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One Question Interviews: Dwarves (What's That Noise?)

Posted Sept. 17, 2019, 9:51 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Dwarves (What's That Noise?)

Blag Dahlia (Dwarves – vocals) SPB: What is the most important vocal element when doing sound check for a Dwarves show?  Blag Dahlia: A sound ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Rational Anthem

Posted Sept. 16, 2019, 6:39 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Rational Anthem

Chris (Rational Anthem – bass/backing vocals) SPB: How do you determine who sings in a given song? Chris: These days Noelle sings all of the ... read more

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Shows: Nerf Herder to headline "A Merry Punking Christmas" Show

Posted Sept. 15, 2019, 4:55 p.m.

Shows: Nerf Herder to headline

Pop-punk geek rockers Nerf Herder will return to Chicago on Dec. 7 for the inaugural "A Merry Punking Christmas" show, the band's first time in ... read more

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Records: A new Consumer album

Posted Sept. 15, 2019, 4:18 p.m.

Records: A new Consumer album

Consumer return with the new In Computers on Oct. 25 on The Flenser. The project, formed two years ago uses a variety of experimental sounds collected ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Cactus Blossoms

Posted Sept. 15, 2019, 11:44 a.m.

One Question Interviews: The Cactus Blossoms

The Cactus Blossoms SPB: Who is your favorite currently active country musician? Jack and Page: Willie Nelson read more

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Records: New to Fat Wreck: MakeWar

Posted Sept. 15, 2019, 10:34 a.m.

Records: New to Fat Wreck: MakeWar

The next record from MakeWar will release on Fat Wreck Chords. The label sent an announcement earlier this week that Get It Together, the followq-up to ... read more

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Tours: Brother Ali/Evidence joint tour

Posted Sept. 15, 2019, 9:57 a.m.

Tours: Brother Ali/Evidence joint tour

Rhymesayers  labelmates Brother Ali and Evidence will embark on a co-headlining tour on Nov. 7, getting things started at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA ... read more

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Labels: Katie Malco joins 6131

Posted Sept. 15, 2019, 9:27 a.m.

Labels: Katie Malco joins 6131

6131 Records has announced the addition of Katie Malco to the label's lineup. Malco, who played at If Not Now, When? Festival this weekend, is ... read more

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Labels: New Age Midwest Fest compiles benefit comp

Posted Sept. 15, 2019, 8:58 a.m.

Labels: New Age Midwest Fest compiles benefit comp

New Age Midwest Fest, taking place in two weeks in St. Louis, MO, will release a 15-band compilation this year to raise funds for the ... read more

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Records: Martin Bisi's Solstice

Posted Sept. 14, 2019, 2:28 p.m.

Records: Martin Bisi's Solstice

Veteran New York producer Martin Bisi is returning with his first solo album in five years. Having worked with the likes of Brian Eno, Bill ... read more

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Records: New 4LP/2CD anthology from The Damned

Posted Sept. 14, 2019, 1:53 p.m.

Records: New 4LP/2CD anthology from The Damned

UK punks The Damned have a 4xLP/2xCD collection called The Definitive Anthology set to release on Nov. 1 (BMG). The release piggybacks with the release of Black ... read more

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Records: It's American Football season

Posted Sept. 14, 2019, 1:22 p.m.

Records: It's American Football season

American Football will celebrate the upcomign 20th anniversary of its debut, LP1 with some brand new, old material. The band, via Polyvinyl Record Co., will released Year ... read more

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Labels: Drain join Revelation Records

Posted Sept. 14, 2019, 10:25 a.m.

Labels: Drain join Revelation Records

Revelation Records has signed Santa Cruz, CA band Drain to the label, with plans to release a full-length called California Cursed in early 2020. The band ... read more

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Records: Suck Brick Kid's Salt To Taste

Posted Sept. 14, 2019, 9:57 a.m.

Records: Suck Brick Kid's Salt To Taste

On Oct. 25, Suck Brick Kid, a 6-piece pop-punk group from Central Florida will release Salt To Taste on Smartpunk Records. A video for the ... read more

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Bands: Drakulas announce new label and new record plans

Posted Sept. 14, 2019, 9:32 a.m.

Bands: Drakulas announce new label and new record plans

Formed by Mike Wiebe and Rob Marchant (Riverboat Gamblers) and Zach Blair (Rise Against), Drakulas have signed with Dine Alone Records for their upcoming full-length. ... read more

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Records: The return of 30,000 Monkies

Posted Sept. 8, 2019, 4:10 p.m.

Records: The return of 30,000 Monkies

30,000 Monkies return with Are Forever, the second full-length from the Belgian noise/sludge troup. It releases officially on Sept. 27 on Consouling Sounds. The band ... read more

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Records: New Deaf Club EP, new Deaf Club video

Posted Sept. 8, 2019, 3:34 p.m.

Records: New Deaf Club EP, new Deaf Club video

Why editorialize when the label blast describes a band like this? Deaf Club is a savage sound bath dripping with sardonicism: a blastbeat-centric hardcore punk assault ... read more

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Labels: HoZac news: 3 new releases

Posted Sept. 8, 2019, 11:29 a.m.

Labels: HoZac news: 3 new releases

Chicago, IL label HoZac has 3 new records coming out soon -- and a bargain price for those who want to order all three in a ... read more

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Records: Friedemann plans double live album

Posted Sept. 8, 2019, 11:01 a.m.

Records: Friedemann plans double live album

A new double live album is in the works from German's Friendmann, to be titled Mehr Sein Als Schein - Friedemann Live II and to release ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Nastie Band (What's That Noise?)

Posted Sept. 8, 2019, 10:28 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Nastie Band (What's That Noise?)

Roddy Bottum (Nastie Band - keyboards) SPB: With Nastie Band, what keyboard do you play and how did you make this choice? Bottum: I play ... read more

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Bands: Cunts join Ipecac

Posted Sept. 8, 2019, 9:56 a.m.

Bands: Cunts join Ipecac

Comprised of members of Dead Cross, Qu, and more, Cunts have officially announced its debut record on Ipecac Recordings. Based out of Los Angeles and featuring ... read more

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MP3s: Knaaves stream The Serpent

Posted Sept. 7, 2019, 2:09 p.m.

MP3s: Knaaves stream The Serpent

Knaaves released their debut full-length earlier this week and it's streaming online, in full, at Metal Injection. Titled The Serpent, it released on Sept. 3 ... read more

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Records: Dead Kennedys Iguana Studios Rehearsal Tape to see CD release

Posted Sept. 7, 2019, 1:56 p.m.

Records: Dead Kennedys Iguana Studios Rehearsal Tape to see CD release

Iguana Studios Rehearsal Tape – San Francisco 1978, an early collection of 1978 recordings form first wave punks Dead Kennedys, will release on CD on ... read more

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Records: Mamiffer share new track, new album this fall

Posted Sept. 7, 2019, 12:27 p.m.

Records: Mamiffer share new track, new album this fall

This week Mamiffer shared the new track "River of Light" from the newly announced album, The Brilliant Tabernacle, set to release on Nov. 1 on ... read more

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Labels: New Cat Scan and Susan records coming from Volar

Posted Sept. 7, 2019, 11:59 a.m.

Labels: New Cat Scan and Susan records coming from Volar

Volar Records just announced two new releases, one from Los Angeles's Susan, the other from another LA group, Cat Scan. As I Was, is Susan's ... read more

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Bands: Crossed Keys harkens '90s melodic punk

Posted Sept. 7, 2019, 11:44 a.m.

Bands: Crossed Keys harkens '90s melodic punk

A new group of familiar tri-state Philadelphia area musicians has teamed up for Crossed Keys' debut album, Saviors. The band includes members and former members ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Divided Heaven

Posted Sept. 5, 2019, 6:23 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Divided Heaven

Divided Heaven What is the strangest trend you see in modern music (music-wise or industry-wise)? The strangest trend I see in modern music is the return ... read more

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Records: SPB premiere Die A Legend return with Winning

Posted Sept. 4, 2019, 8:15 a.m.

Records: SPB premiere Die A Legend return with Winning

Norway’s Die A Legend is back, and Scene Point Blank is excited to debut a full stream of new record Winning, out on 10” vinyl on September 6 (Loyal Blood ... read more

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One Question Interviews: fotocrime

Posted Sept. 2, 2019, 11:39 a.m.

One Question Interviews: fotocrime

Ryan (fotocrime) SPB: How do you preserve your voice while on tour? Ryan: Years ago I used to shred my vocal chords. Then I started ... read more

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Tours: Tool on tour too

Posted Sept. 1, 2019, 10:34 a.m.

Tours: Tool on tour too

The long-running but relatively inactive band Tool is back with Fear Inoculum, the first record the band has released in 13 years. While the new ... read more

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Records: New from SUNN O))), Pyroclasts on Oct. 25

Posted Aug. 31, 2019, 8:40 p.m.

Records: New from SUNN O))), Pyroclasts on Oct. 25

While SUNN O))) was recording Life Metal, which released earlier this year on Southern Lord, the band added a ritual to work through a 12-minute ... read more

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Tours: The Hussy in the USA

Posted Aug. 31, 2019, 6:02 p.m.

Tours: The Hussy in the USA

With their new Looming set to release on Dirtnap on Sept. 27, The Hussy have announced a US tour to time with its release. The dates ... read more

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Records: New Sect out now

Posted Aug. 31, 2019, 5:45 p.m.

Records: New Sect out now

Southern Lord just released Blood Of The Beasts, a new album from hardcore collective Sect. At 10 songs long, the new record includes vocalist Chris Colohan ... read more

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Records: A new split from Subhumans and The Restarts

Posted Aug. 31, 2019, 11:58 a.m.

Records: A new split from Subhumans and The Restarts

The Subhumans UK have released a new LP, Crisis Point, their first new material in a decade. In addition to the full-player, they also have a ... read more

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MP3s: New All Eyes West is now streaming

Posted Aug. 31, 2019, 11:26 a.m.

MP3s: New All Eyes West is now streaming

Like Lightning, the first album in five years from Chicago's All Eyes West, released yesterday on Jump Start Records and is streaming in full at ... read more

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Records: New material from Western Settings

Posted Aug. 31, 2019, 10:56 a.m.

Records: New material from Western Settings

San Diego's Western Settings have released a new song from their upcoming album Another Year, which will be preluded by a tour with The Penske File ... read more

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Records: New from Brisbane's Thigh Master

Posted Aug. 30, 2019, 9:56 p.m.

Records: New from Brisbane's Thigh Master

On Sept. 27 Goner Records will release the new For Example, the second LP from Brisbane, Australia's Thigh Master. Playing dirty, jangly pop, it's the ... read more

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Records: It's the return of Have A Nice Life

Posted Aug. 30, 2019, 9:35 p.m.

Records: It's the return of Have A Nice Life

It's been five years since Have A Nice Life released The Unnatural World. On Nov. 8, The Flenser will release a follow-up by the post-punk ... read more

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Records: New from Perspective, A Lovely Hand To Hold

Posted Aug. 30, 2019, 8:37 p.m.

Records: New from Perspective, A Lovely Hand To Hold

Lauren Records has announced preorders and a new song from Perspective, A Lovely Hand To Hold. The band will release its third full-length on the ... read more

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Tours: Mr. Bungle return to play original demos over 6 dates

Posted Aug. 26, 2019, 9:24 p.m.

Tours: Mr. Bungle return to play original demos over 6 dates

Mr. Buble have announced six California and New York dates in February 2019 in which the reformed band will play The Raging Wrath Of The ... read more

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Bands: Team Dresch updates

Posted Aug. 26, 2019, 7:58 p.m.

Bands: Team Dresch updates

Team Dresch, who celebrate a series of 25th anniversary reissues this year, will also release a new 7" on Sept. 27. The 7" features the ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Nastie Band

Posted Aug. 26, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Nastie Band

Patrick Delaney (Nastie Band) SPB: The name Nastie Band kind of speaks for itself. Where there any runner-up names? Delaney: Nastie Band was, iz, and ... read more

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Records: New song from Hope Drone

Posted Aug. 25, 2019, 9:34 p.m.

Records: New song from Hope Drone

Hope Drone have unveiled "This Body Will Be Ash," one of the tracks from their soon to release new album Void Lustre, which comes out ... read more

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Tours: Jon Spencer & the HITmakers! Midwestern tour dates

Posted Aug. 25, 2019, 9:17 p.m.

Tours: Jon Spencer & the HITmakers! Midwestern tour dates

Jon Spencer & the HITmakers are back on the road this summer, kicking off a run of Midwestern dates this Wednesday with a show at ... read more

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Records: Negativland return with True False

Posted Aug. 25, 2019, 8:29 p.m.

Records: Negativland return with True False

Multimedia collective Negativland are back with the new True False on Oct. 25. It's the first in a planned two-part concept with it's follow-up album coming ... read more

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Records: Second album from Partial Traces

Posted Aug. 25, 2019, 8:05 p.m.

Records: Second album from Partial Traces

Salinas Records will release Partial Traces' Low Definition on Sept. 27, the second album by the Minneapolis, MN-based group. A video for "Here We Go" ... read more

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Records: Cloud Rat's fourth LP

Posted Aug. 25, 2019, 6:23 p.m.

Records: Cloud Rat's fourth LP

Cloud Rat return with Pollinator on Sept. 13 on Artoffact Records -- the band's fourth full-length overall along with eleven EPs and splits, a live album, ... read more

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Tours: False and Dawn Ray'd in Europe

Posted Aug. 25, 2019, 5:56 p.m.

Tours: False and Dawn Ray'd in Europe

This fall two black metal groups join forces for a European tour: False and Dawn Ray'd. The tour begins on November 7 in Kiel, Germany ... read more

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Bands: Omnigone pick up the Link 80 torch

Posted Aug. 25, 2019, 5:39 p.m.

Bands: Omnigone pick up the Link 80 torch

Hailing from the Bay Area, California, the Adam Davis-led Omnigone has announced its debut No Faith, out on Sept. 13 on Bad Time Records. Formerly ... read more

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Records: What's new with Lagwagon?

Posted Aug. 25, 2019, 4:58 p.m.

Records: What's new with Lagwagon?

Lagwagon have a new tour and a new record in 2019. The tour is a co-headlining jaunt with labelmates Face To Face in early fall, ... read more

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Tours: Petrol Girls touring Europe with Thrice and Refused

Posted Aug. 25, 2019, 4:29 p.m.

Tours: Petrol Girls touring Europe with Thrice and Refused

Following the release of Cut & Stitch, Petrol Girls have announced two tours -- one headlining dates in the UK and another where they will ... read more

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Records: Cold Cave reissue

Posted Aug. 25, 2019, 2:56 p.m.

Records: Cold Cave reissue

A double LP reissue has been announced for Cold Cave's debut 2009 record Love Comes Close, originally released on Heartworm Press/Matador Records. The reissueis fully ... read more

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Records: The Eradicator full-length

Posted Aug. 25, 2019, 2:27 p.m.

Records: The Eradicator full-length

The Eradicator have announced an upcoming full-length to be titled Peak Eradicator -- out October 4. The band is based on a Kids in the ... read more

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Bands: Familiar faces form Big Scenic Nowhere

Posted Aug. 25, 2019, 12:58 p.m.

Bands: Familiar faces form Big Scenic Nowhere

A new psychedelic-stoner rock project featuring members of Yawning Man, Fu Manchu, and more has formed until the title of Big Scenic Nowhere. The collaborative ... read more

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Records: City Of Industry's Conspire Conspire Conspire

Posted Aug. 25, 2019, 12:27 p.m.

Records: City Of Industry's Conspire Conspire Conspire

Seattle, WA hardcore band City of Industry return with a new LP titled Conspire Conspire Conspire, coming Sept.  27 on Amerikan Aesthetics on vinyl, cd, ... read more

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MP3s: Another track from Mike Patton & Jean-Claude Vannier

Posted Aug. 25, 2019, 11:57 a.m.

MP3s: Another track from Mike Patton & Jean-Claude Vannier

The new collaboration record between Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Fantomas) and French composer Jean-Claude Vannier, Corpse Flower, will release next month on Sept. ... read more

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Records: News about the new Tool

Posted Aug. 25, 2019, 11:32 a.m.

Records: News about the new Tool

Tool return with the brand new Fear Inoculum on August 30 on RCA Records. It's the fifth full-length from the band and its first new ... read more

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Records: New Chelsea Wolfe video

Posted Aug. 25, 2019, 10:54 a.m.

Records: New Chelsea Wolfe video

Chelsea Wolfe have released a single/video for "Be All Things" from the upcoming Birth Of Violence, coming on Sept. 13 via Sargent House. The video ... read more

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Records: Thurston Moore 3-cd set and tour

Posted Aug. 25, 2019, 10:29 a.m.

Records: Thurston Moore 3-cd set and tour

Sonic Youth legend Thurston Moore has a 3-disc instrumental box set coming out soon titled Spirit Counsel. The 3-disc set releases with each disc carrying its ... read more

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Tours: Boris tour dates

Posted Aug. 22, 2019, 9:57 a.m.

Tours: Boris tour dates

In conjunction with new record LφVE & EVφL, which releaes on October 4 (Third Man Records), Boris has announced North American tour dates in August ... read more

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Tours: Khemmis and UN this winter

Posted Aug. 19, 2019, 9:28 p.m.

Tours: Khemmis and UN this winter

Seattle's UN will offer support on a winter tour from Khemmis this December, sharing tour dates from Dec. 6-14. For more info, take a loook ... read more

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Obituaries: Somos guitarist Phil Haggerty passes away

Posted Aug. 19, 2019, 8:58 p.m.

Obituaries: Somos guitarist Phil Haggerty passes away

Boston's Somos have announced the upcoming release of its third album, Prison On A Hill, but also tragic news along with the new record. The ... read more

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Music News: Peter Murphy suffers heart attack

Posted Aug. 19, 2019, 8:24 p.m.

Music News: Peter Murphy suffers heart attack

Peter Murphy recently had to cancel a New York, NY performance at Le Poisson Rouge on August 13 due to a medical emergency, which was ... read more

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Records: New "Live in a Dive" release: Face To Face

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

Records: New

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 ... read more

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Records: Split EP by Gridfailure and Feel Happiness

Posted Aug. 13, 2019, 9:28 p.m.

Records: Split EP by Gridfailure and Feel Happiness

A new split EP will showcase two solo experimental outfits, Gridfailure and Feel Happiness. The 7-track release comes out digitally on Sept. 13. read more

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Records: SPB premiere: Blue Skies Burning collection "In Totality"

Posted Aug. 13, 2019, 8:41 p.m.

Records: SPB premiere: Blue Skies Burning collection

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 ... read more

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Kira Jari – Spooky Freaky EP

Posted Aug. 13, 2019, 1:25 a.m.

Kira Jari – Spooky Freaky EP

Spooky Freaky is a good debut from an intriguing new-ish band from Texas. Even if the EP name makes me think of “Werewolf Bar Mitzvah” each ... read more

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MP3s: Colored Moth streaming in full

Posted Aug. 12, 2019, 9:18 p.m.

MP3s: Colored Moth streaming in full

The latest from Germany's Colored Moth, DIM, is streaming now at Echoes and Dust. The album is the second full-length from the noise rock trio -- ... read more

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Bands: Mike Watt and Todd Congelliere join forces for Round One

Posted Aug. 11, 2019, 9:04 p.m.

Bands: Mike Watt and Todd Congelliere join forces for Round One

A new project named Jumpstarted Plowhards has announced its debut, Round One, set for release on October 4 on Recess Records. The project is a ... read more

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Records: Anti-Flag release new live album

Posted Aug. 11, 2019, 8:30 p.m.

Records: Anti-Flag release new live album

Outn ow, Anti-Flag have released Live Volume 2 on A-F Records. The record pulls from the band's entire catalog, captured over three nights at the Troubadour ... read more

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Music News: Cassette Store Day 2019

Posted Aug. 11, 2019, 8:20 p.m.

Music News: Cassette Store Day 2019

Cassette Store Day 2019 is set for Saturday October 12 at various independend stores across North America. It's the fifth such date in North America ... read more

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Labels: Red Scare at age 15 (and a new comp)

Posted Aug. 9, 2019, 12:04 p.m.

Labels: Red Scare at age 15 (and a new comp)

Red Scare Industries has announced a new compilation to celebrate the label's fifteenth anniversary. The record features 15 unreleased songs, including new material from Sundowner ... read more

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Shows: MC50 among Muddy Roots Festival headliners

Posted Aug. 9, 2019, 11:25 a.m.

Shows: MC50 among Muddy Roots Festival headliners

The Muddy Roots Music Festival will take place August 30-September 1 this year in Cookebille, TN, with a diverse lineup of more than 70 bands. ... read more

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Tours: Craig Finn back on the road

Posted Aug. 9, 2019, 11:17 a.m.

Tours: Craig Finn back on the road

Craig Finn, who released new album I Need A New War earlier this year (Partisan Records) will be on tour this fall along with backing band ... read more

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Bands: Teenage Bottlerocket vs. Human Robots

Posted Aug. 9, 2019, 10:07 a.m.

Bands: Teenage Bottlerocket vs. Human Robots

A new 7" and the upcoming Fat Tour mark a busy fall for Teenage Bottlerocket. The band has a new split 7" titled Teenage Bottlerock ... read more

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Billy Liar – Some Legacy

Posted Aug. 5, 2019, 1:51 p.m.

Billy Liar – Some Legacy

I don’t know much about Billy Liar, but Red Scare has rarely turned out a bad release so I picked Some Legacy out of the pile with ... read more

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Tours: Kælan Mikla USA

Posted Aug. 4, 2019, 6:44 p.m.

Tours: Kælan Mikla USA

Iceland's Kælan Mikla will be touring the US next month, kicking off a tour with Cloud Rat and others at the end of August and ... read more

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Records: Thom Yorke EP out soon

Posted Aug. 4, 2019, 3:28 p.m.

Records: Thom Yorke EP out soon

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 ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: The Path - Chaotic Good

Posted July 30, 2019, 9:33 p.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: 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 ... read more

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Reunions – Winter Heart, Summer Skin

Posted July 29, 2019, 10:07 p.m.

Reunions – Winter Heart, Summer Skin

I must have slowed down over the years. At least I hope my recent interest in bands like Reunions or Nightmarathons reflects my now 40 years-old perspective ... read more

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Interviews: Nadir

Posted July 29, 2019, 3:03 p.m.

Interviews: Nadir

Nadir is a punk trio with some names and faces you might recognize from their work with Off With Their Heads, Fake Boys, and Hard ... read more

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Bands: Big Nothing + the Dangers Of Love

Posted July 28, 2019, 9:48 a.m.

Bands: Big Nothing + the Dangers Of Love

In September, Philadelphia, PA-based Big Nothing will cross the pond for a UK tour with support from London's Dangers Of Love. Both bands feature familiar ... read more

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Records: Debut from Knaaves out in September

Posted July 28, 2019, 9:17 a.m.

Records: Debut from Knaaves out in September

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 (CD, ... read more

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Tours: Subhumans + Neighborhood Brats tour

Posted July 27, 2019, 7:04 p.m.

Tours: Subhumans + Neighborhood Brats tour

With their first new record in over a decade set to release in September, Subhumans UK will head to North American for two upcoming tours. East ... read more

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Tours: High on Fire tour news

Posted July 27, 2019, 3:59 p.m.

Tours: High on Fire tour news

High on Fire return to the road, joined by Power Trip and Creeping Death on an upcoming fall tour that starts at Levitation Festival on November ... read more

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Shows: Levitation 2019 lineup news

Posted July 27, 2019, 3:12 p.m.

Shows: Levitation 2019 lineup news

Scheduled for Nov. 7-10, 2019, Levitation has unveiled phase 2 of lineup announcements for the annual Austin, TX festival. Big names -- and there are ... read more

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Records: News about Blood Year

Posted July 27, 2019, 2:53 p.m.

Records: 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 ... read more

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Tours: A Big|Brave tour update

Posted July 27, 2019, 1:46 p.m.

Tours: A Big|Brave tour update

With the recent release of A Gaze Among Them (Southern Lord, 2019), Big|Brave will be touring this August, separately, with Deafkids and Sunn O))). Deafkids dates ... read more

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

Posted July 27, 2019, 1:29 p.m.

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

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 ... read more

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Tours: Ceremony set tour dates

Posted July 27, 2019, 12:57 p.m.

Tours: Ceremony set tour dates

With their Relapse Records debut set for next month, Ceremony will hit the road in support of In The Spirit World in September, playing dates ... read more

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Shows: Amfest 2019 in Barcelona

Posted July 27, 2019, 12:30 p.m.

Shows: Amfest 2019 in Barcelona

The dates of October 10-13 have been confirmed for Amfest 2019, taking place at Fabra I Coats, Barcelona. This year's headliners at the instrumental/experimental mental ... read more

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Records: Get more Snuff

Posted July 27, 2019, 11:57 a.m.

Records: 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 long-running ... read more

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Bands: Street Sects in Europe, Dälek remix

Posted July 27, 2019, 11:29 a.m.

Bands: Street Sects in Europe, Dälek remix

Street Sects will soon play the Cold Waves Festival in Chicago, followed by heading to Europe where they will share the stage with artists including ... read more

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Tours: Tiger Army tour

Posted July 27, 2019, 10:34 a.m.

Tours: Tiger Army tour

Having announced new album Retrofuture and shared the lead single "Eyes Of The Night" recently, Tiger Army is back with news of an extensive US tour ... read more

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Videos: SPB premiere: "Mood Swings & Roundabouts" by Don't Worry

Posted July 25, 2019, 8:05 a.m.

Videos: SPB premiere:

There’s a lot of exciting news about upcoming projects from Essex/London’s Don’t Worry. The band has a new acoustic EP out soon and a UK tour, ... read more

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Charger – Charger

Posted July 23, 2019, 2:11 a.m.

Charger  – Charger

The debut from Charger finds that gray area between punk and metal that’s hard to pigeonhole to a specific genre. You’ll see more than one Motorhead reference ... read more

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MP3s: New song from Hangman

Posted July 22, 2019, 9:41 p.m.

MP3s: New song from Hangman

Hangman have released "New Dawn," a new song teaser from their next record. Formed in 2014 and playing NYHC, the band has an upcoming record ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Anthem Grief (What's That Noise?)

Posted July 21, 2019, 9:46 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Anthem Grief (What's That Noise?)

Anthem Grief SPB: The two of you recorded the album on your own. How does the band’s live setup work? Anthem Grief: The two of ... read more

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Records: Get ready for Ceremony's In The Spirit World

Posted July 21, 2019, 9:04 p.m.

Records: Get ready for Ceremony's In The Spirit World

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 synthesizers ... read more

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Records: New double LP from Thee Oh Sees

Posted July 21, 2019, 5:59 p.m.

Records: New double LP from Thee Oh Sees

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 ... read more

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Tours: Inter Arma headlining tour

Posted July 21, 2019, 5:50 p.m.

Tours: Inter Arma headlining tour

Richmond's Inter Arma will be on tour this August and September, travelling the US East Coast along with Creeping Death. The Virginia-based band released Sulphur ... read more

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Records: The Frogs' 30th anniversary reissue

Posted July 21, 2019, 4:51 p.m.

Records: The Frogs' 30th anniversary reissue

On August 16, The Frogs' It's Only Right and Natural will be reissued, thirty years after its original release. The LP will be issued by ... read more

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Bands: New Strung Out video and tour dates

Posted July 21, 2019, 4:22 p.m.

With a new record out soon, Strung Out have unveiled a David Lynch-inspired video directed by vocalist Jascon Cruz for the song "Under the Western Sky." Watch it after the bump. The band releases Songs of Armor and Devotion on August 9 (Fat Wreck Chords). In addition to the new record, ... read more

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Records: Coarse - chopped and screwed

Posted July 21, 2019, 4:14 p.m.

Records: Coarse - chopped and screwed

Duo Coarse, comprised of guitarist/vocalist Ryan Knowles and drummer/vocalist Brandon Gallagher, have announced a remix EP with one new track and three remixes that bring ... read more

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Records: Iggy Pop's Free

Posted July 21, 2019, 3:21 p.m.

Records: Iggy Pop's Free

Iggy Pop is back with a brand new record titled Free on Sept. 6 (Loma Vista). The former Stooge last released Post Pop Depression in 2016, which ... read more

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Tours: Frank Turner in the USA

Posted July 21, 2019, 2:47 p.m.

Tours: Frank Turner in the USA

Having recently announced a new album next month, Frank Turner is back with more news -- this time a tour that takes him to the US ... read more

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Records: A Cliterati update

Posted July 21, 2019, 11:17 a.m.

Records: A Cliterati update

Oregon dbeat punks Cliterati are back with a new full-length on Tankcrimes in August. The new record is titled Ugly Trughts/Beautiiful Lies and releases on August ... read more

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Records: Touché Amoré 10th anniversary deluxe reissue

Posted July 21, 2019, 10:58 a.m.

Records: Touché Amoré 10th anniversary deluxe reissue

2019 marks the 10th anniversary of Touché Amoré's …To The Beat Of A Dead Horse, and the band is marking the occasion with a deluxe edition ... read more

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Records: Freezing Cold debut

Posted July 21, 2019, 10:28 a.m.

Records: Freezing Cold debut

On Sept. 28, Salinas Records will release the debut LP from New York's Freezing Cold. Glimmer is an 11-song journey of DIY storytelling, emotional rock. ... read more

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Records: All Eyes West return with Like Lightning

Posted July 21, 2019, 9:59 a.m.

Records: All Eyes West return with Like Lightning

On August 30, Chicago's All Eyes West return with their third full-length, Like Lighting. It follows their self-titled debtu (2011), Doomer (2014), and several EPs in ... read more

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Shows: Pirates Press 15th anniversary show

Posted July 21, 2019, 9:41 a.m.

Shows: Pirates Press 15th anniversary show

Pirates Press is throwing a 15th anniversary "Rock the Ship" weekend concert on an aircraft carrier in the Bar Area, California Oct. 17-20. The stacked ... read more

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Videos: Chuck Ragan documentary

Posted July 20, 2019, 11:29 a.m.

Videos: Chuck Ragan documentary

A 12-minute documentary focused on musician Chuck Ragan is now available through YouTube. Titled Landsick, the doc focuses on how the Americana musician and Hot Water ... read more

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Records: More from The Hussy in September

Posted July 20, 2019, 10:23 a.m.

Records: More from The Hussy in September

The Hussy have a busy 2019, releaseing a new LP, Looming, on Sept. 27 on Dirtnap Records. It's the band's sixth full-length, following 2015's Galore, ... read more

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Records: The Fifth Alliance return

Posted July 20, 2019, 9:58 a.m.

Records: The Fifth Alliance return

Dutch group The Fifth Alliance return with The Depth of Darkness, out August 30 on various formats. The 5-piece from The Netherlands blends sludge, post-metal, ... read more

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Records: New Tiger Army announced

Posted July 20, 2019, 9:34 a.m.

Records: New Tiger Army announced

Tiger army are back with Retrofuture on September 13 (Rise Records). Pre-release press bills the record as blending punk, garage, and rock, with hints of Latin music and ... read more

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Evening Standards – World’s End

Posted July 15, 2019, 10:54 p.m.

Evening Standards – World’s End

It’s a dramatic understatement to say that music has changed since I first discovered DIY in the 1990s. But in many ways, one of the ... read more

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BlackDots – Everything Has Gotta Change

Posted July 9, 2019, 3:05 a.m.

BlackDots – Everything Has Gotta Change

Some albums just hit you right away. I was vaguely aware of BlackDots – some friends saw them at The Fest last year and said ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Crushing - Slug

Posted July 8, 2019, 8:11 a.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Crushing - Slug

Scene Point Blank's featured July stream is the new Slug by Crushing. Crushing is a solo-ish project by Jay Cavalier of Brighton, also known for drumming with ... read more

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Bands: Cro-Mags are back

Posted July 7, 2019, 5:21 p.m.

Bands: Cro-Mags are back

Cro-Mags, fronted by bassist Harley Flanagan, have a new single coming via Victory Records -- it's the first new music in 20 years from the hardcore ... read more

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Records: New UV-TV

Posted July 7, 2019, 3:01 p.m.

Records: New UV-TV

Deranged Records will release a new LP on July 19, HAPPY. The band just revealed a track with the same title here. Formed in 2015 ... read more

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Records: New Frank Turner in August

Posted July 7, 2019, 2:47 p.m.

Records: New Frank Turner in August

Frank Turner, who performs tonight at King Tuts in Glasgow, has a new album on the way. On August 16, Turner will release his eighth ... read more

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Records: Everything That Dies Someday Comes Back

Posted July 7, 2019, 2:27 p.m.

Records: Everything That Dies Someday Comes Back

The Body and Uniform have announced a new collaborative record between the two bands. Titled Everything That Dies Someday Comes Back, it will release on ... read more

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Bands: Redd Kross share another new song

Posted July 7, 2019, 1:57 p.m.

Bands: Redd Kross share another new song

With the new album Beyond the Door set to release on August 23 (Merge Records), Redd Kross have premiered a second track from the upcoming ... read more

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Records: New action from Subhumans UK

Posted July 7, 2019, 1:25 p.m.

Records: New action from Subhumans UK

The long-running Subhumans (UK) are back with a new LP, Crisis Point, on September 13 on Pirates Press Records. Active from 1980-1985 and then reunited ... read more

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Bands: Deaf Club announced EP, debuts video

Posted July 7, 2019, 12:58 p.m.

Bands: Deaf Club announced EP, debuts video

Featuring members of The Locust, Run With The Hunted, Fissue, Weak Flesh, and ACxDC, Deaf Club has unleashed a video tor the song "Bright Side ... read more

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Records: Multicult's Simultaneity Now announced

Posted July 1, 2019, 9:42 p.m.

Records: Multicult's Simultaneity Now announced

Baltimore, MD's angular Multicult will release its fifth album, Simultaneity Now, on August 2 on Learning Curve Records. Check out the song "Grieflex" below, plus ... read more

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Records: New Mean Jeans, "Party Line"

Posted July 1, 2019, 9:02 p.m.

Records: New Mean Jeans,

Mean Jeans have unleased a new single called "Party Line" as a teaser of their upcoming new album titled Gigantic Sike. Gigantic Sike features 11 new ... read more

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Records: Meatwound to release third LP

Posted July 1, 2019, 8:54 p.m.

Records: Meatwound to release third LP

Meatwound are back with a pummeling new record, Culero, which releases August 2 through Financial Ruin. The record is the band's third and will be ... read more

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Records: Who is on the Good Vibes & High Fives tour?

Posted July 1, 2019, 8:01 p.m.

Records: Who is on the Good Vibes & High Fives tour?

Bowling For Soup recently announced a co-headlining tour with Less Than Jake, part of Bowling For Soup's larger 25th anniversary celebration throughout the year, which ... read more

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Tours: Shonen Knife back in the US this fall, new video now

Posted July 1, 2019, 7:26 p.m.

Tours: Shonen Knife back in the US this fall, new video now

Japanese bubblegum punks Shonen Knife recently shared a video to the song Sweet Candy Power" from their latest album, of the same name, which released June ... read more

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Records: New Hives record on Third Man

Posted July 1, 2019, 6:59 p.m.

Records: New Hives record on Third Man

The Hives released a new "I'm Alive" b/w "Good Samaritan" last Friday, JUne 28, on Third Man Records. It is available as a limited edition ... read more

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Records: Sub Dio debut (ex Hanalai, The Ghost, more)

Posted June 30, 2019, 1:57 p.m.

Records: Sub Dio debut (ex Hanalai, The Ghost, more)

Sub Dio have introduced the new track "Skeeters" from their soon to come debut EP. The song itself is a dual vocal response to predatory ... read more

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Tours: Cirque du Soleil to incarnate in Australia with Kurios

Posted June 30, 2019, 1:09 p.m.

Tours: Cirque du Soleil to incarnate in Australia with Kurios

We have covered previous incarnations of Cirque du Soleil and look forward to them returning to terra australis from October this year under its trademark ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Good Riddance

Posted June 28, 2019, 10:39 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Good Riddance

Russ (Good Riddance) SPB: What do you remember of playing your first live show? Russ: I remember it being euphoric, the sense of watching people ... read more

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Howardian – The Silly Shit You Say

Posted June 24, 2019, 10:32 p.m.

Howardian – The Silly Shit You Say

While the title of Howardian’s fourth LP, The Silly Shit You Say, imparts a whimsical, spontaneous first impression, the record itself feels complete. This isn’t some ... read more

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Records: New Adoran release

Posted June 24, 2019, 10:03 p.m.

Records: New Adoran release

Tartarus Records has announced Adoran's new Artemisia, the duo's fourth full-length release. Comprised of Aidan Baker (Nadja, Hynodrone Ensemble, more), and Dorian Williamson (Northumbria, Holoscene), ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Martin Bisi (What's That Noise?)

Posted June 24, 2019, 9:31 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Martin Bisi (What's That Noise?)

Martin Bisi SPB: What is your preferred guitar model for personal playing, and how has your production work affected that choice? Bisi: I started way late on ... read more

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Records: Album #5 from Signals Midwest

Posted June 24, 2019, 9 p.m.

Records: Album #5 from Signals Midwest

Rooted in Cleveland, Signals Midwest are back with Pin on August 2 on Lauren Records. The new album consists of six songs that showcase the sound ... read more

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Records: Electric Frankenstein's How To Build A Monster turns 20

Posted June 24, 2019, 8:28 p.m.

Records: Electric Frankenstein's How To Build A Monster turns 20

Victory Records has announced a remastered reissue of How To Build A Monster by Electric Frankenstin, first released in 1999 -- also on Victory. The ... read more

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Records: Hesitation Wounds are back

Posted June 24, 2019, 8:12 p.m.

Records: Hesitation Wounds are back

Hestitation Wounds debuted a new video, "Paragons Of Virtue" today off their new album set for release later this summer. We've shared the video below.  ... read more

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Shows: T1 Fest in Joliet

Posted June 23, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

Shows: T1 Fest in Joliet

A new festival, the T1 Festival, will run on NOvember 8-9 in Joliet, featuring several Illinois punk bands playing to raise funds for the JDRF, (Juvenile ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Batshit Crazy (What's That Noise?)

Posted June 23, 2019, 2:21 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Batshit Crazy (What's That Noise?)

Chuck (Batshit Crazy – guitar) SPB: What kind of guitar do you use, and how/why did you choose this one?   Chuck: For the Batshit Crazy ... read more

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Records: New Ledge song, new Ledge album

Posted June 22, 2019, 7:31 p.m.

Records: New Ledge song, new Ledge album

The sludge project known as Ledge will release its second LP on August 30 via Translation Loss Records. Titled All I Hope For, the sophomore ... read more

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Records: New Reunions LP out now

Posted June 22, 2019, 6:58 p.m.

Records: New Reunions LP out now

Reunions returned with a new LP, their first long-player, tited Winer Hear, Summer Skin yesterday. The self-released record continues the band's blend of classic emo/punk ... read more

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Records: HR's Give Thanks

Posted June 22, 2019, 6:34 p.m.

Records: HR's Give Thanks

HR, best known as the vocalist of Bad Brains, will return with a new solo album dubbed Give Thanks on Oct. 18. The new reggae album ... read more

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Records: 40 years of Unknown Pleasure

Posted June 22, 2019, 5:33 p.m.

Records: 40 years of Unknown Pleasure

In 2019, Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures celebrates 4 years since its release. First released in 1979, the band is marking the occasion by collaborating with ... read more

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Records: Thom Yorke live dates plus Anima

Posted June 22, 2019, 3:56 p.m.

Records: Thom Yorke live dates plus Anima

Thom Yorke has announced the "Tomorrow's Modern Boxes" North American Tour this fall, where he will be joined on stage by Nigel Godrich and visual ... read more

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Records: Up next from The Great Old Ones

Posted June 22, 2019, 3:28 p.m.

Records: Up next from The Great Old Ones

The Great Old Ones have announced their upcoming fourth album, the follow-up to 2017's EOD - A Tale of Dark Legacy. The new album follows a ... read more

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Records: Debut full-length from Shock Narcotic

Posted June 22, 2019, 2:59 p.m.

Records: Debut full-length from Shock Narcotic

Playing a brutal mix of grind, metal and hardcore, members of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Child Bite, The Black Dahlia Murder, and more have teamed ... read more

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Bands: Wolfbrigade news

Posted June 21, 2019, 11:03 p.m.

Bands: Wolfbrigade news

Wolfbrigade have announce two upcoming shows in North America -- one in California and the other in Mexico this September -- followed by a new ... read more

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Records: SPB premiere: Coolness Factor 6 by Grizzlor

Posted June 21, 2019, 9:14 p.m.

Records: SPB premiere: Coolness Factor 6 by Grizzlor

Grizzlor are back in action with a new 4-song EP, Coolness Factor 6, out today on Learning Curve Records/Hermit Cave Records. The New Haven, CT ... read more

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Labels: Two new Dirt Cult records

Posted June 21, 2019, 8:56 p.m.

Labels: Two new Dirt Cult records

Dirt Cult Records has two new releases on the horizon: a 12" by Oakland's Dots and a 7" by Texas-based Kira Jari. Dots features members ... read more

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Videos: The Paranoyds drop video, announce full-length

Posted June 20, 2019, 9:11 p.m.

Videos: The Paranoyds drop video, announce full-length

Los Agneles' The Paranoyds, currently on tour with Tacocat, will release their debut full-length on Sept. 13 via Suicide Squeeze Records, then hitting the road ... read more

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Tours: Rancid US tour in September

Posted June 20, 2019, 8:06 p.m.

Tours: Rancid US tour in September

Rancid has announced a US tour this fall, playing dates with a variety of well-known acts including Pennywise, Suicidal Tendencies, The English Beat, Aquabats, Turnstile, ... read more

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MP3s: SPB premiere: "Maelstrom" by Colored Moth

Posted June 19, 2019, 8:09 a.m.

MP3s: SPB premiere:

SPB is pleased to team up with Wolves and Vibrancy Records to share “Maelstrom” from the upcoming new record by Colored Moth, DIM. The Berlin-based band ... read more

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Records: Neurosis & Jarboe: remastered & reissued

Posted June 16, 2019, 2:50 p.m.

Records: Neurosis & Jarboe: remastered & reissued

Originally released 16 years ago (2003), the collaboration between Neurosis & Jarboe will be reissued on August 2 on Neurot Recordings. Fully remasted with all ... read more

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Tours: Red Scare's West Coast Roast

Posted June 16, 2019, 1:59 p.m.

Tours: Red Scare's West Coast Roast

This August Red Scare Industries will celebrate its 15th annviersary with a label showcase tour along the US West Coast. Elway, Ramona, and Sam Russo will play ... read more

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Music News: Nardwuar gets BC Entertainment Hall Of Fame star

Posted June 16, 2019, 12:28 p.m.

Music News: Nardwuar gets  BC Entertainment Hall Of Fame star

Music journlaist, musician, and media personality Nardwuar will be getting a star on the Walk of Fame on Granville Street in downtown Vancouver later this ... read more

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Shows: A one-night revival tour

Posted June 16, 2019, 12:17 p.m.

