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Premiere: "Rings" from Red Wood

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 via Don't Look Down Records.

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.


Photo by Marcus Gabbert.

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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.

Inconsolable will also be released by Chisel Records (Canada), Eager Beaver Records (Japan), Hectic Society Records (Germany), and Different Kitchen (United Kingdom). Each label will release vinyl on different colors.
 
Live dates:
May 16 - Pouzza Fest - Montreal, QC
11:15pm @ Theatre Ste-Catherine
Track listing: 1 Dig My Grave 2 No You Hang Up 3 FML 4 Kneewalker 5 Fleshed out 6 Bed Weather 7 Ghost Holes 8 Gutted 9 Team Individuality 10 Dried Up 11 Severed Clean Credits: Recorded by Andy Strebel Mixed by Andrew "Beaker" Karaptis Mastered by Kristopher "Krum" Di Benedetto Artwork/Layout by Wells Tipley Packaging by Solid MFG Lead guitar on “FML” by Andrew Karaptis

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Bands Sonic Poison hardcore band

Posted May 23, 2015, 9:13 a.m.

Sonic Poison hardcore band

artwork by Chad Lawson

A new project promising hardcore "the old fashioned way with no gimmicks," Sonic Poison, has announced their debut EP. Compbrised of members of Sheer Terror, The Casualties, Deathcycle, Disnihil, and Concrete Cross, the band is ...

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 ...

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 ...

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Records Locrian preps Infinite Dissolution for July

Posted May 21, 2015, 1:22 p.m. in Records by Loren

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 ...

Infinite Dissolution Track Listing:
1. Arc of Extinction
2. Dark Shales
3. KXL I
4. The Future of Death
5. An Index of Air
i. Divinations
ii. Air Structures
iii. Watcher of the Clouds
6. KXL II
7. The Great Dying
8. Heavy Water
9. KXL II

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MP3s New Refused song raises funds for Nepal

Posted May 21, 2015, 11:57 a.m. in MP3s by Loren

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 ...

Records Ma Jolie EP

Posted May 20, 2015, 3:21 p.m. in Records by Loren

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 ...

Jetpack Mailman track list:1. Tired Life2. Ego Tourism3. Pittsburgh4. CanyonsTour Dates:w/ Choke Up
06/20 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Acheron06/21 - Effort, PA @ Castle Weird Skull06/22 - Lancaster, PA @ Fulton Arts06/23 - Columbus, OH @ Space Bar06/24 - Normal, IL @ Firehouse Pizza06/25 - Chicago, IL @ Quenchers06/26 - Cleveland, OH @ Dag House06/27 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Murder Room06/28 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire

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Records New Spraynard announced

Posted May 20, 2015, 3:10 p.m. in Records by Loren

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 ...

Track list:01) Applebee's Bar02) Buried03) Medicine04) Pond05) Everywhere06) Bench07) Listen to Me08) Burner09) Out of Body10) Home
Tour Dates:5/22 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar*5/23 - Howell, MI @ Bled Fest5/24 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom*6/24 - Albany, NY @ Bogies&6/25 - Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar&6/26 - Allentown, PA @ Planet Trog&6/27 - Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall&
* = w/ Modern Baseball& = w/ The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die

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

Posted May 19, 2015, 10:08 a.m. in Shows by Loren

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 ...

Per the press release:

The latest additions - which now bring the total number of confirmed bands to 331 - include the likes of Title Fight, Modern Life Is War, As Friends Rust, Big Wig, Into It. Over It., Smoke or Fire, Pianos Become the Teeth, Loma Prieta, Riverboat Gamblers, Masked Intruder, Lee Corey Oswald and more. They join an already impressive list of artists such as Lagwagon, Desaparecidos, The Menzingers, Mustard Plug, Tim Barry, Off With Their Heads, Teenage Bottlerocket, mewithoutYou, Modern Baseball, The Hotelier, Chumped, The Sidekicks, Elway, and Defiance, Ohio.

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Bands The Appleseed Cast tour and reissue

Posted May 18, 2015, 1:02 p.m. in Bands by Loren

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 ...

