If you were to cross “Pennybridge Pioneers” era Millencolin with “Straight Ahead” era Pennywise what you’d end up with would be something very akin to Seattle’s Regional Faction. If, like me, your musical proclivities are heavily skewed toward the 90′s skate punk scene this band will absolutely hit home for you. Their new self-titled EP is six songs of chunky, riff heavy, melodic yet aggressive punk rock nostalgia that I highly recommend you stream below.
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Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 1:00 PM (PST) by Johnny X
Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 10:15 AM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
Is there anything more DIY than recording an album all by yourself? How about recording an album all by yourself in the backseat of your Ford? If that sounds punk as fuck to you, then you’re going to want to check out Distorted Signals, a brand new one man band out of San Diego, CA. who recorded their debut EP, Car Sessions, entirely in their car over the course of five days while parked in the parking lot at work.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 10:52 AM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Eradicator, a brand new punk band featuring three members of Direct Hit! (Nick Woods, Danny Walkowiak, and Steve Maury) and a member of Galactic Cannibal (Andy Slania), are streaming their upcoming self-titled EP in its entirety. If you are a fan of the members’ other bands, you’ll love this one, as it seems to be a perfect mix of those groups styles. It’s got the anger and grit of Galactic Cannibal with the melody and catchiness of Direct Hit!, and some hardcore flair thrown in for good measure. Give the EP a listen below.
The EP is set to be released in early October, but you can pre-order a copy here.
Monday, August 17, 2015 at 2:26 PM (PST) by Midlifemidwest
Formed by former members of Only The Brave, Nothing Left To Lose and Flatfoot 56 Springfield’s The Midlife have just emerged on the scene and are ready to capture your attention with their debut self-titled EP. It only features 3 tracks but if you consider yourself a fan of None More Black, Dillinger Four, and The Loved Ones you might want to check it out. Do so below.
Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 8:14 AM (PST) by Johnny X
Literally my favorite thing about running Dying Scene is the discovery of new bands. Every morning I throw the headphones on and start dutifully working my way through the review requests, profile requests and simple pleas from bands to check out their music. I won’t lie, the vast majority of it falls somewhere between the terrible and the mediocre but at least a couple times a week I stumble on to unexpected little gems like Wisconsin’s Not Dead Yet. The 4 piece recently released their self-titled debut and halfway through “Johnny Cashed Out” I was hooked. At times the band reminds me of early Against Me! (“Die Someday”) but these guys are definitely faster and a little more straight forward punk rock. Don’t take my word for it though, listen the the entire release below and judge for yourself.
Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 7:41 PM (PST) by vdubowner
Florida based melodic punk rockers, Flag On Fire have released their debut EP titled “Slack To The Future” and made it available to stream in full. With a sound that reminds me of Ten Foot Pole, those of you always on the lookout for 90′s style punk rock bands, will definitely be adding this one to your radar.
“Slack To The Future” was released on August 4th.
Friday, July 24, 2015 at 7:01 PM (PST) by Bob Noxious
The band began writing the new record in early 2014, then flew to the US and spent over a month living and recording in Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles, hometown of Black Flag, Descendents, All and Pennywise. Following a productive session in LA, Cameron Webb then came on board and mixed the album.
The band states: “Being in a town so rich in punk rock and specifically melodic punk rock inspired us to record New Horizons and make it sound the way it does. It’s definitely a new era for us as band on so many levels.”
The album is about using and building on the past, and that’s exactly the drive that the band has. Armed with a new label, new management, a new member and a new batch of songs that represent and sound like a band that has a new lease in life, the album title speaks for itself.
“Primarily it is a positive album about going back to writing songs that made us want to be in a band, or listen to bands in the first place and its an album about moving forward.”
You can find them in all of the familiar places…
Friday, July 17, 2015 at 8:51 PM (PST) by Bobby Pickles
This week on Dying Scene Radio, Bob Noxious interviews Black Cat Attack in his unkempt garage with his shoes and air conditioner off. The Ajax, Ontario female-fronted death punks are out on tour, in support of their latest record, Bright Side of the Moon, making their way up and down the U.S. eastern seaboard, chatting with Bob at his home in Tampa, in between their Florida dates. Bobby Pickles is in on the conversation too via phone, and that’s just fine with him, because he gets to practice zero discretion, bombing them from afar with blathering idiocy, leaving Bob to deal with the uncomfortable mess, he created. The Bobs also speak with Neil Mitchell, bass/vocalist of the UK melodic punk act Templeton Pek – slated to release their latest record New Horizons on July 24th through Hardline Entertainment. Neil compares his experience recording the album to that of a pilgrimage, traveling to Hermosa Beach, even using the same bass guitar that Jason Thirsk used to lay the tracks for the Pennywise anthem “Bro Hymn”. Bobby says, “yeah, except you stormed the church, grabbed the crucifix off the wall and played it.” Neil adds, “and then we tried to steal it, but they wouldn’t let us.” Episode 24’s recurring themes: bias wikipedia editors and Bob’s innate ability to coin words/phrases. Also, Bobby mistakenly covers an article published by The Hard Times, which is essentially punk rock’s Onion.
