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DS Exclusive: The Contenders (ska, rocksteady) premiere new song, “Double or Nothing”

It’s a good day for ska fans! Time to shine up your dancing shoes, pick your head up, and give tomorrow another whirl… (Today!) with this fresh new Jamaican beat about mulligans coming at you from Athens, Greece.

The Contenders are a soulful rocksteady band, originally conceived four years ago by two friends in Vathis Square, as a side-project. Since that time, their evolution has evinced itself in each new addition of colorful instrumentalists to the roster, providing eclectic melodies down to the jazzy roots. They’ve been picking up a bit of steam since 2017, when the current band line-up cemented itself into form, playing shows, and working with Vincent Fiorello (Less Than Jake) to release the new EP, “Jes Grew” on Paper + Plastick Records, out October 26 on flexi-disc. Order that phonosheet here.

The band came up blending legacies, the likes of Sam Cooke and Otis Redding with the sounds of the rudies. Decidedly coming into their own around 2017, with the current swinging seven-man line-up complementing each song with sexy trombone solos and saxophone arrangements. The Contenders have received a bit of industry love, of late- not to mention the love of the crowds for their intimate and lively performance- and we’ve got the exclusive first-take of their newest single “Double or Nothing” below… right in time for all the ghoulies and Frankenstein-folk to start skanking and mashing down your neighborhood street. I mean… I do it every Tuesday. Enjoy!



DS Exclusive: The Hanging Judge (Street Punk, GA) Stream Video for “Vultures”

The Hanging Judge has been kind enough to give you lovely Dying Scene readers the first glimpse of a new video for a previously unreleased track “Vultures”. The Atlanta-based, street punk unit features Chris May, aka Cheeto Mayhem of The Queers on bass and the tune used with their latest visuals was recorded at Joe Queer’s personal recording studio.

You can check out the video for “Vultures” below.



DS Exclusive: Captain Trips (skate-punk) stream new EP, “Stand By”

Here’s a few fresh cuts from South Coast, UK skate-punk band, Captain Trips. Their latest release, Stand By, comes out on Umlaut Records on the 5th and they’ve graciously allowed DS the exclusive premiere a few days early. Here’s what it is: dope lyrics, super cool bass lines, dual-guitar harmonies, chants, and a mix of heavier metal influences with those most exquisite fine-tunings that make solid punk music punk music, all packaged fresh with the seal of a post-apocalyptic kiss and what one can only assume is the UK skate-punk-scene absolutely exploding around them.

“Come down the rabbit hole with [Captain Trips]… and burn that fucker right into the ground!” they say in their Siren Song as the world burns in the constant fast-paced drumming of Andi Farrar with the underlying leads of dual guitarists, Rich and Phil, bouncing off each other arioso, and bassist Lee Warren compounding a few leads of his own.

Captain Trips is a fast melodic skate-punk band, for fans of The Offspring, No Use For a Name and Pears. From “Bottom of the River” where the band calls you in with lines like, “You are all my brothers to me,” and bleed you dry, “who we were at the bottom, we found the strength to cut the head off the snake,” to the reason of “The Voice”, “You’re the voice. Try to understand it. Make a noise and make it clear,” and unfettered rage of “Siren Song” which breaks down in a cacophony of emotion, “for love not hurt there has to be some sense left in fucking humanity!” This music is cutthroat, like a tiny pebble under the wheel of your skateboard. Aimed at “the enemies of human progress,” and the “tired anthems” of the old ways, but made assuredly for you, young skate-punk-loving-zombie-scene-heads. Stream Stand By below and order your copy here.

Captain Trip’s self-titled EP was released in April, 2016.



DS Exclusive: I Against I (Punk-O-Rama) stream new album, “Small Waves”

I love this job. Doing write-ups for hard-working bands is an incredibly satisfying thing. The amount of unheard of, yet absolutely fantastic bands out there is truly unfathomable… but you’re a punk rocker, so surely you can already understand the importance of these bands, the music they make, and the amount of positivity that punk rock has contributed to each one of our lives. (Think you’re pretty up-to-date on all your scene-head knowledge? Why not take a look through our Dying Scene band profiles and see for yourself?)

(Unfathomable…)

That being said, it’s always a thrill when something really cool and genuine comes traipsing through the door… a figurative door, I mean. (And figurative traipsing.) Actually word came to me via e-mail that legendary Dutch punk band I Against I, notorious for their two-album stint with Epitaph, and inclusion on Epitaph compilations Punk-O-Rama Vol. 3, and Punk-O-Rama Vol. 5, is releasing a new album, their first in 13 years.

