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Fort Reno 2014 is Back On

06.30.14

We’re pleased to announce that following a meeting between organizers and the authorities, an agreement has been reached that will allow this year’s Fort Reno Summer Concert Series to go forward. Our thanks go out to Amanda MacKaye and the Fort Reno volunteers for all of their work.






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Fort Reno 2014 is in Jeopardy

06.26.14

For the first time in decades, the Fort Reno Summer Concert Series – an all-volunteer run organization which has hosted free all-ages outdoor shows by D.C.-area musicians since 1968 – is in danger of going dark.

The U.S. Park Service is currently withholding the event’s permit until the organizers agree to hire a Park Police officer to be present on site during each of the season’s bi-weekly concerts. Unfortunately, this cost will exceed Fort Reno’s entire yearly budget.

If you value this series and would like to see the season go forward, we urge you to make your feelings known to the Park Service, and also to encourage the Mayor and Ward 3 representative, Mary Cheh to intercede on Fort Reno’s behalf.

Contact information is listed after the jump.





Office of the Chief

U.S. Park Police

(202) 619-7350



U.S. Park Police, Rock Creek Park Station

202-426-7716



Mary Cheh

Ward 3 D.C. Council Member

(202) 724-8062



Office of Mayor Vincent C. Gray

(202) 727-6300




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Dinged Bluetip, Branch Manager, Trusty, Fire Party LPs Now Available at Discount

06.09.14

We recently found a number of old stock LPs with lightly dinged covers. In most cases, it’s just normal wear and tear from being on the shelf for a while. Below, you can find a list of these titles for sale at a slightly reduced price.

$8:

BluetipJoin Us

Branch ManagerAnything Tribal

Branch ManagerS/T

TrustyThe Fourth Wise Man

Holy Rollers As Is

$7

Fire PartyS/T






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New Vinyl Pricing as of August 1st

06.06.14

As of August 1st, we'll be raising the price of our vinyl records. LPs will be $13 , EPs $12 and 7"s will be $5. CD, DVDs and digital prices will stay the same.






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Store Update: Downtown Boys, The Apes, Ar-Kaics, Mrs. Magician

05.15.14

Downtown Boys - S/t

Four fast and chaotic saxophone-driven punk rock songs from Providence, RI-based sextet, Downtown Boys. Recorded by Priests guitarist G.L. at Swim Two Birds in Washington, D.C. and released via Sister Polygon Records. Recommended, but if you don’t want to take my word for it, there’s a nice little write up on it over at Yellow Green Red.

The Ar-Kaics - Make It Mine

Two more moody garage rock tunes from Richmond, VA-based trio, The Ar-Kaics, which features former/current members of Chain & the Gang and The Shirks.

The Apes - Bodies

These brand new recordings from D.C.’s much-missed heavy rock outfit, The Apes, find the band reunited with their original vocalist, Paul Weil, for the first time since 2005. Heavy on the fuzz and creepy, wheezing keyboard tones, both songs – “Bodies” and “Ooop Ahhh” – are about as weird and excellent as anything the band released during its initial run.

Mrs. Magician - Friday Night

Tasteful, but retro-minded ’60s-style pop with gloomy undertones from San Diego, CA. These two songs follow up the band’s debut LP, Strange Heaven, which arrived in 2012 via Swami Records.

(Aaron Leitko)






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Jawbox's "Novelty" and Chain & the Gang's "Minimum Rock n Roll" Out Now

05.13.14

The vinyl reissue of Jawbox’s second full-length, Novelty, and Chain & the Gang’s brand new record, Minimum Rock n Roll, are both out now and available for purchase via the Dischord webstore.

Chain & the Gang will also be touring Europe throughout May and June. Those dates are available here.






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Channels’ “Open” and “Waiting For The Next End of the World” Out Now on Vinyl

04.25.14

Originally released on CD by DeSoto and Dischord Records respectively, Channels’s six-song Open EP and full-length debut Waiting For the Next End of the World are now available on LP for the first time ever, courtesy of Germany’s Arctic Rodeo Recordings. Both records have been pressed on colored vinyl and include a full-color insert and a CD version of the album.




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Puff Pieces Debut Single Out Now on Lovitt Records

04.17.14

Justin Moyer and Mike Andre – both formerly of Antelope – have formed a new band with Amanda Huron (Caution Curves, Vertebrates) called Puff Pieces. Earlier this year, they recorded a 4-song single with Devin Ocampo (Medications), which is available now via Lovitt Records. You can listen to their song “New Nazis” here.




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Store Update: Puff Pieces, The Wedding Dress, Skull Defekts, Coup Sauvage & the Snips

04.17.14

Puff Pieces4-Songs

Mike Andre and Justin Moyer – both formerly of Antelope – formed Puff Pieces with Amanda Huron (Caution Curves, Vertebrates) in 2012. Since then, the band has popped up regularly on bills in D.C., performing a unique, high-anxiety brand of minimalist music. This four-song single was recorded, mixed, and mastered in just four hours with Devin Ocampo (Medications, Faraquet). You can check out the song “New Nazis” here.

The Wedding DressLoom/Heavy Earth

The Wedding Dress is an outlet for the songs that Maps & Atlases guitar player, Erin Elders writes during his "math-pop" band's fleeting downtime. It’s a distinctly different affair, though -- more layered, plaintive and measured than anything else in his catalog. The 7" is a limited edition teaser for a full-length due out in the fall.

