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Store Update: Bad Moves

10.03.18

Bad Moves - Tell No One

The debut full-length by Washington, D.C. punk/power pop quartet, Bad Moves. The album features 12 tuneful, personal, and politically conscious songs recorded in Philadelphia last year with Hop Along's Joe Reinhart. Features David Combs (Max Levine, Spoonboy, Somnia) as well as Emma Cleveland, Katie Park (Hemlines), and Daoud Tyler-Ameen. Recommended!

Store Update: Escape-Ism

09.26.18

Escape-Ism - The Lost Record

Less than a year after the release of his solo debut LP, Introduction to Escape-Ism, Ian Svenonius returns with The Lost Record. From the man himself: "Without the high-octane hype machine of the mind-control minstrels who hypnotize the hapless through the mass media, The Lost Record is bound for inevitable obscurity, but—with its timeless tunes, poignant message, and innovative sound—rediscovery and immortal status is equally assured!" 11 songs stuffed with vintage Svenonian observations, critiques, and rants set to retro-futuristic skronk.

Store Update: Des Demonas

08.13.18

Des Demonas - S/T

The debut LP by D.C.'s own Des Demonas. Excellent Farfisa-driven garage rock dirges that bring to mind the Fall and maybe even, at times, Jonathan Fire*Eater. Features an stellar lineup of local lifers, including members of Kid Congo Powers & the Pink Monkey Birds, Foul Swoops, and Measles Mumps Rubella. Recommended!

Store Update: Black's Myths

07.12.18

Black's Myths - S/T

Hypnotic bass and percussion compositions from Washington, D.C.'s Luke Stewart (Low Ways Quartet, Irreversible Entanglements) and Warren G. Crudup III. Long-form improvisations that are alternately serene and heavy, heady and visceral. Out via Atlantic Rhythms, who have also released tapes by Arto Lindsay and Curved Light.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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!

Store Update: Snail Mail

07.11.17

Snail Mail - Habit

The six-song debut EP by Baltimore-area singer/songwriter Lindsey Jordan (aka Snail Mail), who was still a high school student at the time of this recording. Teenage melancholy and open tuned guitars. "Thinning" is the "hit," but they're all keepers. Originally released last year on cassette, the EP has now been pressed on vinyl by Sister Polygon Records.

Store Update: Cool Moon

06.29.17

Cool Moon - Post Party Depression

The debut album by Houston, TX trio Cool Moon. A record of loud and heartfelt rockers from former D.C. resident and Del Cielo (Lovitt Records) member Andrea Lisi. You can read a short interview with the band and preview a track here.

Store Update: Chain & the Gang

06.09.17

Chain & the Gang - The Best of Crime Rock

The definitive primer/history lesson on Ian Svenonius' "Crime Rock" band, courtesy of In the Red Records. This album features recent re-recordings of Chain "hits" like "Devitalize," "Certain Kinds of Trash," and "Mum's The Word" recorded by the group's latest and greatest lineup.

Store Update: Bikini Kill, Flasher, Puff Pieces

05.25.17

Bikini Kill - New Radio

A reissue of Bikini Kill's three-song New Radio single. Originally released in 1993, the 7" was produced by Joan Jett at Avast Studios in Seattle, WA and includes one of the more beloved versions of the BK classic, "Rebel Girl."

Flasher - Winnie b/w Burn Blue

Two new songs by Washington, D.C. trio Flasher. A forward move from their previous EP in terms of arrangement and home studio know-how. A-side is quick and catchy while the flip goes long and woozy.

Puff Pieces - Born 2 Die

A new song and a remix by Washington, D.C. trio Puff Pieces (ex-Antelope). The A-side was recorded by Ian MacKaye and Don Zientara at Inner Ear Studios.

(Aaron Leitko)

Store Update: Comet Gain

04.05.17

Comet Gain - Realistes

Among the finest works by London's Comet Gain. Indie-pop as agit-prop. Songs of bitterness and moodiness. Guitars by Jon Slade (Huggy Bear) and guest vocals from Kathleen Hanna. Originally released by Kill Rock Stars in 2002, the album has now been reissued on LP courtesy of M'Lady's Records. (Recommended)

Comet Gain - City Fallen Leaves

Comet Gain's fifth album. Originally released on CD in 2005, M'Lady's has now pressed the record to vinyl for the first time ever as a 2xLP. Also quite excellent.

