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Something About “Slint”

Updated: Mar 14, 2021

“Something about” series is back with one of the most influential band from the 90s!

Slint is an American band formed in Louisville (Kentucky) in 1986. The critics consider them to be one of the seminal bands that shaped a new approach in music called Post-Rock. Nothing is new but everything is never the same. Would you be able to define happiness with a single grade of one colour? What impressed us is that there was a teenager when they compose such complex and beautiful songs.

They come from HC Punk (Squirrel Bait) but their music evolved into something completely different. After the dissolution, they had a multitude of collaborations as The Jesus Lizard, The Breeders and Side projects like The For Carnation, Aerial M, King Kong, Watter came out, we had to select the more representative. We will go through them with a follow up Playlist in the future.

The Spiderland LP Cover picture was taken by Will Oldham who is part of the list as Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy during an illegal shooting to a quarry that brought them to spent a night in prison. The Interviews are taken from the Breadcrumb Trail Documentary. playlist:

01. Slint – Breadcrumb Trail 02. The Jesus Lizard – Mouth Breather 03. Squirrel Bait – Kid Dynamite 04. The Breeders – Oh! 05, King Kong – I’m Free 06. Bonnie Prince Billy – One With the Birds 07. The For Carnation – Smoother 08. Watter – Bloody Monday 09. Aerial M – Dazed and Awake 10. Slint – Good Morning, Captain

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