The Effects have Ian MacKaye’s ear, and for fans of D.C.-style punk or post-punk, that’s endorsement enough. Stacked with the bass player from Deleted Scenes and the vocalist from Faraquet, The Effects attribute much of their musical inspiration to our nation’s capital, which also happens to be the city they call home. Though the group hasn’t released a full-length yet, it’s been releasing a single a month for a bit now. Below, A.V. Club readers can exclusively check out two new tracks, “Essentially Broken” and “The Clarity Of Open Spaces.” Drawing from all sorts of angular, jaunty D.C. acts like The Dismemberment Plan, Q And Not U, and even Fugazi, the tracks are two perfectly updated takes on the D.C. sound.
“Essentially Broken” and “The Clarity Of Open Spaces” are streaming now on Bandcamp, but they’re also available for purchase as a super limited edition cassette single, shipped from the a member of the band’s own home later this March. Copies are extremely limited, as they’re only making 75, so get on that ordering horse if you’re at all a D.C. punk completist.