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Psychic Dog (Boston Punk) stream new EP “Body / Rev. Mike”

Boston punk act Psychic Dog recently released a two song EP featuring the songs “Body” and “Rev. Mike.”

Give it a listen below.

“Body / Rev. Mike” was released on September 30th, 2016 via Ocelot Records.

Bucky Harris – “Three Wolves”

Apparently, you should never judge a book by it’s cover. Really? As soon as I saw the artwork for this spiky slice of folk punk from Montreal’s Bucky Harris, I knew I’d like it. What I wasn’t expecting was to love it.

The first 3 songs zip past with total blood and thunder glory. The opening riff to “Disremember Me” gives way to a battery of frenetic drumming and distorted chords. Chest beating anthem, “The Vanishing Point” demonstrates the sheer power of Michael Wynands’ voice before “Like Scarecrows in a Storm” hits you with another emotional uppercut. With barely time to take a breath you are struck by how tight and impassioned the band is. Heart pounding drinking song “Ruckus” begs to be heard in a huddle of your best friends with beer spilling on your shoes.

“These Walls” is the first single and the album’s stand out song. It has a insistent chorus that’ll lodge in your brain like a tic in a dog’s back. If ever a song had the potential to push a band to the overground, then this is it. You’ll find yourself screaming the chorus whilst blinking back tears. There is a coarse street edge to the straight ahead punk songs that open up the album that mix the fury of The Sainte Catherine’s and the melody of The Lawrence Arms.The songs sound lived in and well hewn. They sound like they have already soundtracked many a drunken night and are hell bent on accompanying a few more. Then, suddenly, the album is given room to breath and it becomes evident just how special the band is.

Skeletal song “Sleep” sees frontman Wynand accompanied by a fragile, gently strummed electric guitar until the band add some country flourishes that turn it into something quite beautiful. The slower pace continues into “Break Us Apart” before a furious drum assault propels the song into another wild anthem. The riff on “Decanter” struts to the front adding some hard rock menace before giving way to a magnificently emotive chorus. “Catacombs” adds a rootsy, Johnny Cash feel and adds further depth to the album. Shout along anthem “Wake up” closes the album with the sound of the whole band bellowing out a life-affirming chorus. You’ll find yourself bawling along long after the music stops.

Wynand’s voice is some weapon to have at your disposal. It has a powerful clarity to it that can both raise your fist in the air and bring a tear to your eye. In that way it recalls Laura Jane Grace’s most powerful performances. The wrought, heart on their sleeve lyrics are reminiscent of bands like the Gaslight Anthem but they are no less powerful because of it. He manages to voice the struggles and joys of life while still sounding fresh.

This is a roughly hewn diamond of an album. The band bring to mind Against Me! with the street smarts of Dead to Me with a touch of Gaslight Anthem’s freewheeling Americana. However, rather than ape them, they weave the punk, folk and country stylings to create something genuinely thrilling. This is an album that begs to soundtrack good times and heartbreak.

And I was also right about the cover.

4/5 Stars

Introducing Folk Tinged Punk Act: Bucky Harris

I can’t help it, I’m a sucker for gritty punk rock sprinkled with small doses of folk rock. Think early Against Me! and very early Gaslight Anthem and I bet most of you are in the same boat. If you’re nodding your head in agreement then I’ve got a band for you to check out. Montreal’s Bucky Harris recently signed to Ocelot Records for the release of their upcoming full-length “Three Wolves” and if the entire album is as good as its first single “These Walls” then we’re all in for something special come July 15th when its released to the masses. Check out a music video for the tune and join the bandwagon below.

Lost Love announce US tour dates

Montreal punks Lost Love have announced a big ol’ US tour that will take them all across the country over the next two months.

Check out all the dates and locations below.

Lost Love last released Comfortable Scars on April 22nd via legendary ska label Stomp Records and Boston punk label Ocelot Records.

Lost Love releases new video, embarks on European tour with Water Mane

Montreal punks Lost Love has a new video out for the song “Scotch n’ Soda,” and you can check it out below, along with the band’s upcoming tour dates.

Lost Love released the album Comfortable Scars back in April as a joint venture with legendary ska label Stomp Records and Boston punk label Ocelot Records. The band released this video today to celebrate the success of their recent 4-week Canadian tour, and to see them off to 3 weeks in Europe with Montpellier punks Water Mane.  Lost Love will also be heading to the U.S. in late June.  

Comfortable Scars was released on April 22nd, and serves as a follow-up to their 2014 album Sparkles. 

The Drunk Nuns (punk) stream new album “…And Friends”

Boston punks The Drunk Nuns have released their new album …And Friends for ‘name your price’ download and you can check it out below.  The album is due to drop on May 27th via Boston punk label Ocelot Records.


