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New Music: Real Space Noice (producer extraordinaire Chad Blinman) releases new LP “Empty And Pointless” and companion EP “Lost Science”

If you’re “of a certain age” and dove headlong into punk rock in the mid-1990s, the name Chad Blinman should be familiar to you. He produced a laundry-list of albums in the Vagrant Records heyday…acts like Boxer and The Get Up Kids and No Motiv and, of course, Face To Face.

Back in 2006, Blinman put out an album called Radio Method under the moniker Real Space Noise. It was vastly different than anything people in that era of the punk rock world would be familiar with; if we’re looking for a label, it’s less “emo” and more “radiophonic post-punk electro/industrial new wave gothic science fiction art rock.” (No, I didn’t come up with that genre on my own; yes, I stole it from Blinman’s website). Anyway, 13 years later, Blinman’s Real Space Noise project is back with not one but TWO new releases!

First up is Empty and Pointless, a haunting LP filled with ten tracks crammed with sci-fi post punk goodness. Alongside Empty and Pointless is a companion, instrumental EP, Lost Science, that, while it doesn’t contain any “vocals” per se, contains a plethora of old radio signals and sampled old science fiction clips about the joys and perils of the world of tomorrow. You can check both releases out here, and stream the video for the Empty and Pointless track “I Am Replacing You” here!



Full Album Stream: Viva Death – “Illuminate” (Face To Face’s Scott Shiflett)

Viva Death, the brainchild of Face To Face bassist extraordinaire Scott Shiflett, has released a brand new album called Illuminate. A labor of love for Shiflett and mad scientist/producer Chad Blinman (Face To Face, Boxer, Saves The Day, etc), Illuminate marks the first Viva Death release since 2010’s Curse The Darkness. Check it out below!

Illuminate was released yesterday (October 26th). It was self-produced and distributed, and is available at all of your traditional digital retailers here.



New Music: Viva Death (Face To Face’s Scott Shiflett) debuts “Ready To Go” from upcoming album, “Illuminate”

We’ve been waiting on this one for a looooong time, and all of a sudden, it’s here!

But first, a history lesson. Viva Death started as a baritone-guitar driven project spearheaded by Face To Face’s Scott Shiflett and Trever Keith. The lineup on the band’s first few albums (2002’s Viva Death and 2006’s One Percent Panic) was filled out by Shiflett’s younger brother, Chris, the omnipresent Josh Freese on drums and producer extraordinaire Chad Blinman (Face To Face, Saves The Day, The Get Up Kids and more). 2010 brought the project’s third release, Curse The Darkness, but also had turned into a labor-of-love project between Blinman and the elder Shiflett, who played virtually all of the instruments on that go-’round.

In the years since Curse The Darkness, Face To Face has obviously become much busier again and Shiflett and Blinman live on opposite coasts, so Viva Death took a back seat. They came together a while back to record a brand new album, and the fruits of their labor are finally upon us. The new album is called Illuminate, and it is due for release on October 26th. Pre-orders are available at all the normal outlets here, and you can check out the album opener “Ready To Go” below!



Viva Death (feat. Scott Shiflett of Face To Face) working on new studio album

After a fairly lengthy dormant period, there have been recent signs of life in the Viva Death camp!

If you’re not familiar, Viva Death started as the baritone-guitar-driven side project of Face To Face’s Scott Shiflett and Trever Keith. The duo teamed up with Shiflett’s brother Chris (Foo Fighters, ex-No Use For A Name), Josh Freese (most bands ever) and Chad Blinman for their self-titled 2002 Vagrant Records release as well as their 2006 follow-up, “One Percent Panic.”

Shiflett and Blinman went it alone for 2010’s eclectic “Curse The Darkness,” and then the project closed up shop for a few years. However, a series of snippet videos posted to their Facebook page have revealed that Shiflett and Blinman are hard at work at the latter’s Eye Socket Studio. The band’s fourth full-length is still untitled, but stay tuned for some more Viva Death info on these very pages in the not-too-distant future!