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SPB premiere: "I Seek the Glaive" from Self-Evident

SPB premiere: "I Seek the Glaive" from Self-Evident

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Today Scene Point Blank is excited to share "I Seek the Glaive," a track from the upcoming new album from Self-Evident, Lost Inside the Machinery. The new album releases tomorrow, January 18, and features 10 songs that capture the band's intricate, artful, and DIY aesthetic.

"I Seek The Glaive is a dark song lyrically (my interpretation). It’s about struggling with an affliction and not being able to find any way out from under it. There are other hopeful tracks on the record but, this ain’t one of 'em." Ben Johnston says about the track below. "I love playing this song because of it feels like it’s breathing. The first section especially, contracts and releases, going from tight and staccato to open and vast. It’s my personal favorite track on the new record." 

The record will be released on doubleplusgood (USA) and Stiff Slack Records (Japan) on vinyl and digital platforms. Get more band news here.

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Win a copy of our ebook

Win a copy of our ebook

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A lot has happened since 2003, when SPB first launched onto the worldwide web. Site founders moved on to new projects, people graduated college, got married, found careers, etc. Staff comes and goes, but SPB remains focused on independent music throughout all of these changes.

When SPB turned 10 in 2013, we celebrated with the release of a book, All Downhill From Here. We're proud of sticking around; we're proud of our work. We also want to thank you for supporting us. 2018 marked our 15th anniversary, and to celebrate we're giving away 15 ebook copies of All Downhill From Here. Enter the contest here.

(You can also purchase a physical book here.)

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Records ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead 20th reissue

Posted Jan. 21, 2019, 1:23 p.m.

...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead 20th reissue

...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead - Madonna

...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead have announced a tour of Europe, the UK, and Japan, plus a limited vinyl reissue of their 1999 album Madonna. Released on Merge Records 20 ...

Obituaries Lorna Doom (1958-2019)

Posted Jan. 21, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

Teresa Ryan, known in the punk scene as Lorna Doom of The Germs, passed away last week on Jan. 16 after suffering from cancer. Her family issued the following statement: Teresa Ryan a/k/a ...

Records Kaada to release ZomebieLars soundtrack

Posted Jan. 20, 2019, 4:32 p.m.

Kaada to release ZomebieLars soundtrack

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Norwegian composer John Erik Kaada will release a new soundtrack from the Scandinavian TV series ZombieLars, set to officially release on Jan. 25, 2019. The show itself if a drama/comedy about zombies, witches, ninjas ...

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Records Blaqk Audio return with 4th album

Posted Jan. 20, 2019, 2:39 p.m. in Records by Loren

Blaqk Audio return with 4th album

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Blaqk Audio return with the new album Only Things We Love on March 15. The band, which features AFI's Davey Havok and Jade Puget ...


Thu-Mar-14San Diego, CA The Observatory North ParkFri-Mar-15Phoenix, AZCrescent BallromSat-Mar-16Los Angeles, CA Regent TheatreTue-Mar-19San Francisco, CA Great American Music HallWed-Mar-20Portland, OR Star TheaterThu-Mar-21Seattle, WA The CrocodileSat-Mar-23Salt Lake City, UT Urban LoungeSun-Mar-24Denver, CO Bluebird TheaterTue-Mar-26Chicago, IL Lincoln HallWed-Mar-27Detroit, MI El ClubFri-Mar-29Allston, MA Brighton Music HallSat-Mar-30Philadelphia, PA Underground ArtsMon-Apr-01New York, NYBowery BallroomTue-Apr-02Brooklyn, NYMusic Hall of WilliamsburgWed-Apr-03Washington, DCU Street Music Hall

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Records Beach Slang covers EP

Posted Jan. 20, 2019, 1:59 p.m. in Records by Loren

Beach Slang covers EP

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Philadelphia's Beach Slang will release a covers EP on March 15 via the new Quiet Panic record label, an imprint via Bridge Nine Records ...

Bands Bikini Kill announces 2019 shows

Posted Jan. 20, 2019, 1:42 p.m. in Bands by Loren

Bikini Kill announces 2019 shows

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In soem of the more exciting reunion news of late, Bikini Kill will regroup for at least three upcoming shows this spring: one in LA ...

April 25: Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood PalladiumMay 31: Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn SteelJune 1: New York, NY @ Terminal 5

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Records Dub Will Tear Us Apart reissue out this month

Posted Jan. 20, 2019, 12:59 p.m. in Records by Loren

Dub Will Tear Us Apart reissue out this month

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On Jan. 25, Ernest Jenning Record Co. will reissue Jäh Division's Dub Will Tear Us Apart... Again. Featuring members of Oneida and Home ...

