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New Video: Sincere Engineer – “Dragged Across The Finish Line” from upcoming Red Scare anniversary comp

Well this is pretty awesome. Chicago’s (but really all of ours, right?!?) Sincere Engineer has dropped a brand new video. It’s for a new track called “Dragged Across The Finish Line,” and I’m pretty sure it’s about every single 5k road race I’ve ever run. Anyway, check out the video below, fellow human trash cans!

“Dragged Across The Finish Line” is featured on the upcoming Red Scare Industries 15th anniversary compilation alongside other ass-kicking bands like The Bombpops, Ramona, The Copyrights, The Lippies and more! Pre-order it here!



Save Face (pop-punk) release video for “Bummer”

Jersey punks Save Face have released a video for their new song “Bummer”. The song comes from the band’s split EP with Graduating Life. The video which is a shot of the band playing the song while an all out party is unleashed around them. All in all, it looks like a pretty great time. You can join in on the pretty great time, Save Face has a tour lined up later on this fall.

Check out the new video and tour dates below.

Save Face last released Folly: On The Rocks back in 2017, the band is currently signed to Epitaph.



Jail Socks (Emo) stream new single Poplar Avenue

North Carolina emo/pop-punk act Jail Socks are streaming their new single “Poplar Avenue,” which was released on August 2nd via No Sleep Records.

You can give it a listen below.

Jail Socks last released a split EP with Placeholder in June 2018.



Hawthorne Heights release 2 track covers EP “Dads Of Sad”

Hawthorne Heights have released a new 2 track EP, Dads Of Sad. It consists of 2 covers – their takes on pop tracks ‘Butterflies’ by Kacey Musgraves and ‘8’ by Billie Eilish.

Have a listen below.



Emo-Punks Archway release new single “Pearl” for free

Pennsylvanian emo-punks Archway have recently released a pretty solid single titled “Pearl” and you can stream it below. If you dig what you hear snag it for free on bandcamp.

This is the band’s first new music since last year’s single “Metanoia.”



Boston Manor release new single “Liquid” and announce tour dates

Boston Manor have released a video for new track “Liquid”. The song is also up on all the usual digital platforms as a single now. Have a watch below.

The band have also announced a ton of tour dates on both sides of the pond. Check them out in full below, too.



Hawthorne Heights release video for ‘Starlighter (Echo, Utah)’

Hawthorne Heights have released a new video for ‘Starlighter (Echo, Utah). The song is taken from the band’s most recent album, Bad Frequencies, that came out last year on Pure Noise.

You can have a watch below.



Short/Fast/Loud: Thurman – A Day Called X

I was immediately struck by how well Portland’s Thurman managed to balance the tone of their songs. Here was a young band—operating in the self-serious arena of indie-punk—that wasn’t afraid to be playful. They were sad, plaintive, and intense—but they didn’t lead you away from the cracks in their facade. “Choices” is the most obvious example, with its low and high vocal performance sounding like a spit-take to make the bassist fuck up his groove. We always talk about how punk rock is a youthful genre, but sometimes, it’s nice to have the evidence on record too.

A Day Called X is five songs of indie-ish, emo-ish, alt-ish punk rock. It reminded me of the lazy-day angst that Title Fight’s Floral Green managed so effortlessly. Both bands pull from the 90s, but the other 90s, the one that lived in the shadow of the Epifat explosion. Jawbreaker, Sunny Day Real Estate, Sleater-Kinney, Dinosaur Jr.—as time marches on, the scales are being evened and the question of what makes punk rock punk has broadened in some ways and focused in others. Thurman carries this legacy forward with stabbing riffs and a chilled-out, catchy approach to melody.

The songs themselves feel dynamic and powerful, a meeting of strong songwriting and thoughtful arrangements. The guitars pop, never resting on their laurels—chugging, riffing, and arpeggiating through their entirety. “Day X” feels positively crushing for any power trio, but its fuzzed out chords are just one piece of the puzzle. Thurman is a mixture of heavy and soft, pop and punk—and it’s in this tight overlap that they craft their atmospheric brand of indie rock.

CHECK OUT: “Choices,” “Day X,” “Man on Mars”



Introducing Post-Emo-Punk Act: Ditz (EP Stream)

I wish I had a better picture to post with this article because frankly the album art for “Earthworm,” the latest EP from New Jersey’s self-proclaimed “post-emo” band Ditz does not do the music justice. The arrangements, harmonies, melodies and lyrics speak to a maturity far more refined than the cartoony imagery above. Halfway through the album’s opener, “Cha-Cha,” I knew I was on to something special and I challenge you to listen to the track without then wanting to finish the EP’s remaining 4 tracks. Trust me, you won’t regret it. Accept the challenge below.



EP Review: Goodland – “Like All Else”

At first, I was hesitant to review this band because of their name. Goodland kind of sounds like a country band, no? (Sorry to say, that’s not my thing.) And you know what? That was a terrible way to approach this EP, as I was pleasantly surprised by this emo-punk band that instantly reminded me of Two Tongues – and is perfect for fans of Say Anything and Saves The Day. With vocals that sound so much like Chris Conley and emo lyrics about relationships, these are four songs that fill a gap in the current emo-punk styled released and are much needed.

