Ignition, the previous band fronted by Alec MacKaye (Ian's younger brother), was notable for its tensely coiled sound. This minimalist trio added a canny sense of counterpoint, both in the instruments and the vocals. Wire are a likely influence, and the brittle guitar of "Walking Solves It" suggests Gang of Four, but these 14 songs are less obviously beholden to such predecessors than is the neo-punk-funk that subsequently ate New York. With their electrifying call-and-response vocals, songs like "Your Great Escape" proclaim a style that was the Warmers 'own — until the band decided prematurely to abandon it.
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...