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DS Exclusive: Poor Me (Pop Punk/Hardcore) premiere “Sugarcane EP”

This one goes up to eleven… so crank it!

Dying Scene is busting out the Spinal Tap references, and bustling out the exclusive punk rock and roll premiere for Denver punk band Poor Me‘s new EP, Sugarcane. From bottom to top this riff-driven EP is guitar-heavy with dualing guitars from Nick Butler and Jason McWhinnie, and incorporates a powerful backbone, laid down by drummer Nick Chmel and bassist Mike Goyn, with calculatedly “woke” lyrics from front man Brett Delaney, channeling a Joey Cape-esque storytelling ability through his warm gravel voice.

Sugarcane is the third release from Poor Me, who managed to write and record the album between college courses and after work, touring and playing shows whenever they got the chance or days off. Mostly inspired by the daze and doldrums of uninspired systematic upbringing, and looking through the black and grey to “serve relentlessly the improvement of humanity’s condition,” heavy palm mutes and ripping leads curl through the dynamism of the bass, and gut wrenching screams corroborate with the frustrations of the day inherent in Delaney’s lyrical themes. Albeit we should all be wary of any conclusions drawn for he assures us “Mistakes can be made.”

From the band… “This record is inspired by a proliferating feeling that the world is getting harder to navigate morally. Falsities are acceptable as warrants for our beliefs, social issues are diluted and polarized until they are palatable for the ill-informed, and confidence in ourselves is replacing the competence of collaboration. As we negotiate circumstances in our lives, we have a plethora of sources to turn to for direction. We can gut-check the moment, or we can turn to science, philosophy, religion, government, our families, etc. — each has its limits, its agendas, but increasingly, a satisfaction with conversion rather than persuasion. Watching the world turn this direction is frustrating, but not surprising… the carrot and stick has always been this effective on the masses.”

Poor Me is self-releasing Sugarcane which will be available on August 14th but we have it for all you Dying Scenesters a full week early. The band plans to support this EP with a west coast tour, so be on the lookout for those dates coming in the near future. In the mean time, you can follow the figurative carrot and give the album a play below.



Album Review: Chaser – “Sound The Sirens”

Is it reductive to describe a band’s sound by naming a bunch of other bands who have clearly influenced them? Chaser wear those influences so proudly on their sleeve that it’s almost inescapable and I think they’d be fine with it. These guys keep the 90s melodic punk flame burning brightly. Right from the get go, opener, The Uprising, lets us know what kind of territory we’re in, with 1 minute and 12 seconds of Bad Religion meets Pennywise, 100 mph punk rock. The Pennywise feel continues into At What Cost with some nice gang vocals thrown in for good measure. Next track, Nightmares starts with a slightly slower paced NUFAN feel with a chorus which recalls moments of Today’s Empires era Propagandhi.

As the album progresses through Silencer and Bonfire, you stop hearing the influences so much and start to get a real impression of Chaser’s own sound. They do a great job of distilling the essence of their Californian punk forefathers and, after 18 years of fighting the good fight, their musicianship and song writing is at a very high level.

Let It Die mixes up the vocals with bassist Jesse Stopnitzky’s gruffer vocal contrasting nicely with the cleaner vocal from Mike LeDonne and for me this is one of their stand out tracks. The Show is an anthemic ode to the humble punk rock show, with a musical arrangement on the chorus that I could swear I’ve heard before but for the life of me I can’t work out where. Wars is a stripped down guitar and vocal affair which juxtaposes well to the rest of the album. In a live context, this song will give the band and audience a much-needed chance to get their breath back! The respite doesn’t last for long though as we launch straight into Bet It All, a near perfect slice of fast paced melodic tuneage. Penultimate track, A Million Reasons, has an early Rise Against feel and album closer, Woe Song, rounds things off nicely.  Sound The Sirens was mastered by Jason Livermore at the legendary Blasting Rooming studios and there should a be a label announcement for this release imminently (Editors Note: I gave this album to Nick to review before telling him I signed the band to DS Records).

For the past few years Chaser have been on a bit of a hiatus however anyone who was a fan of their previous releases will not be disappointed with this album and it’s sure to win plenty of new fans too.

4/5



Stream the new Chaser album “Sound The Sirens” (Skate-Punk, Dying Scene Records)

This is it! The moment I finally get to share with you guys the reason why I signed Southern California skate-punk act Chaser to Dying Scene Records. I’m an absolute sucker for 90’s era punk rock, and Chaser’s new album “Sound The Sirens” sits firmly between ‘94 NOFX and ‘95 No Use For A Name. If you dig double-time drums, anthemic choruses, and big, sunny SoCal “whoa-ohs” you’re going to seriously love this release.

