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Resistors (Punk, FL) Stream Single “Call It A Fest”

Florida-based punks Resistors are clearly longing for the 2019 festival season to kick off already. Their latest single “Call It A Fest” laments the joviality and depravity of a summer’s day doused in live music and booze.

Check it out below!

The previous release from Resistors was their 2018 single, “Loud Noises for Terrible Times”.



The Highdives (Punk, Canada) Stream Latest Album, “Ocean Blood”

Canadian gruff punks The Highdives are allowing fans to stream their latest full-length effort. Titled Ocean Blood, their most recent work features eleven tracks of what the band themselves call “power punk”. You can stream it below.

The previous release from The Highdives was their 2017 album, Maybe I’ll Be Okay?



Pkew Pkew Pkew (punk) announce new album “Optimal Lifestyle”

Toronto’s Pkew Pkew Pkew are pleased to announce they will release their new album, Optimal Lifestyles, on 1st March 2019 via Big Scary Monsters (UK) and Dine Alone Records  (US).

Pkew Pkew Pkew also recently revealed a run of UK tour dates for May 2019 supporting hotly-tipped LA punks du jour Spanish Love Songs, and as a taster of the new album the band are streaming lead single ‘I Don’t Matter At All’ in full, breaking straight into the Spotify New Punk Tracks playlist today.

While Pkew Pkew Pkew’s 2016 self-titled debut angled more towards the minutiae of the late-20s punk life, Optimal Lifestyles catalogues and reflects on the root causes of the band’s previous fun-loving, hard-partying behaviour with unflinching clarity and precision. Front man Mike Warne writes songs in the same tongue as plot-driven realists like The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn, who actually went to Toronto to workshop songs with the band for the record.

A standout moment from those sessions is lead single, ‘I Don’t Matter At All’. Much like the album itself, the song is a giant leap forward for Warne’s songwriting, pulling inspiration from The Hold Steady, of course, but leaning deeper into the retro-rock feel of bands like The Strokes and Japandroids, too.

“Is this good or is this bad?” ponders Warne of the lifestyle Pkew sings about. “It’s fun to live like an idiot, but it’s probably bad, also. We’re all constantly wondering if we’ve ruined our lives forever or not, being in a band.”

Song-by-song, Optimal Lifestyles lays out a journal of the sort of living Warne speaks of, but this isn’t a jokey, bro-ish shrug-off of his circumstances, and neither is Pkew’s a purely self-indulgent self-destruction. It’s an acceptance of the circular futility of life in Toronto, increasingly marked by hellishly-accelerated rent increases and unfeeling gentrification.

More than anything, this record is about trying to cope with a city, an industry, and a world that increasingly doesn’t seem to give a shit about people—only money. So Pkew Pkew Pkew cope by calling out the bullshit.

Pkew Pkew Pkew’s central thesis is that things might get fucked up from time to time, but there’s still value in trying. Warne testifies that though it’s a Sisyphean, almost masochistic, struggle to be in a band in 2018, it’s better than the alternative, like joining the vulgar charade that is the fraudulently-earnest, vapid hugging-crowd at beige adult parties, where no one is really happy, but everyone pretends to be.

Warne and the rest of Pkew are honest about where they’re at in life, and over time, one comes to realize that their sardonic wit cloaks a quiet optimism.

“There’s always something better, and it makes sense to try for it,” Warne says. “That’s the shitty and good part: you still do it, cause otherwise you’ve given up.”



Album Review: Anarchists “Anarchists – Single”

Blasting out of New York City, Anarchists have released their first self titled single, Anarchists. With a total run time of nine minutes this single is a delicious little snacky cake. Throughout the entirety of the nine minutes they bring super catchy hooks and every chorus seems designed for a large group sing-a-long.

“Real Shit” opens the single with a blaring buzzy guitar blast before settling into a poppy rockabilly sound. While “July” brings a syncopated sound that is very similar to the dirty ska sounds of early Rancid, including a keyboard interlude that commands your feet to move. The last song “I’m Not Surprised” starts off as an angry look at the state of the world today but is injected with a surprising level of humor, which takes an edge off the level of pessimism presented.

Anarchists feel like they are channeling the entirety of the Hellcat Records label. They have a little bit of everything that defines that label, a touch of rockabilly, a touch of ska, a vocal delivery that is equal parts punk sneer and pop sensibility and their attitude strikes at heartfelt and poignant but not without a sense of humor. If this snack is a hint, I have my fork and knife banging on the table excitedly awaiting the full meal.

5/5 Stars



Problem Daughter sign to Wiretap Records for new release “Grow Up Trash”, premiere music video for 1st single

Problem Daughter are getting more growns up. In fact, they’ve grown up trash. On March 22nd, the Salt Lake City pop-punk outfit will release their 5th album, “Grow Up Trash” via Wiretap Records (North America) and Bearded Punk Records (EU).

To get your properly stoked the band has premiered a music video for “Self Amusing Smile,” the first single off the upcoming release, and it’s got everything you know and love about the band wrapped up in it. Catchy hooks, plentiful transitions, and a fun loving whacky video. Check it out below.

Named as the state of Utah’s representative on Kerrang’s ‘United States of Punk’, the best punk bands from every US state. Not regulated to a mere two chords and screaming, the quartet take everything great about punk and pack it into songs varied in structure and melodies that never grow redundant. Their music smells like a sweaty basement show, tastes like cheap beer on a lamp-lit porch and feels like not wanting to go home at the end of the night.

Problem Daughter released their last album “Fits Of Disorganized Boredom” in 2016 through our very own Dying Scene Records.



