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Good Friend premiere new video, kick off UK and Europe tour

For the conclusion of tonight’s Red Scare Industries Round-Up, Good Friend has premiered their video for “D.L.B.,” off their 2016 album “Ride the Storm.” The tour starts April 19th in London.

Check out the video and full list of tour dates below!



The Brokedowns announce new album, “Sick of Space” due out May 18th

My favorite Chicago-area boy band, The Brokedowns, have announced their newest album, “Sick of Space.” It’s out May 18th on Red Scare Industries. The burly hunks let their lawyer do the talking for them at RiotFest:

“Re: The Brokedowns v. Red Scare
Case No. CCCP 211

To whom it may concern:

Here is the contractually agreed upon third LP from the Brokedowns for Red Scare Industries. It’s totally dope as fuck.

Lyrically and musically, this may be one of the darker, weirder, and more serious offerings by these four genius riff warriors, but it also marks the first time the band has included the word pubes in a song.

It rips hard. If you’re not into it, you should start making a list of other things you may be wrong about.

Life sucks. Fuck you.

Sincerely,

Michael Cohen
Attorney At Law”

I love songs with the word “pubes” in them! This album is going to be great! You can pre-order it from Red Scare.



Elway release music video for “Hold On”

Colorado punks Elway have released a music video for their new song “Hold On.”

You can check it out below.

“Hold On” comes from the bands’ upcoming album For The Sake Of The Bit, which is set to be released on April 27th (digitally) and May 4th (physically) via Red Scare Industries.



Guerilla Poubelle (melodic) and Good Friend (punk) announce European tour

Red Scare Industries label mates Guerilla Poubelle and Good Friend will be heading out on tour across Europe. The tour begins April 19th in London and wraps up April 30th in France.

Check out the full list of dates above and check out the latest release from Guerilla Poubelle below.

Guerilla Poubelle’s latest release was La Nausée, released in December of last year it’s a must listen. 



The Sidekicks announce new album, stream new single

Evildoers beware: The Sidekicks have returned with a new single and album.

Following up the critically acclaimed 2015 Runners in the Nerved World through Epitaph Records, the Ohio 4 piece will release Happiness Hours on May 18th.

The lead single, “Twin Twist”, is available via streaming here. Let us know what you think in the comments!



Elway announces new album “For The Sake Of The Bit”

Colorado punks Elway have announced that they will be releasing a new album titled “For The Sake Of The Bit” via  Red Scare Industries on April 27th (digitally) and May 4th (physically). Pre-order the album here.

Here’s what the band had to say about the release:

“After three years of one-off shows, threadbare weekend tours, and deliberation about whether or not we should stop playing altogether, we here at Elway decided that it was best if we stay the course and put out an album.  You need us.  This one’s called “For the Sake of the Bit”, and it’s dedicated to those who create, cultivate, and support art without pretense, competition, or self-obsession.  Buy it from us with your money when you see us on tour this spring with Dead To Me, or use the internet for something other than whining and buy it there.”

This will be Elways’ first new release since Better Whenever was released in 2015 also through Red Scare.

Check out the new album’s track list along with the band’s upcoming tour dates with Dead To Me below.



EP Review: Red City Radio – “SkyTigers”

We all have a crop of bands who have the power to meld their release cycles with our personal calendars. For me, in keeping with my predictable beardo persona, March 9th meant one and one thing only: new Red City Radio. The new EP is SkyTigers and it continues what their last album started— a re-defining of their identity, while scratching fans’ itch for more gruff punk singalongs.

Since The Dangers of Standing Still, Red City Radio have positioned themselves as formidable songwriters with intense instrumental chops. Although they’ve slowed down, embraced and diminished different elements of their sound and lost original co-writer Paul Pendley, Red City Radio has stayed remarkably consistent in the final product, largely thanks to the songwriting chops of Garrett Dale, who’s gruff and soulful voice give heart and body to intensely singable melodies. So much so, that post-Pendley, Red City Radio released their third full-length as a self-titled, codifying themselves as gifted songcrafters with a knack for grooves and guitar solos.

And if there’s anything that SkyTigers brings to the game, it’s definitely the latter. Solos have always been apart of Red City Radio’s core sound, but here they feel somewhat more prominent, longer, and in general, just more awesome. Maybe it’s the bright, almost neon artwork, but coupled with those noodly solos, the EP adopts an almost 80s rock personality, complete with loud chords and lots of strut. The americana, heartland rock center of the band remains, but the emphasis on guitar-centricity makes it all the more rollicking. If there was one thing I’d have to say about SkyTigers, it’s that this is Red City Radio rockin’ out.