Shows: A one-night revival tour

Fans of the defunct Revival Tour, which featured folk/punk/Americana collaborative sets between Chuck Ragan and his musical friends roughly a decade ago will have a ... read more

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Records: New Imperial Teen in July

Posted June 16, 2019, 11:01 a.m.

Records: New Imperial Teen in July

Imperial Teen are set to release We Are Timeless, the band's first new album in seven years. It will be released by Merge Records on ... read more

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MP3s: Surrender working on full-length (Crusades/Creeps/Steve Adamyk Band)

Posted June 16, 2019, 10:27 a.m.

MP3s: Surrender working on full-length (Crusades/Creeps/Steve Adamyk Band)

A new band named Surrender has announced work on a full-length album later this year. The band features members of Crusades, The Creeps, and Steve ... read more

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Bands: Radiohead limited time OK Computer sessions sale

Posted June 16, 2019, 10:06 a.m.

Bands: Radiohead limited time OK Computer sessions sale

Radiohead is offering music from 18 minidiscs that were leaked from the OK Computer sessions.  "We got hacked last week - someone stole Thom's minidisc archive ... read more

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Records: Two-song EP from Street Sects

Posted June 16, 2019, 9:50 a.m.

Records: Two-song EP from Street Sects

Street Sects will release Gentrification III: Death and Displacement on August 2 on The Flenser. As its name indicates, the two-song EP is the third installment ... read more

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MP3s: Bob Mould covers Buzzcocks, produces Titus Andronicus

Posted June 16, 2019, 9:26 a.m.

MP3s: Bob Mould covers Buzzcocks, produces Titus Andronicus

Bob Mould, who released Sunshine Rock earlier this year (Merge), has announced several upcoming electric performances, including a stop at Riot Fest. In addition to the ... read more

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Videos: New video from Wear Your Wounds

Posted June 15, 2019, 1:02 p.m.

Videos: New video from Wear Your Wounds

Wear Your Wounds just debued "Shrinking Violet," below, from their upcoming Rust on the Gates of Heaven, set for official release on July 12 (Deathwish Inc.) ... read more

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Bands: Pallbearer: new label and other updates

Posted June 15, 2019, 12:01 p.m.

Bands: Pallbearer: new label and other updates

Pallbearer announced an upcoming fourth full-length album, which will see release on Nuclear Blast. The doom monsters also have released a new single, “Atlantis,” as ... read more

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Tours: Deathgrave West Coast tour

Posted June 15, 2019, 11:28 a.m.

Tours: Deathgrave West Coast tour

San Jose, CA's Deathgrave will cover the US West Coast this summer, touring in support of last year's debut So Real, It's Now (Tankcrimes). The tour ... read more

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Tours: SUNN O))) tour dates

Posted June 15, 2019, 11:04 a.m.

Tours: SUNN O))) tour dates

Fresh off the release of Life Metal, on Southern Lord, SUNN O))) has announced US and European tour dates leading into the fall. The band ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Cyberplasm - The Psychic Hologram

Posted June 11, 2019, 8:35 p.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Cyberplasm - The Psychic Hologram

Coming on June 21, Cyberplasm will release a new LP to the world titled The Psychic Hologram. The band pulls from a diverse influence, mixing noise ... read more

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Batshit Crazy – Batshit Crazy

Posted June 11, 2019, 1:46 a.m.

Batshit Crazy – Batshit Crazy

I didn’t even realize how much I’ve stigmatized horrorcore until Batshit Crazy showed up in my mailbox and made me question my way of thinking. ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Repeater Records

Posted June 10, 2019, 9:57 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Repeater Records

Seth Babb and Chris Berry (Repeater Records) SPB: What stood out to you most in the reissue process as you revisited Gospel’s The Moon Is ... read more

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Records: Ty Segall's First Taste

Posted June 9, 2019, 9:02 p.m.

Records: Ty Segall's First Taste

Due on August 2, Ty Segall returns with a new album named First Taste. The new LP will release on Drag City and ventures into new ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Learning Curve Records

Posted June 9, 2019, 8:56 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Learning Curve Records

Rainer Fronz (Learning Curve Records) SPB: Besides music, what other arts interest you? Fronz: Besides releasing records with Leaning Curve Records and searching the internet/basement ... read more

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Records: The Pixies set release date

Posted June 9, 2019, 6:40 p.m.

Records: The Pixies set release date

The reformed Pixies have announced they will release a the new Beneath the Eyrie on Sept. 13 on Infectious/BMG. The 12-song release features Black Francis ... read more

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Records: New Wiretap Records fundraising compilation

Posted June 9, 2019, 1:32 p.m.

Records: New Wiretap Records fundraising compilation

Wiretap Records has released a new compilation, simply named ATTENTION! A Wiretap Charity Compilation. The label is releasing a new charitable comp each quarter, with ... read more

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Records: 2 vinyl Panopticon releases from Bindrune

Posted June 9, 2019, 1:24 p.m.

Records: 2 vinyl Panopticon releases from Bindrune

Bindrune has announced two new pressing of Panopticon releases. One is the single-sided LP The Crescendo of Dusk, which features two previously unreleased tracks: "The ... read more

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Records: Dangers of Love news

Posted June 9, 2019, 11:28 a.m.

Records: Dangers of Love news

Dangers of Love have a new video, a 6-song self-titled EP about to release, and an upcoming tour in the works. The band just send ... read more

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Videos: Ill Communication 25 years later

Posted June 9, 2019, 11:02 a.m.

Videos: Ill Communication 25 years later

Released in May 1994, the Beastie Boys' Ill Communication turns 25 this year. Surviving members Adam “Adrock” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond have released a 15 ... read more

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Shows: Play badminton and hear "The Decline" in full at Punk In Drublic Fest

Posted June 9, 2019, 10:29 a.m.

Shows: Play badminton and hear

Set in Portland, OR this year on July 12, the musical lineup and activities have been announced for Punk in Drublic Beer & Music Festival. ... read more

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Records: Russian Girlfriends' In Parlance Of Our Times

Posted June 8, 2019, 10:58 a.m.

Records: Russian Girlfriends' In Parlance Of Our Times

Later this month, on June 21, Russian Girlfriends' will release the new album, In Parlance Of Our Times. It's the band's second full-length and first on ... read more

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Records: Strung Out are back with Songs of Armor and Devotion

Posted June 8, 2019, 10:01 a.m.

Records: Strung Out are back with Songs of Armor and Devotion

Strung Out will return with a new full-length on Fat Wreck Chords this August 9. The album was directly born of the current American political ... read more

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Tours: Heart Bones announce tour, album plans

Posted June 8, 2019, 9:30 a.m.

Tours: Heart Bones announce tour, album plans

Comprised of Sean Tillmann (aka Har Mar Superstar) and Sabrina Ellis (A Giant Dog/ Sweet Spirit), Heart Bones will hit the road this summer on a ... read more

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MP3s: "Theatre of Work" by Bad Breeding

Posted June 8, 2019, 9:08 a.m.

MP3s:

Bad Breeding are back with a brand new LP on June 21. Titled Exiled, it’s the British peace punk group’s fourth release in as many ... read more

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Dead Bars – Regulars

Posted June 4, 2019, 10:50 a.m.

Dead Bars – Regulars

Dead Bars are one of those bands that’s somehow both fun and super depressing. The lyricism is what you’ll normally read about with this band ... read more

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Shows: Riot Fest 15th anniversary

Posted June 2, 2019, 10:31 a.m.

Shows: Riot Fest 15th anniversary

Scheduled for September 13-15 at Douglas Park in Chicago, Riot Fest will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a big lineup featureing diverse acts like Bikini ... read more

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Shows: The Fest wave 2 lineup announcements

Posted June 2, 2019, 9:34 a.m.

Shows: The Fest wave 2 lineup announcements

Scheduled for Nov. 1-3, 2019, The Fest 18 announced additional bands to play the gargantuan Gainesville, FL festival. Against Me! will play 4 full-length albums over ... read more

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Tours: Harvey Pekar summer dates

Posted June 1, 2019, 9:15 p.m.

Tours: Harvey Pekar summer dates

Harvey Pekar, playing a record release show in Cleveland tonight in support of the new Paris Green (Steadfast Records), have announced several US tour dates through the ... read more

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Records: What's new with Boris?

Posted June 1, 2019, 11:57 a.m.

Records: What's new with Boris?

Boris will release a brand new album on Third Man this August. Dubbed LφVE & EVφL, it is a double LP with two distinct, yet overlapping, ... read more

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Records: Bleach Everything full-length coming soon

Posted June 1, 2019, 11:29 a.m.

Records: Bleach Everything full-length coming soon

Richmond, VA's Bleach Everything, who released the zine and 2012 demo titled "I Killed a Werewolf Once (It's On Film),"are back with a full-length release ... read more

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Records: Ufomammut 20th anniversary boxset

Posted June 1, 2019, 11 a.m.

Records: Ufomammut 20th anniversary boxset

Celebrating 20 years as a band in 2019, Itlay's Ufomammut will release the XX Discography Boxset via Supernatural Cat. The boxset will feature nine albums, each ... read more

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Tours: MONO turn 20, plan European tour

Posted June 1, 2019, 10:28 a.m.

Tours: MONO turn 20, plan European tour

WIth 2019 marking the band's 20th anniversary, MONO is taking to Europe in July and December to mark their longevity. Jo Quail will offer support ... read more

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Records: New Mike Love album (Beach Boys) covers "Rockaway Beach"

Posted June 1, 2019, 10:06 a.m.

Records: New Mike Love album (Beach Boys) covers

On July 19, Mike Love of The Beach Boys will release a new solo album titled 12 Sides of Summer (BMG). The album is a collection of ... read more

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Bands: New Pelican record, new Pelican beer

Posted May 31, 2019, 11:04 p.m.

Bands: New Pelican record, new Pelican beer

Chicago's instrumental metal quartet Pelican are back with Nighttime Stories next month, releasing June 7 on Southern Lord. While the band has two songs available for ... read more

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Tours: City Mouse UK tour with Werecats

Posted May 31, 2019, 10:37 p.m.

Tours: City Mouse UK tour with Werecats

This June-July, City Mouse and Werecats will hit the road together across the UK. City Mouse released their debut Get Right in 2017 (It's Alive Records), ... read more

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Records: Friendship on Southern Lord

Posted May 31, 2019, 10:05 p.m.

Records: Friendship on Southern Lord

Southern Lord will bring a new Friendship in June. Titled Undercurrent, the new LP by the blackened hardcore band with touches of sludge and grindcore ... read more

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Records: The Slackers reissue and other new Pirates Press releases

Posted May 31, 2019, 9:07 p.m.

Records: The Slackers reissue and other new Pirates Press releases

Originally released in 2006  on Hellcat Records, The Slackers' Peculiar is being reissed on 12" LP by Pirates Press Records, and being paired with a ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Guerrilla Ghosts

Posted May 31, 2019, 7:43 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Guerrilla Ghosts

Martin Defatte (Guerilla Ghosts) SPB: Who is your favorite artist to see live? Defatte: My favorite artist to see live these days would have to ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Bullet Treatment (What's That Noise?)

Posted May 28, 2019, 8:31 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Bullet Treatment (What's That Noise?)

Chuck (Bullet Treatment – guitar) SPB: What kind of guitar do you use, and how/why did you choose this one?   Chuck: My main guitar is ... read more

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MP3s: Cave In shares a new song

Posted May 26, 2019, 11 a.m.

MP3s: Cave In shares a new song

Cave In, who will release Final Transmission on June 7 on Hydra Head, have released a single for "Shake My Blood." The song can be ... read more

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Tours: Against Me 2-nights tour

Posted May 26, 2019, 10:28 a.m.

Tours: Against Me 2-nights tour

Against Me! will be hitting the road this fall on a tour that spends two nights in each city, playing 4 records in-full over back-to-back ... read more

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Records: New EP by Ogikubo Station

Posted May 26, 2019, 9:31 a.m.

Records: New EP by Ogikubo Station

As duo Ogikubo Station prepares for a UK tour in June, the Mike Park and Maura Weaver group has announced a ne 3-song EP. The EP ... read more

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Records: The Aggrolites return

Posted May 25, 2019, 12:18 p.m.

Records: The Aggrolites return

Officially released yesterday on Pirates Press Records, The Aggrolites are back with the new Reggae Now!, to be followed by their first US tour in six ... read more

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Shows: Nelsonville Music Festival 2019

Posted May 25, 2019, 11:42 a.m.

Shows: Nelsonville Music Festival 2019

Taking place June 6-9 at Robbins Cross at Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio, the 15th Nelsonville Music Festival has set its 2019 lineup. This year's ... read more

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Records: Torche's Admission, this July

Posted May 25, 2019, 11:04 a.m.

Records: Torche's Admission, this July

Torche return with the brand new Admission, coming on July 12 on Relapse Records. It's the fifth album from the band and their first new ... read more

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Records: Remastered Suicide

Posted May 25, 2019, 10:31 a.m.

Records: Remastered Suicide

Mute/BMG will release a remastered version of Suicide's self-titled 1977 debut on July 12, 2019 on red vinyl, CD, and digitally as a part of the ... read more

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Tours: Ringworm on the East Coast

Posted May 25, 2019, 10 a.m.

Tours: Ringworm on the East Coast

Ringworm have a run of early June tour dates that mostly cover the US East Coast, starting things off on June 6 in Pittsburgh and ... read more

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Tours: Jon Spencer & The Hitmakers tour

Posted May 25, 2019, 9:28 a.m.

Tours: Jon Spencer & The Hitmakers tour

Following the release of his solo debut last year, Spencer Sings The Hits! (In The Red Records), Jon Spencer and backing band The Hitmakers are hitting ... read more

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Tours: The Melvins and Redd Kross to tour this fall

Posted May 23, 2019, 9:02 p.m.

Tours: The Melvins and Redd Kross to tour this fall

Later this year The Melvins and Redd Kross will embark on a 10-week tour, joined by Shitkid, for the full run. “Redd Kross and ShitKid ... read more

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Shows: Triple Eye Industries Fest IV

Posted May 23, 2019, 7:58 p.m.

Shows: Triple Eye Industries Fest IV

On June 5-8, Triple Eye Industries record label will take over venues in Milwaukee and Chicago with a total of 28 bands playing the two ... read more

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Tours: Mogwai + Papa M dates

Posted May 23, 2019, 7:53 p.m.

Tours: Mogwai + Papa M dates

Mogwai will be on tour in August, kicking things off in Phoenix on April 19 for a 10 day jaunt across the western US, wrapping ... read more

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Records: New Death Before Dishonor in July

Posted May 22, 2019, 9:36 p.m.

Records: New Death Before Dishonor in July

After working on new material for almost a decade, Boston's Death Before Dishonor will return with the fiery Unfinished Business on July 26 on Bridge Nine Records. ... read more

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Bands: Who is Galactic Protector?

Posted May 22, 2019, 9:06 p.m.

Bands: Who is Galactic Protector?

Galactic Protector will unveil its debut album titled Evening will release on June 28 through Burning Witches Records. The project is a solo pseudonym from ... read more

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Shows: Hopscotch 10 headlined by Sleater-Kinney

Posted May 22, 2019, 8:44 p.m.

Shows: Hopscotch 10 headlined by Sleater-Kinney

Scheduled for Sept. 5-7 in Raleigh, NC, Hopscotch festival will return for its 10th iteration. This year's lineup features over 100 acts, with announced artists ... read more

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MP3s: SPB premiere: "Forever" by Evening Standards

Posted May 21, 2019, 8:12 a.m.

MP3s: SPB premiere:

Scene Point Blank has teamed up with Evening Standards to share “Forever,” a song from the band’s upcoming World’s End, out on June 7 on ... read more

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Pandemix – In Condemnation

Posted May 20, 2019, 8:36 p.m.

Pandemix  – In Condemnation

Pandemix are new to me, and they’re difficult to sum up in just a few words. That’s a complement. It’s punk by genre, but a ... read more

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Records: Halshug's Drøm

Posted May 19, 2019, 2:20 p.m.

Records: Halshug's Drøm

Copenhagen's Halshug will release its third studio album this July on Southern Lord Recordings. The Denmark punk band will titled the record Drøm, with an ... read more

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Splits: Backtrack announced the end, final tours

Posted May 19, 2019, 10:57 a.m.

Splits: Backtrack announced the end, final tours

Backtrack, who formed in 2008 and have released music on Flatspot Records, 6131 Records, and Bridge 9 Records, will disband at year's end. Before the group ... read more

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Tours: Bristol Booze Cruise 2019

Posted May 19, 2019, 10:34 a.m.

Tours: Bristol Booze Cruise 2019

Fifty punks bands will perform at the upcoming Bristol Booze Cruise, taking place May 24-26. Inspired by Hamburg’s Booze Cruise Festivals, 50 bands will play across 3 ... read more

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Records: Berthold City return with EP

Posted May 18, 2019, 9:54 p.m.

Records: Berthold City return with EP

War records will release the new EP by LA's Berthold City on June 14, releasing on 7" vinyl and digital platforms. The EP follows-up last ... read more

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Records: Mike Patton and Jean-Claude Vannier album in the works

Posted May 18, 2019, 12:02 p.m.

Records: Mike Patton and Jean-Claude Vannier album in the works

On Sept. 13, Ipecac Recordings will release a new collaborative album by Mike Patton and French composer Jean-Claude Vannier. Corpse Flower will be available on cd ... read more

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Bands: The Absence cover Bad Religion

Posted May 18, 2019, 11:51 a.m.

Bands: The Absence cover Bad Religion

Tampa, Florida metal band The Absence a sharing a cover of "Do What You Want," originally by Bad Religion. Besides the stream, the band is ... read more

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Shows: Pete Shelley tribute night at The Royal Albert Hall

Posted May 16, 2019, 9:04 p.m.

Shows: Pete Shelley tribute night at The Royal Albert Hall

On June 21, the Buzzcocks, The Skids, and Penetration will take over The Royal Albert Hall in London to celebrate the life of Buzzcocks' founding ... read more

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Records: Charger releases debut

Posted May 16, 2019, 8:37 p.m.

Records: Charger releases debut

Formed in the East Bay, California in 2018, Charger is releasing their self-titled EP now on Pirates Press Records. The 7-song affair showcases the metallic-tinged ... read more

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Records: Good Ridddance July

Posted May 16, 2019, 6:58 p.m.

Records: Good Ridddance July

Santa Cruz punks Good Riddance are back with Thoughts and Prayers on July 19 via Fat Wreck Chords. The new 12-track album is their second since ... read more

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Big Eyes – Streets Of The Lost

Posted May 14, 2019, 1:38 a.m.

Big Eyes – Streets Of The Lost

In the past I’ve described Big Eyes as half-punk, half-classic rock in a Cheap Trick vein. It’s concise and punchy like punk, but the energy relies on ... read more

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One Question Interviews: King Buffalo (What's That Noise?)

Posted May 13, 2019, 8:48 p.m.

One Question Interviews: King Buffalo (What's That Noise?)

Sean McVay (King Buffalo - guitar) SPB: What model of guitar do you play and how did you choose it? McVay: My main guitar is ... read more

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Records: Model Zero in June

Posted May 12, 2019, 12:57 p.m.

Records: Model Zero in June

Memphis, TN band Model Zero will release their debut LP on June 28 on Slovenly/Black Gladiator. The band features members of Ex-Cult, Aquarian Blood, and ... read more

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Records: A taste of the new Lee "Scratch" Perry

Posted May 12, 2019, 11:07 a.m.

With a new album coming, the May 31 Rainford released by On-U Sound, reggae artist Lee "Scratch" Perry has unveiled a video for the song "Let It Rain," below. The new record was recorded with longtime collaborator Adrian Sherwood, who has previously worked with Perry on Time Boom X De Devil Dead and ... read more

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Records: Three One G announced Zealot R.I.P. debut

Posted May 12, 2019, 10:46 a.m.

Records: Three One G announced Zealot R.I.P. debut

Three One G Records will release a self-titled EP from Zealot R.I.P., a metal group featuring members of Pig Destroyer, Frodus, and Darkest Hour). The ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Time and Pressure

Posted May 11, 2019, 9:42 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Time and Pressure

Travis (Time and Pressure – drums) SPB: What do your parents think of your music?  Travis: This is funny because none of our parents have ... read more

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Tours: Therapy dates on the West Coast

Posted May 11, 2019, 9:02 p.m.

Tours: Therapy dates on the West Coast

D-beat punks Therapy are currently touring the US West Coast, including at Outerspace in Arcata, CA tonight. The band previously released a one-sided etched 12" on ... read more

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Records: Paranoyds digital EP out now, vinyl in July

Posted May 11, 2019, 5:29 p.m.

Records: Paranoyds digital EP out now, vinyl in July

The Paranoyds, of Los Angeles, are streaming the b-side of their new EP below. "Hungry Sam/Trade Our Sins" is out digitally now andd it will ... read more

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Records: Wear Your Wounds back with new album in July

Posted May 11, 2019, 5:01 p.m.

Records: Wear Your Wounds back with new album in July

Wear Your Wounds will release a new album titled Rust on the Gates of Heaven on July 12 (Deathwish Inc). The band was founded by Jacob ... read more

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Records: Adrenaline debut

Posted May 11, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

Records: Adrenaline debut

Baltimore's Adrenalie has released song from their upcoming debut EP on Flatspot Records, simply titled Adrenaline. The band play groove-fueld hardcore and are comprised of ... read more

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Records: Joey Cape releases a new song

Posted May 11, 2019, 4:20 p.m.

Records: Joey Cape releases a new song

Joey Cape has a new record set to come out on July 5. Titled Let Me Know When You Give Up, the title track is ... read more

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Labels: Alternative Tentacles offers vinyl subscription

Posted May 11, 2019, 3:10 p.m.

Labels: Alternative Tentacles offers vinyl subscription

Alternative Tentacles is 40 this year, and to celebrating the longstanding label will offer a subscription vinyl package. Subscribers will get all 8 of the ... read more

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Videos: The Harder They Come Collector's Edition blu-ray

Posted May 11, 2019, 1:46 p.m.

Videos: The Harder They Come Collector's Edition blu-ray

A new blu-ray update of the classic reggae-minded movie The Harder They Come will be released on August 20. Dubbed "Collector's Edition," the 1972 film ... read more

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MP3s: SPB premiere: "Little Bit Of Life" by The Woolly Bushmen

Posted May 8, 2019, 8:56 a.m.

MP3s: SPB premiere:

This Friday, Florida’s The Woolly Bushmen will release the new In Shambles, their third full-length, on Pig Baby Records. The band draw influence from 1950’s rockabilly and 1960’s ... read more

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MP3s: SPB premiere: "Die Slow" by Allweather

Posted May 6, 2019, 2:15 p.m.

MP3s: SPB premiere:

San Diego’s Allweather have announced their debut album, Through The Floor. Album preorders are live today through Paper Street Cuts, in preparation for its May 24 ... read more

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Records: Falls Of Rauros announce Patterns in Mythology

Posted May 5, 2019, 9:18 p.m.

Records: Falls Of Rauros announce Patterns in Mythology

On July 19, Portland, ME black metallers Falls Of Rauros will relase the new 6-song album Patterns in Mythology, their first release on Gilead Media. ... read more

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Records: Nots 3 out on Friday

Posted May 5, 2019, 8:21 p.m.

Records: Nots 3 out on Friday

Memphis' Nots return with Nots 3 on Friday May 10, out on Goner Records. Beyond the new record, the band will also be touring this spring/summer, ... read more

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Shows: This July 4 presents DEBAUCH-a-ReNO #4

Posted May 5, 2019, 1:04 p.m.

Shows: This July 4 presents DEBAUCH-a-ReNO #4

Slovenly Recordings and We're Loud Fest have joined forced for a July 4 party in Reno, NV, headlined by The Dickies, The Spits, and many ... read more

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Records: Western Settings drop EP, hit Europe, more

Posted May 5, 2019, 12:43 p.m.

Records: Western Settings drop EP, hit Europe, more

Busybodies Western Settings released a new EP in late April and will hit the road in a couple weeks in Europe. The an Diego punk ... read more

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Videos: DFMK's "Ciudad de Nadie"

Posted May 5, 2019, 11:43 a.m.

Videos: DFMK's

DFMK recently wrapped up a short run of live dates in the US and Mexico. The band also premiered a new video for "Ciudad de ... read more

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Labels: HarborLights join Deathwish

Posted May 5, 2019, 11:08 a.m.

Labels: HarborLights join Deathwish

Deathwish Inc. has welcomed HarborLights to the label. The band is streaming a new single for "Hold the Dark" (below) and will release their debut ... read more

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Labels: New SIGE releases and label news

Posted May 5, 2019, 10:38 a.m.

Labels: New SIGE releases and label news

SIGE Records has new record news. Jon Mueller's Canto is open to preorder now. This record releases on June 7 and is described as "3 extended ... read more

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Tours: Disassociate dates

Posted May 4, 2019, 2:28 p.m.

Tours: Disassociate dates

New York's Disassociate, who have reformed after a two and a half year hiatus, will hit the road playing dates with Eyehategod, Negative Approach, and ... read more

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Records: Limited print Divided Heaven

Posted May 4, 2019, 1:36 p.m.

Records: Limited print Divided Heaven

Divided heaven have a new 5-song EP coming out on May 17 on Paper + Pastick Records. Named Cold War Hangover, it's print run will ... read more

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Records: New Treadles 7-inch on Saddle Creek

Posted May 4, 2019, 1:12 p.m.

Records: New Treadles 7-inch on Saddle Creek

Saddle Creek Records has announced the #8 release in the Document Series, a two- song EP by New Orleans, LA's Treadles: "Cold w/ Iron." The ... read more

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Records: Bleached news

Posted May 4, 2019, 11:49 a.m.

Records: Bleached news

Bleached are back with Don't You Think You've Had Enough?, set for a July 12 release via Dead Oceans. The record focuses on the band's newfound ... read more

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Records: First new Hex Machine in 7 years

Posted May 4, 2019, 11:32 a.m.

Records: First new Hex Machine in 7 years

On June 21 Richmond, VA's Hex Machine are back with Cave Painting, to be released on frontman Trevere Thomas' label Minimum Underdrive. "Cave Painting sees ... read more

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Labels: Swedish crust-punk Victims join Relapse

Posted May 4, 2019, 10:29 a.m.

Labels: Swedish crust-punk Victims join Relapse

Victims will release The Horse and Sparrow Theory on Relapse Records on June 28. The Swedish d-beat band will also be playing shows across Europe later ... read more

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Records: Album #10 from Violent Femmes

Posted May 4, 2019, 10:03 a.m.

Records: Album #10 from Violent Femmes

Violent Femmes return on July 26 with the new Hotel Last Resort, which is the band's tenth overall full-length and will be released by PIAS. ... read more

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Records: Debut full-length from Kitty Kat Fan Club out soon

Posted May 4, 2019, 9:32 a.m.

Records: Debut full-length from Kitty Kat Fan Club out soon

At the end of the month Kitty Kat Fan Club will release its debut full-length, following two 7"s. The band was formed by Mike Park ... read more

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Videos: SPB video premiere: "Bubblegum" by Yalla Stockings

Posted May 2, 2019, 11:31 a.m.

Videos: SPB video premiere:

Yalla Stockings have a brand new video for the song “Bubblegum,” the opening track on last year’s Young Cut album. The band is a solo project from Charlie ... read more

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Labels: Enforced joins WAR Records

Posted May 1, 2019, 8:31 p.m.

Labels: Enforced joins WAR Records

This summer WAR Records will release At The Walls, a new LP from Richmond, VA's Enforced. While the band and label finish details on the ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Nueva Fuerza

Posted April 30, 2019, 9:19 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Nueva Fuerza

David (Nueva Fuerza) SPB: What is your favorite cover to play? Why?  David: Our favourite cover to play is DYS - “Open Up.” We haven't ... read more

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Rivers Edge – New Hope for the Dead

Posted April 29, 2019, 10:02 p.m.

Rivers Edge – New Hope for the Dead

As a record reviewer, sometimes I find it hard to review different works by the same artists. There comes a point when I just say ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Small Million

Posted April 29, 2019, 9:15 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Small Million

Small Million SPB: Can you enjoy the work of a musician if you disagree with their politics?    Malachi: I don’t need to agree with someone ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Introducing the Fleshies

Posted April 28, 2019, 8:49 p.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Introducing the Fleshies

Fleshies are back with a new album. Titled Introducing the Fleshies, the new jam is available from Dirt Cult Records now. The Oakland, CA band originally ... read more

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Records: Who are Acquaintances?

Posted April 28, 2019, 1:17 p.m.

Records: Who are Acquaintances?

File 13 Records will release 8 1/2 Lives, the second album from Chicago's Acquaintances. While just the band's second album, the quartet features many famililar faces ... read more

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Records: Tim Heidecker is brokenhearted

Posted April 28, 2019, 12:38 p.m.

Records: Tim Heidecker is brokenhearted

Comedian Tim Heidecker has a new album coming out in June. Titled What The Brokenhearted Do…, the record is a response (of sorts) to alt-right outrage at ... read more

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Records: The Pretty Flowers covers album

Posted April 28, 2019, 12:07 p.m.

Records: The Pretty Flowers covers album

The Pretty Flowers will release a covers album on May 3, followed by a US tour that begins in San Pedro, CA on May 23 ... read more

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Records: More Pain x-ray flexi

Posted April 28, 2019, 11:42 a.m.

Records: More Pain x-ray flexi

Nick Zimmer (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and Justin Pearson (Dead Cross, The Locust, Retox--and SPB guest columnist) have released a new limited edition, self-titled flexi disc ... read more

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Records: The Jackets have new LP out soon

Posted April 28, 2019, 11:02 a.m.

Records: The Jackets have new LP out soon

On June 14 The Jackets will release their fourth LP, and sendond on Voodoo Rhythm Records, to be titled Queen of the Pill. The garage-psych punk ... read more

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Bands: Relaxer + Boris

Posted April 27, 2019, 11 p.m.

Bands: Relaxer + Boris

Ohio's Relaxer have announced a split record with Japan's Boris, including a Japan tour of both bands this May. The split is in fact a ... read more

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Records: Up next from Big|Brave

Posted April 27, 2019, 10:41 p.m.

Records: Up next from Big|Brave

Big|Brave is set to release a new LP next month titled A Gaze Among Them. The band, interviewed here by SPB, have debuted a video ... read more

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Records: More Pinkish Black

Posted April 27, 2019, 10:08 p.m.

Records: More Pinkish Black

Pinkish Black will release Concept Unification on June 14, the band's fourth full-length album. The album will come out on cd, vinyl, and digital formats via ... read more

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One Question Interviews: United Ghosts

Posted April 27, 2019, 9:32 p.m.

One Question Interviews: United Ghosts

United Ghosts SPB: What was your first tape, record, or CD (as applicable)?    Axel: Best of The Beatles 67-70 (the blue double album) I ... read more

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Records: Oh Sees touring and reissuing Thee Hounds of Foggy Notion

Posted April 27, 2019, 9:03 p.m.

Records: Oh Sees touring and reissuing Thee Hounds of Foggy Notion

First released in 2008, Thee Oh Sees will reissue Thee Hounds of Foggy Nation on May 24 on Castle Face Records. "Thee Hounds of Foggy Notion ... read more

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Records: New Baroness album and tour

Posted April 27, 2019, 8:42 p.m.

Records: New Baroness album and tour

Baroness, who recently wrapped up a co-headlining tour with Deafheaven, will embark on another headlining tour this July in support of Gold & Grey, the ... read more

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Shows: Ty Segall & Freedom Band full album residencies

Posted April 27, 2019, 7:39 p.m.

Shows: Ty Segall & Freedom Band full album residencies

Ty Segall, playing with Freedom Band, will be playing full album residencies in Los Angeles, New York, and select European cities this summer. Each set ... read more

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MP3s: The Dirty Nil cover Culture Abuse and JAMC

Posted April 27, 2019, 5:29 p.m.

MP3s: The Dirty Nil cover Culture Abuse and JAMC

The Dirty Nil will release a series of covers this summer, kicking things off with the streaming-EP You're Welcome I, a two song effort featuring "So Busted" (Culture ... read more

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MP3s: Adult Swim's Metal Swim 2: coming soon

Posted April 27, 2019, 4:59 p.m.

MP3s: Adult Swim's Metal Swim 2: coming soon

Adult Swim, Cartoon Network's late night animated programming, will release a curated stream-only compilation on May 3 named Metal Swim 2. The comp includes 15 ... read more

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Tours: Anti-Flag dates, short doc

Posted April 25, 2019, 10:08 p.m.

Tours: Anti-Flag dates, short doc

Anti-Flag are in Hamburg, DE tonight, kicking off a European tour. First they will play shows with the Donots, followed by the Punk in Drublic ... read more

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Tours: La Armada to tour Europe

Posted April 25, 2019, 8:37 p.m.

Tours: La Armada to tour Europe

Punk/metal band La Armada will hit Europe in July, kicking things off in Denmark and playing dates across the continent into August. The band released ... read more

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Tours: Social Distortion and Flogging Molly summer tour

Posted April 25, 2019, 7:12 p.m.

Tours: Social Distortion and Flogging Molly summer tour

This August, two long-running punk bands will join the road for a two-month tour. Social Distortion and Flogging Molly will hit the road, joined by ... read more

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Records: Thin Lips release EP to fund van repairs

Posted April 25, 2019, 6:06 p.m.

Records: Thin Lips release EP to fund van repairs

Thin Lips have a new 3-song EP out now on Lame-O Records. Titled Carrot Milk, it's available on Bandcamp in the pay-what-you-want format in effort to ... read more

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Tours: Saves the Day and Joyce Manor co-headlining tour

Posted April 24, 2019, 9:31 p.m.

Tours: Saves the Day and Joyce Manor co-headlining tour

Saves the Day and Joyce Manor will embark on a co-headlining tour this summer, including many days with awakebutstillinbed joinining the two bands. Dates are ... read more

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Labels: News from Somos

Posted April 24, 2019, 9 p.m.

Labels: News from Somos

Boston's Somos have announced their third album will release this fall on Tiny Engines, the label where it all started with 2014's emple of Plenty. ... read more

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Tours: Power Trip tour and festival dates

Posted April 23, 2019, 10:01 p.m.

Tours: Power Trip tour and festival dates

The always busy Power Trip have a slew of upcoming live dates. The band kicks off a tour with Red Death today, as well as ... read more

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Bands: Cro-Mags and Cro-Mags "JM"

Posted April 22, 2019, 9:03 p.m.

Bands: Cro-Mags and Cro-Mags

Founding Cro-Mags member and bassist Harley Flanagan has reached a settlement with John Joseph (vocals) and drummer Mackie Jayson (drums) over use of the band name ... read more

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Tours: PUP, on tour now with more dates to come

Posted April 20, 2019, 11:02 a.m.

Tours: PUP, on tour now with more dates to come

PUP, who are currently on tour in Europe in support of the new Morbid Stuff (Little Dipper/Rise), have announced another significant jaunt across North America this fall, ... read more

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Records: Deafkids + Rakta

Posted April 20, 2019, 10:34 a.m.

Records: Deafkids + Rakta

Two Brazilian bands, Deafkids and Rakta, have joined forces for a collaborative two-song EP. The bands are currently on tour together as well, on a ... read more

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Site News: SPB eBook anniversary giveaway

Posted April 17, 2019, 10:01 p.m.

Site News: SPB eBook anniversary giveaway

A lot has happened since 2003, when SPB first launched onto the worldwide web. Three-fourths of the site founders moved on to new projects. People ... read more

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One Question Interviews: NIET

Posted April 17, 2019, 9:48 p.m.

One Question Interviews: NIET

Ivo (NIET – vocals/guitar) SPB: How do you choose your album art?    Ivo: Well, we didn't choose the artwork but we have choosen the artist. ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Lazerbeak

Posted April 17, 2019, 8:49 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Lazerbeak

Lazerbeak (Doomtree) SPB: What strikes you as the biggest evolution in your production since you started to today? Lazerbeak: When I first got into producing ... read more

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Nadir – Collecting Misery

Posted April 15, 2019, 7:56 p.m.

Nadir – Collecting Misery

From the start of Collecting Misery it’s clear that Nadir is one of those bands fronted by someone who is usually on a different instrument. ... read more

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Labels: 3 Upcoming Red Scare releases

Posted April 14, 2019, 1:04 p.m.

Labels: 3 Upcoming Red Scare releases

Red Scare Industries has issued a statement with a bundle of news on three upcoming releases. On June 7, the label will release Deals, Deals, ... read more

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Tours: Dead Neck European tour dates

Posted April 14, 2019, 12:33 p.m.

Tours: Dead Neck European tour dates

Dead Neck are touring Europe later this month, starting things off at Mama Liz's in Stamforrd, UK on April 27 and concluding the tour at ... read more

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Records: First widespread release of The King Khan Experience's Turkey Ride

Posted April 14, 2019, noon

Records: First widespread release of The King Khan Experience's Turkey Ride

On May 24, The King Khan Experience will release Turkey Ride, a collection of eighteen year-odl recordings that saw very limited release originally. The new/old ... read more

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Records: DOA unreleased demos and more on 1978

Posted April 14, 2019, 11:31 a.m.

Records: DOA unreleased demos and more on 1978

As hardcore pioneers D.O.A. celebrate their 40th anniversary this year, the band will release a double 12" LP/cd titled 1978, coming out on May 3 ... read more

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Records: Cave In's Final Transmission

Posted April 14, 2019, 11:01 a.m.

Records: Cave In's Final Transmission

Nearly seven years since the release of White Silence and a year since the passing of bassist Caleb Scofield, Cave In will return with Final Transmission, scheduled ... read more

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Records: New Ten Foot Pole material in the works

Posted April 14, 2019, 10:30 a.m.

Records: New Ten Foot Pole material in the works

1990s melodic punks Ten Foot Pole are back in action, with a new record of all new material set for release on May 10. Titled ... read more

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Records: Pelican return with Nighttime Stories

Posted April 14, 2019, 10:05 a.m.

Records: Pelican return with Nighttime Stories

Pelican, who releaed a Record Store Day single yesterday, have announced a new full-length LP set for June 7 on Southern Lord Recordings. Titled Nighttime Stories, ... read more

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Videos: New video from Martyrdöd

Posted April 14, 2019, 9:32 a.m.

Videos: New video from Martyrdöd

Sweden's Martyrdöd are back with Hexhammaren, their seventh album, on May 10. In preview, the band just unleashed a new vide for "Helveteslarm," below. The ... read more

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Records: Orphanage Named Earth return with Saudade

Posted April 14, 2019, 9:11 a.m.

Records: Orphanage Named Earth return with Saudade

Poland's Orphanage Named Earth will return with a new album in May/June. Titled Saudade, the record is the band's second (following Re-Evolve) and is described ... read more

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MP3s: Big Business's The Beast You Are

Posted April 10, 2019, 3:31 p.m.

MP3s: Big Business's The Beast You Are

Out on Friday, the new Big Business album, The Beast You Are, is streaming in full at Kerrang. In addition to the new release, the ... read more

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Coathangers – The Devil You Know

Posted April 8, 2019, 10:12 p.m.

Coathangers – The Devil You Know

Much of what I listen to on the regular is of the three-chord punk variety. While I want the bands in that field to switch ... read more

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Shows: Fest 18: dates and wave 1 lineup announcements

Posted April 7, 2019, 5:53 p.m.

Shows: Fest 18: dates and wave 1 lineup announcements

The Fest returns again from November 1-3, 2019. The Fest 18 will take place over three days in Gainesville, FL, with hundreds of bands hitting ... read more

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MP3s: Hear the new PUP

Posted April 7, 2019, 11:33 a.m.

MP3s: Hear the new PUP

Toronto's PUP released Morbid Stuff this Friday (Little Dipper/Rise) and it's streaming now on various online platforms, including YouTube. The band formed five years ago and they're ... read more

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Bands: Former Dag Nasty members announce Field Day

Posted April 7, 2019, 11:03 a.m.

Bands: Former Dag Nasty members announce Field Day

Dag Nasty, a band with many lineups over the years, has a new spinoff-type reformation named Fied Day. Field Day features former members Doug Carrion ... read more

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Records: Mega Ran & MC Lars collaborate

Posted April 6, 2019, 9:59 p.m.

Records: Mega Ran & MC Lars collaborate

Rappers Mega Ran and MC Lars are teamed up on a new collaborative record of literary-themed tracks on the upcoming The Dewey Decibel System, out ... read more

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Records: New Raconteurs in June

Posted April 6, 2019, 9:31 p.m.

Records: New Raconteurs in June

Jack White-fronted The Raconteurs will return with their first album in over a decade on June 21. The record will be named Help Us Stranger and ... read more

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Records: New Inter Arma video offers a glimpse at Sulphur English

Posted April 6, 2019, 9:06 p.m.

Records: New Inter Arma video offers a glimpse at Sulphur English

Inter Arma are back with a new record next Friday, April 12, titled Sulphur English. To prep fans for the record they've unveiled a video ... read more

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Records: Driving Slow Motion debut set for June 7

Posted April 6, 2019, 8:13 p.m.

Records: Driving Slow Motion debut set for June 7

Driving Slow Motion, a post-rock collective from Fort Worth, TX, has announced the release of its full-length debut. Titled Arda, the 10-track record will be ... read more

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Bands: New Fixation flexi and tour

Posted April 6, 2019, 7:33 p.m.

Bands: New Fixation flexi and tour

Philadelphia hardcore band Fixation have announced a new 4-song flexi EP to release on May 10. WAR Records will handle the release, which will also ... read more

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Records: BC35: Volume Two captures live recordings of experimental NYC rock

Posted April 6, 2019, 4 p.m.

Records: BC35: Volume Two captures live recordings of experimental NYC rock

Set for release on Friday April 19, NC35: Volume 2 follows last year's BC35 release, which archived notable works recorded at producer Martin Bisi's Bisi Studio in ... read more

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MP3s: Details on the new, Jack Endino-recorded, Dead Bars

Posted April 6, 2019, 3:45 p.m.

MP3s: Details on the new, Jack Endino-recorded, Dead Bars

More news have come out about Dead Bars' upcoming second LP, Regulars. Releasing on May 3, the record was recorded by Seattle producer Jack Endino, known ... read more

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Tours: Culture Abuse headline tour

Posted April 6, 2019, 3:32 p.m.

Tours: Culture Abuse headline tour

Culture Abuse will head across the US on the band's first North American headlining tour this summer, kicking the festivities off in hometown San Francisco ... read more

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Bands: New news about Summer Cannibals

Posted April 6, 2019, 3 p.m.

Bands: New news about Summer Cannibals

Portland's Summer Cannibals have a new label, an upcoming new record, and tours with Hop Along and Slothrust. The band, who released Full Of It in ... read more

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MP3s: Isotope debut out now, streaming

Posted April 6, 2019, 2:31 p.m.

MP3s: Isotope debut out now, streaming

The self-titled debut album by Isotope released yesterday on Carbonized Records. The Bay Area harecore band has former members of Stormcrow, Sanctum, Acts Of Sedition, ... read more

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Bands: New Johnny Thunders releases

Posted April 6, 2019, 1:59 p.m.

