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Authority Zero is punk band from Mesa, Arizona, formed in 1994. The band’s style is rooted in reggae and skate punk.

DS Exclusive: Versus The World (Lagwagon, Good Riddance, etc.) premiere new song “The Miserable” from upcoming album “The Bastards Live Forever”

California punk supergroup Versus The World have a new record coming out this Friday on SBÄM Records, and guess what?! We’re premiering the album’s final single “The Miserable”, right now! Check it out below, along with details on the band’s upcoming tour dates. Here’s what singer Donald Spence had to say about “The Miserables”, which […]

California punk supergroup Versus The World have a new record coming out this Friday on SBÄM Records, and guess what?! We’re premiering the album’s final single “The Miserable”, right now! Check it out below, along with details on the band’s upcoming tour dates.

Here’s what singer Donald Spence had to say about “The Miserables”, which features guest vocals from Brenna Red of The Last Gang:

“The Miserable was the last thing we did for the record and it felt like a good way to book-end everything.  The lyrics were inspired by the way I had felt about the 14 month lockdown in California.  It starts frantic and dark – the minor chords give a bit of an ominous feeling – but by the last chorus it’s much bigger and brighter.  I took inspiration from Les Miserables, which I have been lucky enough to see a few times, to make the ending feel the way it does.  It was a blast to put all these weird ideas together.”

For the uninitiated, Versus The World’s lineup includes names like Lagwagon guitarist Chris Flippin and Good Riddance drummer Sean Sellers, among others. The band’s new album The Bastards Live Forever releases Friday, May 26th.

2023 US tour dates:

16.06. Long Beach @ Supply and Demand w/ Mercy Music and Love Equals Death
17.06. LA @ Permanent Records Roadhouse w/ Mercy Music and Love Equals Death
07.07. Portland @ Dante’s w/ Diesel Boy
08.07. Seattle @ El Corazon w/ Diesel Boy

2023 European tour dates:

28.07. Berlin @ Wild At Heart
29.07. Hohenstaufen @ Vert Rock w/ Urethane
01.08. Erfurt @ Tiko w/ Urethane 
02.08. Brussels @ Le Lac
03.08. Wermelskirchen @ AJZ w/ Authority Zero & Cigar
05.08. Duffel, B @ Brakrock 
06.08. Düsseldorf, D @ Pitcher w/ Diesel Boy 
07.08. TBC 
08.08. Stuttgart @ Im Wizemann w/ Pennywise 
09.08. Vienna, AUT @ Rhiz w/ Diesel Boy 
10.08. Tolmin, SLO @ Punkrock Holiday 
12.08. Rimini, ITA @ Bayfest

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DS Gallery: Chicago’s own pop punk outfit MEST play hometown show PLUS new album released!

MEST has had a busy year so far touring across Europe before stopping back home to Chicago…and they are not done yet! 115 Bourbon Street is a New Orleans-themed venue packed with multiple stages and on Friday, June 28th hosted MEST and a slew of other bands, including Rematch, NightCap and Highwire. MEST released the […]

MEST has had a busy year so far touring across Europe before stopping back home to Chicago…and they are not done yet!


115 Bourbon Street is a New Orleans-themed venue packed with multiple stages and on Friday, June 28th hosted MEST and a slew of other bands, including Rematch, NightCap and Highwire.


MEST released the new album ‘Youth‘ via SBÄM Records on June 21st. It features guest appearances by Jaret Reddick of Bowling For Soup and Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills.

Of the new LP, founding member and front man Tony Lovato says, “The drives to the studio were about an hour and 20 minutes long. A lot of my inspiration for this record was found on those drives. I would just listen to all the records that I grew up listening to. Which brought back a ton of memories. It would just put me in another state of mind. The majority of “Youth” was written up in the hills of Los Angeles where I recorded a bunch of our early records. I would get random flashbacks seeing spots I hadn’t seen in years. But as much as I love all the memories and stories of the past, I’m not one to think that the best days are over. I’m creating new core memories and living my life now, so that in 20 years I’ll look back fondly. The same as I do now. These songs are a cheers to the past with a here’s to the future.”


