New Fugazi Album Slated For September
Seminal punk outfit Fugazi has finished recording tracks for its next studio album, and hopes to release the set in September via Dischord. A spokesperson confirms it will be Dischord's 130th releaseSeminal punk outfit Fugazi has finished recording tracks for its next studio album, and hopes to release the set in September via Dischord. A spokesperson confirms it will be Dischord's 130th release to date, but states, "a name has yet to be decided upon." The new album is the follow-up to 1998's "End Hits," which debuted at No. 4 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart and has sold 81,000 copies in the U.S., according to SoundScan.
Fugazi will road test the new material June 23-24 at Chicago's Congress Theater, with support from Shellac and veteran Dutch punk act the Ex. The band is in the process of setting up two full weeks of touring around the Chicago shows, including some stops in Western Canada, where Fugazi last performed in 1991.
Meanwhile, the 1999 Fugazi documentary "Instrument" will be released July 23 on DVD by Dischord. A collaboration between the band and filmmaker Jem Cohen, "Instrument" contains 11 years of footage shot in Super 8, 16mm, and video formats. Bonus DVD features include two short movies by Cohen accompanied by the Fugazi songs "Little Flags" and "Glueman," plus three additional unabridged live takes of "Waiting Room," "Turnover," and "Long Division."