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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Reviews

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.

MP3s:

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

Reviews

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

News

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

News

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

Features

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

Features

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

Features

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

Reviews

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

Reviews

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

Features

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

Features

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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MP3s: "Alarm Clock" by The Mons

Posted Sept. 23, 2017, 1:31 p.m.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Records: Teenage Bottlerocket return to Fat with covers album

Posted July 1, 2017, 11:06 a.m.

Records: Teenage Bottlerocket return to Fat with covers album

Teenage Bottlerocket will return to Fat Wreck Chords with the new Stealing the Covers, out on July 14. The 14 song album includes covers of ... read more

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MP3s: Coffee Project EP streaming

Posted June 29, 2017, 10:49 p.m.

MP3s: Coffee Project EP streaming

Coffee Project's debut EP, Wasted Love, is streaming online. The group is an acoustic duo comprised of Jake Crown (Savage Brewtality) and Buddy Schaug (Less ... read more

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Tours: Get better UK/Ireland (Lemuria)

Posted June 29, 2017, 10:01 p.m.

Tours: Get better UK/Ireland (Lemuria)

Lemuria are hopping across the pond for a tour of the UK and Ireland in support of the 10 year reissue of their debut Get Better. Find ... read more

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Bands: Filthy Friends: REM + Sleater-Kinney

Posted June 28, 2017, 8:20 a.m.

Bands: Filthy Friends: REM + Sleater-Kinney

Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney) and Peter Buck (R.E.M.) have joined forces in a new band that also features Kurt Bloch, Bill Rieflin, and Scott McCaughey. The band ... read more

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Records: Pillow Queens 7-inch coming on Specialist Subject

Posted June 27, 2017, 10:07 p.m.

Records: Pillow Queens 7-inch coming on Specialist Subject

Specialist Subject Records will release a new 7" in July from Dublin's Pillow Queens. Titled Calm Girls, the debut EP from the all girl, queer ... read more

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Records: On the new Unsane

Posted June 27, 2017, 8:19 a.m.

Records: On the new Unsane

The track listing for Sterilize has been released (below), the first new album in five years from the 29-year's running Unsane. Sterilize is their 8th album, ... read more

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Records: Return of The Perceptionists

Posted June 26, 2017, 10:04 p.m.

Records: Return of The Perceptionists

The Perceptionists (Mr. Lif and Akrobatik) will return after a 12-year hiatus with the new album, Resolution. The duo will release their new album on ... read more

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Tours: 10 years of People Who Can Eat People Are The Luckiest People On Earth

Posted June 26, 2017, 9:19 p.m.

Tours: 10 years of People Who Can Eat People Are The Luckiest People On Earth

AJJ will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their second album, People Who Can Eat People Are The Luckiest People On Earth, with a summer your that ... read more

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Bands: Horseback and Krieg members form Poison Blood

Posted June 25, 2017, 10:32 p.m.

Bands: Horseback and Krieg members form Poison Blood

Jenks Miller (Horseback) and Neill Jameson (Krieg) have combined on a new project called Poison Blood. Formed under with the goal to produce more "straightforward" ... read more

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Tours: P.O.S. fall tour

Posted June 25, 2017, 10:16 p.m.

Tours: P.O.S. fall tour

Following the release earlier this year of Chill, Dummy, P.O.S. will embark on a US tour this fall, starting in September. He'll be joined by ... read more

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Records: Lydia Lunch and Cypress Grove Under The Covers

Posted June 25, 2017, 9:13 p.m.

On Friday June 23, Lydia Lunch and Cypress Grove released a new 11-song covers album with a wide range of artists that range from Jon Bon Jovi to Aaron Lee Tasjan, and The Doors.  Check out their version of "Blaze of Glory," which originally appeared on the Jon Bon Jovi-led soundtrack to Young ... read more

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Tours: Neurosis in South America

Posted June 22, 2017, 8:25 a.m.

Tours: Neurosis in South America

Neurosis will bring their live show to South America for the first time this December, as the band has announced tour dates in the continent ... read more

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Naïve Sense – Self Titled EP (2017)

Posted June 19, 2017, 10:42 p.m.

Naïve Sense – Self Titled EP (2017)

“If I am unable to transform you into a Naïve Sense fan, then I have not done my job.”So begins “Win a Trip to Vegas: ... read more

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MP3s: SPB stream: Mind Force - Demo 7-inch

Posted June 15, 2017, 8:08 a.m.

MP3s: SPB stream: Mind Force - Demo 7-inch

Scene Point Blank is please to share Demo, the 2016 debut from Mind Force. The 4-song 7” showcases a crossover influence that pulls form the ... read more

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Tours: Andrew W.K. full band tour

Posted June 13, 2017, 9:31 a.m.

Tours: Andrew W.K. full band tour

With a new album planned later this year on Sony Music, Andrew W.K. has announced several USA and UK dates for this fall, witht he ... read more

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MP3s: SPB premiere: "Spiral Out" by Havania Whaal

Posted June 13, 2017, 9:24 a.m.

MP3s: SPB premiere:

Today, Scene Point Blank is excited to debut a new single from Portland, OR’s Havania Whaal, founded in 2012. The song is titled “Spiral Out” ... read more

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Caves – Always Why

Posted June 12, 2017, 6:31 p.m.

Caves – Always Why

Generally speaking, I’ve spent a lot of time the past half-decade (or maybe decade) listening to two subsets of DIY punk: gruff melodic three-chord arrangements, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Collision Course Records

Posted June 11, 2017, 8:40 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Collision Course Records

Raymondo (Collision Course Records) SPB: What is your dayjob and how does it affect/influence/interfere with your label operations? Raymondo: Well....I'd like to say I sit ... read more

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Records: 88 Fingers Louie open preorders for first album in 19 years

Posted June 9, 2017, 10:28 p.m.

Records: 88 Fingers Louie open preorders for first album in 19 years

Recently reformed 88 Fingers Louie has opened preorders for their soon to be released Thank You For Being A Friend, their first album in 19 years, ... read more

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Records: Gogol Bordello to release new album in August

Posted June 8, 2017, 10:21 p.m.

Records: Gogol Bordello to release new album in August

Gogol Bordello recently announced the release of their seventh album, Seekers and Finders, due for release on August 25 via Cooking Vinyl. The album's release will be followed ... read more

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MakeWar – Developing A Theory of Integrity

Posted June 5, 2017, 7:23 p.m.

MakeWar – Developing A Theory of Integrity

One of the reasons I gravitate toward the pop-end of the punk spectrum is because it lacks pretention. The structures are straightforward and honest, often ... read more

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Bands: INTRCPTR debut (Pelican, 5ive)

Posted May 31, 2017, 10:48 p.m.

Bands: INTRCPTR debut (Pelican, 5ive)

Guitarist Ben Carr (5ive) and drummer Larry Herweg (Pelican) have formed a new duo called INTRCPTR. Calling Los Angeles home, the new project is "within ... read more

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Bands: New Dwarves EP and LP plans

Posted May 30, 2017, 9:22 p.m.

Bands: New Dwarves EP and LP plans

The Dwarves have announced a couple of new releases. First, the band will release the 5-song EP Julio on Riotstyle, with a full-length release scheduled ... read more

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Bands: Less Art reveal debut

Posted May 29, 2017, 10 p.m.

Bands: Less Art reveal debut

Less Art, a new band comprised of members and ex members of Thrice, Kowloon Walled City, and ex-Curl Up and Die have annnounced Strangled Light, ... read more

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The Dopamines – Tales of Interest

Posted May 29, 2017, 6:13 p.m.

The Dopamines – Tales of Interest

It’s been a while since Ohio’s The Dopamines released a new record –2012 by the looks of things, and I honestly missed that one, so ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Geometers

Posted May 25, 2017, 8:23 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Geometers

Kyle (Geometers) SPB: What’s the most recent “grower” record you picked up that took a while to click? Kyle: "Prey," the latest from Planes Mistaken ... read more

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Tours: Dead Cross schedules US tour

Posted May 23, 2017, 8:42 p.m.

With their debut release scheduled for August, Dead Cross will embark on a US tour shortly after. The band features a number of familiar faces from the heavy music scene, including Mike Patton, Dave Lombardo, Justin Pearson, and Michael Crain. read more

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STNNNG – Veterans of Pleasure

Posted May 22, 2017, 6:26 p.m.

STNNNG – Veterans of Pleasure

STNNNG have slowed down their output but it doesn’t seem that age is catching up to them. If anything, their anger seems more pronounced than ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Blessed

Posted May 21, 2017, 1:23 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Blessed

Drew Riekman (Blessed – guitar/vocals) SPB: What is your favorite 1990s artist? Riekman: When I received the email, the first question I asked myself was “Is ... read more

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Bands: Ann Beretta returns with new 7-inch

Posted May 20, 2017, 11:21 p.m.

Bands: Ann Beretta returns with new 7-inch

Ann Bertta have a new EP streaming online and available for pre-order from Say-10 Records. The two song Kill The Lights/ Forever Family 7" will ... read more

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MP3s: Needles//Pins leak a new song

Posted May 20, 2017, 11:01 a.m.

MP3s: Needles//Pins leak a new song

Vancouver's Needles//Pins are giving a sneak peak of their new LP, Goodnight, Tomorrow, officially out on June 30 (Mint Records-Canada/Dirt Cult Records-USA). "All the Same" ... read more

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Records: Tiger Flowers EP

Posted May 20, 2017, 10:37 a.m.

Records: Tiger Flowers EP

On June 23, Tiger Flowers will release the new The Vicious Heart EP on Still Water Recordings. The 4 song EP features "chapters," described by frontman Jesse ... read more

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Records: Bad Cop/Bad Cop return with second LP

Posted May 19, 2017, 8:31 p.m.

Records: Bad Cop/Bad Cop return with second LP

Bad Cop/Bad COp will soon release Warriors, their second full-length album on Fat Wreck Chords. Out on June 16, the band addresses topics like substance ... read more

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Great Cynics – Posi

Posted May 15, 2017, 6:17 p.m.

Great Cynics – Posi

Calling their fourth record Posi is an interesting statement about Great Cynic’s vibe across the 11-song, half-hour record. From lyrics about being the clouds and ... read more

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Records: New Lost Balloons (Radioactivity, Suspicious Beasts)

Posted May 14, 2017, 9:11 a.m.

On June 16, Dirtnap Records will release Hey Summer, the second LP from Lost Balloons. Lost Balloons is a '60s pop-influenced two-person band featuring Jeff Burke (Marked Men, Radioactivity, more) and Yusuke Okada (Blotto, Suspicious Minds). The duo previously released an aponymous album in 2015 on Alien Snatch Records. read more

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Tours: News about Nothington

Posted May 8, 2017, 8:56 p.m.

Tours: News about Nothington

Nothington continue a busy 2017 with a tour scheduled for this summer, to be joined by MakeWar and Joe McMahon. The band released In The End in ... read more

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Western Addiction – Tremulous

Posted May 8, 2017, 7:38 p.m.

Western Addiction – Tremulous

Has it really been 12 years since Cognicide? Well, Western Addiction are back with another single word, make-you-think album title in Tremulous. They may have ... read more

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Records: OK Computer reissue on its way

Posted May 7, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

Records: OK Computer reissue on its way

On June 23, XL Recordings will release Oknotok, a remastered version of OK Computer plus b-sides and three unreleased tracks" “I Promise,” “Lift,” and “Man Of War.” ... read more

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MP3s: Stream Big Walnuts Yonder

Posted May 7, 2017, 3:25 p.m.

MP3s: Stream Big Walnuts Yonder

The self-titled debut of Big Walnuts Yonder is now streaming online at Consequence of Sound. Featuring bassist/vocalist Mike Watt (Minutemen, The Stooges), guitarist Nels Cline (Wilco, Nels ... read more

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MP3s: Listen to Cayetana's New Kind of Normal

Posted May 7, 2017, 12:46 p.m.

MP3s: Listen to Cayetana's New Kind of Normal

Out on May 5, Cayetana's upcoming New Kind of Normal is streaming online at The Hype Machine. The album will be released by Plum Records. Following ... read more

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Records: Return of The Lillingtons

Posted May 7, 2017, 10:33 a.m.

Records: Return of The Lillingtons

The Lillingtons have announced a new 4-song EP on Red Scare Industries. Titled Project 313, the new short-play record will be out on June 9. read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Nearly Dead - Idyllic Evening stream

Posted May 6, 2017, 11:33 a.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Nearly Dead - Idyllic Evening stream

Scene Point Blank is excited to share a new EP from Nearly Dead this month. Titled Idyllic Evening, the new 10” vinyl release from Learning Curve ... read more

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Records: New Rancid record, new video for Ghost of a Chance

Posted May 6, 2017, 11:04 a.m.

Records: New Rancid record, new video for Ghost of a Chance

Rancid has debuted the new song "Ghost of a Chance," posted after the jump. The new song is one of 19 to appear on their ... read more

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Records: Debut album from Dead Cross in August

Posted May 6, 2017, 10:36 a.m.

Records: Debut album from Dead Cross in August

Dead Cross, the project of Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Misfits), Mike Patton (Faith No More, Tomahawk), Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox, Head Wound City), ... read more

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Records: New video from The Coathangers

Posted May 5, 2017, 8:08 a.m.

Records: New video from The Coathangers

The Coathangers have released a new song and video, “Captain’s Dead,” from their Parasite EP schedule for release next month. The EP will be released ... read more

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Tours: Bad Religion in Europe

Posted May 4, 2017, 7:24 p.m.

Tours: Bad Religion in Europe

Later this summer, Bad Religion will be touring Europe and the UK, including dates at festivals in the UK, Finland, and Hungary. The band last ... read more

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One Question Interviews: EORÐESLAJYR

Posted May 1, 2017, 9:23 p.m.

One Question Interviews: EORÐESLAJYR

Tom (EORÐESLAJYR) SPB: What is the most thankless job in the music industry? Tom: We think one of the most thankless jobs in the industry ... read more

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Jim and the French Vanilla – Afraid of the House

Posted May 1, 2017, 5:25 p.m.

Jim and the French Vanilla – Afraid of the House

Jim and the French Vanilla is the solo moniker for Jim Blaha, guitarist in The Blind Shake, a band with have several of their own ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Bombpops

Posted April 30, 2017, 5:32 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Bombpops

Poli (The Bombpops) SPB: What’s the worst job you’ve ever had? Poli: Worst job we've ever had... well, Jen and I are both servers at ... read more

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Records: Kindling, Kestrels, split EP

Posted April 30, 2017, 1:30 p.m.

Records: Kindling, Kestrels, split EP

Kindling and Kestrels have announced a new split EP, out now with 4 songs in total between the two bands. Noyes Records is handling the ... read more

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Records: The Best of Nick Cave 1984-2014

Posted April 29, 2017, 9:04 a.m.

Records: The Best of Nick Cave 1984-2014

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds will release Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds 1984 - 2014 on May 5. ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Breakin' Even Fest

Posted April 28, 2017, 10:12 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Breakin' Even Fest

Steve & Bryan (Breakin’ Even Fest) SPB: How are you approaching Fest #2 differently than #1? Breakin' Even: We definitely focused on making Breakin' Even ... read more

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Bands: News on IIVII

Posted April 28, 2017, 9:35 p.m.

Bands: News on IIVII

IIVII, the solo project of Josh Graham (Red Sparowes, Battle Of Mice, A Storm Of Light), has announced a new full-length named Invasion to be released ... read more

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Labels: Muskets join No Sleep

Posted April 28, 2017, 9:16 p.m.

Hailling from Brighton, UK, Mustkets have joined No Sleep Records for the release of their next record. Check out a video for the song "17 Years" here: read more

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Tours: Amon Amarth and Goatwhore on the road

Posted April 28, 2017, 8:07 a.m.

Tours: Amon Amarth and Goatwhore on the road

On Sunday, AMon Amarth and Goatwhore hit the road on an 18-date US tour. The journey includes stops at Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Dark ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Making New Enemies

Posted April 28, 2017, 8:05 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Making New Enemies

Dustin Cole Hayes (Making New Enemies) SPB: How much space in your house is dedicated to music storage (whether instruments or records)? Hayes: Well, unfortunately ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Asian Man Records

Posted April 26, 2017, 10:25 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Asian Man Records

Mike Park (Asian Man Records) SPB: What gives you the biggest sense of accomplishment through your years at Asian Man and as a part of ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Set and Setting

Posted April 25, 2017, 9:27 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Set and Setting

Shane Handal (Set and Setting)  SPB: There are a lot of stereotypes about post-rock. How do you approach genre and expectation when composing? Handal: For ... read more

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The Tossers – Smash the Windows

Posted April 24, 2017, 7:11 p.m.

The Tossers – Smash the Windows

The term “Irish punk” sprung up in the late ‘90s around the time Flogging Molly jumped into the spotlight and in the waning days of ... read more

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MP3s: Hear the new Terror EP

Posted April 23, 2017, 10:35 a.m.

MP3s: Hear the new Terror EP

Terror's new EP, out next Friday on Pure Noise Records, is streaming online now at Impericon Magazine. Titled The Walls Will Fall, the EP drops on April ... read more

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Tours: Western Settings Pouzza Tour

Posted April 22, 2017, 4:36 p.m.

Tours: Western Settings Pouzza Tour

In route to Pouzza Fest in Montreal on May 19 (which they're also playing), San Diego's Western Settingss will be making a trek across North ... read more

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Shows: Jawbreaker reunites for Riot Fest 2017

Posted April 22, 2017, 4:21 p.m.

Shows: Jawbreaker reunites for Riot Fest 2017

In a non-April Fool's Day post, a reformed Jawbreaker are among headliners to play Riot Fest 2017, along with M.I.A., Wu-Tang Clan, and a DJ ... read more

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Bands: 1QI: Asian Man Records, Set and Setting, Making New Enemies

Posted April 22, 2017, 3:03 p.m.

Bands: 1QI: Asian Man Records, Set and Setting, Making New Enemies

Welcome to our semi-regular quickie Q&A feature: One Question Interviews. Follow us at facebook & twitter and we'll post an interview three days each week.   After our social media ... read more

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Records: Walk the Plank first full-length

Posted April 22, 2017, 1:46 p.m.

Records: Walk the Plank first full-length

Say-10 will be releasing Walk the Plank's debut album, Cemetery Vacation, on May 17. The Washington, DC, band previously released a split with Daycare Swindlers (Virginia). ... read more

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Records: Arcadea (Mastodon, Withered) join Relapse

Posted April 20, 2017, 8:22 a.m.

Records: Arcadea (Mastodon, Withered) join Relapse

Featuring drummer-vocalist Brann Dailor (Mastodon), guitarist-keyboardist Core Atoms (Zruda), and synth player Raheem Amlani (Withered), synth/psych group Arcadea has announced their self-titled album for releaes ... read more

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Records: Ten Foot Pole 2017

Posted April 19, 2017, 9:16 p.m.

Records: Ten Foot Pole 2017

California punks Ten Foot Pole are back in action in 2017 with the release of Setlist, scheduled to come out officially on May 26 on ... read more

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Bands: The Holy Mess + Elway

Posted April 19, 2017, 8:26 a.m.

Bands: The Holy Mess + Elway

Say-10 Records has announced new project Steveo & The Crippling Addictions (Steveo from Holy Mess and Tim Browne from Elway). The do is currently recording ... read more

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Good Friend – Ride The Storm

Posted April 17, 2017, 5:36 p.m.

Good Friend – Ride The Storm

I’m a fan of a select little niche of pop punk. The cleaner the voices, the more I tend to dislike it or just not ... read more

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Labels: Racquet Club (Knapsack, Samiam) join Rise

Posted April 15, 2017, 10:31 a.m.

Labels: Racquet Club (Knapsack, Samiam) join Rise

Rise Records has announced that Racquet Club will join the label with plans to release a self-titled album later this year. The band includes guitarist/vocalist ... read more

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MP3s: Iggy Pop's "Asshole Blues"

Posted April 15, 2017, 10:01 a.m.

Iggy Pop will release a flexi-single with the new song "Asshole Blues" on April 21. The single is the introduction to a new slexi series on Mag Mag, a label founded by Jacuzzi Boys. read more

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Records: New Meatwound in May

Posted April 14, 2017, 10:31 p.m.

Records: New Meatwound in May

Meatwound, featuring former members of Combatwoundedveteran, Holy Mountain, Headless Dogs, Primate Research, and others, will soon release their second LP. Titled Largo and mastered by Dan Randall ... read more

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Records: The Biters set date for second LP

Posted April 13, 2017, 9:02 p.m.

Records: The Biters set date for second LP

Atlanta's The Biters are back with their second full-length. To be titled The Future Ain't What It Used To Be, it will release on May 19 ... read more

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Bands: Negative Approach and Bloodclot to hit the road

Posted April 13, 2017, 8:31 p.m.

Bands: Negative Approach and Bloodclot to hit the road

Negative Approach will be joined by Bloodclot on an upcoming tour this summer. Bloodclot will be releasing their debut, Up In Arms, on July 14 ... read more

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Mystery Date – Love Collector

Posted April 10, 2017, 6:14 p.m.

Mystery Date – Love Collector

Mystery Date fit that classic mod-power pop sound, with an ear for well-tuned guitars, a hint of fuzz, and more focus on melody than “lead” ... read more

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Tours: Neurosis North America -- this summer

Posted April 8, 2017, 4:27 p.m.

Tours: Neurosis North America -- this summer

Fresh off the release of Fires Within Fires (Neurot Recordings, 2016), SPB favorites Neurosis have announced a summer tour across North America, where they will be ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Bad Breeding

Posted April 8, 2017, 10:13 a.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Bad Breeding

This month Scene Point Blank is happy to team up with Iron Lung Records to share the new Bad Breeding record, Divide. Out on April 7, ... read more

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Records: New song off Abram's upcoming Morning LP

Posted April 6, 2017, 8:01 p.m.

Records: New song off Abram's upcoming Morning LP

Denver's Abrams have debuted the song "Mourning", which comes off the similar but different album titled Morning, which releases on June 9 via Sailor Records. ... read more

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Records: New from Panicker

Posted April 6, 2017, 7:39 p.m.

Records: New from Panicker

Panicker, a project from musician/producer/sound engineer Brent Asbury (Pinback, Goblin Cock) has debuted the song "Commuter" online of his upcoming self-titled album. Described as “blending ... read more

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Hellmouth – Oblivion

Posted April 3, 2017, 7:17 p.m.

Hellmouth – Oblivion

When I heard my first Hellmouth record—which I’ve since learned was their second release (Gravestone Skylines, 2010)—it was more of a curiosity than something that ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Cayetana

Posted April 1, 2017, 5:27 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Cayetana

Kelly (Cayetana) SPB: If you could universally (and magically) fix one item at venues around the world, what would you upgrade or change? Kelly: If ... read more

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MP3s: Wire's new Silver/Lead is streaming in full

Posted April 1, 2017, 1:05 p.m.

