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DS Exclusive: Harker release “Dead Ends” video

Photo by Rina Kim

We absolutely love Harker here at DS, and we’re stoked to present their brand new video for their recent single “Dead Ends” for your viewing pleasure.

The video was put together by the band and Claire James as an homage to b-movie horror – Harker vocalist and guitarist  Mark Boniface had the following to say about the clip:

‘We’re all influenced by horror films – something I’ve always wanted to be involved in since I was a teenager. This video we tried to encapsulate everything we love about them. Stretching to areas of spooky, gore, quirky, b-movie and downright entertaining. “

You can check out the video using the player below, alongside their forthcoming tour dates:



The Overjoyed (Pop Punk, Greece) Stream Video for Single “Beach”

Greek pop punkers The Overjoyed have just released a video for their track “Beach”. The tune appears on the album Aced Out which came out earlier this year.

You can watch the video for “Beach” below.



Nine Line (Pop-Punk, Richmond) stream new song “Now Forgotten”

Richmond, VA pop-punk act Nine Line are streaming their new song “Now Forgotten,” which comes from their upcoming EP, All You’ve Ever Known, that is set to be released on August 4th.

You can give the song a listen below.

Nine Line last released Like I’m Sinking in June 2017.



Grayscale announce new album “Nella Vita”

California pop-punk band Grayscale have announced their new album. Nella Vita is released September 6th via Fearless Records. The mark the announcement, the band have released advance single “In Violet”, which is up now on Spotify

In addition, the band are to tour the UK/Europe in the Fall with Real Friends. Dates are below.



Ate Bit (Pop Punk, NY) Stream Album “Couch Surfer”

Breacon, New York pop punk outfit Ate Bit have just released their second full-length album. The effort is titled Couch Surfer and you can check it out in its entirety below. Obviously, if you like it, go grab a copy!

The previous release by the fast-paced melodic punks, excluding singles from Couch Surfer, was the 2017 seasonal EP, Christmas Bites. 



Like Mike (pop-punk) stream new single “High Life”

Georgia pop-punks Like Mike are streaming their latest single entitled “High Life” and I must admit, it’s pretty damn catchy.

You can check it out below.

“High Life” is the first new music from Like Mike since 2017’s single “Fired Up.”



Pardon Us (punk) stream “Inconvenient Reminder” off upcoming album “Wait”

If ever there was a single song stream that could convince me to buy an entire album without hearing the entire thing, this might be it. Liverpool’s gritty pop-punk act Pardon Us will be releasing “Wait” on September 13th through Everything Sucks Music (UK) and Johann’s Face Records (US). To prime their fans they’re streaming the track “Inconvenient Reminder” ahead of the release and it 100% grabbed my attention. Let it grab yours below.

Of the track, the band writes:

Much of our music is about being directionless 30-somethings but more ‘political’ tracks like Inconvenient Reminder have found their way into our writing in response to events in recent years.

This will be the Pardon Us’s first release since the 2017 self-titled EP.



New, Noteworthy & Free: Prince Daddy & The Heyena’s new album “Cosmic Thrill Seekers”

It is an absolute mystery to me how New York’s Prince Daddy & The Hyena aren’t signed to a prominent label or how not more people are talking about them. But then again, maybe they are now. With the release of their new album “Cosmic Thrill Seekers” this band is destined to end up on a lot more people’s radars. If I had to try to describe it I think I’d go with Fat Wreck’s Closet Friends meets Jeff Rosenstock, but draw your own comparisons by streaming the entire album below. If you dig what you hear you can download it for free on bandcamp.



Project Revise premiere new music video, “Just a Story”

Here’s some brand spankin’ new tunage out of the UK from pop/skatepunk trio, Project Revise. The boys have been pumping out these videos for awhile now, covering every track off their last EP, Songs That Sound Like Songs (2017), and now moving on to work on their next scheduled EP which is already under way. So, here’s yet ANOTHER Dying Scene premiere for a finely executed music video from our friends at Project Revise. This one if called “Just a Story” and it’s streaming at you live from the comfort of your own living room below.

If you’re in the area, be sure and check them out opening for The Bottom Line at The Sunflower Lounge in Birmingham, UK on July 9. 



blink-182 release new song ‘Happy Days’

To celebrate the 182nd day of the year earlier this week, blink-182 put out another new song ‘Happy Days’. This one may divide the crowd again as it has a similar sound to ‘Blame It On My Youth’. Their new studio album is now also expected to arrive in September.

See what you think of the new song below.



