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Music: MOFO 2016 Festival

13 Jan – 18 Jan, 2016 MONA, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia In 2011, I visited Tasmania for the first time. In many ways it was still ... read more

Music: Craw

Craw is a band that flew under the radar for most of its career, retaining an underground fame through the '90s and releasing three great ... read more

Music: Scene Point Blank's Favorites: Year End (2015)

It's that fabled time of year – SPB's favorite albums of the last twelve months. In this list, assembled by combining all of out staff ... read more

Music: 2015: A Year In Review

As if we haven't told you enough about 2015—artist roundups, label roundups, our favorite records—we've got a couple more lists for you. Find out the ... read more

Music: Pass The Mic: Artists on 2015

It's the end of another year, and time for us to ask some of our favorite artists and bands for their reflections on the past ... read more

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SPB premiere: "Generic Plans for a New Blunder" from Hot Nerds

SPB premiere: "Generic Plans for a New Blunder" from Hot Nerds

Today Scene Point Blank brings you a new tune from Hot Nerds, the title track off their soon to be released Generic Plans for a New Blunder EP, out officially on Feb. 12 through Three One G Records.

Featuring members of All Leather, the new EP “takes the music down a twisted path towards a slightly more ‘traditional’ sound,” the label says, “a bit more punk, with a lot more grit.”

Like what you hear? Win a copy from us and Three One G here.

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Records SPB exclusive: Friedemann's Wer Hören Will Muss Schweigen

SPB exclusive: Friedemann's Wer Hören Will Muss Schweigen

Friedemann - Wer Hören Will Muss Schweigen

Out on Jan. 29, Scene Point Blank is please to bring the brand new Wer Hören Will Muss Schweigen from Germany’s Friedemann, his second album.

The record follows 2014’s Uhr vs, Zeit and will be released by Exile on Mainstream. Over 14 tracks it explores—in German—the balance of individual and social life.

Pre-orders are available now from both Exile on Mainstream in Europe (CD and vinyl) and Earsplit Distro in the United States.

 

Bands 1QI: toyGuitar, Crab Legs, Craig Taylor-Broad, Ali Muhareb

Posted Feb. 5, 2016, 8:59 a.m.

1QI: toyGuitar, Crab Legs, Craig Taylor-Broad, Ali Muhareb
Welcome to our almost daily quickie Q&A feature: One Question Interviews. Follow us at facebook & twitter and we'll post an interview four days each week, typically every Monday-Thursday.
 
After our social media followers get the first word, we post a wrap-up here at the site and archive them here. This week check out Q&As with toyGuitar, Crab Legs, Craig Taylor-Broad, and Ali Muhareb.

Bands True Widow wraps up recording session

Posted Feb. 3, 2016, 9:13 p.m.

True Widow wraps up recording session

Jen Shu

Texas trio True Widow have finished recording their upcoming fourth full-length with Matt Pence.

The album is their first since Circumambulation (2013) and is planned for a release this summer on Relapse Records.

The band will be on tour this April.

 

Records Patton & Kaada collaborate on Bacteria Cult

Posted Feb. 3, 2016, 8:21 p.m.

Patton & Kaada collaborate on Bacteria Cult

Kaada/Patton - Bacteria Cult

Set for an April 1 release, Mike Patton and Norwegian composer John Kaada have teamed up for a new release, Bacteria Cult, to release on Ipecac Recordings.

The two have worked together previously, but this is their first output in 8 years--the last being 2007's Kaada/Patton Live DVD.

Records New Slackers out soon

Posted Feb. 3, 2016, 6:28 p.m.

New Slackers out soon

The Slackers will release a new album on Feb. 19 via Rare Breed/Paper + Plastick Records distribution, self-releasing the album proper on their own Special Potato label.

The band is celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2016.

Labels Down In It join Good Fight Music

Posted Feb. 3, 2016, 4:42 p.m.

Down In It join Good Fight Music

photo by Daniel Waverly

Wilmington, NC's Down In It have joined with Good Fight Music with plans to release a full-length, their first, later in 2016.

First the band will hit the road with Vatican this March-April. Their most recent release was a split with No Restraint.

Records Belvedere To Get Revenge With The Fifth

Posted Feb. 3, 2016, 12:49 a.m.

Belvedere To Get Revenge With The Fifth

Belvedere will release their fifth studio record conveniently titled The Revenge of the Fifth. The album will be available May 5th via Lockjaw Records, Bird Attack Records, Effervescence Records, and Funtime Records.

Bands NOFX tell-all book

Posted Feb. 2, 2016, 8:35 p.m.

NOFX tell-all book

NOFX has announced a tour of both music venues and bookstores this April in support of a revealing book on the band's history and experiences. Titled NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathrub and Other Stories, it comes out on April 12 (Da Capo Press) with a supporting tour already booked.

Labels Locket now on Take This To Heart

Posted Feb. 1, 2016, 8:33 p.m.

Locket now on Take This To Heart

Austin, TX group Locket have inked to Take This to Heart Records for their upcoming self-titled debut EP.

The post-punk band formed in 2014 and released their debut today, Feb. 1.



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Ali Muhareb

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The concept of being “existentially wasted” seems somewhat appropriate in the context of increasingly confused (and confusing) modern society. It's a concept that could easily have been born out of something like The Matrix, a process of being burnt out on being. Modern humans are often simply swamped with information, much of which seems utterly useless in the bigger scheme of things: advertisements, conflicting stories, and plain stupidity day after day, and sifting through this mess can weigh on a ...

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Get Your Own Generic Plans for a New Blunder

Posted Jan. 31, 2016, 8:49 p.m.

Scene Point Blank is excited to team up with Three One G Records for a giveaway of Hot Nerds’ newest EP, Generic Plans for a New Blunder. The 7” comes out on Feb. 12 and on Feb. 19 we’ll randomly selected two winners. Just enter using the form below. The ... more information

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