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Store Update: Backflip Book

11.15.17

Punk the Capital - Backflip Book

A flipbook capturing Bad Brains' singer HR executing a perfectly-timed backflip during a 1980 performance at Washington, D.C.'s 930 Club. The images in the book are frames from Paul Bishow's Super-8 feature film, Wet Streets at Night, and will be featured in Bishow and James Schneider's forthcoming documentary, Punk the Capital.

Store Update: Object Collection

11.07.17

Object Collection - It's All True

It's All True is an "opera-in-suspension" developed by the New York-based ensemble Object Collection. Created by composer Travis Just and writer/director Kara Feely, the work is formed entirely from incidental music, text, and sounds drawn from Fugazi's Live Series archive (none of the band's actual songs are included). Available on CD and LP via Slip Records.

Object Collection - Prisons For Profit

A 7" single, Prisons For Profit is the companion release to Object Collection's It's All True and features three songs that were not included on the album.

Store Update: Big Hush, Bless

09.14.17

Big Hush - Spirit/Wholes

This LP compiles the first two cassette EPs by Washington, D.C. quartet, Big Hush. The music draws some inspiration from '90s shoegaze/indie-pop, but the songs also have a wobbly/ungridded sense of rhythm that's very much unique to the band (in a cool way). Features members Pygmy Lush and Flasher. Recommended!

Bless - Yr Always On TV

New 3-song single by Bless, which is made up of folks from Cool People, Flasher, and Big Hush. Excellent jittery and manic garage/pop songs that at times recall early Devo. Also recommended!

Store Update: Snail Mail

07.11.17

Snail Mail - Habit

The six-song debut EP by Baltimore-area singer/songwriter Lindsey Jordan (aka Snail Mail), who was still a high school student at the time of this recording. Teenage melancholy and open tuned guitars. "Thinning" is the "hit," but they're all keepers. Originally released last year on cassette, the EP has now been pressed on vinyl by Sister Polygon Records.

Store Update: Cool Moon

06.29.17

Cool Moon - Post Party Depression

The debut album by Houston, TX trio Cool Moon. A record of loud and heartfelt rockers from former D.C. resident and Del Cielo (Lovitt Records) member Andrea Lisi. You can read a short interview with the band and preview a track here.

Store Update: Chain & the Gang

06.09.17

Chain & the Gang - The Best of Crime Rock

The definitive primer/history lesson on Ian Svenonius' "Crime Rock" band, courtesy of In the Red Records. This album features recent re-recordings of Chain "hits" like "Devitalize," "Certain Kinds of Trash," and "Mum's The Word" recorded by the group's latest and greatest lineup.

Store Update: Bikini Kill, Flasher, Puff Pieces

05.25.17

Bikini Kill - New Radio

A reissue of Bikini Kill's three-song New Radio single. Originally released in 1993, the 7" was produced by Joan Jett at Avast Studios in Seattle, WA and includes one of the more beloved versions of the BK classic, "Rebel Girl."

Flasher - Winnie b/w Burn Blue

Two new songs by Washington, D.C. trio Flasher. A forward move from their previous EP in terms of arrangement and home studio know-how. A-side is quick and catchy while the flip goes long and woozy.

Puff Pieces - Born 2 Die

A new song and a remix by Washington, D.C. trio Puff Pieces (ex-Antelope). The A-side was recorded by Ian MacKaye and Don Zientara at Inner Ear Studios.

(Aaron Leitko)

Store Update: Comet Gain

04.05.17

Comet Gain - Realistes

Among the finest works by London's Comet Gain. Indie-pop as agit-prop. Songs of bitterness and moodiness. Guitars by Jon Slade (Huggy Bear) and guest vocals from Kathleen Hanna. Originally released by Kill Rock Stars in 2002, the album has now been reissued on LP courtesy of M'Lady's Records. (Recommended)

Comet Gain - City Fallen Leaves

Comet Gain's fifth album. Originally released on CD in 2005, M'Lady's has now pressed the record to vinyl for the first time ever as a 2xLP. Also quite excellent.

