One of the most slept-on albums in the Dischord catalogue, Super Genius is a ricocheting pinball of wailing vocals, snaking riffs that block and tackle and Arkia Casebolt's hard-hitting drum-fills-as-rhythm. Unlike too many Dischord bands, Circus Lupus manifested a libido that wasn't covered in too much allegory; their careening grooves are as sexy as Dischord got. Chris Thompson (Ignition bassist, Fury singer) howls and whines about love as physics ("Unrequited") gets crushes on dangerous women ("Tightrope Walker") and Southern gals who make him blush ("When she gets talkin'/ She makes me weak in my knees!!!" on "Mean Hot and Blessed"). Nobody in the band recorded anything quite like this ever again.
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...