Dub Will Tear Us Apart... Again track list
1. Transmission Dub2. Heart And Soul Dub3. Disorder Dub 4. Dub Will Tear Us Apart5. Isolation Dub6. Paramount Lobby7. Sloppy Homework8. Fu Manchu Dub (7" Bonus Track)9. Champion Of The Arena Dub (edit) (7" Bonus Track)

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Records 25th anniversary reissue of Merzbow's Venereology

Posted Jan. 20, 2019, 12:33 p.m. in Records by Loren

25th anniversary reissue of Merzbow's Venereology

Merzbow - Venereology

For the first time, Merzbow's Venereology will be released on vinyl on March 1. Remastered by James Plotkin, the reissue will also include new ...

Track list:
Ananga-Ranga Part 1Ananga-Ranga Part 2Klo Ken PhantasieLast SplashSlave New DesartTD3Outtrack 1Outtrack 2

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Tours On the Cinder US tour dates

Posted Jan. 20, 2019, 11:31 a.m. in Tours by Loren

On the Cinder US tour dates

Buffalo, NY based On the Cinder have announce a month-long US tour starting this week in Cleveland, OH. The melodic hardcore band is currently at ...

1/24 Cleveland, OH The Happy Dog1/25 Akron, OH The Peach Pit1/26 Indianapolis, IN Punk Rock Night Indianapolis1/27 St. Louis, MO Fubar Saint Louis1/28 Oklahoma City, OK Blue Note1/29 San Antonio, TX The Reggae Bar1/30 Austin, TX Kick Butt Café w/ Revels - HTX1/31 Dallas, TX House Show w/ Revels2/1 Houston, TX Neil's Bahr w/ Revels2/2 Lubbock, TX Freaky Tiki Tavern2/3 El Paso, TX Love Buzz
2/4 Tuscon, AZ House Show2/5 Tempe, AZ Palo Verde Lounge2/6 San Diego, CA Che Café Collective2/7 Fresno, CA Info Shop2/8 Berkeley, CA 924 Gilman2/9 Los Angeles, CA 5 Star Bar w/ TOTAL CHAOS2/10 Fullerton, CA Programme Skate & Sound2/11 Sacramento, CA Blue Lamp Sacramento2/12 Reno, NV SheasTavern Reno w/ The Toasters2/13 Provo, UT City Limits Tavern2/14 Denver, CO Thought//Forms Gallery2/16 Fort Collins, CO House Show2/17 Pueblo, CO Rainbow Bar2/18 Wichita, KS Kirby's Beer Store2/19 Omaha, NE Lookout Lounge2/20 Bloomington, IL Meltdown Creative Works2/21 Milwaukee, WI Quarters Rock 'n Roll Palace2/22 Chicago, IL Liar's Club2/23 Grand Rapids, MI 741

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Records PUP's Morbid Stuff

Posted Jan. 20, 2019, 10:59 a.m. in Records by Loren

PUP's Morbid Stuff

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Come April 5, PUP will self-release their new album Morbid Stuff. It will be the label's inaugural release on Little Dipper, in partnership with ...

Track listing
1. Morbid Stuff2. Kids3. Free At Last4. See You At Your Funeral5. Scorpion Hill6. Closure7. Bloody Mary, Kate and Ashley8. Sibling Rivalry9. Full Blown Meltdown10. Bare Hands11. City
The Morbid Stuff Tour-Pocalypse 2019
3/26/19 - Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth3/27/19 - Edmonton, AB @ Starlite3/29/19 - Vancouver, BC @ Wise Hall4/3/19 - London, ON @ Rum Runners4/9/19 - Bristol, UK @ The Fleece &4/10/19 - London, UK @ The Garage &4/11/19 - Leeds, UK @ Community Room at Brudenell Social Club &4/12/19 - Glasgow, UK @ Cathouse &4/14/19 - Paris, FR @ La Boule Noire &4/15/19 - Dunkirk, FR @ Les 4Ecluses &4/16/19 - Brussels, BE @ AB Club &4/18/19 - Berlin, DE @ Cassiopeia &4/19/19 - Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang &4/20/19 - Cologne, DE @ MTC Club &4/21/19 - Amsterdam, NE @ Upstairs @ Paradiso &4/25/19 - Boston, MA @ Royale # ^4/26/19 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel ^4/29/19 - Philly, PA @ Union Transfer # ^4/30/19 - Pittsburgh, PA @ REX Theater ^5/1/19 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom ^5/3/19 - Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom ^5/4/19 - Chicago, IL @ Metro ^5/5/19 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe ^5/6/19 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater5/8/19 - Dallas, TX @ Trees ^5/9/19 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk ^5/10/19 - Houston, TX @ Rockefeller's ^5/11/19 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks ^5/13/19 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West ^5/14/19 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle ^5/15/19 - Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle ^5/17/19 - Washington, DC @ The Black Cat ^6/7/19 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall # ^6/19/19 - San Diego, CA @ The Irenic ^6/20/19 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom ^6/21/19 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom ^6/22/19 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore ^6/24/19 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge ^6/25/19 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox ^6/27/19 - Boise, ID @ The Olympic ^6/28/19 - Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue ^6/29/19 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre ^7/1/19 - Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf ^7/2/19 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar ^7/3/19 - Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room ^# - with support from Diet Cig^ - with support from Ratboys& - with Milk Teeth

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