On November 18th, we will reissue Lungfish's second full-length, Rainbows From, on LP. Originally released in 1993, the album was recorded at Inner Ear Studios in Arlington, VA by Ian MacKaye and Don Zientara. Long out of print, this version has been remastered for vinyl by TJ Lipple. At the time of this recording, Lungfish was Daniel Higgs, Asa Osborne, John Chriest, and Mitchell Feldstein. You can pre-order the record here and also through the Dischord Bandcamp page.
The Dischord Records Archive Project is looking for an intern for assistance in preserving, cataloguing and creating finding aids for manuscript collections. The collections include manuscript, photographic and audio-visual material that document the work of Dischord Records and punk in the D.C. area. Recent graduates in library science, archival studies and students who need to complete a practicum as part of their degree program are especially encouraged to apply. All work will be completed in collaboration with a professional archivist and you must live in the D.C. area, and be available on weekdays to be considered. Applicants should have knowledge or interest in punk and the work of Dischord Records. For details on how to apply, please send us a little information about yourself to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Dischord Records catalog is now available to purchase on Bandcamp. The majority of our titles have now been posted, but we'll continue to update and fine-tune the site in the coming months. While we will continue to offer digital files for sale on our website in MP3 format, the Bandcamp page will now make it possible to download our releases in lossless formats (WAV, FLAC, etc). Find Dischord on Bandcamp here.
In June, we will reissue Lungfish's fourth full-length, Sound In Time, on LP. Originally released in 1996, the album was recorded at Inner Ear Studios in Arlington, Virginia by Don Zientara. Long out of print, this version has been remastered for vinyl by TJ Lipple.
Our good friend John Stabb died on Saturday, May 7th at the age of 54. The cause of death was stomach cancer. Born John Dukes Schroeder, Stabb was one of the original D.C. punks. He formed G.I. in 1980 with John Barry, Brian Gay, and Mark Alberstadt and the band’s debut EP, Legless Bull (released in the fall of 1981), would become Dischord’s fourth release. Though Government Issue split up 1989, Stabb continued to make music throughout his life, performing and recording in bands like Weatherhead, Betty Blue, Factory Incident and History Repeated. We are deeply saddened by the news of his passing and send our thoughts to his wife, Mina, and his friends. John was a sweet person and will be missed.
Next month, Dischord will release Cold Heart a new two-song single by Dag Nasty. For this session, the band returned to its original lineup: guitarist Brian Baker, singer Shawn Brown, bassist Roger Marbury, and drummer Colin Sears. The songs were recorded in December of 2015 at Inner Ear Studios with Don Zientara and Ian MacKaye. These two songs mark the first time that this lineup has been in the studio together since October 1985, almost 30 years ago.
Dag Nasty will be touring Europe throughout April. Find complete date and venue information here.
In May, Dischord will reissue Fumble, the final full-length by Washington, DC's Scream. Recorded in 1989 and released in 1993, this was the second Scream record to feature drummer Dave Grohl (the first being No More Censorship, which was released on RAS Records). Long out of print on vinyl, this reissue has been remastered by TJ Lipple and features updated cover art courtesy of Alec Bourgeois.
Last month, Government Issue singer John Stabb was diagnosed with cancer. For those would like to help out, a website has been set up to coordinate fundraising efforts on his behalf. Money given will be put toward John’s medical and living expenses as he undergoes treatment.
In April, Dag Nasty will tour Europe for the first time ever, performing dates in Germany, Austria, Slovenia, and Belgium.
In 2012, the band reunited in its original lineup – guitarist Brian Baker, singer Shawn Brown, drummer Colin Sears, and bassist Roger Marbury – to perform at a benefit for the D.C. punk documentary, Salad Days. Since then, the group has continued to perform on a sporadic basis.
Find the complete list of dates and venues here.
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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