In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull (Wichita), the follow-up to 2009’s enormously successful Ignore The Ignorant, represents a physical return to the Cribs’ original band-of-Brit-brothers format—Gary Jarman on bass/vocals, his twin Ryan on guitar/vocals and younger sibling Ross on drums—after the departure of the massively influential Johnny Marr. The Smiths guitarist added sinewy guitar and a palpable sense of maturation to the Cribs’ already potent sound, and given the new LP’s blend of visceral raw-punk energy and full-bodied pop melodicism, Marr’s two-year tenure with the band left an obvious mark on it creative approach. Gary will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our recent feature on the Cribs.
Jarman: I am pretty convinced that I invented this flavor (though probably I’m wrong); I dubbed it “The Dusty Room.” It is hot and sweet in its nature. People always sound grossed out at first, but once they try it are (usually) converted. Try it!
Video after the jump.