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Against Me! announce Record Store Day exclusive 7″

Against Me! have announced that they will be releasing a limited edition picture disc 7″ for Record Store Day.  The release will feature two brand new tracks “Stabitha Christie” and “First High of The Morning.”  You can check out the Record Store Day website for a list of releases and to find a participating record store near you.

Against Me! last released Shape Shift With Me on September 16, 2016 through Total Treble Records and Xtra Mile Recordings.

 



Against Me! debut new video for ‘Haunting, Haunted, Haunts’

Against Me! have debuted their new video for ‘Haunting, Haunted, Haunts’. The song is taken from their 2016 released full length Shape Shift With Me, which we absolutely loved.

Against Me! is kicking off a France tour with The Bronx late May. You can find the video and full dates to those shows below.



Skinny Lister premiere music video for song “Injuries”, announce US tour with Flogging Molly

London rockers Skinny Lister have premiered a new music video for their song, “Injuries.” The song is one off of the group’s most recent album, The Devil, The Heart & The Fight. Along with the video comes the announcement of a US tour. The band will support Flogging Molly on their upcoming spring tour from March 21st – April 1st, with headlining dates in New York City and Washington DC as well. You can check the video and the full list of dates and locations for the tour out below.

The Devil, The Heart & The Fight was released in 2016 through Xtra Mile Recordings and served as a follow-up to their 2015 album, Down On Deptford Broadway.



DS Staff Picks – Bizarro Dustin’s Top Albums of 2016

In a lot of ways, 2016 kinda sucked. You can probably figure out what I’m talking about when I say that, and I hope that you would agree. Yet, somehow it was also a really good year. On a personal level, I moved into a new apartment with my girlfriend, left an emotionally abusive and draining job of three years, and started not one, but two jobs, one of which could very well become a career (the only downside to working two jobs is that it gives me less time to devote to Dying Scene). And then there was the music.

Oh yes, the music. Maybe 2016 wasn’t a great year for most things, but the music was terrific. I started narrowing down my list at the beginning of December, and after a day and a half I decided that, much like last year, I wasn’t going to limit myself to ten records. I know that’s against the rules, but breaking all the rules is punk rock.

You can find my list below.

I guess I’ll also throw this out there: I enjoyed Tacocat’s Lost Time, Chris Farren’s Can’t Die, Jeff Rosenstock’s WORRY., Doe’s Some Things Last Longer Than You, and Petrol Girls’ Talk of Violence this year, but not to the point where I felt like they were essential listening in the same way that the following albums were.

 



Watch: Against Me! perform “333” on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (feat. sit-down interview with Laura Jane Grace)

Against Me!, who are currently (and deservedly) dominating the punk rock cultural landscape, totally and completely took over NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers last night. As he’s been scheduled to do all week, the band’s dynamic drummer Atom Willard has been filling in with Meyers’ in-house musicians, the 8G band. Last night, he pulled double duty, as Against Me! served as musical guest, ripping through the track “333” from their latest album, Shape Shift With Me.

Oh, and the band’s inimitable leader, Laura Jane Grace, sat down for a one-on-one interview with Meyers, supporting her recently-released memoir, Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout, which A) came out Tuesday (11/15/16) via Hachette Books and B) is as awesome as you’d expect. Check out the performance of “333” here, and check out the first of the interview segments right here; you can figure out how to play the rest from there.

Shape Shift With Me was released on September 16, 2016 through Total Treble Records and Xtra Mile Recordings.



Laura Jane Grace announces US book tour

 

 

 

Against Me! lead singer, Laura Jane Grace, will be going on a tour to promote her new book “TRANNY: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout”, which will be out on November 15, 2016 via Hachette Books.

You can see the dates below



Beans On Toast announces new album, releases new video

English folk singer, barefoot troubadour, and cult legend Beans On Toast has announced that he will be releasing a new album, A Spanner In The Works,  on December 1st, 2016 via Xtra Mile Recordings.

He also released a video for the first single, “2016,” which you can check out below.

A Spanner In The Works is the follow up to Beans On Toast’s last album Rolling Up The Hill, which was released on December 1st, 2015 via Xtra Mile Recordings.



Ducking Punches (folk-punk) release music video for “Greedy Bones” (ft Frank Turner)

UK folk punks Ducking Punches have released a music video for their track “Greedy Bones” and you can check it out below.

“Greedy Bones” features guest vocals from none other than Frank Turner and if you’re a fan of the Turner you’re very likely going to dig the tune. The song appears on Ducking Punches’ new album “Fizzy Brain” released last March via Xtra Mile Recordings.



DS Photo Gallery: Against Me! and Potty Mouth, Boston, MA (9/20/16)

The first handful of live shows after a band releases a new album can, by most accounts, be a bit nerve-wracking. Although times have certainly progressed to the point where all but the most casual of fans have heard a band’s new material in advance (sometimes well in advance) of its actual release, there can still be a bit of trepidation as to how those songs will not only translate live but how they’ll fit in to a set list that includes older material. Rest assured, Against Me! fans; Shape Shift With Me doesn’t just sound great in album form, it absolutely slays live.

