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Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 3:03 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 9:38 AM (PST) by Shane Dover
The live show the video was filmed at was the final of their “STOP THE WAR TOUR,” which took place at Osaka’s Fumin Kyosai Super Arena. In addition to the music video, HEY-SMITH has announced a tour of the US supported by Arizona punks Authority Zero. You can find the tour dates and locations below the video.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 3:14 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 10:01 AM (PST) by Shane Dover
Tokyo, Japan based ska act SKALL HEADZ have premiered a ‘trailer’ for their upcoming fourth album, which is self-titled. The trailer contains a section from each of the 12 tracks on the album. You can listen to it below.
“SKALL HEADZ,” the upcoming album, is set to be released on January 11 via Kick Rock MUSIC, and follows their single release “Sunny Day” on June 17, 2016. You can find the album art, tracklist (in English), and the first single “Kanjou Stabilizer” here.
Friday, December 30, 2016 at 2:24 PM (PST) by Midwest Punk
Less Than Jake’s latest full-length album is 2013’s See The Light, on Fat Wreck Chords.
Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 2:43 PM (PST) by jaystone
I’m not entirely sure how, but we’ve reached the middle of December 2016 without the Earth’s core opening up and swallowing us all down into the burning fiery furnace below. That can only mean one thing; it’s time for people who spend all year pretending to be entertainment journalists to narrow down the most entertaining things of the last 365 days into bite size pieces. And in list form! This is the sixth one of these I’ve done for Dying Scene, so the intro stuff might start to get a bit repetitive. As such, I’ll spare you my normal rambling 1500 word babble and jump in to the music itself. You’re welcome.
As is usually the case, I didn’t trim my list to ten, in spite of our esteemed leader, Johnny X, instructing us to do so. What can I say; I’m not a fan of restrictions, or base ten number systems. I thought there was something apropos about reclaiming the number 16 from the giant shitstorm that was this year. I also genuinely love all of the albums in my final list, and if I were to submit this list a week from now, the last half-dozen or so might be in a very different order. I did adhere to the instructions about keeping the list Dying Scene-relevant. If you’re into expanding horizons, you should check out Sturgill Simpson’s A Sailor’s Guide To Earth, Amanda Shires’ My Piece Of Land, Sadler Vaden’s self-titled album, David Bowie’s Blackstar, Wilco’s Schmilco, and probably a bunch of other mid-tempo stuff I’m forgetting.
As always, I didn’t include EPs, split-releases or live albums in my final list, because…because I didn’t. However, you should by no means skip toyGuitar‘s Move Like A Ghost, Useless ID‘s We Don’t Want The Airwaves and Dead To Me‘s I Wanna Die In Los Angeles on the EP front. You should also check out The Darlings‘ live album, and the Bundles/Dan Webb And The Spiders split 12-inch that came out a couple months ago. Oh, and Oklahoa’s Don’t Make Ghosts put out an EP, Death Ride, that’s easily one of the best debuts this year.
I did include tracks from all of the above, and obviously all of the below, on the Spotify playlist I curated for this story…scroll all the way down for that and hit “play.”
Check out my list below.
Monday, December 19, 2016 at 6:50 PM (PST) by jaystone
March 2017 will somehow mark the ten-year anniversary of the release of Big D and the Kids Table‘s landmark album, Strictly Rude. If you live in the northeast quadrant of the US, you’ll get a chance to see the band revisit that very album in concert for a few special nights.
Between February 24th and 26th, the Boston-based ska punk vets will play the album (and, we’re sure, at least a couple other tunes) in Boston, Brooklyn and Baltimore, in that order. More specific information, including venues and opening bands, is yet to come…stay tuned!
Strictly Rude was released in 2007 (duh) on SideOneDummy Records.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 11:36 AM (PST) by Shane Dover
The track comes from the band’s upcoming 4th album, titled “SKALL HEADZ.” The album is set to be released on January 11, 2017 via Kick Rock MUSIC, and follows their single release “Sunny Day” on June 17. Below the video you can find the album art and tracklisting.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 9:39 AM (PST) by Shane Dover
The holidays are well and truly on their way now, and what better way to begin than for the people at Black Iris Booking to announce the lineup for the annual Black Christmas event. The show is scheduled to take place on December 30th at the Majestic Theatre in Detroit, Michigan.
