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Insanity (hardcore) streaming new track “Moneyfest”

Swiss hardcore group Insanity is streaming their new track “Moneyfest”. The new song is being released through Bastardized Recordings, no word on whether the new song might be a part of something bigger.

Check out the new song below.

Insanity’s last release was back in 2017, Toss the Coin was also released through Bastardized Recordings.  (more…)

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Supportive Parents (Pop-punk) are streaming their new album “Could Be Worse”

Twin City pop-punks Supportive Parents have released a new five song EP Could Be Worse. Without a doubt “Groundhog Day” was my favorite track on this one. I feel as if Groundhog Day is a holiday that really deserved a song of its own, especially since it’s the time of year where Christmas tunes are jammed down our gullet.

Check out the new EP below.

Supportive Parents last released Fuck It. Whatever (these guys nail album titles!) back in March 2017. If you’re a fan of Guttermouth these guys reminded me of the veteran punks.  (more…)

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Wolf-Face (punk) streaming three new singles off upcoming album

Florida-punks Wolf-Face are streaming the first three songs off of their upcoming album Still Golden, which is due out December 10th on Say-10 Records. The title track for the upcoming album as well as “With or Without Boof” and “Dog Whistle” are all pretty decent tracks, and has this Dying Scenester looking forward to the rest of the album.

Check out the new singles below.

This is the first new music from Wolf-Face since they released two new tracks last year.  (more…)

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Answering Machine (Pop-punk) streaming new single “Bad Luck”

Big Apple power pop-punk act Answering Machine has released a new single. The new track “Bad Luck” features some catchy riffs and some even more catchy lyrics. Usually not a huge fan of pop-punk, I really enjoyed this new tune. The lyrics are stellar and the silky smooth vocals are right on the money.

Check out the new song below.

This is the first new music from Answering Machine since Cover T.V. came out in October of last year.  (more…)

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Anthem Grief (Punk) releases new video for “Game, Set, Match, Gas”

Philly punk act Anthem Grief have released a new video for their song “Game, Set, Match, Gas” off of their début album Defense Mechanisms. The video was shot in Brazil and the band had this to say about it: “The lyrics for this particular song are pretty self-explanatory in regards to having issues with drinking. However, a big part of it reflects on how it’s possible for a person to get so caught up with trying to look out for the well-being of others, that they don’t even notice that they’re destroying themselves in various aspects.” 

Check it out for yourself below.

As mentioned above, Defense Mechanisms is the début album for the Philly punks.  (more…)

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Jeff Rosenstock and Laura Stevenson release “Still Young”, an EP collection of Neil Young covers

Jeff Rosenstock of Bomb the Music Industry! fame and Laura Stevenson of Laura Stevenson and the Cans have released an EP called Still Young, which features four truly remarkable covers of Neil Young songs performed by the duo. Still Young is a fitting tribute to one of the most prominent folk rock artists by two of contemporary punk’s highest regarded musicians, finally paying due to the Godfather of Grunge as one of the primary inspiration of not just punk and grunge music, but underground counter-cultures across the world.

On the origin of the collaboration, Jeff says: “Much like our friendship, Neil Young’s songs have existed for a long time – some would argue, they’ve existed for even longer. For a while, I knew I was supposed to like Neil Young but a lot of the ‘standards’ admittedly are not for me. Eventually I asked Laura and her husband Mike to get me started somewhere, and months later, I would spend nights traveling alone on tour with After The Gold Rush on repeat in my headphones, simultaneously allowing me to feel grounded and as if I was floating away.”

From the interplay of Laura and Jeff’s voices on this record it’s clear how much these songs mean to them and their friendship, and Still Young also marks some of the softest and prettiest Jeff Rosenstock vocals you’ll ever hear. The album is streaming now on all platforms, or you can check it out below

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A Fistful of Vinyl premieres first video from Rob Taxpayer session, “Goodbye Balance”

Rob Taxpayer (the titular frontperson of The Taxpayers and The Trusty Snakes) visited the home of A Fistful of Vinyl founder Alec’s parents’ house recently to play a few songs. The first premiere is of his solo rendition of “Goodbye Balance” from The Taxpayers’ last album: 2016’s Big Delusion Factory. A cynical-yet-enthusiastic surrender to the tumult of life, substances, and the elusive equilibrium we idealize and pursue, Rob’s talent and charm carry his words and melodies to the soul, and remind you of the easygoing friend who is mysteriously unbothered by what’s missing from life. Rob Taxpayer’s music coalesces influences from the broad expanses of the music universe, blending punk, folk, jazz, southern blues, New Orleans revival, and a handful of both gospel and children’s storytelling. As the front-person of the illustrious jazz-punk group The Taxpayers, Rob has been developing and sharing his solo tunes across the country at DIY venues and singalongs, supported by his “Song of the Week Club” patreon. Find Rob’s work at HairPond.org.

