Splinter

by Six Star General

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From Providence Phoenix March 2012:
Their eighth studio effort, Splinter, finds guitarist Kyle Jackson, drummer Dan Ulmschneider, and bassist/vocalist Mark MacDougall peaking hard through concise and potent bursts of stoner sludge. Alt-rock fossils still hooked on vintage Dinosaur Jr., Silkworm, and Archers of Loaf should dig deep into their back catalog. Splinter was recorded in five sessions over two months, a marathon by SSG standards. Credit producer and local veteran musician Kraig Jordan (also of the Masons), who's Plan of a Boy studio has become the go-to recording spot for SSG. Layers of Kyle Jackson's guitar work resonate across Splinter on cuts "Curved Nerves" and "Triple EEE", and if you listen closely, you'll hear Jordan yelling through a bullhorn with swirling echoes. 75orLess brethren Mark Cutler, Bill Keough (Galvanize), and Joe Traynor (Vertical Twin) conjure a garage rock choir on a few tracks, including the opener "Ungroovy Feeling," and the band reworked two cuts from the previous EP.

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released 21 March 2012
All songs Six Star General except 'Dollar Bill' by Screaming Trees.

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