MP3s: Wire's new Silver/Lead is streaming in full

Silver/Lead, the 15th studio album from Wire is now streaming online. Released on their own pinkflag label, the band is also celebrating 40 years sine their ... read more

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Records: New Frenzal Rhomb in May

Posted March 31, 2017, 9:11 p.m.

Records: New Frenzal Rhomb in May

Amid a recent wave of bands returning to action, Australia punks Frenzal Rhomb will soon release their ninth full-lenght on May 26. Titled Hi-Vis High ... read more

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Shows: Punk Rock Bowling, Asbury Park

Posted March 30, 2017, 9:27 p.m.

Shows: Punk Rock Bowling, Asbury Park

This year, Punk Rock Bowling isn't just taking place over Memorial Day Weekend in Las Vegas, it's also headed east to Asbury Park, NJ. The ... read more

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Labels: tricot now on Topshelf

Posted March 27, 2017, 10:12 p.m.

Labels: tricot now on Topshelf

Kyoto's tricot, an alt-rock trio described as "melodic post-rock-inspired sounds and jazz-influenced instrumental breaks," will release a new album on Topshelf Records in the United ... read more

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Labels: Pure Noise Records announces new Weekday Records

Posted March 26, 2017, 9:01 p.m.

Labels: Pure Noise Records announces new Weekday Records

Pure Noise Records is joining efforts with Sony Music on a new label, Weeday Records, which will focus on non-punk bands that strike the ownership ... read more

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Records: Return of The Dopamines

Posted March 26, 2017, 8:41 p.m.

Records: Return of The Dopamines

The Dopamines have announced the new Tales of Interest album will release on June 2 via Rad Girlfriend Records. Tales of Interest is their first full-length since ... read more

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Shows: Beaches Brew 2017 with Death Valley Girls, King Khan & more

Posted March 26, 2017, 8:28 p.m.

Shows: Beaches Brew 2017 with Death Valley Girls, King Khan & more

The free Marina di Ravenna, Italy festival, Beaches Brew, will return from June 5-8 this year. The stacked line-up features Shellac, The Coathangers, Thee Oh ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Extinction AD

Posted March 26, 2017, 4:39 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Extinction AD

Rick Jiminez (Extinction A.D./This Is Hell – guitar/vocals) SPB: After music, what other arts interest you? Jiminez: Although music has been the focus of my ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Badlands

Posted March 20, 2017, 7:01 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Badlands

Adrian Tenney (Badlands, ex-Spokenest) SPB: How did you get started in Badlands? Tenney: Badlands (as a solo project) started when playing my music with other ... read more

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Labels: New EPs on 6131 Records

Posted March 19, 2017, 12:26 p.m.

Labels: New EPs on 6131 Records

6131 Records has announced two new EPs coming out next week on March 24. The label will co-release Codist's Porcelain Boy EP and American Clay's Sky Hooks EP ... read more

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Records: The Slackers 20th anniversary special edition

Posted March 19, 2017, 10:34 a.m.

Records: The Slackers 20th anniversary special edition

Redlight, long out of print, it returning to circulation this year in a 20th anniversary pacakge with three bonus digital tracks. Originally released by Hellcat ... read more

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Tours: Rancid, Dropkick Murphys tour

Posted March 19, 2017, 9:34 a.m.

Tours: Rancid, Dropkick Murphys tour

Rancid and the Dropkick Murphys have schedule a run of co-headlining dates for this summer, being joined on selecte dates by Jake Burns (Stiff Little Fingers), The ... read more

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Tours: Brother Ali tour dates

Posted March 18, 2017, 12:41 p.m.

Tours: Brother Ali tour dates

Brother Ali has announced a tour this May and Junei n support of his upcoming new album, All the Beauty in This Whole Life. Sa-Roc and ... read more

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Records: Upcoming from Ho99o9

Posted March 18, 2017, 12:06 p.m.

Ho99o9 have unveiled a new video for the song "Horror" from their soon to release debut full-length titled United States of Horror, out May 5 on Toys Have Powers. The LA by way to New Jersey grouis described by The New York Times as "slow subwoofer-abusing hip-hop, death metal, thrash, wriggly synthesizer ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Just Friends

Posted March 18, 2017, 11:44 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Just Friends

Just Friends SPB: What’s the secret to a successful tour? Sam, Brandon and Avi: Cut the dead weight. Chillers only. You gotta be down for ... read more

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Shows: Negfest 2017 in Sydney and Melbourne

Posted March 18, 2017, 11:28 a.m.

Shows: Negfest 2017 in Sydney and Melbourne

Australia label Art As Catharsis is sponsoring Negfest, a two day festival across Sydney (May 6) and Melbourne (May 13) focusing on local "heavy, negative" ... read more

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Shows: It's Not Dead 2 in August

Posted March 18, 2017, 10:20 a.m.

Shows: It's Not Dead 2 in August

After a two year break, southern California festival It's Not Dead 2 will return on August 26 at the Glen Helen Amphitheater Festival Grounds. The ... read more

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Tours: Shonen Knife's USA Ramen Adventure

Posted March 17, 2017, 8:20 a.m.

Tours: Shonen Knife's USA Ramen Adventure

Now in their 36th year, Japanese rock band Shonen Knife return tot he US this spring ont he USA Ramen Adventure Tour. The band, who ... read more

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Labels: Author & Punisher jump to Relapse

Posted March 17, 2017, 8:14 a.m.

Labels: Author & Punisher jump to Relapse

Tristan Shone's solo project Author & Punisher is coming to Relapse Records. With five releases under his belt already, including a band new EP here, ... read more

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Dead Bars – Dream Gig

Posted March 13, 2017, 7:32 p.m.

Dead Bars – Dream Gig

Reading that Dead Bars never meant to be a band explains a lot of things. They started as a one-off project to go on a ... read more

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Records: Despero to release Somewhere Near the Bottom

Posted March 13, 2017, 6:54 p.m.

Records: Despero to release Somewhere Near the Bottom

Despero are set to release a new album on March 24 titled Somewhere Near the Bottom. The band, who call Austin, TX home, includes past ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Known Cowboy

Posted March 13, 2017, 5:14 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Known Cowboy

Known Cowboy SPB: What is your favorite 1970s artist? Known Cowboy: My favourite 1970s artist without question has to be no other than David Bowie! ... read more

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Shows: Punk Rock Bowling 2017

Posted March 9, 2017, 8:26 a.m.

Shows: Punk Rock Bowling 2017

Annual punk rock bowling tournament and long weekend festival Punk Rock Bowling has set the initial line-up for 2017. Taking place May 26-29, the 4 ... read more

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MP3s: New song from Wolfbrigade

Posted March 8, 2017, 8:16 a.m.

Wolfbrigade are streaming a new song, "Warsaw Speedwolf." The song is on both their upcoming ninth album, but is also on an ACLU benefit compilation from Southern Lord. Wolfbrigade will release Run With The Hunted on April 28 via the same label. read more

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Strange Relations – Going Out EP

Posted March 6, 2017, 6:12 p.m.

Strange Relations – Going Out EP

Admittedly, I’m a little leery of a press kit that features more band photos than songs. Then again, this is an EP, so it’s probably ... read more

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Records: Brother Ali is back

Posted March 5, 2017, 9:02 p.m.

Records: Brother Ali is back

Rhymesayers rapper Brother Ali returns with a new album, All The Beauty In This Whole Life, out on May 5. With 15 songs in total, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Four Lights

Posted March 5, 2017, 2:33 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Four Lights

Dan Gardner (Four Lights) SPB: What is your favorite 1980s artist? Gardner: The Replacements. Westerberg is one of the greatest American songwriters. My parents were ... read more

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Records: STNNNG to release fifth LP soon

Posted March 5, 2017, 1:37 p.m.

Records: STNNNG to release fifth LP soon

Modern Radio has announced that STNNNG will release their fifth full-length soon, titled Veterans of Pleasure. The album was recorded and mixed by Steve Albini ... read more

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Tours: The English Beat's tour beat, 2017

Posted March 5, 2017, 12:02 p.m.

Tours: The English Beat's tour beat, 2017

The Elnglish Beat, currently on the road (Philadelphia tonight), have announced the Retro Futura Tour later this year, which will also feature Howard Jones, Men ... read more

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Records: New song from Reservoir

Posted March 5, 2017, 11:33 a.m.

Reservoir are streaming a new song, "A Cadence in Dissonant Threes" from their upcoming new album Mirage Thrower. The new LP will release later this month on Glory Kid: March 17 digitally and Mat 31 on 12" vinyl. Check it out, and read after the jump for drummer Steven Sensenig's explanation ... read more

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Records: New Face to Face in May

Posted March 4, 2017, 11:50 p.m.

Records: New Face to Face in May

Face to Face will return with a new 7" release this May. Titled Say What You Want, the EP will come out officially on May ... read more

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Records: New Bleached EP

Posted March 4, 2017, 11:07 p.m.

Records: New Bleached EP

Bleached return with a new EP titled Can You Deal? from Dead Oceans on March 3. The band is playing at SXSW later this month ... read more

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Bands: Jouska updates

Posted March 4, 2017, 10:03 a.m.

Bands: Jouska updates

New York state's Jouska have started work on a new EP with a scheduled release this fall on Tiny Engines. The band also has a ... read more

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MP3s: SPB premiere: Right On, Kid – “Safe Haven”

Posted March 2, 2017, 8:05 a.m.

MP3s: SPB premiere: Right On, Kid – “Safe Haven”

Scene Point Blank is please to present a new single from Right On, Kid, a quintet of Albuquerque pop-punks with a new EP in the ... read more

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Videos: SPB premiere: Department S - "When All Is Said and All Is Done"

Posted March 1, 2017, 9 a.m.

Department S, who played their first gig in London in 1980 and reformed in 2007, are debuting the new “When All Is Said and All Is Done” video from their latest release of the same name (released late last year on Westworld Recordings). Streaming below, “When All Is Said and ... read more

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Shows: Damaged City 2017 adds more bands

Posted March 1, 2017, 8:26 a.m.

Shows: Damaged City 2017 adds more bands

Damaged City 2017 in Washington DC has set its dates and announced an initial line-up (with more still to come). The 3-day DC punk festival takes ... read more

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Tours: Nothington & Joe McMahon tour

Posted Feb. 26, 2017, 3:14 p.m.

Tours: Nothington & Joe McMahon tour

Joe McMahon, also of Smoke or Fire, is currently on tour across Europe in support of Nothington. In addition to playing solo and full-band gigs ... read more

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Records: Harvestman: Music For Megaliths

Posted Feb. 26, 2017, 2:12 p.m.

Records: Harvestman: Music For Megaliths

Harvestman will return with its fourth full-length later this year. Titled Music for Megaliths, the new record will release on May 19. Harvestman is a ... read more

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MP3s: New song from The Moth Gatherer features Dennis Lyxzén

Posted Feb. 26, 2017, 1:24 p.m.

MP3s: New song from The Moth Gatherer features Dennis Lyxzén

The Moth Gatherer have debuted "This Providence of Bones" (below), from their upcoming The Comfortable Low EP. The new song features a gues appearance from ... read more

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Records: Pixies add second leg to US tour

Posted Feb. 26, 2017, 12:54 p.m.

Records: Pixies add second leg to US tour

The reformed Pixies, fresh off 2016's release of Head Carrier, have announced a second leg to their 2017 North American tour. The first leg takes ... read more

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Bands: Reversal of Man reissues

Posted Feb. 26, 2017, 11:49 a.m.

Bands: Reversal of Man reissues

Tampa, FL hardcore act Reversal of Man, who released several records from 1995-2000, including This Is Medicine (Ebullition Records), will digitally reissue their catalog on Archivist ... read more

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Records: Cayetana - New Kind of Normal out this May

Posted Feb. 23, 2017, 8:26 a.m.

Records: Cayetana - New Kind of Normal out this May

Cayetana released a new video for the song "Mesa" from their upcoming New Kind of Normal LP. The new album itself will release on Plum Records ... read more

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Records: Nights Like Thieves announce new EP

Posted Feb. 20, 2017, 7:12 p.m.

Records: Nights Like Thieves announce new EP

Nights Like Thieves will release a new 6-song EP on La Escalera Records on April 7. The record is the San Diego band's first and ... read more

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Career Suicide – Machine Response

Posted Feb. 20, 2017, 5:24 p.m.

Career Suicide – Machine Response

Sometimes I love the predictable unpredictability of punk. You hear the name Career Suicide and think a certain sound and, well, they’re right in line ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Bong Mountain

Posted Feb. 20, 2017, 12:02 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Bong Mountain

Bong Mountain SPB: What’s your favorite protest song? Bong Mountain: The serious, educational, and inspirational protest songs that have helped me through tough times just ... read more

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Shows: Breakin' Even Fest 2

Posted Feb. 20, 2017, 10:13 a.m.

Shows: Breakin' Even Fest 2

In Washington DC, Breakin' Even Fest 2 will take place May 5-6 at Songbyrd. The two-day festival returns for a second go-around with headliners including ... read more

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MP3s: Meat Wave streams The Incessant

Posted Feb. 18, 2017, 9:41 p.m.

MP3s: Meat Wave streams The Incessant

Meat Wave's new album, The Incessant, is streaming online at Noisey. Released yesterday on SideOneDummy, the album was recorded by Steve Albini and is their ... read more

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Bands: The Damned coming to USA

Posted Feb. 18, 2017, 7:48 p.m.

Bands: The Damned coming to USA

As The Damned celebrate the 40th anniversary of their classic Damned Damned Damned record with a special reissue, they are also setting out on a world ... read more

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Records: The Smith Street Band plan new release in April

Posted Feb. 18, 2017, 7:04 p.m.

Records: The Smith Street Band plan new release in April

The Smith Street Band will return with a new album, More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me, out on April 7 via SideOneDummy. ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Magana

Posted Feb. 18, 2017, 1:17 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Magana

Magana SPB: Do you get nervous before you play a show? Magana: Yep!  There are 2 distinct phase of nervousness. The first one is my self-manager ... read more

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Records: Dead Bars to release first full-length

Posted Feb. 18, 2017, 10:54 a.m.

Records: Dead Bars to release first full-length

Seattle's Dead Bars will release their debut full-length later this spring on No Idea Records. Titled Dream Gig, it will release digitally on March 10 ... read more

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MP3s: SPB premiere: "C Beams" by The Bearer

Posted Feb. 14, 2017, 10:48 a.m.

Today Scene Point Blank is pleased to premiere “C Beams” from the upcoming new Fiction EP by Austin’s The Bearer. The new EP is a co-release between CoinToss Records and Blasphemour Records. The 7" comes on blue vinyl in purple and yellow splatter, with unique pre-sale only foldover covers from each label (limited to ... read more

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Mind Spiders – Prosthesis

Posted Feb. 13, 2017, 5:34 p.m.

Mind Spiders – Prosthesis

Mind Spiders continues to be a very accurate name as the sound evolves.The one-time “solo” Mark Ryan project was to be his creative space for ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Magnetic Ghost

Posted Feb. 12, 2017, 1:03 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Magnetic Ghost

Andy (Magnetic Ghost) SPB: What is the weirdest venue you’ve played a show at (or attended)? Magnetic Ghost: Seattle house show that wasn't in a ... read more

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Records: Specialist Subject announces Grand-Pop

Posted Feb. 12, 2017, 11:22 a.m.

Records: Specialist Subject announces Grand-Pop

New outfit Grand-Pop (feat. members of The Attika State, Caves & Personal Best) will release their debut LP on March 31 on the label in ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Brad Pot

Posted Feb. 10, 2017, 8:10 a.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Brad Pot

This month Scene Point Blank is pleased to host the debut of Brad Pot’s newest album, Brad Pot, available March 3 from Slovenly. The Melbourne, ... read more

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Records: Drip-Fed stream title track off upcoming 7-inch

Posted Feb. 9, 2017, 9:29 p.m.

Records: Drip-Fed stream title track off upcoming 7-inch

Austin, TX punks Drip-Fed are streaming "Under the Wave Blanket," from their soon to release 7" off the same name. The new EP releases on ... read more

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Records: The Dirty Nil announce Minimum R&B

Posted Feb. 9, 2017, 8:13 p.m.

Records: The Dirty Nil announce Minimum R&B

The Dirty Nil will release a new 11 song complilation record titled Minimum R&B, out on April 28 on Fat Wreck Chords and Dine Alone ... read more

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MP3s: SPB premiere: "Where Light May Lead" from Son & Heir

Posted Feb. 9, 2017, 10:43 a.m.

Today Scene Point Blank is excited to debut a new song from Son & Heir. Titled “Where Light May Lead,” it’s one of two Son & Heir tracks off the 4-band State Line Machine split LP that also features Easy Creatures, Hold Down the Ocean, and Worth. Son & Heir ... read more

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Records: Me First and the Gimme Gimmes compilation

Posted Feb. 9, 2017, 8:26 a.m.

Records: Me First and the Gimme Gimmes compilation

Cover punks Me First and the Gimme Gimmes will release a greatest hits album on April 7 via Fat Wreck Chords titled Rake It In: ... read more

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Records: Fucked Up's Zodiac series continues

Posted Feb. 8, 2017, 9:38 p.m.

Records: Fucked Up's Zodiac series continues

It's a new year and a new installment to Fucked Up's Zodiac Series. On March 24, the band will release volume eight, titled Year of ... read more

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Labels: The Bigger Empty to release on La Escalera

Posted Feb. 8, 2017, 8:01 p.m.

Labels: The Bigger Empty to release on La Escalera

Chicago's The Bigger Empty have announced the upcoming Lakes & Oceans Vol 1: Michigan, the first of four EPs to be released quarterly on La ... read more

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Records: Hellkeeper's A World Within Flesh

Posted Feb. 8, 2017, 7:25 p.m.

Records: Hellkeeper's A World Within Flesh

Hellkeeper have debuted the song "Drown" from their upcoming A World Within Flesh album. The album releases on April 7. read more

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Civil War Rust – Help Wanted

Posted Feb. 6, 2017, 9:36 p.m.

Civil War Rust – Help Wanted

With Help Wanted, California’s Civil War Rust aren’t inventing any new sounds but they’re delivering heartfelt, direct punk rock in a familiar and comforting tone. ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Body Stuff

Posted Feb. 6, 2017, 7:08 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Body Stuff

Curran Reynolds (Body Stuff) SPB: Do you make a conscious decision to reference or deviate from past material when working on Body Stuff? Reynolds: The ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Soft Kill

Posted Feb. 5, 2017, 12:41 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Soft Kill

Tobias Sinclair (Soft Kill) SPB: How did you meet the new members and how did they get on the Soft Kill ship? Sinclair: Owen & ... read more

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Records: Middle Children sneak preview "Fish"

Posted Feb. 5, 2017, 9:07 a.m.

Records: Middle Children sneak preview

Middle Children, a new band formed by Patrick Jennings (Hot New Mexicans, Purple 7) and Ginger Alford (ex-Good Luck), have debuted "Fish" from their upcoming debut ... read more

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Tours: Alaric in Europe

Posted Feb. 3, 2017, 5:49 p.m.

Tours: Alaric in Europe

In April-May Alaric will be touring throughout Europe, kicking off in Arnhem, Netherlands on April 19. The band, which includes current and former members of ... read more

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MP3s: Hear the new Dave Hause

Posted Feb. 1, 2017, 8:33 p.m.

MP3s: Hear the new Dave Hause

Dave Hause is streaming his third album, the soon to be released Bury Me in Philly at AV Club. The Loved Ones' vocalist, who also ... read more

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Tours: Periphery on tour with Circles and Polaris

Posted Jan. 31, 2017, 8:13 a.m.

Tours: Periphery on tour with Circles and Polaris

Six piece progressive metal juggernaut, Periphery are currently causing havoc down under in support of their new album Periphery III: Select Difficulty. With their signature ... read more

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Various Artists – Wonk Unit/Raging Nathans - split

Posted Jan. 30, 2017, 5:12 p.m.

Various Artists – Wonk Unit/Raging Nathans - split

This split 7” from a US band and a UK band carries a surprisingly unified sound over its four songs, two from each band. The ... read more

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Bands: Amenra recording Mass VI

Posted Jan. 29, 2017, 10:19 a.m.

Bands: Amenra recording Mass VI

Amenra have entered the studio with Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Om, Swans) to record a new album for release later this year. TItled Mass VI, it ... read more

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Shows: La Escalera Fest 6 tickets available

Posted Jan. 28, 2017, 11:48 a.m.

Shows: La Escalera Fest 6 tickets available

La Escalera Fest 6 has announced its initial line-up and is selling wristbands for the April 14-16 festival that splits locations between San Diego and ... read more

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MP3s: New Less Than Jake EP debuts

Posted Jan. 28, 2017, 10:24 a.m.

MP3s: New Less Than Jake EP debuts

Less Than Jake, on tour now (with Pepper) are streaming their new EP at Altpress. Sound the Alarm will officially release next Friday, Feb. 3, on their ... read more

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MP3s: Escapist catalog shared for charity

Posted Jan. 27, 2017, 11:21 p.m.

MP3s: Escapist catalog shared for charity

Cleveland based Escapist Records has put their entire digital catalog online via Bandcamp under a pay-what-you-want format, offering that all proceeds earned through Saturday Jan. 28 ... read more

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Records: New Wire in late March

Posted Jan. 27, 2017, 10:31 p.m.

Records: New Wire in late March

On March 31, UK legends Wire return with the new Silver/Lead Out, their 15th album. The new 10-songer will be released on their own pinkflag label ... read more

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MP3s: New politically charged Bouncing Souls song

Posted Jan. 27, 2017, 9:24 p.m.

MP3s: New politically charged Bouncing Souls song

The Bouncing Souls, who released Simplicity last year, have unleashed a new song and video titled "Battleground" in response to the current US political climate. Proceeds ... read more

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Records: The Octopus Project plan April release

Posted Jan. 27, 2017, 9:07 p.m.

Records: The Octopus Project plan April release

Austin, TC four-piece group The Octopus Project will release a new LP this April. Out on April 7 and titled Memory Mirror, the album will ... read more

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MP3s: Stream Set and Setting's Reflectionless

Posted Jan. 27, 2017, 8:12 a.m.

MP3s: Stream Set and Setting's Reflectionless

Set and Setting's new album, Reflectionless is streaming at Noisey. The band, from St. Petersburg, Florida, is playing a release show tonight in Florida and is planning a European ... read more

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Records: New Tossers this March

Posted Jan. 25, 2017, 9:54 p.m.

Records: New Tossers this March

Veteran Irish punks, by way of Chicago, The Tossers, have announced a new LP this March titled Smash the Windows (Victory Records). The band will ... read more

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Pears – Green Star

Posted Jan. 23, 2017, 7:09 p.m.

