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DS Exclusive: Fastfade (ffo: old Blink 182, Lagwagon) stream new album, “Happy If You Aren’t”

STTOOOKKKAAAGGEE!!… Oh, sorry. Is this thing typing? My cat just crossed the keys – a Cheshire cat – and out the front door. No worries, though. This band seems perfectly capable of chasing after it.

Fastfade are a group of well-meaning young F.S.P’s (fast sloppy punks) out of London kicking some cool palm-mutes and starry-eyed riffs, aggressive basslines with big-band breakdowns, and a drummer who, as far as my drummer fetish is concerned, kind of does it for me with his sped up, pop-punk simplicity. With sophistication in simpatico skate punk delivery, Fastfade can go “boo boo da, boo boo da” on the snare drum of my heart all day long, and maybe/maybe not, I let them get away with it.

This is one for the snotty-nosed and broken-hearted – fourteen tracks of progressive pop punk blending the best of those great bands we’re all so comfortable with under the covers, but when it comes to date-night, “Yeah, they were good until Dookie came out.” Relax. Fastfade is all “Netflix and chill.” No reason to be antsy. These are the golden daze. Backing vocals are on point throughout, with moments of power-pop undertones reminding us that skateboarders get to have friendships and girlfriends too, sometimes, like that night you went to bed with Tell All Your Friends and realized that the back-and-forth was actually pretty pleasant… Maybe it was just beer goggles. Songs like “Naked Attraction” are supplemented with All-esque inspired riffage, where happy/poppy tunes capitulate to themes of overthinking, loneliness and being a fucking weirdo. “These days in between/ strung out on caffeine/ making sense of what don’t make sense to me.”

Fastfade is coming of age. Hell, if they ever make it stateside, these boys are going to need a friendly liaison at the bar. I know you’ll be there when the time is right. Their new album, Happy If You Aren’t, releases December 14 on Umlaut Records and is available here for pre-order. You can stream that album below, and if not… then why not just help me kill myself, then? ‘Cause that’s what’s gonna fucking happen. Gawd. WTF!? Peace.



DS Exclusive: Wadeye (Anarcho, UK) Stream Latest EP “Spooneye With A Vengeance”

Manchester’s Wadeye have been good enough to give you Dying Scenesters an exclusive listen to their latest EP days ahead of its general release. Spooneye With a Vengeance is the third collection of music to date from the band. It features seven tracks of fierce, fiery yet immensely dance-able anarcho ska punk.

Taking the helm in terms of recording and mixing was Andy Dazzler of UK melodic hardcore act Dead Neck at Flush Studios, Manchester. The demented, politicised artwork has been provided by the immensely talented Flid Vicious. Handling distribution will be Pumpkin Records in the UK and Europe and No Time in the US.

The band, widely considered Manchester’s most dangerous, have scheduled the release of Spooneye With A Vengeance for this Wednesday. However, you lovely lot can check it out below. You’re most welcome.



DS Exclusive: Panhandler (ffo: Hot Water Music, Hard Girls) premiere new single, “Wherever That Is”

Here’s some new music out of Stockholm, Sweden to titillate your ear-holes. It’s a little bit country, a little bit punk, a little bit emo. Whatever you wanna call these guys (and lady) they’ve put together a righteous little indie tune that goes well with bands like The Menzingers, and Hard Girls.

Panhandler is gearing up to release their first full-length, Wherever That Is, on Trash Crusader Records (Europe) and Whisk and Key Records, (Australia) on December 8, 2018, following-up their 2016 EP, There Goes the Neighborhood. The band is fresh off a tour of The Outback, and promises the title-track to be “a painfully bittersweet, nostalgic tribute to past friends,” reminding us that, “no matter what separates you, the times you had will never go away.

Pre-orders for the album are available at Whisk and Key, and you can stream “Wherever That Is” below.



DS Exclusive: Italian HC band NOFU stream new EP, “Qui Ed Ora”

When I heard that my favorite Italian hardcore band, NOFU, was putting out new music, I jumped at the opportunity for an exclusive. I hopped on messenger and started up a chat and before you know it, I was beneficiary and custodian to exclusive content beholden to no one but myself. (and maybe a few of the band’s buds and whatnot) The weight of badassery fell squalidly on my shoulders, alone. Holy crap! What was I gonna’ write?

