Since dropping their self-titled debut EP in 2014, the Toronto-based foursome – guitarist/vocalist Mike Portoghese, bassist Simon Poole, drummer Joe Torchia, and guitarist Daniel Scuglia – has seen their profile surge at same rate as their van’s odometer thanks to their now-signature blend of riotous punk with bits of post-rock and indie. With You Had It Coming, the band perfectly embodies the spirit and substance that they exude onstage; an urgent, unrelenting swagger reminiscent of early-90s Sub Pop and Dischord roster staples that’s caught – or rather demanded – the attention of tastemakers and discerning devotees alike.
Owing to their unique, combustible cocktail of influences, The Dying Arts can chameleon their way onto a virtually endless array of shows. From punk stalwarts like Anti-Flag and Good Riddance to heavier outfits like Protest the Hero and Grade to their contemporary peers in Single Mothers and The Motorleague, The Dying Arts have played alongside them all and converted many of those fans into followers of their own.
With a new EP in hand, a rabid growing fanbase, and team of industry heavyweights now in their corner, The Dying Arts are ready to unleash their sonic fury on a grand scale.