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Music: Pass The Mic: Artists on 2014

Since 2006 we've aimed to make our year-end roundups feature not just our thoughts on the best records of the past twelve months, but the ... read more

Interviews: To Write Love On Her Arms

Lagwagon were one the first bands that got me into punk rock. Their tracks were my favourite on the Fat Wreck Chords comps, and In ... read more

Interviews: Dead Broke Rekerds

We're quite fond of Dead Broke Rekerds and the work they do. We opted to reach out and ask a few questions and head honcho, ... read more

Interviews: Pup

We're at Toronto's Riot Fest. Hundreds of feet away Deathcab for Cutie are playing the main stage, belting out hit after soulful hit to the ... read more

Music: Top 5 Bands That Never Topped Their Debuts

1 Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction Admit it: you love this album just as much as everyone else. And with good reason; GNR's ... read more

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SPB exclusive stream: Attendant

SPB exclusive stream: Attendant

Attendant - Freaking Out

This month Scene Point Blank is excited to host a new record from Philadelphia's Attendant, Freaking Out, on Salinas Records.

To use Salinas' words, "Attendant is punk band from West Philly made up of folks from lots of other West Philly punk bands, but mainly Jon from Radiator Hospital and Jen from the Ambulars."

Pre-orders are open now here with the record coming sometime in mid-December.

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Records Laura Marling reveals new album details

Posted Dec. 17, 2014, 2:14 p.m.

Laura Marling reveals new album details

English singer-songwriter Laura Marling has announced the details for her forthcoming fifth album Short Movie. The 11 track album is set to be released in March 2015, with the title track being the first single from the album. 

Laura Marling released the Mercury-nominated Once I Was An Eagle in 2013. Short Movie is available for pre-order here, and is also available as a double vinyl LP. The video for the single is below.

 

Bands 1QI: Kid Tsunami, Post Teens, Al Swacker, JEFF The Brotherhood.

Posted Dec. 16, 2014, 3:15 p.m.

1QI: Kid Tsunami, Post Teens, Al Swacker, JEFF The Brotherhood.

Welcome to our almost daily quickie Q&A feature: One Question Interviews. Follow us at facebook or twitter and we'll post one interview every Monday-Thursday. Okay, sometimes we miss a day, but it will be four each week.

After our social media followers get the first word, we post a wrap-up here at the site and archive 'em here. This week check out Q&As with Kid Tsunami, Post Teens, Al Swacker and JEFF The Brotherhood.

Tours Glory Kid bands on the road

Posted Dec. 15, 2014, 8:18 p.m.

Glory Kid bands on the road

Reservoir - Cicurina Vol. 1

Two band son Glory Kid records will be touring this winter, Reservoir, from Pennsylvania, are touring the Northeastern US along with Seattle's Where My Bones Rest Easy.

Reservoir is planning a new EP, Cicurina Vol. 1, which released on Jan. 6 via Glory Kid, with pre-orders now available.

Bands Poison Idea to release new LP next year

Posted Dec. 15, 2014, 5:44 p.m.

Poison Idea to release new LP next year

Portland vets Poison Idea have announced a new studio album is coming in mid-2015, the band's first since Latest Will and Testament, which was released in 2006. The new LP is to be dubbed Confuse & Conquer. It will run 35 minutes and carry 11 songs, released on Southern Lord.

The band is also working on expanded reissues of War All The Time, and Feel The Darkness.

Tours Andrew Jackson Jihad and The Smith Street Band US tour

Posted Dec. 14, 2014, 2:42 p.m.

Andrew Jackson Jihad and The Smith Street Band US tour

Andrew Jackson Jihad, fresh off the release of Christmas Island, have announced a headlining US tour. They will be joined on all dates by The Smith Street Band, Jeff Rosenstock, and Chumped.

Records Suburbia boxset

Posted Dec. 13, 2014, 8:50 p.m.

Suburbia boxset

Horsebites Design

Brooklyn DIY venue Suburbia is releasing a 7" boxset with songs from Pet Symmetry, The Saddest Landscape, Timeshares, Luther, Broadcaster, By Surprise, Half Hearted Hero, and Earworms.

The set will be issued via 4 separate EPs, releasing on March 3, with artwork from Horsebites Design. Suburbia was founded in 2012 and has been featured in the New Yorker

Records Discourse joins Closed Casket Activities

Posted Dec. 13, 2014, 8:37 p.m.

Discourse joins Closed Casket Activities

South Carolina's Discourse have joined forces with label Closed Casket Activities to release their debut full-length, which will be titled Sanity Decays and will release on 12" and digitally on Jan. 27.

The hardcore band first formed in 2011.

