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AJJ announce new album “The Bible 2,” release music video for lead single

AJJ (formerly known as Andrew Jackson Jihad) have announced they will be releasing a new album titled The Bible 2 on August 19th through SideOneDummy Records. They’ve also premiered a music video for the LP’s lead single “Goodbye, Oh Goodbye.”

You can check out the video as well as the record’s tracklist and cover art below. Pre-orders are available here.

The Bible 2 will be the band’s 6th full-length album, and their first since shortening their name to “AJJ.” Their last LP Christmas Island was released in May of 2014.



AJJ tease new music in perhaps the strangest way possible

When AJJ (formerly Andrew Jackson Jihad) announced that their new album would be releasing sometime this year, I for one was absolutely brimming with excitement. I guess the band must have sensed the general anticipation, because ever since releasing the video for “Top of My Game”, they’ve switched to teasing their music in the most esoteric way possible. Members of the group have been posting weird Vlogs to Facebook of themselves eating cereal, opening random boxes, and even digging through their own trash, all of which have been accompanied by brief snippets of their coming songs. The videos themselves are funny, in a typically weird AJJ kind of way, and from what I’m hearing, this could be shaping up to be an awesome album. You can check them out here.



Andrew Cream streams new album “Self-Portrait”

Leeds based folk-punk Andrew Cream is currently streaming his self-titled debut album Self-Portait.  

You can give it a listen here.

Self-Portrait was released on June 8th.



Introducing Folk-Punk Act: The Radical Loneliness

Folk Punk quartet from Edmonton, Canada, The Radical Loneliness, are set to release their debut album ‘Anecdotes’ via Conscious Will Productions on June 17. I’ve only heard one song from this release but its pretty damn good and I recommend you check it out below.



Free Music: Mischief Brew – “Folkadelphia Session”

Folkadelphia is giving you a free download of their session with Philly folk-punk group Mischief Brew. Listen and/or download below.

The six-song acoustic set was recorded at the WXPN Performance Studio on December 20, 2015. If you’re not familiar with Folkadelphia, it’s a folk music organization and radio show, obviously in Philadelphia. Find out more here.

Mischief Brew last released a compilation album Bacchanal ‘n’ Philadelphia in January through Square of Opposition Records.

Their latest studio album was This Is Not For Children, which came out in June of 2015 via Alternative Tentacles.



Stöj Snak releases music video for “Hu-Men”

Danish folk/acoustic-punk poet Stöj Snak has a new music video out for his track, “Hu-Men.” You can watch it below.

The song will appear on Stöj Snak’s upcoming album,ScreamerSongwriter, which is set for release on June 9, 2016. Fortunately for you, we premiered a stream of the full album and you can listen to it immediately right here



Hoist The Colors releasing new album “Mourners,” offer free download of single

Los Angeles folk-infused punk band Hoist The Colors have announced they’ll be releasing a new album titled Mourners on September 24th through Hardline Entertainment.

The LP’s title track is available to stream and download for free, right here. Pre-orders can be placed here.

Mourners will be Hoist The Colors’ first album in 4 years, serving as a follow-up to 2012′s Miles to Go Before We Sleep.



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.