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SPB exclusive: Positions Of Power by Runt

SPB exclusive: Positions Of Power by Runt

Runt - Positions Of Power

Scene Point Blank is excited to host a stream of the brand new Runt LP Positions Of Power, out on Feb. 9 on La Vida Es Un Mus on 12” vinyl.
 
The UK band splits members between London and Sheffield and spits furious and primal punk full of rage and energy that hits its targets quickly and moves on. Positions Of Power captures many emotions, ranging from fierce and urgent to nihilism and anxiety.
 
The band released a cassette last year and also share members with Frau, No, Permission, Efialtis, Good Throb, Farce, and Sarcasm.

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Videos First new Iceage song since 2014

Posted Feb. 17, 2018, 8:51 p.m.

Iceage, set to hit the road for US tour this spring, have released a new song and video, "Catch It" (below).

The new song is their first new material since Plowing Into the Field of Love (2014).

Watch/listen now and check out their tour dates below.

Records Three Man Cannon return with new LP

Posted Feb. 17, 2018, 4:02 p.m.

Three Man Cannon return with new LP

photo by Russell Edling

Three Man Cannon will soon release a new self-titled album on March 15 on Lame-O Records. To prep fans for the release they just put out a 7", Building Broken Steps.

Fancy a track listing? Click the jump.

Labels Relapse signs Full of Hell

Posted Feb. 17, 2018, 3:54 p.m.

Relapse signs Full of Hell

photo by Reid Haithcock

Full of Hell have joined forces with Relapse Records and has plans to write their seventh full-length this year for their new label home.

To learn more about the band, check out our interview with Dylan Walker last year.

Tours The Wonder Years dates, US + UK

Posted Feb. 17, 2018, 1:46 p.m.

The Wonder Years dates, US + UK

photo by Kelly Mason

In April The Wonder Years will play several shows in England, Sctoland, and Ireland, leading up to a North America tour in May that includes support from Worries, Tiny Moving Parts, and Tigers Jaw on varied dates.

The band is set to release Sister Cities on April 6, their first album since 2015's No Closer to Heaven.

Videos L7 came back to bitch

Posted Feb. 11, 2018, 1:16 p.m.

Reformed L7 has released their second new single following an 18 year break. The band, who reunited last year amid the release of documentary Pretend We're Dead, just released a video for "I Came Back To Bitch" below (Don Giovanni Records).

The band is scheduled for a short tour this April, starting in Boston and ending in Minneapolis.

Records Pity Party prep new relaase on La Escalera

Posted Feb. 11, 2018, 12:44 p.m.

Pity Party prep new relaase on La Escalera

Pity Party will soon put out their third overall release, the upcoming EP titled Are You Happy Yet? on La Escalera Records.

The DIY Oakland-based band play emotional pop-punk in short, fast burst and are currently on the road with Stay Wild and Dying For It. They'll also play at SXSW in Austin next month.

Records New from Giving Up

Posted Feb. 11, 2018, 12:01 p.m.

New from Giving Up

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Garner Cardinals, the third full-length from Iowa's Giving Up, comes out this Friday on Feb. 16. The self-released record follows 2009 and 2012 LPs and features the group's NPR-described "indie-pop and junk punk." The song "Body" is streaming at NPR now.

Videos New song from The Scutches

Posted Feb. 11, 2018, 11:14 a.m.

New York pop-punks The Scutches hae a new video out to get fans ready for their upcoming new album Negatory (Something To Do Records).

To get a feel for their new material, watch "Worth Enough" below.

The Scutches previous effort was a re-release of Glass House in 2016.

Records New split by Holler House and Technician

Posted Feb. 10, 2018, 1:32 p.m.

New split by Holler House and Technician

photo by Loren Green

Jetsam-Flotsam record label will soon release a split release between two Minneapolis bands: Holler House and Technician, on March 3.

Each band contributes three songs. Check out "End" by Holler House at New Noise here.

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