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Abuse. - "Cancerous Growth" (stream)

Raleigh, North Carolina powerviolence newcomers Abuse. share the first blistering taste from their forthcoming LP debut on To Live a Lie.

Though just recently making waves with their Hygiene Records 7" A New Low, Raleigh, North Carolina powerviolence band Abuse. have not slowed up one bit. Shortly after that 7" was released, the band announced that they had finished work on an upcoming debut full-length on venerable grindcore, powerviolence and punk label To Live a Lie Records.

The first track released from the record is a brief, punked-out shrapnel blast that recalls classic powerviolence filtered through I Love to Relax-era Rise Above. Though short, the song showcases the band's vicious focus and is a perfect teaser for the LP's expected August release.

Over the Rainbow: An Interview With Herb Alpert

Music legend Herb Alpert discusses his new album, Over the Rainbow, maintaining his artistic drive, and his place in music history. "If we tried to start A&M in today's environment, we'd have no chance. I don't know if I'd get a start as a trumpet player. But I keep doing this because I'm having fun."

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The Cigarette: A Political History (By the Book)

Sarah Milov's The Cigarette restores politics to its rightful place in the tale of tobacco's rise and fall, illustrating America's continuing battles over corporate influence, individual responsibility, collective choice, and the scope of governmental power. Enjoy this excerpt from Chapter 5. "Inventing the Nonsmoker".

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