• SHRINEBUILDER - Self Titled 2LP
RED / ORANGE SPLATTER VINYL - 2020 REISSUE VERSION
BACK IN PRINT!! Note new price. It's not so much a band name as a statement of intent. Not a one-off supergroup, but rather the first chapter in what promises to be an epic narrative. More to the point, though--Shrinebuilder is the meeting of musical monoliths, the Justice League of underground heaviness: Scott "Wino" Weinrich of Saint Vitus, The Obsessed, Spirit Caravan, and The Hidden Hand on guitar; Al Cisneros of Om and Sleep on bass; Dale Crover of Melvins and Altamont on drums; Scott Kelly of Neurosis on guitar. And all four of them on vocals. With these four living legends in the room, the term "highly anticipated" doesn't even come close. Recorded in just three days, a sufficiently superhuman time-frame for a group of musicians who often pass for superhuman themselves in certain circles, Shrinebuilder delivers on the tacit promise of a riff-roaring Wino + Neurosis + Om + Melvins power-psych explosion, but it also delivers a sum that no one anticipated. "It's like a crazy experiment that actually worked," Crover enthuses. "I don't think we could have asked for something better." "It's one of those things that I would have never thought of or dreamed of," Kelly concludes. "It doesn't always sound like a collaboration between members of these four bands. There's something else that happens within that structure. It's about music as a religion, as a belief system, as a means of communication--and in the end I think the music speaks for itself. I've already listened to this project more than any other project I've ever worked on. I listen to it, and I listen to it loud.