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Get Dead release details on new album, stream new song – “Silence”

San Francisco punks Get Dead are releasing new details about their upcoming album. Check out the artwork for Honesty Lives Elsewhere to the left, and the tracklisting below. While you’re at it, listen to the first track off the album, “Silence,” below as well.

Honesty Lives Elsewhere is set for release on July 29th via Fat Wreck Chords. The album serves as a followup to Get Dead’s 2014 EP, Bygones. The band’s previous full-length release was their 2013 Fat Wreck debut, Bad News.



Leftover Crack release music video for “Bedbugs & Beyond”

Leftöver Crack have released a music video for their song “Bedbugs & Beyond,” and you can check it out below.

The band’s latest album Constructs of the State was released last November on Fat Wreck Chords.



Face to Face release “Double Crossed” video

California punk veterans Face to Face have released a music video for their song “Double Crossed.” Check it out below.

The track is taken from the band’s latest album Protection, which came out on March 4th through Fat Wreck Chords. You can listen to the entire record here.



Live Video: No Use and Friends at Groezrock 2016

Fat Wreck Chords has uploaded the entire performance of No Use and Friends — a tribute band featuring the surviving members of the legendary California punk band No Use for a Name — at this year’s edition of Groezrock in Belgium. You can check it out below.

No Use for a Name’s lead singer Tony Sly died on July 31, 2012 at the age of 41, and the band split up shortly after his death.



The Fest 15 announces second wave of bands (Dillinger Four, The Ergs! Reunion, BoySetsFire and more)

The second big batch of bands has been announced for The Fest 15, and it contains just as many great bands and awesome surprises as the first announcement.

Among the new bands announced are Dillinger Four, BoySetsFire, Lemuria, Masked Intruder, Mean Jeans, Big D and the Kids Table, Direct Hit!, PUP, reunion appearances by both The Ergs! and Against All Authority, the final F.Y.P. show and so many more. You can check out the full, up-to-the-minute lineup here,

Fest 15 takes place October 28-30 in, you guessed it, Gainesville, Florida.  Tickets go on sale May 20th.



Album Review: Mean Jeans – “Tight New Dimension”

Mean Jeans, much like cheese, have only gotten better with age. Sure, to the untrained palette it might all sound like the same Ramones-y garage punk song over and over again, but the more experienced listener can easily tell just how far the Portland trio have come since they first hit the scene nearly a decade ago. On the surface the band’s third full length album, Tight New Dimension, might be more of the same, but as the prog rock inspired cover art hints at: it also finds the band in new territory.

At its core, it’s still a Mean Jeans album; the songs are catchy, rarely pass the two minute mark, and they place a high priority on keeping it loose. However, Tight New Dimension doesn’t pick up where the band last left off on 2012’s On Mars so much as it hops over the fence and journeys on the other side of the road. Unlike previous albums the band now has something new in their arsenal: experience. And it shows a lot: the songs might still be the same structurally and carry the same party vibe, but now they’re played by a band who has been at it for a few years and knows exactly what they’re doing.

Lyrically, Mean Jeans have never been a band to really cut deep and Tight New Dimension is no different. However, to go back to the cheese metaphor for a moment, just because you’ve experienced some fine grano padano doesn’t mean you can’t also enjoy a plain American cheese sandwich as well. Mean Jeans may not offer in-depth political insights or offer catharsis for heartbreak, but they still bang out some witticisms (the 1-2 punch of “4 Coors Meal”/”Allergic to Success” is filled with plenty of one-liners) and ask some heavy hitting questions (“Are There Beers in Heaven?”). They even manage to drop some clever lines while paying tribute to the King of Pop. Seriously, who would’ve thought to rhyme “Michael Jackson was tight” with “I was so sad when he died”?

Mean Jeans might claim that they’re allergic to success, but if they’re going to keep on making records like this one, they’re going to want to carry some Claritin or Benadryl with them at all times.

4 / 5 – Listen below.

RIYL: The Jetty Boys, Ramones, The Marked Men



Zach Quinn (PEARS) releases new acoustic track

New Noise Magazine have premiered a track off Zach Quinn‘s forthcoming solo acoustic record. The song, entitled “Infinite Sigh”, is a melancholy number that oozes emotion and offers a nice opportunity to see the musician’s more sensitive side than on his main project PEARS. You can listen to the new track ahead of the self-titled record’s release via New Noise Magazine.

