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Lungfish’s “Pass and Stow” Back in Print on LP

07.22.15

We are pleased to announce that Lungfish’s third album, Pass and Stow, is now back in print on LP. First released in 1994, the record has been remastered and recut from the source files by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service.






Store Update: Titfield Thunderbolt, Clean Girls

07.01.15

Titfield Thunderbolt S/t

A reissue of the one-and-only single from early '70s Richmond, VA-based out-music ensemble, Titfield Thunderbolt. Re-released by Steady Sounds, this pressing is accompanied by an additional disc of previously unreleased material, some of which was culled from the original recording session.

Clean Girls House Boat b/w All For

The debut full-length from Brooklyn via Williamsburg, VA noise-rock trio, Clean Girls. Eight songs that draw from heavy metal and vintage noise rock, mixing feedback and distortion with pummeling rhythms.






Zomes LP, Bikini Kill CD, and “Banned in DC” Book Now Available For Pre-Order

06.01.15

ZomesNear Unison LP, Bikini Kill’s The First Two Records CD, and the new printing of Banned in DC are all now available for pre-order. Records and books will ship on or before the official June 23rd release date. Any additional items ordered will be held and mailed in the same package.






Store Update: Red Death, Wing Dam

05.22.15

Red Death Permanent Exile

The debut full-length from Washington, DC-based quartet, Red Death. Thrash infused hardcore that refines and develops the sounds established on the band’s demo and contribution to the Red Line compilation. This record is available to stream or buy digitally here.

Wing Dam House Boat b/w All For

Two songs by Baltimore, Maryland-based three-piece, Wing Dam. Heavy guitar pop that takes sonic cues from the fuzzier end of '90s alt rock. Released by Brooklyn-based label, Slow Knife.






Zomes' "Near Unison" LP Out June 23

05.19.15

On June 23, Baltimore/Stockholm duo Zomes will release a new album, Near Unison, via their own label (also called Near Unison). The LP will be distributed exclusively through Dischord Direct.

From the band: “These visceral and gently imaginative songs come from a year long musical sketch-sharing practice that led the band towards simple compositions inspired by the melodies and intimate storytelling of Swedish and American folk music.”

You can watch a video for the song "Beckoning Breeze" here.






"Banned in DC" Back in Print June 23

05.14.15

After nearly 10 years out of production, Banned In DC is finally coming back into print.

Assembled by Cynthia Connolly, Leslie Clague, and Sharon Cheslow and originally released in December of 1988, Banned in DC collects hundreds of photos, flyers, and stories documenting the DC punk scene of the mid-’80s.

The intention of the book — one of the first to be published on punk in the US — was to capture the feeling and energy of the movement using stories from the people who were involved. It features images of a number of bands from that time, including Minor Threat, Faith, Marginal Man, Scream, Red C, Bad Brains, Rites of Spring, Nuclear Crayons, Insurrection, Hate from Ignorance, G.I., Void, and Second Wind.






Store Update: Pinkwash, Putrisect

04.17.15

Pinkwash Cancer Money b/w Skin

Two songs by heavy punk duo, Pinkwash. Though currently based in Philadelphia, the band has strong DC roots, as singer/guitarist Joey Doubek and drummer Ashley Arnwine both performed in local outfits Mass Movement of the Moth and Ingrid. Pinkwash is, in many ways, an extension of the latter, focusing on loud, cathartic and repetitive music. Released by Priests’ Sister Polygon Records. Preview these songs here

Putrisect Chaos Awaits

The debut EP from Baltimore-based quintet, Putrisect. Four songs that take inspiration from death metal and hardcore punk, but also make use of droney atmospheric sludge and feedback.






Store Update: Jawbox, Dead Meadow

03.20.15

Jawbox - My Scrapbook of Fatal Accidents

Originally released on CD by DeSoto in 1998, My Scrapbook of Fatal Accidents gathers a number of hard to find odds and sods recorded throughout Jawbox’s eight-year existence. The collection has now been pressed to vinyl for the first time ever by Germany's Arctic Rodeo Recordings as a purple-swirl colored double LP. The track list includes the band's 1994 Peel Session as well as previously unreleased studio recordings, four songs drawn from a live set taped at HFStival in 1996, and a number of covers. There’s a few extras in there, too: a CD version of the album and two large booklets with never before seen photos and a complete list of Jawbox's performances.

Dead Meadow - Peel Sessions

Recorded in 2000 in Arlington, VA, Dead Meadow's six-song Peel Session is among the only session recordings that the much-loved radio presenter allowed to be taped outside of the UK (at the time, the band had no money to travel abroad). This record also includes demo takes of "Golden Cloud" and "White Worm" which recorded around the same time, though in a different session. It’s worth picking up for the fairly epic take of “Indian Bones” alone, though.

(Aaron Leitko)






XYZ’s self-titled debut out February 24th on Radical Elite

02.13.15

Later this month, Radical Elite will release the self-titled debut LP by XYZ – a collaboration between Ian Svenonius (The Make-Up, Chain & the Gang) and Memphis Electronic (NON!, Dum Dum Boys). The record will be exclusively distributed by Dischord Direct and is available for pre-order now. You can preview the song “Bubblegum” here.

