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SPB exclusive stream: Khmer/Livstid split

SPB exclusive stream: Khmer/Livstid split

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This month SPB has teamed up with Halo of Flies (US), Disiplin Media (Norway), and Long Legs Long Arms (Japan) to stream the new split from Khmer and Livstid, 1 track from the former and 8 from the latter.

Starting with a 10 minute romp from Khmer, blackened hardcore crust from Spain and followed with Norway's blastbeat d-beat Livstid on the flip side, the record is a joint release between the three labels.

Khmer will be touring the US later this year with Unihabitable--check out the dates below!

Pre-orders are available now from all three labels: Halo of Flies, Disiplin Media, and Long Legs Long Arms.

KHMER east coast / midwest tour dates (all dates with Unihabitable - NC, USA)
November1 Brooklyn, NY @ The Acheron2 Philadelphia, PA3 Baltimore, MD @ Side Bar4 Richmond, VA @ The 25 Watt 5 off6 Asheville, NC @The Odditorium 7 Cincinnati, OH8 Chicago @ Rancho Huevos 9 Pittsburgh @ City Grows 10 Albany, NY 11 Manchester, NH12 Providence @ The Funky Jungle13 Boston @ Reptile Room

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Forced Order in Europe & US

Posted Oct. 8, 2015, 10:04 p.m.
Forced Order in Europe & US

photo by Kiabad Meza

Fresh off the vinyl release of their debut Vanished Crusade (Revelation Records), Forced Order has scheduled a rash of dates in both Europe and the US.

Dates are posted below.

FORCED ORDER Tour Dates:10/09/2015 The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA w/ Burn, Soul Search10/29/2015 Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA w/ Ceremony10/30/2015 The Catalyst Atrium - Santa Cruz, CA w/ Ceremony11/07/2015 Jewels Catch One - Los Angeles, CA w/ Trapped Under Ice11/18/2015 Winston - Amsterdam, NL w/ Turnstile11/19/2015 Kavka - Antwerp, BE w/ Turnstile11/20/2015 Universum - Stuttgart, DE w/ Turnstile11/21/2015 Triptychon - Munster, DE w/ Turnstile11/22/2015 Pod Minoga - Poznand, PL w/ Turnstile11/23/2015 007 - Prague, CZ w/ Turnstile11/24/2015 Music & Frieden - Berlin, DE w/ Turnstile11/25/2015 Conne Island - Leipzig, DE w/ Turnstile11/26/2015 Gebaude 9 - Cologne, DE w/ Turnstile11/27/2015 Area 51 - Eindhoven, NL w/ Turnstile11/28/2015 La Mecanique - Paris, FR w/ Turnstile11/29/2015 Fighting Cocks - Kingston, UK w/ Turnstile11/30/2015 The Dome - London, UK w/ Turnstile1/03/2015 The Orpheum - Tampa, FL @ FYA Fest1/08/2015 Los Globos - Los Angeles, CA w/ Foundation1/09/2015 Gilman St. - Berkeley, CA w/ Foundation1/10/2015 Chain Reaction - Anaheim, CA w/ Foundation

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Videos Green Day doc Heart Like a Hand Grenade

Posted Oct. 8, 2015, 9:41 p.m.

Green Day doc Heart Like a Hand Grenade

Green Day are teaming up with Abramorama, Reprise Records, and Vimeo for the release of a new DVD documentary titled Heart Like a Hand Grenade, a making-of piece that explores their hit album American Idiot ...

Records New Three Man Cannon Next Month

Posted Oct. 8, 2015, 9:02 p.m.

New Three Man Cannon Next Month

On Nov. 6 Three Man Cannon will release the new album Will I Know You Then (Lame-O Records). Hailing form Scranton, PA, the band previously released Pretty Many People. 

MP3s Tour sampler from Man Overboard

Posted Oct. 8, 2015, 6:24 p.m.

Tour sampler from Man Overboard

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Man Overboard have put a free tour sampler online featuring work from bands who will join them on their upcoming US tour this November. The collection includes songs by A Loss For Words, Northbound, and ...

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Tours Perfect Pussy Tours, Prepares New Full-Length

Posted Oct. 7, 2015, 10:43 a.m. in Tours by Andy

After riding the wave of momentum generated by 2014 debut Say Yes to Love, noise rock outfit Perfect Pussy has laid low for the past ...

