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Dog Fashion Disco

Dog Fashion Disco

Dog Fashion Disco is an experimental metal band from Rockville, Maryland, that was active from 1995 to 2007 before disbanding. The band has officially reunited as of October 10, 2013.Polkadot CadaverOn April 17, 2007, a bulletin was posted on the Dog Fashion Disco MySpace page, announcing a new project, Polkadot Cadaver, which is stylistically similar to Dog Fashion Disco. The project features Todd Smith, Jasan Stepp and John Ensminger. The project's MySpace page has four songs and an album (Purgatory Dance Party) which was released on the week of November 17, 2007 for pre-orders and had a street date of November 27, 2007."Its not a DFD song but it's the closest thing that you are ever going to get again. Todd and I have been putting in quite a bit of time working on material for all of you kiddies. We are excited about the direction of this project and we are looking forward hearing what you think."—Jasan Stepp on "A Wolf in Jesus Skin", via a Dog Fashion Disco MySpace BulletinThey released their second album, Sex Offender on May 10, 2011. Their third album (and first on their own record label Razor to Wrist Records), titled Last Call in Jonestown, was released on May 14, 2013.Knives Out!In late 2008, Todd Smith and Jasan Stepp teamed up with members of Nothingface as well Hellyeah to form Knives Out!. They released their debut album, Black Mass Hysteria, on February 14, 2012.El-Creepo!In 2010, Smith released his first solo album titled El-Creepo! under this moniker. He released his second album under the El-Creepo! name, entitled Aloha, in 2012.Celebrity Sex ScandalIn 2012, ex-guitarist Greg Combs's new band Celebrity Sex Scandal released their first single "Ode to Katy Perry". Their full length debut, entitled Derivative, was released in February 2013.ReunionsThe group has reunited four times since breaking up.They first reunited on September 12, 2008 for the release of DFDVD II and their compilation Beating a Dead Horse to Death... Again. The show featured Stephen Mears on bass for the first time in nearly 5 years.The second reunion (and first with the final lineup) took place on April 17, 2010 at the Ottobar. The show was opened by Smith and Stepp's side projects Polkadot Cadaver and Knives Out!They reunited once more on June 24 and 25 2011 for the tenth and fifth anniversary of their albums Anarchists of Good Taste and Adultery, respectively. At the second show, Dog Fashion Disco announced that they will be releasing an acoustic album. Attendees of the reunion shows with VIP passes were provided with a code that allowed them to download an acoustic version of their song "Sweet Insanity." it was also announced that the concert series are to be released on DVD sometime in the future. However, these DVD and acoustic plans have been postponed, and their fate is uncertain.The most recent reunion was a two night set of shows that took place on May 31 and June 1, 2013 at Baltimore Sound Stage, featuring the Adultery lineup like the previous two reunions. These Shows were preceded by an El-Creepo! "warm up" show at the Ottobar on May 30, which included drummers John Ensminger and Scott Radway, as well as Jasan Stepp. The first night of the reunion featured original guitarist Greg Combs on stage with DFD for the first time in over 10 years. At the second show, Smith announced plans for a new album, with the title "Sweet Nothings". It is currently set for release in the Spring of 2014, and the band plan to tour behind it. On October 10, 2013, a status update via the Polkadot Cadaver Facebook page confirmed that Dog Fashion Disco is officially back together as a band. The line-up is the same as the previous three reunion line-ups, however, Tim Swanson will replace Jeff Siegel on keyboards once again.Other projectsTodd Smith, Matt Rippetoe and Jeff Siegel are members of The Alter Boys since 2005, although Todd Smith has stated that The Alter Boys will not release any new material.Tim Swanson has since formed the band Ideamen. The band released an EP titled Progress in 2007 Their full length debut studio album, May You Live in Interesting Times, was released in 2009 on Rotten Records and their second full length album Schemata, was released in 2014.


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