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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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As of August 1st, we'll be raising the price of our vinyl records. LPs will be $13 , EPs $12 and 7"s will be $5. CD, DVDs and digital prices will stay the same.
Chain & the Gang will also be touring Europe throughout May and June. Those dates are available here.
Originally released on CD by DeSoto and Dischord Records respectively, Channels’s six-song Open EP and full-length debut Waiting For the Next End of the World are now available on LP for the first time ever, courtesy of Germany’s Arctic Rodeo Recordings. Both records have been pressed on colored vinyl and include a full-color insert and a CD version of the album.
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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