 

 



Fat Wreck Chords to release unplugged comp “Mild In The Streets”

This is pretty cool. Fat Wreck Chords are going to be putting out an “unplugged” compilation featuring a bunch of Fat bands (or their front men and women) doing stripped down versions of old classics and a few newbies. Here’s the announcement directly from Fat:

We have a new FAT comp! Mild in the Streets: Fat Music Unplugged will be released on July 1st. This is a collection of songs from punk bands and singers who trade in their blaring amps and distortion pedals for acoustic guitars and minimalist arrangements. Jammed with 16 soulful songs, including 5 previously unreleased, this comp is a great listen front to back, and just what we need to get the day rolling. Capped by a bonus track of a full symphony recording of NOFX’s “The Decline,” this new comp is a unique must-have. And a big thanks to all the Fat Record Store fans who appear on the cover! Find your face and tell your friends, you’re on the cover of a FAT record!

Check out the full track list and place a pre-order right here.



Video: Interview w/ DIRECT HIT!

Bobby Pickles interviews Nick Woods and Devon Kay of the Milwaukee-based pop punk band, DIRECT HIT! @Revolution Live, Ft. Lauderdale, FL prior to them opening for NOFX on the Hepatitis Bathtub Music and Book Tour!

Watch the video below.



Lagwagon announce European tour with Useless ID

Lagwagon will be heading to Europe this summer alongside label-mates Useless ID. You can check out the dates and locations below. Ticket information can be found here.

Lagwagon last released Hang in October 2014 via Fat Wreck Chords. Useless ID, meanwhile, released their brand new EP, We Don’t Want the Airwaves, on May 6, 2016 and will be releasing their new album, State Is Burning, on July 1, 2016, also through Fat Wreck.



It’s a brand new Episode of Dying Scene Radio feat. Bobby Pickles and his crew of ragtag misfits, and Elena Venetia LIVE from Delaware (why?); SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW: DIRECT HIT!

This week on Dying Scene RadioBobby Pickles is joined by his ragtag crew of misfits: TONE LO-KI & Piazza (not the famous baseball hall-of-famer); as well as Elena Venetia LIVE from Delaware. It’s a motley crew of “eegits” talking medieval rape, unrepressed anger, and spinning new tracks by Blink -182 and Masked Intruder. SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW: DIRECT HIT!

THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST
Blink-182 – Bored To Death
Beartooth – Loser
The Run Around – A Voice
Thrice – Black Honey
Masked Intruder – Take What I Want
Future Idiots – Eyes Of Mine
Heart Attack Kids – Deaf Dogs
Wicked Bears – Piazza, L.A. Dodger
Tiny Moving Parts – Common Cold
Death by Stereo – Neverending
Less Thank Jake – Suburban Myth
Bitch Queens – Again, Again & Again
BAND SPOTLIGHT: DIRECT HIT!
Direct Hit! – Artificial Confidence
NO//LIARS – Catalyst
Sniper 66 – Messiah
The Gap Year – Under Your Tongue
Ethan 103  – Punk Rock Fashion Police
State Line Syndicate – Borrowed Time
Brash Hounds – Bobby Fischer
D.O.A. – Fucked Up Donald
The Taxpayers – Easy Money

Here all the incessant blathering, latest headlines and music BELOW!



Fireball whisky announce Less Than Jake for new “Fueling the Fire” UK tour

The Whisky company Fireball have announced Less Than Jake, The Skints and Mariachi El Bronx for their first “Fueling the Fire” tour taking place in the UK this Autumn. Along with this already tantalising lineup, Australian reggae/metal mashup pioneers The Bennies and Japanese ska-punks KEMURI will join the party at selected dates.  Tickets go on sale on Friday 13th May and priced at an incredibly low £10 fans of ska-punk would be mad to miss this one. A full list of the dates can be viewed below.



Useless ID stream new EP “We Don’t Want The Airwaves”

Israeli punk veterans Useless ID are streaming their brand new EP “We Don’t Want The Airwaves” in full below.

The EP was released May 6th via Fat Wreck Chords and is a precursor to the band’s upcoming full-length “State Is Burning” due out July 1st on Fat.



