Eyes of Mine

If people aren't getting their scene related tunes from New Noise Magazine, Dying Scene and Punktastic, than you're getting scammed. These editors/musical journalists are actually interested in getting well-crafted indie tunes out to the world as opposed to all the other outlets that are only interested in getting clicks. That being said...

Dying Scene is streaming 'Eyes of Mine' by the Future Idiots.


Most artists slap together a hodgepodge of unappealing songs or release a slew of equally forgettable singles as a way to build up anticipation for an upcoming album. Meanwhile, the Future Idiots endlessly toiled for 17 tracks to get the hype train started for their original LP. That's called commitment. That's also why they've been kicking some Pop Punk ass for over a decade. So here it is, in all it's Pop Star/Punker/Rock King/Diva laden glory, GTA3.

S.A.D: Songs of a Decade

The Future Idiots got a little fan love. Some of their more passionate listeners decided to secretly recruit some touring comrades to cover a few of their more popular songs in honor of their ten years as an active artist. It's not lost on me or the band that there was some hard earned money and well placed thought spent on the original art by Illustrations by Christian Wallin and the recording of all the new tunes. Amazing job by everyone.

Hybrid Moments

As if the promise of two new full length albums in 2016 wasn't enough, the Future Idiots decided to pull out both a trick and a treat for Halloween. They tricked everyone by unexpectedly dishing out a song (hell, I didn't even know it was coming) and they managed to treat fans of punk to a delightful Misfits cover. Enjoy!

Introducing Brock Landers

I'm stoked to announce the release of a physical and digital album by the former Scene, Vol. 5 artist, Brock Landers. Their 10 track album titled, Introducing Brock Landers is available everywhere right freakin' now.
I'd recommend the album for fans of Dance Gavin Dance, Hail The Sun, post-hardcore and saxophones. I'd personally say the standout songs include the title track 'Introducing Brock Landers' and 'Squintin Tarantino Part Two.' Both of which can be conveniently streamed right here:

New Future Idiots Song and Video

As the headline suggests, this is a new tune and video by the Future Idiots. It's the first in a number of new songs that will ultimately appear on their upcoming full-length album, Murphy's Law. The song's titled 'Better Than Everyone Else.' More information about the album and the song can be found at their music pledge project.  

New Future Idiots Album

The Future Idiots have started a Pledge Music campaign for their next album. Both the band and I are going to be investing heavily in this project despite the fact that we're all broke because the music industry is awful, so if you're a fan and you want to essentially preorder some primo stuff, toss a little love their way and make this project a GD success. Seriously, we're going whole-hog with this; vinyl, CD's, bonus songs, etc. 

Scholar & the Alzheimer's Association

In honor of Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month I'm going to be selling the album Choose Adventure by the pop punk band Scholar. It's an older release, but it's under-appreciated just like the human brain. Seriously, we're essentially the culmination of the meat in our head, and In my humble opinion, we need to make sure that that meat is fully understood, completely researched and well funded so our friends and families can have it running as smooth as possible for as long as possible. That's why 100% of any sales that roll on in for this album will go straight to the Alzheimer's Association. For more information on the Alzheimer's Association just visit alz.org.
Now that I've got the serious business out of the way, I want to thank Scholar for participating on this project. I wanted to work with them in some capacity ever since I released their song 'I Wish I Knew How to Quit You' on The Scene, Vol. 4. And honestly, I can't think of a better way to work together than to collaborate for something worthwhile. 

For those that might be unfamiliar with the band, I'd say that they have a classic pop punk sound that has a technical and grand side to it. Another way to describe the album would be to say that it would be like if Blink 182, Four Year Strong and Icarus The Owl had a child, and that child had ADD and a penchant for including kickass guitar riffs.  

Song Stream: Luciano Ferrara

Luciano Ferrara made his way onto The Scene, Vol. 5 because his sound brought me back to the classic days of Promise of Redemption. Clapping, raw emotion, a feeling of quality without obviously being overproduced; they all strike me as traits of early Shane Henderson material. I'm not accusing Luciano Ferrara of plagiarism or anything, I'm just saying that it's nice to finally get more of a throwback pop/punk singer songwriter style. It's not all that common of a genre and it's difficult to do well.