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New Found Glory, Yellowcard & Tigers Jaw announce US tour

New Found Glory and Yellowcard have revealed that they will be going on US tour together with special guests Tigers Jaw. Not much more is known at this point but an announcement video was posted to NFG’s YouTube page that features Ryan Key and Ryan Mendez from Yellowcard awkwardly discussing the possibility of a tour in a short 30 second skit. Yellowcard and NFG’s Facebook pages both link to the same video announcement with a caption indicating that the details are going to be revealed on May 26th at 10AM EST, so stay tuned for those!

Be sure to check back, we will continue to update you on this tour announcement as the details come to light.

EP Review: Masked Intruder – ‘Incriminating Evidence: 2011 Demos’

When you think about it, 2011 wasn’t all that long ago. And yet, for a band like Masked Intruder, it seems like eons ago. Who would have thought that four years ago a band that dressed up in color coordinated criminal outfits could be one of the biggest (that’s debatable, I suppose) acts on Fat Wreck Chords? Clearly Red Scare head Tobias Jeg did- which is likely why he quickly scooped them up for their first album (before they were even more quickly picked up by Fat). To celebrate everything that has happened to the band in the last four years, Toby has re-released the band’s very first recordings- a four song demo, newly christened Incriminating Evidence – 2011 Demos.

Of the four songs here, three of them have been re-recorded for later albums. Both “How Do I Get to You?” and “I’m in (Unrequited) Love” were included on the band’s 2012 self-titled album (the former also appeared on the band’s First Offense EP, and the latter was shortened to simply “Unrequited Love”), and “I Fought the Law (But the Law Beat the Shit Out of Me)” showed up on the band’s sophomore effort, M.I., leaving “I Plead the 5th” as the sole track to remain exclusive to this release and therefore the only “new” song of the bunch to any newcomers to the band that haven’t already heard this EP.

For a demo recording, the production is solid here. It’s not as slick-sounding as M.I., but it’s on par with First Offense and maybe even Masked Intruder, so it’s curious as to why these songs are labeled as demos (also worth noting: these versions don’t sound all that different from their studio counterparts). Some might be disappointed with the lack of material that hasn’t already been re-recorded, but Incriminating Evidence provides a lot of support that Masked Intruder has always had a strong sense of bubblegum pop melodies, and maybe that, gimmick or not, they were destined for success from the start.

4.5 / 5

RIYL: Teenage Bottlerocket, Direct Hit!, House Boat

No Weather Talks (pop-punk) announce new album, stream lead single “Any City’s Song”

German pop-punk act No Weather Talks have announced they will be releasing a new album titled Undoing Defeat on June 9th through No Idea Records (US) and Gunner Records (Europe).

You can check out the LP’s tracklist and stream its lead single “Any City’s Song” below.

Undoing Defeat will be No Weather Talks’ first full-length release. The band’s first three EPs can be heard on their Bandcamp page.

Random Cover Song: Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers / Ramones – “Chinese Rocks”

Cover songs are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. We here at Dying Scene love hearing punk bands do their own take on other band’s songs. Sometimes they pull off amazing interpretations of old classics, sometimes they’re not much more than humble tributes to a fellow artist, and other times they’re just downright laughable renditions of otherwise great songs. Good or bad. Intriguing or mundane. We’ll let you be the judge.

Today’s song is “Chinese Rocks,” which has been performed by both Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers, and the Ramones. The song has a bit of a convoluted history: it was primarily written by Dee Dee Ramone with contributions from Richard Hell (something that both Ramone and Hell agreed upon), but when it was time to record the song the rest of the Ramones vetoed it so Dee Dee gave the song to Hell, who was then still a member of The Heartbreakers. Even after Hell left the group they continued to play it and recorded it for their debut (and only) studio album, 1977′s L.A.M.F., falsely crediting the song to Thunders and Heartbreakers drummer Jerry Nolan in addition to Dee Dee Ramone and Richard Hell (future pressings of the album would go on to credit the song to three of the Ramones, but not Hell).

The Ramones recorded their version for their 1980 album, End of the Century, with the title being changed to “Chinese Rock,” and a slight alteration in lyrics, removing Dee Dee’s name from the opening lines. You can listen to both versions of the song below, and read more about the song’s history here.

Winter Break offer self-titled album for name-your-price download

Punk trio Winter Break released their self-titled debut earlier this week but if you haven’t had a chance to listen to it yet now is your chance! The band has released their album as a name-your-price download on Bandcamp. You can stream it below, or download it here.

Winter Break released Winter Break on May 19, 2015 through Asian Man Records and Lauren Records.

Set It Off boot bassist Austin Kerr for sexual assault allegations; Kerr issues response

Interesting news day from the Set It Off camp.

Earlier today, the Tampa, Florida-based band and Equal Vison Records recording artists had announced that they’ve gone from a five-piece to a four-piece because bassist Austin Kerr had been ousted from the band due to recent allegations of sexual assault that had surfaced against him. In case you missed it, here’s their statement:

Recently we have been made aware of the statements made about our bassist, Austin Kerr. We are taking the situation seriously and have decided that the best thing for the band is to part ways with Austin. We send our deepest apologies to anyone who has ever been affected negatively by his actions. Our fans mean the absolute world to us and their safety and happiness will always be our top priority. We are so grateful for their ongoing support over the years and will do everything we can to make this up to them and move forward from this.

Fast-forward to late this afternoon, and  Kerr responded with a lengthy, detailed statement of his own through his Facebook page, which you can read right here. However, we took the liberty of cutting-and-pasting said statement below. It’s an interesting read, to say the least.

