Big Eyes – Almost Famous
The sophomore album from Seattle-based power-pop trio, Big Eyes. An office staff favorite! Preview the whole record now, via Grave Mistake’s website.
Marriage – For Brotzmann
The debut full-length LP form Austin, Texas-based quintet, Marriage, which includes former Black Eyes drummer, Mike Kanin. Heavy, dissonant percussion and dub-inflected grooves that carry the ball forward from last year’s 7” single (which is also back in stock, btw). If you were a fan of Black Eyes’ first LP, you will probably not be disappointed. Preview a song here.
Bad Brains – Live at CBGB
Bad Brains live LP that draws from three nights’ worth of performances at CBGBs in December 1982. Note that it’s an entirely different set of songs/takes than the CD and DVD versions.
Also just in:
Christie Front Drive – First LP
Highness – Hold
Sickoids – No Home EP
Also, Hard Art, D.C. 1979 is out now and available through our webstore. The book provides a glimpse into the early days of the Washington, D.C. punk scene via a series of photographs shot by Washington Post photojournalist Lucian Perkins.
Lucian Perkins – Hard Art, D.C. 1979
In 1979, a soon-to-erupt punk scene took hold in Washington, D.C., with bands like the Bad Brains, Teen Idles, the Untouchables, and the Slickee Boys at the forefront. Lucian Perkins, later a Pulitzer Prize–winning photojournalist for the Washington Post, was then an intern who photographed several pivotal shows over a short period of time. Hard Art collects these now iconic photos, pairing them with a narrative by Alec MacKaye and an essay by Henry Rollins.
Zomes – Time Was
The latest LP from Lungfish guitarist Asa Osborne’s solo project, Zomes, Time Was marks a departure from the routines that he’s established over his last two releases. It’s the first Zomes record be recorded in a studio, rather than on a cassette deck, and also the first to be written as a duo featuring vocalist Hanna Olivegren.
Zomes – Earth Grid
The second LP from Asa Osborne’s Zomes project is back in stock on CD and LP. Distorted, cyclical keyboard melodies held together with simple tape-looped drum beats. Preview the whole thing via Thrill Jockey’s here.
Office of Future Plans/Daria – Split 7”
The first in a series of 7” singles from Lovitt Records, this split features new tracks from Office of Future Plans and Daria, a band from Angers, France. The single contains an original song by each band plus 4 digital-only bonus tracks — two of each band covering the other, and two cover songs in honor of the late record producer Iain Burgess. You can preview the record here
Fulgora – Risen b/w Artifice
The debut single from Fulgora, a new band that features Adam Jarvis, of Pig Destroyer and Misery Index, on the drums. Two heavy thrash cuts, limited to 100 copies. Nice little write-up here, if you need more info.
We now have an official release date for Red Hare’s debut LP, Nites of Midnite. The record – which includes eight songs mixed by J. Robbins (Jawbox, Office of Future Plans) – will be out May 21st as a split between Dischord and the band’s own recently resurrected imprint, Hellfire Records.
Red Hare is a new group featuring Shawn Brown, Jason Farrell, and Dave Eight — all formerly of Swiz and Sweetbelly Freakdown — and drummer Joe Gorelick (Garden Variety, Bluetip, Retisonic). You can check out their song “Horace” here.
The Evens will head to California in April to perform a handful of shows, including stops in San Diego, Los Angeles and Riverside. Find a full list of the dates below.
4-10 San Diego, CA - The Irenic
4-11 Riverside, CA - Blood Orange Info Shop
4-13 Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
4-17 Los Angeles, CA - Vex Arts
4-18 Ventura, CA - Boys & Girls Club Thrift Store
4-20 Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
More info and venue links are available on our tours page.
In April, E.D. Sedgwick is heading out on a two-week tour of the west coast, stopping in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and a few spots in between. They'll be playing songs from their latest LP, We Wear White , along with some brand new material. Full list tour dates below.
4-18 Nevada City, CA - The Haven Underground
4-19 Reno, NV - The Holland Project
4-20 Los Angeles, CA - The Smell
4-21 San Diego, CA - The Tower Bar
4-22 San Pedro, CA - Harold's Place
4-23 Santa Ana, CA - Unit B
4-24 San Francisco, CA - Hemlock Tavern
4-25 Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
4-26 Portland, OR - The Know
4-27 Oakland, CA - Gem & Bolt
4-28 San Francisco, CA -The Knockout
A couple of new items and a few restocks.
Roger Gastman - Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s
Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s explores the thriving underground of Washington, D.C., during the 1980s, giving visual form to the raucous energy of graffiti, Go-Go music, and a world-renowned punk and hardcore scene. This book serves as the catalog to the corresponding exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.
