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Store Update: Wolves Again 7"

03.01.24

We're all familiar with this story: the pandemic struck, and people found themselves confined to their homes, left alone with their thoughts. Amidst various musical projects, Shelby Cinca reached out to his former bandmates with the idea of creating instrumentals in the style of Frodus—a desire that had never materialized during the band's active years. Despite the challenges of life and logistics, the project began to take shape as Nate and Shelby brainstormed and organized their ideas. They recalled an offer from their fellow DC friend and prolific musician, Aaron DC Edge, to provide raw drum tracks. Shelby accepted Aaron's offer to kickstart a rhythmic foundation, and soon the project came to life. Some tracks remained faithful to the original demos, while others underwent substantial editing. Eventually, songs began to take form in an organic manner, despite the geographical distance between the collaborators. The 7" is now available on Lovitt Records.


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".

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.

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.

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.

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!

Store Update: Delarcos - Irradiate

02.13.23

It's been a minute since Nathan Strejcek first emerged on the DC punk scene as lead singer of The Teen Idles and Youth Brigade, and a co-founder of Dischord Records. He is back with a ‘new’ band, The Delarcos, a new record, Irradiate, and a new label, Punkish Records with the help of Dischord.

The Delarcos were founded in 2014 by Sean Epstein (drums, previously with Sisters of Morrissey), Mike Lastort (saxophone, 4th Wall), Kent Campbell (guitar), Jon Hamblin (vocals/guitar, Gleek) and Nathan (bass). The Delarcos contributed a cover of the unreleased Clash song Jericho to 2018 Record Store Day, Crooked Beat Records’ Recutting the Crap, Volume Two. Irradiate was recorded with Pete Banks on drums. Pete left and was replaced by Double Sharp Audio Studio's co-owner Wilfredo Morales (Swingamajig) in 2022.

The Delarcos new record Irradiate evokes the sounds and urgency of no-wave pioneers Pere Ubu, albeit with a more raw, humorous profile. Irradiate was produced by Brooke Delarco, engineered by Norman Van der Sluys and mastered by Tom Lyle (GI) at Inner Ear Studios. It is a split release between Dischord (No. 191.5) and Punkish Records (PR01).


Store Update: Against the Written Word

01.23.23

Against the Written Word by Ian Svenonius is the most important, most revolutionary book produced since the advent of the printing press; the book that will liberate readers from reading, writers from writing, and booksellers from peddling their despicable wares. This book ushers in a new era of freedom from reading and all its attendant bedfellows such as Enlightenment thinking and the mass alienation wrought by the phonetic alphabet. With nineteen essays ripping, shredding, tearing apart all the bugaboos that haunt humanity nowadays, Against the Written Word is a must-read for any aspiring radical or would-be gnostic who has a penchant for words, thought, clothes, intoxicants, music, art, expression, etc. The work is presented in a range of writing: essays, screenplays, lectures, sci-fi stories, and manifestos, with topics that include “the rise of incorporated man,” “tourism as the neoliberal mode of military occupation,” a workshop on songwriting for the purpose of suggestion and mind control, and many more.

Store Update: Beauty Pill - Blue Period

12.22.22

Blue Period includes both of the band’s releases from this time, The Unsustainable Lifestyle LP and You Are Right To Be Afraid EP, as well as a full side of previously unreleased outtakes and demos. The release, out January 20, 2023, marks the first time this music is available on vinyl.

Blue Period is presented over two 140 gram LPs in a gorgeous foil stamped gatefold jacket featuring previously unseen band photos and stunning artwork from original designer and band member Ryan Nelson.

Store Update: The Owners - S/t

10.29.22

The Owners are a band from Washington DC, featuring Dante and Catherine Ferrando, Alec Budd and Laura Harris. Over the years, they have played in bands ranging from Iron Cross, Gray Matter, The Shirks and Ex Hex. Their first full-length is a split between Red Room Records and Dischord  and is available for pre-order on our website. You can stream some of their songs over at Bandcamp

Store Update : Jawbox - Live at Metro Chicago 2019

10.10.22

 Live at Metro Chicago was recorded on the band’s Impartial Overview Tour in 2019 and has been released as a deluxe vinyl 2xLP. It comes with 2 booklets including photos taken on the 2019 tour and housed in a beautiful gatefold jacket. The pressing is limited to 1000 copies worldwide. This version on clear/green mixed vinyl is limited to 500 copies.