MEST released their seventh album, ‘Masquerade,’ in January 2020, just before the COVID-19 pandemic. They toured extensively in 2019 with Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake, and Millencolin. Looking ahead, MEST plans to release three new LPs, starting with ‘Youth,’ and has secured deals with Avex Records in Japan and SBAM Records in Europe.

When asked to sum up 28 years of MEST, Tony replied, “I don’t know, I mean honestly it feels like we’re just getting started…”


Maintaining their blue-collar work ethic, MEST continues to earn fans through their grassroots approach and looks forward to performing their energetic live shows worldwide. The future looks promising as they prepare to release new music and hit the road again.

MEST will continue to keep the ball rolling with shows in Mexico this month, followed by some West Coast stops in September.

Check out more photos from the 115 Bourbon Street concert below in case you missed it!


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DS News: Denver punks Record Thieves stream new single “Dark Hearts”

Denver’s Record Thieves are streaming a new song titled “Dark Hearts”. This is the Denver melodic punk band’s third and final single of 2022. Check it out below! Record Thieves released their debut LP Wasting Time through Thousand Islands Records in 2020. That album earned them a prestigious spot on Dying Scene’s Ten Bands You […]

Denver’s Record Thieves are streaming a new song titled “Dark Hearts”. This is the Denver melodic punk band’s third and final single of 2022. Check it out below!

Record Thieves released their debut LP Wasting Time through Thousand Islands Records in 2020. That album earned them a prestigious spot on Dying Scene’s Ten Bands You Need To Check Out Right Now column.

According to my intel, the band’s working on a new record as we speak. Keep an ear to the ground for more on that, and grab their debut album on vinyl while you wait.

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DS News: Mad Caddies sign to SBÄM Records, releasing new album this summer

SoCal ska-punk veterans the Mad Caddies have signed to SBÄM Records, with plans to release a new full-length album this summer. This marks the end of the band’s 25+ year run with Fat Wreck Chords. All seven Mad Caddies LPs were released through the label, starting with 1997’s Quality Soft Core on the Honest Don’s […]

SoCal ska-punk veterans the Mad Caddies have signed to SBÄM Records, with plans to release a new full-length album this summer. This marks the end of the band’s 25+ year run with Fat Wreck Chords. All seven Mad Caddies LPs were released through the label, starting with 1997’s Quality Soft Core on the Honest Don’s imprint.

This will also be the band’s first album featuring a lineup that was completely overhauled in 2022. New additions include drummer Sean Sellers (Good Riddance, Pulley, etc.) and Authority Zero guitarist Brandon Landelius, among others. Frontman Chuck Robertson is the last man standing from the band’s original lineup.

Stay tuned for more details on the new Mad Caddies record, and keep an eye out for the lead single coming soon. The band will be touring extensively throughout 2023; dates can be found below.

Tour Dates:

May 5, 2023 Wakehouse – Fresno/Reedley, CA
May 6, 2023 Great Change Brewery – Bakersfield, CA
May 7, 2023 The Ritz – San Jose, CA
May 9, 2023 Cornerstone – Berkley, CA
May 10, 2023 Slo Brew – San Luis Obispo, CA
May 11, 2023 Ventura Music Hall – Ventura, CA
May 12, 2023 Lake Cachuma – Santa Barbara/Santa Ynez
May 13, 2023 Punk in Drublic Fest – San Diego, CA
May 14, 2023 Transplants Brewing – Palmdale, CA
June 6, 2023 Rumrunners – London, ON
June 7, 2023 Lee’s Place – Toronto, ON
June 8, 2023 Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
June 9, 2023 Festival Au Lac – Granby, QC
June 10, 2023 Red Bridge Festival – Point Rouge, QC
June 11, 2023 L’Anti Bar & Spectacles – Quebec City, QC
June 12, 2023 Bronson Centre Theatre – Ottowa, ON
June 14, 2023 Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
June 15, 2023 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
June 16, 2023 The Brooklyn Monarch – Brooklyn, NY
June 17, 2023 Spotlight at the Paramount – Huntington,NY
June 18, 2023 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
June 20, 2023 The Bunker – Virginia Beach, VA
June 21, 2023 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
June 22, 2023 Cafe DaVinci , Deland, FL
June 23, 2023 Underbelly – Jacksonville, FL
June 24, 2023 Terra Fermata – Stuart, FL
June 25, 2023 Melbourne, FL – Debauchery w/Supervillians
June 27, 2023 The Cobra – Nashville, TN
June 28, 2023 Headliners – Louisville, KY