(Aaron Leitko)

Store Update: The Sorts, Regulator Watts

03.29.17

The Sorts - Six Plus

The sixth and final album by the mellow Washington, D.C.-based funk/post-rock outfit, The Sorts. Formed in 1994, the band was anchored by guitarist Josh LaRue (HiM), drummer Chris Farrall (Hoover), and bassist Stuart Fletcher. Originally released only on CD in 2003, Bcore has now given the record its first-ever vinyl pressing.

Regulator Watts - The Mercury LP

Guitarist Alex Dunham's post-Hoover trio with Arief Sless-Kitain and Cret Wilson. Mercury was first released as a four song 12" EP in 1996 and then later expanded into a full-length CD that compiled a number of the band's singles and rarities. It's now on LP for the first time courtesy of Bcore.

Store Update: Bless, Coup Sauvage & the Snips

02.24.17

Bless - S/T

Seven songs by bizzaro Washington, D.C. rock outfit, Bless. Skewed guitar riffs that at times recall Devo, but also the more eccentric reaches of the Teenbeat Records family. Lineup includes members of Flasher, Cool People, Dudes, and Big Hush. "I Want It" is a pretty great. You can preview this release digitally here. (Recommended)

Coup Sauvange & the Snips - Heirs to Nothing

The debut album by Washington, D.C. dance/pop outfit, Coup Sauvage & the Snips. Weirdo house-party music with electronic rhythms and call and response vocals. Features Jason Barnett of Gauche and Hott Beat.

Store Update: Jason Simon

01.12.17

Jason Simon - Familiar Haunts

The second solo album by Dead Meadow guitarist, Jason Simon. Eight stripped down folk songs soaked in reverb and augmented with lo-fi psychic jewelry. Preview or purchase this record digitally here. Recommended.

Store Update: Rain Like the Sound of Trains

12.01.16

KAG - EP A

The solo debut by Priests singer and Sister Polygon Records co-proprietor, Katie Alice Greer. Lo-fi electronics and samples conjure suburban isolation and alienation. Give it a listen online or buy digitally here.

Title Tracks - Long Dream

The third full-length by Washington, D.C.-based power-pop outfit, Title Tracks. Founded in 2008 by John Davis (Q and Not U), the band has released two full-length records on Ernest Jennings as well as a two song single on Dischord. At present, the band is a trio featuring Davis as well as bassist Michael Cotterman (Loved Ones) and drummer Elmer Sharp. You can preview the record online here.

Flasher - S/T

Originally released on cassette earlier this year, Sister Polygon has now reissued Flasher’s seven song debut EP on vinyl. Formed in 2015, Flasher is Taylor Mulitz (Priests), Daniel Saperstein (Bless), and Emma Baker (Big Hush). Excellent minimalist post-punk that channels Wire as well as Teenbeat heavies like Unrest. Recommended.

(Aaron Leitko)

Store Update: Rain Like the Sound of Trains

09.28.16

Rain Like the Sound of Trains - Singles

This record compiles all eight songs from the band's three original 7"s. Formed in 1993, Rain Like the Sound of Trains was Bobby Sullivan (Soulside), Doug Birdzell (Beefeater), Pete Chramiec, and Josh Larue.

Pearie Sol - S/T

The debut cassette by Washington, DC's Pearie Sol (Gauche, Teen Liver). Lo-fi loner tunes that at times recall the work of Half Japanese and Suicide. Preview this release or purchase digitally here.

Store Update: Motion Graphics, Ocobaya

09.08.16

Motion Graphics - Brass Mechanics

Two minimalist compositions for digital reed instruments by Brooklyn-based composer, Motion Graphics (aka Joe Williams). Released on Washington, D.C.’s Future Times records. Preview the tracks online here.

