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Tours: Upcoming Tim Barry dates

Posted Dec. 10, 2017, 10:01 p.m.

Tim Barry, who releaesed High on 95 earlier this year (Chunksaah Records) and just wrapped up a West Coast jaunt with a show in San Francisco tonight, has announced a run of US East Coast concerts in early 201, a few dates in Europe, and a stop at Don't Panic Fest in ... read more

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Records: Ghost Ship Fire Compilation Benefit Album

Posted Dec. 10, 2017, 9:37 p.m.

Records: Ghost Ship Fire Compilation Benefit Album

Ed Taylor, who runs Loose Grip Records, has overseen a new benefit compilation to raise funds in the wake of the Ghost Ship Fire of ... read more

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Shows: Don't Panic Fest 2018

Posted Dec. 10, 2017, 9:17 p.m.

Shows: Don't Panic Fest 2018

The lineup is out for Don't Panic Fest's second iteration, taking place in Denver, CO on Feb. 16-17 at three different venues. Founded to highlight ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Gino and the Goons

Posted Dec. 5, 2017, 1:15 p.m.

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 a necktie, I got a brand new house on the roadside, Made from rattlesnake hide, I got a brand new chimney made on top, Made ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Great Cynics

Posted Dec. 5, 2017, 1:11 p.m.

SPB: What do you think of bands playing albums-in-full as a tour concept? Great Cynics: We think it's great! If it's a celebration of that album then more power to them. It's always strange going back to something you did in the past. You realise how much you've changed as a ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Patrick Higins

Posted Dec. 5, 2017, 1:09 p.m.

SPB: Has the change to more headphone listening of music changed you compose or mix your work? Patrick: I can't say that the prevalence of headphones per se has changed how I compose or mix, but in general I am always very concerned by the spatial and immersive quality of my recordings, ... 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

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Records: SPB exclusive: The Heat from Mangoo

Posted Dec. 4, 2017, 8:43 a.m.

Scene Point Blank proudly presents The Heat, the new full-length from Finnish fuzz rockers Mangoo (pronounced "man go"). To be released by Small Stone on Dec. 8, the album is the band's third, taking a mishmash of various heavy sounds and seamlessly fusing them together with synth notes and mega-choruses ... read more

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Tours: Scott Kelly and John Judkins to tour Europe next year

Posted Dec. 2, 2017, 12:09 p.m.

Tours: Scott Kelly and John Judkins to tour Europe next year

Scott Kelly fans in Europe can rejoice. The Neurosis frontman has announced a January-February 2018 run of dates across the continent with John Judkins (Rwake) ... read more

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Labels: Rotting Forms debut announced

Posted Dec. 2, 2017, 11:32 a.m.

Labels: Rotting Forms debut announced

Glory Kid Records has announced plans to release the debut from Rotting Forms titled At The Heart Of The World, featuring members of Ruiner and ... read more

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Records: Swingin' Utters to release 33-song best of

Posted Dec. 2, 2017, 11:11 a.m.

Records: Swingin' Utters to release 33-song best of

Fat Wreck Chords will release Drowning in the Sea, Rising with the Sun next Friday, a 33 song best of compilation from Swingin' Utters as they ... read more

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Labels: New from Learning Curve Records

Posted Nov. 27, 2017, 8:07 p.m.

Learning Curve Records has a pair of new releases coming out soon, both splits. One is a full-length split between Gay Witch Abortion (Minneapolis) and The Grasshopper Lies Heavy (San Antonio), and the other is a split 7" between Tongue Party and USA Nails. Both records release on Dec. 15, and ... read more

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

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Records: Glassjaw returns on Friday

Posted Nov. 27, 2017, 6:29 p.m.

For the first time since 2002, Glassjaw will release an album of new material. Titled Material Control, the new release is slated for this Firday, Dec. 1. Listen to "shira" in advance here: Matieral Control is the band's first release since Worship and Tribute. read more

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MP3s: New Christmas tune from Body Stuff

Posted Nov. 25, 2017, 11:01 p.m.

MP3s: New Christmas tune from Body Stuff

Body Stuff, who released  Body Stuff 2 roughly one year ago, have unveriled a new holiday-themed single titled "On the Run." The new song will ... read more

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Videos: 1971 honor former member in new song

Posted Nov. 25, 2017, 10:48 p.m.

1971 have released a new video for the song "Anxiety (In the Depths of Northwestern Ontario)." The song was written for member Cameron Glen Crnston, who passed away in February 2017. The band has called it a day, but will release this song and two others on cassette ad 7" ... read more

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Tours: Prawn dates

Posted Nov. 25, 2017, 12:32 p.m.

Tours: Prawn dates

Prawn will hit the road next month and into 2018, touring with Slingshot Dakota, People Like You, Us and Us Only, Queen Moo, Dikembe, and ... read more

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Records: Mind Spiders share a new song

Posted Nov. 25, 2017, 12:10 p.m.

Mind Spiders are back with a new album on Jan. 26, 2018. Titled Furies, Dirtnap Records notes that it's the post-Marked Men band's most electronic release to date. The song "Outside" is streaming now:  SPB is streaming the new Fox Face record, also on Dirtnap, here. read more

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Records: Weird Al covers the Ramones

Posted Nov. 25, 2017, 11:01 a.m.

In early 2018, a new covers album sponsored by Dr. Demento will release. Named Covered in Punk, the two hour covers album comes out on Jan. 12 on Demented Punk Records. Additional artists include Nobunny, Dead Milkmen, Joan Jett and the Blackhears, Misfits, Willian Shatner, and more. A full listing is including ... read more

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Shows: Migration Fest 2018

Posted Nov. 25, 2017, 10:46 a.m.

Shows: Migration Fest 2018

Migration Fest 2018 has announced the first wave of bands, including Thou, Hell, False, Cloud Rat and more. Taking place July 27-29 at Mr. Smalls ... read more

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Tours: The Number Twelve Looks Like You sets US dates

Posted Nov. 25, 2017, 9:40 a.m.

Tours: The Number Twelve Looks Like You sets US dates

The Number Twelve Looks Like You has announced a US tour named "12 Days of 12," kicking off on Dec. 12. The thematic tour markeds ... read more

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Tours: Amenra + Boris to cross Europe

Posted Nov. 23, 2017, 9:11 p.m.

Tours: Amenra + Boris to cross Europe

Fresh off the release of Mass VI, Amenra will be touring Europe in early 2018, joined by the one and only Boris. It will be ... read more

Blogs

Triple Rock - Last Show Ever

Posted Nov. 22, 2017, 7:28 p.m.

Dillinger Four, Negative Approach, Kitten Forever, Victory, The Slow Death Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN November 22, 2017 I usually try to keep show reviews to the point: Here’s what happened; how it went down; and where it went off the rails. But this isn’t a normal show. Dillinger ... read more

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Videos: Green Day's "Back in the USA" from greatest hits album

Posted Nov. 19, 2017, 10:31 a.m.

Videos: Green Day's

Green Day celebrated the release of Greatest Hits: God's Favorite Band on Friday with a video for "Back in the USA," the sole new track ... read more

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Music News: Bloodshot and Southern Lord partner with Table-Turned

Posted Nov. 19, 2017, 10:02 a.m.

Music News: Bloodshot and Southern Lord partner with Table-Turned

Table-Turned record subscription service has added Southern Lord and Bloodshot Records to their service. The subscription sends a new record to each month based on ... read more

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Records: Cleric announce second LP

Posted Nov. 18, 2017, 2:31 p.m.

Philadelphia-based Cleric will release their sophomore album, Retrocausal, on Dec. 8 via Web of Mimicry, a labelheaded by Trey Spruance (Mr. Bungle, Secret Chiefs 3). The avant-metal with math rock and free jazz components also features a number of guest musicians, including John Zorn, Mick Barr (Krallice, Orthrelm, Ocrilim), and ... read more

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Records: Lars Frederiksen & the Bastards live album

Posted Nov. 18, 2017, 2:06 p.m.

Records: Lars Frederiksen & the Bastards live album

In addition to the recently announced vinyl reissues of Lars Frederiksen & the Bastards two albums (self-titled and Viking), Pirates Press will release a live recording ... read more

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Records: New from The Good, the Bad and the Zugly

Posted Nov. 18, 2017, 11:02 a.m.

Records: New from The Good, the Bad and the Zugly

Norway punks The Good, the Bad and the Zugly will return with a new album on Jan. 26 titled Misanthropical House. New Noise is streaming the track “Vik bak ... read more

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Records: New Evidence in 2018

Posted Nov. 18, 2017, 10:42 a.m.

Records: New Evidence in 2018

Rhymesayers Entertainment will release Weather Or Not, the third solo album from Evidence (Dilated Peoples). The new album includes several collaborations from the likes of Slug ... read more

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Tours: SUMAC, Converge and Cult Leader on the West Coast

Posted Nov. 18, 2017, 10:04 a.m.

Tours: SUMAC, Converge and Cult Leader on the West Coast

Much like the headline reads, SUMAC, Converge, and Cult Leader will tour the North America West Coast this January, beginning in Vancouver, BC and ending ... read more

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Videos: SPB premiere: King Zog's "Temple's Temple" video

Posted Nov. 17, 2017, 9:22 a.m.

Scene Point Blank is pleased to present a new video from Australia’s King Zog. Titled “Temple’s Temple,” the song comes off their self-titled debut album, which came out earlier this year. With a big chorus and bigger riffs, the doomy anthem is about bracing oneself for the fight, just before ... read more

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Records: Lars Frederiksen & the Bastards to see LP reissues

Posted Nov. 13, 2017, 8:35 p.m.

Records: Lars Frederiksen & the Bastards to see LP reissues

Lars Frederiksen & the Bastards, a short-lived project from the Rancid guitarist/vocalist, will soon see its debut album reissued on vinyl by Pirates Press Records ... read more

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Records: Wiretap releases new ACLU-fundraising compilation

Posted Nov. 13, 2017, 8:25 p.m.

Records: Wiretap releases new ACLU-fundraising compilation

Wiretap Records is now selling Attention: A Punk Rock Feast Compilation, a 35 track compilation of punk bands including Iron Chic, Spanish Love Songs, No ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Abrams

Posted Nov. 13, 2017, 1:02 p.m.

Taylor Iversen (Abrams) SPB: What’s your favorite stretch of highway to drive in the US? Taylor: When we were leaving Joshua Tree after our most recent show there, some sagely person told us to take a scenic route to get to where we were going.  We ended up cutting through ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Illustrations

Posted Nov. 13, 2017, 12:57 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Illustrations

Matt King (Illustrations) SPB: What appeals to you about self-releasing records? Matt: I appreciate the idea of self-releasing records because the entire process is handled ... read more

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

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Records: Corrosion of Conformity back with a new 2018 album

Posted Nov. 12, 2017, 2:50 p.m.

Records: Corrosion of Conformity back with a new 2018 album

Corrosion of Conformity return with a new album in early 2018--with the return of Pepper Kennan on vocals and guitar. Recorded as a quartet, No Cross ... read more

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MP3s: Cvlt Nation's cover series takes on The Misfits

Posted Nov. 12, 2017, 10:01 a.m.

MP3s: Cvlt Nation's cover series takes on The Misfits

The latest digital record in The CVLT Nation Sessions series of cover albumes takes on The Misfits' classice Walk Among Us. Streaming at Cvlt Nation, ... read more

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Shows: Damaged City Fest 2018 first wave includes Limp Wrist

Posted Nov. 12, 2017, 9:34 a.m.

Shows: Damaged City Fest 2018 first wave includes Limp Wrist

DC's Damaged City Fest is set for April 5-8, 2018. The three-day hardcore/punk festival takes place in Washington, DC and has announced its first wave of ... read more

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Bands: Stone join Pure Noise

Posted Nov. 11, 2017, 11:01 a.m.

Bands: Stone join Pure Noise

Pure Noise Records has signed Sonte, a hardcore/metal band from Milwaukee. The bandj's first album will come out next spring , currently set for March ... read more

Reviews

Sciatic Nerve – Sciatic Nerve

Posted Nov. 6, 2017, 10:41 p.m.

Sciatic Nerve  – Sciatic Nerve

Sciatic Nerve is a band that doesn’t care what you think. They don’t have “band sound,” or so the press release claims. To get all ... read more

Features

Music: Fest 16

Posted Nov. 6, 2017, 3:27 p.m.

Music: Fest 16

In 2007, I went to The Fest 6. It quickly became tradition. Each April I book my hotel, each October I fly to Gainesville. In ... read more

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Records: Cursive to reissue first two albums

Posted Nov. 5, 2017, 10:34 a.m.

Records: Cursive to reissue first two albums

On Dec. 1, 2017, Cursive's Such Blinding Stars for Starving Eyes (1997) and The Storms of Early Summer (1998) will each be reissued on the band's 15 Passenger Records. ... read more

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Music News: Recording James Tenney's Changes: 64 Studies for 6 Harps

Posted Nov. 5, 2017, 10:13 a.m.

Musician Adrian Tenney (Badlands, ex-Spokenest and Gods Equals Genocide) is working on a project to record a piece of music composed by her late father James Tenney in 1985. Titled Changes: 64 Studies for 6 Harps, the work features 6 harps all tuned slightly differently. It will be performed for free in ... read more

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MP3s: Friendship's Hatred album streaming

Posted Nov. 5, 2017, 9:51 a.m.

MP3s: Friendship's Hatred album streaming

Japaense hardcore band Friendship arse streaming their new release, Hatred via Bandcamp.Recorded in Toyko, the album recently came out on Southern Lord. read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Spoil + Destroy from Fox Face

Posted Nov. 1, 2017, 8:12 a.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Spoil + Destroy from Fox Face

This month Scene Point Blank is excited to feature a new release from Milwaukee’s Fox Face. The band releases Spoil + Destroy, their first full-length, on Nov. ... read more

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Bands: 2018 TMBG news

Posted Oct. 31, 2017, 7:17 p.m.

Bands: 2018 TMBG news

They Might Be Giants have a lot in store for 2018, starting with the new album named I Like Fun, releasing on Jan. 19. In ... read more

Reviews

The Capitalist Kids – Brand Damage

Posted Oct. 31, 2017, 8:45 a.m.

The Capitalist Kids – Brand Damage

Even with a name like Capitalist Kids, the Austin band has always been more about love songs in the vein of Mr. T Experience and Lookout Records ... read more

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Labels: The Last Gang joins Fat

Posted Oct. 30, 2017, 9:31 p.m.

Fat Wreck Chords has announced new signee The Last Gang. The San Francisco label is set to release a two-song teaser 7" by the band on Dec. 8, with the A-side on their upcoming full-length and an exclusive B-side. A-side "Sing For Your Supper" is streaming now below. read more

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Tours: Bat Boy tours

Posted Oct. 30, 2017, 9:01 p.m.

Tours: Bat Boy tours

Bat Boy, a pwer pop group with members of Spraynard and Sundials, have announced an East Coast US tour along with Doll Baby. The band ... read more

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Labels: Wonk Unit member launches Plasterer Records

Posted Oct. 30, 2017, 8:39 p.m.

Labels: Wonk Unit member launches Plasterer Records

Alex Johnson, skateboarder and frontman of Wonk Unit, have announced the formation of a new punk focused label titled Plasterer Records. Based out of south ... read more

Features

Music: Looking Forward to The Fest 16 (Fest 16)

Posted Oct. 22, 2017, 4:40 p.m.

Music: Looking Forward to The Fest 16 (Fest 16)

It’s been three very long years since SPB hit The Fest. Well, it all changes this year – we’re also getting our first taste of ... read more

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Records: A Bloodshot Xmas

Posted Oct. 21, 2017, 7:17 p.m.

Records: A Bloodshot Xmas

Bloodshot Records has announced pre-orders for a new holiday-themed compilation titled 13 Days of Xmas. As the name suggests, the album collects label and nonlabel artists ... read more

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Records: Richard Hell's Blank Generation remastered

Posted Oct. 21, 2017, 3:01 p.m.

Records: Richard Hell's Blank Generation remastered

For the 40th anniversary of Richard Hell and the Voidoid's classic Blank Generation, the album is being remastered and released with rare and live cuts on ... read more

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Bands: Pig Destroyer in studio and on road

Posted Oct. 21, 2017, 1:44 p.m.

Bands: Pig Destroyer in studio and on road

Pig Destroyer has started work on a new album, their sixth full-length to date and first since 2012's Book Burner. In addition to working on ... read more

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Records: Record Store Day: At The Drive In

Posted Oct. 21, 2017, 1:31 p.m.

Records: Record Store Day: At The Drive In

This Nov. 24, At The Drive In will unveil a brand new limited 10". Titled Diamanté and to be released by Rise Records, it features three ... read more

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Records: Welcome to the End of the World, Dead Milkmen

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

Records: Welcome to the End of the World, Dead Milkmen

The Dead Milkmen released a new EP this week. Named Welcome to the End of the World, the EP features 6 new songs. It was ... read more

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Bands: Screaming Females, on tour now, announce new album in '18

Posted Oct. 21, 2017, 12:19 p.m.

