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Guttermouth guitarist talks about new EP “Got It Made”, explains why they haven’t released an album in 10 years

In a recent interviewGuttermouth guitarist Geoff Armstrong talked about the band’s upcoming EP Got It Made, and explained why they haven’t released an album in more than a decade. Here’s what he had to say:

“We kind of wanted to use the EP as a test a little bit. There’s lots of other ideas that we had on the table for songs that we kind of worked with and we had a few more lyrics and just weren’t feeling them so we felt that these were six songs that we wanted to put out. Yeah, we could have thrown another five in for filler and come out with a full length, but we didn’t feel that that was really the thing to do, like, if we weren’t completely satisfied with the songs, we were over it. That being said, there’s definitely some other ideas being thrown around. I don’t want to jump the gun, but I think you can definitely see some more in the future maybe another EP and then something else down the road. You never know, especially with this band, because there’s nothing ever set in stone and we’re not contracted with a record label as far as, ‘Hey you have to put out this and that.’

I think that’s why the gap was so long with putting out records and I think more Mark than anybody else was over the writing process and over being under a contract because some of the old records did some really big numbers and then you put out something afterwards and it does half that or whatever the case may be and the fans don’t like it and everyone is like, ‘They’re starting to get old and their songs suck,’ so I think Mark was feeling some stress and pressure with the writing process or just kind of burned out maybe he didn’t even have anything to say in music for awhile. Then in Australia, he just started coming up with ideas. So who knows with this band? You never know what you’ll see. I could tell you right now, ‘Yeah, we have a full length planned,’ and then it would never come out. It changes by the month depending on what’s going on, but I think everybody is in a good mindset to do more songs for sure.”

Got it Made will be released on July 15th through Bird Attack and Rude Records. Guttermouth have not released a full-length studio album since Shave the Planet, which came out in 2006 via Volcom Entertainment.



It’s been a month! But today, Bobby Pickles drops a brand new Episode of Dying Scene Radio feat. new DSR war correspondent AnarchoPunk; SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW: PEARS

This week on Dying Scene RadioBobby Pickles is joined by two foxy mothereffers, Chris Fox (Vampirates/Boss’ Daughter) via Vampirates’ Knoxville, TN (absolutely not the birthplace of Hunter S. Thompson) stop on their #MaximumPartyTime never-ending tour across the globe, and DS Staff Writer AnarchoPunk who’s transcending from strictly a talented writer to a rogue punk beat reporter, despite his inability to adequately record his end of the podcast for this here episode. He did, however, manage to adequately interview PEARS (SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW) at Complex music venue in Glendale, California. Plus, new music by blink-182 , GuttermouthDescendents, and The Misfits.

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



Descendents talk about new album “Hypercaffium Spazzinate”

The members of Descendents were recently interviewed by Rolling Stone, where they talked about the lyrics, musical direction and inspiration behind their long-awaited new album Hypercaffium Spazzinate. Guitarist Karl Alvarez states:

“I think there’s quite a bit on the record that’s kind of unflinchingly looking at getting older. And it’s nice because I think a lot of rock bands aren’t very honest about that; they all want to exist in some universe where they’re perpetually between the ages of 21 and 35. We’re codgers; we’re not afraid to admit it.”

Hypercaffium Spazzinate is set for a July 29th release on Epitaph Records. It will be their first studio album since 2004′s Cool to Be You, and their first on Epitaph since 1996′s Everything Sucks.



Jim Lindberg comments on new Pennywise album

Pennywise front-man Jim Lindberg recently sat down for an interview with Communities Digital News. When asked about the state of a new Pennywise album, Lindberg offered some insight:

“I really, really have been pressing that we really gotta get into the studio and it’s kind of been doing chores and then people have to get back to their families and things like that. It just kind of keeps getting put off, but I know everyone has a batch of songs. I’ve got ideas for songs and I know Fletcher was playing some stuff the other day that sounded cool, but we just have to get in there and do it, [...] I’m ready and willing to get into the studio and that’s what everyone says, but they don’t seem to be doing it [...]. I hate to sound pathetic, but if anybody’s been in a band as long as I have been, then they’d understand that the politics of getting into the studio shouldn’t be that difficult, but sometimes they are.”

