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Free Music: The Starry Nights (Lipstick Homicide, The Blendours) s/t EP

Iowa pop-punk quartet The Starry Nights (members of Lipstick HomicideThe Blendours) have a new self-titled EP out, and they’re letting you download it for free/name your price. Listen and/or download below.

If you’re looking for a physical copy of the EP, head over here to the band’s Bandcamp page to grab a copy on CD. While there, you can also download their first release, Full Moon Spells, an acoustic album from founding members of The Starry Nights, Trevor Treiber and Kate Kane. It’s also free/name your price, but I’ll kindly suggest you share the “wealth” and toss them a few dollars if you can.



Introducing New Punk Act: Two For Flinching (free download)

I typically don’t like to do band spotlights on bands that I can only hear one song from but in the case of Perth’s Two For Flinching I’m willing to make an exception. The band is getting ready to release their debut EP “So We’ve Got That In Common” and are offering up a free download of the album’s first single “Super”. It’s got some great intro riffage, a fantastically catchy chorus and just the right amount of gang chants and shouts. All in all, enough for me to put this album on my “wishlist” and to share them with you readers. I highly recommend you give the track a listen below.



New band Couples Fight turns relationship arguments into cleverly composed “dance punk” songs

Here’s something I thought was kinda fun and worth sharing with you guys. Couples Fight is a new electro “dance punk” band comprised of Travis James (of punk act Travis James & the Acrimonious Assembly of Arsonists) and Travis’s ex girlfriend Alaynha Gabrielle. The duo of ex-partners sing through cleverly composed relationship arguments, turning them into fun, little danceable electro punk numbers. They just released their debut EP titled “Breaking Up” and if you’ve spent any amount of time in a relationship you will absolutely relate to every song on it. Steam it below.



New Band Spotlight: Ascend/Descend (hardcore)

Ascend/Descend is a hardcore band out of Boston, MA recently formed under some odd circumstances. By odd circumstances I mean “the place the singer lived in burned down, leaving her homeless.” In the wake of this, it seems she wanted to create some angry music and has achieved that goal. The band is made up of singer Michelle Dugan (her first band) bassist Max Holbrook (Math The Band), guitarist Nicholas Wolf (Phantom Glue and Lunglust) and drummer Alex Garcia-Rivera (American Nightmare, who also recorded the EP).

They just released an EP called “Murdock Street” which you can stream below, or buy for a well-worth-it $5.



Introducing new skacore band: No Person (free download)

My ska-loving friends have always given me crap for the fact that I think it is at it’s best without horns. Today I present a new band playing that type of ska: Pittsburgh, PA’s No Person. They sound like a lo-fi Against All Authority with maybe a sprinkle of Anti-Flag in there.

If that tickles your fancy, they released their first EP called “America.” last week, which you can stream below. Check it out because it sounds pretty good, and if you like what you hear, you can download it for free on bandcamp.



Introducing Skate Punk Act: FORGETABOUTIT (full EP stream)

I’ve said it before and I’m sure I’ll say it again, my favorite thing about running Dying Scene is making new band discoveries and then sharing them with you guys. This week’s favorite discovery hails from Norway and call themselves FORGETABOUTIT. I don’t know much about them as their FB is updated solely in Norwegian despite the fact that they sing exclusively in English. I do know, however, that their music is catchy, fast, melodic, and chock-full of gang vocals and whoa-ohs. Sold yet? Listen to the title track from their debut EP “Compete Or Die” and you will be.



Introducing New Punk Act: Park Sparrows (members of Strike Anywhere, Freeman, etc)

When you’re as big a Strike Anywhere fan as I am any mention of bands featuring their members is all it takes for me to go out of my way to hear what that band sounds like. That’s what drew me in for Richmond, Virginia’s Park Sparrows, which features Strike Anywhere bassist Garth Petrie but in all honesty their sound is much more akin to a Good Riddance with a slightly more street punk vibe than any variation of Strike Anywhere, and that’s not a bad thing at all. In fact, it’s pretty damn awesome. In September the five piece released a four song demo that is many times better than official EPs of much more tenured bands and you can see for yourself by giving it a listen below. The band says they will be recording again soon so let’s hope we don’t have to wait too long for their first “official” release. ————————————————————



Jaret Reddick (Bowling For Soup, Jaret Goes to the Movies, and a slew of other things) co-hosts this week’s exciting episode of Dying Scene Radio!

This week on Dying Scene RadioBobby Pickles welcomes Jaret Reddick (Bowling For SoupJaret Goes to the Movies, and a slew of other things) “in-studio” to co-host the show. The two are proof positive that ANYBODY can be a radio DJ. FUN FACT: cosmic connections are very real.