Introducing Melodic Hardcore / Skate Punk Act The Stifled (FFO Yankee Brutal, A Dying Regime)

I write this spotlight with mixed emotions. I’m stoked to have discovered a new band that I would love to sign to Dying Scene Records, but I’m f’ing pissed to not have discovered them early enough to have done so. The Stifled is a Baltimore foursome that just released their self-titled debut EP, and if I didn’t know better I’d think this was Dying Scene Records band A Dying Regime partnered up with the singer from DS Records’ first signing, Yankee Brutal. Skate punk with metallic undertones. Melodic vocals with a healthy dose of snarls and gang shouted backups. Fast and heavy. Catchy but angry. My sweet spot. Give the EP a spin below and compare it to a couple choice tracks from Yankee Brutal and A Dying Regime and tell me I’m wrong with this comparison.



DS Premiere: Burnt Tapes (Punk, UK) Stream New Single “Don’t Make Me Play Bocelli”

London-based indie punks Burnt Tapes have been good enough to give you fine folks an exclusive first look into their recording process on their latest video. The tune selected for visualisation treatment is titled “Don’t Make Me Play Bocelli”.

The track is the second single from the much-anticipated album, Never Better, which is scheduled for release on February 22 via Lockjaw Records (UK/EU) and Wiretap Records (US). Pre-orders for the full-length effort are live now over at the Lockjaw Records website. You can also get your name in line for the spangly blue vinyl when its ready to ship here.

Burnt Tapes’s vocalist and guitarist, Phil Georgoulopoulos, had the following the say about the band’s debut album:

“It’s the first release that more closely represents who we want to be as a band, and I’m really excited to finally share it with everyone… You can expect a lot more self-deprecation and regret.”

The visuals for “Don’t Make Me Play Bocelli” were captured by Luigi Sibona at The Ranch Studios and you can check out the videographer’s work below.

Burnt Tapes’s previous multi-track release was the 2017 EP, Alterations.



Punk Rock Bowling announces daily lineups / Club shows

Punk Rock Bowling just published their weekend itinerary. Each day is spread evenly with legendary punk acts and fast, loud newcomers sure to keep you up all night until you’re begging for sweet continental relief. Who’s up for mimosas? Ticket sales here and club show fliers below.



John Feldmann and Travis Barker announce 2019 ‘Back To The Beach’ Festival!

John Feldmann and Travis Barker have announced the line up for the 2019 Back To The Beach Festival. The annual festival, in its second year, will take place on April 27 & 28 in Huntington Beach. The upcoming event will feature both Feldmann and Barkers’ main acts as well as the likes of The Used, Reel Big Fish, The Wonder Years, Streetlight Manifesto and more.



Altercation Punk Rock BBQ calls it quits after ten year run

 

With ten years of amazing shows under their belt The Altercation Punk Rock BBQ has become a must attend event for any true punk fan during the annual South By South West music conference in Austin Texas. With so many of our favorite bands like: Two Fisted Law, Teenage Bottle Rocket, The Jukebox Romantics, Off With Their Heads, American Pinup, Lower Class Brats, Dead To Me, The Split Seconds, Dwarves, The Fantastic Plastics, and so many many more awesome acts over the years it would fill a full book just to name them all.

So why is Altercation calling it quits? Find out below.



New Music: Vandoliers debut “Cigarettes In The Rain” from upcoming album “Forever”

Pretty cool new music coming out of Texas these days. Specifically, Vandoliers, a sort of alt-country rock band, who’ve only been around since 2015 but have got among their ranks some serious punk rock roots. The band recently signed to the iconic Bloodshot Records for the release of their latest full-length, Forever. It’s due out February 22nd; pre-orders are available here. In the meantime, check out the track “Cigarettes In The Rain” below.

Vandoliers’ last album, The Native, was released back in 2017.



Bouncing Souls announce “Crucial Moments” EP and book, unveil 30th anniversary tour dates

Gigantic news from straight outta the Garden State this afternoon. 2019 is shaping up to be the year of the Bouncing Souls!

The pioneering Jersey punk rockers celebrate their 30th anniversary this year, and have a smorgasbord of pretty awesome events planned to help mark the occasion.

Perhaps most important is the announcement of the release of Crucial Moments, a brand-new 6-song EP that’s due out March 15th on Rise Records. In what’s a bit of a departure from the band’s normal modus operandi, the new material was recorded with Will Yip who’s previously worked with everyone from Lauren Hill to The Fray to Tigers Jaw and all points in between. Also available will be a companion book entitled Crucial Moments: Thirty Years Of Life With The Bouncing Souls, slated to be chock full of stories, journals and pictures from the band’s storied career. Check out the retrospective video for the title track from Crucial Moments below, and snag yourself a pre-order from the myriad available options right here!

Last but certainly not least, the band are heading out on a pretty lengthy tour to mark their anniversary, and they’re bringing a bunch of friends like the Bronx and Off With Their Heads and Skinny Lister and The Casualties and Bar Stool Preachers along for the ride. Check out the full rundown below (after the video).



DS Interview: Jenna Enemy of The Von Tramps discusses DIY, must-do vacation tips for San Diego, and The Beach Boys on cocaine

The Von Tramps are a rising punk & ska-core act from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Front woman Jenna Enemy took some to answer a few questions while the band gets ready to make a sensible escape from Minnesota in January. Check out the interview below for hot tips on what to do when touring the west coast, the band’s next release, and life with DIY!



Bullet Treatment stream new album “Bloodshot Chapter 1 & 2”

Revolving-door hardcore band Bullet Treatment are streaming their new album, Bloodshot Chapter 1 & 2, which was released on January 1st, 2019 via Basement Records.

You can give it a listen below.

Bullet Treatment last released Retrospective in June 2015.



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!