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Blacklist Royals release “Convicts and Choirs” (featuring Samantha Harlow)

Posted by GinaVenz on Friday, December 19, 2014 at 2:13 PM (PST)

Just in time for Christmas, Blacklist Royals are releasing a new track called “Convicts and Choirs,” and you can stream it below.  I guess the band was getting into the holiday spirit, because you can also download it for free right here.

The Blacklist Royals most recently released a full-length album titled Die Young With Me, through Krian Music Group.

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Paper + Plastick releases free 100 song sampler

Posted by Bizarro Dustin on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 9:46 AM (PST)

To celebrate the 100th issue of their digital subscription service, the fine folks over at Paper + Plastick Records have released Greetings From Paper + Plastick, a free compilation of songs by every artist ever featured in the subscription series. The compilation collects 100 songs by artists including Less Than JakeHostage CalmJunior BattlesPentimentoRuss RankinAspigaRed City RadioBlacklist Royals and many, many more, adding up to over 5 hours of music!

You can go download the compilation here, and while you’re at it, sign up for the subscription service too.

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Pop-punk act Dwayne is streaming a new song called “Alligator Hands,” which you can (and should!) check out below.

The band recently signed to Paper + Plastick, and they will head on a small West-Midwest tour for the rest of this month.  Their self-titled debut album will be out in early 2015.

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Aspiga announce winter tour dates

Posted by Shawn-Ray Dalinsky on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 4:27 PM (PST)

New Jersey’s Aspiga have announced several Winter 2014 tour dates, including a record release show for their upcoming full-length album, What Happened to You? Check out the dates below.

What Happened to You? will be released on November 21 through Paper + Plastick Records, and can be purchased here.

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Live Video: The Ataris covering Jawbreaker’s “Boxcar”

Posted by ChrisDude on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 7:44 PM (PST)

The Ataris performed a cover version of the Jawbreaker classic ”Boxcar” last Friday (November 14th) at Lee’s Palace in Toronto. You can watch the performance below.

The Ataris recently announced that they will finally finish their forever-awaited new album The Graveyard of the Atlantic after the conclusion of the “You Call All the Shots” tour.

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Ever wonder what the folks who run Dying Scene have been listening to lately?  We’re going to pretend you said “yes” to that question and feature a curated playlist from a different DS editor each week with the intent of exposing you to some new kickass punk bands.

This week’s installment comes to you courtesy of editor Jay Stone. He was told to come up with ten songs. He came up with twelve and was overcome with soul-crushing guilt when trying to trim anymore. You’ll just have to deal with it. Check out his list below.

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EP Review: And We Danced – “Back to the Middle”

Posted by PRJshel on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 11:37 AM (PST)

When I heard that members of Gratitude, The Jealous Sound, and Cadillac Blindside had formed a new band, my expectations were high. These bands in mind, it’s hard to imagine that any debut EP could have met them. These expectations though were tempered a bit when I learned the new outfit’s name: And We Danced. In the contemporary community, bands have made it increasingly difficult to take their monikers too seriously (e.g. Antarctigo Vespucci, Creepoid, Too Many Daves), which is a well-warranted phenomena in a subculture that contains many adherents and bands that often take themselves too seriously. As a name, And We Danced, however, is dull and, even more so, cringe-inducing. Unfortunately, the music pairs up accordingly.

Zaq Zrust, one of Cadillac Blindside’s two guitarist/vocalists, fronts the new band, and, while his vocal approach in his former group conveyed a sense of raw emotion and urgency, paying homage to emo pioneers such as Rites of Spring, the delivery here is as generically saccharine as Sugarcult.

In recent years, many late 90s/early 2000s rockers have matured and established projects that continue to provide some affective yet thought-provoking material (e.g. Beach Slang, Great Apes, even Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds). And We Danced, on the other hand, remains stunted in a swirl of early-to-mid-2000s bands that sought to capitalize on the rise of Fall Out Boy and Simple Plan – bands that are now obliviously irrelevant.

All of that said, the album doesn’t begin quite so bad. The atmospheric opening “Intro” sounds like a bridge that could have been located somewhere on The Jealous Sound’s most recent release. On the second track (“The Ring”), the sonic qualities change – and all those head-scratchingly stale metaphors from 2001 pop-punk radio begin to show their skin. Over the verse, Zrust spouts “whoa-whoa I stepped on a landmine/whoa-whoa is my face red?/the worst part is I still love her/I’m self-destructing while she takes cover.” Over the chorus, we get a few hints of rasp, reminding us that it really is one of those guys from Cadillac Blindside. By that point, though, it’s too little, too late for anyone expecting anything more, or even equally as, complex as its members’ earlier projects. Of course, less complex is not always painful and trite, but when it regresses to conventions that most of us would prefer not to revisit, especially when most of us never visited them in the first place, it surely is.

This first full track sets the tone for the remainder of the album, the lyrical content of which focuses on romantic relations. And while romantic relations are a consistent feature of many listeners’ lives, it’s hard to appreciate such total inundation in the general punk genre in 2014. It’s actually startling how generic some of the lines on this album are. In “Goodnight Toronto,” Zrust pleads “I’ll be the saint, I’ll be the sinner/I’ll be anything you like … You be the match, and I’ll be the fire/We’ll save the world from black and white.” You know, if you want to write songs about romantic relations, that’s fine – but you need to get much more lyrically imaginative than this.

