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Mike Frazier and the Dying Wild releases video for “Read My Rights,” announces tour dates

Winchester, VA’s Mike Frazier and the Dying Wild has released a music video for his song “Read My Rights” off his upcoming album Elegy.

You can view the video, description, album details and artwork below.

Elegy is due out on November 17, 2017 through A-F Records.



Day Jobs sign to A-F Records, releasing 7″

Detroit party punks Day Jobs have signed to A-F Records and will be releasing their debut 7″ on December 1st. Coinciding with the announcement, they’ve also premiered a music video for a new song called “Quit Your Day Jobs”. Check that out below, and head over here to pre-order the 7″.



DS Exclusive: Spanish Love Songs premiere ‘Buffalo Buffalo’, sign to A-F Records and Uncle M Records

Big news day today for Dyingscene homies Spanish Love Songs. LA’s favourite grouch rockers not only announced their signing to A-F Records (US) and Uncle M Records (EU), but also dropped a brand new EP. As the icing on the cake, title track ‘Buffalo Buffalo‘ even comes with a shiny new video, which we are very proud to premiere for you today. Frontman Dylan Slocum about the new songs:

“The songs on Buffalo Buffalo give a quick glimpse of where we’ve been for the past few years — falling in love while it feels like the world’s imploding, getting too old to be young dudes in a band, and trying real hard to stay positive. They’re also a glimpse of what’s to come, and we hope people love them as much as we do.”

If you’re just as excited as us to hear these songs live, be sure to catch the band on one of their upcoming West Coast tour dates with Ducking Punches or at pre-Fest and Fest in Florida. In the meantime, head down below to catch new tunes, a brand new video for ‘Buffalo Buffalo’ and SLS’ upcoming party dates.



A-F Records sign Mike Frazier and detail upcoming album “Elegy”

A-F Records have signed Winchester, VA’s Mike Frazier and the Dying Wild and have detailed the folk-punk’s label debut, “Elegy”. The 9-song full length is out on 17th November, with pre-orders available now.

You can listen to lead single, “San Francisco”, below.



Album Review: Coffee Project – ‘Wasted Love’

If you’re not familiar with Coffee Project, let me give you a quick introduction. The duo hail from Gainesville and include Buddy from Less Than Jake and Jake who used to be in Rehasher. Imagine catchy and fast pop punk on an acoustic guitar, then add a trombone. Then imagine that every terrible band you’ve ever heard try something like this wasn’t terrible and were actually awesome. That’s basically Coffee Project. Their bandcamp says they “play upbeat catchy singalong acoustic songs that feel more like a punk rock show and less like a coffee shop gig” and that description is pretty accurate it seems.

That said, Coffee Project is truly one my favorite bands I feel I don’t hear enough from. Their new 7”, Wasted Love, which is out now on A-F Records (the label owned by Anti-Flag) comes off as a simple break up record upon seeing the artwork and hearing the title track. But I’m not sure that’s a fair analysis.

See, what I like about this record is that it reflects a breakup from multiple angles, not just the direct heartbreak and sad songs. It talks about frustration with social media, handling anxiety, and how the rest of the world may be perceived from someone who has just lost love, not just one’s inner feelings of grief.

It’s not my favorite thing the band has ever done, but there’s not a ton for me to analyze with only four short songs. They do a good job, as usual, of combining folk elements with punk energy without sounding like a typical folk punk band. It doesn’t feel like a release I can compare to their others, it just sounds like a continuation of what Coffee Project does.

Regardless, I’m going to give this a 3.5/5, (can I give them a 75%? C?) but that doesn’t mean it’s bad. I just wish it was longer and I had more to digest.

Go see Coffee Project at Fest this year, you won’t regret it. Listen to Wasted Love below, and please consider supporting the band and label.