A mere three days following the release of their above-mentioned seventh studio album, Against Me! brought the early stages of a two-week Eastern US tour into the familiar confines of Boston’s Royale nightclub. Over the course of a hair over an hour, the foursome’s main set drew heavily from the new album and its predecessor, 2014’s Transgender Dysphoria Blues. Case in point; the first four songs (“True Trans Soul Rebel,” “333,” “12:03” and “Dead Friend”) found the band hitting hard and fast from the word “go.” And that makes sense, obviously. Though Against Me! has a long and storied history and has endured various member changes throughout the years, the current lineup of frontwoman Laura Jane Grace and long-time left hand man James Bowman on guitar, Atom Willard on drums and Inge Johansson on bass is far and away the band’s tightest and most fundamentally solid lineup.

In what has to be seen as a reassuring sign for the band, each of the half-dozen songs that the band ripped through from Shape Shift With Me was met with the same passion and intensity from the constant barrage of crowd surfers (which, by the way, when did the trend of people taking selfies while stage diving start? This really needs to stop. Like, yesterday.) who hung on and chanted every word regardless of which AM! era the song came from.

Direct support came from Potty Mouth, the three-piece (four, if you count the touring guitarist) outfit who cut their teeth in the western part of Massachusetts before just recently moving to California. For the uninitiated, they’re raw without being unhinged, and play a passionate form of grungy post-punk that would have fit in nicely in the 1995 indie music landscape, and yet still sounds new and fresh and interesting in 2016. And apologies to Frameworks, the Gainesville-based five-piece who served as show opener. The relatively early start time, coupled with traffic and “day job” responsibilities resulted in me walking in to the venue as they were walking off stage. Next time, gang.

Take a look at our photo gallery below!

 



Against Me! stream new album ‘Shape Shift With Me’

Against Me! are streaming their upcoming record, Shape Shift With Me, in full via NPR. You can give it a listen below, or check it out here.

Shape Shift With Me will be released on September 16, 2016 through Total Treble Records and Xtra Mile Recordings. The band will be touring the US with Bad Religion this fall.



Against Me! release “333” music video

Against Me! have released a music video for “333,” which will be appearing on their upcoming album Shape Shift With Me. Check it out below.

Shape Shift With Me releases on September 16th through Total Treble Records and Xtra Mile Recordings. The band will be touring the US with Bad Religion this fall.



Frank Turner announces UK tour dates

Frank Turner has announced a big 21 date UK tour that will see him gallivanting around his home country in November and December.

You can check out all the dates and locations below.

Frank Turner last released Positive Songs For Negative People in August 2015 on Xtra Mile Recordings / Interscope Records.



Against Me! release video for new track “Crash”

Against Me! have been going full force ever since they announced the release of their forthcoming album Shape Shift With Me. The band’s latest move is the release of their new single and corresponding music video “Crash”. The video is an ultra low budget satire featuring the band in stage makeup (Ace Frehley, eat your heart out), spinning around a makeshift stage/garage/distant galaxy. Anyone that knows and appreciates Against Me!’s sense of humor will find the video clever, charming and fun.

Check out the video for “Crash” below.

Shape Shift With Me is scheduled to be released through the band’s own label Total Treble Records on September 16th. The album can be pre-ordered now on Itunes and Amazon.



Against Me! stream new song “Haunting, Haunted, Haunts”

Against Me!  have premiered another new song from their upcoming album Shape Shift With Me. You can give “Haunting, Haunted, Haunts” a listen below.

Shape Shift With Me releases on September 16th through Total Treble Records and Xtra Mile Recordings. If you missed the album’s first single “333,” you can check it out here.



Album Review: Frank Turner – “Positive Songs For Negative People”

Yesterday marked one year since the release of everyone’s favorite English, Riot-Folk, alt-country hero Frank Turner‘s latest album Positive Songs for Negative People, released through Xtra Mile Recordings. Proudly and relentlessly having crawled through the mud and the muck of the underground punk scene since 2005. After his departure from the English post-hardcore band Million Dead, Turner has pioneered (some would petulantly say popularized) a sound built on a breed of Crass style “fuck you” candor with the relatable Springsteen-esque conversationalism, usually wrapped up in a catchy, Buzzcocks lunchbox or a thoughtfully orchestrated Dylan-ish progression. With such a broad spectrum of sounds and principles, most find it hard to avoid the charming hooks and concepts that it spawns. Having meandered through music and rooted itself in so many genres, the aforementioned sound has created a vast network of Frank-o-philes and has ultimately led to the release of six full-length studio albums. With each album, Turner’s acclaim has grown exponentially, with 2013’s Tape Deck Heart going as far as nibbling at the edges of mainstream radio with the inarguable hit “Recovery”. With no surprise to anyone, such success comes stained with the all too familiar backlash attached to any aspiring crossover punk artist, and that of course is the ever-present and oh-so-very touchy veil of “selling out”. With the equally talented, and nouveau king of pop-rock, Butch Walker at the Producer’s helm (having prior success producing Taylor Swift’s Red), the album has the potential to churn out new fan favorites while concurrently creating more defectors.

