Rites of Spring


Rites of Spring All Through a Life EP

Four songs from this now-defunct D.C. outfit are slow-tempo, simplistically melodic and clear of any hard edge this band had in the past. What remains the same are the personal poetic lyrics and raw vocals. Overall, this band seems to be restraining the energy they had on their debut release.

Rites of Spring Rites of Spring LP

One of D.C.’s most touted younger bands comes across with a melodic punk style that combines older-style punk and rock into a powerful force. With ringing guitars, chunky rhythms, and ruff vocals, they come across not unlike area-mates SCREAM in toughs but pop appeal.