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SPB exclusive stream: Warm Needles

SPB exclusive stream: Warm Needles

Warm Needles - Inconsolable

May’s featured stream here at Scene Point Blank is Inconsolable, the latest from Long Island, NY’s Warm Needles.

The 11 song new album follows their 2013 split with Costanza and will be released on Tour Van Records. Pre-orders go on sale today, with the digital release set for May 5 and LPs scheduled for June.

The band will play Pouzza Fest in Montreal, QC later this month.

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Videos Drakulas (members of Riverboat Gamblers and Rise Against) release song

Posted May 5, 2015, 4:42 p.m.

Drakulas (members of Riverboat Gamblers and Rise Against) release song

With their debut EP coming later this month on Red Scare Industries, Drakulas have debuted a video for “OWOWOWOWOWOWOW" at

The band features Mike Weibe (Riverboat Gamblers, Ghost Knife, High Tension Wires), Zach Blair (Rise Against), and more.

Tours Danzig, Pennywise, and Cancer Bats N. American tour

Posted May 5, 2015, 1:14 p.m.

Cancer Bats, recently off a European tour, will join Danzig and Pennywise on tour this summer, starting on July 11 in Pomona, CA on a 14 city run.

"Both bands have been our favorites since we first got into punk and metal so to have a chance to tour with both is like a dream come true," vocalist Liam Cormier said about the tour.

Records Dead Mothers debut EP

Posted May 5, 2015, 12:32 p.m.

Dead Mothers debut EP

North Carolina's Dead Mothers will soon release a debut EP this summer on Bitter Melody Records titled Life Is Poison. Hear the song "White Squaw" here.

Music News Miley Cyrus collaborates with Laura Jane Grace

Posted May 5, 2015, 11:17 a.m.

Miley Cyrus collaborates with Laura Jane Grace

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Miley Cyrus has launched The Happy Hippie Foundation, a non-profit to raise awareness of homeless youth, LGBT youth, and other vulnerable populations. The organization will feature exclusive musical collaborations with artists including Joan Jett, Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!), and more. Each session features a video filmed in Cyrus' backyard, along with a prominent "donate" button.

A video featuring Jett is current streaming at the site.

Records Jawbreaker tribute open to pre-order

Posted May 5, 2015, 9:44 a.m.

Jawbreaker tribute open to pre-order

What's the Score?, a new tribute album to Jawbreaker, is now open to pre-orders from Save Your Generation Records. The 12 song album features covers from Save Ends, Loose Planes, Hemingway, Lawnmower, and more, and an additional 4 digital tracks.

It releases digitally on June 23 with vinyl coming in late July.

Bands Jello Biafra & the updates

Posted May 5, 2015, 9:37 a.m.

Jello Biafra & the updates

Jello Biafra recently performed a live set with Bill Daves (Dash Rip Rock) and Fred Le Blanc (Cowboy Mouth) during Jazzfest that comprised of New Orleans soul, rhythm and blues, and garage songs. It's being released as a live record titled Walk on Jindal's Splinters and also includes Wildman Pete "Wet Dawg" Gordon (Mojo Nixon) on piano , Pepper Keenan (Down, Corrosion of Conformity), and a horn section.The band's moniker is Jello Biafra and the New Orleans Raunch & Soul Allstars. It will be released on Alternative Tentacles.

Biafra is also scheduled to perform as a guest vocalist this Thursday, May 7, in San Francisco with Dead Men Walking. Later this month he performs at Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas with backing band the Guantanamo School of Medicine.

Bands Melt Banana plan 2 North American tours

Posted May 4, 2015, 3:19 p.m.

Melt Banana are coming stateside this summer in two separate tours. In May-June the band will tour the sourthern portion of the US, heading north in July.

The band will also release Return of 13 Hedgehogs, a singles collection.

Shows Cold Waves IV industrial music festival

Posted May 4, 2015, 12:12 p.m.

Cold Waves IV industrial music festival

Industrial music festival Cold Wave ha announced its fourth incarnation. Running Sept. 25-26 at Metro in Chicago, the 2-day event will feature Pop Will Eat Itself, Godflesh, Author & Punisher, Frontline Assembly, Cocksure, and more. See below for the full schedule.

Tickets are available both for daily passes and for the entire event.

Labels New Radon release and more from Eager Beaver

Posted May 4, 2015, 10:36 a.m.

New Radon release and more from Eager Beaver

Eager Beaver Records of Japan has announced a split 7" between Radon and label-heads Worthwhile Way. The EP will be released in partnership with No Idea Records.

The Japan-based label will also soon release a new Dead bars 7", Western Settings LP, Warm Needles LP, Dude Jams CD, and Arms Aloft/Guerilla Poubelle split 7".

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American Spring

8.5 / 10 Anti-Flag - American Spring album cover

Barack Obama recently apologised to the families of two Western hostages killed during US drone strikes in January in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. The use of drones is nothing new, they've been used since George W Bush was commander in chief, and it seems the narrative of American politics never greatly changes. The only thing that does change is the level of information the world at large is supplied with.It seems fitting, then, that Anti-Flag are still crafting the vitriolic, politically-charged ...

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Warm Needles - Inconsolable

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