The entire …and Friends album can be streamed below and is currently available for “name your price” pre-order at The Drunk Nun’s Bandcamp.

EXPOSÉ: Road to Pouzza Fest VI series Part 6 featuring: Lost Love

The final instalment of the  EXPOSÉ: Road to Pouzza Fest VI series features Montreal punk rockers Lost Love. These guys are the embodiment of the modern punk sound and the direction it is headed in. For fans of Iron Chic and Latterman, this band has the chords, the gang vocals, and the riffs to make you feel good and happy. Watch them as they play “Just Because I Rock Doesn’t Mean I’m Made of Stone”, a song from their latest album Comfortable Scars. 

You can watch the whole thing below.

A big thank you to Minus2 Digital Media and Raw Cut Media for working with us on this fantastic web series. Hope to see some of you out to this year’s Pouzza Fest, which takes place all over Montreal from May 20th-22nd.

Comfortable Scars was released on April 22nd, 2016 through Stomp Records and serves as a follow-up to their 2014 album Sparkles. 

Idle Pilot stream new song “Questionable Status”

Boston-area post-hardcore act Idle Pilot are getting ready to release their sophomore album You Are Presently Looking Upward, which is set to be released on May 27th via Ocelot Records.

To give you an idea of what to expect, the band is streaming their first song from the album, “Questionable Status.”  Check it out below, along with the bands’ upcoming tour dates.

Idle Pilot last released Mondegreen in October 2015 on Ocelot Records.

Lost Love release new music video, “Take Care, Get Better, See You Never”

Montreal punk rock band Lost Love have just released a brand new music video for their track “Take Care, Get Better, See You Never.” Shot in one take, the video shows the band’s front-man sitting in a park and singing, while his band-mates raise hell behind him. Check it out below.

“Take Care, Get Better, See You Never” comes off the band’s upcoming album “Comfortable Scars” which is set for a release on April 22nd.

DS Staff Picks – Gina Skidz’s Top 10 of 2015

Another year-end is upon us! As we prepare ourselves to deal with family, long lines and fistfights over parking spaces (wait…does that just happen in Boston?!), let’s blow off some steam with some of the most badass punk albums of 2015.  I think I missed the deadline for both 2013 and 2014, so this is my first Top 10 List since I’ve been on staff at Dying Scene.  A few caveats to my list:

1. I tried my best to stay away from the major albums of 2015.  While there were some really good ones, my intent was to highlight some awesome up-and-comers.

2. I did include EPs as well as albums.  Some were just too damn good to pass up, and I couldn’t resist.

3.  They are in no particular order.  Comparing two totally different genres or calling an EP better than an album just seemed nonsensical to me (or maybe I was being lazy?).  Hey, it’s punk rock–no rules!

Keep reading to see my Top 10 of 2015, in no particular order.

DS Exclusive: Listen to Boston punk band The Digs’ new album “Manic”

Boston punks The Digs will be releasing their new album Manic on November 21st through Ocelot Records, and we’re pleased to be exclusively streaming the LP right now!

Give the entire thing a listen below, and head over here to pre-order Manic.

The Digs release new music video, “Ready Set”

Boston punk rockers The Digs have just released a new music video for their song “Ready Set”. The video shows the band members rushing to try and make a show and, honestly, the amount they’ve tried to do with such a small budget and little equipment is actually pretty endearing, making the short clip well worth a watch below.

“Ready Set” comes off their upcoming album “Maniac”, which is set to be released on CD, vinyl, and cassette on November 21st via Ocelot Records.

Crab Legs and Not Half Bad stream split LP, ‘Dorks/Nerds’

Texas’ Not Half Bad and Fargo, ND’s Crab Legs have released a stream of their upcoming split LP, Dorks/Nerds. You can check it out below.

Dorks/Nerds will be released on October 30, 2015 through Ocelot Records. You can order it digitally or physically here.

The Digs (punk) announce new album “Manic,” stream three tracks

Boston, Massachusetts punk band The Digs have just announced the release of their new full-length Manic.  The full album doesn’t come out until November, but you can preorder it (and receive three of the tracks!) here.

You can stream those three tracks, “Ready Set,” “Manic” and “Gunslinger” below.

Manic will be released on November 21st on Ocelot Records.

Idle Pilot signs to Ocelot Records for re-release of “Mondegreen”

Boston-area post-hardcore act Idle Pilot has joined up with Boston label Ocelot Records, the label announced today.  The signing came after the band was forced to change its name, from the (uncapitalzied) currents, due to a conflict with another band.  They regrouped as Idle Pilot, and are now poised to re-release their 2014 album, Mondegreen, on Ocelot at the end of the month, and you can stream it below.

Mondegreen will be re-release on September 28th, with a release show at Firebrand Saints in Cambridge, Mass.