On tour, this sorta-supergroup was sometimes billed as "including former members of Minor Threat and Pussy Galore" — which was absolutely true and entirely immaterial. The quartet was (and probably always will be) Dischord's only power-pop band, equally proficient at earthy attack and airborne harmonies. This filler-free six-song mini-album is unapologetically melodic and often tender, with frontman Peter Hayes 'pleas for understanding cued to folk-rock jangling rather than hardcore thumping. These were the last recordings ever propelled by former Minor Threat drummer Jeff Nelson, whose decision to retire led to the band's unraveling soon after the record's release.
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...