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New Music: “Nothing to Lose” by U.S. Royalty

February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

What’s the most productive thing you’ve accomplished during a blizzard? Building a snowman, shoveling your driveway, venturing out to buy beer–winter weather equals lazy weather for many of us. This isn’t so for D.C. rock outfit U.S....

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A name you’ll be hearing a lot this year is AYESCOLD. The rising DJ is set to perform next week at our three year anniversary show/benefit for DC Punk Archive/Paperhaus’ album release and she’s just...

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New Music: “Vale” by PLOY

January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Hyattsville electronic duo PLOY has kept a steady pace with releasing new songs, but their first hit of 2015, “Vale,” is one of the frontrunners of the pack. Compared to their older works like “Friend of a Friend” and “VRDSNT,”...

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Over the past year, Cautious Clay has been building momentum, remixing artists like Sam Smith, Azealia Banks, and 50 Cent while solidifying his futuristic deep house sound. Today, the rising DJ released his remix of...

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New Music: “Lottery” by Kali Uchis

January 13, 2015 | 1 Comments

Today Kali Uchis premiered a shimmering new song from her forthcoming EP, Por Vida, on Vogue. It’s a divine gift from the Virginia-based singer-songwriter, who brings to the table a soulful number that sounds like something from Motown, yet also...

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New Music: “So Slow” by Paperhaus

January 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

With its debut album release date quickly approaching, D.C. rock band Paperhaus dropped a brand new song from the forthcoming record called “So Slow.” It’s one of our favorite tracks from the veteran group, and it...

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“Overflowing” – Makeshift Shelters D.C. quartet Makeshift Shelters wryly refer to their sound as “indie rock in the wrong hands.” Although I found after a few spins of the track “Overflowing,” from their newly released...

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New Music: “Context” by Ricky Eat Acid

January 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Maryland native Ricky Eat Acid (aka Sam Ray) returns with a trippy new number called “Context,” the A-side of a new single that comes out at the end of this month. Ray told DCMD in an interview...

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In November, local synthpop outfit The Walking Sticks released its anticipated EP Pop Dreams. As the weeks drew near to the end of 2014, we assumed that it would be the last we’d hear from them until...

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Top 5 Songs You Should Know This Week

December 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Drum and Fife”-Smashing Pumpkins Something that I’ve often wondered about over the last 20 years is what would have happened to Nirvana had Kurt Cobain not killed himself. I’ve never had to wonder about what...

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DCMD’s Top 10 D.C. Tracks Of 2014

December 22, 2014 | 2 Comments

From the rising growth of the city’s unique house show scene to more homegrown music festivals like Union BBQ, In It Together Fest and All Things Go’s Fall Classic cropping up this summer-2014 was a...

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D.C./NYC electronic duo Astra Via had been keeping a low profile this year, but yesterday Olivia Mancini and Jarrett Nicolay finally released a new EP via record label Aerobic International. SUPERBESTLUCKYSONGS is Astra Via’s follow-up to their 2013...

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Top 5 Songs You Should Know This Week

December 4, 2014 | 1 Comments

“..Pretty Sure It’s ‘Tang Top'” by Chandos Boston-based post punk trio Chandos will release its debut record Rats In Your Bed via Carpark Records on January 27. The first single “..Pretty Sure It’s ‘Tang Top'”...

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Sunday’s packed show at DC9, comprised of mostly teenagers and young 20-somethings, was headlined by LA’s Wildcat! Wildcat! and featured Baltimore’s Sun Club as openers. Sun Club earned the audience’s attention as openers. The teenagers from...

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Sound-Off: Top 5 Songs You Should Know This Week

November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Dead Professional-“Hold Back”  The fifth and final track on Dead Professional’s new EP Hard Hard Hard, “Hold Back,” is deeply steeped in the American tradition of alt-country tinged with soft blues rock; the kind which Bruce Springsteen’s...

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Photo Credit: Michael Andrade A month ago, bedroom-pop meets lounge-punk D.C. dream band Baby Bry Bry & The Apologists released I Learned To Drown Myself Out, Part I. While the original release featured two tracks...

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