Monday, February 5, 2024

313: meth.

Dreams of Consciousness Podcast Episode 313 features an interview with Seb Alvarez and Nate Spainhower of meth.

[cover photo by Vanessa Valadez]

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photo by Vanessa Valadez
Having started as as a bedroom project, meth. quickly expanded to a full line-up after absorbing members of fellow Chicago band Black Nail. Their music similarly expanded from frenetic bursts of mathcore to include sludge, black metal and noise (a sound the members joklingly refer to as "scarycore").

I spoke with frontman Seb Alvarez and bassist Nate Spainhower about why meth. moved away from "playing a million notes", and how bleeding onstage is part of the band's desire for authenticity. We also discussed why Seb handed off writing duties for meth.'s latest release Shame to the other band members, and the creative contributions producer Colin Marston made while mixing the album.

My thanks again to Seb and Nate for speaking with me, and to you for listening.

Music In This Episode:

"Child of God"
taken from the album Mother of Red Light

taken from the album Shame

taken from the album B-Sides - Demos - Old Ideas

meth. on Bandcamp

meth. on FB

meth. on IG

meth. on the Prosthetic Records Webshop

meth. on Hello Merch

Stig Binky on Bandcamp [Seb and Nate's comedy project]

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