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Celestial Marriage

04.30.07

Dan Caldas (formerly of Black Eyes and Horses) has been playing with guitarist Jeff Barsky (Insect Factory) and laptop/guitar artist Aaron Leitko (formerly of A Day in Black and White) in a new project called Celestial Marriage Dan Caldas (formerly of Black Eyes and Horses) has been playing with guitarist Jeff Barsky (Insect Factory) and laptop/guitar artist Aaron Leitko (formerly of A Day in Black and White) in a new project called Celestial Marriage. The band has been writing music since October and is currently looking for a place to practice in or near Washington, DC. Anyone with information about spaces to share, rent or donate is encouraged to contact Dan at .



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Medication Begin Brazilian Tour

04.26.07

Medications begin a two week tour in Brazil today in Pouso Alegre Medications begin a two week tour in Brazil today in Pouso Alegre. They will be playing all of their dates with the Brazilian band Debate who just returned from tour-dates and recording in the United States. Go to our tours page page for Medications' Brazilian dates and details.



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Dischord Catalog Now Available On The OTHER MUSIC Digital Store

04.26.07

Other Music, originally (and still) an independent record shop in NYC, has launched a digital download web-store and the entire Dischord Records catalog is now available for digital sales from this new site Other Music, originally (and still) an independent record shop in NYC, has launched a digital download web-store and the entire Dischord Records catalog is now available for digital sales from this new site. Dischord has always relied on the support of independent records stores and we are thrilled to be able to offer another independent option for you to buy our music digitally. We will also begin work shortly on our own digital store which we hope to have up and running later this year.

Find Other Music at: www.othermusic.com



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Postal Rate Hike VS. Independent Media (Us!)

04.23.07

The USPS has announced a controversial new postal rate policy, set to begin taking effect on May 14, which will drastically raise the rates most used by small press and independent mail-order businesses while reserving the most favorable rates for the giant media corporations The USPS has announced a controversial new postal rate policy, set to begin taking effect on May 14, which will drastically raise the rates most used by small press and independent mail-order businesses while reserving the most favorable rates for the giant media corporations. Historically the United States Post Office has recognized its role and responsibility as a publicly subsidized vehicle of democracy by offering favorable rates to individuals and small companies who send out printed and recorded media. Media Mail rates are kept lower to encourage the distribution of news, ideas, art, and the independent voices that are necessary for a democracy to function. In a stunning new decision it seems the USPS has been pressured by major media lobbyists to reverse this course and place the burden of future rate increases on the backs of small business.

According to a letter written by The Nation president, Teresa Stack, " in May 2006 the United States Postal Service proposed a rate increase for periodicals of about 11.7 percent, an increase that would have affected all periodicals more or less equally. Instead, in February the PRC (Postal Regulatory Commission) recommended a version of the rate proposal put forward by Time Warner, which had previously been rejected by the PRC and strongly opposed by the USPS. This proposal would have a disproportionately adverse effect on small national publications while easing the burden on the largest magazines. The decision was followed by an industry "comment period" of only eight working days, an impossibly short time for small publications to digest changes so complex that to this day there is no definitive computer model to fully assess them. Nonetheless, the new rates are scheduled to take effect (no later than) July 15."

We at Dischord have always tried to keep the prices of our records as low as possible because we feel strongly that people should be treated fairly and encouraged to experiment with new sounds and ideas. Since the price of our mail-order records has always included domestic shipping charges these new rates will have an immediate adverse affect on our ability to maintain our current mail-order structure. Rather than the 11.7 % increase first proposed, our costs are scheduled to go up 20-30% for our most basic service. We have resisted raising our prices along with previous postal rate increases but with the current changes it is likely that we will have to either raise our prices significantly or do away with our "Postage Paid" (free shipping) mailing policy.

Although these policies affect us directly, the effects extend well beyond Dischord Records and our artists. These policies will be especially chilling to the many independent magazines, newspapers, record labels, etc. who have had to rely more heavily on direct support from subscribers as media distributors consolidate into large one-stops and drop smaller titles from store racks. We'll have more news on how we decide to address this in the near future but In the meantime we encourage you to read more about these policy changes and voice your support for independent media.

Read Teresa Stack's letter at: http://www.thenation.com/doc/20070507/stack
Learn what you can do to voice your opposition at: http://www.stoppostalratehikes.com



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Re-Mastered Fugazi "Red Medicine" CDs Now Available

04.20.07

We are now selling the re-mastered version of the Fugazi, Red Medicine CD We are now selling the re-mastered version of the Fugazi, Red Medicine CD. Like all of our previous re-mastered CDs this album was re-mastered at the Silver Sonya mastering studio. For more info on our Re-mastered CD Series go to our about section.



