Minutes – Roland
The second full-length LP from Kalamazoo, MI/Washington, D.C. post-punk collective, Minutes. Twelve songs that were recorded in a basement on a Tascam 388 ¼” tape machine. Features long-time Dischord office regular Ryan Nelson (Most Secret Method, Soccer Team) sharing drum, guitar, and vocal duties. Preview the record in its entirety here.
Cigarette – Gush
The debut mini-LP from Washington, D.C./Arlington, VA-based slo-mo pop ensemble, Cigarette. Seven hazy and reverb-laden songs recorded by Hays Holladay (Bluebrain) in 2012. You can preview the whole record here. Limited to 250 copies.
Dudes – Greatest Hits
The debut release from this Washington, D.C. based lo-fi basement punk trio, which features members of Chain & the Gang. The first run of cassettes sold-out, but it’s back in print courtesy of the Priests-curated label, Sister Polygon Records. You can check it out here.
Teen Liver – Cassette
The cassette-only debut from Washington, D.C.-based garage-rock trio, Teen Liver. Nine weird, thrashy songs that invoke The Cramps, Devo, and Half Japanese. Includes members of Cigarette. Preview the whole tape here
Priests - Tape Two
Back in stock again. Same sounds, but with blue Xeroxed cover art.
This spring, Dischord will release S.O.A.’s First Demo 12/29/80. This 7” collects the eight songs that the band recorded with Skip Groff at Inner Ear during its first studio session.
Henry Garfield formed State of Alert (S.O.A.) in October of 1980 with guitarist Michael Hampton, bassist Wendel Blow, and drummer Simon Jacobsen. The band released 13 songs – three on the Flex Your Head sampler and ten on the No Policy EP – and performed a total of nine shows before splitting up in July of 1981.
Dischord Records co-founder Jeff Nelson has created a few new t-shirt designs. They can be purchased through the Pedestrian Press.
For our final week of December specials, we’re making Faraquet’s "The View From This Tower" and Medications’ "Completely Removed" LPs available for $7 each through Sunday, 12/29.
Faraquet – The View From This Tower
Medications – Completely Removed
For our third week of December specials, we’re making Lungfish’s “Talking Songs For Walking” and “Indivisible” LPs available for $7 each through Sunday, 12/22.
Lungfish - Talking Songs For Walking
Lungfish - Indivisible
Moving forward with this month’s series of weekly specials, we’re making Rites of Spring’s “Six Song Demo” and One Last Wish’s “1986” available on CD and LP for $7 each through Sunday, December 15th.
Rites of Spring - Six Song Demo
One Last Wish – 1986
Throughout the month of December, Dischord mail-order will be offering weekly specials on select releases.
This week, we’re kicking things off with Faith’s “Subject to Change + First Demo” and Void’s “Sessions 1981-83”, which will be available on CD and LP for $7 each through Sunday, December 8th.
Faith - Subject to Change + First Demo
Void - Sessions 1981-83
In January, Deathfix will join back up with Pinback for a string of shows in California, including visits to San Luis Obispo, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Barbara and two nights in Pinback’s hometown, San Diego. As per usual, complete venue and ticket information can be found over at our tours page.
Deleted Scenes - Stutter
Formed during the mid-’00s in D.C., Deleted Scenes play dazed and melancholy pop music. Over the last couple of years, they’ve come into their own, developing a more manic and warped melodic sensibility that, stylistically speaking, picks up some cues from local peers like Buildings, Medications, and The Dismemberment Plan.
We recently picked up a few of their releases to sell at Dischord Direct, including this two song 7” the band recorded earlier this year with producer Brian McTear at Philadelphia’s Miner Street Recordings. They’ve got a new LP coming up this spring. You can listen to “Stutter” here.
Deleted Scenes – Young People’s Church of the Air
Deleted Scenes’ second full-length, originally released on Sockets Records in 2011.
Deleted Scenes – Bedbedbedbedbed EP
A four-song precursor EP to Young People’s Church of the Air that includes an acoustic take on the title track and fairly twisted-up cover of the Smiths’ “Please, Please, Please Let me Get What I Want.”
Fulgora – Splinter b/w Crutch
The second single from this St. Louis/Baltimore-based grindcore band that features drummer Adam Jarvis of Pig Destroyer.
Coke Bust – Confined
Nine pummeling, no-frills hardcore tunes from Washington, D.C.’s Coke Bust. Their first new release since 2011’s Degradation EP.