Pears – Green Star

It’s been a while since I thought about the Fat Wreck effect, where a band signs to the San Francisco label and then releases a ... read more

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Records: Black Sabbath: The Ultimate Collection

Posted Jan. 22, 2017, 11 a.m.

Records: Black Sabbath: The Ultimate Collection

Rhino Records is giving attention to metal gatekeepers Black Sabbath with the new 4-LP collection The Ultimate Collection, out on Feb. 3. The 31-song collection ... read more

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Records: Upcoming from Woe

Posted Jan. 21, 2017, 9:31 p.m.

Records: Upcoming from Woe

This March Woe will release a new album, Hope Attrition, coming out on Vendetta Records. The album is the bands first in four years and is ... read more

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MP3s: Cvlt Nation covers Black Sabbath self-titled

Posted Jan. 21, 2017, 8:54 p.m.

MP3s: Cvlt Nation covers Black Sabbath self-titled

In a continuation of The CVLT Nation Sessions, the website is now streaming a covers compilation of Black Sabbath's debut record. Covers of the record's ... read more

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Tours: Moonraker tour

Posted Jan. 17, 2017, 7:17 p.m.

Tours: Moonraker tour

Santa Clarita, CA's Moonraker have announced a winter US tour kicking off in Albuquerque on Jan. 21 and later circling back to Phoenix a month ... read more

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Tours: Radiohead US dates in 2017

Posted Jan. 17, 2017, 8:16 a.m.

Tours: Radiohead US dates in 2017

After returning last year with the release of A Moon Shaped Pool, Radiohead will play nine US dates in late March through early April across ... read more

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Bad Sports – Living with Secrets

Posted Jan. 16, 2017, 6 p.m.

Bad Sports – Living with Secrets

Bad Sports are coming into their own. They’ve always been a solid Denton, TX hyphen-rock band but on their new EP, Dirtnap’s Living With Secrets, ... read more

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Music News: First 100 Days series

Posted Jan. 14, 2017, 10:35 a.m.

Music News: First 100 Days series

The Secretly Group curated 30 Songs, 30 Days, has announced a compilation titled Our First 100 Days. With songs from Angel Olsen, Will Oldham, Mountain Goats, ... read more

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Records: Jim and the French Vanilla

Posted Jan. 12, 2017, 9:36 p.m.

Records: Jim and the French Vanilla

Jim Blaha of The Blind Shake will release a full-length solo album under the name Jim and the French Vanilla on Feb. 10. The album ... read more

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Records: Tim Kasher (Cursive) third solo LP

Posted Jan. 12, 2017, 6:24 p.m.

Records: Tim Kasher (Cursive) third solo LP

Tim Kasher, also of Cursive and The Good Life, will be releasing a new solo effort on March 3. Titled No Resolution, it's his third ... read more

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Records: Elliott Smith's Either/Or (Expanded Edition)

Posted Jan. 12, 2017, 8:22 a.m.

Records: Elliott Smith's Either/Or (Expanded Edition)

On the 20th anniversary of its release, Kill Rock Stars will issue an updated Either/Or: Expanded Edition on March 10 on double LP, double CD ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Adam Gnade & the Hot Earth All-Stars

Posted Jan. 11, 2017, 10:03 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Adam Gnade & the Hot Earth All-Stars

Adam Gnade & the Hot Earth All-Stars SPB: Do you approach writing lyrics differently than you approach fiction? Gnade: With fiction I have this big ... read more

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Tours: Homewrecker dates

Posted Jan. 11, 2017, 9:39 p.m.

Tours: Homewrecker dates

Ohio's Homewrecker has scheduled a series of road dates, some including Modified Ghost Fest, Grind Fest, the final Weekend Nachos show, and the final Expire ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Flagpolers

Posted Jan. 10, 2017, 9:28 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Flagpolers

Flagpolers SPB:What is a flagpoler? A Flagpoler is a nickname/kind of slur to that border guards give to people renewing their immigration status in Canada. ... read more

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Labels: Cutting Through to release on New Age

Posted Jan. 10, 2017, 8:18 a.m.

Labels: Cutting Through to release on New Age

Portland's Cutting Through have joined New Age Records for a 12" EP to be recorded soon and released later this summer. The band includes current ... read more

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Tours: TOMBS spring tour

Posted Jan. 9, 2017, 10:39 p.m.

Tours: TOMBS spring tour

Tombs will be touring the southern United States later this spring, joined by Darkest Hour, Ringworm, and Rivers Of Nihil. The band, interviewed last year ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Black Table

Posted Jan. 9, 2017, 6:47 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Black Table

Ryan Fleming (Black Table)  SPB: What is the most tiresome stereotype about black metal? Fleming: We don't consider ourselves Black Metal, but I'll speak about ... read more

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NOFX – First Ditch Effort

Posted Jan. 9, 2017, 5:49 p.m.

NOFX – First Ditch Effort

It’s probably been a decade (maybe two) since anyone reviewed a NOFX record without starting out by talking about “knowing what to expect.” The band ... read more

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Mark Sultan – BBQ

Posted Jan. 9, 2017, 5:34 p.m.

Mark Sultan – BBQ

Mark Sultan has long gone by two stage names: his own, and BBQ (of King Khan & The BBQ Show). Most solo work has been ... read more

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Records: Less Than Jake back with new ep

Posted Jan. 5, 2017, 9:11 p.m.

Records: Less Than Jake back with new ep

Veteran ska-punks and label-hoppers Less Than Jake are back with a new EP, this to release on Feb. 3 on Pure Noise, titled Sound The ... read more

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Videos: Gimme Danger release

Posted Jan. 5, 2017, 7:41 p.m.

Videos: Gimme Danger release

The Jim Jarmusch directed Iggy & the Stooges documentary titled Gimme Danger will release it's official soundtrack next Friday, Jan. 13. The soundtrack features familiar ... read more

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Bands: Tau Cross record new album

Posted Jan. 4, 2017, 8:18 a.m.

Bands: Tau Cross record new album

With members and ex-members of Amebix, Misery, and War//Plague, Tau Cross recently completed recording their second LP. Tentatively titled A Pillar of Fire, the album ... read more

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Tours: Bouncing Souls on the West Coast

Posted Jan. 3, 2017, 8:11 p.m.

Tours: Bouncing Souls on the West Coast

Fresh off the release of Simplicity in 2016, The Bouncing Souls will be hitting the US West Coast this March, playing dates with support from AJJ, Get ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Die Young

Posted Jan. 3, 2017, 8:20 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Die Young

Daniel Albaugh (Die Young) SPB: What is the longest (in terms of time) tour you’ve been on? Would you be out for that long again? ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Knife Hits

Posted Jan. 2, 2017, 7:50 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Knife Hits

Jake Smith (Knife Hits) SPB: Who is your favorite flyer/gigposter artist? Smith: I narrowed my answer to a tie between two amazing artists and they ... read more

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Hannahband – Quitting Will Improve Your Health

Posted Jan. 2, 2017, 5:39 p.m.

Hannahband – Quitting Will Improve Your Health

If you asked me how I feel about two-piece bands, I’d say I’m not really a fan. But there’s some disconnect as I find myself ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Clevinger's Personal / Professional

Posted Jan. 1, 2017, 8:47 p.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Clevinger's Personal / Professional

Scene Point Blank is happy to kick off 2017 with an exclusive stream of the new Clevinger full-length, Personal / Professional. The album is set ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Somni

Posted Dec. 30, 2016, 10:42 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Somni

Luke (Somni) SPB: What is the best movie you’ve seen this year? Luke: I've seen a lot of great films this year, so this is ... read more

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Records: Western Addiction to release Temulous

Posted Dec. 30, 2016, 7:40 a.m.

Records: Western Addiction to release Temulous

On March 3 Fat Wreck Chords will release the new Tremulous album from Western Addiction with 11 new songs from the San Francisco band. Check ... read more

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Tours: La Escalera tour

Posted Dec. 29, 2016, 9:26 p.m.

Tours: La Escalera tour

La Escalera artists Western Settings and Caskitt are set to hit the road together in February for a run up and down the West Coast. ... read more

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Hakan – Hakan II

Posted Dec. 26, 2016, 8:29 p.m.

Hakan  – Hakan II

Hakan is an Italian garage-punk band in the vein of The Marked Men. Like, really in the vein of The Marked Men—MM’s Jeff Burke (also ... read more

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Real Numbers – Wordless Wonder

Posted Dec. 26, 2016, 8:17 p.m.

Real Numbers – Wordless Wonder

There are a lot of traps in music journalism. Some, like genre, are the same traps that artists fall into. Because of the constrained vocabulary ... read more

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Shows: Psycho Las Vegas

Posted Dec. 24, 2016, 2:52 p.m.

Shows: Psycho Las Vegas

Psycho Las Vegas, a three day festival of heavy and noisey bands, will take place in Vegas from Aug. 18-20 at Hard Rock Hotel and ... read more

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Shows: Groezrock 2017: Thrice, H20 and more

Posted Dec. 24, 2016, 1:56 p.m.

Shows: Groezrock 2017: Thrice, H20 and more

Taking place April 29-30 in Meerhout, Belgium, Groezrock 2017 continues announcing more bands for the two-day punk festival. Headliners this year will include Anti-Flag, Thrice, ... read more

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Bands: All kinds of Real McKenzies action

Posted Dec. 22, 2016, 8:20 a.m.

Bands: All kinds of Real McKenzies action

The Real McKenzies will have a busy 2017. The band is set to release Two Devils Will Talk in March, followed by supporting dates in ... read more

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Sex Stains – Sex Stains

Posted Dec. 19, 2016, 5:14 p.m.

Sex Stains – Sex Stains

Sex Stains put it all out front on the opening “Countdown to…” which is as much a confrontational statement of purpose as it is a ... read more

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Bands: Bleached covers The Ramones

Posted Dec. 17, 2016, 2:30 p.m.

Bleached, who released Welcome the Worms earlier this year, has issued a new release to raise funds for Planned Parenthood: digital covers of "Bonzo Goes to Bitburg" (The Ramones) and "Eve of Destruction" (Barry McGuire). Acoustic Covers By Jennifer by Bleached read more

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Shows: Metal & Beer Fest in Philadelphia this April

Posted Dec. 17, 2016, 9:19 a.m.

Shows: Metal & Beer Fest in Philadelphia this April

On April 22-23, Decibel magazine is sponsoring the first Metal & Beer Fest, a two-day metal showcase of beer and heavy bands headlined by Sleep ... read more

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Shows: OWTH to headline Don't Panic Fest

Posted Dec. 16, 2016, 8:28 a.m.

Shows: OWTH to headline Don't Panic Fest

The inaugural Don't Panic Fest in Denver, CO, has announced its line-up for Feb 17-18 at in the city's South Broadway district. Headliners will include Off ... read more

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Records: January and the return of POS

Posted Dec. 15, 2016, 8:23 p.m.

Records: January and the return of POS

P.O.S returns with a new full-length on January 27, an LP/CD titled Chill, dummy from Doomtree Records. Pre-orders for the album are open now.   read more

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Bands: Power Trip returns with Nightmare Logic

Posted Dec. 14, 2016, 9:41 p.m.

Bands: Power Trip returns with Nightmare Logic

Fresh off a run of dates with legends Napalm Death, Power Trip are back with news of a new album and a another US tour. The ... read more

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Tours: All Pigs Must Die and Gust in Europe

Posted Dec. 14, 2016, 8:20 p.m.

Tours: All Pigs Must Die and Gust in Europe

All Pigs Must Die have annouced a European tour with Gust, both of whom have released material on Southern Lord. Dates are listed below. read more

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Drakulas – Raw Wave

Posted Dec. 12, 2016, 7:10 p.m.

Drakulas – Raw Wave

At this point Riverboat Gamblers have enough side projects that there’s almost an expectation of sound before listening, that unifying factor between all the different ... read more

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Attention – !Attention!

Posted Dec. 12, 2016, 6:58 p.m.

Attention – !Attention!

Do you like long song titles that are loosely related to the subject matter, along with gruff vocal singalong punk? If so, !Attention! is right ... read more

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Records: Bash & Pop live dates

Posted Dec. 11, 2016, 10:01 p.m.

Records: Bash & Pop live dates

Bash & Pop, the short-lived post-Replacements band from Tommy Stinson has announced a run of live dates in support of the reformed group's upcoming Anything ... read more

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Labels: The Flatliners join Rise

Posted Dec. 11, 2016, 6:36 p.m.

Labels: The Flatliners join Rise

The Flatliners, who will be touring with Menzingers across Europe soon, have signed with Rise Records and will release a new album on their new ... read more

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Shows: A Music Benefit for Planned Parenthood & The ACLU

Posted Dec. 11, 2016, 2:31 p.m.

Shows: A Music Benefit for Planned Parenthood & The ACLU

Next month Williamsburg's Music Hall and Rough Trade will host a two day fundraising festival for non-profit organizations Planned Parenthood and the ACLU. Artists performing ... read more

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Records: Sepultura's Roadrunner albums reissued

Posted Dec. 11, 2016, 1:07 p.m.

Records: Sepultura's Roadrunner albums reissued

Sepultura's seven albums released from 1985-1996 on Roadrunner Records are up for reissue via a six-disc collection titled none other than Sepultura: The Roadrunner Albums on ... read more

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Music News: Fat Mike figurine time

Posted Dec. 11, 2016, 12:37 p.m.

Music News: Fat Mike figurine time

Aggronautix, makers of 7" tall Throbbleheads, have introduced a new limited run figure of Fat Mike, vocalist and bassist of California punks NOFX. One thousand ... read more

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Records: New Dave Hause solo record

Posted Dec. 10, 2016, 9:09 p.m.

Records: New Dave Hause solo record

On Feb. 3 Dave Hause will release his third solo full-length, Bury Me in Philly on Rise Records. Check out the song "With You" over ... read more

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Records: Nothington returns with new album in 2017

Posted Dec. 10, 2016, 8:23 p.m.

Records: Nothington returns with new album in 2017

Nothington have announced a new full-length early next year. Titled In the End, the record releases on Feb. 17 via Red Scare Industries with a ... read more

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MP3s: Dear Boy releases holiday song

Posted Dec. 10, 2016, 11:39 a.m.

After releasing the Parts of a Flower EP earlier this year, Los Angeles' Dear Boy has unleashed a holiday themed new song, "Cold Spell." The song exploring being away from ones partner on the holidays. The band is scheduled to play at The Troubadour in LA on Dec. 12 with The ... read more

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Videos: AFI's "White Offerings"

Posted Dec. 9, 2016, 8:20 a.m.

Videos: AFI's

AFI have debuted the video to "White Offerings," from their upcoming The Blood Album. The new record comes out on Jan. 20 on Concord Records and ... read more

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Labels: Terror at Pure Noise

Posted Dec. 6, 2016, 8:27 p.m.

Labels: Terror at Pure Noise

California's Terror have just signed a deal with Pure Noise Records, joining a label that's also released Counterparts, Stick To Your Guns, The Story So ... read more

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Shows: Damaged City Fest 2017

Posted Dec. 6, 2016, 7:01 p.m.

Shows: Damaged City Fest 2017

The fifth annual Damaged City Fest has announced dates and line-ups for the Washington, DC hardcore and punk festival. This year will be headlined by Marked ... read more

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Bullnettle – Bullnettle

Posted Dec. 5, 2016, 6:07 p.m.

Bullnettle  – Bullnettle

I discovered This Is My Fist at the tail end of the band’s run, which was unfortunate in that I didn’t get to experience new ... read more

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Shallow Cuts – Empty Beach Town

Posted Dec. 5, 2016, 5:58 p.m.

Shallow Cuts – Empty Beach Town

Sometimes I want to add a lot of back story, my own perspective coming into a record. While that certainly shapes the experience, sometimes you ... read more

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Records: Cayetana + Camp Cope split

Posted Dec. 1, 2016, 9:53 p.m.

Records: Cayetana + Camp Cope split

On Jan. 20, 2017, Camp Cope and Cayetana are collaborating on a split 7-inch to be released by Poison City Records. The EP will also ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Joe Sampson's Chansons de Parade

Posted Nov. 30, 2016, 9:17 p.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Joe Sampson's Chansons de Parade

Out on December 1, Scene Point Blank is proud to debut the new Chansons de Parade from Colorado singer-songwriter Joe Sampson. With haunting and playful ... read more

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Records: New Cliterati EP

Posted Nov. 29, 2016, 10:14 p.m.

Records: New Cliterati EP

Tankcrimes is set to release a new self-titled EP from Portland's Cliterati, a band featuring members and former mebers of Poison Idea, Voetsek, and Murderess. ... read more

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Coathangers – Nosebleed Weekend

Posted Nov. 28, 2016, 11:17 p.m.

Coathangers – Nosebleed Weekend

A lot of the bands I listen to have gotten older and slowed their productivity so it’s nice to realize that The Coathangers are already ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Something Is Waiting

Posted Nov. 27, 2016, 2:23 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Something Is Waiting

Eddie Gobbo (Something Is Waiting) SPB: What is your favorite album cover of all time? Gobbo: Bruce Springsteen - Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ read more

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Records: TSOL and The Trigger Complex

Posted Nov. 26, 2016, 9:52 a.m.

Records: TSOL and The Trigger Complex

Punk legends T.S.O.L. have announced a new album for release next January. Titled The Trigger Complex, it will be their 11th studio album and comes ... read more

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Labels: The Bombpops join Fat Wreck Chords

Posted Nov. 23, 2016, 9:28 p.m.

Labels: The Bombpops join Fat Wreck Chords

The Bombpops, with two Red Scare Industries EPs under their name, have joined Fat Wreck Chords for the release of their debut full-length in early ... read more

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One Question Interviews: CHUCK

Posted Nov. 22, 2016, 8:21 p.m.

One Question Interviews: CHUCK

CHUCK SPB: What do you like to do on a tour off date? CHUCK: It's kind of a funny question for me because, I've never ... read more

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Arms Aloft – What a Time to Be Barely Alive

Posted Nov. 21, 2016, 7:22 p.m.

Arms Aloft – What a Time to Be Barely Alive

Midtempo punk sounds like such a boring idea.And sometimes it really is.But when it works, it’s hard to top. The chords are still powerful and ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Dear County

Posted Nov. 19, 2016, 10:43 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Dear County

Arrica Rose (Dear Country) SPB: Have you ever forgotten lyrics mid-song? How did you recover? Rose: I have forgotten lyrics. If it's my song I'll ... read more

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Labels: Tiny Engines pay-what-you-will for charities

Posted Nov. 17, 2016, 9:09 p.m.

Labels: Tiny Engines pay-what-you-will for charities

Tiny Engines record label has put their entire (digital) catalog online at Bandcamp at a "Pay What You Will" price to raise funds for charities Planned ... read more

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Records: William Elliott Whitmore/Esmé Patterson

Posted Nov. 17, 2016, 8:26 a.m.

Records: William Elliott Whitmore/Esmé Patterson

This Friday William Elliott Whitmore and Esmé Patterson will release s aplit 7" covering each other's work. Titled Play Each Other's Songs, the 2-song single features ... read more

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Labels: Less Than Jake sign to Pure Noise

Posted Nov. 16, 2016, 8:22 a.m.

Labels: Less Than Jake sign to Pure Noise

Gainesville ska-punks Less Than Jake have announced a new deal with Pure Noise Records. It was not announced when they'll make their new label debut. ... read more

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The Blind Shake – Celebrate Your Worth

Posted Nov. 14, 2016, 8 p.m.

The Blind Shake – Celebrate Your Worth

I’ve covered The Blind Shake for most of their career so far. Over that time it’s been a steady growth often focused on syncopated and ... read more

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Big Eyes – Stake My Claim

Posted Nov. 14, 2016, 7:50 p.m.

Big Eyes –  Stake My Claim

As much I knew I’d like this record after spending some time with Almost Famous and seeing the band live a few times, I was ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Fight Amp

Posted Nov. 13, 2016, 1:06 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Fight Amp

Jon DeHart (Fight Amp)  SPB: What are your expectations, emotionally, for your final tour? How do you think it will feel different than the countless ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Nashgul's Cárcava

Posted Nov. 13, 2016, 10:07 a.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Nashgul's Cárcava

Celebrating 15 years as a band, A Coruña, Spain's Nashgul are set to release Cárcava next month and we're happy to be streaming it exclusively at Scene ... read more

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Records: The return of Iron Reagan

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 10:58 p.m.

Records: The return of Iron Reagan

Iron Reagan will return with a new LP next Feb, Crossover Ministry. The album is set to officially release on Feb. 3 on Relapse Records ... read more

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Videos: Fat Wreck Chords documentary out soon

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 9:31 p.m.

Videos: Fat Wreck Chords documentary out soon

A Fat Wreck: The Punk-u-mentary documentary about the San Francisco record label Fat Wreck Chords, co-founded by Fat Mike of NOFX, will be released on ... read more

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Records: RUIN release and live show

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 9:17 p.m.

Records: RUIN release and live show

Philadelphia's RUIN are set to be released on Southern Lord for the first time with the new The He-Ho/Fiat Lux LP on Dec. 8. The hardcore band ... read more

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MP3s: The Extermination Vol. 3 is is pre-streaming online

Posted Nov. 9, 2016, 8:03 p.m.

MP3s: The Extermination Vol. 3 is is pre-streaming online

Out this Friday, Nov. 11, Clrvynt is streaming Flatspot Records hardcore comp, The Extermination Vol. 3. The Extermination Vol. 3 Compilation Playing At Clrvynt; LP ... read more

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Pinned In Place – Ghostwritten By

Posted Nov. 7, 2016, 6:12 p.m.

Pinned In Place – Ghostwritten By

One (of many) differences between indie rock and punk is generally the sense of humor as it relates to self-awareness. Considering that other reviews namedrop ... read more

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Toys That Kill – Sentimental Ward

Posted Nov. 7, 2016, 6:02 p.m.

Toys That Kill – Sentimental Ward

It’s nice when your favorite bands surprise you. It took six years for Fambly 42), so I wasn’t ready for Sentimental Ward yet (though apparently ... read more

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Bands: Power Trip dates and album news

Posted Nov. 5, 2016, 9:02 p.m.

Bands: Power Trip dates and album news

Touring next month with Napalm Death, Power Trip have announced a new LP to release next year. Titled Nightmare Logic the new album follow's 2013's ... read more

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MP3s: The Flatliners got "Nerves"

Posted Nov. 3, 2016, 6:32 p.m.

MP3s: The Flatliners got

The Flatliners are streaming "Nerves," the title track off a new EP they released last Friday on Dine Alone Records. Check out the song below ... read more

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MP3s: Relapse 2016 sampler

Posted Nov. 3, 2016, 8:28 a.m.

MP3s: Relapse 2016 sampler

Relapse Records has posted a downloadable 40 song sampler of the label's releases. Among the featured arists are Nothing, Wrong, Brain Tentacles, The Obsessed, Inegrity, The ... read more

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Tours: Lemuria celebrate 10 years since Get Better

Posted Oct. 31, 2016, 8:08 p.m.

