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Louisville, United States (1986 – 1991, 2005 – 2005, 2007 – 2007, 2013 – present)

Slint is a math rock band consisting of Brian McMahan (guitar and vocals), David Pajo (guitar), Britt Walford (drums), Todd Brashear (bass on Spiderland) and Ethan Buckler (bass on Tweez). They formed in Louisville, Kentucky, United States in 1986. Though they disbanded circa 1991, they are considered to be a major influence on the , , and scenes.

Slint’s first album Tweez was recorded by legendary engineer Steve Albini in 1987 and released in obscurity on the Jennifer Hartman Records label in 1989. It was followed two years later by the critically acclaimed Spiderland, released on the legendary independent label Touch and Go Records.

Considered a seminal work, Spiderland is an album characterised by its dark, syncopated rhythms, sparse guitar lines and haunting subject matters. The record’s impact was such that, according to some, it helped to usher in a new wave of bands seeking a move away from the unfettered aggression of hardcore punk but not its underlying ethic. The cover of Spiderland is from a series of photos of the band taken by the Louisville singer-musician Will Oldham. Spiderland culminates in the baleful “Good Morning, Captain”, perhaps their most recognised track (it would later feature on the soundtrack to the Larry Clark film Kids, though not in the film itself).

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  • callumdickson24

    @EdgeLike shut up you idiot, who cares about your knowledge of mental health awareness @hasacz123 is simply wishing the man best, one human being to another, there is no harm in doing so. People like you suck.

    26 Feb 3:58pm Reply
  • hasacz123

    @EdgeLike sure, but first can I see a list of your peer-reviewed publications on the subject before you make any more edgy comments like that?

    24 Feb 11:32am Reply
  • EdgeLike

    @hasacz123 stop being a dumb motherfucker and try to learn about mental disorders before making comments on the issue.

    18 Feb 5:17pm Reply
  • Rinkunto-neu

    #fuckleilaheydari #fuckbabakziai #removebabak

    18 Feb 4:22pm Reply
  • Rinkunto-neu

    Dude tries to kill himself because of his whore wife, fails at suicide attempt and takes to Instagram to post a thumbs up photo. Is there anything more beta?

    18 Feb 4:19pm Reply
  • hasacz123

    @EdgeLike I hope David Pajo sees my trivialisation of depression and feels better, as opposed to seeing your fedora-eqsue post and realising his fans are actually miserable cunts

    18 Feb 2:30pm Reply
  • oGhRe

    David Pajo we all love you.

    18 Feb 12:50pm Reply
  • PoppyOpera

    Get well soon, David. We <3 you.

    18 Feb 5:11am Reply
  • tonyhawkluvr

    breadcrumb trail documentary is fantastic. really cool to hear a bit about these guys

    18 Feb 2:30am Reply
  • ato1945

    Wow good luck to him.

    17 Feb 1:25am Reply
  • EdgeLike

    @hasacz123 you truly dont understand depression if you believe that having adoring fans should prevent you from trying to end your life. its so much more intricate of an issue than that. to see it trivialized like this is awful.

    16 Feb 6:10pm Reply
  • hasacz123

    hope he realises there many people out there who love him

    14 Feb 6:55pm Reply
  • Galchenyuk

    Glad to see David is still with us

    14 Feb 7:10am Reply
  • MellotronY

    goddamn, i hope david recovers.

    14 Feb 2:46am Reply
  • alanjnewnham

    Get well David!

    13 Feb 11:19pm Reply
  • BMDrummer53

    pajo live

    13 Feb 7:01pm Reply
  • UriahFM

    please be okay

    13 Feb 10:12am Reply
  • andrew-sullivan

    Im so sorry

    13 Feb 9:32am Reply
  • thaberl

    http://youtu.be/5MQ8zAcuy34?list=FLhTgb4k6ycKhlIisdPFINpg

    23 Jan 1:44am Reply
  • AprilPhantom

    "Rhoda" the 6 minute version, is like getting electro-shocked multiple times by a Defibrillator and enjoying it.

    15 Jan 2:14am Reply
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