Here's a new punk act for you to add to your radar. Splitfist hails from Milton, Ontario and the fivesome play a an aggressive brand of punk rock that calls to mind the vocals of The Flatliners' Chris Cresswell against a slightly more pop-punky backdrop. The group's debut 2 song EP "Knuckle Dragger" is catchy as hell and if its any indication of what's to come from these guys in the future I think we're going to be hearing a lot more of these guys. But don't take my word for it, stream their new EP here where you can also download it for free.
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The album will be released on Dead Broke Rekerds, and will also be available when the band plays at Fest. Fellow Project released Stable Life back in 2011.Add to My Radar
The EP officially drops on October 28th via the band’s own Lost Tape Collective. In the not-so-distant future of 2015, Man Overboard will be heading out on tour, and they recently announced plans to record a full-length album.Add to My Radar
The Dream Walker is set to be released on December 9th through To The Stars Records. It will be the band’s first full-length release since 2011′s Love: Part Two.Add to My Radar
Stabilize is due for release on October 28th through Animal Style Records. The A-side of the 12″ EP features all new material while the B-side is the band’s previously digital-only The Quack Doctor’s Sakura Blossoms EP.Add to My Radar
The band’s upcoming album All Messed Up is set to be released on October 28th via Dan Vapid’s Torture Chamber Records. Head over here to check out another song from the album we premiered earlier this week.Add to My Radar
Cover songs are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. We here at Dying Scene love hearing punk bands do their own take on other band’s songs. Sometimes they pull off amazing interpretations of old classics, sometimes they’re not much more than humble tributes to a fellow artist, and other times they’re just downright laughable renditions of otherwise great songs. Good or bad. Intriguing or mundane. We’ll let you be the judge.
Tonight’s cover comes from the post-Hot Water Music project, The Draft, and their cover of The Replacements tune “Little Mascara”. The original version appeared on The Replacements 1984 album Tim, while The Draft recorded their cover for the 2006 compilation album We’ll Inherit the Earth: A Tribute to the Replacements.
You can listen to both versions of “Little Mascara” below.Add to My Radar
“The inspiration for this song comes from the Ramones, who I ripped off, entirely and probably pretty obviously. I basically wrote ‘Carbona not glue’, realized what I did, and just figured I might as well write a Ramones style song, just not completely rip them off like I did originally. I think it fits on the record just like everything we do somehow fits on each of our records, and that it’s of a different style than some of the other songs… Kind of, oh, I don’t know, like the Ramones?”
Swingin’ Utters’ new album Fistful of Hollow is set to be released on November 11th through Fat Wreck Chords. The band will also be embarking on a North American tour with Lagwagon and This Legend (ft. former Yellowcard members Longineu Parsons and Ben Harper) early next month.Add to My Radar
Virginia pop-punkers Hold Tight! have released a new EP titled I Always Leave But Never Say Goodbye. The 6-song EP is available as a name-your-price download with no minimum until October 31, 2014, so get your copy soon! You can stream or download I Always Leave But Never Say Goodbye below.
Hold Tight!’s last album, Blizzard of ’96, was released in June 26, 2012 via Animal Style Records.Add to My Radar
German melodic punks Irish Handcuffs have released a full stream of their debut album …Hits Close to Home. You can check it out below. If you like what you hear, you can also purchase a digital copy of the album right here.
Irish Handcuffs will physically release …Hits Close to Home on November 21, 2014 via Fond Of Life Records and Shield Recordings.Add to My Radar
Illinois emo group Joie de Vivre recently sat down to record a full band performance of a new track called “At Least I Tried” for a Little Elephant Session. The song is set to be featured on an upcoming split with Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate). You can watch their performance below.Add to My Radar
Other than playing shows here and there, San Jose’s Shinobu has been relatively quiet since the release of 2009′s Strange Spring Air (most likely in no small part due to guitarist Mike Huguenor’s involvement with his other bands such as Hard Girls, Classics of Love, and, most recently, The Bruce Lee Band), but now the band is gearing up to release a new full length album. Titled 10 Thermidor, the 11 track album will be co-released by Really Records and Lauren Records.
To give you a taste of what’s to come, the band has released the album’s first single “Culture, Inc.”, which you can check out here.
Rather than going the tradition route of release, both labels are doing a fundraising pre-order for 10 Thermidor: aother new song will be released at $1000, a third song will be released once they raise $2000, and at $3000 the entire album will be available to download for free via Quote Unquote Records. You can get your pre-orders / donations in here and here.Add to My Radar