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Slant 6 “Soda Pop*Rip Off” LP Out Now


Slant 6’s debut album Soda Pop*Rip Off is back out on LP and available for purchase now via Dischord Direct. The records have been pressed on red vinyl and remastered by TJ Lipple.

Soul Side to Perform Reunion Shows in December


In December, Soul Side will reunite for the first time in 25 years to perform a handful of concerts in conjunction with the premiere of the DC punk rock documentary, Salad Days.

The band’s long out-of-print Dischord releases Trigger and Bass·103 have recently been compiled onto a single LP, which is available now.

Find the complete date and venue information here.

Slant 6’s “Soda Pop*Rip Off” Now Available for Pre-Order


The vinyl reissue of Slant 6’s debut album, Soda Pop*Rip Off, is now available for pre-order. Records will ship slightly in advance of the October 14th release date. Any additional items ordered will be held and shipped in the same package.

Soul Side’s "Trigger/Bass·103" LP Out Now


The vinyl reissue of Soul Side’s Trigger/Bass·103 is out now available for purchase via Dischord Direct. The records have been pressed on yellow-colored vinyl and remastered by TJ Lipple.

Slant 6's "Soda Pop*Rip Off" Back on LP This Fall


On October 14th we will be re-issuing Slant 6’s debut full-length, Soda Pop*Rip Off, on vinyl. Originally released in 1993, the LP has been out of print for nearly two decades. The record has been remastered by TJ Lipple and will be pressed to red-colored vinyl. Pre-orders will begin mid-September.

Fugazi "First Demo" Out November 18th


This fall, Dischord will release Fugazi’s First Demo.

In January 1988, after only ten shows, Fugazi decided to go into Inner Ear Studio to see what their music sounded like on tape. They tracked 11 songs, ten of which were ultimately dubbed to cassette tape and distributed free at shows, with the band encouraging people to share the recording.

The only song from the session that has been formally released was “In Defense of Humans,” which appeared on the State of the Union compilation in 1989. Now, some 26 years later, Dischord is releasing the entire demo including the one song (“Turn Off Your Guns”) that wasn’t included on the original cassette. The record has been mastered by TJ Lipple and will be available on CD and LP+Mp3.

This release will also coincide with the completion of the initial round of uploads to the Fugazi Live Series website. Launched in 2011, the site now includes information and details on all of Fugazi’s 1000+ live performances and makes available close to 900 concert recordings that were documented by the band and the public.

Soul Side's "Trigger" and "Bass · 103" Back on Vinyl in September


In September, we will be re-issuing Soul Side’s Trigger EP and Bass · 103 7” as a single LP. Both records – which were released in 1988 and ’89 respectively – have been out of print on vinyl for more than two decades. The music has been remastered by TJ Lipple and will include updated cover art by Jason Farrell. Pre-orders will begin mid-August.

Fort Reno 2014 is Back On


We’re pleased to announce that following a meeting between organizers and the authorities, an agreement has been reached that will allow this year’s Fort Reno Summer Concert Series to go forward. Our thanks go out to Amanda MacKaye and the Fort Reno volunteers for all of their work.

Fort Reno 2014 is in Jeopardy


For the first time in decades, the Fort Reno Summer Concert Series – an all-volunteer run organization which has hosted free all-ages outdoor shows by D.C.-area musicians since 1968 – is in danger of going dark.

The U.S. Park Service is currently withholding the event’s permit until the organizers agree to hire a Park Police officer to be present on site during each of the season’s bi-weekly concerts. Unfortunately, this cost will exceed Fort Reno’s entire yearly budget.

If you value this series and would like to see the season go forward, we urge you to make your feelings known to the Park Service, and also to encourage the Mayor and Ward 3 representative, Mary Cheh to intercede on Fort Reno’s behalf.

Contact information is listed after the jump.

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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