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Video Premiere - "Hope Like the Ocean" by Bares His Teeth

Video Premiere - "Hope Like the Ocean" by Bares His Teeth

The current world environment has allowed many things to happen, some not so good, and some optimistic. I recall a dialogue I saw online back in the early days of the pandemic that essentially said publishers should get ready for a flood of manuscripts due to creative types being shut in and having a lot of time to create. Post-hardcore group Bares His Teeth came about as a product of our current, uncertain times. Featuring former & current members of band such as Eso-Charis, Dead To Fall, Living Sacrifice, Lovedrug, Norma Jean, NTVTY, SPACESHIPS, Subsist, and Unwed Sailor, the group is currently working on their debut, set for release in early 2021, and has contributed “Hope Like the Ocean,” which releases on digital platforms this Thursday, September 24th, to the Friends Club Records compilation On Second Thought, which also features material from the likes of The New & Very Welcome, Virginity, Curtail and more.

Many moons ago, as a film student at a community college in Pennsylvania, I was attempting to explore the limits of what the film medium could offer. The college had a film festival where my work was placed alongside those of students who were, by and large, making more narrative pieces which, though frequently amusing, weren’t particularly challenging. Watching the collage style lyric video for Bares His Teeth’s “Hope Like the Ocean” kind of reminds me of the film work I was trying to do. It has plenty of stark images and works to evoke certain kinds of feelings. It also has a panther. I can’t say no to that.
Dig the video below, and head over here to pick up the full compilation. The video may not pass the Harding Test, so just be warned. 100% of the proceeds from the compilation benefit Campaign Zero, an organization working to reduce police violence.

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Video Premiere - "Clock Without Hands" by R.E. Seraphin

Video Premiere - "Clock Without Hands" by R.E. Seraphin

A Room Forever. That’s kind of what 2020 has felt like at times. I know there was a period where I grew damn sick of sitting around in a single room for days on end and honestly, still don’t venture out too much. Despite its challenges, 2020 has presented an opportunity for artists, if so inclined, to really dig in and produce. In the case of Bay Area musician R.E. Seraphin, previously the frontman for The Talkies, the time appears to have been fruitful, as he’s now prepping for the release of his second offering of the year, A Room Forever, following up debut Tiny Shapes which was released in March.

Listening through the tracks on this pair of releases, I was reminded of many things. For the most part, the albums contain pleasantly low key pop rock tunes, but I found myself being reminded at times of the sort of vaguely dreamy music put out by the likes of Sarah Records, classic punk, and even the ‘80s rock tunes I jammed out to on vinyl as a kid. In the case of A Room Forever, I also found it pretty impressive that the whole thing meshed as well as it did since Seraphin’s instrumental and vocal parts were filled out into more substantive pieces with the help of remotely-recorded musicians.
Premiering here is the nifty music video for A Room Forever’s opening track, “Clock Without Hands.” Check out the video below and head over to Mt. St. Mountain to preorder the 12” EP, which ships in early October. Paisley Shirt Records will also be reissuing a casette release. 

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Records SPB exclusive: Outro Records Sampler

SPB exclusive: Outro Records Sampler

For our featured stream this September, we’re excited to host an SPB exclusive sampler from Outro Records, based in Thousand Oaks, CA. The sampler below has 16 songs in total, including The Rippertons, King ...

Records Atmosphere to release new album The Day Before Halloween

Posted Sept. 26, 2020, 4:56 p.m.

Atmosphere to release new album The Day Before Halloween

photo by Shelly Mosman

Fittingly titled, Atmosphere will release a new album named The Day Before Halloween on Oct. 30 this year via Rhymesayers Entertainment.   A lead single, "“Blotter Acid Reflux Syndrome," debuted this week as well, with a ...

Labels Chat Pile 2021

Posted Sept. 26, 2020, 3:59 p.m.

Chat Pile 2021

photo by Bayley Hanes

Sludge rock band Chat Pile, formed in 2019 in Oklahoma City, has signed with The Flenser with plans for a 2021 full-length. Featuring Raygun Busch (vocals), Luther Manhole (Guitars), Stin (Bass), and Captain Ron (Drums ...