The songs are as good as ever. “If You Want Blood (Be My Guest)” is a great jam with a gripping opening line (“Now I’ve got your attention…”). It starts quiet enough to focus in on the vocal melody before bringing in the guitars and vocal harmonies. The boys are back and they sound just as good they ever had. “I’ll Still Be Around,” a reference to their last releases final track, “I’ll Be Around,” begins with a countrified opening and features an incredible solo. Along the way though, there’s a bunch of lyrics to hang onto and enough crunchy chugs to keep the song feeling like punk rock for grown-ups.

“In the Shadows” might be my favorite off SkyTigers, a spaghetti western tinged stomper with a shredding solo and a killer chorus. It’s dark sounding, dramatic, and a whole lot of fun— somewhere between “Eye of the Tiger,” Ennio Morricone, and latter day Hot Water Music. Complete with a call and response chorus and coupled with an insistent beat, it’s easy to see how “In the Shadows” will slay live.

The performance level of SkyTigers is obvious from the get-go. These are songs meant to be played live, to be experienced in a sweaty club with open hearts and throats. In some ways, Red City Radio reminds me of PUP, who share a similar approach to songwriting. Throughout the album, you can’t help but think about the live show. These are fun songs tailor made for the setlist. That’s where SkyTigers really exceeds, in its ability to bring you into the fold within a couple of lines. Musical escapism, as pure as it comes— music to dance, sing, and rock to.

5/5



Sincere Engineer perform “Candle Wax” on Live From the Rock Room

The always great Sincere Engineer paid a visit to The Rock Room, and we are all better for it. Sincere Engineer released “Rhombithian” in October, 2017.

Watch them perform “Candle Wax” below!



Red City Radio announce new EP “SkyTigers”

Oklahoma City punks Red City Radio will be releasing a new EP titled SkyTigers on March 9th through Red Scare Industries. Head over here to pre-order the 5-song release.

Red City Radio last released their self-titled album in 2015 on Staple Records. They will be supporting The Lawrence Arms on their upcoming US tour.



Nothington Announces European Tour

San Francisco gruff punks, Nothington are taking their talents to Europe this Spring for a month long tour and we asked guitarist/vocalist Jay Northington if he had a message for you lucky Euros. “We had a good time in Europe last year, but at some point y’all ran outta Currywurst, so we decided to leave. Hopefully, you learned your lesson and stocked up for us this time. See ya in April!”  There are no excuses, guys. You have been given two whole months to prepare for their arrival. Get to stuffing those sausages, now! Dates and stops, below!



The Copyrights announce UK shows

Illinois pop-punks The Copyrights have announced they will be playing some shows in the United Kingdom this April. Check out the tour dates below to see if there’s one near you.

The band’s latest album Report came out in 2014 through Red Scare Industries.



Brakrock Ecofest announces first names: Satanic Surfers, The Lillingtons, The Flatliners and more

With Groezrock skipping an edition this year, a lot of Belgian punks are still on their knees thanking the music gods for Brakrock Ecofest. The cosy little happening has really earned it spot amongst Europe’s leading punk summer festivals, with a line-up that keeps getting more impressive year after year.

For the 2018 edition Brakrock has already announced The Lillingtons, Satanic Surfers, The Flatliners, The Lawrence Arms, D.R.I, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Authority Zero, The Queers, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Venerea, This Is A Standoff, The Bombpops, Mute and Adhesive… and there’s still 12 more names to follow!

Brakrock takes place on the 3rd and 4th of August 2018 in the beautiful town of Duffel. Head down below for a nice overview of the full line-up.



Album Review: Guerilla Poubelle – “La Nausée”

When I first heard that Red Scare– perhaps the best and brightest in the world of melodic punk labelship– was signing French political punks Guerilla Poubelle, I couldn’t help but think: perfect. I was taken back to my high school days, when I, a teenaged francophile, used to listen to “Mon Rat S’appelle Judas” constantly in an attempt to immerse myself in the French language while nurturing my love of gritty, catchy punk rock. A decade later and I still don’t speak French, but I do still love punk. Seeing the name Guerilla Poubelle brings me back to the good ol’ days, and the fact that it’s attached to my favorite punk label is just icing on the cake. La Nausée is as good a reintroduction as any, and along the way manages to be, uh, very bon.

If you haven’t heard Guerilla Poubelle before, you might be surprised at how familiar the keywords happen to be. Raw, aggressive, throaty, melodic, catchy, pop punk, political. Think of all the stuff that grew out of Gainesville, the gravel inflected punk with the big choruses. Chunkier and less spritely than Against Me!, harder and less emo than Radon. As political as Propagandhi but nowhere near as musically ambitious. They sound like Dead Bars, if Dead Bars sang about existentialism and laid off the pure rock ‘n roll worship. Guerilla Poubelle is loud, fast, and philosophical.