Stream the entire album below.

“Sound The Sirens” was released digitally through Dying Scene Records and physically through Effervescence Records on July 20th.

Find it on:

Spotify | iTunes | Effervescence Records (for physical)



Chaser premiere “Silencer”, an aggressive no-nonsense skate-punk gem off upcoming release

Buckle up, punk fans, Southern California skate-punk act Chaser have premiered another new track off their upcoming Dying Scene Records release. “Silencer” is one of the more aggressive, fast paced gems on an album chock full of stand-out tracks. But don’t take my word for it, head over to Melodic Punk Style to hear it for yourself.

“Silencer” will appear on the band’s upcoming album “Sound The Sirens” due out digitally through Dying Scene Records (pre-order) and physically through Effervescence Records (pre-order) on July 20th.

Stream a few more songs from the upcoming release on bandcamp.



Chaser (skate-punk) premiere “Nightmares” off upcoming Dying Scene Records release

Southern California skate-punk act Chaser have premiered a lyric video for a brand new track off their upcoming release on Dying Scene Records. “Nightmares” has got it all; gang vocals, killer lead guitar, catchy chorus, and don’t forget the “whoa-ohs”! It’s an absolute gem of a punk rock song and you can see what I mean by checking it out over at Punktastic.

“Nightmares” will appear on the band’s upcoming album “Sound The Sirens” due out digitally through Dying Scene Records (pre-order) and physically through Effervescence Records (pre-order) on July 20th.

Stream a few more songs from the upcoming release on bandcamp.



Dying Scene Radio – Episode 8 – Band Spotlight: Voice of Addiction

Episode 8 of the official podcast of Dying Scene is now ready for your consumption, faithful listeners! In this installment, AP finally decides to do some work in his new city and meets up with Chicago political punks, Voice of Addiction during their stop in Denver to talk about everything from music fundamentals to shit stained pants! And as always, the guys are slingin’ some scene news that you were probably too lazy to read (except for the NOFX story, we’re sure you’ve heard about that one by now) and playing some fantastic music from incredible, up and coming bands you were probably too lazy to discover! So, get to it, below!



Chaser (Dying Scene Records) streams the best new punk song you’ll hear this month

Southern California skate-punk act Chaser have premiered a lyric video for a brand new track off their upcoming release on Dying Scene Records. “Let It Die” is the first Chaser track to feature dueling lead vocals between singer Mike LeDonne and bassist Jesse Stopnitzky, and man does it work! Head over to NewNoiseMagazine to hear the track.

“Let It Die” will appear on the band’s upcoming album “Sound The Sirens” due out digitally through Dying Scene Records (pre-order) and physically through Effervescence Records (pre-order) on July 20th.



Chaser (DS Records) premiere lyric video for “The Show” off upcoming album “Sound The Sirens”

Southern California skate-punk act Chaser have premiered a lyric video for a brand new track off their upcoming release on Dying Scene Records. “The Show” is their homage to the annual tradition of punk rock festival pilgrimage. Doesn’t matter if your festival of choice is PRB, Fest, Punk In Drublic, or Punk Rock Holiday, you’re going to relate to this song. The band had this to say about the inspiration behind the tune:

“The Show” pays tribute to some of our favorite moments growing up. The sun is shining, the music is blasting and we’re shoulder to shoulder with thousands of people singing along. Warped Tour started it all for us, and luckily, the rise of these modern day festivals has filled the void. We’re all grown up now, and expected to take it easy, but you can’t take the punk rock out of the boy. So you’ll still find us crowd surfing, pitting, stage diving, and singing every word. “And we will stay forever this way!”

Sing along to “The Show” over at punknews.

The track will appear on Chaser’s upcoming album “Sound The Sirens” due out digitally through Dying Scene Records (pre-order) and physically through Effervescence Records (pre-order) on July 20th.



Chaser (skate-punk) signs to Dying Scene Records for release of new album “Sound The Sirens”, stream first single

Southern California punk act Chaser were one of the bands that inspired me to start Dying Scene eight years ago. I couldn’t understand why they weren’t on Fat, or being written about on Punknews, so I launched a site to get deserving bands like them more exposure. But that’s not why I’ve signed them today to Dying Scene Records. Personal relationships or past releases, no matter how good they are, aren’t enough get on DS Records. It’s simpler than that. I have to hear an album before I’ll agree to release it, and I have to legitimately love the album – like top 5 releases of the year love them. By the second listen of “Sound The Sirens” I was sold. 

On July 20th Dying Scene Records will be digitally releasing the band’s 4th full-length album, “Sound The Sirens,” while the folks at Effervescence Records are handling vinyl. To get you appropriately stoked check out the album’s first single “Bonfire” below.