This years “Positive Songs for Negative People” has, vaguely put, created a splash. For some, it’s a flirty and inviting swat of water prompting everyone to jump into the pool and lounge around on inner-tubes and enjoy the sunshine, and for others it was a blind-siding cannonball that got everyone wet, doused the grill and ruined the barbeque. The opening track, “The Angel Islington”, is a hollow continuation of Tape Deck’s Heart’s “Broken Piano”, picking up back at the Thames River. Along with that clever little writing trick, a stripped down, live tone gets you excited, but alas, the song goes nowhere. Instead it’s filed into a folky filler song, of which Frank has few, yet they do exist. “Angel…” is followed up with the hopeful, rabble rousing “Get Better”; a song that will surely be a moshpit-inducing staple in Frank’s faster sets. Though catchy and fun to blast in the car, one can’t help but catch a bit of Gaslight Anthem’s “American Slang”, but fuck it, it’s punk rock, The Ramones did it all the time. Frank get’s a pass on that one. “The Next Storm” keeps the hope afloat, ending on the head-butting exclamation “I’m gonna’ step out and face the next storm”. Riding the coattails of “Get Better”, the buoyant message and up-tempo feel keeps you bobbing your head enough to not really care that it doesn’t really fit Frank’s typical brand of songs; you take it for what it is and have fun. “The Opening Act of Spring”, is much more reminiscent of something you’d hear off of Frank’s third album “Poetry of the Deed”. Long time fans will love this mandolin driven folk number strewn with remorse and desperation, with just enough edge to drink beer to. However, the same certainly can’t be said for “Glorious You”. Walker’s influence bleeds through on this poppy runaway. Simply put, this isn’t a Frank Turner song. The diehards and no-matter-whaters will love it, but those that are looking for the candidness and clever word play that they’ve grown to love will be sorely disappointed. The second single on the record, “Mittens”, follows in the same vain. The lyrics are forced and the melody should have been left for Tay-Tay to sing. As genuine and heartfelt as it might be, it leaves the listener wanting something else, or maybe nothing at all, especially as a single. As soon as you think all is lost, you’re brought back with the hard hitting, stand alone punk song (there’s at least one on every album) “Out of breath”. Frank’s spitfire vocals are befitting to the title and the rolling piano adds the image of an old west saloon shootout. You’re sucked in from the get-go. Then we get to “Demons”, a song highlighted by the victorious battle cry “At this truth we have arrived, god damn it’s great to be alive”. It’s a truly optimistic sentiment for anyone, but a trite sentiment nonetheless. It is at this point in the album that we get slightly sick of Frank Walker (or Butch Turner, if you will) and want the old Frank back. The third single “Josephine” is another Butch Walker song right off the bat, with it’s “Whoa-oh-oh-s”, though this one doesn’t require any teeth grinding or track skipping. Frank’s lyricism saves the day and you find yourself tapping your foot in no time. “Love Forty Down” Is just what we needed. An old fashioned analogous, quick witted love song that starts out mellow and ends with that distinguishable, despairing yet confident Frank Turner shout. The tennis tune drifts into “Silent Key”, busting open with heavy guitar riffs and then riding out into a lovely homage to the Astronaut/teacher Christa McAuliffe of the Space Shuttle Challenger. This song plays out more like a personal narrative, flipping back and forth from the story of Christa and her fateful flight, and a four year old, English ham radio operator. You float through the whimsical melody and the haunting guest vocals of Esme Patterson, and then you’re brought back to earth with Frank’s exclamatory “Silent Key” howls. Finally, the Album ends with “Song for Josh”, Frank’s fervent, acoustic dedication to his friend, and 9:30 Club (Washington DC) security manager, Josh Burdette. Recorded live at the 9:30 Club, There’s no mistaking the authenticity and rawness of the content. A beautiful song with a beautiful message dedicated to, what general consensus says was, a beautiful soul. The album ends with a tearjerker, and a true to form Frank Turner number.

Final summation: The album has its strong points and its weak points. You’ll very soon find the tracks that you want to skip ahead to. While Butch Walker certainly added his two cents, the duo didn’t create the masterpiece that we all hoped for. Maybe next time. Frank’s Diehard fans will love this album regardless, but those that are looking for the wittiness and veracity of “Love, Ire and Song” or the call for personal revolution and self-acceptance of “England Keep My Bones” will find themselves lost and directionless in its intermittent lazy lyrics. By Frank’s request, it may be time for a few of us to “take [him] down to the English Channel.”

3/5 Stars