(Aaron Leitko)

Store Update: The Sorts, Regulator Watts

03.29.17

The Sorts - Six Plus

The sixth and final album by the mellow Washington, D.C.-based funk/post-rock outfit, The Sorts. Formed in 1994, the band was anchored by guitarist Josh LaRue (HiM), drummer Chris Farrall (Hoover), and bassist Stuart Fletcher. Originally released only on CD in 2003, Bcore has now given the record its first-ever vinyl pressing.

Regulator Watts - The Mercury LP

Guitarist Alex Dunham's post-Hoover trio with Arief Sless-Kitain and Cret Wilson. Mercury was first released as a four song 12" EP in 1996 and then later expanded into a full-length CD that compiled a number of the band's singles and rarities. It's now on LP for the first time courtesy of Bcore.

Store Update: Bless, Coup Sauvage & the Snips

02.24.17

Bless - S/T

Seven songs by bizzaro Washington, D.C. rock outfit, Bless. Skewed guitar riffs that at times recall Devo, but also the more eccentric reaches of the Teenbeat Records family. Lineup includes members of Flasher, Cool People, Dudes, and Big Hush. "I Want It" is a pretty great. You can preview this release digitally here. (Recommended)

Coup Sauvange & the Snips - Heirs to Nothing

The debut album by Washington, D.C. dance/pop outfit, Coup Sauvage & the Snips. Weirdo house-party music with electronic rhythms and call and response vocals. Features Jason Barnett of Gauche and Hott Beat.

Store Update: Jason Simon

01.12.17

Jason Simon - Familiar Haunts

The second solo album by Dead Meadow guitarist, Jason Simon. Eight stripped down folk songs soaked in reverb and augmented with lo-fi psychic jewelry. Preview or purchase this record digitally here. Recommended.

Store Update: Rain Like the Sound of Trains

12.01.16

KAG - EP A

The solo debut by Priests singer and Sister Polygon Records co-proprietor, Katie Alice Greer. Lo-fi electronics and samples conjure suburban isolation and alienation. Give it a listen online or buy digitally here.

Title Tracks - Long Dream

The third full-length by Washington, D.C.-based power-pop outfit, Title Tracks. Founded in 2008 by John Davis (Q and Not U), the band has released two full-length records on Ernest Jennings as well as a two song single on Dischord. At present, the band is a trio featuring Davis as well as bassist Michael Cotterman (Loved Ones) and drummer Elmer Sharp. You can preview the record online here.

Flasher - S/T

Originally released on cassette earlier this year, Sister Polygon has now reissued Flasher’s seven song debut EP on vinyl. Formed in 2015, Flasher is Taylor Mulitz (Priests), Daniel Saperstein (Bless), and Emma Baker (Big Hush). Excellent minimalist post-punk that channels Wire as well as Teenbeat heavies like Unrest. Recommended.

(Aaron Leitko)

Store Update: Rain Like the Sound of Trains

09.28.16

Rain Like the Sound of Trains - Singles

This record compiles all eight songs from the band's three original 7"s. Formed in 1993, Rain Like the Sound of Trains was Bobby Sullivan (Soulside), Doug Birdzell (Beefeater), Pete Chramiec, and Josh Larue.

Pearie Sol - S/T

The debut cassette by Washington, DC's Pearie Sol (Gauche, Teen Liver). Lo-fi loner tunes that at times recall the work of Half Japanese and Suicide. Preview this release or purchase digitally here.

Store Update: Motion Graphics, Ocobaya

09.08.16

Motion Graphics - Brass Mechanics

Two minimalist compositions for digital reed instruments by Brooklyn-based composer, Motion Graphics (aka Joe Williams). Released on Washington, D.C.’s Future Times records. Preview the tracks online here.

Ocobaya - Messix

The debut EP from Ocobaya. Lush and hypnotic synthesizer music by Mike Petillo and Aaron Leitko, who also work together under the name Protect-U. Released by D.C.-based label 1432R. Preview two songs here

Store Update: Oswego

08.10.16

Oswego - S/T

Hamburg’s Arctic Rodeo Recordings has reissued the complete works of Oswego on double LP. Oswego was formed in Washington, D.C. in 1999 and included members of Kerosene 454, Most Secret Method, and Vita Bruno. The group released two records on Bcore Disc – the Just Getting Warmed Up EP (2000) and a self-titled full-length (2002). This double LP reissue collects both discs and marks the first time that these songs have been made available on vinyl.