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Antelope Tour Web Log

04.15.07

Justin Moyer from Antelope is writing a blog of the band's travels around the United States which is being published by the Washington Citypaper Justin Moyer from Antelope is writing a blog of the band's travels around the United States which is being published by the Washington Citypaper. For Antelope tour dates go to the tours page and to see Justin's blog go to the Washington Citypaper.



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Live Antelope Video from KUCI Irvine, CA

04.15.07

The kind folks at KUCI Irvine, CA hosted Antelope live in their studio on 3/29 and and produced a fantastic video featuring the songs "Mirroring" and "The Demon" from their new album, "Reflector" The kind folks at KUCI Irvine, CA hosted Antelope live in their studio on 3/29 and and produced a fantastic video featuring the songs "Mirroring" and "The Demon" from their new album, "Reflector". The video can be viewed at the KUCI blog, On Like Tron, at http://onliketron.blogspot.com/

Antelope continue their tour in the states until the end of April. Check out their remaining dates on the tours page.

While you are checking out internet video you should also watch this video from the Washington, DC Green Skate Lab called, "Welcome to Fun". It features the local neighborhood kids ripping it up at the free skate park which was designed and build in North East Washington, DC by local skaters with all recycled material.



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Vinyl Re-issues Being Planned

04.13.07

We are now working on re-issuing both the "4 Old Seven Inches" compilation LP (Dischord #14) and the Rites of Spring "All Through A Life" 7 Inch (Dischord #22) We are now working on re-issuing both the "4 Old Seven Inches" compilation LP (Dischord #14) and the Rites of Spring "All Through A Life" 7 Inch (Dischord #22). Both of these releases have been out of print on vinyl for a very long time and although they are both available on CD people have consistently asked for them on vinyl over the years. They should be ready to go by mid-summer or early fall.



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CD Compilation to Benefit Callum Robbins

04.12.07

Ex- Jawbox drummer Zach Barocas and his friends at Minneapolis based groups, The Cultural Society, Catlick Records & Letterbox have released a 2CD compilation, "For Callum", to raise money for the Callum Robbins care fund Ex- Jawbox drummer Zach Barocas and his friends at Minneapolis based groups, The Cultural Society, Catlick Records & Letterbox have released a 2CD compilation, "For Callum", to raise money for the Callum Robbins care fund. All proceeds will go directly to Janet & J. Robbins to help ensure that they have sufficient resources to continue their search for effective, lasting treatment for their son Cal who has been diagnosed with Type 1 SMA, or Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

To maximize the proceeds of this release it is only available directly from Catlick Records.

TRACK LISTING:
1. All the Way Rider - Luxembourg
2. Arcwelder - The Hope (demo)
3. Careers In Modeling - Acorn
4. Chad - English Girl
5. Channels - Cast Away
6. E. Fowlkes Sextet - Rory Corrigan
7. Engine 88 - Get Off
8. Engine Down - Your Suit
9. Eternals - Rawar Style
10. Gordonovich - Au Revoir (Char's Garden)
11. David Grubbs - A Dream to Help Me Sleep
12. Halloween, Alaska - Halloween (remix)
13. The Icy Shores - Backseat
14. Imaginary Johnny - Little Dimes
15. Jawbreaker - I Love You So Much It’s Killing Us Both (demo)
16. Kingfield - Penny
17. Bryan Knisley - Madeline
18. Joe Lally - Mistaken Identity
19. Life and Times - Catching Crumbs
20. Maritime - Tearing up the Oxygen
21. Medications - Domestic Animals
22. Bill Mike - Secure
23. The Million - Waterfront (demo)
24. Mission of Burma - N.S.U.
25. Travis Morrison - Represent
26. Drew O’Doherty - You’ll Believe A Man Can Fly
27. The Oranges Band - Operator
28. Pilot to Gunner - All the Lights
29. Roh Delikat - Ant Overthrow
30. Self-Evident - World As a Verb
31. The Spectaculars - Dopasetic
32. Story of the Sea - West Bank



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Sons of Disobedience Release EP

04.04.07

Ex-Branch Manager guitarist and vocalist Ron Winters has released a 4 song EP from his new band, Sons of Disobedience, which is available now for mail-order Ex-Branch Manager guitarist and vocalist Ron Winters has released a 4 song EP from his new band, Sons of Disobedience, which is available now for mail-order.



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