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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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Posted Aug. 19, 2019, 7:44 p.m.

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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 band selected highlights fro a he band selected highlights from ...

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Records Thom Yorke EP out soon

Posted Aug. 4, 2019, 3:28 p.m. in Records by Loren

Thom Yorke EP out soon

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Thom Yorke of Radiohead fame just released a new EP, both digitally and on 12" vinyl. The new collects remixes of "Not the News," from ...

Track listing:
A1. Not The News (Extendo Mix by Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich) A2. Not The News (Mark Pritchard Remix) B1. Not The News (Equiknoxx Remix feat. Time Cow & Gavsborg) B2. Not The News (Clark Remix)
September:
26th – Laval, Quebec – Place Bell27th – Toronto – Scotiabank Arena28th – Pittsburgh – Stage AE30th – Columbus – Express Live!
October:
4th – Austin – Austin City Limits Music Festival – Zilker Park6th – Atlanta – Fox Theatre9th – New Orleans – Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts11th – Austin – Austin City Limits Music Festival – Zilker Park18th – Berkeley – Greek Theatre20th – Seattle – Paramount Theatre [sold out]21st – Vancouver – Orpheum [sold out]22nd – Portland – The Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall 25th – Santa Barbara – Santa Barbara Bowl26th – Las Vegas – The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan29th – Los Angeles – Greek Theatre 30th - Los Angeles — Greek Theatre

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Records Debut from Knaaves out in September

Posted July 28, 2019, 9:17 a.m. in Records by Loren

Debut from Knaaves out in September

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Milwaukee, WI metallic hardcore group Knaaves has set the release date for its debut, The Serpent's Root, coming on Sept. 3 on Confluence Records ...

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The Serpent's Root Track Listing:
1. The Serpent's Root2. The Sermon3. Weight Of The Crown4. Sanguineous5. Matriarch6. Down In Flames7. Ouroboros KNAAVES Live:
9/13/2019 X-Ray Arcade - Milwaukee, WI *Release Show w/ Wit's End, Wanderer, Dying Wish, Enemy Of Creation, Bovice9/22/2019 Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL w/ Venom Prison, Homewrecker, Call Of The Void

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Records News about Blood Year

Posted July 27, 2019, 2:53 p.m. in Records by Loren

News about Blood Year

Russian Circles are back with a new full-length on August 2, titled Blood Year. The band just recently released the final teaser track ahead of ...


Blood Year — Track Listing: 
1. Hunter Moon2. Arluck3. Milano4. Kohokia5. Ghost on High6. Sinaia7. QuarteredRussian Circles - On Tour:
September 11 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon *September 12 Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center *September 14 Bozeman, MT @ Rialto Bozeman *September 16 Seattle, WA @ Neumos *September 17 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *September 19 San Francisco, CA @ August Hall *September 20 Ventura, CA @ Discovery Ventura *September 21 Los Angeles, CA @ The Teragram Ballroom *September 23 Mesa, AZ @ The Nile *September 24 Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf *September 25 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater *September 28 Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall *October 18 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme +October 19 Detroit, MI @ El Club +October 20 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace +October 21 Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount +October 23 Portsmouth, NH @ 3S ArtSpace +October 24 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair +October 26 Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw +October 27 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer +October 29 Washington, DC @ Union Stage +October 30 Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry +November 1 Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall +November 2 Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre +November 3 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade +November 4 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack’s +November 6 Houston, TX @ The Secret Group +November 8 Austin, TX @ Levitation November 9 Dallas, TX @ Deep Ellum Art Company November 11 St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall + w/ FACS *w/ Windhand +

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Records King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - new album, new tours

Posted July 27, 2019, 1:29 p.m. in Records by Loren

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - new album, new tours

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Infest the Rats' Nest

Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard will unleash the group's fifteenth studio album to the world on August 16. On ATO ...

