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Video interview: Me First And The Gimme Gimmes at the Jägermeister Tour 2014

Posted by vdubowner on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 11:19 AM (PST)

Me First And The Gimme Gimmes recently did a mini-interview during the ongoing Jägermeister Tour taking place in the UK. Spike Slawson, Joey Cape (Lagwagon) and Jay Bentley (Bad Religion) who’s filling in for Fat Mike, talked  about the band in general, how it is to be a “Gimme” and booing Mariah Carey.

Check it out below.

Me First’s latest album Are We Not Men? We Are Diva! was released on May 13th through Fat Wreck Chords.

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Fat Wreck Chords has just released a “mini-documentary” made by Raw Cut Media about Lagwagon and The Swingin’ Utters. The documentary catches up with the legendary bands over the course of three days while on tour in Canada and captures what life is like on the road for the two band while also giving a glimpse into the making of Lagwagon’s Hang and the Swingin’ Utters’ Fistful Of Hollow. You can check it out below.

Lagwagon have been touring in support of Hang, released October 28th via Fat Wreck Chords. The Utters, meanwhile, have been touring in support of Fistful of Hollow, released November 11th on the same label. Dying Scene was at the Boston show: check out our photos here, and read our recent interview with Lagwagon’s Joey Cape here while you’re at it.

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CJ Ramone premieres music video for “Won’t Stop Swinging”

Posted by Johnny X on Friday, December 19, 2014 at 9:54 AM (PST)

CJ Ramone has premiered a music video for his song “Won’t Stop Swinging” off his new album “Last Chance To Dance” and you can check it out below.

“Last Chance To Dance” was released November 25th via Fat Wreck Chords.

CJ’s backing band on “Last Chance To Dance” features Steve Soto and Dan Root of The Adolescents, and Social Distortion drummer David Hidalgo, Jr.  The record serves as a follow-up to 2012′s Reconquista.

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DS Staff Picks – Top 10 Albums of 2014 (vdubowner)

Posted by vdubowner on Friday, December 19, 2014 at 9:38 AM (PST)

Hey folks, I’m Bruno and I’ve been contributing stories on Dying Scene since last year. Before I joined DS my music repertoire consisted mostly of bands I first heard about 20 years ago. I wasn’t even trying to get to know new bands or stay up to date with the scene. So in my case 2014 was all about catching up and making great discoveries. In fact, I’ve been so impressed by some releases from new and less known bands that I had to give them a spot on my list, I even ended up kicking out some releases by well known veteran acts. Like it or not, here’s my top 10 below.

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Less Than Jake to release “American Idle” 7-inch

Posted by Screeching Bottlerocket on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 1:54 PM (PST)

Gainesville ska-punk staples Less Than Jake have announced they will be releasing their song “American Idle” as a 7-inch single, featuring a previously unreleased b-side titled “Late Night Petroleum.” The single is set to come out on January 20th through Fat Wreck Chords.

“American Idle” originally appeared on the Less Than Jake’s 2013 full-length album See The Light, which was also released through Fat Wreck. The band will be touring the US around the 7-inch single’s release early next year with Reel Big Fish and Authority Zero.

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Fat Wreck Chords have posted a 15 second album teaser video for Strung Out’s upcoming album “Transmission.Alpha.Delta,” and you can check it out below.

The video title also announces a March 2015 release date for the album, which was originally projected for late 2014 release.

Strung Out’s latest full-length was 2009′s Agents of the Underground.

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Fat Wreck Chords and Epitaph join Bandcamp

Posted by Bizarro Dustin on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 11:15 AM (PST)

As a part of Bandcamp’s new label account initiative, longtime punk mainstays Fat Wreck Chords and Epitaph Records have joined the digital streaming and distribution website. While Epitaph’s Bandcamp page has only a few releases up so far (notably the newest albums from The Menzingers, Joyce Manor, Plague Vendor, Pianos Become the Teeth and The Sidekicks), the Fat Wreck Bandcamp page contains many of their high profile releases and bands.

From all of the Lagwagon and Strung Out reissues, to nearly the entire discographies of bands such as  Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, The Loved Ones, The Lawrence Arms, Dead To Me, None More Black, and Smoke Or Fire, to bands that have released only one or two albums with the label like the Descendents and The Epoxies, to Fat’s newest albums from the likes of Masked Intruder, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, and CJ Ramone, there’s a whole lot to go through. Of course, NOFX‘s Fat Wreck output is also available.

You check out Epitaph’s Bandcamp page here, and play catch up on the Fat Wreck discography here.

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California ska-punk veterans Mad Caddies have announced a short North American west coast tour for January 2015 with dirty reggae band the Aggrolites and the Bunny Gang (featuring Nathen Maxwell of Flogging Molly). Check out the dates below.

Mad Caddies’s latest album, Dirty Rice, was released on May 13th through Fat Wreck Chords.

