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SPB exclusive: Words a Game

SPB exclusive: Words a Game

Out today, Scene Point Blank has teamed up with Coin Toss Records to share a reissue of Words A Game, originally released on CD in 1995, and now on LP and digital formats for the first time.

Featuring 12 songs, the files were remastered for vinyl, along with new art in place of the cardboard sleeve the band first released over two decades ago.

Give it a listen below, and read vocalist Brian nicewander’s recollection about the recording here:

 

The early ‘90s young musicians following in the footsteps of the first wave of hardcore-punks sought to infuse their live performances with the same raw unrestrained energy of punk’s pioneering bands. Many talented and innovative bands came and went during the period, producing cassette demos before the availability of cheap recordable compact discs, pressing vinyl for their own pop-up labels, and starting home and basement recording studios before the emergence of readily available digital recording programs. Words a Game was one of those bands. Following the recording of a three-song demo cassette in late 1993, a small New York City label, Ides of March, offered the band the opportunity to record a full-length album and release it on compact disc a year later. Soon after recording its first album Words a Game broke up, a familiar story for teenagers in bands.
The second release of Words a Game in 23 years required cleaning up digital files, mastering the recording for vinyl, and reclaiming the album’s original artwork and lyrics. In 1995, the Words a Game disc came wrapped in a brown cardboard sleeve with a black and white booklet printed on gray card stock. Inside a short description of the band’s break-up told listeners Words a Game, “left record of their moment and moved on.” It remains the final word.

Words A Game is available for purchase from Coin Toss.

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Quits self-titled debut to release in December

Posted Dec. 15, 2018, 8:32 p.m.
Quits self-titled debut to release in December

Influenced by the likes of Drive Like Jehu, Metz, and Circus Lupus, Denver's Quits released their self-titled debut on cassette on Dec. 14 via Sleeping Giant Glossolalia. The band hits the US West Coast next month.

The band features bassist Neil Keener who joined after the album recording, and has also played with Planes Mistaken For Stars and Wovenhand.

Watch a video for "Worm Burden" here.

Tour:January 8 - Albuquerque, NM @ Moonlight LoungeJanuary 9 - El Paso, TX @ MonarchJanuary 10 - Tuscon, AZ @ CansJanuary 11 - Phoenix, AZ @ LunchboxJanuary 13 - San Diego, CA @ Soda BarJanuary 14 - Hesperia, CA @ C47January 15 - Riverside, CA @ Romano'sJanuary 16 - Long Beach, CA @ Que SeraJanuary 17 - Los Angeles, CA @ Silverlake LoungeJanuary 18 - Ventura, CA @ The GarageJanuary 20 - Oakland, CA @ Elbo RoomJanuary 21 - Reno, NV @ Loving CupJanuary 22 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The UndergroundJanuary 23 - Denver, CO @ Mutiny
Track list:1) Boom Town2) Debt Rats3) Taste Good Like a Cigarette Should4) Bee vs Spider5) 8 Cranes6) Worm Burden7) The Measure
Lineup:Luke Fairchild - guitar, vocalsDoug Mioducki - guitarNeil Keener - bassDarren Kulback - drumsTiana Matsuko Bernard - bass/vocals on the album

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Records Dead Swords announce debut full-length

Posted Dec. 15, 2018, 6:32 p.m.

Dead Swords announce debut full-length

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Featuring members of The Gaslight Anthem and Bottomfeeder, New Jersey's Dead Swords will release their debut in 2019. Comprised of Alex Rosamilia (The Gaslight Anthem) and Corey Perez (Bottomfeeder/Let Me Run), the shoegave ...

Records New Aneurysm in February

Posted Dec. 15, 2018, 6 p.m.

New Aneurysm in February

photo by Tyler Hallet

Boston's Aneurysm will release its first full-length on February 1. Titled Awareness, it was recorded at GodCity Studio in Salem, MA, by Chris Johnson (bassist of Deafheaven and Doomriders) and will be released joinyl ...

Records New from Bad Mojos

Posted Dec. 15, 2018, 5:41 p.m.

New from Bad Mojos

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Switzerland's Bad Mojos have set a Dec. 21 release date for the upcoming I Hope You OD, on Voodoo Rhythm Records. The band formed in 2015 and previously released records on No Front Teeth ...

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Records The Vandoliers plan new record in February

Posted Dec. 15, 2018, 10:31 a.m. in Records by Loren

The Vandoliers plan new record in February

photo by Mike Brooks

Dallas-Forth Worgh group the Vandoliers will release a new album titled Forever on Feb. 22, 2019. The album is their third in total and first ...

