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Writhing Squares

Powered by Audioscrobbler™Philly duo the Writhing Squares created a warped reading on spaced-out psych-rock, using grizzly basslines and minimal drum-machine pulses as a foundation for layers of sax, delayed vocals, and other waves of deranged sounds. The band have issued albums on revered indie labels like Siltbreeze and Trouble in Mind, often drawing comparisons to space rock legends like Hawkwind or the more amped-up fringes of Krautrock. After a series of raw early recordings, they took their sound to more adventurous and cosmic places on the 2021 double album Chart for the Solution.

Bassist Daniel Provenzano and sax player/flutist/vocalist Kevin Nickles were both highly active in Philadelphia's experimental rock scene when the Writhing Squares came into formation around 2013. Eventually, the two began splitting their time between acts like Spacin, Purling Hiss, Ecstatic Vision, and many others while they built their gnarled interpretation of space rock. After a few early cassette and CD-R releases, the band pressed up their first vinyl offering in 2015 with the "Gemini Blues" b/w "Streetlight Nightmare" 7". They were playing out frequently on the East Coast and working on new material. In 2016, the debut full-length In the Void Above arrived on legendary noise rock label Siltbreeze and the band embarked on a national tour in support of the record.

In early 2019, they returned with their second album Out of the Ether, issued this time on Chicago label Trouble in Mind. Their next release, 2021's Chart for the Solution, would be their most ambitious project to date. The double album collected recordings made between 2015 and 2020, and included several guest appearances from musicians such as Philadelphia harmonica player Dan Balcer and drummer John Schoemaker, who augmented the programmed rhythms of the album's closing track with live drums. Chart for the Solution was released in March of 2021.
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