  1. Stoked

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DS News: Unwritten Law singer Scott Russo arrested in Florida

Unwritten Law was forced to cancel their show tonight in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, following the arrest of singer Scott Russo. The frontman of the veteran punk band was arrested by Tampa PD last night on a warrant for Violation of Probation: Possession of Marijuana. His bail is set at $50,000, which seems pretty fuckin’ heavy […]

Unwritten Law was forced to cancel their show tonight in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, following the arrest of singer Scott Russo. The frontman of the veteran punk band was arrested by Tampa PD last night on a warrant for Violation of Probation: Possession of Marijuana. His bail is set at $50,000, which seems pretty fuckin’ heavy handed for a weed charge but them’s the breaks.

Fans who attended the band’s show at Tampa’s Crowbar say they got someone to fill in on vocals for Russo. Obviously that won’t be happening again tonight, but it sounds like UL intends on resuming their tour with Authority Zero and Mercy Music, with shows this weekend in Orlando and Jacksonville planned to go on as scheduled. Stay tuned to the band’s Facebook page for updates.

Unwritten Law is touring in support of their comeback album The Hum, released last year on Cleopatra Records. It’s the SoCal punk band’s first new LP in over a decade, following 2011’s Swan.

Update: Ya boy Scott’s out on bail – the show goes on!

  1. He wasn’t arrested for weed he was arrested for violation of probation. So he was given probation for marijuana possession which is a misdemeanour in Florida and he failed to comply with the conditions of his probation. That’s actually a lot worse than the charge itself. I guess “writing your own laws” hasn’t worked out so well for this guy….. I hear he has a lot of domestic violence charges as well. Keep him in there.

    • Mark, I agree with your comment 10000%

  2. ???? I find this hilarious, you AHOLE!!

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DS Record Radar: This Week in Punk Vinyl (Green Day “39/Smooth” Reissue, Bad Religion, The Supervillains & More)

Greetings, and welcome to the Dying Scene Record Radar. If it’s your first time here, thank you for joining us! This is the weekly* column where we cover all things punk rock vinyl; new releases, reissues… you name it, we’ve probably got it. Sorry if you’ve missed us the last few weeks, with Father’s Day […]

Greetings, and welcome to the Dying Scene Record Radar. If it’s your first time here, thank you for joining us! This is the weekly* column where we cover all things punk rock vinyl; new releases, reissues… you name it, we’ve probably got it. Sorry if you’ve missed us the last few weeks, with Father’s Day and all that fun stuff going on the Record Radar went on the backburner, but we’re back now and that’s all that matters, isn’t it? Kick off your shoes, pull up a chair, crack open a cold one, and break out those wallets, because it’s go time. Let’s get into it!

Check out the video edition of this week’s Record Radar, presented by our friends at Punk Rock Radar:

Green Day‘s debut LP 39/Smooth gets its first new pressing since 2015 and Oakland’s own 1-2-3-4 Go! Records is the only place to get it. They’ve got an exclusive hand-numbered silver colored LP with the bonus 7″s on colored wax as well. Not sure how many copies were pressed, but they’re apparently almost sold out. Get it here now or pay more on Discogs later.