With special commentary from New York pop-punks Ate Bit, Midwest pop punks, The Distractions, the punk-ish Chicago band, Nervous Passenger, an awesome video production company called Raw Cut Media, and the one-man band himself, straight outta Atlantic City, NJ - Nick Ameen!

Hear all the incessant blathering and latest new music and headlines, below.

This Week’s Playlist
Bowling For Soup – 20 Years (That’s a Lot of Beers)
Nervous Passenger – Good For Nothing
J. Navarro & The Traitors – Water
Foo Fighters – Sean
Looming – Christmastime
Ate Bit – Pointlessly Constant
Hellbent – Washed Out
The Hempsteadys – Bela Lugosi’s Ghost
Lucky Scars – Bandita
The Distractions – In Stereo
Nick Ameen – Brick By Brick
The Low Ends – Solus
Los Ramones – Relámpago
The Lamplighters – Basement
Dead Trains – County Road Bound/Mean Town Blues
Toxic Kid – It’s Christmas Time…Again
Years Asleep – Reflections
Lazy Class – Stracone poklenie
Linterno – Outatime
Hooray for Our Side – Outatime



Introducing Midwest Punk Act: The Distractions (full-album stream)

Melodic punk fans looking for a combination of Midwestern pop-punk sensibilities and 90′s nostalgia, get stoked cuz I’m handing you this little gem on a silver platter. South Bend, IN based punk band, The Distractions have just released their second full-length “Union” through Smoking Cat Records and if you haven’t heard of them yet, don’t worry, neither had I until just now. That’s no reflection on their talent though. I guarantee you’ll dig them 30 seconds into the first track so plug your headphones in and get listening below.



Pickles interviews Finnish heavy metal/bluegrass cover act, Steve’n’Seagulls, who recently went viral with their rendition of the AC/DC classic, Thunderstruck – Dying Scene Radio!

This week on Dying Scene RadioBobby Pickles podcasts from Greater Boston, welcoming yet another different guest co-host, Rob McManus/Northern Shakers. The Bobs are back, briefly! FUN FACT: Rob (Bob) knows less about punk than Bobby.

BAND SPOTLIGHT | TONE LO-KI and Mr. Pickles interview the Finnish heavy metal/bluegrass cover act, Steve’n’Seagulls, who recently went viral with their rendition of the AC/DC classic, Thunderstruck.

With special commentary from Quinte, Ontario’s The Barefoot Sailors, Fredericksburg, VA horror punks Savage Remains, Georgian melodic punk act, Courage, Dear Heart, and the UK/Italian punk sensation, Second Youth.

Hear all the incessant blathering and latest new music and headlines, below.

This Week’s Playlist
The Casualties – Running Through the Night
Copout – No Justification
All Things End – Lost and Faded
Turbonegro – Hot For Nietzsche
Northern Shakers – Lie Awake 
Ship Thieves – Middle Man
Graveyard Johnnys – For Tonight (Live)
Steve’n'Seagulls – Holy Diver
Steve’n'Seagulls Interview
Steve’n'Seagulls – Thunderstruck
Gold Route – Baba O’Riley
Smokey Bastard – Baba Yaga
The Barefoot Sailors – Davy Jones’ Locker
Savage Remains – Bringing Out The Dead
Career Suicide – Cut And Run
Terror – Sick and Tired
Night Birds – (I’m) Wired
Weezer – Thank God for Girls
Courage, Dear Heart – Shallowed Be Thy Name
The Dirty Nil – No Weaknesses
The Bloodstrings – Tonight We Dine in Hell
Bears! Bears! Bears! – I Want A Boat
Second Youth – Glass Roof



Pickles interviews Jared Stinson (SIC WAITING), “Crazy James” guest hosts – plus a recap of music/headlines on this week’s exciting installment of Dying Scene Radio!

This week on Dying Scene RadioBobby Pickles welcomes “Crazy James” Zinkand (his second guest co-host in two weeks) in-studio (his mom’s car) to discuss punk related topics (and James’ alcoholism) while Elena Venetia ponders her possible return to the show (Bobby can be overbearing, sometimes). If you miss Elena’s insights and would like her back as much as Bobby does, please feel free to persuade her via emailFUN FACT: Crazy James saw The Eagles of Death Metal at Le Bataclan in 2009.

BAND SPOTLIGHT | Pickles interviews Jared Stinson, frontman of SoCal skate-punk act, SIC WAITING, from his mobile studio, parked in front of NYHC Tattoos, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

With special commentary from Jacksonville, Florida melodic punk act Flag On Fire, North Carolina ska-punk group Just The Tip!, Virginia Beach newcomers Lifeboat!, Orange County ska-punk act Save Ferris, German punks The Black Tape, Swedish punk rockers Scumbag Millionaire, and the best band in the world X-Ray Vision.

