Today’s Bandcamp feature highlights an upcoming release from Soulside, an essential group that broadened the 1980’s Washington D.C. punk scene. On August 28, Soulside will release a new three-song 7″ titled, This Ship. It is the band’s first new music since 1989 and was recorded during a brief run of European shows in autumn of 2019 at Jamor Studio in Prague with Ondrej Jezek.
This Ship track listing:
1. This Ship
2. Madeleine Said
Formed in 1986, Soulside was one of the strongest voices in the DC punk’s third generation, alongside groups like Swiz and Shudder to Think. The band released a self-titled full-length on Sammich Records as well as a number of records on Dischord, before parting ways. All of the Dischord records were re-released under the title Soon Come Happy in 1990.
The year 2015 saw singer Bobby Sullivan, guitarist Scott McCloud, drummer Alexis Fleisig, and bassist Johnny Temple come together for the first time in 25 years and have continued to perform together as time and opportunity allow.