Posts Tagged ‘Exotic Fever’

Recommended Listening: Exotic Fever’s DASH Benefit Comp

Trophy Wife drummer and former Del Cielo member Katy Otto may live in Philly these days, but she's still got one foot in the District. Case in point: the latest compilation from Otto's Exotic Fever Records, which benefits The District Alliance for Safe Housing, a local non-profit that aids victims of domestic and sexual violence. [...]

Indies Drop Spotify, and Spotify Responds

For this week's dead-tree City Paper, I wrote about the anxieties many independent artists and labels feel about streaming applications like Spotify—and why, despite the insignificant royalties, they're tolerating those services.
Well, not all of them are tolerating Spotify. In an email today, David Andler of Baltimore distributor Morphius Records tells me that Philly label Exotic [...]

The Sleigher: Des Ark’s “Which One Of You Assholes Ate Christmas!!!”

HO HO WHO: Des Ark has been plugging away at rock songs and folk songs for years, once via Richmond and now via Philadelphia. The band has been a trio, a duo, and–as in this case–a solo affair. Though it's had relatively few official releases, Des Ark has been involved with local labels from Exotic [...]

Beep Happening: How Q and Not U Made a Classic Album and Its Cover

The e-mail went out on a Sunday: “Wear red, yellow, and blue, and bring a change of clothes because we’ll also need to have you set your clothes on the floor.”
It was an afternoon in August 2000, and soon, 31 brightly dressed co-conspirators assembled at a parking lot on the George Washington University campus, just [...]

Catching Up With No Kill No Beep Beep, Day 1: Exotic Fever

On Oct. 24, 2000, Dischord Records released No Kill No Beep Beep, the debut album by Q and Not U. Ten years later, the album stands out as an apex of Washington, D.C.’s post-punk narrative. The cover is an arresting, whimsical snapshot of the punk-rock community that spawned the record—the band asked its friends and [...]

Exotic Fever’s 10 Year Anniversary

The party may be happening in the city of brotherly love, but the label Exotic Fever has long been a part of D.C.'s musical landscape. In 2000, the late Clark Sabine (of the now-legendary Motorcycle Wars) convinced Bonnie Schlegel to find a way to put out his band The Halo Project. That year, a small [...]