Spider Bags' Merge debut Frozen Letter will be in stores next week, but the full album is now streaming at NPR Music.
In their description of the album, NPR writes:
What's made Spider Bags such a worthwhile band to follow, aside from peeling back scalps with blistering fuzz when they want to, is McGee's preternatural understanding of his niche. He writes songs that reach back to the canon but retain more personality than almost any in the garage spectrum, solely on his words and riffs, and he lands both with a lot of comfort and a little abrasion.
Visit NPR Music now to stream Frozen Letter and pre-order the album now on CD or LP in the Merge store.
Recorded mostly live over the course of a few days, there’s an exhilarating urgency to Frozen Letter, as heard in riff-driven rockers like “Back With You Again in the World” and “Chem Trails.” Dan McGee (guitars, vocals), Steve Oliva (bass) and Rock Forbes (drums) brings the tempo down a notch for “Coffin Car,” which finds them mining an ominous morbidity over one of their prettier chord patterns. “We Got Problems” comes on like a true acid trip, alternating between utter terror and unfettered joy. Featuring a heavy and repetitive pattern, a slew of effected guitars, and searing guest leads from Superchunk’s Mac McCaughan, the song encapsulates an entire Spider Bags epoch in under six minutes.
Check out this new live video of Spider Bags playing "I'm Back Again with You in the World" now below and at Brooklyn Vegan. Don't miss Spider Bags on tour!
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