If you count last year’s Pre-Fest only trip, Fest 17 marks my tenth trip to Florida for the annual event. The Fest is a monster ... read more
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Scene Point Blank is excited to share the debut release from Tired of Everything, the Silenced demo, out soon on To Live a Lie Records.
Formed earlier this year, the Raleigh, NC quartet features current and former members of NoComply, Oxidant, Salmonella, Zipper, and Mad Dog. The band plays furious hardcore with that balanced anthemic singalongs with circle pits and live-in-tone production.
Silenced features six songs and is the first band in which To Live a Lie label head Will takes the microphone. Available on cassette and 8” picture disc, the record’s six songs were recorded on August 22 with Kris Hilbert and the mastered by Jirix-Mie Pax.
Posted Nov. 11, 2018, 7:45 p.m.
The latest in Kevin Devine's onging series of split 7"s will feature John K. Samson. Out on Nov. 30 on Bad Timing Records, Devinyl Splits No. 10 features one song by each artist, Devine and Samon.
Both artists also have upcoming tours, dates listed below.
Posted Nov. 11, 2018, 4:29 p.m.
Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers, the newest project by namesake Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!), has announced a North American headlining tour next spring, including dates with Mercy Union and Control Top.
In addition to Grace, the band features Atom Willard (Against Me!) and Marc Jacob Hudson (recordist/mixer at Rancho Recordo). The band just released its debut, Bought To Rot, on Nov. 9 on Bloodshot Records. Fans can stream it via NPR.
Posted Nov. 11, 2018, 9:52 a.m.
Currently midway through a European tour, Nothington has released their final record, a split 7" with Swingin' Utters, released on Red Scare Industries.
“Don’t be bummed this is our last song because, hey, we get to do a split with Swingin’ Utters! So stoked," guitarist/vocalist Chris Matulich says of the record.
The band announced the record and, pending a few farewell shows in 2019, has no future plans, referring to their future as an "indefinite hiatus."
Posted Nov. 10, 2018, 10:24 a.m.
This January, Launceston will bear witness to its first-ever Mona Foma—with its signature brand of unexpected, unpredictable and curious programming descending on the state’s second-largest city.
Highlights of the 2019 incarnation of MONA FOMA include:
Neneh Cherry (SWE) + Underworld (UK) + Oneohtrix Point Never: Myriad (USA) + Mulatu Astatke and The Black Jesus Experience (ETH/AUS) + Julia Holter (USA) + Jonathan Bree (NZ) + Courtney Barnett (AUS) + Nakhane (ZAF) + Hańba! (POL) + Les Filles de Illighadad (NER) + Southeast Desert Metal (AUS) + WWWater (BEL) + Yirinda (AUS) + Satu Vänskä and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (FIN/AUS) + group A (JPN)
● ART: Kenny Pittock (AUS) + Heath Franco (AUS) + Lou Conboy (AUS) + Lou Hubbard (AUS) + Margie Livingston (USA) +Parer Studio (AUS) + Pete Matilla (AUS) + Rosie Deacon (AUS)
● DANCE: Dana Gingras + group A + Sonya Stefan (CAN/JAP) +, Stompin (AUS) + Tasdance (AUS)
● EVENTS: Faux Mo + Morning Meditation + free programming at Albert Hall: Robin Fox installation and late night concerts (Fri - Kuniko Kato (JAP) + Sabu Orimo (JAP), Sat - Robin Fox (AUS) + Ensemble Offspring (AUS)) + more.
Mona Foma 2019 runs from 13-20 January in Launceston, Tasmania.
Posted Nov. 9, 2018, 8:31 p.m.
Porcupine released their third LP today. Titled What You've Heard Isn't Real, it can be heard streaming in full at New Noise now and is available from DC Jam Records/Dead Broke Rekerds.
Formed in 2006 and featuring singer/guitarist Casey Virock, drummer Ian Prince, and bassist Greg Norton (formerly of Hüsker Dü), the band previously released The Trouble With You (2009) and The Sensation of Being Somebody (2012). The new 6-song record notably features a cover of Hüsker Dü's "Standing By the Sea," penned by the late Grant Hart.
Posted Nov. 9, 2018, 8:05 p.m.
Posted Nov. 8, 2018, 9:01 p.m.
This White Light, a bands featuring famililar faces from Sunn O))), Engine Kid, Pelican, and Tattle Tale, has released a new track titled "The House," (embed below) in addition to three live dates in California in the next two months.
More specifically, the band features guitarist Greg Anderson (Sunn O))) and Goatsnake), drummer Jade Devitt (Lucky Me, Gale Forces), bassist Bryan Herweg (Pelican), and vocalist Jen Wood (solo artist and formerly of Tattle Tale and collaborator with The Postal Service). The band was formed in early 2017 by Anderson and Devitt, who both played in Engine Kid, and came together as a quartet later on. Earlier this year, the band recorded with Josh Homme at Pink Duck Studios for an upcoming release.
Posted Nov. 8, 2018, 8:30 p.m.
Out tomorrow, the new Nótt eftir nótt from Iceland's Kælan Mikla is streaming now at Noisey in full.
In addition, the band has announced its upcoming European tour, including a run with Germany's Some Ember to begin on Jan. 31.
Posted Nov. 4, 2018, 5:12 p.m.
Due to a medical emergency High on Fire has withdrawn from their upcoming Speed of the Wizard tour with Municipal Waste.
According to a statement from the band:
Matt has a medical emergency culminating in the partial amputation of one of his toes. The scheduling of this procedure is immediate and the recovery time will overlap our intended tour with MW. We will unfortunately be unable to participate in this tour but will be back stronger than ever in 2019!
The tour will continue as scheduled but singularly headlined by Municipal Waste. Municipal Waste also released a statement wishing Matt and High on Fire the best, and Scene Point Blank sends our regards as well.
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