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SPB premiere: Dominic by Sunstroke

SPB premiere: Dominic by Sunstroke

Sunstroke - Second Floor/Seven

We’re excited to be sharing a new track from Philadelphia’s Sunstroke today, titled “Dominic.”

The new song is off their forthcoming new LP, Second Floor/Seven, which releases on Oct. 5.

Following the example of all good bands, their formation is the story of friends deciding to write music together. Their sound captures from a string of influences, notably the DC scene, but with subtle traces that range from ‘80s Brit-pop to shoegaze and The Replacements. Rather than blather on about Scene Point Blank's personal interpretation of the art, take a listen here:

The record is available for pre-order from CoinToss Records and NewMoralityZine.

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Records 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”.

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.

Records Ty Segall releasing covers album next month

Posted Sept. 22, 2018, 9:33 p.m.

Ty Segall releasing covers album next month

Ty Segall - Fudge Sandwich

Oct. 26 is the day for Fudge Sandwich, the latest offering from Ty Segall. 

Getting into details, the new effort is an 11-song covers album that will be released by In the Red Records. Some covered artists include Amon Düül II, John Lennon, Sparks, War, Funkadelic, Rudimentary Peni, Grateful Dead, Spencer Davis Group, and more. 

Segall will being an acoustic tour that same month, kicking off on Oct. 20 in Big Sur, CA and concluding Nov. 18 in Austin, TX.

Records Planet B coming in November

Posted Sept. 22, 2018, 9:04 p.m.

Planet B coming in November

photo by Becky DiGiglio

On Nov. 23, Ipecac Recordings will release the debut from Planet B. The unique project was created by Justin Pearson (Dead Cross, Retox) and hip-hop producer Luke Henshaw (Sonido de la Frontera, First Power Crew) and fuses many genres, combining the aggression present in much of Pearson's work with the creative beats and production of Henshaw.

In addition to the two core members, the record also features apperances from Kool Keith, Martin Atkins, Nick Zinner, and many more.

Bands Dead Bars join A-F Records, cover Guided By Voices

Posted Sept. 22, 2018, 10:31 a.m.

Dead Bars join A-F Records, cover Guided By Voices

photo by Loren Green

In a rush of news from Seattle punks Dead bars, the band has a new limited edition 7" out for their upcoing tour that will take them to Fest 17 and back home, plus a new label home for their sophomore LP.

For their tour, the band has a limited edition EP (pressing of 100), that included a cover of Guided By Voices' "Gold Star For Robot Boy") embedded after the jump. Members of Dead Bars once moonlighted in a GBV cover group called Hot Freaks.

Besides the tour/single, the band also announced that their next LP will be issues on A-F Records. The group last released Dream Gig in2017 (No Idea Records).

Labels Volar Records updates

Posted Sept. 22, 2018, 10:01 a.m.

Volar Records updates

The Keepers - The Keepers

In addition to the upcoming release of Keepers -- our featured September stream here at Scene Point Blank), Volar Records has two more upcoming releases.

The label will be released a one-sided etched 12" by San Diego d-beat group Therapy, plus a cassette by one-man band The Molds titled Saltine.

Artists Oh Boland are currently on a US tour as well.

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.

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Austrian touring machine Astpai are ready to release their sixth full length album unto the world. Astpai has held a low profile recently. Their previous album Burden Calls is from 2014. Ok, there was 7” somewhere between these albums, but still. Astpai once started out as a punk band in the Strike Anywhere camp. Over the time this band has matured and found a niche of their own. A niche where the tempo is a bit more moderate. A niche that reminds me a ...

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Sydney Contemporary Opening Night

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Sept. 22, 2018, 9:47 a.m.

Sydney Contemporary Opening Night Carriageworks Sydney, Australia September 12, 2018 Basics first: If you zone in on Australasia’s Art Fair, Sydney Contemporary is a brightly shining beacon that attracts an ... read more

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Radon - More of Their Lies (physical package and download codes)

Posted Aug. 26, 2018, 4:29 p.m.

Scene Point Blank is proud to team up with the one and only Radon to share their latest record, More of Their Lies. The CD is out now on Eager Beaver Records, and it’s available on cassette as well courtesy of Dirt Cult, Tiger Force Ultra, and Rubber Factory. While ... more information

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