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Lost & Found: Let Us Tell You the Story of Silkworm

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Silkworm hold a place among the unknown rock ‘n’ roll elite, which is kind of a bummer, in a way. Then again, the same could probably be said of other artists that share this same fate. After all, if a band makes amazing music, one would hope that its music reaches as many people as possible.

Such is often not the case, though, so we content ourselves with the knowledge that at least Silkworm existed and produced such a deep catalog of music while they were around. Their sound and content exist as a unique combination of guitar grit, pounding drums and lyrics about subjects you might otherwise not find in a rock song.

The above video is a trailer for the documentary ‘Couldn’t You Wait: The Story of Silkworm.’ It goes through the band’s tale, getting commentary from a number of artists, including recording engineer and Shellac frontman Steve Albini, Pavement singer Stephen Malkmus and Bush guitarist Nigel Pulsford.

Silkworm formed in 1987, and released 10 albums during their time together. The band broke up in 2005 when drummer Michael Dahlquist was killed in a car wreck. Guitarist Andy Cohen and bassist Tim Midgett went on to form Bottomless Pit.

In case you’re not familiar with the wonder that is Silkworm, check out the video below for ‘Slow Hands.’

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