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Useless ID vocalist Yotam Ben Horin, has formed a new band with drummer Simo Perini (ActionMen) and bassist Chris Del Rio (Implants). The band is yet to be named, but they are currently working on songs for their debut full-length, which is due out next year.

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Frenzal Rhomb announce early 2015 Australian shows

Posted by Screeching Bottlerocket on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 2:44 PM (PST)

Frenzal Rhomb have announced some Australian shows they’ll be playing on the tail end of this coming January. Dates and locations can be found below.

The band’s latest album Smoko At The Pet Food Factory was released in August, 2011 through Fat Wreck Chords. They began writing new music in early 2013 but haven’t said anything about it since.

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Less Than Jake co-frontman Chris DeMakes will be playing a few solo shows around Florida later this month, and he will be joined by Jay Tea from The Arrogant Sons of Bitches and Ryan Eldred of Catch 22.

A full list of dates and locations can be found below.

The trio toured together earlier this year, and released a split 7-inch through Asbestos Records. Head over here to give it a listen, and pick it up from the label’s webstore.

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Everyone’s favorite pop-punk criminals in Masked Intruder have released a music video for their song “Crime Spree”. The track comes off of the band’s newest album, M.I..

The band has also announced a handful of tour dates with The Copyrights, which even includes a show with none other than The Bouncing Souls. You can check out the video and the tour dates below.

Masked Intruder released M.I. on May 27, 2014 through Fat Wreck Chords. The Copyrights released Report on August 26th through Red Scare Industries

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New Video: Lagwagon and Swingin’ Utters post tour documentary teaser

Posted by jaystone on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 3:58 PM (PST)

As faithful readers of Dying Scene are no doubt aware, Lagwagon and the Swingin’ Utters are just about to wrap up their recent US/Canadian tour. The kind folks at Raw Cut Media caught up with the legendary bands over the course of three days in the Great White North and filmed what’s sure to be a pretty compelling tour documentary. The official teaser video for that very documentary is now available: check it out below.

Lagwagon are touring in support of Hang, released October 28th on Fat Wreck Chords. The Utters, meanwhile, are touring in support of their latest, Fistful of Hollow, released November 11th on that same label. Dying Scene was at the Boston show: check out our photos here, and read our recent interview with Lagwagon’s Joey Cape here while you’re at it.

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I’m not too proud to admit that when news broke a few months ago that Lagwagon and Swingin’ Utters were not only putting out new albums around the same time but teaming up for a tour surrounding those release, I had more than a momentary lapse into “16-year-old fanboy excitement mode.” You see, I’ve got a bit of a confession to make. It may result in the permanent revocation of my punk card, but whatever; I’m 35 years old, it’s been a good run. Though Lagwagon and the Utters have been firmly entrenched on my short list of favorite punk bands, it somehow happened that prior to December 2014, I had never seen either band in concert. (Actually, that’s not necessarily 100% true: I was at Warped Tour 1997, but I’m pretty sure Lagwagon were playing opposite Suicide Machines or something, since I have absolutely no recollection of their set.) 

Anyway, it should probably go without saying that I had December 3rd circled on my calendar from the moment the tour was announced, as that was the day the two bands, alongside opener This Legend, wound their way to Boston’s Brighton Music Hall. As the day approached, however, I became a little tentative about the show. Not about going to it, but about how well it would be received. See, Boston is a bit of a finicky place to play sometimes, particularly for some of the stalwarts of the 1990s punk explosion crowd. So an all ages show on a Wednesday night in December didn’t necessarily give yours truly a case of the warm fuzzies.

It is more than worth mentioning that any trepidation on my part was wildly inappropriate, as the venue was at or near capacity, resulting in a sweaty, raucous show, particularly during Lagwagon’s headlining set. (In the interest of full disclosure, yours truly arrived from suburbia just as This Legend were finishing their set. Early shows make for many a show-opener missed.) Though the show was admittedly not without its technical difficulties, the general consensus is that the issues plagued the bands more than they did the crowd. No names are necessary, but I think we all know that there are numerous bands well in to their second or third (or fourth…) decades that continue to phone in performances night after night, essentially serving as almost unrecognizable shells of their former selves. It should be stated for the record that both the Utters and Lagwagon remain at-or-near the top of their live performance game, and both have put out some of the more highly-touted releases of their respective careers in the very recent past. The current wave of popular punk bands…if there is such a wave…should take notes (and with two-thirds of up-and-coming Boston punk band The Barroom Heroes in attendance, it seems that’s exactly what was happening).

Check out our photo set below. 

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CJ Ramone announces Australian tour dates

Posted by Shawn-Ray Dalinsky on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 4:11 PM (PST)

Former Ramones bassist CJ Ramone has announced the “Last Chance To Dance” Australian tour this February. He will be performing cuts from his recently released album Last Chance To Dance, along with Ramones classics. Check out the dates below.

Last Chance To Dance was released November 25th through Fat Wreck Chords.

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