Posted in metal | music on April 16, 2012

by BBG

Lungfish, photo by Jessica Kourkounis

Frankly, I am dumbfounded at the embarassment of riches that Dischord Records have in their quiver. Besides releasing some of the most seminal records in punk rock & indie, the label recently revealed its staggering Fugazi live series (many of the volumes are up for sale now), and then a release of Void rarities, and now, Dischord have announced A.C.R. 1999

From their inception in 1988 until their hiatus in 2006, the Lungfish music band released 11 full-length albums and played concerts across the United States and in Europe.... [but] volumes of Lungfish material never saw the light of day. The 1999 A.C.R. session offers a rare glimpse into some of this elusive material and by extension, into the Lungfish creative process. These 10-songs were recorded and mixed by Craig Bowen at Baltimore's A.C.R. Studios but never released. After the session the band decided to continue writing new songs - ultimately recording at Inner Ear Studios what became Necrophones (2000).
Six songs on A.C.R. 1999 were re-recorded for release as part of Necrophones, while another four never saw the light of day until now.

Stream the "new" Lungfish song "Screams of Joy" for the first time ever below, alongside the tracklisting and the album art. Look for the LP via the venerable Dischord Records on May 14th.

In related news, Daniel Higgs (of Lungfish) recently released the The Measure Of Mystery cassette via Gnome Life Records. Order your copy now, and stream some excerpts from that release below too.


Lungfish - A.C.R. 1999 Tracklisting, due 5/14/12
1. Eternal Nightfall (version)
2. Symbiosis
3. Screams Of Joy
4. Occult Vibrations (version)
5. I Will Walk Between You
6. Aesop
7. Sex War (version)
8. Infinite Daybreak (version)
9. Hanging Bird (version)
10. Shapes In Space (version)



Comments (14)

All Hail LUNGFISH!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2012 1:51 PM

This band needs to become active again. Would love to see them live.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2012 1:58 PM

This is the only record I care about this year.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2012 2:09 PM

Dischord is, and will always be, the only label that ever matters.


Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2012 2:26 PM

Huge fucking news. Hopefully they'll play some shows after the release. One of my favorite live bands of all-time.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2012 2:28 PM

Never got a chance to see them, hopefully they play. One of my favorites ever

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2012 3:09 PM

Wow this is good news. Need to go home and listen to some of their records now. Please play some shows, you are a hugely missed live entity!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2012 6:09 PM


Hiatus: The New "Broken Up", used so people won't stop following the band oh no hahaha.

Madball like to say they were "on hiatus" in

Posted by D | April 17, 2012 12:25 AM

...2001 when fact is they broke the fuck up.

Posted by D | April 17, 2012 12:27 AM

Should I base my opinion of Lungfish on this song above? Seems kind of boring

Posted by Anonymous | April 17, 2012 3:45 AM

Never got a chance to see them, hopefully they play. One of my favorites ever

Posted by Dubizzle | April 22, 2012 3:14 PM

Dischord was a local label in the early days of hardcore, and is one of the more famous independent labels, along with the likes of Alternative Tentacles, SST Records, and Touch & Go Records.

Posted by Dr. Paul Perito | June 12, 2012 8:27 AM

Daniel Higgs sang in the 80s hardcore/punk band Reptile House and has released numerous solo works under his own name and also Cone of Light. He has recently made numerous solo performances, usually with the long-necked banjo and jaw harp.

Posted by Madison Pharmacy Associates | June 14, 2012 11:47 AM

lungfish rules

Posted by jordon | August 3, 2013 2:27 PM

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