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Jawbox announce 2019 shows


This summer Jawbox -- J. Robbins, Kim Coletta, Bill Barbot, and Zach Barocas -- will reunite to perform a number of US tour dates. This will be the first time that the band has performed together since appearing on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon in 2009 and their first proper shows since 1997. The sets will draw from most of their discography with an emphasis on the Robbins/Coletta/Barbot/Barocas recordings, especially ​For Your Own Special Sweetheart​ and ​Jawbox​,​ albums which mark the peak of their creative and performative time together. You can find the complete itinerary at the band's website and also via our tours page.

TK Echo S/T EP out 1/25


TK Echo is a new band with Chris Richards (Q and Not U), Fiona Griffin (Et At It), Josh Blair (Supersystem), and Aaron Leitko (Protect-U). We are helping them to release their debut 3 song digital EP on 1/25. You can pre-order the tracks and hear the song "Fade My Mind" via our Bandcamp page.

Store Update: The Mercury Program, Salad Days


The Mercury Program - A Data Learn the Language

A reissue of The Mercury Program’s much-loved double LP, A Data Learn the Language. First released in 2002, the record went quickly out of print on vinyl and has remained extremely hard to find. Now reissued by Lovitt Records, this version has been recut by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service and pressed on 180 gram black vinyl with a gatefold sleeve. Warm, melodic, minimalist instrumental music with a dialed-in rhythm section.

V/A - Salad Days Soundtrack

A companion to filmmaker Scott Crawford's DC punk documentary, Salad Days, gathering music from the film as well as era-appropriate works by Marginal Man, Government Issue, Black Market Baby, Jawbox, United Mutation, Holy Rollers, Swiz, Fire Party, and Kingface.

The Messthetics announce UK/EU tour dates


Early next year, The Messthetics will head to the UK and Europe for two weeks of dates. In March, the band will travel to Knoxville, TN to perform as part of the Big Ears Festival. A complete list of the band's forthcoming shows is available here.

The Messthetics on tour with Clutch in December


This winter, The Messthetics will join Clutch for a week's worth of dates in the Northeast. You can find the complete list of shows via our tours page. The band also recently performed three songs as part of NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series, which can be streamed here. The Messthetics are Brendan Canty, Joe Lally, and Anthony Pirog.

Store Update: Bad Moves


Bad Moves - Tell No One

The debut full-length by Washington, D.C. punk/power pop quartet, Bad Moves. The album features 12 tuneful, personal, and politically conscious songs recorded in Philadelphia last year with Hop Along's Joe Reinhart. Features David Combs (Max Levine, Spoonboy, Somnia) as well as Emma Cleveland, Katie Park (Hemlines), and Daoud Tyler-Ameen. Recommended!

Store Update: Escape-Ism


Escape-Ism - The Lost Record

Less than a year after the release of his solo debut LP, Introduction to Escape-Ism, Ian Svenonius returns with The Lost Record. From the man himself: "Without the high-octane hype machine of the mind-control minstrels who hypnotize the hapless through the mass media, The Lost Record is bound for inevitable obscurity, but—with its timeless tunes, poignant message, and innovative sound—rediscovery and immortal status is equally assured!" 11 songs stuffed with vintage Svenonian observations, critiques, and rants set to retro-futuristic skronk.

Store Update: Des Demonas


Des Demonas - S/T

The debut LP by D.C.'s own Des Demonas. Excellent Farfisa-driven garage rock dirges that bring to mind the Fall and maybe even, at times, Jonathan Fire*Eater. Features an stellar lineup of local lifers, including members of Kid Congo Powers & the Pink Monkey Birds, Foul Swoops, and Measles Mumps Rubella. Recommended!

Store Update: Black's Myths


Black's Myths - S/T

Hypnotic bass and percussion compositions from Washington, D.C.'s Luke Stewart (Low Ways Quartet, Irreversible Entanglements) and Warren G. Crudup III. Long-form improvisations that are alternately serene and heavy, heady and visceral. Out via Atlantic Rhythms, who have also released tapes by Arto Lindsay and Curved Light.

Store Update: Dead Meadow


Dead Meadow - The Nothing They Need

The seventh full-length studio album by Los Angeles-based/D.C.-bred psych-rock trio, Dead Meadow. Released on the eve of the band's 20th anniversary, the record includes performances by a number of Dead Meadow alumni, including guitarist Cory Shane and drummers Mark Laughlin and Stephen McCarty. Recommended.

Fort Reno 50th Anniversary Fundraiser


This summer will mark the 50th year of Washington, D.C.'s Fort Reno Concert Series. The organizers are currently conducting a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for an extended the season and also, hopefully, to fund the series into the future. If so inclined, you can view the project here. The Fort Reno Summer Concert Series is an all-volunteer Washington, D.C. institution that has presented free shows in the park for the last 50 years. The bills often feature a mixture of young bands just starting out alongside more seasoned bands -- all from the area's independent music scene. The concerts typically take place during July, with shows on Monday and Thursday evenings.

Store Update: Bat Fangs


Bat Fangs - S/T

The debut record by Washington, D.C./Carrboro, NC duo Bat Fangs, who are Betsy Wright (Ex Hex) and Laura King (Flesh Wounds). High energy 80's riff-rock distressed using lo-fi psych and garage moves.

Red Hare's "Little Acts of Destruction" out May 18th on Dischord/Hellfire


This spring, Dischord and Hellfire Records will co-release Little Acts of Destruction, the second full-length by Red Hare. Red Hare are Shawn Brown, Jason Farrell, and Dave Eight -- all former members of Swiz -- and Joe Gorelick. The record includes 14 songs and was recorded and mixed by J. Robbins. It's available for pre-order now on CD, LP, and digital download via this site and also through our Bandcamppage. The band will perform a short run of tour dates on the East coast starting May 30th in Washington, D.C.

"Instrument" screening in Australia w/ Guy Picciotto Q&A


In May, Guy Picciotto will travel to Australia for three screenings of Jem Cohen and Fugazi's film "Instrument," which will be followed by a Q&A. The film will be shown in Melbourne on May 24th and in Sydney on May 25th and 26th. Ticket and venue information are available here.

Store Update: Paramount Styles


Paramount Styles - Distant Karma

New music from former Soulside/Girls Against Boys members, Scott McCloud and Alexis Fleisig. A familiar sense of melody/rhythm presented via a slightly more subdued setup, often driven by acoustic guitar and drums.

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