Rites of Spring photographed by Dischord

Rites of Spring

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Hometown: Washington, DC (USA)


Short lived Washington D.C.–based hardcore band often credited with ushering in the first wave of American emo, along with Dag Nasty and Embrace.

Together from 1984 to 1986, the band included vocalist Guy Picciotto and drummer Brendan Canty who would eventually join Embrace and Minor Threat's Ian MacKaye to form Fugazi.

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Fugazi, The Faith


Rites of Spring End on End

Rites of Spring

End on End (1985)


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