Vultures will be the band’s first release since 2013’s Burner. Go here to pre-order the 12″ EP.
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Friday, April 21, 2017 at 4:13 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 6:14 PM (PST) by jaystone
2015 is shaping up to be a good year in the Point Of View camp. In a recent post on the band’s Facebook page, the San Jose three-piece had this to say:
Finally going to be heading into the studio to record our next release! February will be a good month.
We’ll have more information on this one as it becomes available. The band’s last release, the EP “Burner,” hit the streets in March 2013 on Hella Mad Records and was reissued last year on Creator Destructor Records. Stay tuned, POV fans!
Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 3:47 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
The band’s EP, Burner, was released on March 29th via Hella Mad Records and they are currently working on a full-length.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 12:55 PM (PST) by milhouse
In a recent Facebook update, San Jose ska-punks Point of View announced that they will be heading “into the studio next week with Scott Goodrich to demo up some new songs.”
No more details have yet been announced, but keep checking back for updates as they become available.
The band’s last EP “Burner” was released this past March through Hella Mad Records.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 2:43 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
San Jose, California ska-punks Point Of View are offering their new “Burner” EP up for free download.
Click here to snatch it up. (If you like what you hear, support the band by throwing a few dollars their way).
Friday, April 12, 2013 at 6:14 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Up-and-coming Florida punk/ska label Pinhead Records have revealed the tracklisting and released a teaser video for volume 8 of their long-running compilation series, entitled “International Punk Rock Superstars.” The comp will be free to download and will feature songs from The Murderburgers, The Moguls, After The Fact!, Point of View, CPA, Still Insane, and a bunch of other awesome bands.
You can check out the tracklisting and teaser video here.
“International Punk Rock Superstars Vol. 8″ is set to be released for free download on April 30th.
Point Of View’s 2011 debut “Sideshow Years” was an impressive boot to the ass of energetic, toe tapping pop/skate/ska punk, at times bouncing with a distinctly MxPx sound to it. In fact CDub, the band’s singer, sounds a whole hell of a lot like Mike Herrera. It’s a good record but feels like a first record. Like a band still figuring itself out.
“Burner,” their new EP, right from the kick off bristles with a more mature, more confident sound. I’m not going to say Point Of View has evolved in their sound or have adopted a different genre, but the songs on “Burner” definitely point to something more precise. The tempo has slowed a bit, carefully crafted hooks and more thoughtful lyrics standing in place of the more unfocused speeding train and well worn ideals of their debut. Which isn’t to say those are bad songs, they’re great, some of them are better than some of the ones on “Burner,” but these ones have more focus.
The first song, “Burner,” is a light, poppy song with a punky, catchy chorus, ska rhythms and a watery, walking bass line. It already sounds different than anything found on “Sideshow Years.” At nearly four minutes it goes on a tad too long, let’s face it, punk fans have been conditioned to have short attention spans when it comes to song length. Anything over two and a half minutes and our eyes start to glaze over.
“Home,” the next song on the record remedies this though by keeping things at a brisk pace and respectable length with its laments of the disenfranchised youth. That, coupled with the chunky start-stop guitars and sugary hooks points closer to 90’s era Green Day than anything else on the record.
“U-Turner” is the best song on the EP, with its melodies that rise and dip in the verse and give way to a shout-alongable chorus. The guitars pick along with the distortion cranked, the song chugging along like a train and clanking like it’s breaking wheels until it dismantles itself and burns away fairly suddenly.
“Arizona Sun,” the album closer, starts off sounding like a car ride through the mountains in the summer with the windows down and gets a little angry and a little sad. A song about growing up and running away, or running away from where you ran to in the first place, and possibly being strung out on something. It’s a wise choice for a final song and makes perfect sense following the narrative of what came before it.
“Burner” is a gritty record. Gritty and insanely catchy. Like chewing gum and sand at the same time. Lyrically, it speaks of the trials and tribulations of being young and unsure of your path, or just pissed off at nothing in particular and everything entirely. Like choking on that gum and sand. There was only a two year gap between “Sideshow Years” and “Burner” but two years is a long time when you’re young and it doesn’t surprise me that the previous record sounded like a bunch of energetic kids just having a good time and this record sounds like a bunch of energetic kids having a good time, but putting more time into the songs and infusing them with the experiences and maturity that the past two years have provided. A lot of shit can happen in two years and it sounds like it did to these guys. I’m looking forward to hearing where their next full length winds up.
Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 2:09 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
San Jose, California punk/occasionally ska maniacs Point Of View are streaming the title track off their upcoming “Burner” EP.
You can check it out here.
Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 2:22 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
San Jose, California punk-ska maniacs Point Of View have premiered a new song called “Home,” which will be appearing on their upcoming “Burner” EP.
You can check it out here.
“Burner” is set to be released on March 29th via Hella Mad Records.
Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 4:41 PM (PST) by Johnny X
If you dug punk in the early 90′s (particularly the stuff coming out of Lookout Records) you’re gonna want to check these guys out. The San Jose trio plays pop-punk with a slight reggae and ska vibe in certain songs and channeling a little of the early Fat Wreck sound as well. Their debut full-length, “Sideshow Years” can be streamed here (recommended).