This year’s stacked lineup features The Suicide Machines, The Black Dahlia Murder, Municipal Waste, Fucked Up, Mustard Plug, Koffin Kats, Flamingo Nosebleed, HIFI Handgrenades, Tart, The Bison Machine, Dirtwolf, The Idiot Kids, S.U.B., Cheapshow, Madhouse, Rebel Spies, The War Between, and J. Navarro & The Traitors.
If you are interested in going, you can learn more about the event on the official event page on Facebook here.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 2:20 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Providence, RI 7 piece Ska Punk outfit Bears! Bears! Bears! have released a new EP called Every Piece Counts.
You can give it a listen below, and if you like what you hear, the band is offering the whole thing as a pay what you want download.
Every Piece Counts was released on December 10th, 2016.
Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 9:44 AM (PST) by Johnny X
On March 1st of 2017 Beng Beng Cocktail will be releasing their long overdue follow-up to 2012’s “Choices” LP. The new album will be titled “Like A Brother” and it will feature 15 tracks of the same semi-acoustic, hip-hop influenced ska-punk (“crystalcore” as they call it) you may or may not be familiar with.
To give you a little taste of what’s to come we’re pleased to premiere a cut from the new album in the form of a new tune called “Six Roses”. Jam that bad boy below.
Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 6:06 PM (PST) by jaystone
Cool new video from Boston vets Big D & The Kids Table. It’s for the song “Infernal Machine” which, as the title of this very post points out, is a cover of a track by an even more veteran Boston-area band, Sam Black Church. Check out the video here.
Big D’s cover of “Infernal Machine” appears on their recent split flexi-disc with Doped Up Dollies, which finds the latter band covering the inimitable Morphine’s “Early To Bed.” It’s available in digital download and limited-edition flexi-disk through Paper + Plastick‘s Rare Breed Records imprint. Click here to purchase your own, or click here to stream the release online!
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 3:13 PM (PST) by Gina Skidz
L.A. ska band The Interrupters just released a video for their song “By My Side,” and you can check it out below. The song appears on the band’s outstanding sophomore album, Say It Out Loud, which was released on Hellcat Records in June of this year.
Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 12:20 AM (PST) by Jim Hacket
Philly ska/pop-punk band Behind Deadlines are streaming their newest album, Status Quo, over on their Bandcamp page. The new 11-track album is ska – as we all love it – and the grace of pop-punk all bundled up in to one massive release.
Digital and physical sales are currently available, with physical sales coming with 4 bonus tracks. You can listen to the whole thing and check out the merch options below.
Status Quo serves as a follow-up to the group’s 2015 EP, Before Summer Ends.
Monday, November 28, 2016 at 9:41 PM (PST) by jaystone
Well here’s a fun little story just in time for the holidays (and yes, I’m mindful that this is not a place that people usually frequent for “fun little holiday stories,” but we think you’ll dig this one).
David McWane, frontman for long-running Boston-based band Big D & The Kids Table, has published his first novel. It’s called “Kringle: The Story of a Young Toymaker,” and it’s published under the moniker “D.P. McWane.” Here’s the official blurb about the book:
A young carpenter starts a new life in a small New England town where he makes toys for an unscrupulous boss. He meets a single mother and helps her sons’ gang, The Airlords, build “Buck Rogers spaceships” looking sleds to race. They expose the boss’s sham and on Dec. 24th he delivers toys to every child so they can “feel fortunate, even if it’s for just one day”. Along the way he earns the love of the single mother and sons.
“Kringle” is officially available for purchase today. You can order it in hardcover here or in soft cover here, and we’re told it’ll be available on Amazon in the near future. Pick it up, and stay tuned; we’ll try to pick Dave’s brain about it in the next week or so and report back!