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Recess Records owner Todd Congelliere, was interviewed on Rocket From Russia. During the interview he discussed Toys That Kill‘s  brand new split 7-inch with Joyce Manor, Toys That Kill’s upcoming album, Recess Records new releases, his response to Don Giovanni’s “challenge” to drop Screeching Weasel from Recess Records, playing laundromat in Olympia, WA and starting Spike Jonze’s directing career.

You can give it a listen here.

Toys That Kill last released a split with Joyce Manor in December.

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Upstate, NY’s Artisan play melodic hardcore with drive and heart. “Living in a consistent state of pessimism will create a harsh dynamic between yourself and the rest of the world, hindering your friendships, relationships and…well…your life in general really,” opines vocalist Jackson Corbo.

I was looking forward to seeing the band share the stage with Hundreth and Meridian at a recent Poughkeepsie, NY show but the gig was snowed out. I hit up the band and made sure we still connected anyway, because they are doing things right in many ways.

Read the interview and stream their debut EP “Prelude” below.

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Jerry Only on possible Misfits reunion with Glenn Danzig

Posted by ChrisDude on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 7:25 PM (PST)

In a recent interview, The Misfits founder Jerry Only said that he would consider doing a reunion of the original lineup on condition that Glenn Danzig left all “that dark, that real black stuff at home” and focused on being a “positive influence” to Misfits’ fans. He states:

“The thing is, I have an obligation to our fans. A lot of our fans are young and the thing is, we’re a very positive organization. We may have a lot of scary shit, but we’re working out, we take care of mom, we’ve got jobs. It’s no bullshit. We work for what we’re doing. If we bring Glenn back in and he’s going to bring that dark, that real black stuff to the table, I don’t want that.

All the money in the world ain’t gonna make me sell out my fans. What I feel is that, I’d rather be where I am and be happy and be a positive influence than to be the richest man in the world and miserable and be a scumbag to the kids that follow us. I’m not doing that. I told Doyle that. I told him, ‘Hey look, if Glenn wants to come be a team player and leave that shit at home, we’re good.’ That’s the name of the game.”

Glenn Danzig was the original singer of the Misfits, and remained with the band until their original breakup in 1983. The Misfits have since reunited without him, and are currently planning a follow-up to their 2011 album The Devil’s Rain.

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Interview & EP Premiere: Teenage Rehab (punk) – “Break Yourself”

Posted by Johnny X on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 1:55 PM (PST)

Kentucky punk band Teenage Rehab released their brand new EP “Break Yourself” today and you can stream that bad boy while you read a little Q&A with the band below.

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John Lydon says The Sex Pistols won’t reunite again

Posted by ChrisDude on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 8:09 PM (PST)

In a recent interview, the Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon was asked if there was a possibility of another reunion of the iconic punk band. He replied:

“Oh no, that’s finished. I mean have you seen us? I mean, we’ve all put on weight but Mr Jones here is coming it at 500 pounds! And I did the butter advert!”

The Sex Pistols broke up in 1978, a year after their iconic album Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols, and had reunited periodically since then.

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Mike Muir on the next Suicidal Tendencies album

Posted by ChrisDude on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 9:01 AM (PST)

In a recent interview, Suicidal Tendencies frontman Mike Muir was asked when fans can expect a follow-up to last year’s 13, which was their first album of all-new material in 13 years. Muir replied:

“Right now I have no answer to that as far as the previous one. There were a lot of things that went on and I think for us now, if everyone said they wanted to get into the studio and there was something they really wanted to do, I’d take it into consideration. But we’re in the studio all the time, we’re always recording.

I enjoy doing music in that, I hope that we’ll get a reaction from people but I think we get limited by time. Now we’ve been doing it over 30 years, every record we’ve put out we’ve pretty much attacked and critiqued and put on another level. Years later, people that weren’t even born when they hear it for the first time, they’ve got a different reaction to it. So I think the longevity allows us to look at music differently rather than how music is perceived on a particular day. And now that music doesn’t sell I think it’s a great opportunity for younger people to actually try to do something that’s completely different because there is no market, so to speak.

