If you’re looking for a new high-energy punk band, you can listen to their self-titled debut below.
Salt Lake City’s Wicked Bears have announced a tour in conjunction with their 2017 album “Tuning Out” being pressed to vinyl. The release is coming through Hidden Home Records, La Escalera Records, Dopey Goat Records, and Def Cow Records.
“Tuning Out” made Dying Scene Founder Dave Buck’s Top 10 Albums of 2017. You can see the tour dates and the release video 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.
If you’re not familiar with Coffee Project, let me give you a quick introduction. The duo hail from Gainesville and include Buddy from Less Than Jake and Jake who used to be in Rehasher. Imagine catchy and fast pop punk on an acoustic guitar, then add a trombone. Then imagine that every terrible band you’ve ever heard try something like this wasn’t terrible and were actually awesome. That’s basically Coffee Project. Their bandcamp says they “play upbeat catchy singalong acoustic songs that feel more like a punk rock show and less like a coffee shop gig” and that description is pretty accurate it seems.
That said, Coffee Project is truly one my favorite bands I feel I don’t hear enough from. Their new 7”, Wasted Love, which is out now on A-F Records (the label owned by Anti-Flag) comes off as a simple break up record upon seeing the artwork and hearing the title track. But I’m not sure that’s a fair analysis.
See, what I like about this record is that it reflects a breakup from multiple angles, not just the direct heartbreak and sad songs. It talks about frustration with social media, handling anxiety, and how the rest of the world may be perceived from someone who has just lost love, not just one’s inner feelings of grief.
It’s not my favorite thing the band has ever done, but there’s not a ton for me to analyze with only four short songs. They do a good job, as usual, of combining folk elements with punk energy without sounding like a typical folk punk band. It doesn’t feel like a release I can compare to their others, it just sounds like a continuation of what Coffee Project does.
Regardless, I’m going to give this a 3.5/5, (can I give them a 75%? C?) but that doesn’t mean it’s bad. I just wish it was longer and I had more to digest.
Go see Coffee Project at Fest this year, you won’t regret it. Listen to Wasted Love below, and please consider supporting the band and label.
Salt Lake City’s favorite pop punk band Wicked Bears have released a karaoke-style lyric video for the second single off their forthcoming album, Tuning Out.
The song is called “Reebok Classics”, and the video features, well, Reebok Classics.
Dying Scene is proud to premiere the brand new lyric video for “2049,” the first single from Wicked Bears‘ forthcoming album Tuning Out. It features flying cars, satellites, and lots of words (because it’s a lyric video).
No other details have been announced yet but you can stream the band’s last release, a self-titled EP, here.
Corona, CA pop punkers Casual Friday have released their new record “Weekend Forever” for free on their bandcamp.
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.