Stuff We Sell

Store Update: Sunwolf

05.26.16

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.






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 Mike 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.






Dag Nasty to Tour Europe This Spring

01.26.16

In April, Dag Nasty will tour Europe for the first time ever, performing dates in Germany, Austria, Slovenia, and Belgium.

In 2012, the band reunited in its original lineup – guitarist Brian Baker, singer Shawn Brown, drummer Colin Sears, and bassist Roger Marbury – to perform at a benefit for the D.C. punk documentary, Salad Days. Since then, the group has continued to perform on a sporadic basis.

Find the complete list of dates and venues here.






Store Update: Birth (Defects), Des Ark

12.18.15

Birth (Defects) S/T

A two song 7" by Baltimore and Washington, D.C.-based noise rock outfit, Birth (Defects). Released via Reptilian Records, this single is limited to 300 copies. You can preview the song "Ascetic" here.

Des Ark Everything Dies

The third full-length from Pittsboro, NC-based singer/songwriter, Aimee Argote, better known as Des Ark. Released in 2015 by Graveface Records.






Red Hare "Lexicon Mist" 7" Out in February

12.15.15

Early next year, Dischord and Hellfire records will release Lexicon Mist, a new 3-song 7" by Red Hare. This is the band's first release since its debut full-length, Nites of Midnite, and it arrives as the group is completing work on its second album. The record contains two original songs and a cover of Lungfish's "Sphere of Influence."

Red Hare is Shawn Brown (Swiz, Fury, and the original-and-current singer of Dag Nasty), Jason Farrell (Swiz, Bluetip), Dave Eight (Swiz, Bluetip), and Joe Gorelick (Garden Variety, Retisonic).






Store Update: Dan Higgs, Ian Svenonius

11.25.15

Daniel Higgs VIV

An album of expansive songs and banjo improvisations by Lungfish singer, Daniel Higgs. Recorded last year in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and released as a joint effort between the labels Desmonta and Unwork in 2015. Limited to 300 copies on black vinyl.

Ian Svenonius Censorship Now!!

The second collection of essays by musician/thinker/revolutionary, Ian Svenonius (Make-Up, Chain & the Gang). In this volume, the author examines a number of of-the-moment topics, including self-veneration through rock-doc, the gentrification of punk, and the film Heathers. Censorship Now!! is available in a signed hardbound special edition and also as a paperback.






Youth Brigade’s “Complete First Demo” Now Available For Pre-Order

11.10.15

Youth Brigade’s Complete First Demo is now available for pre-order. Records will ship on or near the official November 23 release date. Any additional items ordered will be held and shipped in the same box.

You can preview the song “Bouncer” here.






Store Update: Marriage, Cigarette

10.21.15

Marriage Pool Blunt

The second full-length from Austin, Texas-based quintet, Marriage, which includes former Black Eyes drummer, Mike Kanin. As with the band’s earlier work, the music is heavy on percussion and distortion – a shifting balance of drums and lo-fi psychedelic gristle, of order and madness. Recommended.

Cigarette Chapel Songs

Four songs and five interludes by Washington, DC's Cigarette. Romantic and reverb-laden pop music recorded more-or-less live at St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church by Kevin Erickson.






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