Bands: New Johnny Thunders releases

Two neww Johnny Thunders-related items will soon be released by Cleopatra Records, one film and one live record. Titled Room 37: The Mysterious Death Of ... read more

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Labels: Ipecac Recordings turns 20

Posted April 6, 2019, 1:30 p.m.

Labels: Ipecac Recordings turns 20

A recent press release highlights the 20th anniversary of Ipecac Recordings, founded in 1999 by Mike Patton and Greg Werchman. In the ensuing years, the ... read more

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Shows: Full lineup for Electric Funeral Fest IV

Posted April 6, 2019, 1:04 p.m.

Shows: Full lineup for Electric Funeral Fest IV

Taking place across three venues in Denver, CO from June 14-15, Electric Funeral Fest IV tickets are on sale. The Friday-Saturday festival features bands like Torche, ... read more

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Records: Bracket announces 9th album

Posted April 6, 2019, 12:30 p.m.

Records: Bracket announces 9th album

In news that has nothign to do with the Final Four, Fat Wreck Chords announced the upcoming release of a new album from Califronia's Bracket. ... read more

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Labels: Spindrift now on Alternative Tentacles

Posted April 6, 2019, noon

Labels: Spindrift now on Alternative Tentacles

Alternative Tentacles has added Los Angeles-based Spindrift to its roster. Describes as "western influenced cinematic psych-rock," the band draws influence from The Doors and '90s ... read more

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Videos: SPB exclusive: "Still Here" by Howardian

Posted April 1, 2019, 5:40 p.m.

Videos: SPB exclusive:

Today Scene Point Blank is excited to share a video from Howardian’s recently released new album The Silly Shit You Say. “Still Here” comes from ... read more

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Nightmarathons – Missing Parts

Posted April 1, 2019, 5:39 p.m.

Nightmarathons  – Missing Parts

Nightmarathons are a tough band to pin down. Sure, they fit somewhere under that ever-widening punk umbrella, but it pulls from different areas without fitting ... read more

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Various Artists – The Bananas/Rivers Edge - split

Posted April 1, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

Various Artists – The Bananas/Rivers Edge - split

It had been a long time since I’d listened to The Bananas – and I have to ask myself why. It’s that peppy, poppy, yet ... read more

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Records: Ringworm announce a new LP in May

Posted March 31, 2019, 4:54 p.m.

Records: Ringworm announce a new LP in May

Ringworm are back on May 3 with a brand new record to be titled Death Becomes My Voice. It's to be the band's 8th full-length studio ... read more

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Bands: Team Dresch 25th anniversary

Posted March 31, 2019, 4:38 p.m.

Bands: Team Dresch 25th anniversary

Continuing the anniversary theme of several of this weekend's news posts, another band is celebrating a milestone anniversary. Team Dresch is celebrating its 25th anniversary ... read more

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Shows: Pitchfork 2019 lineup

Posted March 31, 2019, 4:10 p.m.

Shows: Pitchfork 2019 lineup

Scheduled for July 19-21 at Union Park in Chicago, IL, Pitchfrok Music Festival 2019 has unveiled its full lineup for the 3-day musical-focused event. Headliners ... read more

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Records: Sutekh Hexen return

Posted March 31, 2019, 11:33 a.m.

Records: Sutekh Hexen return

Sutekh Hexen have released a new self-titled album on Sentient Ruin Laboratories, released this past Friday, March 29. Described as "Both hypnotic and cruel," it's ... read more

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Tours: Big Eyes' "Hourglass"

Posted March 31, 2019, 11:01 a.m.

Big Eyes will release the new Streets of the Lost on April 5 (Greenway Records). First, they've released a video to the new song "Hourglass." The band is currently on the road, stopping at Cousin Danny's in Philadelphia this Tuesday. Hit the bump for more dates.   read more

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Records: Stray Cats release a new video

Posted March 31, 2019, 10:55 a.m.

Records: Stray Cats release a new video

The reformed Stray Cats, featuring original members Brian Setzer, Lee Rocker, and Slim Jim Phantom, have released a video for "Cat Fight "Over a Dog ... read more

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Records: DK40 marks 40th anniversary of Dead Kennedys with 3xCD live release

Posted March 30, 2019, 8:36 p.m.

Records: DK40 marks 40th anniversary of Dead Kennedys with 3xCD live release

Manifesto Records has announced a thriple CD live album of 1982 and 1985 recordings from the Dead Kennedys. WIth 2018 marking the band's 40th anniversary ... read more

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Records: New from Dave Hause

Posted March 30, 2019, 8:01 p.m.

Records: New from Dave Hause

Dave Hause, also of The Loved Ones and The Falcon, has released a video for the song "Saboteurs" from this soon to release album Kick. ... read more

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Music News: New art exhibit of work by HR and Lori Hudson

Posted March 30, 2019, 4:36 p.m.

Music News: New art exhibit of work by HR and Lori Hudson

Los Angeles art gallery Lethal Amounts has a new art exhibit of work by HR and Lori Hudson, HR Hudson being best known as Paul ... read more

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Shows: Nicefest 2019

Posted March 30, 2019, 12:58 p.m.

Shows: Nicefest 2019

The Art As Catharsis showcase NICEFEST will return for 2019 in Sydnet, Melbourne, and Brisbane, taking place on May 11, May 17, and June 1 ... read more

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Bands: Oh Sees news, tours, reissue

Posted March 30, 2019, 12:29 p.m.

Bands: Oh Sees news, tours, reissue

The always busy Oh Sees have announced tour days in North America and Europe, plus a reissue of The Cool Death of Island Raiders Castle ... read more

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Videos: Big Business release a video for "Time and Heat"

Posted March 30, 2019, 11:58 a.m.

Videos: Big Business release a video for

Big Business, who have reverted to a two-piece lineup for the upcoming release The Beast You Are, unveiled a taste of the record to come ... read more

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Bands: New Modest Mouse single for RSD

Posted March 30, 2019, 11:32 a.m.

Bands: New Modest Mouse single for RSD

Modest Mouse has announced a 2-song single with a-side "Poison The Well" and b-side "I'm Still Here" coming out next Saturday, also known as Record ... read more

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Tours: Neighborhood Brats tour dates

Posted March 30, 2019, 10:56 a.m.

Tours: Neighborhood Brats tour dates

California punk band Neighborhood Brats will hit the road next month, including a run of dates with the Adolescents. Tour tour kicks off on April ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Darko

Posted March 27, 2019, 8:02 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Darko

Rob Piper (Darko-guitar) SPB: Do you get nervous before you play a show?  Piper: When I first started playing live in my early teens, I ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Pretty Flowers

Posted March 25, 2019, 7:58 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Pretty Flowers

Noah (The Pretty Flowers) SPB: What do you listen to in the van?    Noah: We started doing a band-approved music playlist on Spotify this ... read more

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Bands: OWTH in the studio

Posted March 25, 2019, 7:31 p.m.

Bands: OWTH in the studio

Off With Their Heads have announced work on a new record, which they recently began recording at Pachyderm Studios in Minnesota. In related news, bassist ... read more

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Landfill Crew – Landfill Crew

Posted March 25, 2019, 5:56 p.m.

Landfill Crew – Landfill Crew

I’m sure fictitious bands are a fun concept for the musicians writing the material, but I could care less if it's Tim Armstrong behind the ... read more

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Records: Buck-O-Nine return to action

Posted March 24, 2019, 7:31 p.m.

Third wave ska punk band Buck-O-Nine have announced a new album next month, their first in 12 years. The album, FunDayMental, releases on April 19 on Cleopatra Records. The new album will be the band's sixth overall, and first since Sustain in 2007. "Top of the World" offers a taste: read more

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One Question Interviews: The Chairman Dances

Posted March 24, 2019, 7:16 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Chairman Dances

Eric Kreson (The Chairman Dances) SPB: How old were you when you first learned an instrument?    Kreson: I was in fourth grade, so about ... read more

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Records: Vinyl reissue of Silkworm's In The West

Posted March 24, 2019, 6:28 p.m.

Records: Vinyl reissue of Silkworm's In The West

In the West, originally released in 1994, making it the 25th anniversary of Silkworm's second album. The reissue was been remixed by Steve Albini, who ... read more

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Records: TSOL cover Amerie

Posted March 24, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

Records: TSOL cover Amerie

Veteran punks TSOL have released a 12" vinyl single of the band covering Amerie's "1 Thing," set to ship later this month on Hardline Entertainment. ... read more

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Records: Dead Bars plan new LP

Posted March 24, 2019, 4:59 p.m.

Records: Dead Bars plan new LP

On May 3, Seattle's Dead Bars will release Regulars, their second album and first on A-F Records. The punk band formed in 2013 and previously ... read more

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Records: CJ Ramone is back with a new song, new album

Posted March 24, 2019, 4:52 p.m.

Fat Wreck Chords has announced the release of The Holy Spell..., a new album by CJ Ramone scheduled for May 10 release. The first single, "Blue Skies," is out now (watch it below). The Holy Spell... is Ramone's first release since American Beauty in 2017. read more

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Shows: Additional announcements for Psycho Las Vegas 2019

Posted March 23, 2019, 12:10 p.m.

Shows: Additional announcements for Psycho Las Vegas 2019

The annual Psycho Las Vegas 2019, taking place this year August 16-18, has added Deafheaven, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Bad Religion, Old Man Gloom, and ... read more

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Tours: L7 May-June tour dates

Posted March 23, 2019, 11 a.m.

Tours: L7 May-June tour dates

The active-agin L7 have announced a tour this summer in support of Scatter the Rats, a new album to release on May 3. For a full ... read more

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Records: NYT LIV announced debut

Posted March 23, 2019, 10:32 a.m.

Records: NYT LIV announced debut

A new song is streaming from the upcoming debut album by NYT LIV, Ensomhedens Kolde Kald. The album will release on May 3 on Indisciplinarian. ... read more

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Records: Tsunami Bomb to release new album

Posted March 23, 2019, 10:04 a.m.

Records: Tsunami Bomb to release new album

After reforming in 2015, Tsunami Bomb are back with a new album this summer on Alternative Tentacles. The lineup features original members Dominic Davi (bass/vocals), ... read more

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Basement Benders – Shrapnel Songs

Posted March 18, 2019, 6:33 p.m.

Basement Benders – Shrapnel Songs

I recently wrote about Future Virgins, stating that the band tempers their anger, choosing more subtle reflection in their songwriting to express that always important human ... read more

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The Bouncing Souls – Crucial Moments EP

Posted March 11, 2019, 7:40 p.m.

The Bouncing Souls – Crucial Moments EP

This is the 30th year of The Bouncing Souls, which seems crazy in many ways – including that I’ve been listening to them for nearly ... read more

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Tours: Neurosis US dates (with Bell Witch and Deafkids)

Posted March 10, 2019, 3 p.m.

Tours: Neurosis US dates (with Bell Witch and Deafkids)

Having already toured Japan this year and with a trip to Europe scheduled in the winter, Neurosis has added a string of US tour dates ... read more

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Tours: Bad Sports tour announcement

Posted March 10, 2019, 2:09 p.m.

Srtipped-down Texas punk band Bad Sports wil be touring the US and Canada, starting at the end of this month, playing shows with The Whiffs and more. The band released Constant Stimulation in 2018 on Dirtnap Records. read more

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Music News: Limited edition Iggy Pop photo book

Posted March 10, 2019, 1:18 p.m.

Music News: Limited edition Iggy Pop photo book

Fat Possum Records and Tyrant Books is offering a limited first edition of Bare & Real - Iggy Pop, a book of photos by Paul ... read more

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Tours: Full of Hell North American dates

Posted March 10, 2019, 12:38 p.m.

Tours: Full of Hell North American dates

Full of Hell have announced the Weeping Caustic Torment tour, kicking off at Martland Deathfest on May 24. They'll be joined on the two by ... read more

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Records: New Lee "Scratch" Perry forthcoming

Posted March 10, 2019, 11 a.m.

Records: New Lee

On May 10, Lee "Scratch" Perry is set to release the new album Rainford. The album will be released by On-U Sound and was produced ... read more

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Records: Kool Keith + Thetan

Posted March 9, 2019, 3:01 p.m.

Records: Kool Keith + Thetan

For Record Store Day 2019, Kool Keith will release a limited editino vinyl single backed by Nashville, TN powerviolence duo Thetan. Released as an RSD ... read more

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Records: New from Something Is Waiting

Posted March 9, 2019, 2:31 p.m.

Records: New from Something Is Waiting

Chicago's Something Is Waiting, who play a diverse form of rock that pulls from noise, glam, sleaze rock, and more, have debute the new song ... read more

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Records: Walking Bombs and Gridfailure team up

Posted March 9, 2019, 2:07 p.m.

Records: Walking Bombs and Gridfailure team up

Two New York collaborative projects, Walking Bombs and Gridfailure, are each teaming up together on the new experimental release Suicide By Citizenship , with will ... read more

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Records: Kicker Russian River Relief Fund EP

Posted March 9, 2019, 1:45 p.m.

Records: Kicker Russian River Relief Fund EP

Following the recent flooding of the Guernevill region of Northern California, Oakland's Kicker has issued a downloadable, pay-as-you-wish EP to raise funds for relief. Aptly titled Russian ... read more

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MP3s: New (free) label sampler from Paper + Plastick

Posted March 8, 2019, 9:19 p.m.

MP3s: New (free) label sampler from Paper + Plastick

It's spring somewhere, and Paper + Plastick record label is celebrating with the release of a free 10-song sampler, available for download. The sampler features ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Murder City Devils

Posted March 8, 2019, 5:51 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Murder City Devils

Coady (Murder City Devils) SPB: Is there any particular older song that is frequently requested but you’d like to put to rest? Coady: "Boom Swagger ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Qui (What's That Noise?)

Posted March 7, 2019, 8:52 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Qui (What's That Noise?)

Matt Cronk (Qui) SPB: What kind of guitar do you use and how did you come to this choice?    Cronk: What a fun question! ... read more

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Good Shade – Way Out

Posted March 5, 2019, 9:59 a.m.

Good Shade – Way Out

Dirtnap is a fascinating label in how they’ve developed a certain sound to their releases, regardless of what part of the world or what particular ... read more

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Pkew Pkew Pkew – Optimal Lifestyles

Posted March 5, 2019, 9:23 a.m.

Pkew Pkew Pkew – Optimal Lifestyles

There’s a lot I want to say about this album, but I’m torn because I try to keep things more positive. I’ve given it a ... read more

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Records: Big Eyes announced Streets of the Loss

Posted March 3, 2019, 1:33 p.m.

Records: Big Eyes announced Streets of the Loss

Big Eyes is back with a new single, a tour at the end of the month, and a brand new LP titled Streets of the ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Burnt Tapes

Posted March 3, 2019, 12:01 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Burnt Tapes

Burnt Tapes (Pan T-guitar/vocals) SPB: Do you get nervous before you play a show?  Pan T: Yeah for sure, even after years of playing shows ... read more

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Shows: Damaged City 2019 full lineup

Posted March 3, 2019, 11:47 a.m.

Shows: Damaged City 2019 full lineup

Damaged City Fest is back for 2019, running April 11-14 at a handful of venues in the city. The annual event is an all ages ... read more

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Records: L7 to release new full-length: their first in 20 years

Posted March 3, 2019, 11 a.m.

Records: L7 to release new full-length: their first in 20 years

The reformed L7 has two exciting bits of news for the coming year. First, the band will release a new full-length album on May 3. ... read more

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Tours: Europe Full of Hell

Posted March 3, 2019, 10:30 a.m.

Tours: Europe Full of Hell

Full of Hell, who just finished recording their fourth full-length album, have announced a co-headlining European tour with The Body. The tour will kick off ... read more

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Tours: Heavy Psych Sounds Fest series

Posted March 3, 2019, 10:01 a.m.

Tours: Heavy Psych Sounds Fest series

Rome label Heavy Psych Sounds will be taking its festival on the road in the US this year. The lineup will feature Fatso Jetson, Nebula, ... read more

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Records: Bad Brains' Black Dots vinyl reissue

Posted March 3, 2019, 9:31 a.m.

Records: Bad Brains' Black Dots vinyl reissue

The early Bad Brains recording, Black Dots, will be reissued on vinyl for the first time in 20 years, releasing on limited edition white vinyl, ... read more

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Records: Yes, Cokie The Clown will release an album

Posted March 2, 2019, 7:46 p.m.

Records: Yes, Cokie The Clown will release an album

For those who remember the controversial NOFX/Fat Mike "Cokie The Clown" SXSW showcase in 2010, the project is back with a full 10-song record. Cokie ... read more

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Tours: Actor Observer dates

Posted March 2, 2019, 3:05 p.m.

Tours: Actor Observer dates

This April, New England-based post-hardcore band Actor Observer will hit the road along the US East Coast. Stretching April 11 to April 20, the band ... read more

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Tours: DeeCRACKS summer tours

Posted March 2, 2019, 2:33 p.m.

Tours: DeeCRACKS summer tours

DeeCRACKS, fresh off last year's release of Sonic Delusions (Pirates Press), have announced two tour runs later this year, one of which is with CJ Ramone. ... read more

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Tours: Warped Tour 25th Anniversary edition

Posted March 2, 2019, 2 p.m.

Tours: Warped Tour 25th Anniversary edition

Last year was previously announced as the final year of the long-running Vans Warped Tour. It's now back in 2019 in a limited, 3 city ... read more

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Tours: The Slackers on tour

Posted March 2, 2019, 1:27 p.m.

Tours: The Slackers on tour

More news from the ska scene: The Slackers will be on tour this summer, playing dates across the US, Canada, and a UK run in ... read more

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Records: New Pelican for Record Store Day

Posted March 2, 2019, 12:08 p.m.

Records: New Pelican for Record Store Day

On April 13, also knowsn as Record Store Day 2019, Pelican will release a brand new 7" on Southern Lord -- the group's first new ... read more

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Records: Soundtrack coming to Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records

Posted March 2, 2019, 11 a.m.

Records: Soundtrack coming to Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records

Another Record Store Day 2019 release will be the soundtrack to the documentary Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records. The documentary explores the the ... read more

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Records: The Coathangers' "Step Back" video

Posted March 2, 2019, 10:30 a.m.

Set to released a new album, The Devil You Know, on March 8, The Coathangars recently unleasted a video for the new track "Step Back," which is a song about loving people who suffer from addition.  Watch the video here: The Devil You Know will be issed on Suicide Squeeze Records ... read more

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Tours: New from Tryer (in April)

Posted March 2, 2019, 10:02 a.m.

Tours: New from Tryer (in April)

Finnish melodic punk band Tryer will release its fourth full-length in April. Titled Ei Kuole Koskaan, the album releases on April 12 on Suicide Records ... read more

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Tours: The Aggrolites to hit the road this summer

Posted March 2, 2019, 9:32 a.m.

Tours: The Aggrolites to hit the road this summer

A recent update from Pirates Press Records shared a tour schedule for The Aggrolites, who be on the road for essentially the whole summer. The ... read more

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Music News: New book about Poly Styrene (X-Ray Spex)

Posted Feb. 23, 2019, 2:01 p.m.

Music News: New book about Poly Styrene (X-Ray Spex)

Poly Styrene, who passed away in 2011, will be the subject of a new book and exhibit in Paris. The book, titled Dayglo: The Poly ... read more

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Tours: X + Violent Femmes on the road together

Posted Feb. 23, 2019, 1:38 p.m.

Tours: X + Violent Femmes on the road together

In a pairing of two classic acts from the back end of your alphabetically-filed record collection, X and the Violent Femmes will co-headline across part ... read more

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Tours: Craig Finn solo dates in June

Posted Feb. 23, 2019, 1:17 p.m.

Tours: Craig Finn solo dates in June

Craig Finn, who recently announced a new solo record titled I Need A New War, has now announced a summer solo tour as well. Kicking ... read more

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Records: Club Night April 5

Posted Feb. 23, 2019, 12:57 p.m.

Records: Club Night April 5

Oakland's Club Night will release their debut full-length, What Life, on April 5 via Tiny Engines. Formed in 2016, the band shares ecclectic indie influence with ... read more

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Bands: What's up with New Idea Society

Posted Feb. 23, 2019, 12:03 p.m.

Bands: What's up with New Idea Society

After an 8 year hiatus, New Idea Society are back with two new songs. Formed by Mike Law (Wild Arrows, EUCLID) and Stephen Brodsky (Mutoid ... read more

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Records: Nightmarathons debut to release in March

Posted Feb. 23, 2019, 11:31 a.m.

Records: Nightmarathons debut to release in March

Formed in 2016, Pittsburgh's Nightmarathons will release their debut full-length on March 29 on A-F Records. Named Missing Parts, the band fuses various punk-related genres ... read more

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Records: Out soon on Goner

Posted Feb. 23, 2019, 11:01 a.m.

Records: Out soon on Goner

Low Life, out of Sydney, will release the new Downer Edn (aka "Downer Edition") on March 15 on Goner. The band last released Dogging in 2014 and ... read more

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Bands: Members of The Fall form Imperial Wax

Posted Feb. 23, 2019, 10:37 a.m.

Bands: Members of The Fall form Imperial Wax

The longest-running lineup of members of The Fall have formed Imperial Wax, named after the 2008 album when the musicians began their relationship. Following the ... read more

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Records: Return of The Damned Things

Posted Feb. 22, 2019, 9:37 p.m.

Founded by Scott Ian (Anthrax) and Joe Trohman (Fall Out Boy), The Damned Things are back with a new album in April titled High Crimes, offering a teaser now in the colorful video for "Cells" (below). Besides the two familiar faces who co-founded the group, it also features Andy Hurley on ... read more

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MP3s: SPB premiere: "Road to Ruin" by Burn Burn Burn

Posted Feb. 21, 2019, 11:06 a.m.

MP3s: SPB premiere:

Today Scene Point Blank is excited to share a brand new song from Seattle's Burn Burn Burn, a taste from their upcoming new album, Chosen Family. ... read more

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Vandoliers – Forever

Posted Feb. 18, 2019, 9:02 p.m.

Vandoliers – Forever

There’s a lot to like on Forever, the third album from Vandoliers. They play a hybrid country-punk that’s a bit too upbeat for No Depression and ... read more

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MP3s: Old Firm Casuals record streaming in full

Posted Feb. 18, 2019, 11:13 a.m.

MP3s: Old Firm Casuals record streaming in full

Holger Danske, the latest relase from Old Firm Casuals, is streamin in full at Decibel Magazine. The record will release on March 15 on vinyl, CD, and ... read more

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Records: Dave Hause's Kick

Posted Feb. 18, 2019, 10:29 a.m.

Records: Dave Hause's Kick

 Busybody Dave Hause is back with a new solo record, this one titled Kick, to release on Rise Records on April 12. It is the fourth ... read more

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Records: The Yawpers to release Human Question

Posted Feb. 18, 2019, 10:12 a.m.

Records: The Yawpers to release Human Question

The Yawpers have announced the upcoming release of Human Question, set for release on April 19 on Bloodshot Records. The album is a follow-up to Boy in ... read more

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Tours: Ogikubo Station in the UK

Posted Feb. 16, 2019, noon

Tours: Ogikubo Station in the UK

On the heels of last year's We Can Pretend full-length (Asian Man Records), duo Ogikubo Station have scheduled a UK tour this JUne. The band ... read more

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Records: Bloodshot Bill releases Come and Get Your Love Right Now

Posted Feb. 16, 2019, 11:32 a.m.

Records: Bloodshot Bill releases Come and Get Your Love Right Now

Since beginning his music carer in 1998, Bloodshot Bill has more than 35 releases. Come and Get Your Love Right Now, released yesterday on Goner ... read more

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Records: Spotlights are back with Love & Decay

Posted Feb. 16, 2019, 11 a.m.

Records: Spotlights are back with Love & Decay

A new Spotlights drops on April 26. Titled Love & Decay, it is the band's first album as a trio, with touring drummer Chris Enriguez officially ... read more

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Bands: Justin Pearson and Nick Zinner bring More Pain

Posted Feb. 16, 2019, 10:35 a.m.

Bands: Justin Pearson and Nick Zinner bring More Pain

Three One G is releasing a new self-titled flexi-disc and digital EP by More Pain, a two person project between Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) ... read more

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Tours: Dates with All Them Witches

Posted Feb. 15, 2019, 9:33 p.m.

Tours: Dates with All Them Witches

Next month All Them Witches will kick off a North American tour with Plague Vendor. The band released ATW last year (New West Records, and has since ... read more

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Shows: Groezrock line-up continues to grow

Posted Feb. 15, 2019, 9 p.m.

Shows: Groezrock line-up continues to grow

Taking place April 25-27 in Belgium, Groezrock 2019 has announced 34 more acts, with 10 more still to come. With more than 80 artists performing ... read more

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Tours: Kevin Devine + John K. Samson dates

Posted Feb. 15, 2019, 8:37 p.m.

Tours: Kevin Devine + John K. Samson dates

Kevin Devine, who has released several Devinyl Splits records featuring his own work and that of his musical peers, has announced an upcoming tour with ... read more

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Labels: Clowns join Fat Wreck

Posted Feb. 14, 2019, 9:02 p.m.

Labels: Clowns join Fat Wreck

Fat Wreck Chords has announced a partnership with Clowns from Australia. On April 12, the band will release a new album Nature/Nurture, which is describedas ... read more

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American Steel – State of Grace

Posted Feb. 11, 2019, 5:26 p.m.

American Steel – State of Grace

American Steel always felt a bit under the radar, despite releasing albums on Lookout and Fat Wreck. While they’ve been on well-known labels, they don’t ... read more

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Records: Craig Finn solo

Posted Feb. 10, 2019, 1:43 p.m.

Records: Craig Finn solo

On April 26, Criag Finn (The Hold Steady) will release a new solo album, I Need A New War on Partisan Records. "Going in, I saw ... read more

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Records: New 7-inch from The Distillers

Posted Feb. 10, 2019, 12:59 p.m.

Records: New 7-inch from The Distillers

On Valentines Day, Feb. 14, The Distillers will release a new 7" on Third Man Records. The two-song release is officially titled "Man vs. Magnet" ... read more

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Records: Another Free Throw in March

Posted Feb. 10, 2019, 12:33 p.m.

Records: Another Free Throw in March

Free Throw has announced the release of a new album, followed by a North American tour with Tiny Moving Parts.  Titled What's Past Is Prologue, it ... read more

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Records: Upcoming Oxx

Posted Feb. 10, 2019, 11:59 a.m.

Danish hardcore band Oxx will release The Skeleton Is Just A Coat Hanger; These Are The Black Strings That Make You Dance later this spring, teasing this trailer for the time being: Based out of Aarhus, Denmark, the band will also appear at Baahl Fest 2.0 in March. Nefarious Indusries is handling ... read more

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Records: Nadir (members of OWTH) to release debut

Posted Feb. 9, 2019, 1:04 p.m.

Records: Nadir (members of OWTH) to release debut

Robbie Swartwood of Off With Their Heads has a new band named Nadir, who will self-released Collecting Misery on Feb. 25. Readers may note a certain tone ... read more

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Music News: Craig Wedren art/photography show and solo tour

Posted Feb. 9, 2019, 12:40 p.m.

Music News: Craig Wedren art/photography show and solo tour

Former frontman of Shudder To Think, Craig Wedren, has an upcoming art exhibit and limited edition book that captures moments from his career, titled My ... read more

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Bands: News from the SUNN O))) camp

Posted Feb. 9, 2019, 10:59 a.m.

Bands: News from the SUNN O))) camp

SUNN O))) will be back in action this year, releasing the 4-song Life Metal in April, to be followed by another LP named Pyroclasts that will ... read more

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Tours: YOB & Neurosis in Europe

Posted Feb. 9, 2019, 10:31 a.m.

Tours: YOB & Neurosis in Europe

YOB, in addition to recently announced tour dates with Amenra and Voivod, will also head across the pond to play summer dates with Neurosis this summer. ... read more

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Bands: NOFX 7-inch of the month club

Posted Feb. 8, 2019, 10:34 p.m.

Bands: NOFX 7-inch of the month club

NOFX has announced a second run of the 7" of the Month Club. The subscription will include new material recorded with Bill Stevenson, that "may ... read more

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Labels: Don't Sleep join Victory

Posted Feb. 7, 2019, 8 p.m.

Labels: Don't Sleep join Victory

Washington, DC/Pennsylvania hardcore band Don't Sleep have joined forces with Victory Records for their upcoming debut full-length. The band has two EPs under their belt, Don’t ... read more

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Dark/Light – Dark Slash Light

Posted Feb. 4, 2019, 7:31 p.m.

Dark/Light – Dark Slash Light

Portland’s Dark/Light pronounces their name phonetically, including the punctuation. They’re doubling down on that element by naming this 7”, released this past June, Dark Slash Light. ... read more

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Records: New Martha

Posted Feb. 3, 2019, 10:30 a.m.

Records: New Martha

On April 5 Martha will release Love Keeps Kicking on Dirtnap Records. It's the band's third album and continues the evolution of their indie-punk song.  To ... read more

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Bands: The Pixies are in the studio

Posted Feb. 2, 2019, 11:08 p.m.

Bands: The Pixies are in the studio

The Pixies are currently in the studio working on a new album with an expected release of September 2019. They areworking with producer Tom Dalgety at ... read more

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Bands: An Horse camp news

Posted Feb. 2, 2019, 3:11 p.m.

Bands: An Horse camp news

An Horse, whose debut Rearrange Beds came out in 2009, has announced a follow-up this spring on Lame-O Records. Formed in Brisbane, Australia, the duo is ... read more

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Records: Lots of activity from Steve Adamyk Band

Posted Feb. 2, 2019, 2:33 p.m.

Records: Lots of activity from Steve Adamyk Band

Next month -- specifically on March 15 -- Steve Adamyk Band will return with Paradise. Paradise is a new 12-song record coming out courtesy of Dirtnap Records. It ... read more

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Shows: Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival

Posted Feb. 2, 2019, 1:58 p.m.

Shows: Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival

A two-day event in April will showcase a whole lot of classic punk bands, plus tacos and beer in large quantities. Scheduled for April 6-7 ... read more

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Records: What is Waste of Space Orchestra?

Posted Feb. 2, 2019, 12:31 p.m.

Records: What is Waste of Space Orchestra?

Oranssi Pazuzu and Dark Buddha Rising have teamed up on a full-length project under the name Waste of Space Orchestra. The collective started as a commissioned ... read more

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Shows: Manchester Punk Festival full line-up

Posted Feb. 2, 2019, 12:07 p.m.

Shows: Manchester Punk Festival full line-up

Taking place April 19-21, 2019 (Easter weekend), Manchester Punk Festival has announced the full line-up for its fifth interation. This year's festival features more than ... read more

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Tours: More Jenny Lewis news in 2019

Posted Feb. 2, 2019, 11 a.m.

Tours: More Jenny Lewis news in 2019

Jenny Lewis is having a productive 2019, having released the new single "Red Bull & Hennessy" in preview of her upcoming On the Line record, which ... read more

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Tours: Warped is back: bigger and in 3 cities for 25th anniversary

Posted Feb. 2, 2019, 10:30 a.m.

Tours: Warped is back:  bigger and in 3 cities for 25th anniversary

The Vans Warped Tour will return from retirement in 2019 for limited dates in honor of the tour's 25th anniversary. “It was truly an honor ... read more

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Records: Landfill Crew release double 7-inch

Posted Feb. 2, 2019, 10 a.m.

A new "fictional 1980s" punk band going by the name of Landfill Crew has released a new, self-titled 2x7", released collaboratively between Pirates Press and Hellcat. Character Bagga, aka Tim Armstrong (Rancid) says the following: The Landfill Crew is a fictional animated punk rock band set in the 1980’s. I ... read more

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Records: Kool Keith EP coming on Three One G

Posted Feb. 1, 2019, 11:01 p.m.

Records: Kool Keith EP coming on Three One G

Kool Keith will be releasing a 4-song EP on Three One G Records. The rapper, also known as Dr. Octagon, Dr. Doom, and Black Elvis, ... read more

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Records: The Down South Spaghetty Accident, coming soon

Posted Feb. 1, 2019, 10:31 p.m.

Records: The Down South Spaghetty Accident, coming soon

The day after Valentine's Day will mart the release of a 14-song compilation on Spaghetty Town Records titled Down South Spaghetty Accident. The comp features ... read more

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Tours: The Specials summer tour

Posted Feb. 1, 2019, 10:03 p.m.

Tours: The Specials summer tour

Today The Specials released Encore, their first new album in 37 years. The band will follow-up the release with a North American tour this summer, which begins ... read more

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Records: Skryptor announce debut album+book

Posted Feb. 1, 2019, 8:33 p.m.

Records: Skryptor announce debut album+book

A new York trio by the name of Skryptor is set to release Luminous Volumes jointly next month, on March 29 via Skin Graft, Sleeping Giant ... read more

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Records: The Faint release date

Posted Feb. 1, 2019, 8:25 p.m.

The Faint are back with Egowerk, coming March 15 via Saddle Creek. The band will also return to the stage throughout the year, with a full tour schedule posted below. The song "Alien Angel" can be heard now. read more

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Records: Low Dose sets release date and tour dates

Posted Jan. 30, 2019, 8:37 p.m.

Records: Low Dose sets release date and tour dates

Set to release their debut LP on March 29, Lose Dose will follow the album's release with a US/Canada tour. The band, featuring former members ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Ogikubo Station

Posted Jan. 30, 2019, 8:05 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Ogikubo Station

Maura (Ogikubo Station) SPB: How did Ogikubo Station come to be?  Maura: I was visiting my sister in Oakland and hanging out with my friend ... read more

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Records: Big Business is back for more

Posted Jan. 30, 2019, 6:41 p.m.

Records: Big Business is back for more

On April 12 Joyful Noise Recordings will release a brand new album from LA duo Big Business. Titled The Beast You Are, it's the band's ... read more

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Bands: Make War working on follow-up

Posted Jan. 29, 2019, 8:50 p.m.

Bands: Make War working on follow-up

In a recent tweet, Red Scare Industries noted that Make War is working on a follow-up to 2016's Developing A Theory of Integrity. The band ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Good Touch

Posted Jan. 29, 2019, 7:12 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Good Touch

Good Touch SPB: What do your parents think of your music? (Related: Are they likely to read this?)  Adrien: My mom has always been supportive. ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Reconciler - Set Us Free

Posted Jan. 29, 2019, 10:56 a.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Reconciler  - Set Us Free

This month Scene Point Blank is excited to host the debut full-length from Atlanta’s Reconciler. Titled Set Us Free, the album comes out on February ... read more

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Hot Snakes – Jericho Sirens

Posted Jan. 28, 2019, 8:15 p.m.

Hot Snakes – Jericho Sirens

Hot Snakes first formed in 1999 and ran until 2005. They re-formed in 2011 for some tours and finally bring the rock in the new ... read more

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One Question Interviews: American Steel

Posted Jan. 27, 2019, 7:45 p.m.

One Question Interviews: American Steel

John Peck (American Steel) SPB: With the band spread out geographically, how did you approach writing the new material? How was it different than songwriting ... read more

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Interviews: Clown Sounds

Posted Jan. 27, 2019, 4:10 p.m.

Interviews: Clown Sounds

Last year Clown Sounds released its debut LP, Preacher Maker on Recess Records. While the band name may be unfamiliar to some, frontman Todd Congelliere ... read more

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Labels: 5 new releases from Slovenly

Posted Jan. 27, 2019, 12:31 p.m.

Labels: 5 new releases from Slovenly

February will be a busy month at Slovenly. The label has a bundle of new material coming out, five new EPs all slated for a ... read more

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Tours: Wake US & Canada tour

Posted Jan. 27, 2019, 11:59 a.m.

Tours: Wake US & Canada tour

Blackened grindcore band Wake will decend on the USA begninning April 2 in Chicago, leading the band through the US and Canada throughout the month ... read more

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Bands: Elizabeth Colour Wheel announce tour, deal with The Flenser

Posted Jan. 27, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

Bands: Elizabeth Colour Wheel announce tour, deal with The Flenser

Boston five-piece band Elizabeth Colour Wheel have announced some group news. In addition to an East Coast US tour this spring, the band will be ... read more

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Records: Honey Joy and Bat Boy split

Posted Jan. 27, 2019, 11:01 a.m.

With a soon to release split coming between Joney Joy and Bat Boy, Honey Joy and Everything Sucks Music are sharing a new tune now. Honey Joy released a self-titled LP last year on Infinity Cat Recordings/Everything Sucks, and Bat Boy released a split EP with Sarchasm (Asian Man Records). Give ... read more

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Records: New Barnett & Coloccia coming

Posted Jan. 27, 2019, 10:30 a.m.

Records: New Barnett & Coloccia coming

As announced in Faith Coloccia's 2018 Pass The Mic entry, the collaborative Barnett & Coloccia will release a new album titled VLF soon. Barneet and Coloccia ... read more

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Records: Los Huayacos' Savage Monstrosities set for next month

Posted Jan. 27, 2019, 10:10 a.m.

Tankcrimes is set to release the new Savage Monstrosities from Los Huaycos next month, set for Feb. 8. The band members are originally from Peru but currently live in Tankcrimes' home city of Oakland. Playing thrash punk and featuring ex-members of Asmereir, Metamorphosis, and Experimental Dental School, the band will also be ... read more

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Records: Thom Yorke's Suspiria Unreleased Material EP

Posted Jan. 26, 2019, 11:51 p.m.

Records: Thom Yorke's Suspiria Unreleased Material EP

Thom Yorke will expand on his 2018 release, Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino film), with the Feb. 22 update Suspiria Unreleased Material EP, a limited edition ... read more

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Tours: Supersuckers going Down Under

Posted Jan. 26, 2019, 9:59 p.m.

Tours: Supersuckers going Down Under

Celebrating 30 years of r 'n' r, Supersuckers will head to Australia in February for select tour stops across the continent. The band originally forms ... read more

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Records: Ty Segall & Freedom Band live LP

Posted Jan. 26, 2019, 9:44 p.m.

Records: Ty Segall & Freedom Band live LP

Ty Segall & Freedom Band will release a live album called Deforming Lobes in March. Set to release on March 29 via Drag City, the ... read more

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Shows: Changeville 2019

Posted Jan. 26, 2019, 8:59 p.m.

Shows: Changeville 2019

The Changeville Festival, a music and arts festival geared toward social change, will take place Feb. 7-8 in Gainesville, FL. The event takes place in ... read more

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Bands: MARTYRDÖD are in the studio now

Posted Jan. 26, 2019, 8:44 p.m.

Bands: MARTYRDÖD are in the studio now

Sweden's MARTYRDÖD is back in the studio working on Hexhammaren, their seventh full-length album, which is being recorded by Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman  in Gothenburg, ... read more

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Records: New album from The New Enemy

Posted Jan. 26, 2019, 3:12 p.m.

Records: New album from The New Enemy

The New Enemy have a new record out now. Named Illusion of Choice, the album dropped on Jan. 25. With 8 songs in total, there ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Feral Light - Fear Rides A Shadow

Posted Jan. 26, 2019, 2:31 p.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Feral Light - Fear Rides A Shadow

Two-piece Minneapolis, MN black metal band Feral Light is band with their second LP, Fear Rides A Shadow. Featuring A. Reesen on drums and A. Schoengrund ... read more

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Records: (Young) Pioneers release new collection

Posted Jan. 26, 2019, 2:19 p.m.

Records: (Young) Pioneers release new collection

The long defunct Richmond, VA band (Young) Pioneers have a new collection out on Tiger Force Ultra. Titled Write In the (Young) Pioneers, it will be ... read more

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Bands: Good Fuck in a town near you

Posted Jan. 26, 2019, 11:31 a.m.

Bands: Good Fuck in a town near you

On Feb. 22, Good Fuck will release their debut self-titled album on Joyful Noise. The group is Tim Kinsella and Jenny Pulse, described as "[the ... read more

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Records: New Pkew Pkew Pkew slated for March 1

Posted Jan. 26, 2019, 11 a.m.

Records: New Pkew Pkew Pkew slated for March 1

Toronto's Pkew Pkew Pkew just announced Optimal Lifestyles, a new album that will release on March 1 on Dine Alone Records. For the new record, ... read more

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Records: New release from Old Firm Casuals

Posted Jan. 26, 2019, 10:36 a.m.

San Francisco punk band Old Firm Casuals return with a new album, Holger Danske on Mrch 15 on Pirates Press. The band released a video for "Motherland," (below) to preview the release. The new album is the band's second full-length and first as a quartet, with new guitarist Gabe Gavriloff. ... read more

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Bands: The Bouncing Souls 30 year milestone

Posted Jan. 24, 2019, 9:29 p.m.

Bands: The Bouncing Souls 30 year milestone

Earlier this week, The Bouncing Souls announced big plans for the band's thirtieth anniversary in 2019. The band will be actively touring throughout the year, ... read more

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Records: Sigils premiere song off upcoming debut

Posted Jan. 24, 2019, 8:27 p.m.

Records: Sigils premiere song off upcoming debut

Sigils have released a video to "Faceless," a track from their March 22 debut album titled You Built the Altar, You Lit the Leaves. The ... read more

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Neighborhood Brats – Claw Marks

Posted Jan. 21, 2019, 10:15 p.m.

Neighborhood Brats – Claw Marks

I’ve always liked Neighborhood Brats, but I don’t remember the band having so much variation in sound. Over 11 songs, this record maintains their melodic ... read more

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Records: ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead 20th reissue

Posted Jan. 21, 2019, 1:23 p.m.

Records: ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead 20th reissue

...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead have announced a tour of Europe, the UK, and Japan, plus a limited vinyl reissue ... read more

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Obituaries: Lorna Doom (1958-2019)

Posted Jan. 21, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

Teresa Ryan, known in the punk scene as Lorna Doom of The Germs, passed away last week on Jan. 16 after suffering from cancer. Her family issued the following statement: Teresa Ryan a/k/a Lorna Doom was always a woman of mystery. So much so, that even in her final days ... read more

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Records: Kaada to release ZomebieLars soundtrack

Posted Jan. 20, 2019, 4:32 p.m.

Records: Kaada to release ZomebieLars soundtrack

Norwegian composer John Erik Kaada will release a new soundtrack from the Scandinavian TV series ZombieLars, set to officially release on Jan. 25, 2019. The ... read more

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Records: Blaqk Audio return with 4th album

Posted Jan. 20, 2019, 2:39 p.m.

Records: Blaqk Audio return with 4th album

Blaqk Audio return with the new album Only Things We Love on March 15. The band, which features AFI's Davey Havok and Jade Puget,  has threee ... read more

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Records: Beach Slang covers EP

Posted Jan. 20, 2019, 1:59 p.m.

Records: Beach Slang covers EP

Philadelphia's Beach Slang will release a covers EP on March 15 via the new Quiet Panic record label, an imprint via Bridge Nine Records. The new ... read more

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Bands: Bikini Kill announces 2019 shows

Posted Jan. 20, 2019, 1:42 p.m.

