Ska enthusiasts everywhere, rejoice! The time for 4th wave ska is neigh. Seriously, I really do think that 4th wave ska is going to make an appearance in 2019. Particularly if bands like Legal Disaster are going to be leading the charge. This ska-core band hits you in the face with all the classic sounds you’ve grown accustomed to in ska waves 1 through 3. Legal Disaster is a healthy mix of cynicism and joyful apathy. There are a couple of bangers on their latest EP Drugged on War that really grabbed my attention right away. I truly think that their song “We Are the USA” perfectly encapsulates the exact “WTF” feeling I’ve felt since I first realized jet fuel can’t melt steel beams. Honorable mention to “Cigarettes”, it’s got everything; a voice over, anecdotal life advice, and a blatant disregard for said common sense. Check them out below.
California punkers Audio Karate have announced the re-release of their debut album “Space Camp” on vinyl after a long period of inactivity.
Pre-orders are available at the Wiretap Records and Hidden Home Records web stores. You can see a video interview with the band detailing the re-release and reminiscing on the making of the album below.
Dying Scene is proud to bring you the exclusive premiere of Corona, California-based pop-punk band Casual Friday‘s new music video, “Weekend Forever.”
You can view the video below.
The music video is a tribute to Thrasher Magazine’s “King of the Road” video series and the song is off of an upcoming LP to be released this year. Fans of The Ataris and Alkaline Trio will eat this song up.
Casual Friday was just announced to play The Fest in Gainesville.
Party punks Just Friends from California and Prince Daddy & The Hyena recently announced a 7″ Split coming out just in time for The Fest, and Dying Scene has the exclusive stream of the whole thing below!
Being Weezer fanatics, both band recorded one Pinkerton-era cover, Just Friends grabbing the underrated single “The Good Life”, while Prince Daddy chose the B-Side “Devotion”. Fans of Bomb The Music Industry! and, hell, Weezer, are sure to love this. You can preorder the Split here.
Dying Scene is proud to be exclusively streaming the record, and you can check it out below!
Click any of the images below to check out a photo gallery taken from Frank Turner’s Los Angeles, CA stop on his current North America tour. Turner and the Sleeping Souls are being supported by Australian rock group, The Smith Street Band and a children’s musical group, Koo Koo Kangaroo. Shots were taken by contributing DS photographer Hilary Swift (© Hilary Swift 2013).