Tours: Lemuria celebrate 10 years since Get Better

In January Lemuria will set out on a tour in honor of the tenth anniversary of their first album, Get Better. The band will play ... read more

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Sims – More Than Ever

Posted Oct. 31, 2016, 5:23 p.m.

Sims – More Than Ever

Sims is something of a firebrand on his early work, spitting political vitriol and pointing fingers outward and in on records like Lights Out Paris ... read more

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Bands: The Damned plan new album

Posted Oct. 29, 2016, 1:56 p.m.

Bands: The Damned plan new album

As we approach Halloween, The Damned have announced a limited edition picture disc release of a new single, New Rose, to release on Nov. 4 ... read more

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Records: Loser Life digital catalog coming soon

Posted Oct. 27, 2016, 9:43 p.m.

Records: Loser Life digital catalog coming soon

As Magic Bullet Records celebrates 20 years, the label has announced the special release of the digital catalog from the defuncy Loser Life, out this ... read more

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MP3s: "World of Men" from Body Stuff

Posted Oct. 27, 2016, 7:11 p.m.

MP3s:

Curran Reynold's project Body Stuff has released a new song, "World of Men," from the upcoming 2 release, dueFriday Nov. 4 on The Path Less Traveled ... read more

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Labels: Rhino: Record Store Day Black Friday

Posted Oct. 26, 2016, 7:32 p.m.

Labels: Rhino: Record Store Day Black Friday

Rhino Records has announced the line-up for their limited edition vinyl specials on Nov. 25, 2016, also known as Record Store Day Black Friday. Leading ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Karen Haglof

Posted Oct. 26, 2016, 6:36 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Karen Haglof

Karen Haglof SPB: After much time away from music, you've released 2 records in 3 years. Why the rush of new material after such a delay? ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Holy White Hounds

Posted Oct. 25, 2016, 10:27 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Holy White Hounds

James Manson (Holy White Hounds) SPB: How do you find out about new bands or music that you enjoy? Manson: I think that the first ... read more

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MP3s: Sleep news: The Clarity reissue

Posted Oct. 24, 2016, 10:11 p.m.

MP3s: Sleep news: The Clarity reissue

Sleep has announced the upcoming physical release of The Clarity, the band's only released new material since 1998. The song first surfaced as a digital only ... read more

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Dean Ween Group – The Deaner Record

Posted Oct. 24, 2016, 8:36 p.m.

Dean Ween Group – The Deaner Record

I’ve never met Aaron Freeman and Mickey Melchiondo, the two-headed songwriting duo of Ween, but I have my own speculation about who contributes what based ... read more

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MP3s: Paper + Plastick Fest sampler

Posted Oct. 24, 2016, 8:33 p.m.

MP3s: Paper + Plastick Fest sampler

In the name of all that is Fest, Paper + Plastick Records has unleashed a 15 song compilation named Road to Fest 15 available for ... read more

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Shows: MONA Mofo to return in January

Posted Oct. 24, 2016, 8:35 a.m.

Shows: MONA Mofo to return in January

Curated again by Brian Ritchie of the Violent Femmes, the Museum of Old and New Art will host the ninth installation of Mofo, an avant-garde festival ... read more

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Records: Coliseum/Doomriders Danzig trib will be reborn

Posted Oct. 20, 2016, 7:35 a.m.

Records: Coliseum/Doomriders Danzig trib will be reborn

The long out of print 2005 2-song cover split from Coliseum and Doomrider, originally on Auxiliary/Level Plane will be reissued on vinyl this Nov. 18 ... read more

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MP3s: SPB premiere: "Steel Toe Tap" from Thought Vomit

Posted Oct. 19, 2016, 7:17 a.m.

MP3s: SPB premiere:

Sonoma County thrash punks Thought Vomit are back with another new song from their upcoming Punks Brutal Retaliation/Sync the Skies album, out fully on Oct. ... read more

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Various Artists – Dead Bars/The Tim Version - split 7"

Posted Oct. 17, 2016, 5:45 p.m.

Various Artists – Dead Bars/The Tim Version - split 7

A limited edition split of two not-super-active bands that are Fest staples for this writer, this EP from No Idea Records combines Seattle’s Dead Bars ... read more

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MP3s: New song from Thought Vomit

Posted Oct. 16, 2016, 9:51 p.m.

MP3s: New song from Thought Vomit

Four-piece Thought Vom it are stream the new twelve minute song "Sync the Skies" at The Sludgelord, a preview from teir upcoming Punk's Brutal Retaliation/Sync ... read more

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Tours: POS on the road in 2017

Posted Oct. 16, 2016, 9:43 p.m.

Tours: POS on the road in 2017

Rhymesayers and Doomtree rapper P.O.S has announced a US tour in early 2017, his first US run since he suffered health problems hour yeras ago. ... read more

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Tours: Green Day and Against Me tour dates

Posted Oct. 16, 2016, 9:25 p.m.

Tours: Green Day and Against Me tour dates

Fresh off the release of new LP Revolution Radio, Green Day have announced the full dates of their North American tour coming in early 2017. ... read more

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Labels: Spill signs with No Sleep

Posted Oct. 16, 2016, 1:24 p.m.

Labels: Spill signs with No Sleep

Spill, featuring former members of Placeholder and We Were Skeletons, will be releasing their debut album on No Sleep Records later this year. The Lancaster, ... read more

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Bands: 10 records Kinks vinyl box set on the way

Posted Oct. 16, 2016, 12:49 p.m.

Bands: 10 records Kinks vinyl box set on the way

On Dec. 16, BMG will release The Mono Collection, a new 10 album vinyl box set collection of material from The Kinks, circa 1964-1969. The ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Drunk Couples

Posted Oct. 13, 2016, 9:01 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Drunk Couples

Andrew Barnes (Drunk Couples – drums) SPB: Drunk Couples is a departure in sound from your previous project. Do you find it challenging to separate ... read more

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Labels: Red Scare signs Good Friend

Posted Oct. 13, 2016, 8:58 p.m.

Labels: Red Scare signs Good Friend

Punk label Red Scare Industries has announced the signing of UK band Good Friend, hailing from the Beflast/Newcastle area. The band will release their label ... read more

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Records: Martyrdod's 6th, List

Posted Oct. 13, 2016, 7:07 p.m.

Records: Martyrdod's 6th, List

Sweden's Martyrdod will release a new LP next month. Titled List, it's the band's 6th album in total and will be released on Southern Lord. read more

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Bands: Axis and Seraph the Light as one

Posted Oct. 13, 2016, 6:47 p.m.

Bands: Axis and Seraph the Light as one

Axis and Seraph The Light have announced a joint EP and tour where the two bands will take the stage and play as one. The ... read more

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Bands: Return of the Nobodys

Posted Oct. 13, 2016, 8:20 a.m.

Bands: Return of the Nobodys

Colorado trash punks the Nobodys have returned with Hussy, their first new album in fifteen years, set for release on Nov. 4 (Rad Girlfriend Records). ... read more

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Records: New from I'm Glad It's You

Posted Oct. 12, 2016, 9:46 p.m.

Records: New from I'm Glad It's You

New Noise is streaming "The Things I Never Say" from 6131 Records' I'm Glad It's You. The band will release their label debut next month ... read more

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MP3s: Drakulas release new song

Posted Oct. 12, 2016, 8:15 a.m.

Drakulas, a new band including members of Riverboat Gamblers and Rise Against, have released "Neon Town" from their soon to release debut album. After a 7" on Red Scare Industries the band will release Raw War on Dirtnap Records on Nov. 18. read more

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Records: Hollow Earth to return with Dead Planet

Posted Oct. 11, 2016, 10:10 p.m.

Records: Hollow Earth to return with Dead Planet

Hollow Earth will release a new album, Dead Planet, in two months on Dec. 2 (via Good Fight Music). The new LP features guest appearances from John ... read more

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Low Culture – Places To Hide

Posted Oct. 10, 2016, 10:03 p.m.

Low Culture – Places To Hide

Screens, (2013) was damn near perfect. So what does Low Culture have in store with their second LP? It’s not disappointment, that’s for sure. Places ... read more

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MP3s: Aesop Rock and Sandman back with Lice 2

Posted Oct. 9, 2016, 2:11 p.m.

MP3s: Aesop Rock and Sandman back with Lice 2

Following the December 2015 release of an EP under the moniker Lice, Aesop Rock and Sandman are back with the free Lice 2: Still Buggin'. The new ... read more

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Tours: Extinction AD tour dates

Posted Oct. 8, 2016, 11:30 a.m.

Tours: Extinction AD tour dates

New York's Extinction A.D. will be touring all month long this November on the "Black Blood Streams Through the States 2016" tour. The band released Faithkiller ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Pkew Pkew Pkew

Posted Oct. 6, 2016, 10:11 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Pkew Pkew Pkew

Emmett (Pkew Pkew Pkew – bass/vocals) SPB: Winter touring in Canada: yes or no? Emmett: Definitely tour in the winter in Canada. Sure you have ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Wang Wen's Sweet Home, Go!

Posted Oct. 4, 2016, 8:10 a.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Wang Wen's Sweet Home, Go!

Wang Wen is set to release their ninth studio album and Scene Point Blank is excited to be hosting an exclusive stream of Sweet Home, Go!, ... read more

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The Hussy – The Volar EP

Posted Oct. 3, 2016, 7:43 p.m.

The Hussy – The Volar EP

The Hussy keeps changing on me. That’s cool, though. Bands are like babies: they grow and change and…eventually abandon you in the old folks’ home. ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Atoms and Void

Posted Oct. 1, 2016, 10:47 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Atoms and Void

Eric Fisher and Arlie Carstons (Atoms and Void) SPB: When collaborating with so many artists, how do you draw the determine when to allow a ... read more

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Records: Mark Sultan returns with BBQ in November

Posted Oct. 1, 2016, 10:36 p.m.

Records: Mark Sultan returns with BBQ in November

Mark Sultan is set to release a new full-length on In the Red this Nov. 25. Titled BBQ, the record connects his early stage name ... read more

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Records: Black Table stream "Helm"

Posted Oct. 1, 2016, 9:04 p.m.

Records: Black Table stream

"Helm," a song off the upcoming Obelisk album from Black Table, is streaming online now at Decibel. The record itself comes out on Oct. 14 on Silent Pendulum ... read more

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Labels: Pulley signs with Cyber Tracks

Posted Oct. 1, 2016, 5:44 p.m.

Labels: Pulley signs with Cyber Tracks

Celebrating their 20th anniversary, Pulley have signed with Cyber Tracks for the release of a new album (details still to come). The band will be ... read more

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Videos: Mono previews new Requiem for Hell

Posted Oct. 1, 2016, 1:59 p.m.

Videos: Mono previews new Requiem for Hell

A "part two" video to the title track off Mono's upcoming Requiem for Hell is streaming below in advance of the new album, scheduled for release ... read more

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Tours: Swans in Europe

Posted Oct. 1, 2016, 1:28 p.m.

Tours: Swans in Europe

Swans, the long running Michael Gira led noise project, will be touring Europe this month and into November. The band, who released The Glowing Man earlier ... read more

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MP3s: New Way On streaming new EP

Posted Oct. 1, 2016, 9:10 a.m.

MP3s: New Way On streaming new EP

Riverside's New Way On are streaming their new EP now through Bandcamp. The band just released Roads Home on La Escalera Records, a follow-up to 2014's Survival EP. ... read more

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Splits: Fight Amp

Posted Sept. 28, 2016, 10:29 p.m.

Splits: Fight Amp

Philadelphia's Fight Amp have announced a final tour and break-up, playing a few shows in early November before their final Nov. 12 show in Brooklyn. ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Thin Lips

Posted Sept. 28, 2016, 9:54 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Thin Lips

Chrissy (Thin Lips-vocals/guitar) SPB: Do you get nervous before you play a show? Chrissy: I definitely am always scared before we play...Sometimes it's worse than ... read more

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One Question Interviews: CoinTossRecords

Posted Sept. 27, 2016, 10:14 p.m.

One Question Interviews: CoinTossRecords

Indy (CoinTossRecords) SPB: What was the first punk show you attended? Indy: It was a Split Lip show in Indianapolis. I was in middle school, ... read more

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Spokenest – Gone, Gone, Gone

Posted Sept. 26, 2016, 5 p.m.

Spokenest – Gone, Gone, Gone

I have a type, and it’s short and fast. I’m partial to it and probably less picky. It fills a need that my constantly fidgeting ... read more

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Records: Quintron and Miss Pussycat Oct-Nov tours

Posted Sept. 25, 2016, 2:18 p.m.

Records: Quintron and Miss Pussycat Oct-Nov tours

Quintron and Miss Pussycat have added dates to their fall tour, including a New Years Eve stop in Memphis, TN. On the tour they will be selling ... read more

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Records: New from Warm Needles

Posted Sept. 25, 2016, 11:27 a.m.

Records: New from Warm Needles

Next month Warm Needles will release a new one-sided vinyl EP, a re-recording of last year's Don't Tell Me How to Live demo cassette. In addition to ... read more

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Bands: New Rose debut on Broken Circles

Posted Sept. 24, 2016, 11:15 p.m.

Bands: New Rose debut on Broken Circles

Featuring members of Big Eyes and RIPS, country band New Rose will release their debut album, All Nite, on Broken Circles on Oct. 21. Claiming Flying Burrito ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Spotlights

Posted Sept. 24, 2016, 10:23 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Spotlights

Sarah Quintero (Spotlights) SPB:What’s the strangest trend you see in modern music (or in the industry)? Quintero: The strangest trend I have been noticing today ... read more

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Records: MakeWar out next month

Posted Sept. 24, 2016, 10:11 p.m.

Records: MakeWar out next month

Red Scare Industries will release Developing a Theory of Integrity next month on October 7. The "Brooklyn by way of Venezuela and Colombia" band have a ... read more

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Records: New collab between Theologian and Lament Cityscape

Posted Sept. 22, 2016, 9:09 p.m.

Records: New collab between Theologian and Lament Cityscape

Lament Cityscape have teamed up with Theologian for the collaborative Soft Tissue full-length, out Oct. 21 on Battleground Records and Annihilvs Power Electronix. The record combines ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Planet B

Posted Sept. 22, 2016, 8:03 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Planet B

Luke Henshaw (Planet B) SPB: How has the increasing digitalization of music changed how you listen or record? Henshaw: To me, with the increasing digitalization ... read more

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Tours: Bouncing Souls tour dates

Posted Sept. 21, 2016, 9:32 p.m.

Tours: Bouncing Souls tour dates

Hot off the release of the new Simplicity album, The Bouncing Souls will be touring the North American East Coast and a few Midwestern dates later ... read more

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Descendents @ First Avenue

Posted Sept. 21, 2016, 9:21 p.m.

Descendents, Modern Life Is War, Color TV First Avenue Minneapolis, MN September 15, 2016 The only people luckier than those who get to see the Descendents are those who get to open. Color TV kicked off the show with a surfy-garage punk vibe as the room filled in, while vets ... read more

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Records: Mr. T Experience announces first LP in 12 years

Posted Sept. 20, 2016, 9:53 p.m.

Records: Mr. T Experience announces first LP in 12 years

The Mr. T Experience (MTX) have announced the relase of King Dork Approximately, out Oct. 4 as an exclusive download with the paperback puchase of the ... read more

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Tours: il sogno del marinaio Europe tour

Posted Sept. 18, 2016, 12:26 p.m.

Tours: il sogno del marinaio Europe tour

Trio il sogno del marinaio ("the sailor's dream" in Italian) will embark on a 32-date European tour at the end of this month. The band ... read more

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Mikey Erg – Tentative Decisions

Posted Sept. 12, 2016, 5:07 p.m.

Mikey Erg – Tentative Decisions

It took all of three seconds into Tentative Decisions, about 10 seconds before his unmistakable voice, to ID the record as being made by Mikey ... read more

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Records: New Sims come November, new song today

Posted Sept. 11, 2016, 9:06 p.m.

Minneapolis rapper Sims has premiered the new song "OneHundred" (below) in preview of a new full-length album titled More Than Ever, out fully on Nov. 4 on Doomtree Records. The new album will contain 13 tracks in total and has various pre-order packages available. read more

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Tours: Green Day world tours 2015-2016

Posted Sept. 11, 2016, 12:57 p.m.

Tours: Green Day world tours 2015-2016

With the release of a new studio album coming up on Oct. 7, Green Day has announced a US tour in the fall of 2015 ... read more

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Records: Tutti i Coloti del Buio's debut out in October

Posted Sept. 11, 2016, 10:40 a.m.

Records: Tutti i Coloti del Buio's debut out in October

Bare Teeth Records will issue Initiation into Nothingness, the debut from Italian hardcore group Tutti i Colori del Buio on Oct. 8. Featuring members of ... read more

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Labels: Soft Kill to release on Profound Lore

Posted Sept. 11, 2016, 10:13 a.m.

Labels: Soft Kill to release on Profound Lore

Profound Lore Records will release an album from post-punk group Soft Kill on Nov. 4, titled Choke. The band, founded in 2010, will follow the ... read more

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Bands: Hear the newest Sneeze

Posted Sept. 11, 2016, 10 a.m.

Bands: Hear the newest Sneeze

Sneeze just released new album Rot , streaming after the jump. The album is released on Glory Kid Records with the band on tour this ... read more

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Labels: La Escalera to release New Way On EP

Posted Sept. 5, 2016, 2:06 p.m.

Labels: La Escalera to release New Way On EP

Later this month, on Sept. 30, La Escalera will release a new album titled Roads Homefrom Riverside, CA's New Way On. The band previously released Survival in ... read more

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MP3s: Pale Angels premier a new song

Posted Sept. 5, 2016, 1:07 p.m.

MP3s: Pale Angels premier a new song

Pale Angels have leaked the song "Aeroplane" from their next album, set for a Nov. 25 release on Specialist Subject Records in the UK and ... read more

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Bands: SOIA 30th anniversary book

Posted Sept. 5, 2016, 10:16 a.m.

Bands: SOIA 30th anniversary book

Sick Of It All are celebrating their 30th anniversary on Nov. 4, 2016 with the release of a new 5-song EP paired with coffee table ... read more

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MP3s: New Low Culture streaming at AV Club

Posted Sept. 4, 2016, 4:51 p.m.

MP3s: New Low Culture streaming at AV Club

Low Culture (Dirtnap Records) is streaming their sophomore album Places to Hide at The AV Club. The record, out next Friday, Sept. 9, follows 2013's debut ... read more

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MP3s: Free Tankcrimes 2016 comp

Posted Sept. 4, 2016, 3:49 p.m.

MP3s: Free Tankcrimes 2016 comp

Tankcromes is offering a 14 band free sampler from the label with songs from Spazz, Ghoul, Deny the Cross, Kicker, and 10 more for free ... read more

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Labels: Sorority Noise sign to Triple Crown

Posted Sept. 1, 2016, 9:48 p.m.

Labels: Sorority Noise sign to Triple Crown

Sorority Noise will soon release a new split with The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, coming this ... read more

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Records: The Exquisites and "Faith"

Posted Sept. 1, 2016, 7:50 p.m.

Records: The Exquisites and

With a new record out Oct. 14, The Exquisites have debuted the song "Faith" as a teaser track introducing record pre-orders. The album will be released ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Cortez's "Initial"

Posted Aug. 31, 2016, 9:37 p.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Cortez's

Out on September 9 for the first time on vinyl, Scene Point Blank is excited to debut the remastered repressing of Cortez’s Initial. The Swiss ... read more

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Labels: Homewrecker plan Good Fight EP

Posted Aug. 30, 2016, 6:21 p.m.

Labels: Homewrecker plan Good Fight EP

This fall Ohio's Homewrecker will release a new EP on Good Fight. Titled Extinction by Design, the record was recorded and mixed by Pete Grossman and Andy ... read more

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Labels: Lifesick (Denmark) join Southern Lord

Posted Aug. 28, 2016, 10:34 a.m.

Frederica, Denmark's Lifesick will release a their debut album on Southern Lord Recordings, titled 6 0 1.  Check out their video "In Love with Hate" for a taste. read more

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Records: Dead to Me returns Oct 21

Posted Aug. 27, 2016, 9:54 a.m.

Records: Dead to Me returns Oct 21

Dead To Me will release a new EP titled I Wanna Die in Los Angeleson October 21, their first new material in five years. The ... read more

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Site News: Retox Twit takeover

Posted Aug. 27, 2016, 9 a.m.

Site News: Retox Twit takeover

Justin Pearson of Retox, Head Wound City, and more, will be guest tweeting from the Scene Point Blank account for the duration of the upcoming Retox ... read more

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Records: New from Animal Lover

Posted Aug. 25, 2016, 8:51 a.m.

Records: New from Animal Lover

Minneapolis' Animal Lover are streaming new video "Dreamhouse" from their forthcoming Stay Alive album, set for release on Sept. 9 (Forward Records). The band has also booked ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Two Houses

Posted Aug. 24, 2016, 11:33 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Two Houses

Mike (Two Houses) SPB: Do you have any vinyl that your own strictly for collector’s purposes but never listen to? Mike: No one in the ... read more

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Records: Joe McMahon (Smoke or Fire) back with solo LP

Posted Aug. 24, 2016, 9:51 a.m.

Records: Joe McMahon (Smoke or Fire) back with solo LP

Joe McMahon, also of Smoke or Fire (Fat Wreck Chords) has announced the release of Another Life next month on Sept 2. The new album ... read more

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Records: Ion Dissonance returns

Posted Aug. 22, 2016, 9:22 p.m.

On Nov. 18, Good Fight will release Cast the First Stone from Montral's Ion Dissonance. The band, active 2003-2010, has four previous releases. A new song, "Treading on Thin Ice" is online now: read more

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Tours: The Falcon touring with Kyle Kinane

Posted Aug. 22, 2016, 5:17 p.m.

Tours: The Falcon touring with Kyle Kinane

Already touring the US this summer-fall in support of Gather Up the Chaps, The Falcon will pick up comedian Kyle Kinane for several dates beginning in ... read more

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Labels: 6131 signs Suburban Living

Posted Aug. 20, 2016, 4:48 p.m.

Labels: 6131 signs Suburban Living

6131 Records has signed Philadelphia's Suburban Living and will release a new album, Almost Paradise, on Oct. 7. It's the band's second full-length. A new ... read more

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Records: John K. Samson working with Weakerthans members on new solo album

Posted Aug. 20, 2016, 10:24 a.m.

Records: John K. Samson working with Weakerthans members on new solo album

The AV Club is streaming "Postdoc Blues," a song from the forthcoming John K. Samson solo effort Winter Wheat, due on Oct. 21 (Anti- Records). The ... read more

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Tours: Cattle Decapitation in the USA

Posted Aug. 18, 2016, 9:50 p.m.

