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Internship Opportunity at The Dischord Records Archive Project

09.14.16

The Dischord Records Archive Project is looking for an intern for assistance in preserving, cataloguing and creating finding aids for manuscript collections. The collections include manuscript, photographic and audio-visual material that document the work of Dischord Records and punk in the D.C. area. Recent graduates in library science, archival studies and students who need to complete a practicum as part of their degree program are especially encouraged to apply. All work will be completed in collaboration with a professional archivist and you must live in the D.C. area, and be available on weekdays to be considered. Applicants should have knowledge or interest in punk and the work of Dischord Records. For details on how to apply, please send us a little information about yourself to archive@dischord.com.






Dischord on Bandcamp

09.12.16

The Dischord Records catalog is now available to purchase on Bandcamp. The majority of our titles have now been posted, but we'll continue to update and fine-tune the site in the coming months. While we will continue to offer digital files for sale on our website in MP3 format, the Bandcamp page will now make it possible to download our releases in lossless formats (WAV, FLAC, etc). Find Dischord on Bandcamp here.






Store Update: Motion Graphics, Ocobaya

09.08.16

Motion Graphics - Brass Mechanics

Two minimalist compositions for digital reed instruments by Brooklyn-based composer, Motion Graphics (aka Joe Williams). Released on Washington, D.C.’s Future Times records. Preview the tracks online here.

Ocobaya - Messix

The debut EP from Ocobaya. Lush and hypnotic synthesizer music by Mike Petillo and Aaron Leitko, who also work together under the name Protect-U. Released by D.C.-based label 1432R. Preview two songs here






Store Update: Oswego

08.10.16

Oswego - S/T

Hamburg’s Arctic Rodeo Recordings has reissued the complete works of Oswego on double LP. Oswego was formed in Washington, D.C. in 1999 and included members of Kerosene 454, Most Secret Method, and Vita Bruno. The group released two records on Bcore Disc – the Just Getting Warmed Up EP (2000) and a self-titled full-length (2002). This double LP reissue collects both discs and marks the first time that these songs have been made available on vinyl.






Store Update: Zomes

07.20.16

Zomes - Who Shall Be The Sun

A new cassette by Baltimore-based duo Zomes featuring recitations of works by poet David Wagoner set to minimal music. “Who Shall Be The Sun” is the band’s second release on its own Near Unison imprint. (Recommended)




Store Update: Beauty Pill

06.13.16

Beauty Pill - Beauty Pill Describes Things As They Are

Beauty Pill’s second full-length album, released in 2015 by Butterscotch Records. Years in the making, Describes Things As They Are finds songwriter Chad Clark augmenting his arrangements with electronic rhythms, horn arrangements, and noise. This pressing is on translucent red vinyl.






Store Update: Sunwolf

05.26.16

Sunwolf - Follow The Dreamers

Washington, D.C.-based trio Sunwolf has a new LP, Follow The Dreamers , which is out now via their own label, El Rey Records. Though the project started as a solo outlet for bassist/singer Rob “Kalani” Tifford, the band – which also includes singer/guitarist Tom Bunnell (Felt Letters) and drummer Jerry Busher (Fugazi, French Toast) -- has since grown into a more collaborative affair. (Recommended)






Lungfish’s “Sound in Time” Back on LP 6/24

05.11.16

In June, we will reissue Sound In Time Lungfish's fourth full-length, Sound In Time, on LP. Originally released in 1996, the album was recorded at Inner Ear Studios in Arlington, Virginia by Don Zientara. Long out of print, this version has been remastered for vinyl by TJ Lipple.






John Stabb Dies at 54

05.09.16

Our good friend John Stabb died on Saturday, May 7th at the age of 54. The cause of death was stomach cancer. Born John Dukes Schroeder, Stabb was one of the original D.C. punks. He formed G.I. in 1980 with John Barry, Brian Gay, and Mark Alberstadt and the band’s debut EP, Legless Bull (released in the fall of 1981), would become Dischord’s fourth release. Though Government Issue split up 1989, Stabb continued to make music throughout his life, performing and recording in bands like Weatherhead, Betty Blue, Factory Incident and History Repeated. We are deeply saddened by the news of his passing and send our thoughts to his wife, Mina, and his friends. John was a sweet person and will be missed.






