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Interviews: Kyle Falconer

In 2007, a group of young Scottish musicians called The View became one of the key bands in the mid-‘00s British indie music scene with ... read more

Regular Columns: Musings on the need to be ...

AfterimagesWreckages of the pastEternally damned to repeat it.Exploded views incinerated by the electricity of truthPierced by the arrow of time keeping everything from happening at ... read more

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

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SPB exclusive: Keepers self-titled stream

SPB exclusive: Keepers self-titled stream

Scene Point Blank is hyped to be sharing a new full-length by San Diego’s Keepers.

The noise-punk trip formed four years ago and released their first 7” in 2015. On Oct. 19 they’ll unveil their self-titled full-length to the world courtesy of Volar Records, available on chrome vinyl. Listen to the 12 song record below.

The band is comprised of Elliott Moeller (guitar/vocals), Kevin Highland (bass), and Richie Lauridsen (drums). In addition to the new long-player, the label is also offering a limited chrome repress of 2015’s Blasé 7”.

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Site News Radon's More of Their Lies giveaway

Radon's More of Their Lies giveaway

Scene Point Blank is proud to team up with Radon to share their latest record, More of Their Lies.

The album was released on CD earlier this year (Eager Beaver Records) and was just issued on cassette as well, courtesy of Dirt Cult, Tiger Force Ultra, and Rubber Factory. While Radon originally formed in 1991, More of Their Lies is their first album released on tape. It will also be available on vinyl later this year (Dead Broke/Creep).

SPB is pleased to have some copies to give away for free. The follow the link in the last sentence, or click on our “COMPETITIONS” tab at the top of this page. Fans can also order the CD or get the tape online from Radon or Green Noise Records

While you’re at it, check out our One Question Interview with Dave Rohm, talking about the song “Exhaustra.”

Radon will play Fest 17 on Oct. 28 in Gainesville, FL. They hope to have a limited supply of test pressing of the record on-hand.

Tours Hop Along Announce New Year's and Euro Supporting Shows

Posted Sept. 17, 2018, 5:21 p.m.

Hop Along Announce New Year's and Euro Supporting Shows

Hop Along will be lead up to New Year's Eve shows with a European tour supporting The Decemberists. Dates after the jump.

The band is currently supporting their new album, Bark Your Head Off -- out now via Saddle Creek.

MP3s Smoking Popes Premiere Something When You Want It

Posted Sept. 17, 2018, 5:01 p.m.

Smoking Popes Premiere Something When You Want It

Smoking Popes released a new track, entitled, "When You Want Something," from the upcoming album, Into the Agony available Octoberber 12th via Asian Man Records  The band will be going on tour this Fall. You can check out the track and dates after the jump.

Tours Cult Leader To Take A Patient Man On the Road

Posted Sept. 17, 2018, 4:46 p.m.

Cult Leader To Take A Patient Man On the Road

Cult Leader have announced a North American tour in support of their new album, A Patient Man -- available November 9th via Deathwish. Joining them will be Primitive Weapons, Echo Beds, and God Mother. Dates after the jump.

Labels Epitaph Signs La Dispute

Posted Sept. 17, 2018, 4:28 p.m.

Epitaph Signs La Dispute

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La Dispute have joined the Epitaph roster. The band is expected to release their new label debut in 2019. You can catch the band live this Fall with Circa Survive and Queen of Jeans. Dates after the jump.

Labels Pkew Pkew Pkew join Dine Alone Records

Posted Sept. 14, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Pkew Pkew Pkew join Dine Alone Records

photo by Rachel Bright

Toronto punks Pkew Pkew Pkew announced a new 7" on Dine Alone Records, with more to come on their new label home.

The trio will hit the road next month with Red City Radio, as well as a one-off date with The Penske File.

Check out a video for "Passed Out" here:

Shows Punk Rock Bowling 2019 dates

Posted Sept. 14, 2018, 7:20 p.m.

Punk Rock Bowling 2019 dates

photo by Scott Wilkinson

PUnk Rock Bowling returns to Las Vegas next year for tis 21st incarnation. The next festival takes place May 24-27, 2019.

Additional details will be released once the festival has them confirmed.


Tours Pity Party Across North America

Posted Sept. 14, 2018, 1:59 p.m.

Pity Party Across North America

Pity Party have announced a full North American tour this Fall. Joining them will be Dezora, Ramona, and Psuedo. You can find the dates after the jump. The band is currently supporting their Ep, Are We There Yet? -- out now via La Escalera.

Records Touché Amoré Announce Celebratory Live Album

Posted Sept. 13, 2018, 1:26 p.m.

Touché Amoré Announce Celebratory Live Album

Touché Amoré will release a live album for their show at The Regent Theater in LA which celebrated their 10 year anniversary as well as 1000th show. The appropriately titled 10 Years/1000 Shows: Live at The Regent Theater, will be available November 2nd via Epitaph. You can check out a video for "Flowers and You" and  get a taste of the audio from the show after the jump.

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