1-2-3-4 Go! also has an exclusive new variant of Alkaline Trio‘s self-titled compilation LP. As always, these are hand-numbered, but like the Green Day record I have no clue how many copies were pressed on this red/grey split colored wax. Get it here.

Like most other weeks, a new Bad Religion repress was announced this week (a few weeks ago actually, but nevermind that). This time It’s Recipe for Hate, which turns 30 this year. As always, there’s no shortage of color variants. Links to where you can get all of them are here.

PUP‘s latest album The Unraveling of PUPTheBand has a new variant up for pre-order at Newbury Comics. The “Clear With Black/Yellow/Neon Pink Splatter” (say that 10 times fast) LP is limited to 1,000 copies and they are all signed by the band. Get yours here.

Just shy of its 20th birthday Tiger Army’s III: Ghost Tigers Rise has gotten its first repressing since 2004. The yellow w/ gold splatter LP is limited to 300 copies and is a Zia Records exclusive. Get it here.

One of my favorite Floridian ska bands, Osceola County’s own Supervillains, have announced a vinyl reissue of their 2008 album Massive. These guys have been around over 25 years, but this will be their first-ever vinyl release. Get it here.

Speaking of Floridian ska bands… if you’ve got $50 burning a hole in your pocket (yes, that’s just about how much this will run ya after shipping), Less Than Jake‘s Greetings and Salutations has been repressed on 500 copies of “Greenyl”. Apparently it’s a “100% eco-friendly, PVC-free vinyl” material. Get it here.

The Swingin’ UttersFive Lessons Learned is the latest record in Fat Wreck Chords‘ back catalog to receive the 25th Anniversary treatment. Get your copy here (US) or here (EU).

On vinyl for the first time ever, it’s The Hippos’ 1999 LP Heads Are Gonna Roll! This cult classic third wave ska record was previously only released on CD, but that changes now thanks to Asbestos Records. Limited to 1,000 copies across two color variants; get yours here.

Music on Vinyl has been dropping a lot of punk (and punk adjacent) reissues lately. The latest round includes Unwritten Law‘s Here’s to the Mourning (on vinyl for the first time ever!), limited to 1,000 copies on translucent green 180g wax. This isn’t exclusive to any retailer, so you can probably find it in your local record store. Here‘s one place I found to get it online.

And another reissue / first-time vinyl release coming from Music on Vinyl is Authority Zero‘s sophomore album Andiamo. 1,000 copies on gold wax, same deal as the UL record. Here‘s one place I found selling it online.

Chris Cresswell has announced a new solo album! The Stubbornness of the Young is the Flatliners‘ frontman’s second solo effort, following 2014’s One Week Record. Check out the lead single “Behind the Crow” below and pre-order the LP here (NA), here (EU), or here (UK).

Absolute Melt, one of many side projects from Murderburgers frontman Fraser Murderburger, has a new EP out now. The 3-song ripper simply titled EP2 is being released as a lathe cut 7-inch. All profits from the release will be donated to Scottish Women’s Aid. Listen below and pre-order here.

Pirates Press Records is always up to something! Their latest release is a split 7″ from The Drowns and The Last Gang. Head over to their webstore to grab a copy on one of three color variants (or buy all three!).

Well, that’s all, folks. Another Record Radar in the books. As always, thank you for tuning in. If there’s anything we missed (highly likely), or if you want to let everyone know about a new/upcoming vinyl release you’re excited about, leave us a comment below, or send us a message on Facebook or Instagram, and we’ll look into it. Enjoy your weekend, and don’t blow too much money on spinny discs (or do, I’m not your father). See ya next week!

Wanna catch up on all of our Record Radar posts? Click here and you’ll be taken to a page with all the past entries in the column. Magic!

