Chris Lawhorn Announces Charity Album
Based Around Fugazi Samples
Fort Wayne, IN – September 12, 2012 – Chris Lawhorn will release
his fifth album Fugazi Edits on October 30th on
Case/Martingale Records. Fugazi Edits features 22 tracks,
which were pieced together using excerpts from every song in the
band Fugazi’s discography.
The album’s been in the works for
almost two years. It’s entirely instrumental and combines 100
Fugazi samples with a variety of effects. Ian Mackaye (from the
band and their label Dischord) has authorized the album’s release.
And, the profit from will be donated to a pair of charities—one
that works with senior citizens in Washington, D.C. and another
that provides aid globally to folks impacted by disaster and civil
Lawhorn started the Case/Martingale
label in 1996, while playing drums for the (admittedly
Fugazi-influenced) band Cataract Falls. A decade of disastrous
tours and middling solo albums followed. Along the way, he became
the staff DJ at a spring break company—playing for drunk, college
students on South Padre Island each March—and recorded the rap
album Pole Position.
This gradual switch from rocking to
beat-making isn’t exceptionally unique. But, it led to an 18 month
stint as the resident DJ for Marie Claire magazine. When
that wrapped up, Lawhorn began work on Fugazi Edits—in an attempt to make something that
touched on both the musical influences of his youth and his
current love of cutting up tracks and reassembling them.
Interested folks can visit http://www.chrislawhorn.com
to check out samples from the album, the artwork, and so on.