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Restorations LP3 out soon

Posted Sept. 24, 2014, 5:41 p.m.
Restorations LP3 out soon

LP3 artwork by Danielle Spradley

Restorations have set a release date for their upcoming LP3, as well as a headlining tour with Self Defense Family and The Smith Street Band.

The record will come out on Oct. 28 and the tour starts on Oct. 24.Interested parties can hear a new song, "Misprint," after the jump.

Restorations released LP2 in 2013. LP3 is available for pre-order from Sideonedummy.

Sat Oct 11 – Washington, D.C. – Call + ResponseFri Oct 17 – Newark, DE – University of Delaware w/ You Blew It!
Fri Oct 24 – Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes *Sat Oct 25 – Washington, D.C. – DC9 *Sun Oct 26 – Charlotte, NC – Casbah *Mon Oct 27 – Columbia, SC – Foxfield Bar *Tues Oct 28 – Atlanta, GA – Under The Couch *Weds Oct 29 – Tampa, FL – Pre-FestSun Nov 2 – Gainesville, FL – The FestTues Nov 4 – Nashville, TN – The High Watt ^Weds Nov 5 – Chicago, IL – Township ^Thurs Nov 6 – Newport, KY – Southgate House ^Fri Nov 7 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Smiling Moose ^Sat Nov 8 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge ^Sun Nov 9 – Allston, MA – Great Scott ^
* = Self Defense Family^ = The Smith Street Band

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1QI: Vapour Night, Hope Drone, True Widow, Chris Brokaw

Posted Sept. 24, 2014, 12:46 p.m.
1QI: Vapour Night, Hope Drone, True Widow, Chris Brokaw

One of our features here at Scene Point Blank is our semi-daily quickie Q&A: One Question Interviews. Follow us at facebook or twitter and we'll post one interview every Monday-Thursday. Well, sometimes we miss a day, but it will be four each week regardless.

After our social media followers get the first word, we'll later post a wrap-up here at the site and archive 'em here. This week check out Q&As with Vapour Night, Hope Drone, True Widow and Chris Brokaw.

Ali (Vapour Night)
SPB: What’s the last “grower” record you heard that didn’t impress on first listen but has, since, grown on you?
Ali: Burials by AFI. I love AFI but I found this album to be such a horrible disappointment on first listen. I've listened to the album lots of times since and I really like the first half now. The second half is still growing on me. 
Karl Hartwig (Hope Drone)
SPB: What is the feeling of the current Australian black metal climate? It seems that Brisbane is shaping up to be a kind of epicentre for the genre, and it would be interesting to hear thoughts from a band of that area. 
Karl: I can’t really comment on the Australian black metal climate, as I don’t believe Hope Drone are a part of it or any particular scene. While our influences include black metal, I personally do not feel that Hope Drone is a black metal band, or even a metal band at all, but I am sure the many people who hear us may think differently. We really just exist in our own space playing the few shows we can commit to with bands we like or know. I definitely believe Brisbane/Australia has been proven capable of producing world-class bands though.
Dan (True Widow)
SPB: Are genre labels important to assign to music? 
Dan: I don't think genre labels are important. I do think they are helpful. When I get asked what kind of music we play I always say rock music. Not very helpful. Then I start saying things like 'it's heavy and slow. But not aggressive heavy. I sing and the bass player sings, she's a girl. Blah blah blah. '
Genre labels get you to the point more quickly. I'm no snob, so I don't mind all the things that people come up with to describe music. 
Chris Brokaw (solo, Wrekmeister Harmonies, The New Year, The Empty House Collective, ex-Codeine)
SPB: Rank these listening formats: cd, vinyl, cassette, digital, (other?)
Chris: 1) Vinyl. For so many reasons. But I guess the best is that I recently concluded that this is the best piece of art that exists. I consider music to be the most complex, thought-provoking, odd-emotion-inspiring, complete art form that exists - better than literature, film, photography, etc - and a vinyl album is its best form. And it's so cheap! For a few bucks up to 20 or 25 bucks you get this big, beautiful thing to pore over FOREVER. It can change your life in so many ways and it keeps doing that forever. It's the best investment you can make. It's also, currently, the most stable form of music storage that there's that.
2) Cassette. Yes, I've jumped the bandwagon. I love cassettes: they're cheap, I like how they look and feel, and most of the cassettes I buy (noise, avante garde, metal) actually put a lot of work and thought into the packaging. I also like how people like Wolf Eyes are recycling old library tapes for their what they sell - less plastic garbage in that huge cesspool in the sea. I think that's cool. They feel special to me, unique. And I love cassette box sets. What a treat! It's thrilling and I love it.
3) CD. I like cds! They're fine! Great in the car. Also, cdr's mean you can make instant releases. People don’t buy them in stores, but they sure do buy them at shows and they pay for my groceries. They're a lot easier to shlepp around on tour than freakin’ LPs, that's for sure. And they're cheap. Ten bucks! Come on, you piker, ten bucks!
4) Digital. Zero interest. I have dowloaded noise things that sold out instantly and I couldn't get otherwise, or old/cool/obscure things people have posted, but a) it feels dirty, and b) it doesn't feel like I own the music. It's like I’m listening to it at someone's house. But, God Bless Everyone who is buying downloads. You rule! Thank you!
Sound: I don't necessarily agree that you "hear everything the first time you hear a cd," or that certain LPs are like "lakes" that reveal their mysteries over time. I think that varies a LOT with different musics. Very dense music requires multiple and focused listening no matter what form it's in. And there are LPs that sound like shit, and c's that sound astonishing. I try to keep open. 

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Bands Thurston Moore solo disc

Posted Sept. 23, 2014, 7:40 a.m.

