Posts Tagged ‘ Lo-fi ’

Silkworm – Firewater

Silkworm – Firewater

16 songs, 59 minutes long

Silkworm was an indie rock group signed to either Matador or Touch & Go Records from 1987 to 2005. This review would be hard to do with out comparing this band to Pavement. They were around in a similar scene during the same time period and it is hard to miss the similarities, but Silkworm is an amazing band that stands out in a sea of crappy 90 rock groups and deserves just as much attention as Pavement. Firewater came out in 1996 and is my favorite of the large Silkworm catalog. Firewater has the basic lo-fi 90’s indie rock aesthetic, but it also has some of the best musicianship of any group from that era. In between all the lo-fi noise emerges blistering guitar riffs, amazing long solos, and catchy yet meaningful lyrics. To me an album like this is rock at its finest and every time I listen to it I only wish i was old enough when this band and scene was active to have gotten in to it.

Firewater at Amazon

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Pavement – Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain

Pavement – Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain

12 songs, 42 minutes  long

This is one of those classic albums that everyone should listen to. Its an important piece of music that still remains amazing after coming out 16 years ago. Pavement is one of the most influence lo-fi indie rock bands and this, in my opinion, is their finest piece of work. Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain is a raw, but diverse album. In between all the lo-fi noise, Pavement unleashes catchy ironic lyrics, or lyrics that simply don’t make any sense (but don’t mistake that as a bad thing). With those odd lyrics comes raw distorted guitar and that classic lo-fi 90’s recording sound. This album is simply a piece of musical history and any listeners looking for old classics MUST check out Pavement and Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain.

Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain at Amazon

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