Sic Alps (Drag City)
With the self-titled Sic Alps album now ready to hit on September 18th via Drag City, we're looking at another fresh dawn in the storied history of a band. But what really is the story anyway?
During Pavement's "One More for the Money" tour of 2010, Sic Alps played some British gigs with them – it's been written that during one long night in Brixton, Stephen Malkmus was heard uttering within shot of a microphone that Sic Alps would be one of the most important bands of the next ten years. Not that we're inclined to disagree, but Malkmus is a habitual liar, so who knows how apocryphal one can really be about that.
All speculation aside, here are the facts as we know them: Sic Alps will be the fifth album from Sic Alps, if you include the compilation album Long Way Around to a Shortcut, which we do. There's been a number of singles and some splits and who knows, we may be looking at a second way around to a shortcut someday soon. First though, we deal with the cracking and recasting of the mold that comes when you start to hear the sounds of Sic Alps.
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