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The Quietus Interviews John Schmersal About Crooks On Tape, Vertical Scratchers, Brainiac, Enon, Caribou & More
Stevie Chix, the writer responsible for the phenomenal MOJO piece on Dayton legends Brainiac a bit back, recently interviewed John Schmersal of Crooks On Tape, Vertical Scratchers, Brainiac, Enon, Caribou & more about Crooks On Tape, Vertical Scratchers, Brainiac, Enon, Caribou & more. You can read the interview via The Quietus. Thanks, Stevie!
Thanks to Stuart Berman and the fine folks at Pitchfork for giving COT a nod in their recent review of Vertical Scratchers—the other brand new band of John Schmersal (Brainiac, Enon, etc). It’s appreciated. You haven’t seen the end of Crooks On Tape.
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What’s this?!?! John Schmersal has two brand new bands… Crooks On Tape (Misra) & Vertical Scratchers (Merge)?!… Yes!
John Schmersal (of Crooks On Tape, Enon, Brainiac, Caribou) is more than making up for not releasing music since Enon fell asleep in 2007. In addition to releasing Crooks On Tape’s debut album Fingerprint with Misra (out now), John started *another* brand new band called Vertical Scratchers. VS also has a debut album — out in early 2014 via the wonderful folks at Merge! Hell yes!