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No charges filed in horrific Vancouver accident (updated with VPD statement)

On the evening of Saturday October 12, Off With Their Head’s bassist, Robbie Smartwood was involved in a gruesome accident which resulted in a young woman’s severe obstruction to her face. In a statement from Sergeant Aaron Roed of the Vancouver Police Department, it was confirmed what many social media speculators have already estimated. There is video evidence of Desiree Evancio (24) crossing the street between the band’s van and trailer while at a stop. This went unnoticed by the driver, and she was then dragged for several city blocks once the vehicle resumed motion. While authorities quickly made the scene, early witnesses have described a trail of blood down the street, which made it apparent this was no ordinary accident.

Evancio’s family and friends have rallied to her side, to date raising nearly $200,000 of their million dollar goal to aid in her recovery. (Go Fund Me linked here.) She is expected to be hospitalized for the next year, undergoing various procedures, and her recovery from this, truly, may never end.

Off With Their Heads has since cancelled their tour and refunded all ticket values. Sergeant Roed’s statement is included below



Tsunami Bomb stream another song (“Petaluma”) from upcoming album

Tsunami Bomb release a brand new LP, The Spine That Binds, on November 8th via Alternative Tentacles. Following recent single “The Hathors“, the band are streaming another song, “Petaluma”. 

Have a listen below. Pre-orders are up now.



The Damned streaming new song “Black is the Night”

British punk icons The Damned are streaming their new song “Black is the Night”. By the looks of it, the new song will be a part of an anthology to be released at a later date.

Either way it’s always awesome to get something new form The Damned, so check it out below.

This is the first new music from The Damned since Evil Spirits was released back in 2018.



Make War (folk-punk) streaming first song off upcoming album

Brooklyn’s Make War are streaming the first song “Sails” off of the bands upcoming album Get It Together, due out November 1st on Fat Wreck Chords. I must admit I am not familiar with Make War but the first track off the new album has me wanting to hear more.

Check out the new song below.

Make War last released their Self-Titled album back in 2015. They are currently out on tour with Face to Face and Lagwagon.



Fat Mike, Tommy, Baz and June record acoustic cover of The Muffs classic “Lucky Guy”

NoFX front-man Fat Mike joined forces with Tommy, Baz and June to record a heartfelt tribute to the late Kim Shattuck of The Muffs. The song originally appeared on the self-titled début album for The Muffs back in 1993. Kim Shattuck sadly passed away after a battle with ALS, she was just 56.

Check out the heartfelt tribute below.

Kim’s side project The Coolies released a six song EP back in the summer, all the proceeds from that album are going towards ALS research.



Rosegarden Funeral Party announce fall tour

Dallas neo-goth, post-punk band who recently played a small TX tour with The Dead Milkmen has announced they are hitting the road with pop-act Lorelei K. Dates as posted. Stream Rosegarden Funeral Party‘s previously released debut single, “Blitzkrieg in Holland” below.



Hans Gruber and the Die Hards announce fall tour

Hot off the release of Hans Gruber and the Die Hards 2, which was released through Paper + Plastick. Hans Gruber and the Die Hards have announced they are heading out on tour. Beginning later on this month in Austin, the tour winds its way across the good old U.S.A. and finishes up November 23rd in Denton.

Check out the latest video for “The Ballad of Burro the Man” as well as a full list of tour dates below.

As mentioned above Hans Gruber and the Die Hards 2 came out earlier this year. 



Subhumans (UK) release “Split” album with The Restarts

Veteran UK anarcho-punks Subhumans have teamed up with fellow UK hardcore act The Restarts to release a “Split” EP through Pirates Press Records. The album features one track from each band, and both songs are absolute bangers.

Check out the new album below.

Subhumans just released Crisis Point earlier this year, which also happened to be their first new music in ten years. 



Go Fund Me for Woman Injured in Tragic OWTH Accident Live Now

Desiree, a Vancouver woman was dragged for 5-7 blocks under the band’s trailer, resulting in the loss of an eye and severe damage to her face. She is in critical condition. Her friends and family have started a Go Fund Me page to aid in what will be the young woman’s life-long recovery. You can submit a contribution here. More details as they emerge.