Store Update : The Casual Dots - Sanguine Truth

08.25.22

The band is excited to announce the release of “Sanguine Truth," their second 10-song full-length album, on Christina Billotte's Ixorstix Records and produced by Fugazi's Guy Picciotto. These songs were composed and recorded between 2004 and 2019, at Inner Ear Studios with Don Zientara and at Figure 8 Studios in Brooklyn with Eli Crews. Spread out between three of the western world’s largest cities, the band members would regroup periodically to add a song here and there. Although the songs were written over a long span of time about various events and themes over the years, many of the album's songs appear particularly relevant to recent times . For example, the lyrics for “Frequency of Fear” were written and recorded in January of 2016, when there was not more than an inkling of the political insanity that would be realized over the next several years. The instrumental “17 Year-Old Locust” was written in 2004, the year of the same locusts that spawned 2021’s Brood X. Then, “Palindrome” is a reminiscence of a friend who decided to depart this world too soon, a situation that seems to be more prevalent than ever in this day and age. This is on clear vinyl.


Store Update : New Freedom Sound - Eight Freedoms

08.10.22

We have copies of the New Freedom Sound - Eight Freedoms Double LP on Blue marbled vinyl. The vinyl is limited to 300 copies. 

Eight Freedoms gathers the first completed works in an ongoing series composed by Zach Barocas. Initially devised from beats and recurring vocal harmonies, these pieces grow according to their own perceived need, inspired along the way by the contributions and interpretations of New Freedom Sound’s collaborators.

The musicians on this record are:

Zach Barocas: drums, percussion, voices, claps

Mark Cisneros: tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, flute, trombone, percussion

J. Robbins: piano, electric piano, organ

Gordon Withers: cello

Lenny Young: oboe

Store Update: Continuals -Caught Me Slippin'

08.09.22

Continuals -Caught Me Slippin'


Continuals are three human friends who have been in a bunch of other bands before this one. Darren Zentek plays drums. Michael Honch plays bass. Ryan Nelson plays guitar and "sings.” We have a limited amount of their Flexi record for sale.

Store Update: J. Robbins Split 7" with Her Head's On Fire

12.03.21

J. Robbins/ Her Heads On Fire - Split 7"




J. Robbins released a new split 7" with Her Head's On Fire (members of Garrison,Small Brown Bike and Saves The Day) on New Granada Records.
























Store Update: sóley - Mother Melancholia

10.17.21

sóley  - Mother Melancholia     

With three solo LPs under her belt, Icelandic musician sóley , is releasing her new concept album, Mother MelancholiaMother Melancholia is the soundtrack to the end of the world as we know it. The new album sees sóley move away from the indie-pop of her previous releases. She began by experimenting with writing songs on the accordion, allowing her a new sense of freedom in her writing. The process allowed her to broaden her horizons even further and experiment with a whole range of new and exciting sounds.  In true soundtrack style, the album flows through the end of the world in chronological order, closing with the Earth’s final moments.  Mother Melancholia is the mark of an artist confidently striding into more experimental territory. Sóley felt compelled to try something new and express the real her. The music might be shrouded in darkness but it’s a move that fills her with joy and freedom. 

Store Update: ESCAPE-ISM - RATED Z

09.23.21

ESCAPE-ISM - RATED Z

RATED Z is the new record from minimal rock 'n' roll duo ESCAPE-ISM, the legendary "found sound dream drama"  featuring Ian F Svenonius & Alexandra Cabral. 

