We're done looking back at 2013 and catching up: now it's time to see what exciting releases there are ahead of us this year. Whether ... read more
During a prolonged Minnesota winter in early 2013, Scene Point Blank chatted with Off With Their Heads’ Ryan Young about their (at the time) upcoming ... read more
The three-way partnership between Sera Timms (vocals/bass), Kelly Johnston (drums/vocals) and J. Bennett (guitar/vocals) forms Ides of Gemini, a reverb-laden doom metal trio. Bennett, a ... read more
Today we offer a brand new song, "Kings & Queens," from the band Onward Etc. Their new album, Sonder On, released today. The song includes guest appearances from members and ex-members of Social Distortion, Flogging Molly, Larry & His Flask, Stan Dewitt, and a children's choir.
For more info, check out DC-Jam Records. Enjoy the track below.
Our newest feature 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 Sundowners, The Black Lantern, Razorcake, Modern Radio Record Label.
We're excited here at SPB to team up with Hozac Records for a song premiere of "White Devils," the title track off the recently released 7" by 999999999 (All Nines).
It's the debut for the band, and "cooks down the Macbain brothers' formula into a glistening and gristling pop serum no one could have expected."
Check out the song below, then visit our COMPETITIONS page and enter to win your own copy!
Posted March 11, 2014, 8:04 p.m.
The Bradford Threadfest festival will take place from May 23-25 this year, spanning multiple locations within the city of Bradford. Included amonst the artists are Nadja, The Witch Hunt, Nisennenmondai, and more (listed fully below).
Additional artists will be named later.
Posted March 11, 2014, 7:35 p.m.
French surf group La Femme are touring North America in support of their latest LP, Psycho Tropical Berlin, a surf record infused with influence from other genres such as psychedelia, rockabilly, electro, and punk.
Dates are after the jump, including a run with ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead.
Posted March 11, 2014, 7:09 p.m.
Posted March 10, 2014, 6:44 p.m.
ADD Records' Dave-fronted band Too Many Daves have released a video for "When Getting Awesome Goes Wrong" off their Dawn of the Daves 7". The video features pools, children, and a general exploration of the song's lyrical content.
Check it out below.
Posted March 10, 2014, 5:56 p.m.
Bob Mould has announced a new studio album titled Beauty & Ruin. The new album will be on Merge Records and will release on June 3. A short tour will come before release.
Mould last released Silver Age in 2012.
Posted March 10, 2014, 8:23 a.m.
Shannon & the Clams are joining Guantanamo Baywatch for a split 7" in Suicide Squeeze Records' singles series, set for an April 29 release.
The split will be available digitally and on vinyl, limited on 750 copies.
Many musicians can write a sad song. But a sad song is just that. It’s one note - one emotion. Sad-verse-sad-chorus-sad-verse-end. Rare artists can take you on an emotional journey through the changing moods of an album. Even rarer artists can do so in the same song.It’s been six years since we last heard from the likes of Beck Hansen. Always chameleonic, each release has become an inadvertent event, with the listener never quite knowing which Beck they were going ...
Bleeding Rainbow is a hard-working band. They don't live solely off of their music as evidenced by singer/bassist Sarah Everton's Twitter missives about pulling shifts at a coffee shop in Philadelphia. ...
Tim Armstrong (Rancid) has spent over a year releasing a song a day on YouTube under the moniker Tim Timebomb. While astute fans can pull his work right off the internet these ...
London’s Lvcifyre have been slowly, murkily climbing towards the top of the local death metal scene for a number of years now and while their inception occurred sometime in 2007, ...
If I were to label the music of Modern Baseball, genre would not be the most adequate descriptor. It fits with some difficulty into the category of pop punk or ...
Wild Beasts are a curious entity and their singular approach to “indie” is one that has seem them take on more electronic feel as their career has progressed and with Present ...
Surely there has been a band (not just a group of musicians) that is as forward thinking about what the concept of being a “band” is as Self Defense Family (the band ...
Following a buzz-worthy 7” and string of shows around Pacific Northwest alongside the likes of The Spits, White Lung,OFF!, and High on Fire, Seattle's Deadkill have released their 14-song debut album No, Never! The ...
Dead Mechanical is one of those mid-tempo punk bands, built on life’s grimy surfaces and reflecting that tone of rough-and-tumble, down-and-out luck. The music fits this tone, drudging, cursing, and ...
The recent collaboration between emo acts Prawn (NY/NJ-based) and Joie De Vivre (Illinois-based) is a rad split album packed with guitar twinkles and gloomy vocals.Joie De Vivre starts off the ...
Russian Circles, KEN Mode, Inter Arma at Underground Arts, Philadelphia, 2/19/14 Last week, Chicago's Russian Circles touched down in Philadelphia as a part of their current tour with Ontario's KEN ... read more
Too Many Rappers: Fall Roundup The Minnehaha Creek is just one of the many places I do my thinking. I mean, as a human being with a fully functional brain, ... read more
HIM, Caspian Southampton GuildhallSouthampton, Hampshire, UKOctober 28, 2013 It has been three years since HIM last played on the shores of the UK, with a lot of uncertainty whether they ... read more
Beacons Festival 2013 North Yorkshire August 16-18, 2013 Beacons Festival is a pretty novel addition to the British concert scene. Taking place in Skipton (Lancs > Yorks) away from the ... read more
Posted March 5, 2014, 8:31 p.m.
Hozac Records and Scene Point Blank have joined forces to offer two lucky fans, drawn at random, a chance to win a copy of 999999999's (All Nines) debut 7", White Devils. Check out the title track streaming with us here, and enter to win below. On April 1 we will select ... more information
Posted Feb. 24, 2014, 9:08 p.m.
Scene Point Blank has paired up with Escapist Records to offer a tiered prize package giveaway, including new material from Light Years, My Mouth Is the Speaker, a bunch more great stuff, as well as a digital copy of our new book All Downhill From Here. Check out the 3 prize ... more information
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