Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Slint – 3 selections from the record Spiderland (1991)

Slint formed primarily out of the remains of the band Squirrel Bait in Louisville, Kentucky during 1986 and lasted until 1991. During their initial existence they produced two full length records; Tweez in 1987 and Spiderland in 1991.

Their sound is post punk, post hardcore, perhaps post rock. Not an enormous seller at the time of it's release, Spiderland would prove to be influential for years to come. Themes of alienation and loss occupy many of the lyrics. Much use is made of a quiet-loud dynamic with vocals going from whispers to shouts and the musical accompaniment following suit with sparse, angular and irregular audio echoing.

Good Morning, Captain

Nosferatu Man

Breadcrumb Trail


  1. Hey Scott. I've never heard of them, but I like what I hear in these clips. Thanks for posting them.

  2. Keith, thanks for giving the under-appreciated Slint a few listens. Spiderland is an amazing and some what unusual record.