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Allister (pop punk) release greatest hits ‘Twenty Years And Counting’

Allister have released ‘Twenty Years And Counting’ on Universal Japan. This ‘best of’ features songs from all of their albums along with four previously unreleased tracks. They have reworked the songs from their first three albums (released on Drive Thru) because they do not own the rights.

If you are fan, it’s really interesting to see what they have done to the old songs, there’s loads of extra guitar parts and some new harmonies. The new songs are sounding good too (notably Stay With Me and Back To Brookline).

It’s streaming on all music platforms, so go and have a listen if these guys were ever your bag!



Allister (pop punk) to release new record ‘Twenty Years and Counting’

Chicago pop punk veterans Allister have announced that they will release a new record on January 30 via Universal Japan. ‘Twenty Years And Counting’ will feature songs from all of their albums along with four previously unreleased tracks. Given they do not own the rights to their first three records, they have re-recorded some of the old songs. It should be particularly interesting to hear the older tracks re imagined.

Allister’s last official full length was 2012’s ‘Life Behind Machines’. The band has not toured full-time for many years, but the members have remained fairly active in the music world, notably bassist Scott Murphy with his double act with Rivers Cuomo ‘Scott and Rivers‘.

Update: The band filmed two new videos for the release. You can see the video for the new version of ‘Somewhere On Fullerton’ below.



MxPx announce US fall tour dates with Allister, Zebrahead, and Survay Says!

MxPx have announced another run of US tour dates they will be playing this fall with support from Allister, Zebrahead, and Survay Says!, who are currently co-headlining the Ska Revival Tour. You can check out the dates and location below.

MxPx’s latest full-length Plans Within Plans was released in 2012 via Rock City Recordings and Jump Start Records. They released two compilation albums entitled Acoustic Collection and Demos Collection, Vol. 1 earlier this month through Bandcamp.



MxPx announces US tour dates with Allister

MxPx have announced a short string of US tour dates they’ll be playing this spring with Allister. You can check them out below.

MxPx’s last full-length “Plans Within Plans” was released in 2012 on MRI/Rock City Recordings and Jump Start Records. They have since re-released their 2010 EP “Left Coast Punk” through Sexy Baby Records.



DS Photo Gallery & Show Review: MxPx, Allister, and Kris Roe in Pomona, CA (2/1/14)

“We ain’t got no place to go, let’s go to the punk rock show!” On February 1st, I headed to Pomona, CA to catch the sold out MxPx, Allister, and Kris Roe (of The Ataris) show at The Glass House. As anyone who was young and learning about punk music in the 90s knows, MxPx is a pop-punk staple, with a career spanning 21 years. Regardless if you still listen to them regularly, they put on one hell of a show.

Kris Roe opened the show with an acoustic set. His set consisted of a variety of songs, but the crowd favorites were definitely The Ataris songs (he opened with “In This Diary” – which I am sure excited fans looking forward to the So Long, Astoria reunion tour). For me, the highlight of his set was when Mike Herrera joined him for an acoustic cover of Rancid’s “Olympia WA.” Mike mentioned that his side project (Tumbledown) has toured with The Ataris and he enjoyed being able to have Kris Roe there supporting MxPx. Regardless how you feel about either band or solo/side project, it’s pretty cool to see the bonds between different musicians and how they support one another.

Next up was Chicago’s Allister. I had never seen them live before, but they came out swinging. Their energy and pop punk melodies lit up the crowd (and the band looked like they were having a great time). If I didn’t know better, I could have sworn it was the late 1990s – as they didn’t seem as though they had lost their enthusiasm for their entire catalogue. They were a great opening act to get the crowd ready for MxPx.

I have seen MxPx more times than I can count and they are always a good time. This show was no exception. Even though the three original members do not all tour and perform together, the music is still as vibrant as always. Mike Herrera obviously enjoys performing live and interacting with the crowd. The band played crowd favorites spanning their 21 year career, including “Move to Bremerton,” “Chick Magnet,” “Party, My House, Be There,” and “Responsibility.” In the middle of the show, they slowed it down with Mike playing a series of acoustic songs – a few from Tumbledown and also the MxPx favorites “Secret Weapon” and “Cristalena.” It is obvious that MxPx has played an important role in the lives of many of their fans (this show included an on-stage proposal of longtime fans) as the sold-out crowd sang along and created several circle pits throughout the audience. Here’s to hoping they tour for another 20 years. Check out the photo gallery from the show below.



Allister finish new album, announce title

Chicago pop-punk act Allister have announced that they finished their new album entitled “Life Behind Machines.”