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard 2019 tour dates
08/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre08/14 – San Francisco, CA @ SVN West08/15 – San Francisco, CA @ SVN West08/16 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater08/17 – Vancouver, BC @ Harbour Event Centre08/18 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre08/20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot08/21 – Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom08/23 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater08/24 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom08/26 – Montreal, QC @ Olympia08/27 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall08/28 – New York, NY @ SummerStage Central Park08/30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall08/31 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club09/01 – Asheville, NC @ New Belgium Brewing Company09/02 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle09/03 – New Orleans, LA @ Joy Theater09/04 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Austin09/06 – Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory09/30 - Nottingham, UK @ Rock City Nottingham10/01 - Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland Ballroom Glasgow10/02 - Leeds, UK @ O2 Academy Leeds10/03 - Manchester, UK @ Victoria Warehouse Manchester10/05 - London, UK @ Alexandra Palace10/06 - Utrecht, Netherlands @ Tivoli Vredenburg (SOLD OUT)10/07 - Utrecht, Netherlands @ Tivoli Vredenburg10/08 - Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique (AB)10/11 - Cologne, Germany @ Carlswek Victoria10/12 - Berlin, Germany @ Columbiahalle Berlin10/13 - Luxembourg @ Rockhal Club Esch Sur Alzette10/14 - Paris, France @ L’Olympia10/15 - Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz10/16 - Zürich, Switzerland @ X-TRA10/18 - Madrid, Spain @ La Riviera10/19 - Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz

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Records Get more Snuff

Posted July 27, 2019, 11:57 a.m. in Records by Loren

Get more Snuff

Snuff is wrapping up a new album, There’s a Lot of it About, which will release on Fat Wreck Chords on Sept. 20. The ...

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Records Get ready for Ceremony's In The Spirit World

Posted July 21, 2019, 9:04 p.m. in Records by Loren

Get ready for Ceremony's In The Spirit World

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Ceremony will release their next record, In the Spirit World, on August 23 via Relpase Records. Produced by Will Yip, the new record utilizes dramatic ...


CEREMONY LIVE DATES:
07/25: Rokycany, Czech Republic - FLUFF Fest08/23: San Francisco, CA - August Hall08/24: Los Angeles, CA - The Regent 
! - Record Release Show w/ Pissed Jeans & Special Guests
In the Spirit World track listing:
1. Turn Away the Bad Thing2. In the Spirit World Now3. Further I Was4. /5. Presaging The End6. Say Goodbye to Them7. We Can Be Free8. //9. Years of Love10. Never Gonna Die Now11. I Want More12. From Another Age13. ///14. Calming Water

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Records New double LP from Thee Oh Sees

Posted July 21, 2019, 5:59 p.m. in Records by Loren

New double LP from Thee Oh Sees

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The ever prolific Oh Sees have a new record next month, a double LP named Face Stabber. More specifically, the record releases on August 16 ...


Tour Dates:
August
9 Pioneertown, CA Pappy and Harriet's
23 Charleville Cabaret Vert festival
24 Guéret Check-in Festival
27 Ravenna Hana-Bi (Free)
29 Vienna Arena
30 Munich Strom
31 Berlin Kreuzberg Festsaal
September
1 Brussels Les Botaniquesen
3 Bordeaux BT 59
4 Toulouse Le Bikini
5 Paris Le Bataclan
6 London Troxy
7 Amsterdam Paradiso
30 San Francisco, CA The Chapel
October
1 San Francisco, CA The Chapel
2 San Francisco, CA The Chapel
4 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
7 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
10 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue Ballroom
11 Chicago, IL Thalia Hall
12 Chicago, IL Thalia Hall
14 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall
15 Montreal, QC Le National
16 Cambridge, MA The Sinclair
18 Brooklyn, NY Warsaw
19 Brooklyn, NY Warsaw
20 Brooklyn, NY Warsaw
22 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
23 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle
24 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge
25 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
26 Austin TX Hotel Vegas
27 Austin, TX Hotel Vegas
29 Albuquerque, NM Sister Bar
31 Los Angeles, CA Teragram Ballroom
Tracklisting - Face Stabber
The Daily HeavyThe ExperimenterFace StabberSnickersneeFu XiScutum & ScorpiusGholüPoisoned StonesPsy-Ops DispatchS.S. Luker’s MomHeartwormTogether TomorrowCaptain LooselyHenchlock

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