Bands: Bikini Kill announces 2019 shows

In soem of the more exciting reunion news of late, Bikini Kill will regroup for at least three upcoming shows this spring: one in LA ... read more

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Records: Dub Will Tear Us Apart reissue out this month

Posted Jan. 20, 2019, 12:59 p.m.

Records: Dub Will Tear Us Apart reissue out this month

On Jan. 25, Ernest Jenning Record Co. will reissue Jäh Division's Dub Will Tear Us Apart... Again. Featuring members of Oneida and Home, the project was ... read more

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Records: 25th anniversary reissue of Merzbow's Venereology

Posted Jan. 20, 2019, 12:33 p.m.

Records: 25th anniversary reissue of Merzbow's Venereology

For the first time, Merzbow's Venereology will be released on vinyl on March 1. Remastered by James Plotkin, the reissue will also include new artwork ... read more

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Tours: On the Cinder US tour dates

Posted Jan. 20, 2019, 11:31 a.m.

Tours: On the Cinder US tour dates

Buffalo, NY based On the Cinder have announce a month-long US tour starting this week in Cleveland, OH. The melodic hardcore band is currently at ... read more

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Records: PUP's Morbid Stuff

Posted Jan. 20, 2019, 10:59 a.m.

Records: PUP's Morbid Stuff

Come April 5, PUP will self-release their new album Morbid Stuff. It will be the label's inaugural release on Little Dipper, in partnership with Rise Records ... read more

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Shows: Burger Boogaloo set for July 6-7

Posted Jan. 20, 2019, 10:32 a.m.

Shows: Burger Boogaloo set for July 6-7

The 10th anniversary Burger Boogaloo, thrown by Burger Records, will return to Oakland's Mosswood Park on July 6-7, 2019. Hosted again by John Waters, this ... read more

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Records: New Kicker on its way

Posted Jan. 20, 2019, 10:04 a.m.

Kicker will release Pure Drivel next month on Tankcrimes record label. The band formed in 2010 and Pure Drivel will be their third LP. The band is fronted by Pete the Roadie, and features current and former members of Neurosis, Dystopia, and Operation Ivy. There are other familiar names as well. Pure Drivel was ... read more

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Records: Noisem Cease to Exist

Posted Jan. 19, 2019, 12:59 p.m.

Records: Noisem Cease to Exist

On March 15, 20 Buck Spin will release the third LP from Noisem. Titled Cease to Exist, it's the band's first album since Blossoming Decay in 2015. ... read more

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Records: Teenage Bottlerocket Stay Rad

Posted Jan. 19, 2019, 12:29 p.m.

Records: Teenage Bottlerocket Stay Rad

Fat Wreck Chords has announced Stay Rad, the eigth full-length from Teenage Bottlerocket, set for official release on March 15. The new records was recorded ... read more

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Records: 5-song debut from Warish

Posted Jan. 19, 2019, 11:59 a.m.

Records: 5-song debut from Warish

SoCal trio Warish have announced their upcoming debut, a 5-song self-titled EP on RidingEasy Records. The trio takes noisy, grunge-fuelled rock blended with lo-fi horror ... read more

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Records: Second album coming from Shabti

Posted Jan. 19, 2019, 11:31 a.m.

Records: Second album coming from Shabti

Shabti, a Portland, Maine-based black/death metal band formed by current/former members of Falls Of Rauros, Obsidian Tongue, Panopticon's live lineup, have announced their upcoming second ... read more

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Labels: Drag City celebrating 30 years

Posted Jan. 19, 2019, 11:02 a.m.

Labels: Drag City celebrating 30 years

Drag City Records turns thirty this year and, to mark their milestone, the label says they'll be hosting a series of special shows throughout the ... read more

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Records: New song from upcoming Aneurysm

Posted Jan. 19, 2019, 10:29 a.m.

Records: New song from upcoming Aneurysm

Boston's Aneurysm has released a new song in preview of their upcoming full-length dubut, Awareness. The band's sound is described as influenced by the likes ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Coarse

Posted Jan. 19, 2019, 4 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Coarse

Ryan Knowles (Coarse) SPB: A goal with this band was to be distinct from previous projects. To follow-through on this, did you change your overall ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Maniac

Posted Jan. 19, 2019, 3:55 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Maniac

Zache (Maniac) SPB: The title track on the new album is a bit of a departure in sound from the rest of the album. What’s ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Delmar & the Dedications

Posted Jan. 19, 2019, 3:54 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Delmar & the Dedications

Del (Delmar & the Dedications) SPB: What musician do you think had the greatest influence on Delmar’s sound today?   Del: I've always been a huge ... read more

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Tours: Amenra, Yob, and Voivod

Posted Jan. 17, 2019, 8:19 p.m.

Tours: Amenra, Yob, and Voivod

Amenra has announced a North American tour this spring, where they will be joined on stage by both Yob and Voivod. The band released Mass VI in ... read more

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MP3s: SPB premiere: "I Seek the Glaive" from Self-Evident

Posted Jan. 17, 2019, 11:56 a.m.

MP3s: SPB premiere:

Today Scene Point Blank is excited to share "I Seek the Glaive," a track from the upcoming new album from Self-Evident, Lost Inside the Machinery. The ... read more

Reviews

Character Actor – Character Actor

Posted Jan. 14, 2019, 10:34 p.m.

Character Actor – Character Actor

At SPB, we like to write longer reviews. Reviews that go into depth and give you a reason to read and think about a record ... read more

Reviews

Clown Sounds – Preacher Maker

Posted Jan. 14, 2019, 10:23 p.m.

Clown Sounds – Preacher Maker

I was going to review this when it came out, but I like my statements to be accurate, so I went to the source and ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Larry Livermore

Posted Jan. 14, 2019, 12:28 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Larry Livermore

Larry Livermore SPB: How do you generally find out about new music? Livermore: Sometimes from friends, but increasingly, for the most part, nowhere. read more

News

Shows: Bonnaroo 2019 lineup

Posted Jan. 13, 2019, 1:04 p.m.

Shows: Bonnaroo 2019 lineup

Bonnaroo 2019 has announced the full linup for the annual music festival in Manchester, TN. This year's event runs Jun 14-16. Headliners include The Avett ... read more

News

Records: Lenny Lashley's Gang Of One to release new album

Posted Jan. 13, 2019, 12:57 p.m.

Records: Lenny Lashley's Gang Of One to release new album

Boston musician Lenny Lashley has a new album set to come out on Feb. 15, 2019. The album by Lenny Lashley's Gang of One will ... read more

News

Shows: Full lineup for Black Flags Over Brooklyn

Posted Jan. 13, 2019, 12:06 p.m.

Shows: Full lineup for Black Flags Over Brooklyn

Later this month, 15 heavy bands will hit Brooklyn Bazaar in Brooklyn, NY for the inaugural Black Flags Over Brooklyn, an "anti-fascist The two-day festival features ... read more

News

Labels: Upcoming on Dirtnap

Posted Jan. 13, 2019, 11:41 a.m.

Dirtnap Records has announced the upcoming release of Good Shade's fourth LP, Way Out, scheduled for Feb. 15. The band is a one-man project by Shane Natalie, who was previously the drummer of Tight Bros. and has also performed with Lose the Tude, Puberty Wounds, Pretty Pretty, and The Sidekicks. While Natalie performs ... read more

News

Music News: Greg Puciato to release poetry + photography book

Posted Jan. 13, 2019, 10:59 a.m.

Music News: Greg Puciato to release poetry + photography book

Greg Puciato, vocalist of groups The Black Queen and The Dillinger Escape Plan, will release a book titled Separate the Dawn next month, on Feb. ... read more

News

Labels: Reconciler on A-F Records

Posted Jan. 12, 2019, 9 p.m.

Labels: Reconciler on A-F Records

A-F Records has announced that the debut full-length of Atalanta's Reconciler will be released on the label. The 11-song effort will be titled Set Us ... read more

News

Shows: 2019 Fire in the Mountains lineup

Posted Jan. 12, 2019, 8:44 p.m.

Shows: 2019 Fire in the Mountains lineup

Fire in the Mountains 2019 has announced the full lineup. Scheduled to take place Jully 13-14 near Jackson, WY, the outdoor metal festial this year ... read more

News

Records: 20th anniversary vinyl of Unwritten Law's self-titled

Posted Jan. 12, 2019, 12:17 p.m.

Records: 20th anniversary vinyl of Unwritten Law's self-titled

With 2019 marking the 20th anniversary of punk band Unwritten Law's self-titled album, SRCVinyl will reissue the album, mastered for the new format and pressed on ... read more

News

Tours: Porcupine announced tour with Flesh Eaters

Posted Jan. 12, 2019, 11:08 a.m.

Tours: Porcupine announced tour with Flesh Eaters

Fresh off releaseing What You've Heard Isn't Real in 2018, Porcupine have announced two tours. One, currently in progress, beings in Minnesota and runs through the ... read more

News

Music News: Mike Patton to sing anthem before NFL playoff game

Posted Jan. 12, 2019, 10:34 a.m.

Music News: Mike Patton to sing anthem before NFL playoff game

Mike Patton, the king of all things unexpected, will sing the US national anthem prior to kickoff at the NFL playogg game between the Los ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Squarecrow

Posted Jan. 10, 2019, 11:33 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Squarecrow

Kevin White (Squarecrow – bass) SPB: To you, what is the best thing about the San Diego scene right now? White: It’s hard to identify. It’s ... read more

Reviews

Future Virgins – Doomsday Raga

Posted Dec. 25, 2018, 12:44 p.m.

Future Virgins – Doomsday Raga

I was excited about this record 3 seconds in. To put it directly, I’m a big fan of everything Future Virgins has done so I ... read more

News

MP3s: Two holiday songs form The Tossers

Posted Dec. 24, 2018, 12:04 p.m.

MP3s: Two holiday songs form The Tossers

Chicago's Irish punks The Tossers released a pair of holiday-themed songs earlier this month via Victory Records. The first song is titled, directly, "Merry Christmas," ... read more

News

Records: Self-Evident releases new video

Posted Dec. 24, 2018, 11:30 a.m.

Post-hardcore act Self-Evident have a new album coming out on January 18 titled Lost Inside the Machinery. The new album continues the band's hard-to-pinpoint sound that ranges from heavier to mathy. They've unveiled a video for the song "The Cutter" as a preview. read more

News

Records: What's new with Wolves in Argoyle

Posted Dec. 24, 2018, 11:08 a.m.

Oakland, California-based Wolves in Argyle have released a vidro for the song "Dangereux," in preview of their upcoming debut full-length of the same name next month. The band plays a grunge/punk style heavy rock with shades of desert rock and '90s alt rock. Out on Incineration Ceremony Recordings, the album ... read more

News

Site News: Win a copy of our ebook

Posted Dec. 23, 2018, 10:18 a.m.

Site News: Win a copy of our ebook

A lot has happened since 2003, when SPB first launched onto the worldwide web. Site founders moved on to new projects, people graduated college, got ... read more

News

Records: New Great Falls, out now

Posted Dec. 22, 2018, 8:47 p.m.

Records: New Great Falls, out now

Great Falls has released a new album, A Sense of Rest, streaming online at Revolver. The new album is a combination of post-hardcore and noise and ... read more

News

Tours: Coarse headed to Japan

Posted Dec. 22, 2018, 8:29 p.m.

Tours: Coarse headed to Japan

With an EP already to their credit, Corase will head to Japan in March and to Groezrock festival in Belgium next April. The band consists ... read more

News

Records: ZVI's third full-length announced

Posted Dec. 22, 2018, 4:45 p.m.

Records: ZVI's third full-length announced

Ron Varod's solo project ZVI has announced a new album on a new label in the new year. To be titled Deer Pink, the Kayo Dot, ... read more

News

Bands: Full of Hell wrap up recording

Posted Dec. 22, 2018, 3:07 p.m.

Bands: Full of Hell wrap up recording

Full of Hell have announced that the band has finished recording a new album at God City Studio with Kurt Ballout, tentatively scheduled for a ... read more

News

Tours: Cold Cave tour dates

Posted Dec. 22, 2018, 2:22 p.m.

Tours: Cold Cave tour dates

Cold Cave have announced a late winter/early spring tour that starts in San Francisco next February and circles back to Los Angeles a month later. ... read more

Features

Music: Pass The Mic: Artists and labels on 2018 (Year End 2018)

Posted Dec. 22, 2018, 1:54 p.m.

Music: Pass The Mic: Artists and labels on 2018 (Year End 2018)

It's the end of the year, but before we tell you what we think the best albums and musical moments of 2018 were, we've handed ... read more

News

Records: 10 years of P.O.S' Never Better

Posted Dec. 22, 2018, 12:35 p.m.

Records: 10 years of P.O.S' Never Better

It's been 10 years since the release of Never Better by Rhymesayers/Doomtree rapper P.O.S. To mark the anniversary, P.O.S will reissue his third album on triple ... read more

News

Records: Toadliquor's complete discography

Posted Dec. 22, 2018, 12:01 p.m.

Records: Toadliquor's complete discography

Southern Lord is continuing its 20th anniversary series with an upcoming double LP complete discography of sludge band Toadliquor, to be titled Cease & Deceease. ... read more

News

Records: New material from Gang of Four in March

Posted Dec. 22, 2018, 11:35 a.m.

Records: New material from Gang of Four in March

Forty years after the release of Entertainment!, Gang of Four are back with another new full-length in the coming year. Titled Happy Now, the album will ... read more

News

Records: More by Mark Deutrom

Posted Dec. 21, 2018, 9:04 p.m.

Records: More by Mark Deutrom

Mark Deutrom has announced a new solo effort under the name of The Blue Bird, scheduled for release on Jan. 4 via Season of Mist. Deutrom, ... read more

News

Videos: Kids of Rage release video from upcoming record

Posted Dec. 20, 2018, 7:16 p.m.

Kids of Rage, a hardcore band from Spain, have released a video to the track "Hurry Up!!!" from their forthcoming record of the same name, due in January on Useless Pride Records. Check out the song here: read more

News

Records: Quits self-titled debut to release in December

Posted Dec. 15, 2018, 8:32 p.m.

Records: 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. ... read more

News

MP3s: Adult Swim shares dream-themed comp

Posted Dec. 15, 2018, 7:08 p.m.

MP3s: Adult Swim shares dream-themed comp

Adult Swim is streaming a compilation titled Fever Dreams, curated by Dana Swanson with the intent to "create something that sounded incredible while driving at ... read more

News

Records: Dead Swords announce debut full-length

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

Records: Dead Swords announce debut full-length

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) ... read more

News

Records: New Aneurysm in February

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

Records: New Aneurysm in February

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 ... read more

News

Records: New from Bad Mojos

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

Records: New from Bad Mojos

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 ... read more

News

Tours: Baroness + Deafheaven co-headlining across North America

Posted Dec. 15, 2018, 11:01 a.m.

Tours: Baroness + Deafheaven co-headlining across North America

This spring, Baroness and Deafheaven will hit the road together, starting on March 8 in Houston, TX, and cross the US and Canada in a ... read more

News

Records: The Vandoliers plan new record in February

Posted Dec. 15, 2018, 10:31 a.m.

Records: The Vandoliers plan new record in February

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 for ... read more

News

MP3s: Mad Caddies Christmas song

Posted Dec. 15, 2018, 9:30 a.m.

Mad Caddies have released a digital sincle, I'm Going Surfing for Xmas," shared below. Their Fat Wreck Chords labelmates Me First and the Gimmes Gimmes recently released Christmas music as well.   Mad Caddies will play Canada and Europe in 2019. read more

News

Obituaries: Buzzcocks’ Pete Shelley passes away

Posted Dec. 15, 2018, 8:58 a.m.

Pete Shelley, the vocalist/guitarist of the influential Buzzcocks, passed away last week at the age of 63 due to an apparent heart attack. The Buzzcocks formed in 1975 and were known for songs including “Ever Fallen In Love…(With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve),” “What Do I Get?” and “Orgasm Addict.” The band ... read more

News

Records: SPB exclusive: Words a Game

Posted Dec. 14, 2018, 12:09 a.m.

Records: 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 ... read more

News

Records: JR Slayer release in February

Posted Dec. 9, 2018, 2 p.m.

Records: JR Slayer release in February

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's scheduled to ... read more

News

Records: News from Bob Mould's camp

Posted Dec. 9, 2018, 1:32 p.m.

Records: News from Bob Mould's camp

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 by ... read more

News

Records: Surachai announces Come, Deathless

Posted Dec. 9, 2018, 12:31 p.m.

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 metal, the 12-track release also features gest apperances from Aaron Harris (ISIS/Palms), Juey Karam (The Locust/One Day As a Lion), and singer Sara Kendell. Get a taste ... read more

News

Records: AFI release EP

Posted Dec. 9, 2018, 12:21 p.m.

Records: AFI release EP

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 ... read more

News

Labels: Spartan adds The Darling Fire

Posted Dec. 9, 2018, 10:30 a.m.

Labels: Spartan adds The Darling Fire

Florida's The Darling Fire Sign have signed with Spartan Records for a new J. Robbins recorded album in 2019. The band features members of The Rocking ... read more

News

Records: CJ Ramone's Christmas Lullaby

Posted Dec. 8, 2018, 11:30 a.m.

Records: CJ Ramone's Christmas Lullaby

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 ... read more

News

Bands: Butthole Surfers book announced

Posted Dec. 8, 2018, 11:19 a.m.

Bands: Butthole Surfers book announced

A new limited run "visual history" book on the Butthole Surfers was announced this week, including opening preorders. The book will be titled What Does Regret ... read more

News

Records: The Faint to release to record next year

Posted Dec. 8, 2018, 8:40 a.m.

Records: The Faint to release to record next year

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 ... read more

News

Records: New Pale Lips news

Posted Dec. 7, 2018, 8:30 p.m.

Records: New Pale Lips news

Pale Lips recently release the new You're A Doll singe on Nov. 30, to be followed by the group's second full-length after the calendar turns. Titled ... read more

News

Records: American Steel is back with new 7-inch

Posted Dec. 7, 2018, 7:59 p.m.

Records: American Steel is back with new 7-inch

American Steel released a surprise new 7" this week, almost five year's after the band's most recent show together. Titled State of Grace, the 2-song ... read more

News

Bands: Debut from Psychic Graveyard

Posted Dec. 7, 2018, 7:36 p.m.

Psychic Graveyard, a new group featuring some familiar faces, has a new single coming in mid-January and a full-length coming soon after in the spring. The band features Eric Paul (Arab On Radar, Chinese Stars, Doomsday Student), Paul Vieira (Chinese Stars, Doomsday Student), and Nathan Joyner (Some Girls, All Leather, Hot Nerds), fusing grinding synth with ... read more

News

Records: SPB exclusive: Shadow People - Secrets EP

Posted Dec. 4, 2018, 1:37 p.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Shadow People - Secrets EP

Scene Point Blank is excited to premiere the new EP by Shadow People, Secrets, out on Dec. 7. The Baton Rouge, LA band originally formed ... read more

News

Records: First new Specials album in 37 years

Posted Dec. 3, 2018, 9:11 p.m.

Records: First new Specials album in 37 years

Fresh off the release of "Ghost Town," in 1981, two-tone originators The Specials are back with Encore, a new full-length to release on Feb. 1, ... read more

News

Bands: Jenny Lewis tour dates announced

Posted Dec. 3, 2018, 8:42 p.m.

Bands: Jenny Lewis tour dates announced

With news of a new record coming out next year, On the Line, Jenny Lewis has also announced a US tour that begins on March 26 ... read more

Reviews

Brendan Kelly & The Wandering Birds – Keep Walkin’ Pal

Posted Dec. 3, 2018, 5:10 p.m.

Brendan Kelly & The Wandering Birds – Keep Walkin’ Pal

Does the world really need a ska-tinged surf song about waterboarding? How you answer that question will probably answer how you feel about this record ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Kælan Mikla

Posted Dec. 3, 2018, 11:53 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Kælan Mikla

Solveig Matthildur (Kælan Mikla)SPB: How do fine arts, besides music, influence your approach to making music?Matthildur: Art for me is like taking something from everyday life, ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Avola

Posted Dec. 3, 2018, 11:09 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Avola

Avola SPB: What stood out to you the most the first time you performed as a solo musician? Avola: My first solo performance was in ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Ruby Boots

Posted Dec. 3, 2018, 11:04 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Ruby Boots

Ruby Boots SPB: How does a musician’s politics affect your appreciation of them? Does it factor in, or can you separate the two ideas? Ruby: ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Dezorah

Posted Dec. 3, 2018, 11:02 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Dezorah

Eric Martinez (Dezorah) SPB: What kind of guitar do you use (and why did you make this choice)?  Eric: I play a Mexican made Fender ... read more

News

Records: Graf Orlock are back for more

Posted Nov. 27, 2018, 4:31 p.m.

Records: Graf Orlock are back for more

Graf Orlock has a lot in the works. The band announced 3 US East Coast dates in January and also have a new album soon ... read more

News

Records: American Noise: Vol. 2 coming on limited press vinyl

Posted Nov. 27, 2018, 4:12 p.m.

Records: American Noise: Vol. 2 coming on limited press vinyl

Dirtnap Records, who previously released American Noise: Vol 1 -- a limited edition vinyl soundtrack to The Smart Studios Story, a documentary about the history of ... read more

News

Records: Debut album coming from Anthem Grief

Posted Nov. 27, 2018, 3:33 p.m.

Anthem Grief will release their debut album, Defense Mechanisms, next month on Dec. 21. The band features Gee Lima (Behind Deadlines) and John Merlino, who recorded the album between the two of them. They filmed a video for "My Life In a Restraint" from the upcoming album while recently vacationing in Brazil. ... read more

News

Bands: New TSOL single

Posted Nov. 27, 2018, 3:08 p.m.

Bands: New TSOL single

TSOL have announced a new 12" single, a cover of "1 Thing," originally by Amerie. The vinyl release is limited to 150 units of each ... read more

Reviews

Bad Sports – Constant Stimulation

Posted Nov. 26, 2018, 9:17 p.m.

Bad Sports – Constant Stimulation

With Bad Sports, the songs are often about the hooks. The band utilizes traditional rock structures with song titles embedded in the chorus and predictable ... read more

News

Labels: Jason Hawk Harris joins Bloodshot Records

Posted Nov. 25, 2018, 11:31 a.m.

Labels: Jason Hawk Harris joins Bloodshot Records

Bloodshot Records has announced that Jason Hawk Harris will join their roster, releasing a full-length on the label in early 2019. Formerly a member of ... read more

News

Records: New song from Gamblers, new album to come soon

Posted Nov. 25, 2018, 11:01 a.m.

Records: New song from Gamblers, new album to come soon

England's Gamblers will release the new Straight No Chaser EP in the coming year, set to debut on Jan. 25, 2019 "These songs have been slowly ... read more

News

Bands: Aesop Rock + Tobacco = Malibu Ken

Posted Nov. 25, 2018, 10:34 a.m.

Hip-hop artist Aesop Rock has teamed up with Tobacco (Black Moth Super Rainbow) for an upcoming record under the moniker of Malibu Ken. Set to release on Jan. 18 on Rhymesayers, the 10-song record will be out to kick off the new year. “Tobacco and I have thrown around the idea ... read more

News

Shows: Flogging Molly's Salty Dog cruise lineup

Posted Nov. 24, 2018, 11:31 a.m.

Shows: Flogging Molly's Salty Dog cruise lineup

The 5th annual Salty Dog Cruise, which brings music fans across the Carribeeean for 4-nights with live music and "the only skareboard ramp at sea" has ... read more

News

Shows: 2019 Punk Rock Bowling Dates and Headliners

Posted Nov. 24, 2018, 11:04 a.m.

Shows: 2019 Punk Rock Bowling Dates and Headliners

The schedule has been confirmed for 2019 Punk Rock Bowling, taking place May 24-27 at Las Vegas Events Center with 16 bands scheduled to play ... read more

Reviews

Future Girls – Motivation Problems

Posted Nov. 19, 2018, 8:34 p.m.

Future Girls – Motivation Problems

Future Girls’ debut full-length is one I’m going to have a tough time describing. Motivation Problems fits well within the Dirt Cult Records catalog. It’s ... read more

News

Records: SPB premiere: "Isaiah" from Unknown River Driver split with Rations Noise

Posted Nov. 19, 2018, 11:53 a.m.

Records: SPB premiere:

Rations Noise will release a new split 12” with Unknown River Driver in early 2019 titled Remains. The split officially releases on Jan. 11 in a ... read more

News

Bands: Sarah Shook & the Disarmers news

Posted Nov. 17, 2018, 11:03 a.m.

Bands: Sarah Shook & the Disarmers news

Blodshots Records and Sarah Shook & the Disarmers have announced upcoming news regarding the group. Sarah Shook & the Disarmers have released the new “The Way She ... read more

News

Labels: Cherubs ink with Relapse

Posted Nov. 17, 2018, 10:33 a.m.

Labels: Cherubs ink with Relapse

Austin, TX noise trio Cherubs has joined with Relapse Records for their next release.  Originally formed in 1992 and playing with the Austin LSD punk ... read more

News

Shows: Psycho Las Vegas 2019 sets date and place

Posted Nov. 17, 2018, 10:18 a.m.

Shows: Psycho Las Vegas 2019 sets date and place

The three-day, four-stage festival known as Psycho Las Vegas 2019 has set a new location and picked dates for its annual return. This year the ... read more

News

Records: New Dead Waves out today

Posted Nov. 16, 2018, 8:39 p.m.

Records: New Dead Waves out today

New York duo Dead Waves have released God of the Wild, the band's sixth release overall. To get a taste, New Noise is streaming the ... read more

Features

Music: The Fest 17

Posted Nov. 12, 2018, 3:54 p.m.

Music: The Fest 17

If you count last year’s Pre-Fest only trip, Fest 17 marks my tenth trip to Florida for the annual event. The Fest is a monster ... read more

News

Records: Kevin Devine and John K. Samson split

Posted Nov. 11, 2018, 7:45 p.m.

Records: Kevin Devine and John K. Samson split

The latest in Kevin Devine's onging series of split 7"s will feature John K. Samson. Out on Nov. 30 on Bad Timing Records, Devinyl Splits ... read more

News

Tours: Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers tour dates

Posted Nov. 11, 2018, 4:29 p.m.

Tours: Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers tour dates

Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers, the newest project by namesake Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!), has announced a North American headlining tour next ... read more

News

Splits: Final Nothington release, Europe dates

Posted Nov. 11, 2018, 9:52 a.m.

Splits: Final Nothington release, Europe dates

Currently midway through a European tour, Nothington has released their final record, a split 7" with Swingin' Utters, released on Red Scare Industries. “Don’t be ... read more

News

Records: New Porcupine is out now

Posted Nov. 9, 2018, 8:31 p.m.

Records: New Porcupine is out now

Porcupine released their third LP today. Titled What You've Heard Isn't Real, it can be heard streaming in full at New Noise now and is available ... read more

News

Records: Panopticon's On the Subject of Mortality reissue

Posted Nov. 9, 2018, 8:05 p.m.

Records: Panopticon's On the Subject of Mortality reissue

Bindrune and Nordvis have teamed up for a vinyl reissue of Panopticon's On the Subject of Mortality. The LP will be on colored vinyl with ... read more

News

Bands: New song from This White Light

Posted Nov. 8, 2018, 9:01 p.m.

Bands: New song from This White Light

This White Light, a bands featuring famililar faces from Sunn O))), Engine Kid, Pelican, and Tattle Tale, has released a new track titled "The House," (embed ... read more

News

Tours: Stream the new Kælan Mikla, see them in Europe

Posted Nov. 8, 2018, 8:30 p.m.

Tours: Stream the new Kælan Mikla, see them in Europe

Out tomorrow, the new Nótt eftir nótt from Iceland's Kælan Mikla is streaming now at Noisey in full. In addition, the band has announced its upcoming European ... read more

Reviews

Reunions – Aching Waits

Posted Nov. 5, 2018, 8:19 p.m.

Reunions – Aching Waits

You know how once you get an idea in your head, you can’t shake it no matter what else comes up? That’s happened to me ... read more

News

Tours: High on Fire withdraw from Speed of the Wizard tour

Posted Nov. 4, 2018, 5:12 p.m.

Tours: High on Fire withdraw from Speed of the Wizard tour

Due to a medical emergency High on Fire has withdrawn from their upcoming Speed of the Wizard tour with Municipal Waste. According to a statement from ... read more

News

Records: Gospel's The Moon Is A Dead World reissue/remaster

Posted Nov. 4, 2018, 10:11 a.m.

Records: Gospel's The Moon Is A Dead World reissue/remaster

Originally released in 2005, Gospel's The Moon Is A Dead World will be reissued on double LP, with a limited pre-order version available on white cover ... read more

News

Bands: He Who Cannot Be Named releasing solo record

Posted Nov. 3, 2018, 8:31 p.m.

Bands: He Who Cannot Be Named releasing solo record

The mysterious (and still alive) Dwarves guitarist He Who Cannot Be Named will soon release his fourth solo album. Titled The Good, The Bad and The Brutal, ... read more

News

Tours: Allvaret US West Coast dates

Posted Nov. 3, 2018, 8:22 p.m.

Tours: Allvaret US West Coast dates

Fresh off the release of Skam Och Skuld earlier this year on Dirt Cult Records, Småland, Sweden's Allvaret has scheduled a US West Coast tour beginning ... read more

News

Bands: Dangers of Love release video

Posted Nov. 3, 2018, 12:09 p.m.

Dangers of Love recently released a video for the eponymous song "Dangers of Love." The London band was formed by Giles Bidder (Great Cynics), Joe Watson (Apologies, I Have None), Rob Sinclair, and Matt Tinsley and plays an indie-tinged rock 'n' roll style that follows pop structures lead by Sinclair's guitars and ... read more

News

Records: Coercion back with new full-length

Posted Nov. 3, 2018, 10:36 a.m.

Records: Coercion back with new full-length

Coercion has announced a new album titled Veritas to release on Dec. 7. The group features many familiar faces, with members of Good Riddance, The Lonely ... read more

News

Music News: DOA's Joe Keithley elected to city council

Posted Nov. 2, 2018, 10:23 p.m.

Music News: DOA's Joe Keithley elected to city council

D.O.A.'s Joe Keithley has won a seat on the Burnaby city council and will serve on one of eight seats. Having run for other political ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Dark Oz

Posted Nov. 1, 2018, 6:24 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Dark Oz

Frank Meriwether (Dark Oz) SPB: What is the weirdest description you’ve heard of your music? Could you see where the commenter was coming from?  Frank: ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Sarah Shook & the Disarmers

Posted Nov. 1, 2018, 6:20 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Sarah Shook & the Disarmers

Sarah Shook & the Disarmers SPB: Which venue has the best food for touring artists?  Sarah Shook & the Disarmers: The Grey Eagle in Asheville, ... read more

News

Records: SPB exclusive: Tired of Everything - Silenced demo

Posted Oct. 31, 2018, 8:07 a.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Tired of Everything - Silenced demo

Scene Point Blank is excited to share the debut release from Tired of Everything, the Silenced demo, out soon on To Live a Lie Records. ... read more

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Tours: SUMAC announced West Coast dates

Posted Oct. 30, 2018, 2:10 p.m.

Tours: SUMAC announced West Coast dates

SUMAC will kick of 2019 with a West Coast tour kicking off in Vancouver and wrapping things up on Jan. 27 in Denver, CO. The ... read more

Reviews

Night Birds – Roll Credits

Posted Oct. 29, 2018, 7:26 p.m.

Night Birds – Roll Credits

Roll Credits is an 8-song “mini-album” homage to the classics. Night Birds--the now veteran band of 10 years--says it was made thinking of short-play classics like ... read more

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Videos: First video from Planet B album

Posted Oct. 21, 2018, 3:38 p.m.

Planet B has released the first video from their upcoming self-titled album, which sees its release on Nov. 23 on Ipecac Recordings. Check out "Crustfund," featuring Kool Keith here: Comprised of Justin Pearson and Luke Henshaw the project is described as as follows: "Pearson's poetic aggression melds with Luke Henshaw's ... read more

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Music: Looking Forward to The Fest 17

Posted Oct. 21, 2018, 2:59 p.m.

Music: Looking Forward to The Fest 17

The Fest is a fascinating piece of DIY culture. Not only has it grown into a mega-event of 400+ bands, comedians, wrestlers, and other forms ... read more

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Records: Survival Pop reissued on 6131

Posted Oct. 21, 2018, 11:39 a.m.

Records: Survival Pop reissued on 6131

Currently on a UK/Europe tour with Anti-Flag, Worriers have announced that 2017's Survival Pop will see immediate reissue on 6131 Records. Originally released on SideOneDummy last ... read more

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Music News: Kathleen Hanna and Tees 4 Togo

Posted Oct. 21, 2018, 11:12 a.m.

Music News: Kathleen Hanna and Tees 4 Togo

Kathleen Hanna (The Julie Ruin, Bikini Kill), has launched a new t-shirt line featuring celebrity art/images as a charitable fundraiser for sending girls to school ... read more

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Records: Ty Segall's Fudge Sandwich

Posted Oct. 21, 2018, 10:05 a.m.

Records: Ty Segall's Fudge Sandwich

Ty Segall, in the midst of a acoustic US tour, will release a covers album dubbed Fudge Sandwich this Friday, Oct. 26 via In the Red ... read more

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Tours: Unwelcome Guests visit UK

Posted Oct. 20, 2018, 9:51 p.m.

Tours: Unwelcome Guests visit UK

Buffalo, NY's Unwelcome Guests kick off a UK tour tonight at Craft Taproom in Liverpool. It's the band's second jaunt to the UK, following a ... read more

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Records: Marked Men collection coming next month

Posted Oct. 20, 2018, 8:55 p.m.

Records: Marked Men collection coming next month

While The Marked Men have more or less called it a day (though they still plan an occasional live show), the band will release their ... read more

Blogs

The Hold Steady @ SurlyFest

Posted Oct. 18, 2018, 9:45 p.m.

SurlyFest 2018 The Hold Steady, Bad Bad Hats, Mixed Blood Majority, Static Panic, Rachel Kurtz, DJ Shannon Blowtorch Festival Field (Surly Brewing Company) Minneapolis, MN October 13, 2018   SurlyFest is an annual tradition hailed by the brewery as a metaphor for their overall approach to beer. Much like Dogfish ... read more

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Maniac – Dead Dance Club

Posted Oct. 15, 2018, 8:48 p.m.

Maniac – Dead Dance Club

Across the board Maniac reminds me of several bands. The vocal timbre of lead vocalist Zache Davis recalls Mark Ryan (Marked Men) and so does ... read more

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Records: Brendan Kelly and The Wandering Birds return

Posted Oct. 14, 2018, 8:33 p.m.

Records: Brendan Kelly and The Wandering Birds return

Brendan Kelly and The Wandering Birds have announced a new album, out this month in digital formats. Titled Keep Walkin' Pal, the album releases digitally ... read more

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Tours: Birds in Row on tour with KEN Mode

Posted Oct. 14, 2018, 8:20 p.m.

Tours: Birds in Row on tour with KEN Mode

Birds In Row, fresh off the release of We Already Lost the World, is currently on tour with KEN Mode. The bands are playing dates ... read more

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Records: Rocksteady flexi by Greece's The Contenders

Posted Oct. 13, 2018, 11:05 a.m.

Records: Rocksteady flexi by Greece's The Contenders

Paper + Pastick will release a new flexi 7" by Greece's The Contenders on Oct. 26. One half of the 7" EP is streaming now ... read more

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Records: Kælan Mikla previews new material

Posted Oct. 13, 2018, 10:29 a.m.

Records: Kælan Mikla previews new material

Iceland's Kælan Mikla has unleashed a new track, "Nornalagið," via Revolver. The new song comes as a taste of their upcoming new album Nótt eftir ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: The Penske File

Posted Oct. 13, 2018, 5:06 a.m.

One Question Interviews: The Penske File

Travis (The Penske File) SPB: Has your band ever been robbed on the road? (Did you recover any of your losses?)  Travis: I would love ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Barrence Whitfield & the Savages

Posted Oct. 13, 2018, 5:04 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Barrence Whitfield & the Savages

Barrence Whitfield & the Savages SPB: What is your favorite restaurant to visit on tour? Barrence Whitfield & the Savages: BBQ anywhere southern U.S.A read more

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One Question Interviews: Burger Records

Posted Oct. 13, 2018, 5:02 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Burger Records

Sean Bohrman (Burger Records) SPB: What is the most touching or memorable thing a fan has told you about the label? Sean: It's happened a ... read more

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Records: Rhino Records and Black Friday Records Store Day

Posted Oct. 11, 2018, 9:01 p.m.

Records: Rhino Records and Black Friday Records Store Day

Following the tradition of recent years, this Black Friday -- also known as the day after Thanksgiving or, more commonly, as November 23 -- will ... read more

Blogs

Surly Darkness Day 2018 (Saturday)

Posted Oct. 9, 2018, 9:12 p.m.

Angerot, God Came From Space, Off With Their Heads, Khemmis, Murder City Devils, Carcass Somerset Amphitheater Somerset, WI September 29, 2018   Photo gallery below read more

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Four Fists – 6666

Posted Oct. 8, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Four Fists – 6666

Four sixes, four fists, two rappers and some punchy production that’s equally space age and heavy hitting. It’s my own interpretation here, but the group ... read more

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Site News: SPB giveaway: I Against I + Switch Bones CDs

Posted Oct. 8, 2018, 10:35 a.m.

Site News: SPB giveaway: I Against I + Switch Bones CDs

Scene Point Blank is excited to team up with White Russian Records for a label giveaway including the newest CDs by I Against I and Switch ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Listen to the debut full-length from Color TV

Posted Oct. 7, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Listen to the debut full-length from Color TV

Scene Point Blank is proud to debut the first full-length from Color TV, out next month on Deranged Records. The 10-song self-titled album follows several ... read more

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Records: Neil Hamburger love songs

Posted Sept. 30, 2018, 11:07 a.m.

Records: Neil Hamburger love songs

Comedian Neil Hamburger will release a 12-song album covers classic love songs on Nov. 16 via Drag City. Titled Still Dwelling, the album covers TSOL, ... read more

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Records: Audio Karate's lost EP

Posted Sept. 30, 2018, 10:35 a.m.

Records: Audio Karate's lost EP

Audio Karate released a new self-titled EP this Friday, Sept. 28, their first "new" material in 14 years. Hence the quote marks, the new EP ... read more

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Bands: New Mono will release in January

Posted Sept. 30, 2018, 10:04 a.m.

Bands: New Mono will release in January

Mono will return with a new album on January 25, 2019. Titled Nowhere Now Here, the record was recorded with Steve Albini and will be ... read more

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Tours: Neurosis' Leave Them All Behind 2019 tour (with Converge)

Posted Sept. 30, 2018, 9:37 a.m.

Tours: Neurosis' Leave Them All Behind 2019 tour (with Converge)

Neurosis will be touring Japan early next year in the recently announced Leave Them All Behind 2019 tour, where they will be joined by Converve. ... read more

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Records: Leopard Print Taser announce tour, re-release of debut

Posted Sept. 28, 2018, 9:56 a.m.

Records: Leopard Print Taser announce tour, re-release of debut

Leopard Print Taser’s debut EP Teeth Are Not Bones will soon be released on 7” after originally appearing as a self-released cassette, with the re-mastered ... read more

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Tours: New Night Birds, new tour

Posted Sept. 27, 2018, 8:30 p.m.

Tours: New Night Birds, new tour

Fresh off the release of a new 8-song mini-album, Roll Credits, Night Birds have announced a US tour. The tour will include a stop at ... read more

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Records: Sick Of It All is back

Posted Sept. 27, 2018, 8:13 p.m.

Records: Sick Of It All is back

Proflific and long-running NYHC legends Sick Of It All return with a bran new album titled Wake the Sleeping Dragon on Nov. 2, courtesy of ... read more

Reviews

Chain Whip – Chain Whip

Posted Sept. 24, 2018, 10:28 p.m.

Chain Whip – Chain Whip

There’s angry music that’s angry in tone, and there’s angry by trope. Chain Whip is just plum angry. When Josh shouts, the first instinct is ... read more

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Bands: The Sensations US debut and tour

Posted Sept. 24, 2018, 8:49 p.m.

Bands: The Sensations US debut and tour

Tokyo's The Sensations will release their US debut next month on Oct. 19 via Paper + Plastick Records. The punk band fuses a wide variety ... read more

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Records: Reverend Horton Heat's Whole New Life

Posted Sept. 23, 2018, 10:16 a.m.

Records: Reverend Horton Heat's Whole New Life

Psychobilly legends The Reverend Horton Heat will return with Whole New Life on Nov. 30, the group's first new material in five years. The 11-song ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Pandemix

Posted Sept. 23, 2018, 5:07 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Pandemix

Shannon (Pandemix) SPB: Who is your favorite lyricist? Shannon: Vi Subversa of Poison Girls. The way that she weaves the personal into the political until ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Gentle Leader XIV

Posted Sept. 23, 2018, 5:06 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Gentle Leader XIV

Jeffrey Tucholski (Gentle Leader XIV) SPB: What was your favorite band in high school? Do they influence your songwriting or ethics in any measurable way today? The ... read more

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Records: Ty Segall releasing covers album next month

Posted Sept. 22, 2018, 9:33 p.m.

Records: Ty Segall releasing covers album next month

Oct. 26 is the day for Fudge Sandwich, the latest offering from Ty Segall.  Getting into details, the new effort is an 11-song covers album that ... read more

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Records: Planet B coming in November

Posted Sept. 22, 2018, 9:04 p.m.

Records: Planet B coming in November

On Nov. 23, Ipecac Recordings will release the debut from Planet B. The unique project was created by Justin Pearson (Dead Cross, Retox) and hip-hop producer ... read more

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Bands: Dead Bars join A-F Records, cover Guided By Voices

Posted Sept. 22, 2018, 10:31 a.m.

Bands: Dead Bars join A-F Records, cover Guided By Voices

In a rush of news from Seattle punks Dead bars, the band has a new limited edition 7" out for their upcoing tour that will ... read more

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Labels: Volar Records updates

Posted Sept. 22, 2018, 10:01 a.m.

Labels: Volar Records updates

In addition to the upcoming release of Keepers -- our featured September stream here at Scene Point Blank), Volar Records has two more upcoming releases. The ... read more

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MP3s: SPB premiere: Dominic by Sunstroke

Posted Sept. 20, 2018, 8:25 a.m.

MP3s: SPB premiere: Dominic by Sunstroke

We’re excited to be sharing a new track from Philadelphia’s Sunstroke today, titled “Dominic.” The new song is off their forthcoming new LP, Second Floor/Seven, ... read more

Reviews

La Armada – Anti-Colonial Vol. 1

Posted Sept. 18, 2018, 11:01 p.m.