For us, there was punk rock, where we’re from, that genre is super small. Bands brag about selling 5,000 copies so you didn’t do it to sell records, you didn’t think you would sell records. I think it’s full circle now where people don’t buy records. It allows you to do music, it’s something you don’t have to worry about how it’s going to be perceived. But I think it’s the other way too, some people are even more concerned about that stuff. I look at it as, I hope the next big record is from somebody somewhere obscure and maybe one of my kids play it and I’ll go, “Who the f–k is that?!” I have to listen to it a few times and go, “Wow, I appreciate what they’re doing.”"

Suicidal Tendencies just finished a U.S. tour with Slayer and Exodus, and are currently playing some shows on the West Coast.

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DS Exclusive: An interview with Tobin Bawinkle of Flatfoot 56 and 6’10

Posted by nickgoldma on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 3:48 PM (PST)

When last we heard from Tobin Bawinkle, the Flatfoot 56 frontman was launching a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the debut full-length for his new project, 6’10.

Fast-forward a few months and the album, “The Humble Beginnings of a Roving Soul,” is not only complete, but due out in a couple weeks (December 9th, to be exact). For those outside “the know,” 6’10 is the Celtic-punk-rocker-by-day’s folk/bluegrass endeavor. We caught up with Bawinkle to discuss his new album, the motivation for starting a new, different-sounding project, and how he’s able to balance those gigs with regular jjobs in his home town of Chicago. Oh, and there’s a pretty cool gear discussion. Check it out below!

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Bayside‘s Anthony Ranieri and Chris Guglielmo host a new episode of Ernie Ball’s “All Things Warped.”  They chat with Eric Poncet from the Parisian pop-punk band Chunk! No, Captain Chunk, and, oddly enough, give him a haircut.  You can watch the video below.

The first episode, which includes an interview with Max Green of Escape The Fate, can be seen here.

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Interview / show review: Askultura (Miami 10 piece rumba, ska, worldly punk)

Posted by vivalalexy on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 11:10 AM (PST)

I have had the good fortune of seeing Miami group Askultura twice now, and the only thing I’m left wanting after they play is to move to Miami and join the band. With 10 members performing their own unique rumba, ska, worldly, blend of punk (think Gogol Bordello), the energy is absolutely incredible.

During the last song they brought me up onto the already crowded stage to take Captain’s position playing washboard, so he could cover a bucket in lighter fluid to use as a flaming drum. They went on to invite the whole rest of the crowd onto the stage and for a moment we were all members of Askultura.

That is the essence of the entire band; it is a no bullshit, full energy party, where anyone and everyone is welcome.

I had my photographer friend, Jimmy Gorevski, document the performance, and I asked the band a few questions after the show. I wanted to gain some insight about what it’s like to travel on a converted school bus and what’s in the making for this group in the upcoming years.

Please give their music a listen here, and check out the interview and photos from the show below.

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DS Interview: Tim Barry on being “Lost and Rootless”

Posted by jaystone on Monday, November 24, 2014 at 9:43 AM (PST)

Tim Barry has a well-earned, albeit Chuck Ragan-esque larger than life reputation of being a bit of a vagabond, the living embodiment of a character from a Tom Waits song. Hell, his last studio album, 2012′s 40 Miler (Chunksaah Records), is a tongue-in-cheek, self-deprecating nod to his pastime of riding the rails.

Dying Scene caught up with Barry in early November to chat about Lost & Rootless, and it seems unquestionable that a lot has changed in the years since 40 Miler. Barry’s assumed new roles as a husband and a father; his wife, Sarah, and now-two-year-old daughter Lela Jane appear on the cover of his upcoming release, Lost & Rootless (due November 28th on Chunksaah), and a second daughter, Coralee, was born two weeks ago (editor’s note: Tim and I talked two days before Coralee was born, hence a couple of the references in the conversation below). If there were a time in his professional life where Barry should feel anything but lost and rootless, at least on paper, that time should be now, no?

“I don’t know where I stand. Like, voting day was yesterday. Who the fuck do I vote for? You know what I mean?” Barry asks rhetorically. “In so many aspects of contemporary life in the United States or life in music, who are my peers? I have very close road friends, but I’m lost and rootless. I don’t know…what genre of music do I play? In what group of train riders do I fit with? In what group of workers in Richmond do I fit?”

