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The Weekend Transit (post-hardcore) release video for “Quiet, My Secrets Are Safe”

Louisiana post-hardcore exports The Weekend Transit have released a video for “Quiet, My Secrets Are Safe”, a track from their upcoming EP Dust and Color, out October 31st.

Have a watch below.



DS Photo Gallery: Strung Out and The Casualties – Boston, MA

Strung Out brought the US leg of tour in support of their ninth studio full-length, Songs Of Armor And Devotion, through Boston’s Brighton Music Hall last Sunday night. Boston circa 2019 can be a bit of a notoriously fickle market when it comes to punk rock, particularly when it comes to bands who stem from the Fat Wreck/Epitaph glory days. Those that were present at the what I’d call “respectably attended” and dimly-lit gig were in for a treat, because Strung Out circa 2019 still slay.

The Simi Valley icons kicked off their set with “Rebels And Saints,” the first track from Songs Of Armor And Devotion. As an ode to not only the band’s longevity but to the legion of fans that’ve stuck by them through the course of the last three decades, it seemed a pitch-perfect way to set a tone for the evening. What followed was a few dozen tracks from across the band’s storied career. Of course genre-defining albums like Twisted By Design and Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues were well represented, but so to were (my personal favorite) Transmission.Alpha.Delta and the 2016 stand-alone single “Crows.” The encore even included their cover of the Ozzy classic “Bark At The Moon” that I think dates back to one of those Punk Goes Metal compilations from like twenty years ago. It was yours truly’s first time seeing Strung Out with new drummer RJ Shankle in the fold, and I can attest to the fact that he’s a rock-steady breath of high-energy fresh air in the mix, peppering the band’s set with blistering fill after blistering fill. Frontman Jason Cruz’s voice seemed a little strained, the result of leaving it all on stage for the last couple weeks of East Coast dates – and the last few decades if we’re being honest. The two-headed guitar monster that is Rob Ramos and Jake Kiley still shred just as heavily as ever, and Ramos’ harmonies serve as a great balance that smooths out Cruz’s rougher, visceral vocal edges. And bassist Chris Aiken…well, he’s become one of my favorite artists in this little scene for a reason; he was battling a few technical difficulties on this particular night, but still provided his steady, heavy undertones while bounding side-to-side the length of the stage for the duration of the band’s set.

Support on the duration of this run comes from none other than New York City street punk vets The Casualties. I don’t profess to be the biggest Casualties-style fan in the scene. That said, the band are just as earnest as ever, and it’s always good to see the leather jackets and liberty spikes come out for a night of revelry that’s becoming fewer and farther between in one of the most expensive (read as: least street punk) and gentrified places in the country.

Check out our photo rundown below. And mea culpa to local openers D-Sagawa; pre-show burrito run ran a little long, so we missed all but the last notes!



DS Exclusive: Loud Love premiere debut self-titled EP

Here’s new music exclusively from Dying Scene. Loud Love is the newest band to be picked up by White Russian Records to release their debut EP, Angels Maintenance. It’s due out Friday, but we’ve got it for you lucky scenesters a few days early. Stream Angel’s Maintenance below.



No Motiv to release anniversary edition of ‘And The Sadness Prevails’

It’s been 20 years since No Motiv released their debut LP ‘And The Sadness Prevails’. To celebrate, the original line up that recorded the Vagrant release with Trevor Keith are back together. They will be releasing a newly mixed and mastered version of the album with two additional bonus re-recorded songs. These will be available on a limited pressing of vinyl along with a digital version next month. Pre-orders are available here.

Check out the 20th anniversary edition of the song ‘Nostalgia’ below.



DS Exclusive: West Grand premiere new song, “Here to Stay”

Here’s a new group to get excited about. Recently signed to Paper + Plastick Records, West Grand is a Detroit post-hardcore, mellowed out punk rock and roll band that started out the way so many pornos do – with a couple best buds and a few recordings on a cell phone. Their self-titled EP will be available for download on the Paper + Plastick website in a week or so on August 9.

West Grand’s music goes well with late-7Seconds, Rites of Spring and The Get Up Kids. Almost Strokes-ish even, with Kyle Green playing host over (perhaps) a more stripped-down (nasally) Casablancas… and I definitely don’t mean that in a bad way. “Like his mom always said, ‘Honey, you write your best songs when you’re feeling down’, and we couldn’t agree more. Thanks Depression!! These songs are so relatable, we’ve all been there. We all grieve in different ways. For West Grand, this is our way.”

West Grand is streaming a new single off that 4-track EP ahead of it’s release. You can find “Here to Stay” exclusively here on the site, below.



Petrol Girls announce UK tour

London hardcore punks Petrol Girls have detailed a Fall UK tour. The 7 date tour happens in September and includes the Loud Women festival. The band will be touring their Cut and Stitch album.

Full details below.



PACIFIST (Post-Hardcore) stream new EP “Greyscale Dreams”

Indian post-hardcore act PACIFIST are streaming their debut EP, Greyscale Dreams, in its entirety.

You can give it a listen below.

Greyscale Dreams was released on June 16th, 2019.



Strung Out announce fall tour with support from The Casualties

Strung Out’s new album Songs of Armor and Devotion will be released August 9 on Fat Wreck Chords, and the band will be extensively touring the US in the fall so fans can hear and experience the new songs live. Support for the tour will be provided by The Casualties, and you can find the dates below. Tickets can be purchased here.



Petrol Girls release video for “Weather Warning”; New album “Cut & Stitch” also out now

One of the hottest female-fronted hardcore/grrrl bands around, Petrol Girls, have released a video for the single “Weather Warning” off their new album, Cut and Stitch.

