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SPB premiere: Blue Skies Burning collection "In Totality"

SPB premiere: Blue Skies Burning collection "In Totality"

Blue Skies Burning - In Totality

Scene Point Blank has partnered with Dropping Bombs to share a stream of the soon-to-release In Totality by Blue Skies Burning. The LP is a 10-song retrospective of the Toledo, OH-based emotional hardcore band whose active years spanned 1999-2002. The collection was fully remastered and includes the group’s original 4-song demo plus the Last Leg of My First Race EP (originally released on One Day Savior). Comparisons run across the emo, hardcore, and metalcore scenes with similarities to As Friends Rust, Grade, and Boysetsfire.

Vocalist Scotty shares his memories:

I still vividly recall the moment when I first set voice to the music that my bandmates and I crafted. Words drawn from life, death, love, and compassion exploded forth. It was a catharsis like no other and I was hooked. For the next 2 years, Blue Skies Burning was my fountain of release. I constantly craved that joyful sense of achievement and self-creation. 

We embarked on countless shows and mini-tours, forged friendships throughout the punk and hardcore scene, and were fortunate enough to document our music through a self-released demo and a CD EP for One Day Savior Recordings. Unfortunately, just when it felt like we were finally gaining some momentum as a small band from the midwest Rust Belt, Blue Skies Burning came to an abrupt end. 

Seventeen years later, our dear friends at Dropping Bombs Records graciously offered to remaster our recordings and release our discography on limited edition vinyl. Upon listening to the remasters, an affirmation washed over me: Even though we were 5 unknown, rudderless misfits, our music still triggered that familiar sense of achievement and self creation. And I couldn’t be happier for us. 

 
The collection is up for preorder now. Limited to 200 copies (100 white, 100 blue). Hit the "+" sign for the full track listing on the player.

1) Summerfield, Michigan*2) Last Leg of My First Race*3) Tonight Distance Spoke*4) The Plastic Pony Show*5) When the Fondest Feeling Dies*6) In Light of Certain Events*7) Last Leg of My First Race*8) Fire On My Tongue**9) Driving Down King**10) When The Fondest Feeling Dies**
*originally released as the CD EP Last Leg of My First Race 
**originally released as a demo
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SPB exclusive: The Path - Chaotic Good

SPB exclusive: The Path - Chaotic Good

The Path - Chaotic Good

Scene Point Blank's featured stream this month is Chaotic Good by The Path, out this Friday, August 2 courtesy of State of Mind Recordings.

The fast and furious hardcore band call Vermont home and includes former members of Contra (LI), The Solidarity Pact, As We Were, and Crucial Times. On Chaotic Good, the band emphasizes a DIY approach to their music at all the different levels. Working closerly with friends, he record was recorded in the basement of guitarist Matt Kimball by Eric Wisowaty and was mastered by Chris Macie. Following that focus on personal relationships, the all ages record release show takes place at Junktiques in Burlington, VT this Friday.

Listen here:

 

Chaotic Good is available from State of Mind now and will be available for free on Bandcamp following its official release.
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Music News Peter Murphy suffers heart attack

Posted Aug. 19, 2019, 8:24 p.m. in Music News by Loren

Peter Murphy suffers heart attack

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Peter Murphy recently had to cancel a New York, NY performance at Le Poisson Rouge on August 13 due to a medical emergency, which was ...

"Mr. Murphy was admitted for treatment of a myocardial infarction. He had two stents placed in his right coronary artery and was started on medications to manage his heart condition," his cardiologist explains.

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Records New "Live in a Dive" release: Face To Face

Posted Aug. 19, 2019, 7:44 p.m. in Records by Loren

New "Live in a Dive" release: Face To Face

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The live record series Live in a Dive from Fat Wreck Chords has a new edition coming on October 18 from Face to Face. The ...

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Records Split EP by Gridfailure and Feel Happiness

Posted Aug. 13, 2019, 9:28 p.m. in Records by Loren

Split EP by Gridfailure and Feel Happiness

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A new split EP will showcase two solo experimental outfits, Gridfailure and Feel Happiness. The 7-track release comes out digitally on Sept. 13.

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MP3s Colored Moth streaming in full

Posted Aug. 12, 2019, 9:18 p.m. in MP3s by Loren

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Bands Mike Watt and Todd Congelliere join forces for Round One

Posted Aug. 11, 2019, 9:04 p.m. in Bands by Loren

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A new project named Jumpstarted Plowhards has announced its debut, Round One, set for release on October 4 on Recess Records. The project is a ...

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Records Anti-Flag release new live album

Posted Aug. 11, 2019, 8:30 p.m. in Records by Loren

Anti-Flag release new live album

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Outn ow, Anti-Flag have released Live Volume 2 on A-F Records. The record pulls from the band's entire catalog, captured over three nights at ...

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Music News Cassette Store Day 2019

Posted Aug. 11, 2019, 8:20 p.m. in Music News by Loren

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Cassette Store Day 2019 is set for Saturday October 12 at various independend stores across North America. It's the fifth such date in North ...

Learn more at the CSD official website.

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