credit: Grace Liliash

Smut

Uniting crunchy guitars with swirling synths, Smut embrace a liminality and experimentation that pushes the boundaries of pop music. The Chicago-based five-piece blend melody and moodiness to yield to a droney and percussive pop. As of late their influences stem from shoegaze, 90s hip hop, and trip-hop. Bell Cenower’s biting bass lines creep below the surface, while Aidan O'Connor's drums carry the rhythm with fiery precision. Andrew Min’s & Sam Ruschman’s distorted guitar melodies lift the band to explosive heights. Hovering over her bandmates' wall of sound, Tay Roebuck’s caustically sung meditations on grief, guilt, and growing into oneself make us nostalgic for shoegaze bands past.

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Events featuring Smut

Mar 17, 2022
10:20pm — 10:50pm
Presented by
Fire Records / Anniversary Group
Mar 19, 2022
12:00am — 12:40am
Presented by
Bayonet & Father/Daughter

Details

From:

Chicago, IL

Genre:

Rock

Subgenre:

Indie Rock