Store Update: Benjy Ferree, Day After D.C., Flasher

04.28.16

Benjy Ferree Cry-Fi

The third full-length from PG County, MD-bred singer-songwriter, Benjy Ferree. Now relocated to New Orleans, Ferree delivers an album about heartbreak and renewal, albeit with a slightly gonzo touch and a lot of synthesizers. Features contributions from D.C.-based multi-instrumentalist, Mark Cisneros (Deathfix, Medications, Kid Congo Powers).

Tim Follos and Hussain Mohammed Day After D.C.

A collection of show reviews, interviews, and photographs chronicling the Washington, D.C. music scene between 2005 and 2013. The book includes interviews with Ian MacKaye, Chris Moore, Dave Brockie, and Ian Svenonius, as well as reviews of bands like Sick Fix, Give, Body Cop, Coke Bust, and many more.

Flasher S/T

The debut cassette by Washington, D.C. trio Flasher. Formerly known as Young Trynas, the band includes members of Priests and Big Hush. Jagged post-punk riffs dusted with stomp-box haze. (Recommended)

(Aaron Leitko)






Dag Nasty "Cold Heart" 7" out May 20

04.04.16

Next month, Dischord will release Cold Heart a new two-song single by Dag Nasty. For this session, the band returned to its original lineup: guitarist Brian Baker, singer Shawn Brown, bassist Roger Marbury, and drummer Colin Sears. The songs were recorded in December of 2015 at Inner Ear Studios with Don Zientara and Ian MacKaye. These two songs mark the first time that this lineup has been in the studio together since October 1985, almost 30 years ago.

Dag Nasty will be touring Europe throughout April. Find complete date and venue information here.






Scream's "Fumble" Back on LP This Spring

03.21.16

In May, Dischord will reissue Fumble, the final full-length by Washington, DC's Scream. Recorded in 1989 and released in 1993, this was the second Scream record to feature drummer Dave Grohl (the first being No More Censorship, which was released on RAS Records). Long out of print on vinyl, this reissue has been remastered by TJ Lipple and features updated cover art courtesy of Alec Bourgeois.






Store Update: The Landlords, Passing Phases, Domingues and Kane

03.16.16

The Landlords Fitzgerald’s Paris

A reissue of the second LP by Charlottesville, VA punk band, The Landlords. Recorded at Inner Ear studios in 1984, this pressing has been restored from the original master tapes and includes a complimentary download featuring bonus studio material and a live set recorded at CBGB’s in 1985. (Recommended)

Passing Phases Fitzgerald’s Paris

10 new songs from Sterling, VA's Passing Phases. Guitar-driven pop music that sometimes recalls the Replacements and Big Star. The group features members of the groups Pizza and Pygmy Lush. Preview the whole record here.

Domingues and Kane Gut + Voltage

A collection of works by this D.C.-based neo-classical duo featuring Amy Domingues (Garland of Hours, Threnody Ensemble) and Dennis Kane (Tone, Soccer Team). Eight pieces that pair the 15th century instrument viola da gamba with textures generated by an analog synthesizer.






John Stabb Fundraiser

02.16.16

Last month, Government Issue singer John Stabb was diagnosed with cancer. For those would like to help out, a website has been set up to coordinate fundraising efforts on his behalf. Money given will be put toward John’s medical and living expenses as he undergoes treatment.




Store Update: Two Inch Astronaut, Mark Beemer, Robert Moss

02.05.16

Two Inch Astronaut Personal Life

The third full-length from Colesville, MD-bred trio, Two Inch Astronaut. Recorded by J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines) at Magpie Cage in Baltimore and released by Exploding in Sound Records. Preview the song "Good Behavior" here. (Recommended).

Mark Beemer Stealing Time: 23 Years of Punk Images

An expanded reissue of Mark Beemer's long out of print photo book. Includes concert and portrait photographs of Bluetip, Circus Lupus, Engine Down, Fugazi, Nation of Ulysses, Henry Rollins, Darkest Hour, and many more.

Robert Moss Descending Memphis

A detective story/coming-of-age story written by Robert R. Moss, former member of Artificial Peace and Government Issue.






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