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DS Record Radar: This Week in Punk Vinyl (MxPx, Suicide Machines, Reel Big Fish & More)

Greetings, and welcome to the Dying Scene Record Radar. If it’s your first time here, thank you for joining us! This is the weekly* column where we cover all things punk rock vinyl; new releases, reissues… you name it, we’ve probably got it. Kick off your shoes, pull up a chair, crack open a cold […]

Greetings, and welcome to the Dying Scene Record Radar. If it’s your first time here, thank you for joining us! This is the weekly* column where we cover all things punk rock vinyl; new releases, reissues… you name it, we’ve probably got it. Kick off your shoes, pull up a chair, crack open a cold one, and break out those wallets, because it’s go time. Let’s get into it!

Check out the video edition of this week’s Record Radar, presented by our friends at Punk Rock Radar:

New MxPx record! Find A Way Home is due out August 25th. There are a bunch of color variants, including one with a die cut cover, and a picture disc. Pre-orders are live now on mxpx.com and they seem to be shipping immediately (mine did, at least). Check out the new single “Stay Up All Night”:

The Suicide Machines are celebrating the 20th Anniversary of their 2003 album A Match And Some Gasoline. In addition to playing the album in full on a brief tour with Against All Authority and Kill Lincoln this December, they are also releasing it on vinyl for the first time ever! SideOneDummy has a few color variants on their webstore, and Zia Records has an exclusive blue galaxy variant limited to 300 copies.

Reel Big Fish‘s Candy Coated Fury is getting a Deluxe Edition reissue, with five bonus tracks and a gatefold jacket with glow in the dark cover art. Enjoy the Ride Records pressed a bunch of sweet color variants, but the only one still in stock is the Alternative Press exclusive variant, limited to 200 copies. Get it here before it’s gone, too.

On an unrelated note: word on the street is Turn the Radio Off will be getting a repress of its own in the near future. Stay tuned for more on that!

Austrian punk veterans 7 Years Bad Luck are back with a new album. No Shame is due out August 4th on Monster Zero Records. Their last album Great, Big, Nothing is a hard act to follow, but the first single “I’ll Forget You” makes me think they’re up to the task. Check that out below and get the record on aquatic blue colored vinyl here.

The Gaslight Anthem announced their new album History Books will be released on October 27th. This is the band’s first new record in almost a decade. There are like a trillion color variants of this thing and I’m not gonna bother trying to name them all. Here‘s where you can get some of them.

Five Iron Frenzy is releasing a full-discography box set called Put Your Waste In Its Place. You get 10 records for $250 in a box that looks like a flaming dumpster. That’s a value that can’t be beat, folks! Get it here (you can also grab the individual records here).

Portland, Maine pop-punks Borderlines‘ debut album Keep Pretending is out now on Hey Pizza! RecordsMom’s Basement Records, and Memorable But Not Honorable Records. Check out my favorite track “The Greatest Resignation” below and get it on vinyl here, CD here, or cassette here.

SACK‘s Get Wrecked is getting a new pressing from Clearview Records, limited to 300 copies on canary yellow colored vinyl. This goes up on the label’s webstore Wednesday, July 26th at 6pm Eastern Time.

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes‘ latest album Are We Not Men? We Are Diva! is getting its first new pressing in nearly a decade. There are an undisclosed number of copies on red w/ black splatter colored vinyl (as seen in this very poorly cropped image). Get yours here.

Asian Man Records is reissuing the TaxpayersGod, Forgive These Bastards: Songs From The Forgotten Life Of Henry Turner. The 2xLP on red and black swirl colored vinyl features b-sides, demos, and interviews with band members. Get it here.

Agnostic Front‘s Victim in Pain is back in print, with a fancy new embossed cover. There are a bunch of variants exclusive to different retailers, including Generation Records (red, 200 copies), Revelation Records (yellow, 1,000 copies), and Revolver Magazine (black platinum swirl, 500 copies). Bridge Nine has the blue and silver color variants on their webstore.

Well, that’s all, folks. Another Record Radar in the books. As always, thank you for tuning in. If there’s anything we missed (highly likely), or if you want to let everyone know about a new/upcoming vinyl release you’re excited about, leave us a comment below, or send us a message on Facebook or Instagram, and we’ll look into it. Enjoy your weekend, and don’t blow too much money on spinny discs (or do, I’m not your father). See ya next week!

