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Music: SXSW 2017

A year after the standing President of the United States attended and lectured at the South by Southwest Festival, politics were again front and center ... read more

Interviews: Tim Kasher (Cursive)

Tim Kasher is as prolific an artist as they come. The musician behind indie legends Cursive and The Good Life has seemingly been the pusher ... read more

Interviews: Woe

With the release of new record Hope Attrition and some major new touring on the horizon, we caught up with Woe's founding member Chris Grigg ... read more

Interviews: White Lies

White Lies first broke into the British indie music scene in 2009 with the release of their debut album To Lose My Life.... The album ... read more

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SPB exclusive: Bad Breeding

SPB exclusive: Bad Breeding

Bad Breeding - Divide

This month Scene Point Blank is happy to team up with Iron Lung Records to share the new Bad Breeding record, Divide.

Out on April 7, it’s the band’s second LP in a year and carries both an urgent and dark tone, led by powerful rhythm and squealing guitars.

The album is released on La Vida Es un Mus in Europe.

Give a listen below.

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Records Kindling, Kestrels, split EP

Posted April 30, 2017, 1:30 p.m.

Kindling, Kestrels, split EP

Kindling and Kestrels have announced a new split EP, out now with 4 songs in total between the two bands. Noyes Records is handling the release.

Each band contributes a cover on the EP, reworking tunes by The Replacements and My Bloody Valentine -- and the EP is streaming at Allston Pudding.

Records The Best of Nick Cave 1984-2014

Posted April 29, 2017, 9:04 a.m.

The Best of Nick Cave 1984-2014

Vladimir via flickr

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds will release Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds 1984 - 2014 on May 5. The compilation is a 2 CD/3 LP collection covering three decades of Cave's work.

The collection was curated by Cave and founding member Mick Harvey, with help from the current Bad Seeds and was originally scheduled for release in 2015 before delays.

In addition to the new collection, Cave is also touring regularly throughout the year, with US and international dates posted after the jump.

Bands News on IIVII

Posted April 28, 2017, 9:35 p.m.

News on IIVII

IIVII - Invasion

IIVII, the solo project of Josh Graham (Red Sparowes, Battle Of Mice, A Storm Of Light), has announced a new full-length named Invasion to be released in June.

Pronounced as "ivy" and not the Roman numerals, the science-fiction themed instrumental project's new album is due on June 23.

IIVII last released Colony in 2015.

Labels Muskets join No Sleep

Posted April 28, 2017, 9:16 p.m.

Hailling from Brighton, UK, Mustkets have joined No Sleep Records for the release of their next record.

Check out a video for the song "17 Years" here:

Tours Amon Amarth and Goatwhore on the road

Posted April 28, 2017, 8:07 a.m.

Amon Amarth and Goatwhore on the road

photo by Loren Green

On Sunday, AMon Amarth and Goatwhore hit the road on an 18-date US tour. The journey includes stops at Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Dark Lord Day, Northern Invasion, and Rock On The Range festivals. 

Dates are below.

MP3s Hear the new Terror EP

Posted April 23, 2017, 10:35 a.m.

Hear the new Terror EP

photo by Alexander Malecki

Terror's new EP, out next Friday on Pure Noise Records, is streaming online now at Impericon Magazine. Titled The Walls Will Fall, the EP drops on April 28 and will be followed by a US tour (dates below).

Terror last released The 25th Hour in 2015 (Victory Records).

Tours Western Settings Pouzza Tour

Posted April 22, 2017, 4:36 p.m.

Western Settings Pouzza Tour

In route to Pouzza Fest in Montreal on May 19 (which they're also playing), San Diego's Western Settingss will be making a trek across North American with stops in San Francisco, Denver, New York and many other cities.

The band's most recent release was the Old Pain EP.

Shows Jawbreaker reunites for Riot Fest 2017

Posted April 22, 2017, 4:21 p.m.

Jawbreaker reunites for Riot Fest 2017

In a non-April Fool's Day post, a reformed Jawbreaker are among headliners to play Riot Fest 2017, along with M.I.A., Wu-Tang Clan, and a DJ set from MIke D.

The festival takes place at Douglas Park in Chicago from Sept. 15-17 and will also feature Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, New Order, Ministry, Bad Brains, The Lawrence Arms, Minus the Bear, The Menzingers, X, GWAR, Buzzcocks, Hot Water Music, and many more, listed in additional detail below.

More bands are still to be announced.

Bands 1QI: Asian Man Records, Set and Setting, Making New Enemies

Posted April 22, 2017, 3:03 p.m.

1QI: Asian Man Records, Set and Setting, Making New Enemies
Welcome to our semi-regular quickie Q&A feature: One Question Interviews. Follow us at facebook & twitter and we'll post an interview three days each week.
 
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 Set and Setting, Asian Man Records, and Making New Enemies. 
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