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Store Update: Dead Meadow

06.05.18

Dead Meadow - The Nothing They Need

The seventh full-length studio album by Los Angeles-based/D.C.-bred psych-rock trio, Dead Meadow. Released on the eve of the band's 20th anniversary, the record includes performances by a number of Dead Meadow alumni, including guitarist Cory Shane and drummers Mark Laughlin and Stephen McCarty. Recommended.






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.






Store Update: Bat Fangs

04.30.18

Bat Fangs - S/T

The debut record by Washington, D.C./Carrboro, NC duo Bat Fangs, who are Betsy Wright (Ex Hex) and Laura King (Flesh Wounds). High energy 80's riff-rock distressed using lo-fi psych and garage moves.






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.




Store Update: Paramount Styles

03.26.18

Paramount Styles - Distant Karma

New music from former Soulside/Girls Against Boys members, Scott McCloud and Alexis Fleisig. A familiar sense of melody/rhythm presented via a slightly more subdued setup, often driven by acoustic guitar and drums.






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.






Store Update: Smart Went Crazy

01.10.18

Smart Went Crazy - Con Art 20th Anniversary Edition

This is a limited edition 2xLP reissue of Smart Went Crazy's second and final album, Con Art, which was first released in 1997 by Dischord. The original vinyl version of the record was a single LP and, due to space constraints, omitted a number of songs that were included on the CD. This reissue has been remastered from the original source tapes, pressed to clear vinyl, and also restores the complete track listing (with a few extras thrown in).






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.






Store Update: Backflip Book

11.15.17

Punk the Capital - Backflip Book

A flipbook capturing Bad Brains' singer HR executing a perfectly-timed backflip during a 1980 performance at Washington, D.C.'s 930 Club. The images in the book are frames from Paul Bishow's Super-8 feature film, Wet Streets at Night, and will be featured in Bishow and James Schneider's forthcoming documentary, Punk the Capital.






Store Update: Object Collection

11.07.17

Object Collection - It's All True

It's All True is an "opera-in-suspension" developed by the New York-based ensemble Object Collection. Created by composer Travis Just and writer/director Kara Feely, the work is formed entirely from incidental music, text, and sounds drawn from Fugazi's Live Series archive (none of the band's actual songs are included). Available on CD and LP via Slip Records.

Object Collection - Prisons For Profit

A 7" single, Prisons For Profit is the companion release to Object Collection's It's All True and features three songs that were not included on the album.






Store Update: Big Hush, Bless

09.14.17

Big Hush - Spirit/Wholes

This LP compiles the first two cassette EPs by Washington, D.C. quartet, Big Hush. The music draws some inspiration from '90s shoegaze/indie-pop, but the songs also have a wobbly/ungridded sense of rhythm that's very much unique to the band (in a cool way). Features members Pygmy Lush and Flasher. Recommended!

Bless - Yr Always On TV

New 3-song single by Bless, which is made up of folks from Cool People, Flasher, and Big Hush. Excellent jittery and manic garage/pop songs that at times recall early Devo. Also recommended!






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.






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