Bands: Screaming Females, on tour now, announce new album in '18

screaming Females will release their seventh studio album in early 2018. Named All At Once, it's set for a Feb. 23 release on Don Giovanni Records. ... read more

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MP3s: New All Pigs Must Die

Posted Oct. 21, 2017, 11:03 a.m.

MP3s: New All Pigs Must Die

Southern Lord releasees Hostage Animal this coming Friday, Oct. 27. In preview, the album is streaming online here. It comes four years after their last ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Crushed

Posted Oct. 17, 2017, 11:43 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Crushed

Jeff Bobula (Crushed) SPB: What is your favorite book about music?   Bobula: Scar Tissue By Anthony Kiedis   I can barely fucking read, let ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Hellkeeper

Posted Oct. 17, 2017, 11:41 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Hellkeeper

Terry Orlando (Hellkeeper) SPB: If you had the choice, which song of yours would you want to hear covered by another artist? By whom?  Orlando: ... read more

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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

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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

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Records: Green Day's greatest

Posted Oct. 15, 2017, 9:14 a.m.

Records: Green Day's greatest

Green Day will release a greatest hits album this November titled Greatest Hits: God's Favourite Band. Out on Nov. 17, the album features 20 songs from ... read more

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Records: No Age returns

Posted Oct. 15, 2017, 8:12 a.m.

No Age have announced a new LP, set to release on Jan. 26, 2018 on Drag City. Titled Snares Like A Haircut, the new song contains 12 songs in total. Listen to "Soft Collar Fad" here. Snares Like A Haircut by No Age read more

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Records: Punk Rock Halloween: the compilation

Posted Oct. 14, 2017, 10:39 a.m.

Records: Punk Rock Halloween: the compilation

Christmas isn't the only season for holiday music. A new Halloween-themed compilation is out titled Punk Rock Halloween - Loud, Fast & Scary with 27 ... read more

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Records: New from Buffalo Buffalo

Posted Oct. 14, 2017, 10:03 a.m.

Records: New from Buffalo Buffalo

Los Angeles punks Buffalo Buffalo have released a new 7" via A-F Records/Uncle M Music. DUbbed Spanish Love Songs, it's streaming on  Bandcamp and out now. ... read more

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Videos: New documentary on Bad Brains' HR

Posted Oct. 14, 2017, 9:32 a.m.

Videos: New documentary on Bad Brains' HR

Bad Brains' frontman Paul "HR" Hudson is the subject of a new documentart named Finding Joseph I. Directed by James Lathos, the film explores the ... read more

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Records: Hangman announce new 7-inch

Posted Oct. 12, 2017, 8:31 p.m.

Records: Hangman announce new 7-inch

Long Island, NY's Hangman will soon release a new 7" on Flatspot Records, titled A Vile Decree. Flatspot will release 350 copies of the EP. ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Trust No One from The Mons

Posted Oct. 11, 2017, 8:04 a.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Trust No One from The Mons

Scene Point Blank is pleased to host a stream of Trust No One, the second full-length from Chicago punks The Mons. The band rips, rages and waxes ... read more

Reviews

The Mons – Trust No One

Posted Oct. 9, 2017, 8:36 p.m.

The Mons – Trust No One

Trust No One, The Mons’ second album isn’t subtle. But what do you expect of a band using that name? This is aggressive, 1980s-inspired hardcore ... read more

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Music News: Punks in Vegas releases fundraising comp

Posted Oct. 9, 2017, 7:05 p.m.

Music News: Punks in Vegas releases fundraising comp

Punks in Vegas announced Vegas Strong today, a charity compilation with over 100 bands. On sale for $5, the digital compilation will donate 100% of funds to the UMC Foundation, Las ... read more

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MP3s: White Russian sampler available

Posted Oct. 7, 2017, 11:35 a.m.

MP3s: White Russian sampler available

Dutch punk label White Russian Records has a new sampler available online for a pay-what-you-want download price and streaming on various online platforms like Spotify. The ... read more

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Bands: Kindling to release on 6131

Posted Oct. 5, 2017, 9:27 p.m.

Bands: Kindling to release on 6131

Kindling have announced a new full-length will come out next month. The Massachusetts-based band will release Hush on Nov. 10 on 6131 Records, their first release ... read more

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Tours: Save Face on tour, including The Fest

Posted Oct. 5, 2017, 9:01 p.m.

Tours: Save Face on tour, including The Fest

New Jersey's Save Face will tour down the East Coast this month, joined by Secret Stuff en route to The Fest in Gainesville, FL on ... read more

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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

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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

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Bands: The Jesus Lizard reunite for Day For Night Festival

Posted Oct. 3, 2017, 9:31 p.m.

Bands: The Jesus Lizard reunite for Day For Night Festival

This December, The Jesus Lizard will reunite for a one-off show in Houston at Day For Night Festival. It will be the Austin, TX band's ... read more

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Records: 30 years of Locust Abortion Technician

Posted Oct. 3, 2017, 9 p.m.

Records: 30 years of Locust Abortion Technician

Butthole Surfers are celebrating a milestone, the 30th anniversary of their album Locust Abortion Technician. Originally released in 1987, the band will release a remastered ... read more

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Shows: Roadburn 2018 to feature Converge, GY!BE, more

Posted Oct. 2, 2017, 9:31 p.m.

Shows: Roadburn 2018 to feature Converge, GY!BE, more

Set to take place on April 19-22, 2018, Roadburn Festival 2018 has announced a few artists who will perform. Jacob Bannon (Converge, Wear Your Wounds) ... read more

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Videos: The first new video from Amenra

Posted Oct. 2, 2017, 9:13 p.m.

Videos: The first new video from Amenra

Amenra revealed a new song (in video format), "Children of the Eye" from their upcoming Mass VI. The new album releases officially on Oct. 20 ... read more

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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

Reviews

The Slow Death – Punishers

Posted Sept. 25, 2017, 6:05 p.m.

The Slow Death – Punishers

Punishers is the third LP from The Slow Death, fronted by ex-Pretty Boy Thorson & the Falling Angels mouthpiece Jesse Swan Thorson and backed by a rotating ... read more

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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

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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

Features

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

Blogs

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

Reviews

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

Features

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

Reviews

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

News

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

Features

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

Features

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

News

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

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MP3s: SPB exclusive premiere: "Left To Our Devices" from No Hands

Posted Dec. 29, 2015, 11:38 a.m.

Today Scene Point Blank brings you the single "Left To Our Devices" from No Hands. Calling Toronto/Montreal/Windsor home, the band released a two-song single earlier this year and the new single is out today, Dec. 29, on Urban Scandal Records. It will be followed by an EP in 2016. Check out ... read more

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Shows: Soundwave Cancelled

Posted Dec. 25, 2015, 11:23 a.m.

Shows: Soundwave Cancelled

Australia's mutli-city festival Soundwave, scheduled for January 2016, has been cancelled. Headliners wree to include L7, NOFX, Refused, and more. However, due to organizer funding ... read more

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Bands: Ben Crew leaves In Defence

Posted Dec. 24, 2015, 9:04 a.m.

Bands: Ben Crew leaves In Defence

Founding member and frontman Ben Crw of In Defence has announced his departure from the band. In Defence released Don't Fuck with the Dungeon Master earlier ... read more

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Bands: Neurosis going back to the studio

Posted Dec. 23, 2015, 9:26 a.m.

Bands: Neurosis going back to the studio

Celebrating 30 years this month, Neurosis has some news. In addition to a third anniversary show in San Francisco in March and a Euro festival ... read more

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Shows: It's a Holiday in Slovenia

Posted Dec. 22, 2015, 9:49 a.m.

Shows: It's a Holiday in Slovenia

Punk Rock HOliday 1.6 has announced the first 15 bands scheduled to plat at the August 9-12 festival in Tolmin, Slovenia. With headliners including NOFX, ... read more

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Loud Boyz – Tough Love, Hard Feelings

Posted Dec. 22, 2015, 8:47 a.m.

Loud Boyz – Tough Love, Hard Feelings

Before I get started I’m going to dish out a rare complement. Loud Boyz have a good, fitting name. Even the record title, Tough Love, ... read more

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MP3s: Punks in Vegas holiday samplers

Posted Dec. 21, 2015, 10:27 a.m.

PunksInVegas.com is sharing two free samplers of Las Vegas, NV tuneage. Grab Blast of Silence 2014 and Blast of Silence 2015 at the links provided. The free digital comps inlude over 60 songs in total including Caravels, Alaska, Stolas, and many more. read more

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MP3s: SPB premiere: Nervewracker by Eyelet

Posted Dec. 18, 2015, 7:22 p.m.

MP3s: SPB premiere: Nervewracker by Eyelet

Out today, Scene Point Blank is excited to premier Nervewracker, the new LP from Blatimore's melodic hardcore/screamo outfit Eyelet. Eyelet formed in 2014 and has ... read more

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Splits: Dan Padilla to play final show in April

Posted Dec. 16, 2015, 3:06 p.m.

Splits: Dan Padilla to play final show in April

San Diego's Dan Padilla has announce the band will play a final show on April 2, 2016 as the band members move on to new ... read more

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Records: Great Collapse and Threads team up on split EP

Posted Dec. 16, 2015, 2:36 p.m.

Records: Great Collapse and Threads team up on split EP

Great Collapse out of LA and featuring several familiar faces of and formerly of Strike Anywhere, Comeback Kid, Rise Against, and Set Your Goals will ... read more

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MP3s: Purgatory online

Posted Dec. 16, 2015, 9:08 a.m.

MP3s: Purgatory online

Purgatory's Gospel of War EP is streaming online at Invisible Oranges. The record, out on 7" on Dec. 18 (Escapist Records), will be followed by an ... read more

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Bands: Broken Gold with new EP and tour

Posted Dec. 15, 2015, 12:49 p.m.

Bands: Broken Gold with new EP and tour

BRoken Gold has a new EP out now titled Turning  Blue. Out on Chicken Ranch Records, the EP is for sale both on vinyl and ... read more

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Shows: Groezrock 2016 adds D4, SOIA, and more

Posted Dec. 13, 2015, 6:06 p.m.

Shows: Groezrock 2016 adds D4, SOIA, and more

Groezrock 2016, which will include a headlining set of Rancid playing their 1995 album ...And Out Come the Wolves, has announced several additional acts including Dillinger ... read more

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Bands: The Dirty Nil to release Higher Power in February

Posted Dec. 12, 2015, 10:01 a.m.

Bands: The Dirty Nil to release Higher Power in February

The Dirty Nil are whetting appetites for new album Higher Power with the release of a new single "Zombie Eyed" from the upcoming Dine Alone ... read more

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Tours: Black Breath, Decapitated, and Theories

Posted Dec. 10, 2015, 6:53 p.m.

Tours: Black Breath, Decapitated, and Theories

Southern Lord artists Black Breath have scheduled a winter tour with Decapitated and Theories joing them along the way. Black Breath released Slaved Beyond Death in September ... read more

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Bands: Classhole release on the way

Posted Dec. 9, 2015, 9:28 a.m.

Bands: Classhole release on the way

New Orleans punk group Classhole will release a self-titled album soon on The Compound in conjunction with Terror Cult Records. Already out on vinyl, the ... read more

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Labels: Rise signs Cold Collective (Transit, Defeater)

Posted Dec. 8, 2015, 8:26 p.m.

Cold Collective, a band including members and former members of Transite, Defeater, Misser, and more, have signed to Rise Records. Check out the song "Wanna Change" below. read more

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Labels: What's new Fucko

Posted Dec. 8, 2015, 11:46 a.m.

Labels: What's new Fucko

Alt-pop band Fucko have joined Black Numbers label to release a debut full-length in the coming year. To be titled Dealing With the Weird, he ... read more

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Records: Seven Sisters of Sleep: Ezekiel's Hags

Posted Dec. 5, 2015, 9:55 a.m.

Records: Seven Sisters of Sleep: Ezekiel's Hags

California band Seven Sisters of Sleep have released details about their Relapse Records debut set for Feb. 2016 release. After signing to the label in ... read more

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Records: Dowsing returns with new album in spring

Posted Dec. 5, 2015, 9:44 a.m.

Records: Dowsing returns with new album in spring

Dowsing will return with a new album and new line-up on Asian Man Records in the US and Dog Knights Productions in the UK and ... read more

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MP3s: Aesop Rock + Homeboy Sandman, for free

Posted Dec. 3, 2015, 11:50 a.m.

MP3s: Aesop Rock + Homeboy Sandman, for free

Aesop Rock and Homeboy Sandman released a free 5-song EP yesterday available for free download at bandcamp. Titled Lice, the collaboration includes production from DJ Spinna, Optiks, ... read more

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MP3s: Free RidingEasy sampler

Posted Dec. 3, 2015, 9:14 a.m.

MP3s: Free RidingEasy sampler

RidingEasy Records is marking the end of another year with a downloadable sampler titled RidingEasy Winter 2016 Mixtape. The new release inclused unheard tracks from ... read more

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Bands: New Theologian news: records, live, and more

Posted Dec. 2, 2015, 6:56 p.m.

Bands: New Theologian news: records, live, and more

New York Theologian has announced the release of their Dregs project, formerly an EP which has grown into a 9-track, 80-minute release created by Lee Bartow ... read more

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Tours: Napalm Death, Melvins, Melt Banana, oh my!

Posted Dec. 1, 2015, 8:18 p.m.

Tours: Napalm Death, Melvins, Melt Banana, oh my!

Napalm Death and the Melvins have announced the six-week Savage Imperial Death March Tour tour across the US next spring, with Melt Banana picked as ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive stream: Bullnettle

Posted Dec. 1, 2015, 7:58 p.m.

Records: SPB exclusive stream: Bullnettle

Closing out our final featured full-length stream of the year is Bullnettle, the awaited debut from the Annie Saunders led project released on Dirt Cult Records in ... read more

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Basement Benders – Lydiad

Posted Nov. 30, 2015, 10 p.m.

Basement Benders – Lydiad

Side projects aren’t supposed to invite other band comparisons, they’re supposed to separate, to show artisticrange. Who are we kidding here? Basement Benders is a ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Moñecho

Posted Nov. 30, 2015, 1:54 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Moñecho

Matt (Moñecho) SPB: What’s the best movie you’ve seen this year? Matt: Coherence.  No other movie I've seen really communicates an almost paralyzing amount of ... read more

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One Question Interviews: QUOR

Posted Nov. 30, 2015, 1:51 a.m.

One Question Interviews: QUOR

Brian Corn (QUOR) SPB: Is there a regional food you look forward to on every tour? Corn: The Pacific Northwest always has fantastic salmon. I ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Skittish

Posted Nov. 30, 2015, 1:47 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Skittish

Jeff Noller (Skittish) SPB: How has the increasing digitalization of the music industry changed how you listen to music? Noller: I feel like I hear ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Patti Yang

Posted Nov. 30, 2015, 1:40 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Patti Yang

Patti Yang SPB: Do you feel your experiences growing up in Communist Poland have shaped your views on the relationship between politics and art? Yang: ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Three One G

Posted Nov. 30, 2015, 1:38 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Three One G

Justin Pearson (Three One G, Retox, The Locust) SPB: How do you find new music? Pearson: There is no one way to find music, or ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Driftoff

Posted Nov. 30, 2015, 1:37 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Driftoff

Eric Jernigan (Driftoff) SPB: Would you license your music for use in another medium if given the opportunity? Jernigan: We're open to the idea so ... read more

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Videos: MIA releases Borders video

Posted Nov. 29, 2015, 11:41 a.m.

Indie dance-popper M.I.A. has released a video for the song "Borders," part of a self-led project focusing on the concept of borders. The song will also appear on her upcoming Matahdatah record. The video is steraming at The Line of Best Fit. read more

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Records: Danzig releases covers album

Posted Nov. 27, 2015, 10:10 a.m.

Records: Danzig releases covers album

Danzig, formerly of Misfits and Samhain, has released a covers record today named Skeletons. Released via Evilive Records and Neclear Blast, the 10-song effort includes ... read more

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Records: Cult of Luna/The Old Wind offering split EP in January

Posted Nov. 26, 2015, 7:06 p.m.

Cult of Luna and The Old Wind have announced a new split EP. Titled Råångest, it will release on jan. 29 via Pelagic Records on Cd and 12". Check out the trailer below because album trailers is a thing now.   read more

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Labels: Updates from Think Fast

Posted Nov. 26, 2015, 11:33 a.m.

Labels: Updates from Think Fast

Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for tuning in. In a label update, Think Fast Records has two released hitting stores tomorrow, Nov. 27: Turning Point’s 1988-1991 ... read more

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Tours: Lamb of God, Anthrax, Deafheaven, and Power Trip

Posted Nov. 23, 2015, 10:15 p.m.

Tours: Lamb of God, Anthrax, Deafheaven, and Power Trip

A four band metal tour covering much of the US this winter will take place featuring Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Deafheaven, and Power Trip. Dates ... read more

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Tours: Coffins tour dates and split EP news

Posted Nov. 23, 2015, 12:06 p.m.

