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Free Benefit Compilation (Broadway Calls, Captain We’re Sinking, A Wilhelm Scream, etc.)

Coffee and Cigarettes Clothing Co. has released a new compilation to raise money for Action Against Hunger, an international organization aiming to help severely malnourished children and help make disadvantaged communities self-sufficient. The compilation features 25 tracks from such acts as Broadway CallsCaptain, We’re Sinking; A Wilhelm Scream; and Comadre.

You can name your own price to download the compilation here.  All downloads come with bonus artwork.

Video: Captain, We’re Sinking perform live studio session at Quiet Country Audio

Pennsylvania punks, Captain, We’re Sinking, performed their songs “Beer Can” and “Brother” live in the studio at Quiet Country Audio in Buffalo, NY.

You can watch the performance here.

The band released their latest album “The Future is Cancelled” earlier this year through Run For Cover Records.

Elway stream new track “Prophetstown” ft. Leo Vergnetti (Captain, We’re Sinking)

Fort Collins’ indie-punk band Elway are streaming “Prophetstown”, the second new song song off their upcoming album “Leavetaking.” Check out the track here, which features Leo Vergnetti of Captain, We’re Sinking.

“Leavetaking” is the band’s sophomore full-length and will be released digitally on June 25 and on physical CD on July 2nd via Red Scare. A possible 7″ split with Masked Intruder is now being speculated, as well.

Currently the band is on the The Red Scare Across America Tour kicked off this past week and will continue through most of August, featuring Masked Intruder, Elway, and Sam Russo. Click here to check out the tour dates.

Album Review: Captain, We’re Sinking – “The Future Is Cancelled”

Captain, We’re Sinking write powerful vignettes that wring powerful, cathartic imagery from small and desperate slices of life. That’s why a song like “Annina, We Will Miss You” hits so hard– while many songs have been written about suicide, this one benefits by being populated with real, three-dimensional characterizations. When Annina says, “I’m sorry for the mess, but I’m not done yet,” we know her. Her words betray a darkness behind their superficial flippancy– it’s these moments where The Future Is Cancelled become so much more than just another punk rock album. It’s a document. It’s a main line between the heart and the head, putting experience into the realm of frothing, desperate art.

This nuanced and lush style of lyrical songwriting has a lot in common with fellow Scranton band The Menzingers. It should also be noted that each band has a Barnett brother as a vocalist. But where Captain, We’re Sinking differs is in the aggressive and raw way they attack their songs, inhabiting their music with throat-shredding screams and technical, angular fretwork. It’s this musicianship that sets them apart from other heart-on-the-sleeve punk bands, and brings to mind the subtle but intricate guitars of Hot Water Music. On “Adultery” the band uses dissonance thoughtfully, adding tension to the song by creating a sinister atmosphere, a stark juxtaposition to their anthemic choruses. While still firmly in the world of melodic punk, its post-hardcore edge supplies it with dimension and urgency, allowing the band to explore new territories without ever leaving behind the simplicity of a really good song as a foundation.

The Future Is Cancelled is an album filled with great lyrics and music, but most of all it feels fully conceived and coherent. The songs work on their own, but Captain, We’re Sinking ties them together with a musical motif, heard in full as the opening riff on the title track and then alluded to on different instruments throughout the album. It’s small touches like this that make it feel as a whole, suggesting that while all these songs are their own entities they share something intrinsic and pure in common, something a track number could never erase.

The songs on The Future Is Cancelled are the type you want to scream your heart out to, every off-kilter guitar part begging to be dorkily mimicked in open air. The aforementioned “Annina, We Will Miss You” is one of those that grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go until it’s over. The instrumental work is amazing, with a fingerpicked opening that quickly transcends into a more familiar loudness. Captain, We’re Sinking even manages to make punk rock’s old workhorse, the power chord, sound vital again on “Annina, We Will Miss You”– harmonizing it while retaining the tried and true chug. “Montreal” is another incredible song, continuing the theme of religious imagery on The Future Is Cancelled. “More Tequila, Less Joe” is a slower song, electric in its content, exploring the idea of parental influence and alcoholism. It’s plaintive chorus, “I can feel you in my bloodstream,” is both a melancholy confession and a triumphant claim to the past. “A Bitter Divorce” begins slowly with chiming guitars and features some of the band’s best lyricism. I’ve never been a fan of songs about relationships, or even failing relationships but this one handles the subject with such earnestness it’s hard not to be swept up by it. Line after tattooable line, the song paints a picture of two people that experience love turn to hate by way of time. There’s nothing saccharine about it, “A Bitter Divorce” bleeds messy, human truth.

Captain, We’re Sinking have written a piercing, powerful masterpiece with The Future Is Cancelled— the kind of record that stays with you, the kind that leaves poetry lingering in your head. Those rare and glorious feelings that welled up in me while listening to this album reminded me of the first time I heard Reinventing Axl Rose, Repeater, or Fuel For the Hate Game. All of those records pushed me into punk, not with a tap but with an iron-fisted shove. For the first time I heard what music could do to a person– it didn’t have to handle human emotion with rubber gloves, it could be loud and passionate and musically enthusiastic. Punk rock needs albums like these, the ones that effortlessly transcend and bring with them a flock of the devoted. The Future Is Cancelled is the kind of record that will change lives.

