Had this come out on almost any label — or, had these young lions been based in Brooklyn rather than D.C. — this would likely stand as an early 21st-century punk landmark. No Wave-y polyrhythms, art-funk bass, free-jazz noise urges, shifty keyboards, roaring guitars, vaguely queer lyrical subtext, lots of instrument trading — the profile in The Fader practically writes itself. But it was on Dischord instead of DFA, and Black Eyes became a footnote. The follow-up, Coughs, was both more experimental and released posthumously, as seems to be the case with a lot of Dischord bands.
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...