Swiss Army (punk) stream two new songs, “Host” and “On Top of the World”

Pittsburgh’s Swiss Army have released two new songs in as many months, both on A-F Records. “Hosts”, which showcases the 90s-heavy alternative sound that Swiss Army is known for, was part of a collaboration with Dancing Gnome Brewery. The more reflective “On Top of the World” features guest vocals from Red City Radio frontman Garrett Dale. These two tracks are the first new music from the Pennsylvania punks since 2018’s Paris Mountain.

Give “On Top of the World” a listen below.



New Video: Tim Barry – “Fussin’ Over Fate” from new album, “The Roads To Richmond”

In honor of his latest album, The Roads To Richmond, the great Tim Barry has unveiled a brand new music video. It’s for the track “Fussin’ Over Fate,” and you can check it out below. You don’t have to be from Barry’s hometown of Richmond to identify with the encroachment of cranes and concrete on a lot of our own beloved home towns.

The Roads To Richmond came out last Friday (October 11th) on Chunksaah Records, If you haven’t read our extensive interview with Barry from last week yet, do so here!



DS Exclusive: Great Shakes premiere S/T LP

A few weeks ago Dying Scene rolled out a “new band intro” for these super-tight-sounding Dutch cats in Great Shakes. You may recall there are also members in the band from the sovereign state of Belgium, and now thanks to writing for Dying Scene I know those countries are right next to each other. In my defense, though, I do live in Texas, so I only have to know where Texas is, because everywhere else is too far away – but punk rock transcends geographical boundaries and personal projections in ways that amaze me more and more with each new encounter. Great Shakes is no different. They hit the nail on the head with an epic self-titled LP and I’m proud as a kitten tiptoeing a booby-trap to premiere it for you today.

Great Shakes LP is full of familiar and relatable themes: four best buds groping at the seems of tragic existence through relationship struggles and the aether of existential dread, the importance of a good friend, finding lasting companionship and living on for better days. It’s pop punk mixed with a California rock and roll sound, heavily influenced by Hot Water Music and Social D, a little bit of the East Coast (America) like Bouncing Souls, and there ya’ go we’ve just gone off the map. Really, what it is – Great Shakes – It’s new. It’s catchy and really good, and I think you’re going to like it.

Great Shakes’ self-titled album is their debut on the world. It releases October 25 on Shield Recordings and you can pre-order a digital copy here. Stream the early premiere ahead of time, exclusively below. Cheers scenesters! 



Grade 2 release “Graveyard Island”

Isle of Wight, UK street punk trio Grade 2 have released their third album, Graveyard Island, out on Hellcat Records. You can have a listen now.

Full details of their upcoming UK/Euro tour are below.  



Russian Girlfriends release video for “Antidote”

Albuquerque, New Mexico punks Russian Girlfriends have released another single from their recent album, In The Parlance Of Our Times, out via A-F Records.

Have a watch of “Antidote” below – and check Fall tour dates.



New Music: Real Space Noice (producer extraordinaire Chad Blinman) releases new LP “Empty And Pointless” and companion EP “Lost Science”

If you’re “of a certain age” and dove headlong into punk rock in the mid-1990s, the name Chad Blinman should be familiar to you. He produced a laundry-list of albums in the Vagrant Records heyday…acts like Boxer and The Get Up Kids and No Motiv and, of course, Face To Face.

Back in 2006, Blinman put out an album called Radio Method under the moniker Real Space Noise. It was vastly different than anything people in that era of the punk rock world would be familiar with; if we’re looking for a label, it’s less “emo” and more “radiophonic post-punk electro/industrial new wave gothic science fiction art rock.” (No, I didn’t come up with that genre on my own; yes, I stole it from Blinman’s website). Anyway, 13 years later, Blinman’s Real Space Noise project is back with not one but TWO new releases!

First up is Empty and Pointless, a haunting LP filled with ten tracks crammed with sci-fi post punk goodness. Alongside Empty and Pointless is a companion, instrumental EP, Lost Science, that, while it doesn’t contain any “vocals” per se, contains a plethora of old radio signals and sampled old science fiction clips about the joys and perils of the world of tomorrow. You can check both releases out here, and stream the video for the Empty and Pointless track “I Am Replacing You” here!