In June, we will reissue Sound In Time 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 Mike 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.
Early next year, Dischord and Hellfire records will release Lexicon Mist, a new 3-song 7" by Red Hare. This is the band's first release since its debut full-length, Nites of Midnite, and it arrives as the group is completing work on its second album. The record contains two original songs and a cover of Lungfish's "Sphere of Influence."
Red Hare is Shawn Brown (Swiz, Fury, and the original-and-current singer of Dag Nasty), Jason Farrell (Swiz, Bluetip), Dave Eight (Swiz, Bluetip), and Joe Gorelick (Garden Variety, Retisonic).
Youth Brigade’s Complete First Demo is now available for pre-order. Records will ship on or near the official November 23 release date. Any additional items ordered will be held and shipped in the same box.
You can preview the song “Bouncer” here.
On November 23, Dischord will release Youth Brigade’s Complete First Demo. A quartet featuring singer Nathan Strejcek, drummer Danny Ingram, bassist Bert Queiroz, and guitarist Tom Clinton, Youth Brigade played its first show in March of 1981. The band lasted a little over a year and released only 11 songs between the Possible EP and Flex Your Head compilation.
This 7” single – which has been pressed on yellow vinyl – collects the eight tracks that Youth Brigade recorded with Don Zientara and Skip Groff in the summer of 1981 during its first recording session, many of which have never been officially released.
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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