It’s official, I’m going to next year’s Punk Rock Holiday. I don’t care that it’s halfway around the world in Slovenia. The festival released it’s traditional “aftermovie” and I’m not sure if its the footage or the fact that it features Chaser’s new track “The Show” but if this doesn’t convince you to go to next year’s festival nothing will.
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Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 9:52 AM (PST) by Johnny X
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 1:00 PM (PST) by AnarchoPunk
Denver based ska troupe People Corrupting People is back with the latest installment of their Animal Farm Chronicles series. The newest six track EP, entitled Red Herring is the the sixth in the series and keeps the anti-capitalist, anti-establishment theme alive! When we talked to the band about the recording process, they told us: “We had originally planned to book time at our old studio, Ocean Tides Audio, but life got in the way in a hurry and we had to go a different route. Enter: (guitarist/vocals) Nate Nepsky – new producer/sound engineer/pretty much everything on this record. It was his virgin voyage, only ever having recorded years ago using a shitty laptop and Garage Band. Things have changed. Now, he has a shitty PC console and Ableton live. Literally everything you hear was recorded, mixed and mastered in Nate’s bedroom, and he doesn’t have fuck all knowledge of what he’s doing.” Well, if that doesn’t personify the punk rock, DIY work ethic, we don’t know what does! Check out the debut track “He Dwells Within” (featuring members of The Bourbon Brawlers), below!
Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 2:26 PM (PST) by Johnny X
Buckle up, punk fans, Southern California skate-punk act Chaser have premiered a music video for a new track off their brand new Dying Scene Records release. “Silencer” is one of the more aggressive, fast paced gems on an album chock full of stand-out tracks. But don’t take my word for it, check out the video for it below.
Stream the entire release on bandcamp.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 4:07 PM (PST) by Murderdingus
We are pleased as grandma’s secret punch that she keeps next to the loaded handgun in the special locked drawer to bring you Obstructionist‘s debut EP, Disbelief.
If you like loud, fast, melodic punk rock, Minneapolis’ Obstructionist delivers and without stomping all over your package first, unless you’re into that sort of thing, in which case, you’ll have to ask them and it probably costs a little extra, probably like another fifty bucks or so if you really want to feel it for a couple of weeks. Or so I hear.
Disbelief will be out this weekend, so keep an eye on Obstructionist’s bandcamp for more details. For now, prepare your ears to be slathered in hot, steaming, Minneapolis punk rock and check out the entire EP below!
Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 4:50 PM (PST) by Johnny X
If you somehow missed it, Chicago folk-punk artist Davey Dynamite digitally released one of the best punk albums of 2016 on Dying Scene Records (stream it or download “Holy Shit” for free here if you don’t believe me). Ever since the day I stumbled across that album in my tiny Brooklyn apartment I’ve been dying to see Davey’s live show and now, nearly 2 years later, he’s finally announced a decent run of tour dates extending all the way to the East Coast. Of course, now I live in Africa where where my chances of catching a Davey Dynamite show went from slim to none, which is why I need you readers to go in my stead so I can at least live it vicariously.
Find all the dates and locations here, and report back on your experience!
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 2:00 PM (PST) by AnarchoPunk
How’s about some hardcore to get you through your horrible Humpday?!? Today’s exclusive premiere is from the debut full-length album The System from Hermosa Beach’s One Square Mile. Comprised of ex-members from the Circle Jerks, Saccharine Trust, Zero Down, Pennywise and The Resolutions, this quartet brings together exceptional musicianship, thunderous riffs and thought provoking lyrics. The new LP, which releases today, was recorded at Maple Studios with producer Cameron Webb (Motorhead, Weezer and Social Distortion), along with production contributions from fellow South Bay legend Fletcher Dragge (Pennywise). From start to finish this freshman full length takes you on a punk rock and hardcore journey that is a contemporary sonic assault with nostalgic overtures, that will leave you listening to over and over again!!! So head on over iTunes or Bandcamp and order a copy, Then while you wait for it download, stream the debut single “Pieces” below!
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 8:00 AM (PST) by forrestcook
This one goes up to eleven… so crank it!