Wanna catch up on all of our Record Radar posts? Click here and you’ll be taken to a page with all the past entries in the column. Magic!

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DS Record Radar: This Week in Punk Vinyl (Rancid, Authority Zero, The Offspring & more)

Greetings, and welcome to the Dying Scene Record Radar. If it’s your first time here, thank you for joining us! This is the weekly column where we cover all things punk rock vinyl; new releases, reissues… you name it, we’ve probably got it. Kick off your shoes, pull up a chair, crack open a cold […]

Greetings, and welcome to the Dying Scene Record Radar. If it’s your first time here, thank you for joining us! This is the weekly column where we cover all things punk rock vinyl; new releases, reissues… you name it, we’ve probably got it. Kick off your shoes, pull up a chair, crack open a cold one, and break out those wallets, because it’s go time. Let’s get into it!

Check out the video edition of this week’s Record Radar, presented by our friends at Punk Rock Radar:

By now you’ve probably heard that Rancid‘s got a new record coming out. But did you know there are like 20 color variants? Here‘s where you can get all of them (the ones that haven’t already sold out, at least). Check out the lead single from Tomorrow Never Comes while you wait for your record to show up in the mail:

Japanese punk legends Hi-Standard recently surprised fans with a new single called “I’m A Rat”. This is the last song they recorded with drummer Akira Tsuneoka before his untimely passing earlier this year. Fat Wreck Chords is releasing the song as a 7″ picture disc.

Listen to the track below and pre-order the 7″ here. And here’s some more info on the release from the label:

“The physical release is a picture disc featuring the “I’m a Rat” cover art on side A, and a photograph of beloved founding member Akira Tsuneoka on side B. The picture disc is a small tribute to Tsune’s immortal spirit, and all profits will be donated to his family.”

Authority Zero‘s 2002 debut album A Passage In Time is getting its first-ever vinyl release, with Music On Vinyl pressing 1,000 copies on 180g silver colored wax. This is due out in June and only seems to be available from European retailers at the moment. If you want to import a copy to the US, JPC.de is probably your cheapest option.

The Offspring‘s Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace is back in print for the first time since 2008. This 15th Anniversary reissue comes with a bonus 7″ with live recordings from Hellfest 2022 and some other goodies. More importantly, you won’t have to fork over $200 for it like original pressings on Discogs. Get your copy here.

1-2-3-4 Go! Records latest exclusive pressing is this purdy variant of Tiger Army‘s 1999 self-titled debut, limited to 1,000 copies on orange and black “tiger stripe” colored vinyl. Available now on the Oakland record store’s webstore.

Highly regarded for their cassette releases, the friendly people at Memorable But Not Honorable have announced their first foray into the world of vinyl with Saturday Morning Lineup. The 19-song compilation features covers of Saturday Morning cartoon themes from awesome pop-punk bands like The Putz, Goin’ Places, Pinoles, Atomic Treehouse & more. Check out the teaser below and bookmark this product page; pre-orders go live Friday, May 26th. They pressed 250 copies on white colored vinyl.

Asbestos Records has opened enrollment for its 2023 Subscription Club. The label says they “have some insane releases coming out including a good mix of reissues from amazing ska/punk/hardcore bands, a couple reprints we’ve been working on for years, some new releases from great bands, and some completely off the wall surprises.” Sign up and fork over your cash here.

It wouldn’t be the Record Radar without even more Alkaline Trio represses from Newbury Comics, would it? Anyway, for $45.99(!) you can get this new 2×10″ pressing of Good Mourning on red and black marble colored vinyl. 1,000 copies, available here.

Newbury’s other Alkaline Trio reissue is Crimson, on the same color variant and, once again, spread across two 10″ discs. Buy it here. It’s also worth noting that Vagrant Records has their own webstore exclusive variant of this one, and surprise surprise, it’s somehow $10 less than Newbury’s. Both of these records go for over $100 on the resale market though, so I suppose I can’t complain too much.

