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SPB premiere: "Forever" by Evening Standards

SPB premiere: "Forever" by Evening Standards

Evening Standards - World's End

Scene Point Blank has teamed up with Evening Standards to share “Forever,” a song from the band’s upcoming World’s End, out on June 7 on Let’s Pretend Records.

World’s End is the second album from the Indiana trio, whose members have also played with the likes of Future Virgins, Door-Keys, Fat Shadow, ADD/C, Landlord, and more.

Speaking of the new record, bassist Daun says:

This is a darker, heavier album than our first. It came out of a lot of loss--we experienced a lot of death and intense loss before and during the writing, and really had to hold on to each other pretty tight. Chris and I have been together for like 16 years, and the three of us have been tights buds since we met Cole in Chattanooga about that long ago. I think you can hear the tighter bond on this album -- both musically and emotionally. There's always been an element of hope in our stuff, but I think this one is both darker and more hopeful. I hope people hear this one and are inspired to reach out to each other.

Get a taste for yourself in “Forever,” below, which Daun says “is like a little key to one of the big themes of the album, which is hope amidst death and violence.”


When we were practicing this one, I would be riding my bike and singing the chorus all the time:
“We talk about it like it's old news/ but it's the hardest thing that we've been through/ It's safe to say we put our roots down here/ but come tomorrow we could disappear/ and plant some seeds along the way/ ask me and I'll stay/ forever and a day.”
It's really comforting. Every time we play it I think of the people who have held me up over the years when I needed it, and how I learned to come through for people. I think the three of us (and our community) love each other deeply, and argue like siblings, and walk through darkness, but at the end of the day it's just a matter of being together, making art, and loving each other.

The song balances warm pop melody along with underlying complex emotions such as dealing with pain and loss. Preorders are available from Let’s Pretend.

Upcoming shows:
May 25 @Blockhouse Bloomington, IN: LP release show with Wife Patrol
May 31 @Orbit Room Bloomington, IN: Evening Standards acoustic with Glitter Brains
July 26-28 @Do Ya Hear We Fest Chattanooga, TN

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SPB exclusive: Introducing the Fleshies

SPB exclusive: Introducing the Fleshies

Fleshies - Introducing the Fleshies

Fleshies are back with a new album. Titled Introducing the Fleshies, the new jam is available from Dirt Cult Records now.

The Oakland, CA band originally formed in 1999 and has previous records on renowned labels including Alternative Tentacles, Recess, Adeline, and more. They’re known for a serious work ethic and active tour schedule, along with lefty political themes and an intense, unpredictable live show.

The new record captures that raw energy that blends aggression with humor and an underlying sense of melody.

Listen here:

Catch the band live, as they kick off a US West Coast tour this week.
Tour dates:
MAY 2 CORVALLIS, OR at @Mudville Stadium w/Megazillionaire, Dumb Luck MAY 3 TACOMA, WA at Jankuland w/Bad Sleep, Quid QuoMAY 4 SEATTLE, WA at Victory Lounge w/@Clarko, The ScoffsMAY 5 PORTLAND, OR at Tonic Lounge w/Divers, Daydream (PDX record release)MAY 9 SAN FRANCISCO, CA at The Knockout w/Meat Market, Nopes, Difficult (Bay Area record release)MAY 10 LONG BEACH at 4th and Vine w/Toys That Kill, SusanMAY 11 SAN DIEGO, CA at kensington club w/Stalins of Sound, Santa Ana Knights, Russian TremorsMAY 12 LOS ANGELES, CA at The Smell w/Dimber, Marriage Material, Honda Daz
Introducing the Fleshies was recorded and engineered by Brian Plaskett and mastered by Daniel Husayn (North London Bomb Factory). Fleshies are Mattowar, Yvan Kawecki, John No, Brian Plaskett, and Hamiltron (all five of whom are original members).
Photo by Niki Pretti

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Posted May 22, 2019, 9:06 p.m. in Bands by Loren

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Shows Hopscotch 10 headlined by Sleater-Kinney

Posted May 22, 2019, 8:44 p.m. in Shows by Loren

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Scheduled for Sept. 5-7 in Raleigh, NC, Hopscotch festival will return for its 10th iteration. This year's lineup features over 100 acts, with announced ...

!!! (chk chk chk), Acne, Ahleuchatistas, All Riggs & Lauren Francis, Andy Holmes, Anteloper, Bambara, Birds of Avalon, Black Surfer, Boogarins, Boris, Caroline Rose, Cate Le Bon, Channel Tres, Chvrches, Daughter of Swords, David Nance Group, De(b)t, Dee White, Deerhunter, Dirty Projectors, estoc, Faye Webster, Floral Print, Grace Ives, Gruff Rhys , Gudiya, Illuminati Hotties, Indigo De Souza with Icky Bricketts, Injury Reserve , James Blake, Jenny Lewis, Joey Purp, Joyero, JPEGmafia, John Mueller, JR Bohannon, Kelsey Walden, Kississippi, Kurt Vile, Little Brother, Lucy Dacus, Luke Stewart, Lute, Matt Martians, Mdou Moctar, Mike & the Moonpies, Milford Graves, MJ Lenderman,Moon Duo, Museum Mouth, Nest Egg, No Love, Oak City Slums, Orville Peck, Phantogram, Pharmakon, Pure Adult, Purple Mountains, Raphael Saadiq, Rosenau + Sanborn, Ryley Walker, Sarah Shook & The Disarmers, Savage Knights, Secret Shame, Sleater-Kinney, Snail Mail, Solar Halos, Spellling, Strange Ranger, Sunwatchers, Tashi Dorji, The Dead Tongues, The Messthetics, The Nude Party, The Watson Twins, TKO Faith Healer, Tomberlin, Trace Mountains, TRNSGNDR/VHS, Tropical Fuck Storm, Tyler Ramsey, Wednesday, Whatever Happened to Pizza at McDonald, Wolf Eyes, Yowler, Zah, Zen Mother

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Records Halshug's Drøm

Posted May 19, 2019, 2:20 p.m. in Records by Loren

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Copenhagen's Halshug will release its third studio album this July on Southern Lord Recordings. The Denmark punk band will titled the record Drøm ...

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Posted May 19, 2019, 10:57 a.m. in Splits by Loren

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Backtrack, who formed in 2008 and have released music on Flatspot Records, 6131 Records, and Bridge 9 Records, will disband at year's end. Before ...

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Final West Coast Tour w/ King Nine, Minus, Somerset Thrower8/09/2019 The Lodge Room - Los Angeles, CA8/10/2019 Gilman Street - Berkeley, CA8/11/2019 Che Café - San Diego, CA8/12/2019 American Legion Post 8 - Las Vegas, NV *no King Nine or Minus
Final Asia Tour9/14/2019 Brownstone Studio - Bankok, TH9/15/2019 Angkasa - Kuala Lumpur, MY9/16/2019 Decline - Singapore, MY9/18/2019 Rossi Music - Jakarta, ID9/21/2019 Club Citta - Kawasaki, JP @ Bloodaxe Festival
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Posted May 19, 2019, 10:34 a.m. in Tours by Loren

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