When Jim Jarmusch isn’t making films, he is playing guitar in Sqürl. The New York-based, three-piece rock band formed in 2009 when Jarmusch recorded music for his film The Limits of Control with fellow filmmaker Carter Logan and producer Shane Stoneback.
Originally, the band collaborated with Jozef Van Wissem and other artists to provide original material for the soundtrack. The band continued contributing music for Jarmusch’s films including the 2013 film Only Lovers Left Alive. They later released the material in a series of three EPs in 2013 and 2014 after changing the band name to Sqürl from “Bad Rabbit.”
Sqürl explores psychedelic rock with grungy guitar, heavy drums, and slow vocals. Various loops and tempo changes are incorporated to create a methodical sound easy to get lost in. The band tours Europe and the U.S. and made an appearance at All Tomorrow’s Parties 2013 festival in Iceland.
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