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Regular Columns: Guest Column: Justin Pearson - The Right Answers To The Wrong Questions

When I was growing up, I nihilistically spat in one eye of the universe. At some point, I figured I might as well spit in ... read more

Interviews: Alex Hughes (Holy Money)

I would like to start by saying, if you haven't heard Deconstruct by Hatred Surge, stop. Open a new tab and go listen to it ... read more

Interviews: Amenra

Amenra’s 2016 release, Alive, from Consouling Sounds is a compilation of live acoustic performances from 2014. Comprising that track list is material from Amenra’s 2009 ... read more

Music: Remembering Erik Peterson

Today we lost Erik Peterson, the frontman and mastermind behind anarcho-punk act Mischief Brew. I had met Erik on a handful of occasions. I covered ... read more

Music: Scene Point Blank's Favorites: The Year So Far (July 2016)

It hasn't been the most promising start to a year: with both David Bowie and Prince departing the Earth (presumably to take their music to ... read more

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Retox Twit takeover

Retox Twit takeover

photo by Jacqueline Coulon

Justin Pearson of Retox, Head Wound City, and more, will be guest tweeting from the Scene Point Blank account for the duration of the upcoming Retox tour, from Sunday August 28 to Friday Sept. 16.

 

 

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Records SPB exclusive: Bent Life's "Never Asked for Heaven"

SPB exclusive: Bent Life's "Never Asked for Heaven"

Bent Life - Never Asked for Heaven

Scene Point Blank is pleased to debut the new Never Asked for Heaven from Bent Life, a week before its debut on August 5.

The new album is the group's first full-length and first release on Bridge Nine Records, though they formed back in 2010 and have several EPs under their belt. The record was produced by Nick Jett (Terror) and showcases a blend of clear and precise hardcore that alternates between big riffs and big hooks.

Check out below and catch the band on a short run of tour dates this weekend. Pre-orders are available from Bridge Nine.

Bands 1QI: Drunk Couples, Holy White Hounds, Karen Haglof

Posted Aug. 29, 2016, 2:03 p.m.

1QI: Drunk Couples, Holy White Hounds, Karen Haglof
Welcome to our almost daily quickie Q&A feature: One Question Interviews. Follow us at facebook & twitter and we'll post an interview three days each week, typically every Tuesday-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 Drunk Couples, Holy White Hounds and Karen Haglof.

Labels Lifesick (Denmark) join Southern Lord

Posted Aug. 28, 2016, 10:34 a.m.

Frederica, Denmark's Lifesick will release a their debut album on Southern Lord Recordings, titled 6 0 1

Check out their video "In Love with Hate" for a taste.

Records Dead to Me returns Oct 21

Posted Aug. 27, 2016, 9:54 a.m.

Dead to Me returns Oct 21

Dead To Me will release a new EP titled I Wanna Die in Los Angeleson October 21, their first new material in five years.

The new release is a 3-song 7" and will be issued by Fat Wreck Chords.

Records New from Animal Lover

Posted Aug. 25, 2016, 8:51 a.m.

New from Animal Lover

Animal Lover - Stay Alive

Minneapolis' Animal Lover are streaming new video "Dreamhouse" from their forthcoming Stay Alive album, set for release on Sept. 9 (Forward Records). The band has also booked a US tour with Phantom Head.

Records Joe McMahon (Smoke or Fire) back with solo LP

Posted Aug. 24, 2016, 9:51 a.m.

Joe McMahon (Smoke or Fire) back with solo LP

Joe McMahon, also of Smoke or Fire (Fat Wreck Chords) has announced the release of Another Life next month on Sept 2. The new album is his first solo full-length, though he previously released a split LP with The Lawrence Arms' Brendan Kelly.

In 2013, McMahon moved to Germany and begam playing solo shows. The new LP is on Smartpunk/Gunner Records.

Smoke Or Fire released their last album, The Speakeasy, in 2010.

Records Ion Dissonance returns

Posted Aug. 22, 2016, 9:22 p.m.

On Nov. 18, Good Fight will release Cast the First Stone from Montral's Ion Dissonance.

The band, active 2003-2010, has four previous releases.

A new song, "Treading on Thin Ice" is online now:

Tours The Falcon touring with Kyle Kinane

Posted Aug. 22, 2016, 5:17 p.m.

The Falcon touring with Kyle Kinane

photo by Loren Green

Already touring the US this summer-fall in support of Gather Up the Chaps, The Falcon will pick up comedian Kyle Kinane for several dates beginning in November. Wisconsin's Arms Aloft will also be playing at these stops.

Labels 6131 signs Suburban Living

Posted Aug. 20, 2016, 4:48 p.m.

6131 signs Suburban Living

photo by Emily Dubin

6131 Records has signed Philadelphia's Suburban Living and will release a new album, Almost Paradise, on Oct. 7. It's the band's second full-length.

A new track, "Come True," is streaming below off the soon to come album.

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