Tours: Cattle Decapitation in the USA

attle Decapitation has announced a North American tour as well as a run of dates alongside Brujeria later this year in September and October. The ... read more

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Records: Cheap Girls rarities rec

Posted Aug. 17, 2016, 11 p.m.

Records: Cheap Girls rarities rec

Cheap Girls will soon release a rarities and B-sides collection titled God's Ex-Wife, with a release date set for Sept. 16 on Asian Man Records. ... read more

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Videos: Arms Aloft: The Truth Is Out There

Posted Aug. 17, 2016, 9:01 p.m.

Videos: Arms Aloft: The Truth Is Out There

Midwest punks Arms Aloft have debuted the video to "The Truth Is Out There" from their Red Scare debut set for release next month. The ... read more

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Records: Caskitt release title track from Old Fires New Frontier

Posted Aug. 17, 2016, 12:01 p.m.

Records: Caskitt release title track from Old Fires New Frontier

Caskitt are streaming the title track off their new Old Fires New Frontier album, embedded below. Old Fires New Frontier will release on Sept. 16 on ... read more

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Tours: Jeff Rosenstock fall tour

Posted Aug. 16, 2016, 1:48 p.m.

Tours: Jeff Rosenstock fall tour

Jeff Rosenstock has anounced a tour that includes a stopover at Fest 15 this fall. He will be joined on the tour by Hard Girls ... read more

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Bands: OWTH acoustic

Posted Aug. 15, 2016, 10:36 p.m.

Bands: OWTH acoustic

Dying Scene is reporting that Off With Their Heads will release their first new full-length since Home in 2013 (Epitaph Records), which is expected to be released ... read more

Reviews

Crybaby – Drag Me Under

Posted Aug. 15, 2016, 9:17 p.m.

Crybaby – Drag Me Under

Crybaby are one of those punk bands where you could fill a review with subgenre tags and namedrops and every review would pick a different ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Nonpareil

Posted Aug. 15, 2016, 3:18 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Nonpareil

Jef Wright (Nonpareil) SPB: What venue is your favorite to play (and why)? Wright: Currently, I'd say that Valley Bar is my favorite venue to ... read more

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Bands: Lots of True Widow news

Posted Aug. 14, 2016, 9:44 p.m.

True Widow are back in action, with an upcoming new album (Avvolgere, out Sept. 23 on Relapse) and the new "Theurgist" video (below). In addition to the new tunes comes a new tour, starting in October and running 'til just before Thanksgiving.   read more

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MP3s: New Damage Records 2016 Summer Sampler

Posted Aug. 14, 2016, 7:21 p.m.

MP3s: New Damage Records 2016 Summer Sampler

New Damage Records is offering a free sampler for the summer--their second such sampler this season. The compilation, available here, includes songs from Sparrows, Counterparts, ... read more

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Records: Green Day announces new album in October

Posted Aug. 14, 2016, 2:01 p.m.

Records: Green Day announces new album in October

Formed in 1986, Green Day are back in year 30 with a new album titled Revolution Radio--out on October 7 on Reprise Records. The new ... read more

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MP3s: New Big Eyes streaming in full

Posted Aug. 14, 2016, 11:12 a.m.

MP3s: New Big Eyes streaming in full

Stake My Claim, the thrid album from New York's Big Eyes, is streaming in full online in advance of its release next Friday. The album officially ... read more

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MP3s: Hear "Move Like a Ghost" from toyGuitar

Posted Aug. 14, 2016, 10:10 a.m.

MP3s: Hear

toyGuitar is streaming the titular track "Move Like a Ghost" from their upcoming EP of the same name. Featuring Jack Dalrymple (One Man Army, Dead to ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Primitive Weapons

Posted Aug. 13, 2016, 7:27 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Primitive Weapons

Dave Castillo (Primitive Weapons) SPB: What is the weirdest description you’ve heard others say of your music/ Do you think it’s accurate or do you ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Slow Code

Posted Aug. 12, 2016, 6:14 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Slow Code

Charlie Wagner (Slow Code) SPB: How much space is your home is dedicated to music (instruments or records)? Wagner: While the basement is jam-packed with guitars ... read more

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Records: More Low Culture (Dirtnap)

Posted Aug. 12, 2016, 6:09 p.m.

Records: More Low Culture (Dirtnap)

Low CUlture will soon release their second album on Dirtnap Records on Sept. 9. Titled Places To Hide, its their second full-length after a slew ... read more

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Records: Oakland supergroup Kicker to release next month

Posted Aug. 10, 2016, 5:19 p.m.

Records: Oakland supergroup Kicker to release next month

Kicker, a group of Oakland veterans from bands such as Neurosis, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, and Dystopia--with vocals from Pete the ... read more

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Tours: Sex Stains tour

Posted Aug. 10, 2016, 12:27 p.m.

Tours: Sex Stains tour

Sex Stains, the latest group from ex-Bratmobile vocalist Allison Wolfe releases their self-titled debut next month (Sept. 2, Don Giovanni Records). In support of said ... read more

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Bands: The Dean Ween Group debut (and tour)

Posted Aug. 10, 2016, 9:53 a.m.

The Dean Ween Group will release The Deaner Album offivially on Oct. 21 on ATO Records. Deaner, originally a founding member of Ween, recorded the album at various live stops before finishing it in his studio in Lambertville, NJ. Like Ween and Dean's Moistboyz group, it will be varied stylistically, ... read more

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Records: Return of Implants

Posted Aug. 9, 2016, 5:06 p.m.

Records: Return of Implants

COmprised of members of Strung Out, Face to Face, No Use For A Name, Pulley, and The Tank, melodic punk group Implants will return with a ... read more

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Tours: Noisem tour and recording plans

Posted Aug. 9, 2016, 12:35 p.m.

Tours: Noisem tour and recording plans

Noisem have announced a US tour with Amygdala followed by another tour in Europe with Hierophant and Ringworm. The band, who recently inked with Relapse ... read more

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MP3s: New Multicult later this month, new song today

Posted Aug. 8, 2016, 10:54 p.m.

MP3s: New Multicult later this month, new song today

Baltimore's Multimcult are streaming new song "Fast Leaking Energy" today, a preview of their soon to release Position Remote album that releases on August 19 via ... read more

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MP3s: Rare Breed & Paper + Plastick sampler

Posted Aug. 3, 2016, 9:46 p.m.

MP3s: Rare Breed & Paper + Plastick sampler

Rare Breed, Paper + Plastick and other labels have teamed up for a free summer sampler downloadable here. The 21 song mix includes material from ... read more

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Tours: Mercy Ties joins Birds in Row on US tour

Posted Aug. 3, 2016, 9:35 p.m.

Tours: Mercy Ties joins Birds in Row on US tour

Fresh off the release of Proper Corruption (Glory Kid) earlier this year, Seattle's Mercy Ties will join French hardcore band Birds in Row on a US ... read more

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Bands: Gang of Four live album to come

Posted Aug. 3, 2016, 8:38 p.m.

Bands: Gang of Four live album to come

Gang of Four, who last released What Happens Next in 2015 (Metropolis Records) has announced a newa live album  that captures 14 songs from their storied ... read more

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MP3s: Dino Jr's "Goin Down"

Posted Aug. 2, 2016, 11:11 p.m.

MP3s: Dino Jr's

With a new album titled Give a Glimpse fo What Yer Not set to come out on Friday August 5, the rekindling Dinosaur Jr. are ... read more

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Records: Quite Contrary, Pansy Division

Posted Aug. 2, 2016, 5:56 p.m.

Records: Quite Contrary, Pansy Division

Now 25 years as a band, Pansy Division have announced the Sept. 9 release of their 9th studio album, Quite Contraryon Alternative Tentacles. The band first ... read more

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MP3s: Stream Bouncing Souls' Simplicity

Posted July 31, 2016, 3:55 p.m.

Releaseed on Friday, The Bouncing Souls' latest album (their tenth overall) is streaming now. Named Simplicity, it's the band's first on Rise Records. read more

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Records: Kindling full-length out soon on No Idea

Posted July 31, 2016, 12:54 p.m.

Records: Kindling full-length out soon on No Idea

After the release of EP Galaxies last year on No Idea Records, Kindling will release their debut full-length in a couple weeks on the same label. The ... read more

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Videos: Western Settings acoustic session

Posted July 31, 2016, 11:20 a.m.

Videos: Western Settings acoustic session

Western Settings recently recorded an acoustic session with Punks in Vegas, streaming online here (and embedded after the jump). The San Diego band released Old Pain (La ... read more

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Tours: Cavalera Conspiracy celebrates 20 years of Roots

Posted July 29, 2016, 4:17 p.m.

Tours: Cavalera Conspiracy celebrates 20 years of Roots

Max and Iggor Cavalera have announced the "Return to Roots" tour in celebration of Sepultura's Roots album turning 20 this year. For the tour, the two ... read more

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Records: Light Years announce acoustic EP

Posted July 29, 2016, 2:09 p.m.

Records: Light Years announce acoustic EP

Cleveland's Light Years will release a 4-song acoustic EP this September on Rude Records. The concept gives an unplugged rendition to songs that first appeared ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Bent Life's "Never Asked for Heaven"

Posted July 29, 2016, 9:08 a.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Bent Life's

Scene Point Blank is pleased to debut the new Never Asked for Heaven from Bent Life, a week before its debut on August 5. The ... read more

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Tours: Retox schedules US tour

Posted July 28, 2016, 11:45 p.m.

Tours: Retox schedules US tour

Come August-September Retox, He Whose Ox is Gored, and Silent will be hitting the road on a US tour.  Retox has been quiet of late as members Justin ... read more

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Records: Bueno streams "Blown Out"

Posted July 28, 2016, 12:38 p.m.

Records: Bueno streams

AdHoc is streaming "Blown Out," a new single from Bueno off their soon to be released album Illuminate Your Room (Exploding in Sound Records/Babe City Records). ... read more

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Bands: Undertones reissues, 40th anniversary

Posted July 28, 2016, 11:37 a.m.

Bands: Undertones reissues, 40th anniversary

Formed in 1976, The Undertones are celebrating their 40th anniversary with the reissue of their first two albums. The Undertones and Hypnotised are both available on ... read more

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Records: More Faith No More reissues in September

Posted July 27, 2016, 11:37 p.m.

Records: More Faith No More reissues in September

On Sept. 9, Rhino Records will reissue both King For a Day...Fool For a Lifetime and Album of the Year, the final two studio albums before Faith ... read more

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Tours: More fall dates for Signals Midwest

Posted July 27, 2016, 10:07 a.m.

Tours: More fall dates for Signals Midwest

Signals Midwest have announced addition tour dates in support of the upcoming At This Age, out Sept. 2 on Tiny Engines. The current list of ... read more

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Records: Outlet returns

Posted July 27, 2016, 8:35 a.m.

Records: Outlet returns

Oulet will soon return with their first new material in 7 years. Titled Memento Mori, the new materal is the first since their Broken Is the ... read more

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Bands: NOFX news, NOFX album

Posted July 23, 2016, 4:08 p.m.

Bands: NOFX news, NOFX album

San Fran punks NOFX are back with a new almub titled First Ditch Effort on Oct. 7, with a European tour booked and a few ... read more

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Bands: Shonen Knife's 35th Anniversary Tour

Posted July 21, 2016, 7:52 p.m.

Bands: Shonen Knife's 35th Anniversary Tour

Shonen Knife are returning for another US tour, this time celebrating their 35th anniversary as a band as well as their Adventure album )Good Charamel Records). The tour ... read more

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Records: New from Big Eyes

Posted July 20, 2016, 3:22 p.m.

Records: New from Big Eyes

Big Eyes have premiered "Stake My Claim," the titular track from their upcoming third full-length. The new album was recorded last winter and released officially ... read more

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Tours: High on Fire join Meshuggah for fall tour

Posted July 20, 2016, 10:40 a.m.

Tours: High on Fire join Meshuggah for fall tour

High on Fire and Meshuggah will tour across North American later this fall with High on Fire in a support role to Swedish juggernauts Meshuggah. ... read more

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Records: Sex Stains (ex-Bratmobile) to release debut on Don Giovanni

Posted July 19, 2016, 11:04 p.m.

Records: Sex Stains (ex-Bratmobile) to release debut on Don Giovanni

Sex Stains, a band featuring Allison Wolfe (Bratmobile), will release a self-titled debut album on Spet. 2 on Don Giovanni Records. Descibed as "inspired by ... read more

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Tours: Kar Bomb + Bad Idols

Posted July 19, 2016, 8:45 p.m.

Karbomb and Bad Idols are touring later this summer across the southern United States. Dates are included below, just after this video ad:   read more

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Records: Against Me to self-release new full-length

Posted July 19, 2016, 6:54 p.m.

Records: Against Me to self-release new full-length

Against Me! will release the new Shape Shift With Me on Sept. 16 via their own Total Treble Records. Featuring 12 new songs, the album ... read more

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Records: Requiem for Hell, MONO's tenth

Posted July 18, 2016, 9:33 p.m.

Records: Requiem for Hell, MONO's tenth

On Oct. 14 Japan's MONO will release their tenth album, Requiem for Hell on Pelagic Records in Europe. The new album follows The Last Dawn/Rays of Darkness, ... read more

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Records: Dogbreth announce tour and new LP

Posted July 18, 2016, 6:12 p.m.

Records: Dogbreth announce tour and new LP

Dogbreth, set to release Second Home on August 5 (Asian Man Records), have announced a complementary summer tour in support of the record. The new song ... read more

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MP3s: Yeesh's Confirmation Bias streams

Posted July 16, 2016, 9:45 a.m.

MP3s: Yeesh's Confirmation Bias streams

The AV Club is streaming Confirmation Bias, the second LP from Chicago trio Yeesh. Out on July 22 via Tiny Engines, it follows the band's 2015 ... read more

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MP3s: Sims releases new non-album song

Posted July 15, 2016, 3:21 p.m.

MP3s: Sims releases new non-album song

Doomtree rapper Sims has released the new track "Triple Sixes," noted by Flood as a non-album track, though the Minneapolis rapper will be releasing a ... read more

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Tours: PUP tours North America

Posted July 13, 2016, 10:21 p.m.

Tours: PUP tours North America

SideOneDummy's PUP have announced a headlining tour of the United States and Canada, including tonight--right now--at BLuesfest in Ottawa before setting off in Cleveland on ... read more

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Tours: Caspian and The Appleseed Cast announce tour

Posted July 12, 2016, 8:41 p.m.

Tours: Caspian and The Appleseed Cast announce tour

In October and November, Caspian are undertaking a final tour in support of their 2015 album Dust and Disquiey. The band will be joined on the ... read more

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MP3s: Was from Meek Is Murder

Posted July 12, 2016, 7:23 p.m.

MP3s: Was from Meek Is Murder

The new album from Meek Is Murder, Was, is streaming at Decibel. THe album is the band's fourth full-length and was produced by Kurt Ballou (Converge, Nails) and mastered ... read more

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Bands: New from Mark Sultan

Posted July 11, 2016, 9:38 a.m.

Bands: New from Mark Sultan

Mark Sultan, aka BBQ, has a new solo record coming out. Released under the name BBQ, the record is called Mark Sultan and is his first ... read more

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Records: New song, Newmoon, new record, Space

Posted July 10, 2016, 3:50 p.m.

Records: New song, Newmoon, new record, Space

Shoegazers Newmoon have released the song "Heads of Stone" (below) off their upcoming album. Space. Featuring former members of Midnight Souls, the band will release Space this ... read more

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Labels: Stick To Your Guns joins Pure Noise

Posted July 8, 2016, 2:44 p.m.

Labels: Stick To Your Guns joins Pure Noise

Pure Noise Records has added California Bay Area band Stick To Your Guns to their label roster. Formed in 2003 and having most recently released Disobedient ... read more

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Records: Infamous Gehenna and Bleach Everything plan split

Posted July 7, 2016, 3:13 p.m.

Records: Infamous Gehenna and Bleach Everything plan split

The Infamous Gehenna and Bleach Everything will release a split 7" titled Heavy Metal Suicide later this year, on August 5 via Magic Bullet Records. ... read more

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Records: Western Settings release covers and acoustic EP

Posted July 7, 2016, 11:45 a.m.

Records: Western Settings release covers and acoustic EP

Fresh off new album Old Pains, Western Settings have released the WS EP with three acoustic covers or their own work, three 8-bit remixes, and two ... read more

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MP3s: New Harvey Pekar song debuts

Posted July 6, 2016, 9:22 p.m.

Getting set for the August 12 release of The Astral We, Cleveland's Havery Pekar have released the song "Crystal Starlings." The record itself will be issued on Little Heart Records with an August 13 release show scheduled with All Dinosaurs, Analog Fantom, Seeress, and Cringe. All Dinosaurs, Analog Fantom, Seeress, and ... read more

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Videos: Brendan Kelly acoustic (The Falcon, Wandering Birds)

Posted July 6, 2016, 7:03 p.m.

Videos: Brendan Kelly acoustic (The Falcon, Wandering Birds)

Punks in Vegas is streaming video of a recent 3-song set from The Falcon's lead vocalist Brendan Kelly (also of The Lawrence Arms, and Brendan Kelly ... read more

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Tours: Somos on tour with Free Throw and High Waisted

Posted July 6, 2016, 12:30 p.m.

Tours: Somos on tour with Free Throw and High Waisted

Somos will be touring this August and September, including stops at Riot Fest in Chicago and Denver. Other dates will be played with Free Throw ... read more

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Labels: Relapse signs Integrity

Posted July 6, 2016, 9:47 a.m.

Labels: Relapse signs Integrity

Integrity have joined forces with Relapse Records for their upcoming 12th full-length, set for a 2017 release. The band, originally formed in 1988, released the ... read more

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Tours: Power Trip Life & Death

Posted July 5, 2016, 9:35 p.m.

Tours: Power Trip Life & Death

The Life & Death Tour with Power Trip, Terror, Harms Way, and more begins in tomorrow in Chicago and runs through July. Check out a ... read more

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Records: Withdrawal full-length to come on Escapist

Posted July 5, 2016, 9:09 p.m.

Records: Withdrawal full-length to come on Escapist

Winnipeg's Withdrawal will release their debut full-length LP later this year on Escapist Records. Titled Never, the album will be released in late fall on ... read more

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Tours: Radioactivity UK

Posted July 4, 2016, 10:35 a.m.

Tours: Radioactivity UK

Dirtnap artists Radioactivity have scheduled a short UK tour for the end of July. The band, featuring Jeff Burke (The Novice, Marked Men), also includes ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Dusteaters' Transhumanism

Posted July 3, 2016, 2:33 p.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Dusteaters' Transhumanism

Scene Point Blank's featured July stream is an EP from Dusteaters, Transhumanism. Released on cassette on June 13 (Hip Kid Records), the Tokyo-based band play ... read more

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Tours: Swans US tour

Posted July 3, 2016, 2:13 p.m.

Tours: Swans US tour

Fresh off The Glowing Man, Swans have announced a US tour with the following line-up: Michael Gira - guitar, voice (original Swans); Norman Westberg - ... read more

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MP3s: Inter Arma streams Paradise Gallows at NPR

Posted June 30, 2016, 2:28 p.m.

MP3s: Inter Arma streams Paradise Gallows at NPR

NPR is hosting a full stream of Inter Arma's new album Paradise Gallows on Relapse Records. The album officially release on July 8 on CD/2xLP/Digital and will ... read more

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Records: Nomad Stones (ex Cave In)

Posted June 30, 2016, 12:42 p.m.

Records: Nomad Stones (ex Cave In)

Power trio Nomad Stones, feat ex-members of Cave In), have announced an upcoming self-titled album to come out on Aug. 5 on Brutal Panda Records. ... read more

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Records: AJJ and The Bible 2

Posted June 29, 2016, 4:15 p.m.

Records: AJJ and The Bible 2

Phoenix, AZ band AJJ, formerly Andrew Jackson Jihad, have announced the release date of The Bible 2, their first album under the new abbreviated moniker. ... read more

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MP3s: Signals Midwest release new song

Posted June 29, 2016, 10:31 a.m.

MP3s: Signals Midwest release new song

With the new At This Age set for release on Sept. 2 (Tiny Engines), Signals Midwest have released a new teaser track from the upcoming album. ... read more

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Labels: Red Scare new signees

Posted June 29, 2016, 9:07 a.m.

Labels: Red Scare new signees

Red Scare Industries has announced three new bands on their roster: Arms Aloft, Good Friend, and MakeWar. No release dates are set, but the label ... read more

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Records: New song from Asphalt Graves

Posted June 28, 2016, 9:33 p.m.

Records: New song from Asphalt Graves

Playing death-grind, Asphalt Graves will release their debut album on July 8 on Vitriol Records. Titled The New Primitive, the title track is streaming now ... read more

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Records: The Mahones to release 25 Years of Irish Punk greatest hits

Posted June 28, 2016, 9:23 p.m.

Records: The Mahones to release 25 Years of Irish Punk greatest hits

The Very Best: 25 Years Of Irish Punk will be released on August 26, collecting 21 songs from The Mahones to commemoroate the band's sivler ... read more

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Bands: New Neurosis in September

Posted June 27, 2016, 9:54 a.m.

Bands: New Neurosis in September

Thirty-five years in, Neurosis have announced the release of Fires Within Fires coming on Sept. 23 on Neurot Recordings. The album will be pre-dated by ... read more

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Records: Steve Adamyk Band announce Graceland

Posted June 26, 2016, 9:25 p.m.

Records: Steve Adamyk Band announce Graceland

Steve Adamyk Band will soon release a new LP on July 29. Titled Graceland, the record will be issued by Dirtnap Records. read more

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Labels: Noisem join Relapse

Posted June 26, 2016, 10:38 a.m.

Labels: Noisem join Relapse

Relapse Records has announced that Baltimore's Noisem has joined the roster and will beging work on their third full-length and first for their own label. ... read more

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Shows: Burger Boogaloo 2016 schedule

Posted June 26, 2016, 10:04 a.m.

Shows: Burger Boogaloo 2016 schedule

Hosted by John Waters and featuring meet and greets with Traci Lords and Tony Clifton, the annual Burger Records Oakland, CA soiree Burger Boogaloo has ... read more

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Tours: Yob and Black Cobra in Europe this fall

Posted June 25, 2016, 8:37 p.m.

Tours: Yob and Black Cobra in Europe this fall

In September Yob will return to Europe on tour with Black Coba. The band last released Clearing the Path To Ascend. read more

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Records: New song from Bouncing Souls

Posted June 25, 2016, 10:18 a.m.

Records: New song from Bouncing Souls

The BOuncing Souls released the song "Up To Us" from their soon to be released Simplicity, out on July 29 (Rise Records). Produced by John Seymour ... read more

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Shows: Incubate Sept 2016 announces first bands

Posted June 23, 2016, 9:35 a.m.

