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Interviews: Eyehategod

When it comes to talk about "heavy" bands and which ones reign supreme, it's virtually impossible not to mention Eyehategod of New Orleans, LA. Self-described ... read more

Interviews: Omahara

The quaint and urbane mask of Hobart, Tasmania is perhaps not a true representation of the many creative perturbations that occur beneath its often-quiet streets. ... read more

Music: Our Top 5 Favorite Album Openers

The challenge of listing the definitive "best" album openers is perhaps impossible. While we're dedicated at SPB to challenging the odds and defying convention, that ... read more

Interviews: The Dwarves

The Dwarves are the greatest band in rock ‘n’ roll. Just ask them. Never a group shy about their their stature, their lusts, or their ... read more

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1QI: Jason Lupeituu, Noisem, Cloud Rat, Shonen Knife

1QI: Jason Lupeituu, Noisem, Cloud Rat, Shonen Knife

One of our features here at Scene Point Blank is our semi-daily quickie Q&A: One Question Interviews. Follow us at facebook or twitter and we'll post one interview every Monday-Thursday. Well, sometimes we miss a day, but it will be four each week regardless.

After our social media followers get the first word, we'll later post a wrap-up here at the site and archive 'em here. This week check out Q&As with Jason Lupeituu, Noisem, Cloud Rat and Shonen Knife.

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MP3s Premiere: The Tim Version bonus EP

Premiere: The Tim Version bonus EP

The Tim Version - Ordinary Life

Scene Point Blank is excited to premiere the bonus companion EP for The Tim Version’s upcoming Ordinary Life full-length. The 7”, streaming below, is available with pre-orders from No Idea Records and will be for sale at their upcoming record release show also. It contains 3 songs in addition to the 12 song full-length.

The Tim Version are a Tampa, FL 4-piece playing hoarse vocal punk that claims influence from The Replacements, Radon, Motorhead, and classic country.

Records SPB exclusive stream: Straight Arrows

SPB exclusive stream: Straight Arrows

Straight Arrows - Rising

SPB is proud to present the latest album from Straight Arrows, Rising, set for a US release on Aug. 12 on Hozac Records. The fuzzed out garage-punk band's last full length was 2010's It's Happening.

Rising is also available on Rice Is Nice Records (AUS) and Agitated Records (UK/EU) and can be purchased here.

Records Scott Walker and Sunn 0))) collaboration

Posted Aug. 18, 2014, 8:03 a.m.

Sunn O))) and Scott Walker will be working together on a new full-length, Souse. The record is 5 songs and 5 minutes and will be released later this year.

Bands Locrian finishes recording

Posted Aug. 17, 2014, 8:51 p.m.

Locrian finishes recording

Locrian has finished recording a new album that is scheduled to hit stores in 2015. The record was produced by Greg Norman at Electrical Audio in Chicago and will be out next year on Relapse Records.

Locrian last released Return to Annihilation in 2013. SPB had the privilege of talking with Andre Foisy earlier this year.

Records Crime's Murder By Guitar gets vinyl release

Posted Aug. 17, 2014, 8:07 p.m.

Murder By Guitar, from San Francisco's Crime, will be released on vinyl on Aug. 19. The album collects three singles and nine unreleased studio tracks from the 1976-1980 period.

Superior Viaduct will handle the release. Check out a full track listing below.

Tours Windhand tour dates

Posted Aug. 17, 2014, 6:32 p.m.

Windhand tour dates

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Richmond, VA's Windhand have announced a three week North American jaunt that includes shows with Sleep, Ilsa, Jex Thoth, and All Them Witches.

The band last released Soma on Relapse Records.

Records New Earth in September

Posted Aug. 17, 2014, 5:34 p.m.

New Earth in September

Earth will release a new LP, Primitive And Deadly, on Sept. 2. The band just completed a European tour and will tour the US with King Dude following the new record's release.

Tours Pup in the USA

Posted Aug. 17, 2014, 5:31 p.m.

Pup in the USA

Recent Sideonedummy signees Pup, from Australia, have announced their first US tour.

The tour starts in Minneapolis, ends in Boston, and will bit Riot Fest, The Fest, and more.

The band recently released a self-titled record.

Records Social Damage to release 7-inch

Posted Aug. 17, 2014, 4:23 p.m.

Social Damage to release 7-inch

Indianapolis' Social Damage have an upcoming 7" titled Eye for an Eye that will release on Life to Live Records. The band plays straight edge youth crew hardcore and has samples of their work online at bandcamp.