I first got the chance to see NOFU last year on their Thrashin’ the Bible Belt Tour, at my favorite local punk dive, and was absolutely blown away. The lead singer, Emanuele, was like seven feet, goddamn tall and radiating rock and roll eminence in cut-off jean shorts and high-kick glory. He had a voice like napalm and a smile like Jesus. Claudio, on guitar, was thrashing around in a performance reminiscent of Captain Sensible, but along with Bitto and Curzio (on bass and drums) terrorizing the place, these guys were playing the loud, fast shit.

The pit was ferocious (due props to my beloved hometown scene) and, needless to say, I gladly coughed up the measly 20 bucks for the vinyl, Interruzione, which has sense seen innumerous spins on my dusty, old table. I love this band. They are legitimately super badass. With influences ranging from Motörhead and Venom, Accused, Suicidal Tendencies, and Italian bands like Frammenti, Kina, and Stinky Rats to more post-hardcore influences like Crimpshrine and Hüsker Dü (who have a big influence on this new album, Qui Ed Ora) – the band knows their history, and, I think, could become a big part of it, if you let them.

NOFU is headed back on the road, embarking on a West Coast (U.S.) tour this month, with 14 stops from Tijuana to Washington, including one sold out show with The Cro-Mags and EYEHATEGOD. Qui Ed Ora won’t officially release until this February, however CD’s and cassettes are being made available for the tour via Carr’Amato Records and Reality is a Cult Records. Tapes and CD’s will be done FOR THIS TOUR ONLY!! So, if you’re lucky enough to catch these guys in the act, be sure and scoop one up. (or maybe two, so you can mail me a copy.) The February release will be on 7″ vinyl, however the band is still reaching out to labels. So, if you know a guy who knows a guy… cough, cough.

Qui Ed Ora is unbelievable. It’s a pleasant 4-track surprise that highlights the bands maturity, growth and dynamism as they depart from their hardcore/metal roots to touch on a transcendental time and element in punk rock music. Stream that EP and check out NOFU’s tour dates below.

“What we are, it has always been a postponement, omitted, of everything we do not have. Never could. Just beyond the fears. Just beyond the uncertainties. Just beyond the insecurities. Just beyond. The goal, the place, we are looking for. We aspire to. It’s so close, but we do not see it. What we call the path. The path, it is only the name of fear, of hesitation. Here and now, quotes of what we would like here and now, broken phrases. Silences. Redeemed and fragile.” (Lyrics to “Qui Ed Ora” from translation)

 



DS Exclusive: The Castor Troys stream new EP, “Legends Never Die”

The Castor Troys are a hard punk/rock band out of Hamilton, ON, for fans of Silverstein, Rise Against, and The Offspring. They will be self-releasing a new EP, Legends Never Die, on November 9, 2018. Luckily for all you young Dying Scensters, we’ve got the first-peak at those tracks here for you, today. The band will make the album available through CDBaby, here. Read that story and check out the exclusive stream below.



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.



Tightwire (ffo: The Queers, Teenage Bottle Rocket) stream video for new single, “Six Feet Deep”

Tightwire is a Minneapolis pop-punk band that has been gracing Mid-West stages since 2016. Their debut album, “Six Feet Deep” drops this Friday, (10/16/18) on Red Scare Industries, who have played host to bands like The Lillingtons, The Copyrights and TBR. They’ve hooked-up with Dying Scene for the scoop on the band’s new title-track music video.

Six Feet Deep is a woeful love ballad… kind of, except it clocks in at a-minute-and-a-half long. It goes well with The Queers’ classic, Debra Jean, and is for anyone with a broken-hearted “DNR” tattoo.

While I can’t boast one of those, I can say that I know the feeling well, and this is easy listening music on any lonely Saturday night.  It’s old-fashioned pop-punk for wallflowers and left-overs, skeezers, steezers, and sleazers. They’ve got a few rad dates coming up with Kung-Fu Necktie, Teenage Bottle Rocket, Dillinger 4, and OWTH, to check out if they come through your town. Be sure and pick up the album when it drops on Friday and peep the first-take of Tightwire’s new video for “Six Feet Deep” with those show dates below.



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.