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Introducing Pop-Punk Act: Total Bummer (free EP download)

Looking for a new pop-punk band to discover before all your friends do? Then look no further because we’re serving you up Atlanta’s Total Bummer on a silver plate. The band leans heavily towards the skate-punk side of pop-punk with guitars heavily reminiscent of “Twisted By Design” era Strung Out. The group just released their 3 song debut as a free download on bandcamp and you can stream the entire thing below.



Introducing Folk Tinged Punk Act: Bucky Harris

I can’t help it, I’m a sucker for gritty punk rock sprinkled with small doses of folk rock. Think early Against Me! and very early Gaslight Anthem and I bet most of you are in the same boat. If you’re nodding your head in agreement then I’ve got a band for you to check out. Montreal’s Bucky Harris recently signed to Ocelot Records for the release of their upcoming full-length “Three Wolves” and if the entire album is as good as its first single “These Walls” then we’re all in for something special come July 15th when its released to the masses. Check out a music video for the tune and join the bandwagon below.



Introducing new folk punks: Down With Me

I have to be honest that I don’t know too much about the “folk punk” label, but if someone in the future were to ask me now for a proper first step, I’d have to recommend them Down With Me. Coming from Dover New Hampshire, the band began as just a fun acoustic project in their basement, but realized that it was more than just “weekend fun”, and the passion grew into something a lot more serious. What you will find upon listening to this band is a a straight forward storytelling method with the blends of punk and rock melodies; it makes for chill listening.

The band released their newest full length, Obsolete Commodities June 16th, which you can stream below.



Introducing Metal Infused Skate Punk Act: Gateway (free EP download)

Time for your new punk band discovery of the week! To me Chicago’s Gateway sound exactly like a faster, more skate punk influenced Coheed & Cambria. I honestly had to double check to make sure this wasn’t some weird early side project of Claudio Sanchez’s and I’m still not 100% convinced its not! Anyway, this mysterious three piece just dropped their five song, self-titled debut but this is no rookie effort. Clearly these guys have been honing their craft in other bands for quite some time and if you dig hook laden, metal infused, speedy bands with vocalists that sound like the singer of Coheed & Cambria then stop what you’re doing and listen below. —-—————————————



Surprise! Crash Romeo (pop punk) to play special 10 year anniversary show, working on new album

It has been many years since we’ve heard anything from Crash Romeo, but that looks like it is about to change as the band is eyeing a new studio album to be recorded later in 2016. Along with the new record, the band is announcing a special 10 year anniversary show, where they will play their debut album “Minutes to Miles” in its entirety.

As far as those of you pop punk fans, you won’t want to miss this reunion! The show will be August 27th 2016 at the Crossrooads in Garwood New Jersey.. $10.00 advance tickets (can be purchased through ticketfly.com), $12.00 at the door.



Introducing New Sci-Fi-Horror Punk Act: The Nielsens (FFO: Lillingtons, Ramones, Riverdales)

If you like your punk with heavy doses of Ramones influence and a shameless devotion to campy sci-fi and horror then Edmonton’s The Nielsens need to be added to your radar, right now. The new punk act features Darren Chewka from Teenage Bottlerocket/Old Wives on drums and they’ve just released their brand new almost-full-length, self-titled album. I strongly recommend giving it a listen below.



It’s a brand new Episode of Dying Scene Radio feat. Bobby Pickles and his crew of ragtag misfits, and Elena Venetia LIVE from Delaware (why?); SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW: DIRECT HIT!

This week on Dying Scene RadioBobby Pickles is joined by his ragtag crew of misfits: TONE LO-KI & Piazza (not the famous baseball hall-of-famer); as well as Elena Venetia LIVE from Delaware. It’s a motley crew of “eegits” talking medieval rape, unrepressed anger, and spinning new tracks by Blink -182 and Masked Intruder. SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW: DIRECT HIT!

THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST
Blink-182 – Bored To Death
Beartooth – Loser
The Run Around – A Voice
Thrice – Black Honey
Masked Intruder – Take What I Want
Future Idiots – Eyes Of Mine
Heart Attack Kids – Deaf Dogs
Wicked Bears – Piazza, L.A. Dodger
Tiny Moving Parts – Common Cold
Death by Stereo – Neverending
Less Thank Jake – Suburban Myth
Bitch Queens – Again, Again & Again
BAND SPOTLIGHT: DIRECT HIT!
Direct Hit! – Artificial Confidence
NO//LIARS – Catalyst
Sniper 66 – Messiah
The Gap Year – Under Your Tongue
Ethan 103  – Punk Rock Fashion Police
State Line Syndicate – Borrowed Time
Brash Hounds – Bobby Fischer
D.O.A. – Fucked Up Donald
The Taxpayers – Easy Money

Here all the incessant blathering, latest headlines and music BELOW!



Recommended Free Download: The Gap Year (pop-punk) – “Under Your Tongue”

Looking for some new free punk tunes but overwhelmed by the vast sea of shitty to mediocre acts that are clogging the the Internet tubes these days? Let us filter out the noise for you and recommend you check out “Under Your Tongue”, a new 2 song EP from Brazilian pop-punk act The Gap Year. It’s good. And it’s free. Stream it below. You’re welcome.



