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Nahko Bear is a multi-instrumental, multi-talented, musician born in Portland, Oregon. Nahko’s songs are categorized as world fusion, and while those words are generally a ... read more

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There was something distinct about Inter Arma and their sound from the very start, with their first release Sundown, but since then these guys have ... read more

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SPB exclusive: Cortez's "Initial"

SPB exclusive: Cortez's "Initial"

Cortez - Initial

Out on September 9 for the first time on vinyl, Scene Point Blank is excited to debut the remastered repressing of Cortez’s Initial.

The Swiss hardcore band first burst onto the scene in 2001 and originally released Initial in 2005 on CD. Now remixed and remastered, WOOAAARGH and Get A Life Records! Are co-releasing it on 12”.

The pressing is limited to 400 copies, available for order here.

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Splits Fight Amp

Posted Sept. 28, 2016, 10:29 p.m.

Fight Amp

Philadelphia's Fight Amp have announced a final tour and break-up, playing a few shows in early November before their final Nov. 12 show in Brooklyn.

The band, founded in 2004, issued a statement included after the jump.

Records Quintron and Miss Pussycat Oct-Nov tours

Posted Sept. 25, 2016, 2:18 p.m.

Quintron and Miss Pussycat Oct-Nov tours

Quintron and Miss Pussycat have added dates to their fall tour, including a New Years Eve stop in Memphis, TN.

On the tour they will be selling the new two-hour long USB-release "single" of their weaTher-influenced drone project Weather Warlock.

Records New from Warm Needles

Posted Sept. 25, 2016, 11:27 a.m.

New from Warm Needles

Next month Warm Needles will release a new one-sided vinyl EP, a re-recording of last year's Don't Tell Me How to Live demo cassette.

In addition to the re-recording the new 12" release includes a new song. Tour Van Records is handling the release in the US with Crapoulet (France) and Different Kitchen (U.K.) also helping out.

Bands New Rose debut on Broken Circles

Posted Sept. 24, 2016, 11:15 p.m.

New Rose debut on Broken Circles

New Rose - All Nite

Featuring members of Big Eyes and RIPS, country band New Rose will release their debut album, All Nite, on Broken Circles on Oct. 21.

Claiming Flying Burrito Brothers as influence, their debut was recorded byRusty Santos (prodcer of Animal Collective, Panda Bear,, and Ariel Pink).

Records MakeWar out next month

Posted Sept. 24, 2016, 10:11 p.m.

MakeWar out next month

Red Scare Industries will release Developing a Theory of Integrity next month on October 7. The "Brooklyn by way of Venezuela and Colombia" band have a video for the song "Ode" streaming here.

Records New collab between Theologian and Lament Cityscape

Posted Sept. 22, 2016, 9:09 p.m.

New collab between Theologian and Lament Cityscape

photo by Scott Wilkinson

Lament Cityscape have teamed up with Theologian for the collaborative Soft Tissue full-length, out Oct. 21 on Battleground Records and Annihilvs Power Electronix.

The record combines both current and former members of both groups and a live rendition will be performed at Southwest Terror Fest on Oct. 20 to mark the release.

Tours Bouncing Souls tour dates

Posted Sept. 21, 2016, 9:32 p.m.

Bouncing Souls tour dates

photo by Danny Clinch

Hot off the release of the new Simplicity album, The Bouncing Souls will be touring the North American East Coast and a few Midwestern dates later this fall. They'll be joined by Anti-Flag, Masked Intruder, Cayetana, and others on the various dates.

Records Mr. T Experience announces first LP in 12 years

Posted Sept. 20, 2016, 9:53 p.m.

Mr. T Experience announces first LP in 12 years

The Mr. T Experience - King Dork Approximately

The Mr. T Experience (MTX) have announced the relase of King Dork Approximately, out Oct. 4 as an exclusive download with the paperback puchase of the novel by the same title, authored by MTX frontman Frank Portman. A vinyl release will follow sometime in 2017.

Portman denies it's a reunion, stating instead that,  “We never did go away. With the collapse of the music industry, during the release of our last album in 2004; it made it very difficult to fund recordings and at the time I embarked on a successful literary career.”

The new album is their first to be released on a label other than the now defunct Lookout Records. The band will be playing select shows in October-December across the United States, including two December dates with the reunited Nobodys.

Tours il sogno del marinaio Europe tour

Posted Sept. 18, 2016, 12:26 p.m.

il sogno del marinaio Europe tour

photo by Scott Wilkinson

Trio il sogno del marinaio ("the sailor's dream" in Italian) will embark on a 32-date European tour at the end of this month. The band is comprised of Stefano Pilia (guitar), Andrea Belfi (drums), and Mike Watt (Minutemen, fIREHOSE, Iggy & The Stooges, and more) and has released two albums.

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