The Cribs - "Chi-Town"

British crunch-rock family band the Cribs, who sadly no longer count Johnny Marr as a full-time member, will soon return with their new album In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull. They recorded some chunks of it with psych-rock mastermind Dave Fridmann at his Tarbox Road studio and other chunks with scrape-rock king Steve Albini at his Electrical Audio studio in Chicago, which means they’ve assembled a pretty badass team around this new album. The track below, entitled “Chi-Town,” comes from the Albini sessions, and it sounds just as nasty as you’d expect. Download it below.

In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull is out in the UK 5/7 on Wichita. And for more Albini awesomeness, check out our list of the best albums that he engineered.

Comments (6)
  1. Their prior work never really hit a nerve with me, but this one is okay. I think that’s my admiration for what bands sound like once they step into Electrical Audio speaking, though.

  2. zzz… zzz… zzz…

  3. get out of here with your “sadly no longer count Johnny Marr as a full-time member” sentiment!

  4. I live in Logan Square! Therefore this song makes me feel special.

    • I used to live in Logan Square/Chicago, and I miss it so much! This made me so happy! The last Cribs record was pretty hit or miss, but this lead single makes me really excited for this album! Haha I like the “underground” reference to the Blue Line station being underground there, but they should have referenced more how horrible it is running for the train when you enter at the “wrong” side of that station. Ohhhh the memories.

  5. Chi-town… but it definitely sounds like Wakefield. Can’t wait for the record. Glad it’s back to a 3-piece.

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