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SPB exclusive: Vacation 2XLP stream

SPB exclusive: Vacation 2XLP stream

Vacation - Southern Grass: The Continuation of Rock’n’Roll - Vol. 1

Cincinnati, Ohio’s Vacation are back with a new album, this time a double LP called Southern Grass: The Continuation of Rock’n’Roll, courtesy of Recess Records.

Formed in 2009, the band has toured relentlessly while blasting fuzzy punk rock with sun-bleached pop hooks. The band has shared members with Tweens, Mardou, Swim Team, Black Planet, and Pretty Pretty. In addition to the new record, they're also touring across the USA.

Check out an exclusive stream of the new 32-track release below:

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Bands AJJ return with new EP

Posted Aug. 20, 2017, 8:44 p.m.

AJJ return with new EP

AJJ (formerly Andrew Jackson Jihad) have released a new EP titled Back in the Jazz Coffin. The New EP is out on cassette via Lauren Records and returns to the group's acoustic-based sound of earlier records.

They also recently released Christmas Island (2014) and The Bible 2 (2016) on SideOneDummy, in addition to doing an interview with SPB just last year.

Records Get ready for a new Lillingtons LP

Posted Aug. 19, 2017, 11 a.m.

Get ready for a new Lillingtons LP

photo by Marc Gärtner

The reformed Lillingtons have announced Stella Sapiente, a new full-length scheduled to release on Oct. 13 on Fat Wreck Chords.

Stella Sapiente is their first record since 2006’s The Too Late Show. In addition, the band is now on tour, set to play Colorado Springs tomorrow night.

Videos L7 documentary gets video release

Posted Aug. 17, 2017, 8:22 a.m.

L7 documentary gets video release

L7 - Pretend We're Dead

L7: Pretend We’re Dead documentary is coming to Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD this Oct. 13. The doc included interviews with Joan Jett, Brody Dalle (The Distillers), Lydia Lunch, Allison Robertson (The Donnas), Louise Post (Veruca Salt), and more while exploring L7's history.

It will be screening at select theatres across the country in September. The recently reformed group will also play a few California dates next month. Details below.

Records Converge to release The Dusk In Us

Posted Aug. 16, 2017, 8:24 a.m.

On Nov. 3, Converge will return with The Dusk in Us, their first full-length in five years.

It will be the band's ninth full-length and follows All We Love We Leave Behind (2012), to be released on Epitaph/Deathwish Inc.

You can listen to the track "Under Duress" now:

Bands New GWAR, new tour(s)

Posted Aug. 15, 2017, 1:16 p.m.

New GWAR, new tour(s)

photo by Scott Wilkinson

Costumed overlords GWAR will embark on US tours this fall, plaing dates with Ghoul, Doyle (The Misfits), and more. The tours line up with a new album from the group, The Blood of Gods, which is set to release Oct. 20 on Metal Blade Records.

See a full list of dates below.

Records Worriers announce Survival Pop on SideOneDummy

Posted Aug. 13, 2017, 8:36 p.m.

Worriers have a new LP coming out next month, on new label home SideOneDummy. Titled New Survivial, it will officially releaseo n Sept. 29 with three release shows schedules going up the US East Coast in Philadelphia, Boston, and New York. They are also playing dates in Australia in September.

“I wrote the majority of the songs on this record thinking about what kinds of songs past versions of myself would’ve needed or been listening to at different points in my life," says primary songwriter Lauren Denitzio about the album.

Check out "The Possibility" (off Survival Pop) below.

Tours Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg Australian Tour

Posted Aug. 12, 2017, 9:43 p.m.

Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg Australian Tour

This November will herald the return of true punk rock royalty Marky Ramone to our Australia. 

Marky is one of the last remaining members of The Ramones, and the one with the longest lineage, having handled skins duties for the formative punk outfit between 1978 to 1983 and again from 1987 until 1996. An original denizen of the NYC punk scene centered on Max’s Kansas City (Marky also played with Wayne County and Richard Hell’s Voidoids with whom he appeared on the classic Blank Generation LP), Marky is keeping The Ramones’ spirit burning bright and will be bringing a huge haul of Ramones classics to venues across Australia.

Bands 1QI: The Ejector Seats, Brain Tentacles, Amirtha Kidambi

Posted Aug. 8, 2017, 12:47 p.m.

1QI: The Ejector Seats, Brain Tentacles, Amirtha Kidambi
Welcome to our almost daily quickie Q&A feature: One Question Interviews. Follow us at facebook & twitter and we'll post an interview three days each week, typically every Tuesday-Thursday.
 
After our social media followers get the first word, we post a wrap-up here at the site and archive them here. This week check out Q&As with The Ejector Seats, Brain Tentacles, and Amirtha Kidambi.

Records SPB premiere: V.E.G.A.S.-Long Gone split EP

Posted Aug. 5, 2017, noon

SPB premiere: V.E.G.A.S.-Long Gone split EP

VEGAS/Long Gone - split EP

Scene Point Blank is pleased to share the newest EP from V.E.G.A.S., a split with Finland's Long Gone. Each band contributes two new songs.

Check it out after the jump.

The record officially released on July 29 via Judas Chair Collective.

 

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