You can read the full answer and the rest of the interview here.

Pennywise released a compilation album Nineteen Eighty Eight on May 20, 2016 through Hardline Entertainment.



Dave Lombardo talks about new Suicidal Tendencies album

Former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo recently spoke to Metal Wani about his involvement with Suicidal Tendencies, including playing on the band’s upcoming album, which they recently began recording. He says:

“I think it’s very typical and very traditional Suicidal Tendencies. It’s that style. It’s Mike Muir and he was a very special style in which he writes his music and his lyrics and his structures. And I love it; I love it. It takes me back to how it all started, which was that punk attitude. I’m very happy to be a part of his organization. I feel very welcomed. I feel very much appreciated, and there’s a lot of respect amongst the musicians, and camaraderie. We have a really good time together. We hang out as a band, which is important; I feel it’s very important.”

You can listen to the rest of the interview below.

Due for release this September, the new Suicidal record will be the band’s first since 2013′s 13, and their first with Lombardo on drums and guitarist Jeff Pogan, who replaced Nico Santora last month.



Interview: Mike Park of Asian Man Records talks label origins, 20 Year Anniversary Show, and more

I remember buying Big D & The Kids Table’s “Good Luck” from a local record store at age 15 and finding inside the ten year anniversary Asian Man Records mail order catalog. In this catalog there was a letter from label founder Mike Park explaining that they were not a big label. He said he ran it out of his parents’ garage, had one phone line with no call waiting, one computer, and two employees (his mom being one of them). This blew my mind and was my simple little introduction to DIY ethics. So when I got the chance to interview the man behind the label himself, it was no small deal to me.

I got to sit on a couch and drink a beer while Mr. Park walked his dog around his neighborhood on a very windy day in San Jose, California. While there were several moments in our interview that I could barely hear him due to the weather, this was still the best interview I’ve ever done and a dream come true for me. Read it below.



Interview: Hugo Mudie, founder of Pouzza Fest

Raw Cut Media sat down with Hugo Mudie, founder of Pouzza Fest and vocalist for the Sainte Catherines, for a quick interview about this year’s edition and the obstacles that come with running a gigantic festival like Pouzza.

You can take a look at the full video below.



DS Interview: Louise Distras on the eve of her first headline US tour

UK-based folk-punk singer/songwriter, and Dying Scene favorite, Louise Distras is headed out on her first string of headline shows in the US in the very near future…as in, she plays her first such gig today in Los Angeles. We caught up with Distras for an impromptu interview late last night and spun it around for publication this morning in preparation for tonight’s show. Check out our conversation below; never quite done one like this before, but we think it came out pretty entertaining!

Distras is still touring in support of her debut full length album, Dreams From The Factory Floor, which came out in the US via Pirates Press just about a year ago. You can check out her tour dates below as well, just underneath our Q&A!



Adam Pfahler says Jawbreaker are in talks of reuniting

In a recent interview, Jawbreaker drummer Adam Pfahler revealed that he and his bandmates have been practicing together, and are considering a reunion after 20 years apart. He states:

“We’ve totally talked about it, and everyone is excited about it, but it’s gotta be right. It’s gotta be cool. It’s gotta be just right. All the money in the world isn’t gonna make that happen. Everyone’s just gotta be right there with it.”

A video of Adam discussing the possibility of a reunion can be viewed below.

Jawbreaker broke up in 1996, shortly after the release of Dear You. Although the band has never officially reformed, the members of Jawbreaker got together a year ago working on a documentary called Don’t Back Down.



Video: Interview w/ DIRECT HIT!

Bobby Pickles interviews Nick Woods and Devon Kay of the Milwaukee-based pop punk band, DIRECT HIT! @Revolution Live, Ft. Lauderdale, FL prior to them opening for NOFX on the Hepatitis Bathtub Music and Book Tour!

