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Plow United & The Scandals stream split 7″

Plow United and The Scandals have made their new 4-song split 7″ available for streaming, and you can give it a listen below.

The split was released on July 7th through Artistic Integrity Records. Head over here to grab a copy.

The Scandals stream new version of “Sirens”

New Jersey punks The Scandals have released a new recording of their song “Sirens” which, according to the following quote from frontman Jared Hart, is about riots in Philadelphia following the Phillies’ 2008 World Series victory over my Tampa Bay Rays :(…

“This version of ‘Sirens’ is a new take on an older song. It’s a song that has been in the set since 2010 but I never thought the recording of it did the song justice. It’s about a long night spent in Philadelphia after the Phillies won the World Series. The city was turned upside down and I have pictures of some of the craziest things I’ve ever seen. Throw in some riot police and burning cars and you get a night that was memorable enough to put into song.”

The track is taken from the band’s upcoming split with Plow United, which is set to be released on July 7th via Artistic Integrity Records. You can give it a listen below.

Plow United and The Scandals announce split EP

Plow United has announced a split with New Jersey punk band The Scandals. The record will be released sometime next month via Artistic Integrity Records.

Plow released Delco last year through It’s Alive Records

10 Punk Songs That Will Make Your Week (Curated by DS editor Drea Rose)

Ever wonder what the folks who run Dying Scene have been listening to lately? We’re going to pretend you said “yes” to that question and feature a curated playlist from a different DS editor each week with the intent of exposing you to some new kickass punk bands. This week’s playlist is brought to you by Dying Scene editor Drea Rose.

Discover some new tunes, and see if Drea forgot to mention your favorite east coast-based act below.

Support acts announced for Darkbuster’s Boston comeback shows (Slapshot, The Scandals, Have Nots and more)

It was less than a week ago that we informed you that Boston punk vets Darkbuster would be playing a hometown comeback show in August. Since that time, a second show has been added, and both shows subsequently sold out quickly, damn near breaking the local internet in the process.

As if you needed more of a reason to trek to Boston and scalp some tickets, today brings word of the show’s openers. Support on Monday, August 3rd comes from Slapshot, Yellow Stitches, and The Damn Garrison. Meanwhile, support on night two (August 4th) will be provided by Have Nots (featuring Darkbuster frontman Lenny Lashley’s fellow Street Dog, Matt Pruitt), The Scandals and Burning Streets.

Check out the official fliers for the shows below, and stay tuned for even more Darkbuster news in the very near future!

DS Photo Gallery: The Gaslight Anthem, Northcote and The Scandals at Lupo’s in Providence


Last Friday night, The Gaslight Anthem brought the 2015 leg of their Get Hurt US tour to Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island. Given that no Boston date appears on this leg, the occasion called for an obscenely long rush-hour drive to The Ocean State on yet another bone-jarringly cold Friday evening in the winter that just won’t end. Yours truly hadn’t been to Lupo’s since it moved from a smaller location elsewhere in Providence damn near a decade ago. The “new” location occupies what used to be the Strand Theater, a hundred-year-old former vaudeville theater that probably hasn’t been architecturally updated a hell of a lot since it first opened (some cool old information here). Much like the city it inhabits, it’s more than a tad rough around the edges, and yet more than a little bit charming (not at all unlike Philadelphia’s Trocadero in both style and context).

Bayonne, New Jersey, street punks The Scandals got the night kicked off in raucous fashion. Perhaps it was the cold, perhaps it was the 8:30 start time, but the crowd (capacity somewhere between 1200 and 1500 depending on where you get your information, though with Lupo’s well-known penchant for over-selling tickets–seriously, check their Yelp! reviews– it’s probably close to the latter) was fairly well filled in by the time the foursome took the stage. Frontman Jared Hart led the attack, blistering through the band’s thirty-minute set in twenty-eight minutes (according to my watch). Jersey and Rhode Island aren’t obscenely far away form one another, meaning that a decent portion of the crowd was familiar with the band’s music and shouted along accordingly. Those unfamiliar also seemed pleased; more than a few near-by concertgoers commented on how the band’s newer tracks “kinda sounded like old Gaslight.” Huh…wonder why.

Northcote followed in full-band fashion. I’d previously only seen Matt Goud as a solo acoustic opener on Dave Hause’s Devour America tour this time last year. In my opinion, it’s not possible to blow Dave Hause off the stage, but I came away from that night thinking that Western Canada’s Goud came as close as possible. He traded the acoustic for a Telecaster for most of the set and was accompanied by a traditional guitar-bass-drum lineup that provided some added punch to Goud’s already exuberant stage presence. “How Can You Turn Around,” off the self-titled Northcote full-length, was a particular highlight, though that may be because it’s one of my favorite songs at the moment.


The Gaslight Anthem took the stage at around 10:30pm. This particular night marked the second night of this month-long jaunt, and was sandwiched curiously between two New York dates (one at the Webster Theatre, one at Terminal 5). TGA frontman Brian Fallon sauntered on stage looking perhaps a little worse for the wear after what may have been a hard and heavy night number one. In fact, he started with his typical between-song banter early, commenting on how he liked the venue and that Providence was cold that day and that he’d just woken up before leading the band into set-opener “The ’59 Sound.” What followed was a two-ish hour jaunt through the band’s almost decade-old catalog. Sure Get Hurt was well represented (not only by the giant upside-down heart set backdrop that filled what had seemed like a cavernous stage area) but by a handful of  tracks ranging from the sing-along chorus of “1,000 Years” to the slow burn of bonus track “Sweet Morphine.”


