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SPB exclusive stream: Crown of Thornz

SPB exclusive stream: Crown of Thornz

Crown of Thornz - Nothing but Tragedy

This month Scene Point Blank is excited to stream a new EP from NYHC influencers Crown of Thornz. The new 2-song EP, Nothing but Tragedy, is their first recorded material in 17 years (since the 1998 split with Aggressive Dogs).

Originally formed by Lord Ezec, the band’s first incarnation ran from 1994-1998 and was revived for occassional one-off shows since reuniting for 2009’s Black N Blue Bowl. Check out the two new songs below.

Nothing but Tragedy will release on August 14 via Bridge Nine Records.


-- Photo by Helena Bxl

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Final Banquets LP

Posted Aug. 4, 2015, 2:13 p.m.
Final Banquets LP

Banquets and Black Numbers have announced the band's third album and swan song Spit at the Sun, set for release on Oct. 9.

Banquest last released a self-titled album in 2013.

Spit At The Sun - Track Listing
1. Forecaster
2. Hell, Hello3. Stop Signs In A Ghost Town4. Oblivion5. No Rome6. Piled High7. Backwash8. Lucky Lighter9. To Reminisce10. I've Got A Scheme

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Bands Stanley and the Search change name

Posted Aug. 4, 2015, 11:11 a.m.

Stanley and the Search change name

Recent Animal Style Records signees' Stanley and the Search, from Los Angeles, have formally changed their name to Home Movies. The band will release their  label debut and first item under the new name on ...

Bands Parquet Courts join Rough Trade

Posted Aug. 4, 2015, 9:16 a.m.

Parquet Courts join Rough Trade

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Parquet Courts have signed a worldwide deal with label Rough Trade and will release a new EP, Monastic Living, as their first release with the label this Nov. 13. The band has also posted several ...

Music News Mike Watt's book gets ebook addendum

Posted Aug. 3, 2015, 9:02 p.m.

Mike Watt (the minutemen, The Stooges, firehose) has released an extended ebook version of his Mike Watt: On and Off Bass book released previously in 2012. The new version includes an addendum with additional perception ...

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Labels Don Giovanni to release Roadside Graves

Posted Aug. 3, 2015, 8:46 p.m. in Labels by Loren

Don Giovanni Records will soon release a new EP from Roadside Graves, Acne/Ears, on Sept. 4. The band's members are scattered, though they ...

Bands 1QI: Rebuilder, Lee M. Bartow, Cusses, Wolfnote

Posted Aug. 2, 2015, 4:52 a.m. in Bands by Cheryl

1QI: Rebuilder, Lee M. Bartow, Cusses, Wolfnote

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 ...

Sal Medrano (Rebuilder – vocals/guitar)
SPB: Who is the first musician whose technique really stood out to you?
Sal: While I play guitar and sing in Rebuilder, I grew up playing drums. I really wanted to push myself to become a better drummer when I listened to the Vandals and saw them open for No Doubt. Josh Freese is an amazing drummer. It was the first time that I saw a drummer playing punk and not struggling or playing in a janky manner. He’s very fluid in his style, everything is very smooth. I still play along with Vandals tracks when I play drums. That’s how I learned to play the punk beat.
Lee M. Bartow, AKA Theologian Prime (Theologian, Annihilvs Power Electronix)
SPB: Do you have a favorite type of van or bus?
Lee: Here I am with my friend and bandmate Fade Kainer's van, while stopping for a leg stretch in Vermont en route to Montreal in June 2015. This 2003 Ford E350 has been modified with a welded steel cage where the last two benches used to be, perfect for the countless touring bands who have used this vehicle to crisscross North America a great many times. This van has taken me to Montreal three times and up and down the east coast more times than I can recall. It's taken me from New York to Chicago, from Austin, Texas to Pittsburgh and home to New York again. This is my favourite van in the world, and some day I hope to own one just like it.
Angel Bond  (Cusses)
SPB: What’s the weirdest description you’ve heard of your music? Do you think it’s accurate in any way or can you see where it came from?
Angel: The weirdest description we have gotten is we are weirdos. How's that for weird?"
Bo Lueders (Wolfnote) 
SPB: Assign each member of your band to a character from Sex in the City.
Bo: I think I'm the only one in the band who watched this show, and growing up with a single mother I have definitely seen the entire series a few times all the way through, so I can wield this power with impunity. 
I am probably... As much as I hate to say it, a little bit Miranda. Kind of mild mannered and boring and a little too into her own head. I don't know, this is actually harder than I thought. 
Chris is 100% Charlotte, but maybe Charlotte after Trey, when she was a little less uptight. I can't even really put my finger on why he would be a Charlotte type, but it was the first obvious one. 
Dave is definitely a mix of Carrie and Samantha. Half of him is an outgoing party kind of guy, but he's also married and has a couple lovely dogs. And he had a LiveJournal once, so there's Carrie's career. 

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Records Revolution Girl Style Now (with 3 new songs)

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 3:32 p.m. in Records by Loren

Revolution Girl Style Now (with 3 new songs)

photo by Allison Wolfe

Bikini Kill demo Revolution Girl Style Now will be released on CD, vinyl, and digitally on Sept. 22 via Bikini Kill Records. The demo include ...

Track listing:1) Candy2) Daddy’s L’il Girl3) Feels Blind4) Suck My Left One5) Carnival6) This Is Not A Test7) Double Dare Ya8) Liar9) Ocean Song*10) Just Once*11) Playground** = bonus tracks

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Bands Ex-Latterman band Tender Defender debuts song

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:47 a.m. in Bands by Loren

New band Tender Defender has shared teh song "Hello Dirt," recorded last December on off their yet to be titled 12" coming on Dead Broke ...

Records New LP from Theologian to come

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:43 a.m. in Records by Loren

New LP from Theologian to come

Theologian - A Means By Which To Break The Surface Of The Real

New York's Theologian has announced their new LP, A Means By Which To Break The Surface Of The Real. On August 28 the record ...

A Means By Which To Break The Surface Of The Real Track Listing:
1. Got Comes As A Wall
2. Surface Of The Real
3. The Sun Failed To Rise Today
4. Truthseeker's Pick

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Obituaries Razorcake writer Chris Pepus passes away

Posted July 31, 2015, 11:08 a.m. in Obituaries by Aideen

Razorcake writer Chris Pepus tragically passed away in early June after taking his own life. Pepus was best known for advocating for social and economic ...

Records New Night Birds out soon

Posted July 29, 2015, 2:43 p.m. in Records by Loren

New Night Birds out soon

Fat Wreck Chords has announced a new LP from Night Birds out Oct. 2. The new record, titled Mutiny at Muscle Beach, is their third ...

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