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Store Update: Sensor Ghost '3 Songs'

01.24.24

Sensor Ghost is an art-punk band from Washington, D.C. composed of Mike Andre, Amanda Huron, and Sam Lavine (formerly/also of Puff Pieces, Weed Tree, Light Beams, Antelope, and The Cornel West Theory). The band follows up its self-released cassette with a 3-song 7" split release record on Dischord/Lovitt Records, recorded with Don Zientara and Ian MacKaye at Inner Ear Studio. "3 Songs" is available for order on 7".




J. Robbins - Basilisk Out on Feb 2nd, 2024

12.11.23

On February 2nd, Dischord will release J. Robbins' second full-length solo album, Basilisk, on LP and digital formats. Basilisk is eleven songs records at J. Robbins’  Baltimore-based studio, The Magpie Cage, between 2021 and 2022 with the assistance of Brooks Harlan (bass), Darren Zentek (drums),  Gordon Withers (cello and guitar), John Haggerty (guitar) and Dave Hadley (pedal steel).

Today, you can listen to the new song "Exquisite Corpse" on Bandcamp.  

In February, Robbins will tour the east coast and midwest with a full-band, including stops in Brooklyn, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and DC. Find a complete itinerary on our website.  

Basilisk is now available for pre-order on our website and Bandcamp page.

Please note that if you order any additional items along with this, the entire order will be shipped together on the release date of Basilisk.




Store Update : Light Beams - Wild Life

11.17.23

On their new album Wild Life,  Light Beams paint a surreal portrait of a world filtered through front person Justin Moyer’s recent experiences as a protest reporter (and a member of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team that covered the Jan. 6 attack on the United States Capitol). The shadow of the attack looms large over the record as the quintet acutely distills nine songs into a twenty-five-minute package that voyages through insurrection deep into the bittersweet heart of 21st-century America.

From their self-titled debut album through 2020’s Self Help, Light Beams have eschewed traditional melody instruments in favor of Moyer’s minimalist samplers and vocals, Sam Lavine’s drumming and Arthur Noll’s basslines. On Wild Life, they expand this palette with the addition of Leah Gage (vocals, rototoms) and Erin McCarley (vocals, timbales, samples). The result: bigger sounds, bigger themes, and a bigger canvas. 

This is a split release between Dischord and Mud Memory Records.




Minor Threat - Out of Step Outtakes 7"

11.14.23

In January 1983, Minor Threat went into Inner Ear Studio for the first time as a five-piece (Brian Baker had moved from bass to second guitar and Steve Hansgen was now playing bass). They had six new songs that would end up being the center piece of what became the Out of Step 12" EP.  The band had also decided to re-record the song "Out of Step" with some extra language to try to clarify the lyrics, as well as "Cashing In", a tongue-in-cheek song about the DC punk scene which they had only played live once.  After much debate, "Cashing In" was added as a hidden track on the original vinyl release though not listed on the cover or label. There was still blank tape on the reel, so they decided to record an instrumental with the working title, "Addams Family" and then recorded new versions of "In My Eyes" and "Filler" to hear what they sounded like with two guitars. "Addams Family" ended up being used as a coda to "Cashing In", but the other two songs were never mixed and largely forgotten for over 35 years until the multitrack tapes were taken into the studio to be digitized in 2021. Surprised by the discovery, Ian and Don Zientara mixed the two songs along with the complete take of "Addams Family". These outtakes are now released on a 7" to mark the 40th anniversary of the release of Out of Step. The 7" of these outtakes is available now for ORDER. 




Store Update : Glen E. Friedman Just a Minor Threat

10.10.23

This book includes Glen E. Friedman’s most iconic images of Minor Threat, as well as many never-before-seen photographs.The book has writing by Jello Biafra, Alec MacKaye, Guy Picciotto, Zack de la Rocha, Jamie Shanahan, and Ian F. Svenonius. Friedman’s own introduction explains how he initially met the band, and the lifelong friendships that grew from there.




Scream - DC Special

09.19.23

On November 10, Scream will release 'DC Special,' the band's first new music in more than a decade. Today, you can listen to one of the tracks from their upcoming album, titled ''DC Special Sha La La." The album is now available for pre-order. 

The album was recorded at Inner Ear with Don Zientara and Ian MacKaye and features the Still Screaming lineup -- Pete and Franz Stahl, Skeeter Enoch Thompson, and Kent Stax — along with contributions from Ian MacKaye, Dave Grohl, Martha Hull, Joe Lally, Jerry Busher, Amy Pickering, Mark Cisneros, Onam Emmett, Bob Berberich, John Goetchius, and other voices from Scream's longtime community.