SoCal melodic punks Strike Twelve have signed to Thousand Islands Records for the release of their new album Last Band Standing. Check out the music video for the awesome lead single “Smart Phones, Stupid People” below and pre-order the record here. Due out June 30th.

Well, that’s all, folks. Another Record Radar in the books. As always, thank you for tuning in. If there’s anything we missed (highly likely), or if you want to let everyone know about a new/upcoming vinyl release you’re excited about, leave us a comment below, or send us a message on Facebook or Instagram, and we’ll look into it. Enjoy your weekend, and don’t blow too much money on spinny discs (or do, I’m not your father). See ya next week!

Wanna catch up on all of our Record Radar posts? Click here and you’ll be taken to a page with all the past entries in the column. Magic!

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DS Record Radar: This Week in Punk Vinyl (RKL, Sum 41, The Shivvies, Goldenboy, Misfits & More!)

Greetings, and welcome to the Dying Scene Record Radar. If it’s your first time here, thank you for joining us! This is the weekly* column where we cover all things punk rock vinyl; new releases, reissues… you name it, we’ve probably got it. Kick off your shoes, pull up a chair, crack open a cold […]

Greetings, and welcome to the Dying Scene Record Radar. If it’s your first time here, thank you for joining us! This is the weekly* column where we cover all things punk rock vinyl; new releases, reissues… you name it, we’ve probably got it. Kick off your shoes, pull up a chair, crack open a cold one, and break out those wallets, because it’s go time. Let’s get into it!

Check out the video edition of this week’s Record Radar, presented by our friends at Punk Rock Radar:

As you’ve probably already heard by now, RKL has risen from the ashes! They just wrapped up a quick run of reunion shows with Tony from Municipal Waste on vocals and now a reissue of Rock N Roll Nightmare has popped up. It’s limited to 500 copies on Green / Orange Swirl colored vinyl, due out in June, and right now the only places you can get it from are both in Europe: Green Hell Records and Rough Trade.

That Descendents / Circle Jerks split 7″ that was released for their co-headlining tour a few weeks ago (and promptly sold out online) is back in stock! So if you missed out the first time around, you can get the red color variant (limited to 500 copies) from the Descendents store once again. Someone was kind enough to rip the whole 7″ and upload to youtube, too, so that’s cool. Enjoy!

Dutch pop-punks The Shivvies took the Ramonescore world by storm with their self-titled debut album in 2021, and now they’re following that up in grand fashion with the announcement of not one, but two brand new records! The band’s sophomore LP Punk Boys will be released on May 31st and an accompanying 10″ EP titled Take on the Night precedes that on May 15th. If you’re in Europe, Shield Recordings is the place to buy. My fellow Americans can save a few chunk of change on shipping by buying from Mom’s Basement Records. PHYSICAL STREET DAY IS JULY 1ST. Check out the lead single to see what all the fuss is about:

Speaking of Mom’s Basement Records, did you catch our exclusive premiere of their latest release last week? If you didn’t, I highly recommend checking out Pool Party, the debut album from The Bacarrudas, a fun new surfy power pop / garage rock band fronted by Dirt Bike Annie‘s Adam Rabuck. Give ‘er a listen and add the shiny compact disc to your cart before you check out with those new Shivvies records!

Sum 41 just released their final album Heaven :x: Hell, but they’re continuing to keep 2019’s Order in Decline in print. I got an email from Spotify imploring me to buy this new pressing, limited to 500 copies on Pink & Blue Swirl colored vinyl. Apparently this is a “Spotify Fans First” release and you need a code to buy it. Go here and use the code OID! if you’d like to do that.

The MisfitsEarth A.D. is getting its 5 trillionth repress, but this one’s special! It’s a Record Store Day Essential release (whatever that means), due out July 26th and limited to I don’t fucking know how many copies on a pretty fucking sweet looking Purple Swirl color variant. You can probably buy this from any record store day in the continental US but I’ll direct you to Lunchbox Records because they’re pretty cool.

