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Store Update: The Ar-Kaics, Brief Weeds, Paint Branch, The Make-Up

09.02.14

Brief Weeds - Songs of Innocence and Experience

Brief Weeds was a project formed by Guy Picciotto, Brendan Canty, Michael Hampton, and Eddie Janney. This four-song single was the band’s second released and was released by K Records in 1993, but the music was recorded earlier, during the late ’80s. Though all four performed together in either Rites of Spring or One Last Wish, Brief Weeds was a very different type of thing – spontaneous home recorded music that was heavily informed by ’60s psychedelic pop.

Paint Branch - I Wanna Live

After a series of production delays, Paint Branch’s debut album I Wanna Live -- which was released digitally last year -- is finally available on LP. The record reunites Chris Richards and John Davis, both formerly of Q and Not U, for 11 vocal harmony-heavy and acoustic guitar-driven songs. Recorded by Chad Clark, of Beauty Pill, and limited to 200 copies courtesy of Cricket Cemetery Records.

The Ar-Kaics - S/t

The full-length debut LP from Richmond, VA trio, The Ar-Kaics. Thirteen excellently executed and slightly spaced-out garage-rock songs that stand up alongside the deepest Pebbles and Nuggets cuts. Features members of The Shirks

The Make Up - Save Yourself

The Make-Up’s fourth studio album. Originally released in 1999, it’s now back in print on LP via K Records. Includes much-loved songs like, “C’mon, Let’s Spawn” and “I Am Pentagon.”

(Aaron Leitko)

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

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)

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.

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

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.

December Specials Vol. 4: Faraquet’s “View From This Tower” and Medications’ “Completely Removed”

12.26.13

For our final week of December specials, we’re making Faraquet’s "The View From This Tower" and Medications’ "Completely Removed" LPs available for $7 each through Sunday, 12/29.

FaraquetThe View From This Tower

MedicationsCompletely Removed

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