DAG NASTY is an American melodic hardcore band from
* 1 History * 2 Members * 3 Discography * 4 References * 5 External links
Shawn Brown was the first vocalist with whom the band recorded
unreleased versions of most of the material that later made up their
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1988 saw the release of their album Field Day on Giant Records which was distributed by Dutch East India . It was an ambitious album, often generating sharply polarised appraisals from fans: many hated it and many loved it. Field Day attempted to blend pop melodies with hardcore and metal riffs even further than previously attempted on Wig Out. The result was, at times, uneven but helped to usher in a new style of hardcore with more controlled playing, guitar effects, acoustic elements and slower tempos. The band split up shortly after touring for Field Day ended.
Dag Nasty reformed with Smalley on vocals and released the
album Four on the Floor . In 1991,
Selfless Records had released 85-86
, a collection of early, pre-
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In 2002 the band got back together, again with Smalley on the mic, returning the band to a hardcore sound. The result of this reunion was the album Minority of One . To this day they still release records, though Dag Nasty remains more of a side project for its members than a full-time active band. Cortner, who has not been involved with the band directly for years, completed his education as a lawyer, practiced law and recently became a schoolteacher. While strictly as a personal hobby now, Cortner has continued to make music under the names GPFA and, more recently, in a collaboration with Philadelphia area musicians entitled The Gerunds . Sears went on to play in The Marshes and later after moving to Portland, Oregon for Handgun Bravado and The Valley Floor. He also works as a city planner for the Portland Development Commission . The other members of the band have remained involved in music.
In 2009 Brian Baker said he wanted to make a new Dag Nasty record with Peter Cortner. "We want to do another record with Peter singing at some point and that will be the next one we do. I've spoken with Colin and Roger and they want to do it with Peter next time. Maybe a year from now, who knows? Whenever people are available. The one thing about Peter is that he's a really good lyricist. That's always been his strong point"
In October 2012 Dag Nasty announced a reunion show in Washington DC with their original singer, Shawn Brown . On December 28, 2012 the original Dag Nasty line up played the Black Cat in support of the upcoming documentary "Salad Days: The DC Punk Revolution". The bill also featured Government Issue , another Washington DC punk reunion.
The group was reformed again in 2015. It was announced that year on
May 30, 2016,
Dag Nasty will tour Europe in the spring of 2016 and
play the Punk Rock Bowling Music Festival in Las Vegas, and on June 11
in Asbury Park, New Jersey. A new 7 inch single will be released on
* Brian Baker
* Roger Marbury (August 1985-March 1987/1991/2002/December 2012) * Doug Carrion (March 1987-July 1988)
* Colin Sears (August 1985-June 1987/1991/2002/December 2012) * Scott Garrett (August 1987-July 1988) * London May ("Wig Out at Denko\'s " tour, summer 1987)
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* ^ Kraus, Brian (22 June 2014). "16 Modern Precursors Of Melodic
Hardcore". Alternative Press . Retrieved 27 April 2015. We're not
talking about the obvious keystones (
Rites Of Spring