For other uses, see Dagger (typography).
|Origin||Baltimore, Maryland, United States|
|Genres||Post-punk, post-hardcore, noise rock|
|Labels||Stationary (Heart), Hit-Dat Records, Thrill Jockey Records, Toxic Pop, Terra Firma LTD|
Hence, Double Dagger made a habit of referring to their style of post-hardcore as "graphicdesigncore" early in their career.
In October 2011, Double Dagger broke up after a small final tour.
Their final EP 333 was released in April 2013 alongside a documentary of their final tour, entitled If We Shout Loud Enough.
League of Death broke up in 2002 after a final show with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, giving rise to Double Dagger, as a self-described "graphicdesigncore" band, with several songs referencing design and typographic elements on their first releases (the band itself was named after the typographic symbol ‡, used for footnotes).
Brian Dubin, who had previously played bass in Baltimore rock band Stars of the Dogon and guitar in Baltimore's beloved Charm City Suicides during their final year, joined the new band as a drummer and played on the bands' first few recordings, including their self-titled debut album.
He left in 2005 and was replaced by Denny Bowen, then of Yukon, formerly of the band Economist, with whom Double Dagger had released a split single in 2003.
Citing time restraints and "chaotic personal lifes," Double Dagger announced they would break up following a brief tour of the eastern United States, and a final show in their hometown of Baltimore.
Bowen currently appears in Roomrunner and performs live with Dan Deacon and Future Islands, Willen appears in Peals alongside of William Cashion of Future Islands, and Strals appears in Pure Junk and Second Best Westerns.
- Nolen Strals: Vocals
- Bruce Willen: Bass
- Denny Bowen: Drums
- Brian Dubin: Drums (2002-2004)
- Lee Ashlin (The Fuses), Sean McGuiness (Pissed Jeans), and Ben Valis (Stars of the Dogon) have all performed with Double Dagger at various live shows
- Double Dagger (Hit-Dat Records 2003)
- Ragged Rubble (Stationary Heart Recordings 2007)
- MORE (Thrill Jockey Records 2009)
Singles and EPs
- Alt+0135 (Self Released 2002)
- Art School Girlfriend/Obey the One Trick Pony' (Hit-Dat Records 2003, split with Economist)
- Luxury (Self Released 2006, cassette only)
- Luxury (Self Released 2007, CDR of four tracks from Ragged Rubble recordings)
- Bored Meeting 7" (Toxic Pop 2008)
- Sophisticated Urban Living 7" (Terra Firma Limited 2008)
- Masks (Thrill Jockey Records 2010)
- 333 (Thrill Jockey Records 2013)
- If We Shout Loud Enough (2013 Directed by Gabriel DeLoach)
Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double Dagger.