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Ep. #52: Tim Midyett of Bottomless Pit

Tim Midyett is a man and musician currently based in Chicago, Illinois. For 18 years he played in a beloved and prolific rock band called Silkworm. He and Andy Cohen of Silkworm formed a new quartet called Bottomless Pit in 2005 and they have released cool records sporadically ever since, including a new one called Shade Perennial, which is available now courtesy of the Comedy Minus One imprint and prompts them to play Chicago’s Township on Nov. 16. During our conversation, Tim and I discussed websites, Metallica, Lou Reed, the origins of Bottomless Pit and the end of Silkworm, the death of Michael Dahlquist, Neil Young and New Order, former Silkworm member Joel RL Phelps and the documentary Couldn’t You Wait? The Story of Silkworm, fatherhood, making a living by contributing to underground culture, cooking and eating the food you cook, what Steve Albini is like, the future of Bottomless Pit, the song “Fleece” and more.

Related links: bottomlesspit.us comedyminusone.com vishkhanna.com

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Ep. #24: Steve Albini

Steve Albini is a man who lives in Chicago, Illinois and owns and operates the really remarkable Electrical Audio Recording facility. He is the guitar player and primary singer in the band Shellac and he makes a mean cup of fluffy coffee. The 1993 album In Utero by the Washington-State-based band Nirvana is among the thousands of records that Albini has engineered over the course of his time doing that sort of thing and earlier this summer he gave the songs from those sessions fresh mixes for the 20th anniversary edition of In Utero, which is due out in North America on September 24. In our past midnight conversation, Steve discussed his interesting history with Kurt Cobain, his abandoned work with Fugazi, the stories behind making In Utero, why the new edition of the record was mastered to sound the best it possibly can, the highs and lows of the relatively recent rash of remastered reissues that record buyers face each and every day, the mostly good but surprisingly sad and surreal professional aftermath of making In Utero, how it might have changed his life, how the new Shellac LP’s test pressings are on route to the band and artwork is close to finalized (also the new Bottomless Pit record is done!), and why he doesn’t care about Breaking Bad but can tolerate The Newsroom.

Related links: nirvana.com electricalaudio.com vishkhanna.com


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