Ocobaya - Messix

The debut EP from Ocobaya. Lush and hypnotic synthesizer music by Mike Petillo and Aaron Leitko, who also work together under the name Protect-U. Released by D.C.-based label 1432R. Preview two songs here

Store Update: Oswego

08.10.16

Oswego - S/T

Hamburg’s Arctic Rodeo Recordings has reissued the complete works of Oswego on double LP. Oswego was formed in Washington, D.C. in 1999 and included members of Kerosene 454, Most Secret Method, and Vita Bruno. The group released two records on Bcore Disc – the Just Getting Warmed Up EP (2000) and a self-titled full-length (2002). This double LP reissue collects both discs and marks the first time that these songs have been made available on vinyl.

Store Update: Zomes

07.20.16

Zomes - Who Shall Be The Sun

A new cassette by Baltimore-based duo Zomes featuring recitations of works by poet David Wagoner set to minimal music. “Who Shall Be The Sun” is the band’s second release on its own Near Unison imprint. (Recommended)

Store Update: Beauty Pill

06.13.16

Beauty Pill - Beauty Pill Describes Things As They Are

Beauty Pill’s second full-length album, released in 2015 by Butterscotch Records. Years in the making, Describes Things As They Are finds songwriter Chad Clark augmenting his arrangements with electronic rhythms, horn arrangements, and noise. This pressing is on translucent red vinyl.

Store Update: Sunwolf

05.26.16

Sunwolf - Follow The Dreamers

Washington, D.C.-based trio Sunwolf has a new LP, Follow The Dreamers , which is out now via their own label, El Rey Records. Though the project started as a solo outlet for bassist/singer Rob “Kalani” Tifford, the band – which also includes singer/guitarist Tom Bunnell (Felt Letters) and drummer Jerry Busher (Fugazi, French Toast) -- has since grown into a more collaborative affair. (Recommended)

Store Update: Benjy Ferree, Day After D.C., Flasher

04.28.16

Benjy Ferree Cry-Fi

The third full-length from PG County, MD-bred singer-songwriter, Benjy Ferree. Now relocated to New Orleans, Ferree delivers an album about heartbreak and renewal, albeit with a slightly gonzo touch and a lot of synthesizers. Features contributions from D.C.-based multi-instrumentalist, Mark Cisneros (Deathfix, Medications, Kid Congo Powers).

Tim Follos and Hussain Mohammed Day After D.C.

A collection of show reviews, interviews, and photographs chronicling the Washington, D.C. music scene between 2005 and 2013. The book includes interviews with Ian MacKaye, Chris Moore, Dave Brockie, and Ian Svenonius, as well as reviews of bands like Sick Fix, Give, Body Cop, Coke Bust, and many more.

Flasher S/T

The debut cassette by Washington, D.C. trio Flasher. Formerly known as Young Trynas, the band includes members of Priests and Big Hush. Jagged post-punk riffs dusted with stomp-box haze. (Recommended)

(Aaron Leitko)

Store Update: The Landlords, Passing Phases, Domingues and Kane

03.16.16

The Landlords Fitzgerald’s Paris

A reissue of the second LP by Charlottesville, VA punk band, The Landlords. Recorded at Inner Ear studios in 1984, this pressing has been restored from the original master tapes and includes a complimentary download featuring bonus studio material and a live set recorded at CBGB’s in 1985. (Recommended)

Passing Phases Fitzgerald’s Paris

10 new songs from Sterling, VA's Passing Phases. Guitar-driven pop music that sometimes recalls the Replacements and Big Star. The group features members of the groups Pizza and Pygmy Lush. Preview the whole record here.

Domingues and Kane Gut + Voltage

A collection of works by this D.C.-based neo-classical duo featuring Amy Domingues (Garland of Hours, Threnody Ensemble) and Dennis Kane (Tone, Soccer Team). Eight pieces that pair the 15th century instrument viola da gamba with textures generated by an analog synthesizer.

