Birthed in Minneapolis in the autumn of 2006, then based in Chicago as of 2011, Guzzlemug is Tom Kelly(bass, vocals), Shane Prendiville(guitar, vocals) and Charlie Werber(drums, percussion).
Away With the Wind & Noise (cd)
EP – To Leave the Earth (lp w/download)
Ep – Nervously Counting Rosary Beads (lp w/download)
improv/odds & ends collection – Sanguine Anxiety for the Sudden Future Vol. 1 & 2
How others see us –
Moving seamlessly between Swans-esque country drones, tech-black reminiscent of Deathspell Omega, to avant-jazz spasms is just one way to imagine their sound.
This progressive rock/metal act tastefully utilizes elements of free/avant-jazz, 70s psychedelia, modern choral music, and anything else they really feel like using.
„…Guzzlemug is most exquisite – a fine upcoming proggy-sounding morsel of a band. Heavy prog is all hip right now, what with the appearance of technical deathcore, mall-metal and djent amongst teens, bands like Cynic/Necrophagist/Meshuggah granted upper-crust metal status, and bands like Obscura and Animals as Leaders on the hip bandwagon. There’s a lot of people who also hate that jazz (metal), but Guzzlemug is interesting and out there enough to have something for everyone without threatening them: fans of jazz, metal, grunge/garage-rock, noise; gearslutz, pedal-fiends, poly-rhythmic nerds, groupies scoping hotties, etc. They will most definitely interest any serious musician with a goofy sense of humor…“~ DayAfterDayDC
Campaign Start: 08.01.2013