Cut and Stitch is out today on Hassle Records and can be purchased here on various formats, along with merchandise. Singer Ren Aldridge says of the album, “A quiet word can be just as, if not more powerful, than something screamed in your face” – and it shows as she alternates spoken word and her signature screaming style.

You can watch the video for “Weather Warning” below.



Dead Extras (Post-Hardcore, UK) Stream Latest Single “Affluenza”

UK-based post-hardcore outfit Dead Extras are allowing fans to stream their latest single. The effort is titled “Affluenza” and you can check it out below.

The previous music from the Leeds quartet was the its 2017 debut EP, Yomi.



Album Review: LAGS – “Soon”

It’s great to hear a post-hardcore/punk blend out of Italy, especially when it’s as moreish as LAGS‘ latest Soon. The album, a followup to their previous full-length Pilot, hones in on a practiced and passionate sound with only a few sore spots along the way.

Kicking off the album, Knives and Wounds comes out of the gate hitting hard. A heavy and vivid track that gets things going extremely well. There are a decent few little sonic licks and vocal inflections on the album that stick in the mind, starting with the rolling ending for this first track as well as the cry out of “We are knives and wounds.”

The lyrics on the album have this melancholic flavor, with moments of great aggression, whilst the sonic side of things keeps up a rolling aggression at most times, but does dip and flow with the vocals. The post-hardcore side of the band seems to meld quite well with an almost old-school post-punk flavor they inject under the surface of some tracks, they’ve got this Fugazi-reminiscent air about their sound. There’s that anger prevalent in their sound, mixed with tinges of sadness. It’s not something all together new, but a very inviting take on the genres. A great example of this mix is the track “The Bait,” where the track has this desperate melancholy to it, but both guitar and cymbals burst in as Antonio screams out “It’s over now.”

There’s a bit of repetition on some tracks throughout the album, which is often used quite well, however some tracks feel as though they would have greatly benefited with being cut just a little shorter. Showdown, and Second Thoughts, in particular run a bit long with what’s provided. Not to say they’re bad tracks, they’re still solid outside of this. To contrast that are tracks like Echoes, which, true to its name, also repeats out a phrase “I’m kneeling, and it’s killing me off, everything in my days is just misread.” But with the atmosphere of the track and what surrounds these moments it comes across quite a lot more effectively.

Capping off the album is a bonus track titled Il Podista, an Italian jam with LAGS’ flair on it. It’s an interesting way to cap off the record, but it fits quite well and is a nice sign of the band’s roots and identity. Even with the dark focus of the album on a mixture of rebellion and loss, it’s a very enjoyable listen, and Il Podista at the end is a solid bonus to it.

“We started a war, then we made art,” a rather powerful and frankly quite beautiful idea presented on the track “What It Takes,” is sign of the rather detailed thought the band took in writing this album. It’s not always hits, some sections come across a little awkward or generic, but they’ve got some amazing diamonds scattered consistently throughout Soon. As I mentioned at the start of the review, it’s quite a moreish album, listening to one track leads you to the next, it’s an enjoyable listen and a sign of great things to come for the band. There’s still places to improve, and Soon isn’t without it’s faults, but it’s definitely worth your time.

Give a listen to Soon below!



DS Exclusive: I Survived (TX) streams “Lungs like Gallows” from upcoming Senses Fail tribute

Senses Fail fans rejoice! The wait is almost over. An upcoming tribute album brought to you by the good people at Pacific Ridge Records is about to hit the digital shelves. The album will be available at the label’s Bandcamp page, and includes twenty-three bands ranging stylistically in performative execution of twenty-three Senses Fail fan-favorites.

A Tribute to Senses Fail drops on March 27, and Dying Scene is thrilled to bring you the next installment of post-hardcore retrospective glory a la I Survived, a few days early. They are a San Antonio band known for their cynical approach, melodic sections, and range-driven vocalist.

Previously, Dying Scene premiered “Can’t Be Saved” and “The Fire” off the upcoming comp.

Today we are premiering I Survived’s rendition of “Lungs Like Gallows”, which originally appeared on Senses Fail’s third album, Life is Not a Waiting Room, released in 2008 on Vagrant Records. Stream that song below.



Introducing Post-Hardcore Act: DEPTHS.

Dark and brooding. Angry and loud. Belgium’s DEPTHS. are everything you’re looking for in a post-hardcore band, and their new EP “Until Sleep Narrows My Conscious Mind” is every bit as complicated and epic as its name implies. I must admit, I wasn’t too familiar with these guys until this very moment but as I write this on a foggy fall morning in the Southern Hemisphere they’re a very welcome new discovery. Discover them yourself below.



Petrol Girls (Punk Rock) release brand new single “The Sound” and reveal details of their new album

Petrol Girls have announced that they will release a brand new album later this year.  “Cut & Stitch” is out May 24th through Hassle Records on digital, 12” vinyl and CD, and the band are today premiering the first single from the LP – “The Sound”.

The single marks a fierce return for one of the most exciting bands in the scene right now, and you can check out the official video with all of the band’s forthcoming tour dates – including their newly announced Rough Trade instores, and their dates with War On Women – below.



Kaddish (post-hardcore, Scotland) stream new album “What World Was Still?”

Scottish based post hardcore act Kaddish are streaming their new album, What World Was Still?, which was released on November 30th, 2018 via Make That A Take Records.

You can give it a listen below.

Kaddish last released Thick Letters To Friends in August 2014.