Dischord Records has announced that they plan to release a previously unavailable demo by Rites of Spring, the legendary DC hardcore band that may or may not have started the original emo movement. Additionally, Rites of Spring are known for members Guy Picciotto (vocals/guitars)and Brendan Canty (drums) and their time in the equally legendary Fugazi.
The demo promises Rites of Spring in its earliest stages. The band recorded the six songs before playing their first show, and worked on the songs at Inner Ear with Don Zientara and Ian MacKaye. The release has been mastered from the original tapes and is presented exactly as it was on those cassettes in 1984 complete with the tape collages and assorted audio-graffiti.