Store Update : Las Mordidas Ex-Voto

08.27.23

Las Mordidas were a short-lived Washington DC band that existed from Summer 1993 through Spring 1994. The band was comprised of : Chris Thomson (Circus Lupus / Monorchid / Ignition), Dug E. Bird (Beefeater / All-Scars / Fidelity Jones), 
Jon K. (Rain / Chrisbald 96 ), and Jerry Busher (Fugazi / All- Scars / Fidelity Jones).

The Chris Thomson-fronted bands Circus Lupus and Monorchid that bookended Las Mordidas have received much more exposure, but Las Mordidas were no less audacious and uncategorizable. The familiar DC rhythm section of Bird and Busher here are augmented by the unhinged guitar talent Jon K.). Jon was a revered, integral character in the DC scene and played in many well-known bands, yet he appeared on scant few recordings. To fans of the late ’80s and early ’90s DC scene, this record is an artifact that it arrives out of the blue and demands an ear.
Ex-Voto was recorded by Geoff Turner at WGNS in 1993 and Brendan Canty at Pirate House in 1994 and is being released for the first time by L.G. Records. Tapes recovered by Jerry Busher and transferred by Ian Mackaye and Don Godwyn. Mastered by Tim Green at Louder. Studios, CA.




Store Update: Fury - Resurrection

08.25.23

The brief story of Fury: At some point in 1989, members of Washington DC punk bands Swiz and Ignition formed Fury as a loose experiment with no intentions beyond being a diversion. The band existed for a few months, wrote six songs, and played two shows. Shawn Brown and Chris Thomson switched their musical roles from their regular bands as vocalist and bass player. The eyes-closed leap into those unfamiliar positions imbued the recording its feeling of deranged chaos, while the well-seasoned duo of Jason Farrell and Alex Daniels nailed down each song with the signature agility and power displayed in their more familiar work together. 

The track “Resurrection” famously made it onto the final Swiz LP. The final track “Last One” got cut off halfway through recording and the band looped and spliced it into a dizzying psychedelic nightmare / masterpiece. The recording has faded into somewhat of an obsurity, a footnote to the larger careers of all of its members.  The recording has now been re-released as a 12" on L.G. Records. 




Store Update : Unrest - Imperial f.f.r.r.

08.09.23

A limited edition version of the Unrest - Imperial f.f.r.r LP with original design and lyric sheet insert plus new OBI card is available on color vinyl.




Scream and Soulside To Tour Together

07.18.23

Scream and Soulside will be playing shows together in October on the West Coast and December on the East Coast.  Tickets on sale locally this Friday (July 21st)  at 10am. Click here for more information.




Store Update : Corm - Audio Flame Kit

06.27.23

Expert Work Records, and American Handstand released Corm's Audio Flame Kit for the first time on vinyl. Limited to 300 copies on opaque red vinyl, housed in a deluxe gatefold. 




Store Update : The Inner Ear of Don Zientara

05.05.23

Composed by photographer Antonia Tricarico, The Inner Ear of Don Zientara is an oral history of not just Inner Ear’s recordings, but the role that Don played in creating one of the most welcoming and nurturing recording studios the world over. Alongside 250 photographs, this volume includes testimonials from members of Fugazi, Scream, Fire Party, Shudder to Think, Jawbox, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Dismemberment Plan, as well as musicians like Kathleen Hanna and Henry Rollins, among other notables.




Store Update: Jawbox - The Revisionist EP

04.14.23

As Jawbox rehearsed for their shows with the addition of guitarist Brooks Harlan, they reworked a couple of songs from their first record Grippe. They felt those, as well as a Wire cover, were worth recording.  Available on clear vinyl.




Store Update: Samuel S.C. High Places

04.07.23

While its makers are firmly rooted in the late ‘80s/early ‘90s DIY scene, Samuel S.C.’s debut LP High Places is very much a product of the present. Featuring eight songs , High Places is equal parts gritty and graceful precision. Several tracks are reimagined 90’s Samuel originals, the remaining were written by the newly configured group between 2021 and 2022. 







Store Update: Street Stains - S/t 10"

03.03.23

In the summer of 2008, Chris took the bus from Brooklyn to Philadelphia every Thursday afternoon to jam with Sean and watch the Olympics. They wrote more than 30 songs.Then they forgot about them until January of 2013. Chris was now living in D.C., and Sean convinced Aaron to cart his Tascam-388 up to Philly for an afternoon of recording. Captured on tape for the ages, these songs were quickly abandoned once more -- until the summer of 2014, when Chris finally recorded the words with Aaron back in D.C. Everybody forgot about the songs one more time before reconvening to mix them in the spring of 2015. And then -- after another two years had vanished into oblivion -- presto! "Street Stains" was released digitally in January 2017 and can finally be forgotten forever. Now on vinyl!




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