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Soccer Team's "Real Lessons in Cynicism" Now Available For Pre-Order


Soccer Team’s Real Lessons in Cynicism is now available for pre-order. As a bonus, we have 50 copies of the band’s 3 Songs 7" to give away with pre-orders. If you would like one, please leave a note in the comments section on your order.

Records will ship on or near the official 10/27 release date. Any additional items ordered will be held and shipped in the same box.

The songs “Friends Who Know” and “Too Many Lens Flares ” are currently streaming online.

Soccer Team’s “Real Lessons in Cynicism” out October 27th on LP and Digital


This fall, Dischord will release Real Lessons in Cynicism, the second full-length album by Washington, DC’s Soccer Team.

Originally a duo featuring Ryan Nelson (Most Secret Method, Beauty Pill) and Melissa Quinley, the band has since expanded to include drummer Dennis Kane and multi-instrumentalist, Jason Hutto (The Aquarium). The record includes 14 songs that were recorded live in a basement to a Tascam 388 tape machine and then mixed using a computer.

Listen to “Friends Who Know” here.

Store Update: Fountainsun, Pre-Moon Syndrome


Fountainsun Music Today

Music Today is the debut record by Fountainsun, a duo featuring Daniel Higgs (Lungfish) and Fumie Ishii. Recorded last year in Big Sur, California, the record collects 11 songs – some drawing on simple folk melodies, others guided by Higgs’ epic poetry. Music Today is surreal and heady, but surprisingly intimate. This version of the record has been pressed on translucent green vinyl.

V/A Pre-Moon Syndrome

Originally released in 1989, this record compiles live tracks recorded during the week-long Pre-Moon Syndrome concert series, which took place at DC Space in September of that same year. The LP includes contributions from Lungfish, Velocity Girl, Go Team, Whorl, Unrest, among others. A portion of the proceeds from each sale will benefit We Are Family DC.

Store Update: Dead Meadow, Loud Boyz


Dead Meadow Howls From The Hills

The second full-length from Washington, DC-bred psych-rock trio, Dead Meadow. Originally released by Joe Lally's Tolotta Records in 2001 and long out of print, the band has now reissued the album on LP via their own Xemu Records imprint.

Loud Boyz Tough Love Hard Feelings

The 11-song debut from DC-based hard rock quintet, Loud Boyz. Out courtesy of Cricket Cemetery Records. You can preview the entire record online here.

Bikini Kill's "Revolution Girl Style Now" out September 22 on LP and CD


On September 22nd, Bikini Kill Records will reissue Bikini Kill’s original demo tape, Revolution Girl Style Now on CD and LP. This reissue -- which was mixed by Guy Picciotto and mastered by John Golden -- includes the unreleased tracks, "Ocean Song", "Just Once", and "Playground."

The band has made a trailer for the record featuring footage from its first Olympia, WA show, which was shot by Brian Ruff and edited by Kathleen Hanna & Kathi Wilcox. Watch the video here.

Jawbox’s S/T Back on CD and LP September 22nd


This fall, Dischord and DeSoto Records will reissue JawboxS/T album on LP/Mp3 and CD. Originally released in 1996 and long out of print, this was the band’s fourth and final album. The LP has been remastered by Dan Coutant at Sunroom Audio and will include revised cover art by Jason Farrell.

Soul Side Announces Fall Tour Dates


Soul Side has announced a week’s worth of dates in November, including shows in Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Last year, the band reunited for the first time in 25 years, performing shows in Brooklyn and Washington, DC in conjunction with the premiere of the documentary film, Salad Days.

Find the complete list of dates and venues here.

Last fall, Soul Side’s Trigger and Bass·103 were reissued on a single LP, which is available here.

Lungfish’s “Pass and Stow” Back in Print on LP


We are pleased to announce that Lungfish’s third album, Pass and Stow, is now back in print on LP. First released in 1994, the record has been remastered and recut from the source files by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service.

Store Update: Titfield Thunderbolt, Clean Girls


Titfield Thunderbolt S/t

A reissue of the one-and-only single from early '70s Richmond, VA-based out-music ensemble, Titfield Thunderbolt. Re-released by Steady Sounds, this pressing is accompanied by an additional disc of previously unreleased material, some of which was culled from the original recording session.

