Hollow in November, 2014 through Fat Wreck Chords.
Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 1:18 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
There’s a new punk band in town and their name is Dead Ahead. Featuring Rob Kucharek of Autopilot Off and Jesse Vadala of With The Punches, the group will be releasing their self-titled debut EP on October 9th through Panic State Records.
Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 12:47 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
California street punks Harrington Saints have announced they will be releasing a new 10″ titled Fish & Chips on September 11th through Pirates Press Records. Additionally, the band will tour Europe in support of the release this October.
You can check out the tracklist for Fish & Chips and find more info on the band’s European tour below.
Harrington Saints last released a 2-song 7″ titled Upright Citizen in late 2014. It’s been 3 years since the band put out a full-length record, with 2012′s Pride & Tradition being their latest LP.
Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 12:00 PM (PST) by AnarchoPunk
We here at Dying Scene have heard our reader’s collective voice loud and clear and after getting such wonderful feedback from the first Buried Gems from Bandcamp feature, we’ve decided to make it a (hopefully) regularly occurring list. Once again, we have explored the depths of the punk treasure trove and this time, we have surfaced with seven stunning jewels that we’re betting you haven’t heard before because we sure as hell hadn’t! So, give them all a listen below and if you like what you hear, head over to Da‘Camp and drop some wampum!