The Black Powder is a band from the D.C. area that shares members with Fine Lines. They play a simliar style of gritty, sonic punk songs. But whereas Fine Lines sounds like "Rites of Spring playing their songs with mittens" (as their myspace so eloquently puts it), The Black Powder sounds more like if The Pixies and Fugazi got together and decided to put out a garage rock record. Citing influences from Death From Above 1979 to Refused to Malady to Minor Threat, they siphon all these unexpected sounds together into one finely tuned dynamic machine. I've seen these guys twice before and they always put on a really energetic, entertaining live show.
Click here for their myspace.
The Black Powder (2007)