La Armada  – Anti-Colonial Vol. 1

I usually lean more melodic than heavy in my daily listening. But there’s a time and place for everything, and La Armada definitely hit that ... read more

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Labels: Pkew Pkew Pkew join Dine Alone Records

Posted Sept. 14, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Labels: Pkew Pkew Pkew join Dine Alone Records

Toronto punks Pkew Pkew Pkew announced a new 7" on Dine Alone Records, with more to come on their new label home. The trio will ... read more

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Shows: Punk Rock Bowling 2019 dates

Posted Sept. 14, 2018, 7:20 p.m.

Shows: Punk Rock Bowling 2019 dates

PUnk Rock Bowling returns to Las Vegas next year for tis 21st incarnation. The next festival takes place May 24-27, 2019. Additional details will be ... read more

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Trappist – Ancient Brewing Tactics

Posted Sept. 10, 2018, 9:22 p.m.

Trappist – Ancient Brewing Tactics

I could write way too many words about this album, but instead I’ll keep it short and mostly to the point. Ancient Brewing Tactics from Trappist is ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Keepers self-titled stream

Posted Sept. 9, 2018, 5:43 p.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Keepers self-titled stream

Scene Point Blank is hyped to be sharing a new full-length by San Diego’s Keepers. The noise-punk trip formed four years ago and released their ... read more

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Bands: Swans Oral History book out now

Posted Sept. 9, 2018, 3:20 p.m.

Bands: Swans Oral History book out now

Jawbone Press has recently published a new Swans book titled Sacrifice and Transcendence -- The Oral History. Written by Nick Soulsby, the book explores the history ... read more

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Tours: Culture Abuse, Nothing, and Gouge Away news

Posted Sept. 9, 2018, 11:13 a.m.

Tours: Culture Abuse, Nothing, and Gouge Away news

In support of their new album Bay Dream, Culture Abuse are hitting the road across North American and Europe. They're playing dates with Nothing this month, ... read more

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Records: Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers debut announced

Posted Sept. 9, 2018, 10:15 a.m.

Records: Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers debut announced

Laura Jane Grace, also the frontwoman of Against Me!, has announced a street date for the debut album of her latest project, Laura Jane Grace ... read more

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Records: Thom Yorke's Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film) to be released

Posted Sept. 9, 2018, 9:01 a.m.

Thom Yorke’s Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film) will be released October 26 on XL Recordings, on bouth double CD and double LP formats. The soundtrack features 25 compositions by Yorke, reimagining the 1977 horror film by Dario Argento. Over the course of the album it includes instrumental scores, ... read more

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Records: Margot & The Nuclear So and So's Animal/Not Animal

Posted Sept. 9, 2018, 8:32 a.m.

Records: Margot & The Nuclear So and So's Animal/Not Animal

A trio of Margot & The Nuclear So and So's records will be released on vinyl on Nov. 9. For the first time in over ... read more

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Records: New Direct Hit hitting soon

Posted Sept. 8, 2018, 12:13 p.m.

Direct Hit have debuted a video for "Welcome to Heaven" from their forthcoming new album Crown of Nothing, which drops officially on Sept. 23 on Fat Wreck Chords. The video was animated by Walker Dubois and the album itself was produced by Mike Kennerty (Masked Intruder, Screeching Weasel). On the new record, ... read more

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Tours: Street Sects US tour

Posted Sept. 8, 2018, 11:02 a.m.

Tours: Street Sects US tour

Since announcing their upcoming sophomore release, The Kicking Mule, next month, Street Sects now return with news of a significant US tour that puts them ... read more

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Records: Bad Sports to release new LP

Posted Sept. 8, 2018, 10:32 a.m.

Records: Bad Sports to release new LP

Texas trio Bad Sports are back with the upcoming Constant Stimulation, their fourth LP overall, to release on Oct. 29 on Dirtnap Records. The new ... read more

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Shows: Riot Fest 2018 single day lineups

Posted Sept. 8, 2018, 10:14 a.m.

Shows: Riot Fest 2018 single day lineups

Riot Fest just announced the daily schedules and single day ticket options, listed in full after the jump. The three day festival takes place this ... read more

Reviews

William Elliott Whitmore – Kilonova

Posted Sept. 3, 2018, 10:34 p.m.

William Elliott Whitmore – Kilonova

William Elliott Whitmore’s raspy folk pulls from diverse influences that are on full display over the span of 10 covers on Kilonova that don’t really sound like ... read more

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Proud Parents – Proud Parents

Posted Sept. 3, 2018, 10:29 p.m.

Proud Parents – Proud Parents

With three singers among the four familiar faces of Proud Parents, isn’t no surprise that the record succeeds on the band members’ ability to meet ... read more

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Records: New from Mark Sultan

Posted Sept. 3, 2018, 8:06 p.m.

Records: New from Mark Sultan

Mark Sultan has a new solo record due out on Oct. 12 on Modern Sky/Dirty Water Records. The new 13-song record is titled Let Me Out. ... read more

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Records: Ska Authentic (1964) rerelease

Posted Sept. 3, 2018, 7:37 p.m.

Records: Ska Authentic (1964) rerelease

First released in 1964, Studio One's Ska Authentic will see rerelease on Sept. 21. on cd and digital platforms. The LP was one of the first ... read more

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Records: Zeni Geva & Steve Albini 2xCD

Posted Sept. 3, 2018, 7:13 p.m.

Records: Zeni Geva & Steve Albini 2xCD

Cold Spring Reocrds has anounced an upcoming double CD release titled Maximum Implosion, featuring Zeni Geva who are joined by producer/musician Steve Albini (Shellac, Big ... read more

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Records: Pixies 30th anniversary reissues

Posted Sept. 3, 2018, 5:52 p.m.

Records: Pixies 30th anniversary reissues

The Pixies will celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of their debut with a special edition rerelase of their first release plus their first full-length, coming on ... read more

Reviews

Era Bleak – Demo 2018

Posted Aug. 27, 2018, 11:03 p.m.

Era Bleak – Demo 2018

Dirt Cult is one of the labels where I’ll check out a band based solely on the label’s history of releasing quality stuff that’s in ... read more

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Red City Radio – SkyTigers EP

Posted Aug. 27, 2018, 10:17 p.m.

Red City Radio – SkyTigers EP

Today’s story about wrong first impressions will be about Red City Radio, a some-kind-of-hyphen-punk band from OKC. I’ll admit I’m already behind on first listening ... read more

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Site News: Radon's More of Their Lies giveaway

Posted Aug. 26, 2018, 5:02 p.m.

Site News: Radon's More of Their Lies giveaway

Scene Point Blank is proud to team up with Radon to share their latest record, More of Their Lies. The album was released on CD ... read more

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Shows: Might As Well Fest 4 lineup

Posted Aug. 26, 2018, 3:41 p.m.

Shows: Might As Well Fest 4 lineup

Might As Well Fest 4 will take place on Oct. 20 this year. The not-for-profit all-day event will take place at New Cross Inn, London ... read more

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Records: Lee Corey Oswald to release new album

Posted Aug. 25, 2018, 10:30 a.m.

Records: Lee Corey Oswald to release new album

Lee Corey Oswald return on Oct. 12 with the new Darkness, Together on A-F Records. The new record contains 12 new songs. In addition to ... read more

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Records: New Dave Davies (The Kinks) in October

Posted Aug. 24, 2018, 9:42 p.m.

Records: New Dave Davies (The Kinks) in October

Kinks guitarist Dave Davies will return with a new 13-song collection of previously released recordings on Oct. 12. Titled Decade, the new album consists mostly ... read more

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Records: Here Come Tommy and the Commies

Posted Aug. 24, 2018, 8:54 p.m.

Records: Here Come Tommy and the Commies

Tommy and the Commies, featuring members of Strange Attractor and Statues, will release Here Come... on Sept. 28 on Slovenly Records. Playing hyped up mod-punk, the ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Radon

Posted Aug. 24, 2018, 8:33 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Radon

Dave Rohm (Radon) SPB: What’s your favorite 1990s Radon song to play live? Rohm: My favorite 1990’s Radon song to play live is called “Exhaustra.”  ... read more

Reviews

Vacation – Mouth Sounds #2699

Posted Aug. 20, 2018, 6:36 p.m.

Vacation – Mouth Sounds #2699

For running with the DIY punk scene, Vacation are surprisingly diverse (not to mention prolific). The band’s latest is the 12-song Mouth Sounds #2699 and its 26-minute ... read more

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Bands: Mercy Union (members of The Gaslight Anthem + The Scandals)

Posted Aug. 18, 2018, 3:34 p.m.

Bands: Mercy Union (members of The Gaslight Anthem + The Scandals)

Members of The Gaslight Anthem and The Scandals have teamed up on a new project known as Mercy Union. The band will release their debut ... read more

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Records: Larry and His Flask to return with This Remedy

Posted Aug. 18, 2018, 2:04 p.m.

Records: Larry and His Flask to return with This Remedy

Larry and His Flask return with their first album in five years, the new This Remedy, scheduled for release on Oct. 12 on Xtra Mile ... read more

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Tours: New Atmosphere song, US tour announcement

Posted Aug. 18, 2018, 1:31 p.m.

Tours: New Atmosphere song, US tour announcement

Atmosphere are prepping fans for an upcoming US tour with a new song (strem it below) titled "Make It All Better Again." The tour includes ... read more

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Records: New Thou full-length

Posted Aug. 18, 2018, 1:02 p.m.

Following the release of Rhea Sylvia this summer, Thou will unveil a brand new full-length named Magus at the end of the month -- August 31 on Sacred Bones. Watch a video for the new song "The Changeling Prince" here: read more

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Records: Third album from Savak

Posted Aug. 18, 2018, 12:31 p.m.

Records: Third album from Savak

Brooklyn-based Savak has announced the upcoming release of its third album, Beg Your Pardon on Ernest Jenning Record Co. The band notably features members of ... read more

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Bands: Low Spirits release unique single bundle

Posted Aug. 18, 2018, 12:02 p.m.

Low Spirits, a dro of Vinnie Fiorello (Less Than Jake) and JM Lansdowne who play "dark Americana" have released a unique single package. Purchase of the digital single also includes a 6x6 signed and numbered embossed digital print of any ghost art of your choosing, and 6x6 handwritten lyrics. The ... read more

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Records: Cloud Rat Disccography No. 2

Posted Aug. 18, 2018, 11:34 a.m.

Records: Cloud Rat Disccography No. 2

Moment of Collapse has announced Discography Number 2 from Cloud Rat. The collection includes 23 songs from a number of the bands splits and EPs. read more

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Records: Rations Noise and Unknown River Driver releasing split

Posted Aug. 18, 2018, 11:05 a.m.

Records: Rations Noise and Unknown River Driver releasing split

86'd Records will be releasing a new split 12" this winter between Rations Noise and Unknown River Driver. The two bands formed following Rations going on ... read more

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Tours: High on Fire US and Euro dates

Posted Aug. 18, 2018, 10:32 a.m.

Tours: High on Fire US and Euro dates

High on Fire, who will release Electric Messiah this October, have also announce a slew of tour dates with Municipal Wastem predated by European dates with ... read more

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Records: Cursive's Vitriola

Posted Aug. 17, 2018, 10:29 p.m.

Records: Cursive's Vitriola

Omaha's Cursive return with the brand new Vitriola, scheduled for release on Oct. 5 on the band's 15 Passenger Records (US), plus Big Scary Monsters ... read more

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Records: New Author & Punisher on its way

Posted Aug. 17, 2018, 10:10 p.m.

Records: New Author & Punisher on its way

On Oct. 5 Author & Punisher will release its sixth fll-length, titled Beastland and releasing via Relapse Records. Speaking of the record, Tristan Shone says: I built ... read more

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Records: Mean Caesar to release debut EP

Posted Aug. 17, 2018, 8:59 p.m.

London punks Mean Caesar have set a date of Oct. 5 for their debut EP. Self-titled, the EP will be issued by Little Rocket Records. The band, featuring members of Great Cynics and Pure Graft, formed two years ago but played their first shows in 2018. The EP is described as "deal[ing] with ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: The Sword

Posted Aug. 16, 2018, 11:45 a.m.

One Question Interviews: The Sword

Kyle Shutt (The Sword) SPB: How did you choose your weapons in the NES-inspired “Used Future” video? Kyle: Creating that video was a really fun experience.  ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Martin Bisi

Posted Aug. 16, 2018, 11:42 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Martin Bisi

Martin Bisi  SPB: There are all kinds of anniversary album/compilations out there. How did you choose this approach to celebration the milestone? Martin: I didn't ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: The Claudettes

Posted Aug. 16, 2018, 11:39 a.m.

One Question Interviews: The Claudettes

Johnny Iguana (The Claudettes) SPB: How did the band come to combine the different musical styles that make the Claudettes so unique?  Johny: I had ... read more

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One Question Interviews: City Mouse

Posted Aug. 16, 2018, 11:34 a.m.

One Question Interviews: City Mouse

Miski Dee (City Mouse) SPB: What is the most irritating thing that reviewers say about your band or that you overhear in the crowd? Miski ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Breag Naofa

Posted Aug. 16, 2018, 11:30 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Breag Naofa

Roger (Breag Naofa – guitar) SPB: Do any of your musician friends have tinnitus? Roger: I can’t speak on behalf of my fellow musicians, but ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Sect Mark

Posted Aug. 16, 2018, 11:28 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Sect Mark

Andrea (Sect Mark) SPB: How did you get involved with Iron Lung Records?  Andrea: We already got in touch by email with Iron Lung previously and ... read more

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Records: Sleep's Leagues Beneath single coming to vinyl

Posted Aug. 15, 2018, 9:32 p.m.

Records: Sleep's Leagues Beneath single coming to vinyl

Sleep returned earlier this year with the new full-length The Sciences (Third Man Records), and following it up with a 17-minute single for Adult Swim's Singles ... read more

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Tours: No Fun At All tour dates

Posted Aug. 15, 2018, 8:48 p.m.

Tours: No Fun At All tour dates

Reactivated Swedish punk bank No Fun At All will be hitting the US in early September, as well as stops in Mexico and Canada along ... read more

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Tours: Thom Yorke USA tour

Posted Aug. 13, 2018, 10:05 p.m.

Tours: Thom Yorke USA tour

Thom Yorke (Radiohead) has announced a series of live electronic performances across the US, playing songs off his solo albums The Erase, Tomorrow's Modern Boxes, and ... read more

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Records: Chad Price solo album

Posted Aug. 13, 2018, 9:06 p.m.

Records: Chad Price solo album

One Week Records will soon release a new solo album by Chad Price, whose past work includes All, Drag the River, and A Vulture Wake. ... read more

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Tours: Lemuria dates

Posted Aug. 11, 2018, 11:31 a.m.

Tours: Lemuria dates

Following the release of Recreational Hate and Companion this year, Lemuria will set out on the road this fall on a US tour with support from Bethlehem ... read more

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Records: Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers announce album

Posted Aug. 11, 2018, 11:03 a.m.

Records: Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers announce album

Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace has announced another project, Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers, who will release their debut this fall on Bloodshot ... read more

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Tours: Actors US tour dates

Posted Aug. 11, 2018, 10:02 a.m.

Tours: Actors US tour dates

Vancouver post-punk band Actors have scheduled a US tour in September, beginning in New York and wrapping up in Los Angeles. The band recently released their debut ... read more

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Records: New Mirrors for Psychic Warfare release

Posted Aug. 9, 2018, 9:04 p.m.

Records: New Mirrors for Psychic Warfare release

The industrial collaboration project between Scott Kelly (Neurosis) and Sanford Parker (Buried at Sea) will release the follow-up to Titled I See What I Became on ... read more

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Records: New Sunflo'er in September

Posted Aug. 9, 2018, 6:49 p.m.

Sunflo'er, from Potsdam, NY, will release their second LP No Hell next month, coming Sept. 28 on Noise Salvation Records. The CD version of the release will be packaged inside a zine that features original collages, photos and contributions from various members of the New York punk scene. The band previously ... read more

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Records: New High on Fire this October

Posted Aug. 6, 2018, 10:42 p.m.

Records: New High on Fire this October

On Oct. 5, High on Fire return with Electric Messiah, set to release on eOne. The album title is an homage to Lemmy, as the ... read more

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Tours: Slow Code on the road

Posted Aug. 6, 2018, 9:03 p.m.

Tours: Slow Code on the road

Seattle trio Slow Code have announced an extensive US tour, beginning at the end of this month and stetching into October. The band released Wastelayer this past ... read more

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Shows: Gonerfest 15 lineup finalized

Posted Aug. 5, 2018, 9:34 p.m.

Shows: Gonerfest 15 lineup finalized

Taking place Sept. 26-30 in Memphis, TN, Gonerfest 15 has confirmed the final lineup for the Goner Records' sponsored event that takes place over five days. ... read more

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Records: The Supersuckers - Suck It

Posted Aug. 5, 2018, 9:09 p.m.

Records: The Supersuckers - Suck It

Supersuckers will be back with a vengeance this fall, releasing a new album named Suck It on Sept. 21, plus several US tour dates in ... read more

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Records: Horsewhip debut

Posted Aug. 5, 2018, 11:33 a.m.

Records: Horsewhip debut

Featuring former members of Reversal Of Man, Early Grace, Combatwoundedveteran, Order of Importance, Sutek Conspiracy, and more, Horsewhip will release a self-titled 12" EP on ... read more

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Videos: Nineties ska documentary set for next year

Posted Aug. 5, 2018, 9:15 a.m.

Videos: Nineties ska documentary set for next year

Following a successful kickstarter campaign, PopMotion Pictures has committed to releasing Pick It Up! Ska in the '90s, a documentary that will explore the history ... read more

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Records: The Living End return with new album

Posted Aug. 4, 2018, 7:58 p.m.

On Sept. 28, The Living End return with Wunderbar, their eigth album overall. The album was written in Sept. 2017 and then rrecorded in Berlin in January of this year.  Here's a video for "Don't Lose It." read more

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Shows: Riot Fest full album set list announcements

Posted Aug. 4, 2018, 7:39 p.m.

Shows: Riot Fest full album set list announcements

Rito Fest is scheduled this year for Sept. 14-16 at Douglas Park in Chicago. SPB hit the event last year with these takeaways. But that ... read more

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Shows: Desert Daze 2018 lineup

Posted Aug. 4, 2018, 3:29 p.m.

Shows: Desert Daze 2018 lineup

Desert Daze 2018, scheduled for Oct. 12-14 at Moreno Beach/Lake Perris, CA, has announced phase III of its lineup. New announcements include My Blood Valentine, ... read more

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Bands: New EP & tour dates from Le Butcherettes

Posted Aug. 4, 2018, 3:05 p.m.

Bands: New EP & tour dates from Le Butcherettes

Le Butcherettes have had a busy year. The group recently signed with Rise Records and announced that Jerry Harrison of The Flaming Lips will produce ... read more

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Records: Geld releasing Soft Power later this month

Posted Aug. 4, 2018, 2:29 p.m.

Records: Geld releasing Soft Power later this month

Geld will release a new 4-song EP on August 30 titled Soft Power, including the track "Burning Hammer," which is embedded below. Following the release ... read more

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Tours: Spanish Love Songs headed to the UK

Posted Aug. 4, 2018, 2:04 p.m.

Tours: Spanish Love Songs headed to the UK

Los Angeles' Spanish Love Songs will head across the pond, as they say, this November-December for a run of dates that stretches across the UK ... read more

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Records: AJJ return with Lost Works: 2012-2016

Posted Aug. 4, 2018, 1:42 p.m.

Records: AJJ return with Lost Works: 2012-2016

Currently on tour with Kimya Dawson and Shellsag, plus celebrating the 10 year anniversary of their album People Who Can Eat People Are the Luckiest People in ... read more

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Records: New Hypnodrone Ensemble in the works

Posted Aug. 4, 2018, 1:01 p.m.

Records: New Hypnodrone Ensemble in the works

Hypnodrone Ensemble has signed with Wolves and Vibrancy Records to release their third album, to be titled Orchestral Favourites. The ambient/space rock ensemble features members ... read more

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Tours: Radioactivity East Coast tour

Posted Aug. 4, 2018, 12:31 p.m.

Tours: Radioactivity East Coast tour

This October Radioactivity will embark on an East-bound tour kicking off in St. Louis, MO and spanning across the US East Coast (plus Toronto). They'll be ... read more

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Records: Brand new Briefs

Posted Aug. 4, 2018, 12:05 p.m.

Records: Brand new Briefs

The Briefs have announced their first new recordings in over a decade: the upcoming Kids Laugh At You b/w She's the Rat, which officially releases ... read more

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Records: Night Birds flock back with "My Dad Is the BTK"

Posted Aug. 4, 2018, 10:59 a.m.

Records: Night Birds flock back with

Night Birds will return with a brand new 8-songer titled Roll Credits on Sept. 21 via Fat Wreck Chords. The East Coast punk band will release ... read more

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Records: Free Gridfailure download at Bandcamp

Posted Aug. 4, 2018, 10:31 a.m.

Records: Free Gridfailure download at Bandcamp

New York noise group Gridfailure are giving away downloads of the new Powerdementia EP, a 10-track, 30-minute collection of noise, found sounds, and field recordings mixed ... read more

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Records: New EP, new song by Loose

Posted Aug. 4, 2018, 10:04 a.m.

Records: New EP, new song by Loose

Featuring former members of Blowout, Naked Hour, and Riled, Portland, OR's Loose have announced their upcoming debut EP, Hair Cut, will release on August 17. The ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Discardography 2011-2013 by Warm Needles

Posted Aug. 1, 2018, 8:23 a.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Discardography 2011-2013 by Warm Needles

Out on August 1, Scene Point Blank is pleased to team up once again with Tour Van Records to share a full stream of the ... read more

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The Brokedowns – Sick of Space

Posted July 30, 2018, 7:40 p.m.

The Brokedowns – Sick of Space

When I stop and look at the discogs, The Brokedowns have been doing what they do for a long time now. What is that, exactly? ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Victory Kid

Posted July 28, 2018, 5:19 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Victory Kid

Harrison Nida (Victory Kid) SPB: Who is your favorite band/artist from the 2000-2010 era? Harrison: We chose Sum 41 because of their impact on the scene ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Geld

Posted July 28, 2018, 5:17 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Geld

Cormy (Geld) SPB: What is a hyped band, TV show, or movie that you just can’t get into? Cormy: Not really interested in the daily ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Loud Boyz

Posted July 28, 2018, 5:16 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Loud Boyz

Brandon (Loud Boyz – vocals) SPB: Another group shares your name when you do a Google search. Assuming you already know this, how did you ... read more

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Records: Anti-Flag goes unplugged

Posted July 27, 2018, 9 p.m.

Records: Anti-Flag goes unplugged

On. Sept. 28, Anti-Flag will unleash a brand new album, the all acoustic American Reckoning on Spinefarm Records.   The album consists of acoustic renditions of songs ... read more

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Records: SPB premiere: Shoebox Companion by Lower Automation

Posted July 26, 2018, 8:09 p.m.

Records: SPB premiere: Shoebox Companion by Lower Automation

Chicago's Lower Automation are back with the new self-released album Shoebox Companion, out Friday July 27. The SPB devout may remember when we premiered Maps in ... read more

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MP3s: Listen to the new Gulch EP

Posted July 26, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

MP3s: Listen to the new Gulch EP

San Jose's Gulch are streaming their upcoming 7" on Creator-Destructor at Bandcamp (and embedded below) before its August 10 release. Titled Burning Desire To Draw ... read more

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Bands: New Hold Steady Single

Posted July 22, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

Bands: New Hold Steady Single

The Hold Steady released a new digial single last Friday, "The Stove & The Toaster b/w Star 18." The new single is their second such ... read more

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Bands: New video and tour info from Restorations

Posted July 22, 2018, 9:02 p.m.

Restorations, set to release LP5000 on Sept. 28 on Tiny Engines, have unveiled a video for a new song, "The Red Door," from their forthcoming release. The album marks their return to Tiny Engines record label and, to support its release, they will kick off an October tour with labelmates Wild Pink and ... read more

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Records: Reissue of Penny Rimbaud's Oh Magick Kingdom

Posted July 22, 2018, 8:53 p.m.

Records: Reissue of Penny Rimbaud's Oh Magick Kingdom

After an extremely limited release in 2011 (60 CDs), Cold Spring Records has announced the re-release of Penny Rimbaud's (Crass) Oh Magick Kingdom. Focused on ... read more

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Tours: Echo & the Bunnymen + Violent Femmes

Posted July 21, 2018, 8:26 p.m.

Tours: Echo & the Bunnymen + Violent Femmes

Alt-rock heavyhitters the Violent Femmes and Echo & the Bunnymen are sharing the stage in a coheadlining tour of the US, currently wrapping up in ... read more

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Records: New from The Drowns

Posted July 21, 2018, 7:17 p.m.

The Drowns will release View From the Bottom next month, on August 31, via Bypolar and 1984 Records (US) and Gunner Records (Europe). The band features former members of The Briggs, The Shell Corporation, and Success. The general sound pulls from 1990s singalong influences like The Bouncing Souls. Check out "Eternal ... read more

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Records: New Divided Heaven, out now

Posted July 21, 2018, 6:21 p.m.

Records: New Divided Heaven, out now

Divided Heaven, the "part full band, part solo" project fronted by Jeff Berman (Protagonist, The Statiks, The Boils), released the new Cold War LP yesterday, July ... read more

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Videos: New "double single" from Four Fists

Posted July 21, 2018, 12:59 p.m.

Videos: New

Collaborative hip-hop project Four Fists is back with the release of "Nobody's Biz/G.D.R.F." The project is a joint effort between P.O.S and Astronautalis and they ... read more

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Splits: Minus the Bear is over, announce farewell tour

Posted July 21, 2018, 12:30 p.m.

Splits: Minus the Bear is over, announce farewell tour

After nearly two decades as a goup, Minus the Bear has announced their breakup, followed by a final US tour and a 4-song EP in ... read more

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Bands: Guitarist Brian Patton leaves Eyehategod

Posted July 21, 2018, 12:23 p.m.

Bands: Guitarist Brian Patton leaves Eyehategod

There's news on the Eyehategod front, as guitarist Brian Patton has decided to leave the band.  Patton issued the following statement about his departure: Touring ... read more

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Records: Botch American Nervoso repress

Posted July 21, 2018, 11:26 a.m.

Records: Botch American Nervoso repress

Hydra Head Records have announced purple and steam colored vinyl represses of Botch's 1998 debut American Nervoso are currently available. The label found the a ... read more

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The Bils – Past Masters: Volume 1

Posted July 16, 2018, 6:38 p.m.

The Bils – Past Masters: Volume 1

The Bils are Bil and Michelle Bilson, a husband-wife duo that play laid back rock schooled by classic duets. Depending which paragraph of their press ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Cabin Fever

Posted July 16, 2018, 12:48 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Cabin Fever

Sean Moriarty (The Cabin Fever) SPB: Which song would you want played at your funeral? Sean: The song I want played at my funeral is ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Fleeting Ends

Posted July 16, 2018, 12:47 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Fleeting Ends

Matthew (The Fleeting Ends) SPB: What is your favorite book about music? Matthew: My favorite book about music would have to be Starman -- a ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Northless

Posted July 16, 2018, 12:43 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Northless

Erik (Northless) SPB: How did you first get involved with (or meet) Halo of Flies?  Erik: I first met Cory from Halo Of Flies Records ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Wild Arrows

Posted July 16, 2018, 12:40 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Wild Arrows

Mike Law (Wild Arrows) SPB: What is the most valuable thing you’ve lost on tour? Mike: I almost lost a show, does that count? On ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Vile Creature

Posted July 16, 2018, 12:33 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Vile Creature

Vile Creature SPB: What is your favorite (non Vile Creature) release on Halo of Flies? Vile Creature: Both of us find it hard to pick ... read more

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Records: Pig Destroyer return with Head Cage

Posted July 15, 2018, 7:26 p.m.

Records: Pig Destroyer return with Head Cage

Pig Destroyer will return with Head Cage on Sept. 7. Head Cage was recorded by guitarist Scott Hull, mixed and mastered by Will Putney, and features guest vocals ... read more

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Tours: Full of Hell touring with Outer Heaven

Posted July 15, 2018, 6:33 p.m.

Tours: Full of Hell touring with Outer Heaven

Full of Hell, who will soon embark on a European tour, will follow that by spanning the US East Coast with Relapse Records labelmates Outer ... read more

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Tours: Eddie Spaghetti solo in Australia

Posted July 15, 2018, 6:08 p.m.

Tours: Eddie Spaghetti solo in Australia

Eddit Spaghetti of Supersuckers will be hitting Australia for a 7-date solo tour this August, beginning on August 10 and running until August 19. For ... read more

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Tours: Woe and Wrym announced tour dates

Posted July 15, 2018, 5:31 p.m.

Tours: Woe and Wrym announced tour dates

In September, New York's Woe will begin a 12-date tour where they'll be joined by WVRM. Woe most recently released Hope Attirition (Vendetta) in 2017. read more

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Tours: Anti-Flag heavy touring through October

Posted July 15, 2018, 5:15 p.m.

Tours: Anti-Flag heavy touring through October

In addition to a US tour this summer, Anti-Flag have announced UK and European dates to be joined by Silverstein, Cancer Bats, and Worriers and ... read more

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Labels: New It Came From The Abyss compilation series

Posted July 15, 2018, 4:36 p.m.

Labels: New It Came From The Abyss compilation series

Dark Operative will release It Came From The Abyss (Volume 1), the first in a series of thematic compilations, on August 10 on both digital ... read more

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Bands: New song from Daughters, new LP to come

Posted July 15, 2018, 4:02 p.m.

Bands: New song from Daughters, new LP to come

Daughters have just released "Satan in the Wait," their first new song in 8 years. The new song is a teaser of more to come, ... read more

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Records: Swingin' Utters return with new album

Posted July 15, 2018, 3:30 p.m.

Records: Swingin' Utters return with new album

San Francisco punks Swingin' Utters have announced their next record, Peace and Love, will release on August 31 on Fat Wreck Chords.   The band unveiled ... read more

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Records: New Porcupine out this fall

Posted July 15, 2018, 3 p.m.

Records: New Porcupine out this fall

This fall Minneapolis trio Porcupine will release a new album on DC-Jam Records/Dead Broke Rekerds. The band includes former Hüsker Dü bassist Greg Norton. Additional ... read more

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Records: Lemuria releases Companion

Posted July 14, 2018, 10:34 p.m.

Records: Lemuria releases Companion

After releasing Recreational Hate in February, Lemuria has released Companion to "illuminate" the previous record's experience. The first 7 songs on Companion come from the same recording session as Recreational ... read more

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Records: Benoit return with Master

Posted July 14, 2018, 10:09 a.m.

Records: Benoit return with Master

Los Angeles-based Benoit is set to release their first album in seven years, Master, on August 10. Playing in the metallic hardcore sThe LP will ... read more

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Elway – For the Sake of the Bit

Posted July 9, 2018, 11:48 p.m.

Elway – For the Sake of the Bit

Elway kick off their latest with “Inches,” a middle finger at those of us listening to and writing about their music. So, well, I’m not ... read more

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Labels: Actor Observer sign with No Sleep

Posted July 8, 2018, 12:31 p.m.

Labels: Actor Observer sign with No Sleep

Post-hardcore band Actor Observer have teamed up with No Sleep Records for the release of their debut full-length, Pareidolia, which releases on August 24. The ... read more

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Tours: Father Murphy in the US one last time

Posted July 8, 2018, 11:39 a.m.

Tours: Father Murphy in the US one last time

Father Murphy, who released the final album A Requiem Ceremony Celebrating the Life and Death of Father Murphy (Ramp Local/Avant!), has announced a final US tour ... read more

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Videos: Slits documentary coming to DVD

Posted July 8, 2018, 11:07 a.m.

Previously released in the UK, Here To Be Heard: The Story Of THE SLITS was recently released in North America by MVD Entertainment Group in a deluxe DVD package and digital formats. Formed in London in 1976, the band is credited as being the first all girl punk band. The documentary features ... read more

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Records: No Sleep compiles Summer Bummer sampler

Posted July 8, 2018, 10:32 a.m.

Records: No Sleep compiles Summer Bummer sampler

“The sampler culture of the 90’s is dead, and that is a sad sad thing,” No Sleep founder and president Chris Hansen says of Bummer ... read more

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Bands: Some Swans news

Posted July 7, 2018, 2:18 p.m.

Bands: Some Swans news

Swans will soon reissue Soundtracks for the Blind, originally released in 1996 before the band's hiatus (which lasted until their reformation in 2010). The reissue ... read more

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Records: Bummer debut

Posted July 7, 2018, 12:06 p.m.

Records: Bummer debut

Kansas City noise-rock trio Bummer have set the release date for their debut album, Holy Terror. The new album officially releases on August 24 on Learning ... read more

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Bands: New Tim Hecker soon, remasters now

Posted July 7, 2018, 11:44 a.m.

Bands: New Tim Hecker soon, remasters now

Kranky has announced the release of two vinyl remasters from Tim Hecker's catalog, Radio Amor (2003) and Haunt Me, Haunt Me Do It Again (2001), his ... read more

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Bands: American Television: new music, new coffee

Posted July 7, 2018, 11:29 a.m.

Bands: American Television: new music, new coffee

Coffee has a special place in pop-punk history, and it's at the forefront of the soon-to-release Death Defier by Washington DC's American Television. When the band ... read more

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Records: Katie Ellen EP + dates with Lemuria

Posted July 7, 2018, 10:59 a.m.

Records: Katie Ellen EP + dates with Lemuria

Katie Ellen will release the new Still Life EP later this month on July 20 (Lauren Records). The band, which includes former Chumped members Anika Pyle and ... read more

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Chain Cult – Demo 2018

Posted July 2, 2018, 6:41 p.m.

Chain Cult – Demo 2018

I don’t know much about Chain Cult – and sometimes that’s a good thing coming into a band. Instead of a bio, the review might ... read more

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Bands: Strung Out - Astrolux Golden Ale

Posted June 30, 2018, 12:24 p.m.

Bands: Strung Out - Astrolux Golden Ale

California Strung Out fans can now enjoy a golden ale designed for the long-running Golden State band, made by Lucky Luke Brewing. "For tasting notes, we ... read more

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Records: Primitive Man and Unearthly Trance split in August

Posted June 30, 2018, 11 a.m.

On August 17, Relapse Records will release a 7-song split LP between Denver's Primitive Man and New York's Unearthly Trance. To two bands came together to record this trailer for the upcoming release: Primitive Man has an uncoming European tour with -(16)-.  read more

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Records: SUNN O))) White reissues

Posted June 30, 2018, 10:30 a.m.

Records: SUNN O))) White reissues

SUNN O))) is reissuing both White albums, White1 and White2, this summer as part of Southern Lord's ongoing 20th anniversary celebration. For the reissue, the band remastered the original ... read more

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Tours: Spotlights dates, including with Quicksand and Glassjaw

Posted June 29, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Tours: Spotlights dates, including with Quicksand and Glassjaw

Ipecac artists Spotlights have announced several tour dates this summer, including headlining shows, others where they'll share the bill with Quicksand and Glassjaw, and a ... read more

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Records: SIMS x Air Credits x ICETEP

Posted June 29, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

Twin Cities + Chicago hip-hop collaboration SIMS x Air Credits x ICETEP have dropped a video for "Hologramme" off their soon to release debut Artería Verité. Consisting of Sims (Doomtree), Air Credits (ShowYouSuck and Steve Reidell) and producer ICETEP, the effort is described as "rap music from the near and bleak ... read more

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MP3s: Vacation preview "Skyline" from new album

Posted June 29, 2018, 8:30 p.m.

MP3s: Vacation preview

Ohio's ever-busy Vacation have unveiled the track "Skyline" for their forthcoming new LP Mouth Sounds #2699, due on July 27 (Let's Pretend Records). Last year ... read more

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Records: Down By Law announce 11th album

Posted June 29, 2018, 6:52 p.m.

Records: Down By Law announce 11th album

On August 3, Kung Fu Records will release All In, the 11th album from Los Angeles' Down By Law. It will be distributed through Cleopatra ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Actors

Posted June 29, 2018, 4:25 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Actors

Jason Corbett (Actors) SPB: Between music journalism and genre-tagging, musical descriptions often get pretty out there. What is the most ridiculous genre name or description you've heard of ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Not A Part Of It

Posted June 29, 2018, 4:23 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Not A Part Of It

Jason Burton (Not A Part Of It) SPB: What’s the most tiresome stereotype about punk rock? Jason: Nothing gets tiresome with Punk Rock. Even the ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Paddy Hanna

Posted June 29, 2018, 4:22 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Paddy Hanna

Paddy Hanna SPB: What’s the best pop song of the last 10 years? Paddy: Get Lucky, Daft Punk Pop music suffers from three significant issues: ... read more

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Records: Qui and Three One G team up for Snuh

Posted June 25, 2018, 8 p.m.

Records: Qui and Three One G team up for Snuh

Los Angeles-based duo Qui have announced a new LP on the way named Snuh. In addition to their mix of noise and melody through the ... read more

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Records: Face to Face acoustic sessions

Posted June 25, 2018, 7:55 p.m.

West Coast punks Face to Face will release their first ever acoustic record later this year. Titled Hold Fast (Acoustic Sessions), the new album releases on July 27 on Fat Wreck Chords. The album consists of reworked material from their backcatalog, dating between songs originally released in 1992 up to ... read more

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Shows: Gonerfest 15 initial lineup

Posted June 24, 2018, 3:31 p.m.

Shows: Gonerfest 15 initial lineup

There will still be more to come, but Gonerfest 15 has saved the dates and announced the core lineup for Goner Records' fifteenth Gonerfest. Taking ... read more

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Records: Debut coming from Former Member

Posted June 24, 2018, 3:25 p.m.

A new band, aptly named Former Member, will release their debut album on July 13. The band was formed by Jason Shevchuk (ex-Kid Dynamite, ex-None More Black) alongside Grammy-nominated producer Will Yip on drums. The band will release Old Youth on Yip's Memory Music label. To introduce the group to fans, ... read more

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Records: Live Nick Cave EP

Posted June 22, 2018, 7:34 p.m.

Records: Live Nick Cave EP

On Sept. 28, Bad Seed Ltd will release Distant Sky - Live in Copenhagen, a 4-song live EP by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. ... read more

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Bands: Fight Amp and Legendary Divorce members form Low Dose

Posted June 21, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

Bands: Fight Amp and Legendary Divorce members form Low Dose

New Philadelphia band Low Dose has released the song "For Sure," rising from the ashes of Fight Amp. The band consists of all three Fight ... read more

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Pinned In Place – Rubbernecking at the Gates of Hell

Posted June 18, 2018, 7:31 p.m.

Pinned In Place – Rubbernecking at the Gates of Hell

I’ve been debating how to describe this one for a while. Pinned in Place aren’t exactly happy campers, but compared to most of what I’ve ... read more

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Records: Jon Spencer solo album coming this fall

Posted June 17, 2018, 2:02 p.m.

Records: Jon Spencer solo album coming this fall

The one and only Jon Spencer will release a solo album this fall, the prominent rocker's first under his own moniker. To be titled Spencer ... read more

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Videos: New Needs

Posted June 17, 2018, 1:32 p.m.

Vancouver's Needs have a new song out now and a new album soon to come. The band premiered "Everybody Makes Me Steaks" in video format earlier this week, here: The song comes from their June 22 sophomore release Limitations, which will be released on File Under: Music. read more

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Shows: A celebration of Caleb Scofield

Posted June 17, 2018, 11:46 a.m.

Shows: A celebration of Caleb Scofield

A benefit concert featuring Cave In, Old Man Gloom, Pelican, Celestial (ISIS), and 27 will take place in Los Angeles on Oct. 13. The concert ... read more

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Records: Opening Bell/Sleeping Giant Glossolalia prep new release

Posted June 17, 2018, 10 a.m.

Opening Bell is preparing for the release of Compound Eyes/Loma Atoma, a two-song EP and the 50th overall release by Brooklyn label Sleeping Giant Flossolalia. The song "Loma Atomal" is available for streaming now, and the EP comes out on July 6: Opening Bell "Compound Eyes/Loma Atomal" by Sleeping Giant ... read more

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Records: The Black Queen's Infinite Games

Posted June 17, 2018, 9:32 a.m.

Records: The Black Queen's Infinite Games

"Electronic-meets-alternative" trio The Black Queen are back with a new album on Sept. 28. Named Infinite Games, the record will feature ten new songs and ... read more

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Bands: Coarse release new song (ex-Capsize, ex-Old Wounds)

Posted June 13, 2018, 9:02 p.m.

A new two-piece named Coarse has released the video to "Shed" (below) of their upcoming 6-song debut EP. The band features Brandon Gallagher (ex-Old Wounds - drums, vocals, programming) and Ryan Knowles (ex-Capsize - guitars, vocals, programming) and seeks to play heavy music that is district from their previous projects. Their EP drops ... read more

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DeeCracks – Sonic Delusions

Posted June 11, 2018, 6:03 p.m.

DeeCracks – Sonic Delusions

DeeCracks don’t reinvent anything, but they don’t regurgitate it either. There’s a lot of Ramones behind the experienced Austrian band, but they utilize familiar techniques like harmonies, ... read more

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Bands: Dollar Signs album and tour

Posted June 10, 2018, 3:59 p.m.

Bands: Dollar Signs album and tour

Dollar Signs have had a busy June. First, they released a puppet-y video for "Waste My Life Away," teasing the sound of the upcoming This ... read more

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Tours: The Sword announces more summer tour dates

Posted June 10, 2018, 3:04 p.m.

The Sword, who were kind enough to talk with SPB about their latest album earlier this year, have announced Leg 4 of their "Used Future" tour. This run of dates kicks things off in Oklahoma City in late July and runs through mid-August, wrapping things up in Orlando, FL. To ... read more

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Records: Downtown LA Rehearsal/Rifftape March 1998 on vinyl

Posted June 10, 2018, 2:48 p.m.

Records: Downtown LA Rehearsal/Rifftape March 1998 on vinyl

SUNN O)))'s Downtown LA Rehearsal/Rifftape March 1998 will be getting a limited edition vinyl pressing from Southern Lord Recordings in honor of the label's 20th anniversary ... read more

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Music News: Vulgar Display of Purring awareness program launched

Posted June 10, 2018, 2:05 p.m.

Music News: Vulgar Display of Purring awareness program launched

A new non-profit initiative named And Justice For Paws... was recently launched by Bob Legowe, co-owner of Brutal Panda Records. The initiative will raise money ... read more

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Tours: Round Eye in the USA

Posted June 10, 2018, 1:35 p.m.

Tours: Round Eye in the USA

Shanghai's Round Eye, described as saxophone-laden freak punk, will embark on the US tour next month, starting on July 3 in San Francisco and crossing ... read more

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Records: News from The Dirty Nil

Posted June 10, 2018, 12:30 p.m.

Canadian rocker punks The Dirty Nil just shared "Bathed in Light," the first taste off their upcoming new LP Master Volume. The new record will come out on  Sept. 14. on Dine Alone Records. Get ready with a listen to the new song, here: read more

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Records: New Get Married material in August

Posted June 10, 2018, noon

Records: New Get Married material in August

On August 17, Get Married will unveil a new full-length titled Songs for the Sleepless, a co-release between Asian Man Records and Wiretap Records. The ... read more

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Records: UK Subs covers album out on June 22

Posted June 10, 2018, 11:37 a.m.