Small Waves is set to drop on Friday, October 5, 2018 on White Russian Records, (Tasty!) and if you can’t get excited about the first ever European band to sign with Epitaph (Did I not mention that already?) coming out of retirement to put out some new tunes and get back out on the road, then, as we say in my hometown, Dallas, TX, “Partner, I don’t know what’s wrong with you.”

I’m going to go ahead and compare this album to the latest Descendents release, where these guys are older and wiser, but still ready to fuckin’ party! “Of course, our lives are totally different now from when we just started,” illuminates bass player Bob Hoorweg. “Back then we were kids. Now we have kids of our own, and jobs, and mortgages… and station wagons.” Singer/guitarist, Ronald van Maren adds, “Because our lives have changed so much, we now feel the need to play music as an outlet more than ever before.”

The band’s drummer Jasper Blazer (who has the coolest name ever, BTW) goes on, “That’s why we now play with an intensity that wasn’t always there in the past, but what’s really priceless is the fact that after all these years we are still the best of friends. Still searching for that perfect song. That’s worth more to us than any of our past achievements,” and it’s statements like that that really make this band appeal to me. ”We feel that our best work is yet to come, otherwise we would never have climbed on stage again. We’re really excited to play our new songs live,” and Dying Scene has them early, of course. Stream the new album, Small Waves, below.



DS Exclusive: Nowhere Fast (Louisville, KY) stream new “Aeonian” LP

From Louisville, KY- for fans interested in a melodic blend of soulful punk rock with a definitive southern charm, we have for you, today, the new album from Nowhere FastAeonian. Nowhere Fast is a thriving young mid-western band that has just made good on putting together an exceptional album which Dying Scene has the stream for, days before the official release this Friday, October 5, 2018.

Aeonian is the band’s first album since their 2013 release, Trials, and they have spent that time dedicated to their craft in the studio, playing shows with great acts like The Bouncing Souls, The Ataris, Teenage Bottlerocket, and Cobra Skulls, and honing in on enhancing their live-performance, touring the Midwest and East Coast.

Aeonian is a wonderful collection of songs about identity straight from the heartland of America. This is music for the drive home. It opens with “Dark Towns” and lead singer/guitarist Seth Robinson alluding to the “small details in your story… [to] round out the wild blue yonder. It’s just another night in these dark towns. Just another night in these last rounds. Here’s to the let downs.” The band has previously said of the album, that it is their “most mature and nuanced work to date,” and I couldn’t agree more. Nowhere Fast is a three-piece: bass, drums, and guitar- sweet and to the point, (the perfect rock and roll arrangement for a more intimate act, IMO) and they incorporate simple song-structure with musical dynamism where you can get lost in the rocking and alluring amiability of Seth’s guitar playing, or the rhythm of Steve Keely’s bass flow winding through your stereo cables as drummer, Phil DiMarco keeps time with his poppy embrace, all while the wholesome and seductive qualities of Seth Robinson’s enrapturing vocal leads help to pack your bags for you and place you on a train to Kentucky to go and meet him.

For fans of Elvis Costello and The Hold Steady, Nowhere Fast is a sexy, slowed-down rock and roll band that belongs under the lights. Aeonian is produced by ex-Swellers singer/guitarist Nick Diener who has done an excellent job capturing those tricky subtleties in the digital sound that make recording a good, live rock and roll band so difficult. Here’s some songs to meet your next boyfriend or girlfriend to. Enjoy! Stream Aeonian below.



Settle Your Scores premiere music video for “Stuck in the Suburbs” off latest album, “Better Luck Tomorrow”

Hey Scenesters, got some time to sit and ponder? Well, we’ve got some distraction for you. Cincinnati pop-punk natives, Settle Your Scores‘ new album is doing well and the band has released a new video for their hit single “Stuck in the Suburbs”. It’s a song for anyone who’s ever made the seemingly erroneous claim that, “There’s gotta be more to life than paying bills and waiting to die.”  Settle Your Scores is out to feel alive.

These heavy pop-punk Ohioans have been busy living it up, touring and showcasing their bouncy breakdowns across America, electrifying captive audiences and regaling in the studio about time spent, and time that could have been better spent, “looking back to when I had a perfect shot and didn’t take it.” And if the bands energy in stereo didn’t speak for itself, they’ve decided to impart the highlights of their live performance on us via the magic of motion pictures.  “I wanna do more than just survive. I wanna feel alive,” front-man Christian Fisher bears it all, high-points and maladies, while his friends all hang around and kick it in the pit… and there’s fire.

