Slint was one of those bands that I feel has a little of that “you had to be there” energy, but I respect how well they’re respected, if that makes any sense. I really enjoyed co-founder Brian McMahan’s post-Slint project The For Carnation, though — saw them back in ’00 here in Los Angeles, at a place called Fais Do Do. Trouser Press sez:
Mixing a lopsided punk spirit with seemingly incongruous mathematical precision, Slint bore out a weird twist on prog-rock…Formed by former Squirrel Bait members Brian McMahan (guitar) and Britt Walford (drums) with guitarist David Pajo and bassist Ethan Buckler, Slint ruptured the impenetrably dense facade of late-’80s ugly rock. While the Louisville quartet’s 1989 debut “Tweez” (actually recorded in 1987, with Steve Albini) posits a variety of then-functionless tactics, approaches and strange sonic schematics, it set the stage for what was to come on the second installment of the band’s troubled existence. Extreme leaps in dynamic range â€” in terms of volume, density and tempo â€” are achieved by some alchemical grace without ever actually managing to deliver a real song anywhere on the record.