Watch the video below.



DS Interview: Jim Lindberg on Wraths debut LP, new Pennywise, and remaining a punk rock dad

There comes a time in the life of many, if not most, a punk rock frontman when the tempo starts to slow a little bit, both personally and musically. The midsection starts to expand, the hair starts to grey, the beard moves beyond three-day stubble, and the shirts turn infinitely more flannel. It happens to the best of them, and the best of them do it damn well. Longtime Pennywise frontman Jim Lindberg has got other intentions.

On his latest side project, Wraths, Lindberg teamed up with 1208′s Steve McCall and Chris Kranes (also of The Darlings) and Kranes’ Darlings bandmate Andrew Tyler Murphy for a dozen of the most raw, aggressive tracks he’s been a part of in years. The sound hearkens back to the early days of LA or DC hardcore; seminal bands like Dag Nasty and Scream and Dead Kennedys and, of course, Black Flag, have been bandied about in articles and press releases surrounding the Wraths project. “That was a conscious effort,” says Lindberg “We really wanted to be very raw…I think punk rock was meant to be just mic’d up and blasted out. Forget about all the after effects.” The sound is raw, aggressive…and not for everybody, as Lindberg says half-jokingly “my wife is…I wouldn’t say she’s not a fan, but I think she’s ready for me to do my acoustic record!”

Wraths hits hard and fast, as you might expect from a release fronted by Lindberg. But in a style that’s much different than the recording process in his “day job,” Wraths was recorded in effectively two one-day sessions. And yes, that was strictly by design. “It’s basically a live record, and I thought that was a really cool way to do it,” explains Lindberg. Like a lot of bands that helped usher in the glory days of the skate punk era, Pennywise spent a great deal of time crafting and fine-tuning a sound that would become extremely influential in its own right. That fine-tuning has its downside, however. “It really sucks out the immediacy and the realness of the music when you have to do it a hundred times,” says Lindberg, though he’s careful to not step on the toes of his peers. “A lot of people like that, but I just absolutely hate it…Everyone has a way they want to do things, and mine is definitely the exception to the rule.”

Lindberg’s last project, The Black Pacific, came at a time when Lindberg had stepped away from Pennywise after more than two decades fronting the pioneering skate punk band. Wraths, however, is Lindberg’s first side project after rejoining Pennywise, and came about almost by accident. As Lindberg explains: “Steve and Chris played in 1208 together and had been friends for a long time and they hooked up with Drew (Murphy) on the drums, and they probably demoed six or seven songs and asked me if I knew of any singers. When I heard it, I said I’d love to do it, so they graciously accepted my offer.”

Prior to his initial split with Pennywise, the decision to partake in a side project like Wraths may not, necessarily, have gone over well inside the band. “There’s a certain thing that can happen to bands after you’ve been doing it for about twenty years, or eight or nine or ten albums, where you just get in to this thing where it becomes automatic,” explains Lindberg. However, a quarter-century of working together and a vastly different musical landscape have combined to allow Lindberg and his Pennywise bandmates a little more in the way of creative freedom. “Fletcher (Dragge, Pennywise guitarist) did Chaos Delivery Machine, which is a great record…he did that with Jason (Page) and Justin (Thirsk), which is awesome, and he played bass on it, which is out of his wheelhouse…as long as people can be there for (Pennywise) and play shows, why not” do a side project that might breath new life into their main band, Lindberg suggests.

Pennywise will remain busy on the road for the bulk of the remainder of the year, and Lindberg will squeeze a few smaller runs with Wraths into the cracks that his chaotic schedule allows. And while Wraths might be a more aggressive album than Lindberg has been involved with in years, that doesn’t mean the acoustic record isn’t coming down the ‘pike. “I’m glad to have a little reprieve from that before I do that. But I guarantee you that the next time we talk, I’ll be in a flannel with a beard and an acoustic. I’ll just try not to make it suck!”

Check out our full interview with the great Jim Lindberg below, and pick up your copy of Wraths’ debut LP here!