As of two days ago I became aware of some serious allegations against me. There are two sides of every story and then there’s the truth. Fact is, I’m a guy who hasn’t always considered the way people may perceive my actions and while never forceful, there’s situations where I’ve been too pushy in several matters. I am taking full responsibility for my actions and behavior. I am so sorry for the effects of my actions and I apologize to anyone who has ever been made to feel uncomfortable by me in any capacity. I promise you it was NEVER my intention and I never thought I was entitled to anything.

I will carry myself differently in every matter I’m a part of from this day on. Upon first hearing of these matters, I immediately stopped drinking anywhere near shows, and stopped doing anything that might make someone uncomfortable (i.e. hugging them, picking them up, etc.). I will continue for the rest of my life being fully observant of other people’s feelings. After talking with the band, we have all agreed that I should part ways as nothing in this this should be attached to them in any way. I got to live my dream for years. For all the times, lessons and memories, I am so grateful.

Unfortunately attached to these allegations are half stories, exaggerations and untruthful statements. Since the tumblr post was released I have been approached by multiple people by their own accord who were there and can varify that some statements made are fictional or have proof of their falsehoods.

The truth is I’ve made people feel uncomfortable and I’m sorry. I encourage everyone to read into things before they believe them or make judgements. In often cases a lack of proof means something.

Moving forward, I am actively working on improving and making better decisions so that I will never make anyone feel like this again.

Stay tuned for information on this one. Not to editorialize or anything, but something tells me we haven’t heard the last of this situation…

This Century calling it quits after new album and tour

Sad news for fans of Arizona three-piece (don’t let the picture fool you) This Century. At some point that’ll take place probably later this year, the band will be no more. Here are some excerpts from their official statement:

We have decided as a band that after eight amazing and fulfilling years, we will be closing this chapter of our lives and stepping out into the next. This band has allowed us to grow and learn more about each other than we ever thought we would, and we all feel like we’re better people because of that and because of you guys. We love each other like brothers, we always have and we always will, so we’re happy to say this isn’t a result of anything negative. This Century has been an amazing experience, but we unanimously agreed while we were making this new album that it was time to move on to pursue each of our passions and musical projects. We wanted to see this album through, however, and make it a great final record for ourselves, but more importantly, for the people who have supported us for so long.

We will be releasing our new album Soul Sucker on June 2nd and following that up with some final shows throughout 2015. We’re going to be trying our hardest to get more shows booked both in the US and internationally so we can come and say thank you in person to as many of you as possible. We will also be playing these last shows as our original lineup, so we’re happy to tell you that Alex will be coming along with us! 

So there you have it. The band will return to being a four-piece for their farewell tour, which should take place sometime after the release of their final album, which is due out June 2nd. We’ll keep you posted.

RIP This Century (2007 – 2015).

Reckless Serenade and The Bunny The Bear announce east coast tour dates

New York-based indie/pop-punk act Reckless Serenade have announced a series of tour dates that’ll find them covering most of the east coast over the month of June alongside Buffalo, New York post-hardcore band The Bunny The Bear. Check out the full tour rundown below.

Reckless Serenade’s debut full-length, “Chasing Lights,” hit the streets back in August 2013.

State Champs announce summer US tour with Hit The Lights, Tiny Moving Parts, & more

Albany pop-punk act State Champs are keeping busy, busy, busy. The group has just announced their “Shot Boys Of Summer” headlining tour featuring Hit the LightsTiny Moving PartsLet It Happen, and Northbound. The tour will take place July 16th – August 2nd with dates across the US.

The group is currently touring the Northeast US, then heading to Australia, back home for this tour, then off to Europe in the fall. No rest in the foreseeable future for these guys!

Check out the full list of tour dates below.

Get Up Go (pop punk) release music video for “BK, Like OMG!” offer FREE download

UK pop punks Get Up Go have released a music video for their new single “BK, Like OMG!” and you can check it out, as well as download the track ‘name your price’ style, below.

The song is off their upcoming EP “You Jump, I Jump,” which is due out June 1st.

Bad Year (pop-punk) stream new EP “Isolated”

Bad Year, a pop punk 5 piece from Orlando, FL have recently released their “Isolated” EP through Good Enuf Records and you can stream it in its entirety below.

“Isolated” was officially released on April 28th.

Introducing New Pop-Punk Act: Anyway! (full album stream)

Here’s a new pop-punk band to check out.  Philly’s Anyway! are equal parts poppy and heavy and their music sorta falls in the same vein of Four Year Strong, though dare I say it, Anyway! seems much more versatile.  The four piece recently recorded their debut album “1st American” at the Blasting Room Studio and I recommend you give it a “spin” below.

Dikembe announces summer tour with Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)

Gainseville, FL’s Dikembe is going on tour this summer with Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) and The Appleseed Cast & Annabel.

The tour begins in Atlanta on June 27th, and continues through the Midwest, East Coast, and Canada until mid-August.

Have a look at all the tour dates and locations below.

Dikembe sees the release of the new seven-inch “Ledge” in two weeks (June 2nd) through Tiny Engines.

Broadside premieres music video for “Playing In Traffic” off new album “Old Bones”

Virginia pop-punk band Broadside sees the release of their new album “Old Bones”, today through Victory Records.

The band has just released a new music video for their song “Playing In Traffic”, which appears on the new work. Check it out below.

Broadside recently announced a summer tour with Florida pop-punk band Old Again, you can check out the dates here.

Spraynard details upcoming LP “Mable”

Pennsylvania punks Spraynard are keeping themselves quite busy in 2015, including work on a new album. The band has just released details surrounding the new work, which is entitled “Mable”.

The album will be the band’s Jade Tree Records debut, which is set to be released June 10th. You can pre-order the album here. Check out album artwork above, and track list below.

Spraynard have also added a few shows to their tour schedule. Check out the updated list of dates/locations here.