TOUR DATES:
12/15 – Tulsa, OK – Mercury Lounge2/23 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theatre (ALBUM RELEASE SHOW)
Forever track listing:Miles and MilesTroublemakerAll on BlackFallen AgainSixteen YearsShoshone RoseBottom Dollar BoyCigarettes in the RainNowhere FastTumbleweed

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Records JR Slayer release in February

Posted Dec. 9, 2018, 2 p.m. in Records by Loren

JR Slayer release in February

photo by Zane Roesell

JR Slayer, featuring Cody Totolato (The Blood Brothers/Heady Wound City/Jaguar Love) has a new album in the works. Named You Found Me, it ...

You Found Me Track List
1. I'll Never Leave U (featuring Jenny Lee)2. There Is Nothing Else Around Me3. Half Lyfe4. Nothing & Nowhere To Hide5. This Is Alone6. I Think I Might Die7. In A Sea Of Anonymity8. How Could Love B So Cruel?9. 40 Extra Minutes In Heaven

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Records News from Bob Mould's camp

Posted Dec. 9, 2018, 1:32 p.m. in Records by Loren

News from Bob Mould's camp

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Bob Mould has a new album scheduled for releases on Feb. 8, 2019 titled Sunshine Rock. Coming out on Merge Records, the record is inspired ...


TOUR DATES:Thu Feb 14 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *Fri Feb 15 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *Sat Feb 16 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club +Mon Feb 18 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert TheatreTue Feb 19 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. SmallsThu Feb 21 - New York, NY - Brooklyn Steel *Fri Feb 22 - Chicago, IL - MetroSat Feb 23 - Chicago, IL - MetroMon Feb 25 - Ft. Collins, CO - Washington'sTue Feb 26 - Denver, CO - Gothic TheatreFri Mar 1 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom >Sat Mar 2 - San Francisco, CA - The FillmoreFri Mar 8 - Hamburg, Germany - GruenspanSat Mar 9 - Berlin, Germany - Columbia TheaterMon Mar 11 - Düsseldorf, Germany - ZakkTue Mar 12 - Leuven, Belgium - Het Depot Thu Mar 14 - London, UK - Electric Ballroom Fri Mar 15 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social ClubSat Mar 16 - Edinburg, UK - The Liquid RoomsSun Mar 17 - Manchester, UK - Academy 2 ManchesterSat Mar 30 - Minneapolis, MN - The PalaceSun Mar 31 - St. Paul, MN - Turf ClubTue Apr 2 - Dallas, TX - Granada <Wed Apr 3 - Austin, TX - Mohawk <Fri Apr 5 - Portland, OR - Wonder BallroomSat Apr 6 - Seattle, WA - NeumosSun Apr 7 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw* w/ Titus Andronicus+ w/ Screaming Females> w/ Criminal Hygiene< w/ Will Johnson of Centro-matic

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Records Surachai announces Come, Deathless

Posted Dec. 9, 2018, 12:31 p.m. in Records by Loren

Following the 2016 release of Instinct and Momeory, Surachai will release Come, Deathless on Jan. 25 on BL_K Noise. Combinging noise, electronics, and avant garde ...

Come, Deathless tracklist:
 The Shedding of Useful Skin
Empress of the starved Lung (feat. K. Joseph Karam)
Leaning Into Pain
Casts of Broken Timelines
Deciphering Whispers From Wind
An Unfamiliar Reflection Activates A Gate (feat. Aaron Harris)
Articulation of a Dead Tongue
An Abandoned Throne in the Hall of Extinction
Splinters and Thvrst
A Sign From Decay
Cadence of Sleeplessness
Time Splits Every End (feat. Sara Kendall)

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Records AFI release EP

Posted Dec. 9, 2018, 12:21 p.m. in Records by Loren

AFI release EP

photo by Jiro Schneider

Longtime SPB favorites AFI are back with a new EP titled The Missing Man (Ex Noctem Nacimur). The five song mini-album released this past Friday ...

Records CJ Ramone's Christmas Lullaby

Posted Dec. 8, 2018, 11:30 a.m. in Records by Loren

CJ Ramone's Christmas Lullaby

photo by Loren Green

The one and only CJ Ramone just released a new Christmas single, Christmas Lullaby, on Fat Wreck Chords. Available on digital platforms and vinyl, the ...

2019 Tour Dates:
07/12/19 Gierle, Belgium at Poeyelhei Sjock Festival July 12-1408/01/19 Blackpool, UK at Winter Gardens Rebellion Festival (Aug 1 - 4)

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Records The Faint to release to record next year

Posted Dec. 8, 2018, 8:40 a.m. in Records by Loren

The Faint to release to record next year

The Faint- Egowerk

The Faint will be back with a new album on March 15. The new album is stitled Egowerk and will be issued by Saddle Creek ...

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