Rites of Spring
|Rites of Spring|
|Origin||Washington, D.C., USA|
|Associated acts||Happy Go Licky, One Last Wish, Fugazi, Miighty Flashlight|
Rites of Spring was an American post-hardcore band from Washington, D.C. in the mid-1980s, known for their fact, jumpy live performances. A part of the D.C. hardcore punk scene, Rites of Spring increased the violence and passion of hardcore while at the same time experimenting with its rules. Lyrically, they also moved hardcore into very personal realms and, in doing so, are usually considered the first emo band.