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The Cribs, Screaming Females record with Steve Albini

By | Published on Wednesday 14 December 2011

The Cribs

The Cribs have revealed that esteemed sound engineer and Shellac frontman Steve Albini has overseen sessions for a successor to their last LP ‘Ignore The Ignorant’. The trio’s Ryan Jarman has recounted the experience in a Rolling Stone interview, saying: “Recording in Chicago with Steve was a swift, no-messing-about affair. Very rewarding”.

He adds: “I usually hate recording vocals so much. I am very self-conscious, but it was actually really fun here. Most of the stuff – both tracking and vocals – were done in one or two takes, which suits me down to the ground”.

Dividing studio time between Chicago, upstate New York and Abbey Road, the band have also worked with Mercury Rev bassist and producer Dave Fridman on the as-yet-unnamed LP. As previously reported, they’ll push out on a trio of tour dates next year, the first of which is an NME Awards show at London’s ULU on 28 Feb.

He’s a busy bod, that Steve Albini, having also lent his expertise to the new record from alt-punk outfit Screaming Females. No word on when that’ll be out, but you can view a set of studio photos taken for here.