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
In October, Red Hare will join Louisville, Kentucky trio Coliseum for a week’s worth of West Coast dates, including stops in San Diego, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Portland. Their debut full-length, Nites of Midnite, was released in May via Dischord/Hellfire and the first pressing of the LP has since sold out. The record is currently being re-pressed on blue-colored vinyl with updated cover art. Find the full list of Red Hare dates below and complete info on our tours page.
10-6 Los Angeles, CA – The Satellite
10-7 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
10-9 San Francisco, CA – The Bottom of the Hill
10-11 Spokane, WA – Carr’s Corner
10-13 Portland, OR – Dante’s
10-14 Seattle, WA – Highline
Later this month, The Evens will perform a week’s worth of shows in the Pacific Northwest, starting in Seattle and finishing up at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco. Find a complete list of the dates below and more information our on tours page.
9-27 Seattle, WA – Vera Project
9/28 Olympia, WA – Eagles Ballroom
9/29 Portland, OR – Mission Theater
9/30 Eugene, OR – Paper Moon Studio
10/1 Sacramento, CA – Sol Collective
10/3 Berkeley, CA – Berkeley High School
10/4 San Francisco, CA – Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
After eight years and who knows how many CDs, LPs, and CD-Rs, Washington D.C.’s Sockets Records closed up shop in February following a final concert/ merch-blowout at the Black Cat. Hume and Imperial China – two of the label’s longest running bands – went down with it, making the label’s closing party their final show.
Now, more than six months later, we have picked up some of the label’s remaining stock and made it available via Dischord Direct.
Founded by Sean Peoples, Sockets began as a CD-R label that focused mainly on experimental music – releasing improv-oriented works by groups like Na (Japan) and Kohoutek (DC), as well as an audio-zine series that featured contributions from Dischord artists like Guy Picciotto and Justin Moyer. After a number of releases, the label moved on to vinyl records, releasing LPs by groups like Skeletons, Buildings, and Deleted Scenes.
You can watch a 30-minute documentary on the label here. (Aaron Leitko)
Buildings – Everything in Parallel
Buildings’ debut LP. Lush instrumental rock that’s heavy on the guitar solos.
Hume – Penumbra
The debut mini-LP by Washington, D.C.-based quartet, Hume. Captures the group in its first full-band line-up, playing music that's about 50/50 power-pop and prog. A split release between Sockets and J Street Records.
Two songs by Hume. The band's first release with guitarist Peter Tran and only record to feature keyboard playing by pianist Leo Svirsky.
Macaw – Celadon
Six ambient compositions recorded using a Roland TR-707 and various analog synthesizers by Hume drummer Wilson Kemp. Pressed on translucent green vinyl with hand-screened cover art in black or brown.
The Julie Ruin’s new full-length, Run Fast, is out now and available through our webstore on CD and LP+MP3. You can also pick it up from the band, who will begin a short tour tonight at New York’s Bowery Ballroom.
Run Fast is being released on The Julie Ruin Records, which is manufactured and distributed by Dischord Direct.
Next week, Deathfix will head out on a two-week tour of the East Coast and Midwest supporting Pinback. The trip kicks off at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall on September 3 and continues through Detroit, Toronto, Hamden and a number of other cities.
This will be the band’s first trip with new drummer Jerry Busher, who will be replacing Devin Ocampo. Jerry is a long-time friend of the band and has performed with Fugazi, French Toast, and All Scars, among myriad other DC groups.
Find the complete itinerary over at our tours page.
Deathfix’s self-titled debut LP is out now.
- December Specials Vol. 2: Rites of Spring’s “Six Song Demo” and One Last Wish’s “1986”
- December Specials Vol.1: Faith "Subject to Change + First Demo" and Void "Sessions 1981-83"
- Deathfix announce California dates with Pinback
- Store Update: Deleted Scenes, Fulgora, Coke Bust, The Shirks
- Alarms & Controls’ “Clovis Points” out now
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