Records: UK Subs covers album out on June 22

Long-running punk band UK Subs is set to release SubVerions, their first covers album in their now 42-year career. The record, wihich features covers of MC5, ... read more

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Records: The Flaming Lips (Restless era) to get vinyl release

Posted June 10, 2018, 11 a.m.

Records: The Flaming Lips (Restless era) to get vinyl release

Rhino Records and Warner Bros. Records, who recently remastered the Restless Records era releases of The Flaming Lips (1886-1990), will soon be releasing those albums on ... read more

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Records: New Flatliners EP soon

Posted June 10, 2018, 10:29 a.m.

Records: New Flatliners EP soon

The Flatliners recently debuted "The Arousal of Repair," a new song from their forthcoming 7" EP Mass Candescence. The EP includes 3 songs in total and ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Guerilla Poubelle

Posted June 10, 2018, 2:42 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Guerilla Poubelle

Till Lemoine (Guerilla Poubelle-vocals/guitar) SPB: What is the furthest you’ve ever traveled to see a show (and who/where was it)?Till: I guess the furthest I ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Professor and the Madman

Posted June 10, 2018, 2:38 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Professor and the Madman

Sean Elliott (Professor and the Madman-co-vocalist) SPB: When did you first "discover" punk rock? Sean: I first heard the term 'punk rock' in elementary school. ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Shell Corporation

Posted June 6, 2018, 8:25 a.m.

One Question Interviews: The Shell Corporation

Curtiss (The Shell Corporation) SPB: What is your favorite documentary or music-related film? Curtiss: Ok, so total disclosure, I’ve never actually seen my favorite music ... read more

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One Question Interviews: American Standards

Posted June 6, 2018, 8:23 a.m.

One Question Interviews: American Standards

Brandon Kellum (American Standards) SPB: Have you ever forgotten lyrics midsong? How did you recover? Brandon: There’s always the fear that I’ll forget a part ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Jon Langford

Posted June 6, 2018, 8:21 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Jon Langford

Jon Langford SPB: Besides music, what other arts interest or inspire you? Jon: I'm up to my earholes in music, art, politics, poetry & history ... read more

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MP3s: SPB premiere: "Date Me" by Squarecrow

Posted June 5, 2018, 4:40 p.m.

MP3s: SPB premiere:

Today Scene Point Blank is premiering “Date Me,” a song off the brand new Before the Sun Catches Us All by San Diego’s Squarecrow. The ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Batboy/Sarchasm split EP

Posted June 5, 2018, 2:08 p.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Batboy/Sarchasm split EP

Scene Point Blank is excited to feature a stream of the new split EP from Bat Boy and Sarchasm, out this Friday (June 8) on ... read more

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Tours: Big|Brave schedule summer tour

Posted June 2, 2018, 12:31 p.m.

Tours: Big|Brave schedule summer tour

Big|Brave will set forth on a North American your later this month, joined on select dates by The Body and Lingua Ignota. Running June 29-July ... read more

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Records: New Yob streaming

Posted June 2, 2018, 11:54 a.m.

Records: New Yob streaming

NPR is streaming Our Raw Heart, the newest album from Yob, which comes out officially next Friday, June 8 (Relapse Records). Following the release of the ... read more

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Bands: New release from Mirrors for Psychic Warfare

Posted June 2, 2018, 10:30 a.m.

Bands: New release from Mirrors for Psychic Warfare

Mirrors for Psychic Warfare, a project between Scott Kelly (Neurosis) and Sanford Parker (Buried at Sea), have announced two upcoming shows with Godflesh in Chicago ... read more

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Records: New from Blind Justice

Posted June 2, 2018, 10:04 a.m.

Records: New from Blind Justice

New Jersey's Blind Justice have premiered "Never Enough" from their upcoming No Matter the Cost LP, scheduled for release on Flatspot Records/Edgewood Records. It is the ... read more

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Tours: Pity Party West Coast tour

Posted June 2, 2018, 9:34 a.m.

Tours: Pity Party West Coast tour

Recent La Escalera signees Pity Party have announced a US West Coast tour this summer with stops in California, Oregon, Washington, and Nevada. They'll be ... read more

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The Lawrence Arms – We Are the Champions of the World (A Retrospectus)

Posted May 21, 2018, 11:44 p.m.

The Lawrence Arms – We Are the Champions of the World (A Retrospectus)

The excitement of We Are the Champions of the Word (Retrospectus) is supposed to be the five new songs at the end of the 29-song collection. It ... read more

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Records: Restorations LP5000

Posted May 21, 2018, 9:07 p.m.

Records: Restorations LP5000

Restorations have announced their first release since LP3 in 2014. The band, who released their last effort on SideOneDummy, will return to Tiny Engines (who ... read more

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Records: The return of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Posted May 21, 2018, 8:25 p.m.

Records: The return of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones--who announced the curation of Cranking & Skanking Fest to take place later this year in Massachusetts--will release a brand new album on June ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Dead Empires

Posted May 21, 2018, 3:45 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Dead Empires

DJ Scully (Dead Empires) SPB: How did including a vocalist change your songwriting approach? Did it? Scully: Ironically, adding Jason didn't change anything for us ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Unwelcome Guests

Posted May 21, 2018, 3:43 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Unwelcome Guests

Micah Winship (Unwelcome Guests) SPB: Dumpster diving: yes or no? Got any stories?  Micah: Dumpster diving? - yes. Though it's been a while for me, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Lydia Loveless

Posted May 21, 2018, 3:41 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Lydia Loveless

Lydia Loveless SPB: Who is your favorite pre-1960s artist? Loveless: Erik Satie.  As a child who didn’t love practicing piano but loved the idea of being ... read more

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Records: New video by James Williamson and the Pink Hearts

Posted May 20, 2018, 9:13 a.m.

James Williamson and the Pink Hearts have shared a video to "Riot on the Strip" off their upcoming album Behind the Shade, which releases June 22 on Leopard Lady Records. The band, featuring James Williamson of Iggy and the Stooges fame. The song is about the Los Angeles music scene, ... read more

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Labels: New Age celebrates 30 years with all day festival

Posted May 19, 2018, 1:01 p.m.

Labels: New Age celebrates 30 years with all day festival

New Age Records, founded in 1989, will celebrate 30 years with a diverse all-day festival on August 25, 2018. With a lineup including Trail, Strife, ... read more

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Tours: The Selecter + The English Beat

Posted May 19, 2018, 12:43 p.m.

Tours: The Selecter + The English Beat

This fall, 2 Tone legends The Selecter & The English Beat Feat. Ranking Roger will hit the US on a co-headlining tour. The two groups ... read more

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Music News: Justin Pearson lyric book on the way

Posted May 19, 2018, 11 a.m.

Music News: Justin Pearson lyric book on the way

Three One G has opened pre-orders for The Race to Zero, a collection of lyrics and other creative prose from Justin Pearson over the years. Pearson, ... read more

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Records: Luke McNeill (The Copyrights) has two new releases

Posted May 19, 2018, 10:30 a.m.

Luke McNeills, known as the drummer and songwriter of The Copyrights, has two additional projects with upcoming releases, both on Rad Girlfriend Records. Starter Jacket is a power pop/punk band comprised of McNeill on vocals/guitar, joined by Lanny Durbin (vocals/guitar), Fred Malcom (drums), and Matt Sailor (bass). The band will ... read more

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Bands: Michael Gira and Swans updates

Posted May 19, 2018, 10:06 a.m.

Bands: Michael Gira and Swans updates

Swans has three new news-worthy pieces of information. The band's 1996 album Soundtracks for the Blind will be released in a limited edition vinyl box ... read more

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Records: Aspiga Through the Years

Posted May 18, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Records: Aspiga Through the Years

Aspiga will soon release a new collection called Dragged Through the Years, set for a Sept. 7 release on digital and vinyl formats via A-F ... read more

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Records: Mike Patton's 1922 film score to see release

Posted May 17, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

Records: Mike Patton's 1922 film score to see release

Mike Patton's score for the Netflix film 1922 will be released on July 20 on Ipecac Recordings. The film itself is based on a story by ... read more

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Tours: Geld to tour US coasts this summer

Posted May 17, 2018, 9:05 p.m.

Tours: Geld to tour US coasts this summer

Australia's Geld have announced a US tour, running first along the West Coast and followed by a string of dates along the Eastern seaboard. The ... read more

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Bands: New from The Pauses

Posted May 17, 2018, 8:30 p.m.

Bands: New from The Pauses

The Pauses have two exciting pieces of news to announce. First, they're releasing the new Unbuildingon June 22 on Arctic Rodeo Recordings. The new album is ... read more

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Tours: Mobina Galore announce flexi and tour

Posted May 17, 2018, 8:07 p.m.

Tours: Mobina Galore announce flexi and tour

Mobina Galore, who have upcoming dates with both Typesetter and Propagandhi, have released a new flexi 7" on New Damage Records titled Fade Away in preparation ... read more

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Records: New Fucked Up 7-inch in June

Posted May 17, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Records: New Fucked Up 7-inch in June

Canadian punks Fucked up will release a limited edition 7" next month on Tankcrimes. Titled High Rise and set for release on June 15, the two-song ... read more

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MP3s: Stream Nequient's Wolves at the Door

Posted May 17, 2018, 7:03 p.m.

MP3s: Stream Nequient's Wolves at the Door

New Noise is streaming the brand new Wolves at the Door by Nequient, which comes out this Friday on Nefarious Industries. Listen here. The band ... read more

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Raging Nathans – Cheap Fame

Posted May 17, 2018, 5:03 p.m.

Raging Nathans – Cheap Fame

This what pop-punk used to mean. On the record it’s clean and melodic, while the live show feels more aggressive and forceful. Think of those ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: NVM by Fleabite

Posted May 14, 2018, 9:25 p.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: NVM by Fleabite

Our featured stream at Scene Point Blank is the brand new EP NVM from Fleabite and Salinas Records. The 6-song EP, which is officially out on June ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Loose Grip Records

Posted May 14, 2018, 12:35 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Loose Grip Records

Ed Taylor (Loose Grip Records) SPB: There are infinite benefit compilations available. Yet this one [Love Oakland: A Benefit for those Affected by The Ghost ... read more

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One Question Interviews: At The Heart Of The World

Posted May 14, 2018, 12:34 p.m.

One Question Interviews: At The Heart Of The World

Daniel Porter (At the Heart Of The World – guitar/programmer) SPB: Do you wear earplugs when you play? Why/why not? Daniel: I wear them when I ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Round Eye

Posted May 14, 2018, 12:33 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Round Eye

Chachy (Round Eye)   SPB: What is the most thankless job in the music industry? Chachy: In mainland China I would say the promoters, especially if ... read more

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Records: Inter Arma enter the studio

Posted May 12, 2018, 4:51 p.m.

Records: Inter Arma enter the studio

Inter Arma are heading back to the studio for their their fourth full-length, which will be recorded at The Tracking Room in Nashville, TN and Dark ... read more

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Bands: Torche in studio

Posted May 12, 2018, 11:30 a.m.

Bands: Torche in studio

Torche has returned to the studio for a new album set for release next year on Relapse. Not yet titled, the album will be the ... read more

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Tours: Tokyo Police Club fall tour

Posted May 12, 2018, 11:15 a.m.

Tours: Tokyo Police Club fall tour

Tokyo Police Club are set for a busy 2018. The band recently toured with Matt & Kim and put out a Record Store Day special release, ... read more

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Labels: Chris Barrows Band, Pink Lincolns, and more

Posted May 12, 2018, 10:30 a.m.

Rad Girlfriend Records is releasing three Chris Barrows-related projects on June 29: a reissue of The Pink LIncolns Suck and Bloat, an LP from The Spears, and a new EP by The Chris Barrows Band. Barrows fronts all three projects. The Pink Lincolns formed in 1986 and plays a harder ... read more

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Records: Slowtrip to release EP next week

Posted May 11, 2018, 8:31 p.m.

Records: Slowtrip to release EP next week

Slowtrip will release the EP Blur on May 18 (digital) and July 13 (vinyl), on Anchor Eighty-Four. Formed in 2017, the shoegazey Los Angeles-based band features ... read more

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Records: New Vacation this summer

Posted May 11, 2018, 8:13 p.m.

Records: New Vacation this summer

On July 27, Ohio's Vacation will return with Mouth Sounds #2699, the follow-up to last year's double LP Southern Grass: The Continuation of Rock’n’Roll. The record ... read more

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Records: Ty Segall solo acoustic and on the road (as always)

Posted May 10, 2018, 10 p.m.

Records: Ty Segall solo acoustic and on the road (as always)

The ever-busy Ty Segall has announced a solo acoustic tour in the US this fall, following a European tour with The Freedom Band to accompany ... read more

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Records: Longshot + Lazerbeak

Posted May 10, 2018, 9:19 p.m.

Chicago emcee and Doomtree producer Lazerbeak have teamed up on a new 14-track album called Parades.  They recently premiered "Just Dance," (below) and opened up pre-orders at the Doomtree Records website. The record formally releases on Friday June 8. read more

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Tours: Harm's Way in NW and on Warped

Posted May 10, 2018, 8:01 p.m.

Tours: Harm's Way in NW and on Warped

Metal Blade artists Harm's Way have announced a Pacific Northwest tour with Soft Kill. The tour will lead up to late June when the group ... read more

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Videos: Taken release their first ever video

Posted May 10, 2018, 7:53 p.m.

The reunited Taken have offered up a video (the band's first) for the song "Reflect" off their new EP, With Regard To, which released last month on April 27. The EP is the band's first new material since 2004. Fans can check out the video here. read more

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Marriage Material – Making the Worry Worth It

Posted May 9, 2018, 11:08 p.m.

Marriage Material – Making the Worry Worth It

I like this Making the Worry Worth It record. That should be all a review needs, right? I say that in part because this 9-minute EP is all ... read more

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Records: Astpai preview "Best Years" from new LP

Posted May 7, 2018, 10:12 p.m.

Astpai have debuted a video for "Best Years" from their upcoming new album True Capacity. The new album, set to release on June 22 on Jump Start Records, was mixed by J. Robbings and will be released on CD, vinyl, and digital formats. They'll be playing touring this summer, including dates with ... read more

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Tours: The Hold Steady's Constructive Summer

Posted May 7, 2018, 9:28 p.m.

Tours: The Hold Steady's Constructive Summer

The Hold Steady will keep busy this summer with a series of shows across the US as into Toronto. Among those shows, they will play ... read more

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Labels: 4 new Drunken Sailor releases this month

Posted May 6, 2018, 8:57 p.m.

Labels: 4 new Drunken Sailor releases this month

UK label Drunken Sailor has announced four brand new releases coming on May 18. The list: Denim and Leather - Sacred Autism LP - Hardcore ... read more

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Videos: A new Dead To Me song

Posted May 6, 2018, 5:35 p.m.

Videos: A new Dead To Me song

Dead to Me are back with a new video for "Would It Kill You?" Currently working on a new album with Chris Dugan (Green Day, ... read more

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Records: The Cure Mixed Up deluxe edition

Posted May 6, 2018, 12:38 p.m.

Records: The Cure Mixed Up deluxe edition

Mixed Up by The Cure is set to receive a new remasted 3CD boxset treatment, set for release on June 15 on Rhino, alongside a 2LP ... read more

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Records: Proud Parents' Dirtnap debut

Posted May 6, 2018, 12:27 p.m.

Records: Proud Parents' Dirtnap debut

Dirtnap Records is streaming "Hypnotoad" off the upcoming new album by Proud Parents. The self-titled album will be out later this year. Proud Parents is ... read more

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Records: Surprise new EP from Dead Cross

Posted May 6, 2018, 11:37 a.m.

Dead Cross released a surprise 4-song EP on Friday, May 2. Self-titled, the new record (on Ipecac) comes out as the band prepares for a European tour next month. Check out a creepy video for "My Perfect Prisoner" here: Comprised of Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer), Mike Patton (Faith No More, Tomahawk), Justin ... read more

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Tours: Against Me! and Speedy Ortiz on the road

Posted May 6, 2018, 11:02 a.m.

Tours: Against Me! and Speedy Ortiz on the road

Starting later this week, Against Me! will emback on a US tour with Speedy Ortiz, kicking things off at a sold out show in Bellingham, ... read more

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Records: Retirement Party unveil a song off Somewhat Literate

Posted May 6, 2018, 10:30 a.m.

Records: Retirement Party unveil a song off Somewhat Literate

As Retirement Party preps for the release of their debut LP, Somewhat Literate, on May 25, the band has unveiled "Passion Fruit Tea" as a taste of ... read more

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Videos: Alice in Chains releases new song

Posted May 6, 2018, 10:01 a.m.

Videos: Alice in Chains releases new song

Alice in Chains, currently on the road (in New York tonight), have released a video for "The One You Know" from their upcoming (and still ... read more

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Records: Two new Blue Room Sessions Singles

Posted May 6, 2018, 9:30 a.m.

Records: Two new Blue Room Sessions Singles

The two newest releases in Third Man Records' series "Blue Room Sessions Singles" came out, new 7"s from Dinosaur Jr. and No Joy. The series ... read more

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Records: The Allovers debut song from new record

Posted May 5, 2018, 4:36 p.m.

Records: The Allovers debut song from new record

The Allovers are streaming the song "Tub Time" from their soon to release full-length Yer Guises, their debut alvum. The record comes out on May ... read more

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Shows: Bosstones hosting an annual end of summer festival

Posted May 5, 2018, 2:36 p.m.

Shows: Bosstones hosting an annual end of summer festival

Long-running ska-punks The Mighty Mighty Bosstones have announced the inaugural Cranking & Skanking Fest. Taking place Saturday Aug. 25 at Worcester Palladium Outdoors in Worcester, ... read more

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Records: Death of a Nation limited edition vinyl

Posted May 5, 2018, 2:27 p.m.

Records: Death of a Nation limited edition vinyl

Formed by former and current members of Defeater and Verse, political hardcore band Death of a Nation have released a 4-song EP on streaming services ... read more

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Music News: New book on MC5 by bassist Michael Davis

Posted May 5, 2018, 11:02 a.m.

Music News: New book on MC5 by bassist Michael Davis

Cleopatra Records has released a new book titled I Brought Down The MC5, written by bassist Michael Davis. The 350-page memoir covers the band's rise ... read more

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Records: Debut coming from Deathgrave (Brainoil/Amber Asylum)

Posted May 5, 2018, 10:33 a.m.

Records: Debut coming from Deathgrave (Brainoil/Amber Asylum)

San Jose, CA-based Deathgrave will drop their debut LP on June 22 on Tankcrimes. Titled So Real, It's Now, the group features familiar faces from ... read more

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Records: The Flaming Lips Greatest Hits and rarities boxsets

Posted May 5, 2018, 10 a.m.

Records: The Flaming Lips Greatest Hits and rarities boxsets

The ever-busy Flaming Lips will release a new 3CD boxset on June 1 titled Greatest Hits Vol. 1. The collection will be available on vinyl ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Sincere Engineer

Posted May 2, 2018, 11:10 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Sincere Engineer

Deanna Belos (Sincere Engineer) SPB: Who is your favorite 1980s artist? Deanna: My favorite 1980s artist is probably Tears For Fears.  I think "Everybody Wants To ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Horse Torso

Posted May 2, 2018, 11:09 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Horse Torso

Danny Sher (Horse Torso) SPB: Do you think it’s easier or harder for an instrumental band to find an audience today than it was 10 ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Neosho

Posted May 2, 2018, 11:08 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Neosho

Justin Bernard Williams (Neosho) SPB: Who is your favorite 1960s artist? Justin: Wayne Shorter... and not because of the saxophone. Ask me about jazz, and ... read more

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Kitten Forever – Semi-Permanent

Posted April 30, 2018, 11:35 p.m.

Kitten Forever – Semi-Permanent

Kitten Forever are staples of the Twin Cities DIY scene. They also tour nationally and have received a good share of recognition for their unique ... read more

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Records: Mad Caddies rocksteady punk covers album

Posted April 30, 2018, 8:50 p.m.

Mad Caddies have finished work a new themed album titled Punk Rocksteady. The album is a pet project of Fat Mike (NOFX, Fat Wreck Chords), hellbent on a mission to hear classic punk songs reconstituted in reggae form. The album is fully Mad Caddies, though with Fat Mike's participation as ... read more

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Bands: Author & Punisher back in the studio

Posted April 30, 2018, 8:11 p.m.

Bands: Author & Punisher back in the studio

One-man industrial-metal project Author & Punisher are back in the studio at work on its sixth studio album. The new album will be issued this ... read more

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Records: Stream the new Abolitionist

Posted April 30, 2018, 7:36 p.m.

Records: Stream the new Abolitionist

The Instant, the fourth full-length from Portland's Abolitionist, is streaming online at New Noise. The new LP officially releases this Friday. Since forming in 2009, ... read more

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Tours: My Bloody Valentine US tour dates

Posted April 30, 2018, 7:08 p.m.

Tours: My Bloody Valentine US tour dates

In addition to select European festival dates this summer, including RoberT Smith's Meltdown in London, My Bloody Valentine will be retuning to the US In ... read more

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Labels: William Elliott Whitmore joins Bloodshot

Posted April 30, 2018, 5:53 p.m.

Labels: William Elliott Whitmore joins Bloodshot

William Elliott Whitmore will release a new album later this year on Bloodshot Records. The musician from Lee County, Iowa offered the following statement: I ... read more

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Videos: SPB premiere: "This Exists" by Tongue Party

Posted April 26, 2018, 8:17 a.m.

SPB is sharing a brand new video from Tongue Party. Taken from their soon to release album Looking for a Painful Death, the song “This Exists” is a three-minute blast of banging riffage and hazy grooves. The Minneapolis noise punk band will release their new album on May 5 on ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Yo No Say

Posted April 24, 2018, 5:52 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Yo No Say

Daniel Feldman (Yo No Say) SPB: What is the worst stereotype you encounter when people find out you’re in a band? Daniel: To be honest ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Forêt Endormie

Posted April 24, 2018, 5:50 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Forêt Endormie

Jordan Guerette (Forêt Endormie) SPB: Who is your favorite 1990s artist? Jordan: Among the hundreds of artists that I continue to cherish from the 1990s, if ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Mons

Posted April 24, 2018, 5:48 a.m.

One Question Interviews: The Mons

Karl Eifrig (The Mons) SPB: What was the first punk show you attended? Karl: The first punk show I attended was February 28, 1986 at Cabaret Metro (now ... read more

Reviews

Cheap Tissue – Cheap Tissue

Posted April 23, 2018, 3:27 p.m.

Cheap Tissue  – Cheap Tissue

LA’s Cheap Tissue bill themselves as rough around the edges garage punk, namedropping melodic yet understated groups like Radioactivity. While the general sound isn’t too far ... read more

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Records: Don't Worry to release new album on Specialist Subject

Posted April 21, 2018, 10:49 a.m.

Records: Don't Worry to release new album on Specialist Subject

After self-releasing a series of EPs and touring throughout the UK, Don't Worry have joined with Specialist Subject to release Who Cares Anyway? -- their first ... read more

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Bands: Immersion album in June (Wire)

Posted April 21, 2018, 10:03 a.m.

Duo Immersion, featuring Wire Colin Newman (Wire) and Malka Spigel (Minimal COmpact), will release Sleepless on June 15t via swim~. To announced the record, their first since Analogue Creatures Living on an Island (2016), the band has a video for "Micrclimate" embedded below. The album includes guest appearances from Matt Schulz ... read more

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Labels: 20 years of Southern Lord

Posted April 21, 2018, 9:47 a.m.

Labels: 20 years of Southern Lord

Southern Lord, started on April 1, 1998 with the release of Thorr's Hammer's Dommedagsnatt, is marking their twentieth anniversary this year in a big way. ... read more

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Records: Brand new Sleep

Posted April 20, 2018, 9:32 p.m.

Records: Brand new Sleep

Sleep returned with the new The Sciences today, released on Third Man Records. The new LP has two versions available: a standard version and a ... read more

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Records: Gang of Four's new EP is Complicit

Posted April 20, 2018, 9:07 p.m.

Records: Gang of Four's new EP is Complicit

Gang of Four released a new EP today titled Complicit, with Ivanka Trump on the cover and the Russian word for "complicit" etched below. The ... read more

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Labels: Lauren Records Record Club, round 2

Posted April 20, 2018, 11:07 a.m.

Labels: Lauren Records Record Club, round 2

Lauren Records has announced the renewal of their record club, a subscription that sends a series of new releases directly to members. The first round ... read more

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Records: New Street Dogs hits the streets in June

Posted April 20, 2018, 10:54 a.m.

Records: New Street Dogs hits the streets in June

On June 22, Street Dogs will release a new album titled Stand for Something or Die for Nothing on Century Media. It's the sixth studio album ... read more

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MP3s: SPB premiere: "Labyrinths (and other writings)" by Randall Holt

Posted April 18, 2018, 8:10 a.m.

MP3s: SPB premiere:

We’re sharing something new at Scene Point Blank today, the track “Labyrinths (and other writings)” from cellist Randall Holt (Knest, Horne + Holt). The song ... read more

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High Priests – Spinning

Posted April 16, 2018, 8:20 p.m.

High Priests  – Spinning

When I first saw High Priests 3 or 4 years ago, I would have labeled them as stoner punk. While their press photos certainly still ... read more

News

Bands: Bad Waitress join Royal Mountain

Posted April 16, 2018, 7:07 p.m.

Bands: Bad Waitress join Royal Mountain

Toronto-based Bad Waitress has signed with Royal Mountain Records for the release of a new EP titled Party Bangers: Volume 1.BrooklynVegan Premieres New Track & Video for ... read more

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MP3s: SPB premiere: "Superstition" by Daylight Robbery

Posted April 16, 2018, 1:21 p.m.

MP3s: SPB premiere:

Today we’re sharing a premiere of “Superstition,” one of four songs on Daylight Robbery’s upcoming new EP Signal Bleed. Daylight Robbery hails from Chicago and ... read more

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MP3s: New song from Radon: Painted Red

Posted April 15, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

MP3s: New song from Radon: Painted Red

Radon has shared a new track, "Painted Red," off their upcoming new album, More of Their Lies.  It's the fourth full-length from the Florida-based band that ... read more

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Records: New EP from Dusk

Posted April 14, 2018, 10:13 a.m.

Records: New EP from Dusk

Dirtnap just released The Pain Of Loneliness (Goes On And On) b/w Go Easy by Wisconsin's Dusk. The two-song 7" preludes an upcoming full-length this June on ... read more

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Shows: Fest 17 lineup announcements, wave 1

Posted April 12, 2018, 9:03 p.m.

Shows: Fest 17 lineup announcements, wave 1

The annual Gainesville, FL punk rock extravaganza The Fest has announced dates and part of the line-up for The Fest 17. The three day event ... read more

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Tours: Lots of Full of Hell tour dates

Posted April 12, 2018, 8:48 p.m.

Tours: Lots of Full of Hell tour dates

Recent Relapse signees Full of Hell have announced a busy schedule. First a US tour with Gatecreeper, then a European tour starting in August. All ... read more

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Shame – Songs of Praise

Posted April 9, 2018, 11:45 p.m.

Shame – Songs of Praise

Shame seems to have captured some buzz. They’ve had several clips in big UK publications and their debut was issued on Dead Oceans here in ... read more

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Records: DOA sets release date

Posted April 8, 2018, 11:06 a.m.

Records: DOA sets release date

DOA, who are celebrating 40 years as a band in 2018, have announced a release date of May 1 for their upcoming Fight Back album, which ... read more

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Obituaries: Caleb Schofield memorial fund

Posted April 8, 2018, 10:02 a.m.

Obituaries: Caleb Schofield memorial fund

In late March, Caleb Scofield (Old Man Gloom, Zozobra, Cave In) passed away in a car accident. Hydra Head has opened a memorial fund to ... read more

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Records: Dark Buddha Rising II

Posted April 7, 2018, 1:14 p.m.

Records: Dark Buddha Rising II

On April 20, Neurot Recordings will unleash Dark Buddha Rising's II to the world. The two-track, 26-minute EP will be on CD and vinyl formats. read more

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Tours: AFI + Rise Against

Posted April 7, 2018, 11:31 a.m.

Tours: AFI + Rise Against

The Mourning in Amerika Tour, featuring AFI and Rise Against, kicks off on July 28 in Toronto, ON and will cross North American over roughly ... read more

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Records: "Embrace the Rub" -- The Melvins

Posted April 7, 2018, 11:01 a.m.

Wondering what's going on with the always-productive Melvins? They've just unleased the video for "Embrace the Rub" to the world, giving a taste of their new album Pinkus Abortion Technician, releasing on April 20 (Ipecac Recordings). The song itself has shades of 1980s punk and is just a minute and a ... read more

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Bands: The White Light comes together

Posted April 7, 2018, 10:48 a.m.

Bands: The White Light comes together

The White Light is a newly formed group with members of Sunn O))), Engine Kid, Pelican, and Tattle Tale. More specifically, members are guitarist Greg ... read more

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Shows: Fire in the Mountains comes to Jackson

Posted April 6, 2018, 8:23 a.m.

The outdoor music festival Fire in the Mountains, set near Jackson, WY among the Rocky Mountains, has announced wave 1 of its 2018 lineup. Artists include Panopticon, Wayfarer, and Aerial Ruin. Taking place June 30-July 1, the two-day festival is set in Moran, WY and Bridger-Teton National Forest.  April 12 update: The ... read more

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Videos: The Godfathers of Hardcore is RSD's official 2018 film

Posted April 3, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

Videos: The Godfathers of Hardcore is RSD's official 2018 film

The Godfathers of Hardcore, a feature-length documentary about Agnostic Front, has been chosen as the official film of Record Store Day 2018. As a part ... read more

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Records: Scream's NMC17 to get reissue this month

Posted April 3, 2018, 9:04 p.m.

Records: Scream's NMC17 to get reissue this month

On April 27 Southern Lord will reissue NMC17 (No More Censorship) from notable Washington, DC punks Scream on LP and CD. The reissue is dedicated ... read more

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Records: worlds greatest dad to release debut in May

Posted April 3, 2018, 7:50 p.m.

Records: worlds greatest dad to release debut in May

The Atlanta based group worlds greatest dad released a new video today for "Laughing (While You're Smiling)" off their soon to release debut full-length. Titled ... read more

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Dean Ween Group – Rock 2

Posted April 2, 2018, 10:46 p.m.

Dean Ween Group – Rock 2

I generally shy away from track-by-track reviews, because they get long, boring and kind of miss the point of an album as a whole anyway. ... read more

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Records: Sweatin' To The Oldies on vinyl (soon)

Posted April 2, 2018, 10:01 p.m.

Records: Sweatin' To The Oldies on vinyl (soon)

Tankcrimes Records, who reissued Spazz's Sweatin' To The Oldies on CD in 2016, has announced a 2XLP version of the 64-song record, coming out soon. ... read more

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Tours: At the Heart of the World start tour tomorrow

Posted April 2, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

At the Heart of the World, from Portland, OR, will hit the road tomorrow with Children joining them on a short series of US West Boast dates. The band recently released their debut, Rotting Forms, on Glory Kid. Check out the record here: Rotting Forms by At The Heart Of ... read more

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Bands: Audio Karate reform for Descendents shows

Posted April 2, 2018, 9:12 p.m.

Bands: Audio Karate reform for Descendents shows

Former Kung Fu Records pp-punks Audio Karate have announced a run of reunion dates where they'll be opening for the Descendents. Legendary Descendents' drummer Bill ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Bison

Posted April 1, 2018, 4:36 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Bison

James Farwell (Bison) SPB: Can you enjoy a musician’s work if you when you disagree with their politics? Are you able to make the separation? James: ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Dreadnought

Posted April 1, 2018, 4:34 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Dreadnought

Kelly (Dreadnought) SPB: What is the weirdest venue/setting you’ve ever played a show at? Kelly: The strangest setting is tied for either a fighting ring ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Netherlands

Posted April 1, 2018, 4:32 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Netherlands

Timo Ellis of Netherlands SPB: What is the weirdest description you’ve heard others say of your music? Do you think it’s accurate or can you ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: R.I.P. Clearance Event by The Sueves

Posted March 26, 2018, 8:16 a.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: R.I.P. Clearance Event by The Sueves

Out this Friday, March 30, The Sueves return with their second full-length LP, R.I.P. Clearance Event. The Chicago band play gritty and enthusiastic punk-fueled r’n’r, ... read more

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Records: Radon returns on May 1

Posted March 24, 2018, 1:22 p.m.

Records: Radon returns on May 1

Florida punks Radon return with More Of Their Lies, set to release on May 1 on Eager Beaver Records. Containing 13 songs in total, it's ... read more

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Bands: The Sword releases Used Future

Posted March 24, 2018, 9:44 a.m.

The Sword, whose new album Used Future came out yesterday, have unleased an 9-bit themed video for the title track here: In addition to the new music and video, the band also announced leg three of their upcoming Used Future tour, with support by Atomic Bitchwax. Wave 3 dates are ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Spotlights

Posted March 24, 2018, 6:28 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Spotlights

Spotlights SPB: What’s a record you love that would surprise people? Spotlights: Gonna go with – Braid’s The Age of Octeen. We love this band and especially this ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Monotrope

Posted March 24, 2018, 6:24 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Monotrope

Edward Ricart (Monotrope) SPB: Who is your favorite band to see live (currently active)? Edward: Portland, Oregon's U Sco are an awesome band. These guys ... read more

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MP3s: "Portals" from CHRCH

Posted March 22, 2018, 7:49 p.m.

Set to release their second full-length, Light Will Consume Us All, on May 11 on Neurot Recordings, CHRCH have unleased the new song "Portals" as a taste of what's to come. In addition to the new record, the band will be setting to the road with Fister. They previously released Unanswered ... read more

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MP3s: SPB premiere: "Plastic Bags and Seagulls" by Duvel

Posted March 22, 2018, 9:47 a.m.

MP3s: SPB premiere:

Scene Point Blank is excited to premiere a new song off the upcoming debut from Oslo, Norway’s Duvel, titled Attempts At Speech. Today we’re sharing the ... read more

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Records: Wire reissues and Record Store Day

Posted March 20, 2018, 9:12 p.m.

Records: Wire reissues and Record Store Day

Wire's first three records, Pink Flag (1977), Chairs Missing (1978), and 154 (1979) will be reissued this year and released on CD, special edition CD books, and vinyl by their ... read more

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Records: The Dynospectrum 20th anniversary vinyl

Posted March 20, 2018, 8:33 p.m.

Records: The Dynospectrum 20th anniversary vinyl

Rhymesayers Entertainment is celebrating the 20th anniversary of release The Dynospectrum by releasing a remastered version, the first time it will be available on vinyl. ... read more

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Tours: Neurosis, Converge, Amenra (oh my)

Posted March 20, 2018, 8:19 p.m.

Tours: Neurosis, Converge, Amenra (oh my)

Following dates in Europe this June with Deadkids, Neurosis will hit North America's West Coast in a heavy hitting lineup featuring Converge and Amenra. Tickets ... read more

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Bands: New High on Fire in late 2018

Posted March 20, 2018, 5:59 p.m.

Bands: New High on Fire in late 2018

After spending February in the studio, High on Fire have announced a new album set for release late this year. "We've definitely pushed ourselves musically ... read more

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Music News: Miguel Chen (Teenage Bottlerocket) authors book

Posted March 19, 2018, 8:05 p.m.

Music News: Miguel Chen (Teenage Bottlerocket) authors book

Miguel Chen, bassist of Teenage Bottlerocket (Fat Wreck Chords), has announced the release of a new book with Rod Meade Sperry, titled I Wanna Be Well: How a ... read more

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Records: New song from No Fun At All

Posted March 18, 2018, 12:05 p.m.

Records: New song from No Fun At All

Founded in 1991, Swedish punk band No Fun At All will return with a new album on April 13. To be released on Bird Attack ... read more

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Tours: Alice in Chains update

Posted March 18, 2018, 10:20 a.m.

Tours: Alice in Chains update

Alice in Chains has announced an upcoming world news and hints of a new album. The world tour kicks off on August 22 (dates below). ... read more

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Records: New solo album coming from Problem Daughter's Regan Ashton

Posted March 18, 2018, 12:57 a.m.

Records: New solo album coming from Problem Daughter's Regan Ashton

Regan Ashton of Problem Daughter has announced his debut solo album. The album is set for release on May 11 on La Escalera Records and ... read more

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Records: Ghoul, Ill Bill, and Goretex

Posted March 17, 2018, 10:01 p.m.

Records: Ghoul, Ill Bill, and Goretex

Tankcrimes and Uncle Howie Records have teamed up with a two song split with contributions by Ghoul and Ill Bill (featuring Goretex). To be released ... read more

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MP3s: New Craig Finn song off Devinyl Split Series release

Posted March 17, 2018, 9:38 p.m.

MP3s: New Craig Finn song off Devinyl Split Series release

"Galveston," a new solo song from Craig Finn of The Hold Steady, is streaming at Noisey now. The song is Finn's contribution to Devinyl Splits No. 7, ... read more

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Bands: Vitamin X and Southern Lord join forces

Posted March 17, 2018, 6:59 p.m.

Bands: Vitamin X and Southern Lord join forces

Long-running Amsterdam hardcore band Vitamin X have announced a new LP to come this spring on Southern Lord Recordings. Southern Lord will release Age Of ... read more

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Records: Take Offense releasing new EP

Posted March 17, 2018, 1:38 p.m.

Records: Take Offense releasing new EP

So Cal hardcore band Take Offense will release the new Tensions on High EP on March 30. The new release features five new songs, including "Trust" ... read more

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Records: Napalm Death rarities

Posted March 17, 2018, 10:31 a.m.

At the end of the month, Napalm Death will drop Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs, a 31-track rarities compilation on 2xCD/2LP and digital formats. Handled by Century Media Records, it officially releases on March 30. Bassist Shane Embury explains the record like this: We are very thrilled to be finally ... read more

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MP3s: SPB premiere: "Skinnerian Dilemma" from By The Grace of God

Posted March 13, 2018, 8:28 a.m.

MP3s: SPB premiere:

By the Grace of God are back, and SPB is pleased to be a part of it by premiering the new track "Skinnerian Dilemma." “Skinnerian ... read more

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Royal Brat – Eyesore

Posted March 12, 2018, 10:53 p.m.

Royal Brat  – Eyesore

Royal Brat follow an intriguing trend I see in a lot of queer punk: taking direct and heavy subject matter and addressing it with vitriol, ... read more

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Bands: More Elway this May

Posted March 11, 2018, 3:53 p.m.

Bands: More Elway this May

Red Scare Industries has announced a new album from Elway, coming this May (as mentioned in their Pass The Mic interview). In addition to the new ... read more

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Tours: May tour for Against Me!

Posted March 11, 2018, 11:31 a.m.

Tours: May tour for Against Me!

En route to Las Vegas' Punk Rock Bowling on May 28, Against Me! will set offo n the US West Coast for much of May, ... read more

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MP3s: Listen to the new Zeke

Posted March 11, 2018, 11:01 a.m.

MP3s: Listen to the new Zeke

Back after 14 years between albums, the new Zeke comes out on March 30 (Relapse Records). Hellbender comes out at the end of the month, but ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Pistoleros

Posted March 11, 2018, 6:30 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Pistoleros

Pistoleros SPB: What is a city or country that you would love to play but never have?    Lawrence Zubia: Tokyo, Japan Mark Zubia: Paris! read more

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One Question Interviews: After Hours Radio

Posted March 11, 2018, 6:27 a.m.

One Question Interviews: After Hours Radio

Nate Erickson and Jordan Compton (After Hours Radio) SPB: What was your first CD (or record or tape, as applicable)?  Nate Erickson: Greg, our bass ... read more

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Records: Early recordings of The Infamous Gehenna

Posted March 10, 2018, 10:02 a.m.

Records: Early recordings of The Infamous Gehenna

Dark Operative just released The War Of The Sons Of Light And The Suns Of Darkness, a collection of early recordings from The Infamous Gehenna, ... read more

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Records: YOB return this June

Posted March 10, 2018, 9:44 a.m.

Records: YOB return this June

Oregon's YOB will release their eigth full-length on June 8. Titled Raw Heart, the 7-track album follows a reissue of The Great Cessation, which came out ... read more

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Records: New From A Perfect Circle

Posted March 9, 2018, 10:03 p.m.

A Perfect Circle, who will release their fourth full-length, Eat the Elephant, on April 20 (BMG), have released a video for the song "Disillusioned." "Disillusioned" also appears on a limited release 10" that also contains the song "The Doomed." Fans can check out the video here: read more

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Records: Seven Days of Samsara release 20 year collection

Posted March 9, 2018, 9:39 p.m.

Records: Seven Days of Samsara release 20 year collection

Milwaukee hardcore band Seven Days of Samara have announced the upcoming release of Dark Operative Presents SDOS 1998-2018 Collection. Still active, the band recorded the ... read more

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Videos: Alice Bag releases new video

Posted March 9, 2018, 8:57 p.m.

Alice Bag has a new video for the song “Se Cree Joven" from her upcoming second solo album, Blueprint. The new album will release on March 23 on Don Giovanni and features guest vocals on many tracks, including from Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, The Julie Ruin), Allison Wolfe (Bratmobile, Sex Stains), and Martin ... read more

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Shows: Punk Rock Bowling club shows

Posted March 6, 2018, 9:15 p.m.

In addition to the regular festival grounds, Punk Rock Bowling has announced its club shows that take place each night from May 24-28 in more intimate venues after hours. Notable performers are plentiful, but include The Bronx, Hot Water Music, Dillinger Four, Good Riddance, the Dwarves, Fishbone, and more.  read more

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Tours: The Rememberables in Europe

Posted March 6, 2018, 8:56 p.m.

Tours: The Rememberables in Europe

The Rememberables, who released a self-titled album last year on Adagio830, will embark on a European tour this May, hitting 10 countires in total. For ... read more

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Records: Fotocrime announce full-length, release video

Posted March 6, 2018, 8:04 p.m.

Ryan Patterson-led project Fotocrime has announced its debut LP, Principle of Pain. Described as a dark post-punk, synthesizer project, the band released two EPs last year in advance of the new LP, which will Release on May 18 on Auxiliary Records. For a taste, check out "Nadia (Last Year's Men)": read more

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Records: SPB premiere: "Other People" by Totally Slow

Posted March 6, 2018, 11:02 a.m.

Records: SPB premiere:

Scene Point Blank is excited to be premiering the new song “Other People” from the upcoming Imperium EP by North Carolina’s Totally Slow. The DIY band plays melodic punk ... read more

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Records: Strung Out...acoustic

Posted March 5, 2018, 8:01 p.m.

Records: Strung Out...acoustic

Strung Out has announced a surprise acoustic EP in the works to be titled Black Out the Sky. Scheduled for release on May 11 on the ... read more

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Chiller – Chiller

Posted March 5, 2018, 6:23 p.m.

