Bluetip was a rock band from Washington, D.C., forming in March 1995 by ex-members of Swiz. They released four albums, an
EP, and a number of singles before splitting up in January 2002. Originally, the band was to be named The Ohio Blue Tip,
however the name was shortened to Bluetip early on.
Bluetip's music is a fairly accessible brand of 'post-hardcore' punk rock, but without the bleak introspection of many of their
Dischord labelmates. Jason Farrell's lyrics are quite often humorous and self-mocking, and there is a notable absence of political
In 2001, when Farrell moved to New York, the band eventually folded. After Bluetip split up, Farrell formed a new band,
Retisonic. A reunion was announced for 2008.