Have a watch below.
Monday, November 11, 2019 at 3:47 PM (PST) by Mike Scott
Have a watch below.
Sometime in the unknown, but assumably not too far away, future German pop-punk act Between Bodies will release their debut EP on KROD Records. No whet the appetites of would-be fans the band has created a music video for a song off the release titled “Fire Alarm,” and I must say it has certainly worked on me. Dynamic, fresh, slightly emo-ish, and just… good. These guys have successfully landed on my radar. Let them do the same for you by checking out the music video below.
So many Dying Scene readers make this humble website a daily virtual stop in their Internet wanderings because they crave new discoveries. Navigating the vast sea of new bands popping up daily on Spotify or Bandcamp is a daunting task but that’s what we’re here for – to save you hours upon hours of listening to mediocre songs just to find the next gem. Well, here’s a new one to add to the radar for you fans of 90s style skate punk. Dual singers, angsty vocals, Fat-esque melodies and rhythm. Basement Sound isn’t breaking the mold with their style but they certainly do the genre justice. On December 13th the boys (“Dads” actually) will be releasing their debut album “Good Job Some Of You,” and you can stream the first single “Wake Up,” below.
Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 2:12 PM (PST) by Johnny X
Texas pop-punk veterans Bowling for Soup are streaming their tribute to the late Eddie Money, a cover of his hit song “Two Tickets to Paradise”. Money recently succumbed to esophageal cancer on September 13th. “Two Tickets to Paradise” came out back in 1977 on Eddie Money’s début album. Bowling for Soup originally recorded this cover way back in 2006, it was originally meant to be a part of the film “Two Tickets to Paradise!”, but for whatever reason was never released.
Call it an ode to Eddie Money or a celebration of their 25th year as a band, Bowling for Soup kills this cover so check it out below.
Bowling for Soup is now out on the road celebrating their 25th anniversary, they recently announced some shows across the pond with “super special guests” Simple Plan for February, which you can also check out below. Bowling for Soup’s last release was a cover of the Suicide Machines classic “Sometimes I Don’t Mind” earlier this year.
Monday, October 28, 2019 at 1:58 PM (PST) by Dolly Llama
Florida to Iowa punks Rational Anthem are streaming their latest music video in support of their record, It’s Only Permanent, out November 1 on A-F Records. The new single is called “Through Being Punk” and it’s for anyone who’s ever thought about packing up their bags and moving far off to some remote region where even dyingscene.com can’t get a hold of you.
“The title of this song pretty much sums it up.” Bassist/vocalist Chris Hembrough has to say about the new single. “One of the things I’ve grown super tired of in regards to punk rock is the marriage between the music and how celebrated it is to be depressed and apathetic. I thought that was cool for a long time. It showed people you were punk. I came to realize it doesn’t have to be that way.”
He leaves us with an enlightened perspective to ponder while a guy in an Undertaker shirt superstitiously taps the various paintings of his favorite venue’s art collection. “I want to be happy, healthy, and take good care of myself. I want people around me to do well and do great things. A lot of the punk scene sells you on this dumb notion that staying angsty and sad is all just a part of it. Fuck that. As far as that stuff goes, I’m through being punk, but playing and celebrating punk music will always be a passion of mine. Put on a Tony Robbins tape and join a jazzercise class. Being happy is cool.” Sounds good. Stream “Through Being Punk” below.
Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 12:53 PM (PST) by Johnny X
Listen up melodic punk fans, I’m here to tell you about a new single from Versus You, one of Luxembourg’s best punk bands, which might also be Luxembourg’s only punk bands, but that’s beside the point. These guys can hold their own with their European, Canadian, Australian, and US counterparts and “Your Only Song,” their latest single, is the proof. Check out the video below.
The new single is the band’s first releases since their full-length “Worn And Loved,” released in March, 2019.
Friday, October 25, 2019 at 2:40 PM (PST) by Dolly Llama
Ahoy, pop punk lovers! Dying Scene is back atcha’ with new music that amounts to a clever misdirection maybe, but never a waste of time. Love Like Fiction are streaming their debut EP, Summer Daze, for fans of unique lyricism and skillful harmonious melodies. Pop punk and emo fans are sure to love this new six-track EP. Love Like Fiction draws some pretty definite inspiration from bands like New Fond Glory, but with perhaps a Boy’s Night Out approach. They’ve shared the stage with such notable acts including Sum 41 and SWMRS. The new self-released EP is available now on all major streaming services.
Below they’ve included a track by track breakdown for each song on the EP. Enjoy!
Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 6:17 PM (PST) by Goldfinger
Pop-punk icons Green Day are streaming the second single “Fire, Ready, Aim” off of their upcoming album Father of All… Personally, I am not a huge Green Day fan. Dookie is about where my Green Day knowledge ends. So not sure if this is a good song or Blink-esque fall from grace.
Check out the new song below.
The new album Father of All.. is due out February 7th.
Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 3:14 PM (PST) by Goldfinger
Ramonescore bird-nerds Avem are streaming their latest high-flying release “Split” along with Cobra & the Daggers. Avem happens to be from my neck of the woods and are truly after Celine’s heart with these beautifully crafted aviary-punk masterpieces. I was especially impressed with the track “Flying Back to You”.
Check out the new release below.
This is the first new music from Avem since Don’t Call Me Bro earlier this year.
