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Mr. Bungle "Eracist" video

Posted Sept. 26, 2020, 1:37 p.m.
Mr. Bungle "Eracist" video

photo by Eric Larsen

Among the many surprises of 2020 is a new Mr. Bungle record -- their first since California in 1999, four years prior to the lauch of Scene Point Blank for those who are keeping score.

The band has re-recorded The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny, which releases Oct. 30 on Ipecac Recordings.

To keep the momentum building, checking out a new video to "Eracist" below.

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Brave The Cold shares an animated video

Posted Sept. 18, 2020, 7:08 p.m.
Brave The Cold shares an animated video

Brave The Cold - Scarcity

We recently shared news about Brave The Cold, a two-piece featuring Mitch Harris of Napalm Death and Dirk Verbeuren of Megadeth. 

With its debut album, Scarcity, set for Oct. 2 on Mission Two Entertainment.

The band shared an animated video to "Hallmark of Tyranny" today (embed below).

SPB is working on something with the band now, to be announced at a later date. Stay tuned.


Scarcity Track Listing
1.       Blind Eye
2.       Hallmark of Tyranny
3.       Monotheist
4.       Retrograde
5.       Apparatus
6.       Dead Feed
7.       Upheaval
8.       Refuge
9.       Necromatrix
10.   Shallow Depth
11.   Shame And Ridicule

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Videos Bane's last tour -- in documentary format

Posted Aug. 28, 2020, 8:36 p.m.

Bane's last tour -- in documentary format

Bane - Holding These Moments

Bane, who set off on their final tour in 2016, ending at Worcester Palladium on June 18, will soon release a documentary sharing the experience, with help from Equal Vision Records. Titled Holding These Moments ...

Videos The B-52s Live at US Festival on DVD

Posted Aug. 4, 2020, 8:15 p.m.

The B-52s Live at US Festival on DVD

photo by Loren Green

On Sept. 4, 2020, Shout! Factory will release a live set from The B-52s at the US Festival in 1982. The release is available for preorder now and will be out on DVD and digital ...

Videos Swans documentary coming out in September

Posted July 29, 2020, 7:21 p.m.

Swans documentary coming out in September

On Sept. 11, 2020, the Swans documentary Where Does a Body End? will be released for home purchase on dvd and blu-ray. The documentary starts at the beginning -- the early 1980s -- and follows the group ...

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Videos SPB exclusive: Cinemartyr gets cinematic

Posted July 21, 2020, 8:27 a.m. in Videos by Loren

SPB exclusive: Cinemartyr gets cinematic

At Scene Point Blank, we’re always interested in how art is made. With COVID-19 restrictions, there are obviously a ton of changes to how ...


The band has covered many styles on their five albums. When composer Harrington formed the band, it was initially inspired more by film scores than contemporary pop music (and first went by the name of OST). On Death Of The First Person, the four-piece band embraces a primal, noise-rock sound thanks in part to contributions from members Harrington (vocals, guitars), Amber Moon Voltson (vocals, guitars), Aaron CT (bass), and David Goldman (drums).
Check out the video itself here:

It originally debuted at Punknews.
And, for added value, the band is selling a limited edition “Blood/Piss/Cum bundle” along with the digital release of the record. For those who want the, um, full experience, we’ll use their own selling points:

Each pack will include “one vial of fluid extracted from the artist’s body, front and rear album art prints signed, numbered, and dated by the artist, hard copy, ink printed Death Of The First Person zine, flash drive containing all ten tracks from the album in various formats, a signed letter from the artist, and digital download codes.” Each of the packages will have a different body fluid.

Get close and personal in the COVID-19 era.

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Videos "Not Again," The OBGMs

Posted July 6, 2020, 6:18 p.m. in Videos by Loren

"Not Again," The OBGMs

photo by @savebeee

Toronto punk band The OBGMs have a new song called "Not Again," including a video below. The new song was produced and mixed by the ...

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Videos Dead Cross covers "Rise Above"

Posted June 13, 2020, 9:45 a.m. in Videos by Loren

Dead Cross covers "Rise Above"

photo by Chris Goyette

Dead Cross shared a new video this week, covering the classic "Rise Above" originally by Black Flag. The track was mixed by Jim Godwin, while ...

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Videos Desolation Center documentary explores festival culture birth

Posted May 28, 2020, 11:51 a.m. in Videos by Loren

Desolation Center documentary explores festival culture birth

Sonic Youth setting up gear, Gila Monster Jamboree near Lucerne Valley, CA 1985 - Photo by Bob Durkee

A documentary called Desolation Center will be available on June 23 on digital platforms, following its official release last November. The film focuses on outdoor ...

