Band Profile

Rites of Spring

Rites of Spring
Hometown: Washington, DC Current Label: Dischord Records
Band Members: Guy Picciotto (vocals, guitar)
Eddie Janney (guitar)
Mike Fellows (bass)
Brendan Canty (drums)

Rites of Spring Bio:

Rites of Spring was an American post-hardcore band from Washington, D.C. in the mid-1980s, known for their energetic live performances.

A part of the D.C. hardcore punk scene, Rites of Spring increased the frenetic violence and visceral passion of hardcore while simultaneously experimenting with its compositional rules.

Lyrically, they also shifted hardcore into intensely personal realms and, in doing so, are often considered the first "emo" band, but Rites of Spring itself rejects any association between themselves and emo genres.

The band only performed around 15 concerts in the DC area.[3] Vocalist/guitarist Guy Picciotto and drummer Brendan Canty went on to play in Fugazi in the late 1980s.

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