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Welcome to Running on Nothing, the latest addition to our stable of columns at Scene Point Blank. Running on Nothing offers a look at the ... read more

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Well, the train wreck of 2020 is in the rearview, but I’ve collected another selection of submissions that Scene Point Blank received in the past ... read more

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In 2020 I spent a lot of time online -- we all did. I also spent a lot of time emailing with Shellshag, which we ... read more

Interviews: Shellshag on the music streaming model

Shellshag is a two-piece band that formed in 1997, featuring Jennifer Shagawat and John "Shellhead" Driver, aka “Shell” and “Shag.” A lot changes over two ... read more

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SPB exclusive: Nanny- Can't Remember, Can't Forget

SPB exclusive: Nanny- Can't Remember, Can't Forget

We’re excited to host a full stream of Can’t Remember, Can’t Forget, the debut full-length from nanny of Massachusetts.

The band formed in 2017 and plays a pop-fused punk sound that explores the challenges of living in times of trauma and systematic failure, which come to light on the new 10-song record streamed below.

Can’t Remember, Can’t Forget follows the Nowhere, an EP released in 2017.

 

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Records A most triumphant return of Reigning Sound

Posted March 6, 2021, 3:25 p.m.

A most triumphant return of Reigning Sound

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With a new album scheduled to release on May 21, Reigning Sound shared the lead single this week: "A Little More Time."

The new single, which is also now available as a 7" single called “A Little More Time” b/w “Lonely Ghost,” is the band's first new music in 7 years. It continues the group's original blend of garage rock and Memphis soul. While Merge Records is handling the new full-length and single, a limited blue and red swirl version (autographed) is available along with an exclusive livestream performance courtesy of Goner Records as well.

The new album, A Little More Time With Reigning Sound features the band's original Memphis lineup of Jeremy Scott (bass), Greg Roberson (drums), and Alex Greene (keyboards)-- though Cartwright has relocated to Asheville in recent years.

 

Records Taken Days share a new song

Posted March 6, 2021, 2:43 p.m.

Taken Days share a new song

Taken Days have shared a video for the song "How'd It Come To This."

The song will be included on the California band's upcoming album, Every Second..., which releases on March 19 via Wiretap Records.

Taken Days plays pop-punk influenced by the sounds of '90s and '00s punk and emo and previously released two EPs: Tem More Miles and Nowhere Slowly.

Bands Getting closer to Come Closer's debut

Posted March 6, 2021, 1:14 p.m.

Getting closer to Come Closer's debut

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J. Wang's home-recorded new project, Come Closer, has announced its full-length album Pretty Garbage will release in April on Pirates Press (though still no exact date).

Wang, who has also played with Dan Padilla, Tiltwheel, Shallow Cuts, and more, shared a song called "High Life" this week, explaining:

"The song is about San Diego Legend Jason Weedon. He was the frontman for Run For Your Fucking Life and also played in the Kids, Tori Cobras as well as Sunnyside. Jason passed away unexpectedly in July of 2019," Wang, says, adding that the song was written in roughly 30 minutes shortly after Weedon's passing and it was the first song recorded for the album.

While the album is still to come, "High Life" will also be released on picture flexis by Pirates Press (and included in all mailorders while supplies last). Listen to the song after the bump, and seek out some of Weedon's works too.

Records The Mighty Mighty Bosstones' #11

Posted March 6, 2021, 12:56 p.m.

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones' #11

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The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, who recently shared news of joining Hellcat Records and a new song, "The Final Parade," have now sent their save the date for the upcoming record.

The Boston ska-punk band will release its eleventh studio album, When God Was Great, on May 7 on their new label home. "The Final Parade" is the album's closing track. The album was co-produced by Ted Hutt (The Gaslight Anthem, Dropkick Murphys) and Tim Armstrong (Transplants, Jimmy Cliff).

Listen to another track, "I Don't Believe In Anything" this week (below).

 

 

Records Listen to Demons

Posted March 6, 2021, 12:08 p.m.

Listen to Demons

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Zach Gehring (Mae)'s new heavy, experimental project Demons has a new song online previewing an upcoming full-length called Privation.

Check out the single, "Play Acting Virtue" below.

The upcoming album releases April 30 on Spartan Records.

Gehring says:

This song was one of the earlier ones written for Privation. I was listening to a lot of Converge, and I still hear the influence applied through our filter. The music was written on an acoustic. It was a block headed riff that came alive when Drew built the drum part. He achieved the perfect balance of chaos and drive. Lyrically, I was caught up on this promise that truth somehow brings freedom, or truth liberates you. I think that can often have the opposite impact. I think the truth is often treated as a sort of shallow poetic device, or an ephemeral enlightenment. But it’s an obligation that never fully subsides.

The band also features Jon Anderson, Drew Orton, and Chris Matthews.

Records A rock operetta from Devil's Teeth

Posted March 6, 2021, 11:39 a.m.

A rock operetta from Devil's Teeth

With a nwe album, La leggendia di Chong Li, set for release on April 2, Chicago's Devil's Teeth have shared a new video directed by Jon Hanusa to give listener's a preview. Called "Ride of the Devils Teeth," the song is one piece of a "spaghetti western garage rock operetta inspired by the character Chong Li from the martial arts film Bloodsport."

The band previously released Suki Yaki Hot!. Check out the new video below. La leggendia di Chong Li will release on Triple Eye Industries.

Bands Sunday State is coming

Posted March 6, 2021, 11:12 a.m.

Sunday State is coming

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April 2 will bring us the debut album from Sunday State, a Pacific Northwest group featuring members of Mudhoney, Mission Spotlight, and The Pynnacles), a self-titled album to release on No Night Travel Recordings.

The project began with Michael Carothers and Kurt Foster, who later recuitred Jeremy Dietz (Mission Spotlight) on bass, Thom Sullivan (The Pynnacles) on drums, and Steve Turner (Mudhoney/Green River) as the project developed.

Check out the song "White Pine County," which was recorded with Ken Stringfellow (The Posies, Big Star), who also plays bass on this particular track.

Records New from Oh the Humanity!

Posted March 6, 2021, 10:38 a.m.

New from Oh the Humanity!

photo by Joe MacFadzen

Oh the Humanity! return with a new LP later this spring.

The new self-titled release will be available on April 16 via Hellminded Records, first debuiting on digital platforms next Friday, March 12. But, even sooner, the band as a new song they've shared at New Noise called "Wit's End."

"Wit's End" showcases the band's approach to melodic hardcore, honed since their formation in 2012.

Records Mexicali's Silent Releasing Sophomore LP

Posted March 5, 2021, 6:46 p.m.

Mexicali's Silent Releasing Sophomore LP

Silent - Modern Hate

Hailing from the border city of Mexicali, Silent brings a melancholy brand of post-punk with occasional surf rock riffs and has toured both the US and Mexico alongside bands like Dead Cross and The Locust. They will release their long-awaited sophomore LP Modern Hate on Three G Records next month, their first album since 2015’s A Century of Abuse.

Modern Hate releases on April 23rd. Check out their single “End” below, and pre-order the record here.

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