DS Interview: Rob Taxpayer (The Taxpayers) on new album, punk ethos, and dream gig

The Taxpayers were the first band to ever convert me live. I saw them with Bomb the Music Industry! and the Sidekicks at the now defunct Backspace many years ago. It was a night to remember. The band ripped through their set, but also taught us dances and threw blow-up animals into the pit to be knocked around. They showed me what a good live band was supposed to be, while proving that serious and fun don’t have to be mutually exclusive. The Taxpayers can have it both ways, and seeing them do it so successfully has made me a lifelong fan. The night, the stage, the show is for fun. The album is for art. A band can have both– and the Taxpayers regularly do.

Big Delusion Factory is their latest in a long series of wonderfully intricate punk albums and I was lucky enough to sit down with vocalist/guitarist Rob Taxpayer to discuss that and much more.

Click here for full interview.



It’s a Double-International Episode of Dying Scene Radio w/ Chris Fox LIVE from somewhere in France and Bobby Pickles talking smack atop a volcano in Costa Rica; Spotlight Interview: Chuck Coast, Ayahuasca Costa Rica

This week on Dying Scene Radio, it’s a double-international episode! Bobby Pickles conducts his end of the podcast from the courtyard area of a Hostel on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, while Chris Fox orchestrates his half of the show from somewhere in France with the help of his beer-producer, Jesse Williams. SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW: Ayhuasquero Brother, Chuck Coast of Ayahuasca Costa Rica. Plus, a brand new Boss’ Daughter track!

Special commentary from St. Augustine punk act Kid You Not.

THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST
Sunny on the Causeway – Stop Snitchin’
Mug – Misery Guts
Backdrop Falls – Flesh and Bones
NOFX – Hepatitis Bathtub
Stay Wild – Trigger Warning
The Brass – You Know Who You Are
Useless ID – We Don’t Want the Airwaves
Kid You Not – When Life Gives You Lemons, Say Fuck The Lemons And Bail
SugarEater – Baby, You’re A Drag
Boss’ Daughter – Weak Week
The Barren Marys – Sober
Interview w/ Chuck Coast (Ayahuasca Costa Rica)
Colorsfade – Everyday That Passes
PEARS – Chemical Smile (Everclear cover)
Backyard Superheroes – Netflix & Chill
Direct Hit – Forced To Sleep
Black Bolt – Kurf’s Up
Special Victims Unit – Kill Your Pimp
Captain Trips – Faux News

Look, I know we’re late on this (about 2 weeks out). The Descendents have since announced a new record, Blink released first new track with Skibba – but for all the semi-latest headlines and new music, check it out below.



Sick Of It All’s Lou and Pete Koller interview about tattoos

Sick Of It All‘s Pete and Lou Koller sat down with Beyond the Ink recently and talked about tattoos. There is also an article with the video in French that you can check out here. For those of you who don’t speak French, there are some great live photos of SOIA as well as pictures of all of Pete and Lou’s tattoos.

You can check the video out below.



NOFX to release new album in June

photo by Ben Garcia

As you may recall, NOFX just recently finished recording and mixing their long-awaited new album. Following that, they streamed one new song a few days ago (“Hepatitis Bathtub“) and released the 7″ EP Sid and Nancy last Saturday, which was Record Store Day. Now, NOFX frontman Fat Mike has revealed that the still-untitled new album will be released in June:

“Our new album is I think our most personable album yet. For me it was like peeling off my skin. The new album which will come out in June is the first album that I wrote and recorded a lot of while I was using drugs. In the past I have always gone into the studio and recorded sober. What I found while working on this album was that I cared more. After I would do a line I became extremely focused on making whatever song I was working on the best it could be. A lot of this came from not only writing the book but also from when I was working on the “Home Street Home” musical. With a musical you can’t put in one word that’s not needed as you have 2 hours to tell an entire story. You can’t waste a word. You will definitely be able to tell the influences of the book and the musical on this new album.”

Nearly four years have passed since NOFX released their most recent studio album Self-Entitled through Fat Wreck Chords.