Dying Scene is busting out the Spinal Tap references, and bustling out the exclusive punk rock and roll premiere for Denver punk band Poor Me‘s new EP, Sugarcane. From bottom to top this riff-driven EP is guitar-heavy with dualing guitars from Nick Butler and Jason McWhinnie, and incorporates a powerful backbone, laid down by drummer Nick Chmel and bassist Mike Goyn, with calculatedly “woke” lyrics from front man Brett Delaney, channeling a Joey Cape-esque storytelling ability through his warm gravel voice.
Sugarcane is the third release from Poor Me, who managed to write and record the album between college courses and after work, touring and playing shows whenever they got the chance or days off. Mostly inspired by the daze and doldrums of uninspired systematic upbringing, and looking through the black and grey to “serve relentlessly the improvement of humanity’s condition,” heavy palm mutes and ripping leads curl through the dynamism of the bass, and gut wrenching screams corroborate with the frustrations of the day inherent in Delaney’s lyrical themes. Albeit we should all be wary of any conclusions drawn for he assures us “Mistakes can be made.”
From the band… “This record is inspired by a proliferating feeling that the world is getting harder to navigate morally. Falsities are acceptable as warrants for our beliefs, social issues are diluted and polarized until they are palatable for the ill-informed, and confidence in ourselves is replacing the competence of collaboration. As we negotiate circumstances in our lives, we have a plethora of sources to turn to for direction. We can gut-check the moment, or we can turn to science, philosophy, religion, government, our families, etc. — each has its limits, its agendas, but increasingly, a satisfaction with conversion rather than persuasion. Watching the world turn this direction is frustrating, but not surprising… the carrot and stick has always been this effective on the masses.”
Poor Me is self-releasing Sugarcane which will be available on August 14th but we have it for all you Dying Scenesters a full week early. The band plans to support this EP with a west coast tour, so be on the lookout for those dates coming in the near future. In the mean time, you can follow the figurative carrot and give the album a play below.
Is it reductive to describe a band’s sound by naming a bunch of other bands who have clearly influenced them? Chaser wear those influences so proudly on their sleeve that it’s almost inescapable and I think they’d be fine with it. These guys keep the 90s melodic punk flame burning brightly. Right from the get go, opener, The Uprising, lets us know what kind of territory we’re in, with 1 minute and 12 seconds of Bad Religion meets Pennywise, 100 mph punk rock. The Pennywise feel continues into At What Cost with some nice gang vocals thrown in for good measure. Next track, Nightmares starts with a slightly slower paced NUFAN feel with a chorus which recalls moments of Today’s Empires era Propagandhi.
As the album progresses through Silencer and Bonfire, you stop hearing the influences so much and start to get a real impression of Chaser’s own sound. They do a great job of distilling the essence of their Californian punk forefathers and, after 18 years of fighting the good fight, their musicianship and song writing is at a very high level.
Let It Die mixes up the vocals with bassist Jesse Stopnitzky’s gruffer vocal contrasting nicely with the cleaner vocal from Mike LeDonne and for me this is one of their stand out tracks. The Show is an anthemic ode to the humble punk rock show, with a musical arrangement on the chorus that I could swear I’ve heard before but for the life of me I can’t work out where. Wars is a stripped down guitar and vocal affair which juxtaposes well to the rest of the album. In a live context, this song will give the band and audience a much-needed chance to get their breath back! The respite doesn’t last for long though as we launch straight into Bet It All, a near perfect slice of fast paced melodic tuneage. Penultimate track, A Million Reasons, has an early Rise Against feel and album closer, Woe Song, rounds things off nicely. Sound The Sirens was mastered by Jason Livermore at the legendary Blasting Rooming studios and there should a be a label announcement for this release imminently (Editors Note: I gave this album to Nick to review before telling him I signed the band to DS Records).
For the past few years Chaser have been on a bit of a hiatus however anyone who was a fan of their previous releases will not be disappointed with this album and it’s sure to win plenty of new fans too.
Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 3:20 PM (PST) by Johnny X
This is it! The moment I finally get to share with you guys the reason why I signed Southern California skate-punk act Chaser to Dying Scene Records. I’m an absolute sucker for 90’s era punk rock, and Chaser’s new album “Sound The Sirens” sits firmly between ‘94 NOFX and ‘95 No Use For A Name. If you dig double-time drums, anthemic choruses, and big, sunny SoCal “whoa-ohs” you’re going to seriously love this release.
Stream the entire album below.
“Sound The Sirens” was released digitally through Dying Scene Records and physically through Effervescence Records on July 20th.
