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Bomb The Music Industry! documentary “Never Get Tired” released digitally

In 2014, Bomb The Music Industry! launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a documentary about the band. Almost three years later, the film titled Never Get Tired: The Bomb The Music Industry! Story has received a digital release.

Head over here to get your hands on the documentary. $5 gets you the full film, as well as deleted scenes and commentary by the band.

Bomb The Music Industry! disbanded in 2014. Their final album Vacation was released in 2011.

Jeff Rosenstock streams new album “Worry”

Jeff Rosenstock hasjust released a full stream of his brand new album Worry, meaning you can listen to, and even download, the whole she-bang right here.

WORRY was released October 14th through SideOneDummy Records. It  marks Rosenstock’s 3rd solo album, following 2015′s We Cool?.

Jeff Rosenstock working on new material

According to a social media post this weekend Jeff Rosenstock‘s new record is “gonna make u freak out maaaaaaaan”. You can view a short drum video of his ideas on his Instagram account. Unfortunately there are no concrete details to report as of yet.

Jeff Rosenstock announces Australian dates for world tour

Jeff Rosenstock is headed out on a “last minute world tour” with the full band. So far, the band are only announcing a string of dates in Australia. Check out those dates below.

At least for the Australian leg of the tour, Jeff Rosenstock will be joined by Antarctigo Vespucci and Camp Cope. Tickets are on sale right now over here.

Jeff Rosenstock last released We Cool in March 2015 via Side One Dummy Records.

DS Staff Picks – Bizarro Dustin’s Top Albums of 2015

My bathroom selfie game was strong in 2015.

The end of the year is always my favorite time of year because who doesn’t love massaging their own ego while talking about their favorite records? It’s wonderful to see everyone showing off their tastes in music, often times thought of as superior, and I love every moment of it. We were told directly by Dying Scene head honcho Johnny X that we had to stick to writing a simple list of 10 albums this year, but I decided to go in a different direction because anarchy. But also because I wrote this before he gave any guidelines.

You can jump into my self-indulgence below.


DS Staff List – Carson Winter’s Top Ten Albums of 2015

It’s hard not to love end of the year list season, no matter how hard I try. Its a big pat on the back that we give ourselves for liking the right stuff and summing up a year in one of most vital and interesting music genres in ten albums. Its not possible, I tell you. But, when we strive for the impossible we can at least fall short onto something unlikely, but probably good all the same. We can’t define an entire genre, but we can at least gain a little perspective. And if nothing else, that’s what I’m looking forward to.

I’ve lived in the Portland metro area for a year now. I’ve gone to more shows in the last year than I had for the previous entirety of my life. Its an amazing and beautiful thing seeing punk rock on the ground level– watching local bands thrash chords and scream like the art they make is the only thing keeping their heart thumpin’– whether there’s eyes to watch it or not. That’s probably colored my list a little more than it used to. I never had the opportunity to be exposed to this much music up close and personal before. The ringing in my ears is just an extra harmony to the song of the local level punk rocker, and I’m happy to sing it.

Jeff Rosenstock covers The Gaslight Anthem’s “The 59 Sound”

New York ska-folk legend Jeff Rosenstock recently filmed a live cover of The Gaslight Anthem’s “The 59 Sound”, the lead single off the band’s album of the same name. The cover was recorded at the SideOneDummy Records headquarters as part of the label’s Artist on Artist series. The idea behind the series is essentially celebrating 20 years as a label by having artists on the current roster cover bands who are either on the label or were on it at some point. You can check out the full video below.

Jeff Rosenstock last released “We Cool” in March 2015 via SideOne Dummy Records.

Jeff Rosenstock announces spring tour dates

Bomb The Music Industry! frontman Jeff Rosenstock will be heading out on a lengthy tour starting March 18th with headliners Andrew Jackson Jihad, The Smith Street Band, and Chumped. Check out the dates below.

Rosenstocks’ solo album, We Cool? was officially released today, March 3rd through SideOneDummy Records. You can order physical copies of the record here and here.

Jeff Rosenstock streams new song “Beers Again Alone”

Former-Bomb The Music Industry! frontman Jeff Rosenstock is streaming a new song called “Beers Again Alone”. The track comes off of Rosenstock’s upcoming solo LP, We Cool? and you can check it out here.

Rosenstock will release We Cool? on March 3, 2015 through Side One Dummy Records. Jeff will be hitting the road with Andrew Jackson Jihad, The Smith Street Band and Chumped for a full U.S. tour this spring.

Shinobu offering new album “10 Thermidor” for “name your price” download

San Jose’s Shinobu are offering their new album “10 Thermidor” for “name your price” download.

You can give it a listen below. If you like what you hear, you can download it for “name your price” here.

The album was released on January 2, 2015 through Quote Unquote Records.

Chewing on Tinfoil working on new album

Dublin punk act Chewing On Tinfoil are working on a new album:

“Slowly getting the new material down! Should be recording within a month!”