Chiller  – Chiller

I’ll admit to coming into this one with a clean slate. I don’t know Feral Trash, who predate Chiller and share members Ilisha and Eric. The ... read more

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Records: Samhain tribute coming this spring

Posted March 3, 2018, 4:17 p.m.

Records: Samhain tribute coming this spring

In May, Corpse FLower Records will release a new vinyl-only Samhain tribute titled We All Want Our Time In Hell. The album was put together ... read more

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Records: Flaming Lips Restless reissues

Posted March 3, 2018, 12:31 p.m.

Records: Flaming Lips Restless reissues

Early material from The Flaming Lips is getting the remaster/reissue treatment courtesy of Rhino/Warner Bros. Records. A new six-CD boxed set will release on May ... read more

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Tours: Author & Punisher Europe dates

Posted March 3, 2018, 12:03 p.m.

Tours: Author & Punisher Europe dates

One-man industrial project Author & Punisher will be in Europe this summer on a headlining tour that kicks of on May 21 in Denmark, running ... read more

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Shows: Soundset 2018 ineup

Posted March 3, 2018, 11:34 a.m.

Shows: Soundset 2018 ineup

The annual Rhymesayers Entertainment sponsored Soundset Festival has announced the lineup for its 11th go-around. The festival takes place at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. ... read more

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Records: Dan Weiss to release Starebaby

Posted March 3, 2018, 11:01 a.m.

New York based drummer Dan Weiss has a new album coming up titled Starebaby, set for release on April 6 on Pi Recordings. The album is performed by Weiss, Matt Mitchell, Craig Taborn, Ben Monder, and Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle, Fantômas, Tomahawk, Secret Chiefs 3) and includes influence from improv jazz, ... read more

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Records: New song from Gang of Four

Posted March 3, 2018, 10:33 a.m.

Records: New song from Gang of Four

Gang of Four just premiered the track "Lucky" off an upcoming EP. The new EP drops on April 13. Named Complicit, it's their first new ... read more

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Records: New from Swiss Army

Posted March 3, 2018, 10:02 a.m.

Records: New from Swiss Army

Pittsburgh's Swiss Army will soon release Paris Mountain, scheduled for April 27 on A-F Records. Paris Mountain is a real place from my childhood. Symbolically, ... read more

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MP3s: Stream the new Andrew WK

Posted March 2, 2018, 8:01 p.m.

MP3s: Stream the new Andrew WK

Wondering what You're Not Alone, the new LP from positive party rocker Andrew W.K., his first new album in over a decade, sounds like? NPR ... read more

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Tours: Neurosis + Deafkids: Coming to Europe this June

Posted Feb. 27, 2018, 9:09 p.m.

Tours: Neurosis + Deafkids: Coming to Europe this June

In case the headline was unclear, Neurosis returns to Europe this June, joined for support by label mates Deafkids for all but two of the ... read more

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Shows: Pitchfork Music Festival 2018

Posted Feb. 27, 2018, 8:51 p.m.

Shows: Pitchfork Music Festival 2018

The annual Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago has announced its first round of performers to grace the various stages at Union Park from July 20-22. ... read more

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Splits: Accused of sexual assault, Young and in the Way disband

Posted Feb. 26, 2018, 9:14 p.m.

Amid multiple accusations of sexual assault from a past tour in Detroit, Young and in the Way have announced their immediate breakup as a band. The uproar began when accusers issued statements seeking the band's removal from festival lineups, which escalated to their being dropped by Deathwish, Inc. and, later, ... read more

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Loud Boyz – Party In The USA

Posted Feb. 26, 2018, 5:42 p.m.

Loud Boyz – Party In The USA

You know, I’ve never knowingly listened to Miley Cyrus, but I’m pretty sure this record is named tongue-in-cheek and doesn’t include a cover. Full disclosure, ... read more

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Labels: Sailor's Grave adds The Goddamn Gallows

Posted Feb. 25, 2018, 10:21 a.m.

Labels: Sailor's Grave adds The Goddamn Gallows

Los Angeles banjo punks The Goddamn Gallows have inked with Sailor's Grave Records for the release of their upcoming sixth album, The Trial, which comes ... read more

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Shows: Damaged City 2018

Posted Feb. 24, 2018, 1:54 p.m.

Shows: Damaged City 2018

In more festival news, Damanged City Fest 2018 returns to Washington, DC from April 5-8. The annual punk and hardcore festival is now in its sixth ... read more

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Records: Songs From Under the Floorboard benefit compilation

Posted Feb. 24, 2018, 10:34 a.m.

Records: Songs From Under the Floorboard benefit compilation

Songs From Under the Floorboard radio show on Portland's XRAY FM is releaseing Songs From Under the Floorboard, Vol. 1, a compilation showcasing the shows ... read more

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Records: New 7-inch coming from Berthold City

Posted Feb. 24, 2018, 10:29 a.m.

Records: New 7-inch coming from Berthold City

Berthold City will release their debut 7", following last year's foration and demo. Titled Moment of Truth, the EP contains three songs from the demo plus ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Department S

Posted Feb. 24, 2018, 6:06 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Department S

Eddie Roxy (Department S) SPB: What do you remember of playing your first live show? Eddie: The first Department S concert was at the MUSIC ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Plaque Marks

Posted Feb. 24, 2018, 6:05 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Plaque Marks

Mike McGinnis (Plaque Marks-guitar/vocals) SPB: Has being on a stage regularly changed your social interactions? Are you more/less social because of your stage experience? Mike: Not in ... read more

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Shows: Psycho Las Vegas 2018 releases lineup

Posted Feb. 23, 2018, 8:04 p.m.

Shows: Psycho Las Vegas 2018 releases lineup

Psycho Las Vegas has announced its 2018 lineup for the three-day festival, taking place August 17-19 at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The diverse lineup ... read more

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Tours: Radiohead come to North America

Posted Feb. 22, 2018, 8:51 p.m.

Tours: Radiohead come to North America

Radiohead have scheduled a run of North American tour dates stretching from July into August this summer with stops in the US and Canada. The ... read more

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Bands: Man Mountain release "Illumination Rings"

Posted Feb. 22, 2018, 8:06 p.m.

Bands: Man Mountain release

Detroit post-rock group Man Mountain have unveild "Illumination Rings," a song off their upcoming March 16 new album titled Infinity Mirror (Spartan Records). The new ... read more

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Bands: Two upcoming releases from Black Moth Super Rainbow

Posted Feb. 22, 2018, 7:31 p.m.

Bands: Two upcoming releases from Black Moth Super Rainbow

After six years without a release, Black Moth Super Rainbow will release the new Panic Blooms this May 4 on Rad Cult Records, plus a limited edition ... read more

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Videos: First new Iceage song since 2014

Posted Feb. 17, 2018, 8:51 p.m.

Iceage, set to hit the road for US tour this spring, have released a new song and video, "Catch It" (below). The new song is their first new material since Plowing Into the Field of Love (2014). Watch/listen now and check out their tour dates below. read more

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Records: Three Man Cannon return with new LP

Posted Feb. 17, 2018, 4:02 p.m.

Records: Three Man Cannon return with new LP

Three Man Cannon will soon release a new self-titled album on March 15 on Lame-O Records. To prep fans for the release they just put ... read more

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Labels: Relapse signs Full of Hell

Posted Feb. 17, 2018, 3:54 p.m.

Labels: Relapse signs Full of Hell

Full of Hell have joined forces with Relapse Records and has plans to write their seventh full-length this year for their new label home. To ... read more

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Tours: The Wonder Years dates, US + UK

Posted Feb. 17, 2018, 1:46 p.m.

Tours: The Wonder Years dates, US + UK

In April The Wonder Years will play several shows in England, Sctoland, and Ireland, leading up to a North America tour in May that includes ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Becca Richardson

Posted Feb. 13, 2018, 10:47 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Becca Richardson

Becca Richardson SPB: What is the most touching or memorable thing a fan has told you about your work? Becca: A fan sent me a ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Broken Bellows

Posted Feb. 13, 2018, 10:43 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Broken Bellows

Will Prinzi (Broken Bellows) SPB: What drummer (not your own band) stands out to you the most? Will: Thomas Haake (Meshuggah) is the greatest drummer ... read more

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Mind Spiders – Furies

Posted Feb. 12, 2018, 6:03 p.m.

Mind Spiders – Furies

While I’ve always enjoyed Mind Spiders, they’ve kind of felt like a side project, an idea that hadn’t really grown into a full-fledged band yet. ... read more

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Videos: L7 came back to bitch

Posted Feb. 11, 2018, 1:16 p.m.

Reformed L7 has released their second new single following an 18 year break. The band, who reunited last year amid the release of documentary Pretend We're Dead, just released a video for "I Came Back To Bitch" below (Don Giovanni Records). The band is scheduled for a short tour this ... read more

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Records: Pity Party prep new relaase on La Escalera

Posted Feb. 11, 2018, 12:44 p.m.

Records: Pity Party prep new relaase on La Escalera

Pity Party will soon put out their third overall release, the upcoming EP titled Are You Happy Yet? on La Escalera Records. The DIY Oakland-based ... read more

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Records: New from Giving Up

Posted Feb. 11, 2018, 12:01 p.m.

Records: New from Giving Up

Garner Cardinals, the third full-length from Iowa's Giving Up, comes out this Friday on Feb. 16. The self-released record follows 2009 and 2012 LPs and ... read more

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Videos: New song from The Scutches

Posted Feb. 11, 2018, 11:14 a.m.

New York pop-punks The Scutches hae a new video out to get fans ready for their upcoming new album Negatory (Something To Do Records). To get a feel for their new material, watch "Worth Enough" below. The Scutches previous effort was a re-release of Glass House in 2016. read more

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Records: New split by Holler House and Technician

Posted Feb. 10, 2018, 1:32 p.m.

Records: New split by Holler House and Technician

Jetsam-Flotsam record label will soon release a split release between two Minneapolis bands: Holler House and Technician, on March 3. Each band contributes three songs. ... read more

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Tours: Be More Kind Tour

Posted Feb. 10, 2018, 1:24 p.m.

The Homeless Gospel Choir, fresh off the release of Normal on A-F Records, have been announced as support on the Be More Kind World Tour along with Frank Turner, Lucero, and The Menzingers. Dates are posted after the jump. For a taste of the band, check out this video for the ... read more

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Records: Live CD+DVD from Shonen Knife

Posted Feb. 10, 2018, 11:01 a.m.

Records: Live CD+DVD from Shonen Knife

Shonen Knife have announced Alive!, a collection of 21 tracks from the band's 31 years (so far) in a DVD/CD package. The collection has a ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Positions Of Power by Runt

Posted Feb. 8, 2018, 8:50 p.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Positions Of Power by Runt

Scene Point Blank is excited to host a stream of the brand new Runt LP Positions Of Power, out on Feb. 9 on La Vida Es ... read more

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Records: Red City Radio return with new EP

Posted Feb. 7, 2018, 8:20 a.m.

Records: Red City Radio return with new EP

Red City Radio are set to release SkyTigers next month on Red Scare Industries. The new EP is their first new material since their 2015 ... read more

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MP3s: SPB premiere: "Night Shift" by Neighborhood Brats

Posted Feb. 6, 2018, 8:15 a.m.

MP3s: SPB premiere:

Neighborhood Brats are back with a new 7”, Night Shift, which will be released on March 23, 2017 on Taken By Surprise. Scene Point Blank ... read more

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MP3s: "Control" from Chicago's High Priests

Posted Feb. 4, 2018, 11:01 a.m.

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With Spinning set to release soon -- March 23 on Triple Eye Industries -- Chicago's noise/hardcore band High Prieses have unveiled "Control" at Svbterranean to get fans ... read more

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Bands: Zeke is back

Posted Feb. 4, 2018, 10:31 a.m.

Zeke is back with Hellbender set to release on March 30. It's the Motorhead-influenced punk bank's first record since 2004. The new album, Hellbender, will be on Relapse Records, which also released their previous effort, 'Til The Livin' End, in back in 2004 after also working with Scooch Pooch, Epitaph, and Aces ... read more

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Records: New video from Spanish Love Songs

Posted Feb. 3, 2018, 10:33 p.m.

Records: New video from Spanish Love Songs

Spanish Love Songs just premiered a new video for "Joana, In Five Acts," one of the 11 songs on their soon to release Schmaltz, set for ... read more

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Records: Spiral Stairs and Preston School of Industry 2018 reissues

Posted Feb. 3, 2018, 7:33 p.m.

Spiral Stairs and Preston School of Industry will be reissuing records in 2018. Both bands feature Scott Kannberg (Pavement). Throughout the year, Nine Mile Records will reussie Preston School of Industry's All This Sounds Gas (2001), Preston School Of Industy's Monsoon (2004), and Spiral Stairs' The Real Feel (2009). Each reissues ... read more

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Tours: The Bronx tour schedule

Posted Feb. 3, 2018, 7:03 p.m.

Tours: The Bronx tour schedule

The Bronx will be active on the road this spring, heading across North America on a headlining tour, in support of Clutch, and also to ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Fallow Land

Posted Feb. 3, 2018, 4:45 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Fallow Land

Whit (Fallow Land) SPB: How do you choose your album art? Whit: Fallow Land chose the album cover of Pinscher to mirror the overall attitude I had when ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Shilpa Ray

Posted Feb. 3, 2018, 4:44 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Shilpa Ray

Shilpa Ray SPB: What is the strangest trend you see in modern music (or in the industry)? Shilpa: Baseball caps. Too many baseball caps. read more

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MP3s: SPB premiere: "Die Old" by Cecil Frena

Posted Jan. 31, 2018, 8:17 a.m.

MP3s: SPB premiere:

Scene Point Blank is excited to premier a new song from Cecil Frena, “Die Old,” in preview of his upcoming new album The Gridlock. Currently ... read more

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Records: A Lawrence Arms collection is on its way

Posted Jan. 30, 2018, 8:01 p.m.

Records: A Lawrence Arms collection is on its way

Chicago's The Lawrence Arms have annnounced a new 29-song collection set to release in March in honor of the band's 19 year longevity, titled We Are ... read more

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The Dwarves – Take Back the Night

Posted Jan. 29, 2018, 6:06 p.m.

The Dwarves – Take Back the Night

Take Back The Night isn’t one of those experiment Dwarves records, like the industrio-tinge of Come Clean. On their latest offering, the long-running band alternates styles consistently ... read more

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Tours: 10 years of Plant of Ice (Minus the Bear)

Posted Jan. 28, 2018, 11:34 a.m.

Tours: 10 years of Plant of Ice (Minus the Bear)

In August 2007, MInus the Bear released Planet of Ice on Suicide Squeeze Records. Besides getting a rare three-author review here at Scene Point Blank, ... read more

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Tours: Slayer: One Final World Tour

Posted Jan. 28, 2018, 11:01 a.m.

Tours: Slayer: One Final World Tour

Long running and oft-controversial metal band Slayer have announced their final world tour. To summarize the band's legacy over the years, as a band for ... read more

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Records: Hop Along return

Posted Jan. 28, 2018, 10:36 a.m.

Philadelphia’s Hop Along return with their third studio album Bark Your Head Off, Dog on April 6 on Saddle Creek. In addition to the new record, they'll embark on a US tour for the months of May and June. Check out "How Simple" below for a taste of the new ... read more

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Records: A new Damned record

Posted Jan. 28, 2018, 10:02 a.m.

Records: A new Damned record

Formed in 1976, The Damned are back with Eveil Spirits on April 13. The new record, to be released by Search and Destroy/Spinefarm Records, was ... read more

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Records: Jean Grae & Quelle Chris' Everything's Fine

Posted Jan. 28, 2018, 9:31 a.m.

Jean Grae & Quelle Chrs will release new album Everything's Fine on Mello Music on March 30. Lead track "OhSh" has premiered now: Everything's Fine by Jean Grae & Quelle Chris The new LP includes numerous cameos in addition to the work by Jean Grae and Quelle Chris, including Denmark Vessey, Anna Wise, ... read more

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Records: The Last Gang full-length in March

Posted Jan. 27, 2018, 12:30 p.m.

Records: The Last Gang full-length in March

Fat Wreck signee's The Last Gang have set the release date for their label (full-length) debut. On March 2, the band will release the 10-song ... read more

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Records: Spanish Love Songs to release Schmaltz on March 30

Posted Jan. 25, 2018, 9:01 p.m.

Records: Spanish Love Songs to release Schmaltz on March 30

On March 30, Los Angeles's Spanish Love Songs return with the new album Schmaltz. The band, who previously released Sings the Blues in 2015 and an ... read more

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Records: New from Parasight

Posted Jan. 25, 2018, 8:22 p.m.

Records: New from Parasight

Parasight, from COpenhagen, Denmart, will release their second LP At Leve Som Hvis Der Var Et Håb on March 9 through Indisciplinarian and Modstand Records. Overall, ... read more

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Bands: MIEN debut (Black Angels, The Horror)

Posted Jan. 23, 2018, 9:33 p.m.

Bands: MIEN debut (Black Angels, The Horror)

Rocket Recordings will be releaseing the debut, self-titled effort by MIEN this April 6. The new group is includes Alex Maas (The Black Angels), Tom ... read more

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One Question Interviews: MINKA

Posted Jan. 23, 2018, 11:04 a.m.

One Question Interviews: MINKA

Dick Rubin (MINKA) SPB: What is the worst stereotype of musicians that you encounter when people discover you’re in a band? Dick: When people discover ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Spider

Posted Jan. 23, 2018, 11:02 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Spider

Hector Martinez (Spider-lead vocals) SPB: What is the best TV theme song?  Hector: Without a doubt, I gotta say the theme song for the HBO ... read more

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City Mouse – Get Right

Posted Jan. 22, 2018, 5:40 p.m.

City Mouse – Get Right

The Fest is a pretty cool event. The first time or two I went, I went to see the headliners on the big stages, packing ... read more

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Records: The Shell Corporation announce new LP

Posted Jan. 21, 2018, 9:51 p.m.

Records: The Shell Corporation announce new LP

San Fernando, CA's The Shell Corporation will return with a new album, Fucked, coming March 2 via La Escalera Records (US) and Gunner Records (Europe). They last released Mandrake in 2014 ... read more

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Records: Royal Brat debut out next month

Posted Jan. 21, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

Records: Royal Brat debut out next month

Royal Brat, who previously released a well received demo and have toured the US extensively, will officially release their debut full-length next month. Out on ... read more

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Records: Alkaline Trio Past Live vinyl box set

Posted Jan. 21, 2018, 7:14 p.m.

Records: Alkaline Trio Past Live vinyl box set

Alkaline Trio are currently selling alimited edition vinyl box set of their four-night residency at  the Metro in Chicago in 2014. The residency was a ... read more

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Shows: Robert Plant to headline Bearded Theory 2018

Posted Jan. 21, 2018, 5:34 p.m.

Shows: Robert Plant to headline Bearded Theory 2018

West Midlands festival Bearded Theory 2018 will have a heavy hitting line-up this year, including Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters, Jimmy Cliff, The ... read more

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Records: New full-length from Vegas this March

Posted Jan. 21, 2018, 5:03 p.m.

Records: New full-length from Vegas this March

Vegas will return with a new full-length album on March 16, to be released by Judas Chair Collective and The FInal Judgment Records. Titled Digital Affairs Neurotic, ... read more

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Records: "Send Me" video from new No Age

Posted Jan. 21, 2018, 4:31 p.m.

On Jan. 26, No Age returns with a new album titled Snares Like A Haircut to be released by Drag City. To prep fans, they've released a video for "Send Me," following an Office Space-y vibe. In addition to the new record, the band will be touring the US and parts ... read more

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Records: DeeCracks announce Sonic Delusions

Posted Jan. 21, 2018, 4:02 p.m.

Records: DeeCracks announce Sonic Delusions

DeeCRACKS, formed in 2003, will release their new full-length, Sonic Delusions, on Feb. 23 on Pirates Press Records. The long-running band has had numerous line-up ... read more

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Records: New Bikini Cops 7-inch

Posted Jan. 21, 2018, 9:38 a.m.

Records: New Bikini Cops 7-inch

Drunken Sailor Records has released Three, the third EP from Perth, Australia's Bikini Cops. "Didn’t you know all the best punk hails from Australia these days? Sounds ... read more

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Tours: Mirrors for Psychic Warfare news

Posted Jan. 20, 2018, 12:01 p.m.

Tours: Mirrors for Psychic Warfare news

The collaboration betweetn Scott Kelly (Neurosis) and Sanford Parker (Buried At Sea), has announced an upcoming tour in early spring. The group released a self-titled ... read more

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Bands: Two Neolithic EPs to come

Posted Jan. 20, 2018, 11:49 a.m.

Bands: Two Neolithic EPs to come

Baltimore's Neolithic has announced two new releases. First, they'll release a split with Martyrdöd, followed by an EP titled Cult Of Ignorance, both to be ... read more

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Bands: Pinkish Black studio and tour time

Posted Jan. 20, 2018, 11:01 a.m.

Bands: Pinkish Black studio and tour time

Pinkish Black have entered the studio in Fort Worth, TX to start work on their fourth full-length, currently titled Concept Unification. No release date is set, ... read more

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Records: Mean Jeans Jingles album

Posted Jan. 20, 2018, 10:41 a.m.

Records: Mean Jeans Jingles album

Mean Jeans return with a new album, Jingles Collection, on Feb. 16 on Fat Wreck Chords. As the name implies, each of the record's 23 ... read more

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Records: Bind Torture Kill reveal new song ahead of new record

Posted Jan. 16, 2018, 9:01 p.m.

Records: Bind Torture Kill reveal new song ahead of new record

France's Bind Torture Kill will release a new full-length on Wooaaargh later this month: Jan. 26. To hold fans over in the meantime, they're streaming ... read more

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Records: Rogue Wave's Asleep At Heaven's Gate 10 year edition

Posted Jan. 16, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

Records: Rogue Wave's Asleep At Heaven's Gate 10 year edition

Rogue Wave will release a fully remastered double-LP version of their 2008 record, Asleep At Heaven's Gate. The 10th anniversary edition will include four rare ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Wieuca

Posted Jan. 16, 2018, 10:04 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Wieuca

Will Ingram (Wieuca) SPB: Who is the most overrated musician/band of all time?  Will: Deerhunter aka Coldplay for hipsters   read more

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One Question Interviews: Edgewise

Posted Jan. 16, 2018, 10 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Edgewise

Kevin (Edgewise – drums) SPB: How old were you when you first learned a music instrument? Kevin: I was eleven when I officially started playing ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Sarin

Posted Jan. 16, 2018, 9:58 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Sarin

David Wilson (Sarin - guitar/vocals) SPB: How likely are you to pick up a record based off its cover with no knowledge of the band ... read more

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Ann Beretta – Old Scars, New Blood

Posted Jan. 15, 2018, 5:48 p.m.

Ann Beretta – Old Scars, New Blood

There’s a lot of analysis when listening to Old Scars, New Blood. When singer Rob Huddleston sings, “Nothing ever changes/ Nothing ever stays the same” in ... read more

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Kid You Not – Never A Dull Movement

Posted Jan. 8, 2018, 5:46 p.m.

Kid You Not – Never A Dull Movement

Kid You Not has some pretty clear influences behind their melodic pop-punk sound. With semi-coarse vocals that lead to big sing-along choruses, Iron Chic and Red City Radio shine ... read more

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Records: Sports Reference stream new EP

Posted Jan. 7, 2018, 8:20 p.m.

Records: Sports Reference stream new EP

Somewhere Else, a new EP from Sports Ference and Emocat Records, is streaming online at New Noise. The record was recorded at Haunted Muscle Beach ... read more

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Bands: New record & new tour from The Dodges

Posted Jan. 5, 2018, 8:19 p.m.

Bands: New record & new tour from The Dodges

The Dodges just released a new record titled Roll With, to be followed by a US West Coast tour later this month. Released on La Escalera ... read more

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Bands: D.O.A. to enter studio for 40th anniversary album

Posted Jan. 5, 2018, 7:43 p.m.

Bands: D.O.A. to enter studio for 40th anniversary album

D.O.A. have announced plans to hit the studio in two weeks for an album to be released later this year, their 40th as a group. ... read more

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Records: Surprise new album from Jeff Rosenstock

Posted Jan. 4, 2018, 10:01 p.m.

Records: Surprise new album from Jeff Rosenstock

Jeff Rosenstock kicked off the new year by pleasing fans with a downloadable new record title POST- on the Quote Unquote Records Bandcamp, available for ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Steppe People

Posted Dec. 23, 2017, 4:43 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Steppe People

Eric Carlson (Steppe People) SPB: What is your primary or go-to tour food? Carlson: Touring allows bands the opportunity to venture out into the world, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Felix Hagan

Posted Dec. 23, 2017, 4:42 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Felix Hagan

SPB: What song (by any artist) has the best use of bongos? Felix: That would be “Funky Nassau,” the version by The Blues Brothers. Never ... read more

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MP3s: 2017 sampler from Art As Catharsis

Posted Dec. 21, 2017, 9:06 p.m.

MP3s: 2017 sampler from Art As Catharsis

Art as Catharsis label is offering up a downloadable 2017 sampler for fans and curious new seekers of new music. The sampler includes 20 diverse tracks, ... read more

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Records: Dean Ween Group's Rock2

Posted Dec. 21, 2017, 8:48 p.m.

Records: Dean Ween Group's Rock2

The Dean Ween Group, founded by none other than Dean Ween (formerly of Ween), has announced a second album coming out on March 9. Titled ... read more

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Labels: Glory Kid adds At the Heart of the World

Posted Dec. 18, 2017, 8:51 p.m.

Labels: Glory Kid adds At the Heart of the World

Glory Kid Ltd. has announced a new band on their roster, the metal/industrial At the Heart of the World, with their debut Rotting Forms. Described as ... read more

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Tours: Final Off With Their Heads acoustic dates

Posted Dec. 18, 2017, 8:22 p.m.

Tours: Final Off With Their Heads acoustic dates

Off With Their Heads continue to tour in support of 2016's acoustic Won't Be Missed record (Anxious and Angry Records). Featuring revised, stripped down versions of ... read more

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Bands: Dead Empires add vocalist, announce new album

Posted Dec. 17, 2017, 6:01 p.m.

Bands: Dead Empires add vocalist, announce new album

New York state's Dead Empires have announced a new album, coming Feb. 23 and titled Designed to Disappear, plus the addition of vocalist Jason Sherman (Torrential ... read more

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Tours: Sorority Noise spring tour

Posted Dec. 17, 2017, 5:31 p.m.

Tours: Sorority Noise spring tour

This coming spring, Sorority Noise will tour the US with Remo Drive, Foxx Bodies, and Jelani Sei joining them in support. Sorority Noise released You're Not As ... read more

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Bands: A Vulture Wake features familiar faces

Posted Dec. 17, 2017, 5:20 p.m.

Bands: A Vulture Wake features familiar faces

On Jan. 31, Bird Attach Records will released the debut of A Vulture Wake, a band featuring Chad Price (ALL/Drag The River), Joe Raposo (RKL/Lagwagon), ... read more

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Shows: Punk Rock Bowling 2018 lineup

Posted Dec. 17, 2017, 12:11 p.m.

Shows: Punk Rock Bowling 2018 lineup

Annual Las Vegas punk rockk bowlathon, Punk Rock Bowling, has announced its 2018 lineup. Taking place May 25-28, 2018 marks its 20th year of merging ... read more

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Records: Under The Cut to release EP in January

Posted Dec. 17, 2017, 11:32 a.m.

Records: Under The Cut to release EP in January

Featuring members of The Smith Street Band, post-punk band Under The Cut has releaseda video for the song "Precisely Calculated" of their upcoming Intuition EP, coming out next ... read more

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Music: Pass The Mic: Artists and labels on 2017 (Year End 2017)

Posted Dec. 17, 2017, 11:22 a.m.

Music: Pass The Mic: Artists and labels on 2017 (Year End 2017)

Each year at SPB we reach out to the wide stable of artists, labels and other music scene folks to find out what their take ... read more

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Labels: Neurot will release new CHRCH in 2018

Posted Dec. 17, 2017, 11:09 a.m.

Labels: Neurot will release new CHRCH in 2018

Sacramento doom band CHRCH will team up with Neurot Recordings for the release of their second full-length. "We are very excited to be working with ... read more

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Records: New Tiny Moving Parts

Posted Dec. 16, 2017, 10:32 p.m.

Records: New Tiny Moving Parts

To continue a recent string of new releases, Tiny Moving Parts will be back with the new Swell, coming on on Jan. 26 on Triple ... read more

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Records: New EP from Reunions

Posted Dec. 16, 2017, 10:19 p.m.

La Escalera will be releaseing a new EP by San Francisco's Reunions on Jan. 12, 2018 in collaboration with Def Cow Records. The new 12" EP is to be titled Aching Waits. The band, who are playing at Eli's Mile High Club in Oakland tonight, also recently released a video ... read more

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Records: The Brown Tape returns

Posted Dec. 16, 2017, 6:31 p.m.

Records: The Brown Tape returns

Ghostface Killah and Apollo Brown's collaborative The Brown Tape, originally released as a limited edition cassette, will be reissues on digital, cd, and vinyl by ... read more

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Records: Ty Segall and Freedom's Goblin

Posted Dec. 16, 2017, 6:03 p.m.

Records: Ty Segall and Freedom's Goblin

The always busy Ty Segall has a new album coming on Janu. 26 and a North American tour to boot. Titled Freedom's Goblin, the new ... read more

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Tours: Iron Reagan on the East Coast

Posted Dec. 16, 2017, 5:51 p.m.

Tours: Iron Reagan on the East Coast

Iron Reagan have booked a short run of US East Coast dates for mid-January, starting Jan. 10 in Teaneck, NJ. They'll be joined on all ... read more

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Records: Two new US Bombs EPs later this month

Posted Dec. 16, 2017, 3:31 p.m.

Records: Two new US Bombs EPs later this month

U.S. Bombs have announced two new releases coming at month's end, on Dec. 29. The band is prepping for their 25th anniversary in 2018 and ... read more

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Records: Dark Buddha Rising to release II EP

Posted Dec. 16, 2017, 2:36 p.m.

Records: Dark Buddha Rising to release II EP

Finland's Dark Buddha Rising will return with a new EP on March 23, 2018 on Neurot Recordings. The new EP, II, continues their complex, dark psychedelia ... read more

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Tours: Gogol Bordello 2018 dates

Posted Dec. 16, 2017, 2:28 p.m.

Tours: Gogol Bordello 2018 dates

Gogol Bordello have announced a series of Year End shows in New York and Washington DC, as well as a February to March west coast ... read more

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Records: Screaming Females news (new record and tour)

Posted Dec. 16, 2017, 1:39 p.m.

Records: Screaming Females news (new record and tour)

Screaming Females have announced their upcoming seventh full-length, All At Once, will release on Feb. 23 on Don Giovanni Records. In addition to the record, the ... read more

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Shows: Roadburn 2018 announces more sets

Posted Dec. 16, 2017, 1:04 p.m.

Shows: Roadburn 2018 announces more sets

Roadburn 2018, a a four day festival in The Netherlands from April 18-22, 2018, has announced more artists and unique sets for this year's event. ... read more

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Tours: Flogging Molly March tour

Posted Dec. 16, 2017, 12:57 p.m.

Tours: Flogging Molly March tour

Irish punks Flogging Molly will tour this March, celebrating both St. Patrick's Day (at Hollywood Palladium) and also celebrating their 20th anniversary. Dates are included ... read more

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Records: Lemuria to release Recreational Hate in Feb

Posted Dec. 16, 2017, 11:33 a.m.

Records: Lemuria to release Recreational Hate in Feb

Lemuria are back with a new album named Recreational Hate, out on Feb. 2 on their own label, Turbo Worldwide, and distributed through Asian Man Records ... read more

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Records: American Nightmare return

Posted Dec. 16, 2017, 11:05 a.m.

Records: American Nightmare return

American Nightmare have announced a new full-length, due this coming February. The Boston band has released two previous records, and the upcoming, self-titled album is ... read more

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Records: 20th anniversary remaster of One King Down

Posted Dec. 16, 2017, 10:45 a.m.

Records: 20th anniversary remaster of One King Down

Twenty years ago, One King Down released their Bloodlust EP. Yesterday Equal Vision releesed a remasted, limted edition vinyl version to mark the anniversary. It's also streaming ... read more

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Iron Chic – You Can't Stay Here

Posted Dec. 11, 2017, 6:36 p.m.

Iron Chic – You Can't Stay Here

Iron Chic has its own kind of poetry. It’s not quite the Off With Their Heads level of self-hatred, but it’s highly self-deprecating to the point of ... read more

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Tours: Upcoming Tim Barry dates

Posted Dec. 10, 2017, 10:01 p.m.

Tim Barry, who releaesed High on 95 earlier this year (Chunksaah Records) and just wrapped up a West Coast jaunt with a show in San Francisco tonight, has announced a run of US East Coast concerts in early 201, a few dates in Europe, and a stop at Don't Panic Fest in ... read more

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Records: Ghost Ship Fire Compilation Benefit Album

Posted Dec. 10, 2017, 9:37 p.m.

Records: Ghost Ship Fire Compilation Benefit Album

Ed Taylor, who runs Loose Grip Records, has overseen a new benefit compilation to raise funds in the wake of the Ghost Ship Fire of ... read more

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Shows: Don't Panic Fest 2018

Posted Dec. 10, 2017, 9:17 p.m.

Shows: Don't Panic Fest 2018

The lineup is out for Don't Panic Fest's second iteration, taking place in Denver, CO on Feb. 16-17 at three different venues. Founded to highlight ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Gino and the Goons

Posted Dec. 5, 2017, 1:15 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Gino and the Goons

Gino Bambino (Gino and the Goons) SPB: Who is your favorite lyricist? Gino: I walk 47 miles of barbed wire, I use a cobra-snake for ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Great Cynics

Posted Dec. 5, 2017, 1:11 p.m.

SPB: What do you think of bands playing albums-in-full as a tour concept? Great Cynics: We think it's great! If it's a celebration of that album then more power to them. It's always strange going back to something you did in the past. You realise how much you've changed as a ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Patrick Higgins

Posted Dec. 5, 2017, 1:09 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Patrick Higgins

SPB: Has the change to more headphone listening of music changed you compose or mix your work? Higgins: I can't say that the prevalence of ... read more

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Tim Barry – High On 95

Posted Dec. 4, 2017, 5:51 p.m.

Tim Barry – High On 95

Nobody can doubt Tim Barry’s heart. He’s worn it on his sleeve since he began his solo career with a 2005 demo. Depending how you ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: The Heat from Mangoo

Posted Dec. 4, 2017, 8:43 a.m.

Scene Point Blank proudly presents The Heat, the new full-length from Finnish fuzz rockers Mangoo (pronounced "man go"). To be released by Small Stone on Dec. 8, the album is the band's third, taking a mishmash of various heavy sounds and seamlessly fusing them together with synth notes and mega-choruses ... read more

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Tours: Scott Kelly and John Judkins to tour Europe next year

Posted Dec. 2, 2017, 12:09 p.m.

Tours: Scott Kelly and John Judkins to tour Europe next year

Scott Kelly fans in Europe can rejoice. The Neurosis frontman has announced a January-February 2018 run of dates across the continent with John Judkins (Rwake) ... read more

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Labels: Rotting Forms debut announced

Posted Dec. 2, 2017, 11:32 a.m.

Labels: Rotting Forms debut announced

Glory Kid Records has announced plans to release the debut from Rotting Forms titled At The Heart Of The World, featuring members of Ruiner and ... read more

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Records: Swingin' Utters to release 33-song best of

Posted Dec. 2, 2017, 11:11 a.m.

Records: Swingin' Utters to release 33-song best of

Fat Wreck Chords will release Drowning in the Sea, Rising with the Sun next Friday, a 33 song best of compilation from Swingin' Utters as they ... read more

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Labels: New from Learning Curve Records

Posted Nov. 27, 2017, 8:07 p.m.

Learning Curve Records has a pair of new releases coming out soon, both splits. One is a full-length split between Gay Witch Abortion (Minneapolis) and The Grasshopper Lies Heavy (San Antonio), and the other is a split 7" between Tongue Party and USA Nails. Both records release on Dec. 15, and ... read more

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Hard Girls – Floating Now

Posted Nov. 27, 2017, 7:38 p.m.

Hard Girls – Floating Now

Hard Girls are a complex band – or maybe they’re not. They sing about hard life choices, serious moments, and buying candy and cigarettes. A ... read more

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Records: Glassjaw returns on Friday

Posted Nov. 27, 2017, 6:29 p.m.

For the first time since 2002, Glassjaw will release an album of new material. Titled Material Control, the new release is slated for this Firday, Dec. 1. Listen to "shira" in advance here: Matieral Control is the band's first release since Worship and Tribute. read more

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MP3s: New Christmas tune from Body Stuff

Posted Nov. 25, 2017, 11:01 p.m.

MP3s: New Christmas tune from Body Stuff

Body Stuff, who released  Body Stuff 2 roughly one year ago, have unveriled a new holiday-themed single titled "On the Run." The new song will ... read more

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Videos: 1971 honor former member in new song

Posted Nov. 25, 2017, 10:48 p.m.

1971 have released a new video for the song "Anxiety (In the Depths of Northwestern Ontario)." The song was written for member Cameron Glen Crnston, who passed away in February 2017. The band has called it a day, but will release this song and two others on cassette ad 7" ... read more

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Tours: Prawn dates

Posted Nov. 25, 2017, 12:32 p.m.

Tours: Prawn dates

Prawn will hit the road next month and into 2018, touring with Slingshot Dakota, People Like You, Us and Us Only, Queen Moo, Dikembe, and ... read more

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Records: Mind Spiders share a new song

Posted Nov. 25, 2017, 12:10 p.m.

Mind Spiders are back with a new album on Jan. 26, 2018. Titled Furies, Dirtnap Records notes that it's the post-Marked Men band's most electronic release to date. The song "Outside" is streaming now:  SPB is streaming the new Fox Face record, also on Dirtnap, here. read more

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Records: Weird Al covers the Ramones

Posted Nov. 25, 2017, 11:01 a.m.

In early 2018, a new covers album sponsored by Dr. Demento will release. Named Covered in Punk, the two hour covers album comes out on Jan. 12 on Demented Punk Records. Additional artists include Nobunny, Dead Milkmen, Joan Jett and the Blackhears, Misfits, Willian Shatner, and more. A full listing is including ... read more

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Shows: Migration Fest 2018

Posted Nov. 25, 2017, 10:46 a.m.

Shows: Migration Fest 2018

Migration Fest 2018 has announced the first wave of bands, including Thou, Hell, False, Cloud Rat and more. Taking place July 27-29 at Mr. Smalls ... read more

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Tours: The Number Twelve Looks Like You sets US dates

Posted Nov. 25, 2017, 9:40 a.m.

Tours: The Number Twelve Looks Like You sets US dates

The Number Twelve Looks Like You has announced a US tour named "12 Days of 12," kicking off on Dec. 12. The thematic tour markeds ... read more

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Tours: Amenra + Boris to cross Europe

Posted Nov. 23, 2017, 9:11 p.m.

Tours: Amenra + Boris to cross Europe

Fresh off the release of Mass VI, Amenra will be touring Europe in early 2018, joined by the one and only Boris. It will be ... read more

Blogs

Triple Rock - Last Show Ever

Posted Nov. 22, 2017, 7:28 p.m.

Dillinger Four, Negative Approach, Kitten Forever, Victory, The Slow Death Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN November 22, 2017 I usually try to keep show reviews to the point: Here’s what happened; how it went down; and where it went off the rails. But this isn’t a normal show. Dillinger ... read more

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Videos: Green Day's "Back in the USA" from greatest hits album

Posted Nov. 19, 2017, 10:31 a.m.

Videos: Green Day's

Green Day celebrated the release of Greatest Hits: God's Favorite Band on Friday with a video for "Back in the USA," the sole new track ... read more

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Music News: Bloodshot and Southern Lord partner with Table-Turned

Posted Nov. 19, 2017, 10:02 a.m.

Music News: Bloodshot and Southern Lord partner with Table-Turned

Table-Turned record subscription service has added Southern Lord and Bloodshot Records to their service. The subscription sends a new record to each month based on ... read more

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Records: Cleric announce second LP

Posted Nov. 18, 2017, 2:31 p.m.

Philadelphia-based Cleric will release their sophomore album, Retrocausal, on Dec. 8 via Web of Mimicry, a labelheaded by Trey Spruance (Mr. Bungle, Secret Chiefs 3). The avant-metal with math rock and free jazz components also features a number of guest musicians, including John Zorn, Mick Barr (Krallice, Orthrelm, Ocrilim), and ... read more

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Records: Lars Frederiksen & the Bastards live album

Posted Nov. 18, 2017, 2:06 p.m.

Records: Lars Frederiksen & the Bastards live album

In addition to the recently announced vinyl reissues of Lars Frederiksen & the Bastards two albums (self-titled and Viking), Pirates Press will release a live recording ... read more

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Records: New from The Good, the Bad and the Zugly

Posted Nov. 18, 2017, 11:02 a.m.

Records: New from The Good, the Bad and the Zugly

Norway punks The Good, the Bad and the Zugly will return with a new album on Jan. 26 titled Misanthropical House. New Noise is streaming the track “Vik bak ... read more

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Records: New Evidence in 2018

Posted Nov. 18, 2017, 10:42 a.m.

Records: New Evidence in 2018

Rhymesayers Entertainment will release Weather Or Not, the third solo album from Evidence (Dilated Peoples). The new album includes several collaborations from the likes of Slug ... read more

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Tours: SUMAC, Converge and Cult Leader on the West Coast

Posted Nov. 18, 2017, 10:04 a.m.

Tours: SUMAC, Converge and Cult Leader on the West Coast

Much like the headline reads, SUMAC, Converge, and Cult Leader will tour the North America West Coast this January, beginning in Vancouver, BC and ending ... read more

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Videos: SPB premiere: King Zog's "Temple's Temple" video

Posted Nov. 17, 2017, 9:22 a.m.

Scene Point Blank is pleased to present a new video from Australia’s King Zog. Titled “Temple’s Temple,” the song comes off their self-titled debut album, which came out earlier this year. With a big chorus and bigger riffs, the doomy anthem is about bracing oneself for the fight, just before ... read more

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Records: Lars Frederiksen & the Bastards to see LP reissues

Posted Nov. 13, 2017, 8:35 p.m.

Records: Lars Frederiksen & the Bastards to see LP reissues

Lars Frederiksen & the Bastards, a short-lived project from the Rancid guitarist/vocalist, will soon see its debut album reissued on vinyl by Pirates Press Records ... read more

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Records: Wiretap releases new ACLU-fundraising compilation

Posted Nov. 13, 2017, 8:25 p.m.

Records: Wiretap releases new ACLU-fundraising compilation

Wiretap Records is now selling Attention: A Punk Rock Feast Compilation, a 35 track compilation of punk bands including Iron Chic, Spanish Love Songs, No ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Abrams

Posted Nov. 13, 2017, 1:02 p.m.