Slow burn was a recurring theme on the evening. A fair amount the set seemed to be down a few beats-per-minute from the standard tempo. Perhaps that’s by design. The slightly, maybe-not-even-noticeable, slower tempos allowed the band to pace themselves as they stretched out a set to more than two dozen songs. There are many, perhaps even within the band’s circle, who view the The Gaslight Anthem as the heirs apparent to the throne of Next Big American Rock Band that Pearl Jam picked up from Springsteen a couple decades earlier. While the uptempo punk-tinged “hits” from throughout their catalog breathe fire into the set and work the audience into a crowd-surfing frenzy, the standard down-tempo songs (“She Loves You,” “Red At Night,” slowed down versions of “Wherefore Art Thou, Elvis?” and “Great Expectations”) allowed the music itself to breathe a little bit; for Alex Rosamilia’s guitar runs to weave their way into the atmosphere while still being rooted to the earth by the more rhythmic guitar stylings of Fallon and Ian Perkins. Check out the full setlist here, and check out our photo gallery of all three bands below.

The Scandals finish recording new EP

New Jersey street punks The Scandals have finished recording their upcoming EP.

The Scandals last released their “Trenchknife” EP in 2012 on Death To False Hope

The Scandals recording new music with Brian Fallon (The Gaslight Anthem)

New Jersey street punks The Scandals announced they’re recording a new EP with Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem. Fans will remember that in 2013 The Scandals’ frontman Jared Hart and Brian Fallon got together to release an acoustic split.

Both bands will be touring together in February 2015. Check out the dates below.

The Scandals last released their “Trenchknife” EP in 2012 on Death To False Hope Records. The Gaslight Anthem last released Get Hurt, which came out on Island Records in August 2014.

The Scandals announce European tour dates

New Jersey street punk band The Scandals will be hopping across the pond this spring for a European tour. Check out the dates below.

The band last released their “Trenchknife” EP in 2012 on Death To False Hope Records.

The Scandals release new music videos “Second Thought” and “Hungry”

New Jersey street punk band The Scandals have posted some more live music videos. Check out “Second Thought” and “Hungry” below.

The band last released their “Trenchknife” EP in 2012 on Death To False Hope Records.

Video: The Scandals frontman Jared Hart plays acoustic version of “Allnighters”

Earlier this year, Jared Hart from New Jersey punk band The Scandals released an acoustic split with The Gaslight Anthem‘s Brian Fallon. More recently, Mr. Hart stopped by Bouncing Souls guitarist Pete Steeinkopf’s Little Eden recording studio in Asbury Park to record a stripped-down acoustic session for the Red Bull Music Channel (full performance premiering tomorrow, Dec. 6th).

Here’s what he had to say about the experience:

“Recording at Little Eden was sort of unreal. It’s a place that houses a band that, growing up, was so important and influential to us. Then we had the chance to run the same lines and the same amps as the Bouncing Souls. You really can’t help feeling overly creative in that space – it just overflows.

With Brian and Pete, they both get it. They understand and get it in the same way that we do, with what’s going on within the realm of our genre today. They are in it for the long haul, and to share a mutual respect for the work that they do, as well as what we do, is something I value greatly.”

You can watch a video of Jared performing an acoustic rendition of The Scandals’ song “Allnighters” at Pete’s studio below.

The original, full-band version of the track appeared on The Scandals’ “Trenchknife” EP, which was released (for free download) in 2012 on Death To False Hope Records.

Live Video: The Scandals perform “Avalanche” at Irving Plaza

New Jersey street punkers, The Scandals have just posted a live video from their recent show at Irving Plaza. Check out the band performing “Avalanche” here.

The Scandals last released their EP “Trenchknife” in May of 2012.

The Gaslight Anthem and The Scandals stream acoustic split

Well this sorta feels like it came out of nowhere.  Frontmen, Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem and Jared Hart of The Scandals, recently hit a Manhattan recording studio to record five-song acoustic split exclusively for Red Bull Sound Select.

Fallon recorded brand-new stripped down versions of ‘Handwritten,’ ‘She Loves You’ and ’45,’ while Hart added never-before-heard acoustic renditions of ‘All Nighters’ and ‘Sirens.’  You can stream the recordings here but the catch is you have to register for an account (worth it).

Both The Gaslight Anthem and The Scandals perform on July 27 at the Red Bull Sound Select show at New York City’s Irving Plaza. They will be joined by Dave Hause and Red Bull Sound Select artist Frances and the Foundation.

DS Staff Picks – Top Albums of 2012 (Drea)

This list was really hard for me. 2012 was an interesting year for music, most of the highly anticipated albums of the year were duds (See Green Day’s Uno!, Dos!, and Tre!), but if you looked hard enough there were some great releases. Unfortunately, as a full time student with a part time job I haven’t really had the time or the funds to go album hunting. I have spent most of this year listening to albums from 2011, which seems to have been a notoriously good year for music. But 2012 wasn’t all that bad. I wanted to prove the people who have said that this year has been a shitty year for music wrong. And so I sat on my computer for hours researching bands and listening to album streams just to create this list for you punks.

These are my picks.

Johnny Madcap and the Distractions announce tour w/ Jukebox Romantics, The Scandals

Johnny Madcap and the Distractions (ex-Madcap vocalist) has announced a winter tour with New York’s The Jukebox Romantics and New Jersey’s The Scandals.  If you anticipate being frigid in February, warm up your  bones and put on your dancing shoes for one of these shows shown here.