"Slint" was a rock/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 from the remains of Squirrel Bait. Though they disbanded circa 1991, they continue to be a massive influence on today's post-rock scene.
Slint's first album ''Tweez'' was recorded by 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 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 some have suggested it is the first true post rock album, helping 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 series of photos of the band taken by the Louisville singer-musician Will Oldham. ''Spiderland'' culminates in the baleful "Goo...
|Background||group or band|
|Origin||Louisville, Kentucky, USA|
|Genre||Math Rock, Post-Rock, Indie Rock|
|Years active||1986 in music|
|Current members|| Brian McMahan|
|Past members|| Ethan Buckler|