12/3 - Brillobox - Pittsburgh, PA

12/4 - Double Happiness - Columbus, OH
12/5 - Thalia Hall - In The Round - Chicago, IL
12/6 - Majestic Cafe - Detroit, MI
12/8 - Smiling Buddha - Toronto, ON
12/9 - Bug Jar - Rochester, NY
12/15 - The Flywheel - Easthampton, MA
12/16 - The Middle East - Boston, MA
12/17 - The Met - Pawtucket, RI
12/19 - The Black Cat - Washington, DC
12/20 - Second Empire - Philadelphia, PA

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Bands New song from The Coathangers

Posted Oct. 6, 2015, 3:10 p.m. in Bands by Loren

The Coathangers, fresh off a US tour and with more dates scheduled for later this month, have premiered the new song "Watch Your Back," embedded ...

The Coathangers Live Dates:10/24-10/25: Santa Ana, CA - Beach Goth Fest10/28: Valley Bar - Phoenix, AZ #10/29: Low Brow Palace - El Paso, TX*10/30: The Sidewinder - Austin, TX #10/31: Foundry - Dallas, TX * (FREE, 8PM)10/31: Pariah Arts - Dallas, TX # (10PM)11/1: Fitzergerald's Downstairs - Houston, TX*11/2: Siberia - New Orleans, LA*11/3: Star Bar - Atlanta, GA
* - w/ The Birth Defects# - w/ Nobunny

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Bands 1QI: Undesirable People, Unsane, City States, Wonk Unit

Posted Oct. 6, 2015, 2:19 p.m. in Bands by Cheryl

1QI: Undesirable People, Unsane, City States, Wonk Unit

Welcome to our almost daily quickie Q&A feature: One Question Interviews. Follow us at facebook & twitter and we'll post an interview four days ...

Jon Lebiecki (Undesirable People)
SPB: Winter touring: yes or now (and why/got any stories)?
Jon: Yes, absolutely. Simply because we’ve got a sick record coming out on 12” that we need entire world to hear. I’m not quite sure where we are headed yet because we don’t have a booking agent. I think the plan is to head down south. The Midwest sucks in the winter, especially with all of this global warming shit going on. Who knows?! We'll figure it out. 
By the way, that record is called Eternal Vision of a Blind Future and you can preorder right now from Hopefully you’ve heard of it already. But probably not because (A.) most major online media outlets would rather blind you with some bullshit news of some old band (Blink 182) doing the same thing over and over again & (B.) We are releasing it independently.
Dave Curran (Pigs, Unsane)
SPB: What’s the first thing you do when you get home after a long tour?
Dave: I curl up in fetal position and sleep for 5 days.  Then I go on tour again...
Joel (City States)
SPB; How do you find the time to work on so many projects and do your regular day job (if you have one)? 
Joel: At the risk of sounding overly technical, a lot of my productivity just comes down to really rigorous planning and time management. I do have a full-time job as an art director for a great agency in downtown Chicago, which makes it hard to stay on track as a songwriter in my spare time. So when I'm free and available (in other words, not asleep or at work), I kind of approach my music-making like I do my design career: I have a plan before I sit down. I tend to have a playlist handy—featuring the songs of other artists'—in case I'm stuck and need a source of inspiration, and if a composition isn't working I simply move on and try writing something else. 
That's not the whole story, however. Though I now have four threads of music I work on—City States, Avvenir, Contretemps, and Modal Voices—which has resulted in lots of output in the last 18 months, I started my music career with 10-year slog where I really struggled to create. Case in point: between 2006-2013 I only released nineteen songs! I was slow, self-critical, prone to bouts of crippling indecision and, as a result, not a lot got done. By comparison, since May 2014 when I released the first City States LP, Geography, I've put 22 songs into the world, and by this time next year I will have released over 40. The truth is, writing a good song is hard, learning to be efficient is hard, overcoming your own personal hangups is hard. With that, I'll offer a piece of unsolicited advice to anyone who is having a rough go as a songwriter: take your time, learn your craft, have a plan, and find a way to remove yourself from the burden of self-censure.
Alex (Wonk Unit)
SPB; How do you describe the band’s changes from Day One into what it is today, sound-wise?
Alex: The biggest change is a total reversal in songwriting style. For our first two albums I was writing lyrics to music, some pretty crazy technical stuff. These days (for the last two records) I'm writing music to poems which were already out there independently. It generally means musically our songs are simpler but delivered with more lyrical twists. 
We began as a 3 piece but started experimenting with different stuff by the 3td album (Muffy), adding cellos and trombone. Our current line-up includes Hammond organ.