The three-piece band from Wisconsin definitely has passion behind everything they do, though they are at their best when the music is faster and fuller, as on “Same Time, Same Place” versus the opening track, “Where You’ve Been.” The almost jangly emo-pop song has a super-catchy chorus and guitar hook that makes it the stand-out track on the EP.

The dual vocals work well, as do the lyrics, which clearly come from the heart. Goodland is a band with a future ahead of them and I am looking forward to hearing more from them, such as, perhaps, a full-length album.

You can listen to the name your price EP below.

4/5 stars



Figure Eight (NY, Emo/Punk) stream new song “Oyster Days”

Long Island emo/punk act Figure Eight have announced they will be releasing their debut full-length, Any Given Flower, on May 24th.

To give you a taste of what to expect from the new album, the band is streaming the first song, “Oyster Days,” which you can check out below.

Figure Eight last released Forever in February 2017.



Beauty School (Leeds, Emo/Punk) release new single “Oak”

Leeds’ Beauty School (FFO Taking Back Sunday, Jimmy Eat World, The Get Up Kids) have released a new single, “Oak”.

The five piece recently played their debut show with Wallflower and Free Throw, and the new single builds on the release of their debut single “Silver” at the start of the year.

“Oak” cements the Beauty School as a melodic punk / emo band to watch in the UK over the coming years, with more live dates and releases in the pipeline, you’ll have plenty of chances to check them out.

Check out the track using the player below.



Short/Fast/Loud: Slippery Eyes – “Take Care, Be Well”

Here at Dying Scene, we’ve been talking a lot behind the scenes about how to maximize our content—not only covering more, but covering better. We’ll be making some changes to our output in the coming months, and the end goal will be to provide our writers with more opportunities to write in-depth reviews, editorials, and interviews. Part of this is adapting our review format—there is simply too much out there to cover and full-length reviews just aren’t time effective. That doesn’t mean we’re getting rid of longform reviews (we’d rather die), only that when we do them, we’ll be investing more in them and treating them as we would a feature. For the rest, we want to cover the multitude of bands that are working hard out there but might get squashed under the great wheel of the album submissions game. Short-form reviews—as short and loud as punk itself—will be a way for us to cover more while still providing honest, dependable feedback. Let us know what you think of the new format, we plan to roll out capsule reviews as they accumulate from here on out.

In Portland’s burgeoning and thriving emo scene, Slippery Eyes is a relatively new band. Take Care, Be Well is their first EP and on it, they craft four songs of tasteful and hypnotic emo. It’s at once sparse and intricate, a mellow meditation with personal lyrics and some instantly memorable melodies. The marvel of this EP is how quickly it manages to catch the listener—lyrics, melodies, and arrangements working in mesmeric tandem. It’s all led by the honey-coated vocals of Cai, at once soothing and emotive. Take Care, Be Well leaves the listener wanting for more.

Check out: “Cut Your Conversation,” “Summer of ‘62”



EP Review: Awful Din – “The Price We Pay”

Awful Din are a Brooklyn, NY based emo/pop-punk act, and their latest release, The Price We Pay, is the band’s third EP; following their last EP Super Powers from back in 2017. Released on January 25th, 2019, Awful Din have built a pleasing sound which lies in their fusion of emo and pop-punk.

With vocal twinges akin to those found in folk-punk, pop-punk riffs, and emo ambience, the band brings all these elements together in an addictive package. This EP, more than their previous two, really cement a sound for the band. Whilst the tracks aren’t all that layered and don’t experiment too far, they escape the cliche of their genres through their fusion and the rather unique vocals.

The Price We Pay begins on a more melancholic note with “Come Home,” but grows into an aggressive rebelling against that side of things. On the way Awful Din explore the idea of not feeling good enough, but acts as an outward voice attempting to pick someone back up that’s in that hole. The track “God of Tricks” starts on “Boy you’re gonna fight yourself into an early grave,” but ends on “There’s no love lost between us, only blood.” The song embodies the togetherness that the punk scene prides itself upon.

In fact the EP as a whole keeps that as a foundation, moving right into “Emerald Bay.” There’s leaning on each other, finding solace in that their pains aren’t suffered alone. But this track finds it’s way to the darkest point on the EP, “I listened to what she had to say, then I threw myself into Emerald Bay.” The crashing music and passion behind it moves and sways with the vocals, giving more weight to the words. Awful Din have great synergy as a band, and are finding themselves as a unit quite fully.

There’s anger and resilience to be found within the EP, as well as a vivid picture of melancholy. Woven through The Price We Pay is a story of leaving, of overcoming, and of love. It starts on a contemplative note, steeped in negative emotions, but ends triumphantly with a clean break in “Wish You Well.” As a full package The Price We Pay is a glorious little piece, and the parts that make it are each solid. It’s a promising path forward for Awful Din, and I hope we see even more growth on to a debut album.

You can listen to The Price We Pay below.

4/5 Stars



Awful Din (Emo, NY) stream new EP “The Price We Pay”

Brooklyn-based Awful Din are streaming their new EP, The Price We Pay, which was released on January 25th.

You can give it a listen below.

Awful Din last released Super Powers in November 2017.