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The Messthetics' S/T out 3/23 on CD/LP/Digital


On March 23, Dischord will release the self-titled debut LP by the Messthetics. Formed in 2016, the Messthetics are Brendan Canty, Joe Lally, and Anthony Pirog. Brendan and Joe were the rhythm section of the band Fugazi from its inception in 1987 to its period of hiatus in 2002. Anthony is a jazz and experimental guitarist based in Washington, D.C.

The trio’s debut includes nine songs recorded at Canty’s practice space throughout 2017, live and mostly without overdubs. The record is up for pre-order now via the Dischord website and also through our Bandcamp page. The band will also be performing shows throughout the spring.

Store Update: Smart Went Crazy


Smart Went Crazy - Con Art 20th Anniversary Edition

This is a limited edition 2xLP reissue of Smart Went Crazy's second and final album, Con Art, which was first released in 1997 by Dischord. The original vinyl version of the record was a single LP and, due to space constraints, omitted a number of songs that were included on the CD. This reissue has been remastered from the original source tapes, pressed to clear vinyl, and also restores the complete track listing (with a few extras thrown in).

Shudder to Think's "Ten Spot" back on LP 1/26


On January 26th, we'll be reissuing Shudder to Think's Ten Spot on LP. Originally released in 1990 and long out of print, this was the band's second album and first record on Dischord. This pressing of Ten Spot is on blue vinyl and has been remastered from the original tapes. It's available for pre-order now via the Dischord website and Bandcamp page.

Store Update: Backflip Book


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


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


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!

Fred Smith Dies at 55


We are saddened to learn of the murder of our friend Fred Smith, also known as FREAK. He was 55 years old. Fred was the guitarist in Beefeater -- who released two albums on Dischord during the mid '80s -- and later went on to perform in Strange Boutique and, after moving to Los Angeles, a number of other bands. You can read more about Fred's life here and find information on his funeral arrangements here.

Chain & the Gang's "Experimental Music" out 9/29 on Radical Elite


Ian Svenonius' Chain & the Gang will release a new album, Experimental Music, this fall on Radical Elite Records. The session was recorded live to four track at World Class Tapes in Ann Arbor, MI and features contributions from members of Tyvek and the Gories.

You can pre-order it now through the Dischord website and also via Bandcamp

The EFFECTS' debut LP "Eyes to the Light" out September 29th on LP/CD/Digital


This fall, Dischord will release Eyes to the Light, the debut album by Washington, D.C. trio, the EFFECTS. Formed in 2014, the EFFECTS are Devin Ocampo (Faraquet, Medications), Matthew Dowling, and David Rich. The record includes 9 songs recorded and mixed last year with J. Robbins at Magpie Cage in Baltimore, Maryland and will be out on CD/LP/Digital September 29th. You can pre-order it now via the Dischord website and also through Bandcamp. The band will be playing dates throughout the East Coast and Midwest this fall.

Store Update: Snail Mail


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.

Scream to tour UK in August


In August, Scream will travel to the UK for a handful of shows, including stops in London, Leeds, and Blackpool. This will be the classic lineup featuring Pete Stahl, Franz Stahl, Skeeter Thompson, and Kent Stax with additional guitarist Clint Walsh. You can find the complete date and venue information on our tours page. It's also worth noting that the band's final full length, Fumble, is back in stock on LP. This current pressing is on black vinyl.

Store Update: Cool Moon


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


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


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


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)

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