This spring, Dischord will release S.O.A.’s First Demo 12/29/80. This 7” collects the eight songs that the band recorded with Skip Groff at Inner Ear during its first studio session.
Henry Garfield formed State of Alert (S.O.A.) in October of 1980 with guitarist Michael Hampton, bassist Wendel Blow, and drummer Simon Jacobsen. The band released 13 songs – three on the Flex Your Head sampler and ten on the No Policy EP – and performed a total of nine shows before splitting up in July of 1981.
Dischord Records co-founder Jeff Nelson has created a few new t-shirt designs. They can be purchased through the Pedestrian Press.
In January, Deathfix will join back up with Pinback for a string of shows in California, including visits to San Luis Obispo, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Barbara and two nights in Pinback’s hometown, San Diego. As per usual, complete venue and ticket information can be found over at our tours page.
Alarms & Controls’s debut LP, Clovis Points, is out now via Dischord/Lovitt Records and available through our webstore on CD and LP+MP3. The band will celebrate with a record release show at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C. on December 3 and a performance at Death By Audio in Brooklyn, NY on December 12. Find more info on those dates here.
Pre-order copies will ship slightly in advance of the official release date, November 19th. Any items ordered with the record will be held and shipped in the same package. Listen to "Khmer Avatar" here.
Hoover's first and only full-length, The Lurid Traversal of Route 7, is back in print on LP for the first time in many, many years. This time around, the record has been pressed on clear-colored vinyl.
Alarms & Controls is Chris Hamley (Circus Lupus, The Monorchid), Vin Novara (The Crownhate Ruin, 1.6 Band), and Michael Honch. Formed in 2010, they have released one single, Reanimus Cataract b/w Kirtland's Warbler, as a split between Dischord and Mud Memory. Clovis Points was recorded in 2012 with J. Robbins at Magpie Cage studio in Baltimore. Following the recording sessions, Honch left the group, passing bass duties to Arthur Noll, who joins the band live. The record will be out November 19th on CD and LP+Mp3.
After a quick break spent reflecting on his band’s recent travels through the East and West Coasts of the United States, as well as select nations of Eastern Europe, E.D. Sedgwick is ready to hit the road again, this time for a ten-day tour of Japan with The Tongues. On this trip, E.D. will be accompanied by bassist Chad Molter (Faraquet), drummer Sam Lavine (Cornel West Theory) and vocalist Alexia Kaufmann. Find the complete dates after the jump and more info on the tour's tumblr site or on our tours page.
In October, Red Hare will join Louisville, Kentucky trio Coliseum for a week’s worth of West Coast dates, including stops in San Diego, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Portland. Their debut full-length, Nites of Midnite, was released in May via Dischord/Hellfire and the first pressing of the LP has since sold out. The record is currently being re-pressed on blue-colored vinyl with updated cover art. Find the full list of Red Hare dates below and complete info on our tours page.
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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