Our last NAAM inhalation was the fiery 7-minute “Icy Row.” As mentioned, the sludgy psych trio’s 10-song collection, put to tape on a 100-acre dairy farm in the Catskills, included any number of epics like the 17-minute opener “Kingdom” and almost 8-minute, darkly atmospheric (and, really, pummeling) closer “Black Ice.” With “Skyling Slip” we get a taste of the guys moving into less extended, but still epic territory. The video, directed by Rachelle Rahme, was shot on location in Brooklyn and includes all sorts of stoned mysticism with a fair share of bearded skateboarding (it’s like watching Fenriz ollie), beer-y carousing, open-mouth kissing, bad acting, and near-seppuku.
A more realistic ending would’ve found the guys passed out on the floor of Duff’s at 4AM, but it’s more triumphant this way.
NAAM is out 10/20 via Tee Pee. You can catch them live:
1/17 – New York, NY @ Generation Records
1/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl w/ Earl Greyhound
When the band passed along their top 5 of 2009 to HTC, it looked like this:
Immortal – All Shall Fall
Imaad Wasif – The Voidist
Dinosaur Jr. – Farm
Converge – Axe To Fall
Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions – Through the Devil Softly