You can read a full update on the album here.

“Countdown To Nowhere,” their first album since 2005’s Before The Blackout (on Drive-Thru Records) was released in Japan in 2010.



Allister recording new album

Lead vocalist Tim Rogner of the Chicago pop-punk act Allister, announced in a recent blog entry that the band are currently recording a new album and that they hope to have it finished by mid-April. Here’s a portion of what he had to say:

So we’re a little more than a week into recording a new Allister album and things are coming along nicely. Its easy to forget just how much fun the entire process can be now that it’s no “longer a full time job. Our conflicting job schedules though have mandated a somewhat unconventional recording session. We’re putting the album together in pieces; recording a few days here, a few days there, and we’re hoping to have it all finished by mid-April.”

You can read the full blog entry here. “Countdown To Nowhere,” their first album since 2005’s Before The Blackout (on Drive-Thru Records) was released in Japan in 2010.



Random Cover Song Thursday: Allister cover The Backstreet Boys’ “I Want It That Way”

Cover songs are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. We here at Dying Scene love hearing punk bands do their own take on other band’s songs. Sometimes they pull off amazing interpretations of old classics, sometimes they’re not much more than humble tributes to a fellow artist, and other times they’re just downright laughable renditions of otherwise great songs. Good or bad. Intriguing or mundane. We’ll let you be the judge. This week, it’s Chicago pop-punkers Allister covering The Backstreet Boys’ hit song, “I Want It That Way.”

This version is certainly much faster than the original, and may give some listeners flashbacks to the late 90’s and the turn of the century!  You can check out the cover and compare it to the original here.



Allister releasing “You Still Can’t Do That On Vinyl” 7″ EP

Chicago pop-punk act Allister have announced that they are releasing a 7″ 4-song EP titled “You Still Can’t Do That On Vinyl.”

The EP will be the only place where you can get the song “Swimming Up Stream.” Artwork can be seen <–there.

You can pre-order the EP on the label’s website.

The band’s latest album “Countdown To Nowhere” was their first album since 2005’s Before The Blackout (on Drive-Thru Records.)



Rufio and Allister announce European tour dates

Pop punk act Rufio have announced an April tour of the UK with Allister. Click here for the full dates.

Rufio released their latest album Anybody Out There this past summer on the Militia Group.



Stream clips of songs from Allisters upcoming album “Countdown To Nowhere”

Allister‘s Japanese label is streaming clips of their entire upcoming album Countdown To Nowhere, due out on Universal Japan June 16th. You can stream the clips here.

Countdown To Nowhere is their first album since 2005’s Before The Blackout (on Drive-Thru Records) although there’s still no word on when the album will be released in the US.



New videos: Allister – “Free” and “Runaway” off new album “Countdown To Nowhere”

Chicago pop-punk act Allister have released the music videos for 2 songs, Free and Runaway, off of their upcoming album Countdown To Nowhere. You can check out the album artwork <<==here==

Embedding is disabled by request so click here to watch the Free and here to watch Runaway.

Countdown To Nowhere, their first album since 2005’s Before The Blackout (on Drive-Thru Records), is scheduled to be released July 16th in Japan on. There’s still no word on when the album will be released in the US.



Watch Allister play new song “All We Needed” off upcoming album Countdown To “Nowhere” at Bamboozle Chicago

Chicago pop-punk act Allister recently played a new song All We Needed off their upcoming album Countdown To Nowhere in front of their hometown fans at Bamboozle.

Click here to watch.

Countdown To Nowhere, their first album since 2005’s Before The Blackout (on Drive-Thru Records), is scheduled to be released July 16th in Japan on. There’s still no word on when the album will be released in the US.



Allister announce tracklisting and release date for upcoming Universal Japan debut “Countdown To Nowhere”

allisterWe wrote a couple of weeks ago that Chicago pop-punk act Allister had signed to Universal Japan. Although more details weren’t known at the time, the band has announced that their Universal Japan debut will be titled Countdown To Nowhere and will be released in Japan on July 16th. You can check out the tracklisting here. There’s no word on when the album will be released in the States but we’ll keep you posted.

The band released their last album, Before The Blackout, in 2005 on Drive-Thru Records.



Allister sign to Universal Japan, releasing new album

allisterIt had been pretty quiet from the Allister camp for a while now but the silence has finally been broken.  The band announced today that they have signed to Universal Japan and that they plan on releasing a new album sometime this summer.  Details are non-existent beyond that but we’ll keep you posted.

The band released their last album, Before The Blackout, in 2005 on Drive-Thru Records.