Some awesome new records have hit the Punk Rock Radar webstore! Up first is Norwegian punk band Goldenboy‘s new album Qualmbum, available on Blue w/ Splatter (125 copies) and Yellow (also 125 copies) colored wax. This is a highly recommended pickup for fans of mid period No Use For A Name (More Betterness!, Hard Rock Bottom, etc.). Check out the first single below and you’ll get what I mean. Once you’ve done that, click this link and buy the record if you’re in the US. If you live elsewhere, links to a bunch of other labels you can get it from can be found here.

Due out May 24th and also up for pre-order on the Punk Rock Radar store, it’s A Bolt from the Blue, the debut LP from Modern Shakes. These guys are an awesome punk band from London, England (not to be confused with London, Ontario) that also come highly recommended from yours truly. The vinyl release is limited to 125 copies on Electric Blue and another 125 copies on Shocking Pink(!!!) colored wax. You can get the record from Punk Rock Radar (as I previously mentioned), as well as Double Helix (US), Disconnect Disconnect (UK), and Fond of Life + Keep it a Secret Records in Europe.

But wait, there’s more! Cassette appreciators, I have good news for you as well. Our mates at Cat’s Claw Records are releasing this wonderful album on cassette tape, limited to 50 copies total; half of which come in Turquoise colored shells, and the other half housed in Transparent Pink shells. You can purchase each of them for 9 pounds sterling (or get both for the unbeatable value of £17!) riiiiiight here.

Buffalo punks On The Cinder just released their new album Heavy-Handed. Check out the opening track “Smells Like American Spirit” below and go here to get the record. You’ve got five(!) color variants to choose from: Opaque Red, Blue, Violet, Translucent Green and Clear. Or you can save yourself the hassle of choosing and just buy all five perhaps.

DustyWax Records is releasing 88 Fingers Louie‘s 1997 compilation album 88 Fingers Up Your Ass on vinyl for the very first time! It’s a double LP housed in a gatefold sleeve sporting some brand new art all over it. They’ve got two variants available to pre-order on their Canadian webstore: Galaxy Splatter / Red-Blue (320 copies) and the DustyWax exclusive 88 Eye Ball / Chicago Flag (208 copies). Meanwhile, Chicago’s own Loud Pizza Records has their own exclusive “Rocket Pop” color variant, limited to 125 copies; you can get that one right here.

Galaxy Splatter / Red-Blue is the “Indie variant” and can also be purchased from these fine labels all over the world: Bearded Punk Records (EU), TMom-Merch (EU), Revelation Records (US), Thousand Islands (NA), Le Noise (Canada), and Disconnect Disconnect (UK).

Pop-punk troubadour and The Prozacs frontman J Prozac has a new record called Obsession due out June 14th on Rum Bar Records. Check out a few tracks from the record below and pre-order it here on one or more of the color variants: Clear / Orange Splatter (40 copies), Black / White Splatter (40 copies), Opaque Orange (100 copies), Black Wax (100 copies). They’re $22 each or you can get a 4 LP bundle for $70 by ordering directly from Mr. Prozac himself.

And last up on this week’s Record Radar we’ve got Authority Zero frontman Jason DeVore with his brand new solo album Til the Voice Goes Out, due out June 7th and available to pre-order from these fine labels: Double Helix Records (USA! USA! USA!), SBAM Rekkids (Europe, UK… and most importantly also the USA!), Caffeine Bomb Records (Japan!), and People of Punk Rock Records (Canada, eh?). Check out the simply delightful new single “Turn it Off!”:

Well, that’s all, folks. Another Record Radar in the books. As always, thank you for tuning in. If there’s anything we missed (highly likely), or if you want to let everyone know about a new/upcoming vinyl release you’re excited about, leave us a comment below, or send us a message on Facebook or Instagram, and we’ll look into it. Enjoy your weekend, and don’t blow too much money on spinny discs (or do, I’m not your father). See ya next week!

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