Shows: Incubate Sept 2016 announces first bands

Scheduled for Sept. 8-11 in Tilburg, Netherlands, INcubate September 2016 has announced the first bands of waves eto play the thrice-annual festival. Highlights include Yob, ... read more

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MP3s: Bottomfeeder release a song off upcoming EP

Posted June 21, 2016, 11:10 p.m.

MP3s: Bottomfeeder release a song off upcoming EP

The first song to be unveiled from Bottomfeeder's debut EP on Good Fight Entertaiment is now streaming at Alternative Press.  Titled Sink to the Depths, the record ... read more

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Bands: New Riverboat Gamblers single

Posted June 21, 2016, 10:20 p.m.

Bands: New Riverboat Gamblers single

The Riverboat Gamblers are continuing their single series that features original A-side recordings coupled with b-side covers. This edition released tomorrow with the new song ... read more

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MP3s: Direct Hit! strearms new record

Posted June 21, 2016, 3:36 p.m.

MP3s: Direct Hit! strearms new record

Fat Wreck's latest signees (or at least one of them) is streaming their new full-length Wasted Mind at Uproxx. The record is officialy out on Friday ... read more

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Bands: Anti-Flag Amnesty International Benefit EP

Posted June 20, 2016, 11:53 a.m.

Bands: Anti-Flag Amnesty International Benefit EP

Anti-Flag are releasing a live EP recorded at Supersense Wien in Vienna, Italy in 2015. It will be released digitally on June 24. The EP includes 5 ... read more

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Labels: Infinity Cat Cassette Series, 3rd round

Posted June 18, 2016, 8:20 p.m.

Labels: Infinity Cat Cassette Series, 3rd round

Infinity Cat will soon kick off their third year of their Cassette Series, a one year subscription model where a limited edition cassette is mailed ... read more

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Records: Drunken Sailor reissues Broccoli

Posted June 18, 2016, 7:28 p.m.

Records: Drunken Sailor reissues Broccoli

Drunken Sailor Records have reissued Home from Broccoli, first released in 1998 on Rugger Bugger Records. The Scottish band was a DIY mainstain in the early 1990s, ... read more

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MP3s: Hear the Drunk Couples

Posted June 15, 2016, 11:05 p.m.

MP3s: Hear the Drunk Couples

Formed in 2014 and featuring former members of post-rock Gifts From Enola, punk'n'rollers Drunk Couples are streaming their debut LP Blasted! at PureVolume. The record itself comes ... read more

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Records: EP from Year of Glad, today's sale to benefit Orlando victims

Posted June 15, 2016, 2:35 p.m.

Records: EP from Year of Glad, today's sale to benefit Orlando victims

Philadelhpia's Year of Glad, featuring members of Thin Lips and Mike Bell & The Movies, are streaming and offering pre-orders on their soon to be ... read more

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Shows: Awesome Fest continues adding bands

Posted June 15, 2016, 12:02 p.m.

Shows: Awesome Fest continues adding bands

Taking place this Sept. 2-4 in San Diego, Awesome Fest has unleashed more bands to play at the three day $50-65 festival of DIY punk bands. ... read more

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Records: Horseback's Dead Ringers

Posted June 14, 2016, 8:35 p.m.

On August 12, Dead Ringers will unveil new album Dead Ringersto the world via Relapse Records. In the meantime, they've premiered "Shape of the One Thing," below. The new album will be released digitally as well as on CD and double LP. read more

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Labels: Yeesh sign to Tiny Engines

Posted June 14, 2016, 2:33 p.m.

Labels: Yeesh sign to Tiny Engines

Yeesh will soon release the new Confirmation Bias LP/CD on Tiny Engines. It's the band's second album and their first for Tiny Engines. Calling Chicago home, ... read more

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Shows: Amplifest 2016 lineup includes Neurosis and more

Posted June 13, 2016, 1:36 p.m.

Shows: Amplifest 2016 lineup includes Neurosis and more

The full line-up for Amplifest 6, in Porto, Portugal, has been announced. The festival includes Neurosis, Mono, Minsk, Prurient, Downfall of Gaia, Kayo Dot, and ... read more

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Bands: Bad Sports are busy

Posted June 13, 2016, 1:18 p.m.

Bands: Bad Sports are busy

Bad Sports have announced two tours, a US tour taking place now followed by dates across Europe this September. The band has also announced a ... read more

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Bands: Stream Pkew Pkew Pkew, catch them with Pup

Posted June 12, 2016, 10:21 p.m.

Bands: Stream Pkew Pkew Pkew, catch them with Pup

Pkew Pkew Pkew, who just released a self-titled album on June 10 on Royal Mountain, are hitting the road with SideOneDummy's Pup for a summer ... read more

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Bands: The formation of Mountaineer

Posted June 10, 2016, 1:25 p.m.

Bands: The formation of Mountaineer

Mountaineer has sprung in California, a group comprised of former and current members of Lycus, Lament Cityscape, Secrets of the Sky, and more. The band ... read more

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Bands: Milemarker returning with new album

Posted June 10, 2016, 1:01 p.m.

Bands: Milemarker returning with new album

Milemarker have announced a new album, their first in 11 years that will come in conjunction with their first US tour in 8 years. The ... read more

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Labels: Southern Lord adds Kohti Tuhoa

Posted June 9, 2016, 10:38 p.m.

Labels: Southern Lord adds Kohti Tuhoa

Helsinki hardcore band Kohti Tuhoa has joined Southern Lord and will release their debut full-length on Jul y29 digitally as well as on LP and ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Andre Williams' I Wanna Go Back to Detroit City

Posted June 3, 2016, 11:38 p.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Andre Williams' I Wanna Go Back to Detroit City

Out on June 3, Scene Point Blank is featuring I Wanna Go Back to Detroit City from the 79 years young Andre Williams this month, released courtesy ... read more

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Tours: Hope Drone and Downfall of Gaia in Europe

Posted June 2, 2016, 9:53 p.m.

Tours: Hope Drone and Downfall of Gaia in Europe

Hope Drone, playing two dates with Deafheaven this week in Australia, will set off for a European tour with Downfall Of Gaia this August. The ... read more

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Records: Faith No More to reissue We Care A Lot

Posted June 2, 2016, 6:52 p.m.

Records: Faith No More to reissue We Care A Lot

Faith No More's debut album We Care A Lot, originally released in 1985, will be reissued on August 19 via Koolarrow Records with new mixes, demos ... read more

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Records: New Ringworm album and video

Posted June 2, 2016, 10:33 a.m.

Ringworm will soon release their 8th album, Snake Church, coming as 12 tracks over 30 violent minutes. The new LP is scheduled for a release of July 29 on Relapse Records on all major format. In the meantime, they've released the title track in a video here:   read more

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MP3s: Listen to Melvins' Basses Loaded

Posted June 2, 2016, 9:24 a.m.

MP3s: Listen to Melvins' Basses Loaded

With new album Basses Loaded out tomorrow on Ipecac, the Melvins are streaming the new bass and baseball themed record at MLB.com. Shortly after the release, ... read more

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Records: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds plan Skeleton Tree

Posted June 2, 2016, 8:46 a.m.

Records: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds plan Skeleton Tree

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds will drop a new release, their 16th studio album overall, on Sept. 9. Titled Skeleton Tree, the new album ... read more

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Records: Get Dead this July

Posted May 26, 2016, 8:27 p.m.

Records: Get Dead this July

On July 29, Fat Wreck Chords will unveil a new Get Dead offering to the world, a full-length titled Honestly Lives Elsewhere. Later in the year ... read more

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Labels: Relapse signs The Obsessed

Posted May 26, 2016, 6:03 p.m.

Labels: Relapse signs The Obsessed

A reformed The Obsessed, originally founded in 1976 by Scott "Wino" Weinrich, have signed to Relapse Records for a new album and will also be ... read more

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Records: New Iskra in July

Posted May 26, 2016, 1:01 p.m.

Records: New Iskra in July

Canadian black metalists Iskra have announced Ruins, their latest LP, will release on July 1 via Southern Lord. Pulling from a metallic crust influence, the ... read more

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Site News: SPB & Coin Toss Records giveaway!

Posted May 26, 2016, 9:37 a.m.

Site News: SPB & Coin Toss Records giveaway!

Scene Point Blank is pleased to work with Coin Toss Records on a new giveaway that features the entire label catalog, #s 1-8. That includes the ... read more

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Bands: New Dinosaur Jr out in August

Posted May 25, 2016, 8:16 p.m.

Bands: New Dinosaur Jr out in August

Dinosaur Jr. will be releaseing a new album on August 5. The new record continues with the original line-up of the band, reunited since 2005. ... read more

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Tours: Seagulls tour

Posted May 25, 2016, 2:42 p.m.

Tours: Seagulls tour

Atlanta's Seagulls are hitting the road this summer along the US East Coast. The banbd's newest release is a split with Athens' Karbomb, out on ... read more

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Tours: Tourtime with Mikey Erg

Posted May 25, 2016, 10:31 a.m.

Ever busy Mikey Erg, formerly of The Ergs!, has scheduled a summer tour in support of his debut solo album, Tentative Decisions, which comes out on June 24 (Don Giovanni Records). Erg will bejoined on tour by labelmates Worriers, and The Falcon, The Copyrights, and Sam Russo on select other ... read more

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Tours: English Beat hit the road

Posted May 25, 2016, 9:27 a.m.

Tours: English Beat hit the road

English Beat are touring the US this summer, joined on various dates by Soul Asylum, B-52s, Culture Club, Squeeze, and UB40.   Dates and supporting ... read more

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Records: ???? (PARANOID) to release on Southern Lord

Posted May 23, 2016, 10:07 p.m.

Records: ???? (PARANOID) to release on Southern Lord

Southern Lord is set to release a brand new record from Sweden's ???? (PARANOID), Satyagraha, on June 10 (CD) and July 1 (LP). The band is also ... read more

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Music News: Ben Snakepit's Manor Threat

Posted May 23, 2016, 9:30 p.m.

Music News: Ben Snakepit's Manor Threat

Ben Snakepit, who has played in bands such as J Church, The Sword, and Ghost Knife, will soon release a 288 page book compiling his ... read more

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Records: New from Sunset Shipwrecks (ex-American Steel)

Posted May 23, 2016, 5:23 p.m.

Sunset Shipwrecks have shared a new track from their upcoming debut, "Your Love Keeps Me Whole." Featuring American Sttel alums Ryan and Scott, the band takes a stylistic turn on their debut album, Community, which comes out on May 27 on Lugosi Records. Kevin Army (Lookout Records) handled production duties on ... read more

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MP3s: Punk Rock Bowling 2016 Vegas sampler

Posted May 23, 2016, 11:31 a.m.

MP3s: Punk Rock Bowling 2016 Vegas sampler

Punks in Vegas and SquidHat Records have joined forces with Punk Rock Bowling for a 2016 sampler in preview of the Memorial Day Weekend festival in Las ... read more

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Records: New Sarabante out next month

Posted May 20, 2016, 8:56 a.m.

Records: New Sarabante out next month

Hardcore group Sarabante has released "Mass Grave" in advance on their new album, Poisonous Legacy, which releases on June 01 via Southern Lord. The album is ... read more

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Tours: DK UK 2016

Posted May 19, 2016, 8:32 p.m.

Tours: DK UK 2016

Dead Kennedys have announced a set of UK dates later this year. The touring line-up will include East Bay Ray (guitar), Klaus Flouride (bass), DH Peligro ... read more

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Records: Mikey Erg finally releasing solo record

Posted May 18, 2016, 2 p.m.

Records: Mikey Erg finally releasing solo record

Mikey Erg will be releasing his first proper solo album, Tentative Decisions, on June 24 on Don Giovanni Records. The former singer/drummer of pop punkers The ... read more

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Labels: Okkultokrati join Southern Lord

Posted May 15, 2016, 11:35 a.m.

Labels: Okkultokrati join Southern Lord

Norwegian punk/hardcore grou Okkultokrati have signed with Southern Lord Recordings and will begin work on their first release for the label and their fourth overall. The ... read more

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Bands: Scour supergroup

Posted May 12, 2016, 1:59 p.m.

Bands: Scour supergroup

A new group, Scour, has formed with Philip H. Anselmo (Pantera, Down, Superjoint etc.), John Jarvis (Pig Destroyer), Derek Engemann (Cattle Decapitation), Chase Fraser (Continuum, ... read more

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Records: Blowout debut in August

Posted May 11, 2016, 6:55 p.m.

Records: Blowout debut in August

Lauren Records and Making New Enemies will release the debut LP from Blowout on August 5. Titled No Beer, No Dad, it is the first full-length ... read more

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Records: Boris Pink deluxe reissue

Posted May 11, 2016, 3:13 p.m.

Records: Boris Pink deluxe reissue

With a coming summer tour that will feature Boris playing Pink in its entirety, the Japanese trio has announced a deluxe reissue of the record ... read more

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Tours: Exalt to tour US in July

Posted May 11, 2016, 1:25 p.m.

Tours: Exalt to tour US in July

Exalt have announced a US tour with Dark Sermon this July. The hardcore band from Kitchener, Ontario will also release their third album later this ... read more

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Tours: Slayer, Anthrax, and Death Angel tour

Posted May 11, 2016, 9:58 a.m.

Tours: Slayer, Anthrax, and Death Angel tour

Slayer, Anthrax, and Death Angel willj oin forces for a metal juggernaut tour in Seeptember-October of 2016, crossing North America over 7 weeks. Confirmed dates ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Go White Bronco - Population: Ghost Town

Posted May 5, 2016, 9:39 a.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Go White Bronco - Population: Ghost Town

Scene Point Blank is premiering Population: Ghost Town, the first full-length from longtime Long Island collaborative group Go White Bronco. The new record is set to ... read more

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Labels: A Lovely Crisis on A-F Records

Posted May 4, 2016, 8:48 p.m.

Labels: A Lovely Crisis on A-F Records

A-F Records have signed Pirrsburgh's A Lovely Crisis, who will release the Where Do You Stand? album on June 3 via the label. The new reocrd ... read more

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Records: Meek Is Murder complete recording

Posted May 4, 2016, 2:04 p.m.

Records: Meek Is Murder complete recording

Brooklyn's Meek Is Murder recently completed recording their next album, Was. Recorded with Kurt Ballou at GodCity Studio, the band is now preparing for a European ... read more

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Shows: Analog-A-Go-Go 2016

Posted April 28, 2016, 10:54 p.m.

Shows: Analog-A-Go-Go 2016

Dogfish Head Brewing has announced Analog-A-Go-Go 2016. Now in its 6th year, the music and beer festival will take place on Sept. 17 near Wilmington, DE with ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Bad Cop/Bad Cop

Posted April 27, 2016, 11:51 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Bad Cop/Bad Cop

Stacey Dee (Bad Cop/Bad Cop) SPB: How did you hook up with Fat? Dee: I was playing pool with Fat Mike after a Loved Ones ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Blind Pets

Posted April 27, 2016, 11:49 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Blind Pets

Joshua Loggan (The Blind Pets – guitar/vocals) SPB: What do you like to do on a tour off-day? Loggan: Anything outdoors! I absolutely love to ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Moonraker

Posted April 27, 2016, 11:48 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Moonraker

Nick Sucks (Moonraker – bass/vocals) SPB: Basements or bars? Both. They both have their appeals and drawbacks. Basements are normally DIY and all ages, essentially ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Phobia

Posted April 27, 2016, 11:44 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Phobia

Shane Mclachlan (Phobia) SPB: What is the most thankless job in the music industry? Mclachlan: Well, as for me being a vocalist, I'm the guy ... read more

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Bands: Summer Cannibals debut a new song

Posted April 27, 2016, 6:26 p.m.

Currently on tour with The Termals, Summer Cannibals have announced the release of Full Of It coming on May 27 through Kill Rock Stars label. The band, who have two previous releases--including last year's Show Us Your Mind (New Moss Records)--debuted new track "Simple Life" from the new LP.  Full Of It by ... read more

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Tours: Touring Purgatory

Posted April 27, 2016, 4:49 p.m.

Tours: Touring Purgatory

Purgatory will embark on a two week run this summer with support from Heavens Die (select dates), covering the US southeast, east coast, and Midwest, ... read more

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The Falcon – Gather Up the Chaps

Posted April 26, 2016, 8:24 a.m.

The Falcon – Gather Up the Chaps

The Falcon are a curious band: a collection of rogue Chicagoans (now with Dave Hause as well), lead vocalist Brendan Kelly (The Lawrence Arms) seems ... read more

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Labels: New from Drunken Sailor

Posted April 22, 2016, 10:01 p.m.

Labels: New from Drunken Sailor

Drunken Sailor has three new releasees coming out in the near future: a split 7" from No Ditching and Baby Ghosts, new Spokenest LP Gone, Gone, ... read more

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Records: New Psalm Zero this July

Posted April 20, 2016, 8:10 p.m.

Records: New Psalm Zero this July

On July 15 Profound Lore will be releasing the second album from New York's Psalm Zero, Stranger to Violence. The cinematic group last released The Drain in ... read more

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Labels: Masked Intruder join Pure Noise

Posted April 20, 2016, 6:35 p.m.

Labels: Masked Intruder join Pure Noise

Masked Intruder, set to release a new EP this July during their run ont he 2016 Warped Tour, have joined Pure Noise Records. The masked band ... read more

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Labels: New Martha (Dirtnap)

Posted April 20, 2016, 4 p.m.

Labels: New Martha (Dirtnap)

Dirtnap Records will be releasing the second album from Martha on July 8. Titled Blisters in the Pit of My Heart, the new album releases on ... read more

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Records: Upcoming from Lady Bones

Posted April 20, 2016, 3:23 p.m.

Records: Upcoming from Lady Bones

Boston's Lady Bones have announced a new EP, Terse, set for April 29 release on Midnight Werewolf Records. The band first formed in 2011 and have a ... read more

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Bands: Old Wounds adds second guitarist, set for Warped

Posted April 20, 2016, 3:04 p.m.

Bands: Old Wounds adds second guitarist, set for Warped

New Jersey's Old Wounds have anounced Matt Guyre has joined the band as a second guitartist, increasing them to a quartet instead of a trio. ... read more

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Shows: Roadburn 2017 dates

Posted April 20, 2016, 11:54 a.m.

Shows: Roadburn 2017 dates

Fresh off 2016's festival that includes sets from Neurosis, Converge, Cult of Luna, Paradise Lost, and dozens more, Roadburn Festival has set aside the dates of ... read more

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Bands: Coercion96 back in action

Posted April 20, 2016, 11 a.m.

Formed in 1996 by current and former members of Good Riddance, Fury 66, and The Lonely Kings, punk-metal hybrid Coercion96 have entered the studio to record a new EP, tentatively titled Exit Wounds. At 4 songs, the new EP is being recorded by Tony Palermo (Papa Roach) and produced by ... read more

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Shows: Southwest Terror Fest V schedule

Posted April 19, 2016, 8:37 p.m.

Shows: Southwest Terror Fest V schedule

The full line-up and schedule for Southwest Trror Fest V has been unveiled (below). The Tucson, AZ event takes place Oct. 20-23 and includes sets ... read more

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MP3s: New from Wince

Posted April 17, 2016, 1:33 p.m.

MP3s: New from Wince

Wince (ex Sheds and Stickup Kid) have debuted the new song "Bottom of the Barrel" from their upcoming May EP Media Prayer, to be released ... read more

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Records: Useless ID Ramones tribute out May 6

Posted April 17, 2016, 1:17 p.m.

With 2016 marking both the 15 year anniversary of Jey Ramone's passing and the 40th anniversary of their debut album, Useless ID will release a tribute 7" to the band on May 6 titled We Don't Want the Airwaves (Fat Wreck Chords). The band will release a new full-length later ... read more

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Bands: Gone Is Gone forms (ATDI, QOTSA, Mastodon)

Posted April 16, 2016, 1:40 p.m.

Bands: Gone Is Gone forms (ATDI, QOTSA, Mastodon)

In effort to further abuse the term "supergroup," Tony Hajjar (At The Drive In), Mike Zarin, Troy Van Leeuwen (Queens Of The Stone Age), and ... read more

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MP3s: Hesitation Wounds releases song

Posted April 16, 2016, 10:40 a.m.

MP3s: Hesitation Wounds releases song

Hesitation Wounds, whose debut will release on May 27 via 6131 Records, has unearthed new song "Guthrie" at Substream. The record is titled Awake for Everything. ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Power Take Off and Multicult split

Posted April 14, 2016, 8:52 a.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Power Take Off and Multicult split

Check out our new featured stream, a split EP from Power Take Off (Concord, MN) and Multicult (Baltimore, MD). The new 7” includes 3 songs ... read more

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MP3s: The Philistines premiere "A Twitch of the Death Nerve"

Posted April 10, 2016, 4:45 p.m.

MP3s: The Philistines premiere

Kansas City's pysch rock band The Philistines have debuted new song "A Twitch of the Death Nerve" from their upcoming May debut, The Backbone of ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Damaged City Fest

Posted April 8, 2016, 2:57 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Damaged City Fest

Damaged City Fest SPB: Festivals are a continually popular concept, though varying in formulas. What do you think is best about a festival versus a ... read more

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One Question Interviews: NOMADS

Posted April 8, 2016, 12:03 a.m.

One Question Interviews: NOMADS

Mocaine (Nomads) SPB: What’s the worst job you’ve ever had? Mocaine: When I was 19 years old I got laid off from my record store ... read more

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One Question Interviews: DSGNS

Posted April 7, 2016, 11:57 p.m.

One Question Interviews: DSGNS

DSGNS SPB: What’s the smallest crowd you’ve ever played to? Is it hard when such a thing happens and how do you adjust? DSGNS: The ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Brian Cullman

Posted April 7, 2016, 11:54 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Brian Cullman

Brian Cullman SPB: After working in film, journalism, and other aspects of the industry, what called you back to performing and recording original music? Cullman: ... read more

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Records: Swans busy in 2016 with new album and tours

Posted April 7, 2016, 6:19 p.m.

Records: Swans busy in 2016 with new album and tours

On June 17, Swans return with the new The Glowing Man on Young God/Mute (outside N America). The new record from the longtime noise masters will ... read more

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MP3s: Tenement's Bruised Music Vol. 2

Posted April 7, 2016, 3:38 p.m.

MP3s: Tenement's Bruised Music Vol. 2

Tenement's Bruised Music Vol. 2, out tomorrow on Toxic Pop/Grave Mistake, is streaming online at Nerdist. In addition to scattered Midwest shows in their near future, ... read more

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Labels: RSD16: Yep Roc

Posted April 7, 2016, 10:48 a.m.

Labels: RSD16: Yep Roc

Yep Roc Records has announced their 2016 Record Store Day titles, which will be available in select stores on April 16. Confirmed releases include The ... read more

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Records: Cecil Otter returns with new EP, Dear Echo

Posted April 6, 2016, 7:54 p.m.

