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Worst Days Down (punk) stream new album “Elsewhere”

Edmonton/Minneapolis punk act Worst Days Down are streaming their brand new album Elsewhere in its entirety.

You can give it a listen below.

Elsewhere was released March 3rd, 2017 via Gunner Records.



DS Photo Gallery: Dan Webb and the Spiders/Bundles Album Release Show (Boston, MA)

Dan Webb

A couple of yours truly’s favorite hometown bands recently teamed up to throw a record release party in honor of their new split 12-inch, and the result was one of the most enjoyable show-going experiences of the year in the local music scene.

The two bands of honor in this case were Dan Webb and the Spiders and Bundles. Their split, which you can still stream here, marks the first release on the American imprint (run by Webb himself) of German-based Gunner Records. The evening’s festivities took place at O’Brien’s Pub in Boston’s Allston neighborhood, a no-frills bar in one of the few no-frills neighborhoods left in an increasingly gentrifying city. O’Brien’s has long provided a dark, sweaty bastion for up-and-coming local and smaller national touring bands (shoutout to the great and terrible Ryan Agate), making it the perfect backdrop for the occasion.

Birdwatching

The first band out of the chute on this particular evening was Birdwatching. For the uninitiated (as I was until showtime), Birdwatching are a local three-piece who, despite being a newcomer to the scene in ever sense, seem to have perfected the sort of lo-fi, odd-time signatured indie punk sound that’s been building over the last couple years. They’ve got an album release show of their own in a couple weeks that Bundles will actually be opening, a clear sign that Birdwatching aren’t going to be “up-and-coming” for very long.

Dan Webb and the Spiders

While they very easily could have been headlining this particular show, Dan Webb + The Spiders actually played second out of the four bands on the bill. As I’ve told you before, they’re a four-piece that grew out of a one-man project, and they grab you by the scruff of the neck and forces you to pay attention, with a sound that owes more than a little bit of inspiration to the heyday of punk-infused ’90′s garage rock. On the split that this show was celebrating, tracks like “”No Excuse” pay sonic homage to Brit-pop bands, while the band bring more of an uptempo banger vibe to “Odd Combinations” and a throwback Lemonheads vibe on “Running Around” and “Inside the Cage,” though only the former and latter tracks made it into the setlist on this occasion.

No Weather Talks

Germany’s No Weather Talks played third, and marked a pleasant surprise if ever there was one. I’d admittedly not heard them…or heard of them…prior to this occasion, but they made quick fans out of myself and many others in the crowd by midway through their first song. Playing entirely on gear borrowed from Webb and his cronies, the Hamburg-based five pieced play a surprisingly tight set of tunes that are sort of a modern rock take on a classic skate-punk sound. The only band listed on their Facebook page as an influence is Samiam, and I would go so far as to say that a No Weather Talks – Samiam comparison is entirely accurate, if Samiam were fronted by a dynamic female vocalist, in this case the captivating Faye Herr.

Bundles

What can I say about Bundles that I haven’t said before? Hmmm…well…let’s see. The band consists of three dudes with questionable tastes in guitar tuners and facial hair and even more questionable penchants for quad-revealing short shorts. I kid. Not really. Well…kinda. Anyway, Bundles have become one of my favorite local live bands in relatively short order. While they band joked that they had no business closing a show after sets by the three bands that came before them, that speaks more to the strength of the bill than it does to their own prowess, as evidence by the way they plowed through their set in prototypical punk rock fashion. While the sound is still an intense version of post-hardcore, what has changed a little as the band has grown over the last year or so is the more toned-down points in some of the newer tracks (like “Welcome To The Rusty Nail” from the aforementioned split), proving that 1000mph isn’t always a necessity to get the point across.

Check out our full photo gallery from the evening below.

 



Joe McMahon (Smoke or Fire) announces North American tour dates

Smoke Or Fire frontman Joe McMahon has announced North American tour dates.

You can check out the dates and locations below.

Another Life was released September 2nd though Smartpunk in the US, while Gunner Records handled its European release. Orders are available here and here, respectively.



DS Exclusive: Bundles and Dan Webb + The Spiders stream upcoming split 12-inch

Dying Scene is beyond stoked to bring you the premier of the upcoming 12-inch split from two of Boston’s sincerely raddest bands, Bundles and Dan Webb and the Spiders. On a totally personal level, I had the unique privilege of catching both of these bands live in support roles before I was familiar with their recorded music, and was legitimately blown away by both, so allow me to introduce you if you’re not familiar.

Bundles are a three-piece post-hardcore (I guess…) band who, as I wrote about when I first saw them, played with such earnestness and voracity that they had plowed full throttle through their setlist and damn near ran out of songs before they ran out of time. They were one of the first new bands in seemingly forever that made me stop and actively pay closer attention than normal because I hadn’t quite seen or heard something like them in a good long while.

Speaking of which… Dan Webb and the Spiders are a four-piece that grew out of a one-man project. I was admittedly a little behind the eight-ball on these guys, as there’s long been a lot of local buzz surrounding them from people in the know. They’re another one of those bands that grabs you by the scruff of the neck and forces you to pay attention, with a sound that owes more than a little bit of inspiration to the heyday of punk-infused ’90’s garage rock.

The 12-inch split is due out tomorrow (October 18th) on Gunner Records, and marks that label’s first-ever dedicated USA-based release. Stream the album in full below, and follow the link here to pre-order physical or digital copies! If you’re in the Boston area, come hang out at O’Brien’s in Allston tomorrow night for the record release show!



