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“I want more life, fucker…” Chad Clark sings in his air-gasping snarl on “Drapetomania,” the opening track of Beauty Pill’s long-awaited album, Beauty Pill Describes Things As They Are. The lyrics are lifted from a line delivered...

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Photo by Matthew Brazier Last year’s In It Together Fest was the first big celebration of its kind in the District, spotlighting the city’s DIY music and art community through a well-organized four-day festival. The event...

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New Music: Big Moth’s Self-Titled EP

April 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

A D.C. band to have on your radar is Big Moth, an exciting new rock project comprised of members from The Obsessives and The Black Sparks. “Nathaniel Salfi (our bassist) and I have played in Black...

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The Schoolhouse Rock classic “Three is a Magic Number” popped into my head after listening to the first spin of StrongerSexCrushnPain, the new collaborative effort between D.C.’s dearly beloved pair of mischievous musical marksmen, Erik Sleight...

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Interview by Katherine Small On their newest album, Pretty Ugly, Young Rapids delivers carefully crafted melodies wrapped up in intricate instrumentals. Throughout the record, the listener is transported to a dark but beautifully mysterious dreamland, with an almost...

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New Music: “Rome” by Boon

March 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

While we’re only three months in, 2015 is already shaping up to be a big year for the up-and-coming D.C. rock group Boon. Recently Boon‘s Brendan Principato and Jesse Paller (who are also students at American University) submitted a video...

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Tomás Pagán Motta first caught our attention with his band The Petticoat Tearoom a few years ago, and now the D.C. singer-songwriter is back with a beautiful neo-folk solo album. The eight-song record further spotlights Motta’s fervent...

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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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