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Rob Lynch (folk-punk) to release new album “Baby, I’m A Runaway”, streams new song “Sure Thing”

English folk-punk troubadour Rob Lynch has announced that he’ll be releasing a new album titled “Baby, I’m A Runaway” through Xtra Mile Recordings on July 22nd. To get you fired up he’s premiered a new track from the album titled “Sure Thing” and you can give it a whirl below.

This is Lynch’s first release since his debut full-length, All These Nights In Bars Will Somehow Save My Soul also put out in 2014 via Xtra Mile.



Fifteen Years of Raising Hell: Part I – Revisiting “Lucero”

We’ve all got those bands. Bands that not only have a way of writing songs that strike us right in our respective emotional cores, but have a fundamental way in altering how we listen to music. Hell, if you’ve been actively listening to music long enough (and let’s be honest, if you’re reading a story about a band like Lucero on a site like Dying Scene, you’re probably an active music listener), you’ve undoubtedly got a metric ton of those bands. The band that first made you fall for punk rock. The band that first broke you from your childhood love of manufactured pop music. The band whose style you copied and adopted as your own. The band that wrote songs that made you realize that music could be intense and personal and still make you laugh your ass off. The band that first got you to care about politics/social causes or made you break out the thesaurus/dictionary/Google search bar. The band that first wrote songs that made you understand…like, really understand…pain and loss and heartache.

Which brings us to Lucero. The genre-bending Memphis band just rounded the corner on fifteen years since the launch of their self-titled debut full-length. Released May 22, 2001 (MadJack Records), Lucero marked the result of three years of cutting their collective teeth as songwriters and, perhaps most notably, one of the hardest-drinking, hardest-working bands in the game. The album dropped with relatively little fanfare, at least by today’s standards; looking back, there was never really a clear moment when the band burst on the national stage or took the scene by comparative storm. What the album’s release did do, however, was put an official time and date stamp on the beginning of what would become a slow build of a career rooted in earnestness and authenticity that would find them a home in myriad genres. Or, perhaps more accurately, eschewing labels and creating their very own genre.

To honor the occasion, Dying Scene decided to revisit Lucero’s self-titled debut album. From there, the project took off, thus the reason this particular installment is labelled “Part I.” You see, over the course of the last decade-and-a-half, Lucero the band has taken on a level of importance that long since eclipsed the relative importance of Lucero, the album. So what happened as this story developed was a shift in ideas, from a story celebrating Lucero as an album, to a story celebrating Lucero as a band and all of the things that that entails; their continually evolving sound, their devoutly loyal fanbase, their rightful place at the flash point of some rather sizable changes in the punk rock landscape. To do Lucero justice, it’s certainly not enough to hear the long-winded ravings of a Dying Scene editor and Lucero fanboy (don’t you worry, though, there will still be plenty of that in the space below). Throughout the process, however, we called on some singer/songwriter friends to have them chime in on what sets Lucero, the band and the album, apart from the rest of the field.  So grab a whiskey and head below to view our revisit of Lucero (with a little help from Dave Hause and Sal Medrano), and stay tuned later in the week for a longer, entertaining piece on the band at large!



Matilda’s Scoundrels (folk-punk, UK) release video for “Crowley’s Curse”

UK folk-punk outfit Matilda’s Scoundrels have released a music video for their latest shanty “Crowley’s Curse”. The video is a dark, atmospheric affair which certainly suits the occultist subject matter of the track. You can enjoy their latest offering below whilst you wait for the 7″ of the same name to be released this June.



Stöj Snak releases music video for “Laughter Brings People Together…”

Danish folk/acoustic-punk poet Stöj Snak has a new music video out for the track, “Laughter Brings People Together, But No One Wants to Fuck the Funny Guy.” You can watch it below.

The song will appear on Stöj Snak’s upcoming album, ScreamerSongwriter, which is set for release on June 9th. You can pre-order the album right now, over here.

ScreamerSongwriter will serve as a followup to the EP, Happitalism, which came out in February 2016.



Show Review: Erik Petersen, The Best Of The Worst, Will Wood & The Tapeworms, and Teenage Halloween @ The 73 See Gallery 5.6.16 (w/ Photos)

Photo courtesy of Polo Itona (IG: @poloitona)

I avoid going to New Jersey for shows. I don’t drive, and it can be quite the hellish trek from my native city of Yonkers, New York, via the Garden State’s less-than-awesome public transportation system. It’s no secret that New Jersey has a sick music scene. When I heard about a show benefiting the BoMA in New Brunswick and aiming to raise money for the replacement of stolen gear, I quickly Googled the best route to get to the venue straight from work on a rainy Friday night. The trek was absolutely worth it.