Joe McMahon (Smoke or Fire) streaming new song “Chained to Ghosts,” announces tour dates

Smoke Or Fire frontman Joe McMahon is streaming a new song called “Chained to Ghosts” off his upcoming solo album “Another Life.”  He also announced tour dates.

You can check out the song and tour dates here.

Another Life will be released September 2nd though Smartpunk in the US, while Gunner Records will handle its European release. Pre-orders are available here and here, respectively.



Joe McMahon (Smoke Or Fire) announces debut solo album, streams first single

Smoke Or Fire frontman Joe McMahon has announced he will release his debut solo album Another Life this September 2nd.

Smartpunk will release the record in the US, while Gunner Records will handle its European release. Pre-orders are available here and here, respectively.

If you want a taste of Another Life, the album’s first single “It All Went Black” is available to stream below.



Mischief Brew’s Erik Petersen passes away

Punknews is reporting that Erik Petersen, the frontman and founder of Philadelphia folk-punk band Mischief Brew, has passed away. The band has not released a statement regarding Petersen’s passing, but we will let you know if and when they do.

Mischief Brew was getting ready to embark on a European tour later this month, but it’s safe to assume it has been cancelled.

It goes without saying that our hearts go out to Mischief Brew. We will be keeping Erik’s friends and family in our thoughts.

Update: On July 12th, the Upper Darby Police Department’s official Twitter page reported that Petersen was missing and “may be having some emotional issues.”



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.”



Show Review & Interview: Mischief Brew @ Sunnyvale Brooklyn (1.30.16)

When you hear that Mischief Brew will perform in your town, you make sure you get your ass to that show, even if you were riding in the back of an ambulance that same morning. I spent the better part of that Saturday getting my mom to the hospital, who came down with some severe viral infection, and waiting around as doctors and nurses performed tests and ultrasounds. It didn’t stop me from seeing one of my favorite bands, and I decided I was taking up too much space in the emergency room. I knew I had to go and see Mischief Brew, just to simply get me out of those hospital blues.

You can keep reading after the cut.



Mischief Brew streaming entire new album “Baccanal ‘n’ Philadelphia”

Mischief Brew sees the release of their latest album “Bacchanal ‘n’ Philadelphia” today through Square of Opposition Records.

The album is a compilation containing the bands earliest recordings, as well their side of the “Bellingham & Philadelphia” release and their “Bakenal” EP.

The band is now streaming the entire album, which you can listen to here.

Mischief Brew released their last album “This Is Not For Children” via Alternative Tentacles last June.



Mischief Brew announce additional tour dates

Folk Punk act Mischief Brew have announced a new set of tour dates for July which follow their west coast tour with Ramshackle Glory. You can see the full list of dates and locations below.

Mischief Brew is getting ready to release a brand new album called This Is Not For Children on May 23, 2015 through Alternative Tentacles Records. This is the band’s first full-length album since 2011′s The Stone Operation although they’ve been regularly releasing new music since then. The latest EP titled O, Pennsyltucky! came out last year.



Mischief Brew release album artwork for “This Is Not For Children”

Philly folk punk outfit Mischief Brew have released the cover art for their new album, This Is Not For Children, which is slated to be released in early 2015 on Fistolo Records.

Check out the artwork above and head over here to check out their last EP, O, Pennsyltucky!, and see the video for the title track, which will also be featured on the new album.

 



New music video and EP from Mischief Brew – “O, Pennsyltucky!”

Philly folk punk outfit Mischief Brew have a new EP out today (October 14th), called O, Pennsyltucky! You can stream the 3-song EP below.

Just below that, you’ll also find a new video for the title track of the EP. That track will also be featured on the band’s upcoming album, This Is Not For Children, which is due out in early 2015.

Mischief Brew last released a previously lost album called Kettle Rebellion back on April 1st. You can read the story behind the record and stream it in full on the group’s Bandcamp page.



Mischief Brew announce new single and video

Philly folk punks Mischief Brew have announced they will be releasing a new song called “O, Pennsyltucky!”  The song will be appearing on the band’s new album This Is Not For Children, which is due out early next year, but they are planning on releasing the song as a single in digital and cassette format along with two non-album tracks “We are the ground,” and “Dirty overhauls.”  The single will be released on October 14th along with a video for “O, Pennsyltucky!”  Here’s what the band had to say about that video:

“The video was filmed entirely in the near-ghost town of Centralia, PA, known for the underground Anthracite coal fire that has been burning since the 1960s, and has reduced the population to the single digits. An abandoned highway leading to the town, buckled from the fire’s heat and overtaken by nature, also serves as a setting for the video. The song references Centralia in the lyrics, as well as other places in the state, including Three Mile Island. It is somewhat of a love song to Pennsylvania.”

Mischief Brew most recently released a previously lost album called “Kettle Rebellion” on April 1st of this year. You can read the story behind the record and stream it in full on the group’s Bandcamp page.



Mischief Brew detail upcoming album “This Is Not For Children”

Folk punk stalwarts Mischief Brew have detailed a bit about their upcoming album:

“Buzzing, hot on the heels of a great rehearsal tonight! Some loose lips for ya: our next LP will be titled “This Is Not For Children,” it will be recorded in Philly by Steve Roche @ Permanent Hearing Damage (who recorded “Bakenal,” “Bellingham & Philadelphia,” “Songs From Under The Sink,” & several other EPs), and we’ll be playing at least six songs intended for it on March 8 @ Kung Fu Necktie. Join the party here…”

Last week, the band released Thanks, Bastards!, a compilation of early demos, outtakes, and rough cuts and it’s free to download on their Bandcamp page.