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SUMAC

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SUMAC

Posted June 21, 2016, 3:35 p.m.

In 2015 SUMAC released their debut album, The Deal, offering a first taste of their musical vision. Heavy riffs and unearthly grooves, coupled with a free form spirit ruled over the album. Aaron Turner, Nick Yacysyn and Brian Cook fulfilled their promise that SUMAC would be a full-time act, releasing just a year later, their sophomore full-length, What One Becomes, solidifying their essence as a band. In this interview Aaron Turner sheds some light into the origin of the band, the concepts addressed in their lyrics, the evolution of their sound, the abstract approach that appears in their works and their future endeavors (which sound very promising.) Scene Point Blank: Hey guys! First of all thanks for finding the time ...

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Pkew Pkew Pkew

Interviews Pkew Pkew Pkew

Posted June 21, 2016, 3:33 p.m.

Pkew Pkew Pkew is fighting off adulthood with cheap beer and Power Chords. This summer I've been invited to four weddings, a handful of ...

Top 5 TV Themes

Music Top 5 TV Themes

Posted June 21, 2016, 3:29 p.m.
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TV theme songs are their own art form: they aren’t singles and they aren’t cinematic scores. Instead, they have to be memorable while ...

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In Defence

One Question Interviews

In Defence

Posted Nov. 9, 2013, 8:02 p.m.

Ben Crew (In Defence-vocals, Profane Existence Records) SPB: Do you get nervous before you play a show? Crew: No. Not any more. I use but that was back when I wanted people to like me. Now I don't give a shit what people think. I'm going out there to have a good time. I'm going out there for my own entertainment. I'm gonna have fun no matter what. If other want to join me, awesome. If not that's their choice.

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Tombs

Interviews Tombs

Posted June 4, 2016, 8:38 a.m.

The story of Tombs has been nothing if not turbulent. Line-up changes have been a constant issue with the band ...

The Motorleague

Interviews The Motorleague

Posted June 4, 2016, 8:37 a.m.

Less talk, more rock: New Brunswick’s The Motorleague aren’t interested in waxing philosphical about The East Coast or ...

Julien Baker

Interviews Julien Baker

Posted May 20, 2016, 3:45 p.m.

"When I am alone, the only place to look is the crowd. I know I am up there alone." Julien ...

Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Fruition

Regular Columns Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Fruition

Posted May 20, 2016, 3:43 p.m.
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FRUITION. ( . . . ) I can hear it fading / fading like gas. ( . . . )I am having a hard time figuring out what you came ...

The Body

Interviews The Body

Posted April 28, 2016, 1:53 a.m.

Setting out to create the most twisted and disgusting pop record ever created, The Body certainly achieved that goal with ...

SXSW 2016

Music SXSW 2016

Posted April 28, 2016, 1:51 a.m.

An Esquire article written immediately after the event describe South by Southwest 2016 as “the worst-attended, least buzzy version of ...

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