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Bracket to release new album “Too Old To Die Young” on Fat Wreck, stream new song “Canned From The Food Drive”

Well now, look who’s back on the Fat Wreck roster. It’s California pop-punk veterans Bracket and it appears they’ll be putting out a new album titled “Too Old To Die Young” on May 31st. Don’t remember Bracket? Do remember but want to know how they sound today? Give “Canned From The Food Drive,” the first single from the upcoming album, a listen below.

Pre-order the album here.



Avail to reunite for “Over The James” 21st anniversary show in Richmond

Well holy hell, boys and girls; hell, it would seem, has frozen over…Avail are back!

In spite of years of insisting it wouldn’t happen, the ground-breaking Richmond, Virginia band are reassembling for a 21st anniversary show in honor of their 1998 album Over The James. The gig will feature the original OTJ-eralineup of Tim Barry, Joe Banks, Beau Beau, Gwomper, and Erik Larson. It marks the first Avail show in more than eleven years and that particular lineup’s first show together in what I’m pretty sure is more like 19 or 20 years. It’s all going down  Friday, July 19th at The National in their hometown of Richmond, and features support from Iron Reagan and Asylum. Tickets are on sale this coming Friday (March 29th) at 10am Eastern at this here link, so plan your sick time accordingly.

Over The James was initially released on April 7, 1998, on Lookout Records, and was later released by Jade Tree a couple years later. Avail’s final release was their 2002 Fat Wreck Chords full-length Front Porch Stories. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for more of these dates in the very, very near future. If I were a betting man…



Direct Hit! Stream Latest Music Video “Altered States”

Milwaukee-based punks Direct Hit! are streaming a music video for a tune that appeared on their 2018 album, Crown of Nothing. 

Nick Woods, the vocalist for Direct Hit!, had the following to say about the track chosen to release as a single:

“Devon brought “Altered States” to the table early on in the process of writing Crown Of Nothing. Lyrically, it’s a nihilist song – it’s the point at which the characters in the album’s story find themselves on the same page, and come to a bunch of bleak conclusions about humanity and the afterlife… Even though it’s one of my favorite tracks on the record, if I listen too closely I have to listen to all the rest of the tunes that follow it to remind myself of the redemption that comes from hopelessness. We shot the video pretty quickly in a single night with our pals Adam and Derek and their crew, who’ve created a lot of our media over the last few years.”

You can check out the video for”Altered States” below.



Strung Out finish new album

California punk legends Strung Out announced on their Instragram profile that they are on the last week of tracking their new album at Maple Sound Studios.

When the record will be released is unknown, but we’ll keep you posted as more details on it come to light.

Strung Out last released the acoustic EP Black Out the Sky about a year ago on Fat Wreck Chords, while their most recent full-length record Transmission.Alpha.Delta came out in 2015.



CJ Ramone announces new solo album, releases first single

Former Ramones bassist CJ Ramone has announced that he will release his new solo album called The Holy Spell… on May 10th via Fat Wreck Chords.

About the album’s title, CJ stated, “I never lost that magical feeling that you get from music, and that’s where the title came in. The bands that I listened to when I was young that I really enjoyed, I can still put that music on now, and it still has the same magic for me.”

The Holy Spell… is now available for pre-order, while the track listing and its lead single “Blue Skies” can be found below.



Cokie The Clown (NOFX’s Fat Mike) announces debut album and releases new song

Cokie The Clown, the alter ego of NOFX’s Fat Mike, will release his debut album “You’re Welcome” through Fat Wreck on April 26th. The album is an exploration of “his deepest regrets, fears, and experiences” consisting of ten tracks with Travis Barker on drums and Danny Lohner (Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle) behind the desk.

The first track to be released from the album is “Punk Rock Saved My Life”, which is streaming now and can be checked out using the player below. Get the full low down on the release over at the Fat Wreck website.



Nightmarathons (Punk, Pittsburgh, PA) stream “Closer” from forthcoming full length album

Nightmarathons have announced that they will release their debut album “Missing Parts” on March 29 via A-F Records. The band have released “Closer” from the album following a premiere at BrooklynVegan.

The album was produced by Chris #2 of Anti-Flag (and White Wives) and comes ahead of shows in Chicago, Seattle, Oakland, San Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas, Denver, Cleveland, and more. You can check out the track and preorder the release using the player below.



New Video: Teenage Bottlerocket – “Everything To Me” from upcoming album, “Stay Rad”

Even more rad news from the Teenage Bottlerocket headquarters today. This time, it’s a brand new video for the track “Everything To Me.” The video, as you might imagine, is about the radness that is being a dad (dadness?!?) and how cool raising a kid can be. It features a pretty lengthy cameo from Ray Carlisle’s rad-as-hell son Milo, and even a few shots of Miguel Chen’s baby kiddo, Olivia. Check it out here!

“Everything To Me” is the latest track to be released in advance of TBR’s upcoming full-length, Stay Rad!, which is due out March 15th on Fat Wreck Chords. Pre-orders are still here. It marks the follow-up to March 2017’s Stealing The Covers, and their first studio full length of originals since 2015’s Tales From Wyoming.



Miguel Chen (Teenage Bottlerocket) Announces New Book, “The Death Of You: A Book For Anyone Who Might Not Live Forever”


Rad news from the Teenage Bottlerocket camp today. The band’s bass player and resident yogi announced details behind his sophomore book. It’s called The Death Of You: A Book For Anyone Who Might Not Live Forever, and it’s due out this coming September on Wisdom Publications. Here’s the book’s description:

DEATH.

