Louisville’s legendary band Slint to reunite for All Tomorrow’s Parties’ “The End of an Era” festival in UKWilliam Benton
Louisville’s own pioneering post-punk, post-rock, post-post indie band, Slint, will be reforming for a rare headlining spot at All Tomorrow’s Parties’ “The End of an Era Part 2″ Festival, curated by ATP and Loop overseas.
The November 29 – December 1 festival will be the final one to occur at the Pontins Holiday Camp in Camber Sands (East Sussex, England), therefore marking the “end of an era.”
As one would expect from pioneering event promoters All Tommorrow’s Parties, the lineup includes a litany of notable and legendary acts such as The Pop Group, Superchunk, Om, Girls Against Boys, Comets on Fire, and many others.
Slint is often considered THE Louisville band, embodying mysteriousness, innovation, technical proficiency, and a rather short existence- active only from 1986-1992.
Band members originally included Brian McMahan (guitar and vocals), David Pajo (guitar), Britt Walford (drums), Todd Brashear (bass on their landmark record Spiderland, also of Wild and Woolly Video fame) and Ethan Buckler (bass on Tweez, the mastermind behind King Kong).
Slint signed to indie-punk rock legendary record label Touch & Go Records.
Over the past 13 years, All Tomorrow’s Parties has gained notoriety amongst both bands and artists for being of the highest possible quality in lineup assemblage (bands being picked/curated by a designated artist).
As fans will likely recall, Slint reunited to play ATP in 2005 which led to subsequent touring and utterances of new material being written and recorded. However, to date, no official statements have been made in regards to future releases. The last reunion festival dates and tours occurred six years ago, back in 2007.
No statements thus far on who will comprise the live band line-up which has included additional members for the live/reunion incarnations of the band. We shall see.