Tours: Coffins tour dates and split EP news

Coffins will settle on North American late this winter for a series of February dates with Noothgrush in support of their latest album The Fleshland. In ... read more

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Records: 7 Year Bitch live

Posted Nov. 23, 2015, 11:28 a.m.

Records: 7 Year Bitch live

On Jan. 15, MOE Recordings will release Live at Moe, a 1996 recording of Seattle's 7 Year Bitch nearly 20 years after their final shows. The ... read more

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Night Birds – Mutiny at Muscle Beach

Posted Nov. 23, 2015, 8:08 a.m.

Night Birds – Mutiny at Muscle Beach

It’s getting tough to find new things to say about Night Birds. They’re as great as ever with third LP Mutiny at Muscle Beach, it’s ... read more

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Bands: Justin Pearson joins Luke Henshaw on new project Planet B

Posted Nov. 22, 2015, 10:55 a.m.

Three One G has announced a new collaborative project between Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox, Head Wound City) and hip-hop producer Luke Henshaw, calling it Planet B. Planet B will release a 7" named Weird Utopia, "with the shared purpose of creating music both mischievous in sound and sobering in message." The ... read more

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Labels: Lume joins Mayfly

Posted Nov. 20, 2015, 9:30 a.m.

Labels: Lume joins Mayfly

Chicago trio Lume has signed to Mayfly Records. The band, formed in 2014 and comprised of Michigan transplants, play a blend of rock, shoegaze, and ... read more

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Records: New from Muscle Beach

Posted Nov. 19, 2015, 2:55 p.m.

Records: New from Muscle Beach

Muscle Beach has leaked the song "Pressure Kills" from their Dec. 4 self-titled album coming out on Sailor Records. Visit PopMatters for the stream. They will ... read more

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MP3s: New Mercy Ties album streaming

Posted Nov. 19, 2015, 9:38 a.m.

MP3s: New Mercy Ties album streaming

Invisible Oranges is streaming Proper Corruption today, the first full-length from Seattle's Mercy Ties. The band, which includes ex-members of Tigon, The Abominable Iron Sloth, and Beau ... read more

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Records: David Bowie news

Posted Nov. 19, 2015, 8:31 a.m.

Records: David Bowie news

David Bowie has announced ? (pronounced "Blackstar" because words are dumb) set for a Jan. 8 release. The new album is open to pre-order today and ... read more

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Music News: Eagles of Death Metal release statement on Paris incident

Posted Nov. 18, 2015, 5:22 p.m.

Music News: Eagles of Death Metal release statement on Paris incident

After tragedy struck in the form of scattered terrorist attacks in Paris last week, including at an Eagles of Death Metal show, the band has ... read more

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Records: Drugs of Faith + Cloud Rat

Posted Nov. 18, 2015, 12:51 p.m.

Records: Drugs of Faith + Cloud Rat

Selfmadegod is prepping a new split 7" between Cloud Rat and Drugs of Faith. The 7" contains five songs in total, two of which are ... read more

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Labels: Venomous Concept join Season of Mist

Posted Nov. 17, 2015, 8:25 p.m.

Season of Mist has announced the signing of grind collective Venomous Concept, a band that includes members of Napalm Death and Brutal Truth. Along  with Kevin Sharp (Brutal Turth) and Shane Embury (Napalm Death), the band also enlistes Danny Herrera (Napalm Death), Dan Lilker (Brutal Truth, Nuclear Assault, Antrax, SOD), and ... read more

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MP3s: SPB premiere: Ourselves EP

Posted Nov. 17, 2015, 12:43 p.m.

MP3s: SPB premiere: Ourselves EP

Today Scene Point Blank is premiering the debut 7" from Michigan's Ourselves. The self-titled EP is to be released on Dropping Bombs with pre-orders open ... read more

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Tours: The English Beat USA

Posted Nov. 13, 2015, 9:19 p.m.

Tours: The English Beat USA

UK act English Beat are in the US on a November-December tour. Led by Dave Wakeling, the band is crossing the States in preparation for ... read more

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Labels: Slow Code and Glory Kid unite

Posted Nov. 13, 2015, 9:13 a.m.

Labels: Slow Code and Glory Kid unite

Seattle trio Slow Code have teamed up with Glory Kid Ltd. for their debut release the soon to come Marketable Skills EP, which will be released ... read more

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Bands: Solo Conrad Keely out in January

Posted Nov. 12, 2015, 1:39 p.m.

Bands: Solo Conrad Keely out in January

Conrad Keely, a founding member of ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, will release an album of solo material on Jan. ... read more

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Records: New Pujol song and EP

Posted Nov. 11, 2015, 1:06 p.m.

Nashville, TN noise-garage rocker Pujol has debuted the song "Only Like" from his upcoming Kisses EP.   The new EP will be released on the Bartertown Co-Op label on Nov. 27, Record Store Black Friday on 12" vinyl. read more

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Records: Ty Segall: Emotional Mugger

Posted Nov. 11, 2015, 11:53 a.m.

Records: Ty Segall: Emotional Mugger

Busybody Ty Segall has announced a new album for the start ot the new calendar year. Titled Emotional Mugger, the LP will drop on Jan. ... read more

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Obituaries: Brandon Carlisle (Teenage Bottlerocket)

Posted Nov. 10, 2015, 9:20 p.m.

Obituaries: Brandon Carlisle (Teenage Bottlerocket)

Teenage Bottlerocket drummer Brandon Carlisle died on Sunday Nov. 8 after falling into a coma earlier last week. As noted in a tribute written by Red Scare ... read more

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Bands: Gnaw Their Tongues offshoot Cloak of Altering announce album

Posted Nov. 10, 2015, 9:05 a.m.

Bands: Gnaw Their Tongues offshoot Cloak of Altering announce album

Maurice de Jong, a.k.a. Mories (also of Gnaw Their Tongues, Seirom, Aderlating, Mors Sonat, De Magia Veterum, among others), will return with his Cloak of ... read more

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Tours: Lament Cityscape takes it on the road

Posted Nov. 9, 2015, 10:06 p.m.

Tours: Lament Cityscape takes it on the road

On the hells of debut LP, The Torn, Oakland's Lament Cityscape have scheduled a tour across the southern United States alongiside Arizona's Take Over And Destroy. ... read more

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Records: Lovecraft readings set to vinyl

Posted Nov. 9, 2015, 9:17 p.m.

Records: Lovecraft readings set to vinyl

Cadabra Records will release readings of "The Hound" and "The Music of Erich Zann" set to vintl for the first time author H.P. Lovecraft's work ... read more

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Tours: Negative Approach and Child Bite tour US

Posted Nov. 6, 2015, 7:21 p.m.

Tours: Negative Approach and Child Bite tour US

Hardcore legends will be on a short US tour with support from openers Child Bite. The tour starts on Nov. 11 in St. Louis. read more

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Records: Chunksaah to press Smalltalk

Posted Nov. 5, 2015, 9:18 a.m.

Records: Chunksaah to press Smalltalk

Chunksaah Records will be releasing Smalltalk's new album Plus! Nov. 27. With shades of Echo and the Bunnymen and the Cure, the New Jersey's band's record will ... read more

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MP3s: Free Relapse sampler

Posted Nov. 4, 2015, 7:38 p.m.

MP3s: Free Relapse sampler

Relapse Records has issued a free digital sampler containing 28 songs across all dark and heavy genres. The collection, released to help celebrate the label's silver ... read more

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Videos: Punks in Vegas streams Joey Cape acoustic

Posted Nov. 4, 2015, 11:26 a.m.

Videos: Punks in Vegas streams Joey Cape acoustic

Punks in Vegas is steraing video of Joey Cape (Lagwagon) and and Walt Hamburger as a part of their ongoing "Stripped Down Session" series. The set ... read more

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Tours: TMBG tours

Posted Nov. 3, 2015, 6:45 p.m.

Tours: TMBG tours

Long running Brooklyn indie group They Might Be Giatns have announced a spring 2016 tour to follow their winter dates in Australia and the UK. ... read more

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MP3s: Cvlt Nation streams Joy Division Closer cover album

Posted Nov. 2, 2015, 8:48 p.m.

MP3s: Cvlt Nation streams Joy Division Closer cover album

The compilation series at Cvlt Nation continues with a full album cover of Joy Division's Closer featuring contributions form Sannhet, Sun Splitter, and a bonus track from ... read more

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Records: Counterpunch gets reissue

Posted Nov. 2, 2015, 4:56 p.m.

Records: Counterpunch gets reissue

Bird Attack Records will re-issue the 2011 Dying to Exonerate the World LP from Chicago skate punks Counterpunch. The new release comes on an vinyl format ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive stream: Pronto

Posted Nov. 2, 2015, 3:56 p.m.

Records: SPB exclusive stream: Pronto

Released last month on Slovenly, Scene Point Blank is excited to host an exclusive stream of the latest from Melbourne scuzz rockers Pronto, a self-titled ... read more

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The Blind Shake – Fly Right EP

Posted Nov. 2, 2015, 8:19 a.m.

The Blind Shake – Fly Right EP

The Blind Shake have honed their sound over the years, always identifiable yet always moving it forward and with a keen difference between records. It’s ... read more

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Bands: Sacrilege Behind the Realms of Madness remaster

Posted Oct. 31, 2015, 3:48 p.m.

Bands: Sacrilege Behind the Realms of Madness remaster

UK crust/thrash outfit Sacrilege have release a video for the song "Feed," a bonus track on their remastered reissue of Behind the Realms of Madness (Relapse ... read more

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Labels: Mean Jeans to Fat Wreck

Posted Oct. 30, 2015, 10:51 p.m.

Labels: Mean Jeans to Fat Wreck

Portland, OR's Mean Jeans have signed with Fat Wreck Chords and will release a new LP on the label in the coming year. The band, ... read more

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Records: ROMP re-releases Sorry, Not Sorry

Posted Oct. 30, 2015, 7:29 p.m.

Records: ROMP re-releases Sorry, Not Sorry

Originally self-released in Oct. 2014, Bad Timing Records wil re-release Sorry, Not Sorry, the debut EP from New Brunswick, NJ's ROMP. Out today, the band ... read more

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Videos: Premiere: 2 new videos from Spokenest's upcoming LP

Posted Oct. 30, 2015, 12:05 p.m.

California duo Spoknest are self-releasing a new LP next year and they've given Scene Point Blank the honor or debuting two new videos from the forthcoming album. Titled Gone, Gone Gone, they are aiming for an early 2016 release date, potentially March, with Drunken Sailor taking care of European distribution. ... read more

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Records: Two new Radon EPs, Shallow Cuts LP

Posted Oct. 29, 2015, 1:01 p.m.

Records: Two new Radon EPs, Shallow Cuts LP

Gainesville, FL punks Radon have announced two new split EPs out on Nov. 6. Previously announced is their split with Worthwhile Way, and also a ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Koo Koo Kanga Roo

Posted Oct. 28, 2015, 3:26 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Koo Koo Kanga Roo

Bryan (Koo Koo Kanga Roo) SPB: You see to perform on a lot of varied bills from kids stuff to hip-hop shows and Warped. Do you ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Tempest

Posted Oct. 27, 2015, 1:58 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Tempest

Tempest SPB: What was your favorite band in high school? How do they influence your songwriting today? c.a: There are probably only a handful of ... read more

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MP3s: SPB premiere: Don't Tell Me How to Live from Warm Needles

Posted Oct. 27, 2015, 10:56 a.m.

MP3s: SPB premiere: Don't Tell Me How to Live from Warm Needles

Following Inconsolable, released earlier this year, Long Island, NY's Warm Needles are set to release a made to order demo cassette, Don't Tell Me How to ... read more

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Site News: Special batch of Halloween reviews

Posted Oct. 27, 2015, 10 a.m.

Site News: Special batch of Halloween reviews

In addition to our regular Monday posting of new reviews, we've got an extra 6 Halloween themed reviews and extra blog posts now live. read more

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Labels: Goddamnit now on Jump Start

Posted Oct. 26, 2015, 6:44 p.m.

Labels: Goddamnit now on Jump Start

Philadelphia's Goddamnit have inked to Jump Start Records for the release of their next record, tentatively titled Ii'll Never Be Ok, I'll Never Be the ... read more

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Tours: Old Wounds on the road to Fest 14

Posted Oct. 26, 2015, 6:32 p.m.

Tours: Old Wounds on the road to Fest 14

New Jersey hardcore act Old Woulds are touring the US this month, including a stopover at Gaineville, FL for Fest 14. The band will be ... read more

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Bands: Hear the first song from Curezum

Posted Oct. 26, 2015, 11:40 a.m.

Noisey is streaming "One Hundred Years" today, the first song released by extreme metal and supergroup Curezum, a Cure cover band. The band features Mort Subite (Megaton Leviathon), Martti Hill (Barrowlands), and Billy Anderson (Melvins, Tribes of Neurot). “Despite how silly the idea seems, this is a serious project,” Subite says, ... read more

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MP3s: SPB premiere: "New Forms" from The Elsinores

Posted Oct. 26, 2015, 9:54 a.m.

MP3s: SPB premiere:

Scene Point Blank is excited to premiere the title track from the new Elsinores album, "New Forms," out today. Hailing from Kentucky, the band features ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Big Eyes

Posted Oct. 25, 2015, 12:46 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Big Eyes

Kate Eldridge (Big Eyes) What is the most annoying recurring thing you read about your band (whether accurate or not)? I am really bothered by ... read more

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Shows: Danny Elfman: Halloween at The Hollywood Bowl

Posted Oct. 25, 2015, 12:36 p.m.

This Halloween Danny Elfman will reprise the role of Jack Skellington in a live performance of music film The Nightmare Before Christmas. Taking place at The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, the event will be conducted by John Mauceri with a full orchestra and choir in accompanyiment and special guest stars ... read more

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Bands: Deforesters (PUP) joint Black Numbers

Posted Oct. 23, 2015, 1:50 p.m.

Bands: Deforesters (PUP) joint Black Numbers

Black Numbers has announced a 4-song self-titled EP from Deforesters, a new band featuring Zack Mykula, drummer of SideOneDummy punks PUP. The EP can be ... read more

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Tours: Scott Kelly and Bruce Lamont touring together

Posted Oct. 23, 2015, 1:44 p.m.

Tours: Scott Kelly and Bruce Lamont touring together

Scott Kelly (Neurosis) and Bruce Lamont (Yakuza) will be touring together this November, playing solo sets and material from their Corrections House project. The tour ... read more

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MP3s: Spartan Records is Kind of Awesome

Posted Oct. 23, 2015, 12:54 p.m.

MP3s: Spartan Records is Kind of Awesome

Based out of Seattle, Spartan Records i smarking their 30th release by offering up a 20-song sampler for free. Titled Kind of Awesome, it features ... read more

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Videos: SPB premiere: "Pinnacle" from Ricardo Donoso

Posted Oct. 23, 2015, 9:38 a.m.

Today Scene Point Blank is exited to premiere the video to "Pinnace" from textural ambient composer Ricardo Donoso off his latest release Machine to Machine. As described by his label, Denovali, "Under a chain of progressive rhythm’s, cinematic textures and elegant melodicism, Donoso’s work pushes through with piercing strength, manipulating a sonic wave ... read more

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MP3s: Paper + Plastick offers up free label Fest sampler

Posted Oct. 22, 2015, 4:37 p.m.

MP3s: Paper + Plastick offers up free label Fest sampler

Gainesville, FL label paper + Plastick is offering a free label sampler of band's the label has released who are performing at the city's annual ... read more

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Bands: Teen Death tour and single

Posted Oct. 21, 2015, 9:55 p.m.

Bands: Teen Death tour and single

Richmond's Teen Death have released a new digital single titled "Drag / Dark Life" in anticipation of their US tour to kick off next week. ... read more

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Tours: Our Lady and The Foxery join forces for tour

Posted Oct. 21, 2015, 9:39 p.m.

Tours: Our Lady and The Foxery join forces for tour

Our Lady (Mayfly Records) and The Foxery (Spartan Records) are teaming up for a 17-date US tour that includes sets at Fest 14 in Gainesville, ... read more

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Records: New Max Levine Ensemble

Posted Oct. 21, 2015, 5:55 p.m.

Records: New Max Levine Ensemble

DC's The Max Levine Ensemble have announced Backlash, Baby, a new record from Lame-O Records and Rumbletowne Records set for Nov. 20 release. A track listing ... read more

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Records: 4-way split record from La Escalera, Wiretap, and Def Cow

Posted Oct. 21, 2015, 3:11 p.m.

Records: 4-way split record from La Escalera, Wiretap, and Def Cow

A new 3-label split has been announced through La Escalera Records, Wiretap Records, and Def Cow Records, plitting the EP between four bands: Success, Western Settings, ... read more

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Records: Dwarves' How to Win Friends and Influence People repress

Posted Oct. 21, 2015, 10:21 a.m.

