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Introducing New Pop-Punk Act: Letters To Ash

Posted by Johnny X on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 5:26 PM (PST)

If you dig your pop-punk at break neck speeds and a good dose of serious guitar shredding solos you may want to check out San Bernardino’s Letters To Ash.  The band sites influences ranging from Strung Out and Pennywise to A Day To Remember and Silverstein.  Seems apt to me.  They’ll soon be releasing their debut full-length “No One Said It Would Be Easy” and you can stream a couple of the songs from it on bandcamp.  They could do without the synth effects but overall I dig what these fellas are doing.

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Introducing 90′s Style Pop-Punk Act: The Surrogates (full EP stream)

Posted by vdubowner on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 8:41 PM (PST)

Hey punk fans, here’s my latest kick-ass discovery : The Surrogates.  Based in Syracuse NY, the Pop-punk quartet have been around since 2010 and they have just released their latest EP entitled “Easier Without You”.  I can honestly say, it fucking shreds!  Heavy guitars riffs, catchy hooks and one of my favorite features: 2 different singers! There’s something about them that reminds me of vintage Face To Face…  Anyway, I’ll let you judge on that. Stop reading this and stream the EP here.

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New Band Alert: The Low Ends (pop punk) offer debut EP for free download

Posted by JerryLowLife on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 10:01 AM (PST)

Here’s a new traditional pop punk band for everyone to check out.  Featuring Richard Baseborn from (can you guess?) Baseborn comes a new act from South Texas, The Low Ends.  They describe their sound as “3 dudes playing simple punk rock,” and that’s simply the best way to describe it.  Nothing fancy here, just straightforward and awesome punk rock.

Check out their debut self-titled EP below, and if you like what you hear, you can download it for free/pay what you want.

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Minneapolis-based self-proclaimed hyper-active dance pop duo Koo Koo Kanga Roo is unlike most bands nowadays, but is joining a growing number of musicians who are creating this type of kid-friendly, happy music that makes you want to get out of your seat and dance (think Atom & His Package meets Blink 182 with a lighter touch and songs about cats).

The band has shared the stage with many acts including Yo Gabba Gabba, Frank Turner, and Dillinger Four, and never fails in getting the crowd moving. While they almost sound like they could belong in a dancehall, Koo Koo Kanga Roo does a great job in appealing to audiences of all shapes, sizes, styles, and ages.

Koo Koo Kanga Roo is getting ready to release their newest album, “Whoopty Whoop”, through Fun Fun Records/Asian Man Records on May 13th, and the band has just made a new song from the album available to stream. It’s entitled “The Coolest Person” and you can check it out below.

You can listen to more of Koo Koo Kanga Roo’s discography here.

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Introducing New Punk Band: The Sofistifucks (full album stream)

Posted by Hopeless Romantic on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 7:18 AM (PST)

New band (at least to Dying Scene) alert! Introducing Toronto’s The Sofistifucks, who describe themselves as “raucous, uncompromising, fourfold ordeal…periodically miasmatic, unfairly impressive, chronically overwhelming, and eternally inexhaustible.” You can check out and download their new album Then They Came For Me right over here. The record was released on March 8th through Unknown Records.

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New Band Alert: Snakeway (metal punk) offer new song for free download

Posted by JerryLowLife on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 8:34 AM (PST)

We have a new crossover thrash/punk act for you to check out today.  Hailing from San Antonio, Texas, it’s Snakeway.  Formed only a year ago, the band has already released a debut EP and have been playing shows around Texas.  The band is offering their song “Snake Pit” for free download.  If you like modern crossover acts like Toxic Holocaust, this should be right up your alley.  Check it out below.

The song comes from the bands’ previously mentioned debut EP Year of the Snake.  If you want to hear more, you won’t have to wait too long, as the EP will be re-released on digital formats April 8th through Think Fast! Records.

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Introducing New Punk Band: Exit 17 (full EP stream)

Posted by Bizarro Dustin on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 4:34 PM (PST)

New Paltz, NY isn’t exactly well known for its gigantic punk scene, but that doesn’t mean it’s completely barren either. Following in the footsteps of acts such as  NO and 16 Hundred Pound Pig comes Exit 17 (it’s probably important to note that 16HPP vocalist Jimbo plays drums in Exit 17; hey, it’s a small scene).

With a rough and destructive sound that’s reminiscent of both older acts such as the Germs and more modern bands including Choking Victim (and the entire Crack Rock Steady scene that’s come since), Exit 17 plays in a way that makes old school sound new again.

