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“I’ve become a worse flier as I’ve gotten older,” said Steve Kolowich, in response to my question about writing his latest album, Pattern Matching, on an airplane. “I get very anxious on planes now. I know...

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DCMD Premiere: Stronger Sex’s New Album

January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

There’s a vital component that every art form needs, which is essentially an emotional genesis or core. Without emotion, creation is simply done out of necessity. Therefore, I was glad to hear the heartbeat behind Stronger...

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If we had to make a prediction of who the next big band from D.C. will be, it would be Makeshift Shelters. The indie rock quartet recently emerged last year with an EP called The Cautious End of...

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One of our favorite D.C. synth-pop acts, Brett, comes bearing a gift for you this holiday season-in the form of a warm and fuzzy mixtape. For the frigged weather, curl up to these awesome jams...

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New Music: Lowercase Letters’ Self-Titled Album

November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s been a very busy November for new music releases, but one record that seems to shine from the pack is Lowercase Letters‘ self-titled album. The talented six-piece band has been active in the D.C. scene for...

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The new songs that Two Inch Astronaut has released from Foulbrood have been some of the band’s best work yet. Not to mention, it seemed like every new song that the Maryland post-punk outfit unveiled...

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In 1988, a young Fugazi recorded its first demo at Inner Ear Studios in Arlington, Virginia. That demo was never officially unveiled to the public-until now. In advance of the November 18 release date, Dischord...

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Clone of Clones’ latest EP, I Don’t Need Your Love, feels big. Its throwback charm welcomes you in, but in the same vein, also sounds current with its throngs of youthful energy and emotion. At...

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A New EP, A New Sound For D.C.’s Big Hush

November 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

On Tuesday, D.C.’s Big Hush released Wholes, their first EP since Slush back in January of 2013. “We recorded the instrumentals for these  songs live-to-tape, so the sound is a little looser than our other recordings,”...

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While you were busy roaming the streets on Halloween, D.C. hardcore outfit Atlas At Last dropped a brand new EP, called A Composition of Functions. But, there’s more to this release than meets the eye....

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New Music: “Dreamcation” by Black Clouds

November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Black Clouds made its thundering return today with Dreamcation. The release marks the instrumental-rock trio’s first album since Everything Is Not Going To Be OK in 2012, and this time around, Black Clouds makes a darker, bolder statement....

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Procession, the new EP from D.C. trio Motion Lines, is aptly titled. It kicks off with the gorgeous dream-pop of “Ashling” and “The Yearbook,” proceeding into the heavier, moodier territory of “Howl” and “Lamentations,” and...

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Baby Bry Bry & The Apologists are back with their most contemplative release yet- I Learned To Drown Myself Out, Part I. Tommy Sherrod of Full Glass mixed and mastered the release back in August and it recently...

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DCMD First Listen: Other EP by Joy Buttons

October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

On the Other EP, Joy Buttons hones its punk fury, coupling it with a more structured songcraft compared to the band’s last release, 2013’s Arkhipov. This is most evident in the harmonizing guitar parts constructed by...

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Every musician says it. At least, every virtuoso musician says it. They’re complimented on their skill, and all they muster is a self-deprecating “thanks, but I have so much more to learn.” There is always...

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Following 2011’s Jealous Hands and last summer’s well-received Reunion is a new EP from The Cowards Choir called Cool Currency. Frontman Andy Zipf is joined by longtime friends and collaborators Ryan Walker, Ben Tufts and...

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