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Dischord Records is a Washington, D.C.-based independent record label specializing in the independent punk music of the D. Events January January 1 - The year starts off with a strong Disco backlash which causes the majority of musicians to abandon the use of real instruments Ian Thomas Garner MacKaye (məˈkaɪ born April 16, 1962) is an American singer and guitarist Jeff Nelson is best known as the drummer for the hardcore Punk rock band Minor Threat. Southern Records is an Independent record label closely associated with Crass Records and Dischord Records. Indie rock is genre of Alternative rock that primarily exists in the independent Underground music scene Emo (ˈiːmoʊ is a genre of music that originated from Hardcore punk early on and adopted Pop-punk influences later on in the 2000s when Post-hardcore evolved from Hardcore punk, itself an offshoot of the broader Punk rock movement Hardcore punk (now usually referred to as simply hardcore) is a subgenre of Punk rock that originated in North America in the late 1970s The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D An independent record label (or indie record label) is a Record label operating without the funding of or outside the organizations of the Major record labels C. -area music scene. Indie music scenes are localized independent music-oriented communities that exist in many countries especially in the USA, the United Kingdom, Canada The label is co-owned by Ian MacKaye and Jeff Nelson, who founded Dischord in 1980 to release Minor Disturbance by The Teen Idles. Ian Thomas Garner MacKaye (məˈkaɪ born April 16, 1962) is an American singer and guitarist Jeff Nelson is best known as the drummer for the hardcore Punk rock band Minor Threat. Year 1980 ( MCMLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar) Minor Disturbance was the sole studio Extended play by the Washington D The Teen Idles were an American Hardcore punk band that formed in Washington D The label is most notable for having maintained a strict do-it-yourself ethic, producing all of its albums by itself and selling them at discount prices without the help of major distributors. The DIY ethic ( Do it yourself ethic refers to the ethic of being self-reliant by completing tasks oneself as opposed to having others who are likely more experienced complete Dischord continues to release records by bands from Washington D. C. , and to document and support the Washington D. C. music scene.
Dischord was a local label in the early days of hardcore, and is one of the more famous independent labels, along with the likes of Alternative Tentacles, SST Records, and Touch & Go Records. Alternative Tentacles is an Independent record label based in San Francisco California and was established in 1979. SST Records is an American Independent record label formed in 1978 in Long Beach California by musician Greg Ginn. Touch and Go Records is an Independent record label based in Chicago, Illinois, USA, which began life in 1979 in East Lansing Early releases by Dischord were relatively well-produced compared to other punk recordings of the time. Minor Threat's work is an example of these higher production values.
Dischord Records was also a key in the formative years of emo between 1985 and 1987. Emo (ˈiːmoʊ is a genre of music that originated from Hardcore punk early on and adopted Pop-punk influences later on in the 2000s when Year 1985 ( MCMLXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar) Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar) (For more details, see Rites of Spring or Embrace. Rites of Spring was an early American Hardcore punk band from Washington D For the UK indie rock band see Embrace (band. Embrace was a short-lived Post-hardcore band from Washington D )
Bands such as Minor Threat, Government Issue, The Faith, Void, Youth Brigade, Iron Cross, Embrace, Rites of Spring, Nation of Ulysses, Scream, Soulside, Gray Matter, Jawbox, Marginal Man, Shudder to Think, Dag Nasty, Lungfish and Fugazi have released records on Dischord. The following is a list of bands past and present who have had recordings released on the Dischord Records label Artists Antelope ( 2001 Dischord Records is a Washington DC -based Independent record label specializing in the independent punk music of the D Minor Threat was an American Hardcore punk band that formed in Washington D Government Issue (often just GI) was an American Hardcore punk band originating from the Washington D The Faith was an early American Hardcore punk band from Washington DC, with strong connections to the scene centered around the Dischord label Void was a Washington DC -based Hardcore punk / Crossover thrash band Youth Brigade were a Hardcore punk band from Washington DC, formed and disbanded in 1981 Iron Cross is a hardcore / Oi! band from Baltimore Maryland and Washington D For the UK indie rock band see Embrace (band. Embrace was a short-lived Post-hardcore band from Washington D Rites of Spring was an early American Hardcore punk band from Washington D Nation of Ulysses was a Post-hardcore band from Washington DC Scream was a Hardcore punk band from Washington DC active from 1981 to 1990. Soulside (or "Soul Side" were a Hardcore punk band from the greater Washington D Gray Matter was a Hardcore punk band from Washington DC, who played in the 1980s and 90s Jawbox was a post hardcore/indie rock band from Washington DC Marginal Man was a punk band that emerged in the Washington D Shudder to Think is an American Post-Hardcore / Alternative rock group Dag Nasty was a Washington DC Hardcore punk band formed in 1985 by Brian Baker ( Guitar) of Minor Threat Lungfish is a Post-punk band formed in 1987 in Baltimore Maryland. Fugazi are an American alternative / post-hardcore band that formed in Washington D
Additions to the Dischord roster as of the late 1990s and early 2000s include Q and Not U, Beauty Pill, Antelope, Faraquet, Medications, Black Eyes, and The Aquarium. Q and Not U was a Post-hardcore band from Washington DC, signed with Dischord Records. Faraquet (ˈfærəkεt was an influential rock band from Washington D For the song see Dark Eyes (song Black Eyes was a punk band from Washington D This article is about the US band For the Russian rock band see Aquarium (group.  Many of these acts, notably Q and Not U and Black Eyes, are both influential and experimental dance-punk/post-punk revival bands. Dance-punk (also known as disco-punk, punk-funk and indie-dance) is a Music The post-punk revival is a movement in Alternative rock of the 2000s where bands draw from of the original sounds and aesthetics of the Post-punk sound of the late