The Cribs - In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull

For their new album In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull, Brit-rock brother band no longer had the services of legendary guitar hero Johnny Marr at their disposal. They did, however, have some other big-name help, enlisting two of the most important producers in indie rock history. The band recorded part of the album with Flaming Lip/Mercury Rev producer Dave Fridmann and another part with veteran face-scraper Steve Albini. We’ve already heard the early tracks “Chi-Town” and “Come On, Be A No One,” but now we get to hear the entire final product. Stream the album in full below.


(via the Hype Machine)

In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull is out 5/8 on Wichita.

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Comments (3)
  1. They’re so much better without Johnny Marr. They sound like the Cribs again. Good album, enjoying it quite a bit so far.

  2. Better without Marr. Don’t know why, just Cribs songs have always been about 3 brothers bashing it out, and Marr lent a bit too much sophistication, maybe? The Cribs remain proof that there is always room for big guitar chords and stadium-chant melodies. One of the most fun (and funniest) live bands out there. If you have a chance to go see them, you’re a fool not to.

  3. I loved the work they did with Marr, but I agree they’ve backtracked a bit without him, Id love it either way im sure…

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