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Podcast for February 14th, 2018

Paul reminisces about busking, while Tony encounters a new variant of skateboards.

DuPont Brass – I.L.M. [Eclectic Soul]
OG Lullabies – Wanderlust [CRUESCONTROL]
Coral Benders – Colours [Terra Foma]
Peter Maybarduk – Failed States [single]
Blue Plains – Sharks [Falling Sky]
The Messthetics – Serpent Tongue [The Messthetics]

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The Aquarium – Performer

The dynamic keys-n-drums duo The Aquarium, featuring Jason Hutto of Soccer Team and Warm Sun and Laura Harris of Ex Hex, was seriously one of our fave DC bands of the mid aughts. They put out a catchy AF full length self-titled album on Dischord in 2006 and a two song 7″ follow-up in 2009. And now, 9 years later in 2018, the A-side of that 7″ “Performer” just got a brand new music video. Stephen Guidry-White of The Torches shot this footage at the Hosiery in spring of 2009, and then, well, it got shelved or something, who really knows. Like a time capsule miraculously rediscovered, the band and director finished it up and dutiful DC music archivists Dischord Records recently released it. What other unfinished music videos lurk in the dark corners of aging hard drives?

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Podcast for October 20th, 2016


Tony bumps into a classic Dischord musician, while Paul reveals his Halloween plans.

Fort Knox Five – Cinco to the Brinco feat. Empresarios (Farid’s 22 & P Remix) [Pressurize the Cabin Remixed]
Ardamus – Almost There [After I Replace You EP]
Trusty – Dear Diary [The Fourth Wise Man]
Sister Ex – Kalifornia Song [single]
Nitemoves – Tacit Blue [Nitemoves]
Wytold – Giant Squids [Fireflies, Fairies & Squids]

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Soccer Team – Best Employed New Beau

We all know the adage of DC being a transient city. Bands, like the political and world-saving folks that come here, often leave eventually for greener or cheaper pastures. The energy of relatively young bands filling basements and posting free Bandcamp downloads is exciting, but the coexistence of that with grizzled vets putting out amazing new material is what makes DC a great music town right now. Along the lines of Dischord alum Chad Clark’s transcendent return of Beauty Pill earlier this year, now his former bandmate Ryan Nelson is poised to release the first Soccer Team album in a decade. Ryan and musical partner Melissa Quinley brought in drummer Dennis Kane and guitarist Jason Hutto to fill out the band for Real Lessons In Cynicism, out on Dischord October 27th. Don’t miss them this Sunday night at the always interesting Comet Ping Pong playing in between Polyon and Eternal Summers, but first watch this new music video for “Best Employed New Beau”.

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Q And Not U – Last Show at Fort Reno

The DC music community is reeling from this morning’s sad announcement of the cancellation of the historic Fort Reno summer concert series headed by Amanda MacKaye. Discovering those shows several years ago was my inspiration to create Hometown Sounds, and I make it a point to attend as many of the shows as I can every summer, no matter who’s on stage. We normally don’t feature live videos for the DC Music Video of the Day, but this exception is more than worth it. Q And Not U were an integral part of DC’s post-hardcore Dischord style, and their final performance at Fort Reno back in 2005 drew a massive and enthusiastic crowd. It’s pretty amazing that such a quality video exists of The Rapture’s Harris Klahr, Title Tracks’ John Davis and Washington Post music critic Chris Richards playing a scorching version of A Line In The Sand from Q And Not U’s 2000 album No Kill No Beep Beep. Here’s hoping Fort Reno isn’t dead yet!

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Deathfix – Dali’s House video

It’s brand new music video day for DC supergroup Deathfix. In case you’ve forgotten, Dischord alums Brendan Canty from Fugazi, Devin Ocampo from Faraquet and Mark Cisneros from Medications added vocalist and keys player Rich Morel (Blowoff with Bob Mould) and released an excellent 7 song self-titled album on the venerable DC label earlier this year. The song that stays with you most from that album is Dali’s House, and after watching today’s video, you’ll be making up your own lyrics for the rest of the day. Catch them opening for Pinback at the 9:30 club on Sunday September 15th.

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Deathfix – Better Than Bad video

Deathfix rocked the Black Cat Backstage last night, and I hope you all went and had a blast while I drove home from Virginia Beach for 6 hours. In case you don’t yet know Deathfix, they’re the newest rock band on the Dischord label, a supergroup of Brendan Canty (Fugazi), Rich Morel (Blowoff with Bob Mould), Devin Ocampo (Faraquet) and Mark Cisneros (Medications). Here’s a fun video for their debut single Better Than Bad, from their self-titled debut album, featuring lots of great biking footage shot by Mat Hoffman, whose film “Birth of Big Air” was scored by Canty.

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Deathfix Electronic Press Kit

You all know about Deathfix by now, right? The DC supergroup of Mark Cisneros (Medications), Devin Ocampo (Faraquet), Brendan Canty (Fugazi) and Richard Morel (Bob Mould‘s solo band) have polished their sound over the last year, now poised to release their self-titled debut album on Dischord. This thing isn’t really a music video but an electronic press kit (EPK), giving you a sample of songs from the album with some cool visuals shot by Canty and edited by Morel. Check out the next big DC thing live at DC9 on Thursday February 14th. Take your sweetie! (Hat tip to DC Music Download)

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Edie Sedgwick – He’s The One video

DC music vet Justin Moyer and his band Edie Sedgwick are set to release their new album We Wear White on Dischord Records on November 20th. Today they premiered the first music video from the album, He’s The One, over on Magnet Magazine‘s website. Edie Sedgwick’s live shows are raucous and always entertaining, and now we know which of them can swat some ping pong balls around properly.

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Shudder To Think – Red House video

Frequent visitors to the Hometown Sounds DC Music Video of the Day feature know that I try to post videos for bands playing in town that night. There are a ton of great local shows that you should catch this weekend, including:
Death By Sexy @ Iota
The Grey Area (previously featured) and Koshari (previously featured) @ Fillmore Silver Spring
Jukebox The Ghost and Tereu Tereu (previouly featured) @ 9:30
Margot MacDonald @ Lubber Run Amphitheater in Arlington
Megaphone Barons (previously featured) and Glitterlust @ Red Palace
Honor By August @ Iota
Justin Trawick @ Lubber Run Amphitheater in Arlington
The Silver Liners (previously featured) @ DC9
Black Clouds @ Black Cat backstage
Brian Settles & Central Union @ Bohemian Caverns

But nothing comes together for a new DC music video feature. So I’ll go classic! Here’s Red House by Dischord alt rockers Shudder To Think, from their 1997 album 50,000 BC.

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