Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Bottomless Pit | Hammer of the Gods

In the summer of 2005, Michael Dahlquist, the drummer for woefully under-appreciated post-punk band Silkworm, was killed when a model, attempting to kill herself, drove her car at 70 mph through a stop light and into a car carrying Dahlquist and two of his friends. It's one of those tragic fates that won't ever make sense.

This week, the surviving members of Silkworm, Tim Midget and Andy Cohen, along with Seam’s Chris Manfrin and .22’s Brian Orchard, released the debut album from their new band, Bottomless Pit. The Hammer of the Gods is a must-have for any Silkworm fan since it nicely continues that deep dark bassy pounding sound that Silkworm cranked out from 1987 to 2005. For the non-Silkworm fans out there, the Village Voice put it best when they described the sound as "classic-rock-for-punk-fans-hungry-for- something-slower-than-trad-punk".

One interesting note for regular F45 readers is that Mike Donofrio, bass player for The New Year, listed Bottomless Pit's "Dogtag" as one of his songs of the year for 2006 based upon a live recording from a Boston show in September 2006. That's a good call since, along with "Repossession", "Dogtag" is one of the standout tracks on the new record.

You can read Bradley's Almanac's post about the new album here.
The full review from the Village Voice is here.

Bottomless Pit | Dogtag | Buy

One last Silkworm note...there is a documentary in production called "Couldn't You Wait? The Story of Silkworm" about the band and is promised to be out soon. I don't know how soon they mean but, based upon this trailer, I'm officially in the "Can't Wait" category.

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