NewsJune 24, 2011 2:52 PM ET3,394 views

DYS live recordings set for release

Official press release: Reformed Boston Hardcore band DYS have announced August 9th as the release date for their live release More than Fashion: Live from the Gallery East Reunion on Bridge Nine Records. Featuring tracks recorded at the Wonderland Ballroom in Revere, Massachusetts, More than Fashion highlights songs from the band's two prior studio recordings in a celebration of Boston's hardcore history and the band's place in it. DYS Founding member Dave Smalley went on to sing for Dag Nasty, All and Down by Law, among others, while co-founder Jonathan Anastas helped launch second-generation Boston hardcore band Slapshot. "I never thought we'd have the opportunity to share a stage with so many friends and brothers again, playing DYS songs for a room packed full of fans, old and new," said Smalley. "DYS, Boston and the Gallery East all started my music career and will always hold a really special place in my heart. Over the years, fans have always asked to hear DYS live again. I'm glad we could capture this once in a lifetime show and share it with people." DYS is considered an early prototype for the Straight Edge "Youth Crew" bands of the 90's as well as pioneers of the early melding of Hardcore and Metal into "Crossover." By including songs from both eras in their history, More than Fashion: Live from the Gallery East Reunion showcases the band's evolution and passion for all forms of heavy music. According to Anastas, "We did more than just dust off the old songs. We really tried to re-work both parts of our sound together into one powerful assault. One heavy nod to the past and to the present, to our values and to our fans. It was such a great experience, we decided to keep it going." More than Fashion: Live from the Gallery East will be available in stores and online on August 9th with special pre-order packages to be announced soon at Additionally, DYS will be playing The Rumble in Chicago on June 25th, Sound and Fury in Santa Barbara, CA on July 22nd and the legendary Gilman Street Project in Berkley CA on July 23rd in support of this special release.

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