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Stream new tracks from Sass Dragons, Deforesters, Sic Waiting, Up For Nothing, Skipjack, Western Settings and more off new benefit comp (free download)

When you’ve been writing for zines as long as I have its not surprising that you end up with a lot of great friends in a lot of killer bands. The friendships I’ve made have been the best thing about doing what I do, and last year I decided to use my privileges for a greater good by putting out a benefit comp for the SPCA featuring a bunch of great music by a lot of punk bands I’m proud to call my friends. After its success I made a commitment to release a new compilation for charity every year and this year’s comp is for Suicide Prevention, an issue that is close to home for me because I suffer from depression.

Today I’m proud to present the compilation “Hope: A Compilation for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention” which features great punk bands from across the globe and includes unreleased songs by  Sass Dragons, Deforesters, Sic Waiting, Up For Nothing,  Skipjack, Western Settings, Poor Me and more. You can stream the compilation and track list below and download it for a pay-what-you-want donation on bandcamp.

All proceeds go to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The organization was created to raise awareness, offer support, fund research and call for action in regard to advancing a national response to the problem of suicide. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.7 million, or 18.6%—experiences mental illness in a given year. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. (more common than homicide) and the second leading cause of death for people aged 15–24.  The goal of this compilation is to expose bands I love to a wider audience, while donating to a good cause. In addition to giving people solid tunes to listen to and donating money to charity, I wish to open up a dialog and help those struggling feel less alone. Please go download the record. If you feel inclined, throw some cash to the charity by donating.



Music Video: Sass Dragons – “Cup Overfloweth”

Reunited Chicago punk rockers Sass Dragons have premiered a music video for their new song “Cup Overfloweth”. You can watch the video below.

“Cup Overfloweth” is taken from Sass Dragon’s upcoming album True Adventure, which is due for release later this year, and will be their first album since disbanding five years ago.



Sass Dragons announce break-up

Well, another one bites the dust. Sass Dragons took to their MySpace to announce that they are calling it quits. The band writes,

“Although we find it very sad, we all are quickly starting new projects and looking forward to what the future holds for all of us. I would like to take this oppertunity to express our gratitude for all the people who have helped us along the way.  The list of those we need to thank is far too great, so I would like to say thanks for being the best friends a shitty little punk band could have.”

Their new album New Kids On The Bong was released April 6th on Johann’s Face Records. Farewell, Sass Dragons.



Sass Dragons streaming 4 new songs from upcoming album “New Kids On The Bong”

sass-dragons-new-kids-on-the-bongSass Dragons are releasing their new album New Kids On The Bong April 6th on Johann’s Face Records.  To get a preview of the album head over to the Johann MySpace page to stream 4 of its tracks.

You can pre-order the album here.



New music from Sass Dragons: “Put Your Hands On Me”

Chicago’s Sass Dragons have uploaded a new track to the band’s MySpace. The new track, entitled Put Your Hands On Me, will appear on the band’s upcoming LP, New Kids On The Bong, for which a release date is yet to be confirmed.  The Sass Dragons recommend that you “check it out if you find a spare moment between washing your grandma’s feet and checking your e-mail for penis enlargment supplements.”  It’s a miracle that I even found the time…

I dig these guys the more I listen to them.  They remind me of Swingin’ Utters, Gob, One Man Army, Guttermouth… ALL AT ONCE!  In other words, they’re definitely worth checking out.



Sass Dragons show their Christmas spirit with new track “Every Day Is Christmas”

The Sass Dragons (Chicago) have added a Christmas-inspired song to their MySpace page entitled “Every Day Is Christmas”.  The track sounds, to me, like an amalgamation of a few of the tracks on the Vandals’ Christmas album, “Oi To The World”.  Not in the sense that it’s a rip-off by any means, but it’s a fun alternative to the “tra-la-las” and repetitive harmonizing of the traditional tunes that are omnipresent and forced into our earholes throughout this time of year.

The track is off of a compilation album entitled Half-Assed Chicago released this last summer on Johann’s Face Records, Chicago.

The band’s next album, Boner Pilot, is currently in the works.  Stay tuned to Dying Scene for updates.



New Song: “Put Your Hands On Me” off Sass Dragons upcoming album “Boner Pilot”

lets-pretend-recordsSass Dragons thought it had been way too long since they had put up any new music, so they uploaded a demo version of Put Your Hands On Me to their MySpace page. This track will appear on their next album, Boner Pilot. No word yet on the release date, but keep checking back.