Records: Dwarves' How to Win Friends and Influence People repress

On Nov. 20, Reptilian Records will repress on vinyl and CD the 2001 Dwarves album How To Win Friends and Influence People. The record, out ... read more

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Tours: YOB with Black Cobra

Posted Oct. 21, 2015, 9:01 a.m.

Tours: YOB with Black Cobra

Added to sabertooth Fest 2016, YOB is hitting the road later this week with San Francisco's Black Cobra on a run of US and Canadian ... read more

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Labels: AmRep combo pack on sale in support of documentary DVD release

Posted Oct. 19, 2015, 8:06 p.m.

Labels: AmRep combo pack on sale in support of documentary DVD release

To mark the release of The Color of Noise on Blu-ray/DVD, Aggronautix is selling an Amphetamine Reptile combo pack that includes the new documentary video, Dope, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: So Hideous

Posted Oct. 19, 2015, 7:54 p.m.

One Question Interviews: So Hideous

Brandon Cruz (So Hideous) SPB: What do your parents think of your music? Cruz: We’ve been fortunate enough to have a strong support system with ... read more

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Records: Broadcaster's Spin EP

Posted Oct. 19, 2015, 7:49 p.m.

Records: Broadcaster's Spin EP

Broadcaster, who will play later this month at Fest 14, have recorded a new 4-song EP for release later this month on Jump Start Records. ... read more

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Worriers – Imaginary Life

Posted Oct. 19, 2015, 5:59 p.m.

Worriers – Imaginary Life

I’ve reviewed a lot of records now from Lauren Denitzio’s bands. First, The Measure [SA], and then Cruel Optimist, her current band’s first release. Over ... read more

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Shows: The Promise Ring to play New Years Eve show

Posted Oct. 19, 2015, 5:31 p.m.

Shows: The Promise Ring to play New Years Eve show

The Promise Ring will ring in the new year with a one-off reunion show at The Metro in Chicago this Dec. 31 with support from ... read more

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Records: Poison Tongues plan EP with Fast Break!

Posted Oct. 19, 2015, 3:49 p.m.

Detroit's Poison Tongues, featuring members of Earthmover and The Alliance, will release an new EP of '90s inspired hardcore this Oct on Fast Break! Records. The EP, titled Freedom's Sake, will be released on Oct. 30. read more

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Videos: La Dispute doc open to pre-sale

Posted Oct. 19, 2015, 10:37 a.m.

Videos: La Dispute doc open to pre-sale

La dispute's new feature-length documentary, Tiny Dots, is open to pre-order and will release officiall on Nov. 2 (online) and Dev. 4 (in stores).  Directed ... read more

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Tours: Aidian Baker and Nadja dates

Posted Oct. 18, 2015, 9:46 p.m.

Tours: Aidian Baker and Nadja dates

Aidan Baker and has announced a run of dates this winter in Europe, both with his group Nadja and solo. Grab the dates below. read more

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Shows: Growing Up Is Dumb 2015 scheduled

Posted Oct. 18, 2015, 9:42 p.m.

Shows: Growing Up Is Dumb 2015 scheduled

The third Growing Up Is Dumb festival is scheduled for 2015 over Dec. 11-13 in Pomona, CA. Organized by Lauren Records, the festival covers three ... read more

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Records: New split EP from Moving Mountains and Prawn

Posted Oct. 18, 2015, 3 p.m.

Records: New split EP from Moving Mountains and Prawn

On Nov. 27 Triple Crown Records will release a new 4-song split EP bteween Moving Mountains and Prawn. The EP contains all new material from ... read more

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Records: New EP from Boilerman out and streaming

Posted Oct. 18, 2015, 2:51 p.m.

Records: New EP from Boilerman out and streaming

86'd Records has announced the release of a new 7" from Chicago's Boilerman, Doing Great. The EP is streaming at AV Club and follows their self-titled 10" released ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Ex-Breathers

Posted Oct. 18, 2015, 2:45 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Ex-Breathers

Jack Vermillion (Ex-Breathers) SPB: Would you ever crowdfund a record? Vermillion: I don't think we'll ever find ourselves in a position where this is the ... read more

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Records: Fuzz's second LP out this week

Posted Oct. 18, 2015, 2:29 p.m.

Records: Fuzz's second LP out this week

Out this Friday on Oct. 23, Fuzz's new LP, II, will be supported with a North American tour. The three-piece features Ty Segall (drums, vocals), Charles ... read more

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Bands: Wonk Unit US tour

Posted Oct. 18, 2015, 2:19 p.m.

Bands: Wonk Unit US tour

Wonk Unit, whose Feel the Wonkness LP was released earlier this year via Drunken Sailor Records, has announced their first US run with The Raging Nathans, ... read more

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Splits: Mindset to return and quit with new material in 2016

Posted Oct. 15, 2015, 2:50 p.m.

Splits: Mindset to return and quit with new material in 2016

Mindset will return with a new EP, Nothing Less, scheduled for release in Feb. 2016 on REACT! Records. Singer Ev Wivellsays the following about their plans: We've ... read more

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Shows: Rhymesayers 20

Posted Oct. 14, 2015, 9:15 p.m.

Shows: Rhymesayers 20

Rhymesayers Entertainment has announced a 20th anniversary blowouot show with 20 artists booked, including label heavyweights Atmosphere and Brother Ali. On Dec. 4, 2015, Rhymesayers, ... read more

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Tours: Crab Legs now on "Fall Southeastern Tour"

Posted Oct. 14, 2015, 4:39 p.m.

Tours: Crab Legs now on

Fargo, ND punk band Crab Legs have announced a US tour this month, starting today, Oct. 14, in Fensacola, FL and wrapping up on Oct. ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Rock the Cause

Posted Oct. 14, 2015, 3:17 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Rock the Cause

Scott Herold (Rock the Cause) SPB: What’s the hardest part of running a non-profit organization? Herold: The most difficult aspect of running an NPO is ... read more

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MP3s: Chain Gang Grave leak a new song, "Who Taught You"

Posted Oct. 13, 2015, 9:58 p.m.

MP3s: Chain Gang Grave leak a new song,

Check out a new Chain Gang Grave song off the soon to release self-released EP, Bury Them and Keep Quiet. Titled "Who Taught You," the ... read more

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Records: The Punk Singer, The Soundtrack

Posted Oct. 13, 2015, 9:39 p.m.

Records: The Punk Singer, The Soundtrack

Bikini Kill Records has today released a soundtrack to 2013 documentary The Punk Singer, a film that follows Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, The Julie ... read more

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Records: New Ship Thieves announced

Posted Oct. 13, 2015, 7:41 p.m.

Records: New Ship Thieves announced

Ship Thieves, formerly Chris Wollard And The Ship Thieves, will release their third LP next January on No Idea Records. The band is the brainchild ... read more

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Labels: Red Scare adds The Lippies and The All Brights

Posted Oct. 13, 2015, 10 a.m.

Labels: Red Scare adds The Lippies and The All Brights

Red Scare Industries has sent out a label update announcing some new signees and a new Sam Russo record. The Lippies, from Grand Rapids, MI, are ... read more

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Tours: The Misfits touring Static Age

Posted Oct. 12, 2015, 11:09 p.m.

Tours: The Misfits touring Static Age

The Misfits have announced a US and Canada tour in which they will play 1978's classic Static Age in its entirety. It was recorded 9 months ... read more

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Records: Free Children of Earth back with new album

Posted Oct. 12, 2015, 10:12 p.m.

Records: Free Children of Earth back with new album

Washington, DC's Free Children of Earth return on Nov. 20 with a new album titled Terminal Stasis. The band includes members of Trial By Fire, ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Boilerman

Posted Oct. 12, 2015, 10:06 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Boilerman

Kris (Boilerman – bass) SPB: What’s your favorite format of release (7”, LP, etc)? Kris: I think the 7" is a great format, physically speaking. ... read more

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Records: Spraynard-Violent Soho split 7-inch

Posted Oct. 12, 2015, 1:55 p.m.

Records: Spraynard-Violent Soho split 7-inch

Spraynard and Violent Soho will be releasing a split 7" on SideOneDummy this week, on Oct. 16. The four song release includes two from each ... read more

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Bands: ...And Out Come the Wolves turns 20

Posted Oct. 9, 2015, 5:59 p.m.

Bands: ...And Out Come the Wolves turns 20

Rancid, marking 20 years since their top-selling album ...And Out Come the Wolves (Epitaph), have announced a vinyl reissue of the 1995 record this November, shipping ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Lagwagon

Posted Oct. 9, 2015, 5:42 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Lagwagon

Joey Cape (Lagwagon, solo) SPB: What is the biggest improvement you’ve made to your touring lifestyle over the years? Is there an area of comfort ... read more

News

Tours: Forced Order in Europe & US

Posted Oct. 8, 2015, 10:04 p.m.

Tours: Forced Order in Europe & US

Fresh off the vinyl release of their debut Vanished Crusade (Revelation Records), Forced Order has scheduled a rash of dates in both Europe and the ... read more

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Videos: Green Day doc Heart Like a Hand Grenade

Posted Oct. 8, 2015, 9:41 p.m.

Videos: Green Day doc Heart Like a Hand Grenade

Green Day are teaming up with Abramorama, Reprise Records, and Vimeo for the release of a new DVD documentary titled Heart Like a Hand Grenade, ... read more

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Records: New Three Man Cannon Next Month

Posted Oct. 8, 2015, 9:02 p.m.

Records: New Three Man Cannon Next Month

On Nov. 6 Three Man Cannon will release the new album Will I Know You Then (Lame-O Records). Hailing form Scranton, PA, the band previously released ... read more

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MP3s: Tour sampler from Man Overboard

Posted Oct. 8, 2015, 6:24 p.m.

MP3s: Tour sampler from Man Overboard

Man Overboard have put a free tour sampler online featuring work from bands who will join them on their upcoming US tour this November. The collection ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: White Widows Pact

Posted Oct. 6, 2015, 5:49 p.m.

One Question Interviews: White Widows Pact

Dave Castillo (White Widows Pact) SPB: How do you find new music? Castillo: Call me old fashioned but usually I find out about new music through ... read more

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Bands: New song from The Coathangers

Posted Oct. 6, 2015, 3:10 p.m.

The Coathangers, fresh off a US tour and with more dates scheduled for later this month, have premiered the new song "Watch Your Back," embedded below. The song is one of two off their soon to release split EP with Black Lips which is scheduled for Nov. 13 (Suicide Squeeze). ... read more

Reviews

Bangers – Bird

Posted Oct. 5, 2015, 11:44 p.m.

Bangers – Bird

Bird is the Bangers record I wanted in 2013. Crazy Fucking Dreams is a good record, it was just a little less direct than I ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Esmerine

Posted Oct. 4, 2015, 4:29 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Esmerine

Rebecca Foon (Esmerine) SPB: What is your favorite 1960s artist? Foon: Jimi Hendrix. He probably fits under the category of people I would want to ... read more

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Bands: Riverboat Gamblers release a new single

Posted Oct. 1, 2015, 8:36 p.m.

Bands: Riverboat Gamblers release a new single

Riverboat Gamblers will release a new two song singe and hit the road this month, including a stopover at Fest 14. The new single features ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive stream: Khmer/Livstid split

Posted Oct. 1, 2015, 4:52 p.m.

Records: SPB exclusive stream: Khmer/Livstid split

This month SPB has teamed up with Halo of Flies (US), Disiplin Media (Norway), and Long Legs Long Arms (Japan) to stream the new split from Khmer and Livstid, ... read more

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Tours: Radioactivity runs down the West Coast

Posted Oct. 1, 2015, 3:33 p.m.

Tours: Radioactivity runs down the West Coast

Dirtnap Records' band Radioactivity have hit the road for a West Coast juany in support of this year's Silent Kill. The band, fronted by Jeff Burke ... read more

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Records: Hear two new VVEGAS songs here

Posted Sept. 30, 2015, 8:59 p.m.

VVEGAS, featuring frequent SPB contributor T, has a new limited edition EP coming out. The explorative hardcore band is streaming two new songs over at bandcamp, also embedded right here. I am as I am not. by VEGAS. read more

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Records: SUNN O)))'s Kannon

Posted Sept. 30, 2015, 9:04 a.m.

Records: SUNN O)))'s Kannon

SUNN O))) is set to return to Southern Lord Recordings for the Dec. 4 release of new album Kannon. Following several collaborative projects with the ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Wonk Unit

Posted Sept. 30, 2015, 12:18 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Wonk Unit

Alex (Wonk Unit) SPB: How do you describe the band’s changes from Day One into what it is today, sound-wise? Alex: The biggest change is ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Pigs

Posted Sept. 30, 2015, 12:13 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Pigs

Dave Curran (Pigs, Unsane) SPB: What’s the first thing you do when you get home after a long tour? Curran: I curl up in fetal ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Undesirable People

Posted Sept. 30, 2015, 12:11 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Undesirable People

Jon Lebiecki (Undesirable People) SPB: Winter touring: yes or now (and why/got any stories)? Lebiecki: Yes, absolutely. Simply because we’ve got a sick record coming out ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Caustic Casanova

Posted Sept. 30, 2015, 12:03 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Caustic Casanova

Francis Beringer (Caustic Casanova) SPB: Do you get nerves before you play a show? Beringer: Sometimes yes, sometimes no. I used to get nerves before ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Axis

Posted Sept. 30, 2015, midnight

One Question Interviews: Axis

Tyler Forsythe (Axis) SPB: What was your first musical instrument? How old were you? Forsythe: I started playing bass when I was 11 and it ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Boysetsfire

Posted Sept. 29, 2015, 11:57 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Boysetsfire

Nathan Gray (solo, Boysetsfire) SPB: Can you like a musician whose politics you disagree with? Gray: Can you? Yes. Should you? Well, that is up ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Pests

Posted Sept. 29, 2015, 11:42 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Pests

Mazz-1 (The Pests) SPB: What was the first punk show you attended? Mazz-1: If I remember correctly, the first one I attended was one that ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Extinction A.D.

Posted Sept. 29, 2015, 11:39 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Extinction A.D.

Rick Jimenez (Extinction A.D.) SPB: Is there any specific restaurant you make a point to hit when you go on tour? Jimenez: Kuma's Corner in ... read more

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One Question Interviews: STATS

Posted Sept. 29, 2015, 11:36 p.m.

One Question Interviews: STATS

Hank Shteamer (STATS – drums) SPB: What do you remember of playing your first live show (with STATS)? Shteamer: STATS started life as a band ... read more

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Bands: Bottomfeeder forms, joins Good Fight

Posted Sept. 28, 2015, 7:03 p.m.

Bands: Bottomfeeder forms, joins Good Fight

A new Jersey City band named Bottomeeder has been formed by Benny Horowitz (The Gaslight Anthem) and members of Let Me Run, Gates, and Jaguar ... read more

Reviews

Tit – Tit

Posted Sept. 28, 2015, 8:30 a.m.

Tit – Tit

So I’m a fan of The Hussy. People who read this site have (hopefully) picked up on that. Well, TIT is a two piece with ... read more

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Records: New Go Deep

Posted Sept. 28, 2015, 8:27 a.m.

Records: New Go Deep

Go Deep has announced their debut full-length, Influence, is to come out onNov. 6 on 6131 Records. Formed in 2013, the band released the Counseling EP shortly ... read more

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Tours: Mondo Generator to hit the road with Peter Pan Speedrock

Posted Sept. 27, 2015, 8 p.m.

Tours: Mondo Generator to hit the road with Peter Pan Speedrock

Mondo Generator and Dutch band Peter Pan Speedrock have scheduled a US tour in the month of October. The tour marks the latter band's return ... read more

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Records: New EP form The Rentiers

Posted Sept. 27, 2015, 7:55 p.m.

Records: New EP form The Rentiers

Joel Tannenbaum (Plow Untied) project The Rentiers will release a new 7" on Nov. 17 titled Black Metal Yoga. The new EP was recorded by Seth Kauffman. read more

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MP3s: Wasted Blood premiere song off new record

Posted Sept. 26, 2015, 11:15 a.m.

MP3s: Wasted Blood premiere song off new record

Ashtabula, OH's Wasted Blood have leaked the song "Born from Regret" at Toilet Ov Hell. The song comes from their upcoming full-length, titled Void, which ... read more

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Records: Operator EP, new song

Posted Sept. 25, 2015, 8:44 p.m.

Records: Operator EP, new song

Set to release their debut EP, Puzzlephonics I, on Oct. 9, Brooklyn's Operator are streaming a new song named "Requirements." The band has several shows booked across ... read more

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MP3s: Atmosphere release "Finer Things"

Posted Sept. 25, 2015, 11 a.m.

Minneapolis hip-hop duo Atmosphere have releasedd a new single titled "Finer Things." The single, included below, features deM atlaS (also on Rhymesayers) and comes in advance of a couple reissues. Rhymesayers will be reissuing You Can’t Imagine How Much Fun We’re Having on vinyl as well as The Fun EP ... read more

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Videos: Night Birds drop video off new record

Posted Sept. 24, 2015, 9:40 p.m.