Taylor Iversen (Abrams) SPB: What’s your favorite stretch of highway to drive in the US? Taylor: When we were leaving Joshua Tree after our most recent show there, some sagely person told us to take a scenic route to get to where we were going.  We ended up cutting through ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Illustrations

Posted Nov. 13, 2017, 12:57 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Illustrations

Matt King (Illustrations) SPB: What appeals to you about self-releasing records? Matt: I appreciate the idea of self-releasing records because the entire process is handled ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Drip-Fed

Posted Nov. 13, 2017, 12:55 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Drip-Fed

Jeffrey Blum (Drip-Fed) SPB: When writing songs, how do you draw the line between taking influence and mimicking? Jeffrey: Writing songs has always been and ... read more

News

Records: Corrosion of Conformity back with a new 2018 album

Posted Nov. 12, 2017, 2:50 p.m.

Records: Corrosion of Conformity back with a new 2018 album

Corrosion of Conformity return with a new album in early 2018--with the return of Pepper Kennan on vocals and guitar. Recorded as a quartet, No Cross ... read more

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MP3s: Cvlt Nation's cover series takes on The Misfits

Posted Nov. 12, 2017, 10:01 a.m.

MP3s: Cvlt Nation's cover series takes on The Misfits

The latest digital record in The CVLT Nation Sessions series of cover albumes takes on The Misfits' classice Walk Among Us. Streaming at Cvlt Nation, ... read more

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Shows: Damaged City Fest 2018 first wave includes Limp Wrist

Posted Nov. 12, 2017, 9:34 a.m.

Shows: Damaged City Fest 2018 first wave includes Limp Wrist

DC's Damaged City Fest is set for April 5-8, 2018. The three-day hardcore/punk festival takes place in Washington, DC and has announced its first wave of ... read more

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Bands: Stone join Pure Noise

Posted Nov. 11, 2017, 11:01 a.m.

Bands: Stone join Pure Noise

Pure Noise Records has signed Sonte, a hardcore/metal band from Milwaukee. The bandj's first album will come out next spring , currently set for March ... read more

Reviews

Sciatic Nerve – Sciatic Nerve

Posted Nov. 6, 2017, 10:41 p.m.

Sciatic Nerve  – Sciatic Nerve

Sciatic Nerve is a band that doesn’t care what you think. They don’t have “band sound,” or so the press release claims. To get all ... read more

Features

Music: Fest 16

Posted Nov. 6, 2017, 3:27 p.m.

Music: Fest 16

In 2007, I went to The Fest 6. It quickly became tradition. Each April I book my hotel, each October I fly to Gainesville. In ... read more

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Records: Cursive to reissue first two albums

Posted Nov. 5, 2017, 10:34 a.m.

Records: Cursive to reissue first two albums

On Dec. 1, 2017, Cursive's Such Blinding Stars for Starving Eyes (1997) and The Storms of Early Summer (1998) will each be reissued on the band's 15 Passenger Records. ... read more

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Music News: Recording James Tenney's Changes: 64 Studies for 6 Harps

Posted Nov. 5, 2017, 10:13 a.m.

Musician Adrian Tenney (Badlands, ex-Spokenest and Gods Equals Genocide) is working on a project to record a piece of music composed by her late father James Tenney in 1985. Titled Changes: 64 Studies for 6 Harps, the work features 6 harps all tuned slightly differently. It will be performed for free in ... read more

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MP3s: Friendship's Hatred album streaming

Posted Nov. 5, 2017, 9:51 a.m.

MP3s: Friendship's Hatred album streaming

Japaense hardcore band Friendship arse streaming their new release, Hatred via Bandcamp.Recorded in Toyko, the album recently came out on Southern Lord. read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Spoil + Destroy from Fox Face

Posted Nov. 1, 2017, 8:12 a.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Spoil + Destroy from Fox Face

This month Scene Point Blank is excited to feature a new release from Milwaukee’s Fox Face. The band releases Spoil + Destroy, their first full-length, on Nov. ... read more

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Bands: 2018 TMBG news

Posted Oct. 31, 2017, 7:17 p.m.

Bands: 2018 TMBG news

They Might Be Giants have a lot in store for 2018, starting with the new album named I Like Fun, releasing on Jan. 19. In ... read more

Reviews

The Capitalist Kids – Brand Damage

Posted Oct. 31, 2017, 8:45 a.m.

The Capitalist Kids – Brand Damage

Even with a name like Capitalist Kids, the Austin band has always been more about love songs in the vein of Mr. T Experience and Lookout Records ... read more

News

Labels: The Last Gang joins Fat

Posted Oct. 30, 2017, 9:31 p.m.

Fat Wreck Chords has announced new signee The Last Gang. The San Francisco label is set to release a two-song teaser 7" by the band on Dec. 8, with the A-side on their upcoming full-length and an exclusive B-side. A-side "Sing For Your Supper" is streaming now below. read more

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Tours: Bat Boy tours

Posted Oct. 30, 2017, 9:01 p.m.

Tours: Bat Boy tours

Bat Boy, a pwer pop group with members of Spraynard and Sundials, have announced an East Coast US tour along with Doll Baby. The band ... read more

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Labels: Wonk Unit member launches Plasterer Records

Posted Oct. 30, 2017, 8:39 p.m.

Labels: Wonk Unit member launches Plasterer Records

Alex Johnson, skateboarder and frontman of Wonk Unit, have announced the formation of a new punk focused label titled Plasterer Records. Based out of south ... read more

Features

Music: Looking Forward to The Fest 16 (Fest 16)

Posted Oct. 22, 2017, 4:40 p.m.

Music: Looking Forward to The Fest 16 (Fest 16)

It’s been three very long years since SPB hit The Fest. Well, it all changes this year – we’re also getting our first taste of ... read more

News

Records: A Bloodshot Xmas

Posted Oct. 21, 2017, 7:17 p.m.

Records: A Bloodshot Xmas

Bloodshot Records has announced pre-orders for a new holiday-themed compilation titled 13 Days of Xmas. As the name suggests, the album collects label and nonlabel artists ... read more

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Records: Richard Hell's Blank Generation remastered

Posted Oct. 21, 2017, 3:01 p.m.

Records: Richard Hell's Blank Generation remastered

For the 40th anniversary of Richard Hell and the Voidoid's classic Blank Generation, the album is being remastered and released with rare and live cuts on ... read more

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Bands: Pig Destroyer in studio and on road

Posted Oct. 21, 2017, 1:44 p.m.

Bands: Pig Destroyer in studio and on road

Pig Destroyer has started work on a new album, their sixth full-length to date and first since 2012's Book Burner. In addition to working on ... read more

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Records: Record Store Day: At The Drive In

Posted Oct. 21, 2017, 1:31 p.m.

Records: Record Store Day: At The Drive In

This Nov. 24, At The Drive In will unveil a brand new limited 10". Titled Diamanté and to be released by Rise Records, it features three ... read more

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Records: Welcome to the End of the World, Dead Milkmen

Posted Oct. 21, 2017, 1:23 p.m.

Records: Welcome to the End of the World, Dead Milkmen

The Dead Milkmen released a new EP this week. Named Welcome to the End of the World, the EP features 6 new songs. It was ... read more

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Bands: Screaming Females, on tour now, announce new album in '18

Posted Oct. 21, 2017, 12:19 p.m.

Bands: Screaming Females, on tour now, announce new album in '18

screaming Females will release their seventh studio album in early 2018. Named All At Once, it's set for a Feb. 23 release on Don Giovanni Records. ... read more

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MP3s: New All Pigs Must Die

Posted Oct. 21, 2017, 11:03 a.m.

MP3s: New All Pigs Must Die

Southern Lord releasees Hostage Animal this coming Friday, Oct. 27. In preview, the album is streaming online here. It comes four years after their last ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Crushed

Posted Oct. 17, 2017, 11:43 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Crushed

Jeff Bobula (Crushed) SPB: What is your favorite book about music?   Bobula: Scar Tissue By Anthony Kiedis   I can barely fucking read, let ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Hellkeeper

Posted Oct. 17, 2017, 11:41 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Hellkeeper

Terry Orlando (Hellkeeper) SPB: If you had the choice, which song of yours would you want to hear covered by another artist? By whom?  Orlando: ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Vassals

Posted Oct. 17, 2017, 11:38 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Vassals

Jonathan Smith (Vassals – drums) SPB: What’s your preferred listening medium/in which order would you rank cd, vinyl, digital, cassette, (other?)? Smith: Vinyl all the ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Pinned In Place

Posted Oct. 17, 2017, 11:36 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Pinned In Place

Sean Arenas  SPB: What song would you want played at your funeral?  Sean: It took me a bit to decide what song because I don't ... read more

Reviews

Worriers – Survival Pop

Posted Oct. 16, 2017, 6:07 p.m.

Worriers – Survival Pop

It seems like Worriers nailed down their sound on day one, when they rose from the ashes of The Measure S.A.. The Lauren Denitzio-fronted group plays ... read more

News

Records: Green Day's greatest

Posted Oct. 15, 2017, 9:14 a.m.

Records: Green Day's greatest

Green Day will release a greatest hits album this November titled Greatest Hits: God's Favourite Band. Out on Nov. 17, the album features 20 songs from ... read more

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Records: No Age returns

Posted Oct. 15, 2017, 8:12 a.m.

No Age have announced a new LP, set to release on Jan. 26, 2018 on Drag City. Titled Snares Like A Haircut, the new song contains 12 songs in total. Listen to "Soft Collar Fad" here. Snares Like A Haircut by No Age read more

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Records: Punk Rock Halloween: the compilation

Posted Oct. 14, 2017, 10:39 a.m.

Records: Punk Rock Halloween: the compilation

Christmas isn't the only season for holiday music. A new Halloween-themed compilation is out titled Punk Rock Halloween - Loud, Fast & Scary with 27 ... read more

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Records: New from Buffalo Buffalo

Posted Oct. 14, 2017, 10:03 a.m.

Records: New from Buffalo Buffalo

Los Angeles punks Buffalo Buffalo have released a new 7" via A-F Records/Uncle M Music. DUbbed Spanish Love Songs, it's streaming on  Bandcamp and out now. ... read more

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Videos: New documentary on Bad Brains' HR

Posted Oct. 14, 2017, 9:32 a.m.

Videos: New documentary on Bad Brains' HR

Bad Brains' frontman Paul "HR" Hudson is the subject of a new documentart named Finding Joseph I. Directed by James Lathos, the film explores the ... read more

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Records: Hangman announce new 7-inch

Posted Oct. 12, 2017, 8:31 p.m.

Records: Hangman announce new 7-inch

Long Island, NY's Hangman will soon release a new 7" on Flatspot Records, titled A Vile Decree. Flatspot will release 350 copies of the EP. ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Trust No One from The Mons

Posted Oct. 11, 2017, 8:04 a.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Trust No One from The Mons

Scene Point Blank is pleased to host a stream of Trust No One, the second full-length from Chicago punks The Mons. The band rips, rages and waxes ... read more

Reviews

The Mons – Trust No One

Posted Oct. 9, 2017, 8:36 p.m.

The Mons – Trust No One

Trust No One, The Mons’ second album isn’t subtle. But what do you expect of a band using that name? This is aggressive, 1980s-inspired hardcore ... read more

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Music News: Punks in Vegas releases fundraising comp

Posted Oct. 9, 2017, 7:05 p.m.

Music News: Punks in Vegas releases fundraising comp

Punks in Vegas announced Vegas Strong today, a charity compilation with over 100 bands. On sale for $5, the digital compilation will donate 100% of funds to the UMC Foundation, Las ... read more

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MP3s: White Russian sampler available

Posted Oct. 7, 2017, 11:35 a.m.

MP3s: White Russian sampler available

Dutch punk label White Russian Records has a new sampler available online for a pay-what-you-want download price and streaming on various online platforms like Spotify. The ... read more

News

Bands: Kindling to release on 6131

Posted Oct. 5, 2017, 9:27 p.m.

Bands: Kindling to release on 6131

Kindling have announced a new full-length will come out next month. The Massachusetts-based band will release Hush on Nov. 10 on 6131 Records, their first release ... read more

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Tours: Save Face on tour, including The Fest

Posted Oct. 5, 2017, 9:01 p.m.

Tours: Save Face on tour, including The Fest

New Jersey's Save Face will tour down the East Coast this month, joined by Secret Stuff en route to The Fest in Gainesville, FL on ... read more

News

MP3s: Annual Relapse sampler now available

Posted Oct. 5, 2017, 8:31 p.m.

MP3s: Annual Relapse sampler now available

Relapse Records has released their 2017 label sampler, with all proceeds to be donated to non-profit Rock To The Future. The sampler itslef is available ... read more

News

Records: Axis return as quartet

Posted Oct. 5, 2017, 8:20 p.m.

Records: Axis return as quartet

Axis are back with a new album, Shift.  Shift is set to release on Nov. 10 on Good Fight Music and features a restructured lineup with ... read more

News

Bands: The Jesus Lizard reunite for Day For Night Festival

Posted Oct. 3, 2017, 9:31 p.m.

Bands: The Jesus Lizard reunite for Day For Night Festival

This December, The Jesus Lizard will reunite for a one-off show in Houston at Day For Night Festival. It will be the Austin, TX band's ... read more

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Records: 30 years of Locust Abortion Technician

Posted Oct. 3, 2017, 9 p.m.

Records: 30 years of Locust Abortion Technician

Butthole Surfers are celebrating a milestone, the 30th anniversary of their album Locust Abortion Technician. Originally released in 1987, the band will release a remastered ... read more

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Shows: Roadburn 2018 to feature Converge, GY!BE, more

Posted Oct. 2, 2017, 9:31 p.m.

Shows: Roadburn 2018 to feature Converge, GY!BE, more

Set to take place on April 19-22, 2018, Roadburn Festival 2018 has announced a few artists who will perform. Jacob Bannon (Converge, Wear Your Wounds) ... read more

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Videos: The first new video from Amenra

Posted Oct. 2, 2017, 9:13 p.m.

Videos: The first new video from Amenra

Amenra revealed a new song (in video format), "Children of the Eye" from their upcoming Mass VI. The new album releases officially on Oct. 20 ... read more

News

Records: Debut from Monotrope coming soon

Posted Oct. 2, 2017, 8:33 p.m.

Records: Debut from Monotrope coming soon

Next month -- on Nov. 10 -- Monotrope will unveil Unifying Receiver, the debut LP from the instrumental group whose members hail from California, Texas, ... read more

News

Records: Pears and Direct Hit to release split

Posted Oct. 2, 2017, 8:04 p.m.

Records: Pears and Direct Hit to release split

On Nov. 3, Direct Hit and Pears will release a 12 song split on Fat Wreck Chords. Titled Human Movement, the recor consists of five ... read more

News

Tours: Better in the Shed Tour - Cosmic Psychos

Posted Sept. 26, 2017, 11:07 p.m.

Tours: Better in the Shed Tour - Cosmic Psychos

Australian cult band Cosmic Psychos are heading out this November on their "Better in the Shed Tour" 2017. Along for the ride on the seven-date tour are ... read more

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MP3s: Bash & Pop premiere two new songs

Posted Sept. 25, 2017, 9:19 p.m.

MP3s: Bash & Pop premiere two new songs

Tommy Stinson's Bash & Pop and Nicole Atkins have collaborated on two new songs to be released on a limited edition 7" on Nov. 24 ... read more

Reviews

The Slow Death – Punishers

Posted Sept. 25, 2017, 6:05 p.m.

The Slow Death – Punishers

Punishers is the third LP from The Slow Death, fronted by ex-Pretty Boy Thorson & the Falling Angels mouthpiece Jesse Swan Thorson and backed by a rotating ... read more

News

Records: Solo LP from Summer Cannibals' Jessica Boudreaux

Posted Sept. 24, 2017, 12:27 p.m.

Records: Solo LP from Summer Cannibals' Jessica Boudreaux

Jessica Boudreaux (of Summer Cannibals) will release her first solo album on Nov. 3. Titled No Fury, the LP was produced by Hutch Harris (The Thermals) ... read more

News

Records: Andrew W.K. announces new album

Posted Sept. 24, 2017, 11:31 a.m.

Records: Andrew W.K. announces new album

Party animal Andrew W.K. will release a new full-length in early 2018. Currently untitled it comes out on March 2 on Sony Music. W.K. is currently ... read more

News

Records: New song, new record by Big Mess

Posted Sept. 24, 2017, 11:25 a.m.

Records: New song, new record by Big Mess

Big Mess recently premiered "Still S.A.D." from their soon to release new album, Try To Enjoy It. The new LP releases on Sept. 29 on Indisciplinarian ... read more

News

Bands: New L7 in the news

Posted Sept. 23, 2017, 10:49 p.m.

Bands: New L7 in the news

L7, who recently reunited and were also featured in the documentary Pretend We're Dead--are back to life with new new 7"s coming out later this ... read more

News

Music News: Houston bands release benefit comp post Hurricane Harvey

Posted Sept. 23, 2017, 2:40 p.m.

Music News: Houston bands release benefit comp post Hurricane Harvey

Earlier this month, fifteen Houston artists came together for the digital benefit release Making Waves: A Benefit Compiltation For Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey. Including ... read more

News

MP3s: "Alarm Clock" by The Mons

Posted Sept. 23, 2017, 1:31 p.m.

MP3s:

Chicago's The Mons released "Alarm Clock" off their upcoming Trust No One, out on Oct. 20 on Triple Eye Industries. The Chicago-based band plays early ... read more

News

Bands: The Damned at work on new LP, Paul Gray back in band

Posted Sept. 23, 2017, 1:19 p.m.

Bands: The Damned at work on new LP, Paul Gray back in band

The Damned have begun work on a new album set for release in 2018 on label Search & Destroy. The long-running band also announced a ... read more

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Records: Upcoming solo album by Nahko

Posted Sept. 17, 2017, 9:47 p.m.

Records: Upcoming solo album by Nahko

SideOneDummy Records announced My Name Is Bear, the upcoming solo record by Nahko Bear, also known as the frontman of Nahko and Medicine for the People. ... read more

News

Videos: Sciatic Nerve leak a new 49-second track

Posted Sept. 17, 2017, 9:48 a.m.

Sciatic Nerive, a new Bay Area (California) band featuring members of Swingin' Utters, Nothington, Western Addiction and Cobra Skulls have unveiled a self-titled video from their upcoming self-titled debut. "I think the idea behind a song like this is just to set the pace and throw back to old punk, like ... read more

News

Obituaries: Grant Hart (Hüsker Dü), 1961-2017

Posted Sept. 14, 2017, 8:33 a.m.

Grant Hart, one of three co-founders of Hüsker Dü, passed away this morning at the age of 56. Hüsker Dü released albums on SST and Warner Bros, with Hart later releasing material with Nova Mob and as a solo artist. At present, his cause of death is unconfirmed. Pitchfork reports ... read more

News

Shows: Tim Rogers (You Am I) collaborates on musical

Posted Sept. 12, 2017, 8:30 a.m.

Shows: Tim Rogers (You Am I) collaborates on musical

His achingly lyrical first solo album, What Rhymes with Cars and Girls, cemented You Am I frontman Tim Rogers’ already formidable reputation as one of Australia’s ... read more

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Music News: RARAs Farm's Music Blog looks at new Descendents

Posted Sept. 9, 2017, 3:05 p.m.

Music News: RARAs Farm's Music Blog looks at new Descendents

With the Descendents set to tour the US this fall, RARAs Farm's Music Blog has posted a personal review-style exploration of last year's Who We Are, ... read more

News

Records: Secret LP from Lemuria

Posted Sept. 9, 2017, 1:26 p.m.

Records: Secret LP from Lemuria

Lemuria have announced a secret LP, available on order only from the band. While details about the album are sparse, it contains 10 unreleased songs ... read more

News

Bands: Pere Ubu dates and new album

Posted Sept. 9, 2017, 12:36 p.m.

Bands: Pere Ubu dates and new album

With a new album titled 20 Years in a Montana Missile Silo scheduled to come out on Sept. 29 (Cherry Red Records), Pere Ubu will ... read more

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Records: Shredders (feat. Doomtree) to release LP

Posted Sept. 9, 2017, 11:07 a.m.

Records: Shredders (feat. Doomtree) to release LP

Doomtree spinoff Shredders will release their first full-length on Nov. 3 on Doomtree Records. Titled Dangerous Jumps, it follows the band's debutEP earlier this year.  ... read more

News

Bands: Who are Suspect Parts?

Posted Sept. 9, 2017, 10:03 a.m.

Bands: Who are Suspect Parts?

Suspect Parts--comprised of former and current members of The Briefs, Clorox Girls, Maniac, Ripchord, Radio Dead Ones and Red Dons--will release a self-titled debut album ... read more

News

MP3s: Iron Chic premieres new song

Posted Sept. 8, 2017, 8:41 p.m.

MP3s: Iron Chic premieres new song

Iron Chic unleashed "My Best Friend (Is a Nihilist)" off their upcoming LP You Can't Stay Here, set to release on Oct. 13 (SideOneDummy). The ... read more

News

Records: SPB exclusive: Dark/Light - Kill Some Time

Posted Sept. 5, 2017, 10:31 p.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Dark/Light - Kill Some Time

Scene Point Blank is pleased to start September with an exclusive stream of the self-titled first full-length from Portland’s Dark/Light (pronounced as “Dark Slash Light”). ... read more

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Lost Balloons – Hey Summer

Posted Sept. 4, 2017, 5:19 p.m.

Lost Balloons – Hey Summer

By now it feels like hitting repeat, but for the uninitiated, Lost Balloons has to be introduced through the Marked Men timeline. The beloved Texas garage-punk band ... read more

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Records: New 12-inch featuring members of Coliseum and Young Widows

Posted Sept. 4, 2017, 11:02 a.m.

Fotocrime has announced the release of a 12"/cd/digital release called Always Night. The band features R. Pattern (aka Ryan Patterson, formerly of Coliseum), Nick Thieneman (Young Widows, guitar), and Shelley Anderson (bass) and describes their sound as including "danceable, battle hymn drum machines and layered synths, Fotocrime brings a monochrome clarity to ... read more

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Records: Big Mess from Indisciplinarian

Posted Sept. 2, 2017, 4:06 p.m.

Records: Big Mess from Indisciplinarian

Copenhagen's Big Mess will release a new album on Sept. 29. Titled Try to Enjoy It, the 12-song album follows last year's debut, You Know I ... read more

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Records: New video from Collapse Under The Empire

Posted Sept. 2, 2017, 3:46 p.m.

German post-rock duo, Collapse Under The Empire has premiered a video for the song "Dark Water" off their upcoming The Fallen Ones. The instrumental band will release The Fallen Ones Oct. 20 on Finaltune Records. read more

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Records: Mastodon presents Cold Dark Place

Posted Sept. 2, 2017, 12:08 p.m.

Records: Mastodon presents Cold Dark Place

On Sept. 22, Mastodon will return with a 4-song EP named Cold Dark Place. It will also come out on a limited edition 12" picture ... read more

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Records: New from The World Is...

Posted Sept. 2, 2017, 11:31 a.m.

Records: New from The World Is...

With new album Always Foreign set to release on Sept. 29, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die ... read more

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Records: You Vandal to release on Jump Start

Posted Sept. 2, 2017, 10:02 a.m.

Records: You Vandal to release on Jump Start

Gainesville, FL's You Vandal will release a new record titled I Just Want to Go Back to Hell on Nov. 17. The new album is ... read more

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Records: Rig Time! are back

Posted Sept. 2, 2017, 9:44 a.m.

Wisconsin's Rig Time! have announced War, their second LP, which is ready to release on Oct. 20 (Innerstrength Records). Wisconsin Bruisers RIG TIME! Bringing 'War' in October on Innerstrength Records The band previously released EPs in 2014 and 2015, before 2016's self-released debut Sick Of It. Check out "Vengeance" from the ... read more

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Tours: Against Me! set out with Bleached and The Dirty Nil

Posted Sept. 1, 2017, 8:50 p.m.

Tours: Against Me! set out with Bleached and The Dirty Nil

Against Me! will set to the road with guests Bleached and The Dirty Nil as they cross North America. The tour kicks off in Winnipeg, ... read more

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Records: Plaque Marks to release EP on Learning Curve

Posted Aug. 27, 2017, 12:01 p.m.

Records: Plaque Marks to release EP on Learning Curve

New band Plaque Marks has inked with Learning Curve Records for their upcoming debut EP, Anxiety Driven Nervous Worship, scheduled for release on Oct. 27. ... read more

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Records: More Quicksand soon

Posted Aug. 26, 2017, 9:39 p.m.

Records: More Quicksand soon

Quicksand have announced Intreiors. The new album--their first in 22 years--comes out on Nov. 10 on Epitaph. In addition, it features the band's full original ... read more

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Records: Strange Relations to release Editorial You

Posted Aug. 26, 2017, 8:02 p.m.

Records: Strange Relations to release Editorial You

Strange Relations have announced their second album, Editorial You, will release on Sept. 8 on Tiny Engines.  The Minneapolis duo's new album is vuild around ropulsive ... read more

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Bands: Magic Bullet's Five Weeks of 5ive

Posted Aug. 26, 2017, 7:52 p.m.

Bands: Magic Bullet's Five Weeks of 5ive

Magic Bullet Records is issing the full back catalog of 5ive, starting with their self-titled debut this week. In total, 5ive, The Telestic Disfracture, The ... read more

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Records: GBH announce new album this fall

Posted Aug. 26, 2017, 12:34 p.m.

Records: GBH announce new album this fall

Long-running UK punks GBH will release a new album on Hellcat Records on Nov. 17. The new Momentum was recorded at Muther’s Studio in Birmingham, England. ... read more

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Bands: 1QI: The Feederz, Tomber Lever, The Bigger Empty

Posted Aug. 26, 2017, 12:02 p.m.

Bands: 1QI: The Feederz, Tomber Lever, The Bigger Empty

Welcome to our semi-regular quickie Q&A feature: One Question Interviews.    After our social media followers get the first word, we previously posted a wrap-up here ... read more

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Records: New from GWAR

Posted Aug. 26, 2017, 11:36 a.m.

Records: New from GWAR

Rockers from beyond, GWAR, have returned with The Blood of the Gods. Out on Oct. 20 (Metal Blade Records), The Berserker Blothar says: “Fuck This ... read more

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MP3s: Stream Brutal Youth's Sanguine

Posted Aug. 26, 2017, 11:09 a.m.

MP3s: Stream Brutal Youth's Sanguine

Sanguine, the third LP from Tornot's Brutal Youth, is streaming online at Bandcamp. The 14-track album releases officially on Sept. 23. It is out now ... read more

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Labels: Kid You Not join Deep Elm Records

Posted Aug. 25, 2017, 7:17 p.m.

Labels: Kid You Not join Deep Elm Records

Melodic punk group Kid You Not has joined Deep Elm Records for the upcoming release of their debut full-length. The St. Augustine, FL band will ... read more

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Rancid – Trouble Maker

Posted Aug. 21, 2017, 5:32 p.m.

Rancid – Trouble Maker

It’s strange to me to realize that Rancid just released their ninth album. It’s a mark of age, not to mention that they haven’t been ... read more

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Bands: AJJ return with new EP

Posted Aug. 20, 2017, 8:44 p.m.

Bands: AJJ return with new EP

AJJ (formerly Andrew Jackson Jihad) have released a new EP titled Back in the Jazz Coffin. The New EP is out on cassette via Lauren ... read more

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Records: Get ready for a new Lillingtons LP

Posted Aug. 19, 2017, 11 a.m.

Records: Get ready for a new Lillingtons LP

The reformed Lillingtons have announced Stella Sapiente, a new full-length scheduled to release on Oct. 13 on Fat Wreck Chords. Stella Sapiente is their first ... read more

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Videos: L7 documentary gets video release

Posted Aug. 17, 2017, 8:22 a.m.

Videos: L7 documentary gets video release

L7: Pretend We’re Dead documentary is coming to Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD this Oct. 13. The doc included interviews with Joan Jett, Brody Dalle (The Distillers), ... read more

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Records: Converge to release The Dusk In Us

Posted Aug. 16, 2017, 8:24 a.m.

On Nov. 3, Converge will return with The Dusk in Us, their first full-length in five years. It will be the band's ninth full-length and follows All We Love We Leave Behind (2012), to be released on Epitaph/Deathwish Inc. You can listen to the track "Under Duress" now: read more

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Bands: New GWAR, new tour(s)

Posted Aug. 15, 2017, 1:16 p.m.

Bands: New GWAR, new tour(s)

Costumed overlords GWAR will embark on US tours this fall, plaing dates with Ghoul, Doyle (The Misfits), and more. The tours line up with a ... read more

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Records: Worriers announce Survival Pop on SideOneDummy

Posted Aug. 13, 2017, 8:36 p.m.

Worriers have a new LP coming out next month, on new label home SideOneDummy. Titled New Survivial, it will officially releaseo n Sept. 29 with three release shows schedules going up the US East Coast in Philadelphia, Boston, and New York. They are also playing dates in Australia in September. “I ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Feederz

Posted Aug. 13, 2017, noon

One Question Interviews: The Feederz

Frank Discussion (The Feederz-guitar/vocals) SPB: How did the current line-up come together? Discussion: Clear Bob was our first bass player and he still lives in ... read more

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Tours: Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg Australian Tour

Posted Aug. 12, 2017, 9:43 p.m.

Tours: Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg Australian Tour

This November will herald the return of true punk rock royalty Marky Ramone to our Australia.  Marky is one of the last remaining members of The Ramones, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Bigger Empty

Posted Aug. 8, 2017, 8:25 a.m.

One Question Interviews: The Bigger Empty

Mike Felumlee (The Bigger Empty) SPB: Do you wear earplugs when you play? Why/why not? Femumlee: Yes, I wear earplugs now, but have just started wearing ... read more

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Whiskey & Co. – Ripped Together, Torn Apart

Posted Aug. 7, 2017, 5:47 p.m.

Whiskey & Co. – Ripped Together, Torn Apart

Whiskey & Co. are something of an outlier on the No Idea Records roster, but it’s still a cultural fit. Their boozy, swaying country may ... read more

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Records: SPB premiere: V.E.G.A.S.-Long Gone split EP

Posted Aug. 5, 2017, noon

Records: SPB premiere: V.E.G.A.S.-Long Gone split EP

Scene Point Blank is pleased to share the newest EP from V.E.G.A.S., a split with Finland's Long Gone. Each band contributes two new songs. Check ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Tomber Lever

Posted Aug. 3, 2017, 8:27 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Tomber Lever

Tomber Lever SPB: What band has the best logo of all time? Tomber Lever: We would say that Titus Andronicus has the best band logo! ... read more

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Tours: Flogging Molly October tour

Posted Aug. 2, 2017, 9:07 p.m.

Tours: Flogging Molly October tour

Following the release of Life Is Good last month, Flogging Molly return to the road, starting on Oct. 13 in Riverside, CA. The tour will span ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Vacation 2XLP stream

Posted Aug. 1, 2017, 8:10 a.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Vacation 2XLP stream

Cincinnati, Ohio’s Vacation are back with a new album, this time a double LP called Southern Grass: The Continuation of Rock’n’Roll, courtesy of Recess Records. Formed ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Hellmouth

Posted July 30, 2017, 6:46 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Hellmouth

Jason Navarro  (Hellmouth, Suicide Machines) SPB: You’ve released a trilogy of records. How has your original vision changed over the years it took for the ... read more

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Bands: Ty Segall releases EP to benefit ACLU

Posted July 30, 2017, 3:57 p.m.

Bands: Ty Segall releases EP to benefit ACLU

Ty Segall released a new EP titled Fried Shallots this past Friday. The new 6-song EP is available digitally now with a physical release to come on August ... read more

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Records: New from Knuckle Puck

Posted July 30, 2017, 1:48 p.m.

Records: New from Knuckle Puck

Chicago pop-punk group Knuckle Puck will return with a new Rise Records album, Shapeshifter. The band previously released Copactectic in 2015. read more

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MP3s: Black Beach release "Cluttered Head"

Posted July 28, 2017, 8:23 a.m.

MP3s: Black Beach release

Black Beach have unleashed a new single, "Cluttered Head" at Flood Magazine. The song is off their upcoming Play Loud Die, Vol. II EP, hitting ... read more

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Records: The Bronx V, Coming in September

Posted July 27, 2017, 8:05 a.m.

Records: The Bronx V, Coming in September

The Bronx have announced a new album, V, will be released on Sept. 22. As the title suggests, it's their fifth full-length. Stay tuned for ... read more

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Records: The return of Propagandhi

Posted July 26, 2017, 10:22 p.m.

Records: The return of Propagandhi

Propagandhi will return with a new album this September. Named Victory Lap, the LP releases on Sept. 29 on Epitaph Records. It's also their first album ... read more

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Tours: Circa Survive joins Thrice on tour

Posted July 26, 2017, 8:24 a.m.

Tours: Circa Survive joins Thrice on tour

Followin glast week's announcement of a new LP, Circa Survive have also scheduled a co-headlining tour with Thrice, running November and into December. The Amulet ... read more

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Tours: Dave Hause and The Mermaid tour schedule

Posted July 25, 2017, 8:53 p.m.

Tours: Dave Hause and The Mermaid tour schedule

Dave Hause (Loved Ones, The Falcon) will embark on a North American tour this fall, playing headlining dates as well as shows with Beach Slang ... read more

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P.O.S. – Chill, Dummy

Posted July 24, 2017, 9:17 p.m.

P.O.S. – Chill, Dummy

A new kidney hasn’t made P.O.S soft and introspective. On his return to action album Chill, Dummy, he’s as angry and pointed as ever. The album ... read more

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Tours: Minus the Bear, Silversun Pickups tour

Posted July 24, 2017, 8:15 p.m.

Tours: Minus the Bear, Silversun Pickups tour

Fresh off releasing VOIDS (Suicide Squeeze Records), their sixth full-length, Minus the Bear will set out on tour with Silversun Pickups. The band will first hit ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Fast Break! Records

Posted July 24, 2017, 7:06 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Fast Break! Records

Tim Martinkøvixxx (Fast Break! Records – label manager) SPB: What is the best pop song of the last 10 years? Martinkøvixxx: I'm going to cite ... read more

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Bands: NOFX Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music (touring) Festival

Posted July 24, 2017, 6:47 p.m.

Bands: NOFX Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music (touring) Festival

NOFX have announced a five-date tour of music and beer. The festival is dubbed the "Fat Mike Presents: Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival" ... read more

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Bands: Western Settings starts demos for next LP

Posted July 23, 2017, 9:03 p.m.

Bands: Western Settings starts demos for next LP

Following the release of the EP Old Pain last year, Western Settings have announced that they are now demoing material for their next full-lenth, to be ... read more

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Tours: Eyehategod hit the road with Negative Approach and Cro-Mags

Posted July 19, 2017, 10:02 p.m.

Tours: Eyehategod hit the road with Negative Approach and Cro-Mags

Eyehategod have announced a thirty-nine date tour, their longest since vocalist Mike IX Williams underwent a liver transplant last December. Starting in August, the band ... read more

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MP3s: SPB premiere: "Vegan Bake Sale" by Michael Crafter

Posted July 18, 2017, 8:40 p.m.

MP3s: SPB premiere:

SPB is excited to share "Vegan Bake Sale," the first track from Michael Crafter's debut full-length. After 20-plus releases in eight years, Michael Crafter will release Mince for ... read more

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Needles//Pins – Goodnight, Tomorrow

Posted July 17, 2017, 10:09 p.m.

Needles//Pins – Goodnight, Tomorrow

Needles//Pins are one of those hard bands to pin down. They just sound like what rock ‘n’ roll is supposed to be, you know? It’s ... read more

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Records: Pkew Pkew Pkew +One

Posted July 16, 2017, 11:03 a.m.

Records: Pkew Pkew Pkew +One

SideOneDummy has announced a re-issue of Pkey Pkew Pkew's self-titled debut, but with the addition of a new cong called "Cold Dead Hands." In reference ... read more

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Bands: New Doomtree offshoot Shredders drops EP

Posted July 16, 2017, 10:40 a.m.

Bands: New Doomtree offshoot Shredders drops EP

Four members of the Doomtree hip-hop collective have launched a new project titled Shredders. Featuring P.O.S, Sims, Lazerbeak, and Paper Tiger, the quartet just released ... read more

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Records: Circa Survive return

Posted July 16, 2017, 10:03 a.m.

Circa Survive have released a video for "Lustration," a song off their new album to be released on Sept. 22. Titled The Amulet, it's the band's sixth full-length, to be released by Hopeless Records. They will also be touring the US this fall, including dates with AFI. read more

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Labels: Southern Lord signs Jesus Piece

Posted July 15, 2017, 1:56 p.m.

Labels: Southern Lord signs Jesus Piece

Jesus Piece, currently supporting Darkest Hour and Havok on a US tour, have signed with Southern Lord. The hardcore band has previously released EPs, one ... read more

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Tours: The Smith Street Band - USA tour

Posted July 15, 2017, 1:14 p.m.

Tours: The Smith Street Band - USA tour

The Smith Street Band have announced a full US tour in addition to their upcoming performance at Riot Fest in Chicago. The band will tour ... read more

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MP3s: Listen to Tunic's Boss

Posted July 15, 2017, 11:03 a.m.

MP3s: Listen to Tunic's Boss

Winnipeg punks Tunic are streaming their new EP Boss at The Alternative. The 4-song EP comes out on July 21. Catch them on tour now (dates below). read more

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MP3s: Armstrongs (w/ Rancid and Green Day)

Posted July 14, 2017, 10:20 p.m.

A new single has been released by Armstrongs, a group comprised of non-relatives Tim (Operation Ivy/Rancid/Transplants), Billie Joe (Green Day), Joey (SWMRS), and Rey Armstrong. "If There Was Ever A Time" is being released on a limited pressing flexi-disc to raise funds for 924 Gilman, a DIY all ages venue ... read more

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Videos: Hype! documentary turns 20, releases on Blu-ray

Posted July 14, 2017, 8:17 a.m.

Videos: Hype! documentary turns 20, releases on Blu-ray

Hype!, a  documentary that covers the rise of grunge and "The Seattle Sound" is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a Blu-ray release on Sept. 29 ... read more

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Labels: Start-up Dodgeball Records forms

Posted July 10, 2017, 9:09 p.m.

Labels: Start-up Dodgeball Records forms

Chris Messer of Showoff and his wife Dani have launched new Chicagoland record label Dodgeball Records, with help from longtime friend Mike Felumlee (Smoking Popes/Alkaline ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Ejector Seats-fluffy

Posted July 10, 2017, 7:32 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Ejector Seats-fluffy

Fluffy (The Ejector Seats/The By-Products – bass/vocals) SPB: How has the increasing digitalization of music changed how you listen to or consume music? Fluffy: Well...this ... read more

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Records: Cuddlefish and Burning Spring announce split 7-inch

Posted July 10, 2017, 7:20 p.m.

Records: Cuddlefish and Burning Spring announce split 7-inch

Debt Offensive Records will release a new split EP between Cuddlefish (Athens, GA featuring members of Unfun and Cancers) and Burning Spring (Niagara Falls, ON ... read more

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Labels: God Mother join Party Smasher

Posted July 10, 2017, 6:40 p.m.

Labels: God Mother join Party Smasher

Sweden's God Mother have announced that they've signed to US label Party Smasher, founded by Ben Weinman of Dillinger Escape Plan. Weinman states: "For some ... read more

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Cayetana – New Kind Of Normal

Posted July 10, 2017, 5:08 p.m.

Cayetana – New Kind Of Normal

Normally when I hear obvious shades of the 1990s, my first thought is straight from an ad campaign of the era: been there, done that. ... read more

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Records: Dark Spring debut album in development

Posted July 9, 2017, 3:44 p.m.

Records: Dark Spring debut album in development

Dark Spring will soon release their debut album, Chain Letter 13, on Escapist Records. The band originally formed as a solo vessel for Ages guitarist ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Hakan

Posted July 9, 2017, 2:19 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Hakan

Andrea (Hakan) SPB: How did you come to work with Jeff Burke on II? Andrea: Not a very special story. We love Marked Men and ... read more

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Records: Amenra's Mass VI

Posted July 8, 2017, 9:13 p.m.

Records: Amenra's Mass VI

Amenra have announced a new Mass album this year. Titled Mass VI, it will release on October 20 via Neurot Recordings. "It took us a ... read more

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Shows: Say-10 10th Anniversary Show

Posted July 6, 2017, 8:21 a.m.

Shows: Say-10 10th Anniversary Show

Say-10 Records out of Richmond, VA, will host a 10th anniversary celebration on Sat. Oct. 21. The label has unveiled a partial line-up for the ... read more

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Records: Neurosis to reissue The Word As Law

Posted July 5, 2017, 8:36 p.m.

Records: Neurosis to reissue The Word As Law

The seond LP by Neurosis, The Word As Law, will be reissed by the band this August. Out of print since the 1990s, the album ... read more

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Nothington – In the End

Posted July 4, 2017, 10:16 a.m.

Nothington – In the End

Few things are stable in this topsy-turvy world. One constant has been Nothington. With the release of In the End, the San Francisco band’s fifth ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Bréag Naofa - II

Posted July 3, 2017, 12:01 p.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Bréag Naofa - II

This month Scene Point Blank is pleased to debut the newest LP from Bréag Naofa, II. Out soon, the LP delivers 40 minutes of doom-ridden sludge that’s ... read more

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Bands: Pageninetynine reunion tour on the East Coast

Posted July 2, 2017, 9:05 p.m.

Bands: Pageninetynine reunion tour on the East Coast

Pageninetynine (also often listed as pg.99), will reunine for a short tour to raise funds for East Coast local arts and LGBT causes. Magic Bullet ... read more

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Labels: Deafkids join Neurot

Posted July 1, 2017, 5:49 p.m.

Labels: Deafkids join Neurot

Neurot Recordings has agreed to release Configuração Do Lamento from Deafkids on October 6. The release will be on 10" vinyl and on CD. "I ... read more

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Records: Couch Slut's Contempt

Posted July 1, 2017, 4:45 p.m.

Records: Couch Slut's Contempt

Couch Slut have released a preview track off their upcoming album, Contempt, which hits stop.res on July 28 via Gilead Media. The song "Company Picnic with ... read more

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Tours: DFMK in the USA

Posted July 1, 2017, 3:16 p.m.

Tours: DFMK in the USA

Tijuana's DFMK will embark on a (mostly) US tour from July 22 to August 12. They recently released a 7" titled 7 Canciones Sobre Un ... read more

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Bands: Worriers announce new album (and new label)

Posted July 1, 2017, 2:58 p.m.

Worriers will follow-up Imaginary Life (2015) with a new album out later this year on SideOneDummy. The band also has a new song out, below, titled "Future Me," and will be touring the USA and Australia this year. Tour dates are listed after the jump. read more

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Records: Fresh Fuck My Life

Posted July 1, 2017, 12:23 p.m.

Records: Fresh Fuck My Life

Fresh, a London punk band, will soon release their debut full-length: Fuck My Life. Out on August 18, the band recently premiered the title track ... read more