Despite its title, Get Evens isn't about seeking revenge or even rousing Dischord's usual troops. Betting on the idea that well-phrased dissatisfaction reaches greater numbers outside of high school than screaming outrage, Fugazi's Ian MacKaye and the Warmers 'Amy Farina write protest songs that aren't flecked with spittle or redolent of the smug whiff of someone who has all the answers. But while their hardcore-sired folk is levelheaded, the political message isn't always fresh: "Everybody knows you are a liar" goes one of the easier diatribes over the anxious rumble of MacKaye's baritone guitar and Farina's relentless drums. But more often, the Evens 'songs are smart and not entirely predictable. Rather than lay out the conversation which might ensue over "Dinner with the President," the duo wonder at the fact that they have yet to receive an invitation. "Maybe power lies in accessibility," MacKaye sings. "Maybe power lies."
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...