Store Update: Zomes

07.20.16

Zomes - Who Shall Be The Sun

A new cassette by Baltimore-based duo Zomes featuring recitations of works by poet David Wagoner set to minimal music. “Who Shall Be The Sun” is the band’s second release on its own Near Unison imprint. (Recommended)

Store Update: Beauty Pill

06.13.16

Beauty Pill - Beauty Pill Describes Things As They Are

Beauty Pill’s second full-length album, released in 2015 by Butterscotch Records. Years in the making, Describes Things As They Are finds songwriter Chad Clark augmenting his arrangements with electronic rhythms, horn arrangements, and noise. This pressing is on translucent red vinyl.

Store Update: Sunwolf

05.26.16

Sunwolf - Follow The Dreamers

Washington, D.C.-based trio Sunwolf has a new LP, Follow The Dreamers , which is out now via their own label, El Rey Records. Though the project started as a solo outlet for bassist/singer Rob “Kalani” Tifford, the band – which also includes singer/guitarist Tom Bunnell (Felt Letters) and drummer Jerry Busher (Fugazi, French Toast) -- has since grown into a more collaborative affair. (Recommended)

Store Update: Benjy Ferree, Day After D.C., Flasher

04.28.16

Benjy Ferree Cry-Fi

The third full-length from PG County, MD-bred singer-songwriter, Benjy Ferree. Now relocated to New Orleans, Ferree delivers an album about heartbreak and renewal, albeit with a slightly gonzo touch and a lot of synthesizers. Features contributions from D.C.-based multi-instrumentalist, Mark Cisneros (Deathfix, Medications, Kid Congo Powers).

Tim Follos and Hussain Mohammed Day After D.C.

A collection of show reviews, interviews, and photographs chronicling the Washington, D.C. music scene between 2005 and 2013. The book includes interviews with Ian MacKaye, Chris Moore, Dave Brockie, and Ian Svenonius, as well as reviews of bands like Sick Fix, Give, Body Cop, Coke Bust, and many more.

Flasher S/T

The debut cassette by Washington, D.C. trio Flasher. Formerly known as Young Trynas, the band includes members of Priests and Big Hush. Jagged post-punk riffs dusted with stomp-box haze. (Recommended)

(Aaron Leitko)

Store Update: The Landlords, Passing Phases, Domingues and Kane

03.16.16

The Landlords Fitzgerald’s Paris

A reissue of the second LP by Charlottesville, VA punk band, The Landlords. Recorded at Inner Ear studios in 1984, this pressing has been restored from the original master tapes and includes a complimentary download featuring bonus studio material and a live set recorded at CBGB’s in 1985. (Recommended)

Passing Phases Fitzgerald’s Paris

10 new songs from Sterling, VA's Passing Phases. Guitar-driven pop music that sometimes recalls the Replacements and Big Star. The group features members of the groups Pizza and Pygmy Lush. Preview the whole record here.

Domingues and Kane Gut + Voltage

A collection of works by this D.C.-based neo-classical duo featuring Amy Domingues (Garland of Hours, Threnody Ensemble) and Dennis Kane (Tone, Soccer Team). Eight pieces that pair the 15th century instrument viola da gamba with textures generated by an analog synthesizer.

Store Update: Two Inch Astronaut, Mark Beemer, Robert Moss

02.05.16

Two Inch Astronaut Personal Life

The third full-length from Colesville, MD-bred trio, Two Inch Astronaut. Recorded by J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines) at Magpie Cage in Baltimore and released by Exploding in Sound Records. Preview the song "Good Behavior" here. (Recommended).

Mark Beemer Stealing Time: 23 Years of Punk Images

An expanded reissue of Mark Beemer's long out of print photo book. Includes concert and portrait photographs of Bluetip, Circus Lupus, Engine Down, Fugazi, Nation of Ulysses, Henry Rollins, Darkest Hour, and many more.

Robert Moss Descending Memphis

A detective story/coming-of-age story written by Robert R. Moss, former member of Artificial Peace and Government Issue.

Store Update: Birth (Defects), Des Ark

12.18.15

Birth (Defects) S/T

A two song 7" by Baltimore and Washington, D.C.-based noise rock outfit, Birth (Defects). Released via Reptilian Records, this single is limited to 300 copies. You can preview the song "Ascetic" here.

Des Ark Everything Dies

The third full-length from Pittsboro, NC-based singer/songwriter, Aimee Argote, better known as Des Ark. Released in 2015 by Graveface Records.

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