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Fear Like Us (folk-punk) stream new album “Succour”

Melbourne based folk-punk act Fear Like Us just released their brand new full-length “Succour” through Poison City Records and you can stream the entire thing below. Think Elway meets Chuck Ragan.

“Succour” is the band’s first release since 2013′s “Street Vipers” also put out through Poison City.



Stöj Snak (folk punk) releases new music video – “Fuck!”

Danish folk/acoustic-punk poet Stöj Snak has a new music video out for the track, “Fuck!” Feast your eyes upon it below.

The artist (Niels H. Sörensen, of the melodic hardcore band Mighty Midgets) recorded the entire video himself inside the bathroom at his local venue. It features Niels writing the song lyrics on the walls, in the stalls, on the floor, and even on the toilets.

The song is off Stöj Snak’s upcoming album, ScreamerSongwriter, which is set for release on June 9th. You can pre-order the album right now, over here.

ScreamerSongwriter will serve as a followup to the EP, Happitalism, which came out in February of 2016.



Old Towns stream new song “Over Again”

Edmonton folk punk act Old Towns has released a stream of a new song titled “Over Again.” The track will appear on the act’s upcoming split EP with Bryan Michael, which will be released on May 18, 2016. You can give the song a listen below.

Old Towns released an EP called Northey Sessions in April 2015 as a follow-up to his 2014 EP titled Leaving Songs.



DS Interview: Rob Taxpayer (The Taxpayers) on new album, punk ethos, and dream gig

The Taxpayers were the first band to ever convert me live. I saw them with Bomb the Music Industry! and the Sidekicks at the now defunct Backspace many years ago. It was a night to remember. The band ripped through their set, but also taught us dances and threw blow-up animals into the pit to be knocked around. They showed me what a good live band was supposed to be, while proving that serious and fun don’t have to be mutually exclusive. The Taxpayers can have it both ways, and seeing them do it so successfully has made me a lifelong fan. The night, the stage, the show is for fun. The album is for art. A band can have both– and the Taxpayers regularly do.

Big Delusion Factory is their latest in a long series of wonderfully intricate punk albums and I was lucky enough to sit down with vocalist/guitarist Rob Taxpayer to discuss that and much more.

Click here for full interview.



Matilda’s Scoundrels (folk punk, UK) announce new 7″ and domestic tour

Hastings’ (UK) own folk punk, six-piece Matilda’s Scoundrels have announced that they will release a new 7″ in June of this year. The record entitled Crowley’s Curse will be released will be via TNSrecords on June 10th and can be preordered from their website. The release of new music also marks the start of a busy summer of shows for the scoundrels, a full list of these UK dates can be viewed below.



DS Exclusive: The Taxpayers stream 2 songs off upcoming album “Big Delusion Factory”

This summer The Taxpayers will unleash their new album Big Delusion Factory through Secret Pennies Records. Personally I’ve been anxiously awaiting this album since they released Cold Hearted Town three long years ago, which is why I’m so stoked to premiere the album’s first two tracks “Call Me Linda” and “Easy Money” for you guys today.

Give the tunes a listen and read a bit about their inspiration from singer Rob Taxpayer below.



The Homeless Gospel Choir kicks off tour at a Bernie Rally

Well, this is definitely one way to get your stuff out there. Today, Derek Zanetti, the one man folk-punk act known as The Homeless Gospel Choir played a couple of protest songs at the start of a Bernie Sanders Rally. This stands in the wake of a series of tour dates that will see Zanetti playing across the South-West, alongside fellow folk solo-act Frank Turner. Check out the upcoming dates below.



FREE Music: Onward, Etc.’s “Son of Neptune”

South Dakota acoustic-punk act Onward, etc is offering a free download of the song “Son of Neptune,” which is the good news.  The lousy news is that Rosco Wuestewald is taking some much-needed time off from touring, and essentially putting himself on a bit of a hiatus.  The prolifically touring musician has decided to take the summer off, but he reassures fans that the project is “far from over.”

You can read Rosco’s full statement, which appeared today on his Facebook page, below.



The Orphans (Pre-Mischief Brew) release and stream EP of “Lost Songs”

The Orphans, now known as Mischief Brew have dropped an EP of songs they recorded in the 90s as The Orphans. You can stream the EP below.

Mischief Brew’s last release was “Bacchanal N’ Philadelphia.” The Orphans last release was “Raise The Youth.”



Pretty Boy Thorson & Lil’ Happiness streams split with Lutheran Heat

Pretty Boy Thorson & Lil’ Happiness is a new group that features Jesse Thorson of  Pretty Boy Thorson & The Falling Angels and Annie Sparrows of The Soviettes.  They are getting ready to release a split EP with fellow Minneapolis punk act Lutheran Heat.

The EP is set to be released on May 27th via Rad Girlfriend Records, but you can listen to the whole thing now.  Check it out below.