You can stream their demo EP, fuck!, below. If you dig what you hear, you can also download a couple of old demos from between 2011 and 2012 (including rough versions of the tracks that appear on fuck!) over at their ReverbNation page.

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Introducing New Punk Band: The Greatest Sons (full EP stream) – Recommended

Posted by vdubowner on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 2:50 PM (PST)

Holy. Fucking. Shit. Those were the exact words that came out of my mouth when I first heard The Greatest Sons. This Canadian 3-piece’s debut EP “We’ll Take The Road” is pure perfection and it’s got a little bit of something just about everyone can enjoy, mixing the fast-paced fury of NOFX with the The Bouncing Souls‘ bass-heavy sound and The Loved Ones‘ melodicism. That’s all I’ve really got to say – stop reading this and go over to Bandcamp and listen to this bad ass EP!

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Introducing Emo Band: Handwriting! (free EP download)

Posted by Johnny X on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 3:52 PM (PST)

Admittedly I don’t usually take to most emo stuff but this foursome sorta caught my attention.  Handwriting! hails from a small town south of Boston and (stealing from a press release) “they manifest an original emo, punk vibe with heavy instrumentals and passionate lyrics.”  The group has released two EPs but their first, “Cool Cool Cool” is the better recording and I recommend you giving it a listen below where you can also download it for free.

Handwriting! is currently working on a full length entitled, “The Entire First Chapter of The Third Harry Potter Book” and they’re putting both EPs out on cassette via Ozona Records.

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Introducing New Punk Band: The Scam (free EP download)

Posted by Screeching Bottlerocket on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 9:14 AM (PST)

I really have no idea how to describe The Scam‘s sound… They’re a punk band from St. Louis, Missouri with a pretty immature sense of humor (their new EP’s totally NSFW cover art should be a dead giveaway) with slight hints of H20-ish hardcore in their music. If this sounds interesting to you, head over to Bandcamp and give the band’s new EP “Fuck On” a listen. And keep in mind that it, along with their 19-track debut album “The Scam Sucks,” is available for free download!

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New Hardcore-Punk Band Alert: Pears (free song download)

Posted by Johnny X on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 9:46 AM (PST)

Pears is a brand new hardcore-punk band that has recently emerged on the New Orleans punk scene.  The band will be releasing one new song and video for said song every couple weeks and you can check out the first for “Forever Sad” below.

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Introducing New Pop-Punk Band: LightSpeedGo (full EP stream)

Posted by Johnny X on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 2:44 PM (PST)

If you’re looking for a new pop-punk band somewhere between Chixdiggit and Screeching Weasel Arizona’s LightSpeedGo might be a band you want to check.  The band is recently formed but its three members are no rookies.  I’d tell you the names of the bands they played in before but you probably won’t recognize them anyway.  Just give a listen to their debut EP “New Direction” here.

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New band alert: The Order (melodic hardcore) stream full EP

Posted by JerryLowLife on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 11:00 AM (PST)

Here’s a new melodic hardcore band for you to check out.  Hailing from Phoenix, AZ it’s The Order.  They just released a new EP called “Bridge of Light” on February 2nd an you can check it out below.  If you like what you hear, you can download the whole EP for free on Bandcamp!

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Introducing New Folk/Punk Act: Old Coyote Club (recommended)

Posted by Rainbow on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 6:49 PM (PST)

I know next to nothing about UK Folk/Punk outfit Old Coyote Club but I do know I’m highly intrigued by everything I’ve heard from them.  Granted, “everything” is only two songs, but those two songs are f’ing fantastic and now I’m jonesin’ to hear more.  From what I can tell off their maddeningly incomplete facebook page this is a new project and the tunes “Build Bombs” and “Hustle Roses” comprise all the material the band has recorded to date.  If you dig acoustic folky-punk stuff I highly recommend you give both songs a listen below.

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As the chief editor of Dying Scene I get a shit load of albums that make their way into my inbox every day.  I’d say 25% of them are unlistenable garbage, 72% fall somewhere between halfway decent and pretty good, and only about 3% make me anxious to get stuck in LA traffic just so I can have more time blasting their tunes from my car stereo.  Atlanta’s Five O’Clock Devil fall into that 3% minority.  This four piece plays their punk rock fast and heavy, somewhere between thrash and skate punk.  They just released a new EP titled “A Ride With The Devil” and I highly recommend you give it a listen below (my favorite song is “A Ride With The Devil”).  If you dig it you can also download it for free here.

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