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Music Video: Chris Farren – “Like a Gift From God, or Whatever”

Posted by Bizarro Dustin on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 11:16 AM (PST)

In case you missed it, punk celebrity Chris Farren (of Fake Problems and Antarctigo Vespucci) released a Chris-mas album, Like A Gift From God Or Whatever, earlier this month. Now Farren has released a music video for the title track, featuring guest vocals from Jenny Owen Youngs.

You can check out the video below.

Like a Gift from God, or Whatever was released on December 2, 2014. You can pick up a copy for $5 here. Every purchase of the album in December, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

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Dying Scene Photo Set: Chuck Ragan and The Camaraderie, Cambridge, MA

Posted by jaystone on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 3:38 PM (PST)

Chuck Ragan wound down the 2014 touring cycle in support of (my favorite album of the year) Till Midnight (SideOneDummy Records) by getting his band, The Camaraderie, together for a jaunt through most of the northeastern United States. Dubbed the “Winter Haul,” the tour rolled through Cambridge, Massachusetts on a chilly Thursday night in December for a stay at The Sinclair, this writer’s choice for best venue in the greater Boston area. The Sinclair is one of those places that almost feels too fancy or classy for a punk rock show, though it doesn’t seem afraid to book high energy, high intensity shows (I’ve done previous show reviews from Face To Face/Teenage Bottlerocket/Blacklist Royals and Frank Turner/Rebuilder from that venue).

In many ways, it’s a perfect venue for the likes of Ragan, particularly in his solo work. The venue’s sound was crystal clear from jump street, which is important for the dynamic stylings of the Camaraderie. Having seen the same band at other venues, there can be a tendency for, say, Todd Beene’s pedal steel to get lost in the mix, or for Jon Gaunt’s fiddle to come in too bright, or for Chuck Ragan’s trademark field holler to overpower every damn thing in the place. The staff at Sinclair (not to turn this into an advertisement) seem to really know what they’re doing, allowing the band to sound at their absolute best.

And that they did. The lengthy set included Till Midnight in its entirety (though not in order), and a majority of 2012′s Covering Ground, as well as rowdy, rollicking crowd-pleasers like “California Burritos” and “The Boat.” Ragan also dedicated his “cover” of Hot Water Music’s “Drag My Body” to this “day job” band, presently in the midst of celebrating its twentieth year together. Also included was a cover of the great Cory Branan’s “Survivor Blues,” a rather intimidating song to try to pull off live given Branan’s unique vocal phrasing and inimitable guitar style. That said, there’s enough of an overlap between Ragan’s and Branan’s fanbases to turn the song into a fairly rollicking singalong in its own right, and Ragan seemed much appreciative of the crowd’s support and interaction.

Support on this night (and every night on this leg of the tour) came from Little Rock, Arkansas’ Adam Fawcett. Many in the crowd (myself included) were not overly familiar with Fawcett’s work, and as he sauntered on stage, he didn’t cut the stereotypical figure of an engaging frontman. Such a set of circumstances can sometimes lead to a less than enthused reaction from the crowd, but Fawcett quickly silenced any skeptics with his voice that, well, to be blunt, sounds like a goddamn angel. He’s definitely one to get into, and quick.

Check out our photo set from the night below.

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Video: Chris Farren live at CMC Fest 13

Posted by Jonathan Lyte on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 7:38 AM (PST)

Chris Farren (Fake Problems) did an acoustic set for FESY at Fest 13, the folks at Light & Noise uploaded the video for you to watch and enjoy. You can check it out below.

Farren’s latest solo release – a split with Grey Gordon - came out on June 17 through No Sleep Records. He and Jeff Rosenstock of Bomb The Music Industry! also have a new project called Antarctigo Vespucci, and they released an album titled Soulmate Stuff back in April. He also released a Christmas album just this month.

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Soundsupply release Chris Farren (Fake Problems) artist bundle

Posted by Shawn-Ray Dalinsky on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 4:58 PM (PST)

Soundsupply, a great music bundle site, have released their latest bundle. They have teamed up with punk celebrity Chris Farren (of Fake Problems and Antarctigo Vespucci) to offer 5 digital albums from Farren and his bands for just $10, with all proceeds being donated to NAMI: The National Alliance on Mental Illness. Check out which albums are included in this bundle below, along with a statement from Farren.

The bundle runs through midnight December 26th, so make your purchase soon here.

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DS Staff Picks – Jay Stone’s Top However-many Albums of 2014

Posted by jaystone on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 12:22 PM (PST)

Hey gang!

This is the fourth year I’ve done one of these lists at Dying Scene, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t say that it was the hardest year yet to come up with some sort of a “Top Ten” list. I’ve spent a long time looking at my list, and realizing that it’s not just that I have more than ten albums that I really dig, but that any of the top baker’s dozen albums are almost interchangeable depending on mood. That’s the best thing about music, really.

Anyway, here’s what I came up with for a list. Last year I included non-Dying Scene albums, but this year we’re back to sticking to the script. As such, you won’t see Teeth Dreams by The Hold Steady, Rocco Deluca’s self-titled masterpiece, Joshua Black Wilkins’ best album yet (Settling The Dust), Bob Mould’s stellar Beauty & Ruin, Cymbals Eat Guitars’ Lose or the latest, greatest Tom Petty album.  As usual, I don’t include 7-inches, live albums and EPs, because there’d be just too many to list. But if you’re interested, the Street Dogs‘ split with Noi!se is a pretty great one, as is the long-awaited (by me, anyway) new one from The Reveling.

Check out my list below.