Useless ID to release “State Is Burning” in July

Israeli punk veterans Useless ID have announced they will release their long-awaited new album State Is Burning on July 1st via Fat Wreck Chords. The artwork can be viewed on the left, while the track listing is below.

State Is Burning will be Useless ID’s first studio album since 2012′s Symptoms, and they just released their new EP We Don’t Want the Airwaves on Fat Wreck.



DS Photo Gallery: NOFX, Direct Hit! and Mephiskapheles, Boston, MA (4/28/16)

We’ve all no-doubt heard the news that circa 2016, bands can’t rely on album sales to comprise more  than a sliver of their total earnings, and are this relegated to earning the bulk of their collective paychecks from the road. When a band has career longevity that stretches north of thirty years and isn’t actively plugging a new album, that can make for interesting decisions when it comes time to tour; take the easy way out and sleepwalk through a greatest hits set? Take a night…or two…or three… in each city and play your “best” (read as: best selling) album…or two…or three… in order each night? Join forces with a couple other aging bands that also don’t have new albums out for a national summertime touring nostalgia-fest?

NOFX obviously, and thankfully, chose a bit of a different option. Alongside former Dead Kennedy’s frontman Jeff “Penalty” Alulis, the band (including former members) penned The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories, a captivating collection of tales from their entire career-to-date –funny, serious, sad, fucked up, heart-wrenching, and all things in between. (Editor’s note: full review to follow in the coming days.) In support of the book, the band hit the road for a joint book-signing/club show tour that featured stops at the Harvard Book Store and Paradise Rock Club in Boston, respectively. Dying Scene wasn’t in attendance at the former (stupid day job and stupid traffic), but was at the sold-out latter for a performance that can really only be described as “stellar”…and not just “stellar for a punk show.”

It’s no secret that part of the allure of a NOFX show is that there’s always the realistic chance that things careen dangerously off the rails. This particular evening, however, say the band rip through more than two dozen songs (I won’t bore you, just check the setlist here) and, in the process, sounds probably the tightest that yours truly has ever seen them play. Inimitable frontman Fat Mike seemed to take notice of how just how solid the band were, joking that he was going to take a drink every time he made a mistake, and getting through four or five songs in a row without needing to drink, only to ask the band to play a harder song so that there was a chance he’d screw up so he could finally drink. Hyperbolic stage banter, perhaps, but the band and current touring keyboard player/backup vocalist Karina Denike (whom you should be familiar with) seemed especially engaged (not always a given) and in good spirits.

Well, until the fight, that is. Toward the end of the evening, a fight broke out in the crowd on guitarist/tromboner/occasional vocalist El Hefe’s side of the stage. While fights are not entirely rare at punk shows by any stretch of the imagination (seriously, read The Hepatitis Bathtub…), and while the details of what exactly happened remain a bit fuzzy (though it does appear it was a “long-haired dude versus a skinhead”), it’s worth nothing that not only had yours truly not experienced a “band stops and takes their instruments off” kind of donnybrook for a quite a while, even Fat Mike noted that that he hadn’t seen such a thing in quite some time. Still, the band were able to regroup and finish out the show in fairly epic fashion, as Mike took his bass back off and sang most of his parts in “Kill All The White Man” from the crowd. While the show and the setlist did a pretty solid job of spanning the duration of NOFX’s career, it also did a pretty solid job of avoiding “greatest hits setlist” territory, and even featured a few tracks from their upcoming full-length, the as-yet-publicly-untitled album due out on Fat Wreck this summer.

Direct support on this run was provided by none other than recent Fat Wreck signees Direct Hit!. The Milwaukee-area four-piece were on-point, leading the crowd through a blistering set that included songs from their own upcoming Fat Wreck release, “Wasted Mind” (due July 24th). Direct Hit! don’t present as a band that takes themselves too seriously, however they do appear to take seriously the fact that they’ve become the latest signing to Fat Wreck and the honor that comes with not only sharing a label but sharing a stage with an act that they’ve looked up with for years and years. Made for a particularly fun and inspiring set.

The album’s first act, Mephiskapheles, kicked things off in throwback fashion. Their trademark NYC Satanic ska-core sound certainly isn’t like anything that’s come since, and may have presented as a bit sonically overwhelming for those that aren’t familiar with their place in the genre.

Check out our full photo gallery below.