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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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MP3s Premiere: "Rings" from Red Wood

Posted May 22, 2015, 8:58 a.m.

Premiere: "Rings" from Red Wood

Red Wood - Drought EP

Today Scene Point Blank is excite to premiere "Rings" off the upcoming EP from California's Red Wood. The song will be featured on the post-punk band's 4-song Dought EP, releasing on June 2 as a free download.

The band is based in San Francisco and Santa Rosa and recorded Drought at Nu-Tone Studios with Scott Goodrich. They released the New Growth EP this past January.

Records Infera Bruo releash teaser video for upcoming album

Posted May 21, 2015, 5:39 p.m.

Infera Bruo releash teaser video for upcoming album

Infera Bruo

US progressive black metal band Infera Bruo have released a teaser video on Youtube with excerpts from their upcoming album In Conjuration. The follow up to their previous album, Desolate Unknown, will be released through Bindrune Recordings on the 1st of July.

 

Videos Hemingway premiere new video

Posted May 21, 2015, 3:01 p.m.

Hemingway premiere new video

Hemingway, who did us the honor of premiering their Jawbreaker cover "Ashtray Monument," have premiered a video for "Over the Phone," a new song from Pretend to Care, released earlier this year via 6131 Records.

The band sets off on tour next month.

Records Locrian preps Infinite Dissolution for July

Posted May 21, 2015, 1:22 p.m.

Locrian preps Infinite Dissolution for July

Locrian have wrapped up recording for their latest full-length, Infinite Dissolution, set for release on July 24 on Relapse Records.

The Chicago-formed band is celebrating 10 years this year.

MP3s New Refused song raises funds for Nepal

Posted May 21, 2015, 11:57 a.m.

Refused are offering a pay-what-you-wish download via Generous to raise funds for Nepal earthquake victims via the link below.

The re-formed post-hardcore hand launched the new song in joint effort with Tender Loving Empire and Laughing Planet to benefit The American Red Cross and Save The Children.

Download new Refused song to Help Nepal Quake Victims

Records Ma Jolie EP

Posted May 20, 2015, 3:21 p.m.

Ma Jolie EP

Ma Jolie will release a new EP titled Jetpack Mailman on June 16 on A-F Records. The new 4-songer will be complemented by a tour with Choke Up.

The band last released Polars on Lame-O Records in 2013.

Records New Spraynard announced

Posted May 20, 2015, 3:10 p.m.

New Spraynard announced

photo by Jessica Flynn

Spraynard will release a new album, Mable, on July 10 on Jade Tree Records.

The band, who released the Bench 7" yesterday on the same label, formed in 2009 and took a brief hiatus in 2012. They will be touring this asummer with Modern Baseball and The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die.

Shows Fest 14 adds Modern Life Is War, Smoke or Fire, more

Posted May 19, 2015, 10:08 a.m.

Fest 14 adds Modern Life Is War, Smoke or Fire, more

The Fest 14, taking place in Gainesville, FL from OCt. 30-Nov. 1, has announced another wave of bands including Modern Life Is War, Smoke Or Fire, Big Wig, Riverboat Gamblers, Title Fight, As Friends Rust, Lee Corey Oswald, and more.

Check below the jump for more info. See our Fest 13 coverage as well.

Tickets will go on sale June 1.

Bands The Appleseed Cast tour and reissue

Posted May 18, 2015, 1:02 p.m.

The Appleseed Cast tour and reissue

The Appleseed Cast - Mare Vitalis

The Appleseed Cast have summer news including a reissue of 2000's Mare Vitalis on double LP (Graveface Records) and a North American tour.

The re-issue releases on June 30 and the band is joined on the tour by Dads, Annabel, Coaster, and Dikembe on various dates, listed in detail below.

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