Clean Girls Despite You

The debut full-length from Brooklyn via Williamsburg, VA noise-rock trio, Clean Girls. Eight songs that draw from heavy metal and vintage noise rock, mixing feedback and distortion with pummeling rhythms.

Zomes LP, Bikini Kill CD, and “Banned in DC” Book Now Available For Pre-Order


ZomesNear Unison LP, Bikini Kill’s The First Two Records CD, and the new printing of Banned in DC are all now available for pre-order. Records and books will ship on or before the official June 23rd release date. Any additional items ordered will be held and mailed in the same package.

Store Update: Red Death, Wing Dam


Red Death Permanent Exile

The debut full-length from Washington, DC-based quartet, Red Death. Thrash infused hardcore that refines and develops the sounds established on the band’s demo and contribution to the Red Line compilation. This record is available to stream or buy digitally here.

Wing Dam House Boat b/w All For

Two songs by Baltimore, Maryland-based three-piece, Wing Dam. Heavy guitar pop that takes sonic cues from the fuzzier end of '90s alt rock. Released by Brooklyn-based label, Slow Knife.

Zomes' "Near Unison" LP Out June 23


On June 23, Baltimore/Stockholm duo Zomes will release a new album, Near Unison, via their own label (also called Near Unison). The LP will be distributed exclusively through Dischord Direct.

From the band: “These visceral and gently imaginative songs come from a year long musical sketch-sharing practice that led the band towards simple compositions inspired by the melodies and intimate storytelling of Swedish and American folk music.”

You can watch a video for the song "Beckoning Breeze" here.

"Banned in DC" Back in Print June 23


After nearly 10 years out of production, Banned In DC is finally coming back into print.

Assembled by Cynthia Connolly, Leslie Clague, and Sharon Cheslow and originally released in December of 1988, Banned in DC collects hundreds of photos, flyers, and stories documenting the DC punk scene of the mid-’80s.

The intention of the book — one of the first to be published on punk in the US — was to capture the feeling and energy of the movement using stories from the people who were involved. It features images of a number of bands from that time, including Minor Threat, Faith, Marginal Man, Scream, Red C, Bad Brains, Rites of Spring, Nuclear Crayons, Insurrection, Hate from Ignorance, G.I., Void, and Second Wind.

Store Update: Pinkwash, Putrisect


Pinkwash Cancer Money b/w Skin

Two songs by heavy punk duo, Pinkwash. Though currently based in Philadelphia, the band has strong DC roots, as singer/guitarist Joey Doubek and drummer Ashley Arnwine both performed in local outfits Mass Movement of the Moth and Ingrid. Pinkwash is, in many ways, an extension of the latter, focusing on loud, cathartic and repetitive music. Released by Priests’ Sister Polygon Records. Preview these songs here

Putrisect Chaos Awaits

The debut EP from Baltimore-based quintet, Putrisect. Four songs that take inspiration from death metal and hardcore punk, but also make use of droney atmospheric sludge and feedback.

Store Update: Jawbox, Dead Meadow


Jawbox - My Scrapbook of Fatal Accidents

Originally released on CD by DeSoto in 1998, My Scrapbook of Fatal Accidents gathers a number of hard to find odds and sods recorded throughout Jawbox’s eight-year existence. The collection has now been pressed to vinyl for the first time ever by Germany's Arctic Rodeo Recordings as a purple-swirl colored double LP. The track list includes the band's 1994 Peel Session as well as previously unreleased studio recordings, four songs drawn from a live set taped at HFStival in 1996, and a number of covers. There’s a few extras in there, too: a CD version of the album and two large booklets with never before seen photos and a complete list of Jawbox's performances.

Dead Meadow - Peel Sessions

Recorded in 2000 in Arlington, VA, Dead Meadow's six-song Peel Session is among the only session recordings that the much-loved radio presenter allowed to be taped outside of the UK (at the time, the band had no money to travel abroad). This record also includes demo takes of "Golden Cloud" and "White Worm" which recorded around the same time, though in a different session. It’s worth picking up for the fairly epic take of “Indian Bones” alone, though.

(Aaron Leitko)

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