Videos: Night Birds drop video off new record

With a new record, Mutiny at Muscle Beach, coming out next month on Oct. 2 (Fat Wreck Chords), Night Birds have released a video from ... read more

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Tours: Baroness schedules winter dates

Posted Sept. 24, 2015, 8:42 p.m.

Tours: Baroness schedules winter dates

With the upcoming release of Purple set for Dec. 18, Baroness will hit the road in support of their soon to be fourth full-length. Baroness ... read more

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Tours: Gang of Four tour

Posted Sept. 24, 2015, 4:31 p.m.

Tours: Gang of Four tour

Fresh off a new record this year titled What Happens Next, their first without Jon King on vocals, Gang of Four will be touring the ... read more

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Records: New from The Saddest Landscape

Posted Sept. 24, 2015, 12:23 p.m.

Records: New from The Saddest Landscape

The Saddest Landscape is returning this fall with the new Darkness Forgives LP, dur out on Oct. 23 via Topshelf Records. It will be preceeded by ... read more

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Records: Total Abuse announce Excluded

Posted Sept. 24, 2015, 9:19 a.m.

Records: Total Abuse announce Excluded

Total Abuse, formed in 2007, will drop a new LP named Excluded next month.  Releaesd by Deranged, the new record is the band's fourth. Check ... read more

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Records: November EP from Polyon

Posted Sept. 23, 2015, 9:02 p.m.

Records: November EP from Polyon

Washington, DC trio Polyon will release a new EP this November, Blue, releasing on Nov. 13 on Funny/Not Funny Records. The 4-song EP is the ... read more

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MP3s: Driftoff (Junius/Rosetta) premieres a new song

Posted Sept. 23, 2015, 10:40 a.m.

Driftoff, a new post-hardcore band that features members of Junius and Rosetta, has unleashed the new song "Dying Light" from their debut EP, Modern Fear. The 4-song EP will be released on Oct. 30 on Science of Silence Records (US) and Golden Antenna Records (Europe). read more

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Bands: New TMBG

Posted Sept. 23, 2015, 10:03 a.m.

Bands: New TMBG

Busybody quirk rockers They Might Be Giants will release the full-length WHY? on Nov. 27 on their own Idlewild Recordings. It will be the Brooklyn band's second release ... read more

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Bands: New Face to Face coming next year on Fat

Posted Sept. 22, 2015, 9:56 p.m.

Bands: New Face to Face coming next year on Fat

Longtime punks Face to Face, who returned to activity in 2011 and released Three Chords and a Half Truth (Rise Records) in 2013 will put out a ... read more

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Records: Boris with Merzbow!

Posted Sept. 22, 2015, 9:46 p.m.

Records: Boris with Merzbow!

A new collaborative record between Boris and Merzbow, Gensho, will release on Relapse Records sometime next February. At over 150 minutes across two discs, the ... read more

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Records: New Ex-Breathers set for next month

Posted Sept. 22, 2015, 9:20 p.m.

Records: New Ex-Breathers set for next month

Tallahassee punks Ex-Breathers will release Past Tense next month on Oct. 23. The new record is to be released on Exploding In sound/Hex Records and was ... read more

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Bands: Pigs on the road

Posted Sept. 22, 2015, 10:01 a.m.

Bands: Pigs on the road

Brooklyn noise rock trio Pigs have release the song "Amateur Hour in Dick City" over at Decibel in promotion of their second LP, Wronger, set for release on ... read more

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Records: New song from Dead Ahead

Posted Sept. 21, 2015, 9:28 p.m.

Records: New song from Dead Ahead

Dead Ahead, hailing from Newburgh, NY and featuring members of Autopilot Off and With The Punches, released teaser track "Exit Letters" over at AbsolutePunk. The ... read more

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Tours: Sham 69 on the road

Posted Sept. 21, 2015, 8:20 p.m.

Tours: Sham 69 on the road

English punk icons Sham 69 on touring the US this fall, playing several dates across the country including It's Not Dead Festival in San Bernardino, ... read more

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Records: First record in 6 years from Extreme Noise Terror

Posted Sept. 17, 2015, 2:18 p.m.

Records: First record in 6 years from Extreme Noise Terror

UK punk/grind group Extreme Noise Terror will release a new self-titled record later this year, on Nov. 5, on Willowtip Records. The record is the ... read more

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Labels: Ilsa signs to Relapse

Posted Sept. 16, 2015, 3:49 p.m.

Labels: Ilsa signs to Relapse

Relapse Records has announced the signing of Washington, DC's Ilsa. The band has four full-lengths and two splits thus far via A389 Recordings. For their ... read more

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Bands: The Melvins: The Movie!

Posted Sept. 16, 2015, 3:36 p.m.

Bands: The Melvins: The Movie!

The ever vigilant Melvins are releasing a movie. Across the USA in 51 Days: The Movie! sis scheduled to release on DVD on Nov 13, ... read more

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Labels: Muncie Girls join Animal Style

Posted Sept. 15, 2015, 10:33 a.m.

Labels: Muncie Girls join Animal Style

Animal Style Records has added Exeter, UK's Muncie Girls to the label. The band first formed in 2012 and has a number of EPs to ... read more

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Bands: Mono & The Ocean split

Posted Sept. 14, 2015, 10:17 p.m.

Japan's Mono and Germany's The Ocean will release a plit album, Transcendental, on Oct. 23 on Pelagic Records. Releasing on both CD and vinyl, the split brings together two post-rock veterans who are also touring together later this year. Solstafir will open on said tour. read more

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Tours: Nots at Gonerfest, Europe

Posted Sept. 14, 2015, 9 p.m.

Tours: Nots at Gonerfest, Europe

Memphis, TN's Nots have scheduled a US tour this fall, including a stop at Gonerfest, followed by a run in Europe and the UK--which also ... read more

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Records: Ignite Is Back in 2016

Posted Sept. 14, 2015, 4:54 p.m.

Records: Ignite Is Back in 2016

Ignite will release a brand new album, A War Against You, early next year. The album will release on Century Media on Jan. 8 and ... read more

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Bands: Greys EP

Posted Sept. 12, 2015, 9:27 p.m.

Bands: Greys EP

Greys have announced a new 7" EP, Repulsion, scheduled for release on Oct. 30 on Carpark (USA) and Buzz Records (Canada). The Toronto band will be touring ... read more

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MP3s: Cold Sweats share "Waste of a Day"

Posted Sept. 12, 2015, 8:26 p.m.

MP3s: Cold Sweats share

Cold Sweats have shared the song "Waste of a Day" at The Fader, previewing the upcoming Social Coma album which releases on Nov. 6 on ... read more

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MP3s: New song from White Widows Pact

Posted Sept. 12, 2015, 7:13 p.m.

MP3s: New song from White Widows Pact

White Widows Pact just released the new song "Landlord" at Metal Injection. The song fromes from the True Will, which will be released on Oct. 16 ... read more

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Records: Martha's Sycamore reissue

Posted Sept. 11, 2015, 10:04 p.m.

Records: Martha's Sycamore reissue

Drunken Sailor Records will be reissuing the Sycamore 7" from Martha. The record was first released on Daniels Records/Odd Box/Discount Horse. Martha released a split with Benny ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Dead Bars

Posted Sept. 10, 2015, 12:19 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Dead Bars

John (Dead Bars) SPB: What does your name mean? John: It comes from a long history of drinking by myself at bars with no one in them. read more

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Records: Sam Russo to release Greyhound Dreams

Posted Sept. 9, 2015, 8:07 p.m.

Records: Sam Russo to release Greyhound Dreams

Acoustic performer Sam Russo will release a new LP on Oct. 9 titled Greyhound Dreams. Out on Red Scare Industries, the new album will include 10 ... read more

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Bands: Inter Arma news

Posted Sept. 9, 2015, 4:41 p.m.

Bands: Inter Arma news

Inter Arma will return with a new record, their third, sometime soon to come. The band has announced they entered the studio later this month ... read more

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Bands: Dead Bars dates

Posted Sept. 9, 2015, 10:28 a.m.

Seattle punks Dead Bars have announced a few upcoming West Coast dates prior to their shows at Pre-Fest and Fest in Gainesville at the end of October. The band released two EPs last year, their self-titled 7" and a split with Sunshine State. They're working on a new full-length, hoping ... read more

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Tours: Theories to join Gehenna on the road

Posted Sept. 9, 2015, 9:26 a.m.

Tours: Theories to join Gehenna on the road

Theories have been picked to join Gehenna on their upcoming West Coast tour this fall. The band includes memberes of Samothrace, Skarp, and Book Of Black ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive stream: Lament Cityscape

Posted Sept. 8, 2015, 9:39 p.m.

Records: SPB exclusive stream: Lament Cityscape

Out since Sept. 4, Scene Point Blank is this month featuring a stream from Oakland's Lament Cityscape, The Torn. The album is the duo's first ... read more

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Labels: Dune Rats join Dine Alone

Posted Sept. 7, 2015, 12:23 p.m.

Labels: Dune Rats join Dine Alone

Dine Alone Records will release the self-titled LP from Australia's Dune Rats on Sept. 4. The fuzz punk band is set to tour the US ... read more

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Videos: I Need a Dodge, Joe Strummer doc out soon

Posted Sept. 7, 2015, 11:42 a.m.

Videos: I Need a Dodge, Joe Strummer doc out soon

I Need A Dodge: Joe Strummer On The Run, a documentary chronicling the 1985-1986 self-imposed exile of Joe Strummer to Grenada will be available on ... read more

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MP3s: Slayer premieres new tune

Posted Sept. 6, 2015, 8:25 p.m.

MP3s: Slayer premieres new tune

Metal stalwarts Slayer have debuted the song "You Against You," which will be released as a limited edition 7" in January as well as on ... read more

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Bands: Shit Present EP out in October

Posted Sept. 3, 2015, 9:32 p.m.

UK label specialist Subject Records is pressing a self-titled 12" for the debut EP from Shit Present, featuring Iona Cairns (Great Cynics). The band previously released the EP digitally. The EP is due for release on Oct. 23 and the band also included members and former members of Gnarwolves, OK ... read more

Blogs

Fat Wrecked 25 @ The Myth

Posted Sept. 2, 2015, 9:32 p.m.

NOFX, Lagwagon, Dillinger Four, Strung Out, Swingin' Utters, The Flatliners, Masked Intruder, toyGuitar, Bad Cop/Bad Cop The Myth Maplewood, MN August 28, 2015     No review, see photo gallery below. read more

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MP3s: SPB premiere: "Bye House" from Elder Abuse

Posted Sept. 2, 2015, 7:19 p.m.

MP3s: SPB premiere:

SPB is pumped to bring a new song from Winnipeg's Elder Abuse. The song, "Bye House," comes off their soon to be released split with ... read more

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Labels: Knockout Kid join Bullet Tooth

Posted Sept. 2, 2015, 12:21 p.m.

Bullet Tooth Recors has signed Chicago's Knockout Kid to the label. The "aggressive pop punk hardcore" band released their debut ICWTJD last year and toured extensively. Thei first record with Bullet Tooth will be called Manic and will be released in early 2016 and will include 12 songs. read more

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Tours: Whenskiesaregray to tour US

Posted Sept. 2, 2015, 10:53 a.m.

Tours: Whenskiesaregray to tour US

Starting tomorrow Whenskiesaregray will kick off a US tour, starting in Hammonton, NJ. The Baltimore band released a self-titled LP earlier this year (streamed by ... read more

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Records: Debut EP from Aneurysm

Posted Sept. 1, 2015, 9:22 p.m.

Records: Debut EP from Aneurysm

Aneurysm, set to release their debut EP on Friday Sept. 4 have debuted the 4-song affair, Stop This Ride, at BrooklynVegan. The band, featuring an ex-member ... read more

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MP3s: "Can't Hear" from The Slackers

Posted Sept. 1, 2015, 8:53 p.m.

The Slackers are streaming a song from their flexi 7" to be released by Rare Breed in their ongoing series that has also featured Obi Fernandez (label co-owner/Westbound Train) and Anthony Raneri (Bayside). The new song is titled "Can't Hide." Check it out here. read more

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Labels: Seven Sisters of Sleep join Relapse

Posted Sept. 1, 2015, 12:37 p.m.

Labels: Seven Sisters of Sleep join Relapse

Relapse Records has announced the signing of southern California's Seven Sisters of Sleep. The band, who has released previously with A389 and Southern Lord, will ... read more

Reviews

Radioactivity – Silent Kill

Posted Aug. 31, 2015, 10:54 p.m.

Radioactivity – Silent Kill

These guys know how to start off a record, with the rapid fire “Battered” pummeling with riffage for the first minute and then Jeff Burke’s ... read more

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Records: Pentimento announce I, No Longer

Posted Aug. 31, 2015, 9:45 p.m.

Records: Pentimento announce I, No Longer

Pentimento will release a new albu, their second full-lenth, on Oct. 23. Released on Bad Timing Records the album is to be named I, No ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Stern

Posted Aug. 30, 2015, 10:53 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Stern

Chuck Stern (Stern) SPB: How do you draw the line between taking influence and mimicking? Stern: I think of this as reverential versus referential. Influences ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Loud Boyz

Posted Aug. 30, 2015, 10:52 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Loud Boyz

Kenny Brown (Loud Boyz-vocals) SPB: How has your musical taste evolved over the years? Do you think your “high school self” would appreciate the music ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Boilerman

Posted Aug. 30, 2015, 10:50 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Boilerman

Jim (Boilerman) SPB: What’s with the numerical song titles on the EP?  Jim: The deal with the numerical song titles for the 10" is two-fold.  ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Pears

Posted Aug. 30, 2015, 10:48 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Pears

Zach (Pears) SPB: Who is the best band happening in New Orleans right now? Zach: The best band happening in Nola right now is a ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Askrinn

Posted Aug. 30, 2015, 10:44 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Askrinn

Valenten (Askrinn) SPB: What is your favorite music related film or documentary? Valenten: Probably, it would be Whiplash, the recently-released jazz drumming movie. Although jazz is ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Slim Cessna's Auto Club

Posted Aug. 30, 2015, 10:42 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Slim Cessna's Auto Club

Slim Cessna (Slim Cessna’s Auto Club) SPB: You recently played at a brewery in Minneapolis. What are some of the more off the beaten path ... read more

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One Question Interviews: All Eyes West

Posted Aug. 30, 2015, 10:40 p.m.

One Question Interviews: All Eyes West

All Eyes West (Justin) SPB: Have you ever forgotten lyrics mid-song? How did you recover? Justin: Oh yeah! Totally. It's happened more times than I'd ... read more

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Records: Nervous - Duration and Delusion EP

Posted Aug. 29, 2015, 11:32 a.m.

Records: Nervous - Duration and Delusion EP

On Oct. 23 Nervous will release a new EP, Duration and Delusion. The EP from the Oakland band has six new songs and will be ... read more

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Records: Birds in Row/WAITC news

Posted Aug. 29, 2015, 11:14 a.m.

Records: Birds in Row/WAITC news

Birds In Row and WAITC have announced an upcoming split 10" coming from Throatruiner Records on Oct. 30. The EP will include 3 songs from ... read more

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Bands: Worriers back on the road, release new video

Posted Aug. 29, 2015, 11:06 a.m.

Bands: Worriers back on the road, release new video

Worriers, who released their debut LP Imaginary Life this month on Don Giovanni, will return to the road in September alongside Beach Slang and Lithuania. In ... read more

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Bands: Baroness to self-release next record

Posted Aug. 28, 2015, 9:24 p.m.

Bands: Baroness to self-release next record

On Dec. 18 the world will be blessed wit ha new LP from Baroness. Titled Purple, the new record will be on the band's own ... read more

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Bands: Kennedy on Hotfoot, new song debuts

Posted Aug. 27, 2015, 9:15 p.m.

Bands: Kennedy on Hotfoot, new song debuts

With a new record, The Guilty Poor, set to drop, Montreal hardcore band Kennedy have unveiled a new video for the song "Birthrite" off said ... read more

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Bands: Dead Ahead's "Cold Truth"

Posted Aug. 27, 2015, 5:36 p.m.

Bands: Dead Ahead's

Dead Ahead released the new song "Cold Truth" today at Substream, a track from their soon to be released self-titled EP on Panic State Records. ... read more

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Records: Still Alive streams Choices

Posted Aug. 27, 2015, 11:27 a.m.

Records: Still Alive streams Choices

 Jump Start Records is sharing the stream of Choices from Still Alive now via Bandcamp, where digital purchases are also available. The Cd was originally due ... read more

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Shows: Full line-up for Southwest Terror Fest 4

Posted Aug. 23, 2015, 2:07 p.m.

Shows: Full line-up for Southwest Terror Fest 4

Southwest Terror Fest Vol. 4 has announced the full line-up/schedule for the 4 day event taking place Oct. 15-18 in Tucson, AZ across three different ... read more

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Tours: Asshole Parade 20th anniversary tour

Posted Aug. 22, 2015, 1:51 p.m.

