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Music Video: The Junk (ska-punk) – “Rise And Shine”

UK ska/punk outfit The Junk have premiered a music video for their song “Rise And Shine” and you can feast your eyes and ears upon it here.

Unfortunately there is no info on whether or not this track will appear on a proper release but we’ll keep you posted as details surface.

The Junk released their debut full-length “Problem. Reaction. Solution” in April, 2011.

The Junk working on new album, streaming new song

UK ska/punk outfit The Junk have been working on a new (currently untitled) album, and according to a recent update, it is “nearly there!” Recently, a new song was released entitled “Left For Dead!” so we can assume that it’s a track that will appear on the upcoming release. Give it a listen on their Myspace Page.

Assuming that this release is a full-length, it will be the band’s first.

Chaser guitarist Cameron Denning leaves band

Sad news! Last Sunday SoCal punks Chaser announced that their guitarist Cameron Denning was leaving the band. Here’s what he had to say,

“Thanks to those that came last night, it was quite an experience. Unfortunately, it was my last show playing for Chaser. I wanted to give a sincere thanks to everyone that has supported us over the years and a special thanks to the remaining members of Chaser for all the great times and memories we have shared that I truly will never forget. I wish them the best of luck as they move forward without me.”

The band will continue making new music and playing shows.

Chaser’s latest album “The Big Picture” was released last February  on Drop Anchor! Entertainment

Stream the new Chaser album, “The Big Picture,” for free

The Big Picture, ChaserSoCal punkers Chaser have granted the public access to stream their new album, The Big Picture, in its entirety for free.  It won’t even cost you a Tweet or a status update!  All you have to do is click here and enjoy the tuneage.  If you dig the album, head over to iTunes (US) or Interpunk to pick it up.

The Big Picture just came out this week on Drop Anchor! Entertainment.

Album Review: Chaser – “The Big Picture”

**The Album Reviews published on Dying Scene are written and submitted by regular users of the site.  These users are not professional music critics nor are they paid for what they write.  If you disagree with an album’s rating, feel free to voice your opinion and give it your own rating in the comments.  If you’d like to submit your own review do it here.

I had only heard of Chaser two and a half months ago. Picked up their LP “Numb America” immediately after hearing the songs they had posted on myspace. I gave it a couple spins, was brought back to the 90s era of Bad Religion and Pennywise–the kind of music I grew up to, the stuff I listened to when I’d road trip with my dad. Nostalgic stuff, y’know?

So, of course I was stoked to hear about their follow-up release, “The Big Picture”.

I pre-ordered the album, and then went to see Chaser play in San Luis Obispo. That energetic show got me even more pumped for this release. And now I have my hands on this AMAZING album.

I really cannot stop listening to it.

This is melodic punk rock. I mean, these guys really know what they’re doing. A vast improvement on what didn’t necessarily need to be improved. Everything sounds cleaner, and the songs transition smoothly.

Being a writer myself, I always go through albums reading the lyrics. And the main question for me is, “What is the ‘big picture’?”

Well, I’ll let you figure that out on your own. I’ll just say, the album art is a BIG hint.

The lyrics are smart and thought-provoking, something that is a big thing for me when I listen to music. Yeah, the music can kick butt, but if the lyrics are slop…that’s just lame. I need meaning and emotion in the music I listen to.

“The Big Picture” delivers.

And this is a fun album. It gets me and my friends pumped. And there is variety: in tempo, in style, and in singing. What really stood out to me in this album is the guest appearance of Authority Zero’s Jason DeVore in the song “In This Together”. The song slows to that of reggae/ska, and you have the guest voice to compliment that.

And then you have the acoustic gem “My Promise”. WOW. This is not–repeat NOT–the cliché acoustic Swing-Life-Away-esque wannabe radio hit. This is sheer beauty, reflecting on personal life. Listen to the section after the song, and I dare you to not feel a little piece of your heart tremble.

With a release like “The Big Picture”, Chaser has a future ahead of them. This is smart music. This is the product of a band doing what they love, and it shows in the brilliant execution of each of the 12 tracks. Check these guys out, you will not regret it. Support them, they have good heads on their shoulders.

Recommended if you like: Pennywise, Bad Religion, the Offspring, older Rise Against.
Recommended tracks: “Nevermore”, “In This Together”, “More Than You Know”, “My Promise”.

So, final verdict:
Lyrics: 5
-As stated earlier, these are smart lyrics, not pissed-off nonsense ramble.
Sound: 4
-This is by no means a big budget, well-known production, and this is not a bad thing at all. In fact, I’d argue the lower production is ideal. No unnecessary bells and whistles.
Music: 4.5
-This is melodic stuff. It’s a fusion of technical metal, and four-chord power chord punk rock. So, you have repetitive stuff that doesn’t get old. Make sense?
Replay value: 5
-Upon first listen to this album, my friends and I were like “WOW! Let’s hear that again!!!” Spinning it again as I am typing this review.
Overall Rating: 4.625/5…uh, let’s round that up to 4.75/5.

I’m listening to it again. And again.

Boy, was I surprised to hear this CD. Great job, guys! Totally worth it. Looking forward to your next release.

Why did they choose the name Chaser?

m_e128c2101ecb4253828b36201827da18Ever wonder where some bands come up with their band names?  Well, we do, and we’re sick of sitting around scratching our heads about it.  We’re hitting the streets (aka. “Internet”) to find the origins behind some of the more bizarre, intriguing or just plain random band names in the scene.  Every Wednesday we’ll be pulling the curtain back on a different band and this week it’s Laguna Hills, CA punk band Chaser, who have a new album coming out in two weeks, by the way.

According to an online interview here’s the explanation for Chaser’s band name straight from the source:

The band formed when we were in high school. We started out just doing cover songs and a few original songs, but of course we weren’t that serious yet, so we didn’t have a name to go by. After a few months, We garnered legions of fans with our Pennywise cover songs so we decided to take things serious from that point and we needed a name. We threw around a ton of ideas but none were really that good. Finally one night we were at a party with all our friends from high school (House parties being the popular thing at the time) and the discussion for our band name came up. Someone threw out the name Chaser and we all drank to that. Although it came about through drinking, it doesn’t necessarily have to be associated with alcohol or drinking. Lots of people have come up with their own interpretations of the name Chaser.

Well everyone raise your glasses….here’s to Chaser! I guess I need to be more creative because my first thought goes straight to drinking.

If you’ve got a good band name origin story, or want us to research one for you, message us on the Dying Scene facebook page.