Like the first track, the final track’s first twenty seconds show some promise, but the tone, once again, quickly changes, and we’re met with a chorus that begins “I’m in over my head/she makes me, breaks me.” Sadly, this release feels dishonest and comes across as a frantic attempt to cash in on a nearly evaporated, and ultimately forgettable, fad in sound. It’s incredible that at no point did any member step in and say “Ok, we’ve got some basics here with the lyrics, but let’s rework a few things.” If this did happen, I can’t imagine what the initial product consisted of.

If you’re looking for a worthy heir to Cadillac Blindside, it’s The Cardinal Sin. If you’re looking for Gratitude and the Jealous Sound, dig up your old records – but pass on this.

Dwayne signs to Paper + Plastick, streams new track “Be With Me”

Posted by hayley on Monday, November 10, 2014 at 1:46 PM (PST)

Colorado punk act Dwayne (which features members of The Gamits, Laymen Terms, The Plus Nomination and Goodbye Fairbanks) have just announced they’ve signed to Paper + Plastick Records. The band will be releasing their upcoming self-titled album in 2015. In the meantime, check out a new song “Be With Me” right here.

Dwayne has just announced a string of tour dates with The Gamits, which can be seen below.

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The Gamits announce more U.S. tour dates with Dwayne

Posted by Lauren Mills on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 1:39 PM (PST)

Colorado punk act The Gamits have announced additional U.S. tour dates with Dwayne (Which features Gamits frontman Chris Fogal, along with members of Laymen Terms, The Plus Nomination and Goodbye Fairbanks).

You can check out the tour dates below.

The Gamits’ most recent full-length album was 2010′s Parts, which was a joint release by Suburban Home Records and Paper + Plastick Records. Dwayne have a new release in the works.

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Riverboat Gamblers release 2-track vinyl

Posted by Kaylee McNeil on Monday, November 3, 2014 at 3:37 PM (PST)

Texas punks Riverboat Gamblers have just announced that they will be releasing a 7″ vinyl with two tracks, “Dead Roach” and a cover of “Sound on Sound” by The Big Boys. Only 500 copies are available in total, although this is only the first offering in a series of 7″ releases which the band promises to release via End Sound. You can snag a copy here.

Riverboat Gamblers released their latest album The Wolf You Feed last May through Volcom Entertainment.

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Pentimento finish recording new full-length

Posted by Screeching Bottlerocket on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 9:51 AM (PST)

According to a recent post on their Twitter page, Buffalo’s Pentimento have finished recording their new full-length album:

“We finished making our record. We’re gonna go play Fest now to celebrate. Love you.”

We’ll be sure to keep you posted as more details on the album come to light. Pentimento last released an EP titled Inside The Sea in 2013, and as stated above, they will be playing The Fest 13.

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The Moms and Everything Ever announce updated US tour dates

Posted by Bizarro Dustin on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 11:18 AM (PST)

New Jersey’s The Moms and New York’s Everything Ever have announced an updated list of tour dates for their upcoming fall tour of the United States. You can check out where and when they’ll be stopping below.

The Moms released their debut album Buy American on September 23, 2014 through Paper + Plastick, while Everything Ever is gearing up to release their debut 7-inch early next year through Secret Audio Club.

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Ex Friends decide to throw in the towel

Posted by Screeching Bottlerocket on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 7:08 PM (PST)

Philly punk act Ex Friends (ft. Joel Tannenbaum of Plow United and JP Flexner of Beach Slang) have announced they are throwing in the towel. Here’s what the band had to say about the breakup, as well as their individual plans for the future:

“After almost three years as a band, Ex Friends is calling it a day. The punk rock universe has been very kind to us and we are grateful. We played our first show in a basement and our last show on a festival stage. We made a lot of records and met a lot of great friends. One day we woke up and it was 2014 and we were five people with pretty intense day jobs and lots of other musical commitments. Life is pulling us in different directions. That’s cool. That’s how life is supposed to be. Breakups are sad but, hey, don’t feel bad for us. We got to meet the Wu-Tang Clan!

Audrey and Leta continue to play in Pushin’ it 2 the Limit and Mohawk Town. Leta continues to play in Retreevers. Jayme continues to play in Glitter. Joel continues to play in Plow United. His new project, The Rentiers, will release its first record in 2015. JP continues to play in Beach Slang.”

Ex Friends formed in 2011, and they have since released a number of EPs, split 7-inches, and a full-length album titled Rules For Making Up Words. All of their releases can be streamed and purchased – both digitally and physically – on their Bandcamp page.

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Bad Ideas stream new song “Clumsy Hands”

Posted by Shawn-Ray Dalinsky on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 4:12 PM (PST)

Leeds-based emo/punk quartet Bad Ideas are currently streaming a new song called “Clumsy Hands” off the band’s upcoming EP The Better Parts of You. Check out the song below.

The Better Parts of You will be released on November 11th through Paper + Plastick Records, and will be available to pre-order here. The band last released a full-length, Compromise, early last year through Shield Recordings.

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Guerrilla Monsoon stream new EP “Big City Plans”

Posted by JerryLowLife on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 9:34 AM (PST)

UK punks Guerrilla Monsoon are streaming their new EP Big City Plans in its entirety.

Give it a listen below.

Big City Plans was released on October 6th, 2014 via Paper + Plastick Records.

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