Check out the video below to watch the session.

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Made in NYC… and TX: An Interview with The Casualties new frontman David Tejas

B & W Photos courtesy of Adan Cedillo / Flier by Kaia Bellanca Beggs

David Tejas is the new lead singer of The Casualties now for two years running. He’s been on tour alongside the The Casualties for fifteen years with his other band Krum Bums, and his newer project Starving Wolves. Huzzah for the new guy! Read that story below. (more…)

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Album Review: Teenage Bubblegums – “In Limbo”

When it comes to music, an often overused phrase I hear regarding bands is something along the lines of “wow, their sound has really matured”. More often than not, it hasn’t and the listener is left listening to an album that’s about the same as the last. This is definitely not the case with “In Limbo”, the newest album by Teenage Bubblegums. This trio from Italy has been maturing their sound over the last 10 years with each and every album they’ve released… “In Limbo” is no exception.

What I love about Teenage Bubblegums is their no nonsense approach to pop punk, and yes, I still consider it pop punk. Each song hits you one after another like rapid fire and before you can even get comfy you realize you’re already on your second spin of the album. If you’re looking for a lyrically light-hearted, feel good album about sunshine and daisies, this may not be the album for you. What Teenage Bubblegums does so well is deliver self-described songs about “sad stuff” in the catchiest way possible that’s both dark and mesmeric. 

The album is only 14 minutes long, but that doesn’t matter. I can almost guarantee that you’ll listen to this album over and over again in a single sitting to make up any time you feel they may have shorted you. The dueling brother and sister vocals along with the cohesiveness of the songs draw you in deep and keep you wanting more. There’s not a lot of variation in tempo in these songs, but that’s part of the charm. Teenage Bubblegums kicks in the door, announces that they’re here, and then leaves the door wide open reminding you that they were there.

They begin the album with a short intro, a journey into the darkness that “In Limbo” is going to lead you through. Immediately after the intro comes bass player Ally’s menacing band announcement and laugh, letting you know it’s go time! They immediately dive into “Quit It”, the first song on the album. We’re greeted with Luca’s blistering hi-hats as well as a heavy guitar and bass that carry through the entirety of the album. This song is about expecting more from life and the desire to “quit it” and it really sets you up for the dismal tone of the rest of the album.

Lyrically there is definitely a theme throughout the entire album, and each song is a short poetic, yet dejected masterpiece. The entirety of “In Limbo” to me tells the story of a few lost souls wandering in a state of ignorance and sadness, unable to find their way through a doomed reality. It wasn’t until I read the lyrics on their Bandcamp that I realized how dark and deep this album really is. It also shows that a lot can be said in a short amount of words.

Each track is fast, catchy and provides plenty of opportunity to sing along. They’re mostly straightforward, but there are a few surprises in a few of them. For example, “Burn” has a nice breakdown that happens almost out of nowhere and adds another great element to the song musically. Teenage Bubblegums doesn’t allot themselves a ton of time, so they make it a point to do as much as they can in the amount they’ve given themselves.

The title track, “In Limbo”, like the others, is short and to the point and features a great hook in the form of a call and response between the siblings. The guitar and bass almost dance in the background while the drums drive you through the song. The pounding floor tom towards the end provides a nice intermission before the chorus picks up again to finish it out.

The song “High” doesn’t hesitate to propel you directly to the pre-chorus and chorus. Before you know it you’re singing along to the song, it ends and it’s on to the next one. The most mysterious thing I find with Teenage Bubblegums’ lyrics is that it’s not always obvious to the listener what they’re about exactly. My interpretation of “High” is that it tells a story of a person suffering from a closetted depression and drug addiction, clinging to life alone while no one knows. Pairing subject matter like that with catchy songs is what makes this band stand out from the rest.

My favorite song, “Shame”, starts off with a heavy riff that teeters between chords like a seesaw. There’s something about the tone in Marco’s voice at the beginning that give this song a different feel to it. When you hear the catchiness of the chorus, “Baby I’m on fire!”, you almost forget that the song is about someone who is overcome with so much humiliation and loneliness that they feel like they’re “on fire”. The song structure is almost a mirror of itself. Not only do I love how the verse is repeated between the two singers before coming together in the chorus, I also love that in the first verse Marco sings first, and in the second verse Ally sings first. Lyrically, it’s a very well thought out song.

If you’re from the United States, hopefully you were fortunate to catch Teenage Bubblegums on their tour that just wrapped up. If you enjoy streaming “In Limbo”… you’ll most definitely enjoy seeing it played live. I knew I wasn’t going to be disappointed with this album, because as I alluded to earlier, Teenage Bubblegums is a band that gets exponentially better with every single one of their releases. They pull off something most bands of a specific genre cannot, and that’s putting their own brand on it. Although this album is short, it’s very clear that they spent a lot of time and effort on it. “In Limbo” was just released and I already want more!

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