Hear all the incessant blathering, plus this week’s new music and headlines, below.
Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 2:31 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Hellwinners are a 3-piece melodic punk band hailing from Brighton, UK. Since forming in late 2014, they have released two great EPs, with the most recent being July 15th’s Lynchpin. If you like punk rock that’s melodic and fast, I highly recommend giving it a listen below. And if you like what you hear, you can grab the EP for free (or however much you wanna pay) by heading over to their Bandcamp page.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 5:30 AM (PST) by Supermartinguy
If your standard dose of scream heavy hardcore punk has started to wear you down, then Orca might just be the band for you. Hailing from Cleveland Ohio, the group mixes angry, vocal chord and guitar string shredding melodies, with some surprising complex melodic experimentation. You can listen to their first EP, Alarum, below. It’s well worth a listen!
The album was released on the 6th of June, and is available for a price of your choosing at Bandcamp.
If you like your punk rock with enough pop sensibility to keep things catchy but also with a healthy dose of piss & vinegar to keep your fist in the air, middle finger up, then I’ve got a great new punk act for you to check out (think the angrier songs form The Queers). The Ativans hail from Calgary and on August 8th the threesome will be releasing their debut album “Landlocked” on Transistor 66 Records. Give their tune “On The Outside” a listen below and thank us later!
Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 9:27 AM (PST) by Bobby Pickles
This week on Dying Scene Radio, Bob Noxious and Bobby Pickles say “good morning” to Pat Decline, guitarist/lead singer of the Aussie punk act, The Decline, who’s on the line from the downunder, sporting a winter beanie cap and eating a Vegemite sandwich. Pat has difficulty skirting around certain topics, as his quick witted Kiwi sarcasm becomes no match for Bobby’s powerful pseudo-intellectual questioning. The two Bobs also speak with two Jasons, when the driveling duo welcomes guitarist/lead singer Jason V and bassist Jason 3D, half of the Crystal Lake, NJ horror-pop-punk band The Jasons. They’re four mongoloid brothers who enjoy pissing people off with their immature antics and playing pure Red-Blooded American Punk Rock. They may not sound exactly how you might think they would…but we’ll let you be the judge of that. Episode 22’s recurring theme: backslashes and throat slashes.
Hear all the raucous, shameful yet lighthearted prattling below.
Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 6:10 AM (PST) by Bobby Pickles
This week on Dying Scene Radio, Bob Noxious and Bobby Pickles welcome the Denton, Texas-based ska act, The Holophonics, who are preparing to release their twelfth studio album, Don’t Mess With The Holophonics, on July 14th. You can pre-order a copy on the group’s bandcamp. The Bobs also highlight the London, Ontario pizza-punks, Wasted Potential, who just digitally released their new EP, Nervous Conditions, on Get Party Records. They are also offering a cassette version through the band’s tape label, Curt Murder Fan Club. Also, Bobby gets all political, falling prey to the pandering, incoherent blathering perpetrated by the mainstream corporate media. And nobody wants to join him down that dirty rabbit hole! Episode 21’s recurring theme: Politics-Schmolitics.
Hear all the pseudo-intellectual chattering and politiking below.
Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 2:11 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Our latest spotlight band hails from a little city you may know as Boston, Massachusetts. They’re called Mickey Rickshaw, and though they classify themselves a Celtic punk band, their sound differs greatly from that of the genre’s poster boys Dropkick Murphys. The band just released their debut full-length No Heaven For Heroes, which features 12 blazing-fast Irish punk anthems that are just as gritty as they are polished. Give the record a listen below, and head over to their Bandcamp page to download it for free (or for the price of your choice).
Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 10:27 AM (PST) by Bobby Pickles
This week on Dying Scene Radio, Bob Noxious and Bobby Pickles switch things up, with Bobby choosing all the music and Bob doing his best Walter Punkite impersonation. It’s time to find out what Bob thinks is newsworthy and what Bobby thinks sounds good. Let’s leave it up to the listeners to decide! Joining the team in-studio is Bobby’s “business associate”, Tone Lo-ki, of FAT ENZO. The two Bobs, and their trusty sidekick, spotlight two bands: Denver ska-punks The A-OKs who’ve just released their third full-length studio album Maybe Partying Will Help, and Philadelphia horror-punk act The Mad Splatter who are set to release their new EP Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things. Episode 20’s recurring theme: Role Reversal.
Hear all the fallacious idiocy the way the good lord intended below.