The album, Better Luck Tomorrow is out now on Sharp Tone Records, available for streaming and purchase here. It is Settle Your Scores’ first full length since 2016’s well-received The Wilderness which saw the band  singing praises as “Underachiever of the Year”. Stream the music video for “Stuck in the Suburbs” below.



DS Exclusive: Lone Wolf stream “Lone Wolf” LP

Today, on the Dying Scene docket, a debut smasher from Dutch indie punks Lone Wolf.

We hope you like dancing, because these garage rockers will help give your ‘favorite pair of romping boots’ a new meaning. Invoking the charming lyricism of Merel Shaap and 70’s-era style riffage with a party-punk feel, Lone Wolf LP brings us back to the indie/garage rock scene of the early 2000’s. This self-titled inaugural release from the Rotterdam natives is being brought to us by Bearded Punk Records and Stardumb Records on September 8, 2018, and Dying Scene is happy as a clam in a conch shell to have the exclusive-stream for all you undead scensters a few daze early. Pre-orders are available NOW for both CD and LP pressings with a white and blue marble version from The Machine Shop in the U.S.A., and a white and pink variant courtesy of Bearded Punk Records. (Visit these locations for your appropriate merch fix: Stardumb, Bearded Punk, The Machine Shop)

Lone Wolf has quite a few shows coming up in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany so be sure and check them out if they make their way to your hometown. Stream Lone Wolf below and don’t forget to “get-get along, if you wanna… Do you wanna?”



DS Exclusive: No Real Hero premieres “The Forest” EP

Dying Scene is stoked to roll out the red-carpet premiere of Montreal band No Real Hero‘s new EP, The Forest, out September 6, 2018 on Thousand Islands Records. Pre-orders are on sale now and available hereThe Forest is a wonderful follow-up to their 2014 self-titled debut, which highlights the band revolving around heavy metal riffs and a punk rock attitude.

With The Forest, members of No Real Hero have garnished their sound splendidly, and evolved it into a much subtler simpatico development of punk rock with some of the band’s heavier influences than in their previous release, giving it some of those Fat Wreck Chords-esque characteristics we’ve all come to know and love, while still maintaining all the (abused) substance and charm of a good ol’ dirty rock and roll band. It’s a beautiful thing when a band finds itself and comes together, and The Forest wreaks of band maturation. So much for eternal adolescence, ehh guys?

Stream The Forest below.



DS Exclusive Stream/Interview: Sad, fast, and loud—Throw brings speed back to melodic punk

The fact of the matter is, whether you’ve heard of them or not, Throw is making exciting music.

Last year, these guys threw a wrench into what could’ve been a recitation of big-names’ sophomore albums and ended up claiming a spot in my year-end best-of list. They came out of nowhere, as most great bands do, with an interesting and developed sound, played very fast. This is the crux of Throw—the self-deprecating vulnerability of bands like Joyce Manor meeting the spastic speed of old school punk. It’s a weirdo amalgam of hardcore, indie, skate, and emo that feels both scrappy and singable—but also, inherently young. 

Throw’s new record, I’m Very Upset, is another set of songs played amphetamine fast with open throats and hearts-on-sleeve. We’re debuting the full stream right here (and it’s their absolute best work to date)—but while we’re at it, we decided to sit down and talk to the Portland punx about the band, the new album, and themselves. Check out the stream and interview below!



DS Exclusive: Chin Up, Kid stream Senses Fail tribute, “Can’t Be Saved”

Pacific Ridge Records has announced the release of a Senses Fail tribute album out August 31, 2018. The pop punk/screamo band has been gracing the airwaves and Warped Tour stages for over fifteen years now, and the good people at Pacific Ridge have decided to pay them a little homage.

The label, itself, is one built out of true passion for the bands and music explaining that “The history behind the founding of Pac Ridge is about not having to follow a predetermined path that society and culture deems is acceptable. It’s about choosing whether or not to dedicate yourself to a questionable course of action. It’s about not having dedicate yourself to college, work or anything else in life unless that particular path is what you truly find yourself passionate about. In other words, do what you want, not what others tell you to do.”

Included on the album is a rendition of the song “Can’t Be Saved” from the hit album Still Searching performed by Indianapolis pop punk quartet Chin Up, Kid. Fresh out of the studio from recording their own self-titled record available now on Standby Records, the band had this to say of their addition. “Can’t Be Saved was the last track we recorded during the sessions of our new self titled record. Being so fresh with the writing vibe of the album and already knowing the song, it was very smooth and natural to translate it into our sound.”