Even the word itself probably makes you a little uncomfortable. Just look at it, sitting there, demanding to be acknowledged. It might even make you a lot uncomfortable.

We spend so much time trying to deny death, going on about our lives as if we and our loved ones are immune to it. Then, one day, its truth becomes undeniable. The Death of You doesn’t flinch in looking into this vital, urgent matter. Join Miguel for a wild ride where we get real about death—and even have a few laughs at its expense.

If you might someday die—or if you know someone who will—this book is for you. If you’re afraid of dying, this book is for you. If you’re excited about the Great Unknown, this book is for you. In plainspoken, kind, and encouraging language, Miguel will show you how to transform your relationship with death—and in doing so, you’ll get to know your life in a whole new way. Today is the perfect day to start. Don’t wait—you’re not gonna live forever.

We’re still big fan’s of Chen’s first book, I Wanna Be Well, and have referred back to it quite often since its release last February via Wisdom Publications. We’re sure this one will be much the same! Pre-order yours at Amazon right here while you’re still alive enough to do so!



Clowns signs to Fat Wreck, stream “Prick” off upcoming album “Nature/Nurture”

Behold! A new Fat Wreck Chords signing! Australian hardcore exports Clowns are the latest to join the elite ranks of the label’s roster. On April 12th they’ll unleash their brand new album “Nature/Nurture” and you can get a taste of what you’re in store for via the album’s first single “Prick” below.

Vocalist, Stevie Williams expounds on their latest effort:

“Nature/Nurture is an amalgamation of our last three records, which we’ve made over the last 6 or so years,” he says. “Our line-up has been a little bit fluid over the years, but this record is the band really coming to fruition with this line-up and with all the different sounds that we’ve experimented with over the years – everywhere from super-adolescent punk rock to nine-minute long psych jams.”



NOFX announce their 2019 7″ of the Month Club

NOFX have announced that they are undertaking the second installment of their 7” of the Month Club. Details of releases are yet to surface, but pre-orders are up now.

Have a watch of Fat Mike discussing the plans below.



Dying Scene Radio Special Edition: Albums of the Year 2018

It’s that time of year again! To kick off 2019, we’re taking a look back at our favorite albums from 2018! We’ll tell you why they were our favorites and play some of the best tracks from those albums. Sound good? Alrighty then! Check out our special 2018 Albums of the Year Episode, below!



New Music: Teenage Bottlerocket debut “I Wanna Be A Dog” from upcoming full-length, “Stay Rad!”

Get ready to get rad, boys and girls; new Teenage Bottlerocket is coming!

When last we heard from the Wyoming punks, they were holed up at the legendary Blasting Room in Ft. Collins, Colorado, to work on new music. That new music turned out to be a brand new full-length called Stay Rad!. It’s due out on March 15th via Fat Wreck Chords. Check out the lead single, “I Wanna Be A Dog,” right here, and while you’re at it, you can pre-order the new album here.

Stay Rad! marks the band’s first album since March 2017’s Stealing The Covers, and their first studio full length of originals since 2015’s Tales From Wyoming (Rise Records).



Album Review: Face To Face – Hold Fast (Acoustic Sessions)

In August 2018, Face to Face released this reworked retrospective (woah check out the alliteration there) which is somewhat speciously tagged as “Acoustic sessions”.  Sure, these versions may be unplugged and slowed down, but the first mournful twangs of steel guitar in opener All For Nothing (Laugh Now, Laugh Later, 2011) let us know this album is going to be more than Trevor Keith and an acoustic guitar.  We are treated to 10 tracks, spanning the bands impressive back catalogue, which have been re-imagined and given new life as Americana/country inflected jams.  Disconnected (Don’t Turn Away, 1992) starts with Keith solo acoustic before the rest of the band come in on the chorus with a really nice harmony and it’s a super chilled song.  Shame On Me (Reactionary, 2000) continues in the same vein and it’s great to hear some of the little fill-in riffs come to the forefront of the song where in the original they are less of a focus.  Keep Your Chin Up (Protection, 2016) starts with a jangly riff and settles into a rockabilly feel with the bass and percussion taking the lead during the verses.  Next are two songs from 1995’s Big Choice, Velocity and AOK.  The former starting with a melancholic Trevor Keith intro, building to a brighter almost euphoric chorus (“Never look down, never look down, just keep my focus straight ahead and try to walk this line”).  The latter has a touch of bluegrass going on in the instrumentation with more steel guitar and banjo-esque string picking –  it’s very cool.  Don’t Turn Away (Over It Ep, 1994) returns to the rockabilly vibe and next track, Blind (Face to Face, 1996), is more laid-back ala Shame On Me.  The album closes out with two relatively fast paced efforts for this release, Ordinary (Face to Face, 1996) and Bill Of Goods (How To Ruin Everything, 2002).

Face to Face are closing in on 30 years as a band, albeit with a few line-up changes and a few years of inactivity.  It’s heartening to see the attention and love that has been taken in creating this collection.  Interestingly, 8 out of 10 of these tunes are on their 2005 retrospective Shoot The Moon so they are obviously songs the band hold in high regard.  If you are an existing fan, this album will have you dusting off your old records (or whatever the digital equivalent is of that) and it is well worth checking out for old and new fans alike.

4.5/5 Stars



In case you missed it: Mad Caddies stream new song “I’m Going Surfing for Xmas”

It’s not January 1st yet so we reserve the right to continue publishing stories about punk Christmas songs that we were too busy to write earlier.

If you are in a part of the world where it’s cold outside, while hating the cold, Mad Caddies have a special song for you. Stream “I’m Going Surfing for Xmas” below for some much needed warmth.