The For Carnation's Louisville lineage stretches back to the early days of the city's post-punk scene, in which future FC member Brian McMahan helped form the ferocious precocious teen band Squirrel Bait, which funneled an ocean's worth of adolescent testosterone through a cocktail straw of rationality. It was beautiful, powerful stuff, and it sounds just as dense a decade-and-a-half after being recorded. Needless to say, the band was dead before any of... More >>>
By Noel Saltzman
The For Carnation harness the power of dense restraint, and the result is at times more powerful than 100 Marshall stacks.