Those questions are at the core of a number of tracks on Lost & Rootless. This time around, though, the story songs and the scorched-earth vitriol that are part-and-parcel of much of Barry’s traditional work are replaced by what can only be referred to as lighter, happier fare. Marriage and fatherhood will do that to a man, and songs like “Older and Poorer” and “Lela Days” are prime examples of that. Still, it’s not all joy in Mudville: “While I was just on tour, we lost our fucking health insurance,” Barry tells me.  ”We have a baby due in two weeks. So what the fuck do we do? We’ve got a two-year-old, an insulin-dependent diabetic family member, which will bankrupt a family right there, and then you have a baby on the way with all the risks involved. And then someone presents to you this unrealistic fucking charge of $1850 a month for insurance? That’s why people lose their fucking insurance. That’s why people start hustling. That’s why you start doing anything you can to get by.”

Better than perhaps most songwriters going nowadays, Barry has an ability to tap directly into the vein that provides depth and feeling to any situation, and many examples of that abound throughout our conversation. Check out the full text of our interview below. It’s a long one, but it may well be the most candid, compelling read to appear on the pages of Dying Scene.


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“NYHC: New York Hard Core 1980-1990″ author Tony Rettman North East book tour

Posted by vivalalexy on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 10:35 AM (PST)

Tony Rettman, author of “NYHC: New York Hard Core 1980-1990″ will be doing a small book tour of the North East from November 22nd- December 21st. He will be signing books as well as sharing stories and answering questions. Check below for the full list of dates and locations.

“NYHC: New York Hard Core 1980-1990″ gives a narrative of New York City hardcore based on over 100 interviews of key players in the scene including members from bands such as Agnostic FrontCro-MagsReagan Youth, and Sick of It All. You can order a copy of the book here.

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On December 9th, Angels and Airwaves will release their new album, Dream Walker, along with an animated short called Poet Anderson:  The Dream Walker.  As if that wasn’t enough, the band is also releasing a novel.

You can check out an interview with Angels and Airwaves guitarist and vocalist Tom DeLonge below.  In case you missed it, we previewed a new track off of Dream Walker earlier this week, and you can check that out here.

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Reed Mullin talks Corrosion of Conformity reunion with Pepper Keenan

Posted by ChrisDude on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 6:15 PM (PST)

Last September, we reported that Corrosion of Conformity were planning to reunite with its onetime guitarist and vocalist Pepper Keenan next year for a new album and tour. Asked in a recent interview about the reunion, and whether they have started writing new material, drummer Reed Mullin replied:

“Pepper and I were talking the other day, and we’ve got some riffs left over from that era that I never used for COC stuff, and he didn’t use for Down. They’ve just been sitting around from when we used to do demos at Jag Studios. He was like, “Man, I found a couple cassettes. Remember those cassettes we used to do with [John] Custer down at Jag?” So yeah, he found a cache of some good riffage in his house down there in New Orleans that I guess he had packed away.

And for some reason, I can remember a lot of the riffs those guys write. Like, there’s a song on the new COC album, the three-piece, and the music is music Pepper and I had jammed back in 1989, and I ended up just putting lyrics to it. Me, Woody and Mike recorded it. It’s called ‘Tarquinius Superbus,” after the last Roman king. For some reason, I remember a lot of the stuff they do, so I’m kind of like an encyclopedia of a lot of their riffs.”

Keenan, who was a member of the band from 1989 to their hiatus in 2006, last recorded with Corrosion of Conformity on their 2005 album In the Arms of God. The band has since recorded two albums without Keenan (2012′s Corrosion of Conformity and this year’s IX), which featured the Animosity-era lineup of Woody Weatherman (guitars), Mike Dean (bass, vocals) and Reed Mullin (drums).

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I’ve never heard of Red Kap before but they appear to be some sort of clothing line and for whatever reason they did a pretty cool little “behind the scenes” video with Social Distortion frontman and guitarist Mike Ness.  Make him look like some all American badass really.  Check it out below.

Ness recently revealed that Social Distortion plans to be back in the studio a couple days a week to work on their anticipated new album, which he hopes will be released next year. He also revealed that he has been working on a solo album, which will be his first since 1999′s Under the Influences.

Social Distortion last released Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes through Epitaph Records in 2011.

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Interview: PUP talk about origins, Mexican food and more

Posted by Lauren Mills on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 8:31 PM (PST)

Toronto punks PUP were interviewed on Rocket From Russia. During the interview they discussed the band’s origins, Mexican food and more.

You can check it out here.

PUP released their self-titled debut back in April on SideOneDummy Records

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