Also: on March 31st, Guy Picciotto will be performing at the Barbican in London as a part of We Have An Anchor, a collaboration between filmmaker Jem Cohen and members of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Dirty Three, White Magic, and Silver Mt. Zion. Find more information on that here.






Store Update: Daniel Higgs, Young Trynas

02.12.15

Daniel Higgs - The Book of Antennae

This pocket-size volume collects a number of poems and written works by Lungfish vocalist, Daniel Higgs. Self-published in a limited edition during the early ’00s and long since out-of-print, the book has now been reissued by Chicago-based imprint Featherproof Books. From the publisher: “[The book] rewards repeated readings by revealing the Language of Nature, The Nature of Spirit, The Spirit of Science, The Science of Love, The Love of The Occult, and The Occult of Language.”

Young Trynas - Probably Music

Five songs by Baltimore, MD based punk/hardcorre outfit, Young Trynas. Originally released on cassette in an extremely limited edition, White Denim has reissued this record as a 7" single. Features Taylor Mulitz of Washington, DC's Priests on vocals and guitar. You can preview this release here.

(Aaron Leitko)






Store Update: The Make-Up, The Gotobeds, Thee Goochi Boiz

01.08.15

The Make Up - Sound Verite

The Make Up’s second full-length LP, recorded by Calvin Johnson at Dub Narcotic Studio during a brief stop-over in Olympia, WA in 1996. Sound Verite finds the band in a raw and spontaneous mindset, with all songs having been composed on the spot. Includes unstoppable classics, “Make Up Is Lies” and “Hot Coals.” “Turn on to the idea of Sound Verite and understand that the struggle of culture vs. Make-Up is the struggle vs. Destiny. The struggle to stop history itself,” writes K Records, refusing to understate the record’s significance.

The Gotobeds - Poor People Are Revolting

The debut full-length from Pittsburgh, PA quartet, The Gotobeds. Excellent post-punk tunes that take some general inspiration from Wire, The Fall, and Wipers as well as contemporary heavies like Tyvek and Total Control. Originally released on LP by 12XU, this cassette version has been made available via Accidental Guest Recordings. Recommended.

Thee Goochi Boiz - Oops/Fast Food For the Teenage Soul

This LP compiles the first two records from Boulder, Colorado garage rock outfit, Thee Goochi Boiz. Fine skuzzy and snotty lo-fi pop. Both releases were previously available only on cassette via Burger Records.

(Aaron Leitko)






Store Update: Two Inch Astronaut, Zomes, Grave Walks

12.10.14

Two Inch Astronaut - Foulbrood

The first proper full-length from Silver Spring, Maryland trio, Two Inch Astronaut. Ten songs that sometimes recall the sounds of DC-area bands like Bluetip and Shudder to Think, but that also possess a slightly skewed melodic sensibility that transcends those influences. Stream this LP here. Recommended.

Zomes - Variations Vol. 1

This is a vinyl reissue of Variations Vol. 1, a collection of improvised organ pieces by Lungfish guitarist Asa Osborne that was originally released on cassette in 2012 by Imminent Frequencies. Deeply meditative and stripped down, it’s some of Asa’s finest work under the Zomes name. Limited edition of 300 copies on white vinyl.

Grave Walks - She’s a Suicide

A one-off collaboration between Swami Records alumni Dan Sartain and Jacob Turnbloom (of San Diego psych-pop outfit, Mrs. Magician). Two gloomy garage-pop tunes that take inspiration from ’50s b-movies and horror flicks.

- Aaron Leitko






Fugazi’s “First Demo” and Rollins Band’s “Life Time” Out Now

11.18.14

Fugazi’s First Demo is out now and available on CD and LP+MP3 from Dischord Direct. The record includes 11 songs recorded at Inner Ear Studios in 1988, when the band had performed only 10 shows.

The vinyl reissue of Rollins Band’s Life Time is also now available via Rollins’ label, 2.13.61. The record - which was first released in 1987 - has been remastered by TJ Lipple and pressed on grey-colored vinyl.






Fugazi’s “First Demo” and Rollins Band’s “Life Time” Now Available For Pre-Order

10.27.14

Fugazi’s First Demo and the vinyl reissue of Rollins Band’s Life Time — the latter out via Rollins’ label, 2.13.61 — are now both available for pre-order. Records will ship on or near the November 18th release date. Any additional items ordered will be held and shipped in the same package.

Stream Fugazi’s “Merchandise” here.






Store Update: Ancient VVisdom, Wormwood, Beastmilk

10.24.14

Ancient VVisdom - Sacrificial

The third full-length from Cleveland, Ohio-based death-rock ensemble, Ancient VVisdom. On Sacrificial, the band backs away from the occult-folk style that guided its previous effort and embraces the sound of ’80s heavy metal.

Beastmilk - White Stains on Black Wax

A re-issue of a three-song single by Finnish outfit, Beastmilk. Music that takes influence from early ’80s post-punk acts like Bauhaus and Joy Division. Originally released on vinyl in 2011 by the Finnish label, Svart.

Wormwood - S/t

The full-length debut from Boston-based sludge/doom ensemble, Wormwood (which features members of Doomriders). Dark and intense reverb-soaked music that was recorded, mixed, and mastered 100% analog.






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