A brief slice of fuzzy, primitive indie pop that fits perfectly between Dischord's thick chordings and whatever twee planet all those K Records acts live on. (Autoclave knew it too; the first single was a split between Dischord and K.) Most of these tracks were released on a seven-inch and 10-inch in 1991. Autoclave was around for all of a year or so, and they remain a great example of a band that might have been far more famous on a label that had more effectively gotten the word out. Its members went on the Wire-ish Slant 6, while singer Mary Timony went on to a nice indie-rock run in Helium and as a solo artist.
By Jason Schreurs on 10.08.14 in Features
Members of the '90s trio talk about their short but impactful run.
By Andrew Parks on 08.11.14 in News
Much like they did for Minor Threat a little over a decade ago, Dischord Records have announced plans to properly release the earliest recordings of Fugazi. Due out sometime this winter, First Demo is exactly that: 11 so...
By Joe Gross on 07.27.11 in Icons
"Beautiful, funny people. Generous to and respectful of the people they work with. Inspirational in a lot of ways. Maybe the best band." - Steve Albini on Fugazi From their first public performances in 1987 to the sta...
By Joe Gross on 07.27.11 in Reviews
Now confident behind the boards, Red Medicine is the first broad expansion of their musical palette. The hard strumming on "Do You Like Me?" almost sounds like furious, heavy...indie pop. (After all, Fugazi had a long fr...