Hear all the incessant blathering and latest new music and headlines, below.

This Week’s Playlist
Anger Flares – Rebels With Cause
Beans On Toast – I’m Home When You Hold Me
The Black Tape – Antennas Of War
Coma Commander – Christopher Robin And The Giant Blisters
The Devil Wears Prada – Alien
NerveGuns – Every Single Day
Riverboat Gamblers – I Wanna Destroy You
Scumbag Millionaire – Gotta Move
Sic Waiting – A Red House and Bones
Interview – Jared Stinson/Sic Waiting
Sic Waiting – The Salesman
Skipjack – Something to Believe In
State Line Syndicate – Loves Me So
Strike Again – Burning Heart
X-Ray Vision – Get Outta My Room Mom!
Fake Legacy – Haters Always Gonna Hate
Flag On Fire – #96
Greg Rekus – Stay
Wadeye – Never Forget
Good Charlotte – Makeshift Love
Handguns – Bury Me
Just The Tip! – Satellites
¡La Vasa! – Forgive And Forget
Leftover Crack – Bedbugs & Beyond
Lifeboat! – Not Myself
Todd Beene – We Miss You



Ep 34 Dying Scene Radio – Pickles gets personal with “Stupid Martini” of NJ female fronted horror punks, Thee Money $hot – RIP Brandon Carlisle

This week on Dying Scene RadioElena Venetia takes the week off, so Bobby Pickles conducts the podcast from Jersey City, NJ with longtime friend Adrien “Stupid Martini” De Martini, bassist of the female fronted horror punk act, Thee Money $hot. Things get personal, as los bastardos spin tales of atheism, Florida, talentless musicianship, and the untimely death of Teenage Bottlerocket drummer Brandon Carlisle. Bobby also openly apologizes for his wasted, unprofessional antics on last week’s episode; suffice it to say, Bobby doesn’t remember Halloween, but Stupid Martini is quick to remind Pickles of the Halloween two years prior. Have you ever shat your pants at a costume party? FUN FACT: Bobby has! (With special commentary from Mexico City’s Anti-Venöm, Cincinnati punk rockers, UnderTipper, and the new, surf-obsessed, totally-from-California punk band, The All Brights).

Hear all the incessant blathering and latest new music and headlines, below.

This Week’s Playlist
Dead Saturday – Teenage Bottlerocket
The Digs – Ready Set
Drones – From Birth To Grave
Brick By Brick – These Streets
Anti-Venöm - Enough Is Enough feat. Night Gaunts and Riot Ska Chris
51percent – Disconnected (Face To Face)
Big Eyes – Local Celebrity
Thee Money $hot – Stoked
Aiden – No Gods
UnderTipper – El Bastardo
Naked Raygun – Broken Things
The All Brights – West Coast F#@k You
Youth Decay – The Party’s Over
Sonic Boom Six – No Man, No Right
Cavaverman – Don’t Cross The Streams
Dollar Signs – The End



Torso (Hardcore/D-beat) stream debut album “Sono Pronta a Morire”

Torso is a new hardcore and D-beat punk band from the Bay Area that features members of hardcore act PUNCH.  They are streaming their debut album Sono Pronta a Morire in its entirety, and you can give it a listen below.   It’s a little more straightforward hardcore punk than the blast beat powerviolence of PUNCH, but still has the same anger and aggression, and rips just as hard.

Sono Pronta a Morire was released on September 7th via Sorry State Records.



Introducing New Punk ‘n Roll Act: The Devil’s Troubadours

Portland, Oregon’s punk ‘n roll act The Devil’s Troubadours will be releasing their debut EP in November through Zomie! Media records and you can check out “Brotherhood” and “Suddenly”, two track featured on the release below.



Elena and Bobby talk genres, germany and kangaroo va-jay-jays with Nathan Gray of boysetsfire on this week’s episode of Dying Scene Radio

This week on Dying Scene RadioElena Venetia reports from the field, travelling by Chinatown Bus from NYC to Delaware to interview Nathan Gray, frontman of the post-hardcore/punk band, boysetsfireBobby Pickles joins the conversation from the comfort of his studio, where he is safe to interrogate the singer from afar. Then Masked Intruder bumps the pair before their concert at NYC’s Webster Hall. Apparently, a hapless sound technician spilled his beer on the soundboard just prior to soundcheck, killing all hope of podcasting with the criminal quartet. How punk rock is that! But, Bobby vows to get the scoop next week during FEST 14, or go to jail trying. Episode 32′s recurring theme: Kangaroos and their multitude of va-jay-jays.

Hear all the incessant blathering and latest new music and headlines, below.