Records: Cecil Otter returns with new EP, Dear Echo

On April 1 Doomtree's Cecil Otter released a new digital EP, Dear Echo, with 3 new tracks and 3 partner instrumentals. Otter, whose last solo release was ... read more

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Labels: No Sun and Mayfly Records

Posted April 6, 2016, 10:23 a.m.

Labels: No Sun and Mayfly Records

Mayfly Records will release the first full-length this summer from Salt Lake City's No Sun. No Sun, an alternative/shoegaze act, was formed by Jordon Stran (Fever Dreams) ... read more

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Labels: Faye join Tiny Engines

Posted April 5, 2016, 6:58 p.m.

Labels: Faye join Tiny Engines

Tiny Engines will release the debut EP from Faye of Charlotte, NC this May 13 on cassette and digitally. The band's single "Chow Chow" from ... read more

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Records: Red Scare Industries, Direct Hit!, The Brokedowns for RSD16

Posted April 4, 2016, 8:53 p.m.

Records: Red Scare Industries, Direct Hit!, The Brokedowns for RSD16

This April 16, also known as Record Store Day, recent Fat Wreck signees Direct Hit! will pair with Elgin, IL's The Brokedowns for a new ... read more

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Tours: The Good Life on tour with Speedy Ortiz

Posted April 4, 2016, 8:09 p.m.

Tours: The Good Life on tour with Speedy Ortiz

Starting in May and June, The Good Life will hit the rorad in a co-headlining tour with Speedy Ortiz. The Good Life returned to action ... read more

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Labels: Anchorless adds Your Loss

Posted April 3, 2016, 9:21 p.m.

Labels: Anchorless adds Your Loss

Fort Collins, CO's Your Loss has signed with Anchorless Records for a new album, their debut, which will be titled Midlife Crisis Tropical Vacation. The ... read more

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Tours: SUNN O))) in SE US

Posted March 31, 2016, 9:07 p.m.

Tours: SUNN O))) in SE US

SUNN O))) has announced a southeastern US tour that starts this Saturday at Big Ears Fest in Knoxville, TN. The band, who recently returned stateside ... read more

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Videos: The Damned documentary

Posted March 31, 2016, 4 p.m.

Videos: The Damned documentary

The Damned's authorized documentary Don't You WIsh That We Were Dead will be released on DVD on May 20, preceded by several screenings across North America. ... read more

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Videos: "Beach Buns" from Cloroform

Posted March 31, 2016, 11:17 a.m.

After nearly a decade of downtime between albums, Cloroform returned on March 11 with the release of Grrr (Ipecac Recordings). Featuring John Erik Kaada, (Kaada/Patton), Børge Fjordheim (Sivert Høyem), and Øyvind Storesund (ex- Kaizers Orchestra) the musicians come together to strip down genre and structure while maintaining energetic rock. Scene Point ... read more

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Records: New Pup on May 27

Posted March 30, 2016, 1:19 p.m.

Records: New Pup on May 27

Pup is set to release new album The Dream Is Over on May 27 via SideOneDummy. The Toronto band will be on tour throughout much of ... read more

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Labels: Direct Hit! join Fat Wreck Chords

Posted March 30, 2016, 12:05 p.m.

Labels: Direct Hit! join Fat Wreck Chords

Milwaukee pop-punks Direct Hit! have joined forces with Fat Wreck Chords for their upcoming new album later this summer. The band formed in 2007 and ... read more

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Various Artists – Crab Legs/Not Half Bad - Dorks/Nerds

Posted March 28, 2016, 9:52 p.m.

Various Artists – Crab Legs/Not Half Bad - Dorks/Nerds

Spanning the country’s geography north and south, this split from Fargo, ND’s Crab Legs and Fort Worth, TX’s Not Half Bad is a snippet of ... read more

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Tours: Three Man Canon tour

Posted March 28, 2016, 2:37 p.m.

Tours: Three Man Canon tour

Three Man Cannon have announced a US tour to immediately follow their jaunt in Europe this spring. The band last released Will I Know You ... read more

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Records: The end of Weekend Nachos

Posted March 27, 2016, 9:29 p.m.

Records: The end of Weekend Nachos

Chicago's Weekend Nachos have announced that along with the release of their upcoming Apology album, the band will call it a day. The record will release ... read more

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MP3s: Cvlt Nation goes DK

Posted March 27, 2016, 7:36 p.m.

MP3s: Cvlt Nation goes DK

In Cvlt Nation's 10th installment of their covers compilation series, they're streaming a 15 band track by track cover of Dead Kennedys' classic Fresh Fruit for ... read more

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MP3s: Atmosphere "Trying To Fly"

Posted March 25, 2016, 10:38 a.m.

Atmosphere have released a new track feat. Eric Mayson titled "Trying to Fly." The new song comes shortly before the dup hits the road for a few shows in California and Colorado, as well as dates at festivales such as Sweetwater 420, Grizzle, and Soundset.   read more

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Records: Tenement rare tracks comp, vol 2

Posted March 25, 2016, 8:52 a.m.

Records: Tenement rare tracks comp, vol 2

Tenement are prepping for the release of Bruised Music Vol. 2, their ssecond collection of rare tracks which will be released on April 8. Vol.2 ... read more

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One Question Interviews: James Burns

Posted March 25, 2016, 12:01 a.m.

One Question Interviews: James Burns

James Burns (Let's Go to Hell: Scattered Memories of the Butthole Surfers) SPB: In a book such as this, do you aim to capture the ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Topshelf Records

Posted March 25, 2016, midnight

One Question Interviews: Topshelf Records

Seth Decoteau (Topshelf Records) SPB: Do you accept demos? What is the most surprising demo you’ve received? Decoteau: Yes. I'd say the most surprising demo ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Hunx & His Punx

Posted March 24, 2016, 11:58 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Hunx & His Punx

Seth Bogart (ex- Hunx & His Punx) SPB: Do you read press written about you? Bogart: I guess if I see it and it starts ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Black Black Black

Posted March 24, 2016, 11:56 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Black Black Black

Black Black Black SPB: How do you approach writing/recording a song with a guest vocalist, such as “Let’s Bloodlet” with Dave Curran?  Jason Byers (vocals): Dave ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Gorilla Biscuits

Posted March 24, 2016, 11:54 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Gorilla Biscuits

Arthur Smilios (World Be Free, Gorilla Biscuits) SPB: What strikes you as the biggest change in recording an album between now and your first few ... read more

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One Question Interviews: World Be Free

Posted March 24, 2016, 11:51 p.m.

One Question Interviews: World Be Free

Sam Siegler (World Be Free) SPB: What strikes you as the biggest change in recording an album between now and your first few recordings? Siegler: ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Ghostlimb

Posted March 24, 2016, 11:48 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Ghostlimb

Justin Smith (Ghostlimb) SPB: It seems people are often surprised when they hear of musicians holding higher degrees. Why do you think that is?  Smith: ... read more

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MP3s: Full of Hell and The Body collab now streaming

Posted March 23, 2016, 8:54 p.m.

MP3s: Full of Hell and The Body collab now streaming

Decibel is streaming One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache in its entirety, two day s prior to its official release on Neurot on March ... read more

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Obituaries: Phife Dawg reportedly passes away

Posted March 23, 2016, 4:17 p.m.

A Tribe Called Quest's Phife Dawg reportedly died at the age of 45. Self-dubbed as "the Funky Diabetic," Phife has been battling health issues, including diabetes, for several years and received a kidney transplant in 2008. Born Malik Isaac Taylor in 1970, he is a founding member of the seminal hip-hop ... read more

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Tours: Warped Tour 2016

Posted March 23, 2016, 11:50 a.m.

Tours: Warped Tour 2016

The full line-up and schedule for Vans Warped Tour 2016 has been announced. Now in its 22nd round, this years traveling festival includes New Found ... read more

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Records: SPB premiere: Lower Automation's Maps

Posted March 23, 2016, 10:37 a.m.

Officially out on April 1, Scene Point Blank today is introducing the debut EP from Chicago noise-mathcore-hyphen-punks Lower Automation, a three-piece born of the ashes of Counterfeit i. The new EP, Maps, is self-released by the band and merges layed and angular rock within melodic structures. But why fill the screen ... read more

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MP3s: SPB premiere: "Junkyards, Battery Acid" from Boilerman

Posted March 21, 2016, 10:28 a.m.

Chicago punks Boilerman are back with a new full-length coming out on May 6 courtesy of 86d Records titled Feel Ways About Stuff. Scene Point Blank is excited to debut the album’s final jam, “Junkyards, Battery Acid.” The 13 song LP is the band’s second full-length and is joined in ... read more

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Records: Har Mar Superstar back with Best Summer Ever

Posted March 20, 2016, 11:51 a.m.

Har Mar Superstar returns on April 15 with Best Summer Ever, a new LP from the Los Angeles/Minneapolis based singer. Har Mar Superstar will be touring in support of the album with a full 6-piece band complete with horn section later this year. read more

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MP3s: Dead Cross (ex The Locust & Slayer) releases song

Posted March 20, 2016, 11:35 a.m.

MP3s: Dead Cross (ex The Locust & Slayer) releases song

Dead Cross have rolled out a new song, "We'll Sleep When They're Dead," via Rolling Stone. The band features members of The Locust, Retox, and ... read more

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Records: Less Than Jake's Live from Astoria

Posted March 18, 2016, 10:27 a.m.

Records: Less Than Jake's Live from Astoria

Less tHan Jake will release a new 21-track live LP on April 29. Titled Live from Astoria, the record is released on Sleep It Off ... read more

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Records: La Dispute special vinyl for RSD2016

Posted March 17, 2016, 2:41 p.m.

La Dispute will be releasing the soundtrack to their documentary Tiny Dots this Record Store Day, April 16. The soundtrack will be released on vinyl and also sold digitally. The track "C" is streaming below. La Dispute last released Rooms of the House in 2014. Tiny Dots is available on Vimeo. read more

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One Question Interviews: Wall of Youth Records

Posted March 17, 2016, 12:23 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Wall of Youth Records

Eric (Wall of Youth Records) SPB: If you could universally fix one recurring issue in venues across the world, what would you fix? Eric: If ... read more

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One Question Interviews: France Camp

Posted March 17, 2016, 12:22 a.m.

One Question Interviews: France Camp

France Camp SPB: Who is the most overrated musician/band of all time? FC: Answer: Charles "the man" Manson. Not a big fan of his music, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Southpaw Records

Posted March 17, 2016, 12:20 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Southpaw Records

Rob Fales (Southpaw Records) SPB: Have you ever rejected album art from a band or artist? What goes into that process/decision? Fales: Yes, we've rejected ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Cherry

Posted March 17, 2016, 12:18 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Cherry

Russell Edling (Cherry) SPB: What was your first show? Edling: It was July 1999, I was 11. The show was an all-day thing called "Suckfest," ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Ejector Seats

Posted March 17, 2016, 12:10 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Ejector Seats

Fluffy (Ejector Seats-bass/vocals) SPB: What was your first tape/record/or cd that you ever bought? Fluffy: That's actually a really tough question...I grew up with an ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Brain Vacation

Posted March 17, 2016, 12:08 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Brain Vacation

Brain Vacation SPB: Ecstasy, meth, or ludes?  BV: We don't do drugs all that often, but our singer has seen Phish play a few times ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Shirlette Ammons

Posted March 17, 2016, 12:06 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Shirlette Ammons

Shirlette Ammons SPB: What is the strangest trend you see in music (or in the industry vs the art)? Ammons: Strangest trend to me is ... read more

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MP3s: Nonpareil debut a new song from upcoming EP

Posted March 16, 2016, 7:26 p.m.

MP3s: Nonpareil debut a new song from upcoming EP

Nonpareil, a new noise rock effort featuring Connor Woods (ex- Abigail Williams), has debuted the song "Yuan Xing Jianyu" at Exclaim. The song is ex ... read more

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Shows: Southwest Terror Fest V

Posted March 16, 2016, 4:36 p.m.

Shows: Southwest Terror Fest V

With SXSW invading Austin, TX this week it's the official kickoff of festival season. Later this year, when things are darker and chilled, Tucson, AZ ... read more

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Shows: Damaged City Fest 2016

Posted March 14, 2016, 10:02 a.m.

Shows: Damaged City Fest 2016

The line-up for Damaged City Fest 2016 has been announced. Spanning April 7-10 at different venues across DC, the all ages event will include performances from Coke ... read more

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Various Artists – Radon/Worthwhile Way - split 7"

Posted March 14, 2016, 8:29 a.m.

Various Artists – Radon/Worthwhile Way - split 7

Radon has never really done a lot for me. The melodies are nice but it really never strikes a chord one way or the other. ... read more

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Labels: The Brood take to Give Praise

Posted March 13, 2016, 3:20 p.m.

Labels: The Brood take to Give Praise

London's The Brood have inked with Give Praise Records for an upcoming full-length in mid-2016. While no release dates are finalized, the album is to be ... read more

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MP3s: POS releases 9-minute song about transplant and more

Posted March 13, 2016, 1:54 p.m.

MP3s: POS releases 9-minute song about transplant and more

P.O.S has released a 9-minte song, “sleepdrone/superposition,” with guest appearances from Allan Kingdom, Astronautalis, Eric Mayson, Kathleen Hanna, Hard_R, Lydia Liza, Lizzo, Nicholas L. Perez, and ... read more

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Records: New Melvins, new bassist(s)

Posted March 13, 2016, 1:16 p.m.

Records: New Melvins, new bassist(s)

The ever active Melvins have announced a new album on June 3, Basses Loaded (Ipecac Recordings). Joinging Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover are Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic, Redd Kross’ ... read more

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Tours: CoC in the USA

Posted March 13, 2016, 12:46 p.m.

Tours: CoC in the USA

Corrosion of Conformity is set for a lengthy tour in the US and Canada in the coming months. Spanning roughly two months, the two separate ... read more

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Records: Next Alaric courtesy of Neurot/Sentient Ruin

Posted March 13, 2016, 11:26 a.m.

Records: Next Alaric courtesy of Neurot/Sentient Ruin

Oakland's Alaric will soon release End of Mirrors on May 6. The new album will be issued on CD, vinyl, and digitally via Neurot Recordings with ... read more

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Bands: Rev. Horton Heat 7-inch for Record Store Day

Posted March 12, 2016, 5:56 p.m.

Bands: Rev. Horton Heat 7-inch for Record Store Day

Reverend Horton Heat have released a video to the song "Hardscrabble Woman," the title track on a Record Store Day 7" to be released on ... read more

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MP3s: Hear Nadja's Sv

Posted March 12, 2016, 5 p.m.

MP3s: Hear Nadja's Sv

Sv, the latest from ambient/drone act Nadja is now streaming in its entirety over at Noisey. The album is 42 minutes long and releases officially ... read more

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Records: Thin Lips Riff Hard

Posted March 10, 2016, 1:57 p.m.

Records: Thin Lips Riff Hard

Lame-O Records will release the debut full-length from Thin Lips, Riff Hard, n May 20, with a new video streaming here for the song "Never Again." Out ... read more

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Tours: Baroness US & Canada dates

Posted March 9, 2016, 8:14 p.m.

Tours: Baroness US & Canada dates

Currently in Italy, Baroness have announced US and Canadian tour dates later in April-May. The band just released Purple in 2015. read more

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Records: Mean Jeans release teaser EP this month

Posted March 9, 2016, 9:24 a.m.

Records: Mean Jeans release teaser EP this month

WIth a new full-length scheduled for April release, Mean Jeans and Fat Wreck Chords will drop the Nite Vision EP on March 18 prior to the ... read more

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Records: New from The Blind Pets

Posted March 9, 2016, 8:52 a.m.

Austin, TX trio The Blind Pets have unveiled new song "True Love Was Made For Fools," embed below. The song comes from their new record Sharon is Karen which is due on April 15 on Sub Bop Records. Sharon Is Karen due out April 15th on Sup Bob Records   read more

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Records: One-sided 10-inch from The Rentiers

Posted March 8, 2016, 10:40 a.m.

Records: One-sided 10-inch from The Rentiers

The Rentiers, vanity project of Joel Tannenbaum (Plow United, Ex Friends), has a new one-sinded 10" out in limited release. Titled Amateur Hour (Death to False ... read more

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Records: Mind Spiders return next Friday

Posted March 5, 2016, 4:06 p.m.

Records: Mind Spiders return next Friday

On March 11 Mind Spiders will return with their fourth  LP, Prosthesis, on Dirtnap Records. Based in Fort Worth, TX, the band is described as the "shape-shifting ... read more

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Records: Nomads set debut release date

Posted March 4, 2016, 8:59 a.m.

Records: Nomads set debut release date

LA Ppunk band Nomads will release their debut full-length Love It or Leave It on April 22. Formed in 2011 by ex-members of Product of Waste ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: DSGNS and Venomspitter split

Posted March 1, 2016, 10:42 a.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: DSGNS and Venomspitter split

In the featured monthly stream for March, Scene Point Blank is sharing a new split EP from Austin, TX’s DSGNS with coarse and brutal noisy ... read more

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Shadow in the Cracks – Shadow in the Cracks

Posted Feb. 29, 2016, 5:39 p.m.

Shadow in the Cracks – Shadow in the Cracks

What does it mean when a three-piece band has a spin-off two-piece? While the premonition is that drama is afoot for member number three, that’s ... read more

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Bands: Tiger Army to return with new record

Posted Feb. 28, 2016, 10:21 a.m.

Bands: Tiger Army to return with new record

Tiger Army, currently on tour in support of Dropkick Murphys 20th anniversary, have announced a new record, V •••, soon to come via LunaTone/Rise. A ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Mega Ran

Posted Feb. 27, 2016, 11:32 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Mega Ran

Mega Ran SPB: What is your favorite record store (either locally or a discovery while on the road)? Mega Ran: It changes all the time, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Reverend Horton Heat

Posted Feb. 27, 2016, 11:31 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Reverend Horton Heat

Jim “Reverend” Heath (Rev. Horton Heat) SPB: You've played a lot of "out-of-the-way" cities over the years. What inspires you to set up a tour ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Warm Needles

Posted Feb. 27, 2016, 11:30 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Warm Needles

Dave Bowden (Warm Needles – bass) SPB: What band has the best logo of all time? Bowden: My favorite band logo of all time has ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Nai Harvest

Posted Feb. 27, 2016, 11:28 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Nai Harvest

Ben (Nai Harvest) SPB: Who is the loudest band you’ve seen live? Ben: It’s a pretty relative to venue size question but probably FUZZ. We ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Hollow Earth

Posted Feb. 27, 2016, 11:27 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Hollow Earth

Mike Moynihan (Hollow Earth) SPB: What is the best “song about a girl” ever written? Moynihan: Led Zeppelin – “Whole Lotta Love.” This song makes ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Graf Orlock

Posted Feb. 27, 2016, 11:22 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Graf Orlock

Jason Schmidt (Graf Orlock) SPB: Rank these listening formats: cd, vinyl, cassette, digital, (other?) Schmidt: I would rank these in the degree to which they ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Hell

Posted Feb. 27, 2016, 11:18 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Hell

Matthew S Williams (Hell) SPB: Are more touring bands being robbed these days or is it just better publicized? Do you do anything special to ... read more

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Records: New solo record from Howardian (Japanther)

Posted Feb. 27, 2016, 12:31 p.m.

Records: New solo record from Howardian (Japanther)

Howardian, the solo project of Japanther's Ian Vanek, has announced a second LP titled A Smurf at Land’s End. The record is out now and is ... read more

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Records: White Lung are back

Posted Feb. 25, 2016, 9:04 p.m.

Records: White Lung are back

White Lung are back with a new album on May 6, Paradise, releasing courtesy of Domino. At 28 minutes long, it's their first release since ... read more

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Tours: Road Worriers

Posted Feb. 25, 2016, 8:43 p.m.

Tours: Road Worriers

After releasing Imaginary Life last year (Don Giovanni Records), Worriers are setting to the road to play SXSW, followed by dates with Smith Street Band and ... read more

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Music News: Read about Butthole Surfers with Let's Go To Hell

Posted Feb. 25, 2016, 2:55 p.m.

Music News: Read about Butthole Surfers with Let's Go To Hell

Texas psych-punks The Butthole Surfers are being unleashed in literary form in the new Let's Go to Hell from James Burns, a book compiling interviews, rare ... read more

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Records: The Hussy's 10th 7-inch

Posted Feb. 25, 2016, 9:21 a.m.

Records: The Hussy's 10th 7-inch

Wisconsin duo The Hussy have released their 10th 7", The Bobby vs Heather EP, available now from Slice of Wax Records (France). The 4 song ... read more

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Labels: Harvey Pekar to release on Little Heart

Posted Feb. 24, 2016, 5:34 p.m.

Labels: Harvey Pekar to release on Little Heart

Cleveland's Harvey Pekar will join up with Little Heart Records of Louisville to release their planned sophomore LP, tentatively scheduled for this summer. The band ... read more

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Shows: Pitchfork 2016

Posted Feb. 24, 2016, 3:20 p.m.

Shows: Pitchfork 2016

The Ptichfork Music Festival has announced its 2016 return to Chicago's Union Park. The three dat event spans Friday July 15-Sunday July 17 with acts ... read more

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Records: Nothing new

Posted Feb. 24, 2016, 12:35 p.m.

Records: Nothing new

Philadelphia's Nothing will release a new LP, their second, on May 13. Titled Tired of Tomorrow and out on Relapse Records, the band is now streaming "Vertigo ... read more

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MP3s: Free digital sampler from Bearded Punk label

Posted Feb. 23, 2016, 11:15 a.m.

MP3s: Free digital sampler from Bearded Punk label

Belgian punk  label Bearded Punk is offering a 2016 sampler online for free via bandcamp. The 34 song affair includes the likes of Jeff Rosenstock, Worriers, ... read more

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Interviews: The Treasure Fleet

Posted Feb. 21, 2016, 3:36 p.m.

Interviews: The Treasure Fleet

The Treasure Fleet play by their own rules. Sure, there are members of familiar bands like The Arrivals, The Lawrence Arms, and Smoking Popes, but ... read more

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Music News: Springsteen autobiography

Posted Feb. 17, 2016, 7:21 p.m.

Music News: Springsteen autobiography

Born to Run, an autobiography from Bruce Springsteen, will be published on Sept. 27, 2016 by Simon & Schuster. Springsteen reportedly began working ont he ... read more

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Records: Kill 'Em All and Ride the Lightning reissues

Posted Feb. 17, 2016, 7:09 p.m.

Records: Kill 'Em All and Ride the Lightning reissues

On April 15 (Record Store Day 2016) Metallica will reissue their first two fulll-lengths in digitally remastered formats. Both Kill 'Em All and Ride the Lightning will ... read more

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Labels: Iron Chic switches labels

Posted Feb. 17, 2016, 2:03 p.m.