Next Year (pop punk) release new video for ‘Dopamine’ and sign with Standby Records

UK pop-punk band Next Year have signed with Standby Records who will release the band’s new EP ‘Waterfalls’ on August 30. The four-piece, from Leicester, formed in October 2017 and have a sound that throws back to the early 2000s UK sound (think of Not Katies, Fastlane or My Awesome Compilation).

The band have also released a video for the song ‘Dopamine’ which features on the upcoming EP. Check it out below.



MxPx cover NOFX song ‘Franco Un-American’

Mike Herrera has being having fun releasing covers this year, either with MxPx or as a solo project. The most recent one came out this week and is an updated version of the NOFX 2003 song ‘Franco Un-American’. The lyrics have been updated and reflect the world in 2019.

Have a listen below.



Light The Way (Pop Punk) stream new song “Hope”

CA pop punks Light The Way are streaming their new song “Hope,” which comes from their upcoming EP, Dad Gang, that is set to be released on July 26th via Indie Vision Music.

You can give it a listen below.

Light The Way last released False Memory Syndrome in March 2018, also through Indie Vision.



Rough Dreams (emo) announce summer tour dates.

Tennesse’s Rough Dreams are taking to the road for some summer dates. They released their debut EP, via Coffin Curse Records, earlier this year.

Click here for the artwork and the tour dates.



Album Review: Ramona – “Deals, Deals, Deals!”

Deals, Deals, Deals is probably my favorite surprise of the year. I’d seen Ramona before, I’d even liked them before, but their Red Scare debut is something special. They have the songs, they have the hooks, and they have the words to make it more than just a party. I’ve been struggling a lot lately with what I actually I want from punk music. So much of it is trying to be something else—either a clone of a clone or a knowing throwback to when clones ruled the indies. Ramona is different. Ramona feels like a natural intersection of a group of close creatives; Deals, Deals, Deals is defined by songwriting before genre, and where the songs go, the sound rightly follows.

Which isn’t to say that Ramona is making music outside the confines of genre. This is melodic punk, or maybe indie punk. It’s bouncy and catchy and plaintive when it needs to be. The power chords are thick and chuggy and they form the blocky backing track to the band’s dueling vocalists. But, the fact that Ramona is a three-piece makes their music feel all the more intimate, listening to Deals, Deals, Deals, I couldn’t forget that these songs, as personal as they are, were forged from the fires of three close people. It goes a long way to capturing a certain tone, of raw conversations and comfortable clashes. 

The album opens with “Jet Fuel Can’t Melt Steel Hearts,” which features some slice-of-life relationship storytelling delivered with emotional gusto and supported by some meaty hooks. Where a lot of pop punkish bands lose their way is with their arrangements, but Ramona dodges this common misstep with thoughtful changes in their playing, specifically their drumming. I don’t often notice drumming in a song, because I’m a rhythmless philistine, but they use it here to great effect to control the song’s dynamic. “Jet Fuel Can’t Melt Steel Hearts” becomes a full-throated, danceable singalong with a positively insistent energy. 

On “Not Your Token,” we get to hear a really cool lyrical perspective as well as some Lawrence Arms-style duet singing between the two vocalists (who I wish I could name, but all the information I’ve found is the first names of the three members, and not what they do). The throat shredding call of, “I’m not your token, I’m a fucking person,” is the kind of punk rock line I live for. It boils down the sentiment to a single statement, direct and in your face. More structurally, the song is a grail of hooks, where the entire run time feels like a big singalong chorus. “We’ll make a difference, we’ll make it better, with or without you,” might just be punk’s logline for years to come. 

“Is This Emo?” is one of the other highlights of the album for me. It’s an incredibly frank, personal song about self-perception and it reminded me of that uncomfortable frisson I first felt from bands like AJJ and Against Me! It was that sort of confrontation via talk therapy that initially pulled me deeper into the genre, and it’s bands like Ramona, with their fearless navel-gazing, that keeps me there. Deals, Deals, Deals! is filled with these trauma-narrative-cum-pop-songs, and it makes it for an involving, resonant listen. 

The album ultimately has a message of hope, as “Mambo 69” concludes: “you can build your own family, be the person that you wanna be.” Deals, Deals, Deals! uses punk rock as a vehicle for self-improvement, as a means to stare the bullshit in the eye and see it for what it is. It’s about acknowledging the worst and then striving for the best. Ramona accomplishes their goals with the finesse of scene veterans, and they do it with some of the best music I’ve heard all year.