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Interviews: Vegas

Digital Affairs Neurotic is the new release from VVEGAS, who tend to write and release music often, and whose sole purpose is to continue releasing ... read more

Regular Columns: Only Death Is Real #1

There’s so much music released, whether physically or digitally, that keeping up with what’s going on becomes almost like a full-time job. There’s only so ... read more

Music: Scene Point Blank's Favorites: The Year So Far (July 2018)

We're halfway through the year. When did that happen? Luckily for you, SPB's expert staff are on hand to guide you through the records you ... read more

Regular Columns: The Anxiety of Influence

In February 1996 late novelist David Foster Wallace released a modern masterpiece, Infinite Jest, uncovering a wellspring of contemporary criticism and psychological diagnosis. Granted his ... read more

Music: Graspop Metal Meeting 2018 (Friday)

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SPB exclusive: Discardography 2011-2013 by Warm Needles

SPB exclusive: Discardography 2011-2013 by Warm Needles

Warm Needles - Discardography 2011-2013

Out on August 1, Scene Point Blank is pleased to team up once again with Tour Van Records to share a full stream of the new Discardography 2011-2013 from Warm Needles. Originally released by the band as a tour CDR in 2014, it’s now been remastered for vinyl by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering (Chicago, IL).

The record compiles several 7-inches, splits, and songs from compilations into one 12-song package with artwork compiled of recycled dollar bin LPs using special decals, making each package one of a kind.

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Tours Thom Yorke USA tour

Posted Aug. 13, 2018, 10:05 p.m.

Thom Yorke USA tour

photo by Loren Green

Thom Yorke (Radiohead) has announced a series of live electronic performances across the US, playing songs off his solo albums The Erase, Tomorrow's Modern Boxes, and Atoms for Peace's Amok. The lineup will feature Yorke, Nigel Godrich, and visual artist Tarik Barri, with Oliver Coates also playing most dates.

Dates are listed below.

 

Records Chad Price solo album

Posted Aug. 13, 2018, 9:06 p.m.

Chad Price solo album

One Week Records will soon release a new solo album by Chad Price, whose past work includes All, Drag the River, and A Vulture Wake. The album will release digitally on One Week (run by Joey Cape) on August 21 with a vinyl release coming at a later date.

Tours Lemuria dates

Posted Aug. 11, 2018, 11:31 a.m.

Lemuria dates

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Following the release of Recreational Hate and Companion this year, Lemuria will set out on the road this fall on a US tour with support from Bethlehem Steel. 

Via their newsletter, the band states that they will be taking a break from active touring following this tour.

After this run, we'll be taking a break from touring for a while in order to focus on our personal lives. We are not, by any means, breaking up. Lemuria remains a big presence in all of our lives through this time, however we won't be playing anymore shows for the foreseeable future.

 

Records Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers announce album

Posted Aug. 11, 2018, 11:03 a.m.

Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers announce album

photo by Bryce Mata

Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace has announced another project, Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers, who will release their debut this fall on Bloodshot Records.

I’ve been a longtime fan of Bloodshot and the artists they work with. Having spent the past year working on a record without knowing where its home was going to be, when I discovered that the Bloodshot offices were only a couple of blocks away from my apartment I went in and asked if they’d consider giving the songs a home. They were cool enough to hear me out and oblige. I couldn’t be more happy about the work we’re going to do together and sharing it with the world.

The Devouring Mothers are Laura Jane Grace, Atom Willard, and Marc Jacob Hudson. The group will go on tour this fall.

Tours Actors US tour dates

Posted Aug. 11, 2018, 10:02 a.m.

Actors US tour dates

photo by Kira Clavell

Vancouver post-punk band Actors have scheduled a US tour in September, beginning in New York and wrapping up in Los Angeles. The band recently released their debut full-length It Will Come to You.

Records New Mirrors for Psychic Warfare release

Posted Aug. 9, 2018, 9:04 p.m.

New Mirrors for Psychic Warfare release

Mirrors for Psychic Warfare - I See What I Became

The industrial collaboration project between Scott Kelly (Neurosis) and Sanford Parker (Buried at Sea) will release the follow-up to Titled I See What I Became on Sept. 28.

Titled To Release I See What I Became, the new album will be issed on Neurot Recordings. In addition to new music, the group previously announced select live dates where they'll be joined by Godflesh.

Records New Sunflo'er in September

Posted Aug. 9, 2018, 6:49 p.m.

Sunflo'er, from Potsdam, NY, will release their second LP No Hell next month, coming Sept. 28 on Noise Salvation Records.

The CD version of the release will be packaged inside a zine that features original collages, photos and contributions from various members of the New York punk scene.

The band previously released 1963 in 2015 (Magnetic Eye Records). The band also appeared on a Helmet tribute, and an upcoming Pink Floyd tribute named The Wall [Redux].

Records New High on Fire this October

Posted Aug. 6, 2018, 10:42 p.m.

New High on Fire this October

photo by Jen Rosenstein

On Oct. 5, High on Fire return with Electric Messiah, set to release on eOne.

The album title is an homage to Lemmy, as the band's Matt Pike has faced numerous comparisons over the years and wanted to pay tribute while separating himself from the icon.

The band last released Luminiferous in 2015. SPB had the pleasure of catching them live in Sydney in 2016.

Tours Slow Code on the road

Posted Aug. 6, 2018, 9:03 p.m.

Slow Code on the road

Slow Code - Wastelayer

Seattle trio Slow Code have announced an extensive US tour, beginning at the end of this month and stetching into October.

The band released Wastelayer this past May on Glory Kid Ltd.

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