Spiderland is the second and final studio album by the American rock band Slint. It was released on March 27, 1991, through Touch and Go Records. Spiderland was Slint's first release on Touch and Go, and the group's only album to feature Todd Brashear.
Spiderland was Slint's first release on Touch and Go, and the group's only album to feature Todd Brashear. Spiderland is the second and final studio album by the American rock band Slint. Spiderland is the second and final studio album by the American rock band Slint
Spiderland -their second, final, and ultimately most revered album-wasn’t some painstaking, Loveless -scaled masterwork belabored over in the studio for months on end; it was a collection of six pared-down basement jams recorded over a single weekend, with many of the lyrics rush-written at the last minute. When Slint began working on the songs that would form Spiderland in 1989, the initial wave of post-hardcore indie rock was on the wane, with scene stalwarts either trading up (the major label-bound Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr. ) or breaking up ( Black Flag, Mission of Burma) or both (Hüsker Dü).
Spiderland is the second and final studio album by American rock band Slint. Spiderland was Slint’s first release on Touch and Go, and the group’s last record. Spiderland is today one of the most influential indie albums of all time, influencing bands of many genres and areas.
If Slint's debut, 1989's Tweez, was one of the earliest salvos in what came to be known as post-rock, their second album, 1991's Spiderland was where the band pushed their most radical ideas forward and created a touchstone, working with dynamics that made the silences every bit as much presence as the guitars and drums, manipulating space and time
Spiderland was merely one artifact among many, gleaned from basement after basement, from bands you may or may not have heard of, from a specific time and a place that culminated in Slint's second album. And it was an artifact swiftly left behind, with the group disbanding upon its release, unaware they'd crafted a bona fide Landmark Album.
The Spiderland LP plus fourteen previously unreleased outtakes & demos personally selected by Slint. Includes 104 page book with over 100 never-before-seen photos documenting Slint's entire history, as well as lyrics to the songs on Spiderland, and a forward by Will Oldham. The DVD contains Breadcrumb Trail, a brand new, never-before-seen, 90 minute DVD documentary about Slint and the making of Spiderland. Includes heavyweight, "tip-on" gatefold LP jackets.
Who the fuck is Slint" Why should anyone even care about them" Well, they are four Kentucky natives that practically created the self-proclaimed genre of post-rock and probably the best thing to come from Kentucky as far as music is concerned. Maybe there is a reason to care about Slint and their 1991 masterpiece, Spiderland. Throughout, the verses are generally spoken like the narration of a book or movie. The hypnotizing tone of Brian McMahan is often soft, but the effect it has on the music is irrevocable.