Thurston Moore, formerly of Sonic Youth, will release a new solo album titled The Best Day on Oct. 21 via Matador Records. The new LP is Moore's first solo effort since 2010's Demolished ...

Bands Enabler signs worlwide deal with Century Media Records

Posted Sept. 21, 2014, 4:09 p.m.

Enabler signs worlwide deal with Century Media Records

Enabler - La Fin Absolue Du Monde

The Ohio based hardcore/metal powerhouse Enabler has signed a deal with Century Media Records, with the label re-issuing La Fin Absolue Du Monde with additional bonus track on the 12/8 in Europe. La ...

Bands New Inter Arma EP

Posted Sept. 20, 2014, 12:44 p.m.

New Inter Arma EP

Inter Arma will release a new EP, The Cavern, on Oct. 14. The 40 minute short player is just one song long and was originally written in 2009. The band has been reworking and perfecting ...

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Bands Fuck the Facts to self-release EP

Posted Sept. 19, 2014, 5:49 p.m. in Bands by Loren

Fuck the Facts to self-release EP

Fuck the Facts are releasing a 3 song EP, Abandoned, on their own Noise Salvation label. The EP will be released digitally on Oct. 1 ...

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Bands Belle & Sebastian vinyl

Posted Sept. 17, 2014, 6:21 p.m. in Bands by Loren

Belle and Sebastian is seeing their catalog laid out in a series of vinyl reissues, dubbed the "It Could Have Been a Brilliant Career" series ...

SEPTEMBERSun-Sep-28 Miami, FL - Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason TheaterMon-Sep-29 Orlando, FL - House Of Blues
OCTOBERWed-Oct-01 Atlanta, GA - TabernacleOct 03-05 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Music FestivalMon-Oct-06 Los Angeles, CA - The Theatre at Ace HotelTues-Oct-07 Los Angeles, CA - The Theatre at Ace HotelWed-Oct-08 Phoenix, AZ - Civic Space ParkFri-Oct-10 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Music FestivalSun-Oct-12 Mexico City, Mexico - Corona Capital Music FestivalFri-Oct-31 Paris, France - Pitchfork Music Festival Paris

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Bands Jaws release US debut on Sideonedummy

Posted Sept. 17, 2014, 5:45 p.m. in Bands by Loren

Jaws, hailing from the UK, have released their US debut, Be Slowly yesterday via Sideonedummy Records.The Birmingham 4-piece formed in 2012 and previously released ...

Bands Mineral Got Robbed! Need Help!

Posted Sept. 17, 2014, 1:45 p.m. in Bands by Aaron H

Mineral Got Robbed! Need Help!

Mineral recently had their van broken into and are currently seeking help from fans ALERT: After our show this evening in St Louis at the ...

Mineral/ Into It. Over It. Tour:
09-17 Kansas City, MO - The Record Bar 09-19 Denver, CO - Riot Fest10-22 San Francisco, CA - The Independent 10-23 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill 10-24 West Hollywood, CA - The Roxy 10-25 West Hollywood, CA - The Roxy 10-26 Pomona, CA - The Glass House 10-27 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom 11-02 Gainesville, FL - The Fest 1311-03 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade (Hell Stage) 11-04 Greensboro, NC - The Blind Tiger

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Bands Manchester Orchestra Announce 'Hope' and Tour

Posted Sept. 17, 2014, 12:47 a.m. in Bands by Aaron H

Manchester Orchestra Announce 'Hope' and Tour

Manchester Orchestra have made a re-imagining of their most recent album, Cope. They're calling it Hope, and it is available digitally now via Loma ...


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Bands New 7-inch from Beach Slang

Posted Sept. 16, 2014, 8:08 p.m. in Bands by Loren

New 7-inch from Beach Slang

Beach Slang, fresh off a tour with Modern Baseball, have announced a new 7" on Tiny Engines. Titled Cheap Thrills on a Dead End Street ...

Cheap Thrills On A Dead End Street - Track Listing
1. All Fuzzed Out
2. Dirty Cigarettes
3. American Girls And French Kisses
4. We Are Nothing
Upcoming Shows
OCT 31 - NOV 02: Gainesville, FL (The Fest!)

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Bands New Deerhoof + tour

Posted Sept. 16, 2014, 7:55 p.m. in Bands by Loren

New Deerhoof + tour

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Deerhoof will release a new album, La Isla Bonita, on Nov. 4 on Polyvinyl Records. In addition, the band will embark on a US tour ...

Deerhoof National Tour Dates:11/4: Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right (w/ Tim Barnes, Xenia Rubinos)11/5: Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right (w/ Assembly, Zannie Owens w/ Mount Yucca)11/6: Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right (w/ White Reaper, Trans Am)11/7: Falls Church, VA @ State Theatre (w/ White Reaper, Xenia Rubinos)11/8: Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern (w/ White Reaper, Xenia Rubinos)11/9: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer (w/ White Reaper, Cibo Matto)11/11: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge (w/ White Reaper, Priests)11/12: Kalamazoo, MI @ Louie’s Back Room (w/ White Reaper, Priests)11/13: Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace (w/ White Reaper, Priests)11/14: Montreal, QC @ Cabaret Piccolo Rialto (w/ White Reaper, Priests)11/15: Pawtucket, RI @ The Met (w/ Priests, Lightning Bolt)11/17: Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour (w/ Go Dark, Crystal Skulls)11/18: San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall (w/ Go Dark, Crystal Skulls)11/20: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge (w/ Go Dark, Busdriver)11/21: Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s (w/ Go Dark, Busdriver)11/22: Vancouver, BC @ Fortune (w/ Go Dark, Busdriver)

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