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The Evens

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Biography

The Evens are a Washington D.C. duo, formed in the fall of 2001, comprising of Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat, Fugazi, The Teen Idles, Embrace) and Amy Farina (The Warmers, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists). After Fugazi entered a hiatus, the Evens began practicing extensively, and eventually played a few shows and recorded a self-titled album, released in March 2005 on MacKaye's label, Dischord Records. The Evens are known for their unusual choices in venues for performances and the stylistic change from what many have dubbed the "D.C." or "Dischord sound". The Washington Post has described the sound as "what happens when post-hardcore becomes post-post-hardcore".

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Top Songs

Total plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
  1. Cut from the Cloth  -  92,835 plays
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    Went out round 7 stopped at somebody's
    it's all downhill from here
    we stood at shelter two and listened to the trees
    its all downhill from here
    went to Arlington Hardware to buy some eletrical tape
    Shelter Two  -  87,943 plays
  3. Around the Corner  -  84,329 plays
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    (Generally I don't speak Ill of the dead however I might make an exception in this case)
    When things should work but don't work
    when things should work
    when things should work but don't work
    when things should
    All These Governors  -  79,524 plays
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    Balance sane a body on the ground
    seems harder to do on two feet then to do face down
    and enemies they must be all around
    because even on the street somebody got shot down
    cruuuuuuude bomb
    Crude Bomb  -  68,726 plays
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