Dischord Records

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Dischord is an American record label based in Washington DC


Dischord was founded in 1980 by Ian MacKaye and Jeff Nelson when they wanted to release another record to break up their former band Teen Idles . Next, the two formed the band Minor Threat and signed other bands from the Washington area. The first bands on Dischord were SOA , Government Issue , Untouchables and Youth Brigade . In early 1981, SOA's No Policy released the second record on Dischord. The label began to grow rapidly and network within the US hardcore scene. With the sampler Flex Your Head , the label released one of the most important recordings of the still young hardcore scene in 1982. From 1983 there was a collaboration with Southern Records , which at the time had close ties to the British punk band Crass , took over European sales for Dischord and even pressed Dischord records for the US market.

In 2017, the label published its entire back catalog as a free stream on the website of the online music service Bandcamp .

Bands on Dischord

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Spin January 2005, p. 53
  2. ^ Dischord.com: History. Retrieved April 18, 2017 .
  3. OpenCulture.com: DC's Legendary Punk Label Dischord Records Makes Its Entire Music Catalog Free to Stream Online. Retrieved December 13, 2019 .