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"Flatten The Curve" benefit single

Posted May 6, 2020, 8:23 p.m.
"Flatten The Curve" benefit single

photo by Loren Green

A new charitable single written by Frank Meyer (The Streetwalkin' Cheetahs/Blind House) and featuring several well known musicians from the punk scene is streaming at Spotify. The track was recorded individually by the participating musicians at their home studios, including material from Mike Watt (Secondmen/Stooges/Minutemen/firehose), Ben Weasel (Screeching Weasel), Cherie Currie (The Runaways), Josie Cotton, Lisa Kekaula (The BellRays), Eddie Spaghetti (Supersuckers), and more.

All proceeds from the song will go toward Jubilee Consortium and Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.

The track can also be accessed via Rolling Stone.

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Steve Von Till: a new album and a book

Posted May 6, 2020, 7:52 p.m.
Steve Von Till: a new album and a book

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Steve Von Till, also known as Harvestman and as vocalist/guitarist of Neurosis, has announced both a new solo record and his first book -- both of which release on August 7 this year. The album will be titled No Wilderness Deep Enough, released in conjunction with Harvestman: 23 Untitled Poems and Collected Lyrics, both available via Neurot Recordings.

The book is a collection of solo works by Von Till, including poems and lyrics, much as its title suggests. In addition to the news of the new material, a lead single from No Wilderness Deep Enough debuted today, "Dreams of Trees."

No Wilderness Deep Enough Track Listing:
1 - Dreams of Trees2 - The Old Straight Track3 - Indifferent Eyes 4 - Trail the Silent Hours5 - Shadows on the Run6 - Wild Iron
23 Untitled Poems and Collected Lyrics
Illustrated with linocuts by Mazatl
Published by Astrophil Press at the University of South Dakota
Table of Contents:
23 Untitled PoemsAs The Crow FliesIf I Should Fall to the FieldA Grave is a Grim HorseA Life Unto ItselfNo Wilderness Deep Enough

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Records The return of Real McKenzies

Posted May 5, 2020, 8:25 p.m.

The return of Real McKenzies

Real McKenzies - Beer & Loathing

Canadian Celtic punks Real McKenzies are back with a new album this summer, and a lead eponymous single today. The new record, and new song, are titled Beer & Loathing, with a stunning bigfoot on the ...

Records Living Gate opens with Deathlust

Posted May 4, 2020, 8:26 p.m.

Living Gate opens with Deathlust

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This summer Relapse Records will release the debut EP by Living Gate, a band with members of YOB, Amenra, Oathbreaker, and Wiegedood. The band was formed based around a shared love of classic death metal ...

Records DZTN (ex-Abolitionist) releases new synthpunk concept album

Posted May 4, 2020, 7:50 p.m.

DZTN (ex-Abolitionist) releases new synthpunk concept album

DZTN 1980 - War Of Good Intentions

Dusting Herron, formerly of Abolitionist, has a new cassette available from his solo concept project titled DZTN 1980. The project will explore a range of styles. The debut, Outside The City, was a voice and ...

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Records ILS announces debut Curse

Posted May 4, 2020, 6:43 p.m. in Records by Loren

ILS announces debut Curse

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ILS, a Portland, OR-based band, is planning to release debut album Curse on July 4, 2020. The band includes Tom Glose (Black Elk) on vocals ...

Curse by Ils

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Podcast Scene Point Blank Podcast: Season 3, Episode 1

Posted May 3, 2020, 2:04 p.m. in Podcast by Matt

A new episode and a new season! Season 3 of the SPB podcast is now live and you can subscribe at all your usual podcast ...

Welcome to Season 3, Episode 1 of the Scene Point Blank Podcast 2020!

Links to SPB articles covered in this episode:

Music featured in this episode:

The Ergs! - "Pray For Rain" (Dorkrockcorkrod, Don Giovanni Records) 

Foxhall Stacks - "Worries" (The Coming Collapse, Snappy Little Numbers Quality Audio Recordings) 

Sorespot - "Escape From" (Gifts Of Consciousness, Midnight Werewolf Records) 

The Zells - "Four Chills And Seven Snaps Ago" (No More Heroes, Crafted Sounds) 

The Yawpers - "Carry Me" (Human Question, Bloodshot Records) 

Partial Traces - "Low Definition" (Low Definition, Salinas Records) 

Funny Face House - "California" (Is Real, Youth Riot Records) 

Sleepover Club - "Soft Dog/Hard Dog" (Whoopsie!, Youth Riot Records) 

Supreme Commander - "Your Own Private Jonestown" (Tooth And Nail) 

The Brokedowns - "Huge" (New Brains For Everyone, Traffic Street Records) 

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Purchase a copy of All Downhill From Here, from Scene Point Blank, featuring interviews with figures ranging from the legendary (Ian Mackaye, Henry Rollins) through to the new blood (Frank Turner, Polar Bear Club) and everyone in between, it also features a collection of the most memorable album reviews in the zine's history (including PJ Harvey, Jimmy Cliff, Public Enemy and Sufjan Stevens). It can be purchased here

Thank you for listening and be sure to subscribe!

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Labels Krod Records' fifth year compilation

Posted May 3, 2020, 8:58 a.m. in Labels by Loren

Krod Records' fifth year compilation

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Krod Records, based in Berlin, Germany, is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a fundraising cassette compilation of 9 artists with 9 cover songs. Titled The ...

Read more about Solidarity Not Silence.
The following artists appear on The Five Years, available via bandcamp here:

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Records New from Broken Field Runner

Posted May 2, 2020, 9:59 a.m. in Records by Loren

New from Broken Field Runner

Following last year's Lay My Head Down full-length, LA-based Broken Field Runner has released a new EP titled Broken.  Broken is the first of ...

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Records Coming from Gridfailure: Sixth Mass-Extinction Skulduggery II

Posted May 2, 2020, 8:51 a.m. in Records by Loren

Coming from Gridfailure: Sixth Mass-Extinction Skulduggery II

The ambitious Gridfailure has announced Sixth Mass-Extinction Skulduggery II this June, the second album in a five-title concept series. It will release on Nefarious Industries ...

Sixth Mass-Extinction Skulduggery II Track Listing:
1. Stoking The Embers2. No Defensive Wounds To Be Found3. Outlander Harvesters4. Sabotaging Panacea5. Invocate Collapse6. Rapid Intensification7. Proven Finite8. Sixth Mass-Extinction Skulduggery II: As Resources Are Depleted, So Are Morals9. Red Tide Baptism10. Farmer Suicide11. Autophagia Demonstration12. Wish To Disinvent13. Debris Signature14. Beyond Containment15. Irma

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Bands Less Than Jake Lost At Home

Posted May 2, 2020, 8:43 a.m. in Bands by Loren

Less Than Jake Lost At Home

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Less Than Jake is among the many bands releasing rare recordings while on lockdown. The band has announced the Lost At Home Sessions with yesterday ...

Shows Fire in the Mountains moves to 2021

Posted May 1, 2020, 8:50 p.m. in Shows by Loren

Fire in the Mountains moves to 2021

photo by Loren Green

Originally scheduled for July 10-12, 2020, Fire In The Mountains Festival will postpone this year's event until 2021. In a statement, festival organizers explain ...

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