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The Messthetics announce UK/EU tour dates

11.20.18

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

10.09.18

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

10.03.18

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

09.26.18

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

08.13.18

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

07.12.18

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

06.05.18

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

05.14.18

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

04.30.18

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

03.28.18

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

03.26.18

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

03.26.18

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.






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

01.30.18

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

01.10.18

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

11.29.17

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.






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