The new record: Tarantula
FLICKERSTICK finally put the finishing touches on the new record; Tarantula.
It’s been a long time coming, but they promise that their fans will not be disappointed.
The record was finally released at the end of 2004.
::tintin: released their first full length record in January! This is one of Keith’s favorite young bands…as one reviewer said; “With such epic-sounding influences, it’s no surprise that Tintin has managed to make its meager three-piece lineup echo and swell like a phalanx of ax-slingers, an entire battalion of instrumentalists. On the group’s recent self-titled debut, most of the tracks clock in at over eight minutes, twisted into neat melodic helixes and set adrift in seas of sighs and whispers. Not that the shit is wimpy — there are filaments of grim stamina wired into Tintin’s music, ligaments of tension stretched taut throughout the songs’ puffy, amorphous structures. Such towering sounds are usually made nowadays by massive ensembles like Godspeed! You Black Emperor and the Polyphonic Spree, sporting up to two dozen players on stage at once. That Tintin can pull off even a fraction of that magnificence with just three instruments is quite a feat, and it harks back to another trio whose whole is way bigger than the sum of its parts: Built to Spill.