Anonymous said: Hey, what are some other cool bands in washington dc right now?

666priests666:

Anon we don’t even know how to answer this question. We don’t even know what you LIKE! There is a lot of stuff we don’t even know about (so much secret music in dc), and it seems like a lot of new punk bands right now we haven’t even seen yet.

We’ll def forget some stuff but uhh in DIY/punk world: Coup Sauvage & The Snips are perfect, love Troll Tax, obsessed w/ The Deads demo tape from last Feb (Is it just me or PJ vox = Arthur Russell?? WOW), can we count Pygmy Lush? The Evens (duh), Max Levine Ensemble, Heavy Breathing, Spoonboy, Cigarette is always a treat, The Shirks, Midnight Eye, Big Hush, Teen Liver, Carni Klirs solo stuff, Dudes demo is soundtrack of my life, Coke Bust, Forty Whacks, The Plums, Jail Solidarity, Southern Problems, Fell Types, D.O.C. and all other Nolan bands, Nic Fits, Aloners, Joy Buttons, Laughing Man, Luke Stewart in general, Kid Congo Powers Hour, Gouge Away, Brenda, Foul Swoops is sort of like a brand new band all of a sudden, can’t wait for recordings. Check out new Deleted Scenes. Deathfix live is like, real good. Is Akris still a band? Did Ilsa move away? Is Violent Vibes on hiatus? Is Paint Branch playing? Half of us play or have played in Chain & The Gang. Young Trynas is potentially changing their name to Flashers and incorporating a secret dancer during sets (a Bmore band we must admit, but dancer might be from DC). $40FUCHSIA is another one we are biased about. All hail the secret order of Blood. Heard good reports on Pure Disgust. We would really like to see/play with Black Sparks. Escape-ism is really good, and funny. Ex Hex is apparently mind-blowing and recording a cover of “What Kind of Monster Are You?”

Last summer seemed like there were a bunch of sick teen girl bands, TEEN GIRL BANDS where did you go??? R.I.P. Hand Grenade Job, the very best DC band last year. We hope more people start doing weird bands. We hope more bands start doing weird things. We hope more bands. All that Future Times stuff is dope but I guess that’s a diff category (w/e) Oh and apparently Protect-U is doing a set next month at UHall so maybe we will finally get to see the magic live

HGJ won’t ever die

Welp we made at least one year-end list. Sure, the chart-toppers of some more *conventional* lists might be more active than us, have put out more releases than just a tape, and live in the same city. But who among THEM took the opportunity to write and perform a song incorporating lines from the Dorner Manifesto within a week of its release? THOUGHT SO.

"“Witchcraft” from Demo…Some Saturday nights I have a dance party here in the arms of Newtown with socks and brews and loop de loops in pink leopard printed panties. Other times I like to turn the lights down low, get naked and envision myself as some dime store Kesey playing action man to the Manson ladies as we cross the desert crafting spells and disparate melodies to eclipse the machine. I’d like to think it’s voodoo, baby but if it were, I’d be ahead. Instead, I let myself resign to the drum and whispers of these DC sisters whose magic might just become me."

Pin Point Music

Yesterday we posted a video from our last set, today we share the (superior) audio, courtesy Steve Sanford. Visit our bandcamp site for the free downloads of the full recordings from the show, including our new song “Jupiter.”

Yesterday we posted a video from our last set, today we share the (superior) audio, courtesy Steve Sanford. Visit our bandcamp site for the free downloads of the full recordings from the show, including our new song “Jupiter.”

Here is a video of our last recital at Comet Ping Pong on Friday. It includes our new song, “Jupiter.”

astropressdc:

GIVE/PRIESTS/XANAX/H.G.J.” Edition of 40, 12”x16”, chipboard. Multicolored screenprinted background (each unique) with black letterpressed text, hand set in wood and lead type.

image $15 - Local Pickup - Reserve a print to pick up at the show.

Currently: there are 29 left.

If there’s enough interest in mail order, I’ll get that going later this week.

Questions / comments / contact beck at astropressdc dot com

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astropressdc:

GIVE/PRIESTS/XANAX/H.G.J.” Edition of 50, 12”x16”, chipboard. Multicolored screenprinted background (each unique) with black letterpressed text, hand set in wood and lead type.

The line-up just rolls off the tongue, right? I have been so excited for this show. It’s been in the works for a few months. My band, HGJ, has wanted to play a show with GIVE and PRIESTS for a while, and I’ve also been dying to bring XANAX down from Philly ever since I heard them.

A few of these posters will be around town, and they’ll be for sale at the show.

The final outcome of this project, as pictured above, is in some ways very different than my original concept. This was a long, full day of experimenting and failing and experimenting again. Total emotional rollercoaster. Yesterday all my sentimental art thoughts were about the power of fully committing to ideas. But today was all about how humbling and vital it is to be flexible, to commit revise and recommit.

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A new review of our tape from I Could Die Tomorrow:

…it’s hard not to think of the weirdest girls you knew in middle school…

Don’t fight it.

A new review of our tape from I Could Die Tomorrow:


…it’s hard not to think of the weirdest girls you knew in middle school…


Don’t fight it.

27teethdc:

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Local duo Hand Grenade Job are a genreless enigma. Equal parts music and performance art, their approach is cryptic and minimal. Lyrics are often vaguely related images and repeated in unison melodies until a meaning sets in. Skeletal guitar notes and toy percussion add to the eerie…

Here’s a recording, available for free download, of our set from 3/25/13. Thanks to Chris Videll for recording it and sending it our way. In case you missed it, we also posted a video of the set, in which at times you can almost make out our figures. Our next show is in May, again at Comet Ping Pong.

Here’s a recording, available for free download, of our set from 3/25/13. Thanks to Chris Videll for recording it and sending it our way. In case you missed it, we also posted a video of the set, in which at times you can almost make out our figures. Our next show is in May, again at Comet Ping Pong.