On this episode of The Spindle, Marc and John dig into a single by Columbus, Ohio’s Scrawl. Released by the Arlington-based label Simple Machines and recorded in Chicago by lauded producer Steve Albini, this early single came in a unique origami package and its sound is gnarly but literate, a tale of familial abuse and reckoning.
About The Spindle: The 7-inch record isn’t just a format—it’s an art form. On each episode of The Spindle podcast, music writer Marc Masters and music historian (and music maker) John Howard dive into a great 7-inch, dissecting its background, impact, and the reasons why it stands out as a small plastic piece of music history.
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