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Mannequin Pussy announces tour in support of “Romantic”

Philadelphia, PA’s Mannequin Pussy have announced a lengthy US tour in support of their new album Romantic. The tour kicks off later this month in Baltimore, MD, and will wrap up in December.

Check out the tour dates below to see if the band’s playing a show near you.

Romantic is set to release on October 28th through Tiny Engines. It will be Mannequin Pussy’s second album, serving as the follow-up to 2013 GP.



Signals Midwest stream new album, “At This Age”

Ohio rockers Signals Midwest have just released a complete stream of their brand new album “At This Age”. The album consists of 10 philosophical and anxiety ridden tracks, creating a tone that fits in perfectly with the summer’s end. Check it out here.

“At This Age” is set to be released on September 2nd via Tiny Angels. You can pre-order the album here.



Album Review: The Hotelier – “Goodness”

Over the past few years, the Hotelier (previously spelled “The Hotel Year”) has morphed from an impressive no-bullshit pop punk band into seemingly the biggest band of the “emo revival.” Home, Like No Place Is There was a record that connected with fans all over the world for its brutal honesty and relatability dealing with heavy subject matters. Records like it come around once or twice every ten years or so. This said, Goodness was one of the most anticipated punk-anything records of 2016, and while it might not break ground sonically or lyrically for fans the way their last record did, it doesn’t mean they weren’t pushing their boundaries or combatting people’s expectations.

Christian Holden, the voice behind The Hotelier, loves to challenge the status quo and people’s’ notions of what are acceptable and unacceptable. The same attitude that went into putting a group of naked elderly people onto the album cover also went into certain musical choices on the album. A good example can be found at the very beginning of the record, where there’s an unexpected spoken word track (“N 43° 59’ 39.927” W 71° 23’ 45.27””).

Goodness is a quality record in the fact that each song seems to be thoughtfully written and catchy. “Goodness Pt. 2”, the song’s second track, opens the record by layering instrument after instrument one by one thus creating anticipation in the listener until everything crashes in toward the middle. “Piano Player”, one of the more uptempo songs on the record, holds its own for five and a half minutes, something unheard of for a more punk rock sounding song. “Soft Animal”, possibly the best song on the record, appears at a time when the record needs a kick in energy. On top of it all, it can’t be stated how much feeling Holden obviously put into the lyrics and subject matter on this album.

When listeners hear “I’m freezing” repeated through the chorus of “Fear of Good”, they will actually see the singer shivering, coatless in a snowy town. “Opening Mail for My Grandmother” which begins with “your grip on my forearm/insert the wrong name” paints a sad picture of one’s grandparent slipping away to the end of their life and observing them as their body and brain deteriorate over time. In “Soft Animal,” when the words “Make me feel alive/make me feel like I don’t have to die/make me believe that there’s a God sometimes,” there’s no doubt that Holden actually has felt that sense of longing for purpose. However, while Holden has stated in interviews that Goodness is more or less a positive record (“Taoist love record” they say), the way the lyrics were written in conjunction with the actual instrumentals make that hard to pick up on.

Here’s the thing: each song on this record is good. But the great thing about this band’s previous records were that they were journeys in themselves. The first songs left listeners feeling different than the last songs did. Goodness on the other hand has the problem of keeping listeners in one place or frame of mind. The last song feels like the first. Unfortunately, this makes for kind of an overly melancholy record. It’s not one of those things where they made the same album twice, because this album is definitely different and a departure from their previous work, but no song in this collection particularly sticks out from the rest, whereas with Home, or even with INGO, almost every song was uniquely individual in the emotions they evoked or the way they evoked them.

Goodness gets a 3.5/5. That said, The Hotelier are still one of the best bands in the game right now and I hope they’re around for years and years to come. This record was simply where they’re at now – I’m excited to see where they go in the future.

3.5/5 Stars



Mannequin Pussy stream new song “Emotional High” off upcoming album “Romantic

Philadelphia punk rockers Mannequin Pussy are streaming a new song called “Emotional High.” This song is the fourth track off of their upcoming album Romantic. You can give it a listen below.