Shows Plow United and Mikey Erg New Year's Eve show

Posted Dec. 13, 2014, 5:30 p.m.

Plow United and Mikey Erg New Year's Eve show

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Plow United will be playing a New Year's Eve show at World Cafe Live at the Queen in Wilmington, DE on Dec. 31, with Mikey Erg, The Headies, and Goddamnit joining the line-up for the event.

Plow United reformed in 2013 and last released the Delco EP in 2014 via It's Alive Records. The band is working on a new full-length for release in the coming year.

Labels Mayfly signs Wish List

Posted Dec. 13, 2014, 10:23 a.m.

Mayfly signs Wish List

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Indie pop trio Wish List has goined with Mayfly Records for the release of a new EP in early 2015.

The Pennsylvania/maryland band will release When the Stars Align Just to Piss You Off on the label, a follow-up to their self-titled LP.

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Cool Choices

8.5 / 10 S - Cool Choices album cover

“This is how losers feel // I am a loser // and you’re here to remind me” ...so begins Cool Choices, recorded by Jenn Ghetto, founding member of the outstanding and sorely missed Carissa’s Wierd, under the name of “S.” Ghetto has made a career of producing some of the most heart-wrenching, emotionally-devastating, and downright sad tunes imaginable, and this latest effort is at once both the most accessible S record to date and the one that’s perhaps the most ...

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Attendant - Freaking Out

  1. When You're Freaking Out
  2. Saturday
  3. Dishwasher
  4. Call Me Back
  5. Solar Shack
  6. I Won't Try to Change Your Mind
  7. Wax Pages
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Old Man Gloom

The Ape Of God

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Nai Harvest

Hold Open My Head EP

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Nai Harvest released this four song EP earlier on this year and I've been meaning to listen to it for a while now and man I wish I hadn't waited. ...

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Black Anvil

Hail Death

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Black metal is cool now right? Not to complain. I enjoy the genre, generally speaking, and the statement isn't a cut on Black Anvil as a band. It does seem ...

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Full Of Hell & Merzbow

Full Of Hell & Merzbow

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Full of Hell paved their way with their two previous albums, Roots of Earth Are Consuming My Home and Rudiments of Multilation, establishing the band as a force to be ...

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Mourn

Mourn

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Coming out of Spain, this group can come up with some seriously good tunes. Mourn started out as a duo act by Jazz Rodriguez Bueno and Carla Perez Vas, but ...

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Grouper

Ruins

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Though I’ve been familiar with the name Grouper for some time, perhaps it’s not entirely coincidental that the solo project from Portland, Oregon-based artist and musician Liz Harris has never ...

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Alexeï Kawolski

My DC Offset Fields

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Recording under the guise of Alexeï Kawolski, Montreal-based composer and producer Alexis Langevin-Tétrault walks the line between making harsh and abstract material and more noticeably melodic compositions. Kawolski has built ...

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The Smith Street Band

Throw Me in the River

The Smith Street Band - Throw Me in the River album cover

Summarizing The Smith Street Band is a bit difficult. While I want to lump them in with folk-punk, that’s only true in song structure. There’s far too much electric guitar ...

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Explosions in the Sky with David Wingo

Prince Avalanche Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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Ambarchi, O'Malley, Dunn

Shade Themes from Kairos

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The idea for Shade Themes From Kairos started when Belgian filmmaker Alexis Destoop asked Ambarchi and O’Malley to provide the score for his short film Kairos. The two musicians travelled ...

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Nick Cave @ State Theatre

Posted by Multiple
Dec. 15, 2014, 5:26 p.m.

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds State Theatre Sydney, AUS December 11, 2014   "All that has dark sounds has duende, that mysterious power that everyone feels but no philosopher ... read more

Run The Jewels & Ratking @ The Fine Line

Posted by Nathan G. O'Brien
Nov. 22, 2014, 11:31 a.m.

Run The Jewels, Ratking The Fine Line Music Café Minneapolis, MN November 20, 2014 Earlier this week I attended an artist’s talk/writer’s workshop-type thing here in Minneapolis. Kevin Bowe, who’s ... read more

Gaslight Anthem & Against Me! @ First Avenue

Posted by Loren
Oct. 22, 2014, 5:50 p.m.

The Gaslight Anthem, Against Me!, Cory Brannan First Avenue Minneapolis, MN October 15, 2014 It had been many a year since I’d seen Against Me! and I hadn’t seen Gaslight ... read more

Pixes @ State Theatre

Posted by Loren
Oct. 14, 2014, 6:02 p.m.

The Pixies, Royal Blood State Theatre Minneapolis, MN October 11, 2014   There’s a lot that can be said about The Pixies and their 2014 tour—well, about any tour of ... read more

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