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Daniel Dart (Time Again) speaks out about kidnapping charges from prison, post lengthy update

You may remember when Daniel Dart, front man for Hellcat Records street punk act Time Again was sentenced to two and a half years in prison as reported by his own band members, for kidnapping. Well, now Daniel has written a lengthy blog update from prison about the charges and life behind bars. (I’m not really sure how that’s possible, but excuse my ignorance.) Anyway, he’s a taste of what he had to say:

“KEEP ON RICH ROLLIN’ #1 Weekends. Weekends are the worst part. Time seems to stand still on the weekends. I’ve been incarcerated for over a year now and the weekends always drag. On September 2nd of 2011 I was arrested in South Central Los Angeles as I came out of a recording studio where I was working on a new record for my band “Time Again”. I was charged with kidnapping, carjacking, conspiracy to commit robbery, robbery, street gang allegation, dissuading a witness, assault along with about 10 other charges. I was told that the State Of California would be seeking to give me 4 life sentences. Needless to say it was not the best Friday night I have ever had; especially when you know that the person pressing charges is an admitted liar and crack-cocaine addict that is going out of their way to take the rest of your life away… literally. Well I’ll tell ya this… it has been a year and I’m not broken, I’m not beaten and I’m still smiling every mother fucking day. It’s gonna take a whole fucking army if ya wanna stop me… cuz until the moment I’m 6 feet underground I’m not gonna lose hope or stop fighting for a second.

Sometimes in life you gotta take a step back to take a larger step forward. And that is exactly what I’m doing. I’m not sorry. I don’t feel remorse… and I don’t give a fuck! I’m doing these years to pay my “debt” to society so I don’t owe anything. I’m just gonna do me… ya hear? 30 days is more time than I should have done… but I’m doing years… so I’m all paid up. Get it? Got it? Good.

To read the full update go here. Time Again released two full-lengths on Hellcat Records and put out their last official release “Naked” in 2009 on Drop Out Records.  Dart did a side project called Swapmeet Shakedown that put out an album in 2010.

 



Time Again vocalist Daniel Dart sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for kidnapping

Well this doesn’t sound good.  Daniel Dart, front man for Hellcat Records street punk act Time Again has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison as reported by his own band members.  The band is staying pretty tight lipped around the details only verifying that the “rumor” is Dart is convicted of kidnapping and that despite the pending incarceration, he is still adamant that Time Again will carry on.

The rumor is he was convicted of kid napping. Thats all I know. The last time I talked to him he was very insistent that TxAx would continue.

Time Again released two full-lengths on Hellcat Records and put out their last official release “Naked” in 2009 on Drop Out Records.  Dart did a side project called Swapmeet Shakedown that put out an album in 2010.



Chelsea Arms (Time Again side project) wrap up vocals, finish recording process

Guitarist Kris Idol of the L.A. street punk act Time Again has formed a new band called Chelsea Arms and he announced today on his Facebook page that vocals are now complete and all that’s left to do is some mixing and mastering.

Kris writes on his page, “I LOVE it. Never been more proud of anything I’ve done in my life.” Stay tuned for more information and/or some music!



Time Again set to release EP, announce plans for full US tour

Los Angeles punk act Time Again have announced plans to release a 5-6 song EP by Christmas.

The news of the EP come amidst rumors that the band had broken up.  The band has also signed a new management team, as well as booking agent, and have announced that upon release of the new EP, they will do a full US tour in the new year. Keep checking back here for more information as it becomes available.
T.A guitarist Kris Idol has formed a new band called Chelsea Arms and they’re in the middle of recording a couple of songs. Time Again’s last album “Naked,” a collection of songs from their previous albums, stripped down and rendered acoustic, was released June of 2009 on Drop-Out Records.



Members of Time Again form new band “Chelsea Arms”, recording music

Guitarist Kris Idol of the L.A. street punk act Time Again has formed a new band called Chelsea Arms. They’ve announced on their Facebook page that they have started recording some new songs but there’s nothing available yet to stream.

No word yet on when they will be released by we’ll keep you updated.



New Song: Time Again – “Speak Up”

L.A. street punk act Time Again are streaming a brand new song on their MySpace page called “Speak Up”.  The band was reportedly working on a new album as of last October so it’s possible this song will appear on a new release…

The band’s last release was 2009’s Naked which was put out on Drop-Out Records. We’ll keep you updated as new details about the album emerge.



Daniel Dart (Time Again) side project: Swapmeet Shakedown

Daniel Dart (Time Again) and long time friend and music collaborator Donal Finn have teamed up to create a folky/buesly punk side project titled Swapmeet Shakedown.  The duo will be releasing their album Appearing As… April 5th, 2010 on Drop-Out Records.

Here’s a bit from the press release:

Creating an alter-ego type mentality for this record they wrote the songs over a year of back and forth emails and phone calls. Coming together with Time Again drummer Jake Margolis and bass player Ed Maxwell to bring the thumping rhythm section the duo needed they finally got down to business. Combining screaming fast tracks such as “Fractured” where Daniel Dart howls in an instantly recognizable fashion to piano ballads like “Sunshine’s Loving” where partner Donal Finn croons about love’s winding emotions; this album is a showcasing of the two songwriters amazing capabilities to break the mold and follow their own path.

