The new project of Beauty Pill member Ryan Nelson, Soccer Team finds him furthering his fascination with gloriously skewed songwriting, but scaling down the size of those songs considerably. Ably aided by Melissa Quinley, Nelson delivers songs made up of only a few simple parts — an outline of guitar, a simple backbeat, a loping vocal melody. And yet even without layers of sound, there's a majesty and potency to the songs on "Volunteered" Civility & Professionalism that's hard to deny. A hazy, eerie backing vocal floats over top of "Cavity Called Home" casting strange shadows, and "Head Outside", guided by Quinley's commanding vocal, crams energy and ominousness into just a couple of fuzzy chords.
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...