Stream “Can’t Be Saved” below.



DS Exclusive: Debt Neglector premiere “Go Fund Yourself” off new EP “The Kids are Pissed”

I don’t know about you, but not paying off my medical bills is one of my favorite American past-times. “Oh, the humanity!” “Oh the inhumanity!” is more like it with the egregious cost of healthcare fueled by the depraved standards of big buck pharmaceutical and medical equipment companies, incredulous copyright and patenting laws, and insurance-lobby-leaning legislation enforcing the swampy bureaucratic aspirations of greed-mongering corporate bung-o-leers (*deep breathe*), which makes it almost impossible to live comfortably while paying off the bills of some of my more spontaneous ER visit accruals. (I skate. So sue me!) Also, my insurance sucks!… but I’m sure there’s no end to upper-middle class families out there totally keen on paying off my cost-sharing deductions.

…and so enters Debt Neglector, the Orlando natives who have made a nice niche for themselves touring up and down the East Coast with the subtle suggestion, “why not end the dual party supported military industrial complex and invest the money where it actually counts?”

Debt Neglector has announced a new six-track EP, The Kids are Pissed (which is anything but subtle), out October 26, 2018 on Smartpunk Records, and Dying Scene is proud to present to you an exclusive track-stream of the single, “Go Fund Yourself” off of the new EP, which equates the Go Fund Me healthcare revolution to a big ‘FUCK YOU!’ from our “representatives” in office.  In what isn’t exactly a disingenuous cultural assessment, “But don’t you know we’ve got a big surplus of bombs?” the chorus goes, “Go fund yourself, go fuck yourselves!”

From the band:

“[Go Fund Yourself] is one of the more pissed-off sounding songs on the record. We wanted to do something angry and driving, but not necessarily fast. We were shooting for almost an updated take on an early 80s West Coast hardcore vibe. There’s lots of feedback and dissonance, but some melody in there, too. It’s about the despicable state of our country’s healthcare system. Insurance companies are raking in profits while diabetics are dying because they can’t afford insulin. People avoid going to get help when they’re sick because the bills and debt will haunt them and then they end up dead. It’s insane to me that Democrats and Republicans both approve military spending bill after military spending bill as if there’s an endless source of funds, then say, ‘Oh we don’t have the money for universal healthcare.’ It’s gross. And then families are forced to crowdfund their kid’s cancer treatment. Or go bankrupt in the process of trying to stay alive. It’s fucking dystopian.”

The Kids are Pissed  is a follow-up to the bands 2017 debut LP, Atomicland, available for streaming, digital download, and on snot-green vinyl here. Pre-orders for The Kids are Pissed are available here with a special offer on orders before 9/30 for a chance to win two weekend passes to Fest 17.

Stream “Go Fund Yourself” below.



DS Exclusive: Obstructionist (mpls punk) premiere debut EP, “Disbelief”

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!



DS Exclusive: One Square Mile (Hardcore) Premieres “Pieces” From New LP

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!



DS Exclusive: Poor Me (Pop Punk/Hardcore) premiere “Sugarcane EP”

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.



DS Exclusive: Fair Do’s (Melodic Hardcore, UK) Debut Full-Length “Leopards”

The long awaited debut album from the Manchester-based shred factory that is Fair Do’s comes out on Lockjaw Records tomorrow. However, the band have given DyingScene an exclusive stream of it before it drops.

Leopards will be available on both CD and a brilliantly garish magenta/yellow splatter vinyl. You an order both from Lockjaw Records at this link.

Vocalist and guitarist of Fair Do’s, Danny Cummings, had the following to say about the record:

“We spent a lot of time on demoing and pre-production for this album, we wanted to have everything nailed down before we went into the studio… Essentially, we spent two years writing, 18 months recording, and six months organising the release – with some touring in between.”

Leopards was produced, engineered, and mixed by Dave Boothroyd at Reel Recording Studio in York. Mastering duties were taken care of by Daryl Phenneger of Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Danny commented on the recording process:

“We’ve worked with Dave in the past and he is an absolute master of his art. He knew exactly what we wanted and exactly how to deliver it. We couldn’t be happier! If you’re recording an album and want it clean, loud, crisp and popping, then talk to these guys.”

The album itself is a less-than-subtle fusion of melodic hardcore and metal, which showcases some of the best musicianship in punk rock today. If you’re a fan of fast, shouty noise with pointy metallic edges, Leopards is going to be right up your street.

Check it out before anyone else below!