RATED Z is a declaration of a new underground, distinct from the tedious drivel of self-satisfied corporate indie rock. RATED Z continues Escape-ism's commitment to minimalism, impertinence, and the search for new modes of communication with those fellow travellers who are loath to fall in line with the latest thing. The song "Rated Z" declares Escape-ism's commitment to absolute obscurity, while "Rocker's Delight" outlines a hang out scenario for the fringe elements who rally  to Escape-ism as the last gasp of poetry & playfulness in an oppressive landscape of artless algorithm rock. "Teenage Surrealism PT I & II" delineates a dialogue with a dream, and "Whatever People Say That I Am"  is a soon to be theme song for those who can't be numbered, named, and filed away. 

Store Update: Jim Saah - In My Eyes

09.21.21

Jim Saah - In My Eyes

Celebrated photographer and filmmaker Jim Saah is releasing his first book, In My Eyes: Photographs 1982-1997 (Cabin 1 Books). Decades in the making, the collection features many of Saah's most iconic photographs from the early Washington, D.C. punk scene and beyond. Its sprawling 332 pages of black-and-white images capture both the spirit of the time and Saah’s peerless work ethic — armed with a camera and countless rolls of film, Jim was ubiquitous within the D.C. scene. In My Eyes: Photographs 1982-1997 serves as a living document of all of those years of hard work.

Store Update: Bert Queiroz - Punks DC

02.27.21



Longtime photographer and original member of the DC HC scene Bert Queiroz (Youth Brigade, Untouchables, Double O, Rain, etc) digs deep into his vault and brings us his best photos of the 80's DC scene, with iconic shots of Rites of Spring, Fugazi, Embrace, Scream, Soulside and more. Lovingly packaged as a hardcover book and co-released with Radio Raheem Records.


Store Update: Faith - Live at CBGB's LP

08.28.20

Faith - Live at CBGB's

Recorded live in December of 1981, opening for the Bad Brains, this LP is 2 complete sets and it captures the bands incredible live energy. Pressed on color vinyl.


Store Update: United Mutation - Dark Self Image LP

08.24.20

United Mutation - Dark Self Image

This LP compiles 26 tracks total, 6 of which are previously unreleased — all faithfully restored from the original master tapes at Inner Ear . Also included is a 24-page full-color booklet chock full of the band’s politically-tinged xerox collage artwork, housed in a gatefold sleeve featuring more of the same.


Store Update: Ian Svenonius - The Psychic Soviet

07.14.20

Ian Svenonius - The Psychic Soviet

A new, expanded collection of essays and articles from one of the mainstays of the Washington, DC, underground rock and roll scene, The Psychic Soviet is Ian F. Svenonius’s groundbreaking first book of writings. The selections are written in a lettered yet engaging style, filled with parody and biting humor that subvert capitalist culture, and cover such topics as the ascent of the DJ as a star, the “cosmic depression” that followed the defeat of the USSR, how Seinfeld caused the bankruptcy of modern pop culture, and the status of rock and roll as a religion. The pocket-sized book is bound with a durable bright-pink plastic cover, recalling the aesthetics of Mao’s Little Red Book, and perfect for carrying into the fray of street battle, classroom, or lunch-counter argument.


Store Update: Too Much - Club Emotion LP

07.03.20

Too Much - Club Emotion (LP)

Club Emotion is the full-length debut album by dance-floor duo, Too Much (Ian Svenonius, Rich Morel). Nine songs of pure ecstasy that are perfectly suited for the club, the car or the closet. Too Much is a new kind of group; they aren’t your typical music industry malcontents.


Store Update: Amateur On Plastic (a Film about Butch Willis)

06.30.20

Butch Willis - Amateur On Plastic (a Film about Butch Willis)

A documentary film from Mark Robinson (Unrest, Teen-Beat), about his favorite rock star, Butch Willis. Amateur On Plastic chronicles Butch's life and career from the beginning all the way through to present day. The film combines archival footage, interviews, and performances. Amateur On Plastic also parallels the 1990's era of seminal indie record label Teen-Beat. Behind-the-scenes glimpses of the label's concerts and private parties provide much of the background and feature members of the bands Unrest, Versus, Tuscadero and more.

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