Girls Against Boys House of GVSB

Girls Against Boys closed a taut, tense trilogy with ‘House of GVSB’

The band’s final album for Touch and Go was their finest moment.

Chavez Ride the Fader swan song

Chavez delivered an unintentional swan song in the mighty Ride the Fader

The New York band went out on a high, even though it was unappreciated in its time.

Jesus Lizard Goat Blueprint

The Jesus Lizard’s Goat captured a powerful, prolific band at the height of their powers

David Yow doesn’t remember all of the details of making the album, just that it’s one of their best.

Drive Like Jehu Yank Crime

Drive Like Jehu built up a symphony of tension and repetition on ‘Yank Crime’

The legendary San Diego post-hardcore band’s masterpiece, and the 20-year silence that followed.

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Jawbox strived to be the best version of themselves on For Your Own Special Sweetheart

How the hardest recording session of the band’s career, with the biggest budget, yielded their greatest achievement.

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Unwound’s Leaves Turn Inside You was a breathtaking final bow

A look back at the Washington trio’s final masterpiece.

Shiner The Egg

Shiner’s The Egg captured a band in pursuit of a noise

A look back at the final album from an under-heard, but highly ambitious band.

Blueprint: How Smart Went Crazy’s ‘Con Art’ broke from D.C. punk tradition

A curious, fragmented epic from one of Dischord’s most ambitious, but short-lived bands.

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Shudder To Think created their own structures on Pony Express Record

The first in our series exploring influential post-hardcore records, starting with a groundbreaking punk anomaly.