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SPB exclusive: Holler House and Busey split EP stream

SPB exclusive: Holler House and Busey split EP stream

Holler House/Busey - split EP

Scene Point Blank is excited to share a new split EP between Holler House and Busey, out today on all formats.

Both Minneapolis-based bands play noisey post-punk influenced tunes, but each adding its own spices to the base of howling vocals and punchy rhythms. The two groups have known each other for a long time, sharing bills across the upper Midwest and eventually teaming up for this split.

Check out the songs below, and keep reading to get the scoop on how the bands met – and how the EP – came to be. The record officially releases on 10” vinyl and digital platforms via Jetsam-Flotsam.

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Records SPB Premiere - "Part None" By Valentina Magaletti & Marlene Ribeiro

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"Based on the idea that cultural creation is enriched by the exchange of knowledge and the crossing of ideas, the project Hysteria held in Porto, Portugal in 2019 aimed to create a space for discussion between the artists involved, in the foreground, and between them and the public. To this end, all contact moments were accompanied and inhabited by a group of artists and onlookers who, through the application, showed their willingness to contribute and observe the creation process. Thus, the participants had the opportunity to see up close the details with which the artists in residence shaped the final object and to understand the strategies used to establish a creative dialogue.

Along with the creation of a space of contact between the creator and the public, Hysteria proposed a look at the production and female creation in today's musical universe, in four fundamental axes, from interpretation to creation.”

Records A new Mr. Bungle release

Posted June 6, 2020, 11:20 a.m.

Mr. Bungle surprised fans with its first new recorded music since 1999, a straight-forward cover of The Exploited's "USA." 100% of proceeds will benefit MusiCares COVID-19 Release Fund.

The cover features original members Trevor Dunn, Mike Patton and Trey Spruance, plus Scott Ian (Anthrax, S.O.D) and Dave Lombardo (Dead Cross, ex-Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies) and is packaged with a new limited edition t-shirt through July 4.

Records Mortal Necrot

Posted June 6, 2020, 10:45 a.m.

Mortal Necrot

photo by Chris Johnston

Necrot has announced the follow-up to Blood Offerings. The Bay Area band will release Mortal on August 28 through Tankcrimes.
NECROT: Mortal Digital Preorders Now Available; Record To See Release Via Tankcrimes August 28th

The band initially formed in 2011 and last released a record, the aforementioned Blood Offerings, three years ago. Mortal was recorded by engineer Greg Wilkinson (High On Fire, Autopsy) and mastered by Alan Douches (Cannibal Corpse, Cattle Decapitation, Mastodon) at West West Side.

Check out "Stench Of Decay" from the new record.

Labels A new sampler from Deep Elm

Posted June 6, 2020, 10:20 a.m.

A new sampler from Deep Elm

Celebrating 25 years in 2020, independent label Deep Elm Records has shared it's 14th label sampler, titled Farewells. The new compilation includes a total of 16 tracks coering a range of styles. Artists include Lights & Motion, Floating in Space, Kid You Not, and many more.

Labels New Brutal Panda comp

Posted June 6, 2020, 9:55 a.m.

New Brutal Panda comp

Brutal Pands Records has shared a new compilation -- with 100% of proceeds this June to go toward Campaign Zero (to fight racial injustice and police violence in the USA).

With artwork by Matt Stikker (Power Trip, Outer Heaven), the comp includes 20 tracks: new songs by Mantar, Ruby the Hatchet, and Local H, previously unreleased songs by Moon Destroys, Boyfrndz and Desperate Living, and contributions from Fight Amp, Kowloon Walled City, Glassing, and more.

MP3s Less Than Jake's new Lost At Home session

Posted June 5, 2020, 8:35 p.m.

Less Than Jake's new Lost At Home session

photo by Paris Visone

Having already released the first of the Lost At Home Sessions, a pandemic/quarantine-inspired collection of recordings, Less Than Jake has now issue Volume Two, a new song titled "Spirit of '20."

Benefits from sales, beginning today, will go toward For The Nomads, which raises funds for furloughed entertainment industry workers.

"I literally sat down and wrote this one in about ten minutes. The lyrics were totally stream of consciousness. The human spirit is always there to guide us and get us through. Sure, the lyrics could be construed as a sign of the time, but really, this song could be about anything that keeps you down. Your boss, the government, or an ex. They can put us all on lockdown, but they will never break our spirit," says vocalist/guitarist Chris DeMakes.

Grab the new song via bandcamp.

DeMakes also recently launched "Chris DeMakes A Podcast."

Records New political hardcore from Last Gasp

Posted June 4, 2020, 8:18 p.m.

New political hardcore from Last Gasp

photo by Loren Green

Cleveland's Last Gasp released a new EP today titled Second Wave. The EP was written and recorded during quarantine and takes on appropriate topics for that timing. Additionally, the band has announced that all proceeds from the new release will be donated to Black Lives Matter.

Check out the single "Country Shaped Hole" below.

Records Limited edition Deaf Club 7-inch

Posted June 3, 2020, 7:46 p.m.

Limited edition Deaf Club 7-inch

Three One G sent out a blast today announcing a 200-print editition of Contemporary Sickness 7" by Deaf Club.

The new pressing was intended for a West Coast tour that was scheduled prior to the pandemic. This edition features unique photography by Becky DiGiglio and layout, design, and printing by The Black Moon Design. There are two separate editions, each limited to 100 copies.

Records NOFX and Frank Turner covers EP

Posted June 1, 2020, 7:59 p.m.

NOFX and Frank Turner covers EP

NOFX/Frank Turner - West Coast Vs. Wessex

Fat Wreck Chords announced a new split covers EP today, where NOFX and Frank Turner cover five songs by each other.

Titled West Coast Vs. Wessex, it releases officially on July 31, though two new videos -- one by each artist -- surfaced today and are embedded after the jump.

There are ten songs in total, each described as not quite straight covers, where the new recording explores new arrangements from the original material. Check out "Thatcher Fucked The Kids" and "Bob" below.

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I’ve known of Spanish Love Songs for a few years and I’ve liked what I heard in passing without diving in. When I saw them at Fest 18 last year and saw the crowd response, it confirmed it was time to pay closer attention. The band is familiar in style, something like The Gaslight Anthem or The Menzingers, with touches of The Hold Steady and a splash of emo. The songwriting focuses on a storytelling element contained within catchy structures. It’s what happens when punk ...

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