Skull DefektsDances in Dreams of the Known Unknown

Dances in Dreams of the Known Unknown is the third release from Swedish experimental/punk quartet Skull Defekts to be made in collaboration Daniel Higgs (Lungfish, The Pupils). Here, Higgs joins vocalists Joachim Nordwall and Daniel Fagerstroem in a set of songs that draw from psychedelic music, punk, folk dances, and free improvisation. It's a worthy successor to their 2011 effort, Peer Amid, which was also released via Chicago's Thrill Jockey Records.

Coup Sauvage & The SnipsSneaks

The debut single from Washington, DC-based ensemble, Coup Sauvage & the Snips. Two electronic pop songs that draw equal inspiration from of '60s Motown, '70s European variety TV, and the "Solid Gold" dancers from the '80s.






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Jawbox's "Novelty" Now Available for Pre-Order

04.10.14

The vinyl reissue of Jawbox’s second full-length, Novelty, is now available for pre-order. Records will ship slightly in advance of the May 6th release date. Any additional items ordered will be held and shipped in the same package.




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Chain & the Gang's "Minimum Rock 'n' Roll" Now Available For Pre-Order

04.02.14

Chain & the Gang’s new LP, Minimum Rock ’n’ Roll, is now available for pre-order. The record is due out May 13th via Radical Elite and will be exclusively distributed by Dischord in the US.

Pre-order copies will ship slightly in advance of the official release date. Any items ordered with the record will be held and shipped in the same package. You can preview the song “Devitalize” here.




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Jawbox's "Novelty" back in print on vinyl in May

03.21.14

This spring, we'll be re-pressing Jawbox’s long out-of-print second album, Novelty, on vinyl. Novelty was recorded at Inner Ear Studios in January of 1992 with producer Iain Burgess and was the band's first full-length to feature guitar player Bill Barbot. The record has been remastered and recut by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Studios and will be pressed onto clear-colored vinyl with revised artwork.

Also, S.O.A’s First Demo 12/29/80 is officially out and available for purchase on 7” vinyl or Mp3 download here.






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Store Update: Windian Records

03.21.14

D.C. Folks: On April 11th a number of D.C. bands – including Passing Phases, Cain & the Sticks, and Title Tracks – will perform a benefit at Comet Ping Pong for the family of Windian Records founder, Travis Jackson. More information can be found here.

Those who live outside of the area but still want to help out can donate here or purchase this covers record by Dan Sartain, the proceeds from which will be donated to Travis’ memorial fund.

NEW RELEASES

Curtis Seals/Christian D'Orbit - The Scandalizer/Drive Me Crazy

Originally released in 1980, this split features the only non-Penetrators single that Fred Records would released during its short, but very important existence. A ’50s-style soul ripper with screaming saxophones and some slightly punkier stuff on the flip.

The Ar-Kaics - Why Should I/Slave to Her Lies

Well written and executed fuzz/jangle/dropout pop from Richmond, VA. Features members of The Shirks and Chain & the Gang.

Killer Bees - Buzz'n the Town

Two underappreciated Washington, D.C. punk tunes that were originally issued in 1979 by local label, Limp Records.

Penetrators - Shopping Bag

The great unreleased 45 from Syracuse, NY-based garage/punk band, The Penetrators. Recorded in 1981, the single was ultimately shelved when the band opted to use the pressing funds in order to shoot a video. Now it can finally be heard in its intended format.

BACK IN STOCK

Bizarros - Complete Collection

Crushed Butler - It’s My Life






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Store Update: Minutes, Cigarette, Dudes, Teen Liver, Priests

01.17.14

MinutesRoland

The second full-length LP from Kalamazoo, MI/Washington, D.C. post-punk collective, Minutes. Twelve songs that were recorded in a basement on a Tascam 388 ¼” tape machine. Features long-time Dischord office regular Ryan Nelson (Most Secret Method, Soccer Team) sharing drum, guitar, and vocal duties. Preview the record in its entirety here.

CigaretteGush

The debut mini-LP from Washington, D.C./Arlington, VA-based slo-mo pop ensemble, Cigarette. Seven hazy and reverb-laden songs recorded by Hays Holladay (Bluebrain) in 2012. You can preview the whole record here. Limited to 250 copies.

DudesGreatest Hits

The debut release from this Washington, D.C. based lo-fi basement punk trio, which features members of Chain & the Gang. The first run of cassettes sold-out, but it’s back in print courtesy of the Priests-curated label, Sister Polygon Records. You can check it out here.

Teen LiverCassette

The cassette-only debut from Washington, D.C.-based garage-rock trio, Teen Liver. Nine weird, thrashy songs that invoke The Cramps, Devo, and Half Japanese. Includes members of Cigarette. Preview the whole tape here

Priests - Tape Two

Back in stock again. Same sounds, but with blue Xeroxed cover art.






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S.O.A.’s “First Demo 12/29/80” out in March on Dischord

01.16.14

This spring, Dischord will release S.O.A.’s First Demo 12/29/80. This 7” collects the eight songs that the band recorded with Skip Groff at Inner Ear during its first studio session.

Henry Garfield formed State of Alert (S.O.A.) in October of 1980 with guitarist Michael Hampton, bassist Wendel Blow, and drummer Simon Jacobsen. The band released 13 songs – three on the Flex Your Head sampler and ten on the No Policy EP – and performed a total of nine shows before splitting up in July of 1981.






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