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BRNDA Record Release!!

It's probably the most anticipated release in DC in 2014. At least it's the release I've been anticipating with the most impatience. BRNDA has, until now, only given us a few hints of how fun and interesting they are, a short glimpse of how delightful their sound is. The few tracks released earlier this year sounded strange and familiar, jarring and accessible. It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Fred Schneider singing anti-folk songs with Sebadoh! No. It's BRNDA. And now, finally, they have released their debut album, brenda. Do you see what they did there? If you aren't at the record release show, like, right now (at Rock and Roll Hotel with The Sea Life and The Walking Sticks) to pick up the album, they'll be back soon with more after a short tour (that I can't find exact details about at this point, but their website suggests I'm not lying, and it includes an instore performance at Crooked Beat Records, with Mobius Strip, on April 15th). Enjoy. --Natan Press

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Stream Canker Blossom's new Gooner.

I Hate Everyone is officially the perfect song to hate everyone to. Think of The Descendants with female vocals, and you've got Canker Blossom. Baltimore-based pop-punk band Canker Blossom brings the punk back into “pop-punk” scene. Strong female vocals run the band’s new album, Gooner, smashing their way over the fast-paced guitar riffs that punks worldwide have always loved. --Hannah Brady

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Drop Electric record BSide session at Mobtown Studios

 DC favorite Drop Electric have just released a BSide Session at Baltimore's Mobtown Studios. BSide Sessions are a unique way to connect bands to their fans. The band spends a day in the studio, recording two songs and a 10 minute video. Mobtown has provided both live tracks for download (featuring songs off Drop Electric's upcoming album) and the short documentary about the band. Check out the video below. --Natan Press

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Interview with Megaphone Barons.

Megaphone Barons recently released the album here.us.now, available on iTunes and Spotify. Check out their live album on BandCamp, and read the interview where Hannah Brady asks them about their songwriting process, their appearance on the soundtrack of a bloody low-budget movie, and the schematics for the perfect sandwich. 

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Chain & the Gang release new video Devitalize

 Ian Svenonius (of legendary DC group Nation of Ulyses, amongst others, and author of Supernatural Strategies for making a Rock 'n' Roll Group), and his current band Chain & the Gang have debuted a new video, Devitalize, on the A.V. Club. Devitalize will appear on the new album, Minimum Rock & Roll, to be released on May 6th on Svenonius' label Radical Elite (distributed by Dischord). The video is directed by James Schneider, who is also directing the Punk The Capital documentary.  Check it out below! --Natan Press

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The Raised By Wolves' new video for "Freddy Freaker"

 DC's The Raised By Wolves has released a new video for the single "Freddy Freaker" on PureVolume. "Freddy Freaker" is the lead single off their debut album, Sadie Hawkins, released in July last year. You can download the album on their Bandcamp site. Check out the video below. --Natan Press

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Rap-Rock band on the rise: The Band Called Fuse

NYC/Philly/DC based collective The Band Called Fuse (that's their actual name), fronted by Brooklyn MC Silent Knight and MC and MPC maestro Soul Qloc, is hot-wiring Rap Rock back into the race. The video for “Soul Rock Anthem” from their recently released album Impossible Dream is a bare bones throwback to rock videos from the early 80s. As the MCs prowl the strobing soundstage delivering their raps, their bandmates thrash and jitter in the background with surreal vim. Balancing out the electrified raps, K-Dez’s analog croon takes over the end of the track and pulls it all together. The Fuse Nation is growing; can you feel the heat? - BrokeMc


Dot Dash opening for Psychedelic Furs!

Ahhhhh! Dot Dash is a last second addition to the Psychedelic Fur show at the State Theater, this Thursday (tomorrow, 4/3). I think tickets are still available. I hope tickets are still available. Dot Dash is the perfect opener for the Furs and I'm stoked they're getting this kind of exposure. If you miss this show, because it sells out (which is the only legitimate reason), you can catch Dot Dash on April 26th, headlining the Black Cat mainstage (with Alarms & Controls, Regents and Highway Cross). --Natan Press

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