In conversation with Damian Abraham on an episode of his Turned Out A Punk podcast, Mary Timony spoke about growing up in the same Washington DC neighbourhood and moving in the same circles as the MacKaye brothers Ian and Alec. Their music - and that of other DC hardcore-heads - was a critical influence on her own.
Now Timony - formerly of Autoclave, Helium and Wild Flag and currently fronting bubblegum-punk geniuses Ex Hex - has gone right back to her roots, joining Alec in new post-hardcore outfit Hammered Hulls, whose debut three-song 7" hits hard and true. The quartet genuinely deserve to be branded a supergroup, given that their line-up is completed by guitarist Mark Cisneros (Kid Congo Powers, The Make Up) and drummer Chris Wilson (Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, Titus Andronicus).
If you didn't know that the 7" was recorded by Ian and Don Zientara at Inner Ear and then released on Dischord, or that Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty wrote their press bio, then you could certainly have hazarded a guess.