Stewart Dean Ebersole - Barred For Life: How Black Flag’s Iconic Tattoo Became Punk Rock’s Secret Handshake
Barred for Life is a photo documentary cataloging the legacy of Punk Rock pioneers Black Flag through stories, interviews, and photographs of diehard fans who wear their iconic logo.
Punk Planet - We Owe You Nothing: Punk Planet Collected Interviews
The first compilation of the riveting and provocative interviews of Punk Planet magazine, founded in 1994 and charging unbowed into the new millennium.
The Shirks - S/T
The debut LP by D.C. garage punk quartet, The Shirks. Eight raw and blown-out tracks that are over and done with in just about 20-minutes. Preview the record here.
Empire – Expensive Sound
Empire was a UK-based punk group formed by guitarist Bob Andrews and drummer Mark Laff during the early '80s, following the dissolution of Generation X, their band with singer Billy Idol. Empire only released one album, Expensive Sound and one single, "Hot Seat," before calling it quits. This reissue collects that material, plus seven unreleased tracks. An influential record for many Dischord groups, Rites of Spring in particular.
Black Eyes – Shut Up, I never
This CD compiles Black Eyes' first 7" single, Some Boys b/w Shut Up, I Never, as well as their half of a split with D.C. math-rock titans, Early Humans. Both records are long OOP.
It's time. Fort Reno is now accepting submissions for the 2013 summer concert season. Bands must be from the Washington, D.C. area and you can find further submission guidelines at the Fort Reno website. Demo packages will be accepted for consideration until Saturday, March 23rd.
We’ve added 10 new shows to the Fugazi Live Series website, including concerts from Brasilia, Brisbane, Pittsburgh and Poughkeepsie. On the site, you’ll find the recent additions listed on the left side bar and also on the main itinerary marked in green.
Full list of this week’s additions after the jump.
Hoboken, NJ USA 07/27/1998
-Portland, ME USA 07/26/1998
-Poughkeepsie, NY USA 07/16/1998
-Cleveland, OH USA 05/05/1998
-Pittsburgh, PA USA 05/02/1998
-Brasilia, Brazil 08/10/1997
-Nelson, New Zealand 06/29/1997
-Brisbane, Australia 06/21/1997
-Oxford, MS USA 04/10/1996
-Orlando, FL USA 04/01/1996
We are now stocking the complete collection of 7” singles from Windian Records’ first subscription series, which includes contributions from scuzz-rock heavies like Terry Malts, Suns of Guns, and Heavy Times.
Barreracudas - 7th Time Around b/w Nasty Boots
Two blown out, but hook-laden tunes from this Altanta, GA power-pop quartet. B-side, “Nasty Boots,” has sort of a budget Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers feel. Not necessarily a bad thing.
Heavy Times – – K-9 b/w Lantern Trail
Psych-tinged garage sludge from this Chicago outfit that released a full length on Hozac Records last year.
Static Eyes – – Trouble b/w Waves
Spittle-flecked and sloppy garage-punk from these carefree Midwestern bashers.
Suns of Guns – 5,000 Watts b/w Ralph E. Static
D.C.’s Suns of Guns back in action after a couple of years of relative silence. B-side, “Ralph E. Static,” is the cut here.
Terry Malts – Living With the Human Race b/w Over 21
Two new songs from San Francisco noise-pop trio Terry Malts, who had an LP on Slumberland last year. Includes a pretty great cover of Henry’s Dress’ “Over 21.”
Starting today, we’re planning to resume regular updates to the Fugazi Live Series website, adding 10 new shows for download each week. Hopefully, this pace will continue until we have uploaded our complete collection of 800+ concert recordings to the site.
This week’s additions are listed after the jump.
We are excited to announce that Dischord will be co-releasing Nites of Midnite, the debut record by Red Hare. Red Hare is a new group featuring Shawn Brown, Jason Farrell, and Dave Eight — all formerly of Swiz and Sweetbelly Freakdown — and drummer Joe Gorelick (Garden Variety, Bluetip, Retisonic). The record will be out this spring on Dischord/Hellfire. You can check out their song “Horace” here.
This spring, Lovitt Records will kick off a new 7” series with a split release between Office of Future Plans and their French compatriots, Daria. The vinyl will feature one new track by each band and will also come with four download-only bonus tracks. This will be the first new Office of Future Plans material since the band released its self-titled full-length debut last year (their other two contributions are covers). The records will, hopefully, arrive in time for OFP and Daria’s shared tour dates this March.
- Store Update: Big Eyes, Marriage, Bad Brains
- Red Hare’s “Nites of Midnite” available for pre-order/ “Hard Art, D.C. 1979” out now
- Lucian Perkin's "Hard Art, D.C. 1979" now available
- New releases from Zomes, Office of Future Plans, Fulgora
- Red Hare's "Nites of Midnite" out May 21
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