SQÜRL – “The Dark Rift”

SQÜRL – “The Dark Rift”

SQÜRL, the drone-rock trio led by acclaimed director Jim Jarmusch, have put out a number of EPs over the years after assembling to record music for Jarmusch’s 2009 film The Limits Of Control. Their next, simply entitled EP #260, will arrive in July on Sacred Bones — the same Brooklyn indie label that released an album from another weirdo auteur filmmaker in David Lynch. The EP will consist of three new tracks and remixes by the Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Anton Newcombe and Föllakzoid, and you can hear the heavy, churning instrumental “The Dark Rift” below.

Jarmusch has shared the following statement about the EP and its title:

Contradictions embraced: Although SQÜRL’s music is anti-mathematic, SQÜRL loves mathematics. We love the Fibonacci numbers. And magic numbers. Perfect numbers. Bell numbers. Catalan numbers. 260 is none of these. It isn’t a perfect number, and not factional of any number. It’s not even a regular number. 260, though, is the number of days in all Mesoamerican calendars. The Mayan calendar. The Tolkien calendar. 260 is also the number of days of human gestation. (Orangutans also). 260 also has an elliptical connection to the dark rift; a series of molecular dust clouds located between our solar system and the Sagittarius Arm of the Milky Way. And although not a magic number, 260 is the magic constant of the magic square investigated by Benjamin Franklin, and part of the solution to a famous chess problem; the n-queens problem for n=8. 260 is also the country code for Zambia. And the US area code for Fort Wayne, Indiana. Therefore, SQÜRL has labeled this recording EP #260.


01 “Solstice”
02 “The Dark Rift”
03 “Equinox”
04 “The Gates Of Ishtar (Equinox Remix By Anton Newcombe)”
05 “The Dark Rift (Föllakzoid Remix)”

EP #260 is out 7/14 on Sacred Bones. Pre-order it here.

CREDIT: Sara Driver

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