The 7" will see a European release via Straight & Alert.

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Earth Girls

Wrong Side of History

8.0 / 10 Earth Girls - Wrong Side of History album cover

Wrong Side of History is the debut 7” by Chicago upstarts Earth Girls. This piece of weighty green wax (via Grave Mistake in the United States) was recorded during the same session as their sold-out limited run demo cassette from earlier this year. Earth Girls are headed up by Liz Panella of Libyans and Broken Prayer on guitar and vocals. The lineup is rounded out by Joey Kappel, also of Broken Prayer as well as Boilerman, on bass, and Jeff Rice of Daylight Robbery on drums. Although the ...

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Astpai

Burden Calls

Astpai - Burden Calls album cover

I’m not sure what this says about me, but I like Astpai’s Burden Calls just fine but it takes until they pull a sample from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (the original) to hit that ...

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Girl Scout

Self Titled EP

Girl Scout - Self Titled EP album cover

Musically tight and lyrically inventive, Pittsburgh, PA-based, self-proclaimed “slacker rock” group Girl Scout seems to draw inspiration from various indie rock groups of the ‘90s and early 2000s - it ...

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John, The Void

Self Titled EP

John, The Void - Self Titled EP album cover

Proving that Italians can do the doomy, post-metal thing just as well as anyone else, mysterious and methodical five-piece group John, the Void’s 2014 self-titled EP (which actually runs a ...

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GG Allin

(un)Censored Live 1993

GG Allin  - (un)Censored Live 1993 album cover

Despite the fact that the man’s been dead for more than two decades at this point, the reputation of GG Allin, self-described “public animal #1” who aimed to bring the ...

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Earthless & Heavy Blanket

In a Dutch Haze

Earthless & Heavy Blanket  - In a Dutch Haze album cover

Hour-long songs can be somewhat of a hard sell. For starters, there has to be an audience of listeners who are willing to carve out the time and sit and ...

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Wildhoney

Seventeen Forever

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Demonstrating on their 2013 self-titled EP that they may be the modern group that best replicates the sound of classic, British shoegaze bands (particularly, Isn’t Anything-era My Bloody Valentine), Baltimore five-piece Wildhoney ...

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London Grammar

If You Wait

London Grammar - If You Wait album cover

Heartbreak in its truest form is one of life's most sobering and unyielding experiences. As the tedious old adage goes: there's a thin line between love and hate. The strength ...

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The Sands

Hotel & Casino

The Sands - Hotel & Casino album cover

Say what you will about the old “don’t judge a book by its cover” metaphor, but it’s got some credence in the music world too. The Sands’ Hotel & Casino is a ...

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Electric Funeral

Total Funeral

Electric Funeral - Total Funeral album cover

Total Funeral is the entire anthology-to-date of Electric Funeral, the one-man Swedish raw punk hobbyhorse manned by Jocke D-Takt. And holy crap is it ever unnecessary. We’re talking about 53 songs ...

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Gog

Gog

Gog - Gog album cover

I had the fortitude to come across GOG’s previous album, Ironworks, and was astonished with what I discovered. On his previous album, Michael Bjella (the man behind GOG) explored the ...

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Too Many Rappers: July 2014

Posted by Nathan G. O'Brien
July 18, 2014, 3:34 p.m.

Too Many Rappers: July 2014 7/18/14 - Minneapolis, MN Commuting earlier than usual this morning means it’s nice and cool. I ride by a kid who’s wearing an old 3rd ... read more

Show Review: Guided By Voices @ Irving Plaza

Posted by Eli Zeger
July 13, 2014, 12:35 p.m.

Guided By Voices, Crystal Stilts   Irving Plaza New York, NY July 11, 2014     Photo courtesy of Gerald McBoing-Boing     See Guided By Voices before you die. ... read more

Show Review: Agalloch @ Irving Plaza

Posted by Eli Zeger
July 7, 2014, 10:11 a.m.

Agalloch, Jex Thoth   Irving Plaza New York, NY June 30, 2014     Agalloch were one of the first metal bands to combine black/doom’s monsoon of carnage with ambient, ... read more

Show Review: Eyehategod @ Club Europa

Posted by Eli Zeger
June 11, 2014, 2:55 p.m.

Eyehategod, Ringworm, Enabler, Shitkill   Club Europa Brooklyn, New York June 7, 2014       This past weekend, the mega-festival Governors Ball hit hard in NYC.  People from all ... read more

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