Romantic is scheduled for release sometime in October via Tiny Engines. It will follow the band’s 2013 debut full-length, GP. 



Signals Midwest stream new song “Alchemy Hour” from upcoming album “At This Age”

Ohio rockers Signals Midwest have premiered another new track from their upcoming album At This Age. Give “Alchemy Hour” a listen below.

At This Age releases on September 2nd through Tiny Engines. It will be the band’s first album since 2013’s Light On The Lake



Yeesh (post-hardcore) announce tour

Recent Tiny Engines acquisition Yeesh has announced a tour to support the release for their new album “Confirmation Bias.” You can see the tour dates and stream the album below.

Yeesh’s debut album “No Problem” came out in March 2015.



Signals Midwest announce tour and stream new single

Signals Midwest‘s new album At This Age is coming out on September 2nd. The band recently premiered a new song titled “West Side Summer,” which you can stream here.

Today, they announced some tour dates and released another new track called “Should Have Been a Painter.” You can check both of those things out below.

Signals Midwest last released an acoustic EP titled Wherever I Might Land in July, 2014.



The Hotelier announce fall tour with Joyce Manor and Crying

Massachusetts boys The Hotelier are bound for the road this fall, kicking off their tour on September 2nd in New Haven, CT.

After a small stretch that will take them out to the west coast, the band will be joined by Joyce Manor and Crying in San Francisco, CA. From there, they will embark on a month-long tour of the US. All of the dates and locations can be found below.

The Hotelier will be touring in support of their latest album Goodness, which released on May 27th through Tiny Engines.



See Through Dresses announce summer tour dates

Omaha punks See Through Dresses have announced some tour dates for the summer.

You can check out all the dates and locations below.

See Through Dresses last released the End Of Days EP in the fall of 2015 via Tiny Engines.



New Music: Signals Midwest – “West Side Summer”

Ohio rockers Signals Midwest (one of the first bands I fell in love with way back in my tenure here at Dying Scene, for the record) have debuted a brand new track called “West Side Summer.” The track appears on the band’s upcoming album, At This Age. Check it out here.

At This Age is due out  September 2nd through Tiny Engines. It marks the band’s 4th album, serving as a follow-up to 2013′s Light On The Lake. We’ll keep you posted as more details on the record come to light.



Dikembe streaming new song “Fix”

Gainesville’s Dikembe are streaming a new song called “Fix” off their upcoming album Hail Something.

You can give it a listen below.

Dikembe will release their new album on on July 12th.



Signals Midwest announce new album “At This Age”

Ohio rockers Signals Midwest have announced they will be releasing a new album titled At This Age on September 2nd through Tiny Engines. You can check out the album’s cover art and tracklist, as well as a teaser video, below.

At This Age will be the band’s 4th album, serving as a follow-up to 2013’s Light On The Lake. We’ll keep you posted as more details on the record come to light.



Look Mexico premiere new track “Well, Kansas Ain’t What it Used to Be”

Tallahasee rockers Look Mexico are streaming a new song from their upcoming album Uniola. Check out “Well, Kansas Ain’t What it Used to Be” below.

Uniola is due out June 24th through Tiny Engines. It will be the band’s first album in 5 years, serving as a follow-up to 2011’s Real Americans Spear It.



The Hotelier streaming new album “Goodness”

Massachusetts rockers The Hotelier are streaming their new album Goodness in its entirety.

You can check it out here.

It follows on from their 2014 album, Home, Like No Place Is There, and is out available to purchase now via Tiny Engines.



Dikembe detail upcoming album “Hail Something,” stream 2 new songs

Gainesville’s Dikembe have revealed all the details on their upcoming album Hail Something, which is set to release on July 12th. Additionally, they’ve made 2 songs from the LP – “Awful Machine” and “All Wrong” – available to stream.

You can give those tracks a listen and check out the album’s cover art and tracklist below. Vinyl pre-orders are available on the band’s webstore, and digital copies will be available for the price of your choosing on their Bandcamp page.

Hail Something will be Dikembe’s first full-length album in 2 years, serving as a follow-up to 2014’s Mediumship.