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Music: Scene Point Blank's Favorites: The Year So Far (July 2014)

How has your 2014 been so far? Team knocked out of the World Cup yet? Still not gotten around to listening to the new Lawrence ... read more

Interviews: Andrew W.K.

The thing that's most remarkable is how calm he is. An hour ago Andrew W.K was leading a sold out show in sing-a-long choruses and ... read more

Interviews: A Wilhelm Scream

The first time I heard A Wilhelm Scream I was obsessed with them. They were gritty and melodic; they had guitars and basslines that were ... read more

Interviews: Beans On Toast

Jay McAlister, the drunken folk singer behind Beans on Toast, is wearing oversized camo pants, a vintage ‘90s t-shirt, and a blue Adidas track jacket. ... read more

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1QI: Cheap Time, Hollow Earth, Circle, Gazer

1QI: Cheap Time, Hollow Earth, Circle, Gazer

One of our newest 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 Circle/Space Raft, Hollow Earth, Cheap Time, and Gazer. 

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Records SPB exclusive stream: The Howling Wind

SPB exclusive stream: The Howling Wind

The Howling Wind - Vortex

SPB is excited to host Vortex, the fourth album from The Howling Wind.

The band is a two piece of Ryan Lipynsky (Unearthly Trance/Serpentine Path) and Tim Call (Aldebaran), playing black metal with touches of stoner rock, death metal, doom, and other forms rock.

The record released on July 1 and can be ordered on limited edition digipak from Init Records.

Records Tiny Moving Parts new record set for Sept. 9

Posted July 20, 2014, 1:11 p.m.

Tiny Moving Parts new record set for Sept. 9

Ally Newbold

Pleasant Living, the second full-length from Tiny Moving Parts, is set for a Sept. 9 release on Triple Crown Records.

Recorded by J. Robbins, the 12 song album follow's 2013's This Couch Is Long and Full of Friendship (Kind of Like Records).

Records Solo Philip Selway in September

Posted July 20, 2014, 10:24 a.m.

Philip Selway (Radiohead, drums) will release his second solo LP on Oct. 7 on Bella Union. The record, Weatherhouse, comes four years after hsi first solo effort.

Labels The Color and the Sound join Black Numbers

Posted July 20, 2014, 10:22 a.m.

The Color and the Sound join Black Numbers

Boston's The Color and the Sound have joined with Black Numbers. First, the label will release their The Spring Tour EP on vinyl on July 29, followed by an EP of new material in the fall.

Labels Teenage Bottlerocket sign with Rise

Posted July 19, 2014, 8:49 p.m.

Teenage Bottlerocket sign with Rise

Teenage Bottlerock, currently on the Warped Tour, have signed to Rise Records where the band will release their next album. The record, still to be titled, will be recorded with Bill Stevenson. It will be their sixth full-length.

Labels Violent Soho join Sideonedummy

Posted July 19, 2014, 3 p.m.

Violent Soho join Sideonedummy

Sideonedummy has signed Australia's Violent Soho for US release. The band will release Hungry Ghost on Sept. 30 on their new label.

Records The Moms to release Buy American

Posted July 19, 2014, 2:27 p.m.

The Moms to release Buy American

This Sept., New Jersey punk band The Moms will release their debut full-length on Paper + Plastick Records.

Buy American is 10 song long. The band is currently on tour.

 

 

Bands Dogfish Head Brewery making Guided By Voices beer

Posted July 19, 2014, 10:40 a.m.

Dogfish Head Brewery making Guided By Voices beer

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Dogfish Head Brewery is making a batch of beer in honor or the 20th anniversary of Bee Thousand form Guided By Voices this fall, an imperial lager dubbed Beer Thousand.

The beer is to contain 10 hop and 10 grain varieties while registering 10% ABV. 10x10x10=1000% is the idea behind the concept.

Beer Thousand was released in 1994. SPB recently caught GBV live in a review here.

Tours Fall tour for Palms

Posted July 19, 2014, 10:13 a.m.

Fall tour for Palms

Travis Shinn

Los Angeles' Palms, comprised of Isis and Deftones members, will return to the road this Sept. for a tour of the southwestern US.

The band released a self-titled debut last year on Ipecac.

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Barghest

The Virtuous Purge

8.0 / 10 Barghest  - The Virtuous Purge album cover

This black metal act from Louisiana continues to spread destruction and devastation. Barghest released their debut album back in 2011, unleashing an echoing shout of misanthropy and obliteration. After their self-titled album, the band put out a split EP with fellow black metal act, False, which also marked their first work for Gilead Media. So now the band carries on its path of annihilation, alongside their collaboration with Gilead, and let loose upon the poor earth the The Virtuous Purge. And it ...

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Versus You

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Despite a confrontational name, Versus You are every bit positive punx with songs praising friendship, relationships, and the like. It’s not that they play bubbly music countered with cynical lyrics, ...

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Versus You

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Hotel Books

I'm Almost Happy Here, But I Never Feel At Home

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Pujol

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Moloch / Meth Drinker - Split LP

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Moloch returns a second time for 2013 while Meth Drinker join them this time. Moloch remain relatively the same in that what they do is play a deep dark style ...

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Moloch / Ensorcelor - Split LP

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Container

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Ensemble Economique

Melt Into Nothing

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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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