Tag Archives: Dischord

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:
Friday
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
Saturday
Honor By August @ Iota
Justin Trawick @ Lubber Run Amphitheater in Arlington
The Silver Liners (previously featured) @ DC9
Sunday
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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The Mary Timony Band – Sharpshooter video

DC music video of the day! In celebration of International Women’s Day, today we’re featuring one of DC’s biggest rock legends, Mary Timony. Mary is best known today for playing in Carrie Brownstein’s supergroup Wild Flag, but she got her start in the all-female post-punk band Autoclave back in the early 90s, on Dischord Records. She moved to Boston and joined the band Helium, but moved back to DC (imagine that) in the mid 2000s. Her eponymous band put out a fantastic record, The Shapes We Make, in 2007 on the Kill Rock Stars label. Here’s the debut video for that release, Sharpshooter.

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Shudder To Think – Hit Liquor video

DC music video of the day! Today we’ve got a 90s classic from Shudder To Think, one of the more interesting and challenging bands to come out of the post-hardcore scene. They released three albums on Dischord before going major with Epic Records in 1994. Here’s the video for Hit Liquor, the lead off track from their 1994 major label debut album Pony Express Record.

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Edie Sedgwick – Heat Wave video

DC music video of the day! You’d be forgiven for thinking Edie Sedgwick was a female singer, but actually it’s a band fronted by long time DC rocker Justin Moyer. Justin has been involved in a long list of great bands, from El Guapo to Supersystem to Antelope, and released a lot of records on the legendary DC label Dischord. Edie Sedgwick’s latest release is a “white label 12 inch”, the original track Heat Wave and 8 remixes by acts including locals Lenorable, Triobelisk (Shelby Cinca of Frodus and The Cassettes), Gold Corner (Mike Andre of Antelope), John Moon from The Cornel West Theory and Third Channel (Jason Hutto from The Aquarium). The whole package is availble at Dischord’s online store, and today we feature the newly released music video for Heat Wave. Enjoy!

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