What our staff has to say: “I don’t really care about punk or emo music outside of this record, but god,,,,,,this record” – Cleo
BACK IN STOCK!!! 1984 was a time of redefinition within the punk scene in Washington, DC and RITES OF SPRING more than led the charge. Rites of Spring not only challenged the macho posturing that had become so prevalent, but more importantly they defied musical and stylistic rule. The people that followed the band made it a point to try to never miss a gig, as ROS seemed to approach every show as if it was their last. The results could be explosive, often resulting in the destruction of their equipment, and this may well be one reason that they ended up playing only about 15 shows. It was the boldness of this band that really contributed to the swell of energy, often referred to as “Revolution Summer,” that swept over the DC scene in 1985. Includes a free download coupon.