Slint's sound has been variously described as math rock, hardcore and post-rock, as the Louisville, Kentucky, quartet lays down spiny, postpunk grooves under angular guitars that occasionally swell outward into stormy waves of distortion. The band just reissued an expanded version of their influential, Steve Albini–produced 1991 album, Spiderland, newly remastered by Mission of Burma's Bob Weston and augmented by Breadcrumb Trail, a documentary by filmmaker Lance Bangs. If you follow the breadcrumbs over the years, you'll see how these former members of the rabid mid-'80s punk band Squirrel Bait took the intensity of hardcore but suffused it with intricate rhythms, Brian McMahan's often laconic vocals and David Pajo's cleverly interlocking guitar riffs. Slint broke up in 1992 but in 2005 began playing occasional reunions. Also at FYF Fest at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, Saturday, Aug. 23.
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