Labels: Iron Chic switches labels

Iron Chic has announced a new record in 2016 to be released on SideOneDummy Records. The band will also be playing in Europe this spring, ... read more

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Records: Cult of the Lost Cause - Contritions

Posted Feb. 17, 2016, 1:30 p.m.

Records: Cult of the Lost Cause - Contritions

Instrumental post-metal group Cult of the Lost Cuase have debuted a new song, "All Those Opposed" today at Metal Insider. The band will release Contritions toon ... read more

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Records: Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid

Posted Feb. 17, 2016, 12:39 p.m.

Aesop Rock has a new record coming out on April 29 on Rhymesayers. Named The Impossible Kid, it's his first solo release since 2012's Skelethon, recording with Kimya Dawson (The Uncluded), Rob Sonic (Hail Mary Mallon), and Homboy Sandman (LICE) since. The video for "Rings," off the new album, is online ... read more

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MP3s: New from Acid Dad

Posted Feb. 13, 2016, 1:12 p.m.

MP3s: New from Acid Dad

Acid Dad have debuted new songs, both "Don't Get Taken" (below) and "Fool's Gold," which can be heard at BrooklynVegan. The songs are off their ... read more

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Shows: Burger Boogaloo 2016

Posted Feb. 13, 2016, 12:45 p.m.

Shows: Burger Boogaloo 2016

Burger Boogaloo 2016 has announced their line-up for the annual Burger Records sponsored two day party in Oakland. Taking place June 25-26 at Mosswood Park, ... read more

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Records: Bl'ast! + Eyehategod

Posted Feb. 13, 2016, 11:37 a.m.

Records: Bl'ast! + Eyehategod

Bl'ast! and Eyehategod are coming together on a new two-song 7" from Rise Records.  "I first saw Bl'ast! back in the '80s at an obscure ... read more

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Shows: Breakin' Even Fest Gettin' Ready

Posted Feb. 12, 2016, 8:55 p.m.

Breakin' Even Fest, taking place in Washington DC on March 4 and 5, has released a promotion video to help spread the word of the festival. Bands to play will include Loud Boyz, Iron Chic, Timeshares, Slingshot Dakota, and more.   read more

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Bands: Unwritten Law returns

Posted Feb. 12, 2016, 8:41 p.m.

Bands: Unwritten Law returns

1990s punks Unwritten Law have returned from hiatus with a new album, titled Acoustic, set for April 1 release on Cyber Tracks. The new album collects ... read more

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Records: Cult of Luna and Julie Christmas

Posted Feb. 12, 2016, 8:11 p.m.

Records: Cult of Luna and Julie Christmas

Cult of Luna and Julie Christmas will release Mariner, a new five song album on April 8 via Indie Recordings. The new album is Cult ... read more

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Labels: Red Scare updates, The Falcon tours

Posted Feb. 11, 2016, 12:14 p.m.

Red Scare Industries has posted tour dates for both The Falcon and The Lippies, who both have spring releases on the label. For more info, see below. Also, here's a new song from The Falcon, whose Gather Up the Chaps releases on March 18.   read more

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Bands: Lament Cityscape remixes The Torn

Posted Feb. 11, 2016, 9:58 a.m.

Oakland doom duo Lament Cityscape will release a remix album, Turn Outward, based off their 7-song The Torn from last year. The remix album releases digitally on Feb. 19. read more

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MP3s: Manipulate EP

Posted Feb. 10, 2016, 9:48 p.m.

MP3s: Manipulate EP

Manipulate's latest EP, Becoming Madness, is streaming at Lambgoat now, prior to being officially released this Friday Feb. 12 on Flatspot Records. The 6-song EP was recorded ... read more

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Tours: Torche tour

Posted Feb. 10, 2016, 7:39 p.m.

Tours: Torche tour

Torche will soon be hitting the road with Kvelertak and Wild Throne. in a mix of dates opening for Kvelertak (from Norway) and in headlining ... read more

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Tours: Pears 3 continent tour

Posted Feb. 10, 2016, 12:49 p.m.

Tours: Pears 3 continent tour

Pears, set to release the new Green Star on April 1 (Fat Wreck Chords), have announced a 3 continent tour including Australia, Europe, and North America. ... read more

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Records: Shonen Knife's 35th

Posted Feb. 8, 2016, 6:55 p.m.

Records: Shonen Knife's 35th

The ever busy Shonen Knife have announced new album Adventure, out on April 1 on Good Charamel Records. The album comes as the band celebrates ... read more

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Shows: Las Vegas Punk Rock Bowling 2016 tickets on sale

Posted Feb. 7, 2016, 4:27 p.m.

Shows: Las Vegas Punk Rock Bowling 2016 tickets on sale

Three day punk rock and bowling extravaganza Punk Rock Bowling will take place this May 28-30, with tickets on sale now and various pre-show tickets ... read more

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Obituaries: Jon Bunch (1970-2016)

Posted Feb. 6, 2016, 11:24 a.m.

Obituaries: Jon Bunch (1970-2016)

Jon Bunch passed away last week at the age of 46. The musician was best known as the vocalist of Reason To Believe, Sense Field, ... read more

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Records: Do You Wanna Go to Tijuana on April 1?

Posted Feb. 6, 2016, 9:52 a.m.

Records: Do You Wanna Go to Tijuana on April 1?

Teenage Bottlerocket's Ray Rocket will release his solo debut on April 1, titled Do YOu Wanna Go to Tijuana? on Rise Records. In support, he ... read more

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Bands: True Widow wraps up recording session

Posted Feb. 3, 2016, 9:13 p.m.

Bands: True Widow wraps up recording session

Texas trio True Widow have finished recording their upcoming fourth full-length with Matt Pence. The album is their first since Circumambulation (2013) and is planned for ... read more

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Records: Patton & Kaada collaborate on Bacteria Cult

Posted Feb. 3, 2016, 8:21 p.m.

Records: Patton & Kaada collaborate on Bacteria Cult

Set for an April 1 release, Mike Patton and Norwegian composer John Kaada have teamed up for a new release, Bacteria Cult, to release on ... read more

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Records: New Slackers out soon

Posted Feb. 3, 2016, 6:28 p.m.

Records: New Slackers out soon

The Slackers will release a new album on Feb. 19 via Rare Breed/Paper + Plastick Records distribution, self-releasing the album proper on their own Special ... read more

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Labels: Down In It join Good Fight Music

Posted Feb. 3, 2016, 4:42 p.m.

Labels: Down In It join Good Fight Music

Wilmington, NC's Down In It have joined with Good Fight Music with plans to release a full-length, their first, later in 2016. First the band ... read more

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Bands: NOFX tell-all book

Posted Feb. 2, 2016, 8:35 p.m.

Bands: NOFX tell-all book

NOFX has announced a tour of both music venues and bookstores this April in support of a revealing book on the band's history and experiences. ... read more

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MP3s: SPB premiere: "Generic Plans for a New Blunder" from Hot Nerds

Posted Feb. 2, 2016, 3:08 p.m.

MP3s: SPB premiere:

Today Scene Point Blank brings you a new tune from Hot Nerds, the title track off their soon to be released Generic Plans for a ... read more

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Labels: Locket now on Take This To Heart

Posted Feb. 1, 2016, 8:33 p.m.

Labels: Locket now on Take This To Heart

Austin, TX group Locket have inked to Take This to Heart Records for their upcoming self-titled debut EP. The post-punk band formed in 2014 and ... read more

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Bands: Phobia 4-disc retrospective

Posted Feb. 1, 2016, 8:11 p.m.

Bands: Phobia 4-disc retrospective

Grindcore brethren PHobia have announced a two-decade retrospective of their career on a 4 CD set via Melotov Records. Titled Decades of Bastphemy and out on ... read more

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The Hussy – Galore

Posted Feb. 1, 2016, 8:26 a.m.

The Hussy – Galore

Why have children when I can just listen to my music and watch the bands change and grow instead? First they learned to stumble, then ... read more

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Records: Paper + Plastick selling Medictation (ex-Leatherface & Sainte Catherines)

Posted Jan. 31, 2016, 8:27 p.m.

Records: Paper + Plastick selling Medictation (ex-Leatherface & Sainte Catherines)

The debut (and sole) release from Medictation, Warm Places, is now available from Paper + Plastick Records. The band features the late Dickie Hammond and Graeme Philliskirk (ex-Leatherface) as ... read more

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Tours: Man Overboard: Farewell for Now

Posted Jan. 31, 2016, 10:49 a.m.

Tours: Man Overboard: Farewell for Now

Man Overboard have scheduled a "Farewell For Now Tour" this April, described as a hiatus after consistently touring over the past 7+ years. Support on various ... read more

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Records: New Endless Mike & The Beagle Club

Posted Jan. 31, 2016, 10:12 a.m.

Records: New Endless Mike & The Beagle Club

A-F Records will present Saint Paul, the latest effort from Endless Mike & The Beagle Club, on March 4. Featuring "Endless" Mike Miller, the band formed ... read more

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Bands: Lody Kong (Zyon and Igor Cavalera) debut

Posted Jan. 30, 2016, 8:45 p.m.

Bands: Lody Kong (Zyon and Igor Cavalera) debut

Mascot Label Group has announced the debut album from Lody Kong, Dreams and Visions, out on March 25. With a "mix of grunge, post-hardcore, thrash ... read more

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Labels: Drowning now on Fast Break! Records

Posted Jan. 29, 2016, 6:01 p.m.

Labels: Drowning now on Fast Break! Records

Chicago hardcore band Drowning has joined with Fast Break! Records for their upcoming debut full-length, Egotrip, set to drop on Feb. 26. The debut includes ... read more

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Records: Like Rats II

Posted Jan. 28, 2016, 5:21 p.m.

Records: Like Rats II

Southern Lord has announced the return of Like Rats for sophomore album II. The band, featuring members of Weekend Nachos, officially releases on March 25. ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Friedemann's Wer Hören Will Muss Schweigen

Posted Jan. 28, 2016, 4:38 p.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Friedemann's Wer Hören Will Muss Schweigen

Out on Jan. 29, Scene Point Blank is please to bring the brand new Wer Hören Will Muss Schweigen from Germany’s Friedemann, his second album. ... read more

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Tours: Department of Correction + Die Choking

Posted Jan. 28, 2016, 3:24 p.m.

Tours: Department of Correction + Die Choking

Department of Correction and Die Choking will headline the Grind Is the New Black tour, starting Feb. 12 in Paris and running over Europe in ... read more

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Tours: Iggy Pop announces Post Pop Depression tour

Posted Jan. 27, 2016, 8:23 p.m.

Tours: Iggy Pop announces Post Pop Depression tour

With a new Josh Homme produced album Post Pop Depression set to come out in March, Iggy Pop has announced a run of tour dates ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Crab Legs

Posted Jan. 27, 2016, 6:45 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Crab Legs

BJ Moore (Crab Legs) SPB: What’s the biggest secret about the Fargo scene (unbeknownst to outsiders)? Moore: So, that question could be answered numerous ways, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: toyGuitar

Posted Jan. 27, 2016, 6:42 p.m.

One Question Interviews: toyGuitar

Jack (toyGuitar) SPB: What’s the story behind your name? Jack: There isn't much backstory on this one. I think I stole the idea of the name ... read more

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Records: New 7-inch form Disastroid

Posted Jan. 27, 2016, 1:44 p.m.

Records: New 7-inch form Disastroid

Disastroid has announced the new Love Is What You Bring on Home, a new two-song 7" out later this month. Overall, it's their sixth release. read more

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Shows: 20 Buck Spin and Gilead Media present Migration Festival

Posted Jan. 26, 2016, 8 p.m.

Shows: 20 Buck Spin and Gilead Media present Migration Festival

20 Buck Spin and Gilead Media have paired up for this summers Migration Festival, scheduled for August 12-14 in Olympia, WA. With the line-up still at ... read more

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Labels: Western Settings join Creator-Destructor

Posted Jan. 26, 2016, 6:06 p.m.

Labels: Western Settings join Creator-Destructor

San Diego punk band Western Settings have joined forces with a new label, Creator-Destructor Records, who will release their upcoming Old Pain EP in April. The six ... read more

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Records: Boris + Merzbow's Gensho

Posted Jan. 24, 2016, 9:43 p.m.

Records: Boris + Merzbow's Gensho

Merzbow and Boris have united on a 2CD/4LP concept album titled Gensho, meaning phenomenon. The double album features tracks by each artist individually, arranged with the ... read more

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Records: Spazz reissues (131 songs)

Posted Jan. 24, 2016, 1:19 p.m.

Records: Spazz reissues (131 songs)

Tankcrimes Records will reissue the classic Spazz albums Sweatin' To The Oldies and Sweatin' 3: Skatin', Satan & Katon on March 11. Originally released on Slap A Ham ... read more

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Records: Pears release on April Fool's

Posted Jan. 24, 2016, 11:09 a.m.

Records: Pears release on April Fool's

Pears, who debuted with Go To Prison, re-released last year on Fat Wreck Chords, has announced a new full-length titled Green Star which comes out ... read more

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Records: Iggy Pop & Josh Homme collaborate

Posted Jan. 23, 2016, 12:03 p.m.

Records: Iggy Pop & Josh Homme collaborate

Iggy Pop has announced the new album Post Pop Depression, set for release on March 18. Released by Rekords Rekords/Loma Vista/Caroline International, it is Pop's 17th ... read more

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MP3s: Ghost Against Ghost's Unarm EP streams

Posted Jan. 23, 2016, 11:53 a.m.

Out yeseterday on Our Silent Canvas, Ghost Against Ghost is streaming their new Unarm 2-song post-rock EP online and embedded below. The EP collects dark-romantic conceptual material and includes contributions from guitarist Anthony Molina (Mercury Rev) and drummer Thomas Pridgen (Mars Volta, Trash Talk) in addition to primary work by composer Christopher Bono. read more

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Tours: The Body of Hell, er The Body and Full of Hell - touring

Posted Jan. 22, 2016, 7:54 p.m.

Tours: The Body of Hell, er The Body and Full of Hell - touring

The Body and Full of Hell, who are releasing the collaborative One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache on March 25 on Neurot, have announced a ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Flannel Gurl Records

Posted Jan. 22, 2016, 12:05 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Flannel Gurl Records

Jonathan Ashwell (Flannel Gurl Records) SPB: What is your favorite record store? How did you discover it? Ashwell: Like coffee shops where ever we go, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Grade

Posted Jan. 22, 2016, 12:03 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Grade

Kyle Bishop (Grade) SPB: Who is your favorite 1970s artist? Bishop: Black Sabbath read more

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One Question Interviews: The Max Levine Ensemble

Posted Jan. 22, 2016, midnight

One Question Interviews: The Max Levine Ensemble

David Combs (The Max Levine Ensemble – guitar, vocals) SPB: What’s the worst tour experience you’ve had? Have you ever been stranded? Combs: On our ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Cloud Rat

Posted Jan. 21, 2016, 11:58 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Cloud Rat

Brandon (Cloud Rat) SPB: Do any of your musician friends have tinnitus? Brandon: Absolutely! Actually, Rorik himself apparently has a mild on and off case ... read more

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Tours: Underoath adds Caspian to Rebirth Tour

Posted Jan. 20, 2016, 9:32 a.m.

Tours: Underoath adds Caspian to Rebirth Tour

On their upcoming Rebirth Tour, the reformed Underoath will be joined by Caspian as an opener during the 6-week tour Underoath’s reunited line-up is Aaron ... read more

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MP3s: Hear the new "Balloon" from Muncie Girls

Posted Jan. 19, 2016, 8:51 p.m.

MP3s: Hear the new

Muncie Girls have premiered a video for the song "Balloon" off their soon to come new LP From Caplan to Belsize, out on March 4 on ... read more

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Bands: 1QI: Max Levine Ensemble, Cloud Rat, Afraid of the Basement, Swahili Blond

Posted Jan. 19, 2016, 12:52 p.m.

Bands: 1QI: Max Levine Ensemble, Cloud Rat, Afraid of the Basement, Swahili Blond

Welcome to our almost regular quickie Q&A feature: One Question Interviews. Follow us at facebook & twitter and we'll post an interview four days per week (most weeks), typically every ... read more

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Bands: Neurot announce Mirrors for Psychic Warfare

Posted Jan. 18, 2016, 1:53 p.m.

Bands: Neurot announce Mirrors for Psychic Warfare

Scott Kelly (Neurosis) and Sanford Parker (Buried At Sea), both also of Corrections House,  have teamed up with Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod) and Bruce Lamont ... read more

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Bands: Tortoise tour

Posted Jan. 16, 2016, 6:44 p.m.

Bands: Tortoise tour

Tortoise, who return with their first new album since 2009--The Catastrophist, out Jan. 22 on Thrill Jockey Records--will also embank on an extensive US tour ... read more

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Bands: Low Culture in the studio

Posted Jan. 16, 2016, 2:51 p.m.

Bands: Low Culture in the studio

Low Culture posted on Facebook today that the band has will soon enter the studio to being work on a second LP. The band, featuring Dirt ... read more

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MP3s: Lume debut LP now streaming

Posted Jan. 16, 2016, 2:14 p.m.

MP3s: Lume debut LP now streaming

Ghettoblaster is streaming Perennial Phase, the new LP from Chicago's Lume. With two previous self-released EP, the full-length pulls from shoegaze, indie, and post hardcore in a ... read more

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Tours: Michael Gira live dates

Posted Jan. 16, 2016, 11:21 a.m.

Swans leader Michael Gira has announced a set of international solo tour dates including, on March 30, his first solo London dates since 2013. Dates are after the jump. read more

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Bands: Solo Harrett Klahn (Texas Is the Reason)

Posted Jan. 14, 2016, 7:41 p.m.

Bands: Solo Harrett Klahn (Texas Is the Reason)

Garrett Klahn (Texas Is The Reason) will release a self-titled solo record later this month on Jan. 15. Our on Rise Records, it contains 10 songs ... read more

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Shows: Two day Breakin' Even Fest in DC this March

Posted Jan. 14, 2016, 4:48 p.m.

Shows: Two day Breakin' Even Fest in DC this March

Breakin' Even Fest has confirmed the final line-up for the two-day March 4-5 festival to be held in Washington, DC at Songbyrd Music House. The ... read more

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Obituaries: Rob Mcallister (ex-Iron Chic)

Posted Jan. 13, 2016, 9:20 p.m.

Rob Mcallister, former guitarist in Iron Chic and Capital, passed away last week on Jan. 9, 2016. Mcallister is survived by his partner Marisa and daughter Ramona. The McAllister Family Memorial Fund has been started to crowdfund support for his family following their loss. read more

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Videos: DVD: The Dicks From Texas

Posted Jan. 13, 2016, 7:04 p.m.

Feb. 12 will see the release of The Dicks From Texas, a documentary on 1980s hardcore Austin punks The Dicks, founded byGary Floyd. In four years as a  band they released the notable The Dicks Hate Police along with other classic albums. The film clocks in at 70 minutes and includes ... read more

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Bands: New from Ghostlimb

Posted Jan. 13, 2016, 6:47 p.m.

Bands: New from Ghostlimb

With fifth LP Difficult Loves set for a Feb. 5 release on Vitriol Records, Ghostlimb have debuted the new track "A Gobi of Suburbs" over ... read more

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Records: Bob Mould to release Patch the Sky

Posted Jan. 12, 2016, 8:17 p.m.

Records: Bob Mould to release Patch the Sky

Bob Mould, solo artist and former member of Husker Du and Sugar, has announced a new album entitled Patch the Sky will be released on March ... read more

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One Question Interviews: MC Lars

Posted Jan. 11, 2016, 6:48 p.m.

One Question Interviews: MC Lars

MC Lars SPB: What is the “ET/Atari” of NES games? Lars: I would say a Boy and His Blob is the ET of Nintendo. It’s well-conceived, but difficult ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Earthside

Posted Jan. 11, 2016, 6:46 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Earthside

Jamie van Dyck (Earthside – guitar, composer) SPB: What is your favorite book about music?" Dyck: My favorite book about music that I've read is The ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Not Half Bad

Posted Jan. 11, 2016, 6:42 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Not Half Bad

Matt Scifres (Not Half Bad) SPB: What do you think of cassettes? Scifres: Cassettes (often called “tapes” by young people, these days) are really cool ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Storm Ross

Posted Jan. 11, 2016, 6:40 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Storm Ross

Storm RossSPB: As a multi-instrumentalist, what is your composition process for a song and/or record? Ross: While I don't have a set formula per se, ... read more

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Tours: Pelican in Europe

Posted Jan. 11, 2016, 1:52 p.m.

Tours: Pelican in Europe

Chicago heavy instrumentalists Pelican will embark on a European tour this spring, their first since 2013, with dates in Denmark, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, and ... read more

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Records: Explosions in the Sky return with new album

Posted Jan. 11, 2016, 10:17 a.m.

Records: Explosions in the Sky return with new album

Coming on April 1, 4-piece post-rockers Explosions in the Sky will return with a new full-length album titled The Wilderness on Temporary Residence Ltd. The ... read more

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Bands: Fang, Verbal Abuse, Melvins members

Posted Jan. 10, 2016, 10:06 a.m.

Bands: Fang, Verbal Abuse, Melvins members

Reptilian and Boner Records will jointly release a new self-titled debut from Cornelius Asperger and the Bi-Curious Unicorns, a band that includes vocalist Sammytown (Fang) ... read more

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Records: New Somos on Hopeless

Posted Jan. 10, 2016, 9:58 a.m.

Records: New Somos on Hopeless

Hopeless Records will beh ome to the next Somos record, titled First Day Back and set for release on Feb. 19, 2016. "We are very proud ... read more

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Shows: Panic State 7, Catch 22 20

Posted Jan. 10, 2016, 9:55 a.m.

Shows: Panic State 7, Catch 22 20

Update: Panic State has issued the following scheduling and line-up changes: Due to poor weather conditions heading our way, we had to postpone the event ... read more

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Records: The Body and Full of Hell combined

Posted Jan. 7, 2016, 2:27 p.m.

Records: The Body and Full of Hell combined

The Body, who recently released a collaborative effort with Krieg, will release another collab, this time with grind/noise masters Full of Hell. The new record, ... read more

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Records: New Thermals out soon

Posted Jan. 6, 2016, 12:53 p.m.

Records: New Thermals out soon

On March 25, The Thermals will release their seventh full-length, We Disappear, via Saddle Creek. The record was produced by Chris Walla (formerly of Death ... read more

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Tymon Dogg – Made Of Light

Posted Jan. 4, 2016, 10:48 p.m.

Tymon Dogg – Made Of Light

Sometimes you follow a musician for years, only to learn something that should have stood out at the start. Today’s lesson is Tymon Dogg, related ... read more

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Labels: Life To Live add Survival Method

Posted Jan. 2, 2016, 1:27 p.m.

Labels: Life To Live add Survival Method

Survival Method (formerly known as Enchant) will released a new 7" titled Reality Blurred later this year on new label home Life To Live Records. Check ... read more