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Team Dresch Premiere Live Footage Compilation for “Fagetarian and Dyke” And Announce Entire Catalogue Reissue

Though the 90s still live in the mind as ‘just yesterday’ for many, Team Dresch is bringing back the iconic era in full angsty swing with the premiere of their video for Fagetarian and Dykeout now via Pitchfork. Featuring rare glimpses of crowds without cellphones, the accompanying footage serves as a piece of memorabilia from the depths of the queercore revolution. The sheer force Team Dresch bring to the stage is amplified by their screeching guitars and wailing cries for inclusivity and acceptance of all genders and sexualities. These original themes have only grown in power since the conception of the band and will be reimagined through the 25th Anniversary full catalogue reissue including their first two albums Personal Best and Captain My Captain in addition to a singles compilation, out May 31st via Jealous Butcher Records. Of the reissue the band states, “Just when you thought life couldn’t possibly get any gayer, Team Dresch is back to dance this Queercore mess around and talk about the climate crisis in between drop-D grunge licks! Why? Because we’re alive and want to be with our people.”

Team Dresch combined the likes of punk and metal with the then-radical ideologies of sexuality to earn their respected place among the queercore and riot grrrl movements. As already established musicians, Donna Dresch (guitar and bass), Jody Bleyle (guitar, bass, and vocals), Kaia Wilson (guitar and vocals), Melissa York (drums) and Marcéo Martinez transformed the primal Olympian DIY scene.  After a brief break up, they reunited in 2004 for occasional touring with unmatched power and abandonment of any preconceived judgement. Nearly three decades after forming, the works of Team Dresch have never resonated louder as the relevance of such social concerns and opinions continues to enter modern day discussion.

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