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Videos Mr. Bungle "Eracist" video

Posted Sept. 26, 2020, 1:37 p.m. in Videos by Loren

Mr. Bungle "Eracist" video

photo by Eric Larsen

Among the many surprises of 2020 is a new Mr. Bungle record -- their first since California in 1999, four years prior to the lauch of ...

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Tours Thurston Moore Group November tour

Posted Sept. 26, 2020, 1:19 p.m. in Tours by Loren

Thurston Moore Group November tour

photo by Vera Marmelo

Thurston Moore Group has announced a short European tour, starting in November for masked, socially distanced crowds. Moore just released By The Fire this week ...

2020 European Tour:
Nov 5: Biarritz, France @ L'Altabal Nov 6: La Rochelle, France @ La SirèneNov 7: Lorient, France @ HydrophoneNov 9: Lille, France @ L'aeronef Nov 10: Brussels, Belgium @ Kanal Pompidou Nov 11: Brussels, Belgium @ Kanal Pompidou Nov 12: Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso Nov 13: Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso

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Records Dave Hause presents Patty & Paddy covers album

Posted Sept. 26, 2020, 12:18 p.m. in Records by Loren

Dave Hause presents Patty & Paddy covers album

photo by Kyle London

Dave Hause, who recently released a single called "Your Ghost" about George Floyd, is following that up with two new covers EPs, titled Patty & Paddy ...

Patty EP track listing:Moon SongLong Ride Home (feat. Brian Fallon)Top Of The World (feat. Bartees Strange)Poor Man’s HouseWhen It Don’t Come Easy (feat. Laura Stevenson) Paddy EP track listing:Minimum Wage Is A Gateway Drug (feat. Jake Blount)The Father, The Son, and The Homosexual Single ParentDoublewhiskeycokenoice (feat. Lilly Hiatt)Super Powers Enable Me To Blend In With MachineryThe Great American Going Out Of Business Sale (feat. Will Hoge)

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Bands Get ready for Slacktoberfest

Posted Sept. 26, 2020, 10:37 a.m. in Bands by Loren

Get ready for Slacktoberfest

The Slackers have a new 7" and an upcoming livestream festival. First, the band is releasing a 7" single called "Blue," with a dub version ...

Records Violent Life Violent Death presents The Color Of Bone

Posted Sept. 23, 2020, 6:13 p.m. in Records by Loren

Violent Life Violent Death presents The Color Of Bone

photo by Justin Driscoll

On October 30, Innerstrength Records will release a new EP from Charlotte, NC's Violent Life Violent Death. The new 5-song EP is called The ...

The Color Of Bone Track Listing:
1. Grave Walk2. Dead With Me3. Roseblade4. Linger5. The Color Of Bone

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Records Oscillate in November

Posted Sept. 22, 2020, 8:38 p.m. in Records by Loren

Oscillate in November

Pelagic Records will release Oscillate, the fifth album fro PG.Lost, this November. It's the first album from the Swedish post-metal group since Versus ...

Artist: PG.LOSTAlbum: OscillateRecord label: Pelagic RecordsRelease date: November 20, 2020
01. Oscillate02. E2203. Mindtrip04. Shelter05. Suffering06. Waves07. Eraser08. The Headless Man

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Podcast Scene Point Blank Podcast: Season 3, Episode 2

Posted Sept. 20, 2020, 2:26 p.m. in Podcast by Matt

It's time for the next instalment in our third series of podcasts, this time featuring Beverly Crusher, Odd Morris, Wings Disambiguation, Von Wildenhaus and ...

Show notes:
Beverly Crusher plays give me the power outta Seattle, WA
Odd Morris interview with Kris after their song.
W - I - N - G - S - D - I - S - A - M - B - I - G - U - A - T - I - O - N
Wings Disambiguation “L” features members of Night Toilet and Video Hippos
Brooklyn, New York experimental indie rock.
Von Wildenhaus is from Tacoma, WA and can appear troubled at times.
Final Decisions In The Temple Of Time is a group of young skaters from North Hollywood, CA. In This outing they’ve smoked too many blunts
DIÄT from Germany have amazing record covers and a fierce sound
Positive Disintegration
Lactic Acid is a Russian experimental group finding form in modern Moscow.
Mud On My Bra from Seattle on Den Tapes
“Bathroom” as seen in the SPB column Table Talk by Dennis.
Salvation is a noise rock power trio from Chicago, IL
Jen Kutler makes sound art in upstate New York

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