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Clown Sounds

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Clown Sounds

Posted Jan. 27, 2019, 4:10 p.m.

Last year Clown Sounds released its debut LP, Preacher Maker on Recess Records. While the band name may be unfamiliar to some, frontman Todd Congelliere has a long history of making music and running Recess out of San Pedro, California. Prior to, and in addition to, Clown Sounds, Congelliere has also played with F.Y.P, Toys That Kill, Underground Railroad to Candyland, and more. With the new band defining it’s sound, SPB talked with Congelliere about how he approaches new bands, the status of Recess, and how he’s starting a new venue in his hometown. Of course, we also asked him how he finds the time to do so. Scene Point Blank: You released a solo record ...

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John Morgan Askew on production, engineering and composing

Regular Columns John Morgan Askew on production, engineering and composing

Posted Jan. 27, 2019, 4 p.m.
Beyond Casual Observation

In the previous installment of Beyond Casual Observation, we visited with three films to briefly illustrate the pleasant entanglement of music and storytelling in cinema ...

Scene Point Blank's Favorites: Year End (2018)

Music Scene Point Blank's Favorites: Year End (2018)

Posted Jan. 2, 2019, 12:43 p.m.
Year End 2018

It's been a great year for music and we're here to tell you what you should have heard in 2018. Fear not – we ...

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A Wilhelm Scream

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A Wilhelm Scream

Posted July 17, 2014, 9:25 p.m.

Trevor Reilly (A Wilhelm Scream) SPB: When you built your studio, what was the primary, driving concept you wanted to make sure you could capture as far as acoustics? Reilly: The most important thing we tried to do while remodeling the studio was to make sure that the acoustics didn't work against us! We have a room with low ceilings and small dimensions compared to the "big boys" facilities, so we focused our efforts on absorption and control since the low end bass frequencies can pile up and royally fuck up the tones your trying to capture. There are ...

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2018: A Year In Review

Music 2018: A Year In Review

Posted Jan. 2, 2019, 12:41 p.m.
Year End 2018

As is traditional, we highlight some of the best non-album releases of 2018, plus a bunch more things. After you ...

Pass The Mic: Artists and labels on 2018

Music Pass The Mic: Artists and labels on 2018

Posted Dec. 22, 2018, 1:54 p.m.
Year End 2018

It's the end of the year, but before we tell you what we think the best albums and musical ...

Diet Cig

Interviews Diet Cig

Posted Dec. 22, 2018, 1:52 p.m.

Diet Cig is a NY duo known for their energetic live shows and incredibly relatable, catchy lyrics. The band is ...

Subverting Authority

Regular Columns Subverting Authority

Posted Dec. 22, 2018, 1:48 p.m.
Against Orthodoxy

With startling revelations our systems of authority are thought to be illegitimate, God dies, and the state cannot be justified ...

The Fest 17

Music The Fest 17

Posted Nov. 12, 2018, 3:54 p.m.

If you count last year’s Pre-Fest only trip, Fest 17 marks my tenth trip to Florida for the annual ...

Looking Forward to The Fest 17

Music Looking Forward to The Fest 17

Posted Oct. 21, 2018, 2:59 p.m.

The Fest is a fascinating piece of DIY culture. Not only has it grown into a mega-event of 400+ bands ...

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