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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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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 Flamingo, The Slop, Richie Ramone, and a whole lot more. If you hit the “+” sign in our music player you’ll see the full track listing.

In their own words, “Outro Records started in 2017 with a mission to release all the great RocknRoll we were hearing in small, packed clubs everywhere. Young bands playing real instruments in full rebellion of the trash mainstream was shitting out!”

The label recently released a new single and EP by The Premonitions and has a busy schedule for the latter part of 2020 as well, including a split 7” between The Creepy Crawlies/The Sound Station, an LP from The Premonitions, an LP by Richie Ramone, and more.
Check out the sampler and check out the label’s catalog.

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Records A 7-song Gridfailure EP

Posted Sept. 20, 2020, 2:06 p.m.

A 7-song Gridfailure EP

Gridfailure, a solo instrumental project founded by David Brenner continues a busy 2020 with a new 7-song EP by the name of Epicenter MMXX: Wuarantine Instrumentals. The new EP features Brenner on the entire record ...

Records New Children of God (Swans)

Posted Sept. 20, 2020, 11:47 a.m.

New Children of God (Swans)

A remastered version of Swans' Children Of God record is set for release later this fall. The new version comes out on Nov. 13 courtesy of Young God/Mute Records -- with original packaging and a ...

Records A new PUP EP

Posted Sept. 20, 2020, 10:35 a.m.

A new PUP EP

photo by Jess Baumung

Pup has announced a new short-player EP. Out on Oct. 23 and called This Place Sucks Ass, the new EP releases on Little Dipper/Rise Records. This Place Sucks Ass is largely leftovers from the ...

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Records Psucifer's Existential Reckoning

Posted Sept. 19, 2020, 9:06 p.m. in Records by Loren

Psucifer's Existential Reckoning

photo by Tim Cadiente

A new 12-song record is coming from Puscifer on October 30. Titled Existential Reckoning, the record features a lineup of Mat Mitchell (guitar, bass, keys ...

Existential Reckoning track list:
Bread and CircusApocalypticalThe UnderwhelmingGrey Area 5.1TheoremUPGradeBullet Train To IowaPersonal PrometheusA SingularityPostulousFake AffrontBedlamite

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Records Osees another album

Posted Sept. 19, 2020, 8:56 p.m. in Records by Loren

Osees another album

photo by John Dwyer

The ever-busy Osees have another neew record set to release next month. Titled Metamorphosed, the new recording is a 12" vinyl release set for Oct ...

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Records Tsunami Bomb 7-inch

Posted Sept. 18, 2020, 9:37 p.m. in Records by Loren

Tsunami Bomb 7-inch

photo by Loren Green

Following last year's return-to-action record The Spine That Binds, Tsunami Bomb will soon release a 7" of new recordings -- on Alternative Tentacles just like ...

Records New Bootblacks

Posted Sept. 18, 2020, 6:35 p.m. in Records by Loren

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New York, NY-based Bootblacks shared the song "Hidden Things" today, which appears on their upcoming new album, Thin Skies. The song, shared below, is described ...

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Records Limited Pixies vinyl

Posted Sept. 16, 2020, 9:07 p.m. in Records by Loren

Limited Pixies vinyl

Photo by Simon Foster

The Pixies just announced (and opened preorders for) a new limited edition double A-side that comes out next month. On Oct. 16, Pixies will release ...

Records 20 Years of (Flogging Molly) Swagger

Posted Sept. 16, 2020, 7:22 p.m. in Records by Loren

20 Years of (Flogging Molly) Swagger

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On Oct. 23, Flogging Molly will release a limited edition boxset to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their album, Swagger. The new box set features ...

Records 4-way for charity

Posted Sept. 15, 2020, 9:37 p.m. in Records by Loren

4-way for charity

Brainworm Records has released a new 4-band split 7" titled Shine A Light Volume 1. The new split reatures four bands from across the USA ...

The record is available now.

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