If you’re ever going to stop and take three minutes out of your day to stream a song from a band you might not be familiar with, Problem Daughter‘s “Like A Dog” is that song. It’s off their upcoming album “Fits of Disorganized Boredom”, and yes I f’ing love the entire album, but this is the song that literally gave me goosebumps the first time I heard it. Stream it below and see if it does the same for you (if it doesn’t, you’re not listening to it loud enough. Try again).
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Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 2:00 PM (PST) by Johnny X
If you’re in the mood for some brooding, whisky drenched, americana folk-punk I have a new artist that you need to check out, right now. Ryan Kerr hails from Fort Wayne, Indiana and on February 28th he’ll be releasing a new full-length titled “Live Well” that is one of the more honest and beautiful albums I’ve seen come out of the americana/folk-punk genre in quite some time. Just give the song “A Ghost (While I Wait)” a listen below and see if you disagree.
Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 2:15 PM (PST) by Johnny X
Four days ago I received an email from a band I’d never heard of imploring me to give their newly recorded album a listen. It’s by no means an uncommon occurrence and for perhaps the ten-thousandth time I dutifully plugged in my headphones, clicked a play button and prepared to halfheartedly listen while I moved on to the next email. Thirty seconds in I had to stop typing and turn up the volume. By the end of the first song I suspected I had stumbled onto something special and by the third song I was sending the album off to a few trusted DS reviewers demanding they check it out. When the sixth song literally gave me goosebumps I decided I desperately wanted to put the album out on Dying Scene Records.
So, today, after a flurry of phone calls and emails, it is with great pleasure that I announce Salt Lake City punk act Problem Daughter will be releasing their sophomore album Fits Of Disorganized Boredom through Dying Scene Records on February 24th.
In regards to the band’s sound, think the melodic earnestness of a Flatliners meets Banner Pilot but with the grand, incendiary arrangements of Morning Glory. Confused? Just judge for yourself by streaming the album’s first track “O Bother, Where Art Though?” below.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 9:00 AM (PST) by Johnny X
The release is a follow up to the band’s debut EP “Higher Ground” released in January, 2015.
Monday, January 4, 2016 at 12:57 PM (PST) by Johnny X
Sup punk fans. I’m Dave and I founded this here website 6 or 7 years ago. Some of you might recognize me by my pen name Johnny X. I won’t waste your time telling you about the trials and tribulations of 2015 or how much the punk scene means to me. That’s not why you’re here. You’re here because you’re curious what an a-hole like me might have selected for his Top 10 Releases of 2015. You want to know if any of my selections overlap with your own or if you’ll discover an unknown gem or two. Well, find my list below, and I encourage you to stream tracks as you go.
Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 3:55 PM (PST) by daveydeathray
“Bridge City Sessions is a relatively new project concocted by myself and a few fellow musician friends. Basically, it’s a YouTube show where we capture live, in-studio performances by musicians. The idea is that exposure for up-and-coming bands can be difficult to come by and we want to offer another platform for musicians to have their music heard. We strive for a professional presentation all around in order to allow the bands to be able to showcase their specific brand of boss tuneage.”
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 6:54 PM (PST) by donthasslemike
Southern California punks Western Settings and Gentlemen Prefer Blood announced tour dates for their upcoming west coast winter tour. Both bands have albums available for streaming, download, and physical purchase. Western Settings Yes It Is available here through La Escalara/Dying Scene Records and Gentlemen Prefer Blood, Used Books and Guns available here through La Escalara. Make sure to catch both bands at one of the dates below.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 3:23 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Detroit pop-punk act Gold Route‘s upcoming EP I’m Just Killing Time is set to release tomorrow, November 19th, and we’re excited to be exclusively streaming a new track from the release!
If you’d like to get a taste of what the EP’s gonna sound like, go ahead and give the band’s awesome cover of The Who’s “Baba O’Riley” a listen below.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 6:30 PM (PST) by Johnny X
Texan hardcore punk act, Some Nerve, have just announced that they are currently wrapping up recording a brand new EP entitled “Vultures”, which they hope to release as early as next month. The artwork is above but no other official details quite yet.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 12:00 PM (PST) by Johnny X
Born of punk rock, fused with the sounds of the surf, the sands and the streets, New London’s (that’s in Connecticut, by the way) The Hempsteadys are self described as “the beat that moves Hempstead Street” and after listening to a few of their tunes I can’t dispute it. The eleven piece reggae-punk act will be releasing their debut full-length El Amor De Los Muertos on November 3rd and today we’re stoked to bring you a premiere of one of the new tracks.
Monday, October 26, 2015 at 12:51 PM (PST) by Lauren Mills
San Diego punk act Western Settings have released the music video for their song “Duncan.”
You can watch it below.
The song appears on their new EP, “Old Pain,” which was produced by Dead To Me frontman, Tyson ” Chicken” Annicharico, and released on October 15th. Old Pain is the follow up to Western Settings’ self-titled debut album, which was released digitally by the great looking folks at Dying Scene Records on February 17, 2015. Physical releases were handled by La Escalera Records and Rad Girlfriend Records.
Friday, October 9, 2015 at 5:25 PM (PST) by Gina Skidz
Both bands will also play Fest 14 at the end of October.
Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 12:00 PM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
San Diego punk act Western Settings have released a teaser video for their upcoming EP, Old Pain. The EP, which was produced by Dead To Me frontman Tyson ” Chicken” Annicharico, will be released on October 15, 2015. You can watch the teaser below.
Old Pain is the follow up to Western Settings’ self-titled debut album, which was released digitally by the great looking folks at Dying Scene Records on February 17, 2015. Physical releases were handled by La Escalera Records and Rad Girlfriend Records.
Friday, July 10, 2015 at 12:27 PM (PST) by Gina Skidz
San Diego punk act Western Settings is currently working on a new EP, and the band just announced that they will team with Tyson ” Chicken” Annicharico of the San Francisco punk act Dead To Me. Chicken will be producing their new effort, which is scheduled for an October 15th release.
Western Settings will be hitting the road later this month as they make their way east for Fest in Gainesville, Florida, on October 31st. You can find the rest of the dates below. The band most recently released the full-length album Yes It Is on La Escalera Records, and you can check it out here.
Believe it or not, 2015 is already half over. There’s a lot to look forward to in the coming months with Frank Turner, Spraynard, and more all gearing up to put out new albums, but we at Dying Scene decided to get introspective for a moment and take a look at some of our favorite albums that were released in the last six months.
Anything released between January 1, 2015 and June 30, 2015 was up for consideration, and after several long nights of endless yelling and countless insults (okay… it was really just one long email chain), we were able to narrow it down to 25 releases. Organized by release date, you can find our collective choices for the best punk albums of 2015 so far below.