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Bands Riverboat Gamblers release a new single

Posted Oct. 1, 2015, 8:36 p.m. in Bands by Loren

Riverboat Gamblers release a new single

Riverboat Gamblers will release a new two song singe and hit the road this month, including a stopover at Fest 14. The new single features ...

Riverboat Gamblers on tour!Oct 07 Tucson, AZ - Club Congress Oct 08 San Diego, CA - The HideoutOct 09 Thousand Oaks, CA - BorderlineOct 10 San Bernardino, CA - It's Not Dead FestOct 11 Las Vegas, NV - Beauty BarOct 12 Tempe, AZ - Yucca Tap RoomOct 13 Albuquerque, NM - Low SpiritsOct 14 San Antonio, TX - KorovaOct 28 New Orleans, LA - Siberia Nola (w/ Broken Gold)Oct 29 Tampa, FL - Tequilas (Inside) (Pre-The Fest w/ Underground Railroad To Candyland, Beach Slang, Meat Wave, The Creeps, Tim Barry, and more)Oct 30 Gainesville, FL - Cowboys (The Fest)Oct 31 Atlantic Beach, FL - Harbor Tavern (w/ Broken Gold) Nov 02 Pensacola, FL - Vinyl Music Hall (w/ Lagwagon, Runaway Kids, Pears, Broken Gold)Dec. 11 - Corpus Christi, TX - House of Rock (w/ Broken Gold)Dec. 12th - Houston, TX - Fitzgeralds (w/ Broken Gold)

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Tours Radioactivity runs down the West Coast

Posted Oct. 1, 2015, 3:33 p.m. in Tours by Loren

Radioactivity runs down the West Coast

Dirtnap Records' band Radioactivity have hit the road for a West Coast juany in support of this year's Silent Kill. The band, fronted by ...

10/8 Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge 10/9 Vancouver, BC @ Cobalt 10/10 Victoria, BC @ Wheelie's Motorcycles 10/11 Portland, OR @ Panic Room 10/13 Santa Rosa, CA @ The Arlene Francis Center10/14 San Francisco, CA @ the Hemlock Tavern10/15 Oakland, CA @ 1-2-3-4 Go10/16 San Pedro, CA @ San Pedro Brewing Co10/17 Pamona, @ VLHS 10/18 San Diego @ Soda Bar

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Records Hear two new VVEGAS songs here

Posted Sept. 30, 2015, 8:59 p.m. in Records by Loren

VVEGAS, featuring frequent SPB contributor T, has a new limited edition EP coming out. The explorative hardcore band is streaming two new songs over at ...

For further background on the band, here are their own words:

Vegas gave life to their artistic vision shortly after the dawn of the new millennium. With creative fires ignited by the physically confrontational nature of Japanese punks G.I.S.M. via the unrepentant early-80's ferocity of bands like Life's Blood and Negative Approach, the group channels their raw metallic attack through the intense apocalyptic tenets of the "HT" hardcore spearheaded in the 90's by the legendary Integrity (whose enigmatic frontman Dwid joins forces with vocalist and lyricist T on "Rhythm of Decline"). Such musical aesthetics and abstract introspective lyrical explorations seem to have been all but forgotten by today's contemporary breed, while thriving in the subversive climate of Vegas' allegiance to branching out from the foundations of traditional metallic hardcore by undertaking calculated experiments with avant-garde dynamics reminiscent of fringe acts such as Throbbing Gristle or flirtations with apocalyptic folk, indicating the band’s diverse potential. Expanding on some of their darker and more somber interests in Roses Never Fade - a side project that includes members of Integrity and Pale Creation - ensuring that the focus of Vegas remains rooted in the bitter pessimism and base aggression that should appeal to any fan of traditional, no-holds-barred metallic hardcore.

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Records SUNN O)))'s Kannon

Posted Sept. 30, 2015, 9:04 a.m. in Records by Loren

SUNN O)))'s Kannon

photo by Peter Beste

SUNN O))) is set to return to Southern Lord Recordings for the Dec. 4 release of new album Kannon. Following several collaborative projects with the ...

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