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Top 5 Videos of 2018 #1: Flasher – Material

Flasher‘s refinement of DC’s angular aesthetic of post-punk feels welcome and inevitable. The trio’s 2018 full length album Constant Image on Domino Recording Company is one of DC’s finest this year, spawning no less than four music videos ranging from dour to garish to inscrutable. But the big finish is “Material”, a video artfully designed to both delight and frustrate the large market segment that listen to music via YouTube. If you’re one of the lucky few who’s watching this for the first time, we’ll kindly let you enjoy director Nick Roney’s wild ride unspoiled. Congrats to Flasher for making our favorite music video of 2018, and for all their huge success in a breakout year!

And with that we’re putting the lid on 2018. See you next year DC!


Flasher – Material

The new vid by Flasher is quite an unexpected delight. It came out just a few hours ago, and already Rolling Stone and Stereogum have written posts detailing the whole Nick Roney-directed creation for you, before you even watch it. Fuck that. Don’t read that stuff. Just know it’s an ode to YouTube, the primary way a whole lot of people consume music freely these days, and enjoy the bizarre twists and turns. Their debut full length album Constant Image is one of 2018’s finest post-punk gems, and your next chance to see them live is Friday November 30th playing the Black Cat Mainstage.


Flasher – Who’s Got Time?

DC punk supergroup Flasher are making tidal waves with the release of their debut full length album Constant Image on Domino Recording Company. The album channels seminal late 80s post-punk vibes and the third single “Who’s Got Time?” lays in hard with a driving beat and complex yet catchy lyrics. The song’s music video by director Adinah Dancyger is a strange wisp of a tale as the trio searches the forest in hazmat suits, leaving much to interpretation. Don’t you dare miss Flasher’s album release show Saturday night at the Black Cat with Chicago’s Dehd and, um, Genderfuck Drag Show by the Girls of Trade.


Flasher – Pressure

Bad Moves aren’t the only DC supergroup blowing up on a sizable out of town label right now. Post-punk trio Flasher‘s debut album Constant Image drops in June on Domino Recording Company, and its second single is out now. “Pressure” is an 80s “alternative” style romp with a VHS-distorted video from Weird Life films featuring Chicago artist An Authentic Skidmark. This is an interesting dose of garish camp in the normally serious-minded DC punk ethos. Stay tuned for a hometown album release show announcement.


Flasher – Skim Milk

To get you caught up, Flasher is a post-punk supertrio featuring Taylor Mulitz of Priests, Daniel Saperstein of Bless and Emma Baker of Big Hush. Their debut EP and teaser 7″ on Sister Polygon Records got them lots of attention and tour gigs with Protomartyr and The Breeders last year. Their current tour with Ought takes them to SXSW, so now’s the time to tease their upcoming release on Domino Recording Company. “Skim Milk” is the album’s debut single, providing an urgent anthem for rebellion against nebulous future obligations with the refrain “No Future, No Fate”.


Flasher – Destroy

Flasher is evidence of the thriving, unstoppable energy in the DC punk and post-punk scene. Taylor Mulitz of Priests, Daniel Saperstein of Bless and Emma Baker of Big Hush are friends and roommates whose cross-pollination led to the 7 intense tracks on Flasher’s self-titled debut EP, self-released on Bandcamp and cassette earlier this year and now getting the 12″ vinyl release it richly deserves via Sister Polygon Records, the label absolutely blowing up the DC scene backing Cigarette, Gauche, Sneaks and of course Priests. Drew Hagelin of Cigarette and The El Mansouris directed “Destroy”, the debut music video from Flasher, setting the trio in outdoor urban landscapes that are both distinctly DC and unique in videos. The chorus of this pop song will linger in your head all weekend.

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Podcast for May 4th, 2016


Paul and Tony preview this weekend’s Funk Parade and Mother’s Day, while wondering if a house plant is real or fake.

Cerulean City – My Love [single]
Basement Freaks – Little Red Afro (Tribute to Jon H) feat. Mustafa Akbar [single]
The Cowards Choir – You Give Too Much [Name the Fear]
Flasher – Tense [S/T Cassette]
Telyscopes – Who Is Brian Wilson? [Telescope Glasses: the Greatest Shits]
Max D – Bubblegum [Boost]

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