The band last released “Marrowbone Lane” as a free download on August 2, 2014.


New Music: Shinobu – “The Void”

Brand new music from San Jose’s Shinobu today. The new track is called “The Void,” and you can check it out here.

“The Void” appears on Shinobu’s upcoming album, 10 Thermidor. The 11 track album will be co-released by Really Records and Lauren Records.

Rather than going the tradition route of release, both labels are doing a fundraising pre-order for 10 Thermidor, with new tracks being released for every $1000 raised. At $3000 the entire album will be available to download for free via Quote Unquote Records. You can get your pre-orders / donations in here and here.

Shinobu announces ’10 Thermidor’; streams new single “Culture, Inc.”

Other than playing shows here and there, San Jose’s Shinobu has been relatively quiet since the release of 2009’s Strange Spring Air (most likely in no small part due to guitarist Mike Huguenor’s involvement with his other bands such as Hard Girls, Classics of Love, and, most recently, The Bruce Lee Band), but now the band is gearing up to release a new full length album. Titled 10 Thermidor, the 11 track album will be co-released by Really Records and Lauren Records.

To give you a taste of what’s to come, the band has released the album’s first single “Culture, Inc.”, which you can check out here.

Rather than going the tradition route of release, both labels are doing a fundraising pre-order for 10 Thermidor: aother new song will be released at $1000, a third song will be released once they raise $2000, and at $3000 the entire album will be available to download for free via Quote Unquote Records. You can get your pre-orders / donations in here and here.

Album Review: Tiny Empires – “Weird Headspace”

Right now, on the basis of Weird Headspace, Tiny Empires is my favorite band. In a bitchy-reviewer sea of musical malaise, hearing something I love is like a blowjob, a beer, and a burrito on a rainy day. Its a taste of perfect in a sea of grey that I’m struggling to not oversell.

Tiny Empires is made up of members of a bunch of other groups, most noticeably New Bruises and O Pioneers!!! The band itself sounds like the type of gritty emo Title Fight makes these days with a dose of Fugazi, indie rock, and giant melodies. Most importantly, coupled into its DNA is a sense of dynamic musicianship that laces up every punch with a mercury filled glove. It kicks hard, but never loses its meditative perspective. Weird Headspace is their debut album, although its track listing reads closer to that of an EP, the six songs on it are sublime either way.

The album opens with the deep rumbling chords of “Wide Open Places.” The chords are soon accompanied by crooned vocals singing the massive hook of “move closer, to the places that you wanna be. Stop making, making excuses.” The song then ratchets up the intensity into a frisson inducing refrain with loud guitars and bellowed gang vocals. What I love about Tiny Empires is that they can bring you a sense of immediacy with their music that’s hard to ignore. There’s no ignoring them, when they get going, you’re there with them, feeling every syllable.

“What’s The Plan, Phil” has shades of Fucked Up style progressive hardcore, which oddly doesn’t feel at all out of place. In a lot of ways it feels like a natural extension of their sound. Tiny Empires has a lot of great musicianship throughout it, the bouncy, driving riff from “Could You Imagine” being a specific luminary. It can’t be overstated; its the combination of stellar songwriting and musical intrigue that gives Weird Headspace a sense of vitality so lacking in many of their contemporaries.

My favorite song from the album, “Air Conditioning, Full Blast” opens like a lost Fugazi track with a lot of bass and sparse, trebly guitars. But it swells into screams and power chords as it desires, sending shivers up the spine while giving its words a bayonet. Its alternately soft and intense, a balance Tiny Empires pulls off well. The final song, the nine minute and thirty-seven second “Blurry Photos, Dead Leaves, Decomposed,” is a lot like a grand encapsulation of all that makes Tiny Empires, and by extension Weird Headspace great. Distorted chords give way to funky basslines, and lethargia gives way to pure energy. And then when you think it all subsides and there’s only distant percussive strums, it erupts into a loud and messy attack. The song moves through enough tones and ideas to make it exhilarating all the way through, as if the band set out to write a song that deserved every second of its runtime.

I love the way Tiny Empires makes me feel. I’m hanging on every word, thrilled by every crescendo like a seventeen year old hooked on Against Me! When I’m listening to it, work and responsibility are the furthest things from my mind and I’m the same kid that got chills from the chorus of “Walking Is Still Honest. The screams reverberate through my body, and while I don’t know every word, I feel like I need to, because anything that can make you feel that good deserves to be understood.

5/5 Stars

Full Album Stream: Tiny Empires – ‘Weird Headspace’

A little over a month ago, Tiny Empires (a band made up of former members of both O Pioneers!!! and New Bruises) released their debut album, Weird Headspace. Since it’s been out for awhile now, you’ve probably already heard it but in the off-chance that you’ve yet to hear it you can now give it a listen below!

Weird Headspace was released on April 15, 2014. Physical and digital copies can be ordered through the Tiny Empires Bandcamp page, and is also available digitally here through QuoteUnquote Records.