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Screw 32, Great Apes and more to contribute to Fugazi tribute album

Sell The Heart Records will be releasing a tribute compilation album for Fugazi, titled “Everybody Wants Somewhere: A tribute to Fugazi”, in early 2017. The album will be a collection of 18-20 bands/artists each doing a thoughtful rendition of a Fugazi song, spanning the band’s entire catalog. In keeping with the spirit of what Fugazi has stood for over their career, the album will also serve as a fundraising effort for a San Francisco based non-profit organization called Taking It To The Streets, which serves the city’s homeless community.

Bands contributing include: Screw 32, Great Apes, Long Knives, SNIPERS!!, Jonah Matranga, Black Map, Identical Homes, Vast Wild, Know Secrets, The Down House, and more.

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to help with releasing the album that is serving as a pre-order for the album.



The Dirty Nil release live video for cover of Fugazi’s “Provisional”

Canadian punk rock trio The Dirty Nil have released a video of their cover version of Fugazi‘s “Provisional”, which was recorded live at the Little Elephant in Toledo, Ohio. You can watch the video below.

The original version of “Provisional” is taken from Fugazi’s classic 1989 EP Margin Walker, while The Dirty Nil’s version is taken from their 7″ No Weaknesses, which released last October.

The band will release their new album Higher Power next month on Dine Alone Records.



Fugazi streams “First Demo”

Fugazi is set to release a new album of previously-unreleased demos next week, but you can stream it today!  Check out First Demo below.  The tracks were originally recorded in 1988, and were, in fact, Fugazi’s first demo.

If you want to get your hands on a hard copy, it will be out on November 18th via  Dischord Records.

Although Fugazi have never officially disbanded, they have been on an indefinite hiatus since the 2001 release of their most recent studio album The Argument.



Fugazi stream demo of “Merchandise”

Fugazi are streaming a previously unreleased demo version of their song “Merchandise,” and you can give it a listen below.

This version of the track is taken from the band’s first demo, which was recorded in 1988 and will be officially released to the public as First Demo this November 11th through Dischord Records.



Fugazi detail “First Demo” release

Fugazi have announced that they will release their first demo tape appropriately titled “First Demo” on November 11, 2014 through Dischord Records.

You can view the cover art and track list below.

Although Fugazi have never officially disbanded, they have been on an indefinite hiatus since the 2001 release of their most recent studio album The Argument.



Fugazi to release “First Demo”

Fugazi recorded their first demo tape back in early 1988, and of the eleven tracks recorded, only one (“In Defense of Humans”) has ever been officially released. The rest were dubbed onto cassettes and distributed at shows.

Now, Dischord Records is going to release the songs (including one that was recorded but never distributed) as a CD or LP/MP3 album. We don’t have an exact date for the release, but look for it later this year.



10 things you probably didn’t know about Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat, Fugazi, etc.)

Almost everybody in the punk scene knows who Ian MacKaye is. At the very least you know him as the lead singer of Minor Threat and Fugazi, and maybe even as the co-founder of Dischord Records.  But there’s so much more you don’t know!  To help educate you we’ve put together a list of 10 things you probably didn’t know about Ian.  Expand your knowledge below.



Punk Rock Trivia: Atlantic Records wanted to sign Fugazi

Every once in a while the punk rock geniuses (we read a lot of Wikipedia, after all) here at Dying Scene like to unleash some noteworthy trivia. Today’s “fun factoid” is about Fugazi refusing to sign with a major label.

In 1993, one year before the success of The OffspringGreen Day and Rancid, Fugazi were pursued by a number of major record labels when they were on tour promoting their seminal album In on the Kill Taker. During their sold-out 3-night stint at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom that September, Atlantic Records president Ahmet Ertegün met Fugazi backstage and offered them ten million dollars and “anything they wanted” to sign to his label. They refused, and would continue releasing albums on Ian MacKaye’s label Dischord Records.

Just stop for a moment and imagine what Red Medicine would sound like if it was released on Atlantic. Yeah, that would be weird.



Quotes from Ian MacKaye’s Library of Congress talk

A few weeks ago we reported that The Evens guitarist / vocalist Ian MacKaye would be speaking at the Library of Congress in regards to digital archiving. MacKaye gave his lecture this past Tuesday, May 7, and (as expected) the Internet has already compiled some choice quotes from the Dischord Records co-founder’s speech.

We’ve put up our four favorite quotes below, but you can read the full collection of quotes here.

On the Role of Record Labels:
“Record labels sell plastic. That’s what they sell. They’re not evil, they’re not bad. I have a record label. The plastic they sell has become more attractive to you — or to the buyer — because of the information that has been infused into it. It’s essentially the same as the difference between having a baseball cap that’s blank, or having one that has the Washington Nationals ‘W’ on it. Why you would pay more for the Nationals one is because the hat maker — in theory, at least — is paid to have the rights to put this ‘W’ on the hat.”

