Slint Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
It's weird to think Slint were little babies when they made Spiderland. A band formed in their wee teens, it'd be fair to say the band wore heads on their shoulders, nascent experimentalists who wanted to dissect rock music and see what was lining...read more »
It's weird to think Slint were little babies when they made Spiderland. A band formed in their wee teens, it'd be fair to say the band wore heads on their shoulders, nascent experimentalists who wanted to dissect rock music and see what was lining its guts. Founded in the late '80s, they got to work at changing the game, delivering a sideways punk record called Tweez. It couldn't be more different from what people have come to know them as: rather than the expansive mumblecore post-rock of Spiderland, this record was an out-and-out attack on expectations showing the keen influence of math rock and post-hardcore -- loudness, jerking and stuttering.
And you know the rest: they made Spiderland, their second and final record, one with a deep well of ideas that stretched from existential spoken word to the musical queues of the movie Nosferatu. It outdid the genre it helps define: the dramatic dynamics of Spiderland were different from the post-rock out there, more abstracted and yet also more raw. A record of bleak brilliance, it showed the ways post-rock could go inwards, reaching for a shell to cover it rather than a climax to clamour to. For a band who only released two albums, they're remembered pretty fondly.
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Tortoise, Mission Of Burma, The Jesus Lizard, Shellac, Unwound, Big Black, Don Caballero, Lightning Bolt, Polvo, Bark Psychosis, Rodan, Shipping News
Suprise! David Pajo (who became known from his time in Slint) releases a new solo album under his Papa M alias, the first for absolutely ages. Nine tracks of American sound that we predict, on the basis of the single ‘Walking On Coronado’, to be excellent. LP / CD / cassette tape edi...view item
2014 remaster of Slint's beautiful second and final album. It comes with various outtakes and demos, as well as Breadcrumb Trail, the documentary about the album’s creation directed by Lance Bangs. The band's use of dynamics gave them an uncanny ability to bottle emotions; the words "he de...view item
Sort of named after the strangely stork-like man who used to manage Newcastle United, this is an appendage to Slint's two classic albums 'Tweez' and 'Spiderland'. If I remember correctly it takes one unused track from the sessions for each of the albums. Essential stuff particularly as they didn't release anything else after this. ...view item
Spiderland by Slint is post-rock ground zero. It was the band’s second and final album, but it’s THE ONE when it comes to defining a sub-genre. The band featured Brian McMahan who went on to play with Will Oldham and then form The For Carnation...view item
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