Sunday, November 27, 2005

Bottomless Pit

Back in July, Michael Dahlquist, the drummer for Silkworm died tragically when a car blew through a light and plowed into a car carrying Dahlquist and two of his friends. The remaining members of Silkworm, bassist Tim Midgett and guitarist Andy Cohen, decided that would be the end of Silkworm. Michael was too big of a part of the trio to carry on with anyone else filling his seat.

However, Tim and Andy have recently decided to form a new band called Bottomless Pit. The band also inlcudes two former employees of Steve Albini's Electrical Audio studio, bassist Brian Orchard and drummer Chris Manfrin. Orchard also plays in .22 and Manfrin has drummed with Seam and Archer Prewitt.

The new band performed four songs in Chicago a week or so ago and are scheduled to play Dec. 21st at The Hideout in Chicago. Three of the four songs are originals and the fourth is a song Silkworm had performed live before. The website for Bottomless Pit is just a placeholder right now but if this project moves forward, it'll be updated with the latest info.

So far, there haven't been any reports about how Bottomless Pit sounds but it's good to see Tim and Andy playing again. They must have run through a boatload of emotions during the brief set but hopefully playing again brings them some comfort after wrestling with Michael's death for the last few months.

Here's a live track from The Crust Brothers which is Stephen Malkmus of Pavement with Andy, Tim and Michael of Silkworm. This is them doing Silkworm's "Never Met a Man I Didn't Like" except with Malkmus on vocals. The full benefit album is available through the record shop at Silkworm's site.

The Crust Brothers - Never Met a Man I Didn't Like

1 comment:

paige said...

i got here too late to grab this track -- is there any way i could talk you into emailing it to me?

thanks for keeping us posted on silkworm activities ... i'm so excited to listen to the bottomless pit record.