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Store Update: Comet Gain

04.05.17

Comet Gain - Realistes

Among the finest works by London's Comet Gain. Indie-pop as agit-prop. Songs of bitterness and moodiness. Guitars by Jon Slade (Huggy Bear) and guest vocals from Kathleen Hanna. Originally released by Kill Rock Stars in 2002, the album has now been reissued on LP courtesy of M'Lady's Records. (Recommended)

Comet Gain - City Fallen Leaves

Comet Gain's fifth album. Originally released on CD in 2005, M'Lady's has now pressed the record to vinyl for the first time ever as a 2xLP. Also quite excellent.

(Aaron Leitko)






Store Update: The Sorts, Regulator Watts

03.29.17

The Sorts - Six Plus

The sixth and final album by the mellow Washington, D.C.-based funk/post-rock outfit, The Sorts. Formed in 1994, the band was anchored by guitarist Josh LaRue (HiM), drummer Chris Farrall (Hoover), and bassist Stuart Fletcher. Originally released only on CD in 2003, Bcore has now given the record its first-ever vinyl pressing.

Regulator Watts - The Mercury LP

Guitarist Alex Dunham's post-Hoover trio with Arief Sless-Kitain and Cret Wilson. Mercury was first released as a four song 12" EP in 1996 and then later expanded into a full-length CD that compiled a number of the band's singles and rarities. It's now on LP for the first time courtesy of Bcore.






The Make-Up to Reunite for Shows This Spring

03.06.17

This spring, The Make-Up will reunite for a series of performances at the Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona, Spain and Porto, Portugal. Before the band heads overseas, they'll also perform a warm up gig at the Black Cat in Washington, DC. These will be The Make-Up's first shows since 2013.






Store Update: Bless, Coup Sauvage & the Snips

02.24.17

Bless - S/T

Seven songs by bizzaro Washington, D.C. rock outfit, Bless. Skewed guitar riffs that at times recall Devo, but also the more eccentric reaches of the Teenbeat Records family. Lineup includes members of Flasher, Cool People, Dudes, and Big Hush. "I Want It" is a pretty great. You can preview this release digitally here. (Recommended)

Coup Sauvange & the Snips - Heirs to Nothing

The debut album by Washington, D.C. dance/pop outfit, Coup Sauvage & the Snips. Weirdo house-party music with electronic rhythms and call and response vocals. Features Jason Barnett of Gauche and Hott Beat.






Store Update: Jason Simon

01.12.17

Jason Simon - Familiar Haunts

The second solo album by Dead Meadow guitarist, Jason Simon. Eight stripped down folk songs soaked in reverb and augmented with lo-fi psychic jewelry. Preview or purchase this record digitally here. Recommended.






Channels’ “Backpfeifengesicht” b/w “Airstrip 1” out 1/20

01.04.17

Channels – J. Robbins, Janet Morgan, and Darren Zentek -- have recently reactivated and will release a new two-song digital single on January 20th. Formed in 2003, the trio completed an EP and a full-length record before going on indefinite hiatus. “Backpfeifengesicht” and “Airstrip 1” are the first new music recorded by the band in nearly 10 years. The single will be available via Bandcamp, iTunes, and directly from the Dischord website. Artwork comes courtesy of Ryan Nelson.






Store Update: Rain Like the Sound of Trains

12.01.16

KAG - EP A

The solo debut by Priests singer and Sister Polygon Records co-proprietor, Katie Alice Greer. Lo-fi electronics and samples conjure suburban isolation and alienation. Give it a listen online or buy digitally here.

Title Tracks - Long Dream

The third full-length by Washington, D.C.-based power-pop outfit, Title Tracks. Founded in 2008 by John Davis (Q and Not U), the band has released two full-length records on Ernest Jennings as well as a two song single on Dischord. At present, the band is a trio featuring Davis as well as bassist Michael Cotterman (Loved Ones) and drummer Elmer Sharp. You can preview the record online here.

Flasher - S/T

Originally released on cassette earlier this year, Sister Polygon has now reissued Flasher’s seven song debut EP on vinyl. Formed in 2015, Flasher is Taylor Mulitz (Priests), Daniel Saperstein (Bless), and Emma Baker (Big Hush). Excellent minimalist post-punk that channels Wire as well as Teenbeat heavies like Unrest. Recommended.

(Aaron Leitko)






Lungfish’s “Rainbows From Atoms” Back on LP 11/18

10.26.16

On November 18th, we will reissue Lungfish's second full-length, Rainbows From, on LP. Originally released in 1993, the album was recorded at Inner Ear Studios in Arlington, VA by Ian MacKaye and Don Zientara. Long out of print, this version has been remastered for vinyl by TJ Lipple. At the time of this recording, Lungfish was Daniel Higgs, Asa Osborne, John Chriest, and Mitchell Feldstein. You can pre-order the record here and also through the Dischord Bandcamp page.






Store Update: Rain Like the Sound of Trains

09.28.16

Rain Like the Sound of Trains - Singles

This record compiles all eight songs from the band's three original 7"s. Formed in 1993, Rain Like the Sound of Trains was Bobby Sullivan (Soulside), Doug Birdzell (Beefeater), Pete Chramiec, and Josh Larue.

Pearie Sol - S/T

The debut cassette by Washington, DC's Pearie Sol (Gauche, Teen Liver). Lo-fi loner tunes that at times recall the work of Half Japanese and Suicide. Preview this release or purchase digitally here.






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.






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