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Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 2:30 PM (PST) by Johnny X
Buckle up, punk fans, Southern California skate-punk act Chaser have premiered another new track off their upcoming Dying Scene Records release. “Silencer” is one of the more aggressive, fast paced gems on an album chock full of stand-out tracks. But don’t take my word for it, head over to Melodic Punk Style to hear it for yourself.
Stream a few more songs from the upcoming release on bandcamp.
Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 12:00 PM (PST) by Johnny X
Southern California skate-punk act Chaser have premiered a lyric video for a brand new track off their upcoming release on Dying Scene Records. “Nightmares” has got it all; gang vocals, killer lead guitar, catchy chorus, and don’t forget the “whoa-ohs”! It’s an absolute gem of a punk rock song and you can see what I mean by checking it out over at Punktastic.
“Nightmares” will appear on the band’s upcoming album “Sound The Sirens” due out digitally through Dying Scene Records (pre-order) and physically through Effervescence Records (pre-order) on July 20th.
Stream a few more songs from the upcoming release on bandcamp.
Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 1:45 PM (PST) by AnarchoPunk
Episode 8 of the official podcast of Dying Scene is now ready for your consumption, faithful listeners! In this installment, AP finally decides to do some work in his new city and meets up with Chicago political punks, Voice of Addiction during their stop in Denver to talk about everything from music fundamentals to shit stained pants! And as always, the guys are slingin’ some scene news that you were probably too lazy to read (except for the NOFX story, we’re sure you’ve heard about that one by now) and playing some fantastic music from incredible, up and coming bands you were probably too lazy to discover! So, get to it, below!
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 1:14 PM (PST) by Johnny X
Southern California skate-punk act Chaser have premiered a lyric video for a brand new track off their upcoming release on Dying Scene Records. “Let It Die” is the first Chaser track to feature dueling lead vocals between singer Mike LeDonne and bassist Jesse Stopnitzky, and man does it work! Head over to NewNoiseMagazine to hear the track.
“Let It Die” will appear on the band’s upcoming album “Sound The Sirens” due out digitally through Dying Scene Records (pre-order) and physically through Effervescence Records (pre-order) on July 20th.
Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 5:10 PM (PST) by Johnny X
Southern California skate-punk act Chaser have premiered a lyric video for a brand new track off their upcoming release on Dying Scene Records. “The Show” is their homage to the annual tradition of punk rock festival pilgrimage. Doesn’t matter if your festival of choice is PRB, Fest, Punk In Drublic, or Punk Rock Holiday, you’re going to relate to this song. The band had this to say about the inspiration behind the tune:
“The Show” pays tribute to some of our favorite moments growing up. The sun is shining, the music is blasting and we’re shoulder to shoulder with thousands of people singing along. Warped Tour started it all for us, and luckily, the rise of these modern day festivals has filled the void. We’re all grown up now, and expected to take it easy, but you can’t take the punk rock out of the boy. So you’ll still find us crowd surfing, pitting, stage diving, and singing every word. “And we will stay forever this way!”
Sing along to “The Show” over at punknews.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 12:06 PM (PST) by Johnny X
Southern California punk act Chaser were one of the bands that inspired me to start Dying Scene eight years ago. I couldn’t understand why they weren’t on Fat, or being written about on Punknews, so I launched a site to get deserving bands like them more exposure. But that’s not why I’ve signed them today to Dying Scene Records. Personal relationships or past releases, no matter how good they are, aren’t enough get on DS Records. It’s simpler than that. I have to hear an album before I’ll agree to release it, and I have to legitimately love the album – like top 5 releases of the year love them. By the second listen of “Sound The Sirens” I was sold.
On July 20th Dying Scene Records will be digitally releasing the band’s 4th full-length album, “Sound The Sirens,” while the folks at Effervescence Records are handling vinyl. To get you appropriately stoked check out the album’s first single “Bonfire” below.
While you listen here’s a fun tidbit from the band about the recording of the acoustic intro to the track:
“So while our engineer/producer, Ian Petersen, was editing one of our songs, we were standing in the parking lot jamming “Bonfire” on acoustic guitar and singing the chorus together as a band. Ian came outside and said, “That sounds awesome. What are you guys playing?” So he pulled us into the studio, and we tracked the intro to “Bonfire” with all 4 band members singing the chorus, and Bill playing guitar at the same time. We recorded it as one take, and it sounded so good and natural that we kept it!”