The Shirks – Action Men
The latest single from D.C.-based garage-punks, The Shirks. All the fast and heavy three-chord rock moves of their recent full-length on Grave Mistake, only with the grit-level dialed back a single notch.
Alarms & Controls’s debut LP, Clovis Points, is out now via Dischord/Lovitt Records and available through our webstore on CD and LP+MP3. The band will celebrate with a record release show at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C. on December 3 and a performance at Death By Audio in Brooklyn, NY on December 12. Find more info on those dates here.
Pre-order copies will ship slightly in advance of the official release date, November 19th. Any items ordered with the record will be held and shipped in the same package. Listen to "Khmer Avatar" here.
Des Ark – Live on WXDU Vol. 3
There are two types of Des Ark shows: The loud ones, where Aimee Argote brings a backing band and a car full of amps, and the quiet ones, where she dials back the volume to an intimate, living-room appropriate level. Live at WXDU Vol. 3 is one of the latter. This record – originally released on LP by Paramnesia and now reissued by Lovitt -- includes nine songs recorded live on WXDU by Ross Grady in 2010. It’s just Aimee, her voice, and an acoustic guitar, with a few guest riffs from Pygmy Lush’s Johnny Ward. The vinyl is coke bottle clear and the cover art features a two-color screen-print.
This Will Destroy You - Live in Reykjavik, Iceland
A live triple LP double CD concert album including material drawn from Young Mountain, S/T, and Tunnel Blanket. All songs were performed and recorded at Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik, Iceland. LPs in this 1st pressing are colored black, marbled grey, and white.
The Dismemberment Plan – The Uncanney Valley
The Plan’s fifth full-length record. Uncanney Valley (yes, it's supposed to be spelled that way) includes 10 brand new tunes recorded with J. Robbins in Baltimore, Maryland.
Beaver – S/T
A reissue of the first and only EP from the short-lived Washington, D.C. punk outfit, Beaver. Originally released in 1981, Beaver was fronted by Tom Lyle, who would go on to found Government Issue.
The Legend of Cool Disco Dan is a feature documentary that tells the story of Washington, D.C. in the 1980s through the eyes of D.C. graffiti legend, Cool "Disco" Dan. Blending exclusive interviews with dozens of local and national celebrities along with archival footage, the film offers a comprehensive portrait of this critical decade. Narrated by Henry Rollins.
Hoover's first and only full-length, The Lurid Traversal of Route 7, is back in print on LP for the first time in many, many years. This time around, the record has been pressed on clear-colored vinyl.
Alarms & Controls is Chris Hamley (Circus Lupus, The Monorchid), Vin Novara (The Crownhate Ruin, 1.6 Band), and Michael Honch. Formed in 2010, they have released one single, Reanimus Cataract b/w Kirtland's Warbler, as a split between Dischord and Mud Memory. Clovis Points was recorded in 2012 with J. Robbins at Magpie Cage studio in Baltimore. Following the recording sessions, Honch left the group, passing bass duties to Arthur Noll, who joins the band live. The record will be out November 19th on CD and LP+Mp3.
After a quick break spent reflecting on his band’s recent travels through the East and West Coasts of the United States, as well as select nations of Eastern Europe, E.D. Sedgwick is ready to hit the road again, this time for a ten-day tour of Japan with The Tongues. On this trip, E.D. will be accompanied by bassist Chad Molter (Faraquet), drummer Sam Lavine (Cornel West Theory) and vocalist Alexia Kaufmann. Find the complete dates after the jump and more info on the tour's tumblr site or on our tours page.
10-12 Shinjuku, Tokyo – Nine Spices
10-13 Nagoya, Aichi – Daytrip
10-14 Kyoto, Kyoto – Rinky Dink Studio
10-15 Uguisudani, Tokyo – What’s Up
10-16 Hachioji, Tokyo – Rinky Dink Studio
10-17 Ashikaga, Tochigi – Soundhouse Pico
10-18 Koiwa, Tokyo – Bush Bash
10-19 Koriyama, Fukushima – Studio Tissue Box
10-20 Ikebukuro, Tokyo – Music Org
- Store Update: Minutes, Cigarette, Dudes, Teen Liver, Priests
- S.O.A.’s “First Demo 12/29/80” out in March on Dischord
- New T-Shirt Designs at Pedestrian Press
- December Specials Vol. 4: Faraquet’s “View From This Tower” and Medications’ “Completely Removed”
- December Specials Vol. 3: Lungfish’s “Talking Songs For Walking” and “Indivisible”
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