Tours: Asshole Parade 20th anniversary tour

Gainesville, FL hardcore thrash band Asshole Parade are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year with a US tour this fall. Check out the dates after ... read more

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Bands: New song from So Hideous

Posted Aug. 21, 2015, 12:40 p.m.

So Hideous released "Yesterday," the opening track on their new album set to relase in October. The New Your City post-metal band will release Laurestine on Oct. 16 on Prosthetic Records, their second LP to date. Check out the song here. read more

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Videos: The Winter Passing share a song

Posted Aug. 20, 2015, 7:54 p.m.

Videos: The Winter Passing share a song

With their debut Lp scheduled for a Sept. 18 release, Irish band The Winter Passing have posted the video to "Daisy," also included after the ... read more

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Bands: "Dawn Raiders" from Limb

Posted Aug. 20, 2015, 7:45 p.m.

Set for release on Sept. 11 on New Heavy Sounds, London band Limb have debuted new single "Dawn Raiders" from their soon to come second LP. Titled Terminal, the record also features the band's new drummer, Tom Mowforth, formerly of Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats.        read more

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Records: Blanks 77 set to return in 2016

Posted Aug. 20, 2015, 9:45 a.m.

Records: Blanks 77 set to return in 2016

Jailhouse Records has announced that a new split 12" featuring Blanks 77 and The Parasitix will release soon, tentatively in Jan. 2016. The EP features ... read more

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Records: Kevine Devine and Tigers Jaw Cure covers

Posted Aug. 20, 2015, 9:09 a.m.

Records: Kevine Devine and Tigers Jaw Cure covers

Devinyl Splits No. 3 is available now for presale and will release on Sept. 11. The new EP from bad Timing Records is a split between ... read more

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MP3s: Extinction A.D. (ex-This Is Hell) streams debut

Posted Aug. 19, 2015, 8:17 p.m.

MP3s: Extinction A.D. (ex-This Is Hell) streams debut

Extinction A.D., comprised of former This Is Hell members) is streaming Faithkiller, their debut record from Good Fight Music at Metal Injection. The record comes out this ... read more

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Videos: SPB premiere: "Crystal Lake" video from Summer Homes

Posted Aug. 19, 2015, 10:15 a.m.

Videos: SPB premiere:

Today SPB has the pleasure of debuting a song from ambient drone project Summer Homes (Daniel Radin). Titled "Crystal Lake," the video is off his new ... read more

Reviews

Boilerman – Boilerman

Posted Aug. 17, 2015, 11:01 p.m.

Boilerman – Boilerman

It took me 8 minutes to listen, so it should 8 minutes to write it too. Or, something. Really that’s just a bad Futurama reference ... read more

News

Tours: Author & Punisher tours

Posted Aug. 17, 2015, 8:17 p.m.

Tours: Author & Punisher tours

One man band Author & Punisher will be touring the US soon along with Muscle and Marrow. The tour kicks off on Sept. 17 and ... read more

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Bands: Crass plans free live record series

Posted Aug. 17, 2015, 3:02 p.m.

Bands: Crass plans free live record series

Anarcho-punk legends Crass will release a series of live records on Cold Spring Records. The releases will be free digitally and also for sale on ... read more

News

Tours: Yob in North America

Posted Aug. 11, 2015, 2:17 p.m.

Tours: Yob in North America

Currently in Australia, Yob have announced a fall tour of North America beginniing on OCt. 22 until Nov. 21. Yob last released Clearing the Path ... read more

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Tours: Southern Lord, Western Coast

Posted Aug. 11, 2015, 2:12 p.m.

Tours: Southern Lord, Western Coast

Southern Lord Recordings' package tour consisting of Goatsnak, Black Breath, Battalion of Saints, and Obliterations, have finalized and posted dates for the tour, which runs ... read more

News

MP3s: Hear The Good Life's Everybody's Coming Down

Posted Aug. 11, 2015, 11:04 a.m.

MP3s: Hear The Good Life's Everybody's Coming Down

Saddle Creek artists The Good Life are streaming their new album, Everybody's Coming Down at Stereogum (and also embedded below). The record releases on Friday August ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: High Priests

Posted Aug. 10, 2015, 12:05 a.m.

One Question Interviews: High Priests

High Priests (Mikey) SPB: How did you “discover” punk rock? Mikey: Well, like a lot of folks out there, I had older relatives who got ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Ma Jolie

Posted Aug. 10, 2015, 12:01 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Ma Jolie

Mike Stoloski (Ma Jolie – vocals/guitar) SPB: Is there a particular interview question that you’d prefer to never  answer again? Stoloski: Well, this is a ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: A Death Cinematic

Posted Aug. 9, 2015, 11:58 p.m.

One Question Interviews: A Death Cinematic

A Death Cinematic SPB: What is the fewest people you’ve ever played to? How does the crowd size affect your approach? ADC: I have only ... read more

News

Labels: Slovenly: We're Loud - 90s Cassette Punk Unknowns

Posted Aug. 9, 2015, 6:26 p.m.

Labels: Slovenly: We're Loud - 90s Cassette Punk Unknowns

Slovenly and Black Gladiator are reaming up to release a double LP named We're Loud: 90s Cassette Punk Unknowns. The 33-track collection in based on ... read more

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Bands: Of Feather and Bone debut song, add dates

Posted Aug. 9, 2015, 3:44 p.m.

Bands: Of Feather and Bone debut song, add dates

Denver's Of Feather and Bone has a new song online, "Ignore Their Remorse," now streaming at New Noise Magazine. The song comes from their Sept. 18. ... read more

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Bands: Bl'ast! releases EP, working on new material

Posted Aug. 7, 2015, 12:16 p.m.

Bands: Bl'ast! releases EP, working on new material

Bl'ast!, featuring Clifford Dinsmore, Mike Neider, Joey Castillo (Queens Of The Stone Age, Danzig, Eagles Of Death Metal, Wasted Youth) and Nick Oliveri (Queens Of ... read more

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Records: Positive No riffs on Heavy Metal parking Lot in new video

Posted Aug. 7, 2015, 10:31 a.m.

Records: Positive No riffs on Heavy Metal parking Lot in new video

Richmond, VA's Positive No has released a new video for the song "Pedal Through" from their soon to release album Glossa, which releases on Sept. 18 ... read more

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Records: Funeral Sounds benefit comp

Posted Aug. 6, 2015, 4:17 p.m.

Records: Funeral Sounds benefit comp

Funeral Sounds record label has released a compilation to raise funds for Casa Ruby, an LGBTQ+ organization and safe space in Washington, D.C. Available at a ... read more

News

Bands: Nevermen debut (Mike Patton related)

Posted Aug. 5, 2015, 10:43 a.m.

Bands: Nevermen debut (Mike Patton related)

The return of Faith No More doesn't mean that Mike Patton is reducing this side projects. In late October, Nevermen will release a self-titled debut. ... read more

News

MP3s: New song from Iron Chic

Posted Aug. 4, 2015, 8:11 p.m.

MP3s: New song from Iron Chic

Here at SPB, we're fans of Iron Chic and that's why it's doubly exciting to hear a new song, "Ys." The song is streaming at ... read more

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MP3s: New song from Blacklisters: "I Knock Myself Out"

Posted Aug. 4, 2015, 8:04 p.m.

Blacklisters have unveiled the new song "I Knock Myself Out," a fitting title for the aggressive and confrontational nature of the song which appears on their Oct. 16 second album Adult. Releasing on Handshake, Inc. (LP) and Exploding In Sound (cassette) as well as on Smalltown America in the UK, ... read more

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Records: New from So Hideous

Posted Aug. 4, 2015, 5:56 p.m.

So Hideous will release a new album titled Laurestine on Oct. 16 via Prosthetic Records. The band's second full-length, it promises orchestral post-metal in the vein of 2013's Last Poem/First Light. Recorded at The Wild Arctic Recording Studio in Portsmouth, NH, it features tracks recorded by The First Light Orchestra, consisting now ... read more

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Records: Gaytheists and Rabbits split LP

Posted Aug. 4, 2015, 3:52 p.m.

Records: Gaytheists and Rabbits split LP

On August 21, Portland bands Gaytheist and Rabbits are pairing up for a split LP on Good to Die Records. The two bands worked collaboratively ... read more

News

Splits: Final Banquets LP

Posted Aug. 4, 2015, 2:13 p.m.

Splits: Final Banquets LP

Banquets and Black Numbers have announced the band's third album and swan song Spit at the Sun, set for release on Oct. 9. Banquest last ... read more

News

Bands: Stanley and the Search change name

Posted Aug. 4, 2015, 11:11 a.m.

Bands: Stanley and the Search change name

Recent Animal Style Records signees' Stanley and the Search, from Los Angeles, have formally changed their name to Home Movies. The band will release their ... read more

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Bands: Parquet Courts join Rough Trade

Posted Aug. 4, 2015, 9:16 a.m.

Bands: Parquet Courts join Rough Trade

Parquet Courts have signed a worldwide deal with label Rough Trade and will release a new EP, Monastic Living, as their first release with the ... read more

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Music News: Mike Watt's book gets ebook addendum

Posted Aug. 3, 2015, 9:02 p.m.

Mike Watt (the minutemen, The Stooges, firehose) has released an extended ebook version of his Mike Watt: On and Off Bass book released previously in 2012. The new version includes an addendum with additional perception about life on the road. The ebook will publish on August 4. All Three Rooms Press ... read more

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Labels: Don Giovanni to release Roadside Graves

Posted Aug. 3, 2015, 8:46 p.m.

Don Giovanni Records will soon release a new EP from Roadside Graves, Acne/Ears, on Sept. 4. The band's members are scattered, though they call New Jersey home. Check out a clip here. read more

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Records: SPB exclusive stream: Crown of Thornz

Posted Aug. 3, 2015, 1:27 p.m.

Records: SPB exclusive stream: Crown of Thornz

This month Scene Point Blank is excited to stream a new EP from NYHC influencers Crown of Thornz. The new 2-song EP, Nothing but Tragedy, is ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Wolfnote

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:58 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Wolfnote

Bo Lueders (Wolfnote) SPB: Assign each member of your band to a character from Sex in the City. Lueders: I think I'm the only one in ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Cusses

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:57 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Cusses

Angel Bond  (Cusses) SPB: What’s the weirdest description you’ve heard of your music? Do you think it’s accurate in any way or can you see ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Theologian

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:55 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Theologian

Lee M. Bartow, AKA Theologian Prime (Theologian, Annihilvs Power Electronix) SPB: Do you have a favorite type of van or bus? Bartow: Here I am ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Rebuilder

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:54 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Rebuilder

Sal Medrano (Rebuilder – vocals/guitar) SPB: Who is the first musician whose technique really stood out to you? Medrano: While I play guitar and sing ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Matthew Ryan

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:52 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Matthew Ryan

Matthew Ryan SPB: Is there a regional food you look forward to when you tour? Ryan: One of the best parts of touring is getting ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Frog

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:45 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Frog

Tom White (Frog) SPB: What do you remember of playing your first live show? White: We played 15 second covers as a house band for ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Abrams

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:41 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Abrams

Taylor Iversen (Abrams) SPB: What club has the worst bathroom? Iversen: Some notable Denver bands on the road like to take pictures of the various bathrooms they ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Michael Crafter

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:38 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Michael Crafter

Dave Bate (Michael Crafter) SPB: What is a hyped band, TV show, or movie that you just can’t get into? Bate: I can’t get into ... read more

News

Records: Revolution Girl Style Now (with 3 new songs)

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 3:32 p.m.

Records: Revolution Girl Style Now (with 3 new songs)

Bikini Kill demo Revolution Girl Style Now will be released on CD, vinyl, and digitally on Sept. 22 via Bikini Kill Records. The demo include 3 ... read more

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Bands: Ex-Latterman band Tender Defender debuts song

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:47 a.m.

New band Tender Defender has shared teh song "Hello Dirt," recorded last December on off their yet to be titled 12" coming on Dead Broke Rekerds. The band features 3 ex-members of Latterman: Phil Douglas (Iron Chic), Mattie Jo Canino (RVIVR), and Pat Schramm (Bridge & Tunnel/Young Ladies). Listen here: ... read more

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Records: New LP from Theologian to come

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:43 a.m.

Records: New LP from Theologian to come

New York's Theologian has announced their new LP, A Means By Which To Break The Surface Of The Real. On August 28 the record will ... read more

Blogs

Radioactivity @ Triple Rock

Posted July 29, 2015, 8:55 p.m.

Radioactivity, Birthday Suits, Butcher’s Union Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN July 22, 2015   It’s nice to live in a city where some great out of town bands have friends. It means a band like Radioactivity, who has released two records in three years but are hardly what I’d ... read more

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Records: New Night Birds out soon

Posted July 29, 2015, 2:43 p.m.

Records: New Night Birds out soon

Fat Wreck Chords has announced a new LP from Night Birds out Oct. 2. The new record, titled Mutiny at Muscle Beach, is their third ... read more

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MP3s: Listen to new Deep Pockets song

Posted July 28, 2015, 10:15 p.m.

New York's Deep Pockets have posted a new song, "Nice Life," from their upcoming 7" EP on Dead Broke Rekerds. Listen to the song here: Nice Life by Deep Pockets read more

News

Records: Puscifer's Money Shot

Posted July 28, 2015, 9:58 p.m.

Records: Puscifer's Money Shot

Puscifer, featuring Tool's Maynard James Keenan, has announced their third full-length, Money Shot, which drops on Oct 30 on their own Puscifer Entertainment. The record ... read more

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Records: New Kylesa this October

Posted July 28, 2015, 12:31 p.m.

Records: New Kylesa this October

Kylesa has announced Exhausting Fire, their seventh album, will release on Oct. 2 on Season of Mist. The Savannah, GA band will embark on a ... read more

Reviews

Great Cynics – I Feel Weird

Posted July 27, 2015, 7:46 p.m.

Great Cynics – I Feel Weird

Naming a record I Feel Weird is a statement about the psyche of Great Cynics, and an applicable one at that (for the band, not ... read more

News

Records: New Kowloon Walled City details

Posted July 27, 2015, 4:03 p.m.

Records: New Kowloon Walled City details

Neurot Recordings will release the third album from Kowloon Walled City on October 9, the band's first record on their new label hom. Titled Grievances, ... read more

News

Bands: Meat Wave release new video off upcoming record

Posted July 27, 2015, 2:31 p.m.

Bands: Meat Wave release new video off upcoming record

Recent SideOneDummy signees Meat Wave have released a video to "Delusion Moon," the title of their upcoming debut on the label, set for release on ... read more

Blogs

Ex Hex, Tweens @ Triple Rock

Posted July 24, 2015, 3:29 p.m.

Ex Hex, Tweens, Pink Mink Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN July 20, 2015 I go to a lot of shows. Sometimes it’s nice to be surprised, and that’s what Monday night entailed. I was at the show strictly for Tweens, whose debut I dug last year, and I didn’t bother to ... read more

News

MP3s: Get Bent discography stream

Posted July 24, 2015, 12:01 p.m.

MP3s: Get Bent discography stream

Discography, the collected works of defunct Queens, NY band Get Bent, is now streaming. The LP includes the band's previously released catalog and one unreleased ... read more

News

Labels: Phylums to release debut LP on Dirtnap

Posted July 24, 2015, 11:05 a.m.

Labels: Phylums to release debut LP on Dirtnap

Milwaukee's Phylums are set to release Phylum Phyloid on August 7 (digital) and August 14 (vinyl) courtesy of Dirtnap Records. The band includes members of Goodnight ... read more

News

MP3s: New Trenchfoot now streaming

Posted July 22, 2015, 9:57 a.m.

MP3s: New Trenchfoot now streaming

At the Mercy of Circumstance, the debut LP form New York's Trenchfoot, is now streaming online. Released on Glory Kid, the record is available now digitally ... read more

News

Labels: Mayfly signs Keep

Posted July 21, 2015, 4:17 p.m.

Labels: Mayfly signs Keep

Shoegazers Keep, from Richmond, VA, have signed to Mayfly Records. The band, who self-released Hypnosis for Sleep last year, will release a new album titled Psychorama ... read more

News

Tours: Timeshares on the road again

Posted July 21, 2015, 10:57 a.m.

Tours: Timeshares on the road again

New York's Timeshares have announced a summer tour in support of Already Dead, released earlier this year via SideOneDummy Records. The tour will start on August ... read more

News

Records: The Sword release date

Posted July 19, 2015, 9:26 a.m.

Records: The Sword release date

The Sword have announced an August 21 release date for new reocrd, Apocryphon, their fourth overall. The new record will be released on Razor & Tie and was ... read more

News

Labels: The Legendary Shack Shakers join AT

Posted July 18, 2015, 12:57 p.m.

Labels: The Legendary Shack Shakers join AT

The Legendary Shack Shakers have joined Alternative Tentacles for their upcoming album, titled The Southern Surreal. The record is their first in five years and ... read more

News

Records: Listen to the New In Defence Full-Length

Posted July 18, 2015, 10:39 a.m.