On How the Internet Has Impacted the Record Industry:
“They enjoyed a hundred-year monopoly, and then the Internet came along and screwed things up for them. But they’re still trying to figure out how to erect the tollbooths. And they’ll do it, because they’ve got Congress on their side. It’s just for those of us who don’t want to engage in that to figure out how to get around their silly tollbooths.”

On File Sharing:
“Every song I ever wrote, I wrote to be heard. So, if I was given a choice that 50 years from now I could either have a dollar or knowing that some kid was listening to my song, I’d go with the kid listening to my song.”

On the Definition of Punk:
“People ask me: ‘What is punk? How do you define punk?’ Here’s how I define punk: It’s a free space. It could be called jazz. It could be called hip-hop. It could be called blues, or rock, or beat. It could be called techno. It’s just a new idea. For me, it was punk rock. That was my entrance to this idea of the new ideas being able to be presented in an environment that wasn’t being dictated by a profit motive.”



Ian MacKaye to Speak at the Library of Congress

The highly influential Ian MacKaye is scheduled to speak at the Library of Congress regarding personal digital archiving and the need to educate creators and users in ways to steward our digital cultural heritage.

MacKaye is scheduled to speak on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at 6 p.m. in the Mumford Room of the James Madison Memorial Building, located at 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C. The event, sponsored by the Library’s National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program, is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

More information on the event can be found here.

MacKaye might be best known for his tenure as the vocalist of Minor Threat and vocalist/guitarist of Fugazi, as well as being the co-founder of longtime DIY label Dischord Records. In November 2012 he and Amy Farina released The Odds, their third album under the moniker The Evens.



Video Archive: Fugazi live in Washington, D.C., 1988

If you like the band Fugazi and never got to see them when they were around, click here to watch a 22-minute video of the post-hardcore legends performing live at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. on December 29, 1988. At that time, they were promoting their self-titled EP (also referred to as 7 Songs), which was released a month before the performance.

Although Fugazi have never officially disbanded, they have been on an indefinite hiatus since the 2001 release of their most recent studio album The Argument.



Sacred Cow Saturday: Fugazi- “Repeater”

Punk rock has been around long enough  to hold within its musical boundaries a slew of albums considered both classic and essential. We here at Dying Scene love and appreciate these classic albums, but every once and a while we have the urge to challenge what the community has deemed sacred. Every other Saturday, two Dying Scene writers will square off head-to-head and either attack or defend one of these so-called classics. Up for slaughter today is Fugazi‘s “Repeater.” Does the 1990 classic hold up today? You be the judge. Carson Winter will be defending and Jo will be attacking.

Let the battle begin!



Random Cover Song: La Dispute plays Repeater (Fugazi)

Cover songs are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. We here at Dying Scene love hearing punk bands do their own take on other band’s songs. Sometimes they pull off amazing interpretations of old classics, sometimes they’re not much more than humble tributes to a fellow artist, and other times they’re just downright laughable renditions of otherwise great songs. Good or bad. Intriguing or mundane. We’ll let you be the judge.

Today’s cover comes from poet punks La Dispute tackling the Fugazi classic, “Repeater”. The original is the title track to Fugazi’s debut full length album.

Listen to both versions here.



Full DVD Stream: “D.I.Y. or Die: How To Survive As An Independent Artist”

Slow news day.  You know what that means – time to entercate yourself with a documentary.

“D.I.Y. or Die: How To Survive As An Independent Artist” features interviews with Ian MacKaye (Fugazi), J Mascis (Dinosaur jr.), John John Jesse (Demonic Erotic painter), Jim Rose (Jim Rose Sideshow), Jim Thirwell (Foetus), Lydia Lunch, Mike Watt (Minutemen), Richard Kern (Filmmaker), Ron Asheton (Stooges), Madagin Shive (Bonfire Madagin), Dave Brockie (Gwar) and many others.

The 60-minute film explores the methods and motivations of independent American artists working in different genres and mediums. “DIY or Die” profiles a fascinating group of icons and unknowns working in various media including print, film, graphic art, performance art and music.

Enjoy.



Album of Fugazi samples to be released for charity

Former drummer of Cataracts and current DJ Chris Lawhorn will release an album of beats composed of samples spanning the entire career of iconic post-hardcore group Fugazi. The album, blessed by punk godfather Ian MacKaye himself, will be titled “Fugazi Edits”, and the proceeds will benefit a Washington, D.C. area charity for senior citizens, as well as a group that provides relief for globally for victims of civil unrest. Interested fans can preview some tracks at Chris’ website.

“Fugazi Edits” will be released October 30th through Chris’ own label Case/Martingale Records.