 

While you listen here’s a fun tidbit from the band about the recording of the acoustic intro to the track:

“So while our engineer/producer, Ian Petersen, was editing one of our songs, we were standing in the parking lot jamming “Bonfire” on acoustic guitar and singing the chorus together as a band. Ian came outside and said, “That sounds awesome. What are you guys playing?” So he pulled us into the studio, and we tracked the intro to “Bonfire” with all 4 band members singing the chorus, and Bill playing guitar at the same time. We recorded it as one take, and it sounded so good and natural that we kept it!”

Pre-orders are up and running for this album. Snag a digital copy here and vinyl/CD/Bundles here.



Dying Scene Radio – Episode 7 – Band Spotlight: The Shell Corporation

Well, it took ’em long enough but the boys over at DSR are finally back with a new episode! In the seventh installment of the official podcast of Dying Scene, AP catches up with LA based political punks, The Shell Corporation before their album (tee shirt release) show to eat some papusas and talk about dongs! Plus, as always, the guys are also slingin’ some scene news that you were probably too lazy to read and playing some fantastic music from bands you were probably too lazy to discover! Stream it ’til your ears bleed, below!



DS Exclusive: The Hempsteadys (Punk/Reggae) Premiere First Single From Upcoming LP, Seance! Seance

The P-Funk of Street Punk is back! New London, Connecticut’s premiere ska/funk act, The Hempsteadys are about to release their sophomore LP Seance! Seance! and they want your help! In true DIY fashion, the eleven man troupe (if we’re counting drummer, Matt Covey as a man) has started a Kickstarter campaign to get the album released to the masses on good ole vinyl. We’re considering taking out a loan for a house in Southeastern Connecticut just so we can pledge $100 to have Chef Jon Logan come cook us some ramen! If you can’t afford a mortgage, or the $100 for that matter, head over and check out the other less ridiculous options they have for donating to the cause. These are extremely hardworking guys, making incredibly important music and you’re lucky enough to have a chance to be a part of it! You won’t regret it. Trust us, this one has Album of the Year contender written all over it. To prove our point, we’re premiering the smooth af, debut single “Classic Cars”. Check it out below!

The Hempstedays last released the 2015 fantastic rock ska-pera El Amor de los Muertos.



Western Settings enter the studio

According to a couple recent social media posts from the band, Western Settings have recently reentered the studio to begin recording new material. According to a post from both the band and Tyson Annicharico of Dead To Me, the recording process is halfway completed. You can see the posts below.

Western Settings last released an EP titled “Old Pain” in 2016.



DS Exclusive: The Charley Few (Punk/Oi) Premieres New LP Teufelshunde

It’s not every day we get to premiere music from an younger band with such a solid grasp on the old school Oi sound but these Philly punks certainly fit that bill! Their second studio album Teufelshunde released a few weeks back and since we totally missed it, we’re making up by streaming the whole damn thing, exclusively for DS readers! Head over to Bandcamp and download all three of their albums (the debut LP Punk Fire Never Die as well as a live album) for less than $10! While you’re waiting for the files to download (we’re looking at you, Spectrum subscribers), you can stream the trio’s newest album, in it’s entirety, below!



DS Exclusive: 7 Minute Martians (Pop Punk) Premieres Track From Upcoming Album

Later this week, Cincinnati-based pop punks, 7 Minute Martians will be releasing their debut album, Curious. To get you stoked, the boys sent over the third single from the forthcoming freshman offering (due out 3/15) exclusively for Dying Scene reader!  The track, “Smoked Out” is a melodic, lyrically-emotional, yet upbeat track with tight, Blink-182-esque harmonies. When asked about the new single, guitarist/vocalist Wil Viars told us, “This is a song about decaying love and one of my favorites off of the record. I like the metaphor of comparing a relationship to being in a burning building and a high-speed car chase in the chorus. The third verse will always hit me hard, as it’s about my mother’s suicide.” Check it out below!



Dying Scene Radio – Episode 5 – Band Spotlight: Decent Criminal (Bonus Interview w/ Shibby Pictures Founder, Jak Kerley)

It took longer than normal, but Episode Five of the new and improved Dying Scene Radio is finally here! Since the boys took so long to get us new shit, we made them pull double duty. So, jam those buds into your ears and check out the latest installment of DSR, featuring interviews with Northern California phenoms, Decent Criminal and Mr. Jak Kerley of Shibby Pictures at the Los Angeles screening of his newest documentary Baseball Punx. All of that plus, scene news, super rad music from emerging punk acts and as always, plenty of bullshitting (does AP call the lead singer of The Lawrence Arms, Brandon?). Git ta listenin’, below!