6.25 Wichita, KS - Marple6.26 Denton, TX - Dan's Silver Leaf6.27 Austin, TX - Red 76.28 Norman, OK - Opolis7.1 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom7.2 Tucson, AZ - Club Congress7.3 San Diego, CA - Soda Bar7.5 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo7.6 Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room7.7 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill7.10 Portland, OR - Mississippie Studios7.11 Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern7.12 Victoria, BC - Logan's7.13 Vancouver, BC - Cobalt7.15 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge7.16 Denver, CO - Hi-Dive7.17 Omaha, NE - Reverb7.18 Kansas City, MO - Riot Room7.19 Madison, WI - Frequency7.21 Chicago, IL - Subterranean7.22 Columbus, OH - Double Happiness7.23 Pittsburgh, PA - Cattivo7.24 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop7.25 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace7.26 Rochester, NY - Bug Jar7.27 Boston, MA Great Scott7.28 New York, NY - Studio at Webster Hall7.29 Philadelphia, PA - Johny Brenda's7.30 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel7.31 Chapel Hill, NC - Cat's Cradle (Backroom)8.1 Asheville, NC - The Mothlight8.3 Jacksonville, FL - 19048.4 Gainesville, FL - Loosey's8.5 Tampa, FL - Crowbar8.7 Miami, FL - Churchill's8.8 Orlando, FL - Backbooth8.9 Atlanta, GA - Wrecking Ball festival
6.26 thru 8.1 - w/ Dads7.17 thru 8.8 - w/ Annabel6.25 thru 7.18 - w/ Coaster8.3 thru 8.8 - w/ Dikembe

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Bands 1QI: City of Satellites, Terror, Comeback Kid, Cloud Maze

Posted May 17, 2015, 8:28 a.m. in Bands by Cheryl

1QI: City of Satellites, Terror, Comeback Kid, Cloud Maze

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 ...

Jarrod (City of Satellites)
SPB: Who is your favorite pre-1960s artist/band?
Jarrod: I guess when reflecting on my music collection there isn’t much from the ‘50s that makes it in there, to be honest. Having said that, I feel I have been influenced by many artists from that era (everyone has), perhaps without fully realising it. When thinking of the ‘50s I guess jazz legends Miles Davis and John Coltrane seem obvious choices, especially when considering that their music arguably influenced many great musicians. For me personally, I am a massive Michael Jackson fan and I remember reading that he listed two artists in particular that influenced his moves and sounds (both of which got their break in the ‘50s). The first is James Brown with his soul, funk mastery and the second is Fred Astaire, perhaps the best all round performer that ever lived. However, there is a tune from the 50s that creates a nostalgic moment for me whenever I hear it, always stops me dead in my tracks, m’ainly because it was featured in the classic cult movie, Stand By Me (which was based on a novel written by Stephen King, as I assume everyone is aware). The song is titled, “Lollipop” by The Chordettes, enjoy.
Martin Stewart (Terror – guitar)
SPB: Do you read press written about you?
Martin: After playing in bands for about 15 years now, I have to say that I don't. I'll read an occasional good review here and there if it's brought to my attention by somebody I know. I definitely don't watch any video interviews that I've done because it makes want to quit talking for rest of my life when I hear what my voice sounds like. And as far as message board / Facebook / twitter / Lambgoat comments, which doesn't really count as “press” anyway...you might as well be speaking to a brick wall at this point in my life.
Jeremy Hiebert (Comeback Kid-guitar)
SPB: What’s your least favorite record you’ve made? Why?
Jeremy: Like I said to our label's publicist, “Do I really have to answer that one?” That's like someone asking me to do a nude photoshoot when I'm feeling fat and pasty white after the Christmas holidays. But anyways, after you have put out 5 records and can take a step back and look at them with a bit of a critical eye, you can kind of see what albums really had an impact when they came out and where the band was at the time of making it. That said, Broadcasting… is probably the record that to date that connected with people the least. I think we can attribute this to us trying to find ourselves after the first two records we did with Scott. We obviously wanted to pick up where we left off with Wake The Dead but also knew that having a change of vocalists meant that we were going to be in new territory, finding our new sound. Oddly enough though, there are still people out there who tell us that this is their favourite record.  
Sergy Boldyrev (Cloud Maze – vocals)
SPB: What is your least favorite genre of music? Is there an artists who is an exception to that rule?
Sergy: My least favorite genres are probably death metal and metalcore. To be honest, I prefer relaxing and melodic music. But I do love and respect what they do on stage, it is so powerful and so extreme! The most incredible artists in this genre, in my opinion, are Bring Me the Horizon and Asking Alexandria.

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