Store Update: Two Inch Astronaut, Mark Beemer, Robert Moss

02.05.16

Two Inch Astronaut Personal Life

The third full-length from Colesville, MD-bred trio, Two Inch Astronaut. Recorded by J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines) at Magpie Cage in Baltimore and released by Exploding in Sound Records. Preview the song "Good Behavior" here. (Recommended).

Mark Beemer Stealing Time: 23 Years of Punk Images

An expanded reissue of Mark Beemer's long out of print photo book. Includes concert and portrait photographs of Bluetip, Circus Lupus, Engine Down, Fugazi, Nation of Ulysses, Henry Rollins, Darkest Hour, and many more.

Robert Moss Descending Memphis

A detective story/coming-of-age story written by Robert R. Moss, former member of Artificial Peace and Government Issue.

Store Update: Birth (Defects), Des Ark

12.18.15

Birth (Defects) S/T

A two song 7" by Baltimore and Washington, D.C.-based noise rock outfit, Birth (Defects). Released via Reptilian Records, this single is limited to 300 copies. You can preview the song "Ascetic" here.

Des Ark Everything Dies

The third full-length from Pittsboro, NC-based singer/songwriter, Aimee Argote, better known as Des Ark. Released in 2015 by Graveface Records.

Store Update: Dan Higgs, Ian Svenonius

11.25.15

Daniel Higgs VIV

An album of expansive songs and banjo improvisations by Lungfish singer, Daniel Higgs. Recorded last year in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and released as a joint effort between the labels Desmonta and Unwork in 2015. Limited to 300 copies on black vinyl.

Ian Svenonius Censorship Now!!

The second collection of essays by musician/thinker/revolutionary, Ian Svenonius (Make-Up, Chain & the Gang). In this volume, the author examines a number of of-the-moment topics, including self-veneration through rock-doc, the gentrification of punk, and the film Heathers. Censorship Now!! is available in a signed hardbound special edition and also as a paperback.

Store Update: Marriage, Cigarette

10.21.15

Marriage Pool Blunt

The second full-length from Austin, Texas-based quintet, Marriage, which includes former Black Eyes drummer, Mike Kanin. As with the band’s earlier work, the music is heavy on percussion and distortion – a shifting balance of drums and lo-fi psychedelic gristle, of order and madness. Recommended.

Cigarette Chapel Songs

Four songs and five interludes by Washington, DC's Cigarette. Romantic and reverb-laden pop music recorded more-or-less live at St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church by Kevin Erickson.

Store Update: Fountainsun, Pre-Moon Syndrome

09.02.15

Fountainsun Music Today

Music Today is the debut record by Fountainsun, a duo featuring Daniel Higgs (Lungfish) and Fumie Ishii. Recorded last year in Big Sur, California, the record collects 11 songs – some drawing on simple folk melodies, others guided by Higgs’ epic poetry. Music Today is surreal and heady, but surprisingly intimate. This version of the record has been pressed on translucent green vinyl.

V/A Pre-Moon Syndrome

Originally released in 1989, this record compiles live tracks recorded during the week-long Pre-Moon Syndrome concert series, which took place at DC Space in September of that same year. The LP includes contributions from Lungfish, Velocity Girl, Go Team, Whorl, Unrest, among others. A portion of the proceeds from each sale will benefit We Are Family DC.

Store Update: Dead Meadow, Loud Boyz

08.11.15

Dead Meadow Howls From The Hills

The second full-length from Washington, DC-bred psych-rock trio, Dead Meadow. Originally released by Joe Lally's Tolotta Records in 2001 and long out of print, the band has now reissued the album on LP via their own Xemu Records imprint.

Loud Boyz Tough Love Hard Feelings

The 11-song debut from DC-based hard rock quintet, Loud Boyz. Out courtesy of Cricket Cemetery Records. You can preview the entire record online here.

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 Despite You

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.

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.

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)

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