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DS Staff Picks – Top 10 Releases of 2014 (Carson Winter)

Posted by Carson Winter on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 1:08 PM (PST)

This was a big year for me. I moved out of my small town, giving credence to all the pop-punk songs about this-towns nationwide, and settled into the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area. Its been a trip, but its been a great one. I find myself able to indulge in the scene I dedicate too much time to and meet a lot of other cool people with the same obsession.

Musically, this year for me was about surprise. Bands I love released mediocre albums, bands I wrote off slapped me in the face with great releases, and a bunch of other bands with fresh cut debuts blew me away and reminded that punk rock is a living, breathing thing. Cells die and flake off, and new ones grow. Circle of life.

The biggest surprise for me though was that the great music this year wasn’t limited to full lengths. So much great music came out in EP format, it made me really think about how we consume our tunes and the artistic intent involved in either format. I came to the conclusion that EP’s are no less valid as art and I shouldn’t even try to do two separate lists. Should we be placing awesome, cohesive releases in the short-form ghetto because they can form a complete sentence in four songs instead of ten? I don’t think so. So, this year I amended the titling to make it an all inclusive celebration of great punk rock releases, no matter the length.

Check out my picks for the top 10 releases of 2014 below.

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Andrew Jackson Jihad announces US headlining tour dates

Posted by hayley on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 12:19 PM (PST)

Andrew Jackson Jihad have just announced a string of headlining US tour dates coming this spring. The tour will feature support from Jeff RosenstockThe Smith Street Band and Chumped. Check out the full list of dates below.

Andrew Jackson Jihad last released Christmas Island on May 6th through SideOneDummy Records.

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Goldfinger’s self-titled album to be released on vinyl for the first time

Posted by vivalalexy on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 12:08 PM (PST)

Goldfinger will finally be putting their 1996 self-titled debut album on vinyl, the expected release date is January 27, 2015.

The record will be pressed on limited edition black and colored vinyl and is available for pre-order here.

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We Are the Ocean announce new album “Ark”

Posted by ChrisDude on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 1:58 PM (PST)

British rock act We Are the Ocean have announced that they will release their new album Ark on March 16th, 2015 on Hassle Records. The track listing can be viewed below.

Ark will serve as the follow-up to Maybe Today, Maybe Tomorrow, which was released in September 2012 on Side One Dummy Records.

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Flogging Molly announce November-December U.S. tour

Posted by ChrisDude on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 8:17 PM (PST)

Flogging Molly will embark on a month-long a U.S. tour, which takes place from next Friday to mid-December. All the dates and locations are below.

Flogging Molly have reportedly been working on a new album for a 2015 release, which will be their first since 2011′s The Speed of Darkness.

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Full Set Video: Fake Problems – Live at Fest 13

Posted by Bizarro Dustin on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 11:16 AM (PST)

As you’re probably aware, last week the annual Fest took place in Gainesville, Florida. If you were unlucky enough to attend (or if you did attend and are currently experiencing Fest-pression) and want to see what you missed, don’t worry: live set videos from the weekend are beginning to pour in.

First up, is footage of Florida natives Fake Problems, playing at the 8 Seconds Club. You can watch their whole set below.

Fake Problems released their third studio album, “Real Ghosts Caught On Tape,” in September 2010 through SideOneDummy Records

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Album Review: Restorations – “LP3″

Posted by ben.king on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 5:08 PM (PST)

Restorations‘ last record, LP2, was my album of the year for 2013. The album was short but full of the kind of huge guitar work that I love to hear in bands of their ilk (Hold Steady, Titus Andronicus, etc). But it was still a grower. A success story. “New Old” was a great track, and the rest of the album slowly grabbed my attention until I was listening to it everyday. It’s intricacy is where it excelled, and lyrically it started to build. It was a fantastic work of punk fury and classic rock hooks. LP3 had a lot to live up to.

Where LP2 let songs grow, and exists in a huge space, LP3 shows more restraint, pulling in small, post-rock kind of sounds. Restorations know how to use this sound. “Misprint” sounds restrained through clear guitar and gentle drums. And on the single, “Separate Songs,” the band builds for what feels like forever before the song explodes in its choruses, and specifically at the bridge. The band then pulls back again, all the way back, leaving a cavernous empty space.

Even on “Tiny Prayers,” the song that sounds the most like any previous Restorations material, the vocal style changes. Yelling in punk rarely has the emotion the vocalist is likely going for, but there’s a deliberateness and desperation in singer Jon Loudon’s voice, matching some of the genre’s best emotive vocalists.

I think the big standout on LP3 is on the closer, “It’s Not.” The song is a huge, 7 minute epic that is full of the kind of enormous sound that the band is showing their penchant for. LP3 takes what the band built with their 2013 breakout, and expand, twist, and grow that sound, never losing sight of themselves. Definitely a must listen for 2014.

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Music Video: Violent Soho – “Eightfold” off new album “Hungry Ghost”

Posted by milhouse on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 1:02 PM (PST)

Australian alt rock group Violent Soho just recently released their new album “Hungry Ghost” through SideOneDummy Records last month (you can stream it in its entirety here).

Today, the band has presented fans with the first music video from the album, for their track “Eightfold”. You can have a little view below.

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Interview: PUP talk about origins, Mexican food and more

Posted by Lauren Mills on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 8:31 PM (PST)

Toronto punks PUP were interviewed on Rocket From Russia. During the interview they discussed the band’s origins, Mexican food and more.

You can check it out here.

PUP released their self-titled debut back in April on SideOneDummy Records

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The Smith Street Band are streaming a new track titled “I Don’t Wanna Die Anymore,” taken from their highly-anticipated upcoming album Throw Me In The River. You can give the song a listen below.

Throw Me In The River is set to be released on October 28th through SideOneDummy (US), October 31st on Uncle M Music (Europe) and Poison City Records (Australia), and November 3rd via Banquet Records (UK).

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