Reviews: Slint in Europe

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Aug 162014

The Slint crew is off to Europe on a tour supporting the re-release of Spiderland. The reviews are, well, both quite positive and puzzled that a band that started off an entire sub-genre, then broke up twenty years ago can still find a audience, and a respectable, young audience at that.
Here are two reviews from a show in Bixton, London:
From the Financial Times:
DIYMag, with photos:
From Leeds, the Yorkshire Evening Post:
Just because, here’s a video of “Washer” from a show in London last December:

Video: Slint Interview on & Cana 180 ‘s Entrevista

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Jul 262014

Slint talks about Spiderland in an interview recorded during the NOS Primavera Sound Festival in Porto, Portugal in June. “It’s weird, the reverential treatment,” Brian McMahan says with a laugh. “We aren’t used to it. We did not get that when we were younger.” Watch:

Forecastle Fest Day 2: Comfortable Shoes and Sunscreen

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Jul 192014

All right, Day Two of the Forecastle Fest. The lineup includes Jack White, Band of Horses, Dwight Yoakam, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Jason Isbell, Slint, Lord Huron, Spanish Gold, Kygo, Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, Hurray for the Riff Raff, The Soul Rebels, Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, Boy & Bear, Mount Moriah, Young & Sick, Johnnyswim, JaLin Roze, Goodbye June, The Wans, Jill Andrews, Anwar Sadat, Moon Taxi, Chancellor Warhol, Bluegrass Situation and Americana Music Association Late-Night Hang Featuring The 2. It’s immense. At Waterfront Park. Tickets are $84.50 / $94.50 & UP. Wear your sunscreen.



Review: Breadcrumb Trail

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Apr 152014

Syd Bishop at Never Nervous takes on the task of reviewing the Slint documentary “Breadcrumb Trail” and wanders off on a long tangent about why Slint was the band it was when Spiderland was recorded, with side remarks about why Louisville was the way it was. As usual with Bishop, it’s an interesting read.

Lance Bangs – Breadcrumb Trail

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Apr 102014

Headliners Music Hall will present the Lance Bangs film “Breadcrumb Trail: The story of Slint and the Louisville music culture they emerged from” on April 14. There will be a Q&A session with the filmmaker and members of Slint. This is a program for everyone interested in Louisville music history. Tickets are $10.
Watch the teaser for the film:”



Slint Gets The Cover Of LEO

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Apr 092014

Sometimes it takes a long time and sometimes never is not long enough, but for the innovative Slint, Louisville’s most influential, not all that famous here band, it’s just taken a very long time. Now there’s a movie about their brief existence and recording career and a cover story at LEO. Read it and you will know what serious music fans in Louisville have been talking about for years.
Peter Berkowitz also has a piece on the in-the-planning Outskirts Festival.
Syd Bishop has a review of Frontier(s) lastest, The White EP.

Forecastle Daily Lineup Announced

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Apr 012014

Forecastle Fest, set for July 18 – 20, has announced the daily lineup, for those interested in specific days. Single day tickets go on sale beginning Friday, April 4, 2014 at Noon EDT, with a limited number available for $74.50. Those will increase to $84.50 once the initial allotment is gone. General admission weekend passes are currently available for $184.50, moving to $199.50 in the next and final tier.
Single day VIP passes will also be available for $199.50. With VIP Weekend passes and VIP travel packages now SOLD OUT, this is the last chance for fans to experience Forecastle 2014 in true VIP style.
All festival tickets are available at, and all Ticketmaster outlets.
The Lineup:
Twenty One Pilots
Gary Clark Jr.
Local Natives
Action Bronson
JJ Grey & Mofro
Against Me!
Nightmares on Wax (live)
The Black Lips
St. Lucia
Chrome Sparks
Benjamin Booker
Foy Vance
The Districts
Willie Watson
Old Baby

Jack White
Band of Horses
Dwight Yoakam
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Jason Isbell
Lord Huron
Spanish Gold
Sun Kil Moon
Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks
Hurray for the Riff Raff
The Soul Rebels
Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors
Mount Moriah
Young & Sick
Jalin Roze
Goodbye June
The Wans
Jill Andrews

The Replacements
Ray LaMontagne
Nickel Creek
Trampled By Turtles
Jenny Lewis
Brett Dennen
Sharon Van Etten
Claude VonStroke
Charli XCX
Boy & Bear
Hayes Carll
The Weeks
Blue Sky Black Death