It goes to say, this is a tough album to review. Despite my lifelong interest in the language and culture, I do not speak French in any actual productive way, so the lyrics are mostly lost on me. The bits and pieces I can understand (or glean from the titles/google translate) point to a rabble-rousing politi-punk album steeped heavily in Sartre’s existentialism. A short trek to their bandcamp page shows the band explaining (in English) the inspirations for their songs. Opening track, “Je ne possède que mon corps,” which translates to “I have only my body,” was inspired directly by a passage from Sartre’s La Nausée. Others were created in response to speeches by French president Emmanuel Macron, and others, like “Identité rigide” are more personal– but still very political– exploring the crushing weight of gender expectations. Reading through what the band has to say about their own music points to a group very aware and adept at finding their muses through current events. As a literature nerd, I find La Nausée especially interesting– to see a group name their album after a book by Sartre is weird, cool, and maybe even a little  pretentious, but I can’t help but be charmed by it. Guerilla Poubelle are the bohemian artist-types that have been sadly missing from the shout-along punk world. The heady subject matter and lit pedigree make the songs feel like heavier, more intensely intimate creations.

But make no mistake, La Nausée has bangers. Yeah, it’s a smart punk album about how the world is going to shit, but it’s doing it through some straight up punk anthems. First track “Je ne possède que mon corps,” starts with nothing but  some guttural vocals and a persistently strummed chord. Soon, the drum and bass come in, and then the backing vocals, and when it all comes together, it’s easy to imagine the kind of singalongs that happen on Guerilla Poubelle’s home turf. “Ceux Qui Ne Sont Rien” maintains the momentum with a big gang vocaled chorus, and “Identité rigide” brings the mosh. My favorite song on La Nausée comes late in the album, titled “Les fils et les filles des sorcières que vous n’avez pas brûlées.” An incredibly badass title, translated to: “The Sons and Daughters of the Witches You Didn’t Burn.” In the band’s own words, the song “…is a tribute to the feminists who fought for women’s rights. There is a reference to the “Manifesto of the 343 Sluts”, a statement signed in 1971 by 343 notable women admitting publicly that they had an abortion when it was still illegal in France, exposing themselves to criminal penalty of course. It was followed by a manifesto signed by doctors claiming “We want freedom of abortion. It is entirely the woman’s decision. We reject any entity that forces her to defend herself, perpetuates an atmosphere of guilt, and allows underground abortions to persist” This led to the abolition of criminal prosecution for voluntarily terminating a pregnancy.” It’s a great idea for a song, but before even knowing it’s context, I was taken away by the strength of its gang vocaled melody. Even without the translation, it sounds like a rallying cry in a world that could take a little more rallying.

If there’s one thing I love, it’s punk albums that feel conceived. There’s a lot of rock ‘n roll out there that comes together as a collection of individual songs, written to be written and nothing more. With La Nausée, there is purpose. It feeds on ideas, as well as personal experience, to create art that has been forged in the fires of political strife. When we talk about art imitating life, or life imitating art, we talk about them like they are simply mirrors of each other. As if they are two distinct elements of existence that can’t aspire to anything more than reflection. With La Nausée, I feel those mirrors melting, intertwining. It’s a punk album as concerned with ideas as Sartre or Camus– the writers who fit their philosophies onto the bones of novels, now being referenced by a punk band who fit their ideas onto the bones of an album. It’s the marriage of art and life, as well as a celebration of intertextuality. In the end, whichever La Nausée you prefer, I think we can all agree there’s only one with which we could singalong.

4/5 Stars



Brendan Kelly (Lawrence Arms, Falcon) recording new Wandering Birds album

Good news, everyone! Brendan Kelly of The Lawrence Arms, The Falcon, and (obviously) Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds fame, is recording a new Wandering Birds album.

Kelly made the announcement via his Twitter account.

Fuck yeah.



DS Exclusive: Guerilla Poubelle Signs With Red Scare & Releases Single From New Album

While French punk act Guerilla Poubelle may not be a familiar name in the American scene, the trio has been playing together since 2003 and have a massive following throughout Europe and abroad. But, that’s all fixin’ to change now that the Parisian punks have signed with heavyweight label Red Scare Industries for the release their brand new album La Nausee. To better acquaint you with the venerable vets, they sent us a single from the thirteen track LP! And, since we don’t understand a lick of French, we asked lead man, Till Lemoine to tell us about it so us English-speaking folks know what the shit’s about: “’En Marche’ is the name of French president Emmanuel Marcon’s new movement. It translates to both ‘walking’ and ‘working’, implying that we must walk toward our radiant future through work and accumulation of wealth. Macron’s neo-liberal vision of progress includes less rights for the workers, downsizing public services and cutting corporate taxes.” Well, we all have our presidential problems now, don’t we lads…. Now, that you know what it’s all about, stream it, exclusively here at Dying Scene, below! Prendre plaisir!!