Records: Listen to the New In Defence Full-Length

In Defence are streaming their new LP Don't Fuck With The Dungeon Master at Decibel Magazine.2015 is a busy year for the group, who will ... read more

News

Bands: Ringworm to tour on Justice Replaced by Revenge

Posted July 16, 2015, 2:08 p.m.

Bands: Ringworm to tour on Justice Replaced by Revenge

Cleveland's Ringrowm will be touring in support of the 10th anniversary to their 2005 reecord Justice Replaced By Revenge, playing the record in its entrietly. ... read more

News

MP3s: Bad Timing Summer Sampler

Posted July 15, 2015, 4:21 p.m.

MP3s: Bad Timing Summer Sampler

Bad Timing Records have launced their 2015 Summer Sampler, available for download or stream. The sampler is a name your price with all proceeds to ... read more

News

Records: Gnaw Their Tongues: Abyss of Longing Throats

Posted July 15, 2015, 3:45 p.m.

Records: Gnaw Their Tongues: Abyss of Longing Throats

Gnaw Their Tonges has set a release date of August 7 for the upcoming Abyss of Longing Throats, their first new album in roughly three ... read more

News

MP3s: Free Magic Bullet sampler

Posted July 15, 2015, 2:03 p.m.

MP3s: Free Magic Bullet sampler

Magic Bullet Records is offering a downloadable label sampler with new songs from Sweet Cobra, Meatwound, Harmonic Cross, and Bleach Everything. The sampler is available ... read more

News

MP3s: Dan Andriano in the Emergency Room's Party Adjacent

Posted July 15, 2015, 10:51 a.m.

MP3s: Dan Andriano in the Emergency Room's Party Adjacent

Dan Andriano in the Emergency Room are streaming new LP Party Adjacent, due for release on Friday July 17 on Asian Man Records/Xtra Mile Recordings. The ... read more

News

Tours: Thee Oh Sees fall tour

Posted July 15, 2015, 10:05 a.m.

Tours: Thee Oh Sees fall tour

The always active Thee Thee Oh Sees will be touring the US this fall, running from California to Brooklyn and back again. The band is ... read more

News

Tours: La Dispute November dates

Posted July 13, 2015, 8:33 p.m.

Tours: La Dispute November dates

La Dispute, who last released Rooms of the House on Better Living in 2014, have announced a set at this year's Fun Fun Fun Festival ... read more

News

Records: Self Destructo to release You Know Who

Posted July 13, 2015, 8:17 p.m.

Records: Self Destructo to release You Know Who

You Know Who is greaing up for a new release on Oct. 13. The metal/punk crossover act from southern California are readying their new recordfor ... read more

Reviews

The Splits – II

Posted July 13, 2015, 8:01 p.m.

The Splits – II

I really like Dirtnap Records, but they can’t all be winners. The Splits start off II with a really positive vibe in “Rotten Me,” with ... read more

News

Records: Joey Cape announces Stitch Puppy

Posted July 11, 2015, 1:10 p.m.

Records: Joey Cape announces Stitch Puppy

Lagwagon frontman Joey Cape has announced a new solo album, Stitch Puppy, his first solo effort in nearly five years. The record, self described as exploring ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: The Space Merchants

Posted July 11, 2015, 12:15 a.m.

One Question Interviews: The Space Merchants

Michael Guggino (The Space Merchants) SPB: What is your primary tour food? We really don't have a primary tour food, though we are very into food. ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Tidemouth

Posted July 11, 2015, 12:09 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Tidemouth

Mike Kilker (Tidemouth-vocals) SPB: What do you think of bands playing an entire album as a tour concept? Kilker: I love when bands that haven't ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Laura Stevenson

Posted July 11, 2015, 12:06 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Laura Stevenson

Laura Stevenson SPB: What is the biggest thing you’ve learned about performance since moving to a solo approach? Stevenson: So the biggest thing I've learned ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Invisible Things

Posted July 11, 2015, 12:01 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Invisible Things

Jim Sykes (Invisible Things-drums) SPB: n songwriting, how do you draw the line between taking influence and mimicking? Sykes: Honestly I think bands should be ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Hard Girls

Posted July 10, 2015, 11:57 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Hard Girls

Hard Girls SPB: What is the most valuable thing you’ve lost on a tour? Morgan: Mostly we lose things like phone chargers and sunglasses, shirts ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Warm Needles

Posted July 10, 2015, 11:53 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Warm Needles

Andy (Warm Needles) SPB: What was the most memorable thing to happen during recording Inconsolable? Andy: Oh geez, good question. Luckily now I can laugh about ... read more

News

Records: Pigs are back

Posted July 10, 2015, 9:19 a.m.

Records: Pigs are back

Pigs, featuring Dave Curran (Unsane), Jim Paradise (Player’s Club, Freshkills), and producer Andrew Schneider (Cave In, Converge, Unsane) have announced their sophomore album Wronger. The new ... read more

News

Labels: Of Feather and Bone join Good Fight

Posted July 9, 2015, 4:09 p.m.

Denver hardcore trio Of Feather and Bone have joined Good Fight Music. The band, who will be touring this August with Axis and Old Wounds, will release their debut on Sept. 18, titling it Embrace the Wretched Flesh. Check out a teaser video here: read more

News

Labels: New from Jade Tree: Socialite

Posted July 9, 2015, 3:55 p.m.

Labels: New from Jade Tree: Socialite

Jade Tree Records will soon release a new 7" from Socialite. The 5 song EP is titled I See You/I Don't Care and comes out ... read more

News

Records: New from Steady Hands

Posted July 9, 2015, 2:54 p.m.

Records: New from Steady Hands

Steady Hands have released the song "Tropical Depression," the title track off their July 28 EP of the same name, being released on Lame-O Records. ... read more

News

Bands: Forced Order join Life & Death tour

Posted July 9, 2015, 2:16 p.m.

Bands: Forced Order join Life & Death tour

Southern California's Forced Order will be joining the Life & Death tour in support of Terror, Bane, Turnstile, and Heavy Chains this August. The band, who ... read more

News

Records: SPB premiere: Hear Power's Heavy Muscle EP

Posted July 9, 2015, 11:48 a.m.

Records: SPB premiere: Hear Power's Heavy Muscle EP

In stores and open for order, Scene Point Blank is hosting a full streaming debut of Bremerton, WA band Power's new EP Heavy Muscle. Pulling ... read more

News

Bands: Coheed and Cambria announce new album

Posted July 8, 2015, 11:47 a.m.

Bands: Coheed and Cambria announce new album

Coheed and Cambria have announced their new record, titled The Color Before the Sun, will release on Oct. 9 via 300 Entertainment. The record is ... read more

News

MP3s: Stream Spraynard's Mable

Posted July 8, 2015, 11:31 a.m.

MP3s: Stream Spraynard's Mable

Out on Friday, the new LP from Spraynad is streaming now. Mable is to be released on Jade Tree after the band's first two LPs were ... read more

News

Bands: Ignite stick with Century Media, promise new record

Posted July 7, 2015, 9:48 p.m.

Bands: Ignite stick with Century Media, promise new record

Ignite have renew ties with Century Media Records and announced plans for an as-yest untitled album late this year. The new record was made with ... read more

News

Records: Dark Palms leak a new song

Posted July 7, 2015, 9:09 p.m.

Olympia, WA's Dark Pals have released the song "Ghost Horse," half of the upcoming 7" of the same name, due for release on August 4 via Rock Therapy Records. Check it out here:   read more

News

MP3s: Give Praise July Sampler

Posted July 7, 2015, 8:40 p.m.

MP3s: Give Praise July Sampler

Give Praise Records has released a digial July Sampler for free download. The 20 song compilation includes various material from the labe such as Suffering ... read more

News

MP3s: New Red Dons song

Posted July 7, 2015, 4:06 p.m.

MP3s: New Red Dons song

Taken By Surprise Records have debuted the "The Good Disciple" off a new Red Dons LP, The Dead Hand of Tradition, their third full-length and first in ... read more

News

Tours: Napalm Death's Deathcrusher Tour

Posted July 7, 2015, 11:02 a.m.

Tours: Napalm Death's Deathcrusher Tour

Napalm Death will set out later this year on the Deathcrusher Tour package along with Carcass, Obituary, Voivod, and Herod across Europe. The band, who ... read more

News

Records: SPB exclusive stream: Wonk Unit

Posted July 6, 2015, 6:16 p.m.

Records: SPB exclusive stream: Wonk Unit

Scene Point Blank is please to present a new monthly stream, the soon to release Feel the Wonkness from the UK's Wonk Unit. The record, which ... read more

News

MP3s: Take This to Heart and Mayflower Collective summer sampler

Posted July 6, 2015, 3:37 p.m.

MP3s: Take This to Heart and Mayflower Collective summer sampler

Take This To Heart Records and Mayflower Collect have paried up for a 16 song sampler of 2015 music including tracks from Traditions, No Tide, ... read more

News

Labels: Axis join Good Fight

Posted July 3, 2015, 10:30 a.m.

Labels: Axis join Good Fight

Florida's Axis has signed with Good Fight Music for the release of their debut on Sept. 4. The DIY hardcore band's debut will be titled Show ... read more

News

Records: Foxfires full-length in fall

Posted July 3, 2015, 9:06 a.m.

Records: Foxfires full-length in fall

Foxfires have finished recording their debut LP and will release it on 12" and digitally this October via Escapist Records. The album, Pinetum, will be ... read more

News

Bands: IIVII makes debut

Posted July 3, 2015, 8:59 a.m.

Bands: IIVII makes debut

On Sept. 4, Josh Graham (Red Sparowes, Battle of Mice, A Storm of Light) will release a new solo effort titled IIVII. WIth an ambient/sci-fi ... read more

News

Labels: Big|Brave sign to Southern Lord

Posted July 2, 2015, 4:39 p.m.

Labels: Big|Brave sign to Southern Lord

Montreal three-pice Big|Brave have signed with Southern Lord Recordingsand will release a new record this summer. Recorded with Efrim Menuck (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Thee ... read more

News

Labels: Safe to Say SideOneDummy

Posted July 2, 2015, 3:09 p.m.

Labels: Safe to Say SideOneDummy

Safe to Say, a Toronto based emotive post-hardcore group, have signed with SideOneDummy for the release of their upcoming Hiding Games EP. The new EP ... read more

News

MP3s: "Slow Train Coming" from Power

Posted July 2, 2015, 11:31 a.m.

MP3s:

Power have released a new song, "Slow Train Coming," from their soon to release EP Heavy Muscle. The Bremerton, WA band will drop a new ... read more

News

Bands: D4 gets Surly

Posted July 1, 2015, 8:25 p.m.

Bands: D4 gets Surly

Surly brewing of Minneapolis will brew a special one-off beer for this year's annual D4th of July party at the Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis. ... read more

News

Labels: Bloodshot signs The Yawpers

Posted July 1, 2015, 7:09 p.m.

Labels: Bloodshot signs The Yawpers

The Yawpers have inked to Bloodshot Records for a release in late 2015.As described by the label, the Denver band "might recall edges of the ... read more

News

Bands: The Skulx record

Posted July 1, 2015, 12:43 p.m.

Ohio band The Skulx have recorded a record for release later this year, with label andlbum info still to come. The band includes a number of familiar faces, such as members of Foxy Shazam, Cadaver Dogs, Slash & The Conspirators, Bad Rabbits,  and Larry and His Flask. read more

News

Records: The Wonder Years premiere video

Posted June 30, 2015, 2:24 p.m.

Records: The Wonder Years premiere video

The Wonder Years have released a video for "Cardinals" form their soon to release fifth studio album, No Closer to Heaven. The new record was recorded ... read more

News

Shows: No Use and Friends at Fat Wrecked 25

Posted June 30, 2015, 12:21 p.m.

Shows: No Use and Friends at Fat Wrecked 25

Fat Wreck Chords, who are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year with a nationwide tour and a blowout show in San Francisco from August 21-23, have ... read more

News

Records: Preorder new The Helm

Posted June 29, 2015, 10:32 a.m.

Records: Preorder new The Helm

The Helm have announced Symptoms Come to Light, with pre-orders available now. Recorded with Tad Doyle at Witch Ape Studio (YOB, Heiress, Brothers of the Sonic ... read more

News

Records: Cattle Decapitation releasing new record

Posted June 28, 2015, 8:21 p.m.

Records: Cattle Decapitation releasing new record

Cattle Decapitation, who released Monolith of Inhumanity in 2012, have announced the follow-up release, The Anthropocene Extinction, due this August. Set to release August 7 via ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Soul Asylum

Posted June 27, 2015, 6:01 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Soul Asylum

Dave Pirnier (Soul Asylum – vocals) SPB: Who is your favorite musician you’ve discovered in New Orleans? Pirnier: Henry Butler first comes to mind. I ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Jxckxlz

Posted June 27, 2015, 5:59 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Jxckxlz

Jxckxlz SPB: Which of your songs is hardest to play live? Nathan (vocals): “Trophic Level,” ‘cause I just scream like a manic dog for 5 ... read more

News

Videos: The Good Life release new song and add dates

Posted June 25, 2015, 11:15 a.m.

Videos: The Good Life release new song and add dates

With a new album, Everybody's Coming Down, set to release on August 14, The Good Life have debuted "The Troubadour's Green Room," included below. The ... read more

News

Records: All Dogs trailer for new album

Posted June 24, 2015, 9:33 p.m.

Records: All Dogs trailer for new album

All Dogs have released a trailer for their upcoming debut, Kicking Every Day, which releases on August 28 via Salinas Records. The Columbus, OH band ... read more

News

Records: New Motörhead this August

Posted June 23, 2015, 10:02 p.m.

Records: New Motörhead this August

On August 28, Motörhead will release the new 13 song album Bad Magic. The band, celebrating their 40th year, will also embark on a world ... read more

News

Bands: Hear rare Sunn 0))), catch them on European tour

Posted June 23, 2015, 6:40 p.m.

Bands: Hear rare Sunn 0))), catch them on European tour

SUNN O))) are releasing live archives via their Bandcamp page, ranging from 2002 to 2015 live performances. In addition, the band will see vinyl reissues of Black ... read more

News

Bands: Boysetsfire's Nathan Gray solo EP

Posted June 23, 2015, 6:26 p.m.

Bands: Boysetsfire's Nathan Gray solo EP

Nathan Gray, known for his work with Boysetsfire, will release a debut solo EP this August 21 titled NTHN GRY via Good Fight Music. A new ... read more

News

Records: Jad Fair and Jason Willett announce new material

Posted June 23, 2015, 11:57 a.m.

Records: Jad Fair and Jason Willett announce new material

After last year's reformation of Half Japanese, Jad Fair & Jason Willett of the band have announced a new album in 2015 as a duo. ... read more

Reviews

Underground Railroad To Candyland – The People Are Home

Posted June 22, 2015, 6:48 p.m.

Underground Railroad To Candyland – The People Are Home

I wasn’t sure what to make of Underground Railroad to Candyland when I first saw them. They were a very new band, but the style ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Lesstalk Records

Posted June 22, 2015, 12:58 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Lesstalk Records

Matt Vaughn (Lesstalk Records, Michael Crafter-vocals) SPB: Do any of your musician friends have tinnitus? Vaughn: Yeh, I think a lot of my friends have ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Adrift for Days

Posted June 22, 2015, 12:53 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Adrift for Days

Lachlan R. Dale (Adrift for Days, Art As Catharsis) SPB: How has the increasing digitisation of music changed your listening habits? Dale: A very good ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Diploid

Posted June 22, 2015, 12:50 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Diploid

Reece Prain (Diploid-bass/vocals) SPB: How much space in your home is dedicated to music storage (records or instruments)? Prain: I have a bandroom/equipment storage room. ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Roman Cities

Posted June 22, 2015, 12:47 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Roman Cities

Ian Miller (Roman Cities) SPB: How important to the band’s concept was playing “era-appropriate instrumentation”? Miller: Man, what a great question. When I was imagining ... read more

News

Shows: It's Not Dead Festival

Posted June 19, 2015, 3:03 p.m.

Shows: It's Not Dead Festival

On Oct. 10, The It's Not Dead Festival will hit San Bernadino, CA, at the San Manuel Ampitheater Festival Grounds. The festival is a punk ... read more

News

Shows: Schedule for Pitchfork 10

Posted June 19, 2015, 2:26 p.m.

Shows: Schedule for Pitchfork 10

The full schedule is now posted for the 10th annual Pitchfork Music Festival at Union Park in Chicago, taking place July 17-19. Check below for ... read more

News

Bands: New from RSE

Posted June 19, 2015, 12:36 p.m.

Bands: New from RSE

Rhymesayers will release a limited edition 12" in late July featuring Grimace Federation in collaboration with Aesop Rock. The Philadelphia group "creates a symphonic, cinematic, and immense ... read more

News

MP3s: Hear a teaser track from Locrian

Posted June 19, 2015, 10:58 a.m.

MP3s: Hear a teaser track from Locrian

Locrian have debuted the song "Heavy Water" from their soon to release Infinite Dissolution, due out July 24. The new album was recorded at Electrical ... read more

News

Tours: Where My Bones Rest Easy West Coast tour

Posted June 19, 2015, 9:21 a.m.

