Teen Idles / SOA / Government Issue / Youth Brigade The Years in 7"s Originally released in 1984 this 12" pieces together four early Dischord 7"s from Teen Idles, SOA, Government Issue and Youth Brigade! Dischord Records 12"
Channels Waiting for the Next End of the World First time on vinyl for this excellent album by J.Robbins' Channels and sounds a lot like his former bands Burning Airlines & Jawbox! Channels stir sweet nostalgia on this twelve-tracker, the echoes of albums past, albeit ones released by different bands, impossible to ignore. In this instance rose-tinted retrogression is welcomed, as the taut trio wind songs up only to cut them fantastically loose one moment and gently build layers of amplified emo proper the next. Remember what post-hardcore was before [some bands] soiled it? Like this. Dischord Records LP
Joe Lally Nothing Is Underrated Released November 5th Second album from the Fugazi bassist. This was co-produced by Ian McKaye. This features both solo material and collaborations with with the likes of Eddie Janey (Rites of Spring) and Ian McKaye and Guy Picciotto of Fugazi. Day Is Born Scavengers Map Tonight at 10 Via Nomentana Motora Skin and Bones Pieces of Strings Door Closing Space Program Mistaken Painfully Aware Strascinata www.myspace.com/josephlally Dischord Records CD
Q And Not U Power 1. Wonderful People 2. 7 Daughters 3. L.A.X. 4. Throw Back Your Head 5. Wet Work 6. District Night Prayer 7. Collect the Diamonds 8. Beautiful Beats 9. Dine 10. X-Polynation 11. Passwords 12. Book of Flags 13. Tag-Tag Dischord Records CD | LP
Bluetip Polymer The last proper Bluetip album, and not a patch on their earlier stuff really, but still pretty essential. Jaw dropping design work on the packaging too. Jason Farrell has played in some of the best underground hardcore bands in hardcore history, and Bluetip are up there as one of his best. Check 'em out. (Simon Kiely) Dischord Records CD
Q And Not U No Kill No Beep Beep Q and not U. are one of those bands that no-one can fail to like. The sheer energy, invention and abrasive poppiness of this record is unsurpassed in modern leftfield punk rock. Off the wall lyrics, pumping funk inspired bass, falling on the floor jazz drumming and inspirational chopping guitar lines all equal one big, fat win for the home team champ! Taking the past 20 years of D.C. punk rock history under their belt and moving forward confidently to slay all foes with their d-d-disco dance destruction. (Simon Kiely) Dischord Records CD