Appearing As… is a limited release of 165 hand numbered and autographed hard copies only available here at Interpunk and it features a design from Canada’s most unattractive and unknown punk rock graphic designer, Taron Cochrane.



Album Review: Time Again – “(Naked)”

time-again-nakedEvery summer, festivals like the Van’s Warped Tour come around that are all about coming together with hundreds of hot and sweaty people and doing what you love: jumping up and down to your favorite music or just going crazy in the mosh pits. The album (Naked) by Time Again incites those same feelings but does so in a much more subtle way. It’s all acoustic.

A 4-piece street punk band formed during the summer of 2004 in Los Angeles, (Naked) renders acoustic versions of their most popular songs such as Lines Are Faded, Broken Bodies, and Me and You.

You probably think a punk album could not be done acoustically, but this album shatters the conception that street punk can only be fast and aggressive, demonstrating exceptional musicianship that can only be appreciated live and unplugged. Drawing from blues and folk music for influence, Time Again lend credibility to the idea that punk music began on an acoustic guitar.

While most listeners of Time Again are those of the mohawked, tattooed, studded jacket, and Chuck Taylor-wearing variety, this album will appeal to a larger audience who are into artists like Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, to Bob Dylan and even the Rolling Stones. With catchy melodies and honest lyrics that talk about being broke, homeless and on the streets, and the struggle to get by, vocalist Daniel Dart’s delivery of his nasally and raspy vocals manages to appease old-school fans who still appreciate a good circle pit.

The album, released on Drop-Out Records, is a stark contrast to the band’s previous albums from Hellcat Records and helps give another dimension to the band’s music. When a band is able to make the jump from their distorted guitars, raw vocals, and epic melodic breakdowns and still maintain that intensity on an acoustic album, the musicians grow and the impact of their music can have a much greater effect, across a much larger group of listeners.

The message of the music is not lost on this album and the different styles of each song help the listener relate more to each. For a young punk on the street trying to survive, listening to this album will help them identity with others who have been there before.

The two stand-out tracks on this album are Broken Bodies and Me and You. Musically, Broken Bodies has a folk-vibe to it. Harmonized with “Oo’s and Ah’s” by a female vocalist, Dart’s singing is a complete change from the original version of the song. He talks about a time when he was homeless and hungry and people would write him off and tell him he’d never make it: “Staring up I saw the look in their eyes. Nothing but hate, wore a smile as disguise” shows just how fake people seemed to be. Complete with a feel-good harmonica breakdown, Dart sings about how he made it with broken bodies and broken bones.

Me and You is a song about just getting in a car and driving down to Hollywood with 5 cigarettes, 500 miles, 2 roadmaps, 2 sets of clothes, 2 shoes, 2 guitars, and $20 for food. Not caring what happens, Dart sings “we’re gonna have the time of our lives,” a line that we can all relate to. Enhanced by an electric organ, another sign of the band’s willingness to add another dimension to punk music. Me and You is a song that you can’t help but sing along to at the top your lungs.

(Naked) is, without a doubt, the definitive album in Time Again’s discography. It’s a must-listen. It’s one of those albums that warrants a sit-through if you’re into emotionally driven, melodic street punk. Even if you’re not, this album is still the best that Time Again has put out. The vocals will make you think about the struggles that we all feel and and gives you an appreciation for everything that Dart and Time Again have gone through. This album epitomizes the Southern California street punk scene, a scene that is as multicultural and diverse as the bands that served as inspiration, and it does so with a couple of acoustic guitars.



Time Again working on new album

hellcat13Time Again are writing songs for a new album.  Here’s their statement:

We’re writing and recording some demos. Right now we’re just trying to get a bunch of material and then pick the best 13 or so tracks to put on the new record. You wont be disappointed!

Their last release, “Naked” was a collection of songs from their previous 3 releases stripped down and done acoustic.  It was released last June.



Time Again’s Daniel Dart produces album “Till Death” for 3 8-0-8

time-again-nakedVocalist Daniel Dart of Time Again produced an album titled “Till Death” for the band 3 8-0-8. The album was released in January this year and you can check out 3 8-0-8’s MySpage page to give them a listen.

Time Again’s latest album “Naked” was released on Drop-Out Records this past June.



Listen to 3 tracks from Time Again’s newest album “Naked”

time-again-nakedTime Again released their latest effort “Naked” a couple weeks ago on Hellcat Records. If you’re familiar with Time Again’s other releases you know the band as a straight up hard rockin’ street punk band, but “Naked” offers traditional fans something a little different. The album is a mixture of 10 songs off of the band’s first 3 recordings stripped down, reworked and made into acoustic/folk versions.

Check out the tracks “Cold Concrete”, “Black Night”, and “Broken Bodies” from “Naked” over at the band’s myspace page.