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Videos Video Premiere - Joey Karam and David Scott Stone Live at the Che Cafe

Posted May 21, 2020, 12:33 p.m. in Videos by Andy

Video Premiere - Joey Karam and David Scott Stone Live at the Che Cafe

Joseph Karam's modular synth -- photo by Justin Pearson

With most or all in-person live music performances seemingly postponed indefinitely, jump in the time machine with the Scene Point Blank premiere of a video ...


For decades the Che Café has been a magnet for outsider pop and earth-scorching punk, playing host to diverse shows as awesomely weird as they are high voltage. This particularly sweaty evening in July that I headed up to see Some Girls deliver their furious take on noise-fueled hardcore proved to be no exception.
I arrived early to see the stage completely covered in synthesizers, and not just the kind with piano keys. To my excitement there was a wall of old school modular gear as well, patched together with cables like a phone operator switchboard. Eventually, Joey Karam and David Scott Stone emerged wordlessly from somewhere offstage and approached the synth fortress. At a volume level that did not permit any sort of counter-arguments from the growing audience, they set about manipulating the controls of their city of circuitry. Drones soared, rhythms pulsed, robots spoke in tongues, and there was no choice but to be sucked into the new world that was being born before my very ears! Following a crescendo of chaos invoked by Stone attacking a piece of sheet metal that was wired into the machinery, they concluded as quickly and methodically as they had begun, leaving the stunned audience to wonder what had just happened and what more was in store.
Of course, there was no way from seeing Karam and Stone’s performance to have predicted the next act- Harry Merry. The wall of gear was replaced by a single keyboard and a guy with a Dutch accent wearing a sailor suit. Whereas the preceding synth assault had seemed to arrive like an alien invasion, a number of attendees seemed to already know who this man was and what we were in for and they were not hiding their giddiness in the slightest. He queued up a drum machine and began to play these kind of goofy, carnival-esque songs that seemed to be aimed at children, one after the other. It was a delight, but kinda in that wtf is going on here, this dude is trollin’, way. That being said, Mr. Merry definitely had his act together, his herky-jerky songs were perfectly executed, and he owned what he did. Well over a decade later “Sharki Supermachine” still pops into my head at hilariously inopportune moments like anytime I’m trying to do anything remotely adult. Imagine trying to have a serious talk with your significant other but you start smirking a bit in the middle because “Shaaaaaar-keeeeeeeee” is playing in your mental jukebox at the same volume it was at this show. Game over, Harry Merry wins. Flawless victory. Fatality.
In keeping with the theme of joyous tonal whiplash, following Harry Merry were the never not off the rails Some Girls. Their set of music from their recently released “Heavens Pregnant Teens” album was preceded by an eerie near-silence, where you could only hear the hiss of the cranked amps yet to be played through as they non-verbally made sure everything was good to go. There was a lone snare crack, followed by about 20 minutes of what sounded like Godzilla coming through the roof of the Che. The drummer conducted the mayhem from behind the kit with all the mercy of a runaway jackhammer as some members of the crowd were compelled to abandon the typical moshing, resorting instead to swinging around from the rafters. This was a fantastic show to see Some Girls, possibly at their peak, as they disbanded only a few months later to pursue other projects: Wes Eisold with the synth-laden Cold Cave, Chuck Rowell with the more pop-infused Crocodiles, JP and Nathan with the abrasive, dance-noise All Leather, and Sal with his long-lived duo Secret Fun Club.
Concluding the evening and providing some very cool cool-down from Some Girls’ aural brimstone were Quintron and Miss Pussycat, who began their set of grooving organ, drum machine and maracas sing-alongs with… a puppet show. Soon enough they started in with the musical part of their set and the whole club fell under the spell of their rhythmic, somewhat campy, B-52s via David Lynch spell. This was especially fun for me as my roommate at the time had been wearing the grooves out of her copy of their “Are You Ready for an Organ Solo?” LP for months. I was thrilled to finally hear them live and they, and all the other acts that night, delivered the goods.
The beginning is footage from around the Che and during the sound check and the actual set begins at 18:55.

While we wait for the time when we can get back to attending live music performances, dig the synth madness in this rare and pretty unique video document below.
 

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Videos Parallel Planes documentary

Posted April 27, 2020, 6:18 p.m. in Videos by Loren

Parallel Planes documentary

photo by Loren Green

The 2017 documentary Parallel Planes, directed by Nicole Wegner, is now streaming YouTube. The film follows 12 American musicians across varied genres, focusong on independence ...

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Videos Bay Area thrash doc hits DVD

Posted April 21, 2020, 8:32 p.m. in Videos by Loren

Bay Area thrash doc hits DVD

photo by Loren Green

On Friday April 24, Murder in the Front Row, a doumentary about the San Francisoin Bay Area's thrash scene in the early 1980s, will ...

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