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Slint

Though largely overlooked during their relatively brief lifespan, Slint grew to become one of the most influential and far-reaching bands to emerge from the American underground rock community of the 1980s; innovative and iconoclastic, the group's deft, extremist manipulations of volume, tempo, and structure cast them as clear progenitors of the post-rock movement that blossomed during the following decade.

Whatever the extent of Slint's own influence, the group grew out of Louisville, Kentucky's legendary Squirrel Bait, another seminal band that languished in relative obscurity during its own lifetime but ultimately spawned the likes of Gastr del Sol, Big Wheel, and Bastro. Guitarist/vocalist Brian McMahan formed his first group at the age of 12; within a few years, he teamed with drummer Britt Walford, and after the addition of vocalist Peter Searcy, guitarist David Grubbs, and bassist Clark Johnson, they founded Squirrel Bait in the mid-'80s. After two ferocious records, a self-titled 1985 effort and 1987's Skag Heaven, the group disbanded, leaving McMahan and Walford to continue on as Slint with guitarist David Pajo and bassist Ethan Buckler.

With producer Steve Albini, the quartet recorded 1989's Tweez, issued on their own Jennifer Hartman label; a collection of odd stylistic approaches, fractured rhythms, and strange lyrical fragments, the album owed debts to few (if any) historical precedents and steadfastly defied easy classification. Shortly after the record's completion, Buckler left to form King Kong, and was replaced by bassist Todd Brashear for 1991's Spiderland, an even more sophisticated and adventurous set.

With the exception of a posthumous 1994 EP (originally recorded between the two full-length albums), Spiderland was Slint's swan song, although the individual members remained key figures in the independent scene. After attending art college, Pajo joined the ranks of Tortoise, while Walford (under the alias Shannon Doughton) played drums with the Breeders before rejoining Buckler in King Kong. McMahan and Brashear, meanwhile, aided Will Oldham in his ever-shifting Palace aggregate (which additionally housed Pajo and Walford at one point or another); McMahan and Pajo also briefly reunited as members of the For Carnation, while Slint came together for a well-received series of reunion concerts in 2007.

In 2014, Touch & Go released an ambitious expanded edition of Spiderland that included a remastered version of the original album, as well as 79 minutes of outtakes, demos, and other bonus material. The new edition of Spiderland also included a DVD of Breadcrumb Trail, a documentary by Lance Bangs about Slint and the making of Spiderland; the film also received a limited theatrical release. To celebrate the release of the film and the Spiderland box set, Slint reunited for a brief U.S concert tour. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi
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Beautiful
God this band is annoying
I mean I think they are overrated where people just listen to them and say how amazing only a couple of their songs are like "breadcrumb trail" and "good morning captain" but then leave out most of their others
luke.crawfor d 6 6
Hello Neurosis
I can dig the guitar playing on the Slint records, but the vocals? Not so much...It is interesting to figure out what he's saying but after that wears off, hard to listen.
Legendary.
bromide01
MOST IMPORTANT BAND EVER!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
ever heard a sebadoh song recorded on 4-track with Slint playing in the backround?
Slint rule.
I keep seeing a bunch of people hating on this group, and quite frankly, i think it's undeserved. I don't find them all that appealing personally, but i CAN tell you that every At the Drive-In album is drippin with Slint influence... And the Mars Volta are one of the greatest groups around, in my opinion, so, no Slint, possibly no ATDI or TMV? Give the group at least some credit...
I just wish they had made at least one or two more albums.
the most overated underated band of all time
src08c
I get dissapointed when nobody knows of slint.
@chuzzlewit. . . . l o l z !

And yes. Spiderland is one of the greatest rock albums of my/our generation imho. w00t!
edgar.garvin
Whether or not you like Slint is not important. If it had not been for Slint, there are bands that everyone loves that would have never been, and that fact is indisputable .
kencampbells t u d i o s
Epic.
driving 90mph at 3am listening to good morning captain with tears streaming down your face
stopdavestop
Spiderland is perhaps the greatest rock album ever made. Period.
chuzlewit and 328 are obviously uneducated, closed minded idiots, that are victims of conformity. Slint is an amazing band, theres no one like em!
This music is pure ownage. Best CD ever produced.
ima pretend i didnt hear ANY OF THIS STUPID TALK.
This band is pretty terrible. Especially to be compared to Don Caballero and Mogwai? That's just an insult to both those GREAT bands. Sometimes im able to say about older bands "well it was good for it's time" but even that's not true about this band. The vocals are so bad and the music is just boring.
oldschool post-rock
Great, underrated band.
bromide01
I don't see how this band was that influential.
spiderland came first.learn your history!
bromide01
I thinking liking Tweez is like calling Family Guy not a Simpsons rip-off.
ha! LEMONHEADs are LIke sLINT?
what obnoxious and obLivious A** wrote THAT?!?!?
TWEEZ is UNLISTENABLE .
being a sLINT fan and liking TWEEZ is Like being
a metaLLIca fan and Liking LOAD.
you're LYING to yourseLf.
bromide01
Well I had Spiderland AND Tweez AND their self titled EP on VINYL. SO THAT MAKES ME THE COOLEST PERSON TO EVER LIVE!!!!!!!! ! ! So if you weren't old enough when I was old enough then you suck because you're parents should have birthed you so you would have been around when I was around!!!!! SUCKAS!!!!!! ! ! ! !
as with the pixies...eve r y o n e wished they could have been down with them during the spiderland days (as their future fans were barely old enough to tie their shoes). in retrospect, although the music holds up fantasticall y well,i find that i don't care for brian's vocals and lyrics, but that's okay. they hold some kind of urgent quiet power that still lives up to the hype. their recent live shows are something to be desired but who cares, their self-titled album is ball's out bad assssss
redlettertri b e
Uh Solvgade is not even close to Slint. First Solv has buttrock drums, a buttrock singer, buttrock guitars, and uses the 4/4 time signatures pretty consistently . Other than some staccato and discordant guitar riffs they are not very similar at all.
titlestad
Check out Solvgade very cool simular sound

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