Clip: Silkworm to Release Final Recordings
You can find the MP3 of "Bar Ice" at 12XU.net
Silkworm to Release Final Recordings
Nearly a year and a half after the tragic death of Silkworm drummer
Michael Dahlquist, his bandmates will release the collective's
last-ever material, a six-track EP by the name of Chokes.
The basic instrumentals for the first four songs, recorded last year
with Steve Albini at his Electrical Audio studios in Chicago, were
tracked just a few weeks ahead of the automobile accident that killed
Dahlquist, along with John Glick of the Returnables and Douglas Meis
of the Dials. One of those tracks, "Bar Ice", can be downloaded below.
Track five, "Wrote a Song for Everyone", first appeared during
Silkworm's Lifestyle sessions, but failed to grab a slot on the album.
Matt Kadane of the New Year added electrical piano to the cut, but
otherwise, it was left unchanged from its original form.
The final number is a live cover of Bob Dylan's "Spanish Harlem"
performed by the Crust Brothers (Silkworm joined by Stephen Malkmus)
at Seattle's Crocodile Cafe on December 31, 2000. Silkworm
bassist/vocalist Tim Midgett said of the selection, "That song was
handpicked by him [Michael] as his set piece for that show, and
somehow that song defines him almost completely in my mind. It's a
wonderful performance, and I am reminded every time I hear it of how
profoundly and deeply I loved Michael."
The disc is due December 6 via 12XU Records.
01 Bar Ice
02 Low Blow
03 Int'l Harbour of Grace
04 Lilly White & Cherry Red
05 Wrote a Song for Everyone
06 Spanish Harlem Incident [Bob Dylan cover; live by the Crust
Brothers on 12/31/00 at Seattle's Crocodile Cafe]
Posted by Kati Llewellyn in album on Thu: 11-30-06: 03:35 PM CST