Void's cult is up there in fanaticism with those of David Koresh and Albert Brooks. Also known as the Void side of the Faith/Void split LP, these tracks from 1982 rank as some of the greatest mess that punk as sound — chaotic hardcore played with speed metal's fucked-up rage — and world-view ever vomited up. Where other ramalama punk blurts ended in squeals of amp feedback, Bubba Dupree's guitar started there, and singer Sean Wiffenbach's voice is pure hammered panic. This set gets messier as it goes; by the end, they sound about ready to collapse, or kill each other. It's impossible to imagine any sort of metal/hardcore crossover without these guys, nor the "spazz-core" of early '90s hardcore emo (Antioch Arrow, Heroin, Angel Hair, etc.). Speaking of metal, rumor has it Void later cut a more metallic, unreleased and possibly terrible album for Touch and Go. But this one is a classic.
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...