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DS Exclusive:The Functional Citizens (pop-punk) stream new album, “Game Night”

Mid-terms are here and we have a band for you that’s not afraid to ask the important questions… like, “Trivial Pursuit or Scategories?” :D

It’s Game Night, and you’re invited to the party with The Functional Citizens, from Kalamazoo, MI,  who have been “putting the fun in functional” for the past three years… and with just as many releases.

They’ve been busy playing punk rock shows around the northern U.S., and cranking out material, working closely with Mustard Plug bassist Rick Johnson at Cold War Studios to put out some really great tunes for everybody. Themes range from the woes of white-collar working-class to the lost cause that is nerd-punker dating, and the classic tale of despair where you find that you’ve already paid for your french fries, but somehow end up stuck at window #2 through song after song, wondering if the fast-food employees are going to remember to include a straw in the bag for your Dr. Pepper.

This is classic, highly-caffeinated pop-punk music for fans of The Lillingtons, which at times sounds as if NoFX and Blink 182 were squished together in some sort of terrible chemical-shmelting accident to create the suit-and-tie wearing trio that is Functional Citizens. (Terrifying!)… and these guys are down to speed things up to take out the frustration of a day-to-day grind and let upper-management know that they can kiss off just in time for the weekend.

Throw in a dash of gamer fantasy to take the edge off, and you’ve got Game Night, set to release on Halloween on Smoking Cat Records. (That’s October 31, pumpkin-head.) Just go ask the Mushroom Man. You can order that album here, and check out the exclusive stream below.



The Distractions (pop-punk) stream 3 songs off upcoming album “Sometimes I Drink”

Indiana pop-punk band The Distractions are streaming three songs off their upcoming album, Sometimes I Drink which is set to be released on September 7th via Smoking Cat Records.

You can give the songs a listen below.

The Distractions last released a split with Another One in April 2018, also through Smoking Cat Records.



The Distractions/ Another One release split 7″

Indiana pop-punk band The Distractions have announced a split 7″ with Canadian rock band Another One. The six-song split is out on Smoking Cat records, and you can listen to it below.

The Distractions last released “Union” in 2015 and Another One last released “Camp H” in 2015 as well.



DS Exclusive Stream:The Functional Citizens (Pop Punk) Premieres Full LP “Inhuman Resources”

Kalamazoo, Michigan pop punk act The Functional Citizens are releasing their debut album via Smoking Cat Records on November 11th and the Mall City Miscreants wanted DyingScene readers to get an exclusive first listen! We told them you guys hadn’t been good enough for the whole record but they insisted. The LP, wonderfully titled Inhuman Resources, was recorded, mixed and mastered by fellow Michigander, Rick Johnson of Mustard Plug fame, at Cold War Studios in Grand Rapids. If you promise to be on your best behavior, you can stream the album, in it’s entirety below!


The Functional Citizens (Kalamazoo pop-punk) release new single “Stuck in a Cubicle”

Kalamazoo pop-punk band The Functional Citizens have released a new single titled “Stuck in a Cubicle”. The track will appear on their forthcoming release Inhuman Resources, which should be out next month on Smoking Cat Records.

You can watch the video for “Stuck in a Cubicle” below.



The Distractions (pop-punk) release music video for “All For Love”

Indiana pop-punk act The Distractions just dropped a video for their song “All For Love ,” and you can check it out in all its morbid glory below.

‘All For Love” appears on The Distractions’ most recent album “Union” released via Smoking Cat Records last November.



Music Video: The Distractions – “In Stereo”

Indiana based pop-punk band The Distractions just dropped a video for their song “In Stereo” off of their latest record “Union”, check it out below.

The Distractions released “Union” via Smoking Cat Records this November.



Blue-collar punks FBF streaming new album

The Indiana-based punk rock trio FBF are now streaming their new album So Here We Are… which you can check out below.

The band is releasing their new record through Smoking Cat Records.



Introducing Midwest Punk Act: The Distractions (full-album stream)

Melodic punk fans looking for a combination of Midwestern pop-punk sensibilities and 90’s nostalgia, get stoked cuz I’m handing you this little gem on a silver platter. South Bend, IN based punk band, The Distractions have just released their second full-length “Union” through Smoking Cat Records and if you haven’t heard of them yet, don’t worry, neither had I until just now. That’s no reflection on their talent though. I guarantee you’ll dig them 30 seconds into the first track so plug your headphones in and get listening below.