Introducing Metal Infused Punk Act: New Dead Project (free EP download)

I’m not even sure how I’m typing this sentence considering my face has just been melted off by the insane riffage of New Dead Project‘s brand new EP “Run To The Hills”. I know practically nothing about this Budapest punk act except they play incredibly fast, metal infused punk rock and the lead singer sounds like Zoli of Ignite. There’s no info on their facebook. Not a lineup or a band description. I wouldn’t be surprised to find out this was a secret Zoli side project, and almost hope it is after that last disastrous Ignite album. But I digress… Whoever makes up New Dead Project, they completely shred and I highly recommend you stream their new EP below. If you dig it, download it for free on bandcamp.



Introducing Gritty Punk Act: Deposit Man (stream debut EP)

The brand new punk band Deposit Man from Oulu, Finland has released their debut EP and if you dig the gritty, no frills sound of classic punk rock you’ll probably want to check it out. The record is imaginatively named ‘ep’ and it contains five melodic punk songs that discuss everything from politics to everyday life issues of a punk rock Daddy. Stream it below.



Kamikaze Girls (UK Alt-punk) join Bearded Punk Records and play Fest

UK sad punks Kamikaze Girls have joined forces with the burgeoning label from Belgium: Bearded Punk Records. In addition, they’ve been slated to play Fest in the first round of their announcements (which you can check here). No word yet from either band or label on a future release, but we’ll keep you updated.

The two-piece has a similar sound to White Lung (if they were just a bit calmer and more British). You can check out their sound for yourself on their track “Tonic Youth” below.



Introducing Orange County punk band: Throwing Darts (full album stream)

Throwing Darts are a new 5-piece punk band from Orange County, California, who just released a new album titled Stone Age through Basement Records. Their music draws heavy influence from iconic bands like Agent Orange, D.I., and The Adolescents. Odds are, if you’re into those bands, Throwing Darts’ new record will be right up your alley. Give it a listen below, and if you like what you hear, head over to Bandcamp and grab a copy.



Former member of Hear The Sirens / The Restless Hearts form new band Daydream, offer debut EP for free download

Why these dudes can’t just stay in the same band is beyond me but as long as they keep pumping out tunes like this I don’t really care what they call themselves. Oakland punk act Daydream is the latest band to be formed by former members of Hear The Sirens and The Restless Hearts. Same singer, same song writing structure, same heartfelt lyrics and same speedy pop-punk delivery. In this case no change is a very good thing. Their debut EP “Promise You” is the band’s open letter to the past few years, detailing self realization, change and loss. Stream it below and if you dig it download it for free on bandcamp. ———————-



It’s an all-new episode of Dying Scene Radio! Featuring Roger Lima (Less Than Jake); Sonny of Sunny on the Causeway co-hosts

This week on Dying Scene RadioBobby Pickles goes to the mattresses with Sonny, frontman (and every other instrument) of the Brooklyn-based punk act, Sunny on the Causeway. Chris Fox succumbs to a drunken stupor in Belgium (Berlin). SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW: Pickles drives out to The Moat House in Gainesville, Florida to interview Roger Lima, bassists/vocalist of Florida ska-punk legends, Less Than Jake.

Special commentary from Arizona glitter-punk band Doll Skin, and Gainesville Funk/Rock/Electro/Dub (or simply FRED) act Morning Fatty.

THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST
Rehasher – How to Lose Yourself
Sketchy – Pacemaker (Brandon Carlisle Tribute)
Leftover Crack – Down Under (Men At Work Cover)
Dayglo Abortions – The Dishwasher
Angels and Airwaves – Voyager
Ray Rocket – First Time
Doll Skin – Let’s Be Honest
CardiaC – El Sonido De Una Generación
The Holy Mess – Caught Like This
From Six Till Eight – Shake The Devil’s Hand
Morning Fatty – Laloquezia
Interview w/ Roger Lima
Jenarchy – Boom
Ghost On Tape – Is It A Car Crash We Are Living Now?
Venerea – Going Home
Real Friends – Colder Quicker
Astronautalis – Running Away From God
The Living End – Keep On Running
The Jukebox Romantics – Art of Wrestling with Life
The Maxies – Anne Marie
Hatebreed – A.D.
The Jasons – I Wanna Be An Asshole
Vinnie Caruana – Burn It Down
Sunny on the Causeway – Meets Tony and the Valentines

Check out all the latest music/headlines, along with all the ridiculous blathering below!



Captain Trips (skatepunk/UK) release debut EP

UK newcomers, Captain Trips, have released their debut EP to stream for free via the band’s bandcamp page. The record is four tracks of rapid-riff laden skate punk, as appears to be the tradition from the British Isles these days.

Captain Trips definitely sound like a band to follow if you enjoy other UK skate punk acts like Darko and The Human Project and you can see for yourselves below.