Tours: Where My Bones Rest Easy West Coast tour

Where My Bones Rest Easy, who debuted "Snuffbox" from their new release, Exercises in Futility, will be tour the US West Coast following the new ... read more

News

Labels: Wrong sign to Relapse

Posted June 17, 2015, 12:42 p.m.

Labels: Wrong sign to Relapse

Miami's Wrong have joined Relapse Records and will enter the studio this August to record their debut full-length for the label. The band was formed ... read more

News

Videos: Stray Cats on DVD

Posted June 17, 2015, 12:21 p.m.

Videos: Stray Cats on DVD

1980s neo-rockabilly masters Stray Cats will release Live At Rockpalast on DVD/CD on July 7. The DVD and companions CDs include their live sets at Rockpalast ... read more

News

Tours: Catch 22 onstage for first time in 3 years

Posted June 17, 2015, 10:45 a.m.

Tours: Catch 22 onstage for first time in 3 years

Catch 22, ska punks from New Jersey, have announced a short tour--their first in three years. The band will be playing Amnesita Rockfest in Montebello, ... read more

News

Records: Pass Away debut

Posted June 16, 2015, 4:22 p.m.

Records: Pass Away debut

Pass Away, formed last winter and comprised of Mike Ireland and Kellen Robson (I Am the Avalanche) and Eric Fairchild (Crime in Stereo), will release ... read more

News

Shows: Don't Call It a Fest 2015

Posted June 16, 2015, 3:25 p.m.

Shows: Don't Call It a Fest 2015

Taking place on Saturday sept. 12 at the Tangent Gallery in Detroit, Don't Call It A Fest has unveiled their line-up for the year. The ... read more

News

MP3s: New Blistered coming soon

Posted June 16, 2015, 12:25 p.m.

MP3s: New Blistered coming soon

Florida's Blistered have unveiled "Lash," embedded below, unto the masses. The new song comes off their new album on 6131 Records titled The Poison of ... read more

News

MP3s: Check out Shooting Guns' Barnburner EP

Posted June 16, 2015, 11:16 a.m.

MP3s: Check out Shooting Guns' Barnburner EP

Shooting Guns' EP Barnburner, also the soundtrack to the movie Wolfcop, is now streaming at Exclaim. Saskatoon, SK, sextet will release the EP on 7" on July ... read more

News

Videos: Punks in Vegas debut 3 new Frank Turner songs

Posted June 16, 2015, 10:54 a.m.

Videos: Punks in Vegas debut 3 new Frank Turner songs

Punks in Vegas is now playing 3 new Frank Turner tracks, acoustic, off his upcoming new record. Turner recorded "Josephine," "Love Forty Down," and "Glorious You" ... read more

Reviews

Red Dons & TV Smith – A Vote For the Unknown

Posted June 15, 2015, 10:22 p.m.

Red Dons & TV Smith – A Vote For the Unknown

Red Dons are a band I’ve meant to check out for some time. As a reviewer, perhaps I’m supposed to go check out the whole ... read more

News

Records: New Slayer

Posted June 15, 2015, 7:25 p.m.

Records: New Slayer

Slayer have announced the release of their next album, Repentless, due out Sept. 11 via Nuclear Blast. In addition to a regular edition the band ... read more

News

Site News: Win Bad Cop/Bad Cop Swag!

Posted June 15, 2015, 6:04 p.m.

Site News: Win Bad Cop/Bad Cop Swag!

SPB has teamed up with Fat Wreck Chords to offer a prize package related to this month's stream of Not Sorry from Bad Cop/Bad Cop. Check out ... read more

News

Videos: NOFX's Backstage Passport 2

Posted June 15, 2015, 5:24 p.m.

Videos: NOFX's Backstage Passport 2

NOFX has announced the release of documentary TV series Backstage Passport 2, which follows the band as they attempt to make up shows in their ... read more

News

Bands: Knola debut

Posted June 15, 2015, 2:10 p.m.

In a new side project, members of Xerxes, William Bonney, The Exploration, Midwest Pen Pals, Merchant Ships, and other Midwest emo/screamo acts have joined forces for a new EP on Skeletal Lightning. The band, featuring four members from four states will release The Black Beach on 12" on July 14. The band ... read more

News

Records: Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats return in September

Posted June 15, 2015, 11:16 a.m.

Records: Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats return in September

Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats will release The Night Creeper, their fourth full-length studio record, come sept. 4 on Rise Above Records. “The idea is ... read more

Blogs

Shonen Knife, CJ Ramone @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall

Posted June 14, 2015, 6:28 p.m.

Shonen Knife, CJ Ramone, L’Assassins Amsterdam Bar & Hall St. Paul, MN June 10, 2015   Amsterdam is a venue that’s not new by any means, but still feels to be establishing itself in St. Paul. The sound is excellent with pretty good sightlines and it holds a nice size ... read more

News

MP3s: Old Wounds release a new song

Posted June 14, 2015, 4:03 p.m.

MP3s: Old Wounds release a new song

Old Wounds have got a new song online, "Son of No One, embedded below. The band is releasing a new album on Good Fight Music ... read more

News

Records: SPB exclusive stream: Bad Cop/Bad Cop

Posted June 12, 2015, 8:26 a.m.

Records: SPB exclusive stream: Bad Cop/Bad Cop

For our featured stream this month, we've got the brand new Not Sorry, Bad Cop/Bad Cop's first full-length. The record was produced by Fat Mike ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Fashion Week

Posted June 12, 2015, 12:12 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Fashion Week

Joshua Lozano (Fashion Week – guitar/vocals) SPB: Rank your preferred listening formats: cd, vinyl, cassette, digital, (other?) Lozano: At home: vinyl In the van: CD ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Brian Campeau

Posted June 12, 2015, 12:09 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Brian Campeau

Brian Campeau SPB: What is your favorite album cover of all time? Campeau: I'm a big fan of a photo which tells a story, whether ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Spirits

Posted June 12, 2015, 12:07 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Spirits

Robert Cheeseman (Spirits – bass) SPB: is the best hardcore song, ever? Cheeseman: The best hardcore song?  Hell if I know!  One of my favorite ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Meek is Murder

Posted June 12, 2015, 12:04 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Meek is Murder

Frank Godla (Meek Is Murder) SPB: What do you think of cassettes? Godla: They will always have a special place in my heart. I started ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Maybeshewill

Posted June 11, 2015, 6:29 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Maybeshewill

John (Maybeshewill) SPB: What are you most looking forward to on your upcoming first US tour?  John: We’re still waiting to find out if we’ll ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Western Settings

Posted June 11, 2015, 6:27 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Western Settings

Ricky (Western Settings) SPB: Who is the most underrated San Diego band right now? Ricky: The most underrated band in San Diego? There are a ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Hot Nerds

Posted June 11, 2015, 6:27 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Hot Nerds

Nathan Joyner (Hot Nerds – guitar/vocals)   SPB: Who is the hottest nerd of them all? Joyner: That's simple: any kid who stays in school ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Hiram-Maxim

Posted June 11, 2015, 6:25 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Hiram-Maxim

John Panza (Hiram-Maxim-drums) SPB: Has the change to more headphone listening changed how you listen to music or mix it? Panza: Last night I witnessed ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: It Only Gets Worse

Posted June 11, 2015, 6:19 p.m.

One Question Interviews: It Only Gets Worse

Matt Finney (It Only Gets Worse) SPB: How many vans have you had? Finney: Never owned a van myself but my parents had an Astrovan ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: En Esch

Posted June 11, 2015, 6:17 p.m.

One Question Interviews: En Esch

En Esch SPB: How has technology changed the recording process for you between your first professional-level recordings and today? En Esch: When I started out ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Hymie's Records

Posted June 11, 2015, 6:16 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Hymie's Records

Dave Hoenack (Hymie’s Records-Minneapolis, MN) SPB: What is your preferred way to store vinyl in a home? Hoenack: We believe records are best stored as ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Upsilon Acrux

Posted June 11, 2015, 6:14 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Upsilon Acrux

Paul Lai (Upsilon Acrux) SPB: What is your favorite venue to play? Lai: Without a doubt it's our home away from home, Los Angeles' infamous ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Tear Them Down

Posted June 11, 2015, 6:11 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Tear Them Down

Viktor (Tear Them Down) SPB: Do you take any precautions to stay healthy while on the road? Viktor: Well I think any member of any ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Jess Locke

Posted June 11, 2015, 6:09 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Jess Locke

Jess Locke SPB: Where in your hometown do you always bring visitors?Locke: I'm from Avoca Beach on the Central Coast of New South Wales, AUS. ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Meek is Murder

Posted June 11, 2015, 6:06 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Meek is Murder

Mike Keller (Meek Is Murder)SPB: What do you think of cassettes? Keller: Whenever people try to give us band demos on CD, I’m always like, ... read more

News

MP3s: SPB premiere: "I Killed (A Man)" from Bloom Offering

Posted June 11, 2015, 11:03 a.m.

MP3s: SPB premiere:

Today Scene Point Blank is excited to premiere a brand new song from Bloom Offering, off the Nicole Carr project's new album Death Bed. The ... read more

News

Tours: Terror: The Life & Death Tour 2015

Posted June 9, 2015, 4:36 p.m.

Tours: Terror: The Life & Death Tour 2015

Currently finishing up a tour with The Story So Far and Four Year Strong, Terror have announced the headlining August Life & Death Tour which ... read more

News

Records: New Ghost in August

Posted June 9, 2015, 1:15 p.m.

Records: New Ghost in August

Ghost will release their third album, Meliora, on August 21 on Loma Vista Recordings. The Swedish band, who released Infestissumam in 2013, have also unveiled a ... read more

News

Bands: Soda Bomb premiere track, announce tour

Posted June 8, 2015, 5:56 p.m.

Bands: Soda Bomb premiere track, announce tour

Long Island, NY band Soda Bomb will be on tour later this summer alongside with Spraynard and The World Is A Beautiful Place & I ... read more

Reviews

Birthday Suits – Adult Party: Spin the Bottle

Posted June 8, 2015, 5:50 p.m.

Birthday Suits – Adult Party: Spin the Bottle

Birthday Suits always surprise me on record. Live, it’s fierce and reckless; sweaty mayhem and cathartic rock ‘n’ roll. On record, it’s more calculated, with ... read more

News

Records: Pentimento announce July 7-inch

Posted June 8, 2015, 5:08 p.m.

Records: Pentimento announce July 7-inch

Pentimento will release the new Stuck Foever 7" this July on Bad Timing Records. The two song single releases officially on July 10, preluding their ... read more

News

Labels: Light Years sign to Rude Records

Posted June 8, 2015, 2:40 p.m.

Labels: Light Years sign to Rude Records

After releasing their debut with Paper + Plastick, Cleveland's Light Years have signed to Rude Records for the release of their second full-length, scheduled for ... read more

News

Tours: Blood & Ink label tour

Posted June 8, 2015, 1:54 p.m.

Tours: Blood & Ink label tour

This summer Strengthen What Remains, Comrades, Household, and Converyor will hit the road together in Blood & Ikn's first label package tour. Hitting the Midwest ... read more

News

Tours: Total Control hit the US

Posted June 8, 2015, 1:09 p.m.

In August Australia's Total Control will hit the US for a tour of the country. The band released their second album, Typical System, last year to critical acclaim on Iron Lung Records. read more

News

MP3s: SPB premiere: "Snuffbox" from Where My Bones Rest Easy

Posted June 8, 2015, 12:05 p.m.

MP3s: SPB premiere:

Where My Bones Rest Easy out of Seattle are releasing the new Exercises in Futility later this month, on June 23, and SPB is pleased to ... read more

News

Records: New Great American Ghost comes out next month

Posted June 7, 2015, 1:21 p.m.

Records: New Great American Ghost comes out next month

Great American Ghost will release the new Everyone Leaves on July 10. The album, their debut, releases via Good Fight Music and was recorded, mixed, and ... read more

News

Records: New In Defence out now

Posted June 5, 2015, 10:03 p.m.

Records: New In Defence out now

In Defence have released their fourth album, Don't Fuck With The Dungeon Master. The 11 song release will be followed by a US tour later ... read more

News

MP3s: Oso Oso's latest now streaming

Posted June 5, 2015, 1:47 p.m.

MP3s: Oso Oso's latest now streaming

Culture Collide is stsreaming the latest from Oso Oso, the mouthful of a title Real Stories of True People, Who Kind of Looked Like Monsters, to be ... read more

News

Labels: New Fat comp later this year

Posted June 4, 2015, 6:02 p.m.

Labels: New Fat comp later this year

Fat Wreck Chords will release a label compilation Fat Music Vol. 8: Going Nowhere Fat, their 8th label sampler in a line that has featured ... read more

News

Shows: Fat Wrecked 25

Posted June 4, 2015, 12:50 p.m.

Shows: Fat Wrecked 25

Fat Wreck Chords, celebrating 25 years of longetiy in 2015, have announ ced more details about their summer San Francisco anniversary spectacular as well as ... read more

News

Bands: Pinkish Black complete 3rd album

Posted June 4, 2015, 10:36 a.m.

Bands: Pinkish Black complete 3rd album

Pinkish Black have completed studio work on their forthcoming third full-length, which will be released this fall on Relapse Records. The Fort Worth, TX band ... read more

News

Records: Royal Headache back with High

Posted June 4, 2015, 10:07 a.m.

Records: Royal Headache back with High

Royal Headache will release a new album titled High this August. Releasing on 21 via What's Your Rupture?, the record follows their 2001 self-titled debut. The title track ... read more

News

MP3s: Tidemouth debuts "Sunlight Sonata"

Posted June 3, 2015, 9:11 p.m.

MP3s: Tidemouth debuts

LA punk ban Tidemouth have released the song "Sunlight Sonata" from their upcoming Velvet and Stone, set for release on June 9 via Meltov Records. ... read more

News

Labels: The Jesus & Mary Chain - Live at Barrowlands

Posted June 3, 2015, 5:45 p.m.

On July 31, Demon Records will release Live at Barrowlands, a new 10"+LP+Cd package of the band's homecoming show at Glashow's Barrowlands, recorded last November. The release is timed to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their Psychocandy debut and will also come in a deluxe edition with a 40 page bookand ... read more

News

Records: The Blind Shake in Live in San Francisco series

Posted June 3, 2015, 4:32 p.m.

Records: The Blind Shake in Live in San Francisco series

Minneapolis trio The Blind Shake, who released the Fly Right EP earlier this year in addition to a collaboration with John Reis (Rocket From the Crypt), have ... read more

News

Labels: Escapist take on Purgatory

Posted June 3, 2015, 1:03 p.m.

Labels: Escapist take on Purgatory

Nebraska's Purgatory, a five-piece metal-influenced hardcore group, will release a new 7" and digital EP on Escapist Records this fall. The band formed in 2011 ... read more

Reviews

Hannahband – Retirement

Posted June 1, 2015, 9:32 p.m.

Hannahband – Retirement

Calling it folk-punk isn’t right, but I’m not sure I agree with the post-punk tag slapped on their onesheet either. Hannahband, from Sydney, Australia, have ... read more

News

Tours: Dan Andriano & Jeff Rosenstock touring

Posted June 1, 2015, 2:47 p.m.

Tours: Dan Andriano & Jeff Rosenstock touring

Dan Andriano (Alkaline Trio) and Jeff Rosenstock (ex-Bomb the  Music Industry!), who teamed up on Andriano's upcoming new The Emergency Room record, will now co-headline ... read more

News

MP3s: Free Mixtapes comp and rarities from Paper + Plastick

Posted June 1, 2015, 1:40 p.m.

MP3s: Free Mixtapes comp and rarities from Paper + Plastick

Ohio's Mixtapes, currently on hiatus, are offering the free rarities compilation These Are Us for free download via Paper + Plastik. "I was at Eric's house ... read more

News

Records: Get ready for new Method Man

Posted June 1, 2015, 12:27 p.m.

Records: Get ready for new Method Man

Wu-Tang alumnus and actor Method Mad has announced The Meth Lab, a new album set for August 21 release via Hanz on Music/Tommy Boy Entertainment. ... read more

News

Records: Hope Drone premieres new song

Posted June 1, 2015, 11:54 a.m.

Records: Hope Drone premieres new song

Hope Drone has posted a trailer for their debut on Relapse Records, which is due this July. Check out "Every End Is Fated In Its Beginning" ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Monkey

Posted May 31, 2015, 12:30 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Monkey

Curtis Meacham (Monkey-vocals) SPB: What is something more people should know about the San Jose scene? Meacham: San Jose is a pretty cool place. Its ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Chokecherry

Posted May 31, 2015, 12:26 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Chokecherry

Jon (Chokecherry) SPB: How do you feel about the hyphenated genre terms that tend to be applied to your band? Jon: Genre descriptions are fine ... read more

Features

One Question Interviews: Reckless Records

Posted May 31, 2015, 12:20 a.m.