5/5 Stars

Full Album Stream: Captain, We’re Sinking – “The Future is Cancelled”

Pennsylvania punks Captain, We’re Sinking are streaming their new album “The Future is Cancelled” in its entirety.

Check it out here.

The record is due out May 14 via Run For Cover Records.

Captain, We’re Sinking announce new album “The Future Is Cancelled”, stream new track

Pennsylvania punks Captain, We’re Sinking have announced a new LP titled ‘The Future Is Cancelled’. The record is due out May 14 via Run For Cover Records. You can stream a brand new track called ‘Here’s To Forever’ right here.

Pre-order information and a new tour announcement will be coming later this week.  You can stream the limited Montreal 7″ featuring the song ‘Montreal’ also from the upcoming album as well as an unreleased b-side here.

Stay Sweet Fest releasing Charity Vinyl Split (Dowsing, Haverford, Run Forever, Captain We\’re Sinking)

Soft Speak Records and Music Gives Back have joined forces to put together a four-way vinyl charity split for this year’s Stay Sweet Fest. Feauting exclusive tracks from Dowsing, Haverford, Run, Forever and Captain We’re Sinking.

A limited pre-order is available online here and the rest will be sold at the festival.


The Menzingers detail “Home For The Holidays” benefit show

Pennsylvania punks The Menzingers are set to play a “Home For The Holidays” benefit show, and they’ll be doing so alongside a pretty awesome lineup.

The show will take place December 23rd in Scranton, PA, and features The Menzingers performing with the likes of Lee Corey Oswald, Captain, We’re Sinking, Tigers Jaw and Three Man Cannon. Proceeds from the show will benefit the NYC Firefighter Brotherhood Association. Click here for more info.

The Menzingers released the highly-acclaimed “On The Impossible Past” via Epitaph Records earlier this year.

Video: What you were missing out on by not going to Fest 11

A little over a month ago, I was sent to Gainesville, FL to check out the 11th annual Fest. I spoke with both headlining and up-and-coming bands to get their take on the 3 day punk rock extravaganza. Though we ran into our fair share of technical trouble, we’ve managed to put together this video for you to once again relive “summer in october,” or see what you missed out on.


Captain, We’re Sinking sign to Run For Cover Records, plan new 7″

Scranton, PA’s Captain, We’re Sinking announced today that they’ve signed to Run For Cover Records for the release of a new 7″ called “Montreal”, featuring the titular A-side and a 7″ exclusive B-side. The 7″ is a precursor to the band’s upcoming Run for Cover debut full length, due out in January 2013. You can listen to “Montreal” here, and pre-order the 7″ here.

Captain, We’re Sinking last released “With Joe Riley” through Evil Weevil Records.

Good Riddance, Negative Approach, Captain We’re Sinking and more added to Fest 11

Good Riddance, Negative Approach, From Ashes Rise, The Bomb, Sonic Avenues, La Dispute, Captain We’re Sinking, City of Ships, Dukes of Hillsborough, Snakehealers, Billy & Joe and Party Drag have all been officially added to Fest 11.

Fest 11 will take place from October 26-28 in Gainesville Florida. You can view the full list of the first batch of bands here.

Kind Of Like Records announces second anniversary show, announces new signing Glocca Morra

Brooklyn-based label Kind Of Like Records is celebrating its second anniversary next month!

To honor the occasion, the band have announced a birthday celebration featuring the likes of Captain, We’re Sinking, Timeshares, Candy Hearts, and the label’s newest signing, Philly punks Glocca Morra.

Click here for more info on the shindig. While you’re at it, click here to check out Glocca Morra, if only for their split with The Greek Favourites, which may have the best album name and artwork ever.

Congratulations to Lisa and the Kind of Like family!

Stay Sweet Fest announce first round of bands on 2012 lineup (Direct Hit!, Timeshares & more)

Richmond, Virginia’s Stay Sweet Fest has announced the first round of bands on the extensive lineup for the 2nd edition of the festival, which will be taking place from April 13th to April 15th.

So far the lineup includes Direct Hit!, Timeshares, Captain, We’re Sinking!, Spraynard, Luther, and a ton of other bad ass punk bands.

Check out a list of all of the bands currently announced right here, and stay tuned for more lineup announcements to come in the future.

Captain, We’re Sinking announce US tour with Tigers Jaw + Balance and Composure

Captain, We’re Sinking have announced a winter tour with Tigers Jaw. Starting in Detroit, the tour will make it’s way south through Alabama then head back north to their home state of Pennsylvania. Midway through, the group will be joined by Balance and Composure. You can check out the tour dates here.

The band last released 7-inch/EP “With Joe Riley” through Evil Weevil Records in January 2011.

Music Video: “Montreal” (acoustic) by Bobby Barnett (of Captain We’re Sinking)

What first catches my eye in this video is the 1986 World Series shirt that Bobby Barnett is rocking. Then the music takes over and you stop thinking and just listen. On the last day of The Fest, Steadfast Videos (in collaboration with filmed Captain We’re Sinking vocalist Bobby Barnett performing a beautiful acoustic song, “Montreal”.

You can watch the video here.

The band has stated plans to include this song on their upcoming album, details of which have not yet currently been released. Check back on Dying Scene for details and updates as they become available.