[Aug 19, 2014] Slint (The Button Factory) (1 Viewer)


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Harmonic Presents
The Button factory
August 19th

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Harmonic is proud to present Slint, one of the greatest and original American rock bands of all-time, who have been recent subject of an acclaimed feature documentary by director Lance Bangs and whose classic 1991 album Spiderland was recently subject to a lavish box-set edition.

“ Spiderland’s greatest legacy is not that it motivated a cluster of semi-popular bands in the late-90s and early 2000s to adopt its whisper-to-scream schematic. It’s the boundless inspiration it perpetually provides for all the bands that have yet to emerge from the basement.” Pitchfork 10/10

Produced by Brian Paulson at River North Recorders in Chicago and released by Touch and Go Records in April of 1991, the six songs on Spiderland methodically map a shadowy new continent of sound. The music is taut, menacing, and haunting – its structure built largely on absence and restraint, on the echoing space between the notes, but punctuated by sudden thrilling blasts of unfettered fury. It is a sound that no one had heard before and that no one will ever forget. The eerie, now-iconic black and white cover photo of the four band member’s heads breaking the surface of the water was taken by their friend Will Oldham. PJ Harvey was among the respondents to the band’s call for interested female vocalists on the back cover.

Spiderland spawned a whole new genre, frequently called Post-Rock, and came to be regarded as one of the most important and influential records of the past thirty years. The album was introduced to a wider audience when the song “Good Morning, Captain” appeared on the soundtrack for Larry Clark’s controversial 1995 film Kids. In 2010, Spiderland was enthroned in the popular and acclaimed 33 ⅓ series of books about seminal record albums. SLINT broke up shortly before Spiderland was released. Band members went on to play in Tortoise, the Breeders, Palace, The For Carnation, Papa M, Evergreen, Interpol, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. In 2005, SLINT reunited to headline the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival in Camber Sands, England, followed by a subsequent eighteen date tour. In 2007, the band performed Spiderland in its entirety for a series of European shows and at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. In late 2013, they co-headlined the final All Tomorrow’s Parties weekend at Camber Sands.

Earlier this year Touch & GO released SLINT Spiderland (remastered) Box Set and the brilliant Lance Bangs directed documentary Breadcrumb Trails received its theatrical release.
Check the trailer here:

When director Lance Bangs first drove to Louisville, KY, from Athens, GA, in the early 1990s, he could hardly have known it would mark the beginning moment of a feature length documentary about SLINT and the Louisville music culture they emerged from. Lance would repeatedly make the 500-mile drive north to chase rumors about Slint and what the members were up to, shooting film footage along the way. Collecting stories about the band, Lance eventually began filming interviews with each of the band members and their contemporaries.

Breadcrumb Trail is the result of years of effort started by a music fan on a mission and finished by a film director with a unique story to tell. This new 90-minute documentary includes never-before-seen pre-Spiderland live video footage as well as footage from practice sessions leading up to the recording of Spiderland.


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