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Bottomless Pit, ‘Hammer of the Gods’ (Comedy Minus One)

Beloved indie-rock lifers Silkworm came to an awful end on July 14, 2005, when drummer Michael Dahlquist and two friends were killed by a suicidal driver in a Chicago suburb. Eventually, bassist Tim Midgett and guitarist Andy Cohen joined up with Seam drummer Chris Manfrin and .22 bassist Brian Orchard and started playing out again. On their new band’s debut full-length, there are absolutely no wasted notes or lyrics, just pals exploring bitterness and grief (“You ever feel like you’re going crazy from the inside?”) with melodic, minimalist rock that reveals new subtleties with every listen.

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