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Slant 6 by Jen Semo Tim Green, Christina Billotte, and Hans Engel by Sharon Cheslow Ian MacKaye
  • Slant 6 by Jen Semo
  • Tim Green, Christina Billotte, and Hans Engel by Sharon Cheslow
  • Ian MacKaye

Fort Reno 50th Anniversary Fundraiser

05.14.18

This summer will mark the 50th year of Washington, D.C.'s Fort Reno Concert Series. The organizers are currently conducting a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for an extended the season and also, hopefully, to fund the series into the future. If so inclined, you can view the project here. The Fort Reno Summer Concert Series is an all-volunteer Washington, D.C. institution that has presented free shows in the park for the last 50 years. The bills often feature a mixture of young bands just starting out alongside more seasoned bands -- all from the area's independent music scene. The concerts typically take place during July, with shows on Monday and Thursday evenings.


Red Hare's "Little Acts of Destruction" out May 18th on Dischord/Hellfire

03.28.18

This spring, Dischord and Hellfire Records will co-release Little Acts of Destruction, the second full-length by Red Hare. Red Hare are Shawn Brown, Jason Farrell, and Dave Eight -- all former members of Swiz -- and Joe Gorelick. The record includes 14 songs and was recorded and mixed by J. Robbins. It's available for pre-order now on CD, LP, and digital download via this site and also through our Bandcamppage. The band will perform a short run of tour dates on the East coast starting May 30th in Washington, D.C.


"Instrument" screening in Australia w/ Guy Picciotto Q&A

03.26.18

In May, Guy Picciotto will travel to Australia for three screenings of Jem Cohen and Fugazi's film "Instrument," which will be followed by a Q&A. The film will be shown in Melbourne on May 24th and in Sydney on May 25th and 26th. Ticket and venue information are available here.


The Messthetics' S/T out 3/23 on CD/LP/Digital

01.30.18

On March 23, Dischord will release the self-titled debut LP by the Messthetics. Formed in 2016, the Messthetics are Brendan Canty, Joe Lally, and Anthony Pirog. Brendan and Joe were the rhythm section of the band Fugazi from its inception in 1987 to its period of hiatus in 2002. Anthony is a jazz and experimental guitarist based in Washington, D.C.

The trio’s debut includes nine songs recorded at Canty’s practice space throughout 2017, live and mostly without overdubs. The record is up for pre-order now via the Dischord website and also through our Bandcamp page. The band will also be performing shows throughout the spring.


Shudder to Think's "Ten Spot" back on LP 1/26

11.29.17

On January 26th, we'll be reissuing Shudder to Think's Ten Spot on LP. Originally released in 1990 and long out of print, this was the band's second album and first record on Dischord. This pressing of Ten Spot is on blue vinyl and has been remastered from the original tapes. It's available for pre-order now via the Dischord website and Bandcamp page.


Fred Smith Dies at 55

08.25.17

We are saddened to learn of the murder of our friend Fred Smith, also known as FREAK. He was 55 years old. Fred was the guitarist in Beefeater -- who released two albums on Dischord during the mid '80s -- and later went on to perform in Strange Boutique and, after moving to Los Angeles, a number of other bands. You can read more about Fred's life here and find information on his funeral arrangements here.


Chain & the Gang's "Experimental Music" out 9/29 on Radical Elite

08.10.17

Ian Svenonius' Chain & the Gang will release a new album, Experimental Music, this fall on Radical Elite Records. The session was recorded live to four track at World Class Tapes in Ann Arbor, MI and features contributions from members of Tyvek and the Gories.

You can pre-order it now through the Dischord website and also via Bandcamp


The EFFECTS' debut LP "Eyes to the Light" out September 29th on LP/CD/Digital

08.09.17

This fall, Dischord will release Eyes to the Light, the debut album by Washington, D.C. trio, the EFFECTS. Formed in 2014, the EFFECTS are Devin Ocampo (Faraquet, Medications), Matthew Dowling, and David Rich. The record includes 9 songs recorded and mixed last year with J. Robbins at Magpie Cage in Baltimore, Maryland and will be out on CD/LP/Digital September 29th. You can pre-order it now via the Dischord website and also through Bandcamp. The band will be playing dates throughout the East Coast and Midwest this fall.


Scream to tour UK in August

07.10.17

In August, Scream will travel to the UK for a handful of shows, including stops in London, Leeds, and Blackpool. This will be the classic lineup featuring Pete Stahl, Franz Stahl, Skeeter Thompson, and Kent Stax with additional guitarist Clint Walsh. You can find the complete date and venue information on our tours page. It's also worth noting that the band's final full length, Fumble, is back in stock on LP. This current pressing is on black vinyl.


About Dischord Records

Dischord Records was created in 1980 to document the music coming out of the Washington, D.C. punk community. The label has put out the work of over 60 bands, and has distributed hundreds of other releases connected to the D.C. area. We will continue our work as long as this community continues to create music that speaks to us. Thanks.

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