Friday, October 18, 2019 at 1:00 PM (PST) by Will Malkus
The self-described “bummer pop” band from Boston, MA is currently on tour with The Wonder Years, Homesafe, and Trash Boat for the 3rd (Occasionally) Annual Halloween Extravaganza, where all of the bands play a costumed cover set as another band in addition to their own. Future Teens most recently released Breakup Season on Take This To Heart Records in late August and will be complimenting those originals on this tour with samplings from the beloved Carly Rae Jepsen catalog. Homesafe will be playing as Weezer (playing as Toto?), Trash Boat will be taking the stage as Oasis, and The Wonder Years will be breaking stuff as the equally maligned-and-praised nu metal OGs Limp Bizkit.
Check out the tour below to see if you can still catch the extravaganza!
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 1:00 PM (PST) by Johnny X
If you were a pop-punk rock in the mid 90’s and didn’t know who Sicko was you weren’t enough of a punk nerd. Their songs were brilliant in their earnest, hopelessly catchy simplicity, and if you were from the Pacific Northwest they were your endearing hometown heroes regretfully overshadowed by their Californian “Epifat” kin. For those of you paying attention lately, you may be aware that the band has resurfaced for a few shows and even put out a sort of “greatest hits” release through Red Scare Industries. Anybody excited by this news quickly asked the obvious follow-up question: Does this mean a new Sicko album??? Sadly, so far, the answer is “no,” but we’ve got the next best thing – The Subjunctives.
Fronted by former Sicko singer/guitar player Ean Hernandez The Subjunctives pick up where Sicko left off, playing infectious pop-punk anthems that the the pissed off 15 year old punk-wallflower I was, as well as the 40 year old jaded punk fan and father I’ve recently become, can relate to. Perhaps nowhere do both those versions of myself come together better than on the track, “The Fastbacks are the Greatest Band in History, so FUCK YOU!” featured on the band’s upcoming full-length “Sunshine And Rainbows.” Ean elaborates on the track’s inspiration:
“This song is basically a tribute to my favorite band, The Fastbacks. For the uninitiated, The Fastbacks are Seattle’s original pop punk band. Forming in 1979, by 1990 they had become Seattle’s defacto godfathers of the genre. Fast drums, beautiful female vocal harmonies, virtuoso guitar, a healthy appreciation for 70s hardrock/punk/powerpop as well as 80’s hardcore, frenetic live shows, and delivering hooks hooks hooks… The Fastbacks were simply incredible and perfect. Their albums are available mostly through Discogs today, but remain highly recommended listening for anyone seeking a refreshing yet excellent take on our little corner of punk. Ask me about this subject at a bar, and I will go on and on! With regard to the specifics of the song: my roommate Scott really did bring home a copy of The Fastbacks’ 1990 album Very Very Powerful Motor and recommend it to me. This disc promptly blew my mind, altered my notion of what music could be, and gave me permission to play the kind of music that was in my heart, but I had no idea anyone else in the world would ever accept. Nonetheless there it was – reaching out to me, melting the turntable in my 1990 college apartment. This was my Gabba Gabba Hey moment. A few years later, I was fortunate enough to book a show for the Fastbacks and another favorite band, Beat Happening. This show, besides being totally awesome, confirmed my growing suspicion that the Fastbacks were in fact, none other than the greatest band in history. Later still, Kurt Bloch of the Fastbacks became the (nearly) exclusive engineer for Sicko’s recorded output, and even did some work for the Subjunctives. In the song, I list off the members of the band in the chorus, and change the drummer out each time I sing the chorus… since they had something like 19 different drummers (including a young Duff McKagen), but otherwise the same 3 other permanent members on guitars/bass/vox. The expletive nature of the title is a nod to Kurt’s sense of humor, and to some extent the only advice I have for dissenting opinions on this subject. Get with the program!”
Now, before you go track The Fastbacks down on Spotify, Give the new Subjunctives tune a listen below.
“Sunshine And Rainbows” is due out via Top Drawer Records on November 22nd.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 11:26 AM (PST) by Chris Doughty
Iowa pop punk band, Rational Anthem have released another song from their upcoming new album ‘It’s Only Permanent’. The song ‘Unimaginary Girlfriend’ premiered over at chorus.fm and is an extremely catchy little number. The record is out on November 1st via A-F Records.
Check out the video below.
Have a watch below. The track features guest vocals from Frank Carter.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 12:53 PM (PST) by Chris Doughty
Brazilian pop punk band INNER 29 have signed to Indie Vision Music. Forming in 2018, INNER 29 cite bands like Relient K and Jimmy Eat World as their main influences. They have released ‘Inconsistency (Wears Me Out)’ which will feature on their debut EP ‘Now And Again, Here’ out November 22nd.
Check out the song below.
Chicago indie-punks The Addisons have released a new single. “Fake It” is available now from the band’s Bandcamp. The track is the first new music since the band’s 2018 EP Here It Comes Again and is also the first music from them featuring drummer Jesse Carmona (formerly of Rockford,IL emo band God’s Reflex).
Have a listen below.
When the sun’s out and I’m feeling carefree I love my ska and pop-punk. When I’m feeling nostalgic and wistful I skew towards Menzingers or emo. When I’ve had three cups of coffee and need an outlet for the nebulous discontentment that silently builds behind the exterior of my stoic demeanor I turn towards hardcore-punk. That’s where I’m at this morning so when a request to check out the debut album from Californian skate-punk/hardcore act Facelift hit my inbox it was perfectly timed. This music is raw. It’s fast as hell. And it’s f’ing pissed off. Oh, and it’s riddled with metallic riff breakdowns which absolutely clinched it for me (give it 2:20 into the album opener to see what I mean). Turn up the volume and let off some steam with me by streaming “Sinceforevertilwhenever” here.