A forerunner of the early “emo” era of hardcore, Dag Nasty was a regular of the late 1980s and ’90s punk scene. Formed in Washington DC in 1985, the original lineup consisted of Minor Threat/Bad Religion/Samhain guitarist Brian Baker, bassist Roger Marbury, drummer Colin Sears, and singer Shawn Brown. Though he recorded some of the early demos, Brown left the band before Dag Nasty’s debut album on Dischord Records, Can I Say. With new singer Dave Smalley, they would go on to release a second record on Dischord, before releasing records on a gamut popular punk labels of the day, including Epitaph and Revelation.
The early demos with Brown at the helm were eventually released on Dischord in 2010, and in 2015 the original lineup entered Inner Ear Studios to record with Don Zientara and Ian MacKaye for their first new music together in 30 years. The end result is the “Cold Heart” 7-inch, featuring two songs; the title-track on the A-side, and “Wanting Nothing” on the B. The announcement of the single also comes with news that the original Dag Nasty lineup will do a short tour in Europe the road later this month before returning to play the Punk Rock Bowling festival in Las Vegas..
Label: Dischord Records – 184
Format: Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM
Released: 20 May 2016
Style: Punk, Melodic Hardcore
A Cold Heart
B Wanting Nothing
Copyright (c) – Dag Nasty
Pressed By – United Record Pressing
Recorded At – Inner Ear Studios
Bass – Roger Marbury
Drums – Colin Sears
Guitar – Brian Baker
Mastered By – TJ Lipple
Producer – Don Zientara, Ian MacKaye
Vocals – Shawn Brown
Written-By – Dag Nasty
Comes with promo download code for the songs on the single.
Record jacket is actually folded on the bottom which opens up into the past/present pics of each band member.
Record is housed in a white paper holder.
Comes with plastic cover.
Recorded at Inner Ear Studios December 2015.
Songs © 2016 by Dag Nasty.