DS Exclusive: Derek Zanetti (Homeless Gospel Choir) on new album, the importance of punk rock and working with Frank Turner

Derek Zanetti, aka The Homeless Gospel Choir embodies everything that makes punk great. He is a punk musician to the core who embodies a D.I.Y punk aesthetic where every song drips with authenticity and truth. He is that rare artist who can deliver a more affecting, relatable message in one single line than most bands manage on an entire album. His vulnerable lyrics and almost painful honesty often deal with his own mental health issues yet he can also be almost cruelly self-deprecating and uproariously funny. Similarly, his music is overtly political, following a proud tradition of folk-punk musicians such as Billy Bragg, Frank Turner, Davey Dynamite etc who use their voice to address the injustices, inequalities and general intolerance that sadly infects modern society.

Since releasing his 2010 debut album “Some People Never Go Anywhere”, Zanetti has built a dedicated following both in his native Pittsburgh and further afield. 2014’s “I Used To Be So Young” garnered him a degree of critical acclaim as well as some famous fans in the shape of Frank Turner and former My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero. New album, “Normal” features the same poignant, soul-stirring lyrical nous you would expect but also showcases a greater mastery of song craft as songs move from folk-punk to Americana to anthemic pop punk in the form of “Crazy”, “1983” and the defining and triumphant “Normal”. A beautifully succinct statement to the world about what it means to suddenly find yourself part of the all encompassing, life-changing scene that is punk rock.

Before Zanetti embarks on a huge tour with Beach Slang and Frank Iero and the Patience, Dying Scene had the chance to talk with the always gracious and engaging Zanetti about the “Normal” album, the influence of folk-punk great Frank Turner, working with Frank Iero as well as why the very ideals that punk embodies still coarse through his veins.

Check out the interview below.



Album Review: The Homeless Gospel Choir – “Normal”

Next time you’re at a show, look around. What do you see? Does everyone look the same as you? Does everyone look like they’ve got everything worked out? Well the truth is no one does. Everyone has the same neurosis, fears and hang-ups. Everyone gets scared. Everyone feels unhappy or lonely sometimes. The one thing you all have in common is the reason you find yourself crammed together in that dark room with the sticky floors and the unmistakable smell of stale sweat and spilled beer. That band or singer that’s just about to take the stage. Think about that rush as the lights dim, and the crowd whistles and cheers. That’s what unites us all because – We. Are. Punks.

A simple, unifying message that forms the basis of the anthemic centerpiece of the title song from the Homeless Gospel Choir’s epic new album. On “Normal”, Derek Zanetti, the man behind The Homeless Gospel Choir offers a precise, succinct statement to the world about what it means to suddenly find yourself part of the all encompassing, life-changing scene that is punk rock. The electric, bright and bouncy pop-punk masterpiece, “Normal” will undoubtedly be the most important song of someone’s adolescence. The song that makes them finally understand that they aren’t alone. They will find solace and inspiration, as Zanetti did, when someone uttered the same immortal and timeless words to him: “You’ll never be normal/ because you’re a punk”. Probably the simplest, most honest and soul-stirring lyric of the year. For the rest of us with adolescence a distant memory it’s a reaffirming nostalgia trip to when you exhausted your first punk album on whatever outdated format you owned it. A song that so eloquently sums up why you’re here and why you’re reading this.

Every lyric on this album describes a life lived and is equally as relatable as “Normal”. Whether it be the acoustic, folk punk of “Depression” which serves as an anthem for those who find themselves in their 30s with life not quite turning out as they hoped, to the free-wheeling pop-punk of “Crazy”. With a fuller sound,  featuring a crisp, lead guitar line from Frank Lero, on “Crazy”, Zanetti brutally honestly details his exasperated attempts to properly express himself with the song, appropriately sounding like the valve loosening on his own personal, emotional pressure cooker. “Everyone” is a sparse yet equally affecting song as Zanetti channels his inner Billy Bragg to balance politically astute yet droll observations on how the world is made up of individuals but how every difference should be valued and treasured.   

Musically, “Normal” sees Zanetti painting with a varied palette, unafraid to incorporate a variety of musical styles. From the slow burning, Frank Turner-esque folk of “Don’t Know” through to the Americana of “Sometimes” and the rousing melancholy of “Alright”. Every song feels like it’s own separate vignette, with it’s own self-analysis, drama and most importantly wit. It is this even-footed ability to judge sharp humor and intelligent observation that makes this the defining album that it is. The same is true of the more recognizable pop-punk songs such as  “1983”, a fist-raising, rocker that shares a lot in common with the hook filled, anthemic self-deprecation of Pup. Once again the song finds Zanetti sitting idly at life’s crossroad, frustrated and hamstrung by his own perceived lack of progress in life.  

“Normal” is one of those rare albums that manages to stir and amuse, with songs that impress on the listener with issues that are instantly relatable. They highlight the insecurities that are in all of us that, more than anything else, bind us together. With that in mind, next time you’re at a show maybe you should take the time to talk to someone nearby. After all, you’ll definitely have at least one thing in common.

4.5/5 Stars



The Homeless Gospel Choir stream new album ‘The Homeless Gospel Choir Presents: Normal’ in full

Pittsburgh, PA’s political folk punk act The Homeless Gospel Choir is streaming its brand new album in full. ‘The Homeless Gospel Choir Presents: Normal’ won’t be out until tomorrow (18th of August) via A-F Records, but is already up for streaming.

The album contains some great guest vocals by the likes of Frank Turner and Frank Iero. You can pick up a copy here or buy one from the band itself on one of the following tour dates below.



Coffee Project brew up video for “Wasted Love”

Acoustic punk duo Coffee Project, the side project featuring Buddy Schaub of Less Than Jake and Savage Brewtality’s Jake Crown, have made their video for “Wasted Love” available for your streaming pleasure. Check it out below.

Formed as an outlet for the two musicians to write and record songs that might not fit with their main projects, Coffee Project released their 1st EP Wasted Love on July 16th through A-F Records.

If ska-folk didn’t exist before, it does now. And, it sounds good…there’s an elemental quality to the stripped down production and bareness of the sound. Catch them at this year’s Fest.



The Homeless Gospel Choir release music video for “Crazy”

The Homeless Gospel Choir have released a new music video for the song “Crazy”. Watch it below.

Derek had this to say about the song:

“Crazy is a song about me and my feelings. Sometimes you try to explain the weird shit that’s going on inside of your head, heart & life to other people and you can’t make sense of it. This song is a journey of that. I was very fortunate to have my dear brothers Frank Iero & Dave Watt collaborate with me to make this song and video so special”.

The Homeless Gospel Choir will release their new album “Home” on August 18th via A-F Records.

You can check them out later in the year when they begin their European tour.



The Homeless Gospel Choir announce tour with Beach Slang, Dave Hause & The Mermaid and release date for “Normal” August 18th

This is going to be awesome! The Homeless Gospel Choir (one of my favorite live acts) is going on tour with Beach Slang and Dave Hause & The Mermaid! But that’s not everything! The new album for The Homeless Gospel Choir, “Normal” is due out August 18th via A-F Records!

Tour dates, and the music video for “Normal” can be found below.



Nightmarathons (punk) announce Midwest tour

Steel city punk rockers Nightmarathons are heading out on a short Midwest tour in support of their latest release and you can check out the dates and locations below.

The band’s self titled EP was released in May via A-F Records.



New Music: The Homeless Gospel Choir – “Everyone”

More new music from The Homeless Gospel Choir for your Sunday morning. Today, we’ve got a new lyric video for the track “Everyone,” and you can check it out below.

“Everyone” is the latest song to be released from the upcoming album “The Homeless Gospel Choir Presents: Normal.” It’s due out August 18th via A-F Records, and you can find pre-order information here.



The Homeless Gospel Choir detail album “The Homeless Gospel Choir Presents: Normal”

Pittsburgh’s folk punk solo act The Homeless Gospel Choir are to release new album “The Homeless Gospel Choir Presents: Normal” via A-F Records. You can pre-order it here.

Details of the album are below.



Coffee Project release “Wasted Love” EP

Gainesville, FL acoustic punk act Coffee Project released their new, 4 song EP.,‘Wasted Love’, last Friday (16th June) via A-F Records.